|Elegant and Deadly|
Protect the family business.
Aveline met with one of Gérald's informants.
- Informant: Follow me.
Aveline then followed him to a public square, where she found a town crier slandering de Grandpré name.
- Town crier: De Grandpré coffee produces hives about the face and causes fit men to walk with a limp! Avoid the primitive muckwater! Drink fine East India tea, the elixir of gentlemen!
- Aveline: What's the meaning of this?
- Town crier: I don't know, ma'am! They pay me to say what I'm told. I can't even read, I swear!
- Aveline: Where is your employer?
- Town crier: At his warehouse, no doubt. Please don't hurt me.
Aveline then made her way to the warehouse, using her parasol to eliminate the guards.
- Bouché: Don't kill me! What do you want?
- Aveline: Stop slandering de Grandpré's reputation. Close your deceptive booth, clean the market of your insipid handbills, and issue a public apology.
- Bouché: Alright. I'll apologize. I swear!
- Aveline: What's this? Coffee? How are you feeling? A touch nervous? Itchy?
- Bouché: Alright, look. I'm desperate. I can't keep my slaves from escaping. I lose money every day. And all my stock is in tea. If everyone starts drinking coffee, I'll be through.
- Aveline: Anyone who keeps slaves deserves to lose them. Next time, remember: far worse things can haunt a man than lost business.
- Bouché: Alright, alright, alright ma'am.
Aveline then returned to Gérald Blanc.
- Aveline: He'll be no more trouble.
- Gérald: I'll say. He's going bankrupt! Selling off his shops! Care to err... expand your empire?
- Aveline: Now there's an idea. If I buy him out, I can pay his slaves a wage and set them on the path to freedom.
- Gérald: Certainly a more uh... peaceful solution than your er... usual method of handling slavers. I'll keep a tally of properties available to buy, and make sure my informants keep an eye on er... opportunities. Look for them.
- Aveline: Thank you, Gérald.
Aveline then set out to buy the shop and returned to her headquarters.
- Aveline: Gérald, I'm hearing about disappearing slaves again. I thought we ended that with Gouverneur d'Abbadie. But it happens again--and not only slaves now, but laborers, the poor... Where are they all going?
- Gérald: I'll set my informants on finding out.
- Aveline: No. I'll do it myself. They need help now.
- Gérald: May I suggest that you er... start with San Danje this time?
- Aveline: Yes. This is one case we won't solve at a garden party.
- Gérald: When you're ready to go, find me outside, near the docks. I'll show you a faster way there.
Aveline left and met Gérald at the docks.
- Gérald: Ah! Aveline. Simply come here when you need to travel out of town. The uh... business... will cover any er... expense.
Aveline protected the family business, expanded it by buying a new shop, and set out to discover what happened to the slaves.
- The town crier's speech about the de Grandpré coffee's quality can also be heard being spread by town criers in Assassin's Creed: Rogue.