Briar

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Briar the brothel owner runs the Brothel, located on Harvest Street. The player can partake in the weekly shows there, in which Briar will set the scene for them as the narrator.

Description

Briar's description varies on what sex they are determined as. However, regardless of sex they will be described as having long chestnut hair and hazel eyes.

  • If male: The doors open to reveal a man wearing a blue suit, minus a shirt, showing off his well-toned chest and abdomen. Long chestnut hair flows behind him as he enters.
  • If female: The doors open to reveal a woman wearing an expensive-looking red gown with a plunging neckline, revealing a portion of her pert breasts. Long chestnut hair flows behind her as she enters.

First Meeting

Someone will bump into the player while outside the Strip Club. They tell the player that they have dropped something, before forcing the item into their hands and running away. It's noted that the item is in fact a slip of paper - with an address of a strange building the player has never heard of on Harvest Street. It is followed by the subsequent message:

"If you're fed up with being treated like a child, come see us."

Upon accessing the suspicious building mentioned, the player arrives to learn that this building is in fact the brothel. The player is then introduced to Briar, the owner - who will then go on to inform the player of the various activities they can do here. Briar may additionally help the player gain access into the strip club, although at a hefty price.

Alternatively, Briar can be encountered after the player prostitutes themselves too frequently while on the prowl for singles at the Harvest Street Pub. Briar will learn of the player's lewd activities and confront them with their goons. Briar mentions how they "own all of the whores on this side of town" before forcefully escorting the player over to the Brothel. Once there, punishments will be handed out for the player to endure - what they have planned is not pretty.

Schedule

Briar has a set schedule of remaining in their office for the remainder of the day. This gives the player free reign to access their office at any given time.

They are able to hook the player up with a fake ID, giving them access to the Strip Club. Note that this comes with a hefty price of £500.

Relationship

Briar's relationship with the player is determinant on the player's behaviour. As long as the player stays in Briar's good books, they will remain in good-standing with Briar.

Otherwise, if they choose to do things that would otherwise cost Briar hefty sums of money (such as missing Brothel performances, or working as an independent prostitute) this will upset Briar dearly, as Briar feels the money from the "whores" around town belong to them and them alone. It is clear that Briar does not like money going to waste, or to others in general.

This is exemplified when the player explicitly goes against what Briar has asked of them. They may grow to a point where they may even sell out the player to the police in exchange for the money Briar had lost out on, or even kidnap the player as punishment for their deeds around the town.

Additionally, it is possible to initiate lewd encounters with Briar, but only in specific situations - in this case, when the outstanding payment is not received from the player after they had missed out on a performance.

Interactions

Note: The following events are not to be considered as a full, comprehensive list of Briar's interactions in the game - but more rather their most notable interactions. As such, minor events may not be listed below. However, more interactions will be listed below as the character remains in development.

As Briar is primarily found at the brothel, they will make many appearances there. They will serve as the player's manager while working there, remaining in the background usually. Interactions with them will tend to involve work-related interactions, such as brothel performances.

Brothel Performances

If the player has high enough Fame, Briar will allow the player to take part in special performances every Friday for a huge amount of money. This can be repeated weekly. Briar reminds the player that people will be coming to see the player specifically, and choosing not to show up will be considered inexcusable. Should the player ignore their warning, they will be forced to pay Briar back for costly damages. All three performance options are a good way to raise Fame even further, as the audience will film and take photos. Additionally, it may also offer a safe environment for multi-person and/or animal encounters.

In order to begin the show, the player must choose to go behind the stage and then pick "star in show."

There are four potential options for show performances:

  • "Flirt 'n' Fuck" - The first show option, requiring Promiscuity 4. Briar instructs the player to keep an eye out for the actor - they will be able to tell by them wearing a particular accessory.
  • "Roleplay 'n' Gangbang" - The second show option, requiring Promiscuity 5. Requires the player to wear their school uniform. Briar informs the player that the audience will not be there for their acting skills, so there is no need to worry about that.
    • Briar will be acting as the narrator of the performance. The school boy/girl is supposedly the top of their class, but they are naive about the outside world, especially with the more rough areas of town. Four of Briar's employees enter the scene, acting as if they are talking. Upon completion, Briar will state that they almost believed that performance.
  • "Deviant Pig Show" - The third show option, requiring Deviancy 5.
    • Briar informs the player that the beast may be a little worked up, but they should be able to handle it. Once again, Briar will act as the narrator of the performance. The show begins with Briar's narration of the story of a boy/girl lost in the woods who is attacked by a vicious beast.
  • "Deviant Swarm Show" - The fourth show option, requiring Deviancy 5. As the player is locked in a terrarium and covered in critters, Briar warns the audience that those frightened by things that "creep and crawl" should vacate the venue, before inviting the rest to the most "exquisite" show the brothel has to offer.

