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Pieces in Motion was a visual representation of Ratonhnhaké:ton's genetic memories from an Apple of Eden-induced reality.


Ratonhnhaké:ton was tasked by Benjamin Franklin to obtain the diagram of Franklin's design. In the process, he learned of a plot by Israel Putnam involving an ambush at Boston Neck.


Ratonhnhaké:ton walked in on Franklin trying to pry the horseshoe loose. As he spoke, Franklin looked up briefly but did not stop loosening the horseshoe.

  • Franklin: Sam and Kanen'tó:kon have gone with what's left of the men to Boston Neck. I hope they make it.
  • Ratonhnhaké:ton: We should join them as soon as we can.

Franklin finally wrenched the horseshoe off the horse's hoof and the two began walking towards the furnace that Franklin prepared earlier.

  • Franklin: First, I must melt this down. Then I need the diagram of my design. I left it with an officer as a kind of insurance policy. He can almost always be found at the tavern. Get that and I can file this shape to the correct precision.

Ratonhnhaké:ton nodded and eventually made his way into the tavern. As soon as he entered, Bluecoats began eyeing him suspiciously, forcing Ratonhnhaké:ton to blend in quickly.

  • Bluecoats: Look at that outfit.
    The likes of him don't belong in here.
    I prefer to drink without fellas like him around.

Ratonhnhaké:ton playing against the officer

Ratonhnhaké:ton found the officer sitting at a table with a checkerboard. He took a seat across the officer.

  • Ratonhnhaké:ton: Benjamin Franklin sent me to you.
  • Officer: Sorry, my friend. You want something, you've got to beat me.
  • Ratonhnhaké:ton: I do not have a lot of time.
  • Officer: That's my condition.
  • Ratonhnhaké:ton: Very well, but let's make it quick.

As the Officer and Ratonhnhaké:ton played, the Officer began to suggest that Boston Neck and the game were traps.

  • Officer: Did you hear about the little fracas went down tonight? It was quite a battle. 'Battle' is bein' generous. More like a massacre. Bunch a' fellers got suckered by Putnam. Pretty funny.
  • Ratonhnhaké:ton: What do you mean, got suckered?
  • Officer: Shootin' fish in a barrel, really. Dumb fish.
  • Ratonhnhaké:ton: What are you talking about?
  • Officer: Putnam started a rumor that the Captain of the Guard was friendly to the rebels. Hilarious.
  • Ratonhnhaké:ton: What!?
  • Officer: Yep. ol' Putnam tricked those Redcoats into comin' out all in a group to Boston Neck, then just mowed those stupid saps down.
  • Ratonhnhaké:ton: Do you know this for a fact?
  • Officer: I was there. I saw ol' Adams take his last breath.
    Samuel Adams, hit the ground like a sack of flour. Fought back like a sack, too, frankly. Pleasure see him sent off to Hades.

Ratonhnhaké:ton angrily forfeiting the game

Ratonhnhaké:ton narrowed his eyes as the officer began laughing.

  • Ratonhnhaké:ton: That's it!

Ratonhnhaké:ton picked up the checkerboard and jabbed the officer's face with the edge. The force of the blow knocked the officer into a backwards tilt in his chair and as he came tilting back, Ratonhnhaké:ton struck the officer across the face with the surface of the board. The officer fell out of his chair and lay unconscious on the floor.

  • Bluecoat: Get 'im, boys!

The ensuing bar fight destroyed much of the furniture inside the bar. However, the bartender cheered Ratonhnhaké:ton on. Afterwards, Ratonhnhaké:ton searched the officer's body for the diagram.

  • Bartender: Good riddance to those louts! They never paid anyway.

Upon exiting the tavern, Ratonhnhaké:ton was met with a large force of Bluecoats. Ratonhnhaké:ton managed to escape and decided to investigate what really happened at Boston Neck.

  • Ratonhnhaké:ton: Was that checker player telling the truth? Did Adams run into a trap? I must find out.

Ratonhnhaké:ton eventually arrived at Boston Neck and discreetly searched the area for clues as to what happened. He eventually came across Kanen'tó:kon's tomahawk and his two severed fingers.

Ratonhnhaké:ton coming across Kanen'tó:kon's tomahawk and fingers

  • Ratonhnhaké:ton: Kanen'tó:kon's tomahawk! Are these ... are these his fingers?

Continuing his investigation, Ratonhnhaké:ton found a torn piece of Adams's uniform.

  • Ratonhnhaké:ton: That's from Sam's uniform. Dried blood.

Standing back up and in denial, Ratonhnhaké:ton decided to find a witness.

  • Ratonhnhaké:ton: I have to be certain. Someone must have seen this.

He eventually found someone nearby that confirmed Ratonhnhaké:ton's fears.

  • Witness: Terrible, it was. Terrible! The rebels were overwhelmed, outnumbered four to one. I never seen such slaughter. Piteous, piteous slaughter.

