Title: Shine A Light
Map: Marrakesh (Night Time/Winter)
Client: By Brokerage Only (implied: International Children’s Fund(ICF))
Targets And Objectives:
-Eliminate Omar Karim Al-Fasiq
-Retrieve his Ledger
-Locate an Exit
The target is Omar Karim Al-Fasiq, the entertainment agent and studio financier son of an oil sheik from Saudi Arabia, now currently based in Morocco. The Client, to protect its identity, has chosen to transact business through an accredited broker who has elected to be the guarantor of both the Client and the ICA.
While by day, Al-Fasiq seems to be little more than a glamorous star-maker, our brief includes data and evidence linking much of Al-Fasiq’s wealth and finances to human trafficking and sex slavery, the victims of which include some of the very youth to whom Al-Fasiq sells dreams of fame, fortune, and glamour.
The Target is currently holding the Grand Finals of the Marrakesh Music Melee, which will award the winners with the privilege of being signed up under Al-Fasiq’s management agency. In facilitating this event the south side of the West Bazaar (area in front of Shisha Cafe and near the Repairman Starting Point building) has been converted into a concert stage (Swedish Embassy section is inaccessible), while stage crews, technical staff, and a TV crew Control Center occupy the nearest building.
The markets on the West Side of the Bazaar have also been cleared, and instead you will find a boundary and backstage preparation area.
Crowds of cheering fans fill the area in front of the Shisha Cafe and the West Bazaar area. TV crews dot the entire location, and at multiple levels. Note the presence of TV crews on rooftops and other areas.
Al-Fasiq and his entourage have reserved the entire Shisha Cafe, as well as the building joined to it via rooftops as their personal quarters for this event. Among his entourage is his Accountant holding a Ledger that the Client wants us to steal before leaving the area.
The Client is aware that just killing Al-Fasiq may not suffice to end his operations, so retrieving the Ledger is vital to “ending Al-Fasiq for good”.
The Shisha Cafe’s VIP area is changed to a large extent such that much of the individual Shisha Pipe cubicles have been collapsed. Instead the entire area has been turned into a harem-like lounge with Shisha Pipes and other entertainment strewn in front of the bar.
Another lounge has been created on the Rooftop of the building adjoining the Shisha Cafe. Al-Fasiq will watch the Music Melee Grand Finals from this location with his Accountant.
The two bands contesting the Grand Finals start in what was the Shisha Cafe’s public area which is reserved for them (making it two restricted area levels at the Shisha Cafe floor this time). This area contains food and drinks for the band and their guests.
One of these bands is called “The Flying Windmills”: a Leather, Wigs, Masks, and Face-paint themed medieval thrash metal band.
The other finalist is an up-and-coming band from America called “The Class” led by their frontman Jordan Cross (this is before the band became famous and before they were represented by Dexy Barat - story dialogue reveals that Cross himself paid for the money to get the band all the way to Morroco for this competition). Other members of “The Class” include Heidi Santoro on lead guitar, and drummer Quentin Moriarty. A bass guitarist for “The Class” is conspicuously missing.
Al-Fasiq has a limousine stationed near the School in place of the Military Truck that was an exit point in the original story mission.
The map is closed off to the south at the end of the bazaar, meaning that section of the map that includes the Swedish embassy is not accessible.
Be warned, there are numerous TV Cameras active at various points of the venue as the Grand Finals are being aired live on television. So 47 must be mindful of what he does and where. If the TV Director sees suspicious activity, he may call the police or security. If there is escalated Combat, the TV Director may trigger “Target Lockdown” - which will cause the Target and his Accountant to attempt an escape via Limousine or Helicopter.
CICADA guard the Shisha Cafe and the building adjoining it (similar to A House Built On Sand). Marrakesh Military Police guard the rest of the venue and the building housing the TV Crew Control Station.
The School is completely deserted but still accessible.
The Fortune Teller is present and works exactly as he and his station does in A House Built On Sand.
Main Map/Normal Mission Script Sequence
Only the West Bazaar Gate starting point with any Non-disguise Suit is available.
