Saint's Seven
Saint's Seven - complete 1000 cash
"Saint's Seven" mission completion screen
Story arc

The Ronin


Johnny Gat


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"Saint's Seven" is the first mission of the The Ronin story arc in Saints Row 2.

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For the "Saint's Seven" achievement,
see Achievements in Saints Row 2

Poseidon's Palace robbed, shrimp night cancelled
Stilwater Gazette newspaper headline


Pierce meets Playa and Johnny Gat at the Saints Hideout and presents his complicated plan to heist Poseidon's Palace, which is owned by The Ronin. However, Gat and Playa decide it would be easier to simply "walk into the casino [and] just shoot all the motherfuckers that are between [them] and the money".[1]

After killing several of The Ronin, and blowing open the safe and getting the money, the duo escape in a Mule and head back to Aisha's house, where they plan to clean the money. At a hotel, The Ronin's leader, Shogo Akuji, assures his second-in-command, Jyunichi, that his father won't find out about the casino and that there is no need to worry.[2]


The following text has been transcribed verbatim from the game files.
Upon completion of the Mission, it is available in-game at Newspaper Clipboards.

Poseidon's Palace was the scene of a deadly robbery today as Johnny Gat and the leader of the Third Street Saints stormed the casino. The pair apparently blasted their way to the back of the casino, and then set explosives to crack the casino safes. The Saints then escaped the casino under a hail of gunfire before somehow eluding police.


Saint's Seven - Guards Killed counter
Head to the casino

Head to Poseidon's Palace with Johnny Gat.

Take out the Ronin
HUD: Guards Killed X/15

Kill the fifteen Ronin gang members already standing guard inside.

Guard Gat while he rigs the doors with explosives

After the last of them has been killed, Gat heads to the back of the ground floor to plant explosives on the safes' doors; the player must protect him as he does so. Enemies constantly spawn from the sides of the casino as Gat plants the explosives and shoot at both Gat and the player. It is much easier to stay on the same floor to protect Gat and use the cover of the slot machines and columns, rather than heading upstairs, as there is little protection above.

Once Gat is finished, quickly put some distance between Playa and the safes before the explosives detonate, as they have a fairly large explosive radius.

Get the loot back to Aisha's house

A Mule then pulls up outside, and the player must to drive it back to Aisha's house with one unit of Ronin Notoriety and two units of police Notoriety. After Suburbs District is reached, the player gets 2 units of Ronin Notoriety instead of one. Aisha's house is only a short distance away and the drive should not pose any significant difficulties.


  • Centennial Beach neighborhood unlocked


Main article: Newscasts
MUS SHARED 00071 News update (Saint's Seven)
Jane Valderamma: "It was the god Posideon[sic] who watched over sailors setting forth from Greece, ensuring their safety. Sadly, the Grecian diety was unable to extend this same protection to his Texas Hold 'Em tables. While details remain sketchy at best, early reports have said Troy Bradshaw is handling the investigation personally. More on this daring robbery as the story unfolds. I'm Jane Valderamma, channel 6 news."


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The Stilwater Gazette newspaper clipping from the completion screen and Newspaper Clipboard.

  • This mission is named after the films Ocean's Eleven, Ocean's Twelve and Ocean's Thirteen, where the main characters pull off complicated heists using eleven, twelve and thirteen people in their scheme. There are not seven people involved in this mission.
  • When Pierce is going through his complicated plan with Playa and Johnny Gat, he has four figures which are based on himself, Gat, a security guard, and Playa. Unlike the other figures, however, Playa's piece is a simple pawn chess piece, most likely due to Playa having a customizable appearance.
  • There is one unit of Ronin Notoriety given after the start of the mission which starts to decay after a while.
  • It is not possible to open the Mule's rear doors. Even if the truck is destroyed, its doors do not fall off.
  • The original overly complicated plan is very similar to the casino heist in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and is possibly meant to parody it.
  • Gat has a 1 in 101 chance of wearing his bloodstained shirt.[4]


