Branded. ASSASSINS CREED: LINEAGE is the first chapter of Ezio Auditores story and the prequel movie to ASSASSINS CREED II, ASSASSINS CREED: BROTHERHOOD, and ASSASSINS CREED: REVELATIONS video games. ASSASSINS CREED: LINEAGE reveals the machinations of 15th-century Italy through the actions of Ezios father, Giovanni. When the Duke of Milan is brutally murdered, the Assassin Giovanni Auditor is dispatched to investigate. What he uncovers implicates Italy's most powerful families reaching all the way back to the Vatican itself. As Giovanni draws closer to the truth, he becomes hunted himself. He must expose the conspirators before he joins their ever-growing list of victims.