002 TRIPOLI
Level index (for /m param): 002
City name on PC: Tripoli
Map and level files (PC): map025.mad, c025l001.d1,
PC Campaign: Church of N. Ep. mail 01
Citydrop code name: Missionary
First objective: Eliminate the Unguided

(map002 Tripoli)


PC Briefing

Congratulations, Disciple.

Your acolytes' firm guidance is required in Tripoli, where the emergent chaos brought by the Cataclysm threatens our Garden of Meditations. Defend our faith with maximum force.

Harbinger, our holy virus, has begun working to free the population. However, not all those released from the yoke of repression immediately embrace the way of enlightenment our Church offers. Indeed, without our guidance, many will be lost. Soon there will be a Day of Reckoning and every soul will count.

Our Garden of Meditations in Tripoli is besieged by lost souls the Syndicate call the Unguided. Sadly, we must protect each other with maximum force, for this is the lesson of all religions. Equip your acolytes appropriately and send them to Tripoli to impose some tranquillity there.

We have plans for Earth, Acolyte. The Church must change the whole world. This is our time. We will save only the chosen. Enough for now.

The Nine have said this.

Virgil

The Master told his pupils, "Forget being taught and concentrate on learning. When you're sure, question everything."

- The Book of Cataclysm.


PSX Walkthrough by Alan Manning

Mission

The unguided have taken some civilians hostage. We care not for their fate, but for trying to use our fate against us, they must be eliminated.

Once again, don't buy Miniguns or modifications. They will not be needed for this mission.

Go to where your nearest targets are, one Zealot will plant a bomb signified by an orange flashing light. Quickly run over to it, and pick it up using R2 and left. They will then turn and attack you. Kill them. Now, locate the bank (signified by dollar signs on a red flag outside the building) above the Church compound. Kill the guards, you're now going to rob it.

Robbing Banks

To rob a bank, you have to blow it up. In the Syndicate Wars world, putting a gun to the person's face behind the counter is not enough. Go inside through the doors, select the explosive from your inventory, and place one inside. Quickly run out, and watch the fireworks go off. Then, a few silver briefcases should be scattered around the area, signified by green dots on the map. Pick them up to accumulate money. It is important, that no enemies are in the vicinity, because they will take the money. Then there is no way to get it back.

Destroy the bank, quickly pick up the briefcases, and deal with the enemy onslaught. Two zealots should plant two explosives above the bank, go and pick these up. The Zealot activity is high in this area. I recommend fighting, then escaping to heal, and then return and repeat the process. Some of the zealots should drop Miniguns, pick these up, one should also drop Razor wire. With all the Zealots killed, return to base.

Debriefing

If there is a bank in the area, I recommend always robbing it. Income is scarce, and if one of your acolytes dies, you would have to upgrade a new one which would take it's toil on your finances.

You should have researched flamer, the ion mine, and legs level 1.


PC Walkthrough by Mefistotelis

Disciple consideration

Prophecy transcript

Resolution uncertainty: Very low

New research: LR Rifle

New weapons: Minigun

Possible loot: Minigun

Mission peculiarity: Can be failed

Just kill the Unguided. One of the Unguided raiding Police Station has a Minigun; everyone else, including the Police in cars, have UZIs.

Tech ex machina

Police is on your side. Though you'd have to be quite creative to get into one of their cars.

The bank is empty.

This mission can be failed without consequences. It disappears after it's failed.

Persuading the Unguided instead of killing will not work for the objective.

If you're low on money, you may skip that mission for later - this way it will at least progress your research, instead of making you run completely out of credits. There is a nice bank in next mission.

You were blessed by this premonition from Tripoli episkopy, please do not reply.


(map scheme)

Start point

Police Station

Bank (empty)