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Thief Walkthrough Chapter 4: A Friend in Need – The Combination to the Great Safe

Monday, 24 February 2014 09:20 GMT By Matt Martin

Beat the chapter, finding all collectible loot items and stealing the architect’s plans.

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Thieving Challenges

• Remain Undetected – 350 G
• Pick 8 Pockets – 275 G
• 10 Kills or Knockouts – 250 G
• Lift All Loot Items – 280 G

Before you begin the chapter, visit the Shady Merchant and stock up. You might also want to see the Queen of Beggars to buy some additional Focus points. Buy the Razor Tool and Wrench Tool from the Shady Merchant. Also be sure to stock up on all your arrows, especially Rope Arrows. Many short cuts are available in this game, and most require Rope Arrows.

Objective 1: Find Jacob in Greystone Plaza

Walk about 10 feet, look to your right and you have completed your first objec-tive. Too bad they aren’t all that easy.

Objective 2: Go to the Architects Grand House

Just follow your objectives, looking for loot and being careful not to fall off any ledges. There will be a brief cut scene showing an explosion at The Keep. Slide down a slope and snag the poppy. Next, look to your left and put a Rope Arrow in the anchor beam above. Descend the rope and head toward the two benches. Underneath one you will find Serendi Stone Circles (4/7) – Lapis Lazuli Circle. If you now have four, you’re on track. If you’re missing any, check the previous three chapters for their locations. Make sure to grab the arrows from the box on the barrel. Ascend the rope and continue your journey.

Objective 3: Find a Way Inside the House

It is possible to sneak into the house undetected, but it’s not easy. There are five guards hanging around. We opted to take three out with headshots, killing the two patrolling guards by putting a Fire Arrow into the ground next to the northeast barrel. Save them for last to avoid the others hearing the commotion. Use Focus, look at the barrel and wait for the guards to pass through. Shoot the liquid with a Fire Arrow. Now it’s just you and a couple of caged dogs. You can silence dogs with Choke Arrows, but even if they bark at you, nobody is alive to hear it.

Explore the outside grounds of the mansion. Be sure to investigate the sheds to the east and west. There isn’t any collectible loot here so we’ll show you how to enter the mansion. Look up to the northeast and use Focus to spot a ladder. Shoot the gear next to the ladder with a blunt arrow, giving you access to a crawl space that will put you on the mansion’s top floor. It’s a major short cut, but misses a collectible loot item.

Climb the ladder, but rather than go for the crawl space, head west along the balcony where you shot a guard. Jump over to the top of the greenhouse and drop through the roof to find a poppy and a bag of food. Consider saving your progress before turning the valve all the way to the right. Next, press a loose brick to find a secret passage.

Climb down the ladder and immediately hack the control box on the wall to disarm a trap. Move along the passage until you reach two peepholes. Peer inside, waiting for a cook to head upstairs. When he leaves the room, visit the south peephole and press the button on the wall.

Objective 4: Get up to the Architect’s Study

Quickly hack the control box in the room and wait in the northwest corner for the cook to return. When he does, sneak behind him and knock him out.

• Shortcut: The control box is optional. If you just want to snag the Remain Undetected Thieving Challenge, go back out of the room the way you came. You can take an elevator directly to the architect’s study. It’s a major short cut which will cause you to miss out on collectible loot. Your call, but we’ll show you the long way.

Sneak up to the kitchen where you’ll find a guard. Move quickly, and when he tries to leave the room, hit him with your Blackjack, knocking him out. If you let him get to the foyer, he could just stand there. If he gets to the foyer, take him down with headshot from a Broadhead Arrow.

With him down, you’re free to explore the first floor. Loot everything but save the room to the east for last. When you go inside, find a button on the side of the desk. Press the button to reveal a safe on the north wall. Pick the lock to open the safe and claim Unique Loot (4/9) – Morendrum Medal. When you have all the loot the first floor has to offer, save your game and head upstairs.

