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The Parting of the Blue Sea was a visual representation of Ratonhnhaké:ton's genetic memories from an Apple of Eden-induced reality.[1]


Having acquired another ability from the Sky World, Ratonhnhaké:ton attempted to find Thomas Jefferson, in order to aid him and the rebellion.


Parting of the Blue Sea 1

Ratonhnhaké:ton and Franklin observing the assault

Ratonhnhaké:ton found Benjamin Franklin atop a rooftop overlooking King Washington's fortress.

  • Franklin: Thank god you're here! The rebels saw their chance when we drew Washington to the docks. They are attacking the pyramid!
  • Ratonhnhaké:ton: Their escape is cut off. They will be cut to ribbons. I must get down there!

Ratonhnhaké:ton made his way into the fortress courtyard to aid Jefferson. He noticed Jefferson was about to be shot by a firing squad and used his new power to dispose of the gunmen. Jefferson noticed Ratonhnhaké:ton's unique ability and called to him.

  • Jefferson: You! Can you perform such a feat again? Washington has us completely surrounded.
  • Ratonhnhaké:ton: I will hold off any reinforcements! You fight your way back to the main gate.
  • Jefferson: Fall back men! Fall back!

As Jefferson and his men attempted to retreat, he took notice of Bluecoat snipers trying to shoot them.

  • Jefferson: Bluecoats firing from above. Take them out!
    They're firing down on us! Take those men out!
    Stop those men up there!

After Ratonhnhaké:ton dispatched the snipers, more guards entered the courtyard.

  • Jefferson: Destroy the gates to cut them off!
    Cut off their reinforcements! Destroy the gates!
    They just keep coming! Bring down those gates!
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Washington sitting in his throne room

Ratonhnhaké:ton destroyed two of the gates with Bear Might. By doing so, the foundation shook, alerting Washington of a disturbance whilst in his throne room.

  • Washington: What is this disturbance?
  • Bluecoat: Your Highness. Some of the people are attacking the pyramid.
  • Washington: People. Attacking. ... I am the people.
  • Bluecoat: Yes, my Liege.
  • Washington: I am the people. I have given myself to the cause of freedom. Do they not see? I have sacrificed my entire life for them. Defeated the English! Gave them liberty! Me! And yet still they rebel! This is madness.
  • Bluecoat: You are our beacon, Your Highness.

The foundation continued to shake as Ratonhnhaké:ton destroyed another gate. After ensuring that no more Bluecoats would arrive, Ratonhnhaké:ton destroyed the front gate, allowing Jefferson and his men to retreat.

  • Jefferson: You've saved my men. We must all scatter and disappear into the city. Who are you?
  • Ratonhnhaké:ton: Ratonhnhaké:ton.
  • Jefferson: A pleasure, sir. We will meet later and plan our next move.


Ratonhnhaké:ton rescued Jefferson and his men.

Behind the scenes[]

The title of the mission and the Pyramid are references to the Biblical story of Moses, known for parting of the Red Sea during the Exodus of the Israelites from Egypt. Red was swapped out for blue as the British Redcoats have been swapped out for Washington's Bluecoats.



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
Duncan Little
Gangs - Gangs of Boston
Clipper Wilkinson
Conscription - Martial Law
Deborah 'Dobbie' Carter
Rationing - Hoarding Provisions
Jamie Colley
Smallpox - Protect the Clinic
Jacob Zenger
Martial Law - 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