Mere survival is not enough. Full bellies, warm clothing... Freedom from want is the greatest freedom of all.
——George Monro, regarding his dream for the Colonies, 1756.[来源]
George Monro was born in Clonfin, County Longford, Ireland, to a Scottish military family. His father was Colonel George Monro, famous for his victory at the Battle of Dunkeld in 1689. Monro became a lieutenant in Otway's Regiment in 1718, and was eventually inducted into the Templar Order.
By 1750, Monro had been promoted to Lieutenant Colonel. Around this time, Grand Master Reginald Birch had become frustrated with Lawrence Washington's lack of progress in the American Colonies. Birch sent Monro to work with Washington, stating that while the Colonel was to be his subordinate, he was still his better in every way. After the deaths of Washington and James Wardrop, Monro worked for Haytham Kenway, who eventually became the first Grand Master of the Colonial Rite. In 1751, he inducted Christopher Gist and Jack Weeks into the Order.
1755年，乔治·门罗和他的部下救了被重伤的刺客谢伊·科马克，后者刚刚被刺客组织驱逐，此外，他还发现了与谢伊同时落入海中的伏尼契手稿。门罗将谢伊送到了一名圣殿骑士同僚的父母巴里·芬尼根和卡西迪·芬尼根的家中照料。While tending to Shay's injuries, Monro found the Voynich manuscript on his person and took it for himself.当伤愈的谢伊捣毁了纽约市的一个与刺客结盟的黑帮总部之后，两人正式会面。门罗认识到了谢伊的潜力，相信他会超越组织内其他所有圣殿骑士，甚至与最高大师海瑟姆·肯维说他对谢伊的期望。Wearing away at Shay's skepticism, Monro eventually gained Shay's confidence, with the two agreeing to work together to rebuild the city.
Back at the Finnegans' home, Monro asked Shay to rescue Gist, who had been captured by members of the same gang Shay had defeated earlier, and gave him some firecracker darts the criminals had made to use as a distraction. Monro, Gist and Shay later reconvened in Albany, where Gist revealed the criminals' base of operations was located at the nearby Fort La Croix.
Fearing that the French were planning an assault on New York, Monro convinced Shay to help them capture the fort. After Shay's ship, the Morrigan, was fitted with the necessary equipment, they mounted an attack on the criminals' headquarters, successfully weakening its defenses. While Shay went inside to finish the job, Monro returned to New York.
Sometime later in New York, Monro explained to Shay that the criminals' boss had hired Benjamin Franklin to create poisonous gases and the means to use them. Contrary to what Le Chasseur told Shay, Monro claimed that the outlaws were planning to use the gases against the populace.
Fearing that his former ally Hope Jensen was involved, Shay agreed to investigate. He managed to acquire a grenade launcher, which the Colonel recommended he use to destroy the criminals' poison factory at an abandoned brewery. Upon completing his mission, he was congratulated by known Templars William Johnson and Jack Weeks, which revealed Monro's allegiance to the Order.
Siege of Fort William Henry编辑
Following the Siege at Fort William Henry, Monro met with Shay near Onaquaga. There, Weeks informed them that Kesegowaase was planning to attack Albany. Shay volunteered to help Monro's British and Oneida allies while he prepared the city's defenses.
On 3 November 1757, Kesegowaase and his men began their attack on Albany. Monro took command of Fort Frederick and was once again rescued by Shay. On the behest of his protégé, Monro headed for the Morrigan with the manuscript in his possession. However, along the way, Monro was attacked and fatally wounded by the Assassin Liam O'Brien, who took the manuscript and left Monro to die in a burning house.
After assassinating Kesegowaase, who informed him of Liam's plan, Shay arrived to carry Monro out of the house, but could not save the dying Colonel from his wounds. Before his death, Monro passed his Templar ring to Shay, entrusting him to recover the manuscript and continue fighting for the Templar Order in his stead.
When I am issued new recruits burdened with regrets, I tell them the surest way to lose them is with gunpowder.
——George Monro to Shay Cormac, 1756.[来源]
- 在谢伊加入圣殿骑士之后，他会收到与门罗完全相同的护腕和饰带，之后在服装界面可以更换。These cuffs were also similar to those worn by the early versions of Spanish and British soldiers in Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag.
- In 2015, his name was on a list of known British Templars used by the Templar Isabelle Ardant.