STAG Party
STAG Party complete
"STAG Party" mission completion screen


Story arc



Viola DeWynter


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"STAG Party" is a mission in Saints Row: The Third.

The Protagonist: "I want STAG out of my city."
Cyrus Temple: "Not gonna happen. STAG's mission is to eradicate the gangs in Steelport. But, where to focus the firepower is my call. Release Birk, and we'll go can hammer the Syndicate for a while...give you boys a little breathing room."
STAG Party intro
The Protagonist and Cyrus Temple meet at the top of the Saints HQ.


After the events of the previous mission,[1] Commander Cyrus Temple has STAG look for Josh Birk under the orders of Senator Monica Hughes. Pierce discovers that STAG believe that the Saints are still hiding in the Saints HQ (despite them having evacuated it[2]) and informs The Protagonist that he and Oleg have come up with an idea to set a trap and "use it to fuck STAG up".

The Protagonist checks in at the Saints HQ, where Pierce and Oleg are again playing a game of chess. Shaundi is watching over Birk, who has proposed to her six times.

As The Protagonist heads to the PR Center to lure STAG to the Saints HQ, Pierce leaves to "pick up a surprise for STAG". After using Molotov Cocktails to cause some chaos at the PR Center, The Protagonist successfully directs the STAG to the Saints HQ, where a huge fight ensues between STAG and the Saints. Oleg directs the Saints from the security room while Viola DeWynter helps The Protagonist directly. The Saints use car bombs to slow STAG but are slowly overwhelmed by the might of STAG, who have Specialist snipers, N-Forcers, Crusader tanks, and F-69 VTOLs, and have superior numbers.

Pierce arrives with an SA-3 Airstrike and, after being saved by The Protagonist, the latter uses it briefly to effectively push back STAG forces. After STAG break through into the observation deck, the Saints are forced to retreat to the penthouse above; The Protagonist meets with Shaundi and Josh Birk on the roof. Cyrus Temple exits a Condor and speaks directly to The Protagonist, saying that if The Protagonist hands Birk to him, he'll allow STAG to focus firepower on The Syndicate for a while, giving the Saints some breathing space. Birk instead asks to stay with the Saints so he can stay with Shaundi.

Regardless of what choice The Protagonist makes, Cyrus withdraws back inside his VTOL (either with or without Birk) and has STAG fire at the penthouse. The Protagonist parachutes off of the building. Kia receives orders from Cyrus to kidnap Shaundi to help with leverage against the Saints.


STAG Party - Go to an elevator objective

Gameplay from the mission.

Go to Saints HQ
Go to the PR Center

Begin by driving down to the PR Center.

Burn the STAG banners

During this entire mission, Molotov Cocktails are infinite despite them only needing to be used during this early segment of gameplay. Exit the vehicle, throw the molotovs at the two banners above the PR Center.

Return to the Saints HQ

Drive back to the Saints HQ and quickly head inside.

Defend the north

From this observation deck, equip an Annihilator RPG and be ready to fire it at one of the many car bombs on the streets below.

Help Viola

After continuing to destroy a few more incoming N-Forcers, players are directed to head to the southern side of the observation deck to save Viola DeWynter, who is currently fighting against two STAG opponents.

Defend the south

Wait for the STAG forces to build up in the street below before setting off the car bombs on the southern side of the HQ.

Kill the snipers

When the four sniper Specialists spawn on the two rooftops adjacent, quickly kill them before they can cause any serious damage.

Destroy the tanks

Now, head back to the north and destroy the two Crusader tanks here; be sure to take cover and be patient – tanks can cause serious damage, especially when combined with all of the other enemies shooting at the player.

Provide cover fire for Pierce

After destroying the tank, Pierce arrives, but also requires saving.

Go to an elevator[3]

In the hardest part of the mission, players must head down into the chaos of the streets to reach Pierce, and then head back again into the relative safety of the besieged HQ.

Go to Pierce

Make ample use of whatever little cover there is, including destroyed vehicles, to recover lost health and stamina, and sprint to Pierce.

