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MISSION
Diamonds in the Rough
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Game: The Lost and Damned
For: Ray Boccino
Location: Drusilla's, Little Italy
Target: Evan Moss, Diamonds
Conditions of mission failure:
Wasted
Busted
Evan gets away
Terry dies (If called for back-up)
Clay dies (If called for back-up)
Unlocks: Collector's Item
Unlocked by: Bad Standing
Shifting Weight
"I know about some diamonds. Illegal. Never in the system. Easy to move. No insurance. Couple of millions worth. Bought by wise guys, from wise guys, for wise guys. You understand?"
Ray Boccino

Diamonds in the Rough is a mission in The Lost and Damned and also appears under a different name in The Ballad of Gay Tony. It is the first mission given by Ray Boccino to Johnny Klebitz.

Plot

Ashley Butler calls Johnny and tells him that Ray needs his help. Ray explains that Anthony "Gay Tony" Prince, and his bodyguard Luis Fernando Lopez, are gaining some diamonds and he wants them.

Johnny will call Jim to tell him about the diamond deal in Broker and he might need some help. Jim sends the Broker chapter to help him. Johnny then meets up with a group of the Broker chapter of The Lost MC, and proceeds to crash the diamond deal.

After a brief struggle in which Luis notices the bikers and alerts the others, Johnny and a few members proceed to follow a Stretch carrying the diamonds, and instructs another group of The Lost members to follow Gay Tony and Luis.

Mission objectives

In order to complete the mission the player must:

  • Meet the other Lost gang members
  • Lead your brothers to the docks
  • Take out Tony's boy
  • Pick up the diamonds
  • Take out Tony's Bodyguards
  • Stash the diamonds in the two trash bags

Enemies

Walkthrough

The chase to get the diamonds consists of a Stretch and an Oracle, in which goes from Broker to Algonquin. When the limo stops the last guy who escapes is Gay Tony's boyfriend Evan Moss, who drops the diamonds. Johnny kills Evan and gains the diamonds.

After gaining the diamonds, Ray instructs Johnny to place half of the diamonds in two different trash bags to be "picked up by my boys". Place half of the ice on Hematite Street and the other half on Emerald Street. Occasionally, during the stash, another Oracle appears which are two of Gay Tony's bodyguards, after they are killed store the last of the diamonds.

Aftermath

Liberty Tree Newspaper

"Evan Moss, 24, was found murdered in Broker. When, at the age of sixteen, he won the Teen Iron Weightlifting Competition in Arizona, no one could have precicted this violent end. Tragically, his life took a turn for the worse. After positive drug tests, the loss of his weight supplement sponsorship deal, and alleged involvement in a male escort business he hit rock bottom."

"Moss had recently gained public attention as a star of the Liberty City nightclub scene. He was often sited with minor celebrities too drunk to know better at Algonquin hotspot Maisonette 9. It was even rumored that Moss had hooked the biggest whale in the Liberty City Scene - nightclub baron Tony Prince. Mr. Prince would not comment on his friend's untimely death. The LCPD are looking for a group of men wearing tight black leather in connection to the slaying."

Weazel News Newspaper

"Just when the homosexual community had gained a smatter of respectability by parodying themselves in reality TV shows and sitcoms, they go and ruin it for themselves. The death of Evan Moss, amateur body builder, drug addict and cum receptacle for "Gay" Tony Prince, got himself killed in the most brutal of fashions. This just goes to show that a deviant lifestyle will lead to an unfashionably early arrival at the sodomites' party in Hell. Deputy Mayor, Bryce Dawkins, weighed in on the issue "If America is to remain the moral Christian country I know it is, we need to take the vote away from these people. They can concentrate on picking out wallpaper and leave the choosing of our President to real men.""

Video Walkthrough

GTA The Lost and Damned - Mission 19 - Diamonds in the Rough (1080p)11:08

GTA The Lost and Damned - Mission 19 - Diamonds in the Rough (1080p)

Afterwards

After completion of the mission, Johnny will call Ashley. Unfortunately, she tells Johnny he won't get paid since Ray needs to sell the diamonds first.

There is no reward for beating the mission, but if Roman's Holiday is completed, Ray will call you to begin the next mission, Collector's Item.

Deaths

  • Evan Moss - Killed by Johnny to steal the diamonds.
  • Evan's Bodyguards - Killed by Johnny to steal the diamonds.

Trivia

  • The mission reappears in The Ballad of Gay Tony, from the perspective of Luis and Gay Tony; they must escape from The Lost members chasing them.
  • The brothers can be seen facing the other direction and riding that way after the deal gets sabotaged.
  • This mission is also connected to GTA IV mission Taking in the Trash, where Niko had to collect the diamonds left by Johnny from the trash cans with Luca and his partners.
  • This mission, along with Frosting on the Cake are the only crossover missions in the GTA IV trinity not to involve Niko Bellic.
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  • If you call Terry Thorpe and Clay Simons for back up before you reach the deal, they'll arrive with two extra Lost members and help you with Evan and his men, became a large group of 12 The Lost brothers with 8 bikes. However after mission completed, it just counts as 2 minor members alive and the rest is deceased.
  • In this version of mission, Luis, Gay Tony, and Evan all flee in Stretch limos, but in TBoGT's version, they flee in Stretch Es. Also, unlike the TBoGT version, the APC that appears halfway into the TBoGT version never appears in the TLAD version. These differences are obviously due to the fact that neither of these vehicles were integrated into the series at this point.
  • In the pre-mission cutscene Ray tells Johnny that he "knows about some diamonds" that are being bought "by wiseguys, from wiseguys, for wiseguys" (pointing to himself). Judging by this dialogue it can be assumed that Rocco Pelosi planned to have Tony and Luis buy the diamonds from The Cook so that he could sell them to Ray at a profit, Ray however plans to rip him off instead and take the diamonds for himself in order to sell them Mori and Isaac at a later time.
  • Luis and Tony have less detailed faces in this mission; as to Frosting On The Cake in TBOGT.
  • In the cutscene at the beginning, Ray refers to Tony as "Gay Tony", but when he calls for back-up and they arrive, Johnny refers to Tony as "Tony Prince", suggesting he might have already known his last name.
  • If you bring Terry and Clay along as backup, it's possible for one of them to kill Evan Moss instead of Johnny.

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