Create Your Own Bonus Level


#159

Why not? Has developers confirmed it?
I mean to build a editor. That might be a big news of 24 Oct.


#160

I seriously doubt they would do that.

If they really launch a Bonus Mission editor that includes scripting and everything, I will be VERY busy. hahaha.


#161

If they They did do that, it might actually drag me away from the level editor in Hotline Miami for once. Lol Good idea for a Bonus map btw! Really well thought out.


#162

Holy fucking shit. Does anyone actually read this stuff.


#163

I do, Soupienza’s detailed levels are pretty fun.


#164

@Markie - This one is really different, and also a bit risky in design. But I feel it still represents largely the style of thinking man gameplay that HITMAN is known for. :slight_smile:

It also contains a long-desired unlockable I think. :slight_smile:


Title: THE FINAL NAIL

Map: Paris (Night)

Client: Yusuke Matsuda / Agent Smith / Dalia Margolis

Targets And Objectives:
-Erase Yusuke Matsuda (Appears by default. This objective can be replaced)
-Optional: The Final Nail must be sold. (Appears by default. This objective can be replaced)
-Optional: Matsuda must not pay his debt. (Appears by default. This objective can be replaced)

IAGO (Objective Overrides):
-Eliminate Yusuke Matsuda (Can be added to this Mission. Replaces Objective to Erase Yusuke Matsuda and the Objective that Matsuda must Exit the Map)
-Optional: Wait for Dalia’s signal (Can be added to this Mission Replaces and removes Other Optional Objectives.)

CIA (Objective Overrides)
-Yusuke Matsuda must Exit the Map (Can be added to this Mission. Removes all Optional Objectives. Redacts Objective to Eliminate Yusuke Matsuda but does not affect objective to Erase Yusuke Matsuda.)

Context/Mechanics/Map Changes: Yusuke Matsuda is known around the world as a philanthropist, steel magnate, and Art Collector. However, he is also a childhood friend and associate of Viktor Novikov’s, as well as an occasional client and sometimes collaborator of IAGO. Matsuda recently had helped IAGO organize an arms deal. Novikov left the money in Matsuda’s safekeeping until he could arrange for a proper transfer to IAGO accounts.

Apparently, around this time, Matsuda Steel Corporation was taken to court for falsifying quality information of steel it had sold to the American and Japanese automobile industry. The fines and damages were so massive that Mr. Matsuda had no choice but to use a large portion of the IAGO proceeds to pay off the damages. IAGO eventually found out and, by intercession of Viktor Novikov, have demanded Matsuda pay back the money - or else. Yusuke Matsuda has promised to pay back his debt to IAGO, and to that end, has organized a sell-off of his rich Art Collection in a lavish auction that will take place at the Palais de Walewska.

This auction will occupy the area that was used by the Sanguine Ice Fashion Show in The Showstopper. The auction will be attended by some of the most prominent Targets and NPC’s from HITMAN’s first season as bidders: Strandberg (in a tux), Zaydan (in dress uniform), Caruso (in a tux but still wearing his trademark shades), De Santis (in a red gown), Jordan Cross (wearing the same outfit as Club 27), Ken Morgan (in a tux), Yuki Yamazaki (in a gown), Akira Nakamura (in a tux), The Twins (both wearing tuxedoes, one of the Twins still wearing his unique watch), Adeze Oijofor (in a gown), accompanied by her son Kalu Oijofor (in a tux), Gary Busey (same outfit as in The Wild Card), Gary Cole (same outfit as in The Wild Card), Jonathan Smythe (same outfit as The Sensation), Prince Po (in a tux) with Jackie Carrington (in a gown), and finally Richard and Inez Ekwensi.

Terry Norfolk and Sheikh Salman Al-Ghazali also appear. Note that these are two disguises 47 can use.

Viktor Novikov (in a tux), and Dalia Margolis will be at the venue but will not be bidding at the auction since they know the auction is meant to pay off a debt to them.

CICADA provide security for the VIP’s with the exception of Adaze Oijofor and Richard Ekwensi who are protected by soldiers.

French Policemen also appear around the venue.

The crown jewel of this auction is a relic called “The Final Nail” - claimed to be a fifth nail used in the crucifixion of Christ (a clear forgery as records indicate that at most the crucifixion would have entailed the use of no more than three or four nails and most certainly not a fifth). Regardless, the plan is for this particular relic to extract an incredibly high price at the auction.

Therefore, the auction should raise enough funds for to pay off Matsuda’s debt. But as always there is a twist.

Yusuke Matsuda has no intention to pay off his debt to IAGO.

Having sensed that his business can never recover after the loss of reputation, Matsuda intends to sell off his Art Collection, cash out, and then disappear into self-exile.

Matsuda wants his “death” to be shocking, with many witnesses to boot, and he has decided he would like for it to happen at the Art Collection Auction.

This is where the ICA come in.

By default, 47’s mission is to “erase” Yusuke Matsuda by eliminating him with a KO and then arranging the scene to look like a murder. There are various ways to accomplish this. 47 is given a vial of fake blood (appears in inventory, but does not occupy a load out slot).

However, 47 is not the only clandestine agent at the scene, Dalia Margolis wants to punish Matsuda, and to that end, unknown to Viktor Novikov, has marked Matsuda for execution after the last relic is sold and the money transferred to IAGO.

Agent Smith has also been sighted on the grounds, perhaps he has an interest in these proceedings too…

Main Map/Normal Mission Script Sequence
The only starting point available is the main gate entrance.

Diana mentions that this is the first time the ICA has taken on an Erasure Contract, she adds that depending on how this goes, the ICA may look at this as a new market for its services.

At the fountain, a female CICADA guard with short red hair places a piece of paper on the edge of the fountain as 47 arrives.

If 47 picks up the note it leaves intel that the note says: “You need to use the bathroom.” Diana will remark that this is an interesting message and that 47 may investigate, especially if it affects the assignment.

The female CICADA guard who left the note enters the Palais de Walewska and takes a post on the ground floor guarding the Ladies Room on the ground floor. The Mens Room is “out-of-order”.

Male guests who need to use the Bathroom are directed to the other one near the stage for the auction, while women are allowed into the Ladies Room on the ground floor towards the front of the building.

Parked off to the left side from when you enter the main gate is the same Pest Exterminator van from Bangkok and an Exterminator who appears to be preparing for work. A large industrial case is inside the van.

As 47 enters the venue some of the other guests arrive, and everyone goes first into the area that was used for the cocktail bar - which is still a cocktail bar. There is a lot of fun here seeing so many Season 1 NPC’s together hobnobbing and rubbing elbows.

The security layout is similar to The Showstopper, but many of the guests have their own bodyguards, resulting in a much increased security presence though none are enforcers against 47 in a normal starting suit. Trespassing Zones are mostly the same as they are in The Showstopper except for the rear Hall which is now used as a gallery for the Art Collection.

Viktor Novikov and Dalia Margolis have a separate meeting first. Eavesdropping on this conversation helps fill in on some of the backstory regarding Matsuda’s debt. Margolis later goes to Sophus Fatale where it is learned Margolis plans to eliminate Matsuda once the debt is paid.

Sophus Fatale separates himself from Dalia who will join Viktor with Yusuke Matsuda in socializing while Fatale places a call to the Assassin, who is actually disguised as the Exterminator. 47 can learn of this information and opportunity either by being near Sophus Fatale or near the Exterminator, though it must be noted that the Exterminator’s parking area is a Trespassing Zone for guests.

Sophus tells the Assassin to meet with him at a room of the ground floor in two minutes. This is the same room that was occupied by the reporter in The Showstopper. Three quarters of the room is a Trespassing Zone (even if you are dressed as the Exterminator). But the area near Sophus is not IF the Exterminator is Knocked Out.

Yusuke Matsuda starts out in the hall at the back of the Palais (where Novikov has a meeting under the chandelier), which is now a gallery holding the Art Collection. Here he will go through the collection one by one with Sir Howard Moxon, the curator of the Palais de Walewska. Matsuda mentions that “The latest treasure of my collection has yet to arrive. You will see!”

Matsuda eventually goes to the cocktails area to announce the start of proceedings, inviting guests to go to the gallery.

Sophus Fatale meets with the Assassin and gives him the earpiece advising to: “Wait for Dalia’s Signal.” The Assassin will go back to the van and make final preparations.

Notable here is that Matsuda picks up a drink, as do various other guests, who then carry the drinks with them as they file into the gallery. There are a lot of humorous quips such as Jordan Cross looking at the portrait of Sir Winston Beldingford and then teasing Ken Morgan about their resemblance.

Close inspection reveals that among the Art Collection are two Easter Eggs from previous Hitman games: The U’wan Idol, and A Jade Figure of a dragon on top of a stone. Others are items that reference previous missions in the series such as a portrait of Lord Beldingford, etc.

The guests are led to the main auction hall (where the Fashion Show was on The Showstopper) by Sir Howard Moxon. Meanwhile, Yusuke Matsuda goes upstairs to where the IAGO Auction was - which is now converted into a staging area for the Auction’s Staff and Recordkeepers where he will wait.

Meanwhile, arriving by helicopter is a special case, carried by an unidentified person - astute players will note though that this person is none other than Sergei Larin (The Forger, Elusive Target No. 1). He is flanked by four French Policemen.

