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(4th mission in campaign)
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Total Loot (expert)
592 + previous mission's loot

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Seems like the consequences of my occupation have finally caught up with me.

Ambush! is the fourth mission in Thief II: The Metal Age. Garrett is ratted out to the City Watch and must make it across Wayside to his apartment.


Garrett goes to the Crippled Burrick Pub to meet a fence named Sammy about unloading some merchandise, but a couple of Watch officers are there waiting for him because Sammy has sold him out. The officers are looking for "swift justice", but Garrett detonates a Flash Bomb and manages to escape. Now he must get past the City Watch, get back to his place and find a new address.


  • Escape the ambush and return to your home in the Northwest.
  • Don't kill anyone. (Expert)

Later Objectives:

  • Several members of the City Watch are waiting for you in your apartment. You need to find shelter elsewhere and there's no better place than Shalebridge. The only snag - you have to sneak into your home and get the gate key you keep hidden in the secret compartment in your bedroom closet. (After Garrett reaches his home vicinity)



  • 2 Scouting Orbs
  • 1 Flash Bomb
  • 10 Broadhead Arrows
  • 10 Water Arrows
  • 5 Rope Arrows
  • 3 Noisemaker Arrows


  • 1 Scouting Orb
  • 10 Broadhead Arrows
  • 10 Water Arrows
  • 5 Rope Arrows

Characters present in the MissionEdit

Type Count Notes
Normal Hard Expert
Sheriff Sword Guard 30 37 37
Sheriff Bow Guard 7 8 8 One more patrolling near Shalebridge on Hard and Expert.
Sheriff Helmet Guard 2 4 4
Sheriff Sergeant 0 1 1 One of the waiting officers in front of Garrett's home.
Nobleman 3 3 3 Two of which are women in conversation.
Servant 3 3 3 Two of which are women in conversation.

Difficulty AlterationsEdit

There is no major difference between the difficulty settings. There are less patrols and more equipment on Normal. Inside Garrett's secret stash room, one of the Flash Bombs appearing on Normal and Hard is replaced by an Invisibility Potion on Expert. Other than this, there are no differences.


Keeper's Chapel

Loot ListEdit

Total Loot:

  • Expert - 542 Gold + 0 Gems + 50 Art = 592 Total Loot + Loot obtained in last mission

Loot lists:

Keepers' Chapel


There are no secrets in this mission.

Easter EggsEdit

There is an Indestructible Arrow in one of the apartments.