Return to the Saints HQ

Once he becomes a Homie, head immediately backwards, again using cover as best as possible.

Defend the north

Pierce then gives the player the SA-3 Airstrike, a weapon that has infinite ammo during this mission.

Destroy the tanks
Destroy the VTOLs

Use it to destroy the tanks and F-69 VTOLs.

Kill STAG in the observation deck

Deal with the small group of STAG soldiers that break their way into the observation deck on the southern side.

Defend the north

Heading back to the northern side one last time.

Go to the penthouse

Retreat to the penthouse above via the elevator.

Go to Shaundi

Go to Shaundi.

Give Josh to Shaundi or Cyrus

Make a choice on whether to keep Josh Birk or hand him over to Cyrus Temple, it only influences the rewards for completing the mission.

Jump off the penthouse

Cyrus fires at the penthouse regardless of whether he is given Birk or not), and then parachute off the penthouse to complete this long mission.


See also: Choices
Choice Reward
Return Josh To STAG STAG City Takeover Assistance
Keep Josh With The Saints Josh Birk and Nyte Blayde as Homies


  • Cash awarded at the end of the mission
  • SA-3 Airstrike unlocked
  • City Takeover unlocked
  • Josh Birk Homie unlocked
  • Nyteblayde Homie unlocked


Main article: Newscasts
STAG Party radio newscasts media 00021
Jane Valderamma: "When you have to rob a bank in order to pay for an apartment in downtown Steelport, one expects the comfort and security such a price should bring. However, several residents in downtown were surprised when a massive STAG operation destroyed the penthouse loft on top of their building. Military planes, explosive devices, and enough firepower to occupy a small country were used in this latest example of STAG's fight against gang activity in the city. Commander Cyrus Temple has commented that the operation was a success, though he would not give a statement on any plans to aid the innocent residents affected by the destruction. This is Jane Valderamma with your Steelport Community News."


  • Oleg and Pierce again play chess against each other, having played before.[2] They have a third chess match during the penultimate mission.[7]
  • The STAG banners are a reference to the "Mission Accomplished" banner that appeared during the real-life 2003 Mission Accomplished speech.
  • The STAG banners can be destroyed by any other explosive weapon, such as the Annihilator RPG, or the Laser Beam.
  • It is possible to have 2 Viola Homies during this mission as Viola is not locked out of the Cellphone. After starting the mission, call Viola as a Homie. After returning to the Crib, the Homie Viola is still present while the mission's Viola appears in the building.
  • It is not possible to dive out of the windows in the observation deck.
  • If Josh Birk is given to Shaundi, it unlocks two Homies: one as Birk and another as Birk in his Nyte Blayde attire. These two can be used at the same time.
    • If Birk is given to Cyrus Temple, he goes back on his word, but the choice allows a neighborhood to be captured.
    • If no choice is made within sixty seconds, Birk is kept automatically.
  • Despite the Saints HQ getting destroyed at the end of this mission, it is still available to enter.
    • The level of damage varies. (See Saints HQ for details.)
  • It is possible to take the elevator to the ground floor instead of parachuting off the building at the end of the mission.
  • The cash reward from this mission is an odd number, 11,999 as opposed to 12,000.
  • After the mission, there is some damage to the penthouse, including bullet holes in the walls, blood splatters, and the fall of the flat screen television.
  • The mission's name is derived from the term "stag party", which is also known as a bachelor party.
  • It is impossible to re-enter the Observation Deck. A Specter or other jetbike, can be used to see the inside of the deck, but the windows bar entry and cannot be removed. The observation deck is located near the bottom of the building.
  • It is possible to knock Josh and Shaundi off the helipad using explosives. If Shaundi is knocked off, she is absent when offered the choice.



