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Ascension 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 returned to the hideout on Tiber Island. With La Volpe's suspicions about Machiavelli finally quelled, the Assassin Order was strong enough to formulate an attack. The Assassins discussed their plans and for her skill and efforts, Claudia was initiated into the Brotherhood.


  • Ezio: Volpe, how goes Roma?
  • La Volpe: Very well Ezio. The French and the Papal forces are in disarray.
  • Ezio: Then it is almost time. Call the Assassins together and... bring Claudia.
  • La Volpe: Now?
  • Ezio: Yes.

All the Assassins including Bartolomeo d'Alviano and La Volpe gathered at the hideout on Tiber Island, to initiate Claudia into the Order.

  • Machiavelli: Laa shay'a waqi'un moutlaq bale kouloun moumkine. The wisdom of our Creed is revealed through these words. We work in the dark, to serve the light. We are Assassins.
  • Ezio: Claudia. We here dedicate our lives to protecting the freedom of humanity. Mario, our father and our brother once stood around this fire, fighting off the darkness. Now, I offer the choice to you. Join us.
Ascension 4

Claudia initiated into the order

Claudia extended her left hand and Machiavelli branded her ring finger. Then, Machiavelli spoke to Ezio.

  • Machiavelli: You and I have not seen eye-to-eye on many issues.
  • Ezio: Niccolò-
  • Machiavelli: But you are exactly what the Order needed. You have led the charge against the Templars and rebuilt this Brotherhood. Now, we must put Ezio where he belongs, at the head of the Assassins. Ezio Auditore da Firenze. You will now be known as il Mentore (The Mentor), the guardian of our Order and our secrets.

Machiavelli slightly bowed and stepped aside.

  • Ezio: Where other men blindly follow the truth, remember...
  • All: Nothing is true.
  • Ezio: Where other men are limited by morality or law, remember...
  • All: Everything is permitted.

Claudia Auditore performed a leap of faith from the roof of the hideout. Ezio confronted Machiavelli.

  • Ezio: Why the sudden change of heart?
  • Machiavelli: I have always stood by you. I was the one who brought you to Roma, and the one who caused the explosion as you fled the Castello. The mercenari who protected you at il Colosseo (The Colosseum) were mine as well. You just did not know it.

An informant walked onto the roof.

Ascension 7

Machiavelli suggests Ezio to finish what was started

  • Informant: Maestro Machiavelli. Cesare has returned to Roma alone. He rides for the Castel Sant'Angelo.
  • Machiavelli: Grazie. (Thank you.)
  • Ezio: Well?
  • Machiavelli: The decision is yours, not mine.
  • Ezio: Niccolò. You'd better not stop telling me what you think. Why else would I seek the opinion of my most trusted advisor?
  • Machiavelli: Go kill them, Mentore. Finish what you started.
  • Ezio: Good advice.
  • Machiavelli: I intend to write a book about you one day.
  • Ezio: If you do, make it short.


Ezio Auditore was given the title Il Mentore (The Mentor) of the Assassin Order. Claudia Auditore was initiated into the Order.


  • While asking Claudia to join, Ezio mentions that their brother, Federico Auditore, was also a member of the Assassin Order. This, however, was never mentioned in Assassin's Creed II.
  • Machiavelli's future book is presumably his most famous, The Prince. Most historians believe it was written principally about Cesare Borgia. It is, as requested, fairly short.



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
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