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Idealism and Pragmatism for Beginners - Walkthrough

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Red Dead Redemption 2 - Idealism and Pragmatism for Beginners

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Talk Henri Lemieux in Saint Denis

Talk Henri Lemieux in Saint Denis - Walkthrough Chart

No.Procedure
1First read the letter that Mayor Henri Lemieux sent to you
2After reading the letter, head to Saint Denis during nighttime and go to the back of the mayor's house
3A cutscene will trigger when you head to the back door of the house

1. Wait To Receive Letter From Mayor

Red Dead Redemption 2 - Idealism and Pragmatism for Beginners

After you've completed "The Gilded Cage" in Chapter 4, you'll receive a letter from Mayor Henri Lemieux. You need to read this letter first to activate the mission.

2. Visit The Mayor's House At Night

Red Dead Redemption 2 - Idealism and Pragmatism for Beginners

This mission will only be active at night. Head to the northeast corner of Saint Denis and walk to the back of the mayor's house to activate the mission.

Beat Up The Professor

Beat Up The Professor - Walkthrough Chart

No.Procedure
1After the cutscene with the mayor, drive through Saint Denis with Jean Marc
2When you reach your destination, get off the wagon
3Follow the professor until you are prompted to confront him
4Beat and threaten the professor until he relents
5Go back to Jean Marc after dealing with the professor to trigger a cutscene

3. Keep A Bit Of Distance From The Professor

Red Dead Redemption 2 - Idealism and Pragmatism for Beginners

Follow the professor but be a few meters away so he won't notice you. The walk will be short and you'll confront him before you know it.

4. You Only Need To Hit Professor Twice

Red Dead Redemption 2 - Idealism and Pragmatism for Beginners

You only need to beat the professor two times before he relents. Just keep threatening him between the hits.

Hijack The Stagecoach

Hijack The Stagecoach - Walkthrough Chart

No.Procedure
1After a couple of days, you'll receive another letter from the mayor
2Visit him again in Saint Denis at night after you've read his letter
3 When you're done with the cutscene, mount your horse & ride to the Bayou exit of Saint Denis
4Wait for the red stagecoach to arrive
5Once the stagecoach drives by, ride by it and jump on it - you'll automatically enter the coach
6Follow the on-screen button prompts to threaten Hector Fellows
7When you're done with the stagecoach, head back to the mayor's house

1. Wait For The Mayor's Letter

Red Dead Redemption 2 - Idealism and Pragmatism for Beginners

The mayor will sent you another letter via the post office after a couple of days in-game. Be sure to pick it up and read it before heading into Saint Denis at night to continue the mission.

5. Match Speed Of Stagecoach To Jump On It

Red Dead Redemption 2 - Idealism and Pragmatism for Beginners

This part is easy as the stagecoach won't be moving too fast. Just match the speed of the horses and you'll be able to jump onto the wagon in no time.

6. Simply Follow Button Prompts To Threaten Hector Fellows

Red Dead Redemption 2 - Idealism and Pragmatism for Beginners

This part of the mission simply requires you to follow the on-screen button prompts. You won't need to do anything else.

Kidnap Jean Marc

Kidnap Jean Marc - Walkthrough Chart

No.Procedure
1After the cutscene, make your way through Saint Denis to Jean Marc's house
2Once you are near him, you will confront him & a cutscene will start
3After the cutscene, you'll regain control with the unconscious Jean Marc on your shoulders
4Go back to the mayor's house with Jean Marc's body without being seen
5When you reach the mayor's house, follow Henri Lemieux to the back and drop Jean Marc's body onto the ground
6After the cutscene, you'll be given a choice about Jean Marc:
- CHOICE A: Shoot Jean Marc
- CHOICE B: Let Jean Marc Go
*This choice will not affect the outcome of this mission.
7When you've made your decision, the mission will be completed

4. Avoid Being Seen Or The Mission Will Fail

Red Dead Redemption 2 - Idealism and Pragmatism for Beginners

If you're spotted carrying Jean Marc, you'll automatically fail the mission. Keep to the shadows & use your mini-map to see which directions the law is facing to avoid getting caught.

4. Look At Mini-Map To Detect Enemies

Red Dead Redemption 2 - Idealism and Pragmatism for Beginners

It's best to keep your eye on your mini-map to see the direction the police or witnesses are facing. This will help you avoid them.

4. Be Careful Of Wagon Passing By

Red Dead Redemption 2 - Idealism and Pragmatism for Beginners

Right before crossing the street to the mayor's house, a wagon will go down the street in front of you at high-speed. Move back quickly so you won't be spotted.

6. Choice To Kill Jean Marc Or Not

Red Dead Redemption 2 - Idealism and Pragmatism for Beginners

You can choose to kill Jean Marc or let him go. This won't affect the outcome of the mission.

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