Elusive Target #?: The Thief
Good afternoon 47. Your target is Mathew Baines, an international jewel thief wanted in 11 different countries. Often credited as the best thief the world has ever seen, Baines is ruthless in his exploits and will not hesitate to kill or hold hostages as other theives would be afraid to do.
Baines is currently in Sapienza working a job for Torvik reaserch, who have requested he retrieve a virus prototype in a safe inside Silvio Caruso's room. He will infiltrate Caruso's mansion and go to his room, where he will pick up the prototype and make his escape.
Our client, Silvio Caruso, has requested you take down Baines. He has also requested that you ensure the Virus prototype is in the safe, if it is not then you must retrieve and return the prototype to the safe. Caruso has also requested that you do not harm anyone inside the mansion grounds, biolab or ruins in any way. This includes security, staff, gardeners, chefs, housekeepers, scientists and anyone else within the mansion grounds.
Baines will most likely patrol the harbour or main square areas before making his move through the mansion. After retrieving the prototype, he will most likely leave, so you must be prepared for that. I will leave you to prepare.
Matthew Baines will wear tourist gear, with sunglasses and a khaki pattern top. He will sneak through the mansion, and he will use a weapon. If he spots you, he will not report to a guard, but he will try to escape by boat.
Baines will patrol the main square for a short time, but there are no obvious ways to kill him here. He will then infiltrate via the door next to the ICA safe house. He will move through the grounds (some guards and staff will be moved so he can sneak through undetected). He will move through the observatory and up onto the third floor (again, guards have been moved) and sneak through a side entrance into Silvios room. He will then exfiltrate the exact same way he infiltrated, but move out through the harbour and onto his boat this time. He will move fairly slow, and can be killed fairly easily at any point. Cartharsis cannot be completed during this ET, as the butler will simply not talk to Lafayette. As mentioned before, all staff within the mansion are VIPs, but this does not count any staff that move outside the mansion in their routines to avoid confusion (for example the Gardener in his apartment or Rocco).