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


Ezio Auditore returned to his home, confused about the people his father associated himself with, and after witnessing several guards running towards it.


Ezio returned to his home, after delivering the letters his father had given him.

He began to worry when no one answered, and after hearing a quiet noise behind him, Ezio moved just in time to avoid a vase from hitting him.

Claudia called from inside.

  • Claudia: Ezio...
  • Ezio: Claudia! Are you alright?
  • Claudia: Yes. But mother...
  • Annetta: She's in shock. They... When she resisted...
  • Ezio: It's not safe here. Is there a place you can take them?
  • Annetta: Yes. Yes! To my sister's.
  • Ezio: Good. Do that. In the meantime I'll go see my father.
  • Annetta: Be careful Messer Ezio! The guards were looking for you as well.

Ezio made his way to the Palazzo della Signoria without attracting any attention to himself, and then climbed the prison tower to find his father.

  • Giovanni: Ezio!
  • Ezio: Father! What's happened?
  • Giovanni: Took a bit of a beating, but I'm alright. What of your mother and sister?
  • Ezio: Safe now.
  • Giovanni: Annetta took them?
  • Ezio: Yes... Wait. You knew this would happen?!
  • Giovanni: Not the way it did... And not this soon. It doesn't matter now.
  • Ezio: What do you mean? Explain!
  • Giovanni: There's no time. Listen closely: Return to the house. In my office is a hidden door. Use your talent to find it. Beyond lies a chest, take EVERYTHING you find inside. Much of it may seem strange to you, but all of it is important. Do you understand?
  • Ezio: Yes.
  • Giovanni: Good. Among the contents is a letter – and with it some documents. I need you to take these documents to Messer Uberto. He was with me in the office this morning.
  • Ezio: The Gonfaloniere. I remember. Now please – tell me what's happening. Are the Pazzi behind this? There was a note at the pigeon coop. It sai–

They were interrupted by the sound of the door opening behind Giovanni's cell.

  • Giovanni: Go Ezio! Go now!


Ezio spoke with his father through a prison window, and then left to find the chest in Giovanni's study, as his father commanded.


  • Despite Ezio making mention of the pigeon coop letter, and presumably having read it himself due to his dialogue, the player never gets to see it at any point. The reason for this is unknown.
  • This memory is one of the few instances in the series where Eagle Vision is mentioned (albeit indirectly) by another character in the game.



Assassin's Creed II memories
Main memories
The Birth of an Assassin
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
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