Dalia Margolis can be killed in a multitude of ways. In this chapter we are presenting various ways of murdering this person, both those that will allow you perform the action undetected, as well as those more spectacular, which will be noted by the guests and the staff at the palace.
Note - some of the presented techniques have a specific time limit associated with them in which they can be done (like, for instance, performing it before the auction begins). Details about this case can be found in the descriptions of some of the murders.
Note - your main targets (Victor Novikov and Dalia Margolis) can be eliminated in any order. In some cases you might be able to eliminate both of them at the same time during a single action. These "two in one" assassinations are described on a separate page of the walkthrough.
- Method 1: Murdering Dalia in her private chambers
- Method 2: Dropping the chandelier on Dalia
- Method 3: Adding Emetic Rat Poison to a glass of champagne
- Method 4: Meeting Dalia in private while disguised as Helmut Kruger
- Method 5: Meeting Dalia in private while disguised as Sheikh
- Method 6: Sabotaging Dalia's notebook
Method 1: Murdering Dalia in her private chambers
Dalia Margolis, in most cases, can be murdered when she is inside of her private chambers, located on the third level of the palace (point M3,13 on the map). The woman will return to her chambers regularly, both before the auction begins and during it as well. Only bodyguards can access her private chambers, meaning that you have to acquire the appropriate disguise (the CICADA Bodyguard Disguise) in order to enter the said room. The outfit can be acquired by eliminating one of the guards patrolling the north-western gardens (point M3,8 on the map). Alternatively, you can access Dalia's room from the adjoining attic (point M3,31 on the map). In order to do so, you must jump above the railing and move along the edge to reach one of the open shutters.
Dalia is always accompanied by her bodyguard, which complicates the task. This can be dealt with by going to the bathroom of the apartment and sabotaging the sink by clogging it, which will cause the water to spill out on the floor. Afterwards, hide and wait for the guard, after which you just have to subdue him (don't let the guard see you in the mirror!) and hide the body in the closet. You might be forced to perform the action twice, as the clogged sink can lure another guard from the room behind the stairs to come into the bathroom. After you've dealt with the guard(s), you can sneak up on Dalia and get rid of her, with, for instance, a garrote.
If you don't want to enter Dalia's apartment, you can stay on the attic (point M3,31 on the map) and shoot her with a pistol when she appears near one of the shutters. An even better way is to use the Remote Explosive, which can be found near the electrical equipment in the western section of the attic (point M3,9 on the map). You can throw the explosive through the window, get away to a safe distance and then detonate the bomb. Try to aim the explosive appropriately, so that the resulting explosion will kill Dalia only (killing anyone besides the main targets will result in a lower rank at the end of the mission).
Method 2: Dropping the chandelier on Dalia
In most rooms located on the third floor of the palace you will find chandleries that can be detached from the roof, but you should think before attempting to temper with any of them. The best one to use in this method is the one hanging above the room in which the auction takes place (point M3,10 on the map). However, you must hurry and prepare it before Dalia starts the auction, otherwise this method will become unavailable to take Dalia out with. As soon as you reach the room in which the auction takes place (while using a VIP outfit, like the sheikh's one) ignore the main hall and go to the nearby balcony. You have to take out the guard that can be found there, thanks to which no one will interrupt you during your sabotage.
Stay on the balcony. Wait for Dalia to appear in the room where the secret auction takes place and let her start her speech. You can't drop the chandelier by using a winch, so just lean out of the balcony a bit, aim at the rope-like element on which the chandelier is hanging (which can be seen on the above screenshot) and shot at it with your silenced pistol once. Afterwards, holster your weapon and jump through the balcony, as some of the bodyguards will certainly appear on the balcony looking for the culprit.
If you were unable to reach the chandelier in the auction room, you can use the one found in Dalia's office (point M3,11 on the map). This area is a bit more problematic, as there are other people here. You can get rid of Dalia's personal bodyguard beforehand, and / or the guard that can be found on the larger balcony adjoining the office. In the latter case, you might as well take a shot with your pistol during your stay on the external balcony.
