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|A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing|
Ezio Auditore traveled to the Vaticano District to uncover the conspiracy surrounding the Followers of Romulus, and to continue his search for the shrines to Romulus. Upon arriving, Ezio made his way towards the Basilica di San Pietro, entering through a secret passage located outside the pavilion.
Ezio entered the Basilica during the conclusion of Mass.
- Priest: Benedìcat vos omnipotens Deus, Pater, et Filius, et Spìritus Sanctus, Amen. Ita, missa est. Deo gràtias. (Almighty God bless you, Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit, Amen. Thus, it was. Thanks be to God.)
- Cardinal #1: Did you hear? The Baron de Valois is dead. Now Bartolomeo d'Alviano will surely rise up against the Pope.
- Cardinal #2: Cesare's campaign will be in trouble.
- Cardinal #1: Is that such a bad thing?
- Cardinal #2: Perhaps not.
Two other cardinals begin to talk.
- Cardinal #3: Some say the Papal funds lie in disarray.
- Cardinal #4: Sul serio? (Seriously?) His Holiness will simply kill another wealthy cardinal if he requires funds.
- Cardinal #3: Disgusting.
Another two cardinals converse.
- Cardinal #5: His name is Ezio Auditore.
- Cardinal #6: Who?
- Cardinal #5: The Assassin. He killed the Banker. Some say he walks the halls of Il Vaticano with no one able to stop him.
- Cardinal #6: Perhaps Cesare's rule will come to an end, and the Church will be restored to its former glory.
The Borgia cardinal met with two Followers of Romulus, and conversed with one.
- Borgia cardinal: I will write the sermons, then leave them for you within the shrine. Make sure you deliver them convincingly... with passion.
- Follower of Romulus: The followers will do anything we tell them to, padrone (master). They believe their god commands them.
- Borgia cardinal: Bene. (Good.) Do you have the key?
- Follower of Romulus: Yes, padrone (master).
The Follower handed over the key to his master.
- Borgia cardinal: May the Lord be with you.
- Follower of Romulus: And also with you, padrone (master).
The Followers left, and Ezio moved forward to confront the cardinal.
- Borgia cardinal: Assassino! (Assassin!) You will not get me!
The cardinal used a lift to ascend a tower.
- Borgia Cardinal: My ascension takes me closer to God, and away from you, Assassino (Assassin)!
After a brief chase outside, the cardinal re-entered the Basilica, closing the door on Ezio.
- Borgia cardinal: Sanctuary denied!
While chasing the cardinal, the swing mechanism that Ezio used broke, slamming him down to a lower platform.
- Borgia cardinal: It seems God is on my side, Assassino (Assassin)!
Ezio resumed his chase of the cardinal across the scaffolding in the Basilica.
- Borgia cardinal: What do you want, Assassino (Assassin)?
- Ezio: The Followers of Romulus work for the Pope's gain.
- Borgia cardinal: Of course. They are ignorant. We are enlightened. Their savagery will lead the people to the light of the Church.
Ezio cornered the cardinal in the Basilica's tower.
- Ezio: You have nowhere to run.
- Borgia cardinal: What a fool. You wage war against the very instrument that prevents the people from overthrowing order.
- Ezio: Your order is no order at all!
Ezio killed the cardinal, and laid him to rest.
- Ezio: Requiescat in pace. (Rest in peace.)
The Assassin then performed a Leap of Faith into a well, diving into the water below. Following this, Ezio unlocked an iron door with the key he obtained, entering into the Romulus shrine.
Ezio killed the cardinal and obtained his key, granting him access to the shrine to Romulus. From there, he claimed a scroll of Romulus and one of the six keys required to unlock the treasure of Romulus.
- To get 100% synchronization, Ezio must finish the memory within eight minutes.
- There were three Borgia flags that could be found in the memory.
- An alternate cutscene could play if Ezio threw the cardinal over the side of the wooden rail, in the tower where they fought. As he fell, Ezio would grab onto the key around his neck and the cardinal would say: "You saved me! Praise God!" before Ezio forcefully pulled on the key and made the string holding it snap, letting the cardinal fall to his death.
- While exploring the Lair of Romulus, it began to rain outside. This was the first time that the weather changed in the Assassin's Creed series.
- The talk between the two cardinals about Ezio "walking the halls of Il Vaticano" was quite ironic, as he was blending amongst them during a mass, and he clearly stood out from cardinals' red, wide hats with his hood.
- It was possible to bypass the beginning of the chase sequence and freely explore the Basilica. After the cutscene in which the cardinal spoke with the Followers, go back out to the middle of the crowd. A group of cardinals (also including a bishop) repeatedly walked a path around the pulpit and pews; when they pass close to the rest of the cardinals, blend with them, and they would eventually take Ezio behind the pulpit, where the guards could not see him. Once there, he could climb the altar, jump to the scaffolding, and drop into the area where the cardinal was. From there, Ezio could follow the route taken in the chase sequence.
- The title of the memory was a clever pun, in that cardinals are often looked up to as shepherds of the Catholic Church, the Followers of Romulus have wolf-like habits, and the cardinal that Ezio faced was secretly affiliated with the Followers, making the cardinal a "wolf in sheep's clothing."
- When Ezio went through the entrance of the lair, two drunk men were sitting next to the stairs of the courtyard, and one of them would say: "Hey! Did you see that white knight?" while the other produced an unintelligible sound as a reaction. When Ezio was exiting the lair, the men were still sitting there, and the same man would then say: "There he goes again.", though this time, the other man would make no response.