Agent Smith emerges from the “out-of-order” Mens Room dressed as a CICADA guard. He and the female CICADA guard go to meet Sergei Larin and company pretending to be their escorts.

This group go upstairs where the Forger meets with Matsuda. This conversation reveals that the Forger is delivering a fake artifact meant to be passed off as “The Final Nail” - the fifth nail used in the crucifixion of Christ, an object that simply does not exist. Another NPC who starts on this higher floor is waiting for them. He is Richard Foreman (The Chameleon, Elusive Target No. 18) an actor playing the role of an expert in Vatican relics, who is in on the ruse and is supposed to certify the authenticity of The Final Nail.

The Assassin goes up the barge outside the Palais, carrying his industrial suitcase, climbs the ladder. Up at the highest point, the Assassin assembles his Blaser R93 sniper rifle.

The auction starts now in earnest, item by item. Sir Howard Moxon then goes upstairs to meet with Matsuda, The Forger, and The Chameleon. At this meeting Moxon is tricked into believing the authenticity of The Final Nail. As with many legends surrounding relics from the Crucifixion, The Forger remarks that many people believe these relics can protect people from harm or extend their lives. Moxon offers to buy the artifact outright, but Matsuda is adamant that the relic goes to the highest bidder - putting the artifact at a prohibitively high price and starting bid.

Throughout this time, Agent Smith can’t nail the timing to sneak-syringe Matsuda even as his associate, the female CIA agent disguised as a CICADA guard, eggs him on.

When this meeting is over, The Final Nail is placed in a carefully prepared display case, where the four policemen carry it down the stairs, with The Forger, The Chameleon, and Matsuda following it to go to the main auction area where The Final Nail is to be auctioned off as the last item.

Agent Smith and the female agent will then go out on a balcony (where the drinks were on the top floor on The Showstopper) where Smith will lament the missed opportunity. They had been hoping to kidnap Yusuke Matsuda and use him to learn more about IAGO.

Meanwhile, The Final Nail is brought to the auction. After describing the relic, and after the claim that it “protects its owner from harm and can extend one’s life” there is a strong reaction from the bidders. Gary Busey and Gary Cole (who have been competing with each other all night) end up in a fist fight which momentarily distracts a large number of security personnel.

After The Final Nail is sold, Novikov and Dalia corner Matsuda. The trio go back upstairs, this time to the room where Dalia meets with Helmut Kruger during the Showstopper. There, Matsuda is pressured by Novikov and Dalia to pay his debt now that the auction is over. Matsuda tries to make more excuses, Dalia is obviously out of patience with him, Novikov is trying to cool things down but tells Matsuda to pay now.

Matsuda agrees. But he is obviously upset because he had been hoping to be “erased” by now.

Matsuda goes out to the balcony (where Dalia goes to during the Fireworks display on The Showstopper) muttering to himself “What’s taking so long? How long could it be for professionals to do their work?”

At that point, Dalia gives her signal. The Assassin takes his shot and the Mission Fails.

Gameplay Notes

Erasing Yusuke Matsuda
This objective requires that Matsuda is KO-ed, and the body is found covered in fake blood.

Covering Yusuke in blood is easily done as a simple hold G action but be warned that this is suspicious act and if Yusuke is spotted before you can plant a weapon and use the blood, Yusuke will be woken up and you have it all to do again.

You or other NPC’s won’t be able to drag Matsuda’s body once you’ve covered him in fake blood. The exception is Agent Smith, who will also check Matsuda for a pulse before dragging him away. Agent Smith will drag a KO-ed Matsuda into the cellar Security Room where he will awake Matsuda if the coast is clear this triggers a “Matsuda is Escaping” message as Agent Smith escorts him off the map which normally won’t matter with default objectives enabled.

Note that if this is done before The Final Nail is carried down to the auction the optional objective for ensuring The Final Nail is sold will be impossible to fulfill.

If you wait too long and allow Dalia and Viktor to collect their debt from Matsuda the optional objective where Matsuda must not have paid his debt will fail.

Matsuda is frequently surrounded by other characters, so just reaching him will prove to be a challenge. The nature of his default objective also prevents the use of many shortcuts to winning at this mission (Eg: Throwing Explosives, or using Fire Extinguishers).

IAGO’s Assassin
The assassin hired by Dalia is a new NPC disguised as an Exterminator with the same van from Bangkok now parked outside the Palais de Walewska. The assassin’s van contains a Blaser Jagdwaffen R93 sniper rifle in a large industrial metal case.

The R93 rifle is assembled and disassembled when taking from and placing into the case. The case can be carried by hand. The rifle is an unsuppressed weapon with 2x zoom levels and a very high damage and precision rating.

Shortly after the mission starts, Dalia Margolis excuses herself from Viktor Novikov and discusses with her assistant Sophus Fatale to confirm the plan to eliminate Yusuke Matsuda using an outsourced killer to avoid hard feelings with Viktor. Fatale uses his phone to talk to the Assassin whom we learn has already arrived.

If 47 is near either Sophus Fatale or the Assassin who is disguised as the Exterminator during the phone call, 47 will overhear that IAGO is paying double the market rate for this hit. This will start an Opportunity where 47 can bump off the Assassin and steal the contract for the ICA.

This piques Diana’s interests and tells 47 that “We go where the market is. The final decision is up to you.”

Fatale will then wait in one of the rooms near the main staircase (where the reporter was in The Showstopper) for the Assassin disguised as an Exterminator to arrive. 47 can arrive at this meeting in any disguise as long as the Assassin has been KO-ed first (otherwise this room is a Trespassing area).

NOTE: This Opportunity is lost if the Assassin attends the meeting with Sophus Fatale.

Sophus will give the Assassin, or 47, an earpiece at the end of their meeting and tell him: “Wait for Dalia’s signal.”

If 47 receives the brief and the earpiece, the original objectives are Redacted and replaced with the new objective to Eliminate Yusuke Matsuda and to wait for Dalia’s Signal.

Dalia only gives the signal if the debt was paid. Yoi are free to execute Matsuda once this happens. If the Assassin is no longer present? Matsuda stays at the Balcony but eventually goes downstairs, mingles with guests at an afterparty drinks some more and does these on a loop.

Agent Smith’s Mission
If 47 picks up the note. He can go to the disguised CICADA female guard, hold X to present the note while saying “I need to use the bathroom.”

In the bathroom Agent Smith disguised as a CICADA guard will try to recruit 47, explaining that the CIA want to abduct Matsuda and persuade him to come to them for protection from IAGO in exchange for information. Smith says he has with him a 5-minute sedative that simulates a heart attack and should allow them to fake Matsuda’s death and smuggle him out. Smith laments though that needles give him the nerves.

Smith says he would be willing to pay 47 double the market rate if he agrees to take on the mission with him.

This leads Diana to remark that apparently it’s a Seller’s Market today.

47 can hold G near Smith to accept his offer. Doing so will give 47 possession of the 5 minute sedative and will replace the Optional Objectives, leaving the Erase Objective (if it was not already removed by accepting the IAGO offer) as well as a new Objective to ensure that Matsuda escapes alive.

47 will also be given a push button tracking device (works like a detonator but nothing explodes) which 47 can press to summon Smith and the other CIA agent to the location where 47 pressed the buzzer.

If 47 accepts the CIA mission straight on after the start of the default mission, then it means 47’s objectives are to Erase Yusuke Matsuda and ensure he can exit the Map Alive. This means 47 can fulfill the mission by performing a KO and Fake Blood Routine, allowing an NPC to spot the body, and then buzzing Agent Smith and the CIA agent to get to Matsuda so they can drag Matsuda to the Cellar Security Room, revive him, close a deal with him and then escape the map.

At this point, the player will see a message saying “Matsuda is Escaping” with a timer. Depending on which objectives are active, this can either result in Mission Success or Mission Failure.

NOTE: If you accept the IAGO mission first, which removes the eraser objective, and then accept the CIA mission, you are left with only one Objective: ensuring that Matsuda leaves the map alive. This is useful for a special opportunity involving the Chameleon.

The Chameleon

It is possible for 47 to disguise himself as the Chameleon (who is wearing a hat and a bald cap). This allows 47 to sabotage the meeting with Moxon. 47 will decry that The Final Nail is a fake. This leads Moxon to order his guards (actually the CIA agents) to take custody of Matsuda.

Smith and the CIA agent then escort Matsuda to the Cellar Security Room and talk to him, revealing their identity and striking up a deal with him.

Later Smith and his associate attempt to smuggle Matsuda out of the map. At this point, the player will see a message saying “Matsuda is Escaping” with a timer. Depending on which objectives are active, this can either result in Mission Success or Mission Failure.

Participating in the Auction
47 can also participate at the Auction as Tobias Rieper. However, attempting to participate in the bidding by pressing E will trigger instead a reminder from Diana that the electronic funds needed to participate in this direct bidding are not cleared by the ICA.

Instead, 47 can disguise himself as either Terry Norfolk or the Sheikh and then participate using their assumed identity. By using E to raise continuously on The Final Nail, 47 as either Norfolk or the Sheikh can win the auction for the item. After the win, 47 can then go backstage and actually prevent Novikov and Margolis from cornering Matsuda by pressing G to talk to him first.

