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|factions = [[House of Borgia|Borgia]]<br />[[House of Orsi|Orsi]]
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|rulers = [[House of Sforza]]<br />Papacy
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'''Romagna''' was a region located in [[Italy]], with [[Forlì]] being its main city. The area was ruled in the late 15th century by [[Caterina Sforza]], an ally of the [[Italian Assassins]].
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'''Romagna''' is a region located in [[Italy]], with [[Forlì]] being its main city. The area was ruled in the late 15th century by [[Caterina Sforza]], an ally of the [[Italian Brotherhood of Assassins|Italian Assassins]].
   
== Description ==
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In this era, Romagna was largely dominated by marshes, wetlands, and a number of scattered buildings. It also housed the Forlì docks, where ships from other areas stationed in its ports. [[Civilians]] could often be seen fishing from the wharves, or selling fish from market stalls nearby.
Romagna was largely dominated by marshes, wetlands, and a number of scattered buildings. It also housed the Forlì docks, where ships from other areas stationed in its ports. [[Civilians]] could often seen fishing from the wharves, or selling fish from market stalls nearby. During the [[Renaissance]], the [[Assassins|Assassin]] [[Ezio Auditore da Firenze]] visited the location on several occasions.<ref name="AC2">''[[Assassin's Creed II]]''</ref>
 
   
== History ==
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==History==
=== Origin ===
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[[File:Tutti_a_Bordo_4.png|thumb|250px|left|Caterina Sforza stranded on an islet]]
The name Romagna came from the Latin word Romània, which was originally the generic name for "land inhabited by Romans", first appearing on Latin documents in the 5th century. It later took on the more detailed meaning of "territory subjected to Eastern Roman rule", whose citizens called themselves Romans (Romàioi in Greek), considering themselves the heirs of Imperial [[Rome]]. Thus, the term Romània came to be used to refer to the territory administered by the Exarchate of Ravenna, in contrary to other parts of Northern Italy under Lombard rule, named Langobardia or Lombardy. Romània later became Romandìola in {{Wiki|Vulgar Latin}}, which meant "little Romània", that evolved into Romagna.
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In 1480, Ezio Auditore rode into the area, after being chased through the [[Apennine Mountains|Appennine Mountains]] by Borgia soldiers. He traveled through Romagna to access a ferry, up the coast of the Adriatic Sea to [[Venice]], alongside his close friend [[Leonardo da Vinci]]. Initially he was held up due to his lack of paperwork, though Caterina Sforza, Countess of Forlì, solved this problem when she took a shine to Ezio, following him rescuing her from an isolated rock on the Forlì docks.
   
=== Renaissance ===
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In 1488, after recovering the [[Apple of Eden 6|Apple of Eden]], Ezio and his uncle [[Mario Auditore]] decided to take the artifact to Forlì, where they met with Caterina in the wetlands outside the city. However, upon reaching Forlì, word spread that the forces of [[Checco Orsi|Checco]] and [[Ludovico Orsi]] had invaded and gained control of the majority of the city.
In 1480, Ezio Auditore rode into the area, after being chased through the [[Appennine Mountains]] by Borgia soldiers. He traveled through Romagna to access a ferry, up the coast of the Adriatic Sea to [[Venice]], alongside his close friend [[Leonardo da Vinci]]. Initially he was held up due to his lack of paperwork, though Caterina Sforza, Countess of Forlì, solved this problem when she took a shine to Ezio, following him rescuing her from an isolated rock on the Forli docks.<ref name="AC2" />
 
   
[[File:AC2 forli boat.jpg|thumb|Ezio saving Caterina]]
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After discovering that the gates to the city were locked, Caterina instructed Ezio to infiltrate it via a secret entrance, which involved Ezio swimming under Forlì's moat and entering from there. While Caterina distracted the invaders with a volley of insults, Ezio dispatched any soldiers in his way and opened the gates to the city, allowing Caterina and her soldiers inside, where they swiftly retook it.
In 1488, after recovering the [[Ezio's Apple of Eden|Apple of Eden]], Ezio and his uncle [[Mario Auditore]] decided to take the artifacr to Forlì, where they met with Caterina in the wetlands outside the city. However, upon reaching Forlì, word spread that the forces of [[Checco Orsi|Checco]] and [[Ludovico Orsi]] had invaded and gained control of the majority of the city.<ref name="AC2" />
 
