|Story arc||The Ronin|
|Cutscene(s)||• "Ultor Makes a House Call" |
• "A Father's Love"
|Objective(s)||• Head to the Ronin hotel |
• Kill the Ronin on the ground floor
• Get to the elevator
• Place the bombs one floor at a time
• Move to the next floor
• Head to the suite and kill the Ronin Lieutenants
• Climb the rail and base jump into the atrium
|Reward(s)||• $7,500 |
• Brighton neighborhood, Downtown District
- "Explosions rock downtown"
- — Stilwater Gazette newspaper headline
As The Protagonist, Johnny Gat and Pierce plan their next move to stop The Ronin, Dane Vogel, the CEO of Ultor, sets foot inside Saints Hideout to tell the 3rd Street Saints that the relationship between Ultor and The Ronin is over. Vogel starts an alliance with the 3rd Street Saints by informing them where Kazuo and Shogo Akuji are hiding out. The Protagonist and Gat leave for the hotel, though not without Pierce staying behind to watch over Vogel in case it's a trap.
The Protagonist and Gat return after destroying the hotel (although the Akujis are not there at the time) and allow Vogel to leave. Just as he does, however, The Protagonist pulls him to one side and asks why Ultor went to The Ronin and not the 3rd Street Saints; Vogel simply replies, "You were in a coma and we couldn't find Julius... timing is everything". Among the wreckage of the hotel, a shamed Kazuo notes to Shogo how his son continues to disappoint him.
The following text has been transcribed verbatim from the game files, and can be read in-game upon completion of the mission. To do this, simply select the mission for replay at a Newspaper Clipboard.
Citizens were shocked as a downtown hotel was rocked by explosions earlier today. Witnesses report seeing Ronin and Saints fighting inside the hotel before the explosions began. Claims of an individual base jumping from the top floor of the hotel into the atrium have yet to be confirmed.
After driving downtown to the hotel, enter it and kill all five of The Ronin in the atrium alongside Johnny Gat. After this short segment, the player must take an elevator up and Gat will cease being a Homie.
Once at the top, players must set seven bombs in different areas and floors of the hotel. After setting the first bomb, a four minute timer starts counting down. Run from marker to marker, setting the bombs and killing any enemies in the way. On the final floor, be aware of a Ronin equipped with an RPG Launcher near the marker. After the seventh bomb has been planted, head inside the suite nearby and kill the six Ronin lieutenants. Afterwards, simply jump the rail outside the suite and BASE jump down to the atrium (the player will be prompted to do this as they fall, provided they don't hit anything on the way down). If the player has unlocked no fall damage in the BASE Jumping Diversion, they can simply fall down to the atrium without BASE jumping.
"Ultor Makes a House Call" cutscene Edit
- Dane Vogel: "This is a helluva place you got here. I mean, it's a good thing I had my tetanus shot, but beyond that, it's, uh... cozy."
The Protagonist: "Do I know you?"
Johnny Gat: "Name's Dane Vogel. He works for Ultor. I remember he swung by the church and offered Dex a job a while back."
The Protagonist: "You're shitting me?"
Pierce: "Who's Dex?"
Dane Vogel: "Dex was a man who had higher aspirations than being a thug. You can't blame him for "movin' on up"."
Johnny Gat: "He was a fuckin' sellout."
Dane Vogel: "You call him a sellout, I call him a millionaire."
The Protagonist: "Whaddya want?"
Dane Vogel: "I want to help you."
The Protagonist: "If I need any Ultor Unlimited Sunglasses, I'll steal 'em."
Dane Vogel: "So you're familiar with our products?"
Johnny Gat: "Fuck off, Vogel."
Dane Vogel: "Do you want our help or not?"
The Protagonist: "Maybe."
Johnny Gat: "No."
Dane Vogel: "Well this is a well-oiled machine."
The Protagonist: "What do you got?"
Dane Vogel: "We've recently severed our ties with The Ronin."
Johnny Gat: "Aww, you're breakin' my heart."
Dane Vogel: "I know where the Akujis lay their heads. I doubt any of your lieutenants have that information."
Johnny Gat: "I don't know, Shaundi's fucked a lot of guys..."
Pierce: "Gat's talkin' sense."
The Protagonist: "How do we know it's not a trap?"
Dane Vogel: "That part's easy..."
Dane Vogel: "I'll wait for you here. If you don't make it back, one of your boys can take me out."
Johnny Gat: "Yo, why don't we cut the waiting part?"
Dane Vogel: "I think the waiting part is very important."
The Protagonist: "Gat, you're with me. Pierce, you're babysittin' Vogel."
Johnny Gat: "You sure you don't want me to take out this asshole now?"
The Protagonist: "Save the bullet for Akuji."
- Johnny Gat: "God, I'm looking forward to taking those assholes apart."
The Protagonist (Male Voice 1): "Johnny, when we get to that hotel we're killing every motherfucker in there."
The Protagonist (Male Voice 2): "Don't worry, Johnny. We're gonna send The Ronin a message."
The Protagonist (Male Voice 3): "Don't worry man, we're takin' their whole hotel down."
The Protagonist (Female Voice 1): "Don't worry Johnny, The Ronin are about to have a very bad day..."
The Protagonist (Female Voice 2): "By the time we're through with this place, they'll be digging out bodies for a week."
The Protagonist (Female Voice 3): "Well you're about to get your chance, Johnny..."
Johnny Gat: "[After clearing out the atrium] I'll take care of the ground floors. You head up."
"A Father's Love" cutscene Edit
- Pierce: "Yo, they've been gone a long time. Maybe I should-"
Dane Vogel: "You really shouldn't."
The Protagonist: "It's all right, Pierce."
Johnny Gat: "He led us right to 'em."
The Protagonist: "Get out of here, Vogel."
Dane Vogel: "You've been a gracious host..."
The Protagonist: "How come you went to The Ronin and not us?"
Dane Vogel: "You were in a coma and we couldn't find Julius... timing is everything."
Kazuo Akuji: "I had no idea how far my shame could extend."
Shogo Akuji: "Don't worry father, I'll fix this."
Kazuo Akuji: "No you won't, Shogo. You'll continue to disappoint me."
- Dex's fate is revealed in this mission; Dane Vogel offered him a job at Ultor prior to the events of Saints Row 2. More information can be found on him while starting the bonus mission "Revelation".
- The game data files define an extra section to this mission; originally the player would have had to visit an arms dealer to buy the bombs used in the hotel. This arms dealer had a unique "Arms Dealer" variant of the Phoenix vehicle.
- As with the previous mission, "Visiting Hours", the map can be confusing during this mission as it shows enemies on all floors of the hotel rather than just those on the current floor, thus showing enemies that aren't there.