Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines - Guide and Walkthrough - PC - By vampyri_lestat (2022)

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This guide is free, you cannot use it for profitable reasons. If you want to use this document on your website ask for my permission first. This guide is created and owned by vampyri_lestat. All copyrights andtrademarks that are not specifically mentioned in this FAQ are acknowledged. <If you want to contact me check the appropriate section below> <This Document is best viewed with a mono-spaced font like Lucinda Console>OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO TABLE OF CONTENTSOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO{Use ctrl+f to find what you need in this document}(x) 1. ABOUT | |(x) 2. TECHNICAL | | | ------[] 2a. Patches | | | ------[] 2b. Performance | | | ------[] 2c. Known Bugs | |(x) 3. CHARACTER CREATION | | | ------[] 3a. Clans | | | ------[] 3b. Histories | | | ------[] 3c. Attributes | | | ------[] 3d. Disciplines | |(x) 4. WORLD OF DARKNESS | |(x) 5. STAT BOOSTERS | |(x) 6. GAMEPLAY MECHANICS | |(x) 7. WALKTHROUGH | | | | | ------[] INTRO: EMBRACED | | | | | | | | ------(o) Main Quests | | | | | <+> Jyhad For Beginners | | | | | ------[] CHAPTER 1: SANTA MONICA, THE LADY BY THE SEA | | | | | | | | ------(o) Side Quests | | | | | <+> The Pain Of Being Mercurio | | <+> Thinned Blood | | <+> Replanting A Lily | | <+> Bloody Mess | | <+> A Bounty For The Hunter | | <+> Jumpin' The Bail | | <+> The Hunted Hunter | | <+> Carnival Of Death (part 1) | | <+> The Regent's Riddle (part 1) | | <+> Spiritual Release | | | | | (o) Main Quests | | | | | <+> Wherefore Art Thou, Mercurio? | | <+> Surf's Up | | <+> Explosive Beginning (part 1) | | <+> The Ghost Haunts At Midnight | | <+> Slashterpiece | | <+> Bad Blood | | <+> Sibling Rivalry | | <+> Explosive Beginning (part 2) | | | | | ------[] CHAPTER 2: DOWNTOWN, HEART OF THE JYHAD | | | | | | | | ------(o) Side Quests | | | | | <+> The Regent's Riddle (part 2) | | <+> A Plague For The Angels | | <+> Fun With Pestilence | | <+> More Fun With Pestilence | | <+> Night at the Library (+ patch only!) | | <+> Mudd Hunt (part 1) | | <+> Traffik | | <+> A Confession | | <+> And Her Name Was Venus | | <+> Venucide | | <+> Necromantic | | <+> Occultish Personality | | <+> Attention Whore | | | | | (o) Main Quests | | | | | <+> Elizabethan Rendezvous | | <+> Calling Dr. Grout | | <+> Patron Of The Ancient Arts | | <+> The Epic Of The Ankaran Sarcophagus (part 1) | | | | | ------[] CHAPTER 3: HOLLYWOOD, THE LAND OF FALLEN STARS | | | | | | | | ------(o) Side Quests | | | | | <+> Gargoyle Removal Service | | <+> A Dish Best Served Cold | | <+> Hot Stripper Assassin Action! | | <+> B-rated Writer | | <+> Mudd Hunt (part 2) | | <+> Carnival of death (part 2) | | <+> Hunters Hunting | | <+> Pimpin' For Romero | | <+> You Only Die Once A Night | | <+> Cover Girl | | <+> Model Citizen | | <+> Missing Data | | <+> A Tangled Web (1st network hub - Megahurtz Computing) | | <+> A Tangled Web (2nd network hub - Nocturne Theatre) | | <+> A Tangled Web (3rd network hub - Metalhead Industries) | | | | | (o) Main Quests | | | | | <+> Dead Ex | | <+> Snuff Is Enough | | <+> Going The Way Of Kings | | <+> The Epic Of The Ankaran Sarcophagus (part 2) | | | | | ------[] CHAPTER 4: CHINATOWN, HIDDEN MYSTERIES OF THE EASTERN LANDS | | | | | | | | ------(o) Side Quests | | | | | <+> A Tangled Web (4th network hub - Kamikaze Zen) | | <+> Gone Fishin' | | <+> Eye Gouge Hell | | <+> Bad Luck Farmer | | <+> The Hitman Impasse | | | | | (o) Main Quests | | | | | <+> I Spy Barabus (part 1) | | <+> Kikinapped | | <+> Original Gangster | | <+> Dragon's Tail | | <+> Come Into My Parlour | | <+> I Spy Barabus (part 2) | | <+> Italian Dinner | | | | | ------[] CHAPTER 5: OPENING PANDORA'S BOX | | | | | | | | ------(o) Main Quests | | | | | <+> The Epic Of The Ankaran Sarcophagus (part 3) | | <+> Society For The Preservation Of Professors | | <+> Hell At The Hallowbrook Hotel | | <+> The Enemy Of My Enemy | | <+> Out For Blood | | | | | ------[] CHAPTER 6: IT'S THE BLOOD OF CAINE THAT SHAPES YOUR DESTINY | | | | | ------(o) Endgame | | | <+> Ming Must Die! | <+> Royal Flush | |(x) 8. ENDINGS | |(X) 9. POWER-BUILDING | |(x) 10. ITEMS | | | ------[] Weapons | | | ------[] Armor | | | ------[] Occult Items | | | ------[] Skill Books | | | ------[] Items For Sale | | | ------[] Blood Packs | |(x) 11. COMPUTER PASSWORDS | |(x) 12. CONSOLE CODES | |(x) 13. INTERESTING STUFF | |(x) 14. USEFUL LINKS | |(x) 15. VERSION HISTORY | |(x) 16. CONTACT - CREDITS+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 1. ABOUT+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++========== The Game==========Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines is an RPG with action and adventureelements that came out in 2004. It could have easily been praised by all as oneof the best RPG's ever to be created but it never reached that monumentalstatus. This is mainly due to the fact that when the game was published itsuffered from many bugs and performance issues and the official patches cameout too late. Technical issues aside, this game is one of the best RPG's I'veplayed and that's mainly because of the incredible atmosphere and excellent plot. The game manages to truly make you feel like a vampire roaming the nightsof Los Angeles.This is the second Vampire: The Masquerade game, the first one was calledRedemption and it was also a RPG. Although both games are set in the sameuniverse and both are RPG's, they don't have that many similarities and so youdon't need to have played the previous game in order to follow the story. Having said that, the first game is pretty good too, it has it's flaws but thevery good story makes up for it.One of the best aspects of Bloodlines is it's huge replayability value. Thegame has many different clans that not only have different abilities but alsointeract with the game world in their own way. Also most of the quests havemultiple solutions. This is the only game that I have completed so many times.=========== The Guide===========There are some very good guides for this game out there, in fact JayDarco's andvampireheph's guides at GameFAQ's helped me a lot with my first playthrough, but I felt that a guide that had almost everything about the game was missing.Of course I'm bound to miss a couple of things and probably make mistakes alongthe way, so you are welcome to sent me any corrections/additions/suggestionsthat you might have (see the CONTACT section for more details)I'm trying to make this guide as spoiler-free as it's possible so I'm not goingto spell out the exact conversations you need to have in order to achieve agoal, I'm gonna give you directions and then it's easy to find out what to do.The walkthrough will be divided in chapters. Each chapter will first give youthe general stuff you can do in the area, I've named them "points of interest".Then I'll give you the side quests that are available at that time and thenI'll cover the main quests.With this system I'm trying to cover everything that can be done in the gameleaving the main quests for last, in order to make the game experience asrewarding as it can be. Those that want to stroll through the game as quicklyas possible can simply move on to the main quests. This guide will also followthe chronological order of events to make navigation through the guide (and thegame) easier.With Wesp5's help all changes of the unofficial patch are included. Wesp5 willadd any new changes if another patch is released. I on my part have includedeverything I wanted , so basically from now on it's in Wesp5's hands to add anynew additions of the unofficial patch.I'm writing this guide because I really love this game and because I also wantto practice my English, it's not my native language so please excuse anymistakes.+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 2. TECHNICAL+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++===========2a. Patches===========Official Patch:---------------It's essential to install the official 1.2 patch, it resolves some criticalbugs that can seriously mess up the game and prevent you from finishing it.You can get the official patch 1.2 from:http://www.patches-scrolls.de/vampire_bloodlines.phpUnofficial Patch:-----------------Even after the official patch the game still has a lot of bugs. Thankfullyan unofficial patch has been released that solves almost all of them. Itwas started by Dan Upright in its early stages, but the bulk of the work hasbeen done by Wesp5, who still continues to update it. The unofficial patch includes two versions, the "basic" version that only contains bug fixes andthe "plus" version that restores some extra stuff and makes certain tweaks andgameplay changes.I consider the basic version to be essential for every installation. Installing the "plus" version is up to you. My opinion is that it definitely makes thegame better, but maybe you should leave the "plus" version for a secondplaythrough. If you decide to install any of the unofficial patches, you don'tneed the 1.2 patch, because it's already included.With Wesp5's help all changes made by the unofficial patch are included in the guide. You'll find them marked by [-:] for "basic" and [+:] for "plus" changes. You can get the unofficial patch from :http://www.patches-scrolls.de/vampire_bloodlines.php===============2b. Performance===============Another issue with Bloodlines is performance, if your PC-specs are low, you'llprobably encounter poor performance and long load times. This is mainly because the game's code wasn't tweaked enough and because the game due to its RPG element and huge amount of dialogues and scripts needs a lot of memory. If reducing resolution and visual quality in the options menu doesn't help you enough, hopefully some tweaking can be used to make the game run smoother. Havein mind that some of the following tweaks may not work for you, or you may not really need them, it's up to you if you'll use them and which ones. Check thedescriptions to see if you need them.1. Enable the console. To do this, right-click on the game shortcut and choose properties. Then add the " -console" command (without the quotes) where it says "target", so it will look something like this: "C:\...\Vampire - Bloodlines\vampire.exe" -console You can then push the "~" key while in the menu to bring down the console and add your commands there if you like, though I would recommend you to edit the config files as I say below and not add the commands manually each time. The in-game console should be used mostly for testing. It sometimes freezes the game. To avoid this use it from the main menu only or unfreeze by typing "chareditor" and then continuing from the character page.2. The game needs a page file of at least 1.5 GB. If you have 1 GB of RAM or higher your page file will probably be just right, if you have lower than 1 GB of RAM you should change it to at least 1.5 GB. To change the page file go to: properties-> advanced-> performance-> settings-> advanced-> virtual memory-> change.3. To make the game manage the memory better you can add the additional command: [ -heapsize xxxxxx] to your game shortcut. Where xxxxx stands for half of your current RAM in KB. Thus if you currently have 1 GB of RAM you should use: 512000 Open the properties of the shortcut and add the command so that it looks like this: "C:\...\Vampire - Bloodlines\vampire.exe" -console -heapsize 5000004. Go to: [installation folder]...\Vampire\cfg\ and you'll find the config.cfg file. Open it using notepad and change the following commands to: particles_enable_precipitation "0"[to disable the rain] dsp_dist_max "440"[to lower distance of object render] muzzleflash_light "0"[disables a smooth lighting effect] cl_showfps 1[shows fps]5. Your next step is to create an autoexec file in the same folder as the config.cfg to add some more useful commands. All you have to do is open notepad, type the commands and save it as autoexec.cfg (beware not as autoexec.cfg.txt!). The game will automatically find the autoexec.cfg file and run it. The commands are the following: autosave_on "0"[disables autosave and speeds up loading time] cl_smooth "0"[disables a smoothing texture effect] mat_drawwater "0"[disables water animation] r_3dsky "0"[gets rid of sky animation and upper buildings] cl_obfuscate_daylight "0"[Obfuscate discipline runs much better]Note: IMO the three first commands in the config file and the disabling of the autosave are a must. Also if your character has the Obfuscate discipline, you should use the above command.==============2c. Known Bugs==============Even with the patches there is a slight chance you may encounter some bugs but hopefully the following info will help you.A. The Society of Leopold crash-------------------------------When trying to escape the Society of Leopold the game may hang and prevent youfrom leaving. This bug is fixed in the official and unofficial patches but ifyou don't use either,here is a workaround (taken from the PlanetVampire forums):1. Enable the console like explained in chapter 2b above.2. Get to the boat and approach it, do not get into the boat, but very close.3. Open the console using the tilde "~" key.4. Type the following commands: If you saved Johansen: SaveJohansen() Then to start level transition if you're anybody but a Nosferatu: changelevel2 la_hub_1 taxi_landmark Or to start level transition if you're a Nosferatu: changelevel2 la_hub_1 sewer_map_landmark5. If you get to the next level and you do not have any items in your inventory reload your previous save (make sure you have a discreet save and are not just using the autosave) and try it again, but stand closer to the boat.B. The Beckett issue--------------------Near the end of the game there is an instance where Beckett will confront youin the street and have a conversation with you in order to trigger the game tocontinue further. It's possible that Beckett won't show up, thus making youstuck in the game. If this happens reload from a previous save and try again,hopefully it will work. Other solutions are staying on the left side of the street or using the sewers to travel, which will circumvent the encounter. Thisbug should finally be fixed in all unofficial patch versions greater than 6.6.C. The Golden Temple bar------------------------During the endgame you will encounter a wooden bar locking a door. You need to move it physically by pushing it. This is a bit tricky and sometimes for some reason the plank wont budge. If all else fails open the console and enter the "noclip" code to pass through the door (enter "noclip" again afterwards to disable it). This bug has been circumvented in the unofficial patches.D. Prince has "memory loss"---------------------------At certain points the prince may not say the right dialogues and will repeatwhat he said to you earlier, preventing the game from continuing with theplot. After the Giovanni mansion try using the console to set G.Story_State either to 60 or 65. If this and reloading doesn't help, re-installing seems to fix the problem, just remember to backup your saved games. Generally re-installing seems to be the best solution when nothing else works.E. Downtown theatre-------------------DON'T go into the Nocturne Theatre downtown before you get the appropriatequest. If you go inside before you get the quest later on you won't be able to finish it because the game may hang when you try to re-enter the theatre.F. Malicious emails--------------------DON'T delete any of the emails you'll receive on your computer. Deleting themcan cause the game to crash.G. Saving---------Try not to save your game while you have a discipline running, it can lead to acrash.+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 3. CHARACTER CREATION+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++When you start a new game first you'll have to choose the clan your characterwill belong to and then you'll be given some points to assign to yourattributes. You can also enable histories if you like and have your characteruse one. Check below for the appropriate sections.=========3a. Clans=========Bloodlines offers seven different clans to choose from, each clan has its owndifferent abilities and appearance. Note that every clan shares the discipline"Bloodbuff" [+: and "Bloodheal"]. Also you can choose your characters sex,and this doesn't simply affect your looks, but also how other people will react to you. The experience you'll get in the game will be enough to maximize only two of your tree disciplines so you need to make your choice early.~~~~~~~~~~~CLAN BRUJAH~~~~~~~~~~~Advantages: +1 Unarmed Combat [+: first level Presence in dialogue]Disadvantages: -2 Frenzy checksDisciplines: Celerity, Presence, PotenceBrujah is probably the best clan for fighters. All three disciplines aregood, though Celerity should be your first choice and then choose Presenceor Potence as a secondary discipline. Don't be bothered by the frenzy check,if you keep your Humanity high you'll never frenzy. Brujah is a pretty goodchoice for a first character.~~~~~~~~~~~~CLAN GANGREL~~~~~~~~~~~~Advantages: +5 to Strength, Wits and Stamina skills during frenzyDisadvantages: -1 Frenzy checksDisciplines: Fortitude, Animalism, ProteanAnother fighter clan. Gangrels frenzy more often but when they do their bonusesare pretty high. Again if you manage to keep your Humanity at the highest levelyou will not be likely to frenzy. From their disciplines Fortitude stands outas the best choice, then go for one of the other two. Animalism is better forgeneral situations but Protean works pretty well against other vampires andespecially bosses. Gangrels are a bit more difficult to manage than other clans, but they are a lot of fun.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~CLAN MALKAVIAN~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Advantages: +2 Inspection, can use Dementation in dialogue, insightDisadvantages: InsanityDisciplines: Obfuscate, Dementation, AuspexMalkavians are one of the most interesting clans, they have an incurableinsanity that makes them have loony dialogue options and a strange insight tomany things. The disciplines you should concentrate are Obfuscate andDementation. Obfuscate will make a great sneaky character while Dementation isa pretty good "magic" discipline, although it's not very effective againstvampires it can kill humans with a single hit. Malks are probably not the bestchoice for a first character, but you should definitely try them once.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~CLAN NOSFERATU~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Advantages: Rats give more blood and don't fleeDisadvantages: Must hide from humans Can't raise Appearance and Subterfuge, thus can't use SeductionDisciplines: Obfuscate, Potence, AnimalismNosferatu are another very interesting clan, not the best first choice, butagain they should be played since they make for a very different gameplay.Nosferatu mustn't be seen by humans because they will violate the Masquerade,so they should use sewers to get to their destinations. They are the bestsneaking characters since the combination of Obfuscate and Protean can givethem very high sneak attack damage. I wouldn't go for Animalism, but it's notreally a bad choice either.~~~~~~~~~~~~~CLAN TOREADOR~~~~~~~~~~~~~Advantages: Humanity shifts are doubled, cheaper Humanity raise [+: +1 Appearance, first level Presence in dialogue]Disadvantages: Humanity shifts are doubledDisciplines: Celerity, Presence, AuspexToreador are the vampires that are the most close to human society. This makesthem loose or gain double Humanity whenever they make a choice that affectsHumanity. From their disciplines Celerity seems to be the best first choice. Ifyou want to specialise with Firearms Auspex can be a good second choice, elsego with Presence. Generally Toreador are a pretty good starting choice.~~~~~~~~~~~~CLAN TREMERE~~~~~~~~~~~~Advantages: Thaumaturgy [+: first level Dominate in dialogue]Disadvantages: Can't raise physical attributes above 4Disciplines: Thaumaturgy, Dominate, AuspexTremere can't raise their physical stats above 4, but who cares, since you'llbe putting your XP in Thaumaturgy and you can always use Blood Buff to help youin difficult situations. The best advantage of the Tremere is Thaumaturgy whichis one of the most powerful disciplines. After that, Dominate looks likea pretty good choice. Tremeres are like a mage class, but they can be prettygood at anything. Not a bad choice if you like their style.~~~~~~~~~~~~CLAN VENTRUE~~~~~~~~~~~~Advantages: Full use of Dominate in dialogues [+: +1 Charisma]Disadvantages: Can only feed from upper-class humans and not at all from ratsDisciplines: Fortitude, Presence, DominateVentrue are the upper-class of vampire society and thus can't feed on low-lifehumans or rats, so feeding is gonna be more difficult, but you'll manage to find your blood eventually. All three disciplines they have are good, but Iwould go for Fortitude and Presence. Except for the feeding thing, Ventrue area pretty strong clan and a rather good choice.=============3b. Histories=============Histories were left out of the game at the last minute, because the deadlineswhere pushing the designers to finish the game and the histories hadn't beencompletely balanced. They make a nice addition though and you can enable them if you want to. If you have the unofficial patch installed, histories arealready enabled but if you don't, then you'll have to do it yourself:1. Enable the console (check out chapter 2b how to do it).2. Open the config.cfg file located in the vampire/cfg/ folder with notepad, add 'vchar_edit_histories "1"' to the bottom and then save it.I wont dwell into what each specific history does. There is a nice in-depth FAQwritten by Jake Zahn in GameFAQs.com. Check it out if you like but be awarethat several histories have been changed by the unofficial patch. I can giveyou some recommendations though:1. [Blunt Fangs] for Brujah, Malkavian and Nosferatu seems like a nice choice. You get 1 XP each time you gain 3 or more XP. On the other hand it takes 3 blood points to restore one of yours but finding blood is not gonna be a big problem.2. [Burnout] is very good for Gangrels since it will make it virtually impossible to frenzy (+3 frenzy modifier). The -1 Wits wont really make any difference.3. [Deceptive Strength] for Gangrel, Toreador, Tremere and Ventrue is another nice choice if you wont be specialising in Firearms. It gives a double duration of Blood Buff at the expense of not being able to raise Dexterity and Perception over 3. Raising Dexterity isn't that useful anyway so if you're not a firearms kind of guy, it's worth it.4. [Highway Drifter] for Brujah and Nosferatu is rather good, I wouldn't advise it for Gangrel though since the cost in Humanity may lead to frenzying more often. But the +1 to Melee is nice for those that like this style.5. [Quickling] for Brujah is very good if you decide to focus on Celerity and Presence. It gives +25% Celerity duration but Potence costs more to raise.6. [Anda Gangrel] is good for Gangrels that don't want to focus on Animalism and [Beastmisress] for the female Gangrels that don't care about Protean.7. [Ninja!] is nice for the loony Malkavians that don't want to use any guns at all (max Firearms = 0) but want to focus on Melee only (+1 Brawl, Melee).8. [Cleopatra] is good for female Nosferatu that don't want Animalism and [Leatherface] for male Nosferatu since you'll never put XP points in Humanity because you can raise it with quests.9. [Beautiful Monster] is rather good for male Toreadors since it gives you +25% Presence duration and the -1 at frenzy and Wits are not so important.10. [Diabolic] for male Ventrue is also pretty good since you get +35% Presence duration at the expense of a not-so-important -1 at frenzy and Humanity.==============3c. Attributes==============<><><><><> HUMANITY<><><><><>Humanity shows how much of your human nature has remained now that youwere turned into a vampire. Since vampires have a strong predatory nature theymust keep their Humanity high or else they will frenzy and their inner beastwill take control. When your character is in frenzy he gains a bonus to his/herstats but you are unable to control him any more. Killing innocent humans or taunting/torturing them will lower your Humanity. You can raise Humanity withXP like any other attribute but I wouldn't recommend doing so, since you can raise it easily through quests by choosing the "humane" path.<><><><><><> MASQUERADE<><><><><><>Masquerade is the veil that hides vampires from humanity. All vampires must keep their unnatural abilities and habits hidden from human eyes. If a vampireviolates the Masquerade he will be stalked by human vampire hunters and also anger his own kindred. If you lose all 5 Masquerade points it's game over. Youcan gain Masquerade redemptions by finishing certain quests.<><><><><> PHYSICAL<><><><><>1. Strength: Raises your Melee and Unarmed feats. Raise Strength to max only if you want to specialise in any of those two. If not then you can use Blood Buff anytime you need to. Having a few points in Strength is always advisable.2. Dexterity: Affects your Sneaking and Lockpicking feats. Raising Dexterity is not that rewarding though, since you can Blood Buff to lockpick and good enough sneaking can be achieved even with low Dexterity. [+: Be aware that sneaking has gotten more realistic and thus harder.]3. Stamina: Stamina affects how much damage you can soak from the blows you take. Again you can use Blood Buff when things get tough, but giving a few points to Stamina anyway would be wise.<><><><> SOCIAL <><><><>1. Charisma: Increases the Persuasion feat. Persuasion is probably the most important verbal feat especially if you are male and you can't use Seduction extensively.2. Manipulation: Manipulation increases the Haggle feat which gives you better prices at shops. But Haggle is rather useless so don't go spending any points here.3. Appearance: It increases the Seduction feat. If you're male you better stick to Persuasion and if you want to raise Seduction a bit use Subterfuge which is cheaper. If you play as a female though Seduction can help you a lot and it's rather fun.<><><><> MENTAL<><><><>1. Perception: Raises the Ranged and Inspection feats. Inspection is rather useless so I would advise you to first spend point on Firearms (which is cheaper) and then on Perception if you want a high ranged feat.2. Intelligence: Raises your Research and Intimidate feats. Intimidate is useless but Research is essential if you want to read skill books and I would advise you to do so. So a few points in Intelligence are recommended.3. Wits: Wits improves the Defence and Hacking feats. They are both pretty important feats so you'll need to spend some points here.<><><><><> TALENTS<><><><><>1. Brawl: Raises the Unarmed feat which also makes it easier for you to feed on unwilling victims. Early in the game it's pretty important and easier feeding is always good.2. Dodge: Dodge increases the Defence feat. Defence is rather important so spending points on Dodge is advisable.3. Intimidation: Increases the Intimidate feat, which isn't worth much when compared to Persuasion and Seduction. Of course it can be chosen for role-playing purposes and also if you're playing a Nosferatu, since they can't use seduction.4. Subterfuge: Increases Seduction. It's cheaper than Appearance so spend your first points here if you want to be seductive.<><><><> SKILLS<><><><>1. Firearms: Increases the Ranged feat. You'll need some points here.2. Melee: Increases the Melee feat. You'll need some points here.3. Security: Increases the Lockpicking feat, you'll need some points here.4. Stealth: Affects the Sneaking feat. No need to spend many points here.<><><><><><> KNOWLEDGES<><><><><><>1. Computer: Raises the Hacking feat which is rather important.2. Finance: Raises Haggle. Don't spend more than one point here.3. Investigation: Increases Inspection. Leave it alone. Truly the most useless skill in the game.4. Scholarship: Raises Research and Persuasion. Scholarship affects two of the most important feats so you'll do well to spend many points here.<><><><> FEATS<><><><>Feats are the outcome of all your other attributes and they are the ones thatmake the difference eventually:1. Unarmed: Important especially in the start of the game. Also makes feeding from unwilling victims a lot easier. Having at least a medium Unarmed rating is important.2. Melee: Until the middle of the game melee weapons are gonna do the most damage so it's advisable to raise this feat a bit. Later on you'll even find a weapon that's so powerful that you can easily finish the game with it so if you want you can specialise in Melee.3. Ranged: At the start of the game ranged weapons won't help much, especially against other vampires. But as you come nearer to the end you'll find some very powerful weapons. In the endgame, ranged weapons will do the most damage so if it's your style from a point on, you can try to max this feat.4. Defence: Defence doesn't reduce the damage you take, it rather makes it easier for you to evade attacks. Evading attacks is good, so be sure to raise it to at least 5 during the game.5. Hacking: This feat is rather important, you'll find many computers in the game and you'll need a high Hacking feat in order to gain access.6. Haggle: Haggle is useless, since you will earn enough money in the game to buy anything you want. If you want you can spend just one point in Finance and later on you can get another two points from a quest reward and a skill book. Haggle gives you better prices at shops and better money rewards for quests.7. Inspection: Inspection helps you see items lying on the ground. Sure, a very high Inspection can help you find some important items you might otherwise miss, but it's not worth the XP. If you search all the places thoroughly you'll eventually find everything.8. Lockpicking: Lockpicking is another important feat. Be sure to raise it. Blood Buff will help you a lot in the beginning but it's advisable to get security up to level 3.9. Research: Research gives you access to skill books. I would advise you to go with a Research of at least 6 since it's pretty rewarding. If you play your cards right you can take it up to 9 and gain a lot in the process. A research of 10 may not be worth the XP, though.10. Persuasion: Persuasion is very important. It's the most important verbal feat since it can aid you in almost all situations. With a Persuasion of 8 you can succeed in most skillchecks. With a Persuasion of 9 you'll succeed in every persuasive attempt.11. Intimidate: Not much of use, you can't use it many times and the times that it's usable you can also use Persuasion or Seduction. [+-: Intimidation has been made more common because of a fix.]12. Seduction: Not that useful if you're a male character. It can help you feed freely in clubs and also to have sex at a certain point, but in conversations Persuasion will be more useful. If you're a female though, things change. As a female you can use Seduction in many situations and it's almost as good as Persuasion. Even if you'll choose not to raise Seduction, try to have some points there, since it will spice up your game. Nosferatu can't use Seduction, so they should concentrate on persuasion and intimidation.13. Bashing: It reduces the amount of damage you'll take when hit. It reduces damage taken from firearms and blunt weapons but if you get hit by a bladed weapon, or fire, or magic, it won't help. It's extremely helpful against humans with guns and you'll find many of those in the game. Stamina and clothing increase this feat.14. Lethal: Reduces damage taken from bladed weapons. Only armors, Fortitude and Thaumaturgy (Blood Shield) can raise this stat.15. Aggravated: Helps against attacks from fire and electricity. You are defenceless as a vampire against aggravated damage and there is only one item in the game that will increase your Defence. Apart from that, only Fortitude and Thaumaturgy (Blood Shield) can help.