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All Roads Lead To... was a virtual representation of one of Ezio Auditore's genetic memories, relived by Desmond Miles in 2012 through the Animus 2.01.

Description

Ezio Auditore was informed by Bartolomeo d'Alviano that Cesare Borgia had begun to rally his supporters at the main gate into Rome. Gathering all the other Assassins, Ezio faced off against Cesare and his men.

Dialogue

  • Bartolomeo: My men tell me Cesare rallies his best soldiers in front of the main gate into Roma.
  • Ezio: Gather the Assassins. We'll face him together.

Ezio and the Assassins reached the city gate as Cesare was haranguing his men.

  • Cesare: All of Italia shall be united, and you will rule beside me.

Cesare saw Ezio and the Assassins standing together.

  • Cesare: Come to watch my triumph? Soon Micheletto and his army will arrive. But you shall be dead before then.

Cesare sent his guards towards the Assassins.

The Assassins uniting against Cesare

  • Ezio: Insieme per la vittoria! (We stand together!)
  • Assassins: Vittoria agli Assassini! (Victory to the Assassins!)

The Assassins engaged Cesare's guards in combat, while Cesare stood outside the closed gates watching and insulting Ezio.

  • Cesare: My men will never fail me. They know what awaits them if they do.
    Kill him.
    Soon you will pass from this Earth and my dominions will be returned to me.
    Rip the Assassin's throat out.
    I want the Assassin name to die today.
    Your uncle fought back. Look what happened to him.

Ezio and the Assassins succeeded in killing all of Cesare's men. However, they saw a troop of soldiers approaching.

  • Ezio: Throw down your arms, Cesare Borgia.
  • Cesare: Micheletto's troops mass behind me. We will take back my city once and for all.
  • Ezio: This is not your city anymore.

The troops which Cesare thought to be Micheletto's soon turned out to be led by Fabio Orsini, on the newly ascended Pope's orders.

The guards arresting Cesare

  • Fabio Orsini: By order of Pope Julius II, I arrest you, Cesare Borgia, for the crimes of murder, betrayal and incest.
  • Cesare: No! No! No! No! This is not how it ends! Chains will not hold me! I will not die by the hand of man!

Ezio returned to the Assassins' hideout, where he told Leonardo da Vinci of Cesare's arrest, and shared his concerns.

  • Ezio: It was the manner in which he said it, "Chains will not hold me."
  • Leonardo: If you are so worried, there is a way to find out.

Leonardo handed Ezio the Apple of Eden.

  • Ezio: No, it is too powerful. It must be hidden outside the domain of men.
  • Leonardo: What a shame, hiding a masterpiece where no one will ever see it.
  • Ezio: And yet... what if he meant what he said? I cannot risk it.

Ezio placed his hand on the artifact, activating it and appearing to have a vision.

Ezio speaking with Leonardo about the Apple

  • Ezio: Cesare was right. I have to leave.
  • Leonardo: What about your friends?
  • Ezio: I built this Brotherhood to last, with or without me.
  • Leonardo: What do you intend to do?
  • Ezio: Plant a seed. Here. A gift.

Ezio handed Leonardo a large bag of florins.

  • Leonardo: If this is goodbye, then keep your money. I do not want it.
  • Ezio: We will see each other again, you have my word. Buona fortuna, (good luck) my oldest friend.
    And take the money. On your meager salary you will need it.
  • Leonardo: My patron has been arrested after all.

Outcome

Cesare Borgia was arrested and taken away, leaving Rome completely liberated from the control of the Borgia.

Trivia

  • The name of the memory references the idiom "All roads lead to Rome."
  • Ezio could only use the Apple in the memory, though he could still call upon his Assassin recruits.
  • The timer would automatically stop once all the guards in the vicinity had been defeated, after which La Volpe, Machiavelli, Bartolomeo d'Alviano and Claudia would proceed to the gate. However, the cutscene would not trigger unless Ezio went to the indicated spot.
  • Despite the soldiers serving the new pope, they were still shown wearing the Borgia crest.

Gallery

References

Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood memories
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
Secret locations
Wolves Among the Dead - Thrown to the Wolves - Leader of the Pack - The Sixth Day - A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing - Shopaholic - Liquid Gold
War machines
War Plans - Loose Cannon - War Plans - Flying Machine 2.0 - War Plans - Hell on Wheels
Templar agents
Down to Earth - Counter-Propaganda - Excommunication - Firing Line - Red-Handed - The Ringer
Cristina memories
A Second Chance - Last Rites - Best Man - Persona Non Grata - Love's Labour's Lost
Assassination contracts
Two's Company - Tactical Correction - ...And Three's a Crowd - Serf's Turf - The Three Amici - Red Letter Day - The Merchant of Rome - Bearers of Bad News - Cardinal Sin - Turning the Tables - Graduation - Brutes and Brutality
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
Courtesan assignments
Property Dispute - Old Habits Die Hard - The Morning After - Running Scared - Live Bait - Malpractice - Closing In - Bad Politics - Troublemakers - Ghostwriting
DLC
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
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