Marked: 7. Minimum kills: 0
- Ronin terrorize city in search of Saints
- — Stilwater Gazette newspaper headline
Johnny Gat captures a member of The Ronin lurking around the neighborhood and brings him to Aisha's house, where The Protagonist is waiting. There, they briefly interrogate him and learn that Kazuo Akuji, Shogo's father, is coming to Stilwater. After Gat executes the gang member, The Protagonist heads out to see what The Ronin are doing, while Gat is forced to clean up his mess.
The Protagonist manages to thwart a small scale attack in which a few of The Ronin attempted to assault the Saints Hideout. At the Phillips Building, Ultor CEO Dane Vogel scolds Shogo for failing to protect Ultor's money, referring to the Poseidon's Palace heist. Vogel notes his personal worry over Shogo, but Shogo assures him that he has his "best man", Jyunichi, working on taking out the 3rd Street Saints. Jyunichi is then shown to be outside Aisha's house in his Zircon, watching Gat and Aisha dispose of the body, foreshadowing the events of the next mission, Bleeding Out.
The following text has been transcribed verbatim from the game files.
It can be read in-game upon completion of the mission by selecting the mission at a Newspaper Clipboard.
- Stop the Ronin before they get to the Saints Hideout
There are seven speedy Ronin bikers who must be killed before they reach the Saints Hideout.
It is important to concentrate on the targets themselves, rather other enemies such as the police or additional Ronin who arrive due to Notoriety. Often, destroying one bike in a wave often causes a chain reaction that destroys most, if not all, of the other bikes in the wave, meaning destroying the bikes themselves is a good idea. Bikes will also occasionally be destroyed while off-screen.
The Kenshin can carry one passenger Homie, who shoots at the Ronin after The Protagonist fires, or if the Ronin attack first
- Bike destroyed
The first wave contains four bikers.
- More Ronin are here
The second wave contains three bikers.
- Bike destroyed
This objective is displayed after each bike is destroyed.
- The Ronin are crossing the bridge to the Saints Hideout
After doing a lap of Downtown, the remaining bikes cross the bridge to the Saint's Row district.
- The Ronin are almost at the Saints Hideout
- Cash: $2,000
- Respect: None
- Neighborhood: Tidal Spring
- Mission: Bleeding Out
- Stronghold: Amberbrook Museum Pier
- In the opening cutscene of the mission, "Gracious Hosts", Johnny Gat correctly surmises that The Ronin gang member is talking about Kazuo Akuji, despite only referring to him as "Mr. Akuji"; the sentence works the same when referring to Shogo Akuji, and Gat has no reason to assume Kazuo will be arriving soon.
- Also during the opening cutscene, no mention is made of the seven bikers that are driving around the neighborhood looking for the Saints Hideout, which Shogo told Jyunichi to send at the end of the mission "Laundry Day".
- Tetsuos normally have 3000 hitpoints. The Tetsuos in wave 1 have 500 hitpoints and the Tetsuos in wave 2 have 1000 hitpoints. In co-op, the hitpoints are 1000 and 1200 respectively. In all cases, the driver has half as many hitpoints as the bike.
"Gracious Hosts" cutsceneEdit
- The Protagonist: "Where's Johnny?"
Aisha: "Oh I sent him out to the store he should be back..."Gat bursts through the door with a Ronin gang memberAisha: "Who the hell is that?"
Johnny Gat: "That's our new house guest baby...I caught this asshole ridin' around our turf..."
The Protagonist: "Got something you wanna tell me?"The Ronin gang member spits in The Protagonist's faceThe Ronin gang member: "Go to hell."
Johnny Gat: "That wasn't very nice..."Gat pushes the gang member through a glass tableAisha: "Johnny, I just bought that table!"
Johnny Gat: "Sorry 'bout that...Why the fuck are you here?"
The Ronin gang member: "Whatever you do to me is nothing compared to what Mr. Akuji will do to you..."
Johnny Gat: "The Oyabun? No shit...when's he comin'?"
The Ronin gang member: "I'll die before I tell you."
Johnny Gat: "Yep."Gat executes the man with a headshotAisha: "Johnny!"
Johnny Gat: "It'll wash out!"
Aisha: "It better."Aisha walks awayThe Protagonist: "What the fuck's an Akuji?"
Johnny Gat: "Kazuo Akuji's is the father of Shogo Akuji, the asshole who's runnin' the Ronin."
The Protagonist: "Ok, so who cares?"
Johnny Gat: "This guy's a fuckin' boogey man. When I was in jail I would listen to some of the Ronin talk about what this guy did in Japan...it's not pretty."
The Protagonist: "You think he's all talk?"
Johnny Gat: "I dunno, but I'm lookin' forward to findin' out..."Aisha clears her throat to get his attention while holding a sponge mopJohnny Gat: "You cool takin' out those fuckers by yourself? I gotta clean up around the house..."
The Protagonist: "No problem man, I got this..."
- — "Gracious Hosts" cutscene
"Saving Face" cutsceneEdit
- Shogo Akuji: "Dane, don't worry I'll get the money back..."
Dane Vogel: "You're missing the point Shogo, the money was insured, I'm more concerned about you."
Shogo Akuji: "What?"
Dane Vogel: "Ultor and the Ronin have had a very healthy relationship in the past, but lately...well, when I pay protection money I expect some fucking protection."
Shogo Akuji: "Watch yourself Vogel."
Dane Vogel: "The Saints are a concern Shogo."
Shogo Akuji: "Not for long."
Dane Vogel: "Why's that."
Shogo Akuji: "I've got my best man working on that now."Shogo calls Jyunichi on his phoneShogo Akuji: "Speak English."Jyunichi (subtitle): "*speaks Japanese*"
Jyunichi (audio): "もしもし？"
Jyunichi (translation): "Hello?"
Jyunichi: "What is it Shogo?"
Shogo Akuji: "I'm in a meeting with Dane Vogel, he wants assurances that the Saints wi-"
Jyunichi: "Don't worry, I'll take care of it...like always."
- — "Saving Face" cutscene