47-in-disguise will demand that he would like to have a closer look at the item he has won in private for closer examination. Matsuda will accept, leaving 47 and Matsuda isolated in an area of the map. 47 will have access to The Final Nail, which can be used to assassinate Matsuda.

Once 47 has won the auction for The Final Nail, he can use G to setup this meeting with Matsuda at any time.

Note though that much like Matsuda, Norfolk socializes frequently, and openly flirts with Yuki Yamazaki (she puts him down hard though). Norfolk drinks incessantly and this can present an opportunity.

The Sheikh, being who he is, starts from a speedboat out in the back, beyond the helicopter area. This is to say the Sheikh starts in a Trespassing Zone and spends a lot of time in Trespassing Zones against 47’s suit.

Other Notes

-While there is no actual in-game cash rewards, in theory the biggest possible pay-off occurs by starting the mission in its default state and then accepting the CIA mission without accepting the IAGO mission.

-Yusuke Matsuda is made in the likeness of Square Enix CEO Yosuke Matsuda whose likeness also appeared as a secret boss in a Ni-Oh video game and in Final Fantasy XV.

-Francesca De Santis admires Yuki Yamazaki’s gown. Yuki remarks that her gown was designed personally by Sebastian Sato.

-Silvio Caruso confides to Jordan Cross that he is shy, especially around women. Jordan Cross tries to give him advice to loosen up. At some point Jordan says that sometimes women should be pushed around a bit to get a hint. At that point Jordan remembers something and excuses himself.

-Zaydan, Adaze Oijofor, and Richard Ekwensi discuss writings attributed to Machiavelli.

-Prince Po flirts openly with Francesca De Santis, who is flattered.

-Kalu Oijofor appears to strike up a quick friendship with Jackie Carrington… until his mother shows up to ruin things.

Unlockables
-Blaser Jagdwaffen R93 Sniper Rifle with Industrial Grade Suitcase (the two are considered one item just like they were in Codename 47).

-The Arab Prince Suit (a variant of the Sheikh with raybans and gloves)


ET Dagwood Sandwich
#165

Aside from entertainment, do any of the (other) targets have purpose being there? Having all non-Colorado targets and ETs there is quite absurd. Main story targets guest starring in bonus missions is a splendid concept, but you went overboard with it.

That said, it’s a pretty entertaining mission, with all the targets hanging out with each other and changing objectives. It would have been fun to cause interactions between the targets, such as getting them to kill each other. Also, I’ll love it if you could write some dialogue, like you did with the Helmut-Koala meeting.

I’ll see you in Sapienza next, right?


#166

Yeah. This is really Sequel Syndrome, sort of, where I try to outdo the previous thing. Lol. :stuck_out_tongue:

That said… I was thinking about it when I was looking through the Elusives…Characters we’d never see again. Even the re-release is just “play it once” really.

I wanted a Bonus Mission that was a bit like an ensemble mission. True it’s crowded and bloated, but I think it would be a nice case of maximum asset re-use and it gives us a place to always be able to see these guys.

Also Bonus Missions are available in Contracts Mode so this would allow people to do their own new missions featuring The Sensation or the Ex-Dictator in a potentially challenging setting.

But yes I know it’s a bit like a Cannonball Run movie. :smiley:

On the other hand I also wanted to experiment with a mission that emulates RPG like decision making using objective overrides.

Another idea was that I wanted to put a twist on the usual Elmination objective, noting that many people already do Elusive recon runs where they KO or sedate Targets instead of killing them I thought I’d take that a step further while upping the challenge around the same skills used for a standard Elimination kill.

That was my thoughts basically.

In my mind I definitely saw a lot happening on the auction floor especially while The Final Nail routine is happening upstairs.

I mentioned the Gary Busey fistfight but definitely want more in there.

I’ll see about filling it out. Because to do that I’d have to rerun the mission in my mind and sort of fly my mental camera to the ground floor of the Palais. Lol.


#169

So how’s the Sapienza mayor level coming along?


#170

Been busy lately, buddy. :slight_smile:

I’ll get to it when I can. :slight_smile:


#172

Have you finished yet?


#173

Well the idea is forming in my head… now that you asked. :slight_smile:

As a preview, the Sapienza bonus episode is tentatively titled “Avalanche”… not a coincidence it sounds like it might be related to “Landslide”. :wink:

The gimmick I’m thinking of is: “The briefing you are given is wrong and the situation is a LOT more complicated, and while it might be safer to call off the hit, you cannot because the Target may very well slip away beyond this point.”

In some aspects it is quite similar to “The Icon” due to a large Trespassing area, but I’m thinking of a situation where NPC’s may actively engage each other.

The Target will also be armed, and some opportunities may result in self-inflicted death for the Target.

Some notable cameos also, but not as wild as the ones in “The Final Nail”. :slight_smile:


#174

Title: What The Little Birdie Told Him

Map: Sapienza (Afternoon)

Objectives:
Eliminate Owen De Vitis
Eliminate Costanzo “Birdie” Gimondi
Retrieve the ledger

Briefing:
Good afternoon, 47.
Your destination is the Renaissance festival in the coastal town of Sapienza. After the unfortunate brutal demise of “The Icon” film director and lead star, Dino Bosco, as well as the political candidate, Marco Abbiati, the coastal town of Sapienza had earned the reputation of “City of Death”, to which the current mayor of the coastal town, Salvatore Bravuomo, has requested a local Renaissance festival in the local town, which drew in your primary target, French-Italian mafia godfather, Owen De Vitis.

De Vitis is known by the public eye as wealthy and carefree. However, ICA sources label him as corrupt and unstable, and even a cutthroat. The target, known for his orphanage donations, is the head of the Italian Mafia with all ties cut to the now deceased, Marco Abbiati. The target is notorious in the crime underworld as a executioner, extortion, and even terrorism, including a bombing in Berlin Airport during New Year’s Eve rush hour thanks to the help of a suicide bomber, and your secondary target, Birdie Gimondi.

Birdie Gimondi, De Vitis’ right-hand, is also attending the festival for a private meeting. Gimondi is the subject of a global manhunt, so this may provide you opportunities. ICA sources that he has a ledger with him on, what our client, Locksley, claims holds incriminating evidence of CIA, Interpol, MI6, and many others. So track them and eliminate then, and retrieve the ledger. Good luck, 47. I will leave you to prepare.

Target Backgrounds:

Owen De Vitis:
De Vitis was born half French, half Italian. French on his mother’s side and Italian from his father’s. Growing up he was always fascinated with his father’s work: the mafia. Which was why his father, Giovanni De Vitis, had his mother killed by his long timed partner going by the codename, “Birdie”. Owen eventually joined the mafia as his father’s consigliere, (which made Birdie jealous) and developed his own tactics, which only ever resulted in his father scolding him.
He is cruel, corrupt, unstable, but strangely, really polite. That was what finally allowed him to take over. When he reached his late twenties, he had his father beaten by police officers he paid off and tied bricks to his feet, before pushing him over a ledge to let him drown.
De Vitis has been the Italian Mafia godfather for seven years now, and trust is what has kept him alive this long, which is why this Renaissance festival provides the perfect opportunity to gain Birdie’s trust once and for all.

Costanzo “Birdie” Gimondi:
Born into the mafia by his father, a close friend of Giovanni De Vitis, he started training the moment he was five years old. And by the age of ten, he committed his first murder: his own father.
Adopted into another wealthy family, which later disowned him at the age of sixteen, finally let him truly join the mafia. He rose through the ranks and by the time he was seventeen, he was already Giovanni’s right hand.
Of course it couldn’t last forever, as throughout the remainder of his life, he was killing. And at age fifty, his life changed. He lost his rank to Giovanni’s son, Owen De Vitis, and only about a year later he had heard of Giovanni’s death.
Forced to follow Owen De Vitis’ orders, he too slowly grew unstable. The slightest sound could set him off. Not even Dr. Oscar Lafayette could help him. Hopefully this festival would finally provide the time to bury the hatchet. Literally.

Minor Disguises:
Red Plumber
Green Plumber
Priest
Waiter
Chef

New Disguises:
Jester
Medieval Armour
Jousting Armour
The Black Knight
Repairman
Mafia Bodyguard
Bodyguard

Unique Disguises:
Salvatore Bravuomo
Norman Graves
Ernest Schwartz
Plague Doctor

Map Changes:
The Caruso Mansion is still off limits in this bonus mission, but a lot was added or just changed. Everything opposite of the villa was edited with a crowd of people and, just, things you would expect during a Renaissance festival. Down by the clown would be, are two lanes, two mechanical horses are set up, (one broken) and a railing so 47 would have to vault over, or just get in the short line. The Bio-Labs have been shut off as well as the ruins. The church is open, just not very many NPCs in it, or anyone wearing any new uniforms. An ambulance is off to the right of the church, blocking the bathrooms and downstairs into the sewers. The Plague Doctor disguise was moved to Salvatore Bravuomo’s office.

Mission Script Sequence:
The only starting point is at the same location where “The Icon” started.

When the player loads in, Diana tells 47 to be careful and that the clocktower is flooded with security.

