Bledar Morina, one of the loan shark attackers
|Location||BOABO, Firefly Projects|
|Unlocks||Friendship with Roman Bellic, Easy Fare|
|Unlocked by||Three's a Crowd|
In defending Roman, the basics of the melee combat mechanics are introduced.
As you near Michelle's place for your First Date, Roman calls to ask Niko for help; the Albanian Mafia loan sharks have him trapped on the basketball courts in the Firefly Projects. At this point you may decide to either continue to the date with Michelle or help Roman. If you go on the date with Michelle, Roman will end up in the hospital.
Follow the radar blip to the basket ball courts. As you approach, Bledar walks up to you while Kemal continues to beat up Roman. An onscreen tutorial walks the player through melee combat techniques. Lock onto Bledar and attack him in different ways. When he has been beaten senseless, do the same to Kalem. Dodge Kalem's attacks, and block and counter his throws. As Niko approaches Roman, a cutscene shows Dardan who runs away.
Get in Roman's Taxi with him and race after Dardan. If Dardan gets too far away, the mission will be failed. In the BOABO district, Dardan jumps out of his car and runs up a staircase. Chase him up the stairs into a large room, where he turns and faces Niko. Relieve him of his knife, and take him out. It is possible to push or kick him out of the nearby window. When Dardan is no longer a threat, take Roman in his taxi back to the depot.