- "Silvestro Sabbatini. Claims to be noble. Dresses the part, but poorly. He is a panderer, buying his way into social circles. Speaking with a black tongue."
- ―Fiora Cavazza.[src]
Silvestro Sabbatini (1472 – 1502) was a slave trader, and a member of the Templar Order loyal to Cesare Borgia. Though he claimed to be a nobleman, Silvestro was little more than an infamous panderer, using any means necessary to ascend the social ladder.
Working for the BorgiaEdit
At first, Silvestro disdainfully objected that the device lacked ornaments, mentioning that he wanted more jewels and rare metals upon it. Though when Fiora offered to return it to Cesare instead, Silvestro quickly snatched it from her, and attached it upon his shoulder.
Re-entering Cesare's service after this, Silvestro began working as a slave trader based in the Colle Palatino, kidnapping the people of Rome – men, women, and children alike – and shipping them out of the city by boat.
Despite the second chance he had been granted, Silvestro continued to be extremely sensitive over the loss of his limb, once contemplating on killing a woman who asked him if he feared Cesare, because of what he had done to his arm.
In 1502, the Assassin Ezio Auditore da Firenze chanced upon a crying boy, whose mother had been taken by Silvestro and his men. Deciding to free the slaves, Ezio tracked Silvestro down in the Centro district.