The Protagonist: "Shaundi, how's Josh?"
Pierce: "Try again, man."
The Protagonist: "Pierce? Thought I called Shaundi?"
Pierce: "Oh you did, she's just too busy holding herself back from killing Birk to answer... hey!"
Shaundi: "Boss, you gotta get me out of here. He's proposed to me six times!"
The Protagonist: "Shaundi, this'll all be over soon. Trust me."
Shaundi: "Then can I kill him? Please god tell me I can kill him."
The Protagonist: "We'll see. Put Pierce back on before you go."
Pierce: "Yeah boss?"
The Protagonist: "Heard anything on STAG?"
Pierce: "Shit, almost forgot! They still think we're here at the old crib. Oleg and I are thinking we set the trap this time and use it to fuck STAG up."
The Protagonist: "Let's make it a big one, got it?"
Pierce: "Oh I hear ya."
— Pre-mission phone call (Male 1, Female 1, 2, 3)

The Protagonist - Male 2: "Shaundi, I..."
Oleg: "Not Shaundi."
The Protagonist - Male 2: "Oleg? Why're you answering our girl's phone?"
Oleg: "I think you will owe Shaundi flowers."
The Protagonist - Male 2: "Flowers? What the fuck?"
Oleg: "She is having rough time watching over Mr. Birk. I'm surprised she has not killed him yet."
The Protagonist - Male 2: "Put her on the phone."
Shaundi: "What the hell do you want?"
The Protagonist - Male 2: "Hold on girl, I just wanted to make sure you're ok."
Shaundi: "I won't be ok until this little shit stops asking for my phone number. Here..."
The Protagonist - Male 2: "Damn, she's pissed. Thanks for the heads up, but I was calling about STAG."
Oleg: "STAG believes the Saints are still located here, at this penthouse. They intend to attack us in order to retrieve Mr. Birk."
The Protagonist - Male 2: "Then I say we give them a big welcome."
Oleg: "We were thinking the same thing."
— Pre-mission phone call (Male 2)

Shaundi: "Boss! Boss, you gotta help me out here."
The Protagonist - Male 3: "Slow down, Shaundi. What's wrong?"
Shaundi: "I swear to god I'm going to kill him."
The Protagonist - Male 3: "Don't tell me Pierce is throwing another party with Zimos?"
Shaundi: "Huh? Pierce? Why would I give a shit about Pierce, I'm talking about Birk!"
The Protagonist - Male 3: "Oh. How's Josh doing?"
Shaundi: "Josh? You on a first name basis with this asshole now?"
The Protagonist - Male 3: "Calm down, love. We won't need him after we take down STAG."
Shaundi: "Shit, that reminds me. Pierce told me STAG was planning on hitting the old crib. Oleg and him are here waiting for you. Something about setting a trap."
The Protagonist - Male 3: "Alright, you all stay there. I'm on my way. And try not to kill Birk yet."
Shaundi: "I make no promises."
The Protagonist - Male 3: "Thanks, Shaundi."
— Pre-mission phone call (Male 3)

Josh Birk: "I demand to know who is calling!"
The Protagonist - Zombie: "Sneers"
Josh Birk: "Ah, you work for her. I have information that may interest you."
The Protagonist - Zombie: "Grumbles"
Josh Birk: "Listen, I'm trusting you because of your affiliation with my goddess. The information affects you all."
The Protagonist - Zombie: "Grumbles"
Josh Birk: "The ones known as STAG were planning to raid this very penthouse. With my liberation into the arms of my..."
Shaundi: "What the FUCK are you doing with my phone?"
The Protagonist - Zombie: "Mumbles"
Shaundi: "Sorry about that, boss. I turned my back for one damn minute and he swipes my phone."
The Protagonist - Zombie: "Babbles"
Shaundi: "He wasn't lying, though. STAG's on their way here and Pierce and Oleg are out picking up stuff to set an ambush."
The Protagonist - Zombie: "Grumbles"
Shaundi: "Alright, I'll tell them you're coming."
— Pre-mission phone call (Zombie)

Cutscene #1Edit

Josh: "Put the gun down. I won't run."
Shaundi: "I'm good."
Josh: "I felt that the moment we met. That connection."
Shaundi: "What."
Josh: "Forbidden love."
Shaundi: "Oh my God, can I just shoot this guy?"
The Protagonist: "Shaundi--play nice, now."
The Protagonist: "You got the stuff, Pierce?"
Oleg: "Allow me, friend."
Pierce: "You did that on purpose."
Oleg shrugs
The Protagonist: "All right--let's go stag hunting."
— Opening cutscene


