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Electricity at this time was an intriguing science, an experiment called "The Flying Boy" was very popular. Rescue Pierre-Simon Laplace (who is suspected of anti-revolutionary sentiments) and prevent a Flying Boy experiment from turning fatal.


Assassin's Creed: Unity

Memory type

Paris story


A Nice Chappe


Constructing a "Close Shave"

Historical information

Arno Dorian


Paris, French Republic

Flying Boy was a virtual representation of one of Arno Dorian's genetic memories, relived by a Helix initiate through the Helix Navigator.


Antoine Lavoisier asked Arno to rescue Pierre-Simon Laplace, who had attempted to stop a flying boy magnetic experiment.


  • Arno: Citizen Lavoisier!
  • Lavoisier: Ah, it's a stroke of luck you found me just now. Do you know the mathematician Pierre-Simon Laplace? One of the fittest minds in France, I'd wager. Yet his natural skepticism and, how shall I say, agnostic attitudes have made him a target for the fanatics in Paris. Against my warnings he crossed the wrong people and now finds himself under house arrest. I fear he'll answer to the guillotine if we don't free him quickly.

Arno infiltrated Laplace's house and freed him.

  • Laplace: Thank you, brother. I've been unfairly detained merely for disrupting a dangerous experiment! Some damned fools mean to induce a man to flight using electricity alone. Yet I know their experiment will kill the subject dead. Carry this Leyden jar to the experiment, and swap it with theirs, unseen. The charge on this one is significantly smaller and will harm no one. Hurry now, before it's too late! Monsieur Allemand made a similarly stupid mistake and it nearly cost him his life. The shock knocked him arse over chin, just like that. Hurt like hell and he doesn't remember a thing.

Arno made his way to the experiment at the College of the Four Nations. There, a scientist spoke before a crowd.

  • Scientist: Consider this: the flying boy. Through infusing him with electric virtue, all manner of things stick to his body and resist the pull of the earth! This is made possible by the force of electric virtue. The applications of a miracle such as this are endless. A marvel of French ingenuity!
    Behold the future! Using the principles of science, we are able to make any number of objects resist the pull of the earth.
  • Spectators: Unbelievable!
    I've never seen anything like it!

Arno switched the Leyden jars in the experiment, allowing the subject to survive. The former then escaped the area.


Arno freed Laplace from house arrest and sabotaged the flying boy experiment, rescuing the subject.


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