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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 11 months ago
  2. Panthro

    Really wanna play this but it looks just so mediocre.

    #2 11 months ago

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  • SteamWorld Dig Xbox One release expected in late May

    SteamWorld Dig is coming to Xbox One, developer Image & Form has announced. A firm release date hasn’t been announced, but the studio expects the title to arrive on the system in late May. “We’re preparing quite an elaborate Easter egg for the Xbox One version – a gaming thing that we really wanted to […]

  • SMITE celebrating first anniversary with a sale on skins, Ultimate God Pack

    Hi-Rez Studios is celebrating the first anniversary of SMITE with a sale. From today through Friday, March 27, the Ultimate God Pack, which includes all current and future Gods, will run you $19.99. Alll individual pre-launch skins are 50% off, and all Gem Packs will award bonus gems. In addition, from March 27-29, all SMITE […]

  • Borderlands 2 has sold around 12 million copies, says Gearbox

    Speaking with Microsoft’s Major Nelson in his podcast, Gearbox Software boss Randy Pitchford stated Borderlands 2 has sold somewhere around the 12 million mark. As of August 2014, it was announced by Take-Two in its financial report the 2012 game had sold-in 10 million units. Pitchford noted in the podcast he learned of the figures […]

  • Broken Age releasing on PS4 and Vita same day as Act 2 on PC

    Double Fine Productions has announced it will release Broken Age on the PlayStation Store next month. Act 2 will also be released on PC. The full Broken Age adventure will release on PlayStation 4 and Vita on April 28 in North America and April 29 in Europe. It features cross-buy and cross-save. Broken Age Act […]

  • Star Citizen earned another $1 million within two weeks – total hits $76 million

    Star Citizen continues its funding streak with backers pumping another $1 million into the game’s development in the last two weeks. The total earned for the space sim has now reached $76 million ($76,015,532 to be exact) with 851,395 backers contributing to the staggering figure. Star Citizen’s latest update was version 1.1 which included two […]

  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline top Media Create charts

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline were the big ticket debuts during the March 16-2 period in Japan, with each game claiming the top three slots on the Media Create charts, respectively. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD moved 92,094 on PlayStation 4, while Resident Evil Revelations 2 moved 73,373 units on […]

  • You can now learn English or Spanish on Xbox One with the Rosetta App

    Want to learn English or Spanish? Rosetta Stone has an App for that on Xbox One. According to the language teaching firm, Rosetta Stone’s Discover Languages, the new application teaches English and Spanish by way of immersive simulation. Users will virtually travel to learn vocabulary and grammar “necessary for real-world interactions.” Here’s how it works: […]

  • PayDay 2 and PayDay: The Heist have sold over 9 million units combined

    The PayDay franchise is a lucrative IP for Starbreeze and Overkill, as both games combined have sold over 9 million copies as of November 2014. The company has also sold over 8 million paid DLC packages since PayDay 2 was released in 2013 (via NeoGAF). In its Q2 half year report issued in February, net […]

  • Nintendo wants to “surprise” customers with NX, not expand upon existing hardware

    Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has firm wants to “surprise” players with its new NX system. Speaking in an interview with Nikkei, translated by Kotaku, Iwata wouldn’t go into details on the new system, but stated expanding on a current gaming system would be “dull.” “In the past few years, the idea of what [encompasses] a […]

  • Kojima Station show suspended

    In another episode in the the ongoing kerfuffle between Hideo Kojima and Konami, the publisher has suspended the Kojima Station web show. Recent tweets from the newly created Japanese Metal Gear Solid account confirm that Kojima Station will not be broadcast tomorrow, but would not provide a date for the next episode. The Tweets were […]

  • Watch Battle Royale for free this weekend on Xbox Live

    Square Enix is celebrating the launch of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD by offering Xbox Live members in the UK a free rental of Battle Royale. Starting Saturday, March 28 and through Sunday, March 29, Xbox Live members in the UK will be able to rent Battle Royale through the Xbox Video Store, for free. The […]

  • Bloodborne journal, part 1: managing anxiety on the path to the Cleric Beast

    Bloodborne is both like and unlike the Souls games. Brenna descends into Yharnam with reluctance and trepidation. Need help succeeding in Bloodborne? You need our Bloodborne walkthrough and boss guide. Bloodborne isn’t Demon’s Souls or Dark Souls. Let’s get that out of the way right off. I enjoyed both Dark Souls games, but it was […]

  • PS Store Easter sale discounts MGS: Ground Zeroes, Far Cry 4, more

    The Easter Sale is live on the EU PS Store, with Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes for less than £10, FIFA 15 Deluxe Edition for £30 and other savings. Some of the PlayStation 3, PS4 and Vita discounts are valid through April 8, other through April 15. PlayStation Plus members can also take an […]

  • Bloodborne video: how to unlock the first shortcut in Old Yharnam

    Here’s a video for Bloodborne players showing a quick way to unlock the first shortcut in Old Yharnam. It also provides a look at things you may have missed in Central Yharnam and The Sewers, courtesy of VaatiVidya. Don’t forget, we have guides posted for the game with more updates coming soon. Bloodborne released in […]

  • Bloodborne issue prevents summons at Vicar Amelia fight

    A Bloodborne bug has prevented players calling on help to take on one of the nasty early bosses. Bloodborne bosses are significantly easier to take down in co-op. Unfortunately, at least one of them is proving difficult to find help for – and not just because not many players have obtained the Small Resonant Bell […]

  • Mass Effect 3 on sale on EU PSN, but not free

    Mass Effect 3 is discounted on the European PSN, but it’s not free. Update 2: The option to add to cart now lets you choose between the free trial or full version. The full version is on sale for £6.49 or £5.84 for PlayStation Plus members. The free trial is of course is still available, […]