As this is occurring, Birdie hands off the ledger to Ernest Schwartz, someone he trusts. They both turn their separate ways. Birdie starts towards the stairs as Ernest walks towards Rocco’s apartment.

Birdie Gimondi can be seen in the crowd with two bodyguards following him. He looks out of place in the festival. He walks up the stairs by the statute to find out where Owen De Vitis is. He doesn’t get a good response. Birdie tells his bodyguards that they will just look around until De Vitis needs them.

Meanwhile, the repairman is having difficulty fixing the mechanical jousting arena. He dials Bravuomo and apologizes for the inconvenience, but will call him back once he fixes it.

Back at the cafe, two mafia guards are discussing De Vitis’ fear of the Plague Doctor. They laugh about it before one of them walks away, leaving the other to his post.

Owen De Vitis, meanwhile, has been in the clocktower at Bravuomo’s office. He completely took over with mafia bodyguards at every door. Above the room, in the room with the camera box, is a statue called “The Black Knight”. It is a disguise 47 can wear, but it also provides a kill opportunity when Do Vitis stands in the right area.

Meanwhile, Birdie would be taking the backroots of the street and on a table, his medication is perched. He grabs a pill, puts it in his mouth, takes a glass of water, and swallows it.

Dr. Norman Graves is having a discussion with a friend on his cellphone about what has occurred to him because of Owen De Vitis, claiming that he doesn’t trust him. He only has a small loop around the hospital van at this point when he ends the call.

At this point, Birdie would be down the hill and watching the jousting. He reveals that he REALLY enjoys jousting, and that it is a shame that the machine isn’t working.

It is also around this time that De Vitis reveals to his guard why he prefers to stay in the office: that he has a fear of Plague Doctors, and that they freak him out.

As Birdie is heading back up the hill, Ernest Schwartz would now be in the future ICA apartment, looking over some documents with a bodyguard. He discusses his relation with Birdie, and tells him that it is a bad situation for him.

At this point, Birdie would be about restarting his route when the repairman would be back to working on the jousting arena. It is only when Birdie and De Vitis finish their separate routes two more times, three total, that the repairman finished fixing the jousting. Birdie would request that he joust next, and will be allowed to go.

After Birdie is done jousting, he will walk back to the top of the hill and get a call from De Vitis claiming that he is ready to visit him.

Owen De Vitis sits on the couch, and waits for Birdie and Schwartz to show up. Mainly the former. As he waits, Birdie would be walking through the security check at the entrance besides the cafe, just as Schwartz left the apartment.

Birdie would have to go through a second security check, and as he did, Schwartz would reach the first. Birdie would reach the office area first and reveal that he does not have the ledger on him, and that Schwartz does. Once Schwartz enters, they enter conversation.

At the end of the meeting, Schwartz hands the ledger over to De Vitis, who gladly takes it. He shakes hands with Birdie and tells him that he believes that they are finally on good terms. Once he starts to walk out, however, he says to a guard that it will take more than a ledger to gain his trust.

As De Vitis leaves out to the front, Birdie and Schwartz would leave at the same time, shaking hands that the deal went well. As they leave, De Vitis grabs a drink from the waiter in the cafe. As De Vitis finishes drink, Birdie would be down the stairs and heading towards his medication again.

At this point, after De Vitis finishes his drink, he would head towards an exit and a “Target Escaping” prompt would show up in the top left corner. A black truck is at the entrance of the map and he would head towards that. However, if the truck has exploded, he would follow Birdie and go to the gate door down in the streets. If De Vitis does escape, the mission will fail.

Note: De Vitis can take a drink of water, and if poisoned with the sedative vial, Dr. Norman Graves would be requested to help him. The same goes for Birdie when he takes his medication.

Opportunities:

En Garde: Hm, this could be useful. The jousting arena is mechanical, 47. And it seems that Birdie Gimondi is a fan of televised or filmed jousting. What if he got a front row to the real thing…

Norman Shady: I have intel, 47. It appears the festival has a doctor on standby, however it appears he is on edge due to a shady past with De Vitis. Charming…

Ledger Edger: It appears Gimondi doesn’t hold the ledger on him, well, if that’s the case, we can always take it from someone else. But I don’t think De Vitis will be happy with Gimondi…

Plagued Fear: I have intel, 47. It appears De Vitis has a small phobia of the old Plague Doctors. Well, I suggest you give him the fright of his life.

Assassinations:

Jokes on You - Assassinate Owen De Vitis and Birdie Gimondi while wearing the Jester disguise.

Just a Flesh Wound - Crush Owen De Vitis with the Black Knight armour.

Not a Fan - Make Birdie Gimondi shoot Owen De Vitis.

What Kind of Doctor Are You!? - Assassinate Owen De Vitis by snapping his neck whilst dressed as Dr. Norman Graves.

Spring Cleaning! - Assassinate Owen De Vitis by pushing him out a window.

Child’s Play - Assassinate Owen De Vitis and Birdie Gimondi using the fiber wire.

It’s a Bird! - Assassinate Birdie Gimondi by pushing him out of a window.

Don’t Do Drugs - Assassinate Birdie Gimondi by poisoning his medication.

Shootout - Assassinate Birdie Gimondi by framing him for killing Owen De Vitis.

Phobia Factor - Assassinate Owen De Vitis by strangling him as the Plague Doctor.


#175

Title: Lockdown

Map: Paris (Day)

Objectives:
Eliminate Mulazim Abdul al-Fazal
Eliminate Damian Fells
Disable the doomsday device

Briefing:
Good afternoon, 47.
Your destination is Palais de Walewska, renowned by its Sanguine fashion show hosted by the late Viktor Novikov. Your primary target is Arabian arms dealer and terrorist, Mulazim Abdul al-Fazal, who has evaded the international law for the last decade. And in that time, reports claim he has been working on a disturbing project. A doomsday device, able to reverse the Earth’s magnetic poles. Sources claim the target has finished his project, and after a blackout in Berlin, followed by several armored trucks leaving the country, we can only believe that it works.

Your secondary target is CEO of Valley Green Energy in Silicon Valley, Damian Fells. Fells has been around the world to gain partnerships of other energy plants, but as a simple cover to hide off the fact that he wishes to buy off the doomsday device from Fazal. Our client, Seewish Fund Corporation, have asked us to eliminate the targets before this device may become active. This is no ordinary contract, 47, but a global eschaton. So failure is not an option. I’ll leave you to prepare.

Target Backgrounds:
Mulazim Abdul al-Fazal:
Psychopathic, cold, and calculating are the only words that can truly define Fazal. Born in Iraq under a poor and corrupt family, it quickly changed the good man to whom he could become to what he now is. His parents are terrorists. Only when he was age eleven, he found out his parents planned to assassinate the at the time Iraq president, and had them not only arrested, but executed. His plan? To be apart of a much more wealthy family. He only wanted the wealth, and considering that he strangled the family dog, that may be true.
He moved to America briefly to go to college, as his adopted parents wanted, but he didn’t as he graduated high-school when he was only seventeen. He moved in with a local gas station drug dealer, which was later found dead at the bottom of a seven story building. The culprit was never discovered. He believed America to be boring over a period of time, so in his early twenties, he moved back to Iraq. He set his adopted parents home aflame, no one survived.
He joined a small terrorist group and became a suicide bomber, to which he strapped the bomb to a local civilian and blew him up just to fake his own death, and kill many lives for “fun”. He sold out the terrorist group’s headquarters to the police, to which nearly everyone was killed during the firefight.
At age thirty, Fazal had become the head of his own terrorist organization, at which point was the subject of an international manhunt after he bombed an England metro. Since, he has stayed under the radar for the next decade, until he built a doomsday device. He had his right-hand man test it out in a room, which when it was turned on, electrocuted the terrorist as well as several others, and causing a blackout. Fazal quickly fled Germany using stolen military trucks. He was soon asked by millionaire Damian Fells to sell the device to him. He accepted, which is why he is currently in Paris.

Damian Fells:
Fells lived a very ordinary and boring life, at least until his teenage years. Fells was forced to watch his parents being gunned down in movie theater, which made him realize how brutal the real world was. He never found the killer, but started to have a dream about Valley Green Energy, a future company he would create.
After graduating college, he bought an office with a few of his college friends to work towards his goal. Mainly through the stock market, Fells finally gained enough money to start this now million dollar company. Of course, he isn’t the richest man on Earth, but it can be debated if he is a millionaire, or a billionaire.
Fells was present during 9/11, when the towers went down, and saw the news on that nightclub shooting in 2016, which only made him remember his parents and made him grow further and further away from how a natural human behaves. After a certain point, Fells finally snapped and crushed his secretary with a car lift after she made a comment on his mother.
Fells disguises his insane side with a nice and calm business-like persona. He learned of Mulazim Abdul al-Fazal and his doomsday device by the deep web and the black market. He quickly bought the doomsday device and set up a party, which he claims is just a break as he travels the world to gain allies in the energy business. He plans to meet Fazal at the party and take the doomsday device after paying the correct amount.

