A mission for the Theatre (I am still not sure why I’m involved with the theatre, actually – I know it sits on top of the hive of villainy that is The Assassin Brotherhood headquarters, but surely bringing more people in isn’t what you’d want?) involved finding someone called Rose, and then finding three sets of costumes dotted around Paris. Why. It wasn’t a bad mission, but like a lot of the game so far, why am I doing it. Not me, I mean, but Arno.
His dad was killed by a Templar, sure. That would mean he has a thing against them, and I can understand why he want to join the Assassins with that history. However, the man who brought him up and the person whose murder Arno is blamed for, was also a Templar – and Arno seems to want to find out why he was killed and exact his revenge there. I’m not really sure the story is making sense nor is it going anywhere. Still, hunty-stabby is always good, so meh to the plot.
To that end, I was set to take down the King of Beggars, who was hiding in the sewer. There’s a bit beforehand where you need to find one of his underlings, and then you can also block up some sewer chimneys (there are sewer chimneys?) to aid with the mission underground. The King of Beggars himself was in a large circular room protected by some guards, and it was pretty tricky to reach him – if he spots you, you’re killed very quickly as he has a powerful gun of some kind. Managed it after a few attempts, and then escaped through the thick smoke which I’d caused earlier but magically only affected the bad guys and not me.
Had a chat then with the Marquis de Sade, who is an interesting fellow. He seems to live like a prince in the slums of the city, having orgies. Those wacky French. He’s sort of helping me, but doesn’t seem to be an assassin, so I’m not really sure why.