|Story arc||The Ronin|
|Cutscene(s)||• "Keeping It Simple" |
• "The Model of Discipline"
|Objective(s)||• Head to the casino |
• Take out the Ronin'
• Guard Gat while he rigs the doors with explosives
• Get the loot back to Aisha's house
|Reward(s)||• $1,000 |
• Centennial Beach neighborhood, Hotels & Marina District
|Stronghold unlocked||"Suburbs Strip Club"|
- "Poseidon's Palace robbed, shrimp night cancelled"
- — Stilwater Gazette newspaper headline
Pierce meets The Protagonist and Johnny Gat at the Saints Hideout and presents his complicated plan to heist Poseidon's Palace Casino, which is owned by The Ronin. However, Gat and The Protagonist decide it would be easier to simply "walk into the casino [and] just shoot all the motherfuckers that are between [them] and the money".
After killing several of The Ronin, and blowing open the safe and getting the money, the duo escape in a Mule and head back to Aisha's house, where they plan to clean the money. At a hotel, The Ronin's leader, Shogo Akuji, assures his second-in-command, Jyunichi, that his father won't find out about the casino and that there is no need to worry.
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.
Poseidon's Palace was the scene of a deadly robbery today as Johnny Gat and the leader of the Third Street Saints stormed the casino. The pair apparently blasted their way to the back of the casino, and then set explosives to crack the casino safes. The Saints then escaped the casino under a hail of gunfire before somehow eluding police.
Head to Poseidon's Palace Casino with Johnny Gat and kill the fifteen Ronin gang members already standing guard inside. After the last of them has been killed, Gat heads to the back of the ground floor to plant explosives on the safes' doors; the player must protect him as he does so. Enemies will constantly spawn from the sides of the casino as Gat plants the explosives and will shoot at both Gat and the player. It is much easier to stay on the same floor to protect Gat and use the cover of the slot machines and columns, rather than heading upstairs, as there is little protection above.
Once Gat is finished, quickly put some distance between The Protagonist and the safes before the explosives detonate, as they have a fairly large explosive radius. A Mule will then pull up outside, and the player will have to drive it back to Aisha's house with one unit of Ronin Notoriety and two units of police Notoriety. Aisha's house is only a short distance away and the drive should pose any significant difficulties.
- • Cash: $1,000
• Respect: None
• Achievement: None
• Neighborhood: Centennial Beach
• Mission: Laundry Day
• Stronghold: Suburbs Strip Club
- Main article: Newscasts
- Jane Valderamma: It was the god Poseidon who watched over sailors setting forth from Greece, ensuring their safety. Sadly, the Grecian deity was unable to extend this same protection to his Texas Hold 'Em tables. While details remain sketchy at best, early reports have said Troy Bradshaw is handling the investigation personally. More on this daring robbery as the story unfolds. I'm Jane Valderamma, Channel 6 news.
"Keeping It Simple" cutscene Edit
Pierce: ""Doll house", my ass. This is how we gonna fuck up The Ronin."
The Protagonist: "This'll be good..."
Pierce: "Trust me, it is."
Pierce: "The Ronin have a stake in Poseidon's Palace, so I figure hitting their biggest money maker is a good way to show 'em we not fuckin' around."
The Protagonist: "Okay, so what's the plan?"
Pierce: "You and I enter the casino here. Once inside, we need to distract this security guard - I was thinking you could catch me cheating, or some shit like that. Anyway, while the guard's concerned with throwing me out, Gat'll sneak in through this security door. Don't worry, I already got today's passcode from the blackjack dealer Shaundi's fucking. Now, once inside, Gat'll have to sneak past the guards to cut the power... when that happens, we only have about 45 seconds before the backup generator turns on. During the blackout, though-"
Johnny Gat: "Hold up, man... I mean, I love the dream house you built here and everything, but what if we just start here, walk into the casino, and just shoot all the motherfuckers that are between us and the money?"
Pierce: "Well, ya know-"
The Protagonist: "It would be a lot faster."
Johnny Gat: "And a lot more fun."
