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    FAQ/Walkthrough by Deuce ex Defcon

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    0.00)  General Notes
    
    1.00)  Walkthrough
    
         1.01)  Meet Vivian
         1.02)  Golem Smash
         1.03)  Cathedral Assault
         1.04)  Council HQ and Parliament
         1.05)  New York
         1.06)  Black Order Tower
    
    2.00)  PDA
    
         2.01)  Pickups
         2.02)  Creatures
         2.03)  Equipment
         2.04)  Information
         2.05)  Objectives
    
    7.00)  End
         7.01)  Version History
         7.02)  Closing
    
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    "Sections"
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    This game isn't really split into obvious chapters, but I'm using the major
    cutscenes to sort of divide the game into sections for the sake of simplifying
    the walkthrough.  Note that the section names and area names that I've assigned
    are not given in the game, they're just what I've come up with to describe
    things.
    
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    PDA
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    This game keeps track of information in your PDA, which you can access by
    pushing the select button.  Most entries are done automatically, but all of the
    entries in the Pickup category are found on the ground, and you'll actually
    have to grab them as you play the game if you want them.  There're also a few
    entries in other categories that can only be gotten if you do certain things,
    so head to the PDA section of this guide if you're wondering how you missed
    some entries along the way.
    
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    Inside the Museum
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    The on-screen prompts will walk you through some of the basic controls, so just
    do what they say until Pandora's Box goes crazy.  The staircase in this room is
    blocked by something, but Pandora's Box will take care of that for you shortly.
    Head up the stairs and move through the museum, using your circle button to
    crouch when necessary and your X button to jump.
    
    Eventually, you'll come to a locked door at the end of a hallway with a green
    exit sign in it.  This is the first of many (many, many...) annoying keypad
    things that you'll have to bypass to continue.  Just stand near the keypad and
    hold your square button down long enough for the door to unlock.  Move down the
    hall and take a left, then find the shiny water valve on the wall.  Hold your
    square button down in front of it until the sprinkler activates, then head out
    of here around the corner to where the fire just was.
    
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    Outside the Museum
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    Follow the hallways until the next cutscene occurs, then run down the museum's
    steps and into the streets.  Your path is pretty linear, but sometimes it won't
    seem that way until you step close enough to something (which can cause parts
    of the street to collapse, et cetera).  Your eventual goal should be the door
    below a big sign that says Internet Cafe.
    
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    Internet Cafe
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    Pickup:  Intercepted Text Message:  So I'm about to leave...
    
    Weapon:  Fire Axe
    
    Wait for the Griffon to clear you a path, then head farther in to the Cafe.
    Grab the message off the ground near where the Griffon appears the second time,
    then grab the Fire Axe off of the wall near the exit.  You can swing it using
    your R2 button, and it can be used to destroy certain things.  For example, the
    crap blocking the exit.  Chop it out of the way, then get back on the street.
    
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    Meet the Golem
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    Pickup:  Intercepted Text Message:  Dad, these fire lizards popped...
    
    Weapon:  TechLite Arms H662 9mm Pistol
    
    Head through the maze of cars until your good friend the Golem appears.  He'll
    create a pretty big hole in the ground when he leaves, so jump into it and
    follow the path into a demolished office building.  Hold down your L1 button to
    sprint through here if you'd like, then head down into the street again when
    you reach the other side.
    
    Look to the left to find a Pickup entry on a desk, then make sure you grab the
    TechLite Pistol on the ground in the middle of the street.  Head into the next
    destroyed section of building once you have it.
    
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    Office Building
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    Pickup:  Intercepted Text Message:  Holly, can you see this?...
    
    Head down the hallway until the game gives you a message about interactive
    objects by the staircase.  Look up the stairs and find the vending machine,
    then use a handgun shot to destroy the board that's holding the vending machine
    up.  Head up the stairs, then use your L1 button to run while you jump with
    your X button to make it over the gap in the floor.  (If you fail and fall down
    into the small room, shoot the propane tank thing by the rubble blocking the
    exit, then simply head back up the stairs again.)
    
    Search the right corner on the other side of the gap to find another text
    message Pickup entry.  Use the nearby water valve crank to put out the fire,
    then head out of the building and back into the street.  Jump down into the
    lower area and head into the subway tunnels to continue.
    
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    Subway Tunnel Entrance
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    Pickup:  Intercepted Text Message:  Our train just hit something...
    
    Firedrakes are annoying as crap at this point in the game, especially since
    they'll just continue coming out of their hole in the ground until you find a
    way to cool it with water.  Rather than standing around to fight them, simply
    run for the subway cars and use the ramps to navigate through them.  When you
    get to the other side, use your Fire Axe at close range to chop the two
    Firedrakes near the ramp.  Take the ramp up to the main subway area, then check
    near the vending machines for a Pickup entry.
    
    Continue down the path and find the fire alarm thing on the wall, which you can
    pull to put out the fire along the path.  There's a valve farther down the path
    that will put out the next fire as well as the Firedrake pit, so use it before
    using the keypad on the door.
    
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    Second Subway Tunnel
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    Pickup:  Intercepted Text Message:  I told you it was...
    
    Pickup:  Downloaded Email:  Jim never straightens up the...
    
    Some more of those annoying keypad things to bypass...  when you get to the
    fork in the path, it doesn't seem to make any difference at all which way you
    go (in fact, the paths appear to somehow lead to *identical* areas...).  When
    you enter the tunnel, make sure you don't accidentally step in front of a
    train.  Fight and/or ignore the Firedrakes as you cross over to the other side
    of the area.
    
    Check around for grates on the wall that can be smashed with your Fire Axe,
    then smash one and get inside.  You should find yourself in a small hallway
    with a Firedrake pit - simply use the fire alarm on the wall to neutralize it.
    Grab the Pickup entry on the ground, then get in the next grate you see on the
    other side of the firedrake pit and continue through the tunnel.  When you drop
    down in the vent, fight off the Firedrakes in the hallway and quickly use the
    valve on the wall near the Firedrake pit to neturalize it.
    
    There's another vent near the entrance to this area, so crawl through it to
    find a ladder.  Climb up the ladder, then dodge the trains as you get into one
    of the vents on the wall (they both lead to the same place).  Use the crank on
    the wall to open the gate blocking the lift, then use the button on the wall in
    the lift to ride it up.
    
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    Back on the Streets
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    Pickup:  Intercepted Text Message:  Bob, remember when I called...
    
    Weapon:  Molotov Cocktail
    
    Weapon:  TechLite Arms SMP-9 Submachine Gun
    
    Dash across the street and enter the building near the fire hydrant, then head
    up the stairs.  Check the upper level for a Pickup entry, then head down the
    next set of stairs as soon as the stuff blocking the path is destroyed.  Grab
    the Molotov Cocktail on the ground, then head back onto the street.  Make a mad
    dash for the opposite side of the area and chop the fire hydrant by the
    Firedrake pit to neutralize it, then pick up the submachine gun by the nearby
    wrecked vehicles.
    
    When the soldiers arrive, take cover and use the submachine gun to pick them
    off (holding L2 will let you zoom in a little).  Clear them all out, then work
    your way around the wreckage of a bus that's burning.  A cop will open a door
    near the Crosby Auto Shop sign and tell you to come inside.
    
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    Warehouse
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    Pickup:  Downloaded Email:  For the last time, we...
    
    Your axe is your best friend when dealing with werewolves.  Chop them a few
    times to knock them down, then lop their heads off before they get back up.
    Head for the back of the room to find a pair of platform things with a ladder
    between them.  The platform thing on the left has a bunch of garbage cans on it
    for some reason, and they're full of water.  Shoot them to spill the water,
    making that side much lighter, which causes the other side to come down to the
    ground.  Use the boxes that're now within your reach to get to the ladder, then
    use the keypad thing (argh) to get through the next door.
    
    When you step out onto the broken catwalk in the main warehouse area,
    immediately snipe the green cable thing that's holding up one of the giant
    cargo crates (use your submachine gun and zoom in if you need to).  Jump down
    off of the catwalk and talk to the cop if you want, then continue through the
    warehouse with your axe ready to fight werewolves.  There's a ladder on one of
    the nearby cargo crates, so use it to get on top of them.
    
    Walk across the plank, then take a running leap over to the next set of crates,
    where you already should've dropped the one that was hanging above.  You'll be
    able to walk through it, and you'll note that it's full of submachine gun ammo
    for your convenience.  Anyway, continue moving across the crates and planks
    until you find a ladder leading up to the catwalk with the crane controls.  Use
    them to get the crates moving again, then use the nearby boxes to jump onto a
    crate as it moves past you.  Jump to the middle pile of crates next, then onto
    the next moving crate, which you should be able to ride all the way up to the
    upper catwalks.
    
    Enter the control room and use the button on the console to open the door to
    the place where the cop was when you first entered the warehouse area, then
    head back through the warehouse and go through that door.  You should find a
    Pickup entry near an explosive barrel here, so make sure you grab it before
    jumping over the crates.  Use the keypad hidden behind the boxes near the metal
    door to continue.
    
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    Times Square Subway Entrance
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    Pickup:  Downloaded Email:  Milly!  Can you believe what...
    
    Fight your way through this last warehouse area, then exit onto the street and
    head down the stairs to the subway area.  Bypass the keypad to get into the
    security area where you can find a button on a console to open the subway
    gates, then head past the gates and work your way through the subway cars until
    you find another door with a keypad on it.  Bypass it, then move into the
    subway tunnel where the soldiers are fighting some Firedrakes.
    
    Use the subway car to get through to the Firedrake pit, then use the valve on
    the wall by it to neutralize it.  Clear out any remaining Firedrakes before you
    attempt to continue down the tracks.  A bunch of soldiers are going to take up
    defensive positions along the way, so you'll have to fight them off with your
    submachine gun and molotovs (there're more molotovs on the ground nearby).
    Ignore the lever on the wall, it'll only cause trouble for you.
    
    When you reach the other side, head through the door and move through the hall
    until you see a grate on the left before the watery area.  Crawl through it and
    use the lever on the wall between the two tanks to deactivate the flailing
    power cables, then return through the duct and get in the water.  Head into the
    next subway tunnel and wait for the train to crash, then go look near it for a
    Pickup entry.  Fight off the Firedrakes, then continue through the next hallway
    to meet up with Vivian.
    
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    Times Square Subway
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    Follow vivian into the little control room area and stock up on items, then sit
    back and wait for Black Order and Council troops to arrive.  Let them fight it
    out for a while as you toss molotovs and pick some of them off with your
    submachine gun, then head out there and mop up the stragglers.  There's animus
    energy on each side of the station, and ample molotovs on the side you entered
    from earlier (check a bench against the wall).
    
    With the fight over, you'll automatically move on to the next objective.
    
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    Sewers
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    Pickup:  Intercepted Text Message:  There's tentacle things grabbing people...
    
    Pickup:  Council Broadcast Message:  This is Delta - odd activity...
    
    Weapon:  CNE Tactical Systems, Inc. Marauder Model 1010 Shotgun
    
    Wait for the scene with the choppers and the Golem to finish, at which point
    you'll find yourself in the sewers.  Follow the Council soldiers through the
    hallways, dodging the blue thing that tosses things at you along the way.  When
    you reach the room with the water and the tentacles, have your submachine gun
    ready and slowly walk through the water.  As soon as a tentacle pops up at you,
    quickly back away from it while firing at it.  Continue this process until you
    reach the door on the other side, which you'll have to open by holding the
    wheel thing down for a while.
    
    Continue moving through the watery areas until you find some catwalks leading
    out of the water.  Go straight when you get on the catwalk to find a small room
    with a Pickup entry in it, then return to the big room and head down the other
    part of the catwalk.  A tentacle will destroy it, causing you to fall back in
    the water.  Work your way through the water until you find the cop trying to
    fight off the weird blue things.  These are Nari, and they're fairly easy to
    kill - simply wait until they appear (meaning they're not blue anymore) and
    blast them with your submachine gun.
    
