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

Description

After Ezio Auditore was stabbed by Checco Orsi, the Apple was stolen from him by a mysterious monk with a missing finger. He then traveled to an abbey in the wetlands to see if he could find out who had stolen the Piece of Eden.

Dialogue

O'Callahan informing about the abbey

Ezio began to search the abbey for the black robed monk, but instead found Darby O'Callahan being attacked by guards, to which Ezio helped Darby fight off his attackers.

  • Darby: Blessings on you, brother.
  • Ezio: Grazie. (Thank you.) I wonder if you can help me?
  • Darby: What do you seek?
  • Ezio: A monk in black robes who lacks one of his ten fingers.
  • Darby: Well... Brother Guido has only nine toes. Are you sure it wasn't a toe?
  • Ezio: Quite sure.
  • Darby: And then there's brother Domenico, but it's his entire left arm he's lacking.
  • Ezio: Again, quite sure it was a finger.
  • Darby: Hmm... Now wait a moment, I do recall a black robed monk with nine fingers. Yes of course, when we had our last San Vincenzo's feast at the abbey.
  • Ezio: Yes, I know the place. I'll try there. Grazie.
  • Darby: Go in peace, brother.
  • Ezio: I always do.

Ezio's intrusion scaring the abbot

Ezio reached the Abbey of San Mercuriale and approached a group of monks and the abbot.

  • Ezio: Excuse me, brother. I wonder if you can—
  • Abbot: Unholy demon! Get away!
  • Ezio: What's wrong?
  • Abbot: You're the one who killed Brother Stefano! Brothers! The killer of the monks has returned!

The abbot and the rest of the monks fled, which prompted Ezio to chase and catch the abbot.

  • Abbot: Please, no! I don't want to die!
  • Ezio: I only kill those who kill others, and your Brother Stefano was a killer. I'm sure you are no such thing. Now, listen to me. I'm looking for a black robed monk who's missing a finger.
  • Abbot: Missing a finger you say? Do you mean... like Fra' Savonarola?

Ezio interrogating the abbot

  • Ezio: Savonarola?! Who is this? You know him?
  • Abbot: I did... He was one of us. For a time.
  • Ezio: And then?
  • Abbot: We suggested he retire to a hermitage for a good long time.
  • Ezio: I'm afraid to say his retreat has come to an end. Where would he have gone?
  • Abbot: Oh dear... Santo Spirito, in Firenze. It's where he studied. Perhaps it's where he would return.
  • Ezio: I thank you. Go with God, brother.

Outcome

Ezio learned that the monk who stole the Apple was Girolamo Savonarola, the man who would later become the tyrannical leader of Florence, during the Bonfire of the Vanities.

References

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
Races
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