===============3d. Disciplines===============------------1. Bloodbuff------------Probably the most useful discipline. Every vampire has it and it doesn'trequire any levelling-up. When used it maxes out your physical stats, meaningthat you get Strength, Dexterity and Stamina at level 5 for a short period oftime. This can be very useful in combat since you don't have to spend manypoints on physical attributes and it also helps you a lot with lockpickingsince Dexterity affects Lockpicking. If you use it wisely it can be alife-saver. [+: Using the plus patch all stats are only raised by +2]--------------[+: Bloodheal]--------------A basic discipline for all clans called "Bloodheal" has been restored in the plus patch. It heals some of your hit points by draining some of your blood.-----------2. Celerity-----------Increases your speed, A LOT. Makes everyone else seem to move slower.Probably the best discipline out there since the increase in movement speedreally pays off in battles. Using it in public areas is a violation to theMasquerade.-----------3. Presence-----------Reduces the abilities of your opponents, especially their attack power, andcan really make a big difference in some battles since it affects everyone andeven bosses. Using it has no risk in violating the Masquerade. [+: It also gives you more dialogue options.]----------4. Potence----------Increases Strength. If you want to make a character that does huge Melee orUnarmed damage that's your discipline, if not, it's not that useful. Using ithas no risk in violating the Masquerade.------------5. Fortitude------------Fortitude is one of the best disciplines. It offers up to +5 protection fromall kinds of damage including aggravated damage. The best defensive discipline.Using it has no risk in violating the Masquerade.------------6. Animalism------------Animalism provides "Spectral Wolf" at level 4, that can kill enemies from faraway (not vampires though) and at level 5 "Bloodsucker's [+-: Bat's] Communion"that steals blood and also damages the target. Not a bad discipline but not asgood as others. Using it in public areas is a violation to the Masquerade.----------7. Protean----------It gives you various stat bonuses and at the higher level you can shapeshift into an unarmed warform. Not one of the most useful disciplines, but againstvampires it can do a lot of damage, especially at level 5. Using it in publicareas violates the Masquerade.------------8. Obfuscate------------The best discipline for sneaky characters. It makes you invisible and at level 5 you can run around freely in the world, interact with objects and stealth-kill undetected. A sneak attack that breaks Obfuscate, at level 5,deals triple damage. Using it has no risk in violating the Masquerade.--------------9. Dementation--------------Dementation works wonders against humans, "Vision of Death" at level 3 kills them at once and at the last level you can dispatch whole packs of humans with a single hit. Against vampires, however, it's not that effective, though Vision of Death cuts a lot of hit-points. It also offers Malkavians more dialogue options. Using it has no risk in violating the Masquerade.----------10. Auspex----------Auspex increases your Wits and your Perception. It's only useful to those whowant to specialise in ranged weapons and do a lot of damage. All others shouldleave it as it is, but the +1 Wits bonus at level 1 is a nice Hacking buff.Using it has no risk in violating the Masquerade.---------------11. Thaumaturgy---------------Alongside with Celerity, Thaumaturgy is the best discipline. Thaumaturgy givesyou defence, steals blood and does great damage from a distance. If you likeplaying a mage, this is your discipline. Using it in public areas is a Masquerade violation.------------12. Dominate------------Dominate works well against humans but not vampires. At level 5 you can dispatch groups of humans with it. It's kinda like Dementation. It also givesyou more dialogue options. Using it has no risk in violating the Masquerade.+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 4. WORLD OF DARKNESS+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++The "World of Darkness" is the universe that White Wolf has created for theirdark-themed pen and paper PRG's. Probably the most successful part of it isthe "Vampire: The Masquerade" series.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~The World of Darkness (Taken From The Game Manual)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~On a cold, rainy night in Los Angeles, you have been unceremoniously ushered into a world that you never knew existed. This is a world where creatures ofthe night—-vampires, werewolves and ghosts to name a few—-coexist with mortals.You'll learn much throughout your travels, but the following gives a briefbreakdown of the inhabitants of The World of Darkness.~~~~~Sects~~~~~In vampire society, vampires tend to belong to one of two sects—-the Camarillaor the Sabbat. As mentioned previously, the Camarilla believes in upholding theMasquerade. Under the rule of a prince, who's in charge of the entire city,members of the Camarilla follow the rules of the Masquerade or face persecutionand possible execution. Sebastian LaCroix has recently claimed downtown LosAngeles as Camarilla territory, and established his power base there as prince.Prior to prince LaCroix's arrival, L.A. was dominated by the Anarchs.The Sabbat, who are the enemies of everyone non-Sabbat, believe that humans arecattle. Humans should be used as food and it doesn't matter if they learn ofthe Kindred's existence. It's an extremely violent sect and its members seek todestroy the Camarilla by any means necessary. The Sabbat hide in the backalleys of Los Angeles, always looking for the opportunity to strike.Not belonging to any particular sect, there's a group of vampires who rejectmost of the Camarilla traditions and all the leaders who enforce them. Thisgroup is known as the Anarchs. The Anarchs despise the current hierarchy of thevampire society and live amongst themselves. The Anarchs are soundly entrenchedin Hollywood, but still have members who watch over downtown Los Angeles,waiting for prince LaCroix to slip up.Lastly, the Kuei-jin, who are also known as the Kindred of the East, residewithin the heart of Chinatown. If there's anything that can unite the Anarchsand the Camarilla, it would be their hatred towards the Kuei-jin. Mysterious and aloof, very little is known about the Kuei-jin. What is known is that theyhave been making a move to take over California for the last several years andare wrestling territory away from the Anarchs. OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO The MasqueradeOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOIn this series we are introduced to the night of modern times which hides manysecrets. There are vampires, werewolves, wraiths and other supernatural beingshiding in the dark corners and under the veil of the Masquerade. In order forvampires to survive and feast on the offerings of the human world they musthide their true identity from humans.When you'll see the "mask" icon on top of your life meter, it means that you'rein an area where you must maintain the Masquerade and not show any of yoursupernatural powers. This means you must not be seen using any directdisciplines or feeding from unwilling victims. If you do, you will attracthuman vampire hunters and the wrath of your own kindred.Breaking human laws does not affect the Masquerade but results in policepursuit and killing of innocents decreases you Humanity.OOOOOOOOO ElysiumOOOOOOOOOElysiums are the grounds where vampires are forbidden to attack or use theirdisciplines. These are usually the homes of powerful vampires. When you'll seean "E" on top of your life meter, you'll know you are in an Elysium. The onlydiscipline still allowed is Bloodbuff while picking a lock.OOOOOOOOOOOOOO Combat ZonesOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWhen there is a gun on top of your life meter you are in a combat zone. Hereyou can freely attack anyone and use any disciplines you like without any riskof violating the Masquerade or loosing Humanity when killing enemies. [+: You will loose Humanity when killing some innocents in these zones though.]OOOOOOOO Havens OOOOOOOOHavens are the places that will be your base of operations. You'll find acomputer and containers to stock things. If you have a ghoul it will be thereas well. There are four different havens in the game:1. Apartment above the Santa Monica pawn shop~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This is the first haven you'll get and it's for everyone.2. Skyeline Apartments 4, downtown~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ You'll get this haven as a reward for completing the [ELIZABETHAN RENDEZVOUS] quest if you've been polite to LaCroix. If you killed any policemen on the Dane you need to be extra polite. All clans can get this except Tremere and Nosferatu who get their own havens.3. Tremere haven, downtown~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ If you're a Tremere you can attain this special haven from Strauss. It's in the Tremere Chantry. In order to get it you need to be nice to him and finish the [A PLAGUE FOR THE ANGELS] and the [GARGOYLE REMOVAL SERVICE] quests. If you decide not to kill the Gargoyle, you can lie to him and still get it. Do not, in any case, betray Strauss to Issac because you'll loose the haven.4. Nosferatu haven, sewers downtown~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ If you're a Nosferatu you can get this from Gary. You'll get it after completing the [I SPY BARABUS] quest in Chinatown. It's located in the sewers in Downtown, it's the door with the mailbox.+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 5. STAT BOOSTERS+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++Throughout the game you'll find books that boost-up your skills, items thatincrease attributes (or offer various bonuses) and also people that will helpyou increase your stats.~~~~~~~~~~~SKILL BOOKS~~~~~~~~~~~In order to use books you need to have the appropriate Research level. Eachbook raises your skill at certain levels, so if you have a Stealth book (1/2)it means it can raise your Stealth to 1 if you have zero Stealth, or to 2 ifyou have one point at Stealth. If you have Stealth already at level 2 you won'tbe able to gain anything from the book. [+: Some books have been moved to spoil the following exploit, or to make the game world more consistent as such.]BOOK TRICK*******************************************************************************There is a very neat trick with the skill books. If you sell them to one of the
vendors then you can buy them back as many times as you want. This means thatyou can use them twice and gain everything you can from them. This will happenwith all the books except the level 5 books which can be used only for thatlevel. So if you find, let's say, the Brawl manual which can be used to obtainlevel 3 or 4 at brawling, if you sell it you can buy it twice and get bothlevel 3 and 4. This trick can save you many XP.*******************************************************************************Book Skill level Research level Location-------------------------------------------------------------------------------Stealth (1/2) (2) [Apartment next to yours, Santa Monica]Computer (1/2) (2) [Pawn shop, Santa Monica]Firearms (1/2) (3) [Pawn shop, Santa Monica]Dodge (1/2) (2) [Grout's mansion, riddle room]Brawl (3/4) (5) [Floor 6, Empire Arms hotel]Melee (3/4) (5) [Skyeline Apartments 2, bedroom]Finance (3/4) (6) [Jezebel's Room, Empire Arms hotel] Security (3/4) (6) [Museum Basement, guard's room]Dodge (5) (8) [Giovanni Mansion, library]Computer (5) (9) [Internet Cafe, Hollywood]Melee (5) (9) [Fu Syndicate, locked room]Firearms (5) (10) [Society of Leopold, 2nd floor][+: Skill book related changes]Book Skill level Research level Location-------------------------------------------------------------------------------Computer (1/2) (2) [Santa Monica clinic]Firearms (1/2) (3) [Carson's apartment]Dodge (1/2) (2) [Ocean House hotel]Brawl (3/4) (5) [Jezebel's Room at Empire Arms hotel]Finance (3/4) (6) [Floor 6, Empire Arms hotel]Dodge (5) (9) [Giovanni Mansion, library]Computer (5) (8) [Internet Cafe, Hollywood]Firearms (5) (9) [Society of Leopold, 2nd floor]~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~PEOPLE THAT CAN INCREASE YOUR STATS~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Benefactor Bonus Skill level Event-------------------------------------------------------------------------------Nines +1 Brawl [1-3] (After the Sabbat warehouse)Nines +1 Melee [1-5] (After Elizabethan Rendezvous)Fat Larry +1 Finance [1-3] (After his Traffik quest)Beckett +1 Scholarship [1-3/+: 4] (In the museum basement)Romero +1 Firearms [1-3/+: 4] (After his cemetery quests)Beckett +1 Investigation [1-3] (After the Giovanni mansion) or +1 Scholarship [1-5] or +1 Discipline [1-3] (For Gangrel players only)Bertram +1 Computer [1-5] (After you give him his CD)HUMANITY GAIN: if you dance at a club for about 5 minutes you'll gain a Humanity point. You can only do it once in each club, though.~~~~~~~~~~~~~SPECIAL ITEMS~~~~~~~~~~~~~Some of the item locations and the way to acquire them has been changed withthe plus patch to make them more logical. I'm giving you the locations of the items for each patch. [+: Note that BRAID TALISMAN, ANTIQUE LOCKET, ZHARALKETH and PEARL OF DUBAI are occult items that were left out from the game before.]Item Bonus Location/Event-------------------------------------------------------------------------------MUMMYWARD FETISH (+ Regeneration) [King's Way]HEART OF ELIZA (+1 Melee) [Tseng's shop]DAIMONORI (140% Thaumaturgy damage) [Tremere haven]GALDJUM (125% passive discipline duration) [Nosferatu warrens]WEEKAPAUG THISTLE (+1 Defence) [Ocean House hotel]SAULOCEPT (+1 XP when you get 3 XP) [Giovanni mansion, crypt]TARULFANG (-1 Frenzy) [Grout's mansion, basement]FAE CHARM (+1 Dexterity) [From Isaac or Tseng's shop]KEY OF ALAMUT (+1 Soak) [From Pisha as quest reward]THE ODIOUS CHALICE (stores bloodpoints) [From Pisha as quest reward]BLOODSTAR (200% Bloodbuff duration) [From Strauss as quest reward]RUNE OF THE 3RD EYE (Gargoyle defence) [From Strauss as quest reward]TAL'MAHE'RA BLADE (aggravated damage) [Hallowbrook Hotel, top level]FLAMETHROWER (aggravated damage) [Hallowbrook Hotel, top level][+: Changed item locations]Item Bonus Location/Event-------------------------------------------------------------------------------GALDJUM (125% passive discipline duration) [Skyeline haven]WEEKAPAUG THISTLE (+1 Defence) [Grout's mansion]HEART OF ELIZA (+1 Melee) [From Mr. Ox as quest reward]FAE CHARM (+1 Dexterity) [From Isaac, not Tseng's shop]TAL'MAHE'RA BLADE (aggravated damage) [Hallowbrook Hotel, basement]FLAMETHROWER (aggravated damage) [Society of Leopold, training][+: Restored special items]Item Bonus Location/Event-------------------------------------------------------------------------------ZHARALKETH (140% Obfuscate duration) [Nosferatu haven]BRAID TALISMAN (+1 Computer) [New library level]ANTIQUE LOCKET (+1 Security) [From Mr. Ox as quest reward]PEARL OF DUBAI (+1 Celerity) [From Strauss as quest reward]+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 6.GAMEPLAY MECHANICS+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++******** SOCIAL********In this game conversations play a very important role. You'll complete manyquests with conversations by using your social skills and you can also gainextra bonuses if you say the right thing. Especially in the beginning of thegame it's more important to focus on your social skills since you'll reallyneed them. If your skills meet the requirements for them to work, in theconversation they'll appear as coloured responses:PERSUASION: Appears in BLUE colourSEDUCTION: Appears in PINK colourINTIMIDATION: Appears in GREEN colourWhich skills to raise is up to you, but Persuasion is probably the best skillto raise and then Seduction, but it's really what kind of character you want to make. I would advise you at the beginning of the game to raise your Persuasionand Seduction up to 4, and then focus more on your combat skills and Persuasion. In order to use Persuasion successfully in all situations that it'spossible to use it, you'll need to raise it up to 9 and the highest Seduction you'll ever need is 8. But you don't really need to do this, since the XPpoints that you'll spend will not be worth it. More or less the same numbersapply for Intimidation if you want to take that approach. [+-: Intimidation hasbeen made more common because of a fix, but still Persuasion and Seduction aremore useful.]Some clans receive special conversation options. Malkavians and Ventrues [+:and Tremere], have two unique speech skills. Malkavians in certain situationscan use Dementation to achieve their goals and Ventrue [+: and Tremere] can useDominate. Note that both will drain blood points on use. The amount of drain isshown by RED dots in RED responses.------My recommendations for social skills is to raise:Persuasion up to 8Seduction up to 4If you're a Nosferatu you can't use Seduction so go for Intimidation up to 4------******** COMBAT********There are three types of combat in this game: unarmed, melee and ranged. Inthe beginning of the game the most efficient will be the unarmed. Then asyou move through the game you'll get some nice weapons, starting with thefireaxe, and melee will do better damage. If you get your hands on theTal'Mahe'Ra blade, the most powerful melee weapon, you can go melee all theway to the end if you want to. It's a fact though, that at the last part ofthe game ranged weapons will do more damage and generally will be moreuseful.I would also advise you to hit the "k" key in-game and assign weapons anddisciplines to hotkeys so that you'll be able to change them quickly duringcombat.Combat Moves:Unarmed and melee have the same combat moves. You can press one of thedirectional buttons while you push the "attack" button and it willperform 3 different combos, plus one other combo if you just push the"attack" without the directional buttons. You can also defend if youpush the appropriate button. When attacking strong opponents, you'llbe able to make up to 2 successful hits before they parry and attackback so the best strategy here is to hit them twice and then quicklydefend yourself to parry their hit. Melee weapons and claws are thebest way to deal with vampires since bullets don't do much damage tothem.Ranged:When you'll use ranged weapons the game will play like a normal FPS.From the weapons you'll get in the first part of the game only theshotgun seems to do some good damage if you're close enough but thetime it takes to reload is just too long. Later you'll get your handson the Colt Anaconda which does some pretty good damage, but it's during the last part of the game that you'll find very powerfulweapons like the Desert Eagle (McLusky .50), the Steyr AUG and the flamethrower. Have in mind that vampires are extremely resilient to bullets, but the Steyr AUG can do pretty good damage to them and the flamethrower can be devastating to them, even the bosses. -------My recommendations for fighting skills is to raise:Brawl up to 4Melee up to 4-5Firearms up to 3-4-------Disciplines:Disciplines generally work best against humans. When you have to deal with vampires you should mostly use defensive disciplines, especially those that soak aggravated damage, and disciplines that buff your stats. For more info check the DISCIPLINES sectionFeeding from enemies:During the battle you're bound to use some disciplines, so you'll loose blood points. You can consume blood packs, but being able to feed from your enemies is also essential. The Unarmed feat determines how good you areat it, so you'll need to at least have some skill in that. Dementation and Dominate, if you have them, will help you greatly since you can use it on humans to incapacitate them and then feed easily on them. Rememberthat you can't feed on other vampires. There are also some disciplines that will steal blood from enemies, these are Thaumaturgy and Animalism.************* KEY BINDING*************Almost all of the game keys are configurable from the options menu. What is notso obvious is the fact that after the 1.2 patch a hotkey menu has been added.While you're in-game if you press the "k" key the menu will appear and you canassign weapons, disciplines and blood packs to the number keys (0-9).While this is very helpful there is also a way to bind disciplines to any keyyou like and make your life even easier. What's really good about this is thatall the passive disciplines like Bloodbuff and Celerity will be executed atthe moment you push the assigned key (pressing the right mouse button will notbe required). The downside is that with a discipline that has manysub-disciplines you can only assign the first one so it's better to use thosewith the "k" key.In order to bind a discipline to a key you must push "~" to bring down theconsole and type the following command:bind "key" "vdiscipline_int #"- "key" is the key you want to use, e.g. "x"- # is the number that corresponds to a discipline: 0 = Nightwisp Ravens (Animalism) 1 = Auspex 3 = Celerity 4 = Bloodbuff 5 = Hysteria (Dementation) 6 = Trance (Dominate) 7 = Fortitude 8 = Obfuscate 9 = Potence 10 = Presence 11 = Protean 12 = Bloodstrike (Thaumaturgy)So if you want to bind Bloodbuff to the X key you should type:bind "x" vdiscipline_int 4After you've typed this it will stay in the config file forever so you wonthave to type it again. If you want to change the key you can type "unbind"instead of the "bind" command.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Pierre found some even more useful keybinding commands:~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~The vdiscipline command is actually more intuitive to use than the vdiscipline_int and more portable. Format example:vdiscpline #1 (notice the # is actually a character in the command).This will use the 1st discipline you have in your character sheet. and vdiscipline #4 would use the 4th discipline in your character sheet.It works just like vdiscipline_int (meaning it won't access other tiers of powers for things like animalism, which, really, makes it quite useless, just like vdiscipline_int and a poor programming example on troika's side ;).Finally, the actually quite useful information, that makes it so you can bind ANY power (including upper tiers of disciplines like animalism or thaumaturgy) to a hotkey that will cast it instantly instead of just selecting it: bind "key" "vhotkey #X; wait 1; vdiscipline_last" so, to use your hotkey #1 as a direct cast right away (instead of just selecting it and having to activate it" and binding it to the "a" key you would do: bind "a" "vhotkey #1; wait 1; vdiscipline_last" And now you put in your hotkey one (through the hotkey menu) whatever you want, just as, say Blood Shield. That trick is the wait 1 really. If you try the above without the wait, it will actually end up casting your currently selected power then switching to the one you asked right afterwards, but by waiting 1 frame, you give it enough time to cycle to the new power and then it will cast it right away. Sure, you wasted 1/30th of a second. Or 1/60th. Or whatever your frame rate is but... still better ^^. I sure hope this wasn't common knowledge somehow, because after 2 hours of looking online for a fix, it was damned annoying to come up with that. Anyways, hope it's useful :).Pierre~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 7. WALKTHROUGH+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++Almost everything in this walkthrough applies to all clans, even to theNosferatu*. There are bus stops in each area. Each bus stop has a map that can help youfigure out where you are and where you want to go. Actually it's quite easy tomove around the areas.Be aware that you gain XP only by solving quests and killing quest-related bosses. Killing all other normal enemies won't grant you any XP. You'll onlybe able to take their weapons (if you don't have them already) and ammo. Or youcan feed on them to restore your blood pool. This means that you can go through the game any way you want, you can sneak unnoticed, or attack everyone. For acompletely sneaky character though, you should have the discipline Obfuscateand this means that your character must be either a Nosferatu or a Malkavian.Also note that the money you'll get as quest rewards may not be the same amountas the one I mention in the walkthrough since it sometimes depends on yourHaggle feat.*Some notes about the Nosferatu:--------------------------------The main difference is that the Nosferatu, instead of just using the streets to go to certain locations, will have to use the sewers, and instead of using the taxi to move to other areas they're bound to travel through the sewer mapsthey'll find in the sewers. If the Nosferatu are seen in the streets, thepolice will be alerted, but if you try to keep a certain distance from otherpeople you're not likely to be spotted. So it's possible for Nosferatu towander around a bit in the open. Also have in mind that Nosferatu can't useSeduction since they can't raise their Appearance/Subterfuge above zero.REMINDER:---------To avoid any confusion let me remind you that everything contained in the[-: ] brackets concerns the UNOFFICIAL "BASIC" PATCH and everything inside the[+: ] brackets is about the UNOFFICIAL "PLUS" PATCH changes.[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]][[][][][][][][ INTRO: EMBRACED[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]][[][][][][][][%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% MAIN QUEST: JYHAD FOR BEGINNERS%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%OUTCOME: 2 XPAfter watching the intro, you receive your first quest, which is basically a tutorial. Jack will provide information about your situation and advice on your abilities and how to use them. Everything in the tutorial is very clearand straightforward, so I'll not go into any details. Everything is explained thoroughly til the end (2 XP). If you've played through the tutorial before and want to skip it, just ask Jack , in your first conversation. If not, don't forget to grab the BASEBALL BAT and the TIRE IRON.Note: If you want to max out your .38 ammo: When Jack gives you the .38, pick up the ammo from the container and then shoot some bottles. After that if you go near the door in front of you and come back, the container will be full of ammo again. You can do this as many times as you need. [+-: This exploit has been fixed.][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]][[][][][][][][ CHAPTER 1: SANTA MONICA, THE LADY BY THE SEA[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]][[][][][][][][------------------------------------- POINT OF INTEREST: YOUR FIRST HAVEN-------------------------------------Welcome to Santa Monica!You'll be taken to your first haven and be given the quest: [WHEREFORE ARTTHOU, MERCURIO?]. Open the Fridge and take the 3 BLOOD PACKS, if used they willrestore your blood points. Read Mercurio's note and log into your computerusing the password "sunrise". Check your emails. Read the card on the table toget the [THE REGENT'S RIDDLE] quest. Also open your desk drawer and grab the $100. This will be your main base from now on. Be sure to come back regularlyand check your mails. You can turn the TV on if you like or listen to the radio, they are both pretty funny. Also don't forget to grab the PILL BOTTLEand the NORMAL WATCH from the bathroom.Across from your flat there is another flat with a locked door. Bloodbuff topick the lock and enter it. Under the sink in the kitchen you'll find yourfirst skill book "PEEPIN' - A VOYEUR FIELD GUIDE" (Stealth +1, needs Research2). Leave, go down the stairs and read the paper on the floor to get the[CARNIVAL OF DEATH] quest. Just before you leave through the front door, lookto the right, it's your mailbox there. It's currently empty but later stuffwill be delivered to you and you can also send stuff with it.---------------------------- POINT OF INTEREST: STREETS----------------------------Out on the streets you'll encounter many pedestrians you can feed on. You canalso find prostitutes scattered around the streets and pay them to come withyou into a dark alley and feed on them without violating the Masquerade, ifsomeone sees you. If you have a high Seduction feat (of 6) you can seduce theminto providing their services for free. It doesn't matter what your sex is, theprostitutes will come with you regardless.When it comes to feeding from other unwilling pedestrians things are moredifficult since you must not be seen by others. Fortunately many of them willwander into dark alleys (mainly homeless people) where you can feed on themwith ease. Beware not to drain them dry and kill them because you'll looseHumanity.If you commit any illegal acts the police will hunt you down. If this happens, you can hide somewhere until they give up pursuit, it doesn't take that longfor them to loose interest.Just outside of your building you'll see a sewer access. If you're a Nosferatuyou should go down there. There are many exits from the sewers near every placeyou need to go. There are also rats in the sewers that you can feed on. Sewersare a good place for anyone to hide too.