   
After discovering that the gates to the city were locked, Caterina instructed Ezio to infiltrate it via a secret entance, which involved Ezio swimming under Forlì's moat and entering from there. While Caterina distracted the invaders with a volley of insults, Ezio dispatched any soldiers in his way and opened the gates to the city, allowing Caterina and her soldiers inside, where they swiftly retook it.
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On entering Forlì, Ezio, Caterina and [[Niccolò Machiavelli]] made their way to the [[Rocca di Ravaldino]] to fight off the attacking invaders, defeating them and reaching the inner citadel. However, upon reaching it, Caterina discovered that her children, [[Bianca Riario|Bianca]] and [[Ottaviano Riario]], were missing and that the Orsi brothers and their army of [[Borgia]] soldiers had begun breaching the citadel, forcing Ezio and the Assassins to defend. Despite this, they were able to successfully fend off most of the attackers and hold the city, though they were soon confronted by the Orsi brothers themselves.
   
On entering Forlì, Ezio and the others made their way to the [[Rocca di Ravaldino]] to fight off the attacking invaders, defeating them and reaching the inner citadel. However, upon reaching it, Caterina discovered that her children, [[Bianca Riario|Bianca]] and [[Ottaviano Riario]], were missing and that the Orsi brothers and their army of [[Borgia]] soldiers had begun breaching the citadel, forcing Ezio and the Assassins to defend. Despite this, they were able to successfully fend off most of the attackers and hold the city, though they were soon confronted by the Orsi brothers themselves.<ref name="AC2" />
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[[File:Godfather 2.png|thumb|250px|The Orsi brothers taunting Caterina]]
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The two called out to Caterina, informing her that they had kidnapped her two children, explaining that they would only be returned once Caterina had handed over her husband's map detailing the locations of the [[Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad's Codex|Codex]] pages. In response, Caterina vehemently hurled insults at them, refusing to hand over the map. The Orsi brothers stated in return that she had one hour to hand over the map before they killed her children. On their departure, Caterina turned to Ezio for help, asking him to rescue her children for her. To this, Ezio agreed, and handed over the Apple to her to protect.
[[File:AssassinsCreedII-BattleOfForli-01.jpg|thumb|The Orsi brothers]]
 
The two called out to Caterina, informing her that they had kidnapped her two children, explaining that they would only be returned once Caterina had handed over her husband's map detailing the locations of the [[Codex]] pages. In response, Caterina vehemently hurled insults at them, refusing to hand over the map. The Orsi brothers stated in return that she had one hour to hand over the map before they killed her children. On their departure, Caterina turned to Ezio for help, asking him to rescue her children for her. To this, Ezio agreed, and handed over the Apple to her to protect.<ref name="AC2" />
 
   
 
Ezio departed and headed for the Romagna countryside, where he defeated the guards imprisoning Bianca, who then directed him to the location of her brother, Ottaviano. From there, he headed through the marshes to a nearby lighthouse, where he scaled the building, killed Ludovico and rescued Ottaviano. However, upon dispatching Ludovico, Ezio learnt that the captured siblings had been a distraction, allowing for the theft of the Apple. With this, the Assassin hurried back to the city, discovering that Checco had acquired the Apple.
 
Ezio departed and headed for the Romagna countryside, where he defeated the guards imprisoning Bianca, who then directed him to the location of her brother, Ottaviano. From there, he headed through the marshes to a nearby lighthouse, where he scaled the building, killed Ludovico and rescued Ottaviano. However, upon dispatching Ludovico, Ezio learnt that the captured siblings had been a distraction, allowing for the theft of the Apple. With this, the Assassin hurried back to the city, discovering that Checco had acquired the Apple.
   
Ezio tracked him down and killed the last Orsi brother and retrieved the Apple, though not before Checco managed to stab Ezio in the abdomen, causing him to lose consciousness and drop the artifact. As Ezio slipped into unconsciousness, he saw a [[Girolamo Savonarola|black-robed monk]] with a missing finger pick up the Apple and walk away.<ref name="AC2" />
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[[File:Checcomate_5.png|thumb|250px|left|Savonarola taking the Apple]]
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Ezio tracked him down and killed the last Orsi brother and retrieved the Apple, though not before Checco managed to stab Ezio in the abdomen, causing him to lose consciousness and drop the artifact. As Ezio slipped into unconsciousness, he saw a [[Girolamo Savonarola|black-robed monk]] with a missing finger pick up the Apple and walk away.
   