Pierce: "Yeah, but-"
The Protagonist: "Fuck it, let's go. Good call, Johnny."
|The Protagonist (Male Voice 1): "Who's in charge of The Ronin?"|
|The Protagonist (Male Voice 2): "Who's callin' the shots?"|
|The Protagonist (Male Voice 3): "We know who's running The Ronin?"|
|The Protagonist (Female Voice 1): "Do we know who's in charge?"|
|The Protagonist (Female Voice 2): "You know who's running the gang?"|
|The Protagonist (Female Voice 3): "So who do I gotta take out?"|
|The Protagonist (Male Voice 1): "I'm gonna have fun with that kid. Hey, where's Pierce?"|
|The Protagonist (Male Voice 2): "Good to know. Hey, I thought Pierce was comin' along, where is he?"|
|The Protagonist (Male Voice 3): "Jesus, how many pretty boy tuners do I have to kill? Oh well, what's the deal with Pierce?"|
|The Protagonist (Female Voice 1): "I hate him already. So is Pierce takin' his own car?"|
|The Protagonist (Female Voice 2): "If he spends more time getting ready than I do, he deserves to get shot. Hey, where's Pierce? I thought he was coming."|
|The Protagonist (Female Voice 3): "Well this'll be fun... hey, isn't Pierce coming?"|
Johnny Gat: "[After completing the heist] Well, they called the cops... big surprise there..."
|The Protagonist (Male Voice 1): "Well, that went pretty well."|
|The Protagonist (Male Voice 2): "Pretty big score."|
|The Protagonist (Male Voice 3): "Johnny, we just made a lot of money..."|
|The Protagonist (Female Voice 1): "Man, robbin' casinos is easy money."|
|The Protagonist (Female Voice 2): "The Saints made some serious bank today."|
|The Protagonist (Female Voice 3): "We made some serious cash."|
|The Protagonist (Male Voice 1): "We gotta find a place to hide the cash before we can worry about cleaning it."|
|The Protagonist (Male Voice 2): "Yeah, stashing a ton of money with a bunch of criminals seems like a smart idea. We gotta find a place to hide it."|
|The Protagonist (Male Voice 3): "If we don't find a place to stash the money, we won't even have to worry about cleaning it."|
|The Protagonist (Female Voice 1): "We take that money to the hideout and someone is gonna walk off with it before we get a chance to clean it."|
|The Protagonist (Female Voice 2): "Agreed, but we can't just keep it lying around the hideout - that's just asking for trouble."|
|The Protagonist (Female Voice 3): "We need to find someone we trust to keep the money."|
|The Protagonist (Male Voice 1): "Really? I didn't think she'd be down for that."|
|The Protagonist (Male Voice 2): "You sure she's cool with that?"|
|The Protagonist (Male Voice 3): "Aisha isn't gonna give you shit for this, is she?"|
|The Protagonist (Female Voice 1): "Aisha isn't gonna be fan of that."|
|The Protagonist (Female Voice 2): "No way she'll go for that..."|
|The Protagonist (Female Voice 3): "You sure Aisha won't care?"|
"The Model of Discipline" cutscene Edit
Shogo Akuji: "Jyunichi, you need to relax."
Jyunichi: "[Speaks Japanese]"
Shogo Akuji: "My father won't find out about the casino."
Jyunichi: "[Speaks Japanese]"
Shogo Akuji: "Don't question me, Jyunichi. And we're in America - speak English."
Jyunichi: "Forgive me, Shogo."
Shogo Akuji: "A little jumpy today?"
Shogo Akuji: "Over there."
Shogo Akuji: "Sword."
Shogo Akuji: "Listen, Jyunichi; I know you're having a hard time... adjusting... to the way I run things here. But how about you let me deal with my father and you deal with whatever the fuck I tell you to deal with."
Jyunichi: "Of course, Shogo."
Shogo Akuji: "Excellent."
- The name of this mission is a play on the titles of the movies Ocean's Eleven, Ocean's Twelve and Ocean's Thirteen, where the main characters pull of complicated heists.
- When Pierce is going through his complicated plan with The Protagonist and Johnny Gat, he has four figures which are based on himself, Gat, a security guard, and The Protagonist. Unlike the other figures, however, The Protagonist's piece is a simple pawn chess piece, most likely due to The Protagonist having a customizable appearance.