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The Flooded District
Flooded District
Information
Target Daud
Location Flooded District
Classes Encountered Survivors
Bottle Street Gang
Enemies Weepers
Whalers
City Watch
Items
Runes 5
Charms 8
Shrines 1
Paintings 3
Coins 5635

This page is about the mission The Flooded District. You may be looking for the location or the book.

The Flooded District is the seventh mission in Dishonored. Corvo Attano, betrayed by the Loyalist Conspiracy and captured by the Whalers, must escape and return to the Hound Pits Pub.

BriefingEdit

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.

InfiltrationEdit

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Assassins capture Corvo in 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 is tossed to the bottom of the Greaves Refinery by Daud; Corvo can choose to retrieve his gear, or go on without it.

EscapeEdit

Corvo will awaken to find himself in a large hole. There are a few methods he can use to escape:

  • The easiest method involves throwing bricks at the wooden barrier. There are many bricks at Corvo's feet, and the door will break in just a few hits.
  • Corvo can also use Windblast to blow the door open. Keep in mind that Corvo's mana is limited, as he does not have any extra vials of Piero's Spiritual Remedy.
  • Corvo can possess a rat and make his way out through the drain.
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Assassins patrol the area where Corvo is imprisoned.

Upon escaping the hole, Corvo will find a few vials of elixir, some food, an Assassins' Sword, and an Overseers' Sabre. On the level above, assassins will be guarding the exit to the building. Corvo can leave the building in many different ways:
  • He can confront the assassins head on and fight them, or run past them, jumping into the water below. The assassins will cease to chase him once he leaves the building.
  • Corvo can sneak past the guards or use Possession or Bend Time to stealthily leave the building.
  • Corvo can possess a hagfish on the lower level and swim out through a broken grate in the wall.

Rudshore WaterfrontEdit

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Rudshore Waterfront.

From here, Corvo can choose to either go straight to Daud or to retrieve his gear from the refinery. To get to Central Rudshore, Corvo can blink or climb to the nearby bridge and sneak past the assassin guards at the entrance to the Rail Station.

Note that to gain access to the Rail Station, Corvo must find the key. Several assassins carry it, and it is also found in a side room nearby.

If Corvo wants to go to the refinery, he can choose to go one of two ways:

The first route involves climbing the bridge and entering the building opposite the entrance to the train station. Corvo can do this by blinking up to the roof. Several river krusts can be found here, and Corvo can pick up useful weapons, such as pistols, from the various Overseer corpses scattered around the area.

After Corvo leaves through the double doors, he can blink past the fence and into the refinery.

Corvo can also choose to go past the bridge in the waterfront. Ahead, he will find a colony of river krusts and various corpses. There are also a few abandoned apartments, one which contains a weeper. Weepers also roam the streets ahead, and Corvo must pass them to get to the door leading to the refinery.

The next area is an abandoned apartment from which Corvo can blink across to the refinery. There are more weepers below, but they can be easily avoided.

Greaves RefineryEdit

To get to the actual refinery building, Corvo must lower the stairway attached to the wall. He can do this by putting a whale oil tank in the power receptacle in the control room. By pulling a switch, he can lower the stairs. Note that this will release a rat swarm.

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A quest marker points to Corvo's gear.

Once Corvo heads up the stairs, three 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.

In order to get to the area below, Corvo must power up the bridge with a whale oil tank. A filling station can be found nearby, but Corvo must climb into a caged area by breaking the wood above the bars to get an empty tank. Once the tank is filled and inserted, the bridge will lower, and Corvo can climb the chain down into the refinery.

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Corvo's gear.

There will be four weepers around Corvo's gear in high chaos, but only one in low chaos. The box can be found near a grate, and once Corvo retrieves his equipment, he can leave by turning a wheel to open a metal door nearby.

Thereafter, there are noticeably more guards when Corvo returns to the Rudshore Waterfront, though they only watch the roofs rather than the street.

Central RudshoreEdit

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Assassins patrol the area.

The Rail Station leads to Central Rudshore, where Daud's hideout at the Chamber of Commerce Building can be found. Many assassins guard the area, and a note found near the refinery will tell Corvo to avoid the bridge, as it is being watched.

There are many ways to navigate the area, but Corvo can enter the commerce building in one of two ways:

Corvo can choose to go through the front entrance, which is an open window attached to the bridge. Many assassins guard it, and the area is very open. Inside the building, Corvo must pass two more assassins in the hallway and then two assassins in the training area. Then, he can blink up to the next level. If he enters the library, he will find another assassin guard, but the hall right outside Daud's office will be clear, unless there is reason to investigate the area.

Corvo can also enter through the back by climbing a nearby abandoned building. This can be achieved from the bridge by blinking up onto a broken brick wall and then to the building. From there, Corvo will have to pass a few assassins guarding the area, but this route will take Corvo directly to Daud's office.

Confronting DaudEdit

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Daud uses Bend Time to fight Corvo alone.

