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Checcomate was a virtual representation of one of Ezio Auditore da Firenze's genetic memories, relived by Desmond Miles in 2012 through the Animus.


While Ezio Auditore was out rescuing Caterina Sforza's children, the Templars attacked the Rocca di Ravaldino for a second time, and Checco Orsi was successful in retrieving the Apple of Eden. Ezio then set out to kill Checco and retrieve the Piece of Eden.


Ezio returned to the Rocca di Ravaldino, where Caterina had reunited with her children.

  • Ezio: What are you doing out here?
  • Caterina: I'm so sorry, Ezio. I'm so sorry.
  • Ezio: What happened?
  • Caterina: It was a trick. To lower our defenses.
  • Machiavelli: As soon as you left, they attacked again. Checco Orsi—he has the Apple!
  • Ezio: WHAT!? No! Where is he!?
  • Machiavelli: We chased him out here. But the bastard's escaped to the mountains—
  • Ezio: I'm going!

Ezio assassinating Checco Orsi

Ezio found and assassinated Checco Orsi.

  • Checco: So... you have your prize again.

Ezio retrieved the Apple of Eden.

  • Ezio: Was it worth it? So much bloodshed?
  • Checco: A prize of such value, it will not remain yours for long.
  • Ezio: We shall see.

Ezio stabbed Checco in the throat with the Hidden Blade, killing him.

  • Ezio: Che miserie nascono dall'avidità. (What wretched things are borne of greed.) Requiescat in pace. (Rest in peace.)

Ezio was stabbed by Checco, and collapsed. Just before he passed out, a monk with a missing finger picked up the Apple that had slipped from his grasp.

  • Ezio: Wait.. Don't... Who are you? Stop... Don't open it...

Ezio passed out.

Savonarola holding the Apple

Ezio woke up in a bed. Caterina was sitting beside him.

  • Caterina: Ezio! Thank God, you're back with us. Are you all right? What happened to you?
  • Ezio: I... I don't know...
  • Caterina: One of my guards had the luck to find you in the hills, next to Checco Orsi's dead body.
  • Ezio: Sì (Yes)... I remember... Wait... There was a third man... He took the Apple!
  • Caterina: Who?
  • Ezio: He wore a black robe. Like a monk... And I think... a missing finger? Sì! (Yes) Caterina, I have to go - right away!
  • Caterina: Of course. Then you will need this as well.

Caterina handed Ezio the map for the Codex pages.

Ezio holding the map

  • Ezio: The map Niccolò spoke of. Your husband's-—
  • Caterina: EX-husband, mio caro (my darling). He swore he'd uncovered the locations of all the Codex pages. You will recover the Apple, but you'll never find the Vault without this.
    You know, there is an Abbey here, where I've seen monks wearing black robes. I'd start there. Now, go. Find us a stramaledetto (fucking) monk.
  • Ezio: I think I'm going to miss you, Caterina.
  • Caterina: Oh, I know you will.


Ezio successfully assassinated Checco Orsi, but was stabbed by him. Before losing consciousness from the wound, Ezio witnessed a monk with a missing finger steal the Apple.

After he recovered from his wounds, Ezio received the Codex map from Caterina, and left to seek out the monk.



Assassin's Creed II memories
Main memories
Sequence 1: Ignorance is Bliss
Boys Will Be Boys - You Should See the Other Guy - Sibling Rivalry - Nightcap - Paperboy - Beat a Cheat - Petruccio's Secret - Friend of the Family - Special Delivery - Jailbird - Family Heirloom - Last Man Standing
Sequence 2: Escape Plans
Fitting In - Ace Up My Sleeve - Judge, Jury, Executioner - Laying Low - Arrivederci
Sequence 3: Requiescat in Pace
Roadside Assistance - Casa Dolce Casa - Practice Makes Perfect - What Goes Around - A Change of Plans
Sequence 4: The Pazzi Conspiracy
Practice What You Preach - Fox Hunt - See You There - Novella's Secret -Wolves in Sheep's Clothing - Farewell Francesco
Sequence 5: Loose Ends
Four to the Floor - A Blade With Bite - Evasive Maneuvers - Town Crier - Behind Closed Doors - Come Out and Play - The Cowl Does Not Make the Monk - With Friends Like These
Sequence 6: Rocky Road
Road Trip - Romagna Holiday - Tutti a Bordo
Sequence 7: The Merchant of Venice
Benvenuto - That's Gonna Leave a Mark - Building Blocks - Breakout - Clothes Make the Man - Cleaning House - Monkey See, Monkey Do - By Leaps and Bounds - Everything Must Go
Sequence 8: Necessity, Mother of Invention
Birds of a Feather - If At First You Don't Succeed... - Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained - Well Begun Is Half Done - Infrequent Flier
Sequence 9: Carnevale
Knowledge Is Power - Damsels in Distress - Nun the Wiser - And They're Off - CTF - Ribbon Round-Up - Cheaters Never Prosper - Having a Blast
Sequence 10: Force Majeure
An Unpleasant Turn of Events - Caged Fighter - Leave No Man Behind - Assume the Position - Two Birds, One Blade
Sequence 11: Alter Egos
All Things Come to He Who Waits - Play Along
Sequence 12: Forlì Under Attack
A Warm Welcome - Bodyguard - Holding the Fort - Godfather - Checcomate - Far From the Tree
Sequence 13: Bonfire of the Vanities
Florentine Fiasco - Still Life - Climbing the Ranks - Upward Mobility - Last Rites - Port Authority - Surgical Strike - Hitting the Hay - Arch Nemesis - Doomsday - Power to the People - Mob Justice
Sequence 14: Veni, Vidi, Vici
X Marks the Spot - In Bocca al Lupo
Secret locations
Il Duomo's Secret - Torre Grossa's Secret - Ravaldino's Secret - San Marco's Secret - Visitazione's Secret - Home Invasion - Over Beams, Under Stone - Shipwrecked - Paying Respects
Beat up events
A Woman Scorned - Wanton Hubby - Philanderer on the Roof - Promiscuity Knocks - Spear of Infidelity
San Gimignano Dash - Florentine Sprint - Romagna Hustle - Venetian Rush - San Marco Scuttle - Horseplay
Assassination contracts
Day at the Market - Fallen Archers - Political Suicide - Reap What You Sow - Flee Market - Supply in Demand - Beginnings of a Conspiracy - Arch Enemies - Wet Work - Blade in the Crowd - Thicker than Water - Zero Tolerance - Honorable Thief - No Laughing Matter - False Legacy - Don't Get Your Hands Dirty - Showtime - Thin the Ranks - Go Towards the Light - Meeting Adjourned - Needle in a Haystack - Leader of the Pack - Peacekeeper - Caveat Emptor - Vertical Slice - No Camping - Dead on Arrival - Mark and Execute - Crash a Party - Hunting the Hunter
Courier assignments
Wedding Bells are Ringing - The Messenger's Burden - Speedy Delivery - The Perfect Marriage - Casanova