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Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood flags and feathers guide

ANTICO DISTRICT


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Antico Flags 1-6


Flag 1

Atop a ruined stand of columns out behind the Palazzo Senatorio. To get up there, climb the stairs up to the Palazzo and leap across.


Flag 2

The next flag is hiding above the central arch of the Basilica di Massenzio.

Once you're up there, look to the northeast, and you'll see the flag hiding amongst the bushes.


Flag 3

Just west of the Arco di Tito, and northwest of the Arco di Costantino, is a sprawling ruin. Clamber on in to find the next flag on top of this column:


Flag 4

This one's pretty easy to spot; it's on top of the Arco di Costantino, just west of the Colosseum.


Flag 5

A little southwest of Flag 3, you'll find this collection of ruined columns next to part of a broken acqueduct. If you're having any trouble finding the flag, try taking on the nearby Thief race; your course will take you right through it.


Flag 6

The next flag is on top of a set of ruined columns at Colle Palatino, overlooking the Circo Massimo.


Antico Flags 7-11


Flag 7

If you're entering Aventino from the east and look to your right, you'll see this flag just sitting on a low column amid some ruins. Run up and grab that sucker.


Flag 8

Heading south and up Aventino's hill, you'll find a Borgia tower. Poke around the buildings just south of it and you'll see a column with your next prize.


Flag 9

Northwest of the Piramide Cestia (and northeast of the Thieves' Guild, which is in the "undiscovered" part of our map below), you'll discover a ruin with yet another column, on top of which rests your next flag.


Flag 10

Travel due northwest from Flag 9, and you'll find another brace of columns next to a pigeon coop. Clamber up the nearby columns in order to get up there.


Flag 11

Situated just south of an acqueduct, this flag's easy to spot, but seemingly impossible to get to. If you want to grab it, you'll have to find a way up to the acqueduct.

Head west across the valley and onto the next hill. Your goal is the western end of the acqueduct.

Once you've reached it, just climb up the western face...

... and run all the way back to where you spotted the flag. It should now be within easy jumping distance.


Antico Flags 12-18


Flag 12

The next flag's sitting on the southeastern lip of the Colosseum's ruined outer wall. Just climb up there and it's yours.


Flag 13

Due east of the Colosseum, and almost directly west of the Terme di Traiano, there's an archway leading to a set of ruins. The next flag's on a column right next to it. 


Flag 14

Head east of Flag 13's location, and you'll see the next flag on top of another ruined column stand just south of the Terme di Traiano landmark icon.


Flag 15

Don't leave the Terme just yet; there are a couple more flags to grab. The next one's on top of yet another set of columns, this time just northeast of the Terme's landmark icon.


Flag 16

Head to the east end of the Terme di Traiano, and you'll see this flag atop one more set of ruined columns. Unlike the others, though, this one's tricky, as there's no immediately obvious way up there.

There might be an easier way up there than the one we're about to detail, but if there is we weren't able to figure it out. Before you begin, make sure you've bought the climbing glove from Leonardo, and earned the parachutes by destroying all of his war machines. Assuming you're inventory's up to speed, make a run for this archway southwest of the flag, and climb up there.

Once you've climbed it, look to the east and you'll see this curving wall of arches. Jump over there.

Head around to the far side of the curve, turn west and jump across the two pillar platforms in front of you, then turn and hop over to the pillar that's visible on the right of this image:

Once you've reached that platform, seemingly all you have to do is jump down to the next platform - which is just out of your jumping range. To reach it, jump, deploy your parachute, and then immediately release it. You should land safely on top of the column, at which point the next flag is within easy reach.

 


Flag 17

After that last flag, this one's simplicity should come as a relief. Look for it on another ruined column stand, this time next to the gate at the eastern edge of Antico.


Flag 18

From Flag 17, take a long jog west until you're roughly southeast of the Colosseum, near the top of the more northern "locked" area that doesn't become available until later in the game. The next flag's on top of another set of columns slightly west of the road.

Next page: Flags in the "locked" areas of Antico, the final three feathers, and flags in the Vaticano district!

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30 comments

  • teh53m1chr157 - May 25, 2013 1:09 a.m.

    Important to note, when using a horse to get to the area with flag #26 in the Antico district, you cannot use an armored horse, they will not jump across the broken aqueduct.
  • Langaia - July 17, 2012 10:48 a.m.

