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Practice What You Preach was a virtual representation of one of Ezio Auditore's genetic memories, relived by Desmond Miles in 2012 through the Animus.


Ezio Auditore returned to Florence after two years. He traveled to Leonardo da Vinci's workshop to have the codex page he took from Vieri de' Pazzi deciphered. While there, he asked Leonardo how he could obtain information on Francesco de' Pazzi.


  • Leonardo: Ezio...? You are still alive!
  • Ezio: Look at this place! The past two years have been kind to you.
  • Leonardo: But you are not the same at all, are you...?

Ezio agreed, but continued.

  • Ezio: I was hoping you might be able to help me with something.
  • Leonardo: Anything for you, my friend!

Ezio showed him the Codex page.

  • Leonardo: Aha! You've found another! How exciting!

He took the page from Ezio's hand and examined it.

  • Leonardo: Hmmm. This one is tricky to break...
    Clever in it's use of ancient languages. Maybe if I just...
    Oh... Oh! It seems to be a manual of sort for different assassination techniques.
  • Ezio: May I see it?
  • Leonardo: Wait! What's that?!
    It's not so much a design this time... Just a series of sketches.
    Hmmmm. What to make of all this...
    Hoho! Of course! And why not! What an inspired idea!
  • Ezio: Can you make it for me while I try what's in that manual fragment?
  • Leonardo: Take it, I'll have my assistant set up some dummies for you to practice with.
    Eh, Vincenzo!

Leonardo called his assistant over, and Ezio left to practice in the courtyard next to Leonardo's workshop. He learned three new assassination techniques before returning to Leonardo.

  • Leonardo: I've done it! Come quickly! Look!
    Take it-- try it!

He gave Ezio a second Hidden Blade and bracer, which Ezio equipped.

  • Ezio: Thank you, Leonardo.
  • Leonardo: Non c'è di che! (No problem!)
  • Ezio: There's someone I need to "see" while I'm here. I cannot approach him publicly... Would you know a way-
  • Leonardo: (quietly) La Volpe.
  • Ezio: The Fox...?
  • Leonardo: Sshhhhh!!
  • Ezio: Capisco... (I understand) But do you know where a fox might roam...?
  • Leonardo: Perhaps, near the Mercato (market) where the thieves dwell...
    Sta attento, amico!
    (Be safe, friend!)


Ezio learned three new assassination techniques, while Leonardo created a secondary Hidden Blade and bracer for him.



Assassin's Creed II memories
Main memories
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