Rhode Island, officially known as the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, is a state located in the northeastern section of the United States, bordered by Connecticut and Massachusetts. It was one of the thirteen colonies that claimed independence from Great Britain during the American Revolutionary War.
Rhode Island was the location of Fort Wolcott, which many of the British soldiers stationed there considered a meaningless outpost. In 1773, the Assassin Ratonhnhaké:ton sailed there to find a piece of the map to William Kidd's treasure, and ordered the Aquila to bombard the fort to cover his escape.
Before the Revolution broke out, the Colonial Assassins aided James Mitchell Varnum, giving him the knowledge and training he needed to form a rebel militia. The Assassins continued to aid Varnum's Regiment as war broke out.
In 1778, the Continental Army lost the Battle of Rhode Island after the French Navy was forced to pull out. General John Sullivan wrote a strongly worded letter, and the Assassins persuaded Admiral d'Estaing to ignore Sullivan's comments, preventing the Franco-American Alliance from falling apart.
Despite the British occupation of Newport, the civilians there were very much united in seceding from the Crown. The Assassins came to the city to receive a secret shipment of gunpowder. They also came to Providence to eliminate a Templar hideout near the city's coast.
1784, on the request of Ratonhnhaké:ton, the Louisiana Assassin Aveline de Grandpré travelled to Rhode Island to recruit Patience Gibbs, an escaped slave who was captured by the Templar doctor Edmund Judge. Rescuing her from a Templar prison, Patience refused to ally with Aveline and attempted to flee, leading to her capture again and was forced to give up her necklace.
Aveline saved Patience once again, who agreed to work together to retrieve the charm from Edmund. Confronting him in the Newport Tower, they eliminated the Templar and retrieve the charm, later revealed to be the other half of the piece Patience had been keeping. After demonstrating the charm's functions, Patience accepted the offer to the Assassin Brotherhood.