After Erudito discovered that the Templars' Phoenix Project was manipulated by Juno to get a new body, Florencia was granted the authority to reform the hacker collective into a more militant faction. To do so, she ordered the construction of hives on each continents and began to recruit and train field agents to prevent the return of the tyrannical Isu.
However, while backed by the leaders of Erudito collective, some of the more traditionalist members, like Dewalt, resented her and were opposed to the change, wanting to stay in the shadows.
When her daughter was six, the charismatic and adventurous Florencia left her family behind to fight the General Videla's regime in Argentina. Later, her daughter emigrated to the United States, where she married and had a daughter, Charlotte. Florencia stayed in contact with the family, sometimes visiting them before disappearing for years until her next visit.
However, her relations with her daughter were tense as she believed that her husband left her because Florencia's wanderlust inspired him to do so and was wary that she had done the same with Charlotte. Indeed, during her visits, Florencia spend time with her granddaughter, telling her stories about the numerous place she saw while traveling all around the world, instilling a taste for adventure into the young Charlotte.
Working with CharlotteEdit
In 2016, after Charlotte de la Cruz was recruited by the Assassin Brotherhood and was tasked by Consus to find Erudito, she discovered that a meeting of the organization leaders was scheduled in Buenos Aires. The Assassin and her team traveled there and Charlotte was shocked to discover that the organization's leader was in fact her grandmother who disappeared years ago.
Some weeks later, in Erudito hive, Florencia exposed her plans to use Charlotte connection with Consus to learn more about the Isu and to fight the Juno's Templar puppets. However, she was forced to organize a videoconference with all the collective members, when Dewalt asked for a vote of no-confidence, stating that going out of the shadows was not the Erudito's way. Pushed by Dewalt, the collective was on the verge of dismissing Florencia, when Charlotte spoke to them.
She convinced them that they had to unite because if the Brotherhood and Erudito continued to act alone and refused to evolve to face the threat, they both would be annihilated. Despite Galina Voronina reluctance and telling her that she didn't had the authority, Charlotte nevertheless offered an alliance which was accepted by the collective, turning the vote in favor of Florencia. The pact with the Assassins was supposed to be a test to see if they could work together and maybe merge in the future; Florencia's granddaughter and Kody would help Erudito to contact Consus through the Animus in exchange for the collective helping Galina to capture the Assassin traitor Joseph Laurier.
Charlotte de la Cruz refers to her grandmother as 'Lita', a shortened form of "abuelita", a colloquialism in Spanish which means granny.