------------------------------ POINT OF INTEREST: PAWN SHOP------------------------------In the same building as your apartment, in front of the street, is the pawnshop. Go in and ask Trip about weapons and persuade him to show you his secretstash. If you can't make him show you the weapons it's alright, later whenyou'll talk to Mercurio or Knox you can learn that Trip sells weapons. Tripalso has two pretty good books, if you're into books that is, buy them twiceand read them: "COMPUTERS FOR GRANDMA" (Computers +1, needs Research 2) and "SOYOU WANNA' SHOOT THINGS?" (Firearms +1, needs Research 3). You can also buyweapons from him, but I wouldn't advise you to spend your money on them rightnow. You'll soon have all weapons that Trip can offer and right now unarmedyou can probably do more damage. If you skipped the tutorial you can buy alockpick here. [+: Trip doesn't sell any books to spoil the book exploit,but baseball bats and tire irons instead.]--------------------------------------- POINT OF INTEREST: UPPER-CLASS VICTIM---------------------------------------When you reach the street after leaving your apartment you'll see a man in asuit to the right. Depending on your mental-feat stats you can do severalthings with him. You can intimidate him to give you money ($100) and his watch, you can persuade him to give you cab fare ($20), and you can seduce/dominate him to come with you in the dark alley to feed on him. I believe he is one of the few male cases you can seduce even if you're a man. If you're a Ventrue heis your best choice for feeding right now, just be sure no one sees you. Youneed Persuasion and Seduction at 4 to make this work and an Intimidation of 3.------------------------- POINT OF INTEREST: KNOX-------------------------On the other side of the road from your building, you'll see Knox. Talk to himand learn that he is a ghoul and a rather happy one, I might add. You'll findKnox later in the Asylum and he'll give you [THE HUNTED HUNTER] quest. Now thatyou know about ghouls maybe it's time to get your own...----------------------------------------- POINT OF INTEREST: HOSPITAL - BLACKMAIL-----------------------------------------Right beside Knox you'll find the Santa Monica hospital. If you enter from thefront the receptionist will stop you if you try to move further into thehospital. You can persuade/dementate/dominate her to let you inside. If youcan't do that then there is always the "back door". Go to the alley right fromthe hospital and you'll see a door with a light on top, saying "blood bank".Get in and to your left there is a locked door, open it (Bloodbuff if yourskill is not high enough).Now time to get some dirty money. Open the door of the Dr. Malcolm's office andcheck his mail. If you can't hack the computer go to the top floor and check the restroom to the right, there you'll find his password. After reading his mail go to him and blackmail him. You can persuade/intimidate him to give you$75, or even more depending on your feat level. You'll find the money in yourmailbox ($75-150). Also in Malcolm's office you'll find 3 MORPHINE BOTTLES, sell two and keep one for Mercurio. In another room you'll find a PILL BOTTLE.If you go to the basement you'll find Vandal. He sells blood bags.------------------------------------------------------- POINT OF INTEREST [+: SIDE QUEST: TRICK OR TREATMENT]-------------------------------------------------------OUTCOME: HUMANITY GAIN [+: 1 XP]In one of the hospital rooms you'll come across a heavily injured girl. If youknow about ghouls already, you can give her your blood to save her life andGAIN HUMANITY [+: (1 XP)]. Her name is Heather and if you want she can later beyour ghoul. You'll meet her again when you get downtown. Don't say you're avampire cause you'll freak her out and violate the Masquerade.--------------------------- POINT OF INTEREST: ORACLE---------------------------If you go to the parking lot you'll see a sign saying "beach access", go downthe stairs and you'll reach the beach. There you'll be confronted by a woman.She has the power of seeing fragments of the future, so listen to what she hasto say. If you want you can pay her $20 to tell you more. IMO it's worth it,since she'll tell you some interesting things that will make sense later. Shewill also point you to "E" to who will give you the [THINNED BLOOD] quest.------------------------------------------------------ POINT OF INTEREST [+: SIDE QUEST: DAYDREAM BELIEVER]------------------------------------------------------OUTCOME: $200-500 [+: 1 XP, HUMANITY LOSS, MASQUERADE VIOLATION]At the beach there is a thin-blood vampire that wants to reverse his vampiriccondition, fortunately he doesn't have a clue about his situation so with aPersuasion of 3 you can con and take his money ($200). Tell him that he needs atransfusion of unicorn blood and sell him 3 blood packs each ($100). Then sellhim the stake that lies on the beach to the left ($100) and tell him that heneeds to kill the "head vampire" with it to be totally free. Since killingNines or LaCroix would be impossible for him, better point him to the presidentwhere at least he has a chance at succeeding ^_^. [+: You will LOOSE HUMANITYfor this and also get a MASQUERADE VIOLATION for sending him after thepresident. You can furthermore sell him a bubble gum found on the pier to"erode his fangs" ($100) and thus get a max of money (1 XP).]------------------------------ POINT OF INTEREST: EASY KILL------------------------------At the beach if you go up the stairs to the right and to the pier, you'llfind a lone cop patrolling the area. Since the pier is considered a combat areayou can kill him without loosing Humanity and grab his .38 gun [+-: or baton].--------------------------------------- POINT OF INTEREST: ASYLUM BLOOD DOLLS---------------------------------------Behind the hospital is 2nd street and it's main attraction, the club Asylum.The club is run by the two sisters, Therese and Jeanette. Inside the clubyou'll find your two first blood dolls. Blood dolls are women that you canseduce to willingly give their blood to you. You'll need a Seduction of 3 toseduce them and it doesn't matter if you're a man or a woman.If you dance for about 5 minutes in the club, you'll get one point ofHUMANITY GAIN. You can do this, once, in all the clubs you'll find. ----------------------------------------- POINT OF INTEREST: IN BED WITH JEANETTE-----------------------------------------When you'll first enter the Asylum you'll meet Jeanette, a very sleazy and veryinsane babe. If you want to get her to bed, you'll need to have Seduction of 3and 1 blood point, say seductive lines whenever you have them and always benice to her. When she later asks you for a certain gift, you must give it toher (even though it fails a quest) and in her dispute with Therese you mustchoose her. From then on every time you go to her, you can experience againforgotten, human pleasures... [+: This can be done once earlier with aSeduction of 4.]-------------------------------------- POINT OF INTEREST: HEALTH INSPECTION--------------------------------------Enter the diner and talk to the old lady at the counter. Pretend to be a healthinspector and she'll bribe you with $50. Also you can have a little chat withthe man standing alone in the corner, you'll meet again with him later...-------------------------====+<[ Q U E S T S ]>+====-------------------------~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ SIDE QUEST: THE PAIN OF BEING MERCURIO~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~OUTCOME: 1 XP, HUMANITY GAINWhen you first meet Mercurio and get his [SURF'S UP] quest, ask him if he isin pain to receive this quest. Enter the Hospital and go into Dr. Malcolm's office. There you'll find 3 MORPHINE BOTTLES. Give one or these to Mercurio (1 XP).~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ SIDE QUEST: THINNED BLOOD~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~OUTCOME: 4 XP [+: HUMANITY GAIN]On the beach talk to E, the naked from the waist and up, guy. He'll tell you about Lily and the thin-bloods. Agree to help him and head for the Diner. Askthe old lady behind the counter about a pale girl and the phrase "thin-blood".She'll tell you about Lily and give you some belongings that she forgot. Youget LILY'S KEY, a BAIL BOND and a GIRL'S PHOTO.Note: If you are a Nosferatu the lady behind the counter won't talk to you. What you must do is go behind the counter and pick up LILY'S PURSE there.Leave the diner, go further up the road and enter "Kilpatrick's Bail Bonds".Talk to him to get the [A BOUNTY FOR THE HUNTER] quest. Open Arthur's computer go to the "s-z" folder and check the name "Totten, R." that's in the bail bond.It says he has a red car. Go to the parking lot and find the red car. Open thetrunk with Lily's key and take her DIARY (1 XP).Read the diary and learn that she went to the blood bank. Go there and talk toVandal. Persuade him to open the door if you can, or else pick the lock to theleft. Get inside and enter the first door to the left. Continue through thenext door and talk to the male nurse Phil. Persuade him that you're here forthe blood and he will tell you the code to the freezer (1 XP). Another way tolearn the code is to hack the computer in the next door, down the corridor.Then go to the freezers, put the code in and talk to Lily. You can blackmail her if you like but you will LOOSE HUMANITY. Set her free (1 XP). Vandal willthen confront you and refuse to sell you any more blood. To make him change hismind you can give him some extra cash, use Dementation or Dominate on him, oragree to do the [REPLANTING A LILY] quest. I think that if your Humanity is lowyou can also persuade him by telling him a story about how you've slaughteredinnocent people. Intimidation might also work in your advantage here. [+: 1 XPis granted for any way you convince Vandal to sell you blood again.]Go back to "E" and talk to him (1 XP) to finish the quest. [+: You can also give Lily her stuff back when you meet her at the beach for a HUMANITY GAIN].~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ SIDE QUEST : REPLANTING A LILY~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~OUTCOME: 2 XP, HUMANITY LOSSIf you don't wish to pay Vandal to get on his good side again, you can tellhim that you'll bring him a new blood "donor" (Unless you are a Nosferatu).Enter the Asylum and persuade or seduce the girl that is up the stairs, to goto the blood bank (2 XP). But you'll LOOSE HUMANITY for that. [+: If you are a Nosferatu you can find and convince Patty at the club Confession, later on.]~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ SIDE QUEST: BLOODY MESS~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~OUTCOME: 2 XP, MASQUERADE REDEMPTION, $150After the [SURF'S UP] quest if you check your emails you'll find a new one.It's called "A favor" and it's from LaCroix. He wants you to snatch a pack ofwerewolf blood that has been sent to the hospital for analysis. Go through theblood bank door and up the stairs. There is a guard up here. You have twooptions now. You can either pick the lock to the door to your right andsneak through the vents trying to get unnoticed by the guard or you can simplysneak-kill him or even drink him dry without humanity loss, since this areabecomes a combat zone when he attacks you first [+: This has been changed].Grab his CLINIC GUARD'S KEY and also the MAINTENANCE ROOM KEY from the securityroom. Use the computers to disable the cameras, open the safe and take theWEREWOLF BLOOD from it (1 XP). Also check the maintenance room for a lockedchest. Pick the lock and get some PILL BOTTLES and a DRUG BOX for sale. Go backto your flat and put the blood in the mailbox. Leave, re-enter and check yourmailbox for $150 and your PC for a congratulatory email (1 XP).~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ SIDE QUEST: A BOUNTY FOR THE HUNTER~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~OUTCOME: 3 XP, $200Arthur Kilpatrick will give you this quest and the CARSON'S APARTMENT KEY. Go to Carson's flat, which is right across Mercurio's and check the room. There is a poster on the wall with a tip to his password. Open the "mcgee" file (1 XP)on his laptop and listen to the answering machine. Don't forget to pick-up the TATTOO PARLOR KEY that’s on the TV and also the MONEY CLIP ($25) on the table. There is a locked chest in his flat but probably your lockpicking, even withBloodbuff, isn't high enough yet.Across from the pawn shop lies the Tattoo Parlor. Head to the basement andanswer the ringing phone. Agree to go to Gimble's Prosthetics and pose as amodel. To reach Gimble's Prosthetics travel all the way down the main street, then turn right. Ring the buzzer and he'll let you in. After you talk, he willleave and head for the basement. Follow him, take the BLOOD PACK from thefridge, and eventually reach his inner chamber. There you'll find Carson, talkto him and then kill Gimble (1 XP). Free Carson, go back to Kilpatrick (1XP) toreport and get the reward money ($200). Now you can receive the [JUMPIN' THEBAIL] quest from him.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ SIDE QUEST: JUMPIN' THE BAIL~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~OUTCOME: 2 XP, $150After you've informed Arthur about his hunter quitting, he'll ask you to helphim with a bail-jumper. Go to the apartment across from yours and listen tothe answering machine (1 XP). Inform Arthur that his man has fled downtown (1 XP) and ask for your money ($150). After that you get the [MUDD HUNT] quest that will be continued in the next chapter, when you'll reach downtown.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ SIDE QUEST: THE HUNTED HUNTER~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~OUTCOME: 2 XPKnox will give you this quest if you speak to him in the Asylum. He wants youto uncover the Asian vampire that has been stalking him. His only clue is adriver's licence. With a persuation of 3 you can tell Knox that his story is"a little off" and get an XP bonus.Now, check Kilpatrick's computer at Bail Bonds and search for the name "Crumb,Virgil" that's on the licence, apparently he is in the morgue. Go to the bloodbank in the hospital and enter the room in the back with the laundry. There isa hole on the wall, remove the wooden cover and enter the morgue. Hack thecomputer if you want and then lockpick the box to find a keycard for the FOXYBOXES shop (1 XP). It's across the road from the Asylum. Enter the building andcheck the laptop if you want to find out more about the Asian vampire. Enterthrough the door to the main storage area and you'll be confronted by him. It'sa rather tough battle since he is probably the first supernatural you face, butwith Bloodbuff things get easy. Kill him (1 XP) and report to Knox (1 XP). [+: The Asian vampire will drop a SHIN GUNTO sword and a crossbow on death.]~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ SIDE QUEST: CARNIVAL OF DEATH (PART 1)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~You receive this quest when read the newspaper in your building or some others elsewhere. Head over to the Santa Monica pier and check the murderscene. It's obvious now that it was done by a supernatural being. This questwill continue in chapter 3 after you've completed the [MUDD HUNT] quest in Hollywood.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ SIDE QUEST: THE REGENT'S RIDDLE (PART 1)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~You'll receive this quest when you read the card that's on your desk in yourhaven. This quest can only be solved in chapter 2, when you gain access todowntown.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ SIDE QUEST: SPIRITUAL RELEASE~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~OUTCOME: 1 XPYou get this one during the [THE GHOST HAUNTS AT MIDNIGHT] quest, when youfind the DIARY in the kitchen. You'll successfully complete this if you givethe pendant to Therese and not Jeanette (1 XP). %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% MAIN QUEST: WHEREFORE ART THOU, MERCURIO?%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%OUTCOME: 1 XPAfter you exit your building turn right and go into the first door you'll find,the one with the bloodstain in front. There talk to Mercurio (1 XP) to get the[SURF'S UP] and [THE PAIN OF BEING MERCURIO] quests.%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% MAIN QUEST: SURF'S UP%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%OUTCOME: 1-2 XPHead over to the beach and climb the iron stairs to the right. You can finishthis quest in many ways. You can assault the house and kill all enemies. Youcan persuade/seduce the guard to let you in and then persuade the drug lord togive you the ASTROLITE (1 XP), or seduce him and feed on him. There is a sneaky way in, too. Move to the right of the fence and remove the board to get inside. Enter, go to the back and shut off the electricity. Then sneak in. Open the vent in the laundry room and crawl inside, there's a MONEY ENVELOPE there($250), take it (1 XP). There is also a CAR STEREO in the kitchen for you tosell for some cash. Go back to Mercurio and he'll give you the [EXPLOSIVEBEGINNING] quest. If you give his his money back you'll get +1XP.%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% MAIN QUEST: EXPLOSIVE BEGINNING (PART 1)%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%You must now find Bertram Tung, the local Nosferatu. He is currently in afeud with Therese Voerman and he is hiding. You need to go and talk to her.Go into the Asylum and talk to the bartender, persuade him to let you seeTherese. Use the elevator and go to the 2nd floor, take the GOLD RING from the ground and notice the conversation behind the door. After it ends enter and talkto Therese, she'll give you the [THE GHOST HAUNTS AT MIDNIGHT] quest andthe OCEAN HOUSE SEWER KEY. Check Jeanette's emails too, if you want, by hackingher laptop. This quest will continue after you've sorted out the sister'sdispute.Whatever you say to them from now on will affect how things might end withthem. I've mentioned before about how to score with Jeanette. If you wantthem to forgive each other and coexist happily in the end, you'll have to beextra nice to both of them during your conversations.%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% MAIN QUEST: THE GHOST HAUNTS AT MIDNIGHT%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%OUTCOME: 2 XPNOTE: This is one of the best crafted levels I've ever seen in a game.Go down the sewers and find the locked iron door. Use the key Therese gave youand climb up the ladder into the ocean's house yard. Enter the trailer and grab the OCEAN HOUSE FRONT DOOR KEY. Use it to open the front door and get inside.The house is haunted. Beware of the various stuff that the house throws at you,they will hurt you. A few steps ahead you'll find an old newspaper on thetable. Try to go up the stairs and you'll fall though the breaking stairs.You're now in the basement. Head forward, then turn right at the intersection and go through the only unlocked door. It will lock behind you. Break the wall and enter the next room. Read the old newspaper and now go to the laundry room. Open the half-opened washing machine, to get the BOILER ROOM KEY. Go into the boiler room and activate the generator, now you can use the elevator to go to the 1st floor.Head past the middle section and read the newspaper on the table. Continue,enter the next room and check the child-drawing on the floor. Step into theother room and take the UPSTAIRS KEY from the drawer. Go to the other side ofthe 1st floor and you'll see an apparition pointing to a door, use your keyto unlock the door and enter the room. Smash the boards on the flood and jumpdown into the bar. Read the newspaper and use the food-lift to go down to thekitchen. Pick up the DIARY in front of you to get the [SPIRITUAL RELEASE] quest, and hide in the corner until the ruckus calms down, then go through the door and into the vent. The vent will take you to the elevator shaft, quicklyrun forward to avoid the falling elevator and use the ladder to reach the 2ndfloor. [+: Look around the 1st floor rooms to find the murderer's FIREAXE.]Go inside the first door to the left and take the WEEKAPAUG THISTLE [+: or SCARLET TORKELSON: CIRCUS PERFORMER book (+1 Dodge [1/2], needs Research 2)] from the drawer. Continue through the corridor and to your left, read the newspaper. Now go back to the elevator and take the right corridor. Go to theend of it and enter the last room to the left. Climb up to the next floor, leave the room, jump over the gap and duck under the gas that comes out of the walls. Go through the last door and reach a ruined area. When you proceed you'll be taken to the past. Take the PENDANT (1 XP) from the table and thingswill turn back to their present state. Drop down, go back to the elevator shaftand finally leave the house.Return to the Asylum and you'll find Jeanette there. She will ask you to giveher the pendant. If you want to get her to bed later, give it to her, but doingso will fail [THE GHOST HAUNTS AT MIDNIGHT] and the [SPIRITUAL RELEASE] quests. It's your choice. Whatever you do, she will then give you the [SLASHTERPIECE] quest. Finish it and come back to the Asylum to find Therese mad at you. If youhaven't given the pendant to Jeanette give it to her (2 XP) and complete thisquest and the [SPIRITUAL RELEASE] quest. Whether you succeeded or failed thequest you'll receive another quest from her, [BAD BLOOD].%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% MAIN QUEST: SLASHTERPIECE%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%OUTCOME: 3 XP, $0 or $250 or ($250 and HUMANITY LOSS) [+: 1 XP]After the haunted hotel Jeanette will give you this quest. You must go theGallery Noir and destroy all the paintings. The gallery is right across fromMercurio's place. There is a guard in front of the gallery and you must getpast him, you can do this using two ways. You can either persuade/seduce him tolet you in, or you can go to the parking lot behind the gallery, remove theiron bars and enter through the back entrance which you can lockpick easily.I suggest to spare Chunk, he's one of the funniest NPCs in the game [+: alsoyou get a bonus (1 XP) if you don't kill anyone to enter the gallery.]Once inside you must slash the paintings in a chronological order. Eachpainting shows a part of Caine's legacy and you must slash it in chronologicalorder. The right order is: Caine slays Abel, Caine is cursed by god, Caine meets Lilith, Caine spurns Lilith. Once you do this a blood guardian willappear and you'll have to fight him. After you've killed him (3 XP) you canalso steal the charity box, if you want, and gain $250 and a HUMANITYLOSS, unless Jeanette told you what it's really for. Head back to the Asylum.%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% MAIN QUEST: BAD BLOOD%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%OUTCOME: 2 XPTherese says that she threatened her sister and that Jeanette is now hidingfrom her. She wants you to go to the local diner and reassure Jeanette thateverything is alright between them. Go to the diner and a pack of thugs willattack you, kill them (2 XP) and answer the phone. You'll now receive the[SIBLING RIVALRY] quest. Also don't forget to take the shotgun from the thugsand some ammo for the .38.%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% MAIN QUEST: SIBLING RIVALRY%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%OUTCOME: 1-3 XP [+: HUMANITY GAIN]Return to the Asylum to find Therese and Jeanette on each other necks. Youcan take Jeanette's or Therese's side and make one kill the other (1 XP),or persuade both of them to coexist (3 XP). In order to persuade both of themyou need to have a Persuasion feat of level 4 and during your previous conversations with them be you'd have to as nice as possible to both. Thismeans that you must tell them exactly what they want to hear all the time. Ifyou're still having trouble there is a nice guide that explains this step bystep, by Jake Zahn in GameFAQ's. [+: If you succeed, you get a HUMANITY GAINand a .38 or .38 ammo.]%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% MAIN QUEST: EXPLOSIVE BEGINNING (PART 2)%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%OUTCOME: 8-9 XPNow that the sister's rivalry is over, the word will be out that the disputewith Bertram Tung is over too (3 XP). You can now go to him. His hiding placeis over at Sunco Gasoline, the gate is now unlocked. Talk to him (1 XP) andhe'll get you inside the warehouse.Once inside, you can kill nobody there for a bonus (1 XP) [+: or you can try to sneak unnoticed until you place the explosive for a bonus (1 XP).] You'll most likely need Obfuscate to sneak through this whole mission though. Once you're in you can stealth kill the first thug easily, and then enter thenext room. Grab the .38 ammo and continue to the next room stealth killing the second thug too. Back to the previous room and move the board off the wall touncover an opening, kill the bum outside [+: but with a HUMANITY LOSS.] and then go to the back yard to get some shotgun ammo.From then on there are many ways into the main warehouse building:1. Go through the main entrance which is heavily guarded.2. Go to the train, climb the ladder and climb through the vent.3. Go all the way around through the back door.It's really up to you how you wanna do this, but I'll give you a way that isprobably the easiest and the most rewarding. Go past the train wagons and takeout the two thugs there. To the left between some wagons is a LOCKPICK, if youstill don't have one. Continue past the wagons and you'll see a train enginein a bunker. Sneak attack the thug there and take the SILVER RING, then openthe vent to reach the inner warehouse. You'll be high up, with a view overthe various thugs. If you climb on the ceiling bars you can make it undetectedto the offices if that's your style, or you can try to kill them all from afarwith your .38. It doesn't do much damage but it has a long range so it will beeasy to kill every one on this side of the warehouse.Now go back down the ladder and start moving through the wagons. You'll spota lone thug there, kill him as fast as you can and then take out the other two that will appear. In a wagon near you you'll find some .38 ammo if you need it. Open the door and enter another area with a wagon in the middle. Beware that there is a guard on the stairs. If you can take him out silently, and then moveon to the next area.Here you'll find two thugs. You can kill them in a direct approach or you can do things a bit more entertaining. Pick up the yellow soda can in front ofyou and throw it over to the left of the tower. When the two thugs will gothere to investigate, shoot the gasoline under the tower to bring it down onthem and kill them with a bang. Also don't forget to lockpick the storage (ifyou can) to grab some shotgun and .38 ammo. Continue onwards and find a lonethug. Feed on him since you'll probably need some blood, and lockpick theback-door of the warehouse.Once you'll enter the warehouse you'll have a tough battle waiting for you.Even if you killed some of them when you were high up before, there will still 
