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Man of the People was a virtual representation of one of Ezio Auditore's genetic memories, relived by Desmond Miles in 2012 through the Animus 2.01.

Description

Ezio Auditore arrived at the Tiber Island Hideout where he found La Volpe and Caterina Sforza. Niccolò Machiavelli then arrived and Ezio told them all about the events that took place at the Castel Sant'Angelo. Ezio, along with Machiavelli, then left the hideout, and began to walk the streets of Rome. Ezio proposed that they recruit the enemies of the state into the Assassin Brotherhood, stating that they would arm those who had been disarmed by the Borgia. Machiavelli finally relented, telling Ezio to go and recruit their first novices.

Caterina being healed

Dialogue

Ezio entered the Assassins Guild on Tiber Island. Caterina was being tended to by a doctor.

  • Caterina: Ezio.
  • Ezio: Where is Machiavelli?
  • Caterina: I could not find him.

La Volpe walked over to join them.

  • La Volpe: I brought the Contessa (Countess) here.

Machiavelli suddenly appeared and joined them.

  • Machiavelli: Caterina.
  • La Volpe: Care to tell us where you have been?
  • Machiavelli: Looking for Ezio. What of Cesare and Rodrigo?

Caterina explaining the Cesare's position to the Assassins

  • Ezio: Cesare rode off before I could get close to him and Rodrigo was somewhere else entirely.
  • Machiavelli: That is odd. Rodrigo is usually at the Castello.
  • La Volpe: Very odd indeed.
  • Machiavelli: What a waste. No offense.
  • Caterina: None taken.
  • Ezio: With Cesare gone to Urbino, we must build our forces.
  • Machiavelli: I thought we intended to strike now?
  • Caterina: Impossible. Cesare commands a massive army in Romagna. You would never reach him.
  • Ezio: I say we work here. In Roma. Erode the Borgia’s influence while restoring our own. And in fact, I want to begin right now. Volpe, bring Claudia and Bartolomeo d'Alviano here. Machiavelli, meet me outside.

Ezio turned to walk out of the Guild and passed the doctor.

  • Ezio: Take care of her.

Ezio consults Machiavelli

Outside, Ezio and Machiavelli walked together crossing a bridge over the Tiber River.

  • Ezio: Look. The Borgia rob everything from the people to maintain power.
  • Machiavelli: What do you intend to do?
  • Ezio: We will recruit them to our cause.
  • Machiavelli: You can not be serious.
  • Ezio: To win this war, Machiavelli, we need loyal soldiers. By recruiting enemies of the state, we arm those who have been disarmed by the Borgia.
  • Machiavelli: Go then. Recruit our first novices.

Ezio walked off into the streets to find citizens in need, who were being troubled by the Borgia. He fought with the citizens and together they defeated the Borgia.

  • Man: Assassin!

Ezio speaks with a male recruit

  • Ezio: The Liberation of Roma has begun. If you choose to flee, do so now, but if you choose to fight, stand with me against the Borgia.
  • Man: I am tired of hiding in the shadows. I will join you.
  • Ezio: Then seek Niccolò Machiavelli on Isola Tiberina (Tiber Island) and we will make you one of us. Their lies will no longer mask your truth.

Outcome

Ezio recruited the first of the novices to the Assassins’ cause. More citizens could now be recruited throughout Rome in the same way.

Gallery

References

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
DLC
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
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