In 2015, Bishop contacts the Helix Initiate to help herself and fellow Assassins Shaun Hastings and Rebecca Crane locate a Piece of Eden in London. Through camera drones, the Initiate watches the pair of Assassins conduct their field work and download the memories of the twins Jacob and Evie Frye.
By 1868, London had fallen under the control of the Templar Grand Master Crawford Starrick, who controlled the city’s vast industrial base and politicians through a network of lieutenants, keeping the Templars in power and oppressing the working classes. In 1868, controlling London meant controlling the British Empire. Henry Green, leader of the remaining Assassins in the city, wrote to his friend George Westhouse to petition the Assassin Council of Crawley for aid.
In Croydon, the Frye twins coordinated with Westhouse to remove the Templar threat of Rupert Ferris and David Brewster. While Jacob assassinated Ferris inside his steel foundry, Evie assassinated Brewster in his laboratory, but the Piece of Eden she hoped to recover was destroyed. However, she learned that the Templars had already found a new one. The twins returned to Westhouse to report their accomplishments. Impatient to journey to London, the twins were scolded by the older Assassin, claiming that the Templars were too strong to take on so soon. Fed up with waiting to strike at their enemies, Evie and Jacob defied the Council’s orders and traveled to London.
When the twins arrived, they met with Henry. The Frye twins then began to disagree on the right course of action; Jacob wanted to form a gang called the Rooks to challenge the Templar-controlled gang Blighters and cripple Starrick’s control, while Evie wanted to find the Piece of Eden in his possession. The twins made alliances with Sergeant Frederick Abberline and Clara O’Dea. Jacob and Evie set out to kill Blighter leader Rexford Kaylock and take over Whitechapel once and for all. With Kaylock dead, Whitechapel fell under the control of the Rooks. Jacob and Evie also acquired a broken rope launcher and a train that served as their new headquarters.
Henry took Evie and Jacob to meet Alexander Graham Bell, a scientist and inventor who would be able to repair the rope launcher. The twins also helped Bell set up an independent telegraph line to break Starrick’s monopoly over the media. Back at the train, they made the acquaintance of Ned Wynert and began planning their next move.
Jacob investigated the source of Starrick’s Soothing Syrup, a cheap narcotic keeping London’s poor districts passive and under control. Aided by Charles Darwin, Jacob destroyed the distillery where the syrup was being produced and learned that its creator was John Elliotson. Jacob assassinated Elliotson, causing the Templars to take further note of his and Evie’s actions in London.
Meanwhile, Evie followed a lead on the Piece of Eden and recovered a book containing information on it. Following hidden information in the book, she and Henry later infiltrated the Kenway Mansion to continue the search for the Piece of Eden. They learned that Edward Kenway had found a Shroud of Eden, which possessed powers of regeneration and healing, and had left clues as to its location.
Jacob then worked on ending Starrick’s control of London’s transport. He introduces himself to Pearl Attaway, chief competitor to Starrick’s omnibus company owned by Malcolm Millner, and reluctantly established a business partnership with her to destroy the Millner Company. Jacob performed jobs for Attaway, such as stealing a set of internal combustion engines from the Millner Company, and then assassinating Millner. Jacob then learned that Attaway was Starrick’s cousin and fellow Templar, and that she had manipulated him all along. Dismayed, Jacob assassinated Attaway and learned of another Templar plot. Starrick was devastated by the death of his cousin, and ordered an increase in the Templar presence in the city.
Meanwhile, Evie visited Lambeth, which was overrun with counterfeit tonics and medicine after Elliotson’s death. Evie recovered medical supplies for the Lambeth Asylum, allowing Florence Nightingale to save an ill Clara and establish better medical care for the borough. Evie later searched for the Shroud of Eden at the Monument to the Great Fire of London. Although she found the key to the vault holding the Shroud, she lost it to Lucy Thorne after a struggle with her.
While Evie went after Thorne, Jacob targeted Starrick’s financial interests. He met with Abberline, who was also investigating and informed Jacob of a planned robbery of the Bank of England. Jacob uncovered the orchestrator of the robbery as Philip Twopenny and assassinated him before the robbery could take place.
