Miranda Jamison, once again roaming the Isle of Sgàil for 10 days. Will you follow the prophetic words of Saint Clemens, and cause a deadly slip as Agent 17, or strike from within as the Sandman, or will you do something a bit more interesting (sorry).
If you own Hitman III, you can practice this Elusive Target MULTIPLE times in the Arcade:
- Level 3 of 3 of The Codices, with No Civilian Casualities optional complication,
- Level 2 of 3 of The Genera, with No Recordings optional complication,
- Level 2 of 3 of The Indices, with One Pacification optional complication,
- Level 3 of 3 of The Entrepreneurs, with Additional Enforcers, or
- Level 3 of 3 of The Detours, with Kill Method Accident optional complication.
HITMAN 2 - Elusive Target #3 Full Mission Briefing - YouTube
Good evening, 47. Your target is Miranda Jamison, famous art appraiser and director of the Gorka Institute in Barcelona.
Mrs. Jamison is one of the key drivers of the extensive price fixing that takes place in the art world. Her callous approach to fine arts business has destroyed countless gallaries, and resulted in the suicides of several artists ruined by her actions.
Two weeks ago, Jamison hired a gang of thieves to steal a valuable painting from a former client. Jamison aims to impress adventurer Blake Nathaniel with the stolen artwork, but the owner has discovered her involvement and hired the ICA to retire her and retrieve her personal notebook.
The client wants Jamison eliminated before the artwork is revealed, so time is of the essence. Good luck, 47.
Miranda Jamison, The Appraiser
Born in England, Miranda Jamison (née Parker) developed an appreciation for fine arts at an early age and, thanks to her obvious talents and hard work, managed to attend Cambridge University from whence she accumulated multiple degrees in business and fine arts history.
From there, Jamison went to work in various high-profile museums and was trained as a junior appraiser at a large American auction house. It was here she met the highly renowned art critic Alistair Jamison, who took her under his wing and trained her as a professional. The pair eventually became romantically involved and, despite a substantial age difference, married when Miranda was 28 and Alistair was 62. Miranda eventually became her husband’s superior and gained a legendary sense for the value of historic objects, earning her the respect of many within the field.
At the age of 36, Miranda was widowed and at the funeral of her husband, she was approached by a group of men who explained to her that her husband had been involved in a complicated price fixing scheme. The group offered her his former role and access to the most prestigious art in the world. After some deliberation, she agreed. From then on, things escalated quickly.
Jamison modernized the price fixing methodology of both galleries and auction houses, introduced multiple new practices to keep gallery prices secret and callously dumped a large group of artists who saw their works turn worthless overnight. The consequences of this famous “crimson period” were vast for artists and minor collectors, who lost both their fortunes and, in some cases, committed suicide.
Initially hit by critique from some of the bigger collectors, the rise in value of the remaining works convinced them that the approach worked from a business point of view. Within five years, Miranda Jamison became not only a member of the art appreciation elite of the world but also a member of the secretive Ark Society. She now runs the largest art price fixing scheme in the world and is involved in everything from money laundering to tax evasion as a consequence.
Now, Jamison is looking to expand her reach into the highest of tiers. To achieve that, she has stolen a painting from Randall Pryce, a former client of hers who had offered to sell it to her for $100 million – a price so ridiculous not even Jamison wanted to pay it. Jamison plans to “gift” the painting to The Ark Society in the name of famed adventurer Blake Nathaniel in the hopes that he will introduce her to his ultra-wealthy contacts.
Draft credit to: @Kesington019