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Venice Optional Events

Assassin's Creed II Walkthrough and Guide

by Michael Monette  

 
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Assassin's Creed II Guide - Optional Events

Venice Optional Events

Assassination Contracts

Thicker Than Water
Unlocked After: Sequence 7 - Memory 1: Benvenuto

To get to your target you must first tail a gondolier, who is marked by a blue target on the map. Make your way to the gondolier and look east for an unoccupied gondola by the dock across the water. Swim out to it, hop in, grab hold of the oar and start following the gondolier

Follow the marked gondolier out to a boat. Your target is on this boat; use Eagle Vision to identify him. The water surrounding the boat and the boat itself is a restricted area during this memory, meaning the guards are on high-alert and will attack on sight. Row the gondola to the east side of the boat, just outside of the red circle on the Mini-Map, and dive into the water. Hold the A/X button to dive underwater to avoid being spotted and swim up to the side of the boat. Assassinate the patrolling guard while he's near the ledge, then climb on board and use the Hidden Blade to assassinate the target.


Thicker Than Water

Zero Tolerance
Unlocked After: Sequence 7 - Memory 1: Benvenuto

You must kill this target without being detected by the woman he's chasing. This is simple with some Poison. Buy Poison from a Doctor if need be, and then make your way to the target marker on the map. The target is somewhere within the green circle on the Mini-Map. Drop down to street level and search around for him.

Once you've spotted the target, equip the Poison, approach the target and stab him. Now just stand back and watch as he flips out and eventually dies.

Blade in the Crowd
Unlocked After: Sequence 8 - Memory 1: Birds of a Feather

Find and kill the three targets within three minutes without being detected. The three targets are somewhere within the green circles on the map. Their locations seem to be fixed, and they're all quite close to each other, so this is an easy one. Start by heading east along the rooftops, past the group of Thieves, and look down from the south end of the rooftops with Eagle Vision active to spot one of the targets marked in gold walking below. Once you see him, climb down, walk up behind him and use your Hidden Blade to end him.

Make your way to the small bridge east of the first target's location. The second target should be walking on this bridge. Ice him with the Hidden Blade and then continue east to the next green circle. The third and final target should be by the archway at the other end of this area.


Blade in the Crowd

Honorable Thief
Unlocked After: Sequence 8 - Memory 1: Birds of a Feather

You're after a single target, but you first must meet a thief who will lead you to him. Make your way over to the blue target on the map and stand in the marker there to meet with the thief. Follow him along the rooftops, helping him kill any guards who attack him, until you reach the target. Eliminate the target any way you see fit to complete the memory.

No Laughing Matter
Unlocked After: Sequence 9 - Memory 1: Knowledge is Power

There are three targets, all marked by red targets on the map. The targets are dressed as jesters and will bolt as soon as they detect you, so start after them right away. There's no need to use Eagle Vision to identify them, because in all cases they'll reveal themselves by reacting to your presence. The targets aren't particularly fast and they can't Free-Run, so catching up and assassinating them with your Hidden Blade won't be a problem.


Find and kill the three targets.

Crash a Party
Unlocked After: Sequence 9 - Memory 1: Knowledge is Power

Your target is hosting a party. You need to identify one of the guests, follow her to the party, and then kill the host. The guest is somewhere within the green circle on the map. Run across the rooftops, following the green target on the Mini-Map, until you reach the green circle. Then, activate Eagle Vision and look down; the guest, marked in gold, should be in the middle of the square.

Make your way down to street level and start following her. Don't follow too closely, as doing so will make her suspicious. A minstrel will pester you at some point, so be ready to throw some florins. As you near the party (the restricted/red area on the map), hire the nearby group of Courtesans. Continue following the guest to the archways and order the Courtesans to distract the guards blocking the way.

Using the Courtesans as a distraction should allow you to move through the archways unhindered, but since the area the party is taking is a restricted area, the guards will identify you quickly once you've been spotted. As such, you'll want to find and kill the host as quickly as possible. He'll appear by the archways at the west end of the area, so make a beeline for him and perform a High Profile assassination with your Hidden Blade.


Crash a Party

False Legacy
Unlocked After: Sequence 9 - Memory 1: Knowledge is Power

You're after just one target -- a Brute. The target is somewhere within the green circle on the map. Follow the green target marker on the Mini-Map to reach the location. The target is walking around by the pillars along the southeast end of the area, surrounded by about a dozen guards. The target is easy to identify -- he's the lone Brute. Use Eagle Vision to mark him on the map.

Hire the group of Mercenaries south of the target's location and order them to fight the guards. Stand back and wait for the target to get involved in the fight. Equip your Hidden Blade and assassinate the Brute amongst the confusion to complete the memory.


False Legacy

Hunting the Hunter
Unlocked After: Sequence 10 - Memory 1: An Unpleasant Turn of Events

Someone's after Ezio. You must find and kill this bounty hunter. The first marked target holds the information you need; you must kill him and loot his corpse to mark the location of the hunter on the map. Make your way to the green circle on the map. The Agile guard standing by the San Pietro Castello is your man. He's quick, and he'll bolt as soon as he detects you, so make a beeline for him as soon as you spot him and perform a High Profile assassination with your Hidden Blade. If he manages to get away, you'll have to give chase.

Once Lorenzo's marked target is dead, loot the corpse to mark the location of the bounty hunter on the map. He's somewhere within the green circle by the Rialto Bridge. Make your way there and look for him below the archway across from the docked gondola along the canal. But it's not him -- it's a trap! Immediately equip your Long Sword and prepare to face the real bounty hunter, who will soon appear with a few friends. There are four of them, but you should be more than able to take them all on at once this far into the game. Just whale away at one of the targets by mashing the X/Square button and be ready to pull off a Counter Kill when one of the other hunters strikes.

Kill the bounty hunters to complete the contract.

Race

Venetian Rush
Unlocked After: Sequence 10 - Memory 1: An Unpleasant Turn of Events


False Legacy

Courier

The Perfect Marriage
Unlocked After: Sequence 11 - Memory 1: All Things Come to He Who Waits

This Courier event is a bit different than the others: you first must kill the thief who stole the letter, loot his corpse, and then return the letter to the event-giver. You have five minutes to do so, which is more than enough time. The thief is an Agile guard, so he is fast and can Free-Run; purchase some Throwing Knives beforehand to make this job a quick one.

The thief is somewhere within the green circle on the map. He's up on the building at the west end of the area. Climb up to the top of this building with your Throwing Knives ready. As soon as you're up on the roof, lock on to the thief and hit him with two Throwing Knives to kill him. Loot the corpse to obtain the letter. Follow the green marker on the Mini-Map and hand the man his letter to complete the event.


Courier

Beat Up

Philanderer on the Roof
Unlocked After: Sequence 11 - Memory 1: All Things Come to He Who Waits

The unfaithful husband is somewhere within the green circle on the map. Follow the green target marker on the Mini-Map to reach this area. The husband is behind the roof garden at the north end of the area.

Once you've located him, make sure you are unarmed, then lock on and start beating him with your fists. Deplete his health completely and he will apologize profusely for his wrongdoings. Be careful not to knock him off the roof -- you're not trying to kill him! (Though killing him this way doesn't appear to desynchronize the memory.)


Teach the adulterous husband a lesson.



 
 
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Comments for Venice Optional Events

 
 
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Jun 24th 2010 Guest
For the beat up, if you knock him off the roof and therefore kill him it will desynchronize or well it did for me!
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