Madrid is the largest and capital city of Spain.
In the late 15th century, the city was home to Cristoval de Merlo, a treasurer for the Inquisition. In 1489, the Spanish Brotherhood of Assassins entered the city in search of a painting from a set created by Leonardo da Vinci that had been inadvertently gambled away by their associate, Jaime del Rada. The paintings were obtained by the Inquisition captain Diego de Burgos, who separated them and gave one to each of his underlings. Among those people was Cristoval, who kept the painting deep underground beneath the city slums for safekeeping until it was recovered by the Assassins.
In 1511, Grand Inquisitor Francisco Jiménez de Cisneros, the successor of Tomás de Torquemada, had also been persecuting Spanish Assassins for crimes unrelated to their activities. Ottoman Assassins sent from Constantinople by Ezio Auditore da Firenze sought out the culprits in the city and killed them.
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