be many thugs waiting. Use disciplines to kill them as quickly as possible,you can also climb the ladder and use the switch to drop the hanging containeron some of them. What you need then is to go up the stairs inside the offices.Kill everyone inside, grab all ammo you can find and arm the explosives near the desk in the 2nd room.Once you've armed the astrolite a countdown will begin. You'll have to leavequickly the same way you came. If you were noticed on your way in, a Sabbat vampire will attack you as you'll reach the door out of the warehouse. UseBloodbuff and any defensive disciplines you have. This will probably be your most difficult battle up to now, and remember that you also have a time limit. After you've showed him the final death continue moving until you'll be confronted by another Sabbat. Kill him and move to the station to bump ontoBeckett.Beckett is a vampire historian (of sorts). Once you meet him the timer ends andthe warehouse blows up (4 XP). Talk to him and if you're a Gangrel you'll havesome more conversation options. Afterwards you'll be transported back to Tung. Ask anything you'd like to know and leave.Now a taxi will be waiting outside the Asylum, take it and head downtown.When you've reached downtown right across from where your taxi is standing, is the Venture Tower, get in. Inside you'll meet your old buddy, "Chunk", get him to call the elevator and head up to LaCroix. Tell him about the warehouse (1 XP) and the quest will be completed. He'll then give you the [ELIZABETHANRENDEZVOUS] quest. If you want Mercurio to bring you special weapons for salelater, don't tell LaCroix about his astrolite misfortune.[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]][[][][][][][][ CHAPTER 2: DOWNTOWN, HEART OF THE JYHAD[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]][[][][][][][][----------------------------- POINT OF INTEREST: DOWNTOWN-----------------------------You've finally reached downtown!Downtown is the heart of the social and political vampire struggle. Here youwill meet the three opposing parties of the Kindred: the Camarilla, the Anarchs and even the Sabbat later on. You can choose sides and the choice youmake will have its consequences. It won't change things much for a while, butit will affect the available paths you can take near the endgame.-------------------------------- POINT OF INTEREST: A NEW HAVEN--------------------------------All clans can get a haven in downtown. This haven is located in the SkyelineApartments on the 4th floor, except for the Tremere and the Nosferatu whowill get their own haven much later. In order to get the Skyeline haven you'll need to be polite to LaCroix and try to finish the [ELIZABETHAN RENDEZVOUS] without any killing, right after that quest LaCroix will offer you the haven. If you can't do the quest without killing, then you must really sweet-talk LaCroix into giving you the haven. Once you've received your new haven your computer will be transported there along with your ghoul, if you have decided to keep her. [+: Your laptop and mailbox will stay active in Santa Monica.]----------------------------------------------------- POINT OF INTEREST: YOUR SWEET LITTLE GHOUL, HEATHER-----------------------------------------------------After the [ELIZABETHAN RENDEZVOUS] you'll meet Heather outside the Venturetower. If you are Nosferatu and using the sewers, you should go and look forher. She'll say she wants to be with you and help you any way she can. If youwant you can tell her to forget about you and continue with her life and GAINHUMANITY. But if you want to have your own little ghoul to play with and alsoget the best armor in the game for free, tell her that you want her to staywith you. If you do so, she will go directly to wait for you in your haven,either in Santa Monica or in downtown if you've acquired it.Once you've got Heather you can do some things and certain events will occur:1. If you tell her that you need money now, she'll give some to you ($20).2. You can tell her to change her looks and she will change into a goth-chick. If you tell her again to change her looks she will change into a more sexy outfit. If you tell her again to change she'll turn back to her first look.3. You can feed on her at certain times. Don't try to feed on her using the feed command, do it only through dialogue options, or else you might kill her or put her into a permanent trance.4. She will ask you to feed her your blood two times more in the course of the game. Each time you have the option of freeing her if you want.5. She will bring you presents. Some time after you've decided to keep her with you, she'll give you her school money ($500). Later, she'll lure a guy to your apartment and lock him in the bathroom. You can either let him go and persuade him not to tell a word about this, or you can feed on him. After you've fed her your blood for the second time she'll give you the best armor in the game, the body armor. You must go to her right after you return from the Society of Leopold and BEFORE talking to Lacoix, if you want to get the body armor. [+: You get another choice concerning Heather and the body armor. See Chapter 5 for more info]------------------------------ POINT OF INTEREST: FAT LARRY------------------------------Behind the van next to Venture tower, you'll find Fat Larry selling his goods [+: or in the dark alley besides the club Confession to fit his dialogue.]He'll sell the FIREAXE, a very good melee weapon for you right now and also your second armor, HEAVY CLOTHING, be sure to take those two. He also has the BROKK pistol and the LASSITER sub-machinegun but unless you're a ranged specialist they are not that important or easy to use right now. Fat Larry will give you the [TRAFFIK] quest.-------------------------------------------------- POINT OF INTEREST: LEARNING NEW MOVES FROM NINES--------------------------------------------------In the Last Round bar you'll find Nines. When you'll talk to him for thefirst time you can ask him to show you some moves and you'll get +1 in Brawl(if your brawling skill is not already 3 or more). Also after the [ELIZABETHANRENDEZVOUS] go talk to him again to get a +1 in Melee (if your melee is notalready maxed out). So to get the most out of him it's best to go to him thefirst time with Brawl at level 2 and the second time with Melee at level 3.------------------------------------------ POINT OF INTEREST: CONFESSION BLOOD DOLL------------------------------------------There is another club in downtown called Confession. It's in the church-likebuilding. Inside you'll find another blood doll. You'll need a Seduction of 4to make her want your dark kiss. The owner of the Confession, Venus, will giveyou the [A CONFESSION] and the [AND HER NAME WAS VENUS] quests.--------------------------------- POINT OF INTEREST: STREET THUGS---------------------------------There are thugs scattered around in the streets that will attack pedestriansand can even attack you (well it happened to me only once) or Larry. Try not to kill any of them though, because it will result in HUMANITY LOSS. Just give them a couple of hits and they will run away.----------------------------------------------------------------- POINT OF INTEREST: MERCURIO, THE PAIN OF BEING A WEAPONS DEALER-----------------------------------------------------------------If you haven't told LaCroix about Mercurio messing up with the astrolite, whenyou'll reach the Santa Monica beach for the [ELIZABETHAN RENDEZVOUS] questyou'll find Mercurio waiting for you. He'll thank you then for keeping it asecret and tells you that from now on he will have weapons to sell to you and that he can even get you some special ones.From that time on, you can visit him in his apartment and buy weapons. You canalso ask him for special weapons like the STEYR AUG and the FLAMETHROWER [+:and the REMINGTON M24 SWS sniper rifle and the DRAGON'S BREATH shotgun.] Those weapons will be available from him much later though. Try to check with him frequently, especially after you've completed a main quest, to see what new hehas to offer.---------------------------------------- POINT OF INTEREST: SKYELINE APARTMENTS----------------------------------------You'll find the Skyeline Apartments right next to the Confession club. You'llneed to come here for the [MUDD HUNT], [FUN WITH PESTILENCE] AND [NECROMANTIC]quests and also under certain circumstances you may get to use apartment 4 as ahaven. There is some more stuff you can do here though.Go down to the basement and hack into the computer, it seems the guard hasset up hidden cameras all over the place. Check the apartment notes and learn the apartment 3 code. You can check the monitor if you like. You can use the vents to navigate through the apartments but now you need to take the elevator to the 3rd floor. Use the code and enter. Hack the PC and unlock the safe. It'slocated in the closet. Open it and take the GOLD RING, SILVER RING, FANCYRING and FANCY WATCH. You need Hacking at level 6 to pull this off. [+: Thereis a restored guard on the ground floor who will come after you for the theft.]-------------------------------------- POINT OF INTEREST: EMPIRE ARMS HOTEL--------------------------------------Next to the Skyeline Apartments is the Empire Arms hotel. You'll have to visit the suites here for the [FUN WITH PESTILENCE] and [AND HER NAME WAS VENUS] quests. You'll find a bar and a club area, there is nothing else of interestexcept a locked door that you can pick and find a GOLD RING inside. If you wantto feed, wait for someone to go to the WC. If you want, you can also hack thehotel PC and get some info about the residents. [+: The restored guard near theentrance may force Nosferatu to use the vents.]----------------------------------------- POINT OF INTEREST: LACROIX'S DOMINATION-----------------------------------------If you refuse to do any of the main quests LaCroix gives you, he willeventually dominate you into doing them.-------------------------====+<[ Q U E S T S ]>+====-------------------------~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ SIDE QUEST: THE REGENT'S RIDDLE (PART 2)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~OUTCOME: 1 XPRemember about the sun mentioned in the riddle? While facing the Venture Towergo right and continue until you see a violet light burning on top of a buildingto your left. Enter through a green door, this is the Tremere Chantry. Insideyou'll find that the corridors are bound with magic. In order to reach theTremere regent, Mr. Strauss, you'll have to turn right at every intersection.On your way to him don't forget to pick up the THAUMATURGICAL CREATURES book.Converse with him (1 XP) and learn about the Tremere. If you have a Persuasion of 5 you can get him to tell you what he thinks of LaCroix.He will give you the [A PLAGUE FOR THE ANGELS] quest. Essentially it's thesame quest that Damsel will give you and you could have taken Damsel's questfirst if you liked, but if you are a Tremere and want to get the haven in theChantry you should first take the quest from Strauss and try not to anger him.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ SIDE QUEST: A PLAGUE FOR THE ANGELS~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~OUTCOME: OCCULT ITEM or $250You get this from Strauss if you talk to him before talking with Damsel. Inorder to complete this quest you must first finish the [FUN WITH PESTILENCE]and [MORE FUN WITH PESTILENCE] quests that Damsel gave you and then come talkto Strauss. As a reward you can choose between the BLOODSTAR which raises theduration of Bloodbuff or some money ($250-350). Choose the item.If you are a Tremere and want to get the Tremere haven in the Chantry later,you must complete this quest. This means that you should talk first to Straussand then to Damsel.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ SIDE QUEST: FUN WITH PESTILENCE~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~OUTCOME: 3 XP, HUMANITY GAIN, MASQUERADE REDEMPTIONGo to the Skyeline Apartments and use the vents from the basement to reachapartment 5. You'll find Paul dead, listen to the answering machine and learnthat the code for apartment 6 is 1203. Use the elevator and enter apartment 6. Pick up the SAFE KEY from behind the vase and enter the bedroom. Talk to Hannah and learn about the plaguebearer (1 XP), if you don't tell her about Paul's death you'll GAIN HUMANITY. Open the safe and pick up the $200. Now you must go to the Empire Arms hotel to find Jezebel Locke. Talk to thereceptionist there and persuade/seduce him to give you Locke's key (1 XP). Ifyou can't do that you can go to the room behind the reception and print aspare keycard at the desk. [+: You need to get the name of her suite from thePC first to print the keycard.] Now go to the 5th floor, kill Locke (1 XP) andgain a MASQUERADE REDEMPTION. Before you leave don't forget to take the FINANCEMANUAL (+1 Finance [3/4], needs Research 6) from the table [+: or the BRAWLING MANUAL (+1 Unarmed [3/4], needs Research 5).] Now go back to Damsel and she'll give you the [MORE FUN WITH PESTILENCE] quest.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ SIDE QUEST: MORE FUN WITH PESTILENCE~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~OUTCOME: 5 XP, MASQUERADE REDEMPTIONOutside of the Last Round you'll find a homeless man that walks up and down theroad. Talk to him and persuade him to tell you about the disease. He'll sentyou to Tin Can Bill who is in the alley across from the Last Round. Talk toBill and as he takes his last breaths he'll tell you about a "monster from thesewers". There is a sewer entrance right at the end of the alley, use it. Noweither lockpick the iron door to reach the inner sanctum of the second plaguebearer,or go left, jump over the drain and climb over the planks andbarrels, turn right and pass through some vents. When you'll get close to the crucified man in the main room, Brother Kanker will appear. Killing him is not that hard, after you do so, take the brotherhood flyer from the floor (1 XP).Push the switch to raise the bars and leave the sewers. Remember where you've seen the drawing on the flyer before? It's the graffitinext to the Tremere Chantry. To the right of the graffiti you'll find a door,enter it and show the flyer to the man there, he'll let you in (1 XP).Now you'll have to fight a lot of plague victims, which are almost like zombies. They are slow and can be killed with one or two fireaxe slashes and a shotgun or pistol hit to the head will smash them to pieces. Just don't let them come very close or they will catch you and eat your brains or something, also don't let many of them surround you or things will get tough. If you try to feed on them you might get sick and vomit, so you better not. The easiest way is to simply run past them until you reach the last door and findBishop Vick.Vick can be a pretty tough opponent, he uses Celerity and blasts you with hisshotgun, so make sure you've bought the second armor and also use any defensivedisciplines you have. You could fight him from far away with a shotgun yourself. If you use melee stay away from him until it's time to reload hisshotgun and then come close and hit him, continue doing this until he is dead(2 XP).Go to the Last Round, talk to Damsel (1 XP) and get a MASQUERADE REDEMPTION. If you want you can side with the Anarchs now. It doesn't make any differencein how the game continues, it's more of a role playing decision. If you sidewith them you can come to Damsel from time to time and report about LaCroix'sdealings. If you side with the Anarchs LaCroix will find out eventually, butthis won't change things much.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ SIDE QUEST: NIGHT AT THE LIBRARY~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~OUTCOME: 2 XP, OCCULT ITEM, JIANAfter you have met Garry and finished the [MORE FUN WITH PESTILENCE] quest,Beckett'll send you an email that something strange is going on in the public library. Enter the downtown sewers and find "Access Point E", move into it andthen right until you get to a hatch. Open it and enter the public library.In the basement is a disabled elevator. Pick up the box of VACUUM TUBES acrossfrom it and enter the small maintenance room. Try to activate the elevator andthe tube board will blow. Replace the vacuum tube and the elevator works again.Ride it up into the atrium and climb the escalators towards the wooden doubledoors, while avoiding or fighting the lonely guard patrolling the atrium area.You are now in the famous rotunda. Read the note, then enter the reading roomto the left and search it until you find a LIBRARY CARD on a stepladder. Take it, return back to the rotunda and move across into the gallery and into it'sbackroom. Check the books on the table for the BRAID TALISMAN inside a hollow book. Then use the computer and type "insert card", followed by the password.You will get the message "The world is the key to below!" and the option tounlock the switch, which you do. Now what "world" is meant? There is a smallglobe in the reading room, so go back there and it has turned into a switch.Use it, return to the backroom and a secret passage has opened in the floor.Descend the passage until you enter a huge ritual chamber. Now a cutscene willplay showing a sacrifice being held, which you forcibly interrupt by killing the priest and getting the JIAN broadsword in the process. Listen to Andrei'sspeech, then fight him until he flees (2 XP). Return to the main library andfinish off the last creature waiting for you in the elevator before leaving.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ SIDE QUEST: MUDD HUNT (PART 1)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~OUTCOME: 1 XP, MASQUERADE REDEMPTIONEnter apartment 2 in the Skyeline building by using the vents. Pick up the twoCAR STEREOS and then listen to the answering machine. Also go to the bedroomand take KENDO FOR ADVANCED STUDENTS (+1 Melee [3/4], needs Research 5) fromthe floor. Hmm, the call mentioned "a warehouse across from the bar".Head across the Last Round and enter the warehouse. You'll find another gruesome murder scene in the style of [CARNIVAL OF DEATH]. Talk to the homelessguy and he'll confess what he saw (1 XP). Persuade him to keep his mouth shutand gain a MASQUERADE REDEMPTION. Go up by climbing the boxes and pick up theLUCKEE STAR ROOM KEY and the CAR STEREO from the ground near the dead body.You'll continue this in chapter 3 in Hollywood.If you score a hoop with the head that's on the ground, you'll hear a crowdapplauding. (Deus Ex deja vu?)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ SIDE QUEST: TRAFFIK~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~OUTCOME: 1-3 XP, +1 Finance [1/2/3], $500Fat Larry will give you this quest after you've bought a weapon from him [+: or talked with him twice]. He wants you to go and steal a suitcase from an Asian gang. There are two ways of doing this, either a full-front assault or the sneaky way. Try to get the suitcase without anyone noticing for a bonus (2 XP). For a full-front assault things are simple, go down the parking levels and killeveryone until you reach the leaders, then grab the standing SUITCASE (1 XP).If you want to take the covert path, you must use the vents in order to movethrough the underground parking. There will be ladders on the walls that willtake you to the vents. If you don't have Obfuscate you must note the pattern inwhich the guards move in order to avoid them. The last vent will land you rightbeside the gang boss and next to the SUITCASE. Grab it (3 XP) and then you'refree to kill everyone if you want. In one of the parking levels you'll alsofind a CAR STEREO.Now go back to Fat Larry and persuade him to give you a +1 to Finance (if yourFinance isn't already 3 or more) and finally take your hard earned money($500). If you haven't talked to Venus yet, or if you are a Nosferatu and Venuswon't talk to you, Larry will point you to her and put in a good word for you.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ SIDE QUEST: A CONFESSION~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~OUTCOME: 3 XPIf you're a Nosferatu you can't talk to Venus until you've done Fat Larry'squest. If you're not, you just need to enter the Confession club and talk tothe sexy bartender. She'll want you to deal with some Russian guys she owesmoney. As you exit the club go right and reach the end of the road. In theparking lot you'll find 3 men. You can persuade them to come back next month oryou can simply kill them (1 XP). If you're a Malkavian you can dementate themto kill each other. Report back to Venus (2 XP) and receive the [AND HER NAMEWAS VENUS] quest.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ SIDE QUEST: AND HER NAME WAS VENUS~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~OUTCOME: 4 XP, $600 plus several times $250After you've dealt with the 3 Russians, Venus will want you to deal with theirleader, Boris. She'll give you the EMPIRE MAFIA KEY. On your way out pick upthe wallet ($150) from behind the reception. Now go to the 6th floor of the Empire hotel.Here you can either sneak you way to Boris or kill everyone. If you kill themyou can grab an INGRAM MAC-10 and some ammo for it. Whatever you do, get inthe first room and grab the BRAWLING MANUAL (+1 Unarmed [3/4], needs Research 5) [+: or FINANCE MANUAL (+1 Finance [3/4], needs Research 6).] Boris's room is the one with the guard outside. If you attack the guard you'll have to fight Boris no matter what. If you persuade the guard to let you in you will talk with Boris. There are many things that you can do now:1. Persuade him to leave Venus alone (2 XP).2. He can give you the [VENUCIDE] quest and send you to kill Venus instead.3. Attack and kill him (2 XP).4. Dementate him to attack his guard. He only has a .38 [+: or GLOCK] while his guard has an Ingram so he'll definitely die (2 XP).Whatever you do, don't forget to pick up the $200 an the FANCY RING beforeleaving. Now if you didn't take [VENUCIDE] go back to Venus, talk to her(2 XP) and gain $250. From now on you'll be her partner in Confession. Afteryou've finished a part of the main quest come back here and she'll give you some of the earnings.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ SIDE QUEST: VENUCIDE~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~OUTCOME: 2 XP, $1000, HUMANITY LOSSIf you decide to take up Boris's offer and kill Venus instead then you'llreceive this quest. Go to the Confession and after Venus took you up to herprivate chamber, kill her (2 XP, HUMANITY LOSS). Go back to Boris and he'llgive you $1000. This fails the [AND HER NAME WAS VENUS] quest.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ SIDE QUEST: NECROMANTIC~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~OUTCOME: 3 XP, MASQUERADE REDEMPTION [+: HUMANITY GAIN/LOSS]To the left of the Venture Tower you'll find the abandoned hospital. Enterthrough an opening at the fence and go through the door. A man will comerunning at you, he is a reporter. Speak to him and then get a MORPHINE BOTTLEfrom the right room, before opening the first left door and climbing through the vent. Drop down, open the next door and break the wall under the stairs. Then open the double doors, take the MORPHINE BOTTLE and crawl down using theboards. In the room to the left room you'll find another MORPHINE BOTTLE. Remove the rubble that blocks your path and eventually you'll reach Pisha. If you decide to help her you'll receive this quest.Go back to where Milligan was and you'll find him gone. Pick up his BUSINESSCARD and learn that he resides at the Skyeline Apartments in apartment 1. Usethe vents to enter the apartment, he is hiding in the closet. If you tell himto just leave, you'll fail the quest. You have other options though:1. You can kill him (2 XP, HUMANITY LOSS, MASQUERADE REDEMPTION).2. Persuade him it was all a joke and send him to Pisha to be killed (2 XP, MASQUERADE REDEMPTION) [+: HUMANITY LOSS].3. Intimidate him to keep him silent (2 XP, MASQUERADE REDEMPTION).4. Dementate him and drive him mad (2 XP, MASQUERADE REDEMPTION).5. Dominate him to forget everything (2 XP, MASQUERADE REDEMPTION) [+: HUMANITY GAIN.]Pick up the PHOTO from the desk and go back to Pisha (1 XP). You can nowreceive the [OCCULTISH PERSONALITY] quest from her.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ SIDE QUEST: OCCULTISH PERSONALITY~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~OUTCOME: 2 XP, 2 OCCULT ITEMSAfter taking care of the reporter, Pisha can give you this quest. She wants youto find 2 occult items for her:1. The FETISH STATUE, which can be obtained in the museum basement if you break into the glass chamber where it's being kept. This can be done only during the [PATRON OF THE ANCIENT ARTS] quest. Give it to Pisha and receive the ODIOUS CHALICE as a reward (1 XP).2. The GIOVANNI BOOK "VOCE DELLA MORTE", which can be obtained in the embalming chamber of the Giovanni mansion. This can be done only during the [ITALIAN DINER] quest. Return it to Pisha and receive the KEY OF ALAMUT as a reward (1 XP).~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ SIDE QUEST: ATTENTION WHORE~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~OUTCOME: 2 XP, MASQUERADE REDEMPTION, HUMANITY LOSSSkelter will give you this quest if you talk with him about the Masquerade when you'll meet him in the Last Round. You must go to the Confession club andmeet Patty. She is rather annoying. You can deal with her in several ways:1. Persuade her that her master has gone to San Diego (1 XP).2. Take her to the alley and kill her (1 XP, HUMANITY LOSS).3. If you have already spoken to Pisha, you can tell her that her master is having a rave party in the basement of the abandoned hospital and send her as a snack to Pisha (1 XP, HUMANITY LOSS). [+: To [REPLANT A LILY] you can send her to Vandal (1 XP, HUMANITY LOSS).]Go back to Skelter and receive a MASQUERADE REDEMPTION (1 XP).%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% MAIN QUEST: ELIZABETHAN RENDEZVOUS%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%OUTCOME: 5-7 XPAfter you've spoken with LaCroix for the first time, he'll give you thisquest. First you must go to the Last Round (if you haven't already) and talkto Nines. You can pick up the [FUN WITH PESTILENCE] quest from Damsel here andthe [ATTENTION WHORE] quest from Skelter. Then go to the Santa Monica beach, get in the boat and reach the Dane. On the ship you can do things the "bloody"way, the "easy" way or the "hard" way. With the bloody way you'll piss offLaCroix and you may not get the downtown haven. If you choose this way yourpath will be like that of the hard way only instead of sneaking you'll beslaughtering. You may even drop the hanging container from the crane on some cops. But there are two ways to finish the quest without killing anyone:The Easy Way:When you reach the ship you'll see a policeman near you. If you approach himhe'll talk to you. It seems that he was bribed by someone to let a reporter onthe ship. You can persuade him (level 4) that you're that reporter and he'llgive you the POLICE REPORT (1 XP) and the password of the security computer.He'll then distract some other guards so you can get inside the securityroom. If any other policeman sees you he will attack you at the spot so youmust sneak from now on. Also remember that after a while the guard will returnto the security room. Descend down the stairs and enter the door to the right,continue to the bloody corridor and lockpick the next door you'll face. Now youare in a room with some stairs going up and a locked door. Lockpick the doorand get the SHIP MANIFEST (1 XP) from the table. Now go back to the previousroom and up the stairs. Enter the left door, you're now in the security room.Use the computer, enter the folder "controls" and type the password. Then usethe command "ship cam on" to enable the cameras. Use the monitor next to thecomputer and check out the sarcophagus (1 XP). Then sneak your way to the boat.The Hard Way:If you can't persuade the policeman, then you'll have to do it the hard way. Ifyou have Obfuscate though you'll find this very easy. Anyway, you now have to get close to the sarcophagus. Your path will be the same as the easy way up towhere you get the SHIP MANIFEST (1 XP). If you have a high Hacking feat and Dementation or Dominate, you can still go to the security room, incapacitatethe guard with one of those disciplines and then quickly hack into the computer to watch the sarcophagus and surroundings from the monitor. If you can't do this, things will get tough. From the room with the ship manifest open the other door and you'll be on the outside of the ship. This whole area is full ofpatrolling cops and huge containers. On the side of some of the containers you'll see a little ladder. What you need to do now is to climb onto thosecontainers and try to avoid being seen by the cops. You can throw stuff youfind on the containers in order to distract the guards. A little further you'llfind a table with the POLICE REPORT, take it (1 XP). Continue sneakingforward and you'll eventually reach the sarcophagus (1 XP). Now leave by takingthe opposite path, over the containers, from the one you took the first time.With a little luck you'll be able to pull this off and reach the boat.Take the boat back to Santa Monica beach and if you've avoided killing any copsyou'll get a bonus (2 XP). Go talk to LaCroix (2 XP) and receive the SkyelineApartments haven as a reward (if you've been polite to him and you're not aTremere or a Nosferatu). He'll then give you the [CALLING DR. GROUT] quest.%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% MAIN QUEST: CALLING DR. GROUT%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%OUTCOME: 6 XP, $300Take the cab and drive to Grout's mansion. On your way in, you'll find Ninescoming out of the mansion acting very strangely. Inside the mansion is filledwith Grouts "experiments" that have gone mad. The females are pretty easy to kill, only the S&M males pose some threat. Just block their first attack andthen whack them. Have in mind that across the mansion you'll find manyrecorders with Grouts thoughts taped, be sure to listen to them if you wantto find out more about Grout and the reasons behind his disappearance.Now go right and enter the library, pick up the SCARLET TORKELSON: CIRCUSPERFORMER book (+1 Dodge [1/2], needs Research 2) [+: or WEEKAPAUG THISTLE] and read the note on the table, you'll have to solve a riddle now. The notesays that the mind effects the other two with various effects, so all you haveto do is to flip the mind candle until all candles are lit (since it's resultswill be random eventually you'll get them all lit and solve the riddle)(1 XP).Now the other door in the main hall will be unlocked, open it and enter the REDhall. Flip the candle on the wall next to the stairs and a secret passage willopen above. Go up the stairs, then continue the path downwards until you reachthe GREEN hall. The doors to your right lead you back to the RED hall. Open thedoor across from the one you entered and you'll be in a room with a fireplace.Push the switch on the fireplace and a secret door will open, move on up thestairs.You'll find yourself on the 2nd floor of the library and another riddle iswaiting for you. Read the note and try to solve it. If you can't seem to findthe solution there is an easier way. There is a book in one of the bookcases that can be pulled which solves the riddle instantly. (This is on the few caseswhere inspection can prove useful) A new secret door will open downstairs thatleads to the basement.Crouch to avoid the electricity beams (they'll kill you instantly) and flip thevarious switches until all beams are gone. Pick up the TARULFANG from theground and on you way out of the generator room pull the big switch there. The way into Grouts inner sanctum is now open (1 XP).Go back to the RED hall and enter the previously locked door. You'll findtwo laboratories. In the empty room there is a locked refrigerator door. Ifyou can't pick the lock you must go to the other room, kill the enemies and getthe LABORATORY REFRIGERATOR KEY. Open the refrigerator and grab the 3 BLOODPACKS, 2 ELDER VITAE and a MORPHINE BOTTLE. Now go down the stairs and reach the detention area. If you want to avoid some enemies you can open the secret door on the wall that will lead you a bit further [+: you can do this with thetelephone switch in the side room]. If you choose to stay on the main route,in one of the rooms you'll find a MORPHINE BOTTLE. Finally you'll reach a wooden door. Open it and then climb the boards to reach the upper floor.Pick up another MORPHINE BOTTLE from a table and go up the stairs to the "wifepreservation" chamber. Turn on the gramophone and the door to Grouts bedroomwill be unlocked. Enter to find Grout's remains on the bed (1 XP). Afterwardsyou'll meet with Grünfeld Bach for the first time, the crazed leader of thevampire hunters. He has set the mansion on fire and you must now escape thebuilding.The fire will easily show you the way out of the mansion, since only one routeis possible. The tough part will be facing the burning madmen coming after you.They will deal much more damage since they can burn you. A shotgun might do thetrick if you are good enough with ranged, else stick with your fireaxe. Just try to kill them as quickly as possible and watch your back since they'll bealso coming from behind. DON'T try to feed on them because you'll burn todeath. Finally when you'll reach the final room, jump out of the window.Go back to LaCroix and report (3 XP). He'll then give you the [PATRON OF THEANCIENT ARTS] quest. Persuade him for $300 and talk to him to get some moreinfo if you want.