C2L2: Cabal Safehouse
C2L2: Cabal Safehouse is the thirteenth level in the game Blood II: The Chosen, and the second level of the second chapter (map name: 09_abandoned_buildings). It consists of a trek through a dilapadated apartment tenement, to the roof for a cinematic confrontation with Gideon, and then back down to the sewers.
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Trains used to be so much more gracious. These days it's all one can do to avoid being killed on one. There are very few things that seem to relieve tension better than blowing the living, er... um, bits out of the opposition. These Cabal Safehouses look like the epitome of luxury... the stench, the appointments, the rats, the ambiance, and the winos. And speaking of appointments, Gideon should be around here somewhere. That is a rendezvous that ought to be more fun than target practice on winos. Wheeeeee!
Caleb enters an apartment building and heads towards the roof. Gideon, the Mad Scientist, and the Prophet are all waiting there for him.
GIDEON: This better work this time.
MAD SCIENTIST: Trust me, my calculations are perfect this time.
The Prophet fires the Singularity Generator again, creating a portal. Just as before, a figure familiar to them all emerges.
ISHAMEL: This is a surprising development.
Gideon and the others hop on board a helicopter. Through the loudspeaker, Gideon announces:
GIDEON: You were lucky this time, betrayer. In a few hours everything will fall back into order and I'll be rid of you forever. But now, I must take my leave. Don't worry though, my troops will keep you company. Play nice.
They fly away, leaving Ishmael and Caleb on the roof.
ISHMAEL: Having a bad day?
CALEB: You have no idea.
ISHMAEL: Do you understand how much damage you're doing?
CALEB: You bet, I'm just getting warmed up.
ISHMAEL: That's not what I mean. You are The One That Binds. Sooner or later, you'll have to face that.
CALEB: I am denial. I'll face nothing.
ISHMAEL: Then know this – we are the Chosen. We are here for you whether you like it or not.
CALEB: I don't need babysitting.
ISHMAEL: Oh yes, yes, Ophelia too. She was the first to come through. Oh-hoh, I wouldn't miss this for the world. Then again, you just might end up destroying it.
Caleb goes back down the stairs, exits the building, and heads for the Sewage Treatment Plant.
- In a long corridor, there are two twin girls in identical dresses. If Caleb approaches them, they will disappear, making them hard to spot if the player moves in on them too fast. However, they can be viewed in detail with the sniper rifle scope or binoculars. The girls are a reference to The Shining.
- There is an axe in the door upstairs. When player approaches it, Caleb says "Get ready for a surprise. Heeeere is Caleb!". This is also reference to The Shining.
- Upon leaving the subway station, Caleb comments "I'm not a bad dream, I'm your worst nightmare!" as a reference to Rambo.