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Find out how Benjamin Franklin can help the cause.
Ratonhnhaké:ton met with his allies and learned where he could find Benjamin Franklin.
- Kanen'tó:kon: We'll be trapped in this alley if Franklin comes with reinforcements.
- Adams: Like last time. Ratonhnhaké:ton! I'm told you're an extraordinary hunter - able to track anything or anyone.
- Ratonhnhaké:ton: I do my best.
- Adams: I could use such a man. I fought for years in the cause of freedom. I thought that Washington would lead us to a new age! But he turned, and I had to start again. Sadly, our second rebellion is faltering ...
- Redcoat: Sir, we're out of gunpowder!
- Adams: We must leave Boston or be crushed altogether. But I wish to free some comrades to bring with us. Loyal boys, all of them.
- Kanen'tó:kon: But this time we must avoid being surprised by that murderer, Franklin.
- Adams: If I had a man who could track Franklin down while we attempt to free our friends, it would disorient the Bluecoats and ensure our success.
- Ratonhnhaké:ton: I have my own reasons to get Franklin.
- Adams: Capital! We have an accordance of desires.
Samuel drew Ratonhnhaké:ton's attention to the tactical map on the table.
- Adams: From time to time we get important information from this tavern right here. Your appearance draws attention, but if you're able to mingle with the denizens, you should be able to discover Franklin's movements.
Ratonhnhaké:ton made his way to the tavern and entered it.
- Bluecoat 1: I didn't think they served savages in here.
- Bluecoat 2: This one should be in a slave camp.
- Bluecoat 3: There's a stray wolf in our midst, eh? Ha!
- Patron: Anyone want to play? I'll take on all comers!
- Ratonhnhaké:ton: Care for a game?
Ratonhnhaké:ton and the patron began a game of checkers.
- Patron: It's much better than cards, don't you think? I remember -
- Ratonhnhaké:ton: Hey! I'm trying to concentrate.
- Patron: Fine. Just being sociable. Sheesh.
A Bluecoat messenger and his friend sat at a nearby table for a drink.
- Messenger: Jimminy! Ol' Franklin's sending me out with another message!
- Bluecoat: Oh, you're in for it now.
- Messenger: And here's the worst of it - the message is for Putnam!
- Bluecoat: Christ! You're a dead mackerel!
- Messenger: Right. With either of those two, there's always some reason to end up flogged!
- Bluecoat: Franklin will give you the lash, and then Putnam will try to outdo him!
- Messenger: Something big is up. Only one ale for me. I have to get this to Putnam's lieutenant, or it's the whip. Or maybe worse!
Ratonhnhaké:ton left the game and followed the messenger out of the tavern.
- Ratonhnhaké:ton: I must carefully steal the message from his pocket.
Ratonhnhaké:ton tailed the messenger and stole the letter from him, which read:
- "General Putnam.
There appears to be a misunderstanding regarding our respective positions and authorities. A personal meeting is called for: at the docks, tomorrow, ten at night. The usual sentinels will secure our safety.
- Ratonhnhaké:ton: If Putnam doesn't get this message, I will miss my chance to trap Franklin. I must return it to the messenger's satchel.
Ratonhnhaké:ton used Eagle Vision to locate the messenger and returned the letter to his satchel.
- Ratonhnhaké:ton: If this is delivered, it will lead me to Franklin.
Ratonhnhaké:ton made his way to the docks, where he swiftly eliminated the two sentinels and awaited Franklin and Putnam's arrival. Eventually, Franklin arrived at the docks, but was greeted by another Bluecoat instead of Putnam.
- Franklin: Who are you?
- Bluecoat: General Putnam is unable to meet with you.
- Franklin: What? Well, this is absurd! Washington will hear of this.
- Bluecoat: King Washington? His Majesty has removed himself to New York city to deal with the rebellion festering there.
- Franklin: Removed himself? Why wasn't I informed!?
- Bluecoat: General Putnam asked me to deliver this proclamation from the King.
The Bluecoat handed Franklin a folded letter. Franklin opened it and began to read it aloud.
- Franklin: "This attests that Israel Putnam is heretofore to ..." What is this?!
- Bluecoat: From now on, you take orders from Putnam.
Franklin angrily tossed the letter aside.
- Franklin: Me, take orders from him!? I suggest you show me some respect sir, or I'll have these men shoot you down! Sentinels!
Franklin looked around for his sentinels, but spotted Ratonhnhaké:ton instead.
- Franklin: Sentinels! ... But ...?
Ratonhnhaké:ton shot an arrow at Franklin with his bow, however, Franklin avoided the shot by using the Bluecoat as a human shield. Franklin then attempted to escape, but was shot in the shoulder by a second arrow. Ratonhnhaké:ton then chased Franklin, until the latter bumped into some civilians, losing his balance and falling in the process.
- Ratonhnhaké:ton: Hold still.
Ratonhnhaké:ton removed the arrow and began to pace around Franklin.
- Franklin: Aaaaah!
- Ratonhnhaké:ton: Come with me.
- Franklin: My God. What have we done? I became a monster. It was as if Washington had some, some great power.
- Ratonhnhaké:ton: Come on!
- Franklin: He clouded my mind ... he, he ...
Ratonhnhaké:ton grabbed Franklin by the left arm and dragged him to his feet.
- Ratonhnhaké:ton: I don't want to hear it. Come with me!
Ratonhnhaké:ton began leading Franklin at gunpoint towards a secluded location.
- Franklin: Are you taking me somewhere to be killed? But I can help you now!
You have to understand. It was as if my very thoughts were controlled. I simply could not think for myself!
Don't kill me! Not now that I've come to my senses!
I did monstrous things. Monstrous! I repent of those. I was literally a different man!
Three Bluecoats lined up and readied their muskets at Ratonhnhaké:ton and Franklin. Ratonhnhaké:ton summoned his spirit wolves to eliminate them.
- Franklin: My stars! These animals do your bidding? Astonishing.
Ratonhnhaké:ton pushed Franklin to the ground and held his tomahawk to his throat.
- Ratonhnhaké:ton: If I let you live?
- Franklin: My only wish is to atone for my wickedness. I will devote every moment to destroying the King!
- Ratonhnhaké:ton: How?
- Franklin: My dear man. I can be of enormous benefit. I served at Washington's side, I know his habits quite well.
- Ratonhnhaké:ton: We will speak to Adams about this.
Ratonhnhaké:ton removed the tomahawk and stood back up. Franklin got back to his feet and dusted himself off.
Ratonhnhaké:ton captured Benjamin Franklin.