%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% MAIN QUEST: PATRON OF THE ANCIENT ARTS%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%OUTCOME: 5 XP, +1 Scholarship [1/2/3/+:4]Take the cab to the museum. Here you can go into a killing streak if you like,but you'll anger LaCroix. If you do this without killing anyone you'll get somebonus XP in the end. If a guard notices you he'll attack you, so you need tosneak by them if you want to avoid bloodshed. Watch the walking pattern of theguards and make your moves when they don't see you.Anyway, read the note next to the raptor and go around the corridor, open thehalf-opened display door and take the OFFICE KEY. Now you need to go down, butyou may want to jump onto the pterosaur first to find a MONEY CLIP ($100). Onceyou're downstairs you'll see a set of doors on one side, these are the offices.Enter the left door by using the key you found. Inside pick up the PRESCRIPTIONBOTTLE from one of the desks and then pick the door to reach the basement.Go outside and enter the right door where the toilets are. Beware of a guardthat maybe in here and get into the maintenance room. Climb into the vents.From there you can either open the vent of the security room and try to pickupthe BASEMENT KEY from high above, without being seen by the guard inside, oryou can get into the next room and use Obfuscate, Dementation or Dominate onthe guard to pick up the key.Once you're down in the basement, things will get tough if you want to remainunnoticed, and you don't have Obfuscate. There is a guard that patrols around the area and you must time your movement according to his position. Thetoughest part is that there are many cameras scattered around the corridors.You should wait for the camera to turn and run under it, into it's "blind spot"and then make your next move. You can also destroy the cameras to remove theproblem.Once you get down the stairs you'll see a security room in front of you, with a guard inside. There is a computer in there that you can hack (level 6) to disable the cameras and on the left desk you'll find the SECURITY MANUAL book(+1 Security [3/4], needs Research 6). Sneaking in there is very hard withoutObfuscate but it can be done if you time your moves right.Now go down the next corridor, turn right and enter the room. Read the note onthe desk and learn the door code (2358). Also open the drawer for a GOLD RINGand a NORMAL WATCH. Next, head across the corridor and into the lab to yourleft. Pick up the MUSEUM WORKROOM KEY from the desk (1 XP) and hack the PC ifyou want some info and another mentioning of the code.If you've taken Pisha's quest, you'll need to obtain the statue before you moveon. Get out the room you're in and go left until you find a big glass window.Break the window with your fists, enter and grab the FETISH STATUE (1 XP). Nowleave, go to the door with the panel and put in the code.Continue onward and you'll find another security room. If you're the killingtype smash the window and kill the guard. Then you can hack the PC to disablethe security beams in the next room and the alarm too. If you're sneaking, justenter the next room and face the security beams. Smash the panel on your rightto make the beams flicker and thus enable you to move past them with the rightmoves. Open the next door and you'll now be in the museum vaults.The final door leads you to a room where you'll meet Beckett again (3 XP). Askhim about how many years he has studied vampire lore and you'll gain +1 toScholarity [1/2/3/+:4]. If you haven't killed anyone you'll get a bonus (2 XP). Go back to LaCroix and report to him (1 XP). He'll give you the [THE EPIC OFTHE ANKARAN SARCOPHAGUS] quest.%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% MAIN QUEST : THE EPIC OF THE ANKARAN SARCOPHAGUS (PART 1)%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%The prince now wants you to find Gary and learn the location of the stolen sarcophagus. You'll have to go to Hollywood and talk to Isaac for that. Thisquest will be continued in the next chapters and will be finished much later.[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]][[][][][][][][ CHAPTER 3: HOLLYWOOD, THE LAND OF FALLEN STARS[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]][[][][][][][][--------------------------------------------------- POINT OF INTEREST: ANNOUNCE YOURSELF TO THE BARON---------------------------------------------------As soon as you reach Hollywood, a vampire will come and talk to you. He saysyou must announce yourself to the Baron of Hollywood, Isaac. You should dothat. You already need to talk to him for the main quest and he'll also giveyou some other quests. Isaac is located at the end of the street behind the jewellery store, across from the abandoned Chinese Theatre. ----------------------------------- POINT OF INTEREST: RED SPOT STORE -----------------------------------Right across from the taxi you'll see the Red Spot convenience store. Onceyou're inside go to the coolers to your right and pick up $25. Then talk to theclerk and ask him about the special, he'll show you his secret stash of weapons. He sells the COLT ANACONDA which is the best ranged weapon up to now, the SLEDGEHAMMER a very nice melee weapon and the third armor, LIGHT LEATHER, for you to wear, which you should buy. Anyway, talk to the guy a bit, he is hilarious.------------------------------------------ POINT OF INTEREST: A BLAST FROM THE PAST------------------------------------------At some point you'll bump into a friend of yours from your old mortal life, called Samantha. She'll recognise you and try to "help" you. You can persuade her that you're not who she thinks you are and she'll leave you alone. If you can't, she'll make a phone call that she found you. If you manage to persuade Samantha that you're someone else, you'll receive a MASQUERADE REDEMPTION. If you are a Ventrue you can trance her before she has a chance to talk to you and she'll stay in trance for the rest of the game. With a high Intimidation you canprevent her from making the call, but if it's not high enough, then the beastwill take over, you'll immediately kill her, and the cops will be alerted.- If you're a Malkavian you can use Dementation to make her think that you're her pet turtle (best solution so far).- If you're a Nosferatu, you wont meet Samantha at all.---------------------------------- POINT OF INTEREST: INTERNET CAFE----------------------------------There is an internet cafe in Hollywood called Ground Zero. You can hack thecomputers and get some info about the locals. Inside you'll find another skillbook, THE COWBOY'S GUIDE TO CYBERSPACE BY CASE (+1 Computer [5], needs Research9). Another interesting thing is that in an email someone mentions the secretclan "Chockula". There is no such "secret" clan in the game but actuallythere is a fan-made mod that adds a new clan with that name to the game.----------------------------- POINT OF INTEREST: VESUVIUS-----------------------------Vesuvius is the strip club of Hollywood. It belongs to sexy VV who will giveyou some quests. You can get a lap-dance from Misty for $100 here, a rathersteep price I may add. If you have a Seduction of 6 you can get the price down to $60. If you decide to get the lap-dance, she'll take you to the privaterooms and there you can feed on her. After that when you talk to her, you cansay that you don't have any money and she'll still give you a private dance. Sofrom now on you'll have another blood doll. [+-: This exploit has been fixed,+: but you can ask Misti for a real lap-dance if you don't want to feed.]---------------------------------------- POINT OF INTEREST: ASP HOLE BLOOD DOLL----------------------------------------There is another club in Hollywood, the Asp Hole. Inside you find a blood dollwaiting for you to seduce her. With a Seduction of 6 she is yours. The clubbelongs to a fledgeling called Ash, a former film star and now a Childe ofIsaac. He'll offer you the [HUNTERS HUNTING] quest if you talk to him. Thereis also a NORMAL WATCH on the railing left from the entrance.---------------------------------- POINT OF INTEREST: THE PEEP SHOW----------------------------------Right across from Asp Hole is a sex shop/peep show called Sin Bin. Go down thestairs and either pay to enjoy a show, or simply get inside a booth that isalready being used and watch for free. Some quests will bring you here too.-------------------------------------- POINT OF INTEREST: LUCKEE STAR MOTEL--------------------------------------The Luckee Star motel is found right next to the internet cafe. Apart from some quests that involve it, there are a couple of valuables that you cansteal from the rooms. Go up the stairs and lockpick the first door to yourright. Inside you'll find a WALLET ($200) on the desk and a PRESCRIPTIONBOTTLE in the bathroom. [+: For an easter egg open some doors very often.]----------------------------- POINT OF INTEREST: CEMETERY -----------------------------Behind the peep show you'll find a crack in the wall that leads to the Hollywood cemetery. The gravetaker is a ghoul by the name of Romero and hedeals with the zombie problem (a reference to director George Romero, the makerof "Night of the Living Dead"). He'll give you a quest, but apart from thatthere is not much more you can do here.------------------------------------- POINT OF INTEREST: VV'S LOVE EMAILS-------------------------------------If you've helped VV with her quests and you've been seductive to her, she willsend you 3 love-mails ("Thank You", "The Muse's Muse" and "Your BloodyValentine"). She'll thank you for your help and write poems to you. Hmm, can'thelp but wanting a little more from her though.--------------------------------------------------- POINT OF INTEREST [+: SIDE QUEST: POSTER SESSION]---------------------------------------------------OUTCOME: JEANETTE POSTERThis quest can be obtained after you've located the Nosferatu hideout. If youcheck your computer, you'll see that Gary has sent you an email "Prince ispromoting you!". He'll give you a poster of Jeanette if you find him a copy of "Tap Hotel".Go to the old Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, where the Gargoyle was/is. Enterthe main theatre hall and pick up the VIDEO TAPE that's right in front of thescreen, in the middle section. Now go back to your haven and put it in yourmailbox. The next time you'll enter your haven you'll see that there is a poster of Jeanette on the wall.OUTCOME: DAMSEL POSTER[+: This quest has been moved up because you get the other things earlier.]Check your emails again and you'll find "Rocket Launcher for Sale" from Gary.Have in mind that his next quests require high level Hacking and Lockpicking (level 8). So if you haven't got these maybe you should leave them for later.In his second email Gary wants you get him a certain CD-ROM [+: or a woodenpull toy] from a safe at Metalhead Industries. You can get inside Metalhead Industries in Hollywood only if you have received the access card from the [A TANGLED WEB] quest from Mitnick.Anyway, once you're inside the "operations room" in Metalhead Industries use the computer and enter the "safe" folder. Hack the password and unlock the safe door. Take the CD-ROM [+: or the WOODEN PULL TOY] and put it in your mailbox. The next time you'll enter your haven you'll find a poster of Damsel.OUTCOME: MING-XIAO POSTER[+: This quest has been moved up because you get the other things earlier.]Check the email called "Want to Learn Vicissitude?" and learn that Gary wants a naughty tape of Imalia from her former model days. Hmm, so who was one of her bigger fans? Carson the bounty hunter comes to mind. Go to his apartment in Santa Monica (the one across Mercurio's) and lockpick his chest. You'll need a Lockpicking feat of 8 (you can use Bloobuff to raise your lockpicking skill).If you don't have it yet maybe you should wait until to obtain the FAECHARM that will give you a +1 to Dexterity.Take the VIDEO TAPE and put it in your mailbox. The next time you'll be in your haven you'll notice a Ming-Xiao poster.OUTCOME: VV POSTERIf you haven't managed to get a poster from VV [+-: which you can't anymore], Gary will sent you an email with the subject "Cheat codes". He wants aNosferatu photo from that reporter, Milligan.You probably have the photo already, but if you don't then you should go to the 2nd floor of the Skyeline Apartments and you'll find the PHOTO in Milligan's bedroom on his desk. Put it in your mailbox and Gary will send you VV's poster.[+: OUTCOME: TAWNI POSTER]After that you'll get another email from Gary titled "Confidential Nigerian Proposal" in which he asks for a special transponder NAME PLATE. You'll find it in the Kamikaze Zen vault and after mailing it to him you'll receive an unspoiled poster of Tawni Session.[+: OUTCOME: IMALIA POSTER]Gary's next email "Replica Stakes" wants you to get a SQUASHED ODIOUS CHALICE that can be found in the last lab room at the Fu Syndicate. He will send you a poster of Imalia before her transformation.[+: OUTCOME: FACE POSTER, 1 XP]The last poster quest email "World of Darkness Gold fast!" asks you to mailGary a THROWING STAR. Find it stuck into a desk at the Red Dragon and send itto him for another poster of a pretty face (1 XP).-------------------------====+<[ Q U E S T S ]>+====-------------------------~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ SIDE QUEST: GARGOYLE REMOVAL SERVICE~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~OUTCOME: 3-5 XP, $500 [+: 1 XP, MASQUERADE REDEMPTION, OCCULT ITEM]After finishing the [DEAD EX] quest, if you ask Isaac whether you can help him with anything, he'll give you this quest. You have to deal with the Gargoyleoccupying the old theatre. Get the CHINESE THEATRE KEY from Isaac, then goDowntown and visit Strauss. You'll learn that the Gargoyle is his making and
that he wants it destroyed. He'll also give you the RUNE OF THE 3RD EYE whichwill offer you some protection against the Gargoyle. Now you can do two thingsregarding the Gargoyle:1. You can attack and kill it. Try to use blunt weapons, the sledgehammer works really well (3 XP).2. You can convince it to ally with Isaac (3 XP).Whatever you've chosen you can go back to Strauss and get some money ($500) asreward [+: or the PEARL OF DUBAI if you are clan Brujah or Toreador]. Even if you chose 2., you can lie to him. If you are a Tremere and you've done the [A PLAGUE FOR THE ANGELS] quest for him too, he'll offer you a haven right there in the Chantry.You can also go back to Isaac [+: for 1 XP and a MASQUERADE REDEMPTION] and tell him about Strauss being the Gargoyle'screator (2 XP). If you're a Tremereand want the downtown haven DON'T do this because from then on the TremereChantry will be closed for you.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ SIDE QUEST: A DISH BEST SERVED COLD~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~OUTCOME: 2 XP, $100Go back to your haven and check your emails. LaCroix has send you another one, asking you to ruin a Hollywood cafe's reputation. Go to the Cafe Caroletti inHollywood, which is right across from the Chinese Theatre. You'll find thefood critic waiting outside. Convince, or dominate, or dementate him to write a bad review (2 XP). Go back to your haven, read LaCroix's congratulatory email and pick up your reward money from your mailbox ($100).Note: Sometimes the money won't show up in the mailbox, it's a random bug.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ SIDE QUEST: HOT STRIPPER ASSASSIN ACTION!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~OUTCOME: 3 XP, $150Go to the Vesuvius and talk to VV, you can't possibly miss her. She'll take you up to the VIP room and tell you about a hunter-stripper she wants you to take care of, for her.Go to the Sin Bin and head down the stairs to the peep show. First you need to make all the customers go away. Lockpick the ATM machine and steal it's money($150), one of the customers will come out to get some change and since thereis none, he'll leave. Then enter the last green door to your right, read thenote and remember the password (sinner). Then pick the lock of the managers office and use the PC. Enter the "peepshow" directory, type the password"sinner" and run the command "lockdown". All the customers will now leave.Then lockpick the "employees only" door and talk to the stripper. Persuade or dominate her to give you a private dance and she'll move into another room. Now the only stripper left is the one you want, the blond one called Chastity. Kill her (2 XP) [+: and get a SHIN GUNTO sword from her dead body.]Go back to VV and report (1 XP). If you talk to her again she'll give you the[B-RATED WRITER] quest.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ SIDE QUEST: B-RATED WRITER~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~OUTCOME: 4-5 XP, MASQUERADE REDEMPTIONGo to the Luckee Star motel and talk to Hatter. Persuade, seduce, intimidate, dominate or dementate him to give you his SCREENPLAY (2 XP). Then get him to tell you about his collaborator (1 XP), it's Julius, the thin-blood on the Santa Monica beach. Go there and talk to him, you can:1. Let him leave L.A. (HUMANITY GAIN).2. Let him leave L.A. and take his money ($100).3. Kill him (1 XP).Then go talk to VV (1 XP) and receive a MASQUERADE REDEMPTION. She'll also giveyou VV'S AUTOGRAPHED PHOTO and she'll send a poster of her in your Haven, ifyou've been nice and seductive to her. [+-: She will not send you this poster because otherwise you'll miss Gary's poster quest for it.]~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ SIDE QUEST: MUDD HUNT (PART 2)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~OUTCOME: 2 XPGo to the Luckee Star motel and use the key you found at the downtown murder scene. You'll watch Muddy being killed (2 XP). The killer flees and it seems like this is another gruesome murder of the serial killer. This will come to aclosure in the [CARNIVAL OF DEATH] quest.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ SIDE QUEST: CARNIVAL OF DEATH (PART 2)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~OUTCOME: 2 XP, HUMANITY GAIN, MASQUERADE REDEMPTIONIn Muddy's room in the Luckee Star motel pick up the BROTHER'S SALVAGE business card. Remember where you've seen this again? Go to Santa Monica and you'll findBrother's Salvage right next to Tung's hideout. Enter it and reach the cargraveyard.The killer will start throwing cars at you, just try to avoid them. Eventuallyhe'll come to talk to you. Get him to tell you his story and try to end thiswithout bloodshed to GAIN HUMANITY, but if you don't have enough points in Persuasion you'll have to fight him in the end. Persuade or kill him (2 XP) and gain a MASQUERADE REDEMPTION.If you have a Persuasion of at least 7 you can persuade the killer to stop hisrampage from now on and finish this nice and clean.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ SIDE QUEST: HUNTERS HUNTING~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~OUTCOME: 3 XP, $250-500 [+: HUMANITY LOSS]You can talk to Isaac and learn about Ash, or you can simply go to the 1stfloor of his club (Asp Hole) and speak to him directly. He'll tell you aboutthe hunters stalking him. If you talk to Isaac about it he won't do anything to help. But you can help Ash yourself in two ways:1. Tell him to change clothes with someone that looks like him. Now go down and near the stairs you'll find a guy that resembles him very much. Persuade/ Seduce/Intimidate him to change clothes with Ash. Go up to Ash and tell him to visit the WC and do the exchange. Move down the stairs and watch the cutscene. Mission accomplished (3 XP, $250) [+: with a HUMANITY LOSS]. 2. You can help Ash escape through the sewers. You'll have to face many hunters there. Try not to hit Ash during the combat and make sure he is right behind you when you climb the ladder in the end. Once you reach the last door the quest is completed (3 XP, $500).~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ SIDE QUEST: PIMPIN' FOR ROMERO~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~OUTCOME: 3 XP, +1 Firearms [1/2/3[+:4]Go behind the Sin Bin and clear the rubble from the opening in the wall. Thisleads into the Hollywood cemetery. Inside the house you'll find the caretaker,Romero. Romero desperately needs some lovin' but he also has a zombie problemand he needs your help. If you decide to watch the place while he goes to finda prostitute you'll get the [YOU ONLY DIE ONCE A NIGHT] quest,otherwise you can:1. Tell him that you'll bring him a prostitute. Go and find one in Hollywood and persuade her to come with you to Romero (3 XP). Afterwards you can ask Romero to help you raise your Firearms skill (+1 Firearms [1/2/3/+:4]). [+: This quest will still be available after [YOU ONLY DIE ONCE A NIGHT].]2. If you're female, Romero will make a move on you. If you want you can give him the lovin' yourself (3 XP). Afterwards you can come back and feed on him any time you like, but you won't get his Firearms bonus. Later you'll also get an email from Romero.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ SIDE QUEST: YOU ONLY DIE ONCE A NIGHT~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~OUTCOME: 3 XP, +1 Firearms [1/2/3/+:4]If you decide to keep an eye on the cemetery and the zombies while Romero goesto get laid, you'll receive this quest. As soon as Romero leaves, a 5 minutecounter will begin and zombies will start to rise from their graves. You haveto kill as many as you can and prevent them from smashing the gates and getout. Have in mind that there are two gates that lead out of the cemetery, onenear Romero's place and the other near the opening you used to get inside.This is probably the most annoying and hard quest of the game. If you haveCelerity, things will be relatively easy since you can run quickly from onegate to the other and kill the zombies. Without Celerity though it's gonna bereally tough. Try to run directly from one gate to the other and don't wastetime dealing with the zombies in between. If the zombies kick a gate fora time, eventually they will smash it and escape the cemetery. This will failthe quest and will also lead to a MASQUERADE VIOLATION.If you manage to keep the zombies inside for 5 minutes, Romero will come back and you'll complete the quest (3 XP). You get to keep his rifle (Jamie Sue) oryou can ask him for a Firearms bonus (+1 Firearms [1/2/3/+:4]).~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ SIDE QUEST: COVER GIRL~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~OUTCOME: 1 XPThis quest can be obtained after you've located the Nosferatu hideout. Talk toImalia and if you make her mad you can ask her how to get back on her good side. She wants you to get her a special copy of the Guy magazine. Go to the Sin Bin and talk to Flynn. He'll sell you the copy you want for $500. Now take the GUY MAGAZINE SPRING EDITION to Imalia (1 XP). There you can:1. Ask her for $200 and not get her next quest.2. Ask her to speak to you and get the [MODEL CITIZEN] quest.[+: This quest will be available also after the [MODEL CITIZEN] quest and you will be able to get the [MODEL CITIZEN] quest when you took her money too.]~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ SIDE QUEST: MODEL CITIZEN~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~OUTCOME: 2 XP, $400 and HUMANITY LOSSThis quest can be obtained after you've located the Nosferatu hideout. Imalia wants to get revenge on Tawni Sessions and tells you to go to her apartmentand plant some cameras. She'll give you the TAWNI'S APARTMENT KEY and threeWEB CAMERAS. Make sure you have enough room in your inventory for the 3 camerasor you'll get as many as you can carry and you'll not be able to complete thequest. [+: This bug has been circumvented by making the cameras stackeable.]Go and enter the building with the black door across from the Luckee Star motel and then move up the stairs and enter Tawni's apartment.This is a completely stealthy mission, you must not be seen by Tawni or herboyfriend. If you have Obfuscate, things will be easy, if not you must be very,very careful. Don't use any disciplines like Trance or Hysteria because theywill fail the quest.Now you must place one camera on the kitchen floor, one under the bathroom sinkand one next to the bed. Afterwards sneak to Tawni's laptop, enter the "camera" folder, use the password "cleopatra" and run the command "cam check". Now go back to Imalia and talk to her (2 XP). You'll learn that Tawni killed herselfafter Imalia circulated Tawni's sex habits in the tabloids. So if you ask formoney ($400), you'll also receive a HUMANITY LOSS.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ SIDE QUEST: MISSING DATA~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~OUTCOME: 1 XP, +1 ComputerThis quest is only open for Nosferatu [+: unless you use the plus patch.]After you've located the Nosferatu base go back to your haven and you'll findan email from Bertram saying he wants to talk to you. Go to his hideout inSanta Monica and he'll give you this quest. Now travel back to the Nosferatuwarrens (through the entrance in the Hollywood cemetery mausoleum) and go allthe way back to the underground lake. Take the left path and there you'll findthe CD-ROM right next to the sofa. Take it back to Bertram (1 XP) and he'll help you increase your computer skills(+1 Computer [1-5]).~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ SIDE QUEST: A TANGLED WEB (1ST NETWORK HUB - MEGAHURTZ COMPUTING)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~OUTCOME: 2 XPThis quest can be obtained after you've located the Nosferatu hideout. Mitnickwants you to help him build a network in Los Angeles. You'll have to enable fournetwork hubs to do so. After you've taken this quest go to your haven andread his email. Pick up the MEGAHURTZ ACCESS CARD from your mailbox and thentravel to Santa Monica.Megahurtz Computing can be found behind the Asylum. Get in and use the ventsto enter the electrical room. Turn on the power and then go and use thecomputer. Enter the "net security" folder, type the password "Gil Bates" andrun the "schrecknet" command (2 XP). Go back to your haven and check your mailto find out about the 2nd hub.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ SIDE QUEST: A TANGLED WEB (2ND NETWORK HUB - NOCTURNE THEATRE)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~OUTCOME: 2 XPThe second hub is in the Nocturne Theatre, downtown. Pick up the WEB CAMERAfrom your mailbox and then head over to the parking lot next to the Empire Armshotel. Enter the sewers from there and find "Access Point B". This leads intothe Nocturne Theatre.Remember that you must not be seen by anyone or kill any guards. Now use theladder to reach the platform up high. Then climb the next small ladder to reachthe platform on top of the main theatre hall. You'll see a big red "X" on theleft side of the wall, go there and place the web camera.Move back to the first platform and climb down the other ladder. You mustreach the last office to your right and find the computer. Open the "camera"folder, use the password "break a leg" and run the "schrecknet" command (2 XP). Now get out and go back to your haven to learn about the 3rd hub.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ SIDE QUEST: A TANGLED WEB (3RD NETWORK HUB - METALHEAD INDUSTRIES)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~OUTCOME: 2 XPThe third hub is in Metalhead Industries, Hollywood. Pick up the METALHEADACCESS CARD from your mailbox and head over to Hollywood. Metalhead is rightnext to the Red Spot. Use the card to enter and remember that this is anothercompletely stealthy mission, nobody must ever know you were there.To your right you'll find a door, get inside and use the computer. Enter the"operations" folder and hack the password. Then unlock the door of theoperations room on the second floor. Now head over there and enter the room.Use the computer, open the folder "net security", hack the password and run"schrecknet" (2 XP).You can also hack the "safe" folder and unlock the safe door. Inside you'llfind a CD-ROM [+: a WOODEN PULL TOY.] that you'll need for one of Gary'semail quests.Now travel back to your haven to learn about the 4th hub. This quest will becovered in the next chapter.%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% MAIN QUEST: DEAD EX%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%OUTCOME: 3 XPWhen you reach Hollywood go and talk to Isaac to receive this quest. Head tothe Ground Zero internet cafe and use the last computer to the right. Enterthe email folder and use the password "kafka". Read the first email (1 XP). On your way out don't forget to take the COMPUTER SKILL BOOK, if you haven'talready.Now go behind the "Fast Buck" to meet with a guy in the alley. He'll tell yousomething about "Ginger Swans" and then run away. Go back to Ground Zero andcheck the PC next to the one you used before. It has a "Celebrity Database"enter the "s-z folder" and type "swan, ginger". Apparently she is an oldactress and she is buried at the Hollywood cemetery. (If you ask Issac, he'llmention her)Go behind the Sin Bin and remove the rubble from the hole in the wall. Crawl into the cemetery and walk the path all the way to the other side. Enter the big mausoleum. Turn left and then right to reach Swan's grave. Open it and getthe HORROR TAPE PART 1 (1 XP).Go back to Isaac and watch the tape (1 XP). He'll then give you the [SNUFF ISENOUGH] quest.