    Approach the police car to get a prompt to switch out your current weapon for a
    shotgun (I suggest swapping your handgun, since it's not nearly as useful as
    your submachine gun anyway).  Head up the catwalk near the car and work your
    way over to the door with the crank to its left, then continue moving through
    the next series of hallways.  When you see a Council soldier get tossed into a
    fan by some Nari, look around for a Pickup entry on the ground.
    
    Continue moving until a tentacle forces you into the water again, then use the
    crank to get the gate to the next area to open.  When you find a room with a
    giant fan in it, shoot the four glowing green bars around it to knock it out of
    the way so you can continue.  Find the ladder with the chain around it in the
    next area and shoot the chain to make it drop, then climb up it and move
    through the area until you find the Council soldiers.
    
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    EMP Generator 1
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    Weapon:  CNE Tactical Systems, Inc. XT9-MU Assault Rifle
    
    Pickup:  Intercepted Text Message:  I can't get any answers...
    
    Pickup:  Downloaded Email:  National Guard has been diverted...
    
    Once the Golem clears the path in front of you, head up to the street and wait
    for the path to open in the road.  Head down and across, then into the far left
    corner to find the CNE Tactical Systems, Inc. XT9-MU Assault Rifle on the
    ground.  Check the wall of the nearby building to find a Pickup entry, then
    raid the area for ammo if you need any.  The first generator is nearby, and
    you'll have to charge it by standing next to it while holding your triangle
    button down.  Of course, if you don't have enough animus energy to fully charge
    it in one attempt, you'll have to fight some werewolves to get more animus
    energy.  Make sure you keep your eyes on the Golem to avoid getting instantly
    killed by it.
    
    When you've activated the first EMP generator, some Black Order guys will come
    out of a small structure (Armed Forces Recruiting Station) on the other side of
    the area, where you originally entered from the sewer.  Head back under the
    low spot in the street and fight your way into the building.  Make sure you
    grab the Pickup entry from one of the cubicles inside, then head through the
    rest of the building and go down the subway entrance on the other side.
    
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    EMP Generator 2
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    Pickup:  Intercepted Text Message:  Fiery Monsters all over the...
    
    Grab the Pickup entry from the floor of one of the hallways on your way into
    this chunk of the subway.  Use the grates on the walls near the fire to work
    your way to a valve that you can use to put the fire out, then fight the
    Firedrakes on your way through the series of ducts.  In this close-quarters
    environment, the shotgun will be your best friend if you'd like to avoid being
    burned by the Firedrakes as much as possible.
    
    When you emerge from the ducts and enter the main subway area, you'll have to
    collect pieces of the EMP generator.  Enter the main area and use the valve in
    the small room in the center, then take a right and head to the very far end of
    the subway cars to find one chunk of the EMP generator.  The other two are on
    the other side of the subway - one down the line of tracks, the other in the
    small room with all the vending machines down the hallway.  When you have all
    three chunks, return to the middle of the room and place them on the base of
    the generator with your square button.
    
    Now you'll have to defend the Council dude as he reconstructs the generator.
    When he's done, charge it with animus energy.  Run into the new door that opens
    after that and head through the hallway.  Move through the sewers until you
    come to a room with an odd encased area in the water in the center with
    catwalks around it.  When you attempt to use the crank on the wall by the door
    at the top of the catwalk, one of those annoying Nari things will steal it
    right off the wall.  Hunt it down, and it'll eventually drop the crank in the
    center of that encased thing in the water.  Go grab it, then be prepared to
    quickly walk against the water's current when the Nari opens the flood gate.
    You'll have to shoot the four green things around the fan before you get sucked
    in, or you'll die instantly.
    
    Head back to the door and replace the crank on the wall to continue.  There's
    just one small section of sewer left, and then you'll be back on the street.
    
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    EMP Generator 3
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    Pickup:  Intercepted Text Message:  Saw giant pick up bus...
    
    Pickup:  Council Broadcast Message:  Nari energy signature similar to...
    
    Once you get on the street, quickly find the subway entrance to grab a Pickup
    entry, then sprint for the firetruck ladders to work your way up into the wall
    of the building where the chopper crashed.  An endless hoard of those Nari
    things will annoy the crap out of you during this entire part of the game, so
    don't even bother trying to fight all of them.
    
    Once you're on the next level of the building, raid the back room for items and
    a Pickup entry.  Head to the top of the building to find the third EMP
    generator.  The Nari swarm will not let you charge it quite so easily this time
    though, so you'll have to force them to drop it over and over again while you
    charge it.  Once you manage to fill it all the way, the Golem will be dealt
    with, and you'll get new orders.
    
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    Recover Pandora's Box
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    Weapon:  M99-R High Explosive Grenade
    
    Work your way out of this building and grab the grenades on your way out.
    You're heading for the hole in the ground in the middle of the street, so go
    ahead and drop down there.  Much of the immediate area down here should be very
    familiar since you just came from here, so backtrack your way through,
    slaughtering Black Order soldiers and tentacles on your way.  Eventually you
    should find yourself back in the area where you were collecting the parts for
    the second EMP generator.  A collapsed part of the roof in there will allow you
    to get back onto the street.
    
    The path you want to take once you reach the street is a little confusing, but
    the goal is to go back through the Armed Forces Recruiting Station to get to
    the other side of the street.  Tons of Black Order guys are waiting over there,
    so use your assault rifle's zoom feature to pick them off as you continue down
    the street.  When you cross underneath the collapsed area, even more soldiers
    will be waiting for you.  Continue following the flares until you find the area
    with Pandora's Box.  Defend yourself against the werevolves using animus bursts
    and your shotgun until the chopper arrives.
    
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    Crash Site
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    Pickup:  Council Broadcast Message:  This is Echo reporting in...
    
    Move through the rubble of the structure near the crash, then continue moving
    until you find a pond.  Move through the water and get back onto dry ground
    where the car's headlights are pointing, then move through the area until you
    encounter some more Nari.  Wipe them out and continue moving until you come to
    a gate with a Nari on top.  Kill it, then enter the gate to continue.
    
    The weird thing hanging off of the ceiling is the first of many Blood Spider
    nests that you'll encounter.  Use the zoom on your assault rifle to destroy the
    nest while you fend off any of the spiders that come at you.  An amimus pulse
    will also destroy them at close range, but you're better off using quick bursts
    from your assault rifle.
    
    Approach where the next was to find a Pickup entry, then crouch and go through
    the broken section of bars to enter...  yet another sewer area.
    
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    Crash Site Sewers
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    Pickup:  Council Broadcast Message:  Bravo reporting.  Werewolves die...
    
    Pickup:  Intercepted Text Message:  Those wolf-things are all...
    
    Pickup:  Council Broadcast Message:  This is Delta Team Leader.  Requesting...
    
    Head through the hallways until you come to yet another gate with a wheel that
    you have to crank (...), then keep moving foward.  When you see the shadow of a
    werewolf on the wall and it sends blood spatter everywhere, check the left
    corner to find a spot where you can crouch to continue.  Move through this area
    until you find a werewolf chowing down on a corpse.  Grab the nearby Pickup
    entry once it runs off, then head up the stairs and move into the next room.
    
    Alpha Werewolves are really nothing special, they just take a bit more effort
    to knock them down.  Shotgun the crap out of him, then blast or chop his head
    off while he's on the ground.  Head for the ladder at the back of the room and
    climb up to find a Council soldier, then continue through the hallways until
    you come to a room with two Blood Spider nests in it.  Quickly kill both nests
    with your assault rifle, then get back into the previous hallway and use it as
    a choke point to slaughter the spiders as they try to attack you.
    
    Drop down into the water and use the ladder on the other side to get out, then
    head into the hallway.  In the room with the crashed chopper, fight off the
    werewolves and then drop down to the lowest part of the room.  Search the
    outside walls for a Pickup entry and ammo, then return to the central part of
    the room and find the ladder to head up to another hallway.
    
    Take a left before the electrical wire and use the lever to deactivate it, then
    grab the Pickup entry next to the fried guy.  Follow the path behind the wire
    to get out of the sewers.
    
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    Caged Werewolves
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    Pickup:  Downloaded Email:  Maggie, I don't trust the...
    
    Pickup:  Downloaded Email:  Kent, I think you're...
    
    Pickup:  Downloaded Email:  Patrick, the deal is off...
    
    Fight your way through the Black Order soldiers as you move through the city.
    When you move through the crumbled part of a building with some ammo in it,
    after the first caged werewolf, make sure you grab the Pickup entry there
    before moving on.  You're going to come across some more Black Order soldiers
    trying to cage up some more werewolves eventually, at which point you should
    head up the stairs in that building to find a second Pickup entry on a desk on
    the second floor of that building.
    
    Head to the roof next and fight your way up the various ramps and planks until
    you can crawl through a burning attic to drop onto the roof of another
    building.  You'll be able to move through the nearby door and work your way all
    the way to the roundabout from there.  Get your shotgun out and fend off the
    werewolf attacks while you check the area around the roundabout for ammo and a
    Pickup entry.  Fight off the werewolves until the next scene occurs.
    
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    Plasma Gates
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    Pickup:  Downloaded Email:  Nat, I don't think that...
    
    Pickup:  Intercepted Black Order Message:  Current team assignments for...
    
    Use your assault rifle to pick off the Black Order troops crouched on the other
    side of the street, and watch out for werewolves.  Head towards the other side
    of the street when it's safe, then head into the building to the left of the
    plasma gate and go upstairs.  Use your axe to get inside the second room up
    here to find a Pickup entry, then look out the window by the top of the stairs.
    Pick off the Black Order troops below, then jump down and open the plasma gate
    using the keypad.
    
    Continue moving through the area, fighting the werewolves and stocking up on
    ammo.  Approach the second plasma gate and look to the right of it to find a
    Pickup entry, then bypass the keypad lock on the plasma gate and take care of
    the werewolf before jumping down the hole.
    
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    More Sewers...
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    Weapon:  Magnum Research, Inc. Desert Eagle .50AE
    
    Move through the sewers until you find the room with the lever on the wall,
    which you can use to raise one of the nearby gates.  Take a left as soon as you
    get through that gate to find a Desert Eagle on the ground.  Take it or don't,
    whichever...  personally I'd prefer to stick to the assault rifle and the
    shotgun.
    
    *NOTE:  Not sure if that's the first place you can find the Desert Eagle or
            not...  the icon when it's on the ground looks very similar to the
            regular hand gun, so it's possible I walked by it many times and passed
            on it because I thought it was just a hand gun.
    
    Continue down this part of the sewer until you come to what looks like a dead
    end.  Look up to find a chain holding a ladder that you can shoot, and also
    shoot the boards with the dead body on them.  Climb up the ladder and keep
    moving foward.
    
    --------
    Cemetary
    --------
    
    Pickup:  Intercepted Text Message:  Ma, why are you still...
    
    Pickup:  Intercepted Black Order Message:  How do you freaking capture...
    
    Move down the path, disabling the plasma gate along the way.  You're about to
    meet a new monster, which is one of the tougher ones you'll find.  Dodge the
    Minotaur's charges by running around him, and if you can get a shot at his
    back, you'll be able to take him down after a while.  I recommend you just
    stick with your shotgun and unload on him, and always try to stay as far away
    from him as possible when you're not firing.  If you hit him with an Animus
    pulse, it'll stun him, allowing you to easily get behind him and take a few
    shots at his back.
    
    Once you've finished the fight, find the gate with the green chain on it and
    shoot it to open it up, then head through.  Fight the two werewolves, then
    check the area by the waterfall for a Pickup entry.  Head down the path and
    fight the Black Order soldiers and werewolves, then head up the stairs and deal
    with the tentacles coming over the wall.  Drop down the hole near the wall when
    you're ready.
    
