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- "What am I doing? Giving a woman a knife as a gift? It's so stupid."
- ―Norris to Connor over giving Myriam a knife for a present.[src]
While visiting Boston in 1773, the Assassin Ratonhnhaké:ton, commonly known as Connor, rescued Norris from drunken guards who intended to beat him up. When Norris mentioned that he came to the city looking for work, Connor told him of a mine on the Homestead, and asked if he fancied setting up his efforts there.
Having had trouble finding employment due to people disliking his accent, Norris agreed to this offer. He subsequently settled at the Homestead and provided it with ore, which could be sold or crafted into weapons and various other items.
That same year, Norris helped Connor and the huntress Myriam catch a white cougar that had wandered into his mine. In 1775, he assisted Connor with the search for a parcel containing the Assassin robes of Achilles Davenport by detonating a rock wall, providing the Assassin with an entrance to the cavern that housed the robes.
It was around that time that Norris confessed to Connor that he had romantic feelings for Myriam. With the aid of the Assassin, Norris attempted to make Myriam aware of his affections, though his initial attemps at gaining her attention with gifts failed, causing his confidence to falter. However, after gathering the necessary ore and having it crafted by David Walston, the Homestead's blacksmith, he presented her with a new hunting knife, which saved her life when she was attacked by a poacher.
Following that event, Norris and Myriam began a relationship and eventually became engaged. Despite some last minute wedding jitters from Myriam, which Connor helped her to overcome, the two were married in 1777 by Father Timothy, following which they celebrated their union in the Mile's End.
- Both Norris and Myriam were illiterate, as shown when they required Dr. Lyle White's assistance to read a letter regarding Norris' mined goods. The letter said that the iron Norris had smelted was the best the writer had ever seen.
- Norris revealed to Connor that he changed his name from Maurice after speaking with a woman in a pub who could not pronounce his real name correctly.