Minor Disguises:
Palace Staff
Field Waiter
CICADA Bodyguard
Palace Security

New Disguises:
Napoleon
Militia Soldier
Militia Chef
Sound Technician

Unique Disguises:
Xavier Vigil
Lovell Montgomery-Orwell (Accountant)

Map Changes: In this new bonus mission, it is day, possibly the afternoon, unlike the actual Paris map. Outside where Novikov’s helicopter was are tables, a bar setup, and music being played. Inside, the model runway is now a stage for a band to play. The light rig has been removed, as well as the tarp covering the ceiling. The third floor is no longer accessible, neither is the attic. The bar cellar is armed to the teeth with security, and people dressed similar to the Colorado mission with militia outfits are walking about the place. Each entrance to the underground area is guarded by CICADA guards, who will let not even their own men in there.
The kitchen has still has the chefs, but they too are armed, just like in Colorado. The sitting area has been slightly redesigned so that the tables and chairs are gone, and that some soldiers are working out by doing push-ups. In the camera room, the camera box is still there, but a large crate is at the center of the room, surrounded by guards. One special guard, Xavier Vigil, is the head of this section and he watches the crate.
The side where the trucks and models have been to the palace has been blocked off, and the second floor has been transformed into a museum filled with Sergei Larin’s forgeries. People may be allowed to walk around up there, most of them watch the band perform from above.
Tables and drinks have been set up by the former runway, where the palace staff will walk by. The palace staff work the inside bar and drinks, food and etc., while the auction staff (now labeled “Field Waiter”) work the outside bar and such.
Sergei Larin’s office has also changed a lot. All of Larin’s supplies from the room was removed to show a nice clean room.

Routes:

Mulazim Abdul al-Fazal:

Fazal starts in the armored kitchen. He has two bodyguards following him. He watches the armed chefs prepare food for him and the rest if the militia.
He then walks past the big main room and to the camera room. He talks to Xavier Vigil about the device, watches the device carefully, making sure that it is in good shape for Fells, and walks away.
Fazal will then walk back to the kitchen area and up the stairs.
Once he reaches the second floor, he will walk into what was formerly Sergei Larin’s office. He sits at a desk and types at his computer.
After a moment or two, he will stand up and make a phone call that may not be traced. Once he finishes the call, he walks over to the window and leans out.
Once he stops, he walks back to the stairs and to the kitchens, restarting his route.

Damian Fells:

Fells starts near the same location 47 starts; at a table with Lovell Montgomery-Orwell, taking a drink. He has two CICADA Bodyguards with him.
Once he finishes making conversation with Orwell, he will get up and talk to a few guests, making sure that they are enjoying the party.
Once he does this, he walks inside and up the stairs. He stops once between the first and second floor to make a quick phone call.
Once he finishes the call, he walks into the museum and examines the art. He remarks that he doesn’t understand what is so great about “squiggles” on a paper.
He soon walks out around to watch the band perform from above them, leaning on the railing.
After a moment, Fells will stand back up straight and walk downstairs and to the band himself. He watches from a certain area that will provide an easy kill opportunity. When he finishes watching, he walks back to the front outside of the party, restarting his route.

Xavier Vigil:

Vigil has a really small route. He only walks from training room to get a drink of water, to the computer room to watch the cameras and to speak with Fazal.
Vigil is also the only one able to shut down the doomsday device without anyone becoming suspicious.

Lovell Montgomery-Orwell:

Orwell starts at the same table that Fells starts at. They are talking about the transaction, but once they finish, Orwell stands up and gets a drink at the bar.
After the drink, he walks over to where, in the actual map, Helmut Kruger would be making a call to Dalia Margolis. He leans over the railing and looks at the water, talking about what he has gotten himself into.
He then walks back to the bar. This is his entire route.

Opportunities:

Lost Numbers: This is interesting. It appears Fells brought his accountant with him to complete the transaction for the doomsday device. Sounds promising…

  1. Retrieve the accountant’s disguise.
  2. Call Fells to meet with Fazal.
  3. Wait for Fells to start moving the device.
  4. Stop the transaction.

Head of Security: This could be useful. It appears Fazal’s chief of staff is the only one who knows how to control the doomsday device. Hm, maybe the poor guy could have a rest…

  1. Retrieve Xavier Vigil’s disguise.
  2. Meet with Fazal.
  3. Bring Fazal to the device.
  4. Activate the device level one.

(These are the only opportunities I can think of, if anyone wants, they are free to help)

Assassinations:

A Leader is a Dealer in Hope - Assassinate Mulazim Abdul al-Fazal and Damian Fells whilist disguised as Napoleon.

Sound Wave - Assassinate Damian Fells by crushing him with a speaker.

Deal (Gone Wrong) - Assassinate Damian Fells by getting the militia soldiers to shoot him

Skyfall - Assassinate Mulazim Abdul al-Fazal by pushing him out of a window onto a bladed fence.

His Judgement - Assassinate Mulazim Abdul al-Fazal by electrocuting him with the doomsday device.

Judgement Day - Assassinate Mulazim Abdul al-Fazal and Damian Fells using the fiber wire.

Grand Entrance - Assassinate Damian Fells by pushing him onto the stage.


#177

Title: The day of Miracles (everything I write here is inspired by Zevoros & his amazing ideas)

Map: Sapienza (Morning, snowy, sun brightly shining along with the cold melting of light christmas snow)

Objectives:

  • Eliminate Sabina Rožnje (The terrorist)
  • Eliminate Klarisa Rožnje (The explosive - coordinator)
  • Retrieve the bomb
  • Track down the two couriers
  • Eliminate the two couriers

Briefing:

Good morning 47.
Your location is the seaside coastal town of Sapienza, where the residents are experiencing an extremely rare view which happens once every few years in Sapienza - snowing.
Your primary targets are the bosnian twin sisters planning a terror attack in Sapienza, Sabina Rožnje who is the terrorist and the main possesor of the bomb, and her sister Klarisa the coordinator of the bomb.
Both targets were already involved in several terrorist attacks hence they are employed by Al - Shibab, a ruthless terror organization of northern Africa.
Now both targets have brought up a highly controversial case about the bombing in Palais De Walevska so we must eliminate the twins before they engage in an another terror attack.

The twins have also hired two seemingly anonymus couriers who are going to be watching the twins’s every move - through their own eyes or through secret chips on Sabina’s clothes. We cannot identify who the couriers are so you have to find them through containing intel about their location. (Just like in The Fixer ET)

We have tracked down that Sabina’s location is the town centre, while Klarisa is taking the matters from the church tower, the couriers although are untracked and we have little to no idea for who and what they are but we have some areas of interest which have more than usual security presence: The church itself and the catacombs, north appartmens speciffically of a gentleman named - ‘‘Rocco’’, The canals under the sanguine shap and the pastry shop, Caruso mansion, and the town center - most likely because of the tourist that came here for both viewing the rare snow and for the holiday joy.
I’ll leave you to prepare.

Target backrounds:
Sabina Rožnje:
Cunning, young beautiful and unscropoulous, that is what catches everyone’s eyes when they see Sabina speciffically her pretty assets.
Surpisingly before she started joining Al - Shibab she was a prominent english teacher in the Herzegovina district of her mother country, the kids know her as a friendly face, and a good teacher
Born in Brčko district and immigrating to Herzegovina as one of the noveau - riche families she was always in the comfort of her allies, friends and family unlike her sister Klarisa.
After she was only 20 years old young Sabina moved to Havana, in promise of a better life in the Carribean - well atleast that seemed to the people that knew her - but in truth she was deployed to go on a relaxing gig, while planting two old model bombs one in Havana and the other was left on a plane that headed towards Nassau.
In both explosions 134 people died making it the deadliest attack in the Carribean, and just because of her public notourity she always escaped charges.
After the relaxing gig was complete she has decided to fly to Herzegovina to finally be reunited with Klarissa
She also brought up a possible future terror attack in Palais De Walewska, where she sia dshe will stab the female fashion model enterpretaurs - The Vladimir twins.
She always hides herself in the shadows, and sticks to an agenda of a young innocent woman - it was only a matter of time before our white hats found out her true proffesion, hired by Al Shibab to blood curdedly murder with her long lost sister.

Klarisa Rožnje:
Klarisa - the older out of the two sisters was not so comforted like her sister was, she was malntreaded, muluably, sent to herzegovina on a poor plane the only food she got were crusts of bread and leftovers on the streets.
Not until she found out her knowledge of science - she learned everything about toxins, gases and of course - explosion. Later Al Shibab has found her on the streets, and promised her to become a bride, she refused since she knew their motives - not in a good way hence she joined to becoma a bomb maker.
Unlike other terrorists and her sister, bomb makers ussually dont do terror attacks but employ other terrorists to them for them, by them to test out new bombs. That is what intrigued Klarisa the most. She has created a bomb with materials from South africa, to test out with her reunited sister.

The couriers:
We unfortunately have no idea where or who these two couriers migh be, but we know some areas of interest that are more heavily guarded.
All that we know is that they are hired by the sisters to watch over the attack.

(Thats it guys, I will write more tomorrow but i+I am very tired since I haven’t slept for the new year’s so I will take a nap bye!)


#179

Have you finished Avalanche yet?


#180

I really appreciate you patiently anticipating the release of AVALANCHE. My personal life took an unexpected turn (for the better actually… I’m in love). But unfortunately this means there’s less time to work on AVALANCHE.

