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[[File:AcII-common-sword.png|thumb|250px|The Common Sword]]
 
[[File:AcII-common-sword.png|thumb|250px|The Common Sword]]
The '''Common Sword''' was a [[Swords|sword]] obtainable by [[Ezio Auditore da Firenze]] during the 15th and 16th centuries. He initially wielded one for a brief period before the execution of his father and brothers, but lost it when he was attacked by [[guards]]. 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>''[[Assassin's Creed II]]''</ref> During his attempt to [[Liberation of Rome|erode]] the [[House of Borgia|Borgias]]' power, Ezio was given this sword again by [[Niccolò Machiavelli]] after he had lost all of his equipment in [[Cesare Borgia]]'s [[Siege of Monteriggioni|assault]] on Monteriggioni.<ref>''[[Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood]]''</ref>
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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.
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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>
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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" />
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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>
   
 
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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

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ReferencesEdit

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