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Thief Walkthrough Chapter 5: The Forsaken – How to Kill the Freaks

Monday, 24 February 2014 09:25 GMT By Matt Martin

We show you the location of all six collectibles, including the Flowers Eternal Rose Brooch.

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Thieving Challenges

• Remain Undetected – 400 G
• Take No Damage – 300 G
• 12 Kills or Knockouts – 275 G
• Lift All Loot Items – 350 G

Before you begin this chapter, visit the Shady Merchant and purchase lots of arrows, reaching maximum capacity with your Fire Arrows. In addition, purchase the Bow Strength upgrade or the steps we provide will be difficult to follow.

Objective 1: Reach the Asylum Grounds

Sprint forward and climb the wall to get on the asylum grounds. Move around to the left of the building and snag the City Heritage Plaques (9/16) – Moira Asylum. Move to the right of the building, prompting the front door to open up. After the door opens, visit the statue in front for some loot. Note that it’s not there before the doors open.

Objective 2: Find Information about Erin

Go inside and look through the peephole. When the doors open, loot the entire lobby, downstairs and upstairs. When you’re finished looting, go through the south revolving doors to reach the Men’s Ward. There is only one collectible here, but there’s also a very important clue to progress the chapter.

Head east when you enter the Men’s Ward and look for an office with a valve. Turn the valve to open a gate, allowing you to pass through more revolving doors. Go through those doors to enter the rooms the inmates were kept in.
There are a lot of rooms to search and plunder. You can go through them all and nothing will hurt you. Avoid rooms M02 and M12 until the end. When you’ve searched high and low, satisfied you have looted everything possible, enter M02 and look through the peephole on the south wall.

Exit the room and use your Razor Tool to snag the painting, collecting The Court of Montonessi (10/12). If your collectible loot number is different than ours, check our walkthrough’s earlier chapters or in The City itself.

Now move on to room M12. There’s a key on the floor that will give you access to the Women’s Ward. Pick it up to complete the objective.

Objective 3: Enter the Women’s Ward

Loot the room and exit to see a document on the wall. Take the document to learn the Night Warden is now on duty. He’s not much fun if he catches you, but if you take the right path, it’s fairly simple to get by him. From the letter, run left, then turn right and move down the hall. Take the first hall on your right and sprint to the end. The revolving doors should be on your left. Go through and leave the Night Warden safely behind you.

Pass through two sets of revolving doors to find yourself in part of the Women’s Ward. Your objective should be close by. Use the key to open the door, enter the room and turn the valve. Leave the room, approaching the north stairs. Don’t go down, but put a Rope Arrow in the anchor beam above. Descend the rope to land on top of an elevator. Drop further to land in a room which contains a Flowers Eternal (5/6) – Rose Brooch. If you can’t find it, use Focus and look up.

Backtrack the way you came and head to your objective marker just outside the office where you turned the valve. Go through the revolving door to progress your objective. Note that there is a lot of loot to be had around the asylum, but we’re sticking with collectibles and showing you how to beat the chapter. If you wish to explore, just return to this area when you’re done and pick up where you left off.

Objective 4: Search for the Asylum Records

There aren’t any collectible loot items in the Women’s Ward, but you have to get into the south office to complete your objective. Nothing will harm you here (not even the Night Warden), so explore all rooms except W07.
When the place is cleaned out, pick the lock and enter room W07. Crawl through the hole in the wall to enter W05. Climb into the window and leap to access the south office. Snag the three documents here, using Focus if you have a hard time finding them.

Objective 5: Move to the Treatment Wing

Head toward your objective, pushing past the debris to complete your objective.

Objective 6: Descend to the Treatment Level

Snag the note on the wall in front of you, go down the stairs and through the door. Jump to the beam and then the platform beyond. There’s a gate blocking the path. Go upstairs, turn the wheel to raise the gate and then head down to the bottom level. Keep moving toward your objectives until they update.

Objective 7: Access Room 3F

Move forward, looking into the various rooms if you want. Room 3F is to the south. Head that way to find that you can’t get in without restoring the power.

Objective 8: Find and Start the Power Generator

Loot the office and hallway first, watching out for a trap that can be disabled through the control box. Go as far to the west as you can, loot the room and flip the switch. This will turn the generator on.

Objective 9: Find a Way into Room 3F

The lights are on but you’re still safe. Consider saving the game at this point, using the cabinet by the generator. Go back to the office and hit the switch to open the various cells. There are crazy patients roaming about, but you’re safe for now with the gate closed. Leave the office and go into the open door across the hall. Loot the room and then crawl through to room 3F.

Objective 10: Descend to the Asylum’s Lowest Level

Now you’re in danger. Look out of your room to see a crazy patient. There’s a total of three threats, and it is possible to sneak up on them all. Instead, we advise tossing a bottle into the hallway to make a bit of noise and get their at-tention. Then, either take the two patients out with headshots, or ignite the flammable liquid on the floor. It’s much more comforting knowing they are down. There’s a third in his cell, but we’ll get to him in a moment.

