Samuel: This is the Hound Pits Pub, closed for business and half the district marked off as dead from the plague. We're right under the Lord Regent's nose and he don't know a thing. Of course if anyone finds out what we're up to, the watchmen will break in with swords drawn. And now that you've escaped, the Lord Regent's going to be tearing the city apart. I'll take you up to meet Admiral Havelock and the rest of the Loyalists. The Admiral's a man to be reckoned with. If anyone can help you find that missing girl, Lady Emily, and clear your name, he can.
Lord Shever Pendleton: ...though it stuck. I think at last Admiral, we've found our man. Even after six...
Admiral Havelock: We can continue this later Lord Pendleton. The man of the hour's here. Corvo, I'm Admiral Havelock, a true servant of the empire, like you, until the Lord Regent purged those of us who wouldn't recognize his claim on the throne.
Lord Shever Pendleton: And I'm Lord Shever Pendleton. I represent the nobility in our little group, but we all act as equals here at the Hound Pits Pub.
Admiral Havelock: This is a momentous occasion, Corvo. I'm going to come out. We've been building a coalition of loyalists aimed at ending the Lord Regent's tyranny and restoring the throne.
Lord Shever Pendleton: At risk of execution, we're committed to finding young Lady Emily and seeing her crowned as Empress.
Admiral Havelock: We've got big plans, but we can't do any of it without you. We need your skills, your ability to fight. And in helping us, we're going to help you destroy the men who murdered the Empress.
Lord Shever Pendleton: Sorry, you must be exhausted. We can discuss this further after you've recovered, but before you retire, you should introduce yourself to Piero. He's challenging at times, but his industrious mind buys him that right.
Admiral Havelock: Yes, Perio is as much an artist to be [inaudible 00:02:33] mission. He's going to be crafting the gear you'll need. Go talk to him and then get some sleep. We can talk more when you've rested.
Perio : I'll be crafting your weapons and gear, all custom work. For you I will create the tools of a master assassin. No! This cannot happen now! The tank of whale oil is gone. Will you get a new tank from up stairs please, while I hold this in place? Be careful, the oil's unstable and when it explodes, there's a terrible mess. Perfect! Now plug it in. Perfect! Thank you, Corvo. Here, see? The assassins mask. You're a wanted man so everyone in the city knows your face, but this mask will bring terror to them. If you just hold still, the fit must be precise. There, can you see normally? That means it's out of alignment. There! Better now? I can create more for you. Upgrades for your gear, weapons, munitions. Our situation here is desperate, scavenge the city for valuables and I will resell them on the blackmarket. That should give us the money to craft the things you'll need. I advise that you get some sleep. Your life will get even more difficult soon. You should rest while you can. Sleep well.
Outsider: Hello, Corvo. Your life has taken a turn, has it not? The Empress is dead, her precious daughter Emily is lost somewhere in the city and you will play a pivotal role in the days to come. For this, I have chosen you and drawn you into the void. I am the Outsider and this is my mark. There are forces in the world and beyond the world. Great forces that men call magic and now these forces will serve your will. Use this new found power, my gift to you. Come find me. In the days that follow, your trials will be great, Corvo. Seek the ancient runes bering my mark in the lonely places of your world and at shrines raised in my name. These runes will grant you powers beyond those of other men. To help you find these runes, I give you this. The heart of a living thing, molded by my hands. With this heart, you will hear many secrets and it will guide you toward my runes, no matter how they may be hidden. Listen to the heart now and find another rune.