Method 3: Adding Emetic Rat Poison to a glass of champagne
Begin by acquiring the Emetic Rat Poison, which can be found in numerous places throughout the palace (point M3,3 on the map), such as in the southern section of the gardens (level 1), as well as on the attic (level 3). After you've acquired the poison head to the bar located on the third level of the palace (point M3,18 on the map). The bar will be manned by one of auction's staff members. Wait for the man to move away from the bar and follow him - subdue him once he reaches the narrow part of the balcony, which is invisible to the guests and other members of the staff. Afterwards, equip his outfit, the Auction Staff Disguise.
Get back to the bar while wearing the newly acquired outfit and pour the poison into a glass of champagne. You now have to wait by the bar until Dalia reaches and place and takes a sip of the drink. Depending on the time you've reached the bar, Dalia can either appear shortly afterwards, or you have to be patient.
As soon as Dalia starts to feel the effects of the poison you've given her, she will get back to her apartment (point M3,13 on the map) to throw up. If you have access to the outfit of one of the bodyguards or VIPs, you can quickly change your look and enter her private chambers. Otherwise reach the attic (point M3,31 on the map), jump through the railing, and reach one of the shutters of her apartment. Climb into the room. Dalia can be killed in a variety of ways - you can shoot her, use your garrote, break her neck, or drown her in the toilet.
Method 4: Meeting Dalia in private while disguised as Helmut Kruger
This method is one of the best in order to get rid of Dalia, but it requires a lot of preparation. Additionally, you must execute at the beginning of the mission, before Helmut Kruger takes part in the fashion show and leaves to meet Dalia in private. Reach the back of the palace, or to be more specific the western section of the gardens, with the helipad in it (point M3,12 on the map). Look for Kruger here, who will either be attending a photo session, or will be walking around the gardens. You can recognize him by his shaved head and his unusual attire and makeup (he can be seen on the above screenshot).
The plan requires you to take the identity of Helmut Kruger, but because of obvious reasons you can't do that in a public place. Wait for Kruger to move away from the north-western section of the gardens. This part of the map (point M3,8) is patrolled by two guards, but you can either wait for them to move away, or take out one of them beforehand. Wait for the perfect moment, knock Kruger unconscious and drag his body to a nearby container (don't leave it lying in the open!). Pick up Helmut Kruger's Cell Phone from the ground and don his attire, the Helmut Kruger Disguise.
Use Kruger's phone to call Dalia. Before you can meet her in private, you have to take part in the fashion show. In order to do so, go to the changing room (point M3,24 on the map) and locate the chair shown on the above screenshot, which can be sat on. Wait for the stylist to complete the makeup for Agent 47.
Head to the rear end of the catwalk (point M3,21 on the map). Enter the scene, on which Agent 47 will automatically walk to present Helmut Kruger's outfit. After you've left the catwalk, call Dalia again.
You can now head towards the third level of the palace. Don't worry about the guards standing by the stairs on the second level (point M3,30 on the map), as they will let Agent 47 through without searching him. After reaching the third floor, look for Dalia and have a conversation with her. Afterwards, head towards her private chambers (point M3,13 on the map).
After reaching Dalia's private chambers, collect the Lethal Poison lying on the table. Sit on the couch and listen to the conversation with the woman. After it ends, wait for Dalia to reach the railing and quickly place the cyanide you've just collected into her glass of champagne. Stay right where you are, as Dalia will drink her champagne only if the Agent 47 is next to her. She will die almost immediately. Don't try to pick up the corpse, as her bodyguards should soon appear in the apartment. They won't recognize Agent 47, which means that you can simply leave the apartment.
