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Taking Care of Business was a virtual representation of one of Aveline de Grandpré's genetic memories.


Aveline overheard a conversation between her father Philippe and Gérald Blanc concerning missing goods, and decided to investigate.


Aveline entered the warehouse.

  • Philippe: —second time this month! Customer relations are strained enough without shipments disappearing!
  • Gérald: Your er... frustration is understandable, Monsieur. In your position, I... I should demand a full investigation. Please, let me look into it. I... I will go talk to Monsieur de Saint Maxent at once.
  • Philippe: Most grateful, Monsieur Blanc. At least I know I can always rely on you.

Aveline then tailed Gérald Blanc to his meeting with Maxent.

  • Maxent: My boy, the cargo was stolen from this very ship. I have no more means of retrieving it than you do!
  • Gérald: Yes, Monsieur, that is indeed troubling. I er... well what would you suggest, then?
  • Maxent: I know this much: the devil had the gall to impersonate my dress, and my signature! Can you imagine?
  • Gérald: Non, Monsieur... Imagination has never been my er... strong suit. If it's not too much trouble, may I... uh, look at your books?
  • Maxent: My books? I'd interrogate the captain! If his crew takes bribes, I'd wager he's no less corruptible!

As Gérald returned to the warehouse, Aveline decided to investigate the matter herself. Bribing the guards, Aveline went aboard the ship and met the captain.

Taking Care of Business 4

Aveline charming Dominguez

  • Aveline: Are you the captain of this ship?
  • Dominguez: Si. (Yes.) Capitán Carlos Dominguez, at your service.
  • Aveline: May... May we speak in private, Capitán?
  • Dominguez: Who am I to refuse such a comely creature? Come.

Aveline guided the captain to his quarters.

  • Aveline: Would you be so kind as to tell me what happened with Monsieur de Saint Maxent's shipment?
  • Dominguez: Why would you want to know? Bah! Don't you worry, my little ángel. The cargo found its way to the intended recipient. Let me pour you a cup. I dare you to tell me this isn't the best Maderia wine that ever graced your heavenly lips!
  • Aveline: If... if you insist, Capitán.
  • Dominguez: I do! You will not find a better vintage in all of the New World.
  • Aveline: I am intrigued. Truly.

Aveline stole some documents and escaped the ship while the captain poured the drinks.

  • Aveline: They hid the goods in two warehouses.


Aveline procured documents that would allow her to locate the missing shipments.



Assassin's Creed III: Liberation memories
Main memories
Sequence 1
Only a Nightmare - New Orleans by Night - A Slave in Trouble - The Safe House - Taking Care of Business -
Father's Troubles - The Key to the Problem - The Colony's Good - The Escape
Sequence 2
The Loas Guide You - The False Mackandal - Meet the Smugglers - A Faithful Acolyte - The Second Camp -
Eve of Saint John - The Whole Truth
Sequence 3
At the Pub - Prélude to Rebellion - Elegant and Deadly - Vanishing Slaves - Storming the Fort - In Vino Veritas -
Getting Ulloa's Attention - A Governor No More
Sequence 4
Southbound - A New Life - Gathering Tools - The Company Man - Trail of Truth - The Secret of the Cenote
Sequence 5
Prodigal Daughter - Rotten Barracks - Power of Voodoo - The Lighthouse - Stolen Goods
Sequence 6
Return to Mexico
Sequence 7
An Urgent Favor - Supplying the Revolution - The Last Dance
Sequence 8
A Fool's Errand - Connor's Way
Sequence 9
Abandoning Pretense - Confronting Agaté - Reconciliation - Erudito
Citizen E
Citizen E (1) - Citizen E (2) - Citizen E (3) - Citizen E (4) - Citizen E (5)
Business rival
M. Ratel's Merchants - M. Salmon's Ships - M. Reynaud's Bypass - M. de Vandal's Harbor - M. Marcantell's Materials - M. Chapperon's Textiles - M. de Chevallier's Weapons
Ship crew
Mistress and Commander - The Cannon - Before the Mast
Free slaves
A Family Divided - Earthly Belongings - A New Recruit
Helping Hand - The Case - Hot Trail - Witness Protection - The Culprit
Delayed Justice - The Snitch - Free Delivery - Safe Passage - Pigeon Hunt
The Plot
Barely Made It - Payback - Breadcrumbs - Bon Voyage - Old Friend
Citizen missions
Bayou Fever - Mapping the Bayou - Secret Stash