Two of the second floor rooms have people in them, with a lone guard at the top of the third floor stairs, trying to get into the study. When you get to the second floor, enter the bathroom to the southeast. You can then sneak into a northeast room, knocking out a maid and the architect’s wife. Next, move over to the northwest hallway, where another maid and guard are chatting it up. From the doorway, take out a caged bird with a Choke Arrow. Sneak into the room, climbing up on the bookshelves above the room’s two occupants. From here, you can take them down however you want, although staying undetected is tough.

When they’re down, go back into the hall and up the stairs toward the guard by the study. Knock him out, use the Razor Tool and snag The Court of Montonessi (8/12) – The Abundance of Emptiness. If you are wondering where the previous seven are, they can found in various parts of The City and by doing a few of the Client Jobs. Go back to the room where you knocked out the two women and loot it, making sure not to miss the safe. There are quite a lot of valuables in here.

Head back into the library (where you took down the guard and maid) and pull a book on the shelf. If you can’t find it, use Focus. Move through the secret passage, press the button on the wall and ride the elevator up. When the ride is over, move through the passage and press the button on the wall to enter the study.

Objective 5: Search the Study for the Keep Plans

Climb the ladder to the balcony. Move to the painting on the wall and feel for the triggers. When you find them, a large model of the Keep will emerge from the floor. Head down to the model and arrange the pieces to match the Keep, which you can see just outside the window. Your objective is complete when you correctly solve the puzzle.

Objective 6: Steal the Plans and Escape

Head to the bookshelf and steal the Keep Plans and Great Safe Combination. When you regain control, sprint to the north. You can pretty much hold the sprint/climb/jump button down the entire way to make your escape.

Objective 7: Get to the Keep

When the cut scene ends, go left and visit the Shady Merchant. A great time to stock up on your various arrows. We like to bring the maximum allowance for each arrow whenever possible. You never know if things will go badly.
Go east and climb a rope which will lead to an attic. Move through the crawl space to continue making your way toward the Keep.

Objective 8: Get Inside the Keep

Everyone around you is dead or dying, so don’t bother sneaking. Just be careful of the Keep itself. That’s your only source of danger right now. Move to your objective, being sure to avoid exploding pipes. As soon as you drop to a walkway it collapses. Move east along a large pipe until you reach a very large piston. When it retracts, swoop past it. If you’re too slow, it will crush you. Move through the crawl space to complete your objective.

Objective 9: Find and Rescue Basso

It goes without saying, but avoid fire. Move to the southwest corner of the room and turn a valve. Head north and then turn west, brining you to a control box and a door. Hack the control box and then open the door. Plunder the room, go back out and head toward your objective. The smoke in this room harms you, so keep an eye on your health and eat some food if necessary. When you are out of the smoke, pick the locked door to the east.

This area features two collectible loot items. Straight ahead, on the body of the dead guard is Memories of the Dead (3/6) – Soldier’s Memory. Keep moving to the far east where you can get the City Heritage Plaques (12/16) – The Keep. Many of the City Heritage Plaques are not found within the chapters, but in The City itself.

Get on the elevator and take a ride upwards. When you exit the elevator, begin looting the surrounding area, then head toward your objective. When you come to a lever, pull it and move through to save Basso.

Objective 10: Find the Great Safe

Take another elevator ride up and climb through the roof hatch. Move through the crawl space and jump down to the floor below. Approach and pull the lever in the middle of the room to reveal the safe.

Objective 11: Open the Great Safe

There are switches on each side of the safe. Press one, then run to the other side and press the other. If you’re too slow, you’ll have to repeat the process. When the locks are reset, approach the dials to input the combination. There are two sets of dials, each requiring its own combination. The left dial is 3, 1, 9 and the right dial is 0, 1, 8.

When the cut scene ends and you regain control, climb the wall directly to the east. Move left and take cover by a crate. When the guard on the landing isn’t looking, knock him out from behind. Immediately press a button on the control panel to turn the lights out, giving you the advantage of the shadows. Go back to the north end of the alcove the guard was patrolling. Once there, you can claim The Moral Coils (4/6) – Shale Snake Bracelet. If your number doesn’t match ours, you’ve missed one in our walkthrough or in The City itself. That’s the final collectible item for this chapter.

