|The Murder of Crows|
|Targets:|| Mark Purayah II|
|Location:||New Orleans, Louisiana, USA|
|Preceded by:||A New Life|
|Succeeded by:||You Better Watch Out…|
|Game:||Hitman: Blood Money|
|There is a walkthrough available for this mission; see this page.|
The Murder of Crows is the sixth mission in Hitman: Blood Money. Agent 47 is assigned to kill Mark Purayah II, Angelina Mason, and Raymond Kulinsky, all members of The Crows, a rivaling organization of the International Contract Agency.
- Mark Purayah II.
- Angelina Mason
- Raymond Kulinsky
Hello, 47. 'Secretary of the Interior is being targeted for assassination at today's Mardi Gras parade. We're not sure who's behind the hit, but our client wants you to prevent it by taking out the would-be assassins.
There are three. The leader is Mark Purayah, Jr. His associates are Raymond Kulinsky and Angelina Mason. Kulinsky's a former world-class biathlete, so he's probably the trigger man. Mason is probably just recon and support. They're romantically involved and mentally unstable, so expect a violent reaction if either of them learns the other is dead.
Their whereabouts are a mystery but we've identified the payment on its way to them. The money should lead you straight to them.There'll obviously be a lot of civilians in the mix on this one, and a high-profile hit like this is bound to have backup units on site, so you'll have to be even more discreet than usual.
- Walkie talkies transmit everything - even background sound and music, which could reveal someone's location.
- Clubs usually have a back entrance for the staff.
- Bookstore walls are like paper - you can overhear what's going on next door.
- Clubs in this area are known for having hat-dress codes and music themes.
- Some private apartments have a useful view.
- Pianos can kill - especially when they are dropped from the sky.
- A guy dressed as a yellow bird checked into a hotel room a couple of hours ago.
- Kill Mark Purayah II.
- Kill Raymond Kulinsky.
- Kill Angelina Mason.
- Protect the politician (automatically accomplished when if the payment is intercepted or if Kulinsky and Mason are slain).
- Retrieve the diamonds (optional).
- SLP .40 - Carried by police officers and in weapon stash on streets.
- SLP .40 S - Carried by Mason.
- Desert Eagle - Carried by Kulinsky and Purayah.
- MP9 - Carried by yellow bird guards and in weapons crate in Purayah's hideout.
- SG552 - In Purayah's office.
- Kazo TRG - In whatever room Kulinsky is hiding.
- Kitchen knife - In the kitchens of the Blues Oyster and Latin Fever, might be used by the chef of these bars.
- Bird Guard (Yellow Bird)
- Delivery Guy (Red Bird)
- Raymond Kulinsky (Black Bird)
- Blues Costume
- Salsa Costume
- Rock Costume
Agent 47 eliminates two prominent members of The Crows, and is also able to kill Mark Purayah, a co-leader of the group.
- A "murder" is the collective noun for a group of more than one crow.
- Raymond Kulinsky will randomly spawn in one of the three clubs' upper floors.
- The New Orleans Chief of Police is named Wiggum, a reference to the cartoon The Simpsons.
- Billy Jack (the briefcase courier) can occasionally disappear after delivering the briefcase.
- After the briefcase has been delivered, the assassins will proceed to perform their tasks.
- If the briefcase is not delivered, however, the assassins will continue to idle by.
- The 3 Rock bars in the mission are all restricted to 47 in his suit, requires proper disguise to enter.
- The mission takes place on October 25, 2004. However, New Orleans Mardi Gras is always celebrated the day before Ash Wednesday, which itself is forty days before Easter. This means Mardis Gras season usually starts during either January, February or March.
- Mark Purayah can be sniped through the bookstore wall. If the Diamond case is intercepted (of which several opportunities to accomplish with a sedative exist) Agent 47 can bypass entering the "Big Bird's Building" altogether.
- The yellow bird suit available in the mission has also been seen in the Hitman Absolution trailer Introducing Disguises.
- The bird suit is also available in the Absolution mission One of a Kind, with its description hinting that it was actually present at this mission.
- "The Murder of Crows" mission has the most NPCs in Blood Money, though most of them don't react to your actions, killing them also doesn't add "kill" to your statistics.
- Regardless of whether or not the guard birds open fire on 47 first, the police will join in on the shooting and take no notice of the violent gunmen. It is unknown whether this is an intentionally choice of the developers or a glitch; though the latter is more likely, it seems to insinuate that there has been an agreement between the local authorities and the Crows, as they rent out two separate rooms - as well as an entire building as their base of operations - during the level.