St. John's is the capital of Newfoundland and Labrador, the most easterly province of Canada.
During the mid-18th century, St. John's was a moderately sized settlement, nestled between the mountainside and the ocean. A river running down to sea divided the area in two, with one side predominantly featuring the locals' residences, as well as the Salty Dog tavern. The other side was taken up by a military encampment, though minor fortifications were also present elsewhere.
Following his induction into the Templar Order, Shay Cormac aided the British in taking St. John's from the French. Sometime after, he prevented an Assassin attack on local fisherman Philippe Beaubien, who had been a supplier for the Brotherhood, but had taken to collaborating with the British.