Key guards have recently taken up position around the palace. Sneak in, pick all of their pockets and bring the keys back to the locked-down winch.
― Bentley explaining the objective to Sly[src]
Sly approached the locked winch linked to the palace's drawbridge and asked Bentley if he had any idea where he could gather the keys. Bentley pointed out that certain key-carrying guards had recently taken up positions around the palace grounds, and that Sly would have to pickpocket them each for a key. After collecting six keys, Sly used them to unlock the winch and lower the drawbridge, with Bentley thanking him for a job well done.