    Move through the sewers until you find a basement-like section of sewers.
    You'll find an area with three doors on one side of the wall, and when you do,
    you should open the first one for a Pickup entry, then open the keypad one to
    work your way over to a room with a lever in it.  Pulling the lever will
    activate the elevator panel in the previous area, so head back there and use
    it.  Work your way through here until you see the green chain on the ceiling,
    which you can shoot to make an exit.
    
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    Cathedral Outskirts
    -------------------
    
    Pickup:  Intercepted Text Message:  Aubrey, this is Gertrude.  I...
    
    Pickup:  Intercepted Black Order Message:  Squad 4 has confirmed Minotaur...
    
    Use your assault rifle to pick off the Black Order soldiers guarding the next
    plasma gate, then use the ladder on the wall of the building near where you
    just entered this area to get to the upper part of the buildings.  Stop in the
    middle of the building after the long plank and check the desk for a Pickup
    entry.  Drop down out the other side of this building and deactivate the plasma
    gate, then head towards the big plasma gate blocking the entrance to the
    cathedral's courtyard.  There's a collapsed chunk of wall on the right side
    that can be used to go around the gate, which you can deactivate from the other
    side.
    
    Fight off the hoard of Black Order soldiers and werewolves in the courtyard,
    then head into the cathedral.  When you come to a dead end with a Nari flying
    around, shatter the stained glass window and jump out of it.  Enter the flooded
    basement area and work your way around as the Nari do various things to annoy
    you, then use the crank on the wall at the deadend to re-open the gate that the
    Nari just closed.  Head through it and continue along the path until you're
    back on the main level.
    
    The large courtyard area you're approaching is going to bring you to your first
    Griffon fight.  Keep moving throughout the fight and tag him with whatever you
    have, gathering more ammo from the outside of the room as you fight (as well as
    a Pickup entry along one of the walls).  Smack him with an Animus pulse to stun
    him for a second if you need to, and when he finally goes down, take the time
    to absorb all of his Animus energy before raiding the place for ammo and
    continuing through the next plasma gate.
    
    ---------
    Cathedral
    ---------
    
    Pickup:  Council Broadcast Message:  Medivac not available.  Too many...
    
    Pickup:  Intercepted Black Order Message:  Carlos, since when did we...
    
    Weapon:  M249 Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW)
    
    Weapon:  X-F451 Man-Portable Flamethrower
    
    Grab the Pickup entry near some of the wounded soldiers, then move through the
    place and head up the stairs to enter the main conflict zone.  Head to the
    right and grab the Pickup entry from the cages, then use your assault rifle to
    pick off Black Order troops in the area.  Head for the other side of the room
    and use the stairs to continue the fight, working your way to the bridge
    eventually.  Stop before you reach it to pick up the heavy automatic weapon
    from the ground in exchange for your assault rifle.
    
    Get on the bridge, then be ready to fend off a hoard of werewolves until a
    Griffon comes and destroys the bridge, allowing you to get past the plasma gate
    that was blocking the other side.  Head down the stairs and fight your way
    through the hoard of enemies in the middle of the area, including the dude
    that's carrying a flamethrower (which you can then pick up if you'd like, but
    I'd recommend keeping your machine gun and shotgun).
    
    Take care of the werewolves if you'd like, then head down the path between them
    until a cutscene occurs.
    
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    |                 |    1.04)  Council HQ and Parliament     |                 |
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    ----------
    Council HQ
    ----------
    
    Pickup:  Council Broadcast Message:  Thomas, don't freely give these...
    
    Head into the area marked Information and download information from every
    console that will let you until you're given the armory code.  Head for the
    armory once you have it and stock up on weapons, then use the keypad to grab a
    Pickup entry.  Head back out of the armor and make your way to the lab.
    
    There're fun things to play with along the outer walls of the lab if you want,
    but none of them will really help you or anything.  Head for the central
    platform on the upper level to talk to Vivian and Lexington when you're ready
    to continue.  Council HQ will be under attack, and you'll be told to head for
    the elevators.  Return to the round room that goes to the information area,
    armory, and so forth and go through the door to the right to find the elevator
    area.  Make sure that you stock up on ammo before you get on the elevator.
    
    --------
    Elevator
    --------
    
    Pickup:  Council Broadcast Message:  Kronen wants me to scan...
    
    Fight off the Nari once you board the elevator, then activate it using the
    control panel as soon as you can.  When it stops higher up, take time to search
    the rooms around the outside of the area for a Pickup entry.  Fight off the
    werewolves, then get back on the elevator and reactivate it.
    
    After working your way up the flights of stairs and raiding the staging area
    for ammo and grenades/molotovs, head up and enter the main fight.
    
    ---------------
    Parliament Roof
    ---------------
    
    Weapon:  Shoulder Launched Anti-Air Missle Mark 7 (SLAAM-7)
    
    Pickup:  Council Broadcast Message:  All Council cells have been...
    
    Griffons aren't easy, especially in tight places.  Try to pick off as many
    Black Order soldiers on the roof as you can before the Griffon shows up, then
    use molotovs, heavy machine gun fire, and well-placed grenades to take it down
    as quickly as you can.  Run to the other side of the roof and enter the
    building there, taking out the remaining Black Order soldiers and raiding the
    place for items, including a rocket launcher.
    
    You'll be told that you have to take Griffons out of the air with the rocket
    launcher, but doing it from here is annoying.  Instead, run over the roof to
    the next section of building, where you'll find more rocket launchers.  Take
    care of any Black Order soldiers on the next section of roof, then look out
    there for the pile of rockets.  You can use that pile to keep reloading when
    necessary by quickly running out there and running back inside.
    
    From the safety of the enclosed area, you can use the rocket launcher's L2
    function to lock on to airborne griffons.  Once you're locked on, press R2 and
    the rocket will follow the griffon until it connects.  Stand here and pick off
    griffons, reloading when necessary, until you're told that you've killed enough
    of them.  Head for the fourth section of the roof after that.
    
    When the Kraken appears and you've been told to head for the chopper pad, take
    a look around the ground for a Pickup entry.  Follow the Council soldiers up
    the collapsed section of roof to reach another interior section, then run
    across the roof with the tentacles above it until you can get into the hole in
    the floor that leads to the library.
    
    ------------------
    Parliament Library
    ------------------
    
    Pickup:  Downloaded Email:  Evacuation of Parliament Complete.  All...
    
    Pickup:  Intercepted Black Order Message:  I don't trust these ACDs...
    
    Head for the door with the giant thing blocking it, then hold your square
    button down in front of it until you roll it out of the way.  Head down into
    the main section of the library and fight off the Nari as you make your way to
    the lower level, grabbing the Pickup entry off of the table near the fireplace
    on your way.
    
    When you run into the next area, take an immediate left and sprint for the
    weird red glowing thing on the floor.  Stand next to it and hold your triangle
    button to dump Animus energy into it, which will make the minotaurs fight for
    you for a little while.  While they're distracted, it's very easy to slaughter
    them from behind.  If the influence wears off before you kill them both, just
    run back to the ACD and dump some more Animus into it.
    
    Once both Minotaurs are done with, head up the nearby stairs and run along the
    same wall that had the Aniform Control Device until you find a Pickup entry.
    Head through the open door on the other wall to find a staircase heading up,
    then get in the elevator and press the button to get back on the roof.
    
    ------
    Kraken
    ------
    
    Pickup:  Council Broadcast Message:  We'll never need that many...
    
    Grab the rocket launcher in front of you, then run forward and curl around the
    corner to the right.  When the tentacle retracts, head down and take a left
    down the stairs to find the helipad, which has a Pickup entry near it.  There's
    also a crate full of rockets near it, and an Aniform Control Device, making
    this the ideal location to fight the Kraken.  Activate the ACD and launch
    rockets at the closest tentacle until the Kraken opens its mouth, then launch a
    rocket into it.
    
    Repeat this process until you've hit the Kraken in the mouth four times, and it
    will finally go down.
    
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    |                 |             1.05)  New York             |                 |
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    --------------
    First Building
    --------------
    
    Pickup:  Downloaded Email:  Through my extensive research, I...
    
    Head down the stairs and take a left to find a desk with a Pickup entry on it,
    then trade your rocket launcher for the assault rifle on the nearby chair (or
    wait for the next room to swap it for the heavy machine gun if you'd prefer).
    Head through the door and work your way along the ledge of the building to
    continue, and have your shotgun ready to deal with werewolves.
    
    Move through the hallways and stairwell until you come to a spot that looks
    like a dead end with a bunch of ammo in it, then look up to find two wires that
    are flashing green.  Shoot them to make a section of floor crash down, which
    you can then use to continue.  Continue moving until you again come to what
    seems like a dead end, then look up to find three more of those green wires
    that you can use to make a section of floor drop.
    
    This area has an endless stream of werewolves, so just try to keep moving.
    You'll have to find the big area with the tower thing in it, which has even
    more of those green wires attached to it.  Two of them are low on the ground,
    which you can hit while you're moving through the area.  When you go through to
    the other side and come to a dead end, you'll have to look up to find three
    more of the green wires to drop the floor.  When you head up the section that
    falls, you'll find the third green wire that's holding the tower thing up.
    When you shoot it, the tower will fall.  Backtrack all the way back down to the
    bottom of this building to find where it fell.
    
    ---------------
    Second Building
    ---------------
    
    Pickup:  Intercepted Black Order Message:  Hey Jacko, heard you got...
    
    The collapsed tower thing will form a bridge over to the next building.  Take
    care of the Black Order soldiers and werewolves on it first, then cross over
    there and deal with the rest of them.  Shortly after the forcefield cage thing
    is another Pickup entry, and there's plenty of ammo sitting on the ground.
    Continue following the paths in this building until you reach the section
    that's on fire.  Firedrakes and some troops armed with flamethrowers will
    attack, so deal with them and then look for the flashing valve on the ceiling
    to put out the fire so you can continue.
    
    As you continue moving deeper into the building, you'll find a random boulder
    thing in your way, which you can move simply by holding your square button down
    next to it for long enough.  Once it falls down the hole, follow it to continue
    through the area.  Take a right and use the valve on the wall in the little
    area, then smash through the nearby boards and head down the hallway.  You'll
    reach the open street soon, where some Black Order troops are waiting for you.
    
    -------------
    On the Street
    -------------
    
    Pickup:  Intercepted Black Order Message:  Primary perimeter is now...
    
    Fight your way through the street, using the scope on the assault rifle to pick
    off Black Order troops when there aren't any werewolves bothering you.  There's
    a guard tower protected by forcefields at the end of the street, which will
    prevent you from doing much of anything until you get rid of it.  Look up in
    the air to the left of it and find the transformer that's flashing green, then
    shoot it to disable the forcefields.  Raid the building that was sealed by them
    for a Pickup entry, then head down the stairs to enter the subway.
    
    --------------
    Subway Tunnles
    --------------
    
    Pickup:  Downloaded Email:  My dear Stan, I wanted...
    
    Pickup:  Intercepted Black Order Message:  All creatures are under control...
    
    Enter the subway and grab the Pickup entry next to a corpse on the first
    boarding platform, then work your way through the subway car to enter the
    tunnel.  The upcoming area is perhaps the most annoying part of the game so
    far, simply because you're going to have to deal with tons of bloodspiders.
    Fight your way through the werewolves until you find the next subway car, which
    will be crawling with bloodspiders becaus there's a nest in it.
    