At the start, an emcee is working up the crowd to get them ready for the Music Melee Grand Finals while The Flying Windmills and The Class prepare in the area allocated for them at the Shisha Cafe.
Floor Director discusses the sequence of the show with TV Director on the floor. The Flying Windmills are up next in 10 minutes, followed by a 5 minute break, after which The Class will take the stage. The Floor Director and TV Director go to their stations.
The lead guitarist of The Flying Windmills is an Executioner Mask wearing man nicknamed “The Axe-Kicker”. He wields a Battleaxe shaped electric guitar across his back like a deadly weapon (note to 47: It is!). He seems to have worked up quite an appetite and will eat repeatedly before and after The Flying Windmills perform.
The Class meanwhile, are in a stressful meeting. Jordan Cross has spent a lot of his personal wealth to “get the band this far”, but frets that at the “last hurdle” they may stumble because their bass guitarist has left the band prior to them traveling to Marrakesh. Cross is a little less assertive at this point in his life. Heidi just a little more understanding. Quentin is more like a stoned guy and seems to be relying entirely on Jordan to solve the problem.
Incidentally a bass guitarist nicknamed “Thrash” (think: G&R Slash) happens to be prowling the grounds of the bazaar at the back of the Shisha Cafe - guitar at the ready, with flowing long hair, Lennon shades, top hat, and always wearing leather - in case he can “catch his lucky break”. Thrash has been cited in the past for Trespassing at other musical shows while attempting to chase this “lucky break” so he is not allowed anywhere within the Shisha Cafe, much less on stage by default.
You will find Thrash lurking at the back near where the Fortune Teller is. In fact, Thrash will consult the Fortune Teller repeatedly asking if this is his “big day”.
Omar Karim Al-Fasiq, accompanied by armed guards, will emerge from his VIP area at the Shisha Cafe to mingle with the performers before the finals begin and wish them luck. Al-Fasiq heaps particular praise on Heidi Santoro, predicting a great future for her even if she chooses not to pursue music.
Al-Fasiq claims: “I can make you a model, an actress, even a princess. With your beauty and what I can do with it, you will have no shortage of money and eager lovers from every part of the world!” Young Heidi is obviously flattered.
While downstairs, Al-Fasiq will have a tendency to text the Accountant and then leave his phone behind on ledges, tables, and other places, only to remember he has to go back for it to retrieve it.
Al-Fasiq will then go to the Rooftop of the Cafe-Adjoining Building to watch the show with his Accountant.
Privately Jordan Cross will be insecure, and asks Heidi to confirm her loyalty to the band which she readily gives. Quentin quips that they’re not much of a band without a bass guitarist, at which point Jordan Cross seeks help from the Floor Director who in turn commands a Crew member to “Find anyone who can play bass guitar. Anyone!”
The Flying Windmills take to the stage and perform a thrash metal number. Concurrently, on the rooftop lounge, Al-Fasiq will dismiss their music as “incomprehensible noise” and wonder why the show’s producers have allowed this group to make the finals. The Accountant reveals that the Flying Windmills made a powerful impression in a previous episode when their “passion” for their music led them to destroy the stage.
This promptly happens at the end of their performance, destroying the TV Camera closest to the stage front. This will prompt calls to replace that TV Camera on tripod with a shoulder mounted one which will be the TV Camera for this area till the end of the show.
The planned 5 minute break is now another 10 minute break as the crews need to repair the stage. The TV director decides to go to commercial and will power down TV Cameras for the duration. Al-Fasiq, whom we learn is also one of the executive producers for the show, discusses the delay with the Floor Director, and then makes a momentary stop at the Shisha Cafe to flatter The Flying Windmills for their “memorable performance”.
While downstairs, Al-Fasiq will have a tendency to text the Accountant and then leave his phone behind on ledges, tables, and other places, only to remember he has to go back for it to retrieve it.
The Class continue preparations, and pressure is mounting on the band.