Additionally, there are two unlockable performances:

  • "Sex Machine Show" - The first hidden option, requiring Promiscuity 5 and special fuel from the Elk Street Landfill. Briar arranges a private showing for the brothel's VIPs, in which the player is pleasured by a sex machine. Briar introduces the player as a student testing out their new invention.
  • "Horse Show" - The second hidden option, requiring Deviancy 5 and a horse from the countryside. Briar tells the player that they are to provide their own co-star. The show begins with Briar's narration of the story of a young rider rewarding their racehorse for its victory.

At the end of each performance, Briar will be waiting behind the stage, before handing the player their earned money for a job well done.

Missing Star

If at any point the player plans a performance but does not show up for it, then chooses to enter the Brothel again, Briar will storm towards the player along with two other thugs by their side. They demand the player to pay them back the money they lost - this being a sum of £1000. The player can choose to pay them, or willingly or unwillingly refuse to pay. Choosing to pay with have Briar count the money while telling the player they do not care for them even if the player may be kidnapped at some point by wolves. They make it explicitly clear that the player will show up next time as they leave, otherwise there may be consequences.

If the player is unable to afford it or flat out refuses to pay, Briar will tell them the player is able to pay back with other means. This initiates a multi-person encounter as an audience gathers, believing it to be a show. Successfully making Briar orgasm will have them straightening themselves out, telling the player they know how to gain attention - as well as to make sure they show up next time. Choosing to fight back and successfully doing so will have the player knock Briar into a table, spilling drinks everywhere. Briar will not pursue them for the time being. On the other hand, if the player is overwhelmed from too much pain, Briar and their thugs will stop accordingly and instead feed them to a lustful audience, telling them that "this whore is on the house." This triggers a much larger and brutal multi-person non-consensual encounter. The player is then left to flee for the dressing room once they are finished.

Brothel Police Raids

If the player has at least 500 crime and at least 42 days have passed since the game started, there is a chance of the brothel being raided by the police. A 0.5% chance each turn the player is with a client during a private dance, but a chance nonetheless. The player has a few options as to how to escape (described below). After the first raid, another can't happen for at least 21 days. Then, so long as the same conditions occur, another raid can happen.

Sneaking Out

If the player has at least a D in Skulduggery, then they can attempt to escape from the Raid. They will tell a brothel patron to hide in an empty room and the player will draw the police away from them. If the player has anything less than an A in Skulduggery, then the patron will see through the player's lie and shove them into a chair, leading to the player getting caught.

If they do have the required Skulduggery, then they'll point the client into a room then close and lock it. The player will then go into an empty room, leave the door open, then hide behind it. The police will target the locked door and not the room that appears empty, allowing the player to wait out the raid (1:00). They then get to deal with the aftermath.

Unless they've been stealing from clients.

Aftermath

After successfully evading the police, they'll stumble upon Briar fixing the damage done by the raid. They'll congratulate the player for their escape, then advise the player stick around since the police are still outside. The player can either help out with fixing things (0:05, £5, + Fatigue) or simply wait until it's safe to go (0:30).

Sold Out

If the player makes the decision to steal from their clients during private dances, a count increases. It doesn't matter if the player successfully steals from the client, just that the attempt was made. As long as the player has less than 4500 crime or the brothel hasn't been raided before, this count doesn't matter. If the brothel has been raided and the player has the required amount of crime, then a random number is rolled. If the number of clients the player has stolen from is greater or equal to the random number, then even if the player successfully evades the cops the first time, they'll be met with officers outside of the brothel. It turns out because of the player's skulduggerous actions, Briar made the decision to sell them out.

Caught

If the player fails their skulduggery attempt or couldn't even attempt it, then they will be caught by the police and brought out to the main part of the Brothel

  • If the player has less than 900 crime, then they'll be led out a side door. The officers will comment they seem too nice to get caught up in things and let them go
  • If the player has between 900 and 1999 crime, then the player will be let go as long as they make a "charitable donation" of £800. The player can pay the bribe or be arrested
  • If the player has 2000 or more crime then the player will have to make a bribe equal to their current crime number unless they have 4500+. Then their bribe is set to £5000. The player also has the option (with Promiscuity 3 or higher) to pay with their body instead. If the player has been scared into prostitution by Bailey, then they can reluctantly offer their body if they don't meet the Promiscuity requirement. Seducing the police initiates a consensual 2-person encounter.
    • If the player makes the officers cum and has less than 4000 crime, then the player will always be let go
    • If the player has 4000+ crime, then there's a 50% chance that they'll be let go after making the police cum. Otherwise, the police will arrest the player anyway
    • If the player manages to fight the officers off, then they will escape out of the side door. This can be difficult for a player with 4500+ crime. The officers will comment on the player being slippery and will handcuff the player before the encounter begins, causing the player to have to fight or fuck without use of their hands
    • Ending the encounter any other way will result in being arrested.