    Take care of the first wave of spiders, then dash into the subway car and toss
    a molotov on the nest as fast as you can.  Take a look out of a window to your
    right and find the little area with the valve on the wall.  Look around the
    celing to find a duct with a pipe pointing at it too - there's a nest in there
    that will constantly send spiders at you, but you can use the valve to release
    gas that you can then shoot to ignite.  Quickly run out of the car and use the
    valve, then immediately shoot the area by the pipe on the ceiling to ignite it.
    
    More spiders will be coming at you from the next subway car, so deal with them
    as you rush into the car to toss a molotov on the nest inside.  There're still
    four more nests on the other side of this car, so get ready to deal with them.
    If you carefully look out of the subway car's window, you should be able to
    spot a nest hanging from the ceiling in plain sight, so deal with that one
    first.
    
    Next, look for the cubbyhole in the wall to the left of the subway car that
    looks just like the previous area - it has a nest and a valve in it.  Destroy
    the nest, then dash out there and use the valve.  Find the pipe on the ceiling
    pointing into the duct with the spiders coming out of it and shoot it to ignite
    it, then quickly run to the other side of the open area where the gates are and
    use the valve on the wall there (there's also a Pickup entry you can grab on
    the ground right there).  With the valve turned, you'll be able to ignite the
    pipe pointing into the last spider duct.
    
    Load up on ammo from the surrounding area, then head through the exit that your
    men created for you.
    
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    |                 |         1.06)  Black Order Tower        |                 |
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    -----------------
    Outside the Tower
    -----------------
    
    Pickup:  Intercepted Black Order Message:  Perimeter established around...
    
    Pickup:  Downloaded Email:  Is anyone out there?  If...
    
    Head to the right and follow your soldiers into the main fight.  Grab the
    rocket launcher that's leaned up against a vehicle so you can use it to take
    out the griffon that lands, then pick an assault rifle back up.  Check the
    destroyed NYPD car by the bus for a Pickup entry, then assault the entrance to
    the tower.  You can easily pick off the Black Order soldiers with your assault
    rifle, and no creatures will be around to bother you.  Make sure you grab the
    Pickup entry next to one of the vehicles directly in front of the entrance.
    Head through the open door when you're ready.
    
    -----------------
    Black Order Tower
    -----------------
    
    Pickup:  Intercepted Text Message:  [NO SERVICE...NO SIGNAL DETECTED...]
    
    Pickup:  Intercepted Black Order Message:  Minotaurs failed to halt...
    
    Pickup:  Intercepted Black Order Message:  J, heard you got lab...
    
    Move through the hallways until you find the large open room in the middle.
    You're going to have to fight two minotaurs in here, so if you don't already
    have a heavy machine gun, I suggest you grab the one that's on the ground right
    at the entrance to this room.  There's also a pile of molotovs there that will
    come in handy.  Try to keep both minotaurs next to each other as much as
    possible so you can hit them both with as many grenades/molotovs as possible.
    The heavy machine gun will make short work of them if you can manage to get one
    in the back, but if not, aim for the face - enough hits will stun them for a
    second, allowing you to run away or move behind them.
    
    Once the minotaurs are dealt with, Black Order troops will enter the area, so
    be ready to fight them off.  Head to the back of this room and get in the
    elevator after you've stocked up on ammo again.  When the elevator opens, head
    to the right until you find your troops, grabbing the Pickup entry on the
    ground along the way.  You can't reach your troops from here, so instead, get
    in the elevator.
    
    When it stops, exit and take a left to deal with the Black Order troops.
    Bypass the keypad lock on the door near here to continue, then be ready to deal
    with some firedrakes.  Make sure you stop by the office to the right to grab a
    Pickup entry off of the desk, then head through the one farther to the right
    and use the cabinets and so forth to climb out the window.  Stick close to the
    wall to avoid the machine gun fire until a Council chopper comes by to get rid
    of the Black Order aircraft for you, then continue moving through the hallways.
    Grab the Pickup entry by the elevators, then get in the open one.
    
    ------------------------
    Black Order Tower - Labs
    ------------------------
    
    Pickup:  Intercepted Black Order Message:  It's been over 60 years...
    
    Pickup:  Intercepted Black Order Message:  Keep the shield up at...
    
    Head into the lab in the back-right and quickly bypass the keypad lock on the
    door, then get rid of the bloodspider nest and any stray bloodspiders.  The
    room with the nest is full of ammo and molotovs, so raid it before you continue
    up the stairs in the hallway.  A werewolf and some Black Order soldiers will be
    waiting for you there, but they shouldn't be too hard to get rid of.  Continue
    moving up the stairs and take a right to find a Pickup entry in the small
    control room next to the forcefield, then head to the other side of the area
    and jump through the hole in the railing to get back in the labs.
    
    Free Vivian by bypassing the keypad lock on the door, then raid the back area
    for ammo.  Head out of the lab and take a left to go up the same set of stairs
    you went up earlier, fighting off the werewolves and soldiers along the way.
    The forcefield will be down now, so head for it while you continue fighting the
    Black Order troops.  Get in the elevator behind it to continue.
    
    ----------------
    Top of the Tower
    ----------------
    
    Pickup:  Intercepted Black Order Message:  The power regulation clusters...
    
    Use your assault rifle or machine gun to mow your way around the outside of
    this area, killing werewolves whenever possible to keep yourself healed.  Each
    of the big glowing power cluster things has to be shut down via a control panel
    on them that you can activate using your square button.  Move through the area
    slowly, eliminating the enemies and using the button on each of the three power
    clusters.  Make sure you check behind the third power cluster for a Pickup
    entry, too.
    
    With the power clusters dealt with, Pandora's Box will be exposed.  Head back
    along the catwalks, dealing with enemies along the way, and clear the soldiers
    away from the panel on the central platform.  You'll have to dump a bunch of
    Animus into the panel to destroy the machine, but luckily, Animus constantly
    comes out of the destroyed power cluster devices.  Keep making trips to the
    closest two of them until you can fill the machine, causing it to be destroyed.
    
    Yeah...  that's it.  No huge final fight or anything like that, unfortunately.
    
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    |                 |             2.01)  Pickups              |                 |
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    NOTE:  These entries are listed in the opposite order that you'll find them,
           meaning the first one you should find is at the bottom of the list and
           the last one is at the top.  I've compiled the list in this manner
           simply because that's how they're actually listed in your PDA when you
           look at it.
    
    ------------------------------------------------------------------
    Intercepted Black Order Message:  The power regulation clusters...
    ------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    Intercepted Black Order Message:
    
    The power regulation clusters channel energy to the central platform's shield
    and protect Pandora's Box from an overload of Animus.  If the clusters all fail
    and the central platform receives a large enough burst of Animus, the results
    could be disastrous.
    
    [Behind the 3rd power regulation cluster on the roof of the Black Order Tower]
    
    ----------------------------------------------------------
    Intercepted Black Order Message:  Keep the shield up at...
    ----------------------------------------------------------
    
    Intercepted Black Order Message:
    
    Keep the shield up at the elevator at all costs - prevent any intruder from
    reaching the roof.
    
    [In the control room near the forcefield above the labs in the Black Order
     Tower]
    
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    Intercepted Black Order Message:  It's been over 60 years...
    ------------------------------------------------------------
    
    Intercepted Black Order Message:
    
    It's been over 60 years since we've come this close to achieving our
    organization's ultimate goals in '45.  Do not lose your resolve in these final
    hours.  Victory will be ours. -LeFey
    
    [In the Black Order Tower's labs, by the room with the bloodspider nest]
    
    ---------------------------------------------------------
    Intercepted Black Order Message:  J, heard you got lab...
    ---------------------------------------------------------
    
    Intercepted Black Order Message:
    
    J, heard you got lab duty tonight.  Make sure the ACDs are fully powered.  Hank
    almost died when the ACD powered down and a werewolf got loose - took his foot
    clean off.
    
    [On the ground in the Black Order Tower by the elevators after the choppers
     arrive to deal with the Black Order aircraft]
    
    -------------------------------------------------------------
    Intercepted Black Order Message:  Minotaurs failed to halt...
    -------------------------------------------------------------
    
    Intercepted Black Order Message:
    
    Minotaurs failed to halt incursion.  Intruders have breached lower levels.
    Request gunship support - you have permission to fire on the building, cannon
    only.
    
    [Office to the right in the Black Order Tower, after the second elevator]
    
    ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Intercepted Text Message:  [NO SERVICE...NO SIGNAL DETECTED...]
    ---------------------------------------------------------------
    
    Intercepted Text Message:
    
    [NO SERVICE...NO SIGNAL DETECTED...]
    
    [Between the first and second elevators in the Black Order Tower]
    
    ----------------------------------------------
    Downloaded Email:  Is anyone out there?  If...
    ----------------------------------------------
    
    Downloaded Email:
    
    Is anyone out there?  If anyone receives this message, please respond.  I have
    important information regarding the creatures.  Please help me.  -Cyrus
    Fairchild
    
    [Next to a vehicle directly in front of the Black Order Tower entrance]
    
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    Intercepted Black Order Message:  Perimeter established around...
    -----------------------------------------------------------------
    
    Intercepted Black Order Message:
    
    Perimeter established around the tower.  All this debris is going to make it
    tough to spot anyone approaching on foot.
    
    [Near a destroyed NYPD car shortly after leaving the New York subway]
    
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    Intercepted Black Order Message:  All creatures are under control...
    --------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    Intercepted Black Order Message:
    
    All creatures are under control in target radius.  Current tally includes
    griffons, Limos werewolves, minotaurs, and firedrakes.  Alpha werewolf status
    unconfirmed.
    
    [On the ground by the New York subway tunnel exit by the valve on the wall]
    
    --------------------------------------------
    Downloaded Email:  My dear Stan, I wanted...
    --------------------------------------------
    
    Downloaded Email:
    
    My dear Stan, I wanted to see you at least one more time.  But the ghosts are
    everywhere now.  They're busy toying with the neighbors right now, but I
    suppose they can come through the walls any minute.  I've already called 911
    three times - didn't get through.  I may not live to see tomorrow, but hope you
    remain safe.
    
    [On the ground near the first New York subway boarding platform]
    
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    Intercepted Black Order Message:  Primary perimeter is now...
    -------------------------------------------------------------
    
    Intercepted Black Order Message:
    
    Primary perimeter is now established.  Maintain security at all checkpoints
    until further notice.
    
    [In the building behind the forcefields on the street in New York]
    
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    Intercepted Black Order Message:  Hey Jacko, heard you got...
    -------------------------------------------------------------
    
    Intercepted Black Order Message:
    
    Hey Jacko, heard you got perimeter duty.  Sucks to be you!  Sitting and just
    waiting for someone to shoot at, but secretly hoping that nothing happens.
    LOL!  Say, when your shift is up, let's meet up by the Minotaur pen.  I'll
    bring the beers and you set up the ACD.  We'll blow off some steam.
    
    [Near the forcefield cage after crossing over to the second New York building]
    
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    Downloaded Email:  Through my extensive research, I...
    ------------------------------------------------------
    
    Downloaded Email:
    
    Through my extensive research, I have determined that these creatures are a new
    breed of wolves.  May I suggest the name "Canis Cyrus" for them?  Unlike most
    of their brethren, they are able to regenerate wounds quickly, and are bipedal
    (reminiscent of the Werewolf myth).  See attachment for full research analysis.
    -Cyrus.
    
    [On a desk in the first building in New York]
    
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    Council Broadcast Message:  We'll never need that many...
    ---------------------------------------------------------
    
    Council Broadcast Message:
    
    We'll never need that many rockets, Steve.
    We said 10, not 100, Steve.
    Don't you know how to read, Steve?
    
    HA!  Don't hear anybody complaining now...
    
    [Near the chopper pad on top of Parliament]
    
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    Intercepted Black Order Message:  I don't trust these ACDs...
    -------------------------------------------------------------
    
    Intercepted Black Order Message:
    
    I don't trust these ACDs.  What if the batteries run out or somebody wrecks the
    thing?  Then we'll have an angry minotaur ready to jam his horns up our butts.
    