When at least two of the patients are down, go to cell 3E. Loot the place, mak-ing sure to open the safe and snag the Serendi Stone Circles (5/7) – Ivory Circle. If you’re looking for the combination, it’s 7, 3, 1. Keep looting the rooms in succession. If you’ve followed our advice, room 3C is empty except for a poor guy strung up in a torture device. You’ll find loot on top of and underneath the device. Use the lever to raise and lower it as need be.

Sneak through the crawl space to enter room 3B. There’s a patient building a fire (sure, why not?), but you can sneak behind him and knock him out. We didn’t throw his body in the fire, but why not give it a try and see what happens? Loot the room and go back to the previous room. Drop down the elevator shaft and use the vent to continue. Keep looting and moving until your objective updates.

Objective 11: Locate Erin’s Holding Cell

At this point, you’ve seen a couple of Freaks. That’s the name for the monster like creatures that you keep catching a glimpse of. There’s a total of eight in this area. If you followed our advice and stocked up on Fire Arrows, as well as Bow Strength, you can kill them all. If not, you’ll have to sneak by them. Do not try to melee them, you’ll lose that battle every time. A Fire Arrow to the head or Blast Arrow to the body is the best way to kill them. You could also set them on fire by shooting the flammable liquid they often walk through.

Loot the reception area and then sneak through the doorway to the north. There will be a Freak that is banging its head against the wall. Shoot it with a Fire Arrow. One down, seven to go. Keep moving up on this route.Two more Freaks are to your west, along the north wall of the room. Sneak forward, taking each of them out the same as you did the one before. Three down, five to go. Head to the northwest of the room where you will find a vase that you can smash. With no Freaks around, smash the vase and the Memories of the Dead (4/6) – Child’s Memory is yours. If you aren’t on number four of this collectible, check our walkthrough for one you’ve missed, or visit The City where many collectibles are found.

Backtrack all the way to the reception desk and approach the west railing be-hind it. Use Focus and you should see a couple of Freaks in front of you and to your left. Time to test your bow skills. Wait for one of the Freaks to walk into the southeast corner and take him down with a headshot. If you hit the target, nobody will be the wiser. If you miss, Freaks will start looking for you. Luckily, you’re fairly safe from this vantage point. Kill all the Freaks you can here and then vault the railing. Sneak forward just a bit before climbing on some crates to the south. Put a Rope Arrow into the anchor beam above to go with the one already there. Jump from one rope to another, then to the walkway in the middle of the room. Up here, you will find the Unique Loot (6/9) – Mechanical Eye. If you aren’t on number four of this particular collectible, check the pre-vious chapters in our walkthrough, as well as The City. Many collectibles are in The City, not the actual story chapters.

With this loot, you can quietly drop down to the floor and sneak toward your objective. As long as you don’t land on or walk through glass, you should be fine. Freaks can’t actually see you, they can only hear you. If you do come close to one left alive, just sneak past it.

Continue forward, following the markers until your objective is updated.

Objective 12: Leave the Asylum

This is fairly straightforward… just walk outside. That’s it, one of the creepiest chapters in the game is now complete.

By completing this chapter, players will unlock The Forsaken 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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2 Comments

  1. Ezioagm

    Good tips for the Freaks but a flash bomb/granade instantly kills the nearest ones… what im saying is, before getting bow upgrades and lots of arows get few arows and full stack of flashs

    #1 12 months ago
  2. Panthro

    Really wanna play this but it looks just so mediocre.

    #2 12 months ago

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    Rockstar has released patch 1.01 for the PC version of GTA 5 and along with a fix to the character’s facial features changing when transferring to PC, the launcher will no longer drain your CPU and crash. Here are the full patch notes: Fixed an issue where the GTAV Launcher would use an abnormally high […]

  • Ultra Street Fighter 4 will arrive on the PS Store for PS4 in May

    Ultra Street Fighter 4 will be released on PlayStation 4 in May, Capcom has announced. All characters, levels and previous DLC will be included in the PS4 version, including a fix to input lag found in the PS3 version’s controls. The fighting game will be released digitally on the PS Store May 26 for $24.99 […]

  • Upcoming Dark Souls 2 patch to fix weapon degradation glitch

    Weapon degradation wan’t an intentional feature in Dark Souls 2, and now that it has carried over into Scholar of the First Sin, the glitch will be patched out in an upcoming update. The glitch also affected the framerate of Dark Souls 2 on PC, and on all platforms with Scholar of the First Sin. […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront is now available for pre-order on Origin, Amazon, others

