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Unmanned was a virtual representation of one of Edward Kenway's genetic memories, relived by a research analyst at Abstergo Entertainment in 2013 through the Animus Omega.


Edward prepared to assassinate Laurens Prins after having promised James Kidd he would do so.


Edward met with Kidd atop a windmill.

  • Edward: Wouldn't you prefer meeting in a pub?
  • Kidd: I came to Kingston chasing a target. Getting pissed ain't a priority.
  • Edward: We could work together on this, you know. It's Laurens Prins you're after, and I want his prisoner.
  • Kidd: We're after the Sage, as well, Edward. Careful who you cross.
  • Edward: May the best man win.
  • Kidd: There's guards patrolling that property from end to end. Looks to me like they use bells to signal trouble. See there? We'll want to disable those before pushing too far. With so many men about, we can't rely on stealth alone. So... I'll do what I can to distract and draw their attention, giving you a chance to cut 'em down.

Kidd removed his bandana and reddened his lips with his blood, revealing himself to be a woman.

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Kidd revealing her true gender

  • Kidd: Ready?
  • Edward: Your name's not James, is it?
  • Kidd: Not most days. Come on.

Edward made his way to the edge of Prins' estate.

  • Kidd: If you see Prins before I do, kill him and there'll be a bit of coin in it for you. All right?
  • Edward: Damn, man! How is it you're a woman!?
  • Kidd: Christ, Edward, is that something that needs explaining? Now, I'm here to do a job. I'll let you be amused later.
  • Guard 1: Oy, wasn't that Spanish fella meant to come up here for a visit? Torres or something?
  • Guard 2: You didn't hear what happened? He was attacked by a couple of brigands on his way here. Buccaneers or the like. A nasty business.
  • Guard 1: Jaysus. Is he all right?
  • Guard 2: Slipped away, from what I heard. Prins ain't too happy neither.
  • Guard 3: Where is Master Prins? Hasn't come out of his manor all day.
  • Guard 4: Still reeling from the attack yesterday. Caused him quite a fright from what I can tell.
  • Guard 3: Well it would, wouldn't it? Imagine that.
  • Guard 5: I reckon I could have gone home with her, if I hadn't been so mean. But we had a row, and I said something nasty about the Pope.
  • Guard 6: That's a bit daft, innit? You know she's Catholic.
  • Guard 5: Yeah, I know she's Catholic. I didn't know the Pope was.

Edward disabled the bells and met with Kidd near the gates.

  • Thompson: Hold! Stand your ground!
  • Kidd: Please, I've been shot! I need aid.
  • Guard 7: Christ, Thompson, look at her. She's hurt.
  • Kidd: Dreadfully, sir. I'm poorly and faint.
  • Thompson: All right. Take an arm, lass.
  • Kidd: Bless you, lads.

She then killed the guards and went in search of the Sage, while Edward went after Prins.

  • Guard 8: Oy! Marlowe! Mister Prins says to keep your eyes peeled tonight! Says there's some men about bent on making trouble.
  • Marlowe: I'll spread the word.
  • Guard 9: The way I it is, sword fighting is a little like making love. It's not always what you do, but what you say.
  • Guard 10: A pity for you, then. You're the most inarticulate bugger I ever met.
  • Guard 9: Oy, man! That ain't... that ain't... nice.

Edward found Prins in the garden and assassinated him.

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Laurens' final moments

  • Prins: Why hang over me like a leering crow? To see an old man suffer?
  • Edward: You've caused no small portion of suffering yourself, Mr. Prins. Retribution, I suppose.
  • Prins: You absurd cutthroats and your precious philosophy. You live in the world, but you cannot make it move.
  • Edward: You mistake my motive, old man. I'm only after a bit of coin...
  • Prins: As was I, lad. As was I.

Bartholomew Roberts appeared, holding Kidd hostage.

  • Kidd: Head's up, Kenway! I found your man!
  • Roberts: I remember you. The Templar from Havana.
  • Edward: I'm no Templar, mate! That were just a ruse! We've come here to save your arse from this slaver.
  • Roberts: Save me? I work for Mister Prins.
  • Edward: Well then he's a poor man to call master. He meant to sell you out to the Templars.
  • Roberts: You can't trust anyone, it seems.
  • Edward: Roberts!

Roberts shot the alarm bell, allowing him to escape.

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Mary warning Edward

  • Kidd: Let's move, Kenway! Run! See you on the other side!

Edward lost the guards and met up with Kidd again.

  • Kidd: Lost your man again, did you?
  • Edward: Aye. Roberts is a devil, with a queer aversion to kindness. I suppose that's two men I've lost today. So... what's your real name, lass?
  • Kidd: Mary Read to my mum. And them I call friends. But not a word of it to anyone. Or I'll unman you as well.


Edward assassinated Laurens Prins, but the Sage managed to escape once again.

Behind the scenes[]

The guards' conversation about the Pope is a reference to a joke from the British sitcom The Young Ones.

It is impossible to read the James Kidd's database entry after starting this memory, even when replaying an older memory.



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