    [Upper level of Parliament's library, the area with the minotaurs]
    
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    Downloaded Email:  Evacuation of Parliament Complete.  All...
    -------------------------------------------------------------
    
    Downloaded Email:
    
    Evacuation of Parliament Complete.  All personnel regroup with your teams and
    prepare to evacuate the city.
    
    [On a table in the lower level of the main part Parliament's library]
    
    ----------------------------------------------------------
    Council Broadcast Message:  All Council cells have been...
    ----------------------------------------------------------
    
    Council Broadcast Message:
    
    All Council cells have been alerted to our situation.  Phoenix Protocol has
    been initiated by the Central Council.  Good luck to us all.
    
    [On Parliament's roof, near where the Kraken appears]
    
    ------------------------------------------------------
    Council Broadcast Message:  Kronen wants me to scan...
    ------------------------------------------------------
    
    Council Broadcast Message:
    
    Kronen wants me to scan Deckard's signet.  She says if we can determine how he
    absorbs and processes Animus energy, we might be able to use that knowledge to
    neutralize the creatures.
    
    [In one of the small rooms around the elevator in Council HQ when it stops]
    
    --------------------------------------------------------------
    Council Broadcast Message:  Thomas, don't freely give these...
    --------------------------------------------------------------
    
    Council Broadcast Message:
    
    Thomas, don't freely give these out to the lads.  I'm still trying to find the
    perfect range.  Some people complain the stream of fire is too long, some want
    it to go even longer.  Anyways, just keep them locked up.
    
    [In the Council HQ armory behind the force field, you can get the code by
     downloading all of the information from the Council HQ information area]
    
    --------------------------------------------------------------
    Intercepted Black Order Message:  Carlos, since when did we...
    --------------------------------------------------------------
    
    Intercepted Black Order Message:
    
    Carlos, since when did we start caging these things instead of blowing 'em
    away?  Has LeFey lost his mind?
    
    [In a werewolf cage under the bridge with the gunner in the cathedral area]
    
    ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Council Broadcast Message:  Medivac not available.  Too many...
    ---------------------------------------------------------------
    
    Council Broadcast Message:
    
    Medivac not available.  Too many creatures and random fire.  Deal with the
    wounded as best you can on site.  Will have choppers on standby once Black
    Order and Griffons are cleared.
    
    [In the cathedral basement, near wounded soldiers]
    
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
    Intercepted Black Order Message:  Squad 4 has confirmed Minotaur...
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    Intercepted Black Order Message:
    
    Squad 4 has confirmed Minotaur presence.  Take Squads 3 and 6 to the last
    confirmed location at the cemetary.
    
    [In the courtyard area with the Griffon in the cathedral area]
    
    ----------------------------------------------------------
    Intercepted Text Message:  Aubrey, this is Gertrude.  I...
    ----------------------------------------------------------
    
    Intercepted Text Message:
    
    Aubrey, this is Gertrude.  I heard the towns are all being attacked by horrible
    monsters!  Are you all right?  Get here as soon as you can!
    
    [On a table in the upper part of a house right before the cathedral]
    
    ----------------------------------------------------------------
    Intercepted Black Order Message:  How do you freaking capture...
    ----------------------------------------------------------------
    
    Intercepted Black Order Message:
    
    How do you freaking capture something like a tentacle?  Wouldn't it be attached
    to something bigger?  Has anyone ever seen the body of these things?
    
    [In the first of the three rooms in the sewers after the cemetary]
    
    ---------------------------------------------------
    Intercepted Text Message:  Ma, why are you still...
    ---------------------------------------------------
    
    Intercepted Text Message:
    
    Ma, why are you still in London?  I told you three days ago to go to Aunt
    Gertrude's.  It isn't safe in the city.  Am I going to have to come drive you
    myself?
    
    [Outside of the cathedral, by a waterfall]
    
    -----------------------------------------------------------------
    Intercepted Black Order Message:  Current team assignments for...
    -----------------------------------------------------------------
    
    Intercepted Black Order Message:
    
    Current team assignments for confirmed creatures:
    Limos Werewolf:  Squad 1 capture
    Werewolf:  Squad 2, Squad 3 backup for capture
    Minotaur:  Squad 4 confirm sighting
    Tentacle:  Squad 5 capture or kill
    
    [Next to the second plasma gate]
    
    ---------------------------------------------
    Downloaded Email:  Nat, I don't think that...
    ---------------------------------------------
    
    Downloaded Email:
    
    Nat, I don't think that secret stash of yours is going to help you much.  I've
    seen some of the monstrosities tear people apart without even blinking.  Stop
    being stubborn and get to the shelter.  I'm headed there now.  See you soon,
    right?
    
    [Smash some boards on the upper level of the building in front of the first
     plasma gate]
    
    ----------------------------------------------
    Downloaded Email:  Patrick, the deal is off...
    ----------------------------------------------
    
    Downloaded Email:
    
    Patrick, the deal is off.  Once those wolves started tearing in my shop, the
    guns came out, you know?  I used up any and everything I could lay my bloody
    hands on, and there's nothing left for you.  So don't bother...  you're on your
    own. -O'Brien
    
    [On the ground near the roundabout]
    
    ------------------------------------------
    Downloaded Email:  Kent, I think you're...
    ------------------------------------------
    
    Downloaded Email:
    
    Kent, I think you're making a terrible mistake.  It's dangerous no matter where
    you go!  Haven't you seen the news?  Stop being such a bloody conspiracy
    theorist and get yourself to safety.
    
    [Upper floor of the building near the caged werewolves]
    
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    Downloaded Email:  Maggie, I don't trust the...
    -----------------------------------------------
    
    Downloaded Email:
    
    Maggie, I don't trust the evacuation orders.  I think it's a bloody setup of
    some sort.  I'm going to head out of town, and I suggest you do the same. -
    Kent
    
    [On the ground near some ammo after the caged werewolf]
    
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    Council Broadcast Message:  This is Delta Team Leader.  Requesting...
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    Council Broadcast Message:
    
    This is Delta Team Leader.  Requesting evac.  Trapped and wounded in electrical
    room in sewer tunnels.
    
    [Next to the fried guy shortly after the chopper in the crash site sewers]
    
    -------------------------------------------------------
    Intercepted Text Message:  Those wolf-things are all...
    -------------------------------------------------------
    
    Intercepted Text Message:
    
    Those wolf-things are all over the streets.  I'm going to try the old sewage
    tunnels.  Maybe I'll have better luck there.
    
    [In the crash site sewers by the wrecked chopper]
    
    ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Council Broadcast Message:  Bravo reporting.  Werewolves die...
    ---------------------------------------------------------------
    
    Council Broadcast Message:
    
    Bravo reporting.  Werewolves die immediately on full decapitation.
    
    [In the crash site sewers]
    
    --------------------------------------------------------
    Council Broadcast Message:  This is Echo reporting in...
    --------------------------------------------------------
    
    Council Broadcast Message:
    
    This is Echo reporting in.  Investigating foreign object - possibly alive.
    Looks like a large egg sac hanging from the ceiling.  I think I just saw it
    move!  Will update.
    
    [On the floor under the first Blood Spider nest]
    
    ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Council Broadcast Message:  Nari energy signature similar to...
    ---------------------------------------------------------------
    
    Council Broadcast Message:
    
    Nari energy signature similar to low-powered EMP device.  May be significant...
    
    [On the floor in the back of the middle part of the building where the chopper
     with the third EMP generator crashed]
    
    ---------------------------------------------------
    Intercepted Text Message:  Saw giant pick up bus...
    ---------------------------------------------------
    
    Intercepted Text Message:
    
    Saw giant pick up bus and toss it across the street.  Forget the presentation,
    I'm getting out while I can.
    
    [In a subway entrance shortly after getting back on the street after the
     second EMP generator has been activated]
    
    ---------------------------------------------------------
    Intercepted Text Message:  Fiery Monsters all over the...
    ---------------------------------------------------------
    
    Intercepted Text Message:
    
    Fiery Monsters all over the subways, wolf things running amok.  We're all gonna
    die!  The end is near!
    
    [On the floor of the subway after the first EMP generator is charged]
    
    ------------------------------------------------------
    Downloaded Email:  National Guard has been diverted...
    ------------------------------------------------------
    
    Downloaded Email:
    
    National Guard has been diverted to secure JFK International Airport.  All
    active and reserve personnel are ordered to report to their commanding officers
    for orders.
    
    [Inside the Armed Forces Recruiting Station when fighting the Golem]
    
    -----------------------------------------------------
    Intercepted Text Message:  I can't get any answers...
    -----------------------------------------------------
    
    Intercepted Text Message:
    
    I can't get any answers, the cops don't know jack.  Everybody's panicking.  I
    don't know how I'm gonna get out of here.
    
    [Near where you pick up the assault rifle when fighting the Golem]
    
    -----------------------------------------------------------
    Council Broadcast Message:  This is Delta - odd activity...
    -----------------------------------------------------------
    
    Council Broadcast Message:
    
    This is Delta - odd activity in sewers;  heavy objects floating in the air and
    being tossed around.  Team's a bit spooked by these "ghosts".
    
    [On the floor in the sewers where the guy gets tossed in the fan]
    
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------
    Intercepted Text Message:  There's tentacle things grabbing people...
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    Intercepted Text Message:
    
    There's tentacle things grabbing people all over the place!  I think I've found
    a way to get above ground.  See you soon!
    
    [After getting out of the water in the sewers]
    
    --------------------------------------------------
    Downloaded Email:  Milly!  Can you believe what...
    --------------------------------------------------
    
    Downloaded Email:
    
    Milly!  Can you believe what is happening?  It's like a dream come true for me.
    If I can study one of these creatures, maybe they'll name one after me.  Wish
    me luck!  - Cyrus
    
    [Near where the trains crash on the approach to Times Square subway]
    
    -------------------------------------------
    Downloaded Email:  For the last time, we...
    -------------------------------------------
    
    Downloaded Email:
    
    For the last time, we need to patch up the catwalks BEFORE an accident happens.
    Not only is the floor starting to sag, screws have been found loosening up.  It
    doesn't need to survive a major earthquake, but it needs to hold up on our
    day-to-day operations.
    
    [On the floor in exit of the warehouse area]
    
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    Intercepted Text Message:  Bob, remember when I called...
    ---------------------------------------------------------
    
    Intercepted Text Message:
    
    Bob, remember when I called you a gun-loving nut job?  Well, I'm really, really
    sorry and need your help ASAP.  Please call back.
    
    [In the first building after getting out of the subway]
    
    --------------------------------------------------
    Downloaded Email:  Jim never straightens up the...
    --------------------------------------------------
    
    Downloaded Email:
    
    Jim never straightens up the supply closet.  Can't even open the door to it
    these days.  How's he expecting to get in there?  Crawl through the air vents?
    
    [On the ground near a Firedrake pit in the area after the second subway tunnel]
    
    -----------------------------------------------
    Intercepted Text Message:  I told you it was...
    -----------------------------------------------
    
    Intercepted Text Message:
    
    I told you it was gonna happen in the big cities, first, Ted.  If you can get
    outta there, we've got room at the compound upstate.  Godspeed.
    
    [In the first subway area, after crawling through the first duct]
    
    ----------------------------------------------------------
    Intercepted Text Message:  Our train just hit something...
    ----------------------------------------------------------
    
    Intercepted Text Message:
    
    Our train just hit something huge...  then it caught on fire!  I swear I saw a
    giant boulder shoot fireballs out, but maybe it's the concussion and the heat
    getting to me.
    