I do have a draft of it, I’m punting it from time to time… but it’s not yet ready. I’m trying to think of an interesting way to tie it to the story of LANDSLIDE… which is of course two possibilities:

  1. It happens after LANDSLIDE, but that means it’s got a bunch of characters and references from LANDSLIDE that may be obscure or… frankly… made up by me.

  2. It happens before LANDSLIDE, and allows me to use Marco Abiatti as a character. I still make things up, but because the principal character of LANDSLIDE is there, it lends credence to events. This is the angle I’m working with right now.

I’m also still looking at various hostage gags and doing other research…

But yeah… it’s been slow. Sorry about that. :slight_smile:


#181

An Abiatti cameo sounds interesting, I’ll like to see how you can write him into the plot.


#183

Due to insistent @Markie demand… :slight_smile:
Last of my series for now…

Title: AVALANCHE

Map: Sapienza(Night)

Client: Confidential (implied: Delgado crime family)

Targets And Objectives:
-Eliminate Mario Abiatti

Context/Mechanics/Map Changes:
Your Target for this mission is 70 year old Mario Abiatti. Mario is the incumbent Mayor of Sapienza at the time of the mission. Mario is shrewd and cunning and has been re-elected to office numerous times. However, in recent days he has also been beset by eccentric behavior and paranoia. Rumors link him to numerous dubious parties, including the Delgado crime family in Chile. Recently, Mario Abiatti has also begun reclusing himself from family members who he now suspects of wanting to wrestle power from him.

As Mario deals with threats from all sides, real or imagined, the only definite thing is that someone has put a contract out for him and 47 is on the plane to Italy.

However, upon arriving, it is apparent that other events have overtaken 47’s arrival. Sapienza Town Hall and the immediate plaza outside has been blocked off to the public. Police vehicles are parked all over the main road and cops have their weapons drawn in the direction of the Town Hall.
Mario Abiatti can be heard clamoring that he “Refuses to be taken into the Nut House” - and to that end he has taken the Vice-Mayor hostage as well as some staff and interns.

The entire Town Hall and surrounding perimeter the width of one alley or street is a trespassing zone to civilians. This means for example that 47 can no longer just walk into the alley behind the building to access the climbing pipe or the basement door.

The hostages and Mario Abiatti are in the main office on the second floor of the Town Hall (same office where Marco Abiatti holds the meeting with Salvatore Bravuomo). The curtains are drawn in this version of the map and instinct cannot penetrate this room except when 47 is near one of the doors accessing this office. The office contains six hostages: the vice mayor, his assistant, and four Sapienza city councilors, all together in a row, kneeling at the center of the office.
Curtains are drawn over the office window of Sapienza Town Hall, making it impossible to see what is going on inside.

Mario Abiatti is holding a Lupara sawn-off shotgun and Bartoli pistol, mostly pacing back and forth. Almost always in a threatening state, pointing the Bartoli at his hostages while brandishing the Lupara shotgun indiscriminately. Occasionally, Mario will be checking the window by parting the drapes (a different window at random intervals).

Marco Abiatti, a city councilor of Sapienza and the son of the Target, is outside by a police car with a megaphone begging for his father to surrender to authorities.

Near him is Atty. Salvatore Bravuomo, looking pensively at events.

The shop opposite the apartment building that has the ICA Safehouse and Rocco’s apartment has been commandeered by local police and a telephone has been setup for a Police Negotiator to talk to Mario Abiatti in an attempt to get him to release the hostages and surrender to police. The Police Negotiator is, however, absent and NPC’s will remark that the Negotiator may be hiding due to lack of self-confidence.

An Ambulance is outside the Town Hall, parked on the street opposite the white car exit point was originally. This Ambulance has Medical Worker disguise as well as the Medicine Box item where you can hide illegal objects and carry them around.

Caruso Mansion and the Ether Lab cave area are inaccessible.

SWAT have setup a staging area in the alleyway where the Private Detective was.

A small crowd with signs and wearing Abiatti red,white, and blue Campaign colors is at the beach area. They have come to show support for the Mayor. They believe that the act to try and commit Mario Abiatti to an asylum is politically motivated and they want to defend their man. There’s indications that these people are bought by supporters of Mario Abiatti and many of them don’t even seem to be residents of Sapienza at all. These “supporters” are stuck at the beach, with the police keeping them at bay.

Priests and Nuns are gathered at the Church, praying for a peaceful resolution to the situation.

SWAT have also comandeered the apartment room owned by Rocco and have set it up as a sniper nest, but this Sniper will not take a shot. You can find a Remington 700 Sniper Rifle here. One Sniper carries one as well.

Police are also in the comfort room area beneath the plaza (where Bravuomo almost always goes to throw up).

Main Map/Normal Mission Script Sequence
What is notable in this mission is that the briefing does not mention the hostage taking. Only that the Mayor has been erratic of late.

However, upon starting near the Sapienza main gate, 47 finds that the entire town hall and plaza is cordoned off by police in the arrangement described above.

Diana says she will try to learn more (note: She will not be of any help), but that since the mission has been greenlit, 47 must try to learn what he can to complete the assignment.

As 47 approaches the police cordon, Marco Abiatti, who is leaning on a police car, will take up the megaphone pleading with his father, Mario Abiatti, to let the Vice-Mayor and certain other hostages go.

Occasionally, Mario Abiatti will peek out from curtains of the Town Hall office to yell back that his son is a good-for-nothing. Mario adds that the attempt to have him institutionalized is to allow Marco to “take over the ‘family business’(ie: Mayor’s office).”

Mario also claims he knows the Vice-Mayor is Marco’s mentor in all this and that the Vice-Mayor has “turned my own flesh and blood against me!”

Marco recounts recent “crazy” behavior by his father Mario, and insists that he needs help. This part of the routine is randomized and includes many bits of comical quips such as how his father recently took out all the mushrooms from his spaghetti for fear that they would make him grow too big for his clothes and other bits.

It is notable that there is no Police Negotiator taking control of the situation. This is pointed out by some surrounding policemen who worry that leaving Marco with the megaphone is more likely to get a lot of people killed. But as the highest ranking city official that isn’t a hostage, it’s Marco’s call mostly.

Atty Bravuomo is nearby, head in his hands, by a bench behind the police cordon decrying the terrible mistake they have done by trying to serve the Asylum Commitment to the volatile Mayor.

(being near the event above triggers Intel… which allows 47/Player to piece together the basics of what occurred)

Marco Abiatti will occasionally take a break and confer with police in the command center where they discuss other aspects of the situation such as the deployment of SWAT (additional intel). On the first cycle of this megaphone break, one of the cops will alert Marco to the presence of a crowd at the beach who have come in by boat since the police closed off the Sapienza main gate (additional intel).

Marco will remark that he should have known his looney father would be able to round up an additional gang of lunatics to join his insanity.

This mission, much like “The Icon”, will appear to simply continue in this state with an endless stand-off and Marco firing out an inexhaustible list of “My crazy dad jokes/stories”.

However, the mission does have quite a number of event triggers if 47 can get into the right places to gather Intel.

These will be discussed below.

Gameplay Notes

Mario Abiatti
Mario Abiatti is a unique NPC with a number of behaviors:

  • Abiatti’s first reaction to spotting 47 is to try and kill the hostages. Abiatti’s first reaction to spotting police or SWAT is to shoot at the police or SWAT member (or 47 disguised as them).

  • Mario reacts with suspicion when doors open, a random variable triggers either a command to one of the hostages to close the door, or Mario may approach the door himself to close it reminding others not to move.

  • Abiatti is suspicious of every disguise except the Priest and, during the right circumstances, the TV Anchorman.

  • If the doors to the office are opened with Explosives, Abiatti always goes into Combat, injure a hostage and then go back to normal. Any succeeding alert will cause him to kill a hostage first before engaging attackers.

  • Mario Abiatti has also strapped powerful explosives to his body. This vest acts also as a form of body armor. In the event of a body or leg shot where Mario is downed but not killed, he will ignite the explosives, killing himself and anyone unfortunate enough to be near him.

  • Mario Abiatti can also be triggered to shoot a hostage non-fatally by igniting a CX Remote Explosive (ie: the largest explosive you can own) in an area just outside the Town Hall. This is a special ranged distraction that works specifically for Mario Abiatti to hurt a hostage. Note, however, like in earlier examples, beyond the first alert, Mario’s next shot at hostages will be fatal. The same can be achieved by blowing up a car or Scooter parked close to the Town Hall.

  • Mario Abiatti is a very good shot. His profile reveals he was a champion skeet shooter in his youth. 47 will find it hard to engage him in a firefight and his Lupara is a one-shot kill at medium to short range.

  • Mario Abiatti also carries a detonator for his Bomb Vest. If this detonator is taken. Mario cannot self detonate. His explosive vest functions like a CX Explosive, so shooting it can also cause an explosion.

If 47 is near Mario he can occasionally be heard talking to himself, asking if this is really a conspiracy of the Delgado crime family.

47 learns that Mario had information linking his son to the Delgado organization, but he is unsure if Marco and the Delgados had learned of this.

Mario then adds that regardless of what happens, if he gets out alive, he will “reveal all”.

The Hostages
One of the four City Councilors, a man named “Jeff”, can end up with a leg wound. The condition of Jeff’s injury in the office is useful for some of the mission’s opportunities.

