Assassin's Creed Wiki
Assassin's Creed Wiki

Something on the Side was a virtual representation of one of Ratonhnhaké:ton's genetic memories, relived by Desmond Miles in 2012 through the Animus.


Connor and Benjamin Tallmadge traveled to New York to track down Thomas Hickey, the man in charge of the plot to kill George Washington.


  • Connor: My enemy is tenacious. When money failed them, they took to force. But I have slain Johnson and Pitcairn both, ending their plots. George Washington now rallies the colonists and their march towards freedom begins in earnest. Little wonder, then, that the Templars now want him dead. They seek to reshape this land into something cold and ordered. Something soulless. And he is an obstacle. I must save him, that his cause can flourish and my people remain safe. But the more I prod, the greater the chance I am discovered. The Templars believe their men lost to the revolution. In their eyes, the Assassins are gone and scattered - no longer a threat. But I fear they will soon discover the truth and me along with it. I must tread carefully...

Connor and Achilles met in the basement of Achilles' manor.

  • Achilles: How fares the hunt, Connor?

Connor arguing with Achilles

  • Connor: There is progress, but I worry it is not enough.
  • Achilles: You must strike where you're needed most. What if you pursued Charles Lee and your father - what then of Paul Revere? And the soldiers at Lexington?
  • Connor: Soldiers? There were no soldiers in those towns - only men and women who were forced to defend themselves.
  • Achilles: Is this not why you fight? To protect your people? Your struggle is the colonist's struggle. In helping one, you help the other.
  • Connor: Encouraging words from one who thought mine a fool's errand.
  • Achilles: Make no mistake - I still do. But I can't help but feel some pride in your success.
  • Connor: And why should I give you any credit?
  • Achilles: Then don't. But first, return the robe. And the blades. And the darts. And all of the years of training and knowledge I have bestowed upon you. Return these and then your words may have some merit.
  • Connor: Or you could just admit that you were wrong.
  • Achilles: Oh child, please. You've killed two men - one more salesmen than soldier. You're gonna have to try a lot harder than that to impress me.

Achilles stepped out of the basement. Connor quickly followed.

  • Connor: Is that so, old man? Or perhaps we should step outside? I will gladly demonstrate how easily I could trounce y-

Connor then noticed a man drinking tea with Achilles.

Connor introduced to Benjamin Tallmadge

  • Achilles: Connor, this is Benjamin Tallmadge. His father was one of us, no need for secrecy. I think he has something he wants to say.
  • Benjamin: Achilles tells me you've uncovered a plot to murder the Commander in Chief.
  • Connor: Yes. But I have only false starts and dead ends to show for it.
  • Benjamin: Not anymore, my friend. Thomas Hickey's your man - and I aim to help you catch him.
  • Connor: How?
  • Benjamin: I'll explain on the way. You and I are going to New York.

Connor and Benjamin met again just outside New York.

  • Connor: So what is your stake in all this?
  • Benjamin: Same as yours. Peace. Stability. A land in which all might live side by side - free and equal.
  • Connor: Why not join the brotherhood, then?
  • Benjamin: My father was an Assassin. Quite good at his job, too, as I understand it. But... I hope to have children some day. It's hard to live in two worlds at the same time. So I choose to live in one.
  • Connor: I understand.
  • Benjamin: I still contribute as I can. It's why we're here now.
  • Connor: What can you tell me of Thomas Hickey?

Connor along with Tallmadge at New York's market

  • Benjamin: He has been running a counterfeiting ring in the city. Locate the source of his operation, and we can have him arrested. He cannot harm the Commander if he is in prison.
  • Connor: Do you know where he is?
  • Benjamin: Not exactly. But I have an idea where we can begin the search.

They arrived at a marketplace.

  • Benjamin: There are rumors of bad bills circulated here. No doubt they come from Thomas.
  • Merchant: What are you up to? This isn't money! It's colored paper. You've cheated me for the last time! GUARDS!

Connor tailed the counterfeiter to a small meeting.

  • Counterfeiter: Oi, Daniel - best put them bills away. The guards is on to us.
  • Daniel: How? What happened?
  • Counterfeiter: Damn shopkeep called me out! Brought the guards, but I gave them the slip.
  • Daniel: Boss is gonna be mad.
  • Counterfeiter: Not so mad as if I'd gotten caught. 'Sides, we've got most everything we need for the job, anyway.

Connor eavesdropping

  • Daniel: Best go tell him. I'll warn the others.

Connor then followed the counterfeiter to their base of operations, on the way he overheard another conversation.

  • Man: I heard what happened at the market. Boss wants everyone back at the shop. Says we strike tonight.
  • Counterfeiter: He worried about that business with the guards? I'm telling you it's nothing. Haven't had a spot of trouble since I slipped away. Course, I'm takin' care to keep my distance.
  • Man: Can't believe we're really gonna do this.
  • Counterfeiter: We'll be heroes. The ones who ended all this talk of revolution. They'll set us up like kings, they will.
  • Man: Hmph! Revolution. Bunch a' trouble makers lookin' to upset the apple-cart cos some fool filled their heads with rubbish. Ruinin' it for the rest of us good folk.
  • Counterfeiter: Good folk? Really?
  • Man: Of course! You and me and Hickey? Just some hard-luck lads tryin' to survive in this cold, cruel world.

Hickey cornered by soldiers

Connor stormed into the printer's shop being used as a hideout.

  • Thomas: Wot's this?
  • Connor: Thomas Hickey?
  • Thomas: Might be. What's it to ya?

Connor pulled out his Hidden Blade.

  • Thomas: Ain't s'pposed to be none of your kind left. Suppose I'd best be rectifyin' that, then. Get 'im!

Connor killed a man and jumped through the window.

  • Soldier: There's another one! Grab 'im!

Thomas headbutted the soldier, escaping from his hold. Connor gave chase, tackling him.

  • Connor: Be still. You will do no more harm.
  • Thomas: Your a right fool, meddlin' in affairs you know nuttin' about.
  • Connor: Washington's the only thing keeping the Continental Army together. You kill him - and you end all hope for freedom.
  • Thomas: Wrong, boy-o. Wit 'im gone, they'd have no choice but to promote Lee. And then-
  • Soldier: You are both under arrest.

Connor and Hickey arrested

  • Thomas: Ah well, we were just havin' a scrap, officer! Ain't nuttin' wrong with two men settlin' their differences the ol' fashi'n way. Can't we come to-
  • Connor: Quiet! What are the charges?
  • Soldier: Counterfeiting.
  • Connor: I had nothing to do with that!
  • Soldier: Course not.
  • Connor: Listen - there are more important things at stake here. This man is planning to-

One of the soldiers knocked Connor out.


Connor found Thomas Hickey, but was arrested and taken to Bridewell Prison.



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