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SM07: Fade to Black is a side mission in Deus Ex: Mankind Divided and is available for Adam Jensen to complete during his second visit to Prague. After you finish M9: Taking Care of Business and exit the NSN room, Jensen will bump into Delara Auzenne at Miller's terminal.
Delara explains she was leaving a note for Miller as she is worried about Vince Black, an undercover agent within the Dvali family. He was supposed to meet her to make sure he did not get in too deep, but never showed up. Agree to help and the mission will start.
Search Vince Black’s Office Edit
Head to Vince’s office (the room on the far end from Chang) and read his emails and Jensen will loop Delara in. Be sure to also pick up the Berlin ticket on the table in his office.
Meet Vince Black’s Informant Edit
Head to the Red Queen and go all the way up to the top patio. The informant is standing up here, Dobromila Nováková. If having a name does not make her stand out enough, she will also drop hints like saying her favorite color is black. Approach her to find out what she knows (either option works). She will say it has something to do with her husband, Vlasta Novák, but does not want to discuss it there, where two Dvali henchmen are watching. She will ask you to be discreet and to meet her elsewhere. Do NOT press her for more information if you do not want to deal with the henchmen later. Go with “Yes I understand" and head out to the rendezvous in southern Prague.
Wait for Dobromila Edit
Head to the courtyard in southern Prague and she will appear shortly. If you pressed her for more information at the club, the two henchmen will show up here and kill her if you do not stop them in time, then attack you. This will not fail the mission if they kill her but, naturally, you will not be able to get more information out of her.
Get Info from Dobromila Edit
Go talk to Dobromila and she will reveal what she knows, including the code for the storage locker where she believes the evidence Vince was looking for is. If the henchmen had followed her and you took care of them before they could get to her, her comments generally remain the same but she will be upset, cursing Vlasta and saying she must leave that night as he knows about her betrayal now.
Negotiate with her and she will say her price is a ticket to Berlin, as she wants to disappear. If you grabbed the ticket from Vince's office, you can give it to her here, or pay 350 credits. Refusing means she will not supply the information until you can give her the ticket or the credits. Once given the ticket or credits, she will give you the location of the storage locker.
If she was killed, she will have a drawing of a map on her you can use to continue the mission.
Investigate Vlasta’s Locker EditHead towards Palisade Bank, then into the corner courtyard area where there are 2 locked units. Vlasta’s is the left one. Use the code 2565 to open it, then move the painting and use the breaker to reveal a hidden tunnel. Follow to a room where a woman, Olivie Devos, is waiting. Talk to her and she will worry, saying you should not be there and you need to leave. Keep talking to her and she will eventually reveal she met Vince at his place, an apartment basement in a convenience store. No matter which path you choose Vlasta will then show up. If you want to end things peacefully, select negotiate then, if you do not have CASIE, bribe or appease. If you have CASIE, you can use persuade, then "press" twice. If you are successful, you will earn the Handle with Care achievement here. Talk to Olivie again and she will give you a Praxis Kit for helping her.
Find Vince Black’s Apartment Edit
Now make your way to the convenience store which is right near the entrance to the Red Light District. Head down into the basement and you will find Vince’s body. Apparently he tried to be both an agent and a real gang member and ended up being neither. Jensen will radio Delara to update her on Vince's status and the mission will complete.
- The name "Vince" is probably his preferred nickname as "Vincent" is used on his office door and email address.
- You will know if the henchmen will attack later if they leave the balcony after you finish talking to Dobromila.
- It is unknown who the red stiletto belongs to.
- If you helped Olivie, she will send Jensen an email about how her trip is going. Of course, this is a bit odd as you can get it just after helping her.