In order to remain unnoticed by British soldiers in the Thirteen Colonies, the Freemasons moved around in tunnels beneath Boston and New York. To discover points of access to these underground tunnels, Ratonhnhaké:ton analyzed Freemason documents to find clues to the arrangement of symbols formed by their magic lanterns.
- The Freemason symbol bears a passing resemblance to the Assassin insignia.
- In the real world, the Knights Templar, Freemasons and Illuminati are theorized to have been connected to one another, all secretly guiding the world towards a New World Order. In the Assassin's Creed universe, the Freemasons bear no connection to the Templars.