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


After his encounter at the Followers' Lair, Ezio Auditore left through a concealed entrance, and found Niccolò Machiavelli waiting for him outside.


Ezio met up with Niccolò after his encounter.

  • Machiavelli: The Followers of Romulus. This band of false-pagans has been terrorizing the city for months and driving the people into the arms of the Church.
  • Ezio: Quite convenient.
  • Machiavelli: Exactly! I believe the Borgia are supporting them, but proof remains scarce. That is why the letter is so important.
  • Ezio: Here it is. I hope you can break a cipher.
  • Machiavelli: Cazzo (Fuck), another encryption! This one was supposed to be legible. They are transmitting them using a code sheet. Without it, we have nothing.
  • Ezio: Sometimes logic is not the only way to win a war. Andiamo! (Come on!) You said we had allies in this city, bring me to them.
  • Machiavelli: Follow me.

Ezio followed Machiavelli, who led him to a tunnel entrance.

  • Machiavelli: We recently began travelling through the tunnels to avoid the guards, but many of the entrances in the city are broken. By using them, we can get to our destination rapidly without encountering resistance.

Ezio and Machiavelli entered the tunnel. Once they arrived at the Tiber Island Headquarters, they were both welcomed by Fabio Orsini.

Ezio speaking with Machiavelli and Fabio

  • Fabio: Ben trovato (Hello), Niccolò! Ah! Ser (Sir) Ezio, a pleasure. Fabio Orsini, at your service. I've heard a great deal about you from my cousin — Bartolomeo d'Alviano.
  • Ezio: A fine warrior.
  • Machiavelli: Fabio has lent us an unused storeroom on Isola Tiberina (Tiber Island).
  • Fabio: I know you were used to better accommodations in Toscana
  • Ezio: It is perfect.
  • Fabio: Bene (good). Then, I am off to begin preparations for Romagna. Today, Cesare commands my men, but soon, I hope, we will be free.

Fabio left the room.

  • Machiavelli: Now, I propose we begin planning our assault on the Borgia.
  • Ezio: Oh, you think we are ready for such an attack?
  • Machiavelli: Sì. (Yes.)
  • Ezio: Do you know, for instance, where the Borgia troops took Caterina Sforza?
  • Machiavelli: What?
  • Ezio: Are you also unaware that the Borgia have captured the Apple of Eden?
  • Machiavelli: How could we have lost the Apple?
  • Ezio: So, you do not know what goes on with our enemies. Do we at least have an underground here to work with?

Ezio departing in search of allies

  • Machiavelli: Hardly. Our mercenaries are ensnared in a losing battle with Cesare's French allies. We have girls working for us in a brothel frequented by cardinals and other important Romans, but the Madame there is lazy and would rather attend parties than further our cause.
  • Ezio: What about the city's thieves? Do they have a guild?
  • Machiavelli: (Yes), but they refuse to talk to us. I don't know why.

Ezio walked towards the door.

  • Machiavelli: What are you going to do?
  • Ezio: Make some friends.


Ezio departed to rebuild the connections between the Assassins' allies in Rome.



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
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