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Rise of the Assassin was a virtual representation of one of Arno Dorian's genetic memories, relived by a Helix initiate through the Helix Navigator.

Description

While Élise secured transport to Paris, Arno set out to rid Versailles of Aloys la Touche's terror over the town.

Dialogue

As la Touche hosted executions at the town square, Arno surveyed the area and saw food fall to the ground inside a covered stand. He then saw his old acquaintances Victor and Hugo inside a cell, waiting to be executed.

Hugo and Victor about to be executed

  • Victor: Look what you've gotten us into now.

He then saw a guard holding the keys to the cell.

  • Guard 1: Shut up in there!

Arno saw la Touche speaking to the crowd.

  • La Touche: So, this is what France has come to. Parasites bleeding the Revolution dry.

Arno made his way to the stand.

  • La Touche: Your revolutionary brothers and sisters need to eat! And yet here you are, hoarding and hiding like rats! And why? Because you are greedy! You are ungrateful for the freedoms you have been given! Hoarding food is no different than stealing it from the mouths of babes. Justice must be done. Justice prompt, severe, and inflexible. Bring up the condemned!
    What's this? You've been pardoned! Strap 'em in.
    Filthy parasite!
    Anything to say in your defense? No? Good. Keep it moving!
    Another!

Arno found the stand and uncovered it. A crowd soon gathered around it and kept several of the guards occupied. Arno then found the cell in which Victor and Hugo were kept.

  • Prisoners: Psst! You! Let us out of here!
    We're all dead if you don't let us out!
    Let us go!
    Just let us out, we won't tell anyone!
    Free us!
    For God's sake, I only stole a loaf of bread!
  • Victor: Hugo, look. It's the watch thief.
  • Hugo: Well, well, well.
  • Victor: Come to gloat?
  • Arno: Come to help. The door...?
  • Victor: One of the guards has the key. I'm not sure which.
  • Arno: Not a problem.

Arno took the key from one of the guards. He then unlocked the cell and entered it.

  • Victor: What's this, then?
  • Arno: I believe it's called a "rescue".
  • Victor: Why?
  • Arno: Because, being a thick-headed man mountain, while doing little enough for your long-term prospects, is not actually a capital offense.
  • Victor: ... Huh?
  • Arno: Just stay back and let me go first.
  • La Touche: Next!

The door was opened.

  • Guard 2: Let's go.

Arno left the cell and was escorted towards the guillotine.

  • Guard 3: Don't I know you, boy?
  • Arno: I doubt it.
  • Guard 3: No, no - I do! You're the town drunk!
  • Arno: I - oh God, I suppose I am, aren't I?
  • La Touche: Strap him in. Wait a moment. Is that...?
    Shit!
    Stop him! Stop him!
    Protect me!
    Get him!

A younger la Touche

Arno assassinated la Touche. Through his memories, he saw a younger la Touche speaking to his superior.

  • La Touche: Fired? But... but why?
  • Taxman: Because, (Mister) la Touche, your last report contained numerous... errors.
  • La Touche: Sir, I.. I triple-checked those figures! They're not in error, ten thousand livres simply vanished from His Majesty's treasury!
  • Taxman: I'm sorry, la Touche. Good day.

The vision changed to a destitute la Touche meeting the Roi des Thunes.

  • Roi des Thunes: (Mister) la Touche. They tell me you were a taxman.
  • La Touche: Y-Yes, sir.
  • Roi des Thunes: Good. I have need of someone like you.

The vision then changed to la Touche sitting with his fellow members of the Cour des Miracles.

  • La Touche: It's parasitism, plain and simple.
  • Guard: Wassat mean?
  • La Touche: It means greedy bastards skimming for themselves instead of doing their jobs. If you knew half the shit our boss' rats hear...
  • Sivert: Tell me about this "boss" of yours.

Charles Gabriel Sivert appeared. The vision then changed to the Templar meeting at the Hôtel de Beauvais.

La Touche meeting Robespierre

Germain and la Touche walked away.

  • La Touche: What would you have me do, Grand Master?
  • Germain: I'm placing your services at the disposal of our agent on the Convention.
  • La Touche: Le Peletier?
  • Germain: No, Le Peletier has his uses, but he is not our only friend in government. Monsieur la Touche, I present to you Monsieur Maximilien de Robespierre.
  • Robespierre: Monsieur. I understand Versailles is overrun with parasites.

