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Chandelier Assassination: Dr. John Elliotson

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The plan here was to air assassinate Dr. Elliotson where he stands in the Anatomical Theatre with no detections (not even an Awareness Meter) during the approach, assassination, and escape. Stealth was made more challenging by the fact I've focused on upgrading Jacob's combat skills. He doesn't have any stealth upgrades except for Eagle Vision 2 and doesn't know how to pick locks - no special belt either.

Approaching the vantage point undetected is straightforward because the exterior of the hospital is unrestricted and unguarded. Choose the second floor Entry Point on either the left side, as shown, or directly across on the right side. Either of these Entry Points affords an unguarded walk to the vantage point.

After the trepanning cutscene, again you may walk left or right around to the back of the Theatre and into the lobby which provides access the the first floor. The rest of the way is well guarded. I was able to quickly unlock a side entrance to the Theatre because I had pickpocketed the master key in a previous playthrough. If you don't have the master key then you may either pick the lock (requires Lock Pick level 2 skill) or continue around to the unlocked rear entrance.

It's actually difficult to reach the chandelier. The trick is to approach it from either of the two rear corners of the gallery, at a 45 degree angle to the rear and side wall. I wait for the doctor to turn his back because he will flee the room if he sees Jacob doing parkour.

For the escape, I chose a slightly different route past the maid because it leads directly to an empty getaway carriage.

I recorded this video before watching any other videos of the mission because I dislike gameplay spoilers more than story spoilers. It turned out that my approach was similar to DAZ's (see front-page video below). THB'ers tend to think alike when it comes to solving assassination missions. I also noticed that Elliotson can be kidnapped and removed from the building alive. This provides a vehicle for setting up some outdoor assassinations.

The HUD was turned off for this video and yet there was still a lot of unwanted crap on the screen. In particular, that "Use EAGLE VISION..." message was an eyesore. I'd like to know how to hide more of these extra-HUD elements.

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These shameless Bots desecrate the badass videos of our Mentor. Seems they cannot be convinced to understand the harm in what they do. They must be purged.

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"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."

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I'd like to personally commend AntonEnedyBoossy for posting his first comments. Because they are so riveting, I'm sad it took him 6 weeks to do so.

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I'm glad you posted this. Not only is it one of the few interesting ways to get this target, but after the video there was a link to your old AC Equestrian Tricks video, which is always fun to watch.

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Awesome work, stabguy, that was a lot of fun to look at. The only way I've found to make the "Use Eagle Vision to Identify Opportunities" prompt disappear is to actually do it and immediately exit out of the Identify screen as fast as possible. I do this during one of my videos because the Identify NPC is super visible from the beginning of the Memory. Otherwise it would've stayed on the screen the entire time.

As for THBers thinking alike in terms of Assassinations, that we do! It's something I've noticed happening on several occasions as well.