City of Heroes Wiki


Paula Dempsey
Paula Dempsey.jpg
Mechanic and Inventor
Zone Kings Row
Coordinates (-399, 0, -2060)
Level Range 5-9
Introduced by Juan Jimenez
Laurence Mansfield
Linda Summers
Rachel Torres
Kip Cantorum
Introduces Rachel Torres
Samuel Pierce
Vic Johansson
Paco Sanchez
Carla Brunelli
Athena Currie
Enemy groups Badge villain clockwork.png Clockwork

Badge villain skulls.png Skulls

Badges Badge stature 01.png Negotiator

Paula Dempsey is a City of Heroes contact located in the High Park neighborhood of Kings Row at coordinates (-399, 0, -2060). Paula Dempsey is a Technology origin contact. Her level range is 5-9.


Contact Introduced By[]

New Contact(s)[]

There's an engineer named Kip Cantorum who knows a lot about illegal technology. You should go see him; he might have some good leads for you on the Vahzilok zombies. Kip's business is in Galaxy City.

Kip should be able to help you.

There's a detective who you should meet. Rachel Torres knows all about the happenings on the streets, and can probably give you good leads on the Lost. She can be located in Galaxy City.

Detective Torres is tough and efficient; you might learn a thing or two from her.

You ever been to one of Samuel Pierce's parties? He's an event promoter, and he knows how to put on a good time. He also has a nose for trouble. You should meet him, see if he'll give you a tip on the Vahzilok. Mr. Pierce is promoting a new movie over in Kings Row.

Samuel is somewhat cavalier, but he wants the city cleaned up very badly.

Vic Johansson's good police. He'll steer you towards some interesting opportunities involving the Lost, and help smooth things over with law enforcement. His beat is Kings Row.

Vic is good people. You will enjoy working with him.

There's an EMT named Paco Sanchez who'd like to meet you. He's not only great at his job, but he also works well with heroes, tipping them off whenever he sees something interesting going on with the Hellions and the Circle of Thorns. Paco can be found in Galaxy City.

Paco primarily cares about saving lives.

There's a gun dealer named Carla Brunelli who would like to meet you. She's a very responsible, proactive woman who's helped a number of heroes in her time. She is deeply troubled by the Clockwork. Their presence in Skyway City means that she can usually be found there.

Carla is tough but fair.

There's a talented young lawyer named Athena Currie who you should talk to. She's a big community activist and has had some serious run-ins with the Clockwork. Miss Currie practices law in Steel Canyon.

Athena can really use the help of a hero like you.


Mechanic and Inventor

Paula Dempsey moved to Paragon City as a child, when her parents were killed by an invading space armada in the late 60's. She grew up with her grandfather, a famous mechanic who did a lot more than just fix cars. Paula's grandfather maintained the fabulous weapons and equipment used by a hero named Gauge Steele, and Paula grew up hearing stories of their adventures. With a role model like that, there was never any question as to where her career path lay. Today, she not only fixes things, she invents them. She's got a wealth of contacts and has been an excellent resource for new heroes for over a decade.

Initial Contact[]

You look like a likely candidate. Let's see if you measure up.


Paula sells inspirations and some level 10 training enhancements.

  • Inspirations
  • Level 10 training enhancements (Power 10 only)

Badge Mission[]

Get the Clockwork out of the warehouse before the Skulls get involved[]


The Clockwork have taken over a warehouse in Kings Row, and it's one that the Skulls claim is on their turf. You have to get the Clockwork out of that warehouse before the Skulls get involved. You have 60 minutes to defeat the Clockwork.

Hurry, before the situation endangers the public! Time is of the essence!

Mission Objective(s)

The air ahead crackles with electricity, and empty Dyne ampoules on the floor betray the presence of the Skulls.

  • Defeat all the Clockwork and Skulls - 60:00

You defeated the Clockwork and Skulls


Badge villain clockwork.png Clockwork
Badge villain skulls.png Skulls


Completion of this mission earns a hero the Negotiator accomplishment badge.

Badge stature 01.png Negotiator

You were instrumental in stopping a war between the Clockwork and the Skulls.


Thanks for keeping the peace in Kings Row!


Talk to the Steel Canyon Security Chief[]


There is trouble in Steel Canyon. Get your assignment from the Security Chief.

You will probably be dealing with the Outcasts, so be ready for anything.

Mission Objective(s)

  • Talk to Security Chief in Steel Canyon


Here is some info on the area. I need you to get out on the streets and contain the Outcasts. They can usually be found in Blyde Square or the Cooper District.

Icon clue generic.png
Steel Canyon briefing
Steel Canyon is the financial district of Paragon City. Many national banks, insurance companies, and investment firms have their headquarters in this zone. In fact, so much money flows through Steel Canyon, Paragon City ranks among America's richest cities. Success has spurred the construction of so many skyscrapers that the place looks like a canyon made of concrete, glass and metal. The zone isn't without its dangers, though. The Outcasts have claimed the area as their own, and they've recruited a lot of kids with mutant powers related to the elements. That's what the Outcasts love best—beating down their enemies with the power of the elements.

Mission Objective(s)

  • Keep peace in Steel Canyon
    • Defeat 10 Outcasts

You have defeated 10 Outcasts.


Badge villain outcasts.png Outcasts


Well done; those Outcasts are a powerful bunch. It seems the number of mutants in the city is increasing rapidly.

Discourage the Clockwork scavenging in Kings Row[]


This Clockwork scavenging is becoming a real problem in Kings Row. Those little metal menaces are taking street lamps, sewer grates, and everything else they can get their mitts on. I need you to discourage the Clockwork scavenging in Kings Row. Otherwise, that whole zone is going to turn into a death trap!

Royal Refinery and Freedom Plaza are particularly overrun, but I'm sure any neighborhood in the zone would welcome your assistance.

Mission Objective(s)

  • Combat Clockwork in Kings Row
    • Defeat 10 Clockwork

You have discouraged the Clockwork from scavenging in Kings Row.


Kings Row is a lot safer now, thanks to you.

Go to Castenada Export locate any clues you can and shut down the Clockwork plot[]


We've got reports of some Clockwork down at the old abandoned Castenada Export warehouse complex. Sources say they're using it as a staging area for a massive attack against the city. We've never heard of the Clockwork trying anything this bold! It's absolutely imperative that you go to Castenada Export and shut down the Clockwork plot!

I hear there's a large robot inside called Clanger. Watch out for it while you are hunting for information.

Mission Objective(s)

This warehouse once belonged to a highly successful company, but there is no evidence of its former glory.

  • Defeat Clanger and its guards
    • Find evidence of plot

You defeated the Clockwork and found the diary of the Clockwork King.

Icon clue generic.png
Diary of the Clockwork King
This diary is filled with the frenzied ramblings of the Clockwork King. In one section he writes:

'This hero reminds me so much of the vigilante who destroyed my body and left me to this metal shell. I must eliminate this new threat.'


  • The name of the warehouse can vary. Possibilities include APS Warehousing, Castenada Export, and Jovian Storage.
  • The name of the boss can vary. Possibilities include Cables, Clanger, Clockwise, Mecha, and Piston.

Notable NPCs


Badge villain clockwork.png Clockwork


So, the Clockwork were planning nothing more than your demise! I'm sorry I sent you into a trap, but this diary may well be worth the risk. It should give us valuable new insights into the Clockwork King's madness. I must admit I always wondered why he had transplanted his brain into a Clockwork robot. Now I know. It's no wonder that he hates heroes so much, if it was one of them who consigned him to that fate. It's a sad thing, really. With his brilliant engineering skills, the Clockwork King could have been a hero in his own right.

External Links[]