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Penelope Yin
Penelope Yin 01
Trouble-prone Teenager
Zone Faultline
Coordinates (-900, 0, -492.5)
Level Range 15-19
Introduced by Jim Temblor
Introduces Doc Delilah
Enemy groups Badge villain lost The Lost
Badge villain vahzilok Vahzilok
Badges Badge tourist 01 Rescuer

Penelope Yin is a City of Heroes contact located in the Aftershock neighborhood of Faultline at coordinates (-900, 0, -492.5). Her level range is 15-19.

Surrounding Penelope Yin and her father's store are a group of beneviolent Clockwork soldiers who have dubbed themselves as Penelope's Protectors. They are basically renamed Clockwork minions, and will not hesistate to defend Penelope from any potential harm from any enemy mobs. They will con as Ally units to any Heroes in the zone, as