Arrested

If the player is arrested, then they'll be brought outside of the Brothel and lined up along a wall with the rest of the caught brothel staff. The commotion brings a crowd of gawkers (+ Sex Fame, + Prostitution Fame). The player will then wait 2 hours for the police to process them. The arrest will then progress as normal.

Kidnapping

Briar will kidnap the player if they are caught doing one and/or the other specific requirements.

  • The player fails to show up to a scheduled show
  • The player acting as an independent prostitute at the Pub.

This will have the player be forced into working for Briar at the Brothel. More information down below.

Gloryhole Forced Service

Briar's role as the Brothel owner allows them to claim that they own all working prostitutes in town. Should the player prostitute themselves too many times within the Pub, Briar catches wind of this and acts accordingly, for the player is acting independently without giving a cut to Briar. A sack is thrown over the player's head before they are dragged outside, into the back of an empty van.

Upon arrival, Briar and two other thugs are already here. Briar explains the situation at hand, demanding the player to pay them. The van stops in front of a building, which causes the thugs to attempt to drag the player inside. At this point, the player has two options:

  • Quietly go with them
  • Fight back

Fighting back proves very difficult, if not impossible. The fight is intentionally designed to be against the player's favour. The best course of action would be to go quietly. Should the player successfully fight back however, they will wrestle free from Briar's grasp - for now, at least.

Choosing to go willingly (or unwillingly) with Briar has the player escorted to a dungeon below the Brothel. It should be noted that this is not the Underground Brothel, but still part of Briar's establishment. The player is then forced into a cell, with them spotting a gloryhole in the wall.

The player's task now is to please a certain amount of customers before they are able to leave. Choosing to be defiant and fighting back proves to be a bad idea should the player go with that route - as doing this has the player forced into a hole in the wall with their behind sticking out, leaving them completely vulnerable to any would-be attacker. The latter punishment can also occur should Briar catch the player prostituting themselves at the Pub once again after the initial gloryhole punishment.

Once the player has satisfied enough clients, Briar will issue a formal warning to the player to not independently prostitute themselves any longer, before allowing the player to walk free.

Ignoring Briar's Demands

Ignoring Briar's warnings has the player eventually be approached by two of their thugs once again, which tell the player to come with them.

The player can choose to bribe them (for a costly sum) or alternatively either go with them quietly or choose to fight back. Fighting back will be much easier this time around. Going with the thugs has them lead the player to a wall where they are then locked into place and left to be sexually assaulted from behind. Briar may come in at random intervals and taunt the player, stating that the price to "use" the player is very cheap - £10 - and it is entirely the player's fault for the low price. This event will repeat each time Briar catches the player prostituting themselves at the Pub.

"Friendly" Competition

There is a chance that Briar will intercept the PC when leaving the strip club after work. Briar refer to Darryl as a colleague, subtly ordering the PC to keep an eye on Darryl and that they're "worried about her/him".

Consequently, when PC ends their shift at club, one of Briar's hench(wo)men will appear and ask about the club's security and clientele, the PC can either choose to:

  • Give accurate information
  • Exaggerating Darryl's power requires good amount of skulduggery
  • Underplaying Darryl's power requires a lot less.

Succeeding in skulduggery or telling the truth grants you (+ Briar's Love) while failing will decrease it.

(Consequences unknown, further research needed )

Trivia

  • Briar is one of several people of interest to exist since the initial release of the game. A full list is provided on the Named Non-Playable Characters page.
  • Briar is one of several characters to own an establishment, with other examples being Darryl, Sam and Landry.
  • Landry will compare Bailey to Briar during the Police Infiltration sequence, with them saying Bailey makes Briar look like a "bleeding-heart humanitarian."
  • "Prostituting on the street or strip club won't antagonise Briar."

Gallery

"The following images showcased below are fan interpretations of what this character looks like in-game. Despite canon descriptions existing within the game itself, visual depictions of the character akin to the player sprite are best left to the player's own interpretation."

Named NPCs
Love Interests RobinWhitneyEdenKylarAveryBlack WolfGreat HawkAlexSydney
People of Interest BaileyCharlieDarrylHarperJordanBriarSamLandryLeightonSirrisRiverDorenWinterMasonMorganGwylanNikiRemyWrenIvory WraithMickeyZephyr
Special NPCs Quinn
Persistent NPCs Black DogPrison GuardsPrison InmatesWatchtower Guard