- "The Cento Occhi: Cesare's bootlickers."
- ―La Volpe.[src]
The Cento Occhi (English: Hundred Eyes) were an organization of young thieves of the Roman underground, employed by Cesare Borgia. The Cento Occhi were jointly led by Lanz, along with several other members.
Serving the BorgiaEdit
- Cento Occhi: "Are you here for the whore?"
- Ezio: "I have your money. Let her go."
- Cento Occhi: "No, take it up with Cesare."
- —A Cento Occhi, just before killing his hostage.[src]
The Cento Occhi commonly preyed upon the civilians in the poorer districts of Rome, however, at one point, they raided a Borgia carriage. Lanz, who had led the attack, was approached by Fiora Cavazza, who had come on behalf of Cesare Borgia to enlist the thief gang.
Though Lanz ignored her at first, Fiora threw a familiar dagger at his feet, causing him to realize that she knew he had been responsible for the assault on the carriage. Fearing the Borgia, Lanz offered to return the money, but he and his gang were instead enlisted into their service.
Similarly to the Followers of Romulus, the Borgia used the Cento Occhi to cause terror in the citizens of Rome, to keep them under control. The gang also delivered several payments and important documents for the Borgia.
After securing the ransom and rendezvousing with the "slave traders," Ezio offered them the payment. However, as they recognized Ezio to be an Assassin, the thieves killed Madonna Solari, and attacked him instead.
- "We have an unspoken agreement with the poor in Roma. We do not steal from them and in turn they do not see us. But the Cento Occhi prey upon these people... If they were to disappear, no one would miss them."
- ―One of La Volpe's thieves.[src]
The Cento Occhi closely rivaled the thieves of La Volpe's own guild. Between 1500 and 1503, La Volpe's guild also received help from Ezio, who aided them in several encounters against the Cento Occhi.
Aside from fighting alongside La Volpe's thieves in brawls with the Cento Occhi, Ezio also worked to sabotage their relationship with the Borgia. He stole important Borgia documents from them, and even framed one Cento Occhi thief, Vincenzo, for killing one of the local guards.
Finally, in 1503, Ezio pursued the leaders of the guild, in order to root them out. He killed Lanz on the rooftops of the Centro district, and systematically wiped out several of the other leaders as they trained on horseback at the Circo Massimo.
- The Cento Occhi fight and are armed similarly to Agile guards.
- Throughout Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, the Cento Occhi attack randomly at night, more frequently ambushing Ezio in areas still under the influence of the Borgia, and near Borgia Towers.
- However, after finishing the memory "A Blanket Finish," Cento Occhi will no longer ambush Ezio.
- Despite also being allied with the Borgia, guards will attack Cento Occhi.
- In certain thief missions involving the Cento Occhi, some of them wield swords instead of daggers.
- After any bandit attack, or completion of any mission involving the Cento Occhi, their dead bodies can be looted for various rare trading items and supplies.
- Assassin apprentices require only one shot with the Hidden Gun to kill a Cento Occhi bandit; whereas a regular guard requires three shots to be killed.