Assassin's Creed 3 - How to Complete the Common Man's Encyclopedia

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Assassin's Creed 3 - How to Complete the Common Man's Encyclopedia


In Assassin's Creed 3 at the beginning of sequence 6 you will receive a particular secondary mission from Achilles. To proceed in this side-quest you will have to take snapshots from the everyday life of the various artisans present on the farm, in order to complete "the common man's encyclopedia".

In addition to allowing you to complete this mission, the long work will also yield an Objective / Trophy:

An extraordinary man - Complete the Encyclopedia of the Common Man.

As mentioned at the beginning this mission will start in Sequence 6. Remember that some of the craftsmen or workers to be included in the encyclopedia will only become available on the farm towards the end of the game, so I recommend that you start working on them only after you have completed the missions of the held and recruited all artisans (follow the guide to recruiting artisans).

When you have them all, visit them and you will have the opportunity to scan them while they carry out their duties (using the viewfinder that is used to lock enemies) and capture the moment in which they perform particular actions that will make up the various entries of the encyclopedia. Below you can see which actions need to be captured for each type of craftsman and worker.

Although different actions are indicated for each worker, it seems that it is not necessary to capture all of them to complete the encyclopedia, but only 3 should be enough for each craftsman.

Here is a video and then the complete list with the actions known to date:


Read the paper
Playing bowls
Use the saw
Splitting a trunk
Unload the wagon
Sharpen the ax
Check / Load the wood.

Planing the wood / chair
Discuss with a customer
Check the fence
Repair a beam
Sawing the wood
Sharpen tools

Innkeeper (Host):
Roasting a deer
Shoveling the hay
Lazing behind the counter
Squeeze the apples
Change the barrels
Slaughter a pig
Change the bottles
Take measures
Press the grapes
Cut the meat
Whipping the bull
Making a spit

Dig with the pickaxe
Light a lantern
Evaluate the rocks
Repair a beam
Sharpen tools

Farmer (farmer):
Working the linen
Plucking a chicken
Taking care of bees
Feed the chickens
Shoveling the hay
Plowing the field
Milking the cow
Prepare the butter
Harvest the wheat

Skinning a deer
Set traps
Clean the musket
Roasting a hare
Trading leathers
Sharpen tools
Shooting with the musket at the game
Cook the food on a spit

Shoe a horse
Unload the wagon
Add a metal ring
Forging iron
Sharpen the ax
Build / repair a wagon wheel

Trading leathers
Discuss with a customer
Take measures
Check the chair
Wash clothes

Read a newspaper
Playing bowls
Collect the herbs
Taking measurements with Ellen
Discuss with a customer.
Take care of the herbs in the garden behind the house
Read on a tree stump

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