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This article is about Ezio Auditore's memory in 1503. You may be looking for his memory from 1478.

A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing was a virtual representation of one of Ezio Auditore's genetic memories, relived by Desmond Miles in 2012 through the Animus 2.01.


Ezio Auditore traveled to the Vaticano District to uncover the conspiracy surrounding the Followers of Romulus and continue his search for the shrines to Romulus. Upon arriving, Ezio made his way towards the Basilica di San Pietro, entering through a secret passage located outside the pavilion.


While Ezio was opening a grate, a vagrant saw him and tried to inform the sleeping man sitting next to him.

  • Vagrant: Did you see that white knight?

The sleeping vagrant only mumbled. Ezio entered the Basilica during the conclusion of Mass.

  • Priest: Benedicat vos omnipotens Deus, Pater, et Filius, et Spìritus Sanctus, Amen. Ite, missa est. Deo gratias. (Almighty God bless you, Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit, Amen. Go, the dismissal is made. Thanks be to God.)

Ezio moved into the crowd and began to blend amongst the cardinals, overhearing their conversations. He eventually located the Borgia-allied cardinal and tailed him.

Two other cardinals began to talk.

  • Cardinal 3: Some say the Papal funds lie in disarray.
  • Cardinal 4: Sul serio? (Seriously?) The Pope's treasury is never empty. His Holiness will simply kill another wealthy cardinal if he requires funds.
  • Cardinal 3: Disgusting.

Another two cardinals conversed.

  • Cardinal 5: His name is Ezio Auditore.
  • Cardinal 6: Who?
  • Cardinal 5: The Assassin. He killed the Banker. Some say he walks the halls of Il Vaticano with no one able to stop him.
  • Cardinal 6: Perhaps Cesare's rule will come to an end, and the Church will be restored to its former glory.
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The Cardinal speaking with Followers of Romulus

The Borgia cardinal met with two Followers of Romulus, and conversed with one.

  • Borgia cardinal: I will write the sermons, then leave them for you within the shrine. Make sure you deliver them convincingly... with passion.
  • Follower of Romulus: The followers will do anything we tell them to, padrone (master). They believe their god commands them.
  • Borgia cardinal: Bene. (Good.) Do you have the key?
  • Follower of Romulus: Yes, padrone (master).

The Follower handed over the key to his master.

  • Borgia cardinal: May the Lord be with you.
  • Follower of Romulus: And also with you, padrone (master).

The Followers left, and Ezio moved forward to confront the cardinal.

  • Borgia cardinal: Assassino! (Assassin!) You will not get me!

The cardinal used a lift to ascend a tower.

  • Borgia Cardinal: My ascension takes me closer to God, and away from you, Assassino (Assassin)!

After a brief chase outside, the cardinal re-entered the Basilica, closing the door on Ezio.

  • Borgia cardinal: Sanctuary denied!

While chasing the cardinal, the swing mechanism that Ezio used broke, slamming him down to a lower platform.

  • Borgia cardinal: It seems God is on my side, Assassino (Assassin)!

Ezio resumed his chase of the cardinal across the scaffolding in the Basilica.

  • Borgia cardinal: What do you want, Assassino (Assassin)?
  • Ezio: The Followers of Romulus work for the Pope's gain.
  • Borgia cardinal: Of course. They are ignorant, we are enlightened. Their savagery will lead the people to the light of the Church.

A worker was hoisting a pile of bricks onto the scaffolding, but the cardinal pushed him over the edge, causing the bricks to destroy some of the scaffolding.

  • Borgia cardinal: Godspeed!

Ezio eventually cornered the cardinal in the Basilica's tower.

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Ezio cornering the Cardinal in the tower

  • Ezio: You have nowhere to run.
  • Borgia cardinal: What a fool. You wage war against the very instrument that prevents the people from overthrowing order.
  • Ezio: Your order is no order at all!

Ezio fought the cardinal, then used an opening to grab and throw him against the railing. Unbalanced, the cardinal toppled over the edge. Ezio rushed to catch him but could only to grab the rosary necklace with the key. The cardinal gasped in relief and scrabbled to grab the scaffold.

  • Borgia cardinal: You saved me! Praise God!

The necklace broke under his weight and he plummeted to the floor, where he died on impact.

  • Ezio: Requiescat in pace. (Rest in peace.)

The Assassin then performed a Leap of Faith into a well, diving into the water below. Following this, Ezio unlocked an iron door with the key he obtained, entering into the Romulus shrine. Having retrieved the scroll, he returned to the place where he had entered. The vagrant tried to inform the sleeping man again.

  • Vagrant: There he goes again.

Once more, this was to no avail, as the other man simply mumbled again.


Ezio killed the cardinal and obtained his key, granting him access to the shrine to Romulus. From there, he claimed a scroll of Romulus and one of the six keys required to unlock the treasure of Romulus.


  • There were three Borgia flags that could be found in the memory.
  • While exploring the Lair of Romulus, it began to rain outside. This was the first time that the weather changed in the Assassin's Creed series.
  • It was possible to bypass the beginning of the chase sequence and freely explore the Basilica by blending the cardinals, climbing the altar, jumping to the scaffolding, and dropping into the area where the cardinal was. From there, Ezio could follow the route taken in the chase sequence.


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Main memories
Sequence 1: Peace at Last
Mass Exodus - Homecoming - R & R - Horsing Around - Target Practice - Reunion - Vilified - Emergency Exit
Sequence 2: A Wilderness of Tigers
As Good As New - Well Executed - New Man in Town - Easy Come, Easy Go - Who's Got Mail? - Crepi il Lupo - The Halls of Nero - Roman Underground
Sequence 3: The Fighter, the Lover and the Thief
Double Agent - Between a Rock and a Hard Place - High-Stakes Negotiation - Collective Intelligence
Sequence 4: Den of Thieves
Castello Crasher - Femme Fatale - The Burdens We Carry - Guardian of Forlì - Man of the People - Serial Offender - Human Cargo - An Unexpected Visitor - War Plans - Outgunned - The Plan
Sequence 5: The Banker
Escape From Debt - Follow the Money - When in Rome... - In and Out - Paper Trail
Sequence 6: The Baron de Valois
Gatekeeper - French Kiss - Trojan Horse - Au Revoir
Sequence 7: The Key to the Castello
Patching the Leak - Calling All Stand-Ins - Exit Stage Right - Intervention - Ascension
Sequence 8: The Borgia
Requiem - An Apple a Day - The Apple of Eden - Demilitarization - Seeing Red - All Roads Lead To...
Sequence 9: The Fall
Pax Romana - A Seed
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Thief assignments
Lost Pup - A Clash of Interests - Up to Speed - Class Warfare - Pointing Fingers - Eye on the Prize - Young at Heart - Downsizing - A Blanket Finish - For the Fans
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Property Dispute - Old Habits Die Hard - The Morning After - Running Scared - Live Bait - Malpractice - Closing In - Bad Politics - Troublemakers - Ghostwriting
The Da Vinci Disappearance
A Roll of the Dice - The One Who Got Away - Memento Mori - Bon Voyage - Last Minute Invite - The Ezio Auditore Affair - Decoding Da Vinci - The Temple of Pythagoras
Copernicus Conspiracy
False Censorship - Out of Orbit - Intelligentsia - Honorary Degree - Expedited Post - Man in Red - Sitting Ducks - Close the Book