[[File:BOF3.jpg|thumb|Ezio chasing down Checco]]
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Afterwards, Ezio awoke inside the city, where he was being tended to by Caterina, after Forlì guards discovered him in the countryside whilst scouting the area. Upon regaining consciousness, Ezio explained to Caterina what had happened, and she pointed him in the direction of a nearby abbey in the wetlands outside the city as a good spot to look for clues, regarding the location of the mysterious black-robed monk. Additionally, Caterina gave Ezio the Codex map, to which he thanked her and left, with the abbey as his objective.
Afterwards, Ezio awoke inside the city, where he was being tended to by Caterina, after Forlì guards discovered him in the countryside whilst scouting the area. Upon regaining consciousness, Ezio explained to Caterina what had happened, and she pointed him in the direction of a nearby abbey in the wetlands outside the city as a good spot to look for clues, regarding the location of the mysterious black-robed monk. Additionally, Caterina gave Ezio the Codex map, to which he thanked her and left, with the abbey as his objective.<ref name="AC2" />
 
   
Ezio traveled through the Romagna marshlands until he reached the abbey, where he saved an Irish priest, [[Darby O'Callahan|Brother O'Callahan]], from Borgia thugs. Ezio questioned him about the monk with a missing finger, and O'Callahan directed him to an [[Abbazia di San Mercuriale|abbey]] inside the city of Forlì.<ref name="AC2" />
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Ezio traveled through the Romagna marshlands until he reached the abbey, where he saved an Irish priest, [[Darby O'Callahan|Brother O'Callahan]], from Borgia thugs. Ezio questioned him about the monk with a missing finger, and O'Callahan directed him to an [[Abbey of San Mercuriale|abbey]] inside the city of Forlì.
   
The Assassin returned to the city and headed for the abbey, however, once he arrived there, one of the priests recognized him as the murderer of [[Stefano da Bagnone]], the [[Templars|Templar]] that Ezio had assassinated nine years earlier. Fearful, the priest attempted to run away, though Ezio caught up to him and tackled him. He quickly explained that Stefano's death was necessary, and managed to convince the priest of this, before he inquired about the identity of the black-robed monk with the missing finger, which the priest confirmed to be Girolamo Savonarola. From there, Ezio asked where he might have gone, and the monk said that he may have returned to [[Florence]], to which the Assassin quickly departed for.<ref name="AC2" />
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The Assassin returned to the city and headed for the abbey, however, once he arrived there, one of the priests recognized him as the murderer of [[Stefano da Bagnone]], the [[Templars|Templar]] that Ezio had assassinated nine years earlier. Fearful, the priest attempted to run away, though Ezio caught up to him and tackled him. He quickly explained that Stefano's death was necessary, and managed to convince the priest of this, before he inquired about the identity of the black-robed monk with the missing finger, which the priest confirmed to be Girolamo Savonarola. From there, Ezio asked where he might have gone, and the monk said that he may have returned to [[Florence]], to which the Assassin quickly departed for.
   
== Trivia ==
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==Trivia==
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*Romagna is based on the Valli di Comacchio wetlands of Emilia-Romagna. However, [[Forli]] is depicted as being too close to the area while in reality there is the city of Ravenna between Forli and the wetlands.
 
*Before the release of ''[[Assassin's Creed II]]'', developer [[Ubisoft]] Montreal referred to the area as the "Wetlands."
 
*Before the release of ''[[Assassin's Creed II]]'', developer [[Ubisoft]] Montreal referred to the area as the "Wetlands."
 
*Romagna was the poorest region in ''Assassin's Creed II'', and its surrounding area was flooded with dirty water, ravaged buildings and overgrown with weeds. Very few [[civilians]] wore affluent clothing (such as feather hats and scarfs), nor did they possess a respectable amount of money to [[Pickpocketing|pickpocket]].
 