La Touche nodded, and the vision ended. Arno then escaped the area.

Outcome

Arno assassinated la Touche. Through his memories, he learned that Maximilien de Robespierre, leader of the Reign of Terror, was Germain's final conspirator.

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References

Assassin's Creed: Unity memories
Main memories
Prologue
The Tragedy of Jacques de Molay
Sequence 1
Memories of Versailles - The Estates General - High Society
Sequence 2
Imprisoned - Rebirth
Sequence 3
Graduation - Confession - Fin de Siecle
Sequence 4
The Kingdom of Beggars - Le Roi Est Mort
Sequence 5
The Silversmith - La Halle aux Blés - The Prophet
Sequence 6
The Jacobin Club - Templar Ambush
Sequence 7
A Cautious Alliance - Meeting with Mirabeau - Confrontation - The Resistance
Sequence 8
The King's Correspondence - September Massacres
Sequence 9
Starving Times - Hoarders - The Escape
Sequence 10
A Dinner Engagement - The Execution
Sequence 11
Bottom of the Barrel - Rise of the Assassin - The Bastille
Sequence 12
The Supreme Being - The Fall of Robespierre - The Temple
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Women's March - The Food Chain - The Austrian Conspiracy - Political Persecution - The Tournament - Heads Will Roll - Les Enragés - Danton's Sacrifice - Moving Mirabeau - Jacobin Raid - The Infernal Machine
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Tithing Templars - Catacomb Raider - The Party Palace - Royals, Guns and Money - Smuggler's Paradise - Ancient History - It Belongs in a Museum
Paris stories
Tall, Dark Strangers - Flamel's Secret: The Monks - Flamel's Secret: Denis Molinier - Flamel's Secret: The Elixir of Life - Using the Ol' Noggins - Waxworks - Sewer Rat - À la Lanterne! - The Great Escapist - Critical Comedown - Scene Stealer - Devilishly Tricky - My Kingdom For Some Whores - De Sade's Reprieve - Sadistic Blackmail - The Cult of Baphomet - The Ritual of Baphomet - La Bande Noire - Iscariotte, the Giant - Headlining the Guillotine - A Fistful of Duelers - The League of the Crimson Rose - Return of the Crimson Rose - Crimson Sunset - Flying Boy - Carmalite Nuns - Stop the Presses! - Encyclopédie Diderot - Désirée Desired - Désirée Dismayed - Désirée Delighted - French Crown Jewels - Coat of Arms - Swiss Stash - Vicious Verses - Arm the People - "Escort" Mission - Cassini's Constellations - The Condorcet Method - A Romantic Stroll - Signaling Officer Murat - A Nice Chappe - Precious Correspondence - Constructing a "Close Shave" - Up in Arms - Marianne Returns Home - The Little Prince - Turtle, Snake, Bear, Paper, Scissors - Tapestry Thief - Cartouche's Memoirs
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Murder mysteries
Murder Foretold - Barber of Seville - The Body in the Brothel - Ancestral Vengeance - The Body Politic - Bones of Contention - The Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat - Hot Chocolate to Die For - The Hand of Science - The Decapitated Warden - The Death of Philibert Aspairt - The Red Ghost of the Tuileries - Cut the Middle Man - A Dash of Poison
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Mercurius - Venus - Terra - Mars - Jupiter - Saturnus - Aries - Taurus - Gemini - Cancer - Virgo - Leo - Libra - Scorpio - Sagittarius - Capricorn - Aquarius - Pisces
DLC
American Prisoner - The Chemical Revolution - Killed by Science
Dead Kings
Sequence 13
Buried Words - The Book Thief - A Shadow from the Past - Raising the Dead - Under Lock and Key - A Crown of Thorns
Cooperative and heist missions
Last Rites - Holy High Rollers
Stories of Franciade
Last Will - A Royal Hide - The Unopened Rose - The Eyes of the King
Murder mysteries
Blind Justice - Equal Justice
Suger's Legacy
I - Nativitatis Et Mortis - II - Morbum - III - Diabolus - IV - Natura - V - Crux - VI - Noctis - VII - Dies
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