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After completing Truck Hustle, Phil Bell recommends Niko Bellic to his boss, Jimmy Pegorino. Phil then instructs Niko to put on a suit and tie and meet Pegorino at his mansion in Westdyke, starting the first Pegorino mission: Pegorino's Pride.
Niko briefly meets James Pegorino at his house at Westdyke, Alderney. Jimmy tells Niko how much a meet with the Pavanos would help him gain control over the Commission; Big Pete and Marco are following to accompany Pegorino at the deal. On the way to the meet at the abandoned DUDE Chemicals plant in the Acter Industrial Park, Pegorino reveals to Niko that he will bribe the Pavanos to give the Pegorino Family get a name; Pegorino wants Niko to oversee the deal as "insurance" in case the deal goes sour.
Indeed, as Niko watches over the meet with a rifle, the Pavanos ambush and open fire at Pegorino's party, prompting Niko to do the same. Pegorino is injured before he can do anything about it while Big Pete and Macro are killed. Upon rescuing him, the Pavanos escape with the offering; Niko blasts them down, and transports Pegorino and the offering back to Westdyke.
At least full health is required for this mission, preferably some body armor as well. Suit up at Perseus and head to Pegorino's. After the conversation, head to Pegorino's car and meet his men (Marco and Peter) while Pegorino gets his shoes on. He will join the team, so drive them all to the refinery. Cutscene. Marco gives Niko the sniper rifle and instructs him to a building ledge. Go up the stairs and to the ledge. Cutscene. The Pegorino family come forward along with the Pavanos. More Pavanos come and shoot up the party. Snipe them all as a chest shot or headshot, as these detract the most health and don't waste expensive rifle ammo.
When the game instructs to save Pegorino, jump off of the railing as it's quicker than descending all of the stairs and only cuts back on a bit of health. Get out your Assault/Carbine if you have one or something in the SMG family if you don't. Four men immediately start shooting once you get outside - shoot them ASAP. Ascend the stairs on the right and pick off the rest of the lackeys. Instead of entering the open end of the warehouse where you'd face enemies behind doorways, keep to the right and run along the outside wall. Entering the warehouse from the rear enables you to avoid the remaining Pavanos by heading straight to Pegorino.
Cutscene. Pegorino and Niko enter their car and notice a Pavano car escaping with the offering/bribe. Chase them but don't waste bullets shooting them as this will not get the offering any quicker. Follow their exact tire marks and after a minute or so, watch as they brutally crash at the docks and don't make the same mistake. Keep the car away from the men as they might try to pick off Jimmy. Leave the car and toss a grenade at the Pavano car so as to get the two goons standing near it. Chase the last Pavano with the offering and step over his body to collect it. Head back to Jimmy and drive him to Westdyke as he comments, "[You] kept your head while everyone else was losing theirs - sometimes literally. We're going to need your skills again soon. Arrividerci."