After analyzing the evidence, Ratonhnhaké:ton deduced that Adams and the rebels had approached the gate, only for it to be thrown open, revealing Israel Putnam. Adams then scanned the walls and saw multiple sharpshooters trained on his party. Several more surrounded them from other directions. Putnam gazed upon the rebels before barking the order to fire.

Ratonhnhaké:ton's deduction of Adams' death

  • Putnam: Fire!

The Redcoats quickly fell while Sam Adams tried to fight using his pistol. After firing off one shot, he turned around only to be clubbed in the face by Putnam's own pistol. Adams fell to the ground and tried to get back up, but Putnam struck him repeatedly even after he died. Kanen'tó:kon was captured and forced on to his knees by a Bluecoat. Another Bluecoat had confiscated Kanen'tó:kon's tomahawk and Putnam gestured for him to hand it over. Putnam hefted it before using it to savagely strike Kanen'tó:kon.


Ratonhnhaké:ton obtained Franklin's diagrams and headed to Boston Neck where he discovered that Sam Adams was dead and presumed Kanen'tó:kon to be dead as well.



Assassin's Creed III memories
Main memories
Sequence 1
Refresher Course - A Deadly Performance - Journey to the New World
Sequence 2
Welcome to Boston - Johnson's Errand - The Surgeon - The Soldier - Infiltrating Southgate
Sequence 3
Unconvinced - Execution is Everything - The Braddock Expedition
Sequence 4
Hide and Seek - Feathers and Trees - Hunting Lessons - Something to Remember
Sequence 5
A Boorish Man - A Trip to Boston - Boston's Most Wanted - Lying Low - Stop the Presses - The Lost Son's Return - River Rescue - Training Begins - The Hard Way
Sequence 6
On Johnson's Trail - The Angry Chef - The Tea Party - Hostile Negotiations
Sequence 7
The Midnight Ride - Lexington and Concord - Conflict Looms - Battle of Bunker Hill
Sequence 8
Something on the Side - Bridewell Prison - Public Execution
Sequence 9
Missing Supplies - Father and Son - The Foam and the Flames - A Bitter End
Sequence 10
Alternate Methods - Broken Trust - Battle of Monmouth
Sequence 11
Battle of the Chesapeake - Lee's Last Stand
Sequence 12
Laid to Rest - Chasing Lee
Davenport Homestead - Kanatahséton - Evacuation Day
Liberation missions
Gangs of Boston - Martial Law - Hoarding Provisions - Protect the Clinic - In the Wolf's Lair
Frontiersman missions
Boy Who Cried Wolf - Finding the Sasquatch - The Haunted Lighthouse - The Headless Horseman - Monster of the Sea - Unidentified Flying Object
Hunting Society
The Man-Eater - Feline Feet - The Patriarch - The Pack Leader - Acute Cat - The Elk Bachelor
Boston Brawlers
The Boston Brawlers - Peter Bunyon - The Sailor - The Smuggler - The Stinger - The Ropebeater - The Merchant - The Tournament
Naval missions
The Chase - The Rescue - French Involvement - Biddle's Hideout
Naval locations
Fort Wolcott - Dead Chest's Treasure - The Ghost Ship - The Mad Doctor's Castle - Oak Island - The Ruins at Cerros
Privateer contracts
Henderson in Distress - Paving the Way - Dread of Night - Troubled Waters - Raiding the Prospector - One of a Kind - Blistering Dawn - A Call for Help - Search for the Somerset - The Sea Wolves - A Midnight Engagement - The Giant and the Storm - Sinking a Secret - The Ghost War, Act 1 - The Ghost War, Act 2
Manor Mysteries, Part 1 - Manor Mysteries, Part 2 - Legacy - Achilles' Painting
Big Dave
Deserter - The Proper Tools - An Eye for Trouble - The Comeback
Godfrey & Terry
Burglar on the Homestead - The Fight - Bowls Beginner
The Whittler's Weapons - Tools of the Trade - Thousand-Pound Idea
Warren & Prudence
Abused - Prudence's Primrose - Happy Expectations - Pig Herder
The Brawler - Norris Goes Courting - Norris Tries Again - Raw Materials
Lyle White
Happy Expectations - Get Me a Doctor! - Slander - Wait Times
Cutting Ties - Silk Errand - The Final Straw
Silent Hunter - White Trophy - Fool Me Once...
Daily Life
Encyclopedia of the Common Man - Room at the Inn - Finding His Flock - The Wedding
Field missions
Modern Tower - The Stadium: MMA Night - Return to Abstergo
Benedict Arnold missions
Traitor in Our Midst - Showing Traitors the Way - A Spy Among Us - Battle of West Point
The Tyranny of King Washington
The Infamy
Awaken - Warn the Village - Sky World Journey - One-Man Wolf Pack - Path of Revenge - Justice Served
The Betrayal
Prison Break - Sky World Journey - Dive Bomb - Consequences - Return to Sender - Man of Mettle - Pieces in Motion - Aquila Unchained - Escape to New York
The Redemption
Dark Waters - Sky World Journey - The Parting of the Blue Sea - Feeding the Masses - One Step at a Time - The Signal - Halls of Injustice - Inevitable Confrontation