Lia de Russo
Lia de Russo
Actor Unknown
Gender Female
Hair Black
Age 27
Occupation Smuggler
Templar Agent
Family Unknown
First Appearance Assassin's Creed Brotherhood
Last Appearance Assassin's Creed: Recollection
Death Assassin's Creed Brotherhood
Cause of Death Stabbed by Ezio Auditore da Firenze.
Status Dead
Series Lifespan Assassin's Creed Brotherhood
Lia's Death
Lia is stabbed by Ezio.
Lia de Russo Gallery
Lia de Russo (1476 – 1503) was a smuggler of rare artifacts, who operated out of various bases in Rome, such as the Terme di Caracalla in the Campagna District. She was also a Templar agent working for Cesare Borgia.

In 2012, her genetic memories were used as an Animi Avatar by the Templar company Abstergo Industries, for the first stage of training for their Animus recruits, under the title of the Smuggler.


Assassin's Creed BrotherhoodEdit

Serving Cesare BorgiaEdit

Between 1497 and 1503, Lia worked for Cesare Borgia, supplying him with various rare objects and contraband. These objects were usually picked up by Fiora Cavazza, who worked as an envoy for Cesare.

On one such occasion, Fiora followed Lia into a shop that the smuggler had claimed as one of her storehouses. She noted that it "smelled of death," and that she would not be surprised to find the shop owner's body somewhere.

The items Lia gathered for Cesare varied from random objects to priceless treasures, though she always insisted on being paid and tipped properly for her services.

Chased by EzioEdit

In 1503, Lia took a contract to kill a young shopkeeper named Monica, who had refused to close her store when the Borgia declared jurisdiction over the area it was located in. The Assassin Ezio Auditore later came across Monica's grieving fiancé, and after hearing the details from him, decided to seek out Lia.

Ezio soon found Lia at the Baths of Caracalla, standing over the body of her latest kill. However, once she caught sight of him, she fled immediately, yelling at him as he pursued her. In time though, the Assassin caught up to her, and ended her life with his Hidden Blade.