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Javier: "And... how exactly are we getting out of here?"
Arthur: "I ain't too sure. This is what tends to happen when you leave Trelawny in charge of planning. All garnish, no meat."
Javier and Arthur

A Fine Night of Debauchery is a mission in Red Dead Redemption 2.

Mission overview

While at the Mayor's party, the Van der Linde gang learned of a poker tournament being held on the Grand Korrigan riverboat at the docks in Saint Denis. Leopold Strauss and Josiah Trelawny fix a game so Arthur Morgan can win big on the tables.


Arthur meets Trelawny in Saint Denis. Trelawny informs Arthur that in order to get on the riverboat, he'll need to smarten up. He takes Arthur to the tailor's the buy a new suit, then to the barber for a trim. Trelawny informs Arthur that their mark is Desmond Blythe and that Blythe keeps extra collateral in the safe in the Grand Korrigan. Afterwards, they ride to the riverboat in a carriage, and Trelawny informs Arthur of the plan, and tells Arthur his cover is that he's an oil man. Trelawny also tells Arthur that the driver of the carriage and the dealer are now allies of his.

After arriving, Arthur leaves his weapons in the carriage, and walks to the boat along with Trelawny, Strauss, and Javier Escuella. Once on the boat, the four split up, while Arthur heads to the tables. He starts playing, with Strauss subtly conveying what he should do. With Strauss' help, Arthur quickly becomes the only player in the game besides Desmond Blythe, who causes the other players to go bust. Arthur beats Blythe in the next round, but Blythe challenges Arthur to a second game, putting his Reutlinger Pocket Watch on the line. Arthur accepts, and quickly beats Blythe again. The pit boss congratulates Arthur on defeating Blythe and takes Arthur upstairs to the vault, with Javier leading the way, pretending to be a guard. Once the safe is open, Javier knocks out another guard, and holds a pit boss at gunpoint. Arthur disarms him, but while looting the safe, it is revealed that he had another gun.

Arthur quickly kills him and loots the safe, and the duo move back to the bar, where Blythe is seen talking to Trelawny and accuses Arthur of cheating in the game. Eventually, the guard whose clothes were taken by Javier appears and yells for the latter to be shot, causing a gunfight to erupt. After fighting their way to the deck, Arthur, Javier, Strauss, and Trelawny jump off the boat and swim to shore. After Strauss confirms that the stolen watch is valuable, Arthur takes it back, and the group split up.

Gold Medal Objectives

  • Win the game of Poker without Strauss’s help.
  • After your cover is blown, escape the boat in under 35 seconds.
  • Get 5 headshots.
  • Complete the mission without taking any health items.


  • Grand Korrigan guards - Killed by Arthur and Javier when escaping.
  • Grand Korrigan Pit Boss - Killed by Arthur.


  • The other three poker players who go bust in the first round are shown to be named Theodore Dixon, Perry Eastep, and Owen Gillies.
  • Sometime after completing the mission, a random man in Saint Denis may notice that Arthur looks similar to who he saw on the boat. If so, he confronts Arthur about it, and Arthur can try to defuse the situation or antagonize the man. Regardless, he continues to believe that Arthur is responsible for the robbery, but leaves instead of notifying police.
  • If Arthur is already wearing a suit before the mission, he will act surprised and confused when Trelawny tells him to smarten up, instead of casually asking why.
  • The outfit Arthur wears during this mission, the Wittemore, is affected by Arthur's honor level. In a High Honor playthrough the vest and tie will be blue, and in a Low Honor playthrough they will be red.
  • After the mission, the Wittemore will be temporarily saved on the player's horse. The player can permanently keep it by modifying the outfit and then saving it.
    • The Wittemore would later be worn by Arthur in "Banking, The Old American Art".
    • Javier will also wear the same fancy outfit he wears here during said mission.
  • After completing this mission, all barber shops provide an extra clean shave to players.
  • At the beginning of the poker room shootout, an unnamed guard will walk into the room casually and upon discovering the many dead guards, he will aim his gun at Javier while his back is turned and if Arthur does not kill him, Strauss will hit him in the back of the head with a wine bottle and possibly kill him.
    • If the player kills said guard before Strauss does, they will lose honor.
  • When at the barber shop, even if the player does not give Arthur a smarter haircut, the mission will still continue as normal.


Video walkthrough


Red Dead Redemption 2 mission walkthroughs
Chapter 4: Saint Denis
"The Joys of Civilization""No, No and Thrice, No""Angelo Bronte, A Man of Honor""Help a Brother Out""Horsemen, Apocalypses""Fatherhood and Other Dreams""A Fine Night of Debauchery""American Fathers I""American Fathers II""Brothers and Sisters, One and All""The Gilded Cage""Urban Pleasures""Country Pursuits""Revenge is a Dish Best Eaten""Banking, The Old American Art""Lost and Not Quite Found"
Companion Activities
"Coach Robbery - Lenny Summers""Coach Robbery - Micah Bell""High and Low Finance""Hunting - Simon Pearson""Rustling - Uncle"
Chapter 1Chapter 2Chapter 3Chapter 5Chapter 6Epilogue, Part 1Epilogue, Part 2