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The Darkest Hour was a virtual representation of one of Lydia Frye's genetic memories, relived by a Helix Initiate through a glitch in the Helix Navigator.


The Initiate approached a rift in the Helix simulation, beckoned by a voice.


Juno spoke to the Initiate.

  • Juno: Come closer, cipher.
    Perhaps we have met before. Perhaps not.
    You search for an artifact. Let me show you the truth.

Bishop intercepted the audio.

  • Bishop: Initiate! Are you there? Your readings are going haywire! Abort! ... out! Yo ... ve to get ...
  • Juno: Hello. In the past, you hunt for one of my artifacts. But I come to you today to speak of the future. Follow Lydia Frye. She will lead you to me.

Lydia arrived in a room, investigating the house.

  • Spy 1: What's the position of the second wave?
  • Spy 2: One hour away. At most.

Lydia sabotaged the generator, causing the spies to approach and investigate.

  • Spy 2: Don't worry. It's just the generator acting up. I'll see to it.

Lydia assassinated the spies and investigated the radio. However, soldiers lead by Winston Churchill arrived.

  • Soldier 1: Stop right there!
  • Lydia: That's not very polite.
  • Churchill: Even in these trying times, we must never forget the laws of common courtesy. Arms down. We appear to have been following the same trail, Miss Frye.
  • Lydia: I got here first.
  • Churchill: Indeed, you are to be commended. I fear, however, that we have not wholly rooted out the evil in this vicinity.
  • Lydia: There's another radio.

Lydia being recruited to find the second radio

  • Churchill: Accompany me. If you would be so kind. That second device must be found, or new waves of zeppelins will soon blanket the heavens.
  • Lydia: Short on soldiers, are we?
  • Churchill: If you could put your considerable talents to good use at Tower Bridge, you would have the thanks of a brave, but beleaguered nation.
  • Lydia: I would settle for the right to vote.

Lydia agreed to help Churchill.

  • Churchill: We have word of further spies near Tower Bridge. If you can locate them, I have no doubt they'll have information on that second radio. Wherever these people are, trouble is sure to follow. Someone of your talents should have little difficulty in identifying them.

Lydia set out to find information about the radio.

  • Civilian 1: There'll be nothing left of London at this rate.
  • Civilian 2: Why isn't somebody stopping them?
  • Civilian 1: This is just the start. Mark my words, the Germans will come marching down the Strand next.
  • Civilian 2: The world's gone mad! This isn't supposed to happen here!
  • Civilian 1: Come on, we'd best get off the streets.

Lydia arrived at Tower Bridge.

  • Civilian 3: Well, this is just dandy. There could be bombs falling from the sky and they go and close the bloody bridge.
  • Civilian 4: Why won't they let us through? It's just a few cars.
  • Civilian 5: How did the accident happen? Someone told me they saw an explosion.
  • Soldier 2: The bridge is closed by order of the Captain. Car accident.
  • Soldier 3: You ask me, there's something fishy about this accident. Captain's acting strangely too.
  • Soldier 4: Why don't we just move the vehicles out of the way? This new captain's got some funny ideas.
  • Lydia: Names, dates... Ah, here's a mention of a radio. But where is it?

Lydia then investigated the docks.

  • Soldier 5: I spotted some new dock workers. We ought to keep an eye on them.
  • Soldier 6: Don't like the look of those new chaps. They'll hire anyone these days.
  • Soldier 7: You'd think they'd let the old-hands like us take care of that cargo. It could blow up in their faces.
  • Soldier 8: I tried talking to those new workers. Rude bunch of buggers if you ask me.
  • Soldier 9: The new workers are moving the ammunition boxes, but all their paperwork is in order.

Lydia approaching the boat

Lydia then headed to a boat moored near Tower Bridge.

  • Spy 3: Our radios will have the zepps here any minute now. Chaos like you've never seen before.
  • Spy 4: Just get the boat ready. Your "employer" will be coming down soon enough.
  • Civilian 6: Untie me right now! That's my boat!
  • Spy 4: Keep quiet, you lot, or you'll end up in the river.
  • Civilian 6: You have no right to do this!
    Let us go!
  • Spy 5: You even know who we working for? They're a shady lot, but you can't argue with the pay.
  • Lydia: I'm getting closer. The radio is close to the river, but I need more than this. Clever. The radio is in the bridge itself. North Tower. I should drop by and say hello.