    [Near the vending machines in the first subway tunnel]
    
    ------------------------------------------------------
    Intercepted Text Message:  Holly, can you see this?...
    ------------------------------------------------------
    
    Intercepted Text Message:
    
    Holly, can you see this?  Huge bird things all over the place.  I just saw one
    eat a cop right outta the car!
    
    [Shortly after making the sprint jump early in the game]
    
    ------------------------------------------------------------
    Intercepted Text Message:  Dad, these fire lizards popped...
    ------------------------------------------------------------
    
    Intercepted Text Message:
    
    Dad, these fire lizards popped up around school.  We're locked in the
    classroom.  What should I do?
    
    [On a desk shortly after the Golem appears]
    
    ---------------------------------------------------
    Intercepted Text Message:  So I'm about to leave...
    ---------------------------------------------------
    
    Intercepted Text Message:
    
    So I'm about to leave the Internet Cafe, and a freaking eagle steals my car!  I
    gotta hide;  I think it's coming back for me!
    
    [Inside the Internet Cafe in the beginning of the game]
    
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    |                  -----------------------------------------                  |
    |                 |                                         |                 |
    |                 |            2.02)  Creatures             |                 |
    |                 |                                         |                 |
    |                  -----------------------------------------                  |
     =============================================================================
    
    NOTE:  The order of these entries in your PDA will change during the game as
           "updates" are added to existing entries.  Due to that, the order they're
           listed in on your PDA at any given time might change.  The order I've
           listed them in is the final order they should be in at the end of the
           game.
    
    ------
    Kraken
    ------
    
    Legends speak of the Kraken as gigantic sea monsters.  I couldn't agree more.
    Normal weapons don't even make it flinch.  It'll take a rocket launcher to even
    scratch it.
    
    [On the roof of Parliament]
    
    UPDATE:
    
    Its mouth seems vulnerable.  I bet some well placed rockets down its gullet
    would take down a Kraken.
    
    [After exiting the library]
    
    -------
    Griffon
    -------
    
    The mythological Griffon was a noble creature with the body of a lion and the
    head and wings of an eagle.  The real-world Griffon is more powerful and
    destructive than majestic.
    
    [After exiting the museum]
    
    UPDATE:
    
    The steel beams and rebar of modern buildings have proven to be a favorite of
    griffons seeking to build a new nest, which has drawm them to large cities
    across the globe.  Although they prefer the meatier carcass of a werewolf,
    griffons overcome their catlike curiosity with humans and make a meal out of us
    when hungry enough.
    
    UPDATE:
    
    I gotta try a rocket launcher on these overgrown birds.  Then we'll see who's
    the hunter, and who's the hunted.
    
    [On the roof of Parliament]
    
    -----------------
    Echidna Tentacles
    -----------------
    
    In Greek mythology, Echidna, the 'Mother of All Monsters,' had the face and
    torso of a beautiful woman, but the body of a serpent.  In some myths, she had
    more than one tail.  These tentacles that emerge from the ground sometimes feel
    like they're working together, or that they're part of some larger creature
    hidden deep under the earth.
    
    [In the sewers]
    
    UPDATE:
    
    Note to self:  do NOT use Molotovs when one of these things grabs you...
    
    [When encountering the tentacles on the cathedral]
    
    --------
    Minotaur
    --------
    
    In Greek mythology, the Minotaur was a creature that was part man and part
    bull.  His hide appears thicker in the front, making him almost bullet-proof.
    This relentless, angry bull will charge through walls to get to its prey.  The
    only advantage I seem to have is my agility and fast reflexes.
    
    [When you find the first Minotaur]
    
    UPDATE:
    
    I think their back side is actually more vulnerable to attacks!  If I can
    successfully dodge a charge, it'll espose his back for a few seconds.
    
    [During the first Minotaur fight]
    
    --------------
    Alpha Werewolf
    --------------
    
    Despite the legends and myths, a real werewolf is not a transformed human being
    at all.  Instead, the creature is its own species, something between an ape and
    a canine, and on the ground it is a supreme predator.  Superhuman strength,
    opposable thumbs, and razor-sharp claws give it the ability to tear through
    doors and hurl large objects at their prey.  Unfortunately, human beings appear
    to be the werewolf's prey of choice.  These creatures are stronger than their
    cousin, the Limos Werewolf, and act as the alpha male/female in mixed company.
    
    [In the crash site sewers]
    
    UPDATE:
    
    They'll go down after taking enough damage.  A LOT of damage, actually, but
    they'll get back up unless decapitated.  These guys are like hairy tanks, only
    far faster and more agile.
    
    [After fighting the Alpha Werewolf in the crash site sewers]
    
    ---------------------
    Tsuchigumo's Children
    ---------------------
    
    Tsuchigumo's Children (Blood Spiders)
    
    Ancient Japanese legend tells of a battle between a brave warrior, Raiko, and a
    gigantic spider demon, Tsuchigumo.  Raiko killed the demon by splitting her
    belly open.  However, thousands of large red spiders spilled forth from the
    bloody wound and crawled off into the corners of the earth.
    
    Nicknamed "Blood Spiders" by Council foot soldiers, Tsuchigumo's Children is a
    creature that consists of two parts:  the Spider Brood and the Queen.  The
    Queen is a larger, sedentary version of a Brood that serves as a home and
    gestating chamber for new Brood members.
    
    [Shortly after the crash site]
    
    UPDATE:
    
    When the Queen Sac is destroyed, it spits out any spiders left inside before
    exploding in a giant mess.  The spiders, individually, are weak, but fearsome
    in a swarm.
    
    [After the first room with two nests in it]
    
    ----
    Nari
    ----
    
    Legends of demonic beings called Nari come from eastern Europe.  The Slavic
    myth associates them with the souls of dead children, while the Bulgarian
    version envisions them in the shape of birds.  Their childlike appearance hides
    a vicious, badger-like hostility that is only apparent when in close proximity
    to a flock.  Their resemblance to human children is suspected to be an
    evolutionary development designed to lull their primary food source into a
    false sens of security, allowing the Nari to get close enough to deliver a
    fatal slash with their talons.  Nari also have a spectacular defense mechanism:
    they can become intangible at will.  This protects the Nari from physical harm
    as well as allowing them to pursue their prey through any obstacle.
    
    [In the sewers]
    
    UPDATE:
    
    I noticed that they go from ghost to solid before they attack.  That's when
    they're vulnerable.
    
    [After fighting the swarm of Nari during the hunt for the third EMP generator]
    
    -----
    Golem
    -----
    
    In Jewish folklore, a Golem is a being formed from inanimate matter, like clay.
    The one I just saw formed from the rubble of destroyed buildings and wrecked
    cars.  Then it tore into the remaining structures, destroying everything in its
    path.
    
    [After leaving the Internet Cafe]
    
    UPDATE:
    
    According to Lexington, Golems are held together by some kind of energy field
    that can be disrupted with an electro-magnetic pulse.  I have no idea what any
    of that means, but it sounds like we'd better stock up on lots and lots of
    batteries.
    
    [After leaving the Times Square subway station]
    
    --------------
    Limos Werewolf
    --------------
    
    Weak and revenous from hunger, these wolf-like creatures suffer from a
    highly-accelerated metabolism that forces them to hunt for food day and night.
    The hunger-crazed Limos Werewolf is fairly easy to take down one-on-one, but
    they can be overwhelming in greater numbers.
    
    [After riding the lift after the subway areas]
    
    UPDATE:
    
    I can beat them down, but if I don't take off their heads they'll get back up.
    Neat trick.  Gotta remember to keep my axe handy.
    
    [After entering the warehouse area after the guys attack from the plane]
    
    ---------
    Firedrake
    ---------
    
    In Teutonic mythology, a Firedrake was a fire-breathing dragon.  In reality,
    the Firedrake is a small quadruped that is able to generate intense internal
    body heat.  This, combined with a throat sac that mixes an
    internally-produced liquid explosive blend, allows the creature to literally
    spit fire.  Armor plates protect the Firedrake and act as a thermal venting
    system that prevents overheating.  Additionally, the Firedrake secretes a
    chemical from its skin that allows it to ignite a defensive fore explosion.  No
    doubt, this creature was the genesis of many tales of fire-breathing dragons.
    
    [When entering the subway]
    
    UPDATE:
    
    Surprise, surprise, they're vulnerable to water.  Fire sprinklers and hydrants
    are going to be my new best friend.
    
    [After entering the warehouse area after the guys attack from the plane]
    
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    |                  -----------------------------------------                  |
    |                 |                                         |                 |
    |                 |            2.03)  Equipment             |                 |
    |                 |                                         |                 |
    |                  -----------------------------------------                  |
     =============================================================================
    
    NOTE:  The order of these entries in your PDA will change during the game as
           "updates" are added to existing entries.  Due to that, the order they're
           listed in on your PDA at any given time might change.  The order I've
           listed them in is the final order they should be in at the end of the
           game.
    
    ----------------------
    Aniform Control Device
    ----------------------
    
    SYSTEM:  COUNCIL ARCHIVES--DATASTORE PFGR4212--CLASSIFIED
    >
    > RETRIEVE RECORD PFGR-4212-BO-44720-P8T
    >
    DATASTORE PFGR4212--RECORD:  PFGR-4212-BO-44720-P8T
    
    SUBJECT:  Aniform Control Device
    CLASSIFICATION:  Enemy Technology, Black Order
    STATUS:  Prototype Captured
    SOP:  Disregard - [[ ANALYZE ]] - Reverse Engineer - Countermeasure
    SUMMARY:
    An Aniform Control Device (ACD) is a piece of Black Order technology designed
    to channel Animus energy to influence the behavior of nearby creatures.  When
    activated, the ACD emits a localized Animus energy field that masks "tagged"
    soldiers from creature attack, causing the creatures to prefer targets in the
    immediate area.  Due to its small size, the ACD is only effective over short
    ranges.  The device itself is highly resistant to small arms fire, but can be
    destroyed with concentrated effort.
    
    End of line_
    
    [After finding the first ACD in Parliament's library]
    
    UPDATE:
    
    The Council believes the same Animus energy that gives the creatures their
    life-force is present throughout the universe, but is nearly undetectable by
    modern science.  Pandora's Box was something like an ancient radio that was
    able to tune into the frequency of Animus and use that to draw in the
    creatures.
    
    End of line_
    
    [When toppling the tower and returning to the bottom of the first building in
     New York]
    
    --------------------------------------------------
    Shoulder Launched Anti-Air Missle Mark 7 (SLAAM-7)
    --------------------------------------------------
    
    [Note:  The full name of this is actually as follows, but the game shortens its
            entry on the PDA screen:]
    
    Billburg-Osterman Tech Shoulder Launched Anti-Air Missle Mark 7 (SLAAM-7)
    
    With guided high explosive rockets, the SLAAM-7 is powerful enough to take down
    almost any creature.  It can track and lock-on to targets so you can fire and
    forget.
    
    Rocket:  Anti-Air HE Radio-Guided Rockets
    Rate of Fire:  1 Rocket/5 sec
    
    [On the roof of Parliament]
    
    ----------
    The Signet
    ----------
    
    The box burned this thing into my arm...  feels like electricity or something
    is pulsing through my veins...  the pain is fading away...
    
    When I get near these strange energy clouds my hand glows.  Feels like this
    Signet branded to my arm is drawn to the energy, wants me to absorb it...
    
    [Start of the game]
    
    UPDATE:
    
    The Council eggheads tell me the signet branded to my arm channels the
    life-energy of the creatures, something they call Animus Vitae.  They say the
    box stamped me with the signet as a fail-safe device, and it contains encoded
    information on how to reverse the process and jam the monsters back inside
    Pandora's Box.  My ability to absorb and manipulate Animus is a by-product of
    the fail-safe process.  Handy.
    
