Hit the Powder Room
Hit the Powder Room complete
"Hit the Powder Room" mission completion screen


Story arc

Morningstar (Phillipe Loren)


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"Hit the Powder Room" is the first Stronghold mission in Saints Row: The Third.

Playa: "Lotta people with guns in there. We'll go in the back way."
Pierce: "You don't think the back's guarded?"
Playa: "There's like 2 punks."
Pierce: "What about the inside, motherfucker?"
Shaundi: "Put in your tampons and let's do this."
Hit the Powder Room intro
Playa, Pierce, and Shaundi, starting their assault on Powder.


Following Pierce's advice[1], he, Shaundi, and Playa plan to break into Powder – a designer gun store that deals with the Morningstar – in order to find out where Phillipe Loren is so that they can kill him in retribution for Johnny Gat's death.[2]

A gun battle ensues, and the three Saints head around the back and into the warehouse. After dealing with a Mini-Gun-wielding Brute, Shaundi hacks into the manager's computer to find out all she can. Once she finishes, the three quickly leave.


Hit the Powder Room Temporary Weapons
Go to Powder
Enter the warehouse

Begin by killing all of the Morningstar in the car park and then head inside the warehouse.

Find a way upstairs

As well as finding more Morningstar goons on the ground floor, there are a few Sniper Specialists on the catwalk above; their McManus 2015 sniper rifles deal a fair amount of damage but their aim is highlighted by a red beam of light, so they are easily avoided, and targeted.

Kill the Brute

After heading through the small cafeteria, the Mini-Gun-wielding Brute makes his debut mission appearance. He has a lot of health, but his exposed head is his weak spot. Again, take cover and hope that he chooses to fire at Shaundi or Pierce. Once he's dead, quickly pick up the Mini-Gun and use it to gun down all the enemies that show up. This Mini-Gun should have enough ammunition to see the player through the rest of the level, provided they are moderately accurate with it.

Get to the manager's office

After heading up the stairs and along the catwalk, killing any more enemies along the way, Shaundi hacks into the computer in the manager's office, leaving the player to defend her alongside Pierce. Once she has finished hacking, the Stronghold immediately ends.


  • Cash awarded at the end of the mission




Playa - Male 1: "Shaundi, give me good news."
Shaundi: "We're gonna burn powder to the ground."
Playa - Male 1: "That's...a little extreme."
Shaundi: "See ya there."
Playa - Male 1: "Shaundi wai- oh boy..."
— Pre-mission Phone Call (Male 1)

Playa - Male 2: "Pierce give you the details on the Powder trip?"
Shaundi: "You're dragging me shopping?"
Playa - Male 2: "I'll take that as a no..."
Shaundi: "What's going on?"
Playa - Male 2: "The store's a front for the Morningstar, we're hoping its got info on Loren."
Shaundi: "See ya there."
— Pre-mission Phone Call (Male 2)

Playa - Male 3: "Shaundi, everything set?"
Shaundi: "Ready for our shopping trip."
Playa - Male 3: "Thought you might be."
Shaundi: "What's that supposed to mean?"
Playa - Male 3: "Just know how bad you want Loren..."
Shaundi: "Don't care how many guns they have, it'll be worth it."
Playa - Male 3: "Yeah... never thought about it like that..."
— Pre-mission Phone Call (Male 3)

Playa - Female 1: "Wanna go shopping?"
Shaundi: "Not in the mood."
Playa - Female 1: "Wanna go kill a bunch of goons that work for Loren?"
Shaundi: "Definitely."
Playa - Female 1: "Phillipe owns a gunstore in town named Powder. Wanna go shopping?"
Shaundi: "See you in 5."
— Pre-mission Phone Call (Female 1)

Playa - Female 2: "Any news on Loren?"
Shaundi: "Just Pierce's lead at Powder."
Playa - Female 2: "So you coming with?"
Shaundi: "If you're taking it to Loren you bet your ass I'm coming."
— Pre-mission Phone Call (Female 2)

Playa - Female 3: "Pierce thinks he has a lead on finding Loren."
Shaundi: "I'm up for anything at this point."
Playa - Female 3: "We're going to Powder."
Shaundi: "The stripper?"
Playa - Female 3: "I totally said the same thing. It's a store."
Shaundi: "And you think he's shopping there?"
Playa - Female 3: "It's run by the Morningstar. We may be able to find some record of where he is."
Shaundi: "Guess it's better than nothing."
Playa - Female 3: "Alright, see you there."
— Pre-mission Phone Call (Female 3)

Playa - Zombie: "Roars"
Shaundi: "Loren's still hiding like a fucking coward."
Playa - Zombie: "Grunts"
Shaundi: "The Morningstar's gun store? Yeah, I've heard of it."
Playa - Zombie: "Garbled"
Shaundi: "Well someone there's gotta know where to find him, right?"
Playa - Zombie: "Babbles"
Shaundi: "I'll be waiting there for you."
Playa - Zombie: "Roars"
— Pre-mission Phone Call (Zombie)

Cutscene #1Edit

Playa, Pierce and Shaundi stand by the front door of Powder as a Morningstar enforcer leaves the store with a bag
Playa: "Lotta people with guns in there. We'll go in the back way."
Pierce: "You don't think the back's guarded?"
Playa peeks around the corner
Playa: "There's like 2 punks."
Pierce: "What about the inside, motherfucker?"
Shaundi grabs the gun from Playa's hand and shoots both bodyguards dead
Shaundi: "Put in your tampons and let's do this."


