The Sinking City Fathers and Sons case guide

One more for the casebook.

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We’re continuing our The Sinking City main case guide series with its fourth case, Fathers and Sons.

If you’ve been following these guides, you know the deal: continue at your own will.

Case #3: Quid Pro Quo | Case #4: Fathers and Sons | Case #5: Nosedive

  • Throgmorton kicks off the next case, telling you where to find the smugglers.
  • Go to the Oakmont Chronicle use the archives, using the Fred’s Demand evidence.
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    • Salvation Harbor
    • After the Flood.
  • You’ll be pointed to the Seven Oaks Bar (Salvation Harbor; Calmshore Street and Salvation Road).
  • Speak with the bartender. He’ll give you an address.
  • Head to Grimhaven Bay; Levi Coffin Avenue, northeast of the intersection of Marsh Avenue.
  • Check all the evidence, including the corpse. Use your Mind’s Eye when prompted.
  • Walk through the portal and piece together the timeline:
    • 1: “Droch!”
    • 2: “You’re done, kid!”
    • 3: “No mercy!”
    • 4: “Get rid of him.”
  • Go back to Seven Oaks Bar and speak with the bartender.
  • He’ll send you to an address in Salvation Harbour; Windmill Avenue between Octopus Avenue and Skipper Road.
  • Speak with Brutus Carpenter.
  • Piece together conclusions in your Mind Palace.
  • Examine all the evidence in the hideout, including using your Mind’s Eye on the memento covered in blood.
  • Talk to Brutus about the murdered woman.
  • Head to the Crematorium (Reed Heights; next to the cemetary at Wayne and Phillips).
  • Examine all items.
  • Step through the portal and piece together the timeline:
    • 1: Conversation at Morgue, level 1
    • 2: Brutus wakes up, level 2
    • 3: Brutus attacks worker
    • 4: Brutus leans on wall near stairs
  • Open your Mind Palace and form conclusions.
  • Go to the Hospital of St. Mary and use the archives with Locate James Warren as evidence:
    • Patients
    • After the flood
    • Surgery
  • Go and speak with Warren upstairs on level 2.
  • Go to Carpenter Manor (Oldgrove; Goldbridge Road between Hillside and Century).
  • Speak with the guard, who’ll also give you a First Aid kit.
  • Go into the basement and look for potatoes, then use your Mind’s Eye an follow the omens to get a man kneeling on a car’s rooftop. Speak with him and decide how to deal with both him and the guard.
  • Go back and speak with the guard.
  • Go upstairs after being informed you can speak with Graham.
  • Examine evidence and use your Mind’s Eye to follow the flying beast to get a key.
  • Use the key upstairs in Brutus’ room.
  • Form more conclusions in your Mind Palace.
  • Go to Graham’s floor and inspect all evidence, including Brutus’ room.
  • Speak with both, then form conclusions.
  • Go to the Oakmont University Library and use Find an old Oakmont church as evidence:
    • Religion
    • 17th-19th Century
    • Local
  • Head to the Redemption Church (Salvation Harbor; Marsh Avenue between Polaris and Old Church).
  • Look at the altar with your Mind’s Eye and align the symbols for cause enemies to spawn.
  • Explore and examine all evidence.
  • Use your Mind’s Eye on all the statues to reveal a true statue.
  • Go downstairs and get a key off a corpse. Also check the diving suit and explore the church.
  • Enter the portal and piece together the timeline:
    • 1: “The stars are aligned.”
    • 2: “Make sure you get every scrap.”
    • 3: “Take them to the crematorium.”
    • 4: “Don’t wait, I’ll catch up.”
  • Use the diving suit.
  • Use your Mind’s Eye to align symbols and reveal a passage through.
  • Kill the cultists.
  • Kill the boss — watch its projectiles and try to throw them back at the thing. (Achievement/Trophy: Use Protection).
  • Go to the altar and examine things. Save the game here as there are two branching paths, each with an Achievement or Trophy.
  • Form the conclusion to help Graham and see it through for (Achievement/Trophy: Sic Semper Tyranis). Save again if you’d like.
  • Go back to a previos save and form the conclusion to help Brutus. See it through for (Achievement/Trophy: Et Tu, Brutus?). Save here and then decide which path you’d like to “really” take.
  • Go and speak with Fred in the Fish Market basement.

Case closed! Next, Nosedive.

The Sinking City is available on Windows PC, Xbox One and PS4. We reviewed it here.