%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% MAIN QUEST: SNUFF IS ENOUGH%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%OUTCOME: 6 XP, MASQUERADE REDEMPTIONYou can ask several people if they know anything about snuff films. Some ofthem, like Ash, will point you to the Sin Bin. Go there and talk to Flynn andpersuade him to tell you everything he knows about "Death Mask Productions".If you can't persuade him there is another way. Look behind his desk [+-: or hisstore room] and there is a note with his PC password. Go to his PC downstairs, open the folder "private", enter the password and then check out "dmp". Either way you'll get the info (2 XP).Now head over to the Red Spot and pick up the phone that's ringing outside. Saythe right line to the guy and he'll point you to room 2 in the Luckee Starmotel. Go there to find a bloody mess. Pick up the INTERNET CAFE KEY from thedesk and head over to Ground Zero.Once inside the internet cafe enter the "employees only" door and use the keyon the previously locked door. Now you'll reach the movie settings of DMP. Beready to fight some of the snuff film monsters here. Pick up a MORPHINE BOTTLEnext to the red bed and one in the toilet area and then head down the stairs.Enter the "DMP" door and talk to the guy hiding to get some info. Afterwards climb over the boxes, into the vent. Take the HORROR TAPE PART 2 (2 XP) andmake your way out through some more monsters.Now, back to Isaac, watch the tape (2 XP) and receive a MASQUERADE REDEMPTION.Next you'll get the [GOING THE WAY OF KINGS] quest.%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% MAIN QUEST: GOING THE WAY OF KINGS%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%OUTCOME: 6 XPTake the taxi and drive to 609 King's Way. Go around the back of the house anduse the vines at the side to climb up the wall to the balcony. Head to the 2ndfloor and enter the building. Inside the house you'll face many of the snuff film monsters. Pick up the MUMMYWRAP FETISH from the table in the hall and head downstairs. Open the fridge, take the BLOOD PACK and the BLUE BLOOD PACK andalso pick up the FANCY RING from the living room table. Go downstairs to thebasement and face the Tzimisce lord. Fight him until he vanishes (6 XP) andthen open the double doors to find the entrance to the sewers. Now this questis completed and the [EPIC OF THE ANKARAN SARCOPHAGUS] is continued.%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% MAIN QUEST: THE EPIC OF THE ANKARAN SARCOPHAGUS (PART 2)%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%OUTCOME: 2 XPWelcome to the sewers. It's one of the most dreaded parts of the game, becauseit's filled with annoying monsters. However, many people forget that you don'thave to kill them all, as you don't gain any XP anyway. Actually it's quiteeasy to sneak past most of them if you like. Especially the big ones you'llfind further in, are almost blind, and you can sneak past them easily evenwithout obfuscate. You'll also find vents you can use to avoid certainencounters.Once you get inside the old sewer warrens you'll find a dead body. Pick upthe CLIPBOARD [+: and a GLOCK] from the body and gain some insight about thesituation. Then push the lever to open the iron door. Kill the monsters on your way and feed on rats if you need blood. Turn left and enter the last pipe on your left. In the next room pull the lever, move on and find two doors to your left. You can lockpick one of them and grab some ammo. The otherone is an office of some sorts. Take the LEDGER from the desk and note the other door. This door leads out into the sewers of Hollywood. If you want youcan leave to get blood or provisions. You can also go to Isaac and inform him of your victory over the Tzimisce lord, he'll give you a reward for it later.Anyway, get out of the office and continue searching the sewers, you'll findthat the warrens lead to a dead end, but there is a way out. On your way downnotice a pipe to your right, get inside and it will lead you to a big pool ofwater. Turn the valve and it will suck you in.You'll be underwater now, swim to the opening and in the next room get out ofthe water. Kill the monsters that are hiding in the pipes and go through thepipes into a new room. Here pick up some barrels and throw them in the water,this will stop the water-wheel, enabling you to climb over it through the smallpipe above into a generator room of some sort. Move on down the stairs intothe next room, drop down into the opening that's empty of water and then exit the huge container.You'll find yourself in the flood-control room. Move across the platform and a part of it will crumble down. You need to disable the electricity. Eitherlockpick the door to the electrical room and shut down the power, or hack the computer and do it remotely. The only way out of there is to swim through the reservoirs, but if you try to do it now you will be stopped by the currentthat's created by the pump. So what you must do is this: 1. Turn the pump off and wait until the reservoirs are completely empty.2. Turn the pump on, then immediately run, jump into the water and swim as fast as you can. If you do it quickly you'll be able to go past the pump and into the reservoirs.Just swim through the pipes and reach another part of the warrens, where you'll face a new type of enemy, try to avoid the green energy balls that he throws and you'll be fine. Turn right at the intersection and you'll find another abandoned office. You can pick up the LEDGER for more info and you can again exit the warrens through the other door and reach Hollywood if you need to.Now go back and take the downward path. Then turn right and you'll find a door,lockpick it and you'll be on a bridge. If you can't lockpick it, then moveon until you'll find an iron gate. Pull the switch, drop into the water andafterwards climb the pipes to reach the bridge. Anyway, open the door andyou'll be in a big room facing a mini-boss.The best way to deal with this guy is to use the ladder and climb up to theplatform. From there you can kill him easily with ranged attacks, just try toavoid the stuff he throws at you. There is also a box which contains ammo. Now you need to find the way out, look underneath the drain on the wall that's spitting water and you'll see a vent, that's where you must go. Walk carefullyon the narrow ledge on the wall, smash the cover and get in. (Of course youcan always try dashing to the exit and avoid the fight altogether)In the next area you'll find a huge shaft. Jump on the various pipes and ledgesand eventually you'll reach a big fan. Try to avoid being hit by the fan andjump down into a big circular chamber. There is another new enemy nearby, ifyou come too close it can hurt you a lot, so try to deal with it from afar. Ifyou want to go melee on him, give him a couple of hits and then parry. Anyway,the Colt Anaconda or the Ingram can be very helpful.Take the path that goes down and a bit further you'll find another path leadingup. Take it and you'll find a Nosferatu fighting some monsters. You can tryhelping him but you must be quick if you want to save him (even though savinghim doesn't affect anything). Towards the right of the fight there is a deadbody, take the PASS KEY that's next to it and move on all the way down.Eventually you'll reach another circular chamber with some platforms and acontrol centre. Go to the controls, use the pass key to open the door of thebig shaft and drop down.Congratulations! You've found the Nosferatu hideout. Swim to the shore andtake the left path. You'll find a sofa, right next to it is a CD-ROM, pickit up, it's for a later quest. Now go back and take the right path, cross thebridge (beware, the red water is acidic) and reach the Nosferatu inner caves.First head to the left and through the door with the blue window. Here you'llmeet Mitnick the Nosferatu hacker and computer specialist. Talk to him and hecan give you the [A TANGLED WEB] quest. Then take the right path and enter thewhite door to your left, where you'll meet Imalia. If you make her angry, inorder to get back to her good side she'll give you the [COVER GIRL] quest. Ifyou don't make her angry, or if you've completed the [COVER GIRL] quest, Imaliawill give you the [MODEL CITIZEN] quest.Now move on, open the grey door and you'll find a storage room of some kind. Inside you'll find the GALDJUM on the floor [+: or a BLUE BLOOD PACK.] Cross the next bridge and open the double green doors. Here you'll finally meetwith Gary (2 XP). He will give you the [I SPY BARABUS] quest. Gary's quest andthe current quest will be continued in the next chapter in Chinatown. Leave andyou'll find yourself in the cemetery mausoleum.[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][ CHAPTER 4: CHINATOWN, HIDDEN MYSTERIES OF THE EASTERN LANDS[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][--------------------------------------------------- POINT OF INTEREST: MING-XIAO AT THE GOLDEN TEMPLE---------------------------------------------------Welcome to Chinatown! Chinatown is controlled by the Kuei-jin and their priestess is Ming-Xiao. Youcan find her at the Golden Temple which is all the way ahead from Chinatown'sentrance. Announce yourself and she will give you permission to operate in herdomain. You can also ask her for some info about her species and their customs.You'll get some extra dialog options from her after finishing certain quests.------------------------------------------ POINT OF INTEREST: RED DRAGON RESTAURANT------------------------------------------As you enter Chinatown the first building to your left is the Red Dragonrestaurant. Some quests will bring you there, but you'll also find another blood doll here, of Chinese origin this time. If you have a Seduction of 7 youcan make her yours, she's waiting in the bar. Also inside the restroomyou'll find a NORMAL WATCH [+: and a THROWING STAR stuck in a desk upstairs.]-------------------------------------------- POINT OF INTEREST: TSENG'S HERBAL REMEDIES--------------------------------------------As you enter Chinatown, to your right you'll find Tseng's. Talk to him and gethim to sell you his weapons. If you haven't got it yet, the katana is a prettygood weapon and the Uzi is a good upgrade on that Ingram you probably have. Healso sells two occult items, the HEART OF ELIZA and the FAE CHARM [+: or not.]----------------------------------------- POINT OF INTEREST: FEEDING IN CHINATOWN-----------------------------------------If you don't have enough Seduction to feed on the blood doll at the Red dragon,don't try to feed in the alleys because they are crowded by people. The bestplace to feed is outside the Fu Syndicate where you'll find a few upper-classcitizens scattered around.------------------------------------ POINT OF INTEREST: THE WHITE CLOUD------------------------------------Next to the Red Dragon you'll find The White Cloud, a shop that sells and buysstrange stuff and has a very bizarre owner, Mr. Ox. He will give you two quests[+: with occult items as a reward.] If you attack him, he vanishes in aflash...--------------------------------- POINT OF INTEREST: ISAAC'S GIFT---------------------------------Once you've finished the [ORIGINAL GANGSTER] quest you can go back to Isaac inHollywood and he will give you the FAE CHARM as a reward for getting rid of theTzimisce for him. If you have already bought it from Tseng, you'll not get it from him again [+-: but you will get $300 instead.]--------------------------------------------------- POINT OF INTEREST: PHONEY BALONEY FORTUNE TELLAH---------------------------------------------------In front of the Golden Temple you'll find a fortune teller that's obviously a scam. If you want to throw $5 away and hear his ridiculous fortune telling, youcan do that. He is also involved in a very entertaining quest that will beavailable later.------------------------------[+: POINT OF INTEREST: MUGGER]------------------------------In one of the back alleys of Chinatown you will encounter a Tong who is trying to get some cash on the side by robbing you. Deal with him either by talking him out of it or just choose to fight. He won't be much of an challenge anyway.------------------------------------------------ POINT OF INTEREST [+: SIDEQUEST: DIRTY DISHES]------------------------------------------------OUTCOME: 3 XP, $0 or $200 or (FANCY RING and GOLD WATCH)This is only possible at the Giovanni mansion. Tonight is the night that the Giovanni will choose one of their family to "embrace" into the inner circle. There are three main contesters that you'll meet, Mira, Chris, and Adam. Each one of them has a dirty secret and they'll all ask you to dig up dirt on the others for them, in order to gain the advantage in the contest. You can give away each secret (1 XP) until one of them has gotten two (1 XP).1. In order to persuade Mira to tell you her secret you'll need a Persuasion of 9. Tell her that you've hit a jogger with your car once and she'll confide in you. If you tell her about Adam and Chris you'll also get $100 for each one.2. With a Persuasion of 8 you can make Adam tell you his secret. Just ask him why he is so desperate to find an investor. If you tell him about Mira and Adam he'll give you a FANCY RING and a GOLD WATCH.3. You'll need a Persuasion of 9 to make Chris talk about his secret. Tell him that you're an atheist and he'll confide in you. You get nothing extra from him if you betray the others to him.-------------------------====+<[ Q U E S T S ]>+====-------------------------~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ SIDE QUEST: A TANGLED WEB (4TH NETWORK HUB - KAMIKAZI ZEN)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~OUTCOME: 2 XP, $500 [+: 1 XP]Before you start this quest have in mind that in order to finish this you'llneed Hacking at level 8 or at level 7 if you have the Auspex discipline.The fourth network hub is located in Kamikazi Zen, Chinatown. Pick up theKAMIKAZE ZEN ACCESS CARD from your mailbox and head to Chinatown. KamikazeZen is the last building to your left. Get inside and kill the guard, itdoesn't matter since you're gonna make it look like burglary. Enter the firstoffice on your right and use the PC. Open the "power" folder, hack the passwordand run the "hooligan" virus. You now have 10 minutes until the power shutsdown so you'll have to be quick.Move past the double doors. Get inside Scudmuffin's office, read his emails and learn that the door access code is 4567. Then go to Buckfinster's officeand hack his "personal" folder. Read "manifesto 3" and learn that Larry spellshis last name backwards and uses it as the access code of the bank vault. Theonly name with an "L" is L. Schleppin so the password is "nippelhcs".So, open the code-door and enter the "network" room to your right. Use thecomputer, enter "nippelhcs" as a password for the vault and unlock it. Thenenter "net security", hack it and run "schrecknet" (2 XP). Afterwards go and pick up the MONEY CLIP ($500) [+: or the NAME PLATE (1 XP)] from the vault. Now you must find a way out.Go to R. Nesler's office and check the computer. Open the "mitnick!" folder andrun the "escape" command. Mitnick will unlock the nearby vent for you to leave.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ SIDE QUEST: GONE FISHIN'~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~OUTCOME: 7 XPEnter the Ramen noodle shop and you'll meet Yukie, a young Japanese demonhunter. If you're nice to her and don't attack her she'll tell you about thedemon she's hunting, a Hengeyokai. Offer her your help and you'll get thisquest.Walk to the Golden Temple and ask Ming-Xiao about the demon. You'll learn thathis name is Zygaena and that he can be found in the Red Dragon (2 XP). Go tothe Red Dragon, talk to the man sitting at the bar table and arrange a meetingwith the Hengeyokai in the fish market (2 XP). Then come back to Yukie and tell her about the meeting. Now to get there, take the alleys all the way to theback road and at the end of the road you'll find the "Golden Oceans" fishmarket.Yukie is waiting for you in front, enter and face the demon. The best way todeal with him is by using range weapons, if you get up close he will hit youhard. To make things easier try to lure him near the big tanks on the wall andshoot them, they will explode and hurt him. Make sure that Yukie survives the fight and talk to her after the demon is dead (3 XP).~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ SIDE QUEST: EYE GOUGE HELL~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~OUTCOME: 4 XP, $150 [+: or OCCULT ITEM]Enter the white cloud and meet the owner, Mr. Ox. Talk to him and he'll giveyou this quest. Go to the rear of the noodle shop and through the door with thespotlight. Kill the two guards and open the freezer. Take the eyes from Lin'scorpse (2 XP) and report back to Mr.Ox (2 XP). You will get $150 as a reward [+: or the HEART OF ELIZA].Afterwards he'll offer you another quest named [BAD LUCK FARMER].~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ SIDE QUEST: BAD LUCK FARMER~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~OUTCOME: 5 XP, $100-250 [+: or OCCULT ITEM]This is the second quest you get from Mr. Ox. He gives you a BAD LUCK TALISMANand wants you to put it in a Lotus Blossom locker. In order to complete this quest you must first have been given the [KIKINAPPED] quest that allows youentrance to the Lotus Blossom.Anyway, get to the basement of the massage parlour and locate the locker room.Put the talisman inside the locker marked with a circle (2 XP) and you'llface the angry locker owner. He will try to attack you, kill him or deal in another way with him. You can use dominate to make him go to sleep or dementateto make him think he is a frog or avoid him altogether. Now report back to Mr. Ox (3 XP) for either $100 if you avoided him or $250 if you dealt with him [+: or the ANTIQUE LOCKET].~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ SIDE QUEST: THE HITMAN IMPASSE~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~OUTCOME: 4-6 XP, HUMANITY GAIN or (HUMANITY LOSS and $120-960)Once you've finished the [KIKINAPPED] quest go and talk either to the phoneyfortune-teller or to the drunk that hangs out in the Red Dragon. Each one will want you to kill the other to get his key to a safe that has the money they stashed away. You can handle this in two ways:1. Talk to each one, each time raising the percentage of your cut. Eventually it will reach 80% and they won't go further. Now you'll have to kill one of them and give the key to the other (4 XP, HUMANITY LOSS). You'll get what you asked for (up to $960).2. After you've talked to them a couple of times you can tell them to forget their differences and be friends again. If you have enough Persuasion you can pull this through (6 XP, HUMANITY GAIN). They will share the money, so you won't get any.3. There is a way in the "Hitman Impasse" quest to get 6XP *and* $1000,- (instead of 4XP and $1000,- or just 6XP). First, proceed as normal and get both of them to 80%. Then convince the fortune-teller to become friends. This will give you the 6XP and HUMANITY GAIN, and close the quest. Then kill him (HUMANITY LOSS) and take his key. Visit the drunk guy in the Red Dragon and give him the key. This re-opens the quest. Just talk to him again to get $1000. You can just leave now or kill him in the toilet without penalty to rid the world of both assassins. This doesn't work in reverse, since the fortune teller doesn't initiate convo after becoming friends, so you do not get the option to give him the key. [+-: This exploit has been fixed]%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% MAIN QUEST: I SPY BARABUS (PART 1)%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%OUTCOME:Go to the Golden Temple and talk to Ming-Xiao, she will grant you permission tooperate in her domain. Ask her about the missing Nosferatu and she will pointyou to Wong Ho, the owner of the Red Dragon restaurant.Head to the Red Dragon and talk to the receptionist. Tell her that Ming-Xiaosend you to see Wong Ho and she will open the elevator for you. If for somereason the elevator door doesn't open, just look behind her desk and push thebutton yourself.Now go up and talk to Wong Ho. He wont help you with Barabus until you've savedhis daughter, so he gives you the [KIKINAPPED] quest.%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% MAIN QUEST: KIKINAPPED%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%OUTCOME: 6 XPGo to the Lotus Blossom massage parlour, you'll find it behind the noodle shop,in the alleys. Once inside kill every Tong gangster who'll get in your way.Open the last door to your right and find a FANCY WATCH on the floor, then takethe stairs up and reach the second floor.Enter the last room to your left and take the MONEY ENVELOPE ($250). Make sureyou've killed every Tong in the area and then go into the kitchen (the lastroom to your right) and grab the PADLOCK KEY from the wall behind the stove.Now use this key on the locked door and free Kiki (4 XP). Escort her out andthen go and talk to Wong Ho (2 XP). With a bit of Persuasion you can make himgive you some insight about what's going on in Chinatown. Ask him about Barabusand he'll point you to Zhao and give you the [ORIGINAL GANGSTER] quest.%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% MAIN QUEST: ORIGINAL GANGSTER%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%OUTCOME: 5 XP [+: 1 XP]Zhao's place is on the same road as the fish market, it has a huge sign thatsays Zhao's Imports, so you can't miss it. Get in and talk to Zhao, he'llmention the Glaze club (3 XP). As soon as you finish your conversation some Tongs will attack. Beware, they are using Ingrams so it's better to snipethem from afar. After you've killed them, pick up the MORPHINE BOTTLE from Zhao's desk and grab the CAR STEREOS scattered around the warehouse. There isone at the far-right corner, one close to the entrance and one on the ledge uphigh. Exit the place and you've finished the quest (2 XP) [+: with a bonus if you killed all Tongs and Zhao was still alive (1 XP).] A new quest is in your log called [DRAGON'S TAIL].%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% MAIN QUEST: DRAGON'S TAIL%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%OUTCOME: 5-7 XP [+: 2 XP]Glaze is the club with the keypad doors, behind the Lotus Blossom. Go to it, enter the code 725 and get in. You can either attack the Tongs right away or persuade/seduce/intimidate Johnny's "right-hand man" to let you up (2 XP). You can find him sitting behind the wooden wall, near the DJ.Anyway, go upstairs, enter the office and speak with Johnny [+: or stealthkill him (2 XP).] Learn something about Barabus and then kill him if he is stillalive (5 XP). If you haven't killed them already [+: and if you haven't stealthkilled Johnny], his gang members will now attack you. They will drop Uzis andkatanas if you need them. Another character has appeared in the game, the Mandarin, and a new quest: [COME INTO MY PARLOUR].%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% MAIN QUEST: COME INTO MY PARLOUR%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%OUTCOME: 6 XPIt's time to visit the mysterious Mandarin. Enter the Fu Syndicate, move intothe left hall and speak to him through the monitor. Whatever you say to him, eventually you'll have to step inside the elevator.You'll become his prisoner and he'll run some tests on you, play along for now.The first room has many energy beams, step carefully and move on. Next you'll find some dangerous moving blades. In order to disable them you must shoot at the 3 black boxes behind the bars [+: find a GLOCK in case you have no gun].Move to the next room, kill the "Van Helsing experiment" and the commandos thatwill come in afterwards. In the next room just shoot the electrical generators until you destroy them. The next room is the final one. Break the fire canisters of the flamethrowers, they will explode and shatter the reinforced windows (2 XP). [+: In the next lab room you'll find a SQUASHED ODIOUS CHALICE for one of Gary's new e-mail quests]Now it's time for revenge, get out and kill the guards. Go down the stairs andyou'll find the Mandarin, show him who's the boss (2 XP). From his remains you get the BARABUS' CELL KEY to free Barabus (2 XP). This quest ends here and the [I SPY BARABUS] quest continues.%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% MAIN QUEST: I SPY BARABUS (PART 2)%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%OUTCOME: 7 XPAfter killing the Mandarin you finally find Barabus (2 XP). You can either tell him to leave any computers to you (if you have a high Hacking skill) or let him do all hacking. Open the double doors, kill the guards and pick up the FU SYNDICATE OFFICE KEY.Now, before using the key see if you can lockpick the second door to the right,you'll need a Security of 5 to do so. Inside you'll find the BUSTIN' IT:HARMFUL IF SWALLOWED HINT BOOK (+1 Melee [5], needs Research 9) on the table [+: and a katana.] You can also hack the PC and read the emails from a certain"priestess". You may later want to tell Wong Ho about this for a HUMANITY GAIN.You can also confront Ming Xiao with this.Anyway, now go and use the key on the other door and enter the network room.Hack the "species-x data" folder and run "purge" to delete everything. After that Barabus will smash the door. Kill all the remaining guards and get out.[+-: If Barabus doesn't break the door search the computer for the door code.]You'll notice the phone on the wall ringing, pick it up and talk to Gary(3 XP). He'll tell you about the Giovanni and their location (2 XP). This quest is finished and now you'll get the [ITALIAN DINNER] quest.%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% MAIN QUEST: ITALIAN DINNER%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%OUTCOME: 8-12 XPTake the cab to the Giovanni mansion. There are three ways you can get in:1. Talk to the woman in front of the fountain, you'll figure that she's drunk. Then talk to her husband and persuade him that his wife is going to embarrass him. He'll take his wife home and they'll both drop their invitations. Pick them up and use them with the guard in the front door to get in.2. Go all the way to the back and pick up one the tin-cans scattered around. Throw it to distract the guard at the back door and sneak inside.3. Kill everyone outside the mansion and enter it. Be aware that all the interior guards are in an alert state then and the civilians gone.Once you've infiltrated the Giovanni Stronghold (2 XP), you'll be in the mainhall of the mansion. If you want you can attack the Giovanni. By doing so Bruno Giovanni, the clan's elder, will come after you along with his guards. If you want, you can do this later after you've found the crypts below, since after that the innocents (Mira, Adam, Chris) are gone and the Giovanni are on alert.You can search the area you're in right now, if you wish, but there is nothingof importance except from two locked doors and a secret corridor that goesaround the house and enables you to watch everything unnoticed. The two doorsthat I mentioned are level 10 and in one of them you'll find a man with ahooker and in the other 2 girls vomiting in the bathroom. Nothing you can dowith them, except feed.Now, there are two ways to reach the crypts:1. Talk to Nadia in the main hall and persuade/seduce her to show you the secrets of the mansion. She'll take you to the library and pull the sword on the wall to open a secret passage. Pick up the DODGE book (+1 Dodge [5], needs Research 8) from the desk and follow her into the embalming room. If you are male you can seduce and feed on her here. You can tell her to leave or you can persuade her to show you the crypts below.2. Open the door to your right in the main hall and then lockpick the door in front of you. Make sure nobody sees you picking the lock and enter the library. Take the DODGE book from the desk and then pull the sword on the wall to open the secret passage. Here either lockpick the door, or use the elevator to reach the crypts.Whatever you choose don't forget to pick up the GIOVANNI BOOK from theembalming room, for the [OCCULTISH PERSONALITY] quest.Once you reach the first level of the crypts you'll find zombies. Enter a niche to your right and pick up the SAULOCEPT (+1 experience modifier). Kill the zombies until one breaks down the exit door, then move down to the next level.Here the zombies are not respawning so feel free to kill them all, if nothing,to improve the game performance. Move round the crypts, through the doors andyou'll find a way into the inner circle. Go all the way around and enter thedoor. Kill the last three zombies and descend down the stairs.Now you'll meet with two Kuei-jin agents, the Chang "blade and claw" brothers(2 XP). You can persuade them into telling you about a secret alliance, butyou'll have to fight them eventually. Don't stay inside the arena becausethey will teleport in high above you and you'll be an easy target for theirenergy balls. The best place to fight the battle is at the arena entrance wherethe stairs end. There use Bloodbuff and go melee on them. After you kill themyou finally obtain the sarcophagus (4 XP) and you'll deliver it to LaCroix.[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][ CHAPTER 5: OPENING PANDORA'S BOX[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][------------------------------------ POINT OF INTEREST: BECKETT'S BONUS------------------------------------When you bring the sarcophagus into LaCroix's penthouse, you'll get to have atalk with Beckett. There are some stat bonuses you can get from him if you usethe right dialogue options. Ask him to tell you about himself and he'll ask inreturn to learn about you.[+1 Scholarship (1-4)]Tell him that you're a scholar like him.[+1 Investigation (1-3)]Tell him that there isn't a place you can't sneak into.[+1 Humanity]Tell him that you refuse to give into the beast.[+1 Experience]Tell him that you're fascinated by him (you'll need some Persuasion for this)[+1 Gangrel discipline]If you're a Gangrel you can ask him to help you with one of your disciplines as long as its level is below 3.----------------------------------- POINT OF INTEREST: TIE LOOSE ENDS-----------------------------------Right now if you've followed the walkthrough there are probably no more sidequests left. Anyway, if there are it's time to tie loose ends and finishanything you've left unfinished. From now on there will be only main quests.------------------------------- POINT OF INTEREST: BODY ARMOR-------------------------------If you want to get the best armor of the game, the body armor, from Heather for free, you must go to her right after you return from the Society of Leopold andBEFORE you go to LaCroix to report. This will have consequences later, though.
