|Story arc||Ultor (Corporate Warfare)|
|Cutscene(s)||• "Opportunity Knocks" |
• "Milestone Goal Failed"
|Objective(s)||• Protect Gryphon's Limo |
• Rescue Gryphon and get back to the Saints hideout
- "ULTOR EXEC SURVIVES CAR ACCIDENT"
- — Stilwater Gazette newspaper headline
Ultor CEO Eric Gryphon (Dane Vogel's replacement) meets with Pierce at $tock$, expressing his interest in meeting with The Protagonist. Gryphon needs the 3rd Street Saints to provide him protection from Dex's Masako. In return, Gryphon will provide The Protagonist with information on Dex, who had previously tried to kill The Protagonist and Julius in a church.
The Protagonist successfully defends Gryphon's limo from an Oppressor and escorts him to the Saints Hideout. Later you have to get out of it and drive Eric to the Saints Hideout. Sometime after the events, Gryphon meets Dex outside the Phillips Building, with Gryphon coming to the assumption that Dex can't have him killed at work. Gryphon warns Dex that he's out of his league, and Dex replies that Gryphon is out of touch.
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.
Known philanthropist Eric Gryphon has miraculously survived a brutal car crash that has left dozens dead. While Mr. Gryphon was unavailable to comment, his co-worker and close friend Dexter Jackson says this of the ordeal, "I'm just happy that Eric is ok.". In unrelated news, police have been unable to figure out how several hundred shell casings appeared on the Stilwater Freeway.
From a Side Shooter, players will need to escort Eric Gryphon to the Saints Hideout along the Stilwater freeway. Gryphon is inside an armored limo and will be assaulted by the Masako in FBIs, Bears, Oppressors, and a Tornado.
The player will have an AR-50 w/Grenade Launcher with infinite ammunition; using the grenade launcher here can be a challenge due to the delay of firing the grenade and the grenade reaching its destination. Use the assault rifle to gun down any FBIs (shooting the drivers through the windows is the best option) and use the grenade launcher to quickly clear the roadblock.
After Gryphon's limo driver is killed, the player will circle around the stationary limo a few times; try and kill as many enemies as possible. Eventually, a Tornado will show up and destroy the player's helicopter, causing them to crash. Head towards the limo and get in a nearby Bear APC (using another vehicle runs the risk of it getting destroyed quickly by a Tornado), wait for Gryphon to get inside, and head to the Saints Hideout.
"Opportunity Knocks" cutscene Edit
Pierce: "I wanted some Freckle Bitch's and a blowjob, but I've learned to deal with disappointment. Whatchu need from the Saints?"
Eric Gryphon: "I need protection."
Pierce: "That's probably one of the things you should have thought of 'fore you tried to have the boss killed in a church."
Eric Gryphon: "I had nothing to do with that – you really need to separate the man from the company."
Pierce: "I'm just sayin' attempted murder doesn't breed trust."
Eric Gryphon: "We're on the same side."
Pierce: "I ain't gonna lie, I think that's pretty fuckin' unlikely."
Eric Gryphon: "Look, Dex's people are on their way. If I don't get out of here soon, the Masako are gonna kill me."
Pierce: "Dex? Ain't he part of the Ultor family?"
Eric Gryphon: "Families fight."
Pierce: "Yeah, but they don't try to kill each other."
Eric Gryphon: "Tell that to Julius."
Pierce: "You got something on Dex or not?"
Eric Gryphon: "You get me through this alive and you'll find out."
The Protagonist: "Just keep driving and we won't have a problem."
Eric Gryphon: "Clear that roadblock!"
Eric Gryphon: "We can't wait any longer – kill them!"
Eric Gryphon: "Did you have to make such a mess?"
The Protagonist: "Quit your bitching, you're still alive, aren't you?"
The Protagonist: "We gotta move fast! I can't get a shot with this shit in the way!"
Eric Gryphon: "It appears I'm going to need a new driver..."
The Protagonist: "That's not good..."
The Protagonist: "This ain't how I pictured my day going!"
"Milestone Goal Failed" cutscene Edit
Eric Gryphon: "Busy. Yours?"
Eric Gryphon: "Get used to it."
Dex: "I'm surprised you didn't call in sick."
Eric Gryphon: "Well. I figure you can't kill me at the office."
Dex: "I'm head of security; I can do whatever I want."
Eric Gryphon: "You're out of your league, Dex."
Dex: "No, you're just out of touch."
Eric Gryphon: "Maybe. See you at the exec meeting."
- Although stated to be an Oppressor, the vehicle that The Protagonist sits in is a Side Shooter, which is also used in the Saints Row 2 missions "Airborne Assault" and "Waste Not Want Not".