*Romagna was the poorest region in ''Assassin's Creed II'', and its surrounding area was flooded with dirty water, ravaged buildings and overgrown with weeds. Very few [[civilians]] wore affluent clothing (such as feather hats and scarfs), nor did they possess a respectable amount of money to [[Pickpocketing|pickpocket]].
*The Wetland Ebony and Wetland Ivory dyes for Ezio's robes were obtainable in Romagna from any [[Tailors|tailor]], and granted the "Perfect Harmony" [[Assassin's Creed II Achievements|achievement]] when worn together.
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*The Wetland Ebony and Wetland Ivory dyes for Ezio's robes were obtainable in Romagna from any [[Tailors|tailor]], and granted the "Perfect Harmony" [[assassin's Creed II achievements|achievement]] when worn together.
*Romagna was the location of the first ''Assassin's Creed II'' [[DLC]], the ''[[Battle of Forlì]]''.
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*Romagna was the location of the first ''Assassin's Creed II'' [[Assassin's Creed II downloadable content|DLC]], the ''[[Battle of Forlì]]''.
*By downloading the ''Battle of Forlì DLC'', the [[Flying Machine]] was available to access at any time, on top of a lighthouse, where a [[feather]] was also located.
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*By downloading the additional ''Battle of Forlì'' content, the [[Flying Machine]] was available to access at any time, on top of a lighthouse, where a [[feathers|feather]] was also located.
   
== Gallery ==
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==Gallery==
<gallery captionalign="left">
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<gallery captionalign="center" position="center" spacing="small" widths="180">
assassins-creed-2-feather-locations-in-romagna-forli.jpg|Locations of the feathers in Romagna
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Forli - Concept Art.jpg|Concept art of the wetlands
Romagna_Map_Physical.jpg|Romagna's physical map
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Tutti a Bordo.jpg|Concept art of the shores
Romagnaartwork.jpg|Artwork of Romagna
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Far From the Tree.jpg|Concept art of the countryside surrounding Forlì
AC2 forli axe.jpg|Ezio dispatching a soldier in the Romagnan countryside
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Romagna - 1.png|A settlement in Romagna
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Romagna - 3.png|A small abbey in the Romagna wetlands
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Warm welcome 1.png|Caterina escorting Ezio and Machiavelli
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Romagna Hustle 3.png|Ezio racing through the Romagna countryside on horseback
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Scan0007-1.jpg|Map of Romagna
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
   
== References ==
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==Appearances==
{{Reflist}}
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*''[[Assassin's Creed II]]'' {{1st}}
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**''[[Battle of Forlì (DLC)|Battle of Forlì]]''
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==References==
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*''[[Assassin's Creed II]]''
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[[Category:Regions in Italy]]
[[Category:Assassin's Creed II locations]]
 
[[Category:Assassin's Creed: Renaissance locations]]
 

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Romagna is a region located in Italy, with Forlì being its main city. The area was ruled in the late 15th century by Caterina Sforza, an ally of the Italian Assassins.

In this era, Romagna was largely dominated by marshes, wetlands, and a number of scattered buildings. It also housed the Forlì docks, where ships from other areas stationed in its ports. Civilians could often be seen fishing from the wharves, or selling fish from market stalls nearby.

HistoryEdit

Tutti a Bordo 4

Caterina Sforza stranded on an islet

In 1480, Ezio Auditore rode into the area, after being chased through the Appennine Mountains by Borgia soldiers. He traveled through Romagna to access a ferry, up the coast of the Adriatic Sea to Venice, alongside his close friend Leonardo da Vinci. Initially he was held up due to his lack of paperwork, though Caterina Sforza, Countess of Forlì, solved this problem when she took a shine to Ezio, following him rescuing her from an isolated rock on the Forlì docks.

In 1488, after recovering the Apple of Eden, Ezio and his uncle Mario Auditore decided to take the artifact to Forlì, where they met with Caterina in the wetlands outside the city. However, upon reaching Forlì, word spread that the forces of Checco and Ludovico Orsi had invaded and gained control of the majority of the city.

After discovering that the gates to the city were locked, Caterina instructed Ezio to infiltrate it via a secret entrance, which involved Ezio swimming under Forlì's moat and entering from there. While Caterina distracted the invaders with a volley of insults, Ezio dispatched any soldiers in his way and opened the gates to the city, allowing Caterina and her soldiers inside, where they swiftly retook it.