[+: You can avoid the consequences if you ask Heather to stay inside when shetells you she's being followed, but you won't get the body armor from her forfree. You can buy the body armor from Mercurio during the blood hunt but itwill be expensive.]----------------------------------- POINT OF INTEREST: GUNS AND ITEMS-----------------------------------By now Mercurio will probably have gotten some of the weapons you've askedhim for. Go and check on him after main quests to see what he has. Also don'tforget to give the GIOVANNI BOOK to Pisha to get your reward. Finally don'tforget to check the various weapon shops, you'll find some pretty good newweapons available like the BUSH HOOK, the DESERT EAGLE and the STEYR AUG.------------------------------------------------- POINT OF INTEREST [+: SIDE QUEST: ASH TO ASHES]-------------------------------------------------OUTCOME: [+: 1 XP]In the caves below the Society of Leopold you'll find a cavern where Ash is held prisoner. If you offer him a blood bag you'll GAIN HUMANITY. If you have a Security of 5 you can free him now [+: (1 XP)], else you'll have to find ASH'S CELL KEY, which will be dropped by one of the hunters in the big cavern [+: orcan be found on the small box at the end of the level].-------------------------====+<[ Q U E S T S ]>+====-------------------------%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% MAIN QUEST: THE EPIC OF THE ANKARAN SARCOPHAGUS (PART 3)%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%OUTCOME: 2 XPSo you've managed to deliver the sarcophagus to the prince, talk to him (2 XP)and this quest is finally over. You can ask him about his alliance if you wantand you may also talk to Beckett. Beckett can give you some stat bonuses now (check the point of interest above for more details) and he'll also give youyour next quest [SOCIETY FOR THE PRESERVATION OF PROFESSORS]. It's possible to squeeze some money out of LaCroix, but sometimes this cannot be done.%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% MAIN QUEST: SOCIETY FOR THE PRESERVATION OF PROFESSORS%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%OUTCOME: 7-13 XP, $300Take the cab and travel to the Society of Leopold. There will be many hunters scattered around guarding the area, you can either sneak inside the monasteryor kill everyone. If you want some extra fun, you can sneak onto the top of the hill and lower a big rock down on the heads of some hunters. Whatever you do,the best way to enter is through the back door.Once you're inside you can hack the computers and disable the beams or changethem to "human mode". The hunters are rather blind so you can stealth killthem easily. Anyway, after you dispose of them check the rooms. Pick up theJOURNAL from the room to your left and then open the last door to your rightto go upstairs.Kill everyone here and pick up the ART OF QUICK-DRAW BY NED NEDERLANDER (+1 Firearms [5], needs Research 10/+: 9) from the ground of the main hall. Then enter the other room and pick up the VAMPYR APOCRYPHA and the SOCIETY OF LEOPOLD INTERIOR KEY. Now go back down, open the locked door and head to the cellar. Dispose of all the hunters here and pull out the movable barrel to uncover a secret entrance.This will lead you to the underground caves. Descend down the stairs. You canshoot the explosives if you like to eliminate the hunters. You'll end up in a big cavern. Take note of the boat, it will be your way out later. Kill everyone.Now move through the double doors and you'll find Bach waiting for you. He'llshoot you from afar with a sniper rifle and will drop grenades down the stairs.He also has two special abilities, he can cast a spell making him invulnerable for a short period of time and if you get close to him he can temporary blind you. Whatever kind of weapons you choose though, it's not gonna be that hard to kill him at this point. [+: You'll find the FLAMETHROWER at the top of the stairs. Bach will drop his katana and his SWAT RIFLE on death.]After you've dealt with Bach, climb up the stairs and enter the littlestructure on top. Inside you'll find Johansen, talk to him and you can learnmuch about the sarcophagus. If you have an Inspection of 4 and a Persuasion of9 you can then make Johansen tell you the real story about how he found thesarcophagus. If you are a Malkavian you'll have an insight that he's hidingsomething and you can dementate the information out of him. Anyway, you'll getmore info (2 XP).As soon as you finish the discussion with Johansen and you leave the building,Bach will detonate some explosives with his dying breath (how stereotypicallyvillainous of him) and you'll have to hurry to the boat. If you saved Johansen(2 XP) you'll GAIN HUMANITY and if you killed him you'll LOOSE HUMANITY. You'llthen find yourself back in downtown.Before reporting to LaCroix you should go to your haven and check on Heather,she'll give you the best armor in the game, the BODY ARMOR. Give her a kiss andgo to LaCroix to report. Tell him about the key (2 XP) and then ask him forsome cash if you want ($300). Afterwards talk to Beckett and tell him what Johansen told you about the sarcophagus (1 XP). Now you have the [HELL AT THE HALLOWBROOK HOTEL] quest and it's time to deal with the Sabbat.%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% MAIN QUEST: HELL AT THE HALLOWBROOK HOTEL%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%OUTCOME: 11 XP, $800Your next stop is the Hallowbrook hotel. You can't enter from the front so goto the alley next to the hotel. You'll see that a window-cleaning lift haslanded on the ground conveniently for you to use. Take it and move up to thetop floor.Inside you'll face many Sabbat vampires and lots of their hooded servants. You can drink blood from the servants or from the many human blood dolls that are scattered around. The good thing with the Sabbat vampires is that you can stealth kill them if you want.Now descend down the stairs and kill any Sabbat you'll come across. You'll soonreach a corridor with some rooms on your left. You'll find the FLAMETHROWER and the TAL'MAHE'RA BLADE conveniently placed in these rooms [+: or nothing at all]At the end of the corridor you'll find one of your old pals from theHollywood warrens, he's an easy kill now. Afterwards drop down two floorsthrough the gap.Beware of the enemies that break down the walls around you and make your way through the rubble. Eventually you'll find another gap in the floor, drop down.Dispose of any Sabbat on this floor and find the elevator shaft. Drop downagain and you'll watch a cutscene.Now you're probably REALLY pissed with the Sabbat. Kill all of them and preparefor a mini-boss. Stand behind the bar and kill the two Sabbat on top of thestairs, to make thing easier for the next fight. Then jump over the bar andyou'll face the mini-boss. Just go through the flames and get near him, thenhack him from up-close and you'll finish him easily.Descend further down the stairs and you'll face another pal from Hollywood, theTzimisce lord, Andrei (4 XP). He'll change into a war form and do some trickson you but with the flamethrower he's not gonna be that hard. Even if youdecide to battle him with conventional weapons by now you'll be strong enoughto take him out. Just move around constantly and attack him immediately when heappears.After you've had your revenge (5 XP) leave through the door you entered andyou'll find yourself outside. As soon as you exit Ming-Xiao will come and talkto you. She has some interesting things to say about LaCroix, Nines and Grout.After your little talk go back to LaCroix and report (2 XP, $800). LaCroix haschanged his alliances once again and he gives you the [ENEMY OF MY ENEMY] quest. How you treat her may determine if you can side with her in the end.%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% MAIN QUEST: THE ENEMY OF MY ENEMY%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%OUTCOME: 9-14 XPOn your way to the Last Round you'll be confronted by Beckett. He'll warn youabout the sarcophagus and then leave. Now go and talk to Damsel, eventuallyshe'll tell you where Nines is hiding (2 XP).NOTE: Now it's time to do anything you've left unfinished since the game will not let you visit the city hubs again. Any quests left should be completed before you move on with this quest.Take the cab and travel to Griffith Park. Once there, take the cablecar toreach the Griffith Observatory. Here you'll finally find Nines (2 XP).Unfortunately something else has found you too, werewolves. The cablecar hasgone back down and until it comes back you must try to stay alive. Weapons anddisciplines wont do anything against the werewolf [+: some weapons will damagethe werewolf], so you must deal with him otherwise. You have two options here:1. Try to avoid the werewolf and hide until the cablecar comes back. You can't sneak away from him but you can enter the building, exit to the back yard and hide behind some trees there. If you stay at the right place the werewolf won't be able to reach you because of his huge size. When the cablecar comes back, make a run for it.2. There is a way to kill the beast and get some bonus XP. First you must enter the building and go left. Exit to the back yard and you'll see a small shed. Pull the switch outside to turn the power on. Now go back into the building and enter the main chamber with the telescope. Move up the stairs and open the big iron doors by pushing the switch. Wait for the werewolf to approach you and once he gets between the doors, use the switch to close them on him and kill him (5 XP).Whatever you do take the cablecar back down (5 XP). Once there you'll find Jackwaiting for you. You'll then end up back in your apartment in Santa Monica.Talk to him and you'll get another quest called [OUT FOR BLOOD].%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% MAIN QUEST: OUT FOR BLOOD%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%OUTCOME: 9 XPThere is now a blood hunt on your head. Santa Monica is filled with vampireslooking for you. Don't worry about the Masquerade, the place is now a combatzone. Exit your apartment and if you need blood feed on the bum that's rightoutside your building. Many of the vampires can be stealth killed easily. Take out the 3 vampires waiting for you outside and then kill the 2 vampires in thealleys behind the Asylum.All doors are locked in Santa Monica, except for Trip's shop and Mercurio's, so you can go there for some supplies if you want. Now enter the parking lot and kill the two vampires at the entrance. Once inside the parking lot, you can feed from a human near the beach entrance. Move on and dispose of the 2 kindred that are waiting for you inside.The last 3 vampires are in front of the Asylum, give them the final death andfeed on the homeless guy in the alley if you want. If you pissed off Knox or Mercurio they will attack you too. The taxi is waiting for you outside Sunco Gasoline. Talk to the Cabbie (9 XP). Now it's time to make some choices.[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][ CHAPTER 6: IT'S THE BLOOD OF CAINE THAT SHAPES YOUR DESTINY[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][------------------------------------- POINT OF INTEREST: THE FINAL CHOICE-------------------------------------After you escape from the blood hunt in Santa Monica, you'll find yourselfinside the taxi, talking to the driver. He is a rather interesting characterwho seems to know a great deal about things... Now it's time to choose who'sside you'll take:1. SIDE WITH THE ANARCHS In order to have this choice available you must have helped the Anarchs with the plaguebearer quests. If you tell the driver that you want to side with the Anarchs he'll drop you off at the Luckee Star motel. Here you'll find Nines who survived the werewolf. He'll send you to kill Ming-Xiao and LaCroix [+: and will give you his FRAGMENTATION GRENADE.]2. SIDE WITH THE CAMARILLA AND STRAUSS In order to have this choice available you must have not betrayed Strauss to Isaac about the Gargoyle. If you tell the driver that you want to side with the Camarilla but not LaCroix, he'll take you to Strauss. Tell Strauss about LaCroix's alliance with the Kuei-jin and he'll send you to kill Ming-Xiao and the prince.3. SIDE WITH LACROIX In order to have this choice available you must have always been nice to him and finished the ship and the museum quests without killing (Or if you did some killing there, afterwards you should have tried to sweet-talk LaCroix). If you tell the driver you want to side with LaCroix he'll take you to Venture Tower. Talk to the prince and he'll send you to kill Ming-Xiao and take the key. If you ask him for money he'll give you $2000, if you have enough Persuasion you can ask him for more and he'll give you another $2000.4. SIDE WITH MING-XIAO In order to have this choice available you must have always been nice to Ming-Xiao and said you believe her when you met her at the Hallowbrook Hotel. If you tell the driver that you want to side with the Kuie-jin, he'll take you to the Golden Temple. Talk to Ming-Xiao and she'll send you to kill LaCroix.5. SIDE WITH NO ONE BUT YOURSELF No matter what you do during the game, you'll always have this choice available. If you decide that you don't want to side with any of the factions and their leaders, you can choose to work for no one but yourself. Tell the cabbie about your decision and he'll say that in order to take this path you must first get rid of Ming-Xiao and the prince.Each choice will give you a different ending. Once you've chosen, you can askthe cabbie to take you back to your haven or to a shop to buy some supplies. Ifyou go back to your haven, check your emails for some advice from your "friend". If you want weapons and ammo you can ask the cabbie to take you toTrip's shop or to Mercurio's and if you want blood he'll take you to Vandal'sblood bank.Depending on what side you chose you may get to do both of thefollowing quests or just one of them. Note that the following "endgame" quests don't always appear in your questlog.If you side with the Anarchs or the prince or go solo you'll get [MING MUST DIE!] that contains both of the following quests. If you take the other twosides you'll not get a quest in your questlog [+-: unless you use the patch], but you'll have to do the following (both or one of them), nevertheless.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Naoise seems to have found a way to get back to the city hubs:~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~I found a way to get back to the city hubs so long as you are not a tremere or a nosferatu. If you leave the vent open in your haven, then ask the cab driver in the end game to take you there,you can go out through the vent, to another floor, and use the elevator to go down to ground. From there you can leave the skyline apartment building and find yourself back at downtown LA.You can use the cab as usual to take you to the other locations,including griffith park. To go back to the endgame, simply re-enter your apartment from the vent, and exit through the front door.Regards,Naoise~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% ENDGAME: MING MUST DIE!%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%OUTCOME: 11 XPIf the path you chose involved killing Ming-Xiao, then the taxi driver willtake you to the Golden Temple in Chinatown. Most enemies here are human, soyou can feed on them if you need to. As soon as you enter kill the 2 guards andthen pass through the reception hall to the next part of the yard. Sneak kills work well here so use them if you like. [+: If you helped out Yukie and kepther alive she will turn up and help you fighting in the temple gardens if youwant.]Take out the next 3 guards and search the two guard rooms. They both havechests that you can lockpick to find some ammo. The next part of the yard hasa lot of guards, so sneaking up on them is the best choice. Enter the mainstructure and kill everyone. If you need blood you can feed on the rats here.Afterwards take the stairs down and reach the inner temple.This part of the temple is filled with guards and traps, so be careful whereyou step (though the traps won't do you much harm). Some of the assassins arehidden in the walls and will suddenly attack you. There is a guardroom withsome chests to lockpick, if you need more ammo. Your main goal is to reach the big room with the water-wheel. Once you're there drop down and face the barred door. You must now move the plank away [+-: unless this has already been done.]If for some reason the door is stuck, use the noclip command to advance (checkthe "cheats" section for more info).In the next area kill the 2 guards and move on. The corridors will take you toa room filled with hidden assassins, take care of them and you'll finally reacha room with a big Buddha statue. To the left and right of the Buddha are twopressure plates. You must push two of the movable statues onto them and asecret passage will open. Enter it and reach the lower part.Here you'll find a circular room with four pedestals. Around the area 4 smallrooms are scattered and each has a jade statue. You must take the statues andput them onto the appropriate pedestal in the main room. Each statue must beplaced on a pedestal with the same design as the one it was on before. Thereare 2 guards with flaming crossbows [+: or Steyr AUGs] in each room and theycan hurt you really good, so be careful. Also stay crouched as you approachthese rooms because there is a trap there that can kill you if you're standing.In an empty room you can find a secret room with a lever to deactivate thetraps.The four statues are the JADE DRAGON [=], JADE ELEPHANT [||], JADE CRANE[\\] and the JADE CAT [8]. Once you've placed them on the right pedestals aportal leading to Ming-Xiao will open.This is most likely going to be your hardest battle up to now. Ming-Xiao has aton of hit points and some powerful attacks. If you have the flamethrower thisbattle will become much easier. If not, you should use every discipline at yourdisposal and attack with the type of weapon you're specialised on. The SteyrAUG and the rifles are the best ranged weapon for this battle, but the Ra Blade also works fine. A good strategy is to Bloodbuff, land a couple of hits with the blade and then parry. If you have Thaumaturgy, Blood Salvo works wonders here. Don't be afraid to use any blood packs when you need them and eventually you'll kill Ming-Xiao (11 XP). Pick up the SARCOPHAGUS KEY and step into the portal.%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% ENDGAME: ROYAL FLUSH%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%OUTCOME: SATISFACTIONIf the path you chose involves killing the prince the taxi driver will take youto the Venture tower. Once you're inside, Chunk will try to stop you, persuadehim out of it. In the back of the lobby there are 5 armed guards waiting for you, they're an easy kill. Take the elevator up to the penthouse, but as youprobably expected, LaCroix is not gonna be that easy to reach, so you'll end upstuck on a lower floor.Get out, kill the guard in the hall and go through the left door. Continue moving through the offices killing or avoiding any guards in your way untilyou'll reach a kitchen of some sorts. There open the door to your left and takethe stairs up to the next floor.Go along the corridor until you reach the tower cafeteria. Here as soon asyou step near the tables you'll be attacked by commandos that will rappel downthrough the glass ceiling. They will continue to respawn forever so there is nopoint to try and kill them all [+-: unless you use the patch], open the other door and take the stairs up.Now you'll be on the ceiling of the building, above the cafeteria. There aresome commandos here, kill them and then crouch and climb through the big pipeon the side of the wall. This will take you to a floor that's still beingconstructed.Open the door to your right and move on. Kill all guards and commandos in yourway and eventually you'll be confronted by a guy rigged with explosives. He'spossessed by LaCroix and he tries to perform a "suicide-bomber" attempt on you.Kill him and take the ASTROLITE. Now there is a lift to your left. You couldjust take it, go up and face a big number of foes, but there is a better way.Plant the Astrolite on the lift and then push the "up" button, take cover inthe previous room and wait for the explosion. Everybody upstairs will blow up.Now take the lift, reach the upper floor and take the elevator to the 7th floor.Well, by the look of the decoration you're getting closer to LaCroix. Go up thestairs. If you can't lockpick the lock of the door nearby, you can walk theother way, but the vampires in the offices will spot you, so prepare for afight. This floor is filled with Ventrue vampires that use Steyr AUGs andkatanas, so be careful. If you want, you can go to the right room, a security room of some kind, hack the computer and turn the lights off, so thatyou can sneak past the vampires more effectively. You'll also find a guard in one of the rooms if you need to feed, but your goal is to get to the "meeting room" that has another elevator. Take it to finally reach thepenthouse.Of course you'll be confronted by the Sheriff, when you try to enter LaCroix'sroom. He'll slash you with his big sword, then disappear when you attack himand jump you from behind to perform this move again. So hit him and then defendto block his surprise attack. Bloodbuff and melee work well here and of course the flamethrower will make your work much easier. After you've hit him enough,he will transform into a huge bat and throw you out on the tower's roof. [+: Heuses Bat's Communion against you too, but you can find his sword on the roof.]Here he will perform some flying attacks, together with a "slow down"discipline. Also on the roof you'll be attacked by many "lesser vampires", sotry to be on the move. Shooting the Sheriff while he's flying won't do you muchgood. The trick is to turn the big spotlights on and blind him. Once he flies into the beams he will fall to the ground and you can go and hit him with ease.Do this a couple of times and he's dead meat.Once the Sheriff is dead you'll see that LaCroix is nothing without his muscle.Congratulations, you finished the game! Now sit back and watch the ending. ~END OF WALKTHROUGH~+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 8. ENDINGS+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ (!) BEWARE THERE ARE SPOILERS BELOW (!)1. THE ANARCH ENDING: After you've defeated the prince, you can get to choose whether to open, or not open the sarcophagus. If you open it, you'll find what awaits inside. If you decide to keep it closed and leave, LaCroix will open it himself and find what's inside. You will then leave the scene.2. THE CAMARILLA ENDING: Once you've defeated the prince, Strauss will appear and congratulate you. He doesn't want the sarcophagus to be opened. He will take it and hide it away so that no one shall try to disturb it again.3. THE LACROIX ENDING: Once you've obtained the key, you'll go back to LaCroix and he will congratulate you on your victory. He'll then use the key to open the sarcophagus and you both face it's contents.4. THE MING-XIAO ENDING: After you've defeated LaCroix, Ming-Xiao and some of her agents will show up. Fearing your power she will betray you and throw you into the ocean along with the closed sarcophagus. What a bitch!5. THE LONE WOLF ENDING If you chose yourself above all else, once you've defeated LaCroix you can choose to open the sarcophagus or not. If you don't open it, LaCroix does it and faces what's inside. While down on the streets Nines will try to persuade you to join the Anarchs. You'll pay no attention to him and leave.[+: 6. THE EASTER EGG ENDING] You can only get this if you found the easter egg at the Luckee Star.After the Anarch, LaCroix and Lone Wolf endings, you'll also get a scene withJack and the taxi driver looking down on the city.+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 9. POWER-BUILDING+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++Since some of you asked for it, I've decided to add a power-building section.I'm not talking about XP here, you can find how to gain the most XP in thewalkthrough. I'm just giving you the most efficient way to use books and itemsthat give you stat bonuses. The location of the books and the occult items ismentioned in the STAT BONUSES section.When building your character be sure to have:Research = 3Stealth = 0Hacking = 0Firearms = 0Dodge = 0Brawl = 2Melee = 2It's not necessary to have Brawl and Melee at 2 from the start, you can alwaysupgrade them later in the game, but it helps. You should also try to get somepoints in Persuasion from the beginning since it's an important stat of thegame.[1] - Get the Stealth book from the apartment - Sell it to the pawn shop and buy it twice to have a Stealth of 3[2] - Buy twice and read the Computer book and the Firearms book from the pawn shop to get Hacking and Firearms to 2.[3] - Get Nines bonus after the warehouse to reach a Brawl of 3[4] - Get the Melee book from the Skyeline apartment 2 and sell it. Buy it twice to reach a Melee of 4[5] - Get 1 point in Finance and then receive Fat Larry's bonus after his quest to reach a Finance of 2[6] - Get Nines bonus after the Dane to reach a Melee of 5.[7] - Get a Research of 5 - Use the Brawl book from the Empire Arms hotel to reach a Brawl of 4[8] - Get the Dodge book from Grout's mansion, sell it, buy it twice and get Dodge to 2[9] - Get 1 point in Security so that with the Antique Locket that you'll get from Mr. Ox you'll have a Security of 2 - Get the Security book from the museum, sell it, buy it twice and reach a Security of 4[10]- Get a Scholarship of of 2 and receive Beckett's bonus at the museum to reach a Scholarship of 3[11]- Get the Finance book from Jezebel's room, sell it, buy it twice and reach a Finance of 4[12]- Get Romero's Firearms bonus to reach a Firearms of 3[13]- Get the Fae Charm from Isaac after the Hollywood sewers to gain a +1 at Dexterity[14]- Have Dodge at 4 and then use the Dodge book from the Giovanni mansion to get a Dodge of 5[15]- Have a Research of 9 and use the Melee book from the Fu Syndicate to get a Melee of 5[16]- Have the Computer skill at 4 and then read the Computer book from the internet cafe to get it to 5+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 10. ITEMS+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++=============================================================================== WEAPONS===============================================================================OOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MELEE WEAPONSOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOThe melee weapons of this game are separated in blunt and bladed. Blunt weaponsare mainly effective against humans, but bladed are good for both humans andvampires. The damage potential and the feat adjustment of the weapons arechanged according to your Melee feat, so I won't mentioned them here. I'lljust place them according to their effectiveness, from the weakest to the mostpowerful. The Melee combat requirement shows how much your Melee feat must be, so thatyou wont have any penalties using that weapon. Lethality is something like thecritical hit potential of the weapon. Base damage shows the minimum damage youcan do with a successful hit.According to Talvi the relation between them is expressed by this formula: Damage Potential = (Lethality + Feat adjustment) x Basic damage(meaning that Basic Damage is not a minimal damage a weapon can inflict)--------------------- BLUNT MELEE WEAPONS---------------------~~~~~~~~~~ 1. FISTS~~~~~~~~~~Melee Combat Requirement: 1Lethality: 8 [+: 5]Base Damage: 2Notes: You have your fists available right from the start.~~~~~~~~~~ 2. BATON~~~~~~~~~~Melee Combat Requirement: 2Lethality: 7Base Damage: 2Notes: You can take it from policemen, the weakest weapon.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3. BASEBALL BAT~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Melee Combat Requirement: 4Lethality: 8Base Damage: 2Notes: Another very weak weapon, your fists are better.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4. TIRE IRON~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Melee Combat Requirement: 3Lethality: 9Base Damage: 2Notes: The first weapon you'll come across.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5. A SEVERED ARM~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Melee Combat Requirement: 4Lethality: 9 [+: 6]Base Damage: 2Notes: A very funny weapon.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6. SLEDGEHAMMER~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Melee Combat Requirement: 5Lethality: 10Base Damage: 3Notes: The best blunt weapon of the game. It does a great deal of damage, but it's rather slow. Until you find the katana it's your best choice.