    Absolutely perfect... I was looking for the listed flags on secret locations... And here they were... And just loved the comments about the 3d flag on Il Coliseo: Trown to the wolves... of course as stubborn as I am, had to do it "the right way". So, here goes some tip 1-At the start, mount the horse as fast as you can (to lose as little time as you possibly can, of course) 2-Standing is just a matter of double tapping, and you've got to find the "right spot" 3-I recommend re-mounting the same horse otherwise it will stand in your way. It took me around 10 to 15 times to get it right... not perfect, but good enough to get the flag, and not desyncronize.. cheers
  • aylajane82 - July 22, 2011 1:52 p.m.

    You guys rock, your guides are the best on the net!
  • maxmaz - July 5, 2011 3:03 a.m.

    twinkletitsmcgee and viperR6, you probably missed the ones in the romulus lairs..
  • maxmaz - July 5, 2011 2:58 a.m.

    crap! when you finish all the romulus lairs and when u get the armour and knife, can u go back and replay it? because i probably missed like 2 to each lair...
  • twinkletitsMcGee - May 24, 2011 4:01 a.m.

    I bought all of the flag and treasure maps and have all the flags that were shown but I am still only at 88. Any ideas?
  • viperR6 - May 18, 2011 11:06 a.m.

    Hi i read through this blog and im stuck. i completed the game ages ago but lately decided to go back through and collect all the extras. i have literally collected every treasure and borgia flag shown on the maps. but total still says ive only collected 88 out of 101. can someone help and explain why this has happened. i have taken over all bogia control, got all the feathers. and for roming around i can only be in rome. confused!!!
  • Grungustmaze - February 20, 2011 4:23 p.m.

    ummmm for what its worth i just tried getting the Il Colosseo: Thrown to the Wolves flag #3 like u guys said the "right" way and well the last part of getting on to a moving horse and getting the flag isnt possible without desynchronizing atleast when i tried because the horse just heads for the door that just shuts locked but jumping and getting the flag and then running an getting the horse on the other side of the door an then chasing that masked freak yea that worked
  • polarwind - February 3, 2011 6:28 a.m.

    Regarding Flag 16, you do NOT need the parachute to do this, follow the guide exactly except where it says to use a parachute, simply jump to the column and press and hold B (for xbox) or Circle (for PS3) to grab the ledge of the column, done.
  • gamefreakl1996 - January 28, 2011 11:40 p.m.

    I have gotten EVERYTHING (just need to solve 3 more clusters and find 7 more flags) and the ones in the secret locations (Specifically the Basilica one) But does the Borgia cape do the same thing as the Audiatore cape? or does it make it so the Borga won't even attack you?
  • Voncarstien161 - January 21, 2011 9:49 p.m.

    Hey this is a good guide, but i think this one is eaiser to follow... just go to http://eziosgameplaysolutions.blogspot.com/
  • badkneecap - January 19, 2011 3:05 a.m.

    How do I get back to "Terme di Traiano: The Halls of Nero"? It's not showing up in my Hidden locations in my DNA.
  • joe-skinner - December 15, 2011 5:36 p.m.

    same problem. did you manage to solve it in the end?
  • EwoksTasteLikeChicken - January 13, 2011 1:20 a.m.

    Thank so much Mikel, this guide saved SOOO much of my time!
  • KermandoCaker - January 2, 2011 2:15 p.m.

    Is there the full 101 flags as some guides only do 100?
  • waltzink - December 9, 2010 12:26 a.m.

    for #16, i see NO way to even climb the arch! ugh.
  • carlramrod - November 27, 2010 2:39 a.m.

    FYI, Antico #26, you must be on the brown horse seen in your pic. It won't work with the white or war horse.
  • GamesRadarMikelReparaz - November 24, 2010 10:27 a.m.

    @ChrisAntista_isMyFather: That's a good catch. I didn't realize Ezio could grab on manually where he won't automatically. I'll revise the instructions to reflect that sometime tomorrow. I also discovered you can do something similar for Flag 16 in Antico, without parachutes OR the climbing glove. So I'll update that as well.
  • ChrisAntista_isMyFather - November 22, 2010 4:03 p.m.

    EDIT Meant to say "grasp"
  • ChrisAntista_isMyFather - November 22, 2010 4:02 p.m.

    For the last feather you don't need to waste a parachute. Just grab with "B" and Ezio will grap the column. At least that's what I did and it worked. You should try it Mr. Reparaz. If it works for you as well you can edit the article. That way people won't have to do all the War Machine quest. Although I did them all anyway. Other then that thanks it was a great guide.

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