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This article is about one of Edward Kenway's genetic memories. You may be looking for Alonzo Batilla's memory of the same name.

The Treasure Fleet was a virtual representation of one of Edward Kenway's genetic memories, relived by a research analyst in 2014 at Abstergo Entertainment through the Animus Omega.


After being captured by the Caribbean Templars and placed on a treasure ship bound for Spain, Edward awoke to find himself in leg irons together with a fellow prisoner, Adéwalé.


  • Soldier 1: (Supper. Eat it fast.)

The soldier placed a bowl of gruel next to the two men. Uninterested, Edward turned to address his fellow prisoner.

  • Edward: You hungry?

Edward passed the bowl over to Adéwalé, who used the gruel to slicken his bindings and slip out of them, before springing Edward free.

  • Edward: Now what's your plan, mate?
  • Adéwalé: Find my weapon and steal a ship.
  • Soldier 2: (God help us. I don't like the look of that storm coming.)
  • Soldier 3: (It looks like it's veering west, into the gulf. We might be safe.)
  • Adéwalé: Soldier!
  • Edward: Unlucky lads.
  • Soldier 4: Aieee!

Edward and Adéwalé reached their weapons.

  • Edward: Christ, the seas are uneasy today.
  • Adéwalé: Hurricane coming.
  • Edward: Hurricane? Jaysus.
  • Adéwalé: We're stealing a brig. Hey, take what you need!
  • Edward: Won't be a minute.

Edward found a leather vest among the confiscated possessions and used it to reinforce his robes.

  • Adéwalé: There's many prisoners held on these ships. Set them free, and they'll sail with us, no question.

Edward and Adéwalé made their way topside.

  • Edward: So that's the idea then? Free what men we can, then find a fast ship to flee in?
  • Adéwalé: Aye. There's a brig in this fleet. I'll make my way to it.

Edward saved the first group of prisoners.

The Treasure Fleet 5

Edward freeing the pirates

  • Edward: There's a catch to this favor. You're sailing with me.
  • Prisoner: I'd follow you to hell for this, mate!

Edward made his way to the next ship.

  • Soldier 5: (What's the delay? We should be halfway to Bermuda by now.)
  • Soldier 6: (Gold. Silver. Jade. Tobacco. You name it.)
  • Soldier 5: (What about water? What about food? I'm more worried about my stomach than the King's coffers.)

Edward saved another group of prisoners.

  • Edward: Come on, lads! If we're to drown today, it won't be here!

Edward made his way to the next ship.

  • Soldier 7: (Make ready to leave! That storm's nearly upon us!)
  • Soldier 8: (What of the prisoners?)
  • Soldier 7: (Let them drown, else we all do!)

Edward saved another group.

  • Edward: There's a brig nearby just waiting for us to take her.

Edward made his way to the next ship, going below deck.

  • Soldier 9: (I'm going on top. This is madness.)
  • Soldier 10: (Calm down. We'll be fine. We'll be under-weigh in a few minutes.)
  • Soldier 11: (Stop squirming about, pirate! You understand? No moving!)

Edward saved the last group of prisoners.

  • Edward: We're going topside. Be ready.

Edward then made his way towards the brig.

  • Soldier 12: (We must weigh anchor! Now!
    Hurry! For God's sake, move! Jesus help us! We'll be dashed to pieces!)
  • Captain: (We're not going anywhere! Batten down the hatches and sit tight, you hear me?)
  • Soldier 12: (Who the hell is in charge here?!)

Edward swiftly killed the brig's captain.

  • Edward: Lay aboard, lads!
  • Adéwalé: Save your singing for Davy Jones, you Jagabats! It's a hard wind coming!
  • Edward: The man speaks true! You lot weigh anchor. As for the rest, half on the foremast and half at the main! Let's outrun this hurricane!

Edward began his attempt to escape the hurricane.

  • Edward: Keep watch on those galleons! See they don't give us trouble.
  • Adéwalé: They won't. Far too slow for this weather.
  • Edward: Bark any orders you think wise, mate. We're up against it here!
  • Adéwalé: These men know their place. They'll see us home.

A rogue wave appeared.

  • Adéwalé: Look out man!
  • Edward: I see it!
  • Adéwalé: Waterspout!
    Steer clear of that thing!
    Waterspout, man! Steer wide!
    It's not looking good!
    Steady as she goes, man.
    We will be dragged down to our deaths, captain.
The Treasure Fleet 8

Edward introducing himself to Adéwalé

Edward and his crew managed to escape from the treasure fleet and the storm.

