Assassin's Creed Wiki
Assassin's Creed Wiki

Raise the Black Flag was a virtual representation of one of Edward Kenway's genetic memories, relived by a research analyst at Abstergo Entertainment in 2013 through the Animus Omega.[1]


Having plundered enough gold, Benjamin Hornigold and Edward Kenway set out to steal metal from the Spanish Navy.


Kenway met up with Edward Thatch and Hornigold again.

  • Hornigold: Not a bad take today. Keep this up and Nassau'll be the first city where men and women may live as God made them: easy and free. All it takes is a few drops of blood, sweat and a swath of cloth.
  • Thatch: We fly no colours out here, but praise the lack of 'em. So let the black flag signal nothing but your allegiance to man's natural freedoms. This one's yours. Fly it proud.
  • Edward: I will.
  • Hornigold: Hand over the docket I lent you. If we're to keep our republic afloat, we'll need guns as well as gold.
  • Edward: That means attacking the Navy.
  • Hornigold: So long as they're flying King Philip's colours, we'll not offend our own monarch.

Edward and Hornigold boarded the Jackdaw again.

Raise the Black Flag 4

Jackdaw pursuing a Spanish brig

  • Hornigold: As you've likely seen, the number of merchants roving these waters is three score the number of military ships.
  • Edward: Aye. Easy purchase, but in small doses.
  • Hornigold: Right. So to lure the Navy out of hiding, it's best to cause a bit of mischief.
  • Edward: Catch a few small fish to attract the big ones.
  • Hornigold: That's right. So plunder and pillage as you see fit, Captain Kenway.

Edward attacked and plundered ships until he became wanted.

  • Adéwalé: Sail ho! Military-class brig on the horizon.
  • Hornigold: Good eye, man. Are you ready for this, Kenway? For she won't go down without an honest fight.
  • Edward: Who's up for taking that brig, lads! Shout "Aye"! That's a sound I like to hear. Pipe to quarters! All hands to cannons!
  • Hornigold: Careful around the Navy. They're as likely to ram you as fire a broadside.
  • Edward: Let's test those powder barrels against them, shall we?
  • Hornigold: Aye. Good thinking.

Edward incapacitated a brig.

  • Hornigold: Over the top, lads! Kick 'em in the hams and give 'em a taste of British steel!

Edward boarded the brig and plundered the steel.

  • Edward: That was a rumble, by God. How'd we fare?
  • Hornigold: A fine purchase, no mistake! Now I think it's time to lay low and bribe our way back into secrecy.
  • Edward: Agreed. So how do we get rid of this notoriety we've stirred up?
  • Hornigold: Money, my boy. A well placed bribe to the right government official will see the military off your tail.
  • Edward: Right. Let's do that. I'll need to meet these good samaritans at some point.
  • Hornigold: Smart thinking.

Edward sailed back to Salt Key, where he bribed a local official. Afterwards, he bought new set of cannons for the ship.

Raise the Black Flag 7

Edward, Hornigold and Thatch celebrating

  • Hornigold: You're a wonder, Kenway. You've a knack for this kind of work.
  • Edward: It ain't work if you love it.
  • Thatch: Ah! Ah! Tosh!
  • Edward: But I ain't doing this forever, lads. Only until I get enough coin to buy some land and influence back home.
  • Hornigold: Jaysus, will you listen to your tripe? Still dreaming on about that strumpet back in England, when you could have any Betty you wanted, here and now.
  • Edward: Ah, such lofty goals for you gents. And here I thought I was in the company of scoundrels. A fine purchase today. What's the crew's mood?
  • Adéwalé: All smiles and no teeth. And there's as few talking about meeting with Master Kidd to steal from a nearby plantation.
  • Edward: A plantation? That's ambitious.
  • Adéwalé: Profitable too, if we can manage it.
  • Edward: Aye. It's a good idea.


Edward stole enough metal to upgrade his cannons and set course to meet with James Kidd.



Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag memories
Main memories
Sequence 1: Prologue
Edward Kenway
Sequence 2: The Spanish Main
Lively Havana - ...And My Sugar? - Mister Walpole, I Presume? - A Man They Call the Sage - Claiming What's Due - The Treasure Fleet
Sequence 3: The Republic of Pirates
This Tyro Captain - Now Hiring - Prizes and Plunder - Raise the Black Flag - Sugarcane and Its Yields - Proper Defenses - A Single Madman
Sequence 4: Retribution
This Old Cove - Nothing Is True... - The Sage's Buried Secret - Overrun and Outnumbered
Sequence 5: Mistaken Motives
The Forts - Traveling Salesman - Unmanned
Sequence 6: Shifting Sands
Diving for Medicines - Devil's Advocate - The Siege of Charles-Towne
Sequence 7: The British Invasion
We Demand a Parlay - The Gunpowder Plot - Commodore Eighty-Sixed - The Fireship
Sequence 8: No Regrets
Do Not Go Gently... - Vainglorious Bastards - Marooned
Sequence 9: Muddied Waters
Imagine My Surprise - Trust Is Earned
Sequence 10: Dead Reckoning
Black Bart's Gambit - Murder and Mayhem - The Observatory
Sequence 11: To the Lees
To Suffer Without Dying - Delirium - ...Everything Is Permitted
Sequence 12: The Eagle and the Jackdaw
A Governor No Longer - Royal Misfortune - Tainted Blood - Ever a Splinter
Sequence 13: Epilogue
The End - How Grand, Master Kenway!
Templar hunts
Opía Apito
The Taíno Assassin - Templar Ships - Right-Hand Man - The Trail of Lucia Márquez
Rhona Dinsmore
Bureau Under Attack - A Thief in the Market - Arms Race - Flint's End
The Maroon Assassin - Recruiting Maroons - Under Attack - The Commander's Ruse
Vance Travers
Oh Brother... - The Other Brother - Upton's Sorrow - Queen of Pirates, King of Fools
Assassination contracts
The Plantation Master - The Guard Post - The Slave Traders - The Judge - The Weapons Smugglers - The British Captain - Beach Bonfire - A Shipment of Powder - The Spanish Commander - Unlicensed Dealer - No More Taxes - A Botched Escape - The Pirate Captain - The Outlaws - Tomb Raiders - A Last Drink for the Road - Castaway - The Unworthy Brother - The Poachers - The Deserter - The Twin Dilemma - The Dreaded Pirate - The Expedition - The Slave Master - A Slaver's Business - The Informant - The Treasure Hunter - Shady Business - The Smuggler's Squat - The Outlaw's Cave
Naval contracts
An Eye for an Eye - The Law of the Ocean - A Spanish Plague - Driftwood - Silk on the Waves - Contraband - Private Escort - Blind Justice - The Realities of War - Hunter Gatherer - Papers, Please - Weathering the Storm - Smuggler's Den - A Personal Matter - The Final Contract
Aveline missions
The Rebel Camp - The Fort - The Tower
Freedom Cry missions
The Calm Before the Storm - A Common Enemy - Laying the First Brick - A Ship of His Own - Lifting the Veil - A Scientific Inquiry - Plant the Seeds - Down with the Ship - De Fayet's Last Stand