Unless flashbang-ed, or unless using a SWAT-related opportunity, the Hostages act as Witnesses and can cause loss of Crime Noticed and Body Found if Mario Abiatti is killed in front of them.

Police will plant listening devices to medical personnel who will be attending to delivery of help to hostages. This action counts as a frisk and illegal items on 47 if he is disguised as a doctor will be found.

The Police Negotiator
An inexperienced police negotiator has been sent on the scene, but has remained hidden due to his anxiety at never having done a successful hostage negotiation before.

47 can find this police negotiator hiding and cowering in the tunnel near the destructible wall with access to the Ether Lab. (This wall is indestructible in this variant of the map).

The Negotiator has two Policemen with him who are trying to encourage him to take up his post. These two effectively act as his bodyguards and are enforcers against this disguise.

As the Police Negotiator, 47 can enter the Police command center and takeover the negotiation with Mario Abiatti from Marco Abiatti. Marco Abiatti keeps his megaphone, he will just stop using it.

47 can then use the Telephone to contact Mario Abiatti.

During the dialogue, Mario will tell 47 that he knows things about the Vice-Mayor, his son Marco, and their links to organized crime “as far as Chile”.

Mario then exclaims that everything that has led to this is the doing of his enemies and that he’s not really crazy. Mario also says he believes one of the doctors in the Insane Asylum is probably an assassin working for Delgado.

Mario pesters 47, asking him if the Police or Intelligence have noticed any suspicious foreigners flying into Italy.

47 responds with: “I don’t think that’s your problem, Mr. Abiatti. Let’s focus on what you want.”

Mario yells back: “They will dethrone me! Lock me away! Then when no one is looking… they will kill me.”

47 replies: “Don’t worry, Mr. Abiatti… I won’t let any of THEM get to you.”

Mario adds: “If you let me die. The secrets will die with me! Justice will not be served.”

Marco Abiatti interjects that: “As you can see, my dad is spouting a lot of nonsense. We need to get him to the Asylum immediately.”

47 will shush Marco and agree to protect Mario.

This eventually leads to Mario agreeing to surrender to 47.

This leads to 47-as-Negotiator telling the cops he is going in - alone.

47 can use an action trigger (similar to Helmut Kruger walking the runway) which causes 47 to walk towards the Town Hall front door with his hands up shouting: “I’m coming in Mr. Mayor! I am unarmed!”

Mario Abiatti will instruct 47 to go to the Town Hall offices. From the time 47 enters, there is an unlisted time limit for 47 to talk to Mario Abiatti, or he goes into an agitated state and kills a hostage.

Once they make contact, 47 tells Mario to release all the hostages. Mario agrees. 47 then can ask Mario to surrender his gun and follow him. 47 takes the Lupara from Mario and Mario will follow 47 (similar to the Target from the final mission on Sarajevo Six).

Mario Abiatti will also surrender the detonator to his vest to 47.

Note that once this routine has started 47-as-Negotiator must leave the Town Hall with Mario Abiatti in escort mode, otherwise, 47-as-Negotiator arouses Suspicion.

At the start of the escort portion, Mario Abiatti will say he really needs to use the bathroom as he’s been unable to do so since the hostage drama started.

This will give 47 the opportunity to finish Mario Abiatti off. But no other disguises are available, so 47 will have to sneak out of Town Hall - a challenging task.

If 47 waits, the pair eventually exit and Mario Abiatti is placed into a Police Car and a Target is Escaping timer commences.

The police car can be rigged with explosives, or 47 can simply use Mario’s Detonator to blow him up but use of explosives may result in a Non-Target Kill.

Alternatively 47 can lead Mario out of the Town Hall, satisfying the condition for the escort section, wait for Mario to start walking on his own (he will raise his hands up and walk towards the police), then create distance and use Mario’s detonator to blow him up at a safe distance from everyone.

Military Tactics
In the comfort room below the plaza where the coffee tables are, 47 will overhear two policemen discussing a plan to use popular music on the Police’s PA system which is currently warning people to stay back.

One of the cops says he has a copy of “Italian Folk Hits” ready to make this happen, insisting that he has read this can lull the hostage taker into a false sense of calm claiming the act will land him and his buddy in a shower of medals.

His friend says it’s a bad idea.

47 can get the Music recording, in a USB drive, off one of the cops and if he can feed it into the PA System while the PA System is ON, it will play music that is sung by the band in the bonus mission LANDSLIDE.

There will be a commotion, and if Marco Abiatti was on the megaphone, he will stop in confusion.

The incident results in Mario accidentally shooting a hostage and proclaiming at the window: “Damn it! I just shot Jeff!”, Police think of storming the building, but Marco Abiatti gets in the way. Marco will instruct to send in a medical team to evacuate the hostage, which Mario agrees to allow.

Note that there are other ways to trigger this opportunity to alter the sound from the PA System to startle Mario Abiatti.

SWAT without 47
If Marco Abiatti is KO-ed before doing the “Military Tactics” routine, the Police shout about storming the building once Jeff is shot and the SWAT Team Leader will instruct his team that they are moving in.

The SWAT Sniper will also be instructed to take his shot, but the NPC SWAT Sniper though only knows how to shoot Mario in the time that Mario is mentioning at the window that he shot Jeff. Since the NPC SWAT Team Leader only gives the order later (and will be unable to so at all if Marco is awake), the NPC SWAT Sniper will never be able to take the shot. The timing for ordering the SWAT Sniper can be done properly if 47 is the SWAT Team Leader and issues the order to the Sniper at the right time (just after the shotgun blast and commotion is heard outside).

Without Marco to stop them, the SWAT will assault the building, but the resulting raid will result in all hostages being lost as well as Mario Abiatti being killed.

This sequence will be triggered even with Marco Abiatti still active if Mario Abiatti has shot and killed a hostage, which will happen if he is started or alarmed more than once. This can also happen if 47 has somehow managed to infiltrate the Town Hall without proper disguises and has caused Mario Abiatti to go into Combat and kill hostages. Be warned though that if 47 is spotted by attacking SWAT he will be arrested which, following the Fake Arrest routine will lead to combat against an entire SWAT squad.

SWAT with 47
SWAT have a van and staging area in the alley and condemned shop where you find the key in “The Icon”.

A SWAT Team Leader is located here, usually near a squad of SWAT members. The area around the SWAT van is a Trespassing Zone.

47 can find MP5-SD submachine guns here with Flashbang Grenades.

If 47 can don the SWAT Team Leader disguise 47 can order a raid at anytime. If Marco Abiatti is active, he will try to stop 47, but 47 will put him down saying: “He lost his life when he decided to take hostages.”

47 can lead the SWAT Team into the Town Hall. 47 can open a door and while Mario is reacting 47 can throw a flashbang grenade which blinds Mario, allowing for another easy kill.

Killing Mario as a SWAT team member does not affect SA rating. However, note that the SWAT Team Leader is an enforcer for the SWAT Team Member disguise.

Medical Team
There are a number of ways for 47 to disguise himself as a member of the Medical Team. There are Medical worker disguises in the Ambulance near Sapienza main gate, as well as inside the Police command center.

There are also numerous Medical boxes that can each be rigged to hide an explosive or other illegal item.

The real trigger however, involves getting Jeff shot, which is possible by either performing the “Military Tactics” routine, or by being able to cause a distraction (see: Mario Abiatti gameplay section above).

Once Jeff has been shot, and if Marco Abiatti is still awake, 47 can talk to him about sending help for Jeff.

47 and two other medical workers will then go into an area of the Police command center and get prepped for going into the Town Hall. Police will plant listening devices on 47 and the rest of the medical team. Note that this counts as a frisk and any illegal items will be found.

Instead, 47 can hide illegal items in up to three Medicine boxes.

Once ready, 47 and the medical team line up and Marco will tell his dad that some doctors are going up to help Jeff. Mario says to tell them to hurry up.

47 and the medical team can then go to the Office. 47 can press G near Jeff, saying: “Hold on son… you’re gonna be okay.” The other two medical crew place down their medicine boxes but will not open them. They will look after Jeff and then the two medical workers will carry him out after tending a bit to the wound, leaving 47 behind by default.

If 47 is spotted after the two medical workers and Jeff have left the Office, Mario Abiatti will become suspicious. Otherwise, 47 has complete freedom to do what he wants, or even plant a medicine box rigged with an explosive to a spot near Mario and just leave along with the other medical workers.

SWAT Sniper
There is a special opportunity for 47 to take out Mario Abiatti as a SWAT Sniper. It requires that 47 KO’s Marco Abiatti and performs one of the actions to make Mario Abiatti shoot Jeff.

Asides from playing the Italian folk song and running back to the Sniper nest, 47 can also use “47’s Mixtape”, leave it near the PA System, and activate it by remote from the Sniper nest in Rocco’s apartment. 47 can also use other remote explosive or audio distractions he plants within the Town Hall if Mario Abatti is within alarming range.

All of these will trigger Mario to shoot Jeff accidentally.

With Marco unable to stop the police, and while Mario is gesticulating at the window that he has shot Jeff, 47-as-SWAT Sniper will be told to “take him out. Take him out now.”