Playa - Female 1: "This wasn't one of your best ideas, hon."
Playa - Female 2: "Great plan, Shaundi."
Playa - Female 3: "This wasn't one of your better ideas, Shaundi..."
Playa - Male 1: "Great plan Shaundi..."
Playa - Male 2: "Love this plan, girl..."
Playa - Male 3: "Great plan Shaundi..."
Playa - Zombie: "Sneers"
Shaundi: "You said two guys, not my fault."
Playa - Female 1: "I know what I said."
Playa - Female 2: "No, really. I like how this is going."
Playa - Female 3: "Just admit it's bad."
Playa - Male 1: "No, I'm serious, this is my kind of plan..."
Playa - Male 2: "No, really, I love it!"
Playa - Male 3: "I'm being serious. This is my kinda plan."
Playa - Zombie: "Grumbles"
— "Combat out Back"
They have snipers in here!
— Shaundi, "Sniper Inside"

Shaundi: "Whoever's in charge here probably knows where to find Loren."
Playa - Female 1: "Then let's get to the office and find them."
Playa - Female 2: "They are sure to be hiding from us. Check the office."
Playa - Female 3: "Bet they're all hiding in the office."
Playa - Male 1: "Let's head to the office and see if they're hiding under their desk."
Playa - Male 2: "Must be hiding in the office then."
Playa - Male 3: "Let's head to the office and see if they're hiding under their desk."
Playa - Zombie: "Babbles"
— "Get to Office"

Cutscene #2Edit

Shaundi: "Oh this can't be good..."
Pierce: "Mini-gun!"
— "MiniGun Brute"


Pierce: "Looks like they don't want us getting to that office."
Playa - Female 1: "It's not about what they want, okay?"
Playa - Female 2: "I did not plan to ask them for permission."
Playa - Female 3: "So we don't give them a choice."
Playa - Male 1: "We're not giving them a choice."
Playa - Male 2: "Like they're gonna stop us."
Playa - Male 3: "We're not giving them a choice."
Playa - Zombie: "Roars"
— "Combat Upstairs"
Playa - Female 1: "Looks like the manager went home for the day."
Playa - Female 2: "The manager is gone. Too bad."
Playa - Female 3: "Looks like the manager's not around."
Playa - Male 1: "Guess the manager cleared out."
Playa - Male 2: "Maybe they're home sick."
Playa - Male 3: "Guess the manager cleared out."
Playa - Zombie: "Sneers"
Shaundi: "I'll get what I can off the computer."
— "Office"
Got it! Let's go.
— Shaundi, "Hack"


Playa - Female 1: "Sorry to interrupt your typing but..."
Playa - Female 2: "Shaundi... I don't want to rush you..."
Playa - Female 3: "Hey Shaundi, let's hurry it up."
Playa - Male 1: "Shaundi... I don't want to alarm you..."
Playa - Male 2: "Girl, we need to hurry this up..."
Playa - Male 3: "Shaundi... I don't want to alarm you..."
Playa - Zombie: "Babbles"
Shaundi: "In a minute!"
— "Almost Got It"

Pierce: "Break time is over!"
Shaundi: "Break time is over?"
Pierce: "I didn't have this exactly planned, ok..."
— "Break Room"

Pierce: "How many guards they have here?"
Shaundi: "Who would have thought raiding a gun warehouse would be dangerous."
Pierce: "You don't gotta be a bitch about it..."
— "Combat Inside"

Ain't much better in here.
— Pierce, "Entering"

Playa - Female 1: "Inside will be safer."
Playa - Female 2: "We should get inside."
Playa - Male 1: "Let's get inside."
Playa - Male 2: "Enough of this shit, let's go in."
Playa - Male 3: "Let's get inside."
Playa - Zombie: "Grumbles"
— "Get"

Pierce: "These guys are letting up."
Shaundi: "Quit distracting me..."
— "Hack Faster"

Pierce: "How long's it gonna take you to get into that thing?"
Shaundi: "Don't know. Never really done it."
Playa - Female 1: "Better move those fingers, Shaundi."
Playa - Female 2: "Just work as fast as you can."
Playa - Female 3: "Type faster, Shaundi!"
Playa - Male 1: "Less talk, more typing."
Playa - Male 2: "Quit bothering her then, Pierce."
Playa - Male 3: "You two want to quit with the yapping?"
Playa - Zombie: "Moans"
— "How Long to Hack"

Pierce: "They'll never see us coming now..."
Shaundi: "Oh shut up."
— "Mission Start"

Pick that shit up!
— Pierce, "Pick Up MiniGun"

Pierce: "Gonna be a fight out of here..."
Playa - Female 1: "We'll make it through."
Playa - Female 2: "Sounds like a good time."
Playa - Female 3: "Then hope you're ready for it."
Playa - Male 1: "When isn't it..."
Playa - Male 2: "You expected something else?"
Playa - Male 3: "When isn't it..."
Playa - Zombie: "Roars"
— "Time To Go"

Pierce: "Seriously, this is a lot of guards..."
Shaundi: "I'm beginning to agree with you."
Pierce: "Are we even making a dent?"
— "Tons Of Morningstar"


  • Shaundi, Pierce, and Playa meet up at Powder
  • They decide to attack from the back, but Playa and Pierce bicker over starting a battle after seeing two guards
  • Shaundi takes Playa's 45 Shepherd and shoots the two Morningstar gang members
  • The two Morningstar goons, killed by Shaundi
  • Shaundi walks off as Playa and Pierce are left slightly dumbfounded
  • The three Saints encounter a Brute wielding a Mini-Gun
  • The exterior of Powder
  • The final image used at the end of the mission
  • Hit the Powder Room Temporary Weapons

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