View Full Version : Historical Inaccuracy? Blasphemy!

salted onions
10-25-2009, 12:39 PM
Hey guys, I'm sort of new to forums, just started looking through it a few days ago.

As I was surfing through it, I read something that said that Niccolo Machiavelli would be the leader of the mercenary group. Wouldn't this be historically inaccurate? Yes, I know, it's a game, and not all is known about Machiavelli. Hell, I barely known about him, but I have read a book written by him, "The Prince."

In this book, it's basically a "Dummies Guide To Ruling As Prince". One of his biggest tips on ruling as a prince is that one must not use mercenaries for the security of their state. Why would he denounce his own faction/group so openly, seeing as he dedicated this book to Lorenzo De Medici himself (I think). And since he was a man of order and stability, and who sought to see Italy be brought to it's former glory, unified, I don't see why he would control a group of outcasts and misfits who's job is to cause chaos.

And that's my opinion.
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10-25-2009, 12:48 PM
This has already been discussed, Machiavelli is not the leader of the mercenary faction, Mario is.
It must have just been a rumor, because anyone one who has read The Prince knows about Machi's feelings about mercenaries, lol

10-25-2009, 12:51 PM
Now Marka, deep down Machiavelli and the mercenaries know that if they put aside their differences they could have a big happy huggy time. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif

But yes, it was a rumor; probably spread by Gamespot. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

salted onions
10-25-2009, 12:58 PM
Ah, my 2 minutes spent on typing that shot down so fast! Atleast I got my answer :P.


10-25-2009, 12:59 PM
Hello and welcome to the Forums childprodigy http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif
Please look here for the already created Topic.
Machiavelli's Role? (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/5251069024/m/6751067797/p/1)
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