Assassin's Creed III Walkthrough

7. Collectibles

General information
Just like in all other Assassin's Creed games, there are tons of collectibles to find. There are 4 different sorts of collectibles and each come with a different number. Feathers (originally introduced in Assassin's Creed II) are only found in the Frontier, while Franklin's Almanacs are only findable in the big cities: Boston and New York.
Since this is a whole new start with a brand new character, Ubisoft tried to mix up things by letting the Almanac pages fly. If that is a good or bad thing is your opinion but please note that there are several ways of the Almanacs to fly away based on how you approach them. It's for you to find out what the best path is and how you will obtain these. Fetching 4 Almanac-pages of a same Almanac will grant you access to craft an invention which can be viewed in your Accounting Book in the Homestead or the stores findable on each map. All inventions need to be crafted for 100% synchronisation and therefore all Almanac-pages need to be collected.
The Trinkets can be found on different locations across the 4 maps and will allow you to solve the mysteries of Captain Kidd. If you collected all 25 Trinkets, just return them to Peg Leg (can be found near the harbour in the Homestead) and you will unlock different locations.
As a last collectible, there are several treasure chests which can be either pick-locked or unlocked (if you obtained the key by liberating the Forts). These will contain some cash along with recipe's which will allow you to craft more things. Please note that you will have to find and unlock all chests, you don't need to craft every single item where you have the recipe from.
There are 2 hunting cabins to find, but they do not show up on your map. To make it easy for the readers, I have them marked on my maps and are visible as a paw print of a cat.
On my collectible maps, you will find every Fast Travel station (except for The Frontier) and each Fort. Since the images aren't shown big enough here, I uploaded all of them on here and they are free for downloading. Let's get some collectibles, shall we?

North Boston
- Treasure chests: 2
- Almanac pages: 5
- Peg Leg Trinkets: 2
- Fast Travels: 2

Assassin's Creed III - Collectible Map North Boston

By fetching all Almanac-pages in this area, you should have one complete Almanac which will unlock the following achievement:

Blowing in the Wind in Assassin's Creed III
Retrieve every page for one of Ben Franklin's Almanacs.
  • Unlocked by 82,554 tracked gamers (44% - TA Ratio = 1.50) 188,944

Central Boston
- Treasure chests: 7
- Almanac pages: 13
- Peg Leg Trinkets: 2
- Fast Travels: 4
- Forts: 1

Assassin's Creed III - Collectible Map Central Boston

South Boston
- Treasure chests: 3
- Almanac pages: 2
- Peg Leg Trinkets: 1
- Fast Travels: 4
- Forts: 1

Assassin's Creed III - Collectible Map South Boston

North New York
- Treasure chests: 3
- Almanac pages: 1
- Peg Leg Trinkets: 2
- Fast Travels: 3
- Forts: 1

Assassin's Creed III - Collectible Map North New York

West New York
- Treasure chests: 5
- Almanac pages: 4
- Peg Leg Trinkets: 1
- Fast Travels: 2
- Forts: 1

Assassin's Creed III - Collectible Map West New York

East New York
- Treasure chests: 4
- Almanac pages: 11
- Peg Leg Trinkets: 1
- Fast Travels: 6
- Forts: 0

Assassin's Creed III - Collectible Map East New York

The Frontier
- Black Creek
Feathers: 8
Treasure chests: 2
Peg Leg Trinkets: 2
Forts: 1
Hunting cabins: 1

Assassin's Creed III - Collectible Map Black Creek

- Concord
Feathers: 2
Treasure chests: 0
Peg Leg Trinkets: 0
Forts: 0
Hunting cabins: 0

Assassin's Creed III - Collectible Map Concord

- Diamond Basin
Feathers: 4
Treasure chests: 0
Peg Leg Trinkets: 1
Forts: 0
Hunting cabins: 0

Assassin's Creed III - Collectible Map Diamond Basin

- Great Hills Piece
Feathers: 4
Treasure chests: 1
Peg Leg Trinkets: 1
Forts: 0
Hunting cabins: 0

Assassin's Creed III - Collectible Map Great Hills Piece

- John's Town
Feathers: 2
Treasure chests: 1
Peg Leg Trinkets: 0
Forts: 0
Hunting cabins: 0

Assassin's Creed III - Collectible Map John's Town

- Kanièn:keh
Feathers: 3
Treasure chests: 0
Peg Leg Trinkets: 2
Forts: 0
Hunting cabins: 0

Assassin's Creed III - Collectible Map Kanièn:keh

- Lexington
Feathers: 5
Treasure chests: 2
Peg Leg Trinkets: 0
Forts: 0
Hunting cabins: 0

Assassin's Creed III - Collectible Map Lexington

- Monmouth
Feathers: 4
Treasure chests: 2
Peg Leg Trinkets: 1
Forts: 1
Hunting cabins: 0

Assassin's Creed III - Collectible Map Monmouth

- Packanack
Feathers: 5
Treasure chests: 1
Peg Leg Trinkets: 0
Forts: 0
Hunting cabins: 0

Assassin's Creed III - Collectible Map Packanack

- Scotch Plains
Feathers: 3
Treasure chests: 1
Peg Leg Trinkets: 0
Forts: 0
Hunting cabins: 0

Assassin's Creed III - Collectible Map Scotch Plains

- Troy's Wood
Feathers: 4
Treasure chests: 2
Peg Leg Trinkets: 1
Forts: 0
Hunting cabins: 1

Assassin's Creed III - Collectible Map Troy's Wood

- Valley Forge
Feathers: 2
Treasure chests: 0
Peg Leg Trinkets: 1
Forts: 0
Hunting cabins: 0

Assassin's Creed III - Collectible Map Valley Forge

Coureur des Bois in Assassin's Creed III
Exchange undamaged pelts at all different general stores.
  • Unlocked by 28,224 tracked gamers (15% - TA Ratio = 2.58) 188,944

Davenport
- Peg Leg Trinkets: 4
- Fast Travels: 1

Assassin's Creed III - Collectible Map Homestead

If you crafted one of the Inventions, you will unlock the following achievement. As said above, you will need to craft every single one to get full synchronisation.

Patent Not Pending in Assassin's Creed III
Craft one of Franklin's inventions to decorate your Manor.
  • Unlocked by 53,707 tracked gamers (28% - TA Ratio = 1.87) 188,944

Encyclopedia of the Common Man
Since this is more collectible than side-mission, I listed this here. I will list all of the Homestead Artisans with all possible activities below but first I would like to warn you about glitches in this one. Although it isn't required for full synchronisation, you will need to scan all the characters while they are doing 3 different activities. There is one guy, Lance (Woodworker), who will be helping other people. DO NOT SCAN THEM WHILE LANCE IS NEAR THEM! If you do, you will increase the chance of your achievement glitching and you will have to restart all over again (starting a brand new save-file) to complete this. If you want to stay on the safe side, just scan the people while they are alone except for the ones that practise the same profession (mentioned in the table below).

Artisan(s)

Possible actions

Big Dave (Blacksmith)

Adding a new metal ring
Forging metal
Horseshoeing
Sharpening tools
Splitting a log with the lumberers
Unloading cart

Lyle White (Doctor)

Playing bowls
With a client
Picking herbs
Reading newspaper
Taking measurements with Ellen

Warren & Prudence (Farmers)

Baking bread
Keeping bees
Feeding chickens
Shoveling hay
Making butter
Milking cows
Plowing a field
Plucking a chicken
Processing flax

Myriam (Huntress)

Cleaning musket
Trading pelts
Roasting hare
Sharpening tools
Skinning a deer
Setting a trap

Oliver & Corinne (Innkeepers)

Butchering a pig
Changing bottles
Changing kegs
Crushing apples
Shoveling hay
Idle behind bar
Roasting deer
Taking measurements
Trampling grape

Godfrey & Terry (Lumberers)

Playing bowls
Loading lumber
Reading newspaper
Sawing
Sharpening tools
Splitting log
Unloading cart

Norris (Miner)

Filling lantern
Mining
Repairing beam
Sharpening tools
Sifting rocks

Ellen (Tailor)

With a client
Trading pelts
Sewing
Taking measurements

Lance (Woodworker)

With a client
Inspecting fence
Planning wood
Repairing a beam
Sawing
Sharpening tools

An Extraordinary Man in Assassin's Creed III
Complete the Encyclopedia of the Common Man.
  • Unlocked by 23,688 tracked gamers (13% - TA Ratio = 2.81) 188,944

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