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"Sam suspects that someone is trying to bog down the city planning department with paperwork to pull off some kind of scam."

SolutionEdit

Detective: Hi there, Sam. How's it going at the city hall?

Sam Lowry: Not so good. I've been drowning in paperwork lately and maybe you could help...

Detective: No offense, Sam, but I prefer something with blood chilling action.

Sam Lowry: Well, actually... this might be more adventurous than you think. You see, there's a lot of paperwork landing in the city planning department.

Sam Lowry: I suspect someone's trying to bog down the department with bogus paperwork to cover up some scam. But I don't know what it might be.

Detective: Now you're talking, Sam! That's something I can help with! Let's get to work!

WitnessesEdit

Detective: The plan is simple, Sam. I'll do the footwork and ask around the city. In the meantime, you need to go through all the suspicious paperwork.

Sam Lowry: Sure thing. Sounds like a good idea.

  • 3 fingerprints
  • 3 maps
  • Thief: 5 lockpicks
  • 3 photos
  • 3 fingerprints
  • Thief: 5 lockpicks
  • 4 maps
  • 3 photos
  • Policeman: 10 donuts
  • 2 fingerprints
  • 4 maps

Detective: Bingo. People are talking that a company is buying cheap real estate and demolishing the houses for future investments.

Sam Lowry: Yeah, I even got a paper trail! It looks like one of those real estate deals was close to your office...

City search: Like a Wreckin BallEdit

Detective: We need to find the location of the real estate that was sold recently. Do you have a name?

Sam Lowry: Sorry, the deal was made by an intermediary. Someone's trying to cover up the whole thing, that's for sure.

The real estate is:

  • in the distance of 1 from water
  • not more than 2 from railways
  • not 5 from ports
  • more than 1 from cafés
  • more than 1 from libraries
  • more than 1 from shops
  • more than 1 from ACS
  • more than 1 from post offices
  • not 5 from warehouses
  • On the map there are 3 cafés
  • On the map there are 5 shops
  • On the map there are 2 post offices

Solution: (8,8)

Detective: Bingo. This place was demolished recently. And the buyer... AmTransGroup.

Sam Lowry: You know them?

Detective: Yeah, I hate that shady company, and I'll bet they're up to something no good. I kind of hoped the company would dissolve after Telly Cane's death, though.

Sam Lowry: Not a chance. They grew even stronger. They're now some kind of a lobby group, and with the elections to the city council not far ahead...

Detective: Yeah, I get it. They're more active then ever. So, if we want to take them down, we need to have a political backing of our own.

Sam Lowry: I don't stand well with the mayor, not after you came to blows with him... You've got any other ideas who could help us?

Suspect identification: An Old Friend for DinnerEdit

Detective: I hate to say it, but I need your help, Ms. de Monde. No one navigates the political structures of the city as well as you do.

Patience de Monde: Oh, are you flattering me right now? Go on, I'm listening...

Detective: I need a contact to a lobbyist. Someone I can trust. Someone who's going against the AmTransGroup.

Patience de Monde: Well, well... you know how to pick your enemies, don't you? This is going to be very interesting! I might give you a few hints to even the odds.

Solution: Jane Honda

Detective: Our common associate recommended you, Mrs. Honda. Apparently you are at odds with the AmTransGroup.

Jane Honda: Indeed. They have a big influence over the city council. I'd love to get rid of them.

Detective: Then what's stopping you? They made a lot of shady real estate deals around the city. You can use that against them.

Jane Honda: They're too smart for that. But they've got a base of operations outside the city. The security is probably more lax there. If you could find something that really implicates them...

Crime scene search: On the WaterfrontEdit

Detective: The AmTransGroup is running a licensed candy factory outside the city. Maybe I can find something inside...

When you find the solution:

Detective: I've got something very interesting for you, Mrs. Honda. Tony Malone has shares in the AmTransGroup. Apparently his signature is on the plans of a real estate bought by ATG

Jane Honda: Perfect! Now call Pola Chapelle and sell her the sensation. I'll talk with the city council. If only I had someone from the city hall who could weight in on the issue.

Detective: Why not Sam Lowry? He was the one who found out about ATG's activities in the first place.

Jane Honda: Hmmm... Not a bad idea. I'll arrange a meeting with him. It was nice working with you, detective: And it's good to have a common enemy.

FinaleEdit

Sam Lowry: I just had a meeting with Jane Honda. She wants to enroll me as a candidate for the city council!

Detective: What? Really?

Sam Lowry: Yeah! There's an empty seat in the council since Telly Cane was killed. Honda thinks the ATG lobbyists have no chance of holding onto that seat, and I'd be the perfect candidate.

Detective: Well, now I know how to cast my vote! You'll make a great councilman, Sam. Jill will be so proud!

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