Lydia traveled to the North Tower, avoiding searchlight beams and snipers, and eventually found the spies manning the second radio.

  • Spy 6: I know what we've been told, but this still don't sit right with me. London burning by our own hand...
  • Spy 7: You've got to look at the bigger picture. Even now our influence is growing every day. Business has never been better.
  • Spy 6: All I see is the smoke coming from our streets. What will there be left to rule over? A kingdom of ashes?
  • Spy 7: Have faith in the plan. Sometimes fields must burn before the soil become fertile.

Lydia reporting to Churchill

After killing the spies, she contacted Churchill.

  • Lydia: It is done, sir.
  • Churchill: Let us postpone celebrations. One of the bloody blimps has broken through. Not to worry. I have a contingency plan.

Lydia observed a boat with a mounted anti-aircraft gun approach her position, which she boarded.

  • Crew 1: The gun is yours. Mr. Churchill assures me you have operated one before.
  • Lydia: Mr. Churchill is wrong. But I have pointed at things before.
  • Crew 2: We won't damage the zeppelin from here, but we can shoot down their escorts!
  • Crew 1: They'll be falling from the skies in no time! Get ready to move!
  • Crew 2: Let's clear the skies of plane and let our boys take the Zeppelins!

After shooting two waves of escort planes boarders arrived.

  • Crew 2: Enemies on the way. Get ready for them!
  • Crew 1: Look out! We're being boarded! Fight them off! In position and gun at the ready!

Lydia killed the boarders and destroyed more planes, leading to the destruction of the zeppelins. She met with Churchill as the flaming dirigible fell from the sky.

  • Churchill: A heartwarming sight, Miss Frye.
  • Lydia: Your remarkably armed boat deserves a share of recognition.
  • Churchill: One of my experimental projects when I was Lord of the Admiralty. I haven't always been a man of shadows.

Lydia and Churchill discussing the spy group

  • Lydia: And I suppose this victory will thrust you back into the limelight.
  • Churchill: We may have struck a blow against the enemy, but London is still riddled with German agents. Currently, there's a new group, unlike anything I've seen before. Theirs is a fanatical, almost religious, fervor.
  • Lydia: And you believe that I'm the woman to flush them out.
  • Churchill: Indeed. I dare not approach Mister Asquith without firmer evidence, but I believe they pose an immediate threat. If you can see to this, I give you my word that once I've battled my way back into parliament, I shall see if something can't be done about your request. As you're aware, a vote can be far more lethal than a bullet or a blade.

Juno intercepted the memory.

  • Juno: Once I walked the Earth as you do. I was born to the Illuminat caste in the city of Feyan in the year 2195 of the Isu Era. Now I travel the vast corridors of your machines, adrift here within the Grey. But I grow stronger. The world is nearly ready for my return. And so, I have summoned you to this war-torn simulation. To tell you a story. It is our story.


Lydia Frye agreed to aid Winston Churchill in his efforts against a new group of spies, gathering information and eliminating the plane escorts of the Templar-affiliated German zeppelin. In return, Churchill promised to consider Lydia's request regarding women's right to vote.


  • The binary coded description translates to "lydiawillleadyouhome"; in proper construction: "Lydia will lead you home".


