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- Priest: "I thought Savonarola preached the word of God."
- Ezio: "I fear his sermon is a lie."
- Priest: "I led my flock astray... It's just... I wanted so badly to believe..."
- —The Priest's dying moments, 1497[src]
The Priest (unknown – 1497) was one of Girolamo Savonarola's nine lieutenants, men put in charge to help Savonarola control Florence. He was killed by Ezio Auditore da Firenze during the Bonfire of the Vanities. Like most of the lieutenants, he was being controlled by Savonarola's stolen Apple.
Rise to power
Soon after taking control of Florence, Savonarola assigned nine men as his lieutenants. Each of these lieutenants had the duty to make sure the citizens would refrain from riots or revolutions. The priest did this by preaching to the citizens, in an attempt to gain their trust and make them loyal to his master.
The Priest stood on top of the Duomo near the tallest point in Florence, preaching to the people below in an attempt to glorify Savonarola. His men were stationed all around the building, each of which was ready to sound the alarm when they saw Ezio scaling the building.
However, Ezio was able to climb the building unnoticed, and avoided the many guards stationed along his path. When he reached the top, Ezio assassinated the Priest before any of his henchmen could prevent the assassination. In his dying moments, the Priest explained that his strong faith had led him to support Savonarola, causing him to "lead his flock astray".
- In his sermon, the Priest mentioned the "Rex Regum", which is a name for the philosopher's stone, a fictional alchemical component with the power to transmute metals into gold.
- The sermon was the liturgical service "In the Time of War", published in Liber Precum Publicarum, with the Lord's Prayer attached.