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 admit that he is the one who killed the Empress, and that he 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 and leave. To accomplish the "send a message" optional quest, Corvo has to pickpocket Daud, or knock him out with the choke maneuver. This method is best accomplished through liberal use of Bend Time (effective on Daud's sentries) and Blink. Knocking out any assassins in the room without being spotted will allow Corvo to sneak up behind Daud, where he can be pickpocketed or knocked out. Choosing this method counts as sparing Daud, and acts as the de facto non-lethal elimination for the mission.

Escaping the Flooded DistrictEdit

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The corpse cart.

After taking Daud's key, Corvo can make his way down to the tunnel leading to the Rudshore Gate.

Rudshore GateEdit

Immediately after Corvo escapes the assassins' base, he will enter a slum. He emerges from the sewers into a large dumping ground for corpses of those slain by the plague. Rats are scurrying about and Corvo needs to make it to higher ground. There are many survivors in the area, the first of which he encounters is a nobleman and his dying son. They are non-hostile. The side objective Creating a Safe Haven is available here in low chaos.

A rune is close to this area, located on the roof of one of a series of apartment buildings. Corvo can find it by going through the apartments, including one inhabited by a non-hostile survivor named Alfa.
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Alfa showing Corvo the corpse cart.

Corvo can reach the Rudshore Gate, leading out of the Flooded District, in a few different ways.

Talking with Alfa reveals one of the ways Corvo can escape the area: riding atop the large corpse carts that frequent the area. She will walk over and open a set of double doors overlooking the dumping ground. To entirely bypass the tallboys guarding the area outside the gate, Corvo can make use of the large trains. To do this, he must make his way through a series of abandoned apartments up to the roof of a building located near the elevated tracks. When a train passes by, after it has dumped the bodies into the river, Corvo can ride it past the tallboys. However, he must jump from the train before reaching the wall of light. He can choose to either disable or rewire the wall. The power source is located right next to the tracks.

Doing this, however, completely bypasses the survivors and the looters, resulting in Corvo being unable to acquire the Looters' equipment or aid in the survivors' rescue if played on low chaos.

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Tallboys attack the tenement building.

Corvo can also put a whale oil tank -- located in the looters' hideout -- in the power source for a floodlight near the tenement buildings. Upon the light's activation, the tallboys will leave their patrol routes and proceed to attack the buildings, killing anyone inside. Corvo can use this opportunity to cross the open area.

Another way to get to the gate is to sneak through the abandoned buildings on the left side of the area or to attack the tallboys directly.

Corvo will have to deal with one or two more tallboys, depending on chaos, after passing the first wall of light. He can get past them by climbing through an opening above the door to the next area, or he can drop down and pass through the door.

Old Port District OutskirtsEdit

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A group of weepers huddle around a fire in the Old Port District outskirts.

After bypassing the wall of light and tallboys guarding the district exit, Corvo will come upon a building with an entrance barred by wooden planks. Corvo can break the planks, but several weepers down the street will rush toward the sound. Alternatively, Corvo can access the building to the left by climbing through a window.

On high chaos, Corvo will run into more weepers upon leaving the building. Then, he must make his way down into the sewers through a hatch in the ground.

Old Dunwall SewersEdit

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A Bottle Street thug, in the sewers near the site of Granny Rags and Slackjaw's final confrontation.

From there, he will have to pass by several river krusts. Using sticky grenades makes this task considerably easier, as many river krusts are growing from the walls and ceilings.

Corvo will then run into a Bottle Street thug. If Corvo previously interacted with Granny Rags and Slackjaw, the thug will tell him that he needs Slackjaw's key to get into the next area. If not, then the gate to the sewers will be open.

In the sewers beneath the Old Port District, Corvo will come upon a small settlement. In low chaos, its members are plague survivors; in high chaos, they are weepers. Once he passes this area, he will have to deal with a few more river krusts before finding the exit.

Side ObjectivesEdit

  • 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 sewers if Corvo interacted with Granny Rags during the High Overseer Campbell mission. If Corvo did not interact with Granny Rags, did not interact with Slackjaw, or killed Slackjaw in House of Pleasure, her lair will be inaccessible.
    • There are two
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      Granny Rags during the final confrontation.

      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, use 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 burning the cameo and immediately releasing Slackjaw resulting in a fight between him and Granny Rags. Slackjaw will win if Corvo kills all the rats that can attack Slackjaw.
        • Corvo can also burn the cameo, wait out of sight for Granny Rags to get zapped in the middle of her speech, and then immediately hit her with a sleep dart.

Special ActionsEdit

  • Helped the Survivors Escape
  • Recovered Your Weapons and Gear
  • Put Weeper Campbell Out of His Misery
  • Helped Granny Cook Slackjaw
  • Helped Slackjaw Defeat Granny

General Mission NotesEdit

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Assassins on a roof in the Flooded District.

  • 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.
  • 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 Corvo retrieve his lost gear, as it makes dealing with river krusts later on much easier.

TriviaEdit

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Granny and Slackjaw.

  • 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 patrolling the level. His name will not appear when the crosshair lands on him, and his final thoughts can be found nearby.
  • The poison used to incapacitate Corvo is Tyvian. According to the Whalers that find Corvo, it is considered 'amateur work'.
  • According to a sign nearby, Granny Rags' lair used to be an armory.

GalleryEdit

Low Chaos WalkthroughEdit

High Chaos WalkthroughEdit

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