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The Darkest Hour
Assassin's Creed: Syndicate memories
Main memories
Sequence 1: A Spanner in the Works
A Spanner in the Works
Sequence 2: A Simple Plan
A Simple Plan
Sequence 3: A Modern Babylon
Somewhere That's Green - Abberline, We Presume - To Catch an Urchin - Gang War (Whitechapel) - Freedom of the Press
Sequence 4: A Quick and Reliable Remedy
The Crate Escape - A Spoonful of Syrup - Unnatural Selection - On the Origin of Syrup - Cable News - Playing It by Ear - Overdose
Sequence 5: The Perils of Business
A Room with a View - Friendly Competition - Breaking News - The Lady with the Lamp - Research and Development - Survival of the Fittest - End of the Line
Sequence 6: A Run on the Bank
A Case of Identity - One Good Deed - A Spot of Tea - A Thorne in the Side - A Bad Penny
Sequence 7: All is Fair in Politics
Playing Politics - The Bodyguard - Driving Mrs. Disraeli - Change of Plans - Unbreaking the Bank - Motion to Impeach
Sequence 8: The Joys of Freedom
Strange Bedfellows - Triple Theft - Fun and Games - Final Act
Sequence 9: Shall We Dance?
Double Trouble - Dress to Impress - Family Politics - A Night to Remember
Pressed Flowers
London Stories
Charles Dickens
Spring-Heeled Jack - Hell's Bells - Recollection - 50 Berkeley Square - Dead Letters - The Terror of London - Our Mutual Friend - An Artful Plan
Charles Darwin
The Berlin Specimen - An Abominable Mystery - Defamation - Cruel Caricature - A Struggle for Existence - Darwin's Orchid
Karl Marx
Cat and Mouse - Where There is Smoke - Anarchist Intervention - An Explosive End - Vox Populi
Queen Victoria
Operation: Dynamite Boat - Operation: Locomotive - Operation: Drive for Lives - Operation: Westminster
Train Hideout
Stalk the Stalker - Nigel in for the Chop - Hullo Mr. Gatling - Runaway Train - A Long Night Out on the Town
The Dreadful Crimes
A Simple Matter of Murder! - The Case of the Conflicted Courtship - Death Stalks the Colonel - The Fiend of Fleet Street - The Mystery of the Twice-Dead Professor! - Locked in... to Die! - The Most Hated Man in London - Next Stop: Murder! - Conjuring up a Killing! - Murder at the Palace!
Duleep Singh
A Good Shot - Information Intercepted - Stealing from the Poor - A Golden Path - A Good Send-Off - Off the Rails - Much Ado About Drinking - The Great Jewel Heist - The Sandman - The Final Showdown
Associate Activities
Bounty Hunts
Ivan Bunbury - Harvey Hughes - Maude Foster - David O'Donnell - Leopold Bacchus - Mildred Graves - Jesse Butler - Sylvia Duke - Milton King - Gilbert Fowler - Anna Abramson - Albie Vassell - Simon Chase - Emmet Sedgwick - George Scrivens - Homer Dalton - Harrison Harley - Wade Lynton
Templar Hunts
Martin ChurchThe Lambeth BulliesThe FletchersBeatrice GribbleThe Slaughterhouse Siblings Eveline DipperThomas BlackrootLouis BlakePeter NeedhamArgus and Rose BartlettMyrtle PlattPhillip BeckenridgeThe Jekyll BrothersTom EcclestonCaptain Hargrave IIHarold DrakeWallace BoneEdgar Collicott and Bodyguard
Gang Strongholds
Spitalfields - Battersea Bellows - Echostreet Alley - The Mint - Jacob's Island - Field Lane - Black Swan Yard - Rosemary Lane - Clare Market - St. Giles Rookery - Devil's Acre - Blue Anchor Alley
Gang Wars
City of London - Lambeth - Southwark - The Thames - Whitechapel - The Strand - Westminster
World War I
The Darkest Hour
Spy Hunts
The Apothecary Twins - The Magpie - The Master Spy
Spy Hideouts
Hopton's - Clarence Stock House - 17 Walpole Lane
The Darwin and Dickens Conspiracy - Runaway Train - A Long Night Out on the Town - The Dreadful Crimes - The Last Maharaja
Jack the Ripper
Sequence 10: A Monster's Creed
Prologue - Autumn of Terror - The Unfortunates - The Lady Talks - Letters of Intent - Prisoners - Loose Ends - The Mother of All Crimes - Family Reunion - Live by the Creed, Die by the Creed
Bounty Hunts
David Jack-Emmings - Woody Shinnings
Cargo Hijack
Opium Cargo - Egyptian Spoils
Close the Fight Clubs
Mitre Square - Cock Lane
Lost Women
Lost Women - Lost in the City
The Ripper Letters
From Hell - Saucy Jack - Dear Boss
Carriage of Justice
John Pizer - Seweryn Klosowski - Robert Donston Stephenson
Jack's Lieutenants
City of London - Whitechapel
Walk of Shame
Walk of Shame - Shameful Abuse
Brothel Attack
Ludgate Hill Brothel - Gracechurch Street Brothel - Buck's Row Brothel