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MISSION
Don Peyote
DonPeyote-GTASA
Carl Johnson finds Kent Paul and Maccer in the desert
Game: Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
For: The Truth
Location: The Four Dragons Casino, The Strip
Target: Rescue Kent Paul and Maccer
Conditions of mission failure: Wasted
Busted
Kent dies
Maccer dies
Reward: Respect
Unlocks: Intensive Care
Unlocked by: You've Had Your Chips
The Truth: "I took some fellow travellers deep into the desert on a peyote safari a few nights back. We faced the Inner Light and communed with the Lizard King."
CJ: "Sounds fun. How'd it go?"
The Truth: "That's the problem. I don't know. I'm in Los Santos. I woke up in a Japanese bathhouse about an hour ago and I have no idea how I got here or where the others are."
The Truth tells Carl Johnson about the missing British tourists

Don Peyote is a mission in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. It's given by The Truth to protagonist Carl Johnson from outside The Four Dragons Casino, by phone call.

Mission

Carl receives an unexpected phone call from The Truth. Apparently, he, a band and their manager went on a "peyote safari" in the desert last night. He tells Carl that he's in Los Santos, not knowing how he got there, and he doesn't know what happened to the other people. So, he instructs Carl to go to Arco del Oeste and pick them up, making sure they're safe.

Carl grabs a vehicle and heads out to Bone County. Once atop Arco del Oeste, he starts looking for the band's frontman and the manager by shouting. The band's frontman, Maccer, directs him to where he and his manager, Kent Paul, are. Apparently, they passed out from all the drugs, while Carl offers them a ride to town. Kent Paul tells Carl to take them to Caligula's Palace where his friend, Ken Rosenberg, is working.

Carl picks up a vehicle that can at least seat the two of them and fetches the two, since Maccer can't walk much. Carl and Kent Paul ask where are the other members of the band; Maccer narrates that he only remembers snakes, so Carl takes them to the Snake Farm west of Verdant Meadows. Once there, a few people notice Maccer and Kent Paul; they did some things to them last night, so they shoot at the three with guns. They escape to their vehicle, and Carl takes them to Rosenberg's place at The Strip.

Once there, they go inside and make their way to the office. They find Ken, who's apparently in a tough situation. Kent Paul introduces him to Maccer and Carl. Rosenberg then explains he's in a very depressing and tough situation right now. Every Mafia family is pressuring Rosenberg, and, to make things "worse", Kent Paul is here to witness it. Kent Paul decides to give Carl a call later, in case they need help.

As Carl goes outside the casino, he calls Woozie. Carl has thought of a plan to explore Caligula's without being too suspicious for the planned heist. The two agree to meet each other soon.

Mission objectives

In order to complete the mission the player must:

  • Go find Paul and Maccer
  • You need to find a vehicle with at least two passenger seats
  • Go and pick up Paul and Maccer
  • Take Paul and Maccer to the snake farm
  • Get them back to Rosie's casino in Las Venturas

Tips

  • The mission can easily be finished if a Maverick is used to pick up Maccer and Paul. Just be careful landing at the snake farm and upon arriving at Caligula's.
  • During the chase with cowboys, it is possible to lose them by driving to Red County before heading back to Las Venturas. 
  • If the player wants to drive Paul and Maccer safely to Caligula's without being chased by the hillbillies, CJ has the option to waste them before driving back to Las Venturas with Paul and Maccer.
    • Alternatively, the player can lure the cowboys' Waltons into the runway in Verdant Meadows in order to destroy them with ease. When the pickup trucks get close to the player, they can shoot the passengers on the head to stop them dead on their tracks.

Reward

The reward for this mission is an increase in respect. The mission Intensive Care is unlocked and a new mission icon appears in Caligula's. The Combat Shotgun is now available to buy from the Ammunation ($1,000).

Trivia

  • If CJ fails the mission and tries it again, the player has the ability to skip to the scene where CJ finds Paul and Maccer.
  • Although the player can optionally take any vehicle to the pick-up point, in order to complete the mission a four-door vehicle is needed so Paul and Maccer can both ride.
  • The cowboys will chase CJ in their vehicles, and may even follow him overland.
  • A rare glitch may occur with the cowboy drivers. If you are flying a Maverick with Paul and Maccer on board and you look behind you, the cowboy's Waltons may spawn in the sky and fall straight towards the ground. 
  • After the player has picked up Paul and Maccer, Paul will say that he's not feeling right, in response, Maccer will deliberately suggest that he should eat greasy food. As a result, Paul will demand that the player pull over and he will get out of the car and vomit.
    • If the player does not pull over, Paul will vomit in the vehicle, triggering some interesting dialogue.
  • After Paul throws up, Maccer tells CJ to stop the car so he can urinate. If CJ doesn't stop the car, Paul will tell Maccer to "point it out the window". If CJ does stop the car, Maccer will get out and urinate for a few seconds, before going back inside.
  • If the player lets the cowboys chase them all the way to the casino, a fistfight ensues between Paul, Maccer, CJ and the chasers.
    • If the "pedestrians have weapons" cheat is triggered before the mission, the scuffle in Caligula's becomes a shootout; and the risk of failing the mission is inevitable, as the cowboys can kill Paul and/or Maccer in a split-second.
  • Despite being a relatively major plot point, the player does not ever find out what had happened to the rest of the Gurning Chimps. It is presumed that they are playing together again as in 1998, Head Radio DJ Michael Hunt comments about one of their recent concerts in Liberty City.
  • When Maccer questions about finding the rest of the band, Kent replies saying to hope that they made it to civilization and keyboardists and drummers are a "ten-a-penny away". This is likely referring that Officer Tenpenny would be around in Las Venturas soon (which would turn out to be true in Misappropriation).
  • The Peyote is a car in GTA IV and GTA V.
  • The introduction cutscene for this mission is an obvious references to Oliver Stone's 1991 biopic about the band The Doors, and particularly its frontman Jim Morrison. The Truth mentions going out into the desert with a band to do peyote and getting lost. Peyote is one of many psychedelic drugs similar to LSD, which Morrison was known to use. The Truth's voice on the phone bears a resemblance to Morrison, and he also mentions 'communing with "The Lizard King"', which was one of Morrison's nicknames.
  • The title of this mission is most likely a reference to Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes, which is one of the most well-known works of Spanish literature as well as a popular musical.

See Also

Video Walkthrough

GTA San Andreas - Walkthrough - Mission 77 - Don Peyote (HD)11:08

GTA San Andreas - Walkthrough - Mission 77 - Don Peyote (HD)

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