    Star Wars: Battlefront is now available for pre-order through EA’s Origin service as well as Amazon and GameStop. Star Wars: Battlefront pre-orders, as previously reported, will include early access to the free Battle of Jakku DLC. The planet is included in the upcoming film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and finds the New Republic coming […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront – watch the lovely reveal trailer here

    The first trailer for Star Wars: Battlefront was released today after much anticipation. Watch the lovely game reveal below, all captured on PlayStation 4. The trailer was revealed during an EA panel today at the Star Wars Celebration, and featured Lucasfilm concept artist Doug Chiang, the game’s senior producer Sigurlina Ingvarsdottir, and other members of […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront has 40-player battles, play as Darth Vader and Boba Fett

    Star Wars: Battlefront will take place during the original film trilogy’s timeline, according to a report from the Associated Press. It appears the information was posted ahead of time, (via Kotaku) as the report is written in past tense. According to the report, players will take part in “frenzied shoot-outs between up to 40 players” […]

  • Microsoft confirms departure of Xbox Europe VP Phil Harrison

    Microsoft has confirmed the departure of Phil Harrison, its corporate VP of Xbox in Europe. According to a statement, Harrison left to pursue interests outside of the company, Xbox boss Phil Spencer told GI.biz. “Following a successful tenure as Corporate Vice President in Xbox in Europe, Phil Harrison has chosen to pursue business interests outside […]

  • Battlefield Hardline Rent-a-Server option coming to both last and current-gen consoles

    Battlefield Hardline players will be able to take part in the Rent-a-Server program, similar to the one in Battlefield 4, when the first patch for the shooter is released. Rental servers will come to both last and current-gen consoles, and CPU issues will be addressed in the patch as well, which PC players will be […]

  • Chip’s Challenge and unreleased sequel Chip’s Challenge 2 arrive on Steam next month

    Chip’s Challenge, the 1989 top-down tile-based puzzler created by Chuck Sommerville, is heading to Steam along with the unreleased sequel Chip’s Challenge 2. After the release of the first game, Sommerville spent two years developing the sequel, only to find the trademark had been sold. The trademark’s new owners wanted him to fund the publishing, […]

  • Pillars of Eternity patch betas hitting Steam, update 1.05 to drop in May

    Patch 1.04 for Pillars of Eternity dropped yesterday, and according to Obsidian Entertainment, players can expect the next round of fixes to arrive in May. According to a post on the Kickstarter page, patch 1.04 contained quite a bit of fixes, and going forward, the team plans to continue squishing bugs, adding additional polish and […]

  • Goat Simulator comes to Xbox platforms

    Goat Simulator continues its plan to dominate all platforms under the sun by releasing on Xbox consoles. Goat Simulator has been released on Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The store page for the Xbox One version is now live, but the 360 one is lagging behind. Don’t know what this game is or what it’s […]

  • Alienation: first co-op footage revealed

    We have our first look at gameplay footage from Housemarque’s Alienation. Housemarque has finally given us a look at their upcoming shooter project, Alienation. The twin-stick shooter will feature co-op and the new video shows it in action. It’s a short one but still manages to demo several environments. The game was shown off at […]

  • ReShade SweetFX supports GTA 5, user-made presets begin popping up

    GTA 5 modders started making presets for ReShade SweetFX as soon as they realised the tool supports it. To the modding community’s delightful surprise, shader-altering tool ReShade SweetFX was discovered to support GTA 5. What this means is that anyone can download the tool, mess around with the post-processing options, and inject them into GTA […]

  • Project Cars goes gold, full track list revealed

    Project Cars has finally gone gold. Project Cars developer Slightly Mad has announced that the racer has reached gold master milestone. “We know the wait for the game to be released was worth it, as we’re confident the quality and realism level we have achieved will provide our fans with the game they are all […]

  • Dragon Quest Heroes has a stupid subtitle in the West

    The Western release of Dragon Quest Heroes has been given the most absurd subtitle. Square Enix announced a while back that Dragon Quest Heroes will come to North America and Europe this year. Unlike in Japan, it will launch only on PlayStation 4. Earlier today, the Japanese publisher revealed what the game’s logo will look […]

  • Minecraft vulnerability allows users to crash servers remotely [UPDATE]

    A security flaw discovered in Minecraft’s code that could give perpetrators the ability to crash servers remotely has been fixed via a patch by Mojang. Update: Mojang has released an update to Minecraft patch 1.8, listed as version 1.8.4, and it is available now. It fixes reported security issues, in addition to some other minor […]

  • Official Bloodborne merchandise now available, including a limited edition statue

    The PlayStation gear store has added a new section dedicated to Bloodborne merchandise. The first set of items is as good as you’d expect. If you’re a fan of Bloodborne and want to make sure everyone around you knows it, you’ll be happy to know that Sony has added a few pieces of Bloodborne-branded gear […]

  • Destiny Xur update: should you buy The Last Word?

