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

Description

In his hunt for the Pazzi conspirators, Ezio Auditore requested the aid of his uncle Mario. Shortly thereafter, one of Mario's mercenaries located the conspirator, Antonio Maffei, who had taken refuge on top of the tallest structure in San Gimignano.

Dialogue

Ezio met Gambalto, one of Mario's mercenaries waiting outside the Santa Maria Assunta.

  • Gambalto: Salute Ezio! (Hail!) Antonio Maffei has sought refuge atop the city's tallest structure – spouting scripture and arrows in equal measure. The man has clearly lost his mind.
    Making matters worse, he's posted archers all around him. You'd do well to clear them out before approaching.
  • Ezio: Grazie for the information.

Ezio proceeded to the tower and found it guarded. He carefully killed all the guards in the surrounding tower and advanced to where Antonio had barricaded himself.

  • Antonio: Citizens of San Gimignano, heed well my words! You must repent! Repent and seek forgiveness! For your wicked ways have incurred the wrath of a demon! Summoned by your sins, he now walks our world, cloaked in shadow and darkness! And everywhere he treads, DEATH FOLLOWS! Why you ask? Because you have strayed and sacrificed your liberty to that wretch Lorenzo de' Medici.
    You are puppets, enslaved by purse strings! Won over by poisonous words! You have lost your virtue. You have lost your dignity. You have lost your faith! And this draws the demon in to feed. And feed they will. All whilst you wander lost in ignorance. Know that good men have died protecting you from evils. Men who sought to save these lands, to purify them!
    Join me in prayer, my children so that together we might stand against this darkness!
    Give ear, O heaven, and I will speak; and hear, O earth, the words of my mouth. Let my teachings drop as the rain. My speech distill as the dew. As raindrops on the tender herb, and as showers on the grass. For I proclaim the name of the Lord; ascribe greatness to our God. He is the rock, His work is perfect; for all His ways are justice, a God of truth and without injustice; righteous and upright is He.
    They have corrupted themselves; they are not His children, because of their blemish: a perverse and crooked generation. Do you thus deal with LORD, O foolish and unwise people? Is He not your Father, who bought you? Has He not made you and established you?

Antonio noticed Ezio, as he approached.

Ezio assassinating Antonio Maffei

  • Antonio: By the light of the LORD, be cleansed!
  • Ezio: No grazie! (No thanks!)
  • Antonio: I will put you on your knees, sinner!
  • Ezio: You would enjoy that, wouldn't you?
  • Antonio: Beg forgiveness!
  • Ezio: I have no need to!
  • Antonio: Give me strength, O Lord – that I might cast out this demon!
    It is not too late for you to turn away from evil!
    Repent, sinner! You may yet be forgiven!
    I do God's work! And it is good!

Ezio killed Antonio.

  • Antonio: Away with you, demon!
  • Ezio: Have some respect for death, my friend.
  • Antonio: I'll show you respect! –
  • Ezio: No. I will.
    Che tu possa alfine trovare riposo nel corpo e nella mente.
    (May your body and mind at last be still.) Requiescat in Pace. (Rest in peace.)

Outcome

Ezio assassinated Antonio Maffei and retrieved a letter addressed to Rodrigo Borgia, as well as one from Jacopo de' Pazzi addressed to Maffei himself.

Trivia

  • The prayer that Maffei recites is an excerpt from the Song of Moses, specifically Deuteronomy 32:1–6, as written in the New King James Version of the Bible. According to scriptures, this poem was written and spoken by Moses to the Hebrews just before his death.

Gallery

References

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
Races
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
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