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Farewell Francesco 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 the failed assassination attempt on the Medici family, Francesco de' Pazzi led a group of his guards to take over the Palazzo della Signoria in order to gain control of the city. Lorenzo de' Medici, who survived the encounter, requested Ezio's assistance in killing Francesco.

Dialogue

Ezio met Poliziano and another guard, outside Palazzo Medici.

  • Guard: Signore. I saw Francesco lead a battalion around the back of the Palazzo della Signoria. I fear he may be seeking another way in.
  • Poliziano: Go! Before it's too late. Do what you can.

Ezio made his way to the palazzo. Along the way he saw the chaos created by the Pazzi in Florence: the Medici and Pazzi guards fighting each other in its streets. When Ezio reached Palazzo della Signoria, Francesco recognized him.

  • Francesco: You again!? Why aren't you dead? - Men! Slaughter him!

Francesco on top of the Signoria

Ezio made his way to the top of the palazzo and killed the guards protecting Francesco.

  • Francesco: Oh! The boy thinks himself a master swordsman. So you've drawn some blood! My men will make short of you!
    Desisti! (Stop!) You're only delaying your inevitable and painful end!
    What do you think you are proving? That you're loyal servant of that dog, Lorenzo? Death shall be your reward!
    I grow tired of this game. Guards, finitelo! (Finish him off!)

After seeing all his guards killed by Ezio, Francesco tried to flee.

  • Francesco: Guards—! GUARDS!
  • Ezio: No one's coming... It's just us now.
  • Francesco: Meledetto! Che il diavolo ti porti! Stammi lontano! (Damn it! Damn you to hell! Get the hell away from me!)

He jumped from the roof and landed into a hay bale below, to which Ezio followed him. Francesco then climbed to the rooftops, trying to avoid the assassin, though Ezio eventually caught up and struck Francesco with his Hidden Blade.

Ezio assassinating Francesco

  • Ezio: Now Firenze will judge you for what you've done.
  • Francesco: It's over... It's all over...
  • Ezio: Meglio essere felici in questa vita che aspirare a esserlo nella prossima. (Better to be content in this life, than aspire to it in the next). Requiescat in Pace. (Rest in peace).

The Pazzi supporters were gathered in front of the Palazzo della Signoria.

  • Crowd: Libertà! Libertà! Libertà...

Jacopo de' Pazzi joined the crowd.

  • Jacopo: Libertà! Libertà! Libertà! Popolo e libertà! (Liberty! Liberty! Liberty! People and liberty!)
  • Medici supporters: Libertà! (Liberty!)

The people gasped together when they saw a group hang Francesco's body from the Signoria.

  • Jacopo: Francesco...?

Realizing that their plan had failed, Jacopo hastily left the city.

Outcome

Francesco de' Pazzi was assassinated by Ezio, and the rest of the Pazzi conspirators fled to San Gimignano and Tuscany.

Gallery

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