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Meet the Hatters and Eels in Dishonored: The Brigmore Witches

Matt Grandstaff's Avatar + Posted by Matt Grandstaff on Aug 13, 2013 // Global Community Lead, Bethesda Softworks

This week on PSN, the story of Daud — the legendary assassin behind the death of Dunwall’s beloved Empress, Jessamine Kaldwin — concludes in Dishonored’s final add-on: The Brigmore Witches.

Having been betrayed by your top lieutenant, Billie Lurk, in The Knife of Dunwall, you’ll need to rely on two rival gangs — the Dead Eels and the Hatters — in order to make your way to Brigmore Mansion to confront The Brigmore Witches’ main antagonist, Delilah.

Dishonored: The Brigmore Witches on PS3

To set the stage, we’re giving you a first look at two in-game journals providing background on the rift between the Dead Eels and The Hatters. The groups are led by Lizzy Stride and Mortimer Hat (aka Geezer), respectively.

Excerpt from a City Watch River Patrol Report

William Cotter, captain of the merchant vessel, The Windover, reports that on the 23rd day of the Month of Nets his vessel was waylaid by the Dead Eels, a gang of notorious criminals known for acts of river piracy, wanton destruction, and smuggling. Prior to the blockade, the Windover was bound for Dunwall bearing medicinal supplies, food, and material goods from the city of Driscol, in northeast Gristol.

The captain claims that a quarter past midnight he heard the aft bell sound the alarm. As the weather was foggy, the captain’s first thought was that of an imminent collision. But when he exited his quarters, he found a grisly scene: half his men already gutted on the boards, and the rest locked in a vicious struggle.

Captain Cotter surmised that Dead Eels had swum up to the boat and scaled the side of the ship with climbing hooks, but how they’d caught the ship or where they’d come from he couldn’t fathom.

Dishonored: The Brigmore Witches on PS3Dishonored: The Brigmore Witches on PS3

Realizing he had no chance and knowing that the Dead Eels took no prisoners, Captain Cotter immediately hid in a hollow of a false bottomed shipping crate.

I asked the captain why a legitimate trader should need secret compartments, but he couldn’t remember where he’d gotten it and assured me that it had been empty.

Safely hidden from view while his crew was butchered, Cotter also witnessed the appearance of the Dead Eels leader, a violent woman by the name of Lizzy Stride. He reports that her teeth were filed to sharp points and that she went about the deck of the ship barefoot. Cotter – clearly out of his mind with fear – even claims her feet were webbed. Adding to my suspicion, I’ll note that Captain Cotter still had the stench of Brandy on his breath when the River Patrol fished him out of the water.

Lizzy Stride proceeded to question the first mate for several minutes before biting the man’s tongue out of his own mouth and tossing him into the river.

Eventually the Dead Eels discovered the Captain’s stash of King Street Brandy. Captain Cotter used this discovery and the ensuing celebration as an opportunity to slip overboard undetected. I’m recommending a detailed patrol of the area in case the Dead Eels left any clues. They sank the ship, but some useful wreckage might be recovered. Also, I recommend that William Cotter’s status as captain and his trading license be stripped at once. Further, the man should be investigated for charges of smuggling along the Wrenhaven.

– Officer Manly Hotchkins, Wrenhaven Patrol

Excerpt from The Hatters, Well-dressed Kings of the Low Streets

The following is reconstructed from a discourse with a street-person I encountered in a disreputable whiskey house while incognito: The Hatters used to run all the rackets ’round Dunwall. Whiskey, weapons, hound fights. Whatever the game, the Hatters had a big stake in it. Then the plague came and tore the whole damn city apart. All that chaos led to new bosses cropping up.

Dishonored: The Brigmore Witches on PS3

Most were sh*theels that didn’t last a week. But there were some hard cases like Lizzy Stride, Jim Dundermoore and Black Sally. And Slackjaw. His Bottle Street Boys took the whiskey distillery from the Hatters and started pumping out bootleg elixir. That kicked off a gang war that made all the alleys red with blood. Problem was we – I mean the Hatters – were gettin’ it from all sides.

The Dead Eels were pinching all the river smuggling deals. The Butchers were driving us out of Slaughterhouse Row. We were bleeding from dozen different cuts, losing some of our best guys. So we pulled back. Just for a while. As always, anyone who counts the Hatters out is two trumps short of a full deck of Nancy. The boss is a real devious son of a bitch. Been around since before the Kaldwins. But I ain’t talkin’ about him. Hatters don’t talk about the Geezer. Even ex-Hatters.

Dishonored: The Brigmore Witches on PS3

Note: Despite my lavish bribery the man refused to speak further on the subject. In fact, it became obvious I had aroused his suspicions by that point, so I was forced to make my escape from the establishment.

– Scholar Joella Burgess, Academy of Natural Philosophy, Historical Annex

Dishonored: The Brigmore Witches will be available on PlayStation Store today for $9.99.

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+ Matt Grandstaff on August 13th, 2013 at 7:29 am said:

Let me know if you have questions on The Brigmore Witches!


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+ Frejim on August 13th, 2013 at 7:37 am said:

Cool!!!! As soon as I’m home (if the store if updated) I’ll get this!


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+ Bad_Brains on August 13th, 2013 at 7:43 am said:

Dishonored, such a great game!

Own it on pc, still need to finish Knife of Dunwall. Will definitely pick up Brigmore Witches!


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    + Matt Grandstaff on August 13th, 2013 at 8:33 am said:

    Remember that your save carries over from Knife of Dunwall to Brigmore Witches :)


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+ Mercenary09 on August 13th, 2013 at 8:48 am said:

I’ll be picking this up later today! Can’t wait to play it.


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+ sklarzbarz76 on August 13th, 2013 at 10:38 am said:

What time does the store update today? Can’t wait to play the dishonored dlc.


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    + Matt Grandstaff on August 13th, 2013 at 11:31 am said:

    It should update this evening.


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+ IzoGray on August 13th, 2013 at 10:45 am said:

If these were standalone DLCs I would buy them, as I don’t have the disc anymore.


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+ Welmosca on August 13th, 2013 at 11:11 am said:

Fantastic…I’ll be buying without doubt…all Dishonored DLCs until now were great…and Brigmore Witches looks amazing…you guys did a really good job with Dishonored…I supported you guys only by the fact of the game being SP only,and I was right to do that.Cool concept art…I love to look at them…I had seen those already but very nice of you to post them here on the Blog.Dishonored is without doubt one of the best games of 2012.


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+ JOSH_THE_CHAMP44 on August 13th, 2013 at 12:26 pm said:

I know this will be the best DLC of the year because SPOILER: You can fight Corvo


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+ kmetek on August 13th, 2013 at 12:26 pm said:

dishonored it’s an excellent game, any indication for GOTY version with all DLC’s ?


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+ kmetek on August 13th, 2013 at 12:45 pm said:

to play all this DLC’s do i need to buy game on PS or can use physical copy?


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+ Matt Grandstaff on August 13th, 2013 at 3:09 pm said:

You can use the disc release of Dishonored


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