Pierce: "Think you can pick a fight with STAG by yourself?"
The Protagonist - Female 1: "You have a booty call to get to?"
The Protagonist - Female 2: "Is something going on, Pierce? It is not like you to miss some action."
The Protagonist - Female 3: "By myself? What about you?"
The Protagonist - Male 1: "You're not coming?"
The Protagonist - Male 2: "You don't want in on the fun?"
The Protagonist - Male 3: "You got better things to do?"
The Protagonist - Zombie: "Moans"
Pierce: "Going to pick up a surprise for STAG. You know how to use a Molotov?"
The Protagonist - Female 1: "Pierce, it's a fuckin' bottle..."
The Protagonist - Female 2: "Pierce, I was tossing Molotovs before you ever heard of the Saints."
The Protagonist - Female 3: "What the hell kinda question is that?"
The Protagonist - Male 1: "Yes Pierce. I know how to throw a fucking bottle."
The Protagonist - Male 2: "I dunno man, the bottle with a rag concept is hard to wrap my mind around..."
The Protagonist - Male 3: "Is that a real question?"
The Protagonist - Zombie: "Babbles"
Pierce: "Jesus, I was just askin'..."
— "Mission Start"
The Protagonist - Female 1: "Molotovs and tapestries. A perfect match..."
The Protagonist - Female 2: "Are those banners some kind of joke? Ugh. A few Molotovs will fix them."
The Protagonist - Female 3: "Molotov, meet banner. Banner, Molotov."
The Protagonist - Male 1: "Oh these banners have to go on principal. A few Molotovs should do it."
The Protagonist - Male 2: "Let's see if those banners are flame retardant..."
The Protagonist - Male 3: "Fuck these banners."
The Protagonist - Zombie: "Garbled"
— Banners
The Protagonist - Female 1: "Maybe I should be trying these Molotovs."
The Protagonist - Female 2: "A Molotov or two will start them burning."
The Protagonist - Male 1: "Better burn these down with Molotovs."
The Protagonist - Male 2: "If I don't light something on fire soon, I'm gonna forget how..."
The Protagonist - Male 3: "Like my mum always said: Molotovs solve everything."
The Protagonist - Zombie: "Garbled"
— Molotov
The Protagonist - Female 1: "Our guests are coming. The party favors all set?"
The Protagonist - Female 2: "Oleg, they are taking the bait. Are we ready for them?"
The Protagonist - Female 3: "Ready, Oleg?"
The Protagonist - Male 1: "Oleg, they're on the way. We ready?"
The Protagonist - Male 2: "I'm comin' back, and I'm bringing ready Oleg?"
The Protagonist - Male 3: "Here they come, Oleg. You ready?"
The Protagonist - Zombie: "Mumbles"
Oleg: "Yes, be careful not to set off the bombs when you get close. I'll be monitoring STAG's approach from our security room."
— "Return to Crib"
Alright, use a rocket launcher I left to set off the bombs when STAG gets close.
— Oleg, "Wave One"

Oleg: "Don't forget to shoot the car bombs."
Viola: "You plan on using those car bombs?"
— "Use Car Bombs"

Viola: "I've got this side, go take care of those tanks."
Oleg: "Go help Viola, I'll watch this side for trouble."
— "Go Help"

Looks like they're focusing on the south side.
— Viola, "Focus on South"

Viola: "Snipers, south side!"
Viola: "More snipers to the south!"
— "Snipers on South"

Oleg: "They've sent a tank to the north side!"
Oleg: "More tanks coming form the north!"
— "Tank on North"

Pierce: "Boss, I'm on my way back. You'll love our new toy."
Oleg: "Get down there before someone kills Pierce!"