Move back to the control panel where you knocked out the guard. You could work your way around the room and knock out the rest of the search party, but we achieved headshots with our Broadhead Arrows. You might raise their alarm, but you’re far enough away that you can take them out safely.

Objective 12: Steal the Primal Stone

When the last guard is down, move back to the safe and input the right side combination again. The safe will open, allowing you to steal the Primal Stone, ending the chapter.

By completing this chapter, players will unlock the A Friend in Need trophy or achievement, depending on what platform you play the game on.

Head back for the rest of our complete Thief walkthrough.

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    chapter 4 on the thief is possible to sneak in at the beginning but you have to be quick picking the lock. here is what you do. soon as you start drop to the ground and move to the left but do not go near the dog wait for the guy with the fire to walk past there will be 2 of them. soon as they walk past get your blunt arrow ready and fire to the right of the guy on the upper balcony once he is on the right side to distract him then immediately pick the lock and get inside and shut the door behind you then press the hidden button to enter. just be as fast as possible. always use the reload game option to try again.

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    The Crew players can now download the Raid Car Pack which is the last of four themes car packs. The Raid Live Update is also available, and it contains six new tuning specs. The car pack contains three new cars: the 2012 Cadillac Escalade, the off-road 2011 Volkswagen Touareg NF and the McLaren F1 supercar. […]

  • Geralt is very professional in the latest Witcher 3: Wild Hunt TV spot

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a new TV spot that’s short and to the point. The latest Witcher 3 trailer comes in the form of TV spot. It’s all CGI, and it looks good. If you’re more into gameplay trailers, the latest one will serve you well. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is out […]

  • Steam roguelike sale is live, offers deep discounts on a stellar collection of titles

    If you’re into challenging, procedurally-generated, and infinitely-replayable games, Steam’s current sale will hook you up. Steam is hosting a sale on roguelike games. Plenty of titles in the genre are on sale for upwards of 75% off. Highlights include Risk of Rain at 75% off, Don’t Starve at 66% off, Spelunky at 75% off, FTL: […]

  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 finally gets online co-op in Raid Mode on Xbox One

    Resident Evil: Revelations 2 has been patched to support online play in Raid Mode on Xbox One. The Xbox One version of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 lacked online support in Raid Mode for a long time. Until today. A new patch has been released to bring that version in line with the rest of them. […]

  • A section in Killing Floor 2′s EULA about cyberbullying is riling up some fans

    Killing Floor 2 has recently got into a bit of trouble with some fans due to a clause in its EULA that gives the developer the right to revoke a user’s license without prior notice. The Killing Floor 2 EULA – just like many others found in modern games, has a section dedicated to cheating […]

  • World of Tanks: 2,000 free tanks and in-game cash to giveaway

    To celebrate the World of Tanks grand finals this weekend we’ve got some great freebies to give away to new players. We have 2,000 PC invite codes to giveaway, with each one offering new accounts a T2 Light Tank, 100 Gold and 1 Days Premium worth around €8.00. All you need to do is enter […]

  • Marvel announces partnership with Telltale, first game due in 2017

    Marvel and Telltale have entered into a partnership that will allow the developer to work on a new game series, due in 2017. Telltale has announced that it has partnered with Marvel Games, Marvel Entertainment’s video games division, for the development of a new game series. No indication was given as to what the new […]

  • Destiny: Bungie is not saying no to a player trading system

    Bungie has not completely ruled out the idea of bringing a trading system to Destiny. Destiny does not offer any way for players to trade items amongst themselves. But ever since the game’s release, players have never stopped asking Bungie to add one in. While the developer does not have a satisfying answer, it’s still […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for April 24, 25 – MIDA Multi-Tool edition

    The weekend Exotics market run by Xur: Agent of the Nine is now open for business. Destiny’s bizarre vendor, Xur, has arrived at the Tower. Xur is your man if you’re looking for Exotic armour or weapons. Not only that, but he will also let you exchange your old Exotic gear for new, upgraded versions. […]

