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Erica Boyd
Erica Boyd
Biographical information
Born

October 25 1989

Political information
Affiliations

Initiates

American Assassins

Real-world information
Appears in

Assassin's Creed: Heritage (modern day)

Assassin's Creed: Source (modern day)

Assassin's Creed: Salvation (modern day)

Erica Boyd (born 1989) is a member of the Assassin Brotherhood. She was formerly a member of the Initiates until she became a full-fledged Assassin. Erica also aids Shaun Hastings with tactical support across the globe.

As of late 2016, Erica is a member of Hayley Yasutake's team and acts as a historian as well as tactical support to help Hayley and Horatio Pierce in the field. Erica, alongisde Jason Hart aids Horatio in his training through the Bleeding Effect.

Biography Edit

Initially, Erica was a member of the Inititates as she worked to discover and expose information regarding the Assassin Brotherhood and the Templar Order.

In 2014 when the Initiates allied themselves with the Assassins, Erica joined the Assassins as a tactical support.

Source of Eden Edit

In 2016, Horatio Pierce's father mysteriously went missing. Hayley Yasutake was tasked with finding him and William Miles tasked Erica and another Assassin, Jason Hart to help her. In 2017, the team began keeping tabs on Horatio Pierce and eventually discovered that he had been kidnapped by Abstergo Industries.

Hayley devised a plan, she'd willingly allow herself to be captured by Abstergo so she could rescue Horatio. Jason was tasked by Hayley to contact the Assassins to attack the Abstergo facility in Ontario in exactly 1 month while Erica was tasked with providing them with tactical support during the attack..

When the time had come, Jason contacted the Assassins and informed them of Hayley's plan while Erica provided tactical support. Hayley's plan was executed smoothly and Erica and Jason headed to Minnesota to meet with Hayley and Horatio. Hayley then informed the two of the existence of Project Omega and the Sources of Eden, Horatio would later join the Assassins.

Horatio began reliving the memories of his ancestor Kenneth Ravensdale in the year 1768. Hayley and the other's monitored Horatio's health during these sessions. A few days later, during an Animus session Horatio pulled himself out of the Animus, confused, he asked what had just happened and if the Animus was glitching. Jason went on to tell the team that in 1769, Kenneth and Coahoma had conceived a child and due to genetic memory, the Animus focuses on the next ancestor in the bloodline. Hayley asks what happens now, if they can't view Kenneth's memories how would they find the next Source of Eden.

This would lead to Erica pulling up a historical record on the Assassin, Osyka and states in the 1790s he and his father came across the exact same Source that Kenneth and Richard were searching for in 1770 and that there was clearly more to the story. Hayley also states that they could use this to kill two birds with one stone and use the memories of Osyka to train Horatio through the Bleeding Effect.

Escape to New York Edit

A few weeks later, Horatio completed the first sequence of Osyka's memories from 1770 to 1787. Because of this, Hayley pulled Horatio from the Animus, Horatio was confused as to why she took him out of the Animus session. Hayley informed Horatio that staying in the Animus for too long is dangerous and that he needed a break, Hayley also stated that he should test out the new skills he's learned from Osyka.

Erica and Jason would stay in the hideout. During this time, the two would discuss each other's personal lives and what they did before joining the Assassins, Erica went on to tell Jason that she used to be a member of the Initiates before joining the Assassins. Jason told Erica that he used to work for Abstergo Industries and had a boyfriend during that time, although he wondered what happened to him. Erica asked him if he was homosexual, Jason laughs and states everyone always comes to that conclusion but informs her that he is in fact pansexual, someone who is not limited in sexual choice with regard to biological sex, gender, or gender identity.

Suddenly, Horatio and Hayley return from their training session in a panicked state. The two inform Jason and Erica that Abstergo's discovered them. It was only an amount of time this would happen, the team pack up their things and put them in the van and leave Minnesota. Hayley tells the team that there is a hideout in New York and that's where they'll be headed, Erica suggests that Horatio continue digging around Osyka's memories in the meantime.

During the 20 hour drive to New York, Jason is monitoring Horatio's vitals inside the Animus 5.0 interface while Hayley and Erica converse. Erica shows her skepticism and wonders if this is all just some wild goose chase, Hayley states that they need to have faith, Erica expresses her worry that Abstergo is exploring Horatio's genetic memories and that they may find the Sources before the Assassins.

When arriving in New York, Horatio finishes his Animus session. Hayley books a motel which confuses the team, Hayley states that while it's not what they expected the motel is still a hideout either way. Before going to bed, Jason asked Horatio accompany him to get supplies while Hayley and Erica stay in the motel and keep watch.

The next day, after breakfast. Horatio continues exploring Osyka's genetic memory.

Finding Arnold Edit

Weeks later, during an Animus Session. While watching a feed through Horatio in Osyka's avatar, they would see that a member of the Isu communicated directly to Horatio explaining that he must find and keep the Sources from Templar and Assassin hands. Horatio pulled himself out of the Animus to tell his team but before he could say anything, the team informed him that they already knew as they were viewing the footage.

Hayley is frustrated at the fact that "1768" was their last clue to finding Arnold and they still had no idea where he was. Putting the information together, Horatio realized that Osyka hid the second Source of Eden in a Temple in Mexico and that must be where Arnold had gone to. Erica applauded Horatio for his puzzle solving skills and the team immediately left for Mexico.

Horatio led the team to the Temple by remembering the steps he took as Osyka. There, the team arrived at the Temple to find a man standing outside the entrance. The man turned around to look at Horatio and the team and uttered the words "Son, it's about damn time".

To be continued...

Personality and characteristics Edit

Erica has a no-nonsense attitude and likes to get the job done. Due to her no-nonsense attitude she tends to buttheads with the young and witty, Horatio Pierce. Despite this, she does care for her team and doesn't want them to feel like she is a complete prude, so at times she does let her hair down albeit rarely.

Trivia Edit

  • The name Erica is Teutonic. It means meaning "powerful, regal, flower".
  • Erica stands at 5'5" and weighs 115lbs.
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