God, Hope... What are you doing with these felons? Turning the city against itself? What have you become?
——Shay Cormac, 1756.[来源]
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The ruffians we have arrested refer to an intimidating woman. I believe she is behind these nefarious plans.
——George Monro on Hope's activities, 1756.[来源]
Following the events at the Homestead, Hope continued her work with Franklin alone. She had him produce equipment for her that could be used in conjunction with the Assassins' poison gas reserves, which were supplied by Le Chasseur. Among the weaponry commissioned was the prototype of a grenade launcher, though this particular weapon ended up in the hands of the Templars when Franklin handed it over to Shay, unaware of the latter's switch in allegiance.
Believing Hope would use the poisonous gas on the innocent populace of New York, the Templars sent Shay to destroy a factory that housed a large supply of it, further sabotaging the Assassin's activities. He also worked to weaken the presence of Hope's gangs throughout the years.
- Shay：“Hope, I didn't want to do this.”
- Hope：“I trained you to do this. I expected nothing less.”
- ——Hope to Shay in her final moments, 1759.[来源]
In November 1757, Liam managed to steal back the lost Manuscript from the Templar George Monro, allowing the Assassins to continue their search for the Precursor temples. For a long time, however, they were unable to replicate Franklin's original experiment, preventing them from determining an exact location and organizing an expedition.
By October 1759, Hope had figured out a way to activate the Precursor Box once more and find the location of another Temple. While she set up the experiment inside her warehouse, the British Army, having been manipulated by the Templars, launched an attack on her mansion with the intent of eradicating the gangs' influence. Unfazed, Hope managed to activate the artifact and give Liam the location of a Temple, before sending him on his way.
Immediately afterwards, she shot out the skylight, causing Shay, who had been spying on her, to fall down into the warehouse. Hope then took his gas mask, drank an antidote and activated a mechanism, causing the chamber to slowly fill with toxic gasses. Leaving Shay to die inside, she was surprised when soon after, he appeared on the warehouse's balcony.
Complimenting him on his endurance, Hope then flung a poison dart at him, before departing once again, though Shay nevertheless continued to pursue her. She attempted to deter him by using various smoke bombs, hoping the poison would run its course before he could catch up to her. However, after a lengthy chase across New York, Shay managed to stab Hope in the abdomen, mortally wounding her.
Having taken her antidote, Shay cured himself of Hope's poison, before expressing remorse at having to kill her. Hope dismissed these words and revealed she had merely been buying time for the Assassins' expedition. She lamented Shay's wasted potential, before succumbing to her wounds; her body would later be found by Liam.
- Hope: "It's about time you showed up."
- Shay: "Far be it from me to keep a lady waiting."
- Hope: "I'm no lady here, don't you forget it! I'm your teacher... and your better."
- Shay: "Well some of that is true, at least."
- —Hope and Shay batering with each other before training, 1752.[来源]
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From an early age, Hope lived on the streets and was forced to pickpocket. She was so good that she impressed Achilles with her skill. Hope proved to be a skilled Assassin, and later on she began to tutor recruits in stealth and swordsmanship. She was also a skilled freerunner and capable of performing a Leap of Faith.