On entering Forlì, Ezio, Caterina and Niccolò Machiavelli made their way to the Rocca di Ravaldino to fight off the attacking invaders, defeating them and reaching the inner citadel. However, upon reaching it, Caterina discovered that her children, Bianca and Ottaviano Riario, were missing and that the Orsi brothers and their army of Borgia soldiers had begun breaching the citadel, forcing Ezio and the Assassins to defend. Despite this, they were able to successfully fend off most of the attackers and hold the city, though they were soon confronted by the Orsi brothers themselves.

Godfather 2

The Orsi brothers taunting Caterina

The two called out to Caterina, informing her that they had kidnapped her two children, explaining that they would only be returned once Caterina had handed over her husband's map detailing the locations of the Codex pages. In response, Caterina vehemently hurled insults at them, refusing to hand over the map. The Orsi brothers stated in return that she had one hour to hand over the map before they killed her children. On their departure, Caterina turned to Ezio for help, asking him to rescue her children for her. To this, Ezio agreed, and handed over the Apple to her to protect.

Ezio departed and headed for the Romagna countryside, where he defeated the guards imprisoning Bianca, who then directed him to the location of her brother, Ottaviano. From there, he headed through the marshes to a nearby lighthouse, where he scaled the building, killed Ludovico and rescued Ottaviano. However, upon dispatching Ludovico, Ezio learnt that the captured siblings had been a distraction, allowing for the theft of the Apple. With this, the Assassin hurried back to the city, discovering that Checco had acquired the Apple.

Checcomate 5

Savonarola taking the Apple

Ezio tracked him down and killed the last Orsi brother and retrieved the Apple, though not before Checco managed to stab Ezio in the abdomen, causing him to lose consciousness and drop the artifact. As Ezio slipped into unconsciousness, he saw a black-robed monk with a missing finger pick up the Apple and walk away.

Afterwards, Ezio awoke inside the city, where he was being tended to by Caterina, after Forlì guards discovered him in the countryside whilst scouting the area. Upon regaining consciousness, Ezio explained to Caterina what had happened, and she pointed him in the direction of a nearby abbey in the wetlands outside the city as a good spot to look for clues, regarding the location of the mysterious black-robed monk. Additionally, Caterina gave Ezio the Codex map, to which he thanked her and left, with the abbey as his objective.

Ezio traveled through the Romagna marshlands until he reached the abbey, where he saved an Irish priest, Brother O'Callahan, from Borgia thugs. Ezio questioned him about the monk with a missing finger, and O'Callahan directed him to an abbey inside the city of Forlì.

The Assassin returned to the city and headed for the abbey, however, once he arrived there, one of the priests recognized him as the murderer of Stefano da Bagnone, the Templar that Ezio had assassinated nine years earlier. Fearful, the priest attempted to run away, though Ezio caught up to him and tackled him. He quickly explained that Stefano's death was necessary, and managed to convince the priest of this, before he inquired about the identity of the black-robed monk with the missing finger, which the priest confirmed to be Girolamo Savonarola. From there, Ezio asked where he might have gone, and the monk said that he may have returned to Florence, to which the Assassin quickly departed for.

TriviaEdit

  • Romagna is based on the Valli di Comacchio wetlands of Emilia-Romagna. However, Forli is depicted as being too close to the area while in reality there is the city of Ravenna between Forli and the wetlands.
  • Before the release of Assassin's Creed II, developer Ubisoft Montreal referred to the area as the "Wetlands."
  • Romagna was the poorest region in Assassin's Creed II, and its surrounding area was flooded with dirty water, ravaged buildings and overgrown with weeds. Very few civilians wore affluent clothing (such as feather hats and scarfs), nor did they possess a respectable amount of money to pickpocket.
  • The Wetland Ebony and Wetland Ivory dyes for Ezio's robes were obtainable in Romagna from any tailor, and granted the "Perfect Harmony" achievement when worn together.
  • Romagna was the location of the first Assassin's Creed II DLC, the Battle of Forlì.
  • By downloading the additional Battle of Forlì content, the Flying Machine was available to access at any time, on top of a lighthouse, where a feather was also located.

GalleryEdit

AppearancesEdit

ReferencesEdit

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