Method 5: Meeting Dalia in private while disguised as Sheikh
Sheikh Salman al-Ghazali is one of the VIP guests located on the map. You can take his identity, but you must do so quickly, before the man reaches the auction. Sheikh's apartment can be found in the northern section of the building, on its second floor (point M3,7 on the map). The entrance to the apartment is watched by a guard - you can avoid any trouble with the guard, provided that you have the same type of outfit. If you don't want to waste time looking for an outfit, you can enter the room adjoining his private chambers and try to open the closed door. You can use a lockpick (which must be selected as a starting equipment for Agent 47 at the beginning of the mission), or a crowbar in order to do so (the crowbar can be frequently found while exploring the map).
Both the Sheikh and his bodyguard can be found in his apartment. If you don't have the required outfit, you will have sneak around the area. Otherwise, you can freely move around the room and plan your actions accordingly. The required outfit can be acquired by subduing the bodyguard and then the Sheikh himself (the best moment to do so is when the latter is standing on the balcony). You can approach them carefully, or, for instance, use turn on the radio to disorient them.
The best method is to get rid of the Sheikh in private - you can do so by poisoning his drink. You must first acquire the Emetic Rat Poison, which can be found in numerous places throughout the palace (point M3,3 on the map), such as the catering room on the first floor, or in the southern gardens. The best moment to pour the poison into Sheikh's drink is when the man goes to the balcony. Afterwards, wait for him to get back, take a sip and rush to the bathroom. Follow him into the room, subdue him in any way you like, hide his body and take his outfit, the Sheikh Salman al-Ghazali Disguise.
You can now head to the third floor of the palace. A thing worth noting is the fact that you don't have to get rid of your equipment, as the sheikh won't be searched by any guard located by the stairs (point M3,30 on the map). After reaching the third floor, head to the room the auction takes place in (point M3,10 on the map). Look for the chair reserved for the sheikh and sit on it. If you've reached the room before the auction began, you must wait for Dalia to enter the room and perform her speech. Otherwise you can simply join the auction. Wait for the next bidding to begin and press the button shown on the screen to purchase the item.
The staff will inform you that Dalia has invited the sheikh to a private meeting in her office (point M3,11 on the map). Head there and wait for the woman. You can use the opportunity in which you will be alone with your target to murder Dalia, with, for instance, your garrote. However, do so only when her assistant is not in the room and is not looking at her. Don't try to hide the body, as you won't have time for that. Instead, move away from her office as quickly as possible to avoid being suspected for her murder.
Method 6: Sabotaging Dalia's notebook
You can use this method of eliminating your target at any given moment during the mission, as it is not limited in any way with a time limit. You must reach the third floor of the palace (point M3,31 on the map), which can be easily done by using the outfit of a bodyguard, of one of the VIPs. Regardless of your outfit, once you've reached the attic you must sneak around the area, as there are about 10 guards here, all of which can easily recognize Agent 47, even if he is using a similar outfit. Don't rush and use elements of environment to remain undetected. You can divert the attention of enemies, either by throwing coins, or by turning on the vacuum cleaner located in one part of the attic.
Your destination is the south-western section of the attic, the area filled with monitors and all the equipment used to surveillance the auction. You must locate and collect two items here:
- Laptop Dongle (M3,13) - screenshot number 1
- Remote Explosive (M3,9) - screenshot number 2
You can now go to Dalia's office, located in the western section of the building (point M3,11 on the map). You should again use the outfit of a bodyguard, as both guests of the auction, as well as the staff working here can't access it. Getting to the office without a proper outfit is not impossible, but it requires a lot of sneaking in order to get it done. After reaching the destination make sure that the auction has already started - when you are certain, use the dongle you've recently acquired and put it into Dalia's notebook, which will interrupt the auction. Shortly after Dalia's assistant will appear in the area - she will panic and leave the palace with her security guard friend (the same one that was guarding the balcony adjoining the office).
Select the Remote Explosive and place it near the notebook. Go to the unprotected balcony and wait for Dalia to appear in her office in order to check her fault notebook. Detonate the explosive as soon as she reaches her computer. The resulting explosion will make a lot of ruckus, which is why you should leave the area immediately (by, for instance, jumping through the railing to reach the gutter.