- "Non si passa! (None shall pass!) Do you hear me? Until you've all submitted and given yourself over to the prophet, Savonarola - this bridge will remain closed to you! I hear you moaning and complaining. You say you have things to do. Places to go. Obligations to fulfill. Hah! You have but ONE obligation - TO SUBMIT!"
- ―The Condottiero adressing a crowd, 1497[src]
The Condottiero (unknown – 1497) was once a wealthy nobleman from the city of Florence. However, the monk Girolamo Savonarola charmed the Condottiero into serving him by promising him more than his wealth and power. He was assassinated by Ezio Auditore da Firenze to reduce Savonarola's power in Florence.
Rise to power
Soon after taking control of Florence, Savonarola assigned nine men as his lieutenants. The lieutenants were meant to make sure the citizens of Florence would follow Savonarola and refrain from causing trouble. The Condottiero could often be found giving speeches to the citizens, telling them they had no choice but to follow his master.
Ezio found the Condottiero standing on the Ponte Vecchio overlooking the Arno, protected by two guards: an Elite and a Seeker. He was seen reading from a book, and spoke of Savonarola's cause to the people on the bridge below. Ezio scaled the wall unseen and eliminated the Condottiero's protectors, he then climbed upon the patio and silenced the Condottiero forever. In his dying words, the Condottiero explained his actions, claiming that he wasn't content with wealth and power, having wanted more.