47 gets a free shot, with any Sniper Rifle, to take out Mario Abiatti with nobody the wiser. (Note: firing any other kind of weapon will cause Susipicion/Combat)

This is the only circumstance in which 47 can fire a sniper rifle, when in Rocco’s apartment floor, and only when told to do so.

An alternative version of this opportunity can be performed by taking over the SWAT Team Leader’s walkie-talkie. SWAT’s command is in the shop and alley where you find the key in “The Icon”. 47 has to KO the SWAT Commander, and use the SWAT Walkie Talkie to issue the kill order to the SWAT Sniper, who will take his shot at the first opportunity.

Note, however, that while this area is secluded, civilian NPC’s occasionally walk past and may see 47 calling to take the shot which is always an Illegal Act even if 47 is disguised as the SWAT Team Leader - unless 47 exploits the time window when Mario has shot Jeff (this version of the Kill Order works even if Marco Abiatti is not KO-ed).

Anchorman
A TV news crew is parked in the area in front of Caruso mansion just outside its walls. The setup includes a bucket truck where one cameraman is poised to take footage of the scene.

A Camera is in the news van and can be rigged with an explosive.

The TV crew team is in a bind because they are ready to broadcast from the scene but their Anchorman is missing.

The TV crew mention that they were all ready to go when the Anchorman ran off with some tall pretty Italian girl without even leaving his microphone with them.

47 can find the Anchorman in the apartment occupied by Brother Akram in “The Author”. The Anchorman is in bed, sleeping with a woman in bed. His clothes and his Wireless Microphone are nearby.

By default the TV crew are all enforcers for the Anchorman - unless… 47 picks up the Anchorman’s Wig, which is still on the sleeping Anchorman. 47 has to approach the Anchorman just close enough to press G and grab the wig. If 47 bumps into the Anchorman, the Anchorman will wake up.

If 47 KO’s the Anchorman, the Anchorman’s Wig will fall off and 47 can press G to pick it up.

When 47 has both the Anchorman Wig and is wearing the Anchorman disguise, then the TV crew can no longer distinguish 47 from the Anchorman.

As the Anchorman 47 is now able to walk into the area surrounding the Town Hall and can pretty much go anywhere but the Police Command Center and the SWAT van area. The Mayor’s Office is still a Trespassing Zone, unless 47 activates a special opportunity with the Cameraman.

By pressing G near the Cameraman, 47 says “Let’s do this.” and a Cameraman will follow 47 in tow. The Cameraman will pick up the Camera from the news van and follow 47 around.

The Cameraman posts himself up in an area in front of townhall (this is near where Dr. Lafayette starts in World of Tomorrow) and 47 will say some stuff describing the situation to viewers.

47 says: “Cut. Good work. Now. How about you and me get the real scoop of the year?”

The Cameraman is nervous as 47 reveals he plans to get inside the office. As the Anchorman, 47 now has access to a number of options to infiltrate the Town Hall, including the pipe climb and, if 47 has lockpicks, he can use lockpicks to open the basement door and is actually shielded from detection. The Cameraman simply exclaims: “Where’d you learn to do that?”

To which 47 replies: “Just a couple of things I picked up along the way.”

The Cameraman is in awe: "You, sir, are a real pro."
47 quips: “You got that right.”

47 can also climb the pipe, and the Cameraman will follow after him.

If 47 pulls out an illegal item, however, the Cameraman will panic and 47 will be detected.

If 47 has the Cameraman in tow, 47 can enter the Office without triggering suspicion. 47 can then talk to Mario Abiatti and interview him.

This will also reveal more story. Mario will narrate about the treachery of the Vice-Mayor (at one point Mario will hit the Vice-Mayor when the Vice-Mayor tries to talk back). Mario will rant about how the Vice-Mayor has plotted to be rid of him for years, decrying that he has used his son Marco to betray him, prompting Marco to come up with a hackneyed scheme to try and get Mario into a mental institution to take control of Mario’s property and advance his own political career.

At some point, the Cameraman asks if he can put the Camera down and 47 tells him to set it by a table.

In the middle of the interview, Mario Abiatti will excuse himself and use the bathroom. 47 can follow him. Note that there is a challenge for knocking Mario Abiatti out with the TV microphone.

When the interview is complete, there will be a brief moment where Mario gets up and walks past the Camera on the table before the Cameraman goes to get it.

If 47 has successfully rigged the Camera with an explosive, this is the chance to get an Explosive Kill. Take care, however, to note that Mario’s explosive vest will also detonate during an explosion.

Otherwise 47 can press G near the Cameraman to tell him “We’re done here.” 47 can then bring the Cameraman back to the TV news van where the escort will end, or 47 can just walk with the Cameraman and take the exit. This is a convenient way to finish the Anchorman cycle if 47 killed Mario Abiatti during the toilet break.

People Power

If 47 can steal Marco Abiatti’s megaphone (which is the only one on the map), 47 can go to the beach and incite the gathered Abiatti supporters to storm the police barricade and the Town Hall.

No special disguise is required (imagine the hilarity of doing this as Corky the Clown!).

The mob march up the main street from the beach shouting slogans and surround the Town Hall.

47 can walk at the head of the mob pressing E to rile them up just for fun.

The mob surrounding the whole Town Hall provides cover for 47 to lockpick any of the doors or climb the pipe to gain access to Mario.

This mob also goes into wild cheering if 47 decides to climb the pipe after they have taken over the perimeter.

While technically 47 is still mostly Trespassing in the Mayor’s Office during this opportunity using most disguises, it must be noted that Mayor Mario Abiatti will be distracted, admiring the crowd from the window muttering: “You like me! You really like me!”.

Father 47

47 can also disguise himself as a priest and persuade Marco Abiatti that he can talk sense into Mario.

Note, however, that while this allows 47 to enter the Office and talk to Mario, in the course of their conversation, Mario does not agree to leave with 47.

47 then tells the hostages to leave, and Mario is powerless to stop him. 47 then offers himself as a hostage.

This will result in 47 being alone with Mario in the office.

Note, however, that all the priests and nuns are outside the Sapienza church, in a group, praying together so getting a disguise will be tricky.

Other Notes

  • In some of the cycles of Marco Abiatti using the megaphone, he will plead with his father to let go of a certain “Jeff” who has “done nothing wrong”.

  • If 47 issues the Kill Order as the SWAT Team Leader and Marco Abiatti is awake, Marco Abiatti will react to the SWAT Sniper firing and fall on his knees and cry for the loss of his father. His sorrow, however, is not entirely convincing. (Note: The Challenge to complete this is named: “Crocodile Tears”)

  • When posing as the leader of the Abiatti supporters, and to finally command the crowd to storm the barricades, 47 will use the megaphone and shout: “Alea acta est!” (“The die is cast!”). This is a reference to Julius Caesar who supposedly said this before crossing the Rubicon river with his own army and occupying Rome.

  • 47’s E dialogue prompt while leading the mob up the main street is with chants of “Hell No! We Won’t Go!” which was a chant popularized by a Vietnam War protest held in New York in 1967.

  • Mario Abiatti’s line when admiring the gathered mob, “You like me! You really like me!”, is a reference to Sally Fields’ acceptance speech when she won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1984.

  • After 47 guns down Mario Abiatti while disguised as a SWAT Leader or Member, 47 will utter: “Tango down” which is a call-out to the Ubisoft series Rainbow Six.

  • Hostages dying count as Non-Target Kills

  • In phone conversations done in private, it is revealed that Marco Abiatti was never colluding with the Vice-Mayor. Rather, he had been colluding with the Delgado crime family. 47 learns that the Delgados had been unable to reach an agreement with Mario to use his town as a conduit for delivering illegal drugs because Mario wanted a cut that was too large. Marco is able to make a deal with the Delgados and hence hatched the plan to send his own father into an asylum to elevate him to “head of the family”.

  • In a different variation of his secret phone conversation with a Delgado representative, Marco will be told that they can see what is happening in Sapienza on TV and that the Delgados warn him that if he cannot wrap up his own circus, the Delgados have already sent an “insurance policy” to make sure Mario “goes out quietly and immediately”. Marco asks for more time. Saying he only wants his father out of the game. He doesn’t want his father to die. The Delgados tell him that either Marco fixes it or “someone we sent will”.

  • Mario Abiatti’s profile also states that while he is 70 years old, the man is as strong as an ox and is a certified triathlete. This leads further to the pressure on both Marco Abiatti and the Delgado crime syndicate to use extraordinary measures to be rid of the physically resilient Abiatti patriarch.

  • Due to the fact that Mario Abiatti is wearing an Explosive vest with CX Explosive attributes, it is impossible to use Fire Extinguisher kills directly on him for SA rating.

  • If somehow 47 has been able to assassinate Mario Abiatti with no one aware, and Marco Abiatti still has his megaphone, Marco will be confused about why his father is no longer talking to him. (“Dad? Dad! Are you awake? Oh… I know this… this is the silent treatment isn’t it?”).

Unlockables

  • FlashBang Grenade
  • Lupara sawn-off Shotgun
  • MP5-SD
  • Remington 700 Sniper rifle (3x zoom with nearly zero sway, unsilenced)
  • Tacky Suit (the Anchorman but without Wig)

#184

I like this alternate timeline! Very clever.