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.

The Protagonist: "Lotta people with guns in there. We'll go in the back way."
Pierce: "You don't think the back's guarded?"
The Protagonist: "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
The Protagonist, Pierce, and Shaundi, starting their assault on Powder.


Following Pierce's advice[1], he, Shaundi, and The Protagonist 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




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

The Protagonist - Male 2: "Pierce give you the details on the Powder trip?"
Shaundi: "You're dragging me shopping?"
The Protagonist - Male 2: "I'll take that as a no..."
Shaundi: "What's going on?"
The Protagonist - 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)

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

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

The Protagonist - Female 2: "Any news on Loren?"
Shaundi: "Just Pierce's lead at Powder."
The Protagonist - 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)

The Protagonist - Female 3: "Pierce thinks he has a lead on finding Loren."
Shaundi: "I'm up for anything at this point."
The Protagonist - Female 3: "We're going to Powder."
Shaundi: "The stripper?"
The Protagonist - Female 3: "I totally said the same thing. It's a store."
Shaundi: "And you think he's shopping there?"
The Protagonist - 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."
The Protagonist - Female 3: "Alright, see you there."
— Pre-mission Phone Call (Female 3)

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

Cutscene #1Edit

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


The Protagonist - Female 1: "This wasn't one of your best ideas, hon."
The Protagonist - Female 2: "Great plan, Shaundi."
The Protagonist - Female 3: "This wasn't one of your better ideas, Shaundi..."
The Protagonist - Male 1: "Great plan Shaundi..."
The Protagonist - Male 2: "Love this plan, girl..."
The Protagonist - Male 3: "Great plan Shaundi..."
The Protagonist - Zombie: "Sneers"
Shaundi: "You said two guys, not my fault."
The Protagonist - Female 1: "I know what I said."
The Protagonist - Female 2: "No, really. I like how this is going."
The Protagonist - Female 3: "Just admit it's bad."
The Protagonist - Male 1: "No, I'm serious, this is my kind of plan..."
The Protagonist - Male 2: "No, really, I love it!"
The Protagonist - Male 3: "I'm being serious. This is my kinda plan."
The Protagonist - 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."
The Protagonist - Female 1: "Then let's get to the office and find them."
The Protagonist - Female 2: "They are sure to be hiding from us. Check the office."
The Protagonist - Female 3: "Bet they're all hiding in the office."
The Protagonist - Male 1: "Let's head to the office and see if they're hiding under their desk."
The Protagonist - Male 2: "Must be hiding in the office then."
The Protagonist - Male 3: "Let's head to the office and see if they're hiding under their desk."
The Protagonist - 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."
The Protagonist - Female 1: "It's not about what they want, okay?"
The Protagonist - Female 2: "I did not plan to ask them for permission."
The Protagonist - Female 3: "So we don't give them a choice."
The Protagonist - Male 1: "We're not giving them a choice."
The Protagonist - Male 2: "Like they're gonna stop us."
The Protagonist - Male 3: "We're not giving them a choice."
The Protagonist - Zombie: "Roars"
— "Combat Upstairs"
The Protagonist - Female 1: "Looks like the manager went home for the day."
The Protagonist - Female 2: "The manager is gone. Too bad."
The Protagonist - Female 3: "Looks like the manager's not around."
The Protagonist - Male 1: "Guess the manager cleared out."
The Protagonist - Male 2: "Maybe they're home sick."
The Protagonist - Male 3: "Guess the manager cleared out."
The Protagonist - Zombie: "Sneers"
Shaundi: "I'll get what I can off the computer."
— "Office"
Got it! Let's go.
— Shaundi, "Hack"


The Protagonist - Female 1: "Sorry to interrupt your typing but..."
The Protagonist - Female 2: "Shaundi... I don't want to rush you..."
The Protagonist - Female 3: "Hey Shaundi, let's hurry it up."
The Protagonist - Male 1: "Shaundi... I don't want to alarm you..."
The Protagonist - Male 2: "Girl, we need to hurry this up..."
The Protagonist - Male 3: "Shaundi... I don't want to alarm you..."
The Protagonist - 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"

The Protagonist - Female 1: "Inside will be safer."
The Protagonist - Female 2: "We should get inside."
The Protagonist - Male 1: "Let's get inside."
The Protagonist - Male 2: "Enough of this shit, let's go in."
The Protagonist - Male 3: "Let's get inside."
The Protagonist - 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."
The Protagonist - Female 1: "Better move those fingers, Shaundi."
The Protagonist - Female 2: "Just work as fast as you can."
The Protagonist - Female 3: "Type faster, Shaundi!"
The Protagonist - Male 1: "Less talk, more typing."
The Protagonist - Male 2: "Quit bothering her then, Pierce."
The Protagonist - Male 3: "You two want to quit with the yapping?"
The Protagonist - 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..."
The Protagonist - Female 1: "We'll make it through."
The Protagonist - Female 2: "Sounds like a good time."
The Protagonist - Female 3: "Then hope you're ready for it."
The Protagonist - Male 1: "When isn't it..."
The Protagonist - Male 2: "You expected something else?"
The Protagonist - Male 3: "When isn't it..."
The Protagonist - 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 The Protagonist meet up at Powder
  • They decide to attack from the back, but The Protagonist and Pierce bicker over starting a battle after seeing two guards
  • Shaundi takes The Protagonist's 45 Shepherd and shoots the two Morningstar gang members
  • The two Morningstar goons, killed by Shaundi
  • Shaundi walks off as The Protagonist 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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