    Xur is selling one of Destiny’s top hand cannons today: The Last Word. Is it worth grinding the coins for? The answer is a resounding YES. The Last Word is one of Destiny’s best Exotics, and one of the best Hand Cannons in the game. Our Destiny expert Alex notes that it’s one of the […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for April 17, 18 – The Last Word edition

    What did our good buddy Xur bring for us this week? Xur: Agent of the Nine, Destiny’s weekend vendor is back with more Exotic offers. Xur is your guy if you’re after Exotic weapons or armour, provided you have the Strange Coins for them. Head over to the lounge in the Tower Hangar, you’ll find […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt discounted for Gold members, pre-load now live

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt files are now live on the Xbox Store. Xbox One owners with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt pre-orders can start downloading the full game to be ready for launch. The file size was confirmed earlier to be just over 25GB. Those who have yet to pre-order can do so at […]

  • GTA 5 files accessed by modders, reveal horses, zombies, more

    Modders have managed to pry GTA 5′s file lock open and expose many of its interesting innards. GTA community modders have gained access to several of GTA 5′s archives on PC. These files were previously believed to be inaccessible. Popular modding tool OpenIV, which was used in editing files in GTA 4 (hence the name), […]

  • Bethesda’s E3 invite features Dishonored, Doom, Wolfenstein… but no Fallout

    Bethesda is going first at E3 this year with a showcase of games on Sunday night. What clues can we see in the press invite? Skyrim publisher Bethesda has sent out confirmation of its E3 showcase, taking place Sunday June 14. The invite includes a number of Bethesda game characters including Wolfenstein’s BJ Blazcowicz, a […]

  • Here’s Crytek’s VR demo, because dinosaurs

    Dinosaurs! This is precisely what virtual reality is for. VR demos are all over the place and CryEngine developer Crytek has produced one of its own, showing off how the engine is flexible enough t- Look, let me level with you: I don’t care. I only care about dinosaurs. Hush now and watch the dinosaurs. […]

  • StreetPass update adds birthday collecting, VIP Miis and more

    StreetPass collecters should take advantage of an optional update. It’s International StreetPass Week, so now’s the time to break out the 3DS and go hunting. Don’t leave your home network without first checking out a new optional update, though. Kotaku reports the update prompt is available from the leftmost icon in your StreetPass Mii Plaza. […]

  • Massive Uplay sale offers cheap games in time for the weekend

    PC gamers can grab a sweet saving or two in Uplay’s Spring Sale. Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Far Cry 4, South Park: The Stick of Truth, Dragon Age: Inquisition and Alien: Isolation are all on sale as part of Uplay’s Spring Sale, among many other titles. The sale offers discounts of up to 85% off digital […]

  • Fix for GTA 5 PC Windows install bug releasing today

    Rockstar is set to release a patch today that will fix a bug preventing players from installing the game. The bug is tied to Windows usernames that use certain characters not supported by Rockstar. There’s already a workaround available on the Rockstar Support site, but those waiting for an official update will be able to […]

  • Prey 2 dev’s new mobile horror Lost Within out now on iOS and Fire

    Remember Lost Within, that mobile survival horror erstwhile Prey 2 developer Human Head Studios was making with Amazon Game Studios? It’s now available on iOS and for Amazon’s Fire devices, through the appropriate App Stores. There’s a little bit of extra info on it on the AGS blog, if you’re keen; unfortunately the blog doesn’t […]

  • Let’s take a look at Blood Bowl 2′s Chaos faction

    Blood Bowl 2: The Chaos Theory is only the latest in a much loved series of games based on a game based on two other games. Blood Bowl is a popular Games Workshop tabletop game which blends the fantasy universe of Warhammer with a fantasy sport drawing inspiration from American football and related games. It’s […]

  • “Second-person” shooter Screencheat coming to PS4 and Xbox One

    Goldeneye players should be familiar with the concept of screencheating, which is what this new indie is all about. Screencheat has been on our radars for a while but has now been confirmed for PS4, sparking a new wave of interest with a trailer and PS Blog post. However, it was one of a number […]

  • World of Warcraft Timewalking will make old dungeons fun again

    World of Warcraft will soon introduce a feature called Timewalking, designed to make you feel young again. When WoW players participate in a Timewalking event, they’ll be transported to a randomly selected classic dungeon. Upon entering, their level and gear will be scaled way, way down to the Dungeon’s Heroic level – so they won’t […]

  • Bloodborne and Dark Souls messaging – in real life

    Soapstone is a cool little app that mimics the messaging system found in Bloodborne, Dark Souls and Demon’s Souls. Bloodborne and Dark Souls fans will surely agree that the asynchronous multiplayer side of things, with players leaving anonymous tips, encouragement and jokes for each other, is one of the cooler aspects of the From Software […]