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The '''Common Sword''' was a [[Swords|sword]] of basic design in [[Italy]] during the [[Renaissance]]. It was a widely prevalent type of sword, sold across many cities including [[Florence]], [[Monteriggioni]], [[San Gimignano]], [[Forlì]], and [[Rome]]. Accordingly, it saw service with the militaries and [[guards]] of [[Europe]] in that period.
   
The '''Common Sword''' was a [[Swords and Maces|sword]] obtainable during the [[Italy|Italian]] [[Renaissance]] notable for being the first sword that the [[Assassins|Assassin]] [[Ezio Auditore da Firenze|Ezio Auditore]] received.
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==Description==
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The Common Sword bore a relatively simple design, being a double-edged straight sword with a typical hilt and crossguard. Compared to swords of other make during the Renaissance, Common Swords were mediocre and were among the cheapest in Italy. It afforded little protection and was considered to be among the weakest weapons.<ref name="AC2">''[[Assassin's Creed II]]''</ref>
   
Finding the sword in one of [[Giovanni Auditore da Firenze|his father's]] trunks, the young Assassin took it with him to the [[Auditore execution]].<ref name="AC2">''[[Assassin's Creed II]]''</ref> However, the sword was disarmed from him by a [[Brutes|brute]], and left behind when Ezio fled the area.<ref name="AC2"/> Later, Ezio was gifted a similar blade by his uncle [[Mario Auditore|Mario]] upon his arrival in [[Monteriggioni]] in 1476.<ref name="AC2"/>
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==History==
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On 28 December 1476, when the Florentine [[Assassins|Assassin]] [[Giovanni Auditore da Firenze]] and his sons [[Federico Auditore da Firenze|Federico]] and [[Petruccio Auditore da Firenze|Petruccio]] were arrested on false charges of treason, he instructed his son [[Ezio Auditore da Firenze|Ezio]] from his cell to retrieve all the contents within a chest left in his office at their [[Villa Auditore|villa]]. Ezio did as he was told, and aside from his father's Assassin uniform, a broken [[Hidden Blade]], and a letter with evidence of the [[Pazzi conspiracy]], he acquired a Common Sword. The following day during his family's execution at the [[Piazza della Signoria]], Ezio wielded the sword to defend himself from the guards ordered to kill him, only to lose it in the skirmish.<ref name="AC2" />
   
In 1500, when the army of [[Cesare Borgia]] [[Fall of Monteriggioni|attacked Monteriggioni]], an older Ezio used the Common Sword again in the town's defense, due to the loss of the [[Sword of Altaïr]] in the wreckage of the [[Villa Auditore]].<ref name="AC:B">''[[Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood]]''</ref> Ezio then continued to use this sword in conjunction with the [[Hidden Gun|hidden gun]] for an unspecified length of time after his arrival in [[Rome]].<ref name="AC:B"/>
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Following his journey to [[Monteriggioni]], [[Mario Auditore]] presented him with a replacement. Common Swords were also wielded by other figures from the time, including [[Lorenzo de' Medici]], [[Francesco de' Pazzi]], and [[Rodrigo Borgia]].<ref name="AC2"/> In 1500, upon his arrival in Rome, Ezio was given this sword again by [[Niccolò Machiavelli]] as he had lost all of his equipment in [[Cesare Borgia]]'s [[Siege of Monteriggioni|assault]] on Monteriggioni.<ref>''[[Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood]]''</ref>
   
 
==Weapon statistics==
 
==Weapon statistics==
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==Gallery==
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<gallery captionalign="center" position="center" spacing="small" widths="180">
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WiSC 10.png|Lorenzo de' Medici and Francesco de' Pazzi wielding Common Swords
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With Friends 6 v.png|Jacopo de' Pazzi being stabbed by Rodrigo Borgia with a Common Sword
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</gallery>
   
 
==References==
 
==References==
 
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The Common Sword

The Common Sword was a sword of basic design in Italy during the Renaissance. It was a widely prevalent type of sword, sold across many cities including Florence, Monteriggioni, San Gimignano, Forlì, and Rome. Accordingly, it saw service with the militaries and guards of Europe in that period.

DescriptionEdit

The Common Sword bore a relatively simple design, being a double-edged straight sword with a typical hilt and crossguard. Compared to swords of other make during the Renaissance, Common Swords were mediocre and were among the cheapest in Italy. It afforded little protection and was considered to be among the weakest weapons.[1]

HistoryEdit

On 28 December 1476, when the Florentine Assassin Giovanni Auditore da Firenze and his sons Federico and Petruccio were arrested on false charges of treason, he instructed his son Ezio from his cell to retrieve all the contents within a chest left in his office at their villa. Ezio did as he was told, and aside from his father's Assassin uniform, a broken Hidden Blade, and a letter with evidence of the Pazzi conspiracy, he acquired a Common Sword. The following day during his family's execution at the Piazza della Signoria, Ezio wielded the sword to defend himself from the guards ordered to kill him, only to lose it in the skirmish.[1]

Following his journey to Monteriggioni, Mario Auditore presented him with a replacement. Common Swords were also wielded by other figures from the time, including Lorenzo de' Medici, Francesco de' Pazzi, and Rodrigo Borgia.[1] In 1500, upon his arrival in Rome, Ezio was given this sword again by Niccolò Machiavelli as he had lost all of his equipment in Cesare Borgia's assault on Monteriggioni.[2]

Weapon statisticsEdit

Era Damage Speed Deflect Cost Availability
15th century Italy 1 1 2 N/A Sequence 3
16th century Rome 1 2 2 N/A Sequence 1

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

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