  • Warcraft movie delayed yet again

    The Warcraft movie will no longer hit theatres in March 2016. The release date of the Warcraft movie has been pushed back by three months. The movie was expected in March 2016, but Legendary Pictures announced yesterday that it is now due on June 10, 2016. No reason was given for the delay. This is […]

  • Destiny: Iron Banner returns on April 28

    Destiny’s Iron Banner PvP event will return this Tuesday. Bungie has announced that the Iron Banner, it’s once-every-few-weeks PvP event, will make a return with next week’s weekly reset. It was initially due this week, but because of the recent Crucible changes that were implemented with patch 1.1.2, Bungie wanted to wait and see. That […]

  • Deus Ex devs take the piss out of Black Ops 3

    Deus Ex developers have been having a bit of a laugh at the expense of Call of Duty’s official Twitter account. You would be forgiven to think that yesterday’s Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 ‘Ember’ teaser was part of an ad campaign for a Deus Ex game, with all the biohacking, wearable tech, augmentation, […]

  • Bungie weekly update: Commendations begone

    Destiny’s weekly update is here to determine the fate of all those Commendations you’ve been earning in the past few months. Bungie started off this week’s update with a recap of the details revealed during the recent livestream. There wasn’t really anything on this front that they haven’t talked about already. With the exception of […]

  • This GTA 5 trainer lets you play as almost anything and it’s the best thing ever

    Want to play GTA 5 as a monkey, a cat, a fish, a deer or some other non-human thing that we eat or keep as a pet? ScriptHook has you covered. Not only can you play as critters, it change other game values, according to an explanation from PC Gamer. These values include making changes […]

  • EA Sports moves Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR release date to July

    EA Sports has announced Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR will be released in July. Originally announced for June, the golf game will now release the same week as the Open Championship at St. Andrews, on July 14. EA also provided some more color on gameplay features such as the ability to customize the game by borrowing […]

  • Jason Voorhees joins Mortal Kombat X in May, Kombat Pack owners get first dibs

    Jason Voorhees will arrive for Mortal Kombat X players in May, NetherRealm Studios announced today during the latest Kombat Kast. Jason will be shown for the first time on Monday, May 4 during a special Kombat Kast. According to EventHub which watched the livestream, the developer will also show off the character’s move and Variations. […]

  • The Witcher 3: Nvidia heads to Poland for a behind-the-scenes look – video

    A video for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has been released, taking you behind-the-scenes with CD Projekt RED. Nvidia’s GeForce crew went to the firm’s studio in Poland to talk with the game’s executive producer John Mamais, who provides a look at the PC version of the upcoming RPG. CD Projekt, according to the video […]

  • Microsoft notes decline in Xbox unit sales for Q3 FY15 to 1.6 million

    Microsoft reported its Q3 FY15 earnings today, citing growth in Xbox Live usage as one of the contributing factors to the firm’s reported revenue. However, the firm noted a decline in units sales for its Xbox consoles during the quarter. Microsoft Q3 2014 (yoy comparison) Microsoft Q1 fiscal 2015 Microsoft Q2 fiscal 2015 The firm […]

  • Powerplay is a new feature included in the Elite: Dangerous May update

    The next update for Elite: Dangerous is coming next month and it includes a new feature called Powerplay. According to Frontier Developments, Powerplay allows players to participate in an ongoing battle that “enhances every aspect” of the game. Players can become allies with a number of galactic Powers and guide their strategy, pursue objectives in […]

  • Facebook says it’s “too early” to discuss large-scale shipments of Oculus Rift

    Facebook has said it is “too early” to discuss large-scale shipments of Oculus Rift as the VR headset is still in the development stages. Speaking during a call to investors, Facebook CFO David Wehner said the company had nothing to announce regarding the amount of stock it expected to ship. “We have not announced any […]

  • Battlefield Hardline’s first patch and rental server program hits next week

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch has a release date for both consoles and PC. PC & Console patch and RSP for Consoles coming April 28th. Fixes include TDM spawns and more: http://t.co/BZYJeomPlr pic.twitter.com/27TCiY8hmf — Battlefield (@Battlefield) April 23, 2015 The update will include fixes to Punkbuster, Nvidia DirectX drivers, TDM spawns, contains weapon balance tweaks and […]

