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Renovation is the process of revitalizing a broken, damaged, or outdated structure. The Assassins and the Templars were involved in renovation projects to help the civilians but also increased their influence in the area.

History

Italian Renaissance

Monteriggioni

Main article: Monteriggioni

Constructed in 1290, the Tuscan city of Monteriggioni became the headquarters of the Italian Brotherhood of Assassins when Domenico Auditore installed his family in the Villa Auditore during the 14th century.[1]

Between 1454 and 1476, the Monteriggioni fell into disrepair as its ruler Mario Auditore was more focused on the war and the Brotherhood actions. By 1476, most of the town's shops had closed, the number of visitors to Monteriggioni had decreased, and the upkeep of the Villa Auditore had been neglected.[2]

In 1477, Mario's nephew Ezio arrived in the city. After learning about his family heirloom, Ezio began to renovate various shops and landmarks within Monteriggioni with the agreement of his uncle. Ezio used the money he collected during his travel to renovate the city and his sister Claudia kept track of the improvement in a book and collected the benefices from the shops and travelers.[3]

Renovating shops rewarded Ezio with greater discounts on items, while renovating landmarks allowed him to open treasure chests. The blacksmith and the doctor of the city had their shops renovated while Ezio opened an art merchant, a tailor shop, and a bank. Ezio also reopened the mines under the city, the well near the villa and the town church. Factions also installed in Monteriggioni, with a barrack for the mercenaries, a guild for the thieves and the Felina brothel for the courtesans.[4]

As Ezio expanded the painting gallery of the villa, collecting armors, weapons and other items, the city attracted more citizens, increasing his population from 30 to 3 500 residents in two decades.[4]

Even after all these efforts, the city collapsed once again in 1500 after being besieged by the Papal troops led by the Italian Templar Cesare Borgia.[5] Falling under the control of the Templars, the Auditore took back the city.[6]

Rome

While attempting to liberate the city of Rome from the Borgia, Ezio renovated multiple shops, stables, aqueducts and historical landmarks in the city. Before he could do so, however, he needed to take control of the district by eliminating a Borgia captains and burning their towers.[7]

Constantinople

During his quest for the Masyaf Keys in Constantinople, Ezio aided the Ottoman Assassins in taking back the city from the Byzantine Templars. After clearing out a den, Ezio was able to renovate shops and historical landmarks.[8]

18th century

Great Inagua

After acquiring command of Great Inagua, Edward Kenway was able to renovate shops on the island.[9]

British Colonies

After meeting George Monro, Shay Cormac renovated various buildings in New York City, the River Valley and the North Atlantic.[10]

New Orleans

As part of her rivalry with other businesses, Aveline de Grandpré renovated several dressing chambers and equipment shops.[11]

Davenport Homestead

During his time on the Davenport Homestead, Ratonhnhaké:ton revitalized the land by attracting new residents and renovating houses to be built.[12]

Paris

After becoming an Assassin, Arno Dorian renovated several shops in Paris.[13]

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