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Excommunication 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 came across a Minim monk who was praying for his dead brothers. After questioning him, Ezio discovered that the men were killed by Brother Ristoro, a corrupt priest and an agent of the Borgia. With this, Ezio set off to kill the man, as the monk explained that he could not break his vows.


A Minim monk was addressing a crowd near the Colosseum.

  • Monk: Give, and it shall be given to you. For whatever measure you deal out to others, it will be dealt to you in return. These are insightful words... words to live by, yet Brother Ristoro spits at them! Deus omnia videt. We Minims require your donations to survive. In return, we offer you knowledge. A fair trade, but one of us takes advantage! He abuses the trust we have worked so hard to establish! Come and see where your donations have gone! Two of our order slain by their own teacher! Ristoro's innocence bought from the Borgia! God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble. Ristoro is far from humble! He has broken his vow of poverty! Soiled every promise of purity! He must be held accountable! Deus omnes vel absolvit vel judicat!

Ezio walked up to the praying monk.

  • Ezio: How were these men killed?
  • Monk: They questioned Brother Ristoro's habits, and now here they are, poisoned.
  • Ezio: You question him as well, why do you not fear his wrath?
  • Monk A man with nothing fears nothing. I have remained true to my vows. I put my fate in the hands of the divine. Deus asculti.
  • Ezio: Your vows keep you from acting, so you seek another to do what you will not.
  • Monk: Please understand. I cannot kill.
  • Ezio: But I can. Where is Ristoro?
  • Monk: He will be at the church. But guards always accompany him.
  • Ezio: The Borgia cannot protect him from me.

Ezio located Ristoro and assassinated him from above.

  • Ezio: Requiescat in pace (Rest in peace).


Ezio succeeded in eliminating one of the Borgia Templar agents.



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