Betrayed and poisoned by Havelock, Martin, and Pendleton, you've awakened in the ruins of the Flooded District, where the assassin Daud has you under guard. Recover your gear, confront Daud, and find a way out of the Flooded District.
There are many ways to navigate the mission, with only a few places that Corvo is required to visit. Prior to the mission, his gear his tossed to the bottom of the Greaves Refinery by Daud; Corvo can choose to retrieve his gear, or go on without it.
If Corvo heads to the refinery, two assassins can be heard talking about their search for him (the details of which will differ according to Corvo's chaos level for the mission) before vanishing. Corvo can then enter the refinery. There will be four weepers around Corvo's gear in high chaos, but only one in low chaos. Thereafter, there are noticeably more guards when Corvo returns to Rudshore Waterfront, though they only watch the roofs rather than the street. The exception is the bridge immediately outside the refinery; if Corvo attempts to open the bridge gate with the wheel, assassins will notice and come to investigate.
Note that to gain access to the Rail Station, Corvo must pass an open area that may have assassins on the ground and roofs. Several have the key to the Rail Station, and it is also found in a side room.
When Corvo approaches Daud's quarters, an assassin will appear to inform Daud of Corvo's disappearance. The assassin's explanation will reflect Corvo's actions in the area; if he has not been detected, the assassin will comment how nobody has seen him, and Daud tells him to "deal with the sentries as [he] sees fit."
Corvo can duel with Daud by walking straight to him. In low chaos, Daud will use Bend Time so that his underlings will not interfere. After his defeat, he will confess that he was the one who killed the Empress, and regrets it deeply. He then will ask Corvo to determine his fate. He will disappear if Corvo decides to spare his life.
Alternatively, Corvo can choose not to confront Daud at all, and instead steal the key from his desk to "send a message." This method is best accomplished through liberal use of Bend Time (effective on Daud's sentries) and Blink. Choosing this method counts as sparing Daud, and acts as the de facto non-lethal elimination for the mission.
Escaping the Flooded DistrictEdit
Immediately after Corvo escapes the assassins' base, he will enter a slum. There are many plague survivors in the area, and they are non-hostile. The side objective Create a Safe Haven is available here in low chaos.
After bypassing the wall of light and tallboys guarding the district exit, Corvo will come upon a building with an entrance barred by wood planks. Corvo can break down the planks, but several weepers down the street will rush toward the sound. Alternatively, Corvo can access the building by climbing through a window.
In the sewers beneath the Hound Pits, Corvo will come upon a small settlement. In low chaos, its members are plague survivors; in high chaos, they are weepers.
- Recover Corvo's gear, stashed in the Greaves Refinery.
- Creating a Safe Haven: Help a group of plague survivors escape the district while protecting them from patrolling tallboys.
- Settle the final confrontation between Slackjaw and Granny Rags. They are located in the Dunwall Sewers if Corvo interacted with Granny Rags during the High Overseer Campbell mission. If Corvo did not interact with Granny Rags, the sewer gate will be unlocked and her lair will be inaccessible.
- There are two ways to settle the confrontation: either kill/incapacitate Granny Rags or kill Slackjaw.
- In order for Granny Rags to be killed or rendered unconscious, her cameo must be destroyed.
- Despite her powers, Granny Rags is classified as a civilian, and killing her will count as a civilian kill against Corvo's chaos. Such is even the case when she still has her cameo, and each time she is "killed" will count.
- Corvo can also choose to avoid the confrontation entirely and escape by stealing the sewer key from Granny Rags. She will turn hostile immediately.
- (Ghost/Clean Hands Note: When attempting a Ghost/Clean Hands run, Bend Time, pickpocket the key from Granny Rags, and Blink into the shack. Though Granny Rags will become hostile when Bend Time ends, she will not detect Corvo if he is not within sight. Quickly unlock the door and enter the room to avoid being detected. A second method involves choking out Granny Rags, releasing Slackjaw, burning the cameo, and allowing the two of them to fight.)
General Mission NotesEdit
- This level changes significantly based on the chaos level, and the number of guards is variable.
- On a no-kill approach, be careful when using sleep darts on assassins who are on a roof or bridge. They may fall and die, especially if caught looking over an edge. Like City Watch guards, this will alert their fellows if Corvo is spotted.
- There is a safe in one of the rooms of the galleries; the code is 748.
- There is a back route around Daud's base through a collapsed building. Ascending it will put Corvo in the area directly behind Daud.
- If Corvo already killed Slackjaw before the final confrontation, the Bottle Street survivor will remark how "things were hopeless without Slackjaw." Granny Rags will not be holding Slackjaw in the stocks, but will have his corpse in her room with the bed and cameo. Corvo can loot his body for the sewer key.
- If the wolfhounds in the kennels during High Overseer Campbell are left alive, they will re-appear just outside Daud's building along with a book entitled Excerpt from An Assassin's Log.
- It is highly advised that the player retrieve their lost gear, as it makes dealing with river krusts later on much easier.
- In Daud's base, Corvo encounters a novice assassin being put through a stealth training lesson. The instructor's dialogue is a direct reference to the training mission in Thief: The Dark Project, as Garrett's stealth instructor spoke exactly the same lines.
- If Corvo manages to steal Granny Rags' key and skip the fight entirely, the optional objective "Find Granny's Cameo" may stay in the journal for the rest of the game. However, there are no negative consequences besides not being able to complete it.
- The Bottle Street thug informing Corvo of the situation between Slackjaw and Granny Rags will shoot himself in high chaos, but simply disappear in low chaos. He will also disappear if Corvo takes away his gun in high chaos.
- If Corvo branded Thaddeus Campbell during the High Overseer Campbell mission, he will be one of the weepers or the only weeper patrolling the level. His name will not appear when the crosshair lands on him.
Low Chaos WalkthroughEdit
High Chaos WalkthroughEdit
Missions in Dishonored
Prologue • Dishonored • High Overseer Campbell • House of Pleasure • The Royal Physician • Lady Boyle's Last Party • Return to the Tower • The Flooded District • The Loyalists • The Light at the End • A Captain of Industry • Eminent Domain • The Surge