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Dutch van der Linde

Blood Feuds, Ancient and Modern is a mission in Red Dead Redemption 2.

Mission Overview

Suspecting it was Catherine Braithwaite who kidnapped Jack, the van der Linde gang ride to Braithwaite Manor to get him back.


After arriving back in camp, Arthur learns from Abigail that Jack has disappeared and the gang determines that the Braithwaites took him as revenge for the gang stealing their prized horses. Enraged, Arthur, Dutch, John, and most of the gang ride to Braithwaite Manor to get Jack.

After arriving, Dutch confronts one of the Braithwaites, and a gunfight erupts. After killing most of them, Dutch and Hosea venture inside the manor and find Catherine Braithwaite and her sons hiding in a room, barricaded inside. Outside, the gang then fights off an attack, and Arthur finds a way into the room. After killing two of Catherine's sons, the gang find Catherine and threaten her, demanding Jack's location. They search the house for Jack, but find nothing, and they decide to set the house on fire. Seeing that one of her sons is barely alive, Dutch shoots him to increase Catherine's agony, and he drags her out of her house as the rest of the gang burn the house.

Once outside, she reveals that her sons gave Jack to Angelo Bronte, and the gang decide to not kill her. As they ride off, she runs into her burning home and collapses shortly after entering the building, where she ultimately dies. The gang ride back to camp.


  • Upon returning to the burnt out manor, Catherine's body can be found and looted.
  • Bartholomew Braithwaite does appear in this mission but his dialogue is labeled as Gareth. Gareth appears with Gerald in the bedroom, where he is shot dead by Arthur. Plus, if you go to loot and or pick up the body, it will be labeled as Bartholomew. This is likely an oversight.

Gold Medal Objectives

  • Headshot Gareth and Gerald Braithwaite.
  • Get 20 headshots.
  • Complete with at least 85% accuracy.
  • Complete the mission without taking any health items.


Mission failure

The mission will fail if the player:

  • Assault, kills, or abandons any members of the gang;
  • Allows any gang member to be killed;
  • Kills their horse;
  • Dies.

Missable Items in the Mission


Video Walkthroughs

Background Music Played in the Mission

  • "Blood Feuds, Ancient and Modern" - Part I plays as the Van der Linde gang begin the invasion of the Braithwaite mansion; Part II plays during the assault on the Braithwaites and the aftermath that follows.


Red Dead Redemption 2 mission walkthroughs
Chapter 3: Clemens Point
"The New South""American Distillation""Further Questions of Female Suffrage""The Course of True Love I""The Course of True Love II""The Course of True Love III""Advertising, The New American Art""The Fine Joys of Tobacco""Horse Flesh for Dinner""Magicians for Sport""Friends in Very Low Places""Blessed are the Peacemakers""An Honest Mistake""Preaching Forgiveness as He Went""Sodom? Back to Gomorrah""A Short Walk in a Pretty Town""Blood Feuds, Ancient and Modern""The Battle of Shady Belle"
Companion Activities
"Coach Robbery - Bill Williamson""Coach Robbery - Sean MacGuire""Dominoes - Tilly Jackson""Fishing - Javier Escuella""Fishing - Kieran Duffy""Five Finger Fillet - Micah Bell""Social Calls With Mr. MacGuire"
Chapter 1Chapter 2Chapter 4Chapter 5Chapter 6Epilogue, Part 1Epilogue, Part 2