"Keeping It Simple" cutsceneEdit

Playa: "eh..."
Playa: "What's up with the doll house?"
Pierce: "Doll house my ass, this is how we gonna fuck up the Ronin."
Playa: "This'll be good..."
Pierce: "Trust me, it is."
Pierce: "The Ronin have a stake in Poseidon's Palace, so I figure hitting their biggest money maker is a good way to show 'em we not fuckin' around."
Playa: "OK, so what's the plan?"
Pierce: "You and I enter the casino here...once inside we need to distract this security guard, I was thinking you could catch me cheating, or some shit like that. Anyway, while the guard's concerned with throwing me out, Gat'll sneak in through this security door...don't worry, I already got today's passcode from the blackjack dealer Shaundi's fucking. Now, once inside, Gat'll have to sneak past the guards to cut the power....when that happens we only have about 45 seconds before the backup generator turns on. During the blackout, though-"
Johnny Gat: "Hold up man...I mean, I love the dream house you built here and everything. But what if we just start here...walk into the casino, and just shoot all the motherfuckers that are between us and the money?"
Pierce: "Well, ya know-"
Playa: "It would be a lot faster..."
Johnny Gat: "And a lot more fun."
Pierce: "Yeah, but..."
Playa: "Fuck it, let's go...good call Johnny."
— "Keeping It Simple" cutscene


Johnny Gat: "You're gonna love what I've got planned for the Ronin."
Playa (Male Voice 1): "Who's in charge of the Ronin?"
Playa (Male Voice 2): "Who's callin' the shots?"
Playa (Male Voice 3): "We know who's running the Ronin?"
Playa (Female Voice 1): "Do we know who's in charge?"
Playa (Female Voice 2): "You know who's running the gang?"
Playa (Female Voice 3): "So who do I gotta take out?"
Johnny Gat: "A kid named Shogo Akuji. Now he probably spends more time on his hair than he does on his bike, but it doesn't change the fact that he's totally ruthless."
Playa (Male Voice 1): "I'm gonna have fun with that kid... Hey, where's Pierce?"
Playa (Male Voice 2): "Good to know. Hey I thought Pierce was commin' along, where is he?"
Playa (Male Voice 3): "Jesus, how many pretty boy tuners do I have to kill? Oh well, what's the deal with Pierce?"
Playa (Female Voice 1): "I hate him already. So is Pierce takin' his own car?"
Playa (Female Voice 2): "If he spends more time getting ready than I do, he deserves to get shot. Hey, where's Pierce, I thought he was coming..."
Playa (Female Voice 3): "Well this'll be fun...hey, isn't Pierce coming?"
Johnny Gat: "Pierce is pickin' up some of the other Saints and meeting us there...I figure we can get the party started without 'em."
— At the start of the mission
Well they called the cops...big surprise there...
— Johnny Gat, after completing the heist

Playa (Male Voice 1): "Well that went pretty well..."
Playa (Male Voice 2): "Pretty big score..."
Playa (Male Voice 3): "Johnny, we just made a lot of money..."
Playa (Female Voice 1): "Man, robbin' casino's is easy money..."
Playa (Female Voice 2): "The Saints made some serious bank today..."
Playa (Female Voice 3): "We made some serious cash..."
Johnny Gat: "Yeah, but before we start buying new cars we better clean this money."
Playa (Male Voice 1): "We gotta find a place to hide the cash before we can worry about cleaning it..."
Playa (Male Voice 2): "Yeah, stashing a ton of money with a bunch of criminals seems like a smart idea. We gotta find a place to hide it..."
Playa (Male Voice 3): "If we don't find a place to stash the money we won't even have to worry about cleaning it..."
Playa (Female Voice 1): "We take that money to the hideout and someone is gonna walk off with it before we get a chance to clean it..."
Playa (Female Voice 2): "Agreed, but we can't just keep it lying around the hideout, that's just asking for trouble..."
Playa (Female Voice 3): "We need to find someone we trust to keep the money..."
Johnny Gat: "Don't worry about it, I'll take it to Eesh's."
Playa (Male Voice 1): "Really? I didn't think she'd be down for that..."
Playa (Male Voice 2): "You sure she's cool with that?"
Playa (Male Voice 3): "Aisha isn't gonna give you shit for this, is she?"
Playa (Female Voice 1): "Aisha isn't goona be fan of that..."
Playa (Female Voice 2): "No way she'll go for that..."
Playa (Female Voice 3): "You sure Aisha won't care?"
Johnny Gat: "Yeah, she'll be fine."


