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Return to Sender was a visual representation of Ratonhnhaké:ton's genetic memories from an Apple of Eden-induced reality.


Ratonhnhaké:ton met with his allies and learned where he could find Benjamin Franklin.


Ratonhnhaké:ton rendezvoused with his allies at a safehouse. Kanen'tó:kon and Samuel Adams were discussing tactics while several Redcoats milled about.

  • Kanen'tó:kon: We'll be trapped in this alley if Franklin comes with reinforcements.
  • Adams: Like last time. Ratonhnhaké:ton! I'm told you're an extraordinary hunter - able to track anything or anyone.
  • Ratonhnhaké:ton: I do my best.
  • Adams: I could use such a man. I fought for years in the cause of freedom. I thought that Washington would lead us to a new age! But he turned, and I had to start again. Sadly, our second rebellion is faltering ...
  • Redcoat: Sir, we're out of gunpowder!
  • Adams: We must leave Boston or be crushed altogether. But I wish to free some comrades to bring with us. Loyal boys, all of them.
  • Kanen'tó:kon: But this time we must avoid being surprised by that murderer, Franklin.
  • Adams: If I had a man who could track Franklin down while we attempt to free our friends, it would disorient the Bluecoats and ensure our success.
  • Ratonhnhaké:ton: I have my own reasons to get Franklin.
  • Adams: Capital! We have an accordance of desires.
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Ratonhnhaké:ton, Kanen'tó:kon and Adams planning their next move

Samuel drew Ratonhnhaké:ton's attention to the tactical map on the table.

  • Adams: From time to time we get important information from this tavern right here. Your appearance draws attention, but if you're able to mingle with the denizens, you should be able to discover Franklin's movements.

Ratonhnhaké:ton made his way to the tavern and entered it.

  • Bluecoat 1: I didn't think they served savages in here.
  • Bluecoat 2: This one should be in a slave camp.
  • Bluecoat 3: There's a stray wolf in our midst, eh? Ha!
  • Patron: Anyone want to play? I'll take on all comers!
  • Ratonhnhaké:ton: Care for a game?

Ratonhnhaké:ton and the patron began a game of checkers.

  • Patron: It's much better than cards, don't you think? I remember -
  • Ratonhnhaké:ton: Hey! I'm trying to concentrate.
  • Patron: Fine. Just being sociable. Sheesh.

A Bluecoat messenger and his friend sat at a nearby table for a drink.

  • Messenger: Jimminy! Ol' Franklin's sending me out with another message!
  • Bluecoat: Oh, you're in for it now.
  • Messenger: And here's the worst of it - the message is for Putnam!
  • Bluecoat: Christ! You're a dead mackerel!
  • Messenger: Right. With either of those two, there's always some reason to end up flogged!
  • Bluecoat: Franklin will give you the lash, and then Putnam will try to outdo him!
  • Messenger: Something big is up. Only one ale for me. I have to get this to Putnam's lieutenant, or it's the whip. Or maybe worse!
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Ratonhnhaké:ton reading the letter from Franklin

Ratonhnhaké:ton left the game and followed the messenger out of the tavern.

  • Ratonhnhaké:ton: I must carefully steal the message from his pocket.

Ratonhnhaké:ton tailed the messenger and stole the letter from him, which read:

"General Putnam.
There appears to be a misunderstanding regarding our respective positions and authorities. A personal meeting is called for: at the docks, tomorrow, ten at night. The usual sentinels will secure our safety.
Ben. Franklin."
  • Ratonhnhaké:ton: If Putnam doesn't get this message, I will miss my chance to trap Franklin. I must return it to the messenger's satchel.

Ratonhnhaké:ton used Eagle Vision to locate the messenger and returned the letter to his satchel.

  • Ratonhnhaké:ton: If this is delivered, it will lead me to Franklin.

Ratonhnhaké:ton made his way to the docks, where he swiftly eliminated the two sentinels and awaited Franklin and Putnam's arrival. Eventually, Franklin arrived at the docks, but was greeted by another Bluecoat instead of Putnam.

  • Franklin: Who are you?
  • Bluecoat: General Putnam is unable to meet with you.
  • Franklin: What? Well, this is absurd! Washington will hear of this.
  • Bluecoat: King Washington? His Majesty has removed himself to New York city to deal with the rebellion festering there.
  • Franklin: Removed himself? Why wasn't I informed!?
  • Bluecoat: General Putnam asked me to deliver this proclamation from the King.

The Bluecoat handed Franklin a folded letter. Franklin opened it and began to read it aloud.

  • Franklin: "This attests that Israel Putnam is heretofore to ..." What is this?!
  • Bluecoat: From now on, you take orders from Putnam.

Franklin angrily tossed the letter aside.

  • Franklin: Me, take orders from him!? I suggest you show me some respect sir, or I'll have these men shoot you down! Sentinels!

Franklin looked around for his sentinels, but spotted Ratonhnhaké:ton instead.

  • Franklin: Sentinels! ... But ...?
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Ratonhnhaké:ton chasing Franklin

Ratonhnhaké:ton shot an arrow at Franklin with his bow, however, Franklin avoided the shot by using the Bluecoat as a human shield. Franklin then attempted to escape, but was shot in the shoulder by a second arrow. Ratonhnhaké:ton then chased Franklin, until the latter bumped into some civilians, losing his balance and falling in the process.

  • Ratonhnhaké:ton: Hold still.

Ratonhnhaké:ton removed the arrow and began to pace around Franklin.

  • Franklin: Aaaaah!
  • Ratonhnhaké:ton: Come with me.
  • Franklin: My God. What have we done? I became a monster. It was as if Washington had some, some great power.
  • Ratonhnhaké:ton: Come on!
  • Franklin: He clouded my mind ... he, he ...

Ratonhnhaké:ton grabbed Franklin by the left arm and dragged him to his feet.

  • Ratonhnhaké:ton: I don't want to hear it. Come with me!

Ratonhnhaké:ton began leading Franklin at gunpoint towards a secluded location.

  • Franklin: Are you taking me somewhere to be killed? But I can help you now!
    You have to understand. It was as if my very thoughts were controlled. I simply could not think for myself!
    Don't kill me! Not now that I've come to my senses!
    I did monstrous things. Monstrous! I repent of those. I was literally a different man!

Three Bluecoats lined up and readied their muskets at Ratonhnhaké:ton and Franklin. Ratonhnhaké:ton summoned his spirit wolves to eliminate them.

  • Franklin: My stars! These animals do your bidding? Astonishing.

Ratonhnhaké:ton pushed Franklin to the ground and held his tomahawk to his throat.

  • Ratonhnhaké:ton: If I let you live?
  • Franklin: My only wish is to atone for my wickedness. I will devote every moment to destroying the King!
  • Ratonhnhaké:ton: How?
  • Franklin: My dear man. I can be of enormous benefit. I served at Washington's side, I know his habits quite well.
  • Ratonhnhaké:ton: We will speak to Adams about this.

Ratonhnhaké:ton removed the tomahawk and stood back up. Franklin got back to his feet and dusted himself off.


Ratonhnhaké:ton captured Benjamin Franklin.



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
Duncan Little
Gangs - Gangs of Boston
Clipper Wilkinson
Conscription - Martial Law
Deborah 'Dobbie' Carter
Rationing - Hoarding Provisions
Jamie Colley
Smallpox - Protect the Clinic
Jacob Zenger
Martial Law - 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