I’d been thinking about pirates and soldiers reminiscent of the Pirates of the Carribean franchise while playing the naval mission and these ideas came to me.
In the late 1700s, twenty-five Desmond Miles, notorious master gunner famed for taking down Abstergo’s 6th Fleet in one sitting, is invited to have an audience with the Navy’s governor, Warren Vidic. They make him an offer to join their ranks in exchange for security and safety in a high-ranking position. When he declines, he is charged with treason against the Crown and executed.
At the gallows, with his head ready to be hung, he only hopes that his death be quick and painless. But the fort is attacked, shelled, by who nobody can determine.
“It’s the Ghost of the North Seas!” someone screams. The Aquila, Desmond thinks. But he cannot flee, cannot run for so he was tied and chained. Abstergo decides to flee, leaving him to be shelled to death.
But it stops, and amidst the growing smoke and piling rubble, he feels a set of hands checking his pulse, his breathing. Then they yell, in a commanding tone. “Kadar, we’ve found him, we’ve found the arms master!”
The hands cut his ropes, they free him from the chains but he cannot walk. So he finds himself on the man’s back, his weary head lolling onto the man’s shoulder. The run.
“Your name-” Desmond coughs. “What is it…?”
“Altair Ibn La’Ahad.” A familiar name, but he cannot stay awake to remember. “Do not fall asleep, Mister Miles, for you won’t wake if you do-“
He laughs, a tired and weary laugh, but he cannot, and he slips into unconsciousness to the sound of the fort’s pillars collapsing and another man screaming in agony.
Whoa, whoops, went overboard there.