Meeting with Thief-Taker General is a bit like a boss fight, but the game won't force you to kill him. You can as well avoid General and focus on the activities which allow Garrett to leave the Rotunda . Both possible ways of completing this scene are described on the following pages, so you can choose your tactic and play it.
Remark - when the encounter begins, Garrett receives one Focus Point. You should spend on something which allows you avoid or defeat the General.
Whatever choice you make, you should spend some time to get to know the rules of this encounter. General will stay alarmed through this scene and walks in the middle of Rotunda trying to see Garrett. What is more, he uses the crossbow with explosive quarrels. And he fires even when he isn't sure where Garrett is. Move away from each endangered area, when you see that General prepares to fire. Direct hit may even kill Garrett. Even if the quarrel misses him, explosion may set him on fire or show his position (if there is a quenched torch nearby).