- "High seas, blue oceans, burning heat: it's a pirate life for me. How amusing: I live on a tropic island, whilst my baby brother is doing his job for the Orpheus-family. I could enjoy living like this: manipulating everyone I knew."
- ―Edward Rockmail to himself moments before his passes, 1778
22 July 1742
7 August 1778 (aged 37)
Assassin's Creed: Changes (mentioned)
Early life Edit
Born in the outskirts of Dover, Rockmail was raised by his father to be a farmer. He did not wanted to do this however. Every time his father went to the market in the city of Dover, Rockmail got the chance to spot the blue sea. He dreamed of it, fantasized about it: what it could do, where it could bring him.
In the city of Dover, Rockmail got friends – of which one of them was a high-ranked Templar-member. This friend inducted him into the Order at the age of 21 in 1763. As the a Templar, Rockmail was sent to locations as Scotland, Wales, Ireland, the Colonies, and Caribbean. Sometimes, the Order even sent him as long as to the Ottoman Empire – all this with his brother.
Journey to Caribbean Edit
Being sent to Caribbean permanently in 1774, Rockmail and his brother – now also inducted into the Order – made their fortune by establishing a loan-sharking business, where they murdered any who did not pay their debts. If the Grand Master or her puppet or ally came, the brothers explained that their victims was persons that stood in the way of the Order's plan to shake the human kind to its rightful place.
When the Grand Master and her apprentice was to invade the island of Great Inagua, the Rockmail-brothers had the command of their own ship to lead the invasion: Edward had a Man O' War, Marcus had the command over a frigate. During the attack, Edward's brother fired mortars up to the mansion – unknown about the battle between the Grand Master and a turncoat of the Order.
With the Order growing after the Assassins fall, Edward and Marcus was soon contacted by Jean-Baptiste and Jeanne Orpheus: French-speaking Templars. Rockmail had managed to pick up some French and managed to have conversation with them without using a translator. Orpheus told the brothers that Grand Master Madeleine de Bullion had used the Order to achieve personal goals, and this was against the Order's ideology and philosophy. Edward and Marcus agreed, and with the guidance of Orpheus, the two brothers terrorized the Caribbean – just as pirates.
When the Orpheus-conspiracy was discovered by Augustin Rouen, the Grand Master's second-in-command, Edward and his brother immediately used their money and influence to find and kill those who tried to stop their plans in taking down Madeleine de Bullion. This led to their downfall: they became careless, and this made Rouen to locate the ship HMS Throne, the frigate of the Rockmail-brothers. Rouen boarded it and forced Marcus to talk, giving the location of his brother.
To be located at the plantation of Wellington, Edward drank a cop of tea when he saw a French ship docking in the harbor. He asked his commander to find out who they were: if it was Orpheus, then he was to bring him to Edward's estate. Approaching the ship, the crew was storming the plantation. They freed the slaves and killed the attendants. The slaves took to arms and stormed the estate. Edward's guards had barricaded the door to the hall, but the slaves broke into the house through the windows. Edward used his pistol to shoot at the slaves, but fled to his sleeping chamber when he went out of bullets and powder. Seeing no other option than to jump from the balcony, Edward did exactly that. He broke his arm but was okay. He ran down the hill, but was soon shot in the knees of an unknown sniper. Edward fell, but he got up and limped his way further. He was shot in his other knee, too. Soon Augustin Rouen stood over him, killing Edward by fire into the Templar's head. He had a note on him, and Rouen saw it was an invitation to the Montez-plantation: here Orpheus was to hold a ball.
Close relations Edit
- Edward is an English given name. It is derived from the Anglo-Saxon form Éadweard, composed of the elements ead "wealth, fortune; prosperous" and weard "guardian, protector"
- Edward and Marcus' finances is adapted from the Assassin's Creed Ludovico and Checco Orsi
- Edward's brother, Marcus, was not invited to the ball. Instead, Marcus had something of a larger value: an Apple of Eden.