Evie visited Southwark, rescuing Edward Bayley from threats by the Blighters. Bayley, as the only omnibus manufacturer in London, informed her that after the downfall of their omnibus businesses Attaway Transport and Millner Company, the Blighters were demanding that he work for them. Evie helped Bayley and his associates found the London General Omnibus Company, ending the Blighters’ monopoly over the transport sector. Evie then infiltrated the Tower of London to find the Shroud of Eden. She crossed paths with Thorne and assassinated her, reclaiming the key in her possession.
Jacob discovered a Templar plot to assassinate Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli. He rescued Disraeli and his wife Mary Anne from a group of thugs hired to attack the Disraelis. While Jacob was acting as a bodyguard for Mary Anne, she identified the man behind the attack as the Earl of Cardigan. Jacob assassinated Cardigan at the Palace of Westminster, severely diminishing Starrick’s political influence.
After the death of Twopenny, Britain’s economy was left in danger and counterfeiters had stolen printing plates from the Bank of England. Abberline had Evie recover the plates and return them to the Bank, restoring faith in the economy and preventing a financial breakdown. Later, Evie and Henry set out to steal the plans for the vault holding the Shroud, but were unsuccessful.
Jacob received an invitation to meet with Maxwell Roth, the leader of the Blighters, who proposed an alliance against Starrick. He agreed, despite Evie’s warnings, and together, they began to undermine Starrick’s criminal and economic power throughout the city. Jacob helped Roth kidnap three of Starrick’s important associates, but as they continued, Jacob grew perturbed by Roth’s tactics. After Roth’s attempt to destroy one of Starrick’s workhouses with children inside, Jacob cut his ties with the crimeboss. Roth then invited him to a performance at the Alhambra Music Hall. Aware of Roth’s malevolent intentions, Jacob resolved to assassinate him. Once Jacob was inside the theatre, Roth set the place ablaze with the guests still inside. Jacob was able to assassinate Roth and escape the burning theatre, provoking Starrick to personally take action against the Assassins and attempt to reinstate his control over London.
After an argument over each other’s methods, Jacob and Evie decided to kill Starrick and recover the Shroud in one final mission together, after which they would part ways. To do so, Jacob acquired invitations and a carriage for himself and Evie to the Queen’s Ball at Buckingham Palace, and a Royal Guard uniform for Abberline, who could smuggle in weapons for them. Meanwhile, Evie drove for Duleep Singh and several politicians in exchange for learning that the plans to the Buckingham Palace crypt could be found in the White Drawing Room of Buckingham Palace.
Jacob and Evie infiltrated the Queen’s Ball to confront Starrick and secure the Shroud of Eden. However, Evie lost her Precursor necklace to Starrick and ordered her brother to locate the crypt. Jacob made his way to the vault, finding Starrick wearing the Shroud, but failed to attack him. Evie reached the vault and fought the Templar one on one but the Shroud prevented her from dealing much damage. Henry arrived and joined the fight, but he too was knocked off his feet by the Templar. Jacob and Evie continued the fight and managed to remove the Shroud and end Starrick’s life. With the Templar threat gone, the rift between the siblings was mended. Jacob returned the Shroud to the vault as Evie attended to Henry. Shortly thereafter, the Assassins met with Queen Victoria, who knighted them into the Order of the Sacred Garter for their efforts in saving her life.
Thanks to the Initiate’s work, Shaun, Rebecca and Master Assassin Galina Voronina find the vault where the Shroud had been stored. The Initiate then watches as the group of Assassins engage Isabelle Ardant and her escorts, Juhani Otso Berg and Violet da Costa. During the struggle, Ardant is killed by Shaun, but ultimately Violet manages to escape with the artifact. Despite the loss of the Shroud, Bishop is confident they will recover it in time and thanks the Initiate for their efforts.
Bishop then sends them a final piece of footage from Abstergo’s computers: Violet and Dr. Álvaro Gramática discussing their plans for the Shroud: instead of cloning a member of the First Civilization, they intend to recreate one from scratch using the Shroud’s cellular level healing ability. The footage then shows Violet talking to a woman, telling her that she’s scared of what will happen to her if anyone found out what she was doing. The woman, revealed to be Juno, tells Violet not to worry, for Violet has played her part well, and that she will save the world.
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