---------------------- BLADED MELEE WEAPONS----------------------~~~~~~~~~~ 1. KNIFE~~~~~~~~~~Melee Combat Requirement: 4Lethality: 9Base Damage: 2Notes: At the start of the game the best melee weapon, but not much better than your fists.~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2. FIRE AXE~~~~~~~~~~~~~Melee Combat Requirement: 5Lethality: 12Base Damage: 2Notes: Once you get this weapon you can really do some good damage in melee.~~~~~~~~~~~ 3. KATANA~~~~~~~~~~~Melee Combat Requirement: 8Lethality: 12Base Damage: 3Notes: A very good melee weapon, the third best melee weapon of the game.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4. BUSH HOOK~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Melee Combat Requirement: 10Lethality: 13Base Damage: 4Notes: This is the weapon that does the most damage in the game, but it deals normal damage, so it's second best next to the Tal'Mahe'Ra blade. Anyway, stealth killing with it is rather fun.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~[+-: SHIN GUNTO]~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Melee Combat Requirement: 5Lethality: 11Base Damage: 2Notes: This weapon is used by the Asian vampire and other Asian enemies and they drop it in the basic and plus patch. It's like a weaker katana.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~[-: CHANG BLADE]~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Melee Combat Requirement: 10Lethality: 16Base Damage: 1Notes: This weapon is used by the Chang brother and he drops it on death in the basic patch. It's similar to a katana.----------------------- SPECIAL MELEE WEAPONS-----------------------~~~~~~~~~~ 1. TORCH~~~~~~~~~~Melee Combat Requirement: 2Lethality: 7Base Damage: 2Notes: You can get this from hunters or in the Hallowbrook Hotel. It's nothingmuch, except that it deals aggravated damage so it can be useful againstvampires. But there are much better melee weapons. If you can get this fromhunters at the early stage of the game it could be useful.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2. TAL'MAHE'RA BLADE~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Melee Combat Requirement: 8Lethality: 12Base Damage: 3Notes: This blade deals a bit more damage than the katana, but that's not what makes it special. The real treat with this weapon is that it deals aggravated damage and this means that it can do heavy damage to vampires. Surely the best melee weapon in the game.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [+: Jian]~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Melee Combat Requirement: 6Lethality: 14Base Damage: 3Notes: This weapon can be found in the new library level and later on one of the Chang brothers will drop it as well in case you missed it.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [+: SHERIFF SWORD]~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Melee Combat Requirement: 6Lethality: 20Base Damage: 1Notes: You will find this weapon on the roof among the rubble after the Sheriff turned into his warform. It inflicts aggravated damage.OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO RANGED WEAPONSOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWhat applies for melee weapons about damage potential and feat adjustments is true for the ranged weapons as well. They also have the fire rate, range and reload speed attributes which are essential in order to determine the weapon's effectiveness. I've added some of the weapons real names [+: like they are including in the plus patch weapon descriptions].---------- HANDGUNS----------~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1. THIRTY EIGHT aka Colt Police Positive Special~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Ranged Combat Requirement: 4Lethality: 7Base Damage: 2Fire Rate: MEDIUMRange: LONGReload Speed: FASTNotes: the first gun you'll find, it's very weak and it's only advantage is it's long range.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2. BROKK 17C aka GLOCK 19~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Ranged Combat Requirement: 5Lethality: 9Base Damage: 2Fire Rate: HIGHRange: MEDIUMReload Speed: SLOWNotes: A bit better than the .38 but still rather weak.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3. COLT ANACONDA aka .44 MAGNUM~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Ranged Combat Requirement: 5Lethality: 14 [+: 12]Base Damage: 3Fire Rate: MEDIUMRange: LONGReload Speed: FASTNotes: "Come on punk, make my day!" Your first really good weapon. It can do a great deal of damage. Head shots can be devastating.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4. McLUSKY .50 CALIBER aka DESERT EAGLE~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Ranged Combat Requirement: 7Lethality: 12 [+: 14]Base Damage: 3Fire Rate: HIGHRange: MEDIUMReload Speed: FASTNotes: The best handgun, deals much damage and has a high fire rate. One of the best ranged weapons overall.---------- SHOTGUNS----------~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1. UTICA M37 aka ITHACA M37~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Ranged Combat Requirement: 5Lethality: 20Base Damage: 2Fire Rate: LOWRange: MEDIUMReload Speed: SLOWNotes: At the start of the game it's the best weapon you'll find. Up close it can do a great deal of damage. But it's really low reload speed is a big disadvantage. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2. JAEGERSPAS aka FRANCHI SPAS-15~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Ranged Combat Requirement: 7Lethality: 18Base Damage: 3Fire Rate: LOWRange: MEDIUMReload Speed: FASTNotes: Much better than the Utica. It's the best shotgun in the game, though overall it's not one of the most useful weapons.-------------- MACHINE GUNS--------------~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1. BRADDOCK 9MM aka INGRAM MAC-10~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Ranged Combat Requirement: 5Lethality: 9Base Damage: 1Fire Rate: HIGHRange: LONGReload Speed: FAST Notes: The first machine gun you'll find. It's fire rate provides a good amount of damage but it's kick-back is so strong that it makes it hard to use.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2. LASSITER KILLMATIC aka IMI UZI~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Ranged Combat Requirement: 6Lethality: 10Base Damage: 2Fire Rate: HIGHRange: LONG Reload Speed: MEDIUMNotes: This weapon is an improvement over the Braddock in every way except perhaps the reload speed.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3. STEYR AUG~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Ranged Combat Requirement: 8Lethality: 14Base Damage: 2Fire Rate: HIGHRange: LONGReload Speed: MEDNotes: The best machine gun and probably the best all-around weapon. It can do a great deal of damage and it also has a scope.-------- RIFLES--------~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1. JAMIE SUE aka REMINGTON M700~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Ranged Combat Requirement: 4Lethality: 10Base Damage: 3 [+: 8]Fire Rate: LOWRange: LONGReload Speed: FASTNotes: The first rifle you can get your hands on, and a really good one. You can get it from Romero during his zombie quest.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~[+-: REMINGTON M700 SWAT]~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Ranged Combat Requirement: 6Lethality: 15Base Damage: 8Fire Rate: LOWRange: LONGReload Speed: FASTNotes: Restored in the basic and plus patch you can either get this from Mercurio or from Bach, it's your best choice for sniping.------------------------------------------- SPECIAL RANGED WEAPONS-------------------------------------------~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1. CROSSBOW~~~~~~~~~~~~~Ranged Combat Requirement: 8Lethality: 16Base Damage: 2 [+: 4]Fire Rate: LOWRange: LONGReload Speed: MEDIUMNotes: It can fire arrows silently so it's good for a sneaky character, but at the time you'll get it wont do you much good.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2. FLAMETHROWER~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Notes: There are no requirements for the flamethrower, you just pull the trigger and burn your enemies to ashes. It's surely the most effective way to kill vampires since it deals a huge amount of aggravated damage.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~[-: FLAMING CROSSBOW aka PYRO CROSSBOW]~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Ranged Combat Requirement: 8Lethality: 16Base Damage: 2Fire Rate: LOWRange: LONGReload Speed: MEDIUMNotes: A vast improvement over the simple crossbow, if you can obtain it, since it deals aggravated fire damage.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~[+: DRAGON'S BREATH]~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Ranged Combat Requirement: 6Lethality: 20Base Damage: 4Fire Rate: LOWRange: MEDIUMReload Speed: SLOWNotes: In the plus patch the Pyro Crossbow has been replaced by the Dragon's Breath. You can buy it from Mercurio and it deals aggravated damage.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~[+: FRAGMENTATION GRENADE]~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Notes: There are no requirements for the fragmentation grenade, you just pull the pin and roll it towards the target. One and one only can be obtained from Nines during the endgame.=============================================================================== ARMOR===============================================================================OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO LIGHT CLOTHINGOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOBONUSES: nonePENALTIES: noneThis is the armor you start the game with.OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HEAVY CLOTHINGOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOBONUSES: +1 soak to Bashing and LethalPENALTIES: noneYou can buy this armor from Fat Larry in downtown.OOOOOOOOOOOOOOO LIGHT LEATHEROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOBONUSES: +2 soak to Bashing and LethalPENALTIES: -1 DexterityYou can buy this armor from the Red Spot in Hollywood.OOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HEAVY LEATHEROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOBONUSES: +3 soak to Bashing and LethalPENALTIES: -1 DexterityYou can buy this armor from Tseng's in Chinatown.OOOOOOOOOOOO BODY ARMOROOOOOOOOOOOOBONUSES: +4 Soak to Bashing and LethalPENALTIES: -2 DexterityYou can get this armor form Heather if you talk to her right after the [ITALIANDINNER] quest. [+: Alternatively Mercurio will sell it during the blood hunt.]=============================================================================== OCCULT ITEMS===============================================================================These are items that have special powers and can boost your stats in variousways. See chapter 5. for details.=============================================================================== SKILL BOOKS===============================================================================During the game you'll find various books that you can read if you have theResearch needed. See chapter 5. for details.=============================================================================== ITEMS FOR SALE===============================================================================There are some items in the game whose only purpose is to be sold (except forthe morphine bottle that can also be used for [THE PAIN OF BEING MERCURIO]quest).Drugs : PILL BOTTLE, MORPHINE BOTTLE, PRESCRIPTION BOTTLE, DRUG BOXRings : SILVER RING, GOLD RING, FANCY RINGWatches: NORMAL WATCH, FANCY WATCH, GOLD WATCHStereos: CAR STEREO===============================================================================BLOOD PACKS===============================================================================~~~~~~~~~~~~ BLOOD PACK~~~~~~~~~~~~The most common of the blood packs, it restores 3 blood points.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ BLUE BLOOD PACK~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~With better blood quality than a normal blood pack it restores 5 blood points.~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ELDER VITAE~~~~~~~~~~~~~The best blood pack in the game elder vitae restores all of your blood points.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ WEREWOLF BLOOD~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~There is only one pack of werewolf blood found in the game. Unfortunately youcan't drink it :).++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 11. COMPUTER PASSWORDS++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++You don't really need to hack every computer you find. If you can't hack acomputer, raise your stats and come back later. If you have Auspex, use it, itwill raise your Hacking by one point. If you are REALLY desperate then check this list for the password you want.========== Tutorial==========------------------------------------------------------------------------------LOCATION APPLICATION PASSWORD------------------------------------------------------------------------------Office safe chopshop------------------------------------------------------------------------------============== Santa Monica==============------------------------------------------------------------------------------LOCATION APPLICATION PASSWORD------------------------------------------------------------------------------Haven email sunriseMedical Clinic, email panaceaDr. Malcolm's office patients hippocratesMedical Clinic, cs door dosage2nd floor cs cabinet money camera optometry cs safe paigeMedical Clinic, cadavers cowbellbasement freezers ambrosiaBeach house email hang10Carson's apartment McGee ImaliaThe Asylum, email wishessecond floor Jeanette contacts callmeThe Asylum, email 1baroness3second floor Terese contacts businessMegahurtz Computing net security Gil Bates[+-: Kilpatrick's Bail Bonds email freedom][+: Bertram's hideout email Tung notes obfuscate]-------------------------------------------------------------------------------========== Downtown==========------------------------------------------------------------------------------LOCATION APPLICATION PASSWORD------------------------------------------------------------------------------Elizabeth Dane, logs AntonioBaycontrol room control lighthouseMuseum, email iluvgabeground floor sales dAnFInsiP [valveleaks] Museum, cameras1 pterodactylbasement, security room 1 cameras2 velociraptorMuseum, email ihatemyjobbasement, lab room results ksdfIeOW [steamblows]Museum, beams platypusbasement, security room 2 alarm wombatSkyeline Apartments, 1st floor email peepSkyeline Apartments, 2nd floor email ectoplasmSkyeline Apartments, 4th floor safe jewelsEmpire Arms hotel, 1st floor suites wealth guest logs powerNocturne Theatre net security Break a Leg[+: Confession entrance email slave][+: Library backroom insert card awaken]-------------------------------------------------------------------------------============ Hollywood============------------------------------------------------------------------------------LOCATION APPLICATION PASSWORD------------------------------------------------------------------------------Ground Zero, Josefk email Kafka UcutieU email Subarashi 2Pacula email shizzleSin Bin log file sinner private dirtydog peepshow sinnerNosferatu warrens pump 118a septic electrical tankTawni Sessions' apartment cameras cleopatraMetalhead Industries operations codpiece net security Bang Your Head safe Turbo Lover-------------------------------------------------------------------------------=========== Chinatown===========------------------------------------------------------------------------------LOCATION APPLICATION PASSWORD------------------------------------------------------------------------------Kamikaze Zen power gwailo email waterloo email shinto-x personal elba net security nirvana vault nippelhcsFu Syndicate door control Freedom email elimination species x data autopsy [door code crane]------------------------------------------------------------------------------========= Ending=========------------------------------------------------------------------------------LOCATION APPLICATION PASSWORD------------------------------------------------------------------------------Society of Leopold power soc heat sig socVenture Tower lights hitthelights------------------------------------------------------------------------------+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 12. CONSOLE CODES+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++In order to use the following codes, you need to have the console activated. On how to activate the console check the TECHNICAL section. If you want codesthat improve performance, again check the TECHNICAL section. This sectiondeals with codes that are mainly considered cheats.I wouldn't advise you to use any of these codes in your first playthrough. Iuse them only for fun after I've finished the game and in order to check thevarious aspects of the game. Cheating could ruin your game experience, so becareful when you use it.When you enter a command in the console, the console will show you a list ofwhat you can do with that command, so you can scroll down and easily checkyour options.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------CODE EFFECT------------------------------------------------------------------------------- impulse 101 Gives all weapons, ammo and clothingmoney x.xx Changes the bust size. Default 1.00, max 3.00god Enables God mode (enter again to disable)giftxp # Gives the character # XPnoclip Go through walls (enter again to disable)cmdlist Shows a list of all the commandsnotarget Invisible to enemies (enter again to disable)vstats get stat # Raises stat [stat] to level # = 1-5give item_a_xxxx Gives armor of type xxxxgive item_w_xxxx Gives weapon of type xxxxgive item_p_occult_xxxx Gives occult item of type xxxxgive item_p_research_xxxx Gives skill book of type xxxxblood # Sets your blood pool to be # blood points.give item_w_Sheriff_sword Gives you the Sheriff's sword!-------------------------------------------------------------------------------Well, "money" isn't exactly a cheat... and "noclip" can be really helpful ifa door gets stuck for some reason, or if you want to check if the TV newscasteris naked from the waste-down.+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 13. INTERESTING STUFF+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++------------------------- The mysterious "friend"-------------------------So who is this mysterious "friend" that keeps sending you these cryptic emailswith chess references? He seems to always know where you've been and he also seems to know what's inside the sarcophagus.There has been a lot of debate about who he is in the various Bloodlines forumsand most believe that it's either Jack, Strauss, Beckett or the cab driver. Jack is probably the most likely candidate since he is the one behind the wholesarcophagus situation and he is probably the only one that knows for surewhat's inside. The only thing that doesn't fit very well is that it doesn'tseem like Jack's style to send cryptic chess-based emails.Strauss is another likely candidate and it would seem that it's surely hisstyle to do such a thing, only that he doesn't seem to know much about yourdealings and also if you betray him he gets really angry and doesn't even letyou inside his chantry, so why should he keep sending you emails?Beckett would fit too since he is rather friendly towards you and he knowsa lot about the sarcophagus from his research. But you receive these emailseven before you meet Beckett for the first time and he also warns you not toopen the sarcophagus face to face, why would he send an email with the sametopic?The cab driver only comes to focus near the end of the game but he suddenlyseems like someone who knows a lot. We'll talk about him in the next topic buthe is surely another likely candidate, especially as in his last cutscene with Jack restored content in the unofficial patch shows that he planned the whole thing together with Jack from the start.You'll receive the following emails from the friend:1. <THE OPENING> The game begins. A pawn is moved.2. <THE FIRST MOVE> The white king moves to protect his pawn.3. <A BISHOP> A bishop is sacrificed for the king.4. <A GAMBIT> A gambit has been played. The king leaves himself open.5. <THE COST> The cost of an attack is often paid later.6. <THE QUEEN> Beware the black queen.7. <THE CAMPAIGN> The success of a campaign is weighted by the commitment of your opponent.8. <THE WHITE BISHOP> The white bishop falls.9. <ENDGAME> Don't open it.---------------- The Cab Driver----------------You get to meet the cab driver only near the end of the game but he surely willleave you an impression. Firstly he seems to know everything about yoursituation and what's going on in the different sects.He also mentions the first vampire city, Enoch, that was founded by Caine andwhere he lived with the Antediluvians, their childer and humans all together. He speaks about the foundation of the Camarilla too, and how it eventually didn't live up to his expectations.He surely seems to be really old, is he a Methuselah? Is he an Antediluvian?Could he even be Caine? If you're a Malkavian and speak with him you'll havea really frightening insight about him. So who is he really? Well this answercannot be answered within the game story, you only get a hint that he must be a really old and powerful vampire.The fact that most people are convinced the cab driver is Caine is that if yougo to [installation folder]\vampire\sounds\character\dlg\main characters\caineand listen to the audio files you'll hear the taxi driver's voice. Also in theloading screen after you enter the cab,it's likely to see some info about Caine.There is another theory that says that the cab driver isn't really Caine,but a Malkavian who believes he is Caine. This is based on a story in theoriginal pen-and-paper VTM RPG's by White Wolf.The fact is no one can say for sure who the cab driver really is... the truthis out there, just don't go asking about the cab driver in the variousBloodlines forums, it's a topic that has been discussed so much that it hasbecome frustrating.-------------------- MALKAVIAN INSANITY--------------------If you play as a Malkavian you'll come across some pretty loony situations.You'll occasionally hear voices and there is a possibility that one of thestop lights in the city streets will start talking to you. Also at a certainpoint, if you enter your haven, the TV newsman will start a conversation with you and tell you a joke about a tuna.+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 14. USEFUL LINKS+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++Official Game site:-------------------Currently down. I guess the most "official" sites for Bloodlines would now be:http://planet-vampire.com/http://www.terra-arcanum.com/Bloodlines forums and information:----------------------------------http://forums.gamespy.com/Indices/Boards.aspx?keyalias=planetvampirehttp://www.gamebanshee.com/vampirebloodlines/Mod sites:----------http://planet-vampire.com/modules/files/index.php?id=2http://sites.google.com/site/vtmbcompmodhome/Official patch location:------------------------http://www.patches-scrolls.de/vampire_bloodlines.phpUnofficial patch location:--------------------------http://www.patches-scrolls.de/vampire_bloodlines.phpVarious files:--------------http://www.fileplanet.com/search.aspx?searchtype=2&q=vampire+bloodlines+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 15. VERSION HISTORY+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++V1.0: -The walkthrough has been completed along with the strategy guide.v1.1:-Several minor corrections have been made.-Added a password.-Added the fact that you can sell and then buy the books multiple times-Added emails from the "friend".-Added a key binding section in the gameplay mechanics.-Version history section has been added.-Tawni quest warning has been added.v1.2: -Added Carnival of death quest Persuasion solution.-Added a Power-building section.-Some unofficial patch notes.-Added the warehouse stealth XP bonus.-Corrected a mistake about Beckett giving you a bonus after the warehouse. (Thanks to Tiago Caxias and Matthew Theaker)-Added some forgotten mail. (Thanks to John Davies).-Corrected Beckett's bonus in chapter 5. (Thanks to Tiago Taxias)v1.3: -Added up to date information about the changes that take place in the unofficial patches. All changes are provided by Wesp5. -Added more information about the Nosferatu.-Removed incorrect Beckett bonus from "Stat Boosters". (Thanks to Petr Tuklman)-Added extra option in the ATTENTION WHORE quest. (Thanks to Big Trev, Dustin Tinklin, travis hines, Steven Bennet)-Added more options to deal with Samantha. (Thanks to Alex Frazer, Steven Toyen)-Corrected a Persuasion requirement in the "Giovanni Chosen" quest. (Thanks to William Chylwik)-Corrected various info in the CLANS section. (Thanks to Felipe Andrade, Edwin Ferreira)-Corrected a mistake in the weapons section. (Thanks to jizes, Mike Ricciardella)-Updated the link section with current, working links.-Made various small corrections.v1.4:-Made many small corrections in various places and added a possible exploit in the Hitman Impasse quest. (Thanks to Hassat Hunter) -Added XP bonus in the Hunter Hunted quest. (Thanks to Vadim and Patrik) -Included trick to return to city hubs after the Bloodhunt. (Thanks to Naoise)-Added more keybinding commands. (Thanks to Pierre)-Added weapon damage potential info. (Thanks to Talvi)+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 16. CONTACT - CREDITS+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++Contact:If you have any questions or need help with something PLEASE search the guidebefore contacting me. If what you need can't be found in this guide then youcan email me. If you also have any suggestions/additions/corrections feel freeto contact me.You can contact me at: the_vampyri_lestat[at]hotmail[dot]com(my email was down for some time, sorry for that. Anyway, it's up again, so I'mwaiting for your feedback)You can find the guide on the following sites:www.ign.comwww.gamefaqs.comwww.neoseeker.comwww.planetvampire.comwww.planet-vampire.comCredits:Thanks to TROIKA for creating such a wonderful game, but no thanks to themand to Activision for releasing a game with so many bugs. Unfortunately TROIKAwent under after the release of the game, since the game sold very poorly at the beginning and the patch came out too late to change the situation.The game still sells copies though and will probably sell many more, mainlybecause of the strong fanbase it has created. Don't expect any other VTMgames from Troika, since the company has officially closed but you shouldnot expect a new VTM game either, because White Wolf has ended this series.If a new game is going to be published it's going to be about the new vampireworld White Wolf has created, which is called VAMPIRE THE REQUIEM. Anyway,this series is very young and not as popular as VTM so don't hope for any videogames soon.MANY THANKS TO:-Wesp5 for making his wonderful unofficial patches and for adding the changes of his unofficial patches to the walkthrough-Tiago Taxias-Mathew Theaker-John Davies-Raghav-lazy oli-Steven Toyen-jizes-Mike Ricciardella-pio 72-Edwin Ferreira-Felipe Andrade-William Chylwik-Alex Frazer-Big Trev-Dustin Tinklin-travis hines-Petr Tuklman-Steven Bennet-Hassat Hunter-Vadim-Patrik-Naoise-Pierre-Talvi-All the fellow vampire-gamers that emailed me with questions, corrections and kind words. Unfortunately I can't credit separately some of you since I've lost some of your emails due to an account problem. Anyway, thank you. ~THE END~

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How many endings does Vampire The Masquerade Bloodlines have?

The storyline is non-linear; though most events will be encountered regardless of the character's choices, there are numerous optional quests and five distinct endings.

What is the best clan in Vampire The Masquerade Bloodlines?

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  • Gangrel. ...
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  • Malkavian. ...
  • Caitiff.
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Why is Vampire The Masquerade Bloodlines 2 Cancelled?

Bloodlines 2 was being developed by Hardsuit Labs prior to the delay, but was taken off the project in February 2021 after setbacks including multiple delays and the loss of its narrative leadership, including lead writer Brian Mitsoda, creative director Ka'ai Cluney, and senior narrative designer Cara Ellison.

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