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Enough the man is down don't abuse what little power you have.
~ Aveline stopping the French from going to far when fighting back against Spanish soldiers

Aveline de Grandpré (June 20, 1747-November 13, 1830) was an Assassin of French and African heritage, who lived in the area of New Orleans during the middle of the 18th century. She is an ancestor to Subject 1. She is a main protagonist of 2012 spin-off/sequel video game, Assassin's Creed III: Liberation. It takes place the events after Assassin's Creed III.

Born to the wealthy French merchant Philippe Olivier de Grandpré and an African slave by the name of Jeanne, Aveline was raised in a comfortable and privileged environment. In 1759, after having lost sight of her mother, she mistook another woman to be her parent and reached out to her, attracting the attention of a group of slavers. However, she was rescued by an Assassin called Agaté, who recruited Aveline into the Assassin Brotherhood and became her Mentor.

By the age of 18, Aveline became aware of a slave trafficking operation being ran in New Orleans by a high-ranking Templar, known only as the "Company Man". After eliminating various of his subordinates, she was led to New York, where she sought the aid of Kanien'kehá:ka Assassin, Ratonhnhaké:ton, known by his adopted name of Connor.

With his help, Aveline discovered the Company Man had been her own stepmother, Madeleine de L'Isle, all along. Following a short confrontation in the de Grandpré mansion, Aveline fled to the bayou to inform Agaté, with disastrous consequences. She then returned to Madeleine, pretending to go along with her induction into the Templar Order, before she assassinated all the members present, thus finally ridding New Orleans of Templar influence.

She is voiced by Amber Goldfarb.

Biography

Early life

Aveline was born in New Orleans on 20 June 1747 to Philippe de Grandpré and his African placée bride, Jeanne. Granted freedom along with her mother at birth, Aveline grew up in a caring and considerate environment, protected by her father's wealth and influence within the city. However, when her father's business began to suffer, he married Madeleine de L'Isle, the daughter of one of his investors, in 1752.

While this act put a strain on the relationship between her parents, both Aveline and her mother Jeanne were permitted to stay at the de Grandpré mansion, with Madeleine becoming responsible for the young girl's education. In 1755, Aveline found a childhood companion in Gérald Blanc, an orphan from Acadia that had been hired by her father as an errand boy.

Aveline's carefree life as a youth was cut short two years later, when Jeanne inexplicably vanished, leaving a void in the girl's life. Despite the fact that Madeleine quickly adopted the role of doting stepmother, Aveline continued to be troubled by the loss of her mother. As a result, she frequently had nightmares about the events surrounding Jeanne's disappearance.

Simultaneously, Aveline's feelings and observations regarding the prevailing contrasts present within her city eventually spurred her into action. In 1759, she attempted to free a slave, but was caught in the act and set upon by sailors employed by the slave's owner. Thanks to an intervention from the African Assassin Agaté, Aveline and the slave managed to escape unharmed. Deciding her commitment to freedom and justice was beyond compare, Agaté took Aveline, as well as Gérald, under his wing.

Following a few months of intense training, Aveline was officially inducted into the Assassin Brotherhood, with Agaté becoming her Mentor.[3] From then on, Aveline would act as his agent in New Orleans, using her skills to help people in need and rid Louisiana of the Templars.

Sabotaging de Ferrer's operations

In 1765, Aveline set out during one night, a nightmare having ruined any chance at further sleep, and went to thepigeon coop in the garden, where she received word from Gérald, who served as the Order's information officer. His letter alerted her to a plantation from which slaves were reportedly escaping, prompting Aveline to investigate. After ascending the Saint Louis Cathedral to scout out a dressing chamber, she hid inside a cart that would take her to the estate.

Dressed as a slave, Aveline managed to infiltrate the plantation's grounds and discovered that the slaves were being taken by somebody, rather than escaping by themselves. She subsequently climbed to the highest point of the estate, in the hopes of finding clues that led to Thérèse, a young slave that had been the latest to disappear. Led to a barn, Aveline found and freed Thérèse, but the duo were quickly intercepted by the plantation owner's son and hisguards.

After overpowering them, Aveline escorted her companion out of the plantation, following which she returned home to seek the aid of her stepmother. Managing to convince the initially cross Madeleine, Aveline was then sent to buy traveling clothes while Thérèse was being tended to. After the young slave had been brought to safety by Madeleine's contacts, Madeleine assured Aveline she would aid her if similar situations ever arose in the future.

Equipment and Skills

Skills

Equipment

  • Blowpipe:
  • Daggers:
  • Swords:
  • Smoke Bombs:
  • Explosives:

Quotes

Tell me his plans and redeem yourself.
~ Aveline offering Jean-Jacques Blaise redemption before he dies
Rest in peace govenor.
~ Aveline 's final words of respect to Jean-Jacques Blaise as he dies
I had hoped it wouldn't come to this now in death entirely freedom.
~ Aveline
Thank you.
~ Aveline after she gets the information she needs
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