Pierce: "A little help down here! Got a tank on me!"
Pierce: "Hurry, I'm not lastin' much longer on my own out here!"
— "In Trouble"

Pierce: "Damn, glad you came along when you did."
The Protagonist - Female 1: "Sweetie, just tell me the surprise was worth it."
The Protagonist - Female 2: "Bah, you were never in real danger. Did you get what you wanted?"
The Protagonist - Female 3: "This was worth it, right?"
The Protagonist - Male 1: "Was it worth it?"
The Protagonist - Male 2: "No worries. You get the toy you wanted?"
The Protagonist - Male 3: "Was it worth the fuss?"
The Protagonist - Zombie: "Grumbles"
Pierce: "Hell yeah. Let's head up and I'll show you."
— "Thanks"
Pierce: "It's a laser targeting system. Who wants to call down an airstrike?"
The Protagonist - Female 1: "Ooh, ooh, I do!"
The Protagonist - Female 2: "Pierce, sometimes you impress even me."
The Protagonist - Female 3: "I love you."
The Protagonist - Male 1: "Pierce, gold star for you."
The Protagonist - Male 2: "I take back everything I ever said about you..."
The Protagonist - Male 3: "I could kiss you on the mouth."
The Protagonist - Zombie: "Snarls"
Pierce: "Fuck right."
— "Laser Target"
Viola: "I see aircraft coming in."
The Protagonist - Female 1: "Way to one-up us, STAG."
The Protagonist - Female 2: "They must be throwing everything at us."
The Protagonist - Female 3: "Well shit..."
The Protagonist - Male 1: "Just what we need..."
The Protagonist - Male 2: "Fuck me..."
The Protagonist - Male 3: "Nothing we can't handle."
The Protagonist - Zombie: "Snarls"
— "Helicopters"

Oleg: "STAG's broken in!"
Viola DeWynter: "We can't hold them back!"
— "STAG Inside"

Oleg: "We can't hold the line!"
The Protagonist - Female 1: "Get to the roof and let's get out of here!"
The Protagonist - Female 2: "I am not finished yet. Everyone to the roof, now!"
The Protagonist - Female 3: "Let's move! Everyone to the roof!"
The Protagonist - Male 1: "Fuck it. Everyone to the roof."
The Protagonist - Male 2: "Saints, get to the roof!"
The Protagonist - Male 3: "Get to the roof!"
The Protagonist - Zombie: "Grunts"
— "Retreating"

Cutscene #2Edit

Cyrus: "Surrender, kid. We got the perimeter."
Shaundi: "Yeah, but we got your poster boy."
The Protagonist: "I want STAG out of my city."
Cyrus: "Not gonna happen. STAG's mission is to eradicate the gangs in Steelport. But, where to focus the firepower is my call. Release Birk, and we'll go can hammer the Syndicate for a while...give you boys a little breathing room."
Shaundi: "How you wanna play it, boss?"
— Choice Cutscene


Josh: "No longer shall I hide from my one true love and her cause. Allow Shaundi and I to be together and I swear her enemies... will be my enemies."
Shaundi: "Oh no, no, no, fuck no. Don't even think about keeping that prick around. I willl lose my damn mind!"
— "Choice"

You have 60 seconds to decide.
— Cyrus, "60"

30 seconds...
— Cyrus, "30"

10 seconds...
— Cyrus, "10"

Prepare to open fire on the building.
— Cyrus, "Shell"

He's still firing! Jump for it!
— Shaundi, "Shaundi Without"

I got Birk, just jump!
— Shaundi, "Shaundi With"

The Protagonist - Female 1: "Move it, people!"
The Protagonist - Female 2: "Get out of here."
The Protagonist - Female 3: "OK, plan B... er... C"
The Protagonist - Male 1: "Time to move our ass!"
The Protagonist - Male 2: "Let's go people!"
The Protagonist - Male 3: "Time for plan B. JUMP!"
The Protagonist - Zombie: "Groans"
— "Get"

Cutscene #3Edit

Cyrus: "Kia, do you read me?"
Kia: "I see congratulations are in order, Commander."
Cyrus: "Not quite. The Saints are still at large. I'm sending some intel over..."
Cyrus: "I need leverage on the Saints. Bring in the target for questioning."
Kia: "They're going to run to ground--digging them out won't be easy."
Cyrus: "If it were easy I wouldn't waste your time."
Kia: "Understood, sir--"
Kia: "I'll find her."
— End cutscene