    [After talking to Vivian and Lexington in Council HQ's lab]
    
    -------------------
    The Signet & Animus
    -------------------
    
    The Signet gives me the ability to absorb the life-energy of creatures, Animus
    Vitae, after defeating them.  I can store that energy and use it to heal my
    wounds.  It's possible that there are other abilities I haven't yet discovered.
    
    [Beginning of the game]
    
    UPDATE:
    
    The Council believes the same Animus energy that gives the creatures their
    life-force is present throughout the universe, but is nearly undetectable by
    modern science.  Pandora's Box was something like an ancient radio that was
    able to tune into the frequency of Animus and use that to draw in the
    creatures.
    
    [Downloaded from a console in the information area of Council HQ]
    
    --------------------------------
    X-F451 Man-Portable Flamethrower
    --------------------------------
    
    [Note:  The full name of this is actually as follows, but the game shortens its
            entry on the PDA screen:]
    
    Billburg-Osterman Technologies X-F451 Man-Portable Flamethrower
    
    An experimental weapon designed to engul a large area with fire in a short
    amount of time.  Almost as if the designers knew they were going to need a
    weapon to take on swarms of creatures...
    
    Damage Type:  fire
    Ammo:  1-litter blended fuel cell speed loader
    
    [Pick it up after killing the Black Order soldier that's carrying it in the
     cathedral area]
    
    ---------------------------------
    M249 Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW)
    ---------------------------------
    
    This thing is perfect for taking on lots of monsters at once and mowing 'em all
    down.  Gotta watch out for the reload cycle, though.  Hate to get eaten while
    changing an ammo belt.
    
    Cartridge:  5.56 x 45 mm NATO
    Action:  Gas-operated, open bolt
    Rate of Fire:  725 rounds/min
    Feed System:  200 round disintegrating belt
    
    [Near the bridge in the cathedral area]
    
    ----------------------------------------
    Magnum Research, Inc. Desert Eagle .50AE
    ----------------------------------------
    
    Definition of the phrase "hand cannon".  This thing is powerful enough to take
    down almost any creature, as long as I can keep it on target.
    
    Cartridge:  .50 Action Express
    Action:  Direct impingement gas-operated
    Feed System:  7 round magazine
    
    [In the sewers approaching the cathedral]
    
    *NOTE:  Not sure if that's the first place you can find the Desert Eagle or
            not...  the icon when it's on the ground looks very similar to the
            regular hand gun, so it's possible I walked by it many times and passed
            on it because I thought it was just a hand gun.
    
    -------------------------------------
    Modified UH-60M Black Hawk Helicopter
    -------------------------------------
    
    Looks like the Council has access to military-grade hardware just like LeFey's
    goons, the Black Order.  Both of these organizations must have some serious
    cash to afford toys like these.  How deep do their ties in industry and
    government go?
    
    [After the Golem takes out the choppers]
    
    UPDATE:
    
    One-on-one, a Council Black Hawk can handle a griffon.  A whole flock of them?
    Forget it.  The Council's gonna have to learn some new air-to-air tactics if
    they want to keep their birds in the sky.
    
    [After arriving at LeFey's compound]
    
    ----------------------------
    M99-R High Explosive Grenade
    ----------------------------
    
    A 21st century update to the standard military-issue hand grenade, the M99-R
    contains a transmitter that allows the user to remote-detonate the explosive.
    This avoids the dangerous and often-fatal need to "cook" the grenade to run
    down the explosive timer before throwing.
    
    [On your way out of the building that the chopper crashed into]
    
    -------------------------------------------------
    VTG-79 'Vanquisher' Powered Lift (V/STOL) Gunship
    -------------------------------------------------
    
    [Note:  The full name of this is actually as follows, but the game shortens its
            entry on the PDA screen:]
    
    Billburg-Osterman Aerospace VTG-79 'Vanquisher' Powered Lift (V/STOL) Gunship
    
    LeFey's organization, the Black Order, is a lot more dangerous than I thought.
    I've never even seen military technology like this gunship before.  It looks
    impervious to small-arms fire.  The Black Order's influence must run deep in
    the government and weapons manufacturing industries.
    
    [When the guys arrive on the plane after the subway area]
    
    UPDATE:
    
    Luckily, the Black Order seems to be relying on ground troops to finish me off.
    These gunships tend to fly off after they've delivered some bad guys.  Must be
    getting re-deployed to deal with bigger threats than me.
    
    [After activating the third EMP generator]
    
    -----------------------------------------------
    CNE Tactical Systems, Inc. XT9-MU Assault Rifle
    -----------------------------------------------
    
    Control the burst fire on this thing, and it'll be easy to zero in and knock
    down enemies.
    
    Cartridge:  5.56 x 45 mm NATO
    Rate of Fire:  750 rounds/min
    Feed System:  30 round magazine
    
    [On the ground shortly after starting the Golem fight]
    
    ------------------------------------------------------
    CNE Tactical Systems, Inc. Marauder Model 1010 Shotgun
    ------------------------------------------------------
    
    Great for close-quarters combat, the shotgun can knock enemies back with its
    powerful blast.
    
    Caliber:  12 gauge
    Action:  Pump Action
    Feed System:  8 round internal tube magazine
    
    [In the sewers by the police car]
    
    ----------------------------------
    TechLite Arms SMP-9 Submachine Gun
    ----------------------------------
    
    Effective against human enemies, less so against more powerful creatures.  What
    this weapon lacks in power it makes up for with a rapid-fire spray of bullets.
    
    Cartridge:  5.7 x 28mm
    Rate of Fire:  1250 rounds/min
    Feed System:  50 round magazine
    
    [By some wreckage on the street right before the guys show up in the plane]
    
    ----------------
    Molotov Cocktail
    ----------------
    
    Homemade explosives.  Looks like folks are making do with what they can find.
    This might not kill a creature right away, but it sure helps whittle them down.
    
    [In the first building after getting out of the subway]
    
    -----------------------------
    TechLite Arms H662 9mm Pistol
    -----------------------------
    
    This weapon is barely adequate, but better than nothing.  I've got to be more
    defensive than offensive if this is all I got.
    
    Cartridge:  9mm
    Action:  Mechanically locked, recoil operated
    Feed System:  15 round magazine
    
    [On the street after the first building past the first Golem]
    
    --------
    Fire Axe
    --------
    
    Cumbersome, but lets me hack through obstacles and enemies if I run out of
    ammo.  I should've been a fireman.  They get all the fun toys.
    
    [When you pick up the Fire Axe in the Internet Cafe]
    
    -------------
    Pandora's Box
    -------------
    
    According to LeFey, there was a "rare and precious" treasure inside this thing,
    and he was prepared to pay "any cost" to possess it.  I understand now he
    wasn't talking about money.  Don't know why he wanted this damn box opened, but
    I bet he thought it was going to kill whoever tried.
    
    [Start of the game]
    
    UPDATE:
    
    Pandora's box is real, and instead of sorrows and miseries, it was full of
    horrible monsters.  Terrific.  Now I understand why LeFey didn't want to open
    this thing in person.
    
    [After exiting the museum]
    
    ------------
    Keypad Locks
    ------------
    
    While there are many types of locks that I can get around, this is one of my
    favorites.  It's an electronic lock commonly used by people who want to
    intimidate the casual theif.  Luckily, they don't know how easy it is to pry
    off the faceplate and rewire what's underneath.  I just need a minute's worth
    of concentration to hack these things.
    
    [On your way out of the museum]
    
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    |                 |                                         |                 |
    |                 |           2.04)  Information            |                 |
    |                 |                                         |                 |
    |                  -----------------------------------------                  |
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    NOTE:  The order of these entries in your PDA will change during the game as
           "updates" are added to existing entries.  Some of them can also be
           gotten in a different order since they're in the same room, so there's
           no real set order they'll always be in.
    
    ------------
    Ormond LeFey
    ------------
    
    At first glance, LeFey was like any of my regular clients:  rich, aloof,
    obsessive about his expensive and illegal art collection.  Turns out he's
    something different, and I don't know what the hell he's roped me into.  I
    should've trusted my instincts and walked away when I had the chance.
    
    [Start of the game]
    
    UPDATE:
    
    Whatever he's doing, he needed Pandora's Box opened first.  Now that he's
    tricked me into doing that for him, he's sent his mercenaries in to retrieve
    the box and tie up loose ends.  I hate being a loose end.
    
    [After reaching Vivian at the Times Square subway station]
    
    UPDATE:
    
    The crazy bastard has built a machine that can use Pandora's Box to bring all
    the creatures under his control.  He'll kill millions if he isn't stopped,
    including me.  If LeFey's machine becomes fully operational, the feedback
    through the Signet attached to my arm will kill me.
    
    Botched a robbery, caused a global disaster, and I'm in imminent danger of
    being atomized by an insane man's doomsday machine.  All in all, it's been a
    pretty lousy week.
    
    [After talking to Vivian and Lexington in Council HQ's lab]
    
    --------------------
    Lexington White Deer
    --------------------
    
    This guy is as by-the-book as they come.  Bet he doesn't fart without checking
    regulations first.  Better try and stay on his good side, though.  He seems to
    be fairly high up the Council of 98's chain of command, and I could stand to
    make some new friends.  Especially ones with lots of firepower.
    
    [After the Council troops show up in the Times Square subway station]
    
    UPDATE:
    
    I'm not sure how to peg Lexington.  He seems like a guy who wants to serve the
    greater good and all that crapolla, but once in a while I get a strange vibe.
    Like maybe he thinks he knows what's best for people better than they do.
    
    [After talking to Vivian and Lexington in Council HQ's lab]
    
    ------------------------------
    Council Dossier:  Kane, Vivian
    ------------------------------
    
    SYSTEM:  COUNCIL ARCHIVES--DATASTORE PFGR4212--CLASSIFIED
    >
    > RETRIEVE RECORD PFGR-4212-TF-22578-AZ9
    >
    DATASTORE PFGR4212--RECORD:  PFGR-4212-TF-22578-AZ9
    
    SUBJECT:  Kane, Vivian
    DESIGNATION:  Enemy Operative, Black Order
    THREAT LEVEL:  [[DETAIN]]
    STATUS:  Active
    SUMMARY:
    Born in South Africa to wealthy parents of British origin.  Returned to England
    with family at age 5.  Childhood unremarkable but was an excellent student.
    Accepted to Oxford at 16, graduated with degrees in Engineering and
    Anthropology.  Believed to have been recruited into Black Order during senior
    year research trip to Grecian Isles.  Began field operations in 2000, all known
    missions completed without major incident.  Likely to have deep knowledge of
    Black Order operations and procedures.  Recommend detention and interrogation.
    
    End of line_
    
    [Downloaded from a console in the information area of Council HQ]
    
    ---------------
    The Black Order
    ---------------
    
    The Black Order is a secret paramilitary organization that has cells spread
    across the globe.  They've clearly been around for a long time, waiting for the
    right opportunity to further their long-term goals.
    
    [After exiting the crash site sewers]
    
    UPDATE:
    
    The Black Order split from the Council of 98 in the ancient past over how best
    to use the power of Pandora's Box.  Members of the fledgling Order believed
    that mere possession of the artifact gave them the divine right to use it as
    they saw fit.  As the centuries passed and the schism between the two
    organizations grew into full-scale war, the Black Order expanded its philosophy
    to include the exploitation of all advanced knowledge, often taking the
    doctrine of "might makes right" to dangerous extremes.
    