  • Crewman 1: Godfrey Lijah, we made it!
  • Crewman 2: Oh what a mess! Jaysus.
  • Edward: By God, we pulled this one straight from the teeth of Neptune... I'm Edward. Much thanks for your aid back there.
  • Adéwalé: Adéwalé.
  • Edward: Ever been to Nassau, Adéwalé?
  • Adéwalé: Not yet.
  • Edward: By God, she took some knocks, didn't she? I think I'll keep her. All hands aft, lads! We're taking this one home!


With the combined effort of the prisoners they released, Edward and Adéwalé managed to escape captivity and certain death with a stolen brig, which Edward decided to keep afterward.

Behind the scenes[]

The memory portrays the real Spanish Plate Fleet which was sunk by a hurricane on 31 July 1715. It is probably the most famous loss of a treasure fleet. Edward manages to escape before the night, when the hurricane struck with its full might.

The fleet stands still and its ships are very close to each other for the player's ease.

Most sailors could not swim in the Age of Sail and they often did not intentionally learn it. [citation needed] However, Edward proves to be an exception throughout the entire game, as do all saved prisoners in this memory who can swim to the brig without any of them drowning.



Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag memories
Main memories
Sequence 1: Prologue
Edward Kenway
Sequence 2: The Spanish Main
Lively Havana - ...And My Sugar? - Mister Walpole, I Presume? - A Man They Call the Sage - Claiming What's Due - The Treasure Fleet
Sequence 3: The Republic of Pirates
This Tyro Captain - Now Hiring - Prizes and Plunder - Raise the Black Flag - Sugarcane and Its Yields - Proper Defenses - A Single Madman
Sequence 4: Retribution
This Old Cove - Nothing Is True... - The Sage's Buried Secret - Overrun and Outnumbered
Sequence 5: Mistaken Motives
The Forts - Traveling Salesman - Unmanned
Sequence 6: Shifting Sands
Diving for Medicines - Devil's Advocate - The Siege of Charles-Towne
Sequence 7: The British Invasion
We Demand a Parlay - The Gunpowder Plot - Commodore Eighty-Sixed - The Fireship
Sequence 8: No Regrets
Do Not Go Gently... - Vainglorious Bastards - Marooned
Sequence 9: Muddied Waters
Imagine My Surprise - Trust Is Earned
Sequence 10: Dead Reckoning
Black Bart's Gambit - Murder and Mayhem - The Observatory
Sequence 11: To the Lees
To Suffer Without Dying - Delirium - ...Everything Is Permitted
Sequence 12: The Eagle and the Jackdaw
A Governor No Longer - Royal Misfortune - Tainted Blood - Ever a Splinter
Sequence 13: Epilogue
The End - How Grand, Master Kenway!
Templar hunts
Opía Apito
The Taíno Assassin - Templar Ships - Right-Hand Man - The Trail of Lucia Márquez
Rhona Dinsmore
Bureau Under Attack - A Thief in the Market - Arms Race - Flint's End
The Maroon Assassin - Recruiting Maroons - Under Attack - The Commander's Ruse
Vance Travers
Oh Brother... - The Other Brother - Upton's Sorrow - Queen of Pirates, King of Fools
Assassination contracts
The Plantation Master - The Guard Post - The Slave Traders - The Judge - The Weapons Smugglers - The British Captain - Beach Bonfire - A Shipment of Powder - The Spanish Commander - Unlicensed Dealer - No More Taxes - A Botched Escape - The Pirate Captain - The Outlaws - Tomb Raiders - A Last Drink for the Road - Castaway - The Unworthy Brother - The Poachers - The Deserter - The Twin Dilemma - The Dreaded Pirate - The Expedition - The Slave Master - A Slaver's Business - The Informant - The Treasure Hunter - Shady Business - The Smuggler's Squat - The Outlaw's Cave
Naval contracts
An Eye for an Eye - The Law of the Ocean - A Spanish Plague - Driftwood - Silk on the Waves - Contraband - Private Escort - Blind Justice - The Realities of War - Hunter Gatherer - Papers, Please - Weathering the Storm - Smuggler's Den - A Personal Matter - The Final Contract
Aveline missions
The Rebel Camp - The Fort - The Tower
Freedom Cry missions
The Calm Before the Storm - A Common Enemy - Laying the First Brick - A Ship of His Own - Lifting the Veil - A Scientific Inquiry - Plant the Seeds - Down with the Ship - De Fayet's Last Stand