The Protagonist - Female 1: "Make sure the welcome party is ready to go when I get back."
The Protagonist - Female 2: "I hope they stick to the plan. Everything must be ready before I return..."
The Protagonist - Female 3: "Everything needs to be set up by the time I get back."
The Protagonist - Male 1: "Everything better be set up when I get back."
The Protagonist - Male 2: "Hope they're ready for the party I'm bringing..."
The Protagonist - Male 3: "Make sure everything's ready to go when I get back."
The Protagonist - Zombie: "Gargles"
— "Drive to PR"
The Protagonist - Female 1: "Don't lose me now, STAG."
The Protagonist - Female 2: "That's right, come and capture the Saints leader. I am all alone. Don't let me escape..."
The Protagonist - Male 1: "That's right, keep following me assholes..."
The Protagonist - Male 2: "That's right...come to papa..."
The Protagonist - Male 3: "C'mon you bloody wankers."
The Protagonist - Zombie: "Garbled"
— "Driving Back to"
The Protagonist - Female 1: "Maybe he should be late next time."
The Protagonist - Female 2: "I am not letting anything happen to Pierce."
The Protagonist - Female 3: "Yeah... that wouldn't be good."
The Protagonist - Male 1: "Yeah, I suppose that would be bad..."
The Protagonist - Male 2: "Shit, I'm on it..."
The Protagonist - Male 3: "I've got it under control. I think."
The Protagonist - Zombie: "Gargles"
— "Elevator"
I need some help over here!
— Viola, "Help Viola in"

The Protagonist - Female 1: "Where has this been all my life!"
The Protagonist - Female 2: "Oh, now I could get used to this!"
The Protagonist - Female 3: "I could get used to this..."
The Protagonist - Male 1: "Best. Toy. Ever."
The Protagonist - Male 2: "I'm in love."
The Protagonist - Male 3: "I love technology!"
The Protagonist - Zombie: "Moans"
— "Reaction to Air"
The Protagonist - Female 1: "Oh, that's pretty!"
The Protagonist - Female 2: "Impressive! Oleg, I think you have done this before."
The Protagonist - Female 3: "Whoa! Where'd you learn that, Oleg?"
The Protagonist - Male 1: "Damn! Nice set up, Oleg."
The Protagonist - Male 2: "Where the hell you come up with that?"
The Protagonist - Male 3: "Bloody hell, Oleg!"
The Protagonist - Zombie: "Sneers"
Oleg: "The Kremlin Gambit is a classic..."
— "Reaction to Bombs"


  • Shaundi watches over Josh Birk while Pierce has a rematch against Oleg in chess, having last played in "Convoy Decoy"
  • Josh Birk claims he and Shaundi have a "connection" of forbidden love
  • Pierce claims that Oleg ruined the chess match purposefully, implying that Oleg was going to lose
  • Banners outside the PR Center
  • Go to an elevator
  • The Protagonist meets Cyrus Temple atop the Saints HQ, and Cyrus attempts to strike a bargain
  • STAG Party - Josh choice
  • Kia watches the destruction of the Saints HQ from the Thermopylae
  • Kia is ordered by Cyrus Temple to kidnap Shaundi in an attempt to draw the Saints out
  • Shaundi on Kia's tablet
  • STAG Party - Shaundi on Kia's tablet
  • Two Viola DeWynters, accomplished by calling her before heading into the observation deck at the beginning of the mission
  • STAG's "mission accomplished" banner from the PR Center
  • The final image used at the end of the mission
  • UI image used when saving after this mission
  • Gameplay from the mission


  1. Mission: Nyte Blayde's Return
  2. 2.0 2.1 Mission: Convoy Decoy
  3. Image:
    STAG Party - go to an elevator - but not this one

    Go to an elevator objective

  4. Note: Requires "http://deckers.die"
  5. Choice: Give Josh to Cyrus
  6. 6.0 6.1 Choice: Give Josh to Shaundi
  7. Mission: Three Way
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