At around this time, the Crew member searching for a Bass Guitarist eventually finds Thrash who is escorted to the Shisha Cafe. Thrash is given the sheet music and plays “good enough” by Jordan’s standards.
The concert stage repairs are completed the TV Director comes down to make a check on the lights as the “colors have changed”, Al-Fasiq returns to his Rooftop Lounge, the TV Cameras come back on and the show continues.
The Class then take to the stage and perform “Shine A Light” to uproarious applause. Meanwhile, Al-Fasiq will say that he likes the band, but already has many rock bands on his slate. He does, however, take a fancy to Heidi Santoro saying: “Such a rare flower! And so good with her hands! I cannot leave Marrakesh without her!”
Al-Fasiq tells the Accountant: “We must procure her. Today. Tell our man in the Cafe.” The Accountant replies: “It will be done!” and makes a phone call via his own mobile phone.
Al-Fasiq will instruct another Assistant to inform the Emcee: “Tell him The Class has won the contest.”
The Emcee will receive the instruction from the Assistant and take the stage to announce The Class has won!
The Class can’t believe their luck! Jordan Cross falls on his knees and Heidi embraces him. They talk about what a bright future must lie ahead. Cross talks about how his father didn’t believe in his dream, but Heidi tells him she believes in him. Quentin embraces the pair and they form a group hug.
Omar Karim Al-Fasiq will join The Class on stage where he will welcome them under his wing. The crowd applauds. Jordan Cross gives a tearful and emotional victory speech on behalf of his band.
Fireworks and Confetti are triggered to signal the show’s closing.
Meanwhile the Flying Windmills, upon hearing of their defeat, will trash the buffet and the Shisha Cafe public area and are restrained, arrested, and escorted off by much of the Marrakesh Military Police, who take them to a secluded corner of the map.
General Reza Zaydan makes a cameo, exiting from a military truck near the store which served as the entrance of the tunnel in the story mission near the School. Zaydan scolds The Flying Windmills ad infinitum and threatens to keep them in an underground prison for life.
The TV Director calls it a wrap and TV Cameras power down and TV crews start packing up. The crowds disperse and eventually leave the map.
The Accountant will remain on the Rooftop along with two guards. Al-Fasiq will then invite The Class for a celebration at the Shisha VIP Area.
Meanwhile, in the Shisha Cafe Kitchen, a waiter is preparing final touches to 4 regular Fruit Punches and one Tall Glassed Fruit Punch. The waiter, as if to help himself avoid mistakes mutters to himself: “OK… drugs in the four regular glasses, none in the tall glass.” the waiter will then produce 4 vials of Recreational Drugs and pour them into each of the 4 regular Fruit Punches.
After a brief conversation between Al-Fasiq and Jordan Cross, the drinks are brought out.
Omar Karim Al-Fasiq will clap his hands three times. At that point all the guards within the VIP Area (including any personal bodyguards) go outside. All waiters and staff working the VIP Area go to the Shisha Cafe Kitchen and will stay there.
Al-Fasiq will take the tall glass for himself (of course!) and offer The Class the other drinks. When the toast is made, The Class will be drugged with what appears to be a strong dose of a Recreational Drug. Jordan will say that he is “seeing stars”, while Quentin seems perfectly aware, both men, however, will fall to the ground, unable to move.
Heidi will be in a daze and also unable to move. She will keep weakly calling for Jordan and Quentin to help her.
Al-Fasiq, in an obviously poorly acted way, will say: “Oh no! There’s been an accident! Quick! Help me take this woman to my awaiting limousine!”
The bodyguards then come. Two of them to carry Heidi, a third asks: “What about these other guys?” To which Al-Fasiq will respond: “Eh… the police can take care of them!”
Quentin and Jordan weakly protest but are unable to do anything about it.
A.I. Thrash does nothing and says nothing. He’s just one of the victims by default.
Al-Fasiq will then text the Accountant that “We’re leaving” and they will go to the limousine some time while Heidi is en route to the Limousine.
Guards will also go to both of the stairways leading to the School area to ward off any intruders.
