Assassin's Creed Wiki
Assassin's Creed Wiki

High-Stakes Negotiation 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 spoke with a courtesan in front of Rosa in Fiore, however, they were interrupted by another courtesan bearing the news that the owner had been captured.


Ezio arrived at the brothel.

  • Courtesan: Welcome to the Rosa in Fiore (Blooming Rose), stranger.
  • Ezio: Salve (Hello). Would you be kind enough to call the owner for me?
  • Courtesan: Madonna Solari is not in.
  • Ezio: Do you know where she is?
  • Courtesan: I—

A second courtesan ran towards them, screaming.

  • Lucia: Aiuto! Aiuto! (Help! Help!) Madonna Solari—
  • Courtesan: Lucia. We thought you were gone for good!
  • Lucia: The men took us on a ship. They released me, but she—
  • Ezio: Who took you on a ship?
  • Lucia: Slave traders Messere (Mister). Near Isola Tiberina (Tiber Island). They want coin in exchange for her life.
  • Ezio: I will get her back.

Ezio Auditore went to deliver the ransom to the slave traders. Upon arrival at the docks, Ezio saw a slaver holding a knife against Madonna Solari's neck.

  • Slave trader: Are you here for the whore?
  • Solari: Aiutatemi! (Help me!)
  • Ezio: I have your money. Let her go.
  • Slave trader: No, take it up with Cesare.

The slaver slit Madonna Solari's throat, killing her, then ordered his men to attack Ezio. Ezio swiftly eliminated all of the slavers and took his money back. Later, Ezio returned to the brothel to inform the courtesans about the fate of Madonna Solari. However, he was surprised to see his mother and sister waiting for him.

  • Ezio: Mother? Sister?
  • Maria: Ezio. Ser (Sir) Machiavelli said that you might be here.
  • Ezio: What are you doing in Roma? Has Firenze been attacked?
  • Claudia: No. Or, rather, I do not know. We did not go to Firenze.
  • Ezio: Why?
  • Claudia: Ezio, we want to help.
  • Ezio: I was trying to help you by sending you to Firenze.
  • Courtesan: Where is Madonna Solari?
  • Ezio: She's dead.
  • Courtesan: Merda. (Shit.)
  • Lucia: What now? Will we have to close?
  • Ezio: You cannot close. I need your help.
  • Courtesan: Messere (Mister), without someone who can run things, we are finished.
  • Claudia: I'll do it.
  • Ezio: You do not belong here, Claudia.
  • Claudia: I know how to run a business. I ran Uncle Mario's for years.
  • Ezio: This is different.
  • Maria: What alternative do you have, Ezio?
  • Ezio: You do this Claudia and you are on your own.
  • Claudia: I've been on my own for twenty years.
  • Ezio: Fine. I intend to repair the brothel. This place is a real mess. And I want your courtesans to find Caterina Sforza.
  • Claudia: You can count on us.

Ezio Auditore consulted an architect regarding the renovation of the brothel. After the renovations were complete, Ezio paid a visit to the brothel.

  • Claudia: Welcome to the Rosa in Fiore (Blooming Rose), as you can see, the most popular brothel in Roma.
  • Ezio: My money went well invested.
  • Claudia: Here I keep a list of the skills taught to my girls.

Claudia pointed to a board on the wall.

  • Ezio: You are not teaching them much.
  • Claudia: Think you can do better?
  • Ezio: Nessun problema. (No problem.)
  • Maria: Ezio, the Borgia make it difficult for Claudia's girls. There are several things you can do to that would aid them...
  • Ezio: I will keep that in mind. Anything else?
  • Claudia: No. Ezio—
  • Ezio: Did you find Caterina?
  • Claudia: We are working on it.
  • Ezio: Bene. (Good.) Come to see me at Isola Tiberina (Tiber Island) with her location.


After Madonna Solari's death at the hands of slave traders, Ezio renovated the Rosa in Fiore and Claudia ran the Guild of Courtesans. Claudia and the courtesans were now allied with the Assassins, and were tasked by Ezio to find Caterina.



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