Gat: "So...we're being chased by the cops...ya know what that means?"
Playa: "We're hitting Forgive and Forget?"
Gat: "You bet your ass."
— Being chased by Ronin

Playa: "Ya know, you'd think a casnio[sic] would have hired better muscle..."
Playa (Male Voice 2): "Ya know, you'd think a casnio[sic] would have better hired muscle..."
Gat: "No kiddin', but you gotta look on the postive side...we getta kill a whole lotta people"
Playa: "Since when did you become a glass half full guy?"
Gat: "What can I say, Eesh has a calming effect on me..."
Playa: "You're so fucking whipped."
Gat: "Shut up."
— Gat chat

"The Model of Discipline" cutsceneEdit

Jyunichi (Subtitle): "*speaks Japanese*"
Jyunichi (Audio): "氏Akujiカジノ事件を知ることが幸せではありません。"
Jyunichi (Translation): "Mr. Akuji won't be happy to find out about the casino incident."
Shogo Akuji: "Jyunichi, you need to relax..."
Jyunichi (Subtitle): "*speaks Japanese*"
Jyunichi (Audio): "あなたはミスターAkujiから何かを隠すことはできません。"
Jyunichi (Translation): "You can't hide anything from Mr. Akuji."
Shogo Akuji: "My father won't find out about the casino..."
Jyunichi (Subtitle): "*speaks Japanese*"
Jyunichi (Audio): "何事もなかったかのようにあなただけの行動することはできません。"
Jyunichi (Translation): "You can't just act as if nothing has happened."
Shogo Akuji: "Don't question me Jyunichi...and we're in America, speak English."
Jyunichi: "Forgive me Shogo."
There is a knock at the door and Jyunichi gets out one of his swords.
Shogo Akuji: "A little jumpy today?"
Shogo opens the door to reveal, a butler.
Shogo Akuji: "Over there."
The butler moves his tray of drinks near a table, bows to Jyunichi and heads to the door, placing hand out for a tip, but Shogo slams the door on him.
Shogo Akuji: "Sword."
Jyunichi hands Shogo the sword, which he uses to open a bottle before stabbing it into the ground.
Shogo Akuji: "Listen Jyunichi, I know you're having a hard time...adjusting, to the way I run things here. But how about you let me deal with my father and you deal with whatever the fuck I tell you to deal with."
Jyunichi: "Of course Shogo."
Shogo Akuji: "Excellent..."


  • Pierce goes over his plan to heist Poseidon's Palace with Playa and Johnny Gat
  • The Ronin's leader, Shogo Akuji, worries little about the mission's events
  • The Ronin's second-in-command, Jyunichi
  • The texture files for Pierce's Johnny Gat doll skin
  • The texture files for Pierce's Pierce doll skin
  • The texture files for Pierce's security guard doll skin
  • Loading screen used after completing "Saint's Seven"
  • Loading screen used after completing "Saint's Seven"
  • Loading screen used after completing "Saint's Seven"
  • Saint's Seven - Guards Killed counter
  • Promo image of Saint's Seven, with Pierce

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  1. Cutscene: Keeping It Simple
  2. Cutscene: The Model of Discipline
  3. Missions: Convoy Decoy, STAG Party, Three Way
  4. Image:
    Johnny Gat with bloodstained shirt during Saint's Seven

    Johnny Gat with bloodstained shirt during Saint's Seven

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