  • Elite: Dangerous Race to Elite winners announced, one player makes £10,000

    The winners of Elite: Dangerous’ Race To Elite competition have been announced, with one player receiving the grand prize of £10,000. Back when Elite: Dangerous launched, developer Frontier announced a competition that would award players to first reach Elite rank in trading, exploration, or combat, a prize of £1,000 each. The grand prize – £10,000 […]

  • GTA 5 Online Heists guide: How to make the most money with Special Bonuses and Elite Challenges

    You’re not hitting heists for the good of your health. Here’s how to max cash rewards. Money. GTA Online players love it. Greenbacks are the core of the entire experience, allowing you to buy the best weapons, vehicles and stupid haircuts. Heists, as promised, gives more opportunities than ever to earn serious cash, but once […]

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 coming tomorrow

    PlayStation 4 firmware 2.50, codenamed Yukimura, is due for release tomorrow, March 26. Firmware update 2.50 for PlayStation 4 will be launching tomorrow, March 26, Sony has announced. Codenamed Yukimura, the system update is promised to bring suspend/resume feature, trophy sync improvements, accessibility options, and much more. 2.50 has been in beta testing a while […]

  • GTA 5 Online Heists guide: adversary modes, daily objectives, free roam challenges and more

    Heists aren’t the only addition in GTA Online’s latest DLC – there’s a lot of content that can earn you big RP and cash payouts. GTA 5 Online Heists guide: adversary modes, daily objectives, free roam challenges While heists are the talking point and big payoff after more than a year of waiting, there’s a […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: what’s the best Police sniper rifle?

    What’s the best bolt-action, Police sniper rifle for the Professional class in Battlefield Hardline? Let us help you answer that question. As you’re probably aware, Battlefield Hardline weapons are class specific and faction specific. This makes deciding on a good weapon and loadout much harder than it was in Battlefield 4. Which is where Westie […]

  • Evolve 1.3 patch nerfs Wraith, adjusts Kraken

    Evolve is receiving a new patch that aims to put an end to the Wraith’s dominance. Evolve developer Turtle Rock outlined a few of the changes coming in patch 1.3. The patch brings balance changes to the monsters – mainly the Wraith – as well as other various changes to Hunters’ tools based on player […]

  • Bloodborne: watch the opening 40 minutes

    The opening minutes of Bloodborne really do set the stage for what’s to come. They’ll also help you decide if this game is for you. Arekkz Gaming has captured the first 40 minutes of Bloodborne. Complete with the opening cutscene, and the first few obstacles you’ll face. The video is commentary free, so wear headphones […]

  • YouTube will relaunch livestreaming service with focus on eSports and gaming – report

    According to industry sources, Google is preparing to relaunch YouTube’s livestreaming service with a focus on eSports and gaming. According to anonymous sources speaking to TheDailyDot, Google is planning to bring back YouTube’s livestreaming service. The company is said to have started recruiting around 50 engineers with experience in the field, “a pretty big statement […]

  • I think I’m too old for Final Fantasy 15

    Final Fantasy 15 was nine years in the making – and counting. Are we the same people we were in 2006? Final Fantasy 15: Episode Duscae A demo available for PS4 and Xbox One. Offers a couple of hours of gameplay. More if you jump over the borders. Bundled with Final Fantasy 15 Type-0 and […]

  • New multiplayer mode for Splatoon announced

    Nintendo has sent over three screenshots for Splatoon along with information on the Wii U another of the title’s multiplayer modes. Called Ranked Battle, it keeps track of each player’s online ranking. Splat Zones is one of the additional ways to play online in this mode. It differs from Turf War, which is the main […]

  • 2015 WoW Arena World Championship has a $250,000 prize pool

    Blizzard has announced the WoW Arena World Championship will culminate at BlizzCon 2015. World of Warcraft 3v3 Arena teams from around the globe will compete for spot at the 2015 WoW Arena World Championship and for a share in the $250,000 prize pool. Online qualifiers will be held for North America, Southeast Asia, Australia, New […]

  • The Crew two-hour demo now available in US, tomorrow in the UK

    Ubisoft has announced a free trial of its driving MMO The Crew will be available tomorrow, March 25 in the UK. It’s live today in North America. For current players, the Vintage Car Pack and Vintage Live Update, including a new PvP mode, are now available. The Vintage Car Pack included the Chevrolet Corvette C2 […]

  • Minecraft Mass Effect Mash-Up and Pattern Texture Pack out from today

    A Mass Effect Mash-up pack and the Pattern Texture Pack will release on PlayStation 3, PS4 and Vita today in North America and tomorrow in Europe. The Pattern Texture Pack is also available for Xbox consoles today. The Mass Effect Mash-Up pack contains the Mars Facility from Mass Effect 3 plus textures and craftable items […]

  • The Talos Principle expansion pack Road to Gehenna announced

    An expansion for The Talos Principle has been announced titled Road to Gehenna. The expansion follows the narrative of Uriel, Elohim’s messenger, as he explores a “strange, hidden part of the simulation” on a mission of “mercy and redemption.” Uriel is attempting to free the souls of the damned “at all costs.” Road to Gehenna […]

  • Twitch Plays Pokemon finally catches ‘em all – even the rare Mewtwo

    Twitch Plays Pokemon players have captured all 151 original Pokemon which were included in a modified version of Pokemon Red, and this includes the rare Mewtwo. It took 39 days for Twitch players to catch ‘em all. Have a look at the impressive feat for yourself below. Thanks, Polygon.