- ——巴尔托洛梅奥 对 奥克塔维安·德·瓦卢瓦说， 1503 年.[来源]
Retaking the Castello District编辑
- “Luridi cordardi！我会搞死你们！同时！只用一只手--不--双手都被绑在身后了！”
- ——被监禁时，Bartolomeo 对守卫说。[来源]
By 1486, the Templar Silvio Barbarigo had taken control of the Castello District, capturing Bartolomeo and most of his men in the process. However, 埃齐奥·奥迪托雷, the son of the late Assassin Giovanni Auditore, came to Bartolomeo's rescue and the two fought their way back to Bartolomeo's headquarters.
Once at Bartolomeo's quarters, Bartolomeo and 埃齐奥 killed Silvio's remaining men and retook the quarters. Locating his longtime weapon "Bianca", Bartolomeo asked 埃齐奥 to rescue some of his men who had been captured by Silvio's thugs.
After rescuing each of the captured mercenaries, 埃齐奥 returned to Bartolomeo's quarters. There, Bartolomeo instructed 埃齐奥 to position several of the mercenaries throughout the district in order to stir up enough trouble to regain the district.
Aiding the mercenaries, 埃齐奥 helped by eliminating the guards of the district to allow the mercenaries to take their places. Upon posting the last of the men, 埃齐奥 scaled the largest tower in the district and launched a firework to signal for the mercenaries to begin their attack.
From the tower, 埃齐奥 caught sight of Bartolomeo engaged in a losing battle against Dante Moro and Silvio's men. Rushing to aid him, 埃齐奥 helped Bartolomeo kill most of Silvio's men, though Dante abandoned the fight and fled to L'Arsenale.
埃齐奥 was about to defeat Dante, though he slipped away into the shipping port. Bartolomeo called for 埃齐奥 to follow the fleeing man, as he would likely lead him straight to Silvio. Sure enough, as Silvio and Dante fled for their ship, they were both caught and assassinated by 埃齐奥.
Afterwards, Bartolomeo thanked and congratulated 埃齐奥 on liberating the Castello district from Silvio's oppression, and the two parted ways.
Acquiring the Apple of Eden编辑
- “来啊， codardi！通通过来！我的 Bianca 渴望砍碎更多的骨头！”
- ——Bartolomeo during the fight with the Borgia guards.[来源]
Two years later, Bartolomeo joined with several other Assassins to acquire the Apple of Eden from Rodrigo Borgia, the Grand Master of the Templars. However, when they reached Rodrigo, they found 埃齐奥 already fighting Rodrigo and his guards.
Bartolomeo and the other Assassins hurried to 埃齐奥's side, and after killing all the guards and causing Rodrigo to flee without the Apple, the group revealed themselves to be Assassins, a fact previously unknown by 埃齐奥. They then inducted 埃齐奥 into the Order atop a tall tower, before the group performed Leaps of Faith off the side of the tower.
Battle against Pope Alexander VI编辑
Bartolomeo's resources were cut down to three fortresses by the Borgia, but Bartolomeo's fighting spirit kept him going. Cesare Borgia completely cut off his supplies when he thought victory was near, but Carlo Orsini arrived just in time to support Bartolomeo, even wounding Cesare in the face.
Fighting the French编辑
- ——Bartolomeo, regarding his fight with the French.
In 1500, Bartolomeo and his new wife Pantasilea Baglioni moved to Rome, using the Caserma di Alviano as their new barracks. Alongside the other Assassins, Bartolomeo sought to liberate the city from the Borgia oppression, and thus focused his mercenaries on the French army led by the Baron Octavian de Valois.
However, Bartolomeo soon found himself attacked on two fronts: Borgia on one side, and French on the other. That same year, Bartolomeo met again with 埃齐奥·奥迪托雷, who helped Bartolomeo liberate the surrounding region from Borgia control. In exchange, 埃齐奥 requested that Bartolomeo find the whereabouts of Rodrigo and Cesare Borgia.
Three years later, Bartolomeo was still at war with the Baron de Valois. When 埃齐奥 met with Bartolomeo again to discuss plans to take out the French commander, their conversation was cut short by a mercenary who alerted Bartolomeo to a surprise assault by French troops.
Fighting alongside 埃齐奥 and his mercenaries, Bartolomeo successfully defended the barracks from the attack, after which they gathered at the main gate. There, they found the Baron signaling for their attention from the field.
Octavian called out to request Bartolomeo's surrender in exchange for his wife, whom he had kidnapped. Enraged, Bartolomeo shouted insults to the commander, and eventually tore after him on horseback as the French army withdrew.
As he and 埃齐奥 arrived at the French camp, the Castra Praetoria, they concluded that it was impenetrable. Distraught, Bartolomeo resignedly decided to surrender, and enter the enemy base bearing gifts, out of hope that they would spare his wife.
However, 埃齐奥 came up with an alternative, and upon returning to the barracks, he suggested that they disguise Bartolomeo's mercenaries as French soldiers, and have them pretend to deliver a captured Bartolomeo.
After Bartolomeo offered his enthusiastic approval, 埃齐奥 retrieved some suits of armor by stealthily killing several French guards. Upon regrouping with Bartolomeo, 埃齐奥, disguised as a French captain, cleared the way for the disguised battalion all the way to the French camp, which they entered with ease.
As they faced Octavian, Bartolomeo started to openly threaten him, demanding that Pantasilea be released. However, the Baron only remarked that "savages never learn", and raised his firearm to kill Pantasilea.