    [Downloaded from a console in the information area of Council HQ]
    
    ---------------------------------------
    Council Dossier:  White Deer, Lexington
    ---------------------------------------
    
    SYSTEM:  COUNCIL ARCHIVES--DATASTORE PFGR4212--CLASSIFIED
    >
    > RETRIEVE RECORD PFGR-4212-C8-44827-N4I
    >
    DATASTORE PFGR4212--RECORD:  PFGR-4212-C8-44827-N4I
    
    SUBJECT:  White Deer, Lexington
    DESIGNATION:  Field Commander, Council of 98
    STATUS:  Active
    SUMMARY:
    United States citizen of Native American descent.  Name is reference to
    family's participation in American Revolution, details unconfirmed.  Joined US
    Army at 18, admitted to Ranger School at Fort Benning.  Served in Operation:
    Desert Storm in Iraq, 1991.  Recruited into Council by former Army commanding
    officer.  Is one of approximately one dozen Council field commanders spread
    across the globe, responsible for coordinating clandestine operations and
    crisis response teams.
    
    End of line_
    
    [Downloaded from a console in the information area of Council HQ]
    
    ------------------------
    History of Pandora's Box
    ------------------------
    
    The earliest known written version of the Pandora myth is attributed to Hesiod
    around the 8th century BC.  I wonder if he knew what the artifact really was
    and fashioned his version of the myth to scare people from ever tyring to open
    it.
    
    [Start of the game]
    
    UPDATE:
    
    Before recorded history, creatures that would one day be regarded as myths
    roamed the earth as living, flesh-and-blood animals.  Their unique connection
    to Animus Vitae, the hidden energy that binds and balances the universe, made
    them masters of the earth.  Griffons, Firedrakes, Nari, Werewolves, and others
    ensured that nature maintained equilibrium - that no one species ever gained
    absolute dominance over the others.
    
    Then humanity evolved.  Physically weak compared to the creatures, humans
    learned to use tools against the vicious monsters that routinely culled their
    numbers.  While escaping a creature attack, a small tribe of humans encountered
    a mysterious rock that had its own connection to the Animus Vitae.  The humans
    carved and polished the rock into what would become known as Pandora's Box.
    They used the artifact to reach out to all creatures bound to the Animus Vitae
    and banish them from the face of the earth.
    
    The tribe became the guardians of Pandora's Box, protecting it from anyone who
    sought to use its power again.  Their descendents expanded this mandate to
    encompass any new technology that humanity at large was deemed not yet wise
    enough to use responsibly.  They became a hidden society called the Council of
    98.  More confrontational members of the Council argued against hiding away
    knowledge that could be used to advance humanity and split off from the Council
    to seek their own destiny as the Black Order.
    
    [Downloaded from a computer console in the information area of Council HQ]
    
    -------------
    Council of 98
    -------------
    
    Vivian tells me these Council of 98 guys are the long standing rivals of the
    Black Order.  So if the Black Order wanted to unleash all these monsters into
    the world, I'm guessingthat makes the Council the good guys.
    
    [After the Council troops show up in the Times Square subway station]
    
    UPDATE:
    
    The Council of 98 is a clandestine organization that considers itself the
    "guardian of humanity".  The original Council was formed when a small group of
    ancient humans created the artifact that would come to be known as Pandora's
    Box.  Armed with the knowledge that, even with the best intentions, humanity
    might takes actions that could lead to its ultimate destruction, the Council
    keeps close tabs on developments in all areas of science.  Today's breakthrough
    could easily become tomorrow's nightmare and the Council of 98 stands ready to
    defend the human race against any threat.  Even if it requires them to make
    decisions from the shadows, manipulating human destiny to achieve the greater
    good.
    
    [After getting LeFey's hard drive and returning to Council HQ]
    
    (Note:  "might takes actions" is how it actually appears in the game)
    
    -----------
    Vivian Kane
    -----------
    
    LeFey insisted his executive secretary come along to "assist" me.  I bet she's
    really here to make sure I deliver the goods.  Vivian puts on a good act as an
    all-business ice queen, but my instincts tell me she's more than that.  Could
    be ex-spook, Interpol, or something else.  I better watch my back around her.
    
    [Start of the game.]
    
    UPDATE:
    
    Vivian sounds worried, and that's not good.  I still don't trust her, but it
    sounds like she's as surprised by the creatures as I am.  She's got access to
    better resources than I do, and there's safety in numbers.  At least until we
    get out of New York.
    
    [After exiting the museum]
    
    UPDATE:
    
    Getting fired from your job is never any fun.  Especially when your boss sends
    his mercenaries to kill you afterwards.  Don't know what her history is with
    LeFey, but Vivian really went to bat for the wrong team.  Unfortunately, she's
    my best bet for getting out of this thing alive.  Guess we're in this mess
    together now.
    
    [After meeting Vivian at the Times Square subway station]
    
    UPDATE:
    
    I've never seen anybody more bummed to be kicked out of their secret society.
    Vivian has been giving the Council as much information as she can about her
    former organization's plans.  It's hard to tell if she's trying to do the right
    thing or is just out for revenge against LeFey.  Probably a little from column
    A and a little from column B.
    
    [After arriving at LeFey's compound]
    
    --------------------
    Black Order Soldiers
    --------------------
    
    Not sure if these guys are mercenaries, fanatics or both, but they're working
    for LeFey.  They've got orders to shoot me on sight and are well-equipped for
    the job.  Luckily, the creatures seem to find them as tasty as everybody else,
    leaving their weapons behind for me to collect.
    
    [After fighting the guys from the plane]
    
    ------------
    Murphy's Law
    ------------
    
    It was supposed to be a simple job.  Get in, grab the contents of "Pandora's
    Box", and get out.  That crazy old man, LeFey, was paying me so much money that
    I didn't mind him insisting his assistant, Vivian, act as my wheelman.  Then it
    all blew up in my face.  What is this thing, and why did LeFey want me to open
    it?  My gut is screaming "setup," and I bet Vivian can give me some answers...
    
    [Start of the game]
    
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    |                 |                                         |                 |
    |                 |            2.05)  Objectives            |                 |
    |                 |                                         |                 |
    |                  -----------------------------------------                  |
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    NOTE:  These entries are listed in the opposite order that you'll find them,
           meaning the first one you should find is at the bottom of the list and
           the last one is at the top.  I've compiled the list in this manner
           simply because that's how they're actually listed in your PDA when you
           look at it.
    
    -----------------------------------------------------
    Vivian:  Activate the 3 power cluster control panels.
    -----------------------------------------------------
    
    Message from Vivian:
    
    Activate the 3 power cluster control panels.  Then I can disable the shield
    protecting Pandora's Box and you can destroy LeFey's machine.
    
    [After getting to the roof of the Black Order Tower]
    
    ------------------------------------------------
    Vivian:  Find your way into the lab and free me.
    ------------------------------------------------
    
    Message from Vivian:
    
    Find your way into the lab and free me.  I can help you reach the roof.
    
    [In the Black Order Tower's lab area]
    
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
    Lexington:  Reach the top of the tower and destroy LeFey's machine.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    Message from Lexington:
    
    Reach the top of the tower and destroy LeFey's machine.
    
    [After exiting New York's subway tunnels]
    
    -------------------------------------------------------------
    Lexington:  Rendezvous with Alpha Team in the subway tunnels.
    -------------------------------------------------------------
    
    Message from Lexington:
    
    Rendezvous with Alpha Team in the subway tunnels.
    
    [When you finally reach the street in New York]
    
    ---------------------------------------
    Lexington:  Find the Black Order tower.
    ---------------------------------------
    
    Message from Lexington:
    
    Find the Black Order tower.
    
    [When you arrive in New York]
    
    ----------------------------------------------------------
    Lexington:  Find a rocket launcher and destroy the Kraken.
    ----------------------------------------------------------
    
    Message from Lexington:
    
    Find a rocket launcher and destroy the Kraken.
    
    [On the roof of Parliament]
    
    -----------------------------------------------------------------
    Lexington:  Get to the rooftops and repel the Black Order attack.
    -----------------------------------------------------------------
    
    Message from Lexington:
    
    Get to the rooftops and repel the Black Order attack.
    
    [After talking to Vivian and Lexington in Council HQ's lab]
    
    -------------------------------------------------
    Lexington:  Meet us in the lab when you're ready.
    -------------------------------------------------
    
    Message from Lexington:
    
    Meet us in the lab when you're ready.  You're free to explore Council HQ.
    
    [After getting LeFey's hard drive and returning to Council HQ]
    
    ----------------------------------------------------------
    Vivian:  Secure the encrypted hard drive from LeFey's lab.
    ----------------------------------------------------------
    
    Message from Vivian:
    
    Secure the encrypted hard drive from LeFey's lab.
    
    [After crossing the bridge in the cathedral area and entering the lower area
     behind it]
    
    -----------------------------------------------------------
    Vivian:  Find the cathedral.  LeFey's lab is hidden inside.
    -----------------------------------------------------------
    
    Message from Vivian:
    
    Find the cathedral.  LeFey's lab is hidden inside.
    
    [Approaching the second plasma gate]
    
    --------------------------------------------------
    Bravo Leader:  Hold out until the chopper arrives.
    --------------------------------------------------
    
    Message from Bravo Leader:
    
    Hold out until the chopper arrives.
    
    [After meeting Bravo Team at the roundabout]
    
    -------------------------------------------------------
    Bravo Leader:  Regroup with us at the roundabout ahead.
    -------------------------------------------------------
    
    Message from Bravo Leader:
    
    Regroup with Bravo Team at the roundabout ahead.
    
    [After the first Alpha Werewolf]
    
    ----------------------------------------------
    Vivian:  Don't wait for us.  Find LeFey's lab.
    ----------------------------------------------
    
    Message from Vivian:
    
    Don't wait for us.  Find LeFey's lab.  I'll radio the Council for
    reinforcements.
    
    [After you arrive at LeFey's compound]
    
    -----------------------------------------------------------------
    Lexington:  Prevent the Black Order from capturing Pandora's Box.
    -----------------------------------------------------------------
    
    Message from Lexington:
    
    Prevent the Black Order from capturing Pandora's Box.  It's somewhere in the
    wreckage of the golem.
    
    [After activating the third EMP generator]
    
    ---------------------------------------------
    Lexington:  Two EMPs powered up, only 1 left.
    ---------------------------------------------
    
    Message from Lexington:
    
    2 EMPs powered up, only 1 left.
    
    [Aftering charging the second EMP generator]
    
    ----------------------------------------
    Lexington:  One EMP powered up, 2 to go.
    ----------------------------------------
    
    Message from Lexington:
    
    1 EMP powered up, 2 more to go.
    
    [Aftering charging the first EMP generator]
    
    ---------------------------------------------------
    Lexington:  Find a way to power the EMP generators.
    ---------------------------------------------------
    
    Message from Lexington:
    
    Find a way to power the EMP generators.
    
    [After finding the first EMP generator during the Golem fight]
    
    --------------------------------------------------------
    Lexington:  Destroy the Golem to retrieve Pandora's Box.
    --------------------------------------------------------
    
    Message from Lexington:
    
    Destroy the Golem to retrieve Pandora's Box.
    
    [After leaving the Times Square subway station]
    
    ----------------------------------------------------
    Vivian:  Meet me at the Times Square subway station.
    ----------------------------------------------------
    
    Message from Vivian:
    
    Meet me at the Times Square subway station.
    
    [In the city after leaving the museum and subway]
    
    ----------------------------------------------
    Vivian:  Find weapons and keep moving forward.
    ----------------------------------------------
    
    Message from Vivian:
    
    Find weapons and keep moving forward.
    
    [After leaving the first subway tunnel]
    
    ----------------------------------
    Vivian:  Find me on the next block
    ----------------------------------
    
    Message from Vivian:
    
    Find me on the next block.  Try to get off the streets and take the subway
    tunnels.
    
    [After leaving the museum]
    
    -------------------------------
    Vivian:  Get out of the museum!
    -------------------------------
    
    Message from Vivian:
    
    Get out of the museum!
    
    [Start of the game]
    
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                                7.01)  Version History
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    November 24th, 2008
    -------------------
     - Posted the entire walkthrough and the entire PDA section.
    
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                                    7.02)  Closing
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