Born in Venice during the Renaissance, Perina was a daredevil burgalr and con artist who adored flamboyant disguises and loved being the center of attention. She was particular known for her skills at misdirection and sleight of hand which, paired with her costumes, raised her cons to an art form. The carnival-like atmosephere of Venetian masquerades made it her favourite hunting grounds, as she would wear a Hellequin costume to easily blend into the crowd. This allowed her to prey on the partying nobility.
As Perina had a penchant for being the center of attention, she preferred to work alone and disliked having to share the limelight. Her antics however caught the attention of the Venetian Thieves' Guild leader Antonio de Magianis, who also worked on the same target during one of her deception attempts. As a result of conflict between the two, both of their cons failed.
Antonio was initially annoyed at Perina's interference, but he quickly realized the value that her unique skills would provide, inviting her to join his Thieves' Guild. Although Perina rejected his offer, Antonion continued to kept a close eye on her activities. When one of her jobs was about to go bad, Antonio stepped in and helped her to complete the mission.
Realizing the value of having co-conspirators, Perina willingly joined the Guild and became a close friend of Antonio. Her flamboyant personality became a source of entertainment for Antonio, and she would often flirt with him by claiming his luxurious mustache had captured her heart.
Mission in Florence
As Antonio was also a member of the Italian Brotherhood of Assassins, Perina soon followed in his footsteps and joined the Brotherhood as well. In 1493, Perina and fellow Assassin Corvo Antonelli were sent to assist the Master Assassin Ezio Auditore da Firenze in Florence, where the Italian Templars had attempted to reestablish their influence.
While Corvo ran off to confront the Templars on his own, Perina travelled to an abandonded mansion belonging to the Contarini family. Infiltrating the mansion, Perina later encountered the Spanish Assassins led by Aguilar de Nerha. Perina handed the notes she had found to Aguilar, informing of Corvo's possible abduction.