Acting swiftly, 埃齐奥 fired his Hidden Gun as a sign to Bartolomeo's mercenaries, breaking their cover and causing confusion among the French guards. In the skirmish that followed, Octavian fled deeper into the camp with Pantasilea in tow. 埃齐奥 followed and assassinated him, freeing Pantasilea.
As Bartolomeo hugged his wife, she thanked him, calling him her prince. Afterwards, they and the mercenaries returned to the barracks.
Later that year, Bartolomeo met with the other Assassins to fight the remnants of Cesare Borgia's followers at the gates of Rome. After the last supporters were killed, they witnessed Cesare being arrested by Bartolomeo's cousin, Fabio Orsini, and later returned to their respective bases.
Under Ferdinand II and Nicolò Orsini编辑
In 1503, hired by Ferdinand II of Spain, Bartolomeo became the determinant in the victory at the Battle of Garigliano against the French army, which started the Spanish domination over southern Italy.
In 1507, together with Nicolò Orsini, Bartolomeo was rehired by the Republic of Venice. The following year, he defeated the Imperial Army of Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor in Cadore, at Mauria and Pontebba, conquering Gorizia and Trieste. In the same year, Pordenone also fell, and the Serenissima assigned its seignory to Bartolomeo himself.
Battle of Agnadello编辑
- “An endless wall of enemy blocks me from escape. Their leader gloats. I stare into his face, one I know all too well, as he shackles me.”
- ——Bartolomeo at the end of the Battle of Agnadello.[来源]
In 1509, Bartolomeo fought in the Battle of Agnadello to protect the Shroud of Eden, which was located there. He allegedly attacked the enemy without the authorization of the Orsini, the commander-in-chief at the time. He was greatly wounded as a result, but managed to recover and rally his troops. He won the hearts of the citizens of Agnadello, and they in turn helped Bartolomeo and his men in gathering resources.
In 1510, he was visited by 埃齐奥 in Ostia, who requested his assistance in traveling to Bari to begin his journey to Masyaf in Syria, in hopes of finding the library of Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad. Bartolomeo, happy to see 埃齐奥 get back into action, accompanied his friend to Bari, from where they parted ways.
In 1513, after the alliance between France and Venice against the Duke of Milan, he fought under the French commander Louis de la Trémoille. He was defeated at Vicenza by the Spanish viceroy of Naples, Ramón de Cardona.
Later, Bartolomeo conquered and sacked Pordenone, which in the meantime had fallen again to the Holy Roman Emperor. He was subsequently a protagonist of the French victory at Marignano (September 1515), in which he attacked the hired Swiss mercenaries with a corps of only 300 knights.
Later, he also managed to conquer Bergamo, but died in October of the same year while besieging Ghedi. Venice welcomed his body home with a grand ceremony, and he was buried in the church of Santo Stefano in Venice.
Bartolomeo and Pantasilea had four children; three sons and a daughter.
- “[Bartolomeo] has such an aggressive view of the world.”
Bartolomeo had an aggressive personality, often disregarding strategy in favor of brute strength. This was clearly shown when 埃齐奥·奥迪托雷 rescued him in Venice, as he would often remark that 埃齐奥's tactic of avoiding combat was not manly.
He, like Mario Auditore, preferred open combat, rather than the Assassin tactic of "sneaking and stabbing." He was a proud man, as was made evident when he told 埃齐奥 that he was coping well against the French assault, when in truth, he was fighting a losing war.
Bartolomeo also believed in fair fight. When 埃齐奥 was escorting him and the Mercenaries to the French camp, he admitted that he did not like the idea of tricking the Baron da Valois into defeat with the costumes. He also repeated the words of 埃齐奥's father, Giovanni as a further proof that he truly thought that men will no longer be traitorous to one another.
Though a skilled warrior and general, Bartolomeo was not educated, as when 埃齐奥 suggested renovating the barracks, he said "I'm no good with these things. You are the educated one, you approve the plans." Bartolomeo held honor in highest regard, and was very upset when the Baron de Valois chose the tactic of taking his wife hostage, viewing this as a dishonorable and cowardly attempt to secure victory.
- Octavian：“As amusing as this parley has been, I'd like your unconditional surrender before sunrise.”
- Bartolomeo：“Hah! My lady Bianca will whisper it in your ear!”
- ——Bartolomeo to Octavian after fending off a French attack.[来源]
Bartolomeo was a versatile fighter, able to fight with either a sword or a heavy weapon, although he preferred to use the latter in combat. When 埃齐奥 saved him from the Castello district, Bartolomeo proved his adaptability in fighting by using any weapon he could find, including a broom.
His favorite weapon was a heavy sword that he fondly called "Bianca", which greatly resembled a Scottish Claymore. Bartolomeo was very attached to the weapon, going so far as to frantically call and search for it after returning to his ransacked headquarters in Venice.
- In Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, Bartolomeo's sword Bianca has changed in appearance slightly, having a gold guard and also missing an emblem.
- It has been hinted that Bartolomeo also used an axe in combat, as when 埃齐奥 completes all the Mercenary guild quests, he receives a weapon called Bartolomeo's Axe, which is almost identical to the Labrys.
- In the battle where 埃齐奥 fights alongside Bartolomeo, Claudia Auditore, Niccolò Machiavelli and La Volpe against Cesare and his men, Bartolomeo can be "killed", though he will only appear knocked out, as if he has lost in a fist fight.
- Bartolomeo's memories of his experiences in the Battle of Agnadello are relived in the first chapter of the Italian Wars sequence in Assassin's Creed: Project Legacy.