  • Modders can now earn money through Steam Workshop starting today with Skyrim

    Valve has introduced a new functionality within Steam Workshop which will allow mod makers to earn money for their creations, starting with Skyrim. The update will allow content such as mods, items, or maps to be sold through Steam Workshop for titles which have the feature enabled. A new “streamlined process for listing” has been […]

  • Play Skyrim for free this weekend on Steam and take 75% off while you’re at it

    Skyrim is free this weekend on Steam providing wanna-be Dragonborns who have procrastinated on wetting their blades with Stormcloak blood the perfect opportunity to give the RPG a try. Head over to Steam and download the game and play for free until April 26 at 1am PDT. The game is also 75% off if you […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 “Ember” teaser video released ahead of full reveal

    Activision has released a Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 teaser video titled “Ember” and you can watch it right here. Here’s the video blurb: “In the next 50 years, technological advancements will lead us into a world where only those who risk going too far, will find out how far we can actually go.” […]

  • Dragon Age Keep update includes more customizability and control

    Bioware has updated Dragon Age Keep after listening to community feedback. The update includes more customization and control over heroes, world states, career and more. Players can now customize hero portraits or delete Dragon Age: Inquisition heroes from the Hero section. They can also remove playthrough states from the World State Manager and keep up […]

  • Here’s a look at some Conker community creations in Project Spark

    Conker’s Bug Reunion releases today, and below is a video showing some of the community creations you will be able to download using the creation pack. Project Spark is a free download on Xbox One and Windows 8.1, and you can download the Conker Creation Pack today. It contains 350 assets in order for users […]

  • Rainbow Six: Siege video shines spotlight on the British Counter Terrorist Unit

    Ubisoft has released a Rainbow Six: Siege video which gives you a look at the British Counter Terrorist Unit which features “the best of the Army, Navy, and Air Force.” The firm said that over the next few weeks it will introduce the public to each of the units in the game. Rainbow Six Siege […]

  • Mario Kart 8 DLC and Mewtwo for Super Smash Bros. headline eShop update in North America

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with an update and new DLC for Mario Kart 8 and the Mewtwo DLC for Super Smash Bros. Other highlights include Mario Kart DS on Wii U Virtual Console, the continuation of International StreetPass Week and more. Full update is below. Nintendo eShop Mario Kart […]

  • Square Enix host E3 2015 conference this year on June 16

    With Final Fantasy 15, Rise of the Tomb Raider and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided on the horizon, it should come as no surprise to learn that Square Enix will be hosting a dedicated E3 2015 conference this year. The presentation will take place Tuesday, June 16 at 9am PDT/12pm EDT/5pm UK. It will be broadcast […]

  • Final Fantasy 4: The After Years 3D remake releasing on Steam next month

    Final Fantasy 4: The After Years has been given a makeover and will be released on Steam of PC next month. You can now pre-order it on Steam and take 10% off for the time being. The game will be released on the digital service May 12 and will include trading cards and achievements. Thanks, […]

  • This Project Cars video shows off the racer’s multiplayer

    Project Cars developer Slightly Mad has released a new video giving you a look at the game’s multiplayer. The game is out next month, and if you would like to refresh yourself on the tracks included,  give this a look. While you are clicking links, here’s the minimum and recommended PC specifications which dropped last […]

  • Looks like Logitech is getting out of OEM mouse production business [Clarification]

    Logitech will no longer produce “low-end” mice, citing a decline in PC accessories. This story has been updated to include a clarification. According to a Reuters report, per MCV, the firm will instead focus on video accessories and streaming music, as its wireless Bluetooth speakers are now its best-selling product rage. This will help offset […]

  • Win! We have 1,000 Heroes of the Storm beta keys to give away

    Must have more MOBA? Win one of our 1,000 Heroes of the Storm beta keys and see if you’re more Blizzard than LoL. Can’t wait for June 2? Of course you can’t. We have 1,000 closed beta keys for Heroes of the Storm to give away this week, allowing you access before Blizzard’s MOBA goes […]