Al-Fasiq, the Accountant, and Heidi, with armed guards will be at the Limousine where a Target Escape timer counts down to end the mission.
There is an electrocution accident available to get rid of the TV Director for when he makes the final check on the stage lights after it was trashed by The Flying Windmills. Due to all the repair and work going on in the area, 47 can complete the sabotage as a Crew member without any suspicion. However, this will result in a Non-Target Kill.
There is a Waiter frequently leaving the Shisha Cafe and having to do rounds in the bazaar to shop for food and ingredients to be prepared in the kitchen due to the Axe-Kicker’s voracious appetite.
There is a free Waiter costume in the Shisha Cafe main kitchen, but the kitchen is busier than usual so be warned.
The Repairman from A House Built On Sand is still there trying to fix the phone and his Maintenance Room key is still on the table beside him. The Maintenance Room has a free Repairman disguise. The Repairman disguise has access to the TV Control Station.
During Major Repair works on the stage, 47 can also rig the Fireworks to explode without causing suspicion while the area is full of crew members who are all busy and cannot notice any tampering.
47 can disguise himself as The Axe-Kicker who, prior to the events post-show, can gain access to the VIP Area by pleading to use the VIP area bathroom claiming a bout of indigestion. When the guards try to protest and direct him to the other bathroom at the Shisha Cafe, 47-as-The-Axe-Kicker will claim that the door is locked and adding that he is in great pain and can “go anytime”. The bodyguards then relent, but one of them will accompany 47 to the VIP area bathroom.
As the Axe-Kicker, 47 can also desert The Flying Windmills, which leads to this band throwing a tantrum on stage and destroying it without performing a song.
The Axe-Kicker disguise is also the only one where 47 can carry the Axe-Guitar without triggering suspicion. In spite appearances, the Axe-Guitar functions exactly like the Marrakesh Battleaxe and can be thrown or swiped as a melee weapon.
There is a special cinematic/opportunity/challenge to rescue The Class from Al-Fasiq after they are drugged while dressed as The Axe-Kicker and killing Al-Fasiq with the Axe-Guitar.
47 can also perform with The Flying Windmills as the Axe Kicker but this does not change the contest result.
Thrash/The Hired Gun
47 can disguise himself as Thrash, at which point the player will discover that Thrash is actually bald and his long flowing hair is a wig. 47 can then pick up the Guitar Case and either talk to the Crew member looking for Thrash to gain access to the Shisha Cafe exterior area, or the player can choose to vault over the low wall nearest to Jordan Cross and immediately start the conversation before he is caught.
Jordan Cross will say: "Who are you?!?"
47 then lifts the guitar case and answers: "What does it look like?"
Heidi yelps: “Jordan! We’re saved!”
Jordan then rushes to give 47 the sheet music who reads through it and samples playing it on the bass guitar of Thrash - which completely blows Jordan away (in contrast to what happens with the real Thrash which is just a so-so reaction).
As The Class is introduced, the emcee goes through the members one by one, lastly going to 47 asking “And what is your name, sir?” to which 47 answers: “I’m just The Hired Gun.” (in the normal version of this sequence, Thrash will give the name “Thrash”).
47-as-Thrash can perform “Shine A Light” with The Class. This is also the disguise that allows the player to hear almost all of Jordan Cross’ dialogue.
During Al-Fasiq’s kidnapping attempt, 47-as-Thrash can hold “G” at the right time to pretend he is drugged (47 will not drink the Fruit Punch), so as to maneuvere around the area via crawling and then stop Blending In with Victims to finish off Al-Fasiq. Due to the state of Heidi, Jordan, and Quentin, there is no suspicion or other form of detection. This means a frontal attack is OK at this point.
However, 47 cannot leave the VIP Area normally as Thrash since the bodyguards are already expecting the kidnapping.
Target Lockdown and Map Escape
Al-Fasiq and his Accountant will attempt to exit the Map via their Limousine if a “Target Lockdown” is triggered or if Al-Fasiq is able to complete the kidnapping of Heidi Santoro.
If their Limousine is destroyed, they will instead travel to the Rooftop where Al-Fasiq was watching the Music Melee Grand Finals where a Helicopter will eventually arrive overhead for their extraction. This will be also where Heidi Santoro is taken during her kidnapping.
TV Director and TV Cameras
All TV Cameras act as extensions of the TV Director stationed at the TV Crew Control Center at the rooftop of the building closest to the Concert Stage (this is where the Rooftop Repairman start point is in the normal version of this map).
The TV Cameras are all yellow in Instinct Mode while the Music Melee Grand Finals is ongoing, that is, they are active witnesses to suspicious activity as the TV Director will see it if he is awake at his Control Station.
However, the TV Cameras do not count as Security Cameras so if you are “seen” by one in normal circumstances there is no warning (ie: TV Cameras do not count against “No Evidence” and does not trigger “Recorded by Security Cameras” status)
The destruction of any TV Cameras will cause the TV Director to send a Repairman who will repair the camera, allowing you only a short respite. However, if the TV Director is incapacitated, the TV Cameras can be ignored by 47.
If all Crews and Repairmen are somehow all incapacitated (an incredible labor on the part of 47), the TV Director will leave his station and do the repairs himself.
Crimes witnessed by the TV Director result in him alerting CICADA Guards and the Marrakesh Military Police via a landline phone at the TV Crew Control Station. If there is Combat, however, and things get particularly hairy, the TV Director’s next phone call may result in “Target Lockdown”.
After the winner of the Music Melee Grand Finals is announced and the show ends, the TV Director will say:“That’s a wrap!” and all the TV Cameras power down and crews start taking them down. Players will recognize that the Cameras are no longer yellow in Instinct Mode. At that point, 47 can also ignore the TV Cameras.
The TV cameras are also powered down momentarily during the 10 minute break before The Class take the stage so as to avoid recording footage of the destroyed concert stage while it is repaired.
The Ledger is kept by Al-Fasiq’s Accountant who stays on the rooftop of the building beside the Shisha Cafe to which it is connected via the rooftops. This is the same building rooftop where the meeting takes place in A House Built On Sand.
Note that the Accountant is not a Target.
Al-Fasiq occasionally communicates via text messages to his Accountant throughout the event, but also makes a habit of leaving his phone on tables or on boxes at irregular intervals before remembering to retrieve it.
47 can either steal the phone outright, or just perform a “G” action to send a message to the Accountant instructing him that “We’re leaving”. This message sends the Accountant, by his lonesome, to the Limousine. If the Map Exit has not been triggered, the Accountant will wonder what is going on before walking back to his post.
As the School is deserted, it should be easy to subdue and hide the Accountant once this deception has been pulled off. Otherwise, other methods can be done to get hold of the Ledger.
The Accountant also attempts to leave the Map when he learns that Al-Fasiq is dead. A “Target Lockdown” sequence also causes the Accountant and Al-Fasiq (if still alive) to make a break for the Limousine.
Al-Fasiq will drop his mobile phone if subdued or killed if it was on his person at the time.
The Ledger’s inventory description states that it is a very disturbing document, revealing that Omar Karim Al-Fasiq trafficks any of his young recruits towards any of the “business concerns” he controls whether above board or illicit, solely on the basis of the recruit’s physical characteristics and where the most profit can be earned. The Ledger reveals an ‘inventory’ of failed models, actors, and musicians that Al-Fasiq has used for fresh meat in upper scale prostitution rings and others he has pressed into being drug mules for his other associates.
-Al-Fasiq spends the first few moments of the mission within the VIP Area and smoking a Shisha Pipe.
-47 can assassinate Al-Fasiq using the Gas Heater on the Rooftop as well as various Gas Heaters in the Shisha Cafe.
-Marrakesh is particularly friendly to the use of Sniper Rifles. Dropping the “f”, as well as dropping other signage with sniper rifle, for example still works.
-47 can either subdue the waiter with the four Recreational Drug vials and does the Tall Fruit Punch four times (unique for this map), or if 47 got there later, he can “fix the drinks” - emptying the Tall Fruit Punch glass into the sink and pouring the contents of the four drugged drinks into the Tall Fruit Punch Glass, while replacing the four regular glasses with clean Fruit Punch drinks. Having four doses in one tall glass will kill Al-Fasiq with an overdose.
-47 can hide an explosive inside the Mobile TV Camera that replaces the fixed one in front of the stage destroyed due to the actions of The Flying Windmills. At one point, before Al-Fasiq personally approaches Jordan Cross to congratulate him, he will be the closest man to the position allocated for the shoulder mounted Camera man. If 47 is disguised as this person he can drop the camera at this time and blow it up after walking away.
-A fireworks display rigged near the front of the stage and meant to go off at the end of the show presents another method for killing Al-Fasiq, though the timing has to be precise to avoid harming Non-Targets.
Al-Fasiq sets his sights early on to abduct Heidi Santoro for his own designs while leaving the other male members of The Class waylaid in Marrakesh, confident in his ability to keep the ordeal covered up.
The scheme involves a set of five drinks that will be readied after The Class is announced as the winner. Otherwise, if the player goes to the Shisha Cafe kitchen earlier, the glasses stand inert and empty.
At any earlier time, a waiter disguise will allow the player to pour the glasses earlier, but gaining the 4 x Recreational Drug vials from the one waiter who is in on Al-Fasiq’s plans requires subduing the waiter carrying them.
“Fixing the drinks” (a single scripted action) after the waiter has applied the poison guarantees the Tall Glass contains a fatal overdose of recreational drugs. If instead 47 nabbed the waiter earlier and has the four vials unused on any drinks, he must apply all four vials to the Tall Glass for an overdose to take place (47 cannot apply poison to the other four regular glasses).
If there are less than 4 vials of poison in the Tall Glass, the scene plays out the same as when there is an actual overdose, except Al-Fasiq will recover.
Yet another option is available if players bring their own Emetic or Lethal Poisons, leaving an option where The Class is still drugged, but Al-Fasiq will either die, or be forced to go to the nearest bathroom.
While the band are incapacitated, alluding to Jordan’s victory speech where he mentions his father’s objection to his dreams. Al-Fasiq will taunt Jordan by saying: “You should have listened to your father. You were safer at home.”
Otherwise, most other variants of this scene are comical, especially when Al-Fasiq is the one drugged and blabbers nonsense, or how Quentin exclaims: “Holy sh*t! It’s the Axe Kicker!!!” when 47 shows up to rescue the band as the Axe-Kicker.
Note that when Al-Fasiq claps his hands three times to kick off the scheme, most of the guards in the adjoining building where the Accountant is will also vacate and relocate closer to the limousine. This makes it easier to access the Accountant in a valid disguise, and also makes it easier to infiltrate the area as the Axe-Kicker, provided 47 is able to evade Marrakesh police as The Flying Windmills are Hunted following their trashing of the buffet (for the player this just means all Marrakesh police are enforcers for the Axe-Kicker after The Class have won the Grand Finals).
-The Marrakesh Music Melee Grand Finals were held during Winter time.
-Jordan Cross receives a phone call from someone while waiting for the call to go into the VIP Area. Jordan asks “And who is this?” at which point the caller can be heard yelling: “I’m Dexy!” to which Jordan says: “I don’t know a Dexy, sorry.” Dexy then says she fumbled her own introduction and goes on to explain that she’s a talent agent based in America. Cross says he’ll look her up later, and after hanging up notes that “She sounds like a crazy hyena. I bet she’s one of those types with weird colored carrot hair.”
-Information in dialogue between Al-Fasiq and the Accountant reveals that he’s facing yet another lawsuit in international courts filed by the International Children’s Fund in relation to his connections to child and sex slavery. Al-Fasiq retorts: “These fools again! Haven’t they gotten tired of how many times I can buy an acquittal? At this rate, the only way they can be rid of me is to hire someone to have me killed!”
-Modern Recreational Drug Syringe
-Recreational Drug Vial
-The Axe-Guitar Melee Weapon