Assassin's Creed III: Blacksmith Homestead Mission Deserter
 Artisan Type
 Unlocks Artisan Level
 Unlocks Building
 Sequence Available
 Starting Location
SW part of John's Town region in the Frontier. See map below.
 How to Start Homestead Blacksmith Mission
Approach the area where Big Dave is surrounded by Redcoats and engage them
Help Big Dave
Kill the Red Coats surrounding Big Dave to trigger a cinematic and complete the mission.
Connor: Are you hurt?
Big Dave: Nothing to worry about. Thank you stranger.
Connor: What were they doing to you?
Big Dave: This lot was dragging me over the country side trying to make an example of a deserter. Sorry... who are you?
Connor: Connor. A deserted you say...
Big Dave: I don't much agree with the fight, and I love this country. So there you have it. Name's David Walston. My friends call me "Big Dave". Might I ask where you live so that I can repay the debt when I'm able? Might take me a while, us smithers don't earn much coin these days.
Connor: Our community is not far from here, and we could certainly use the services of a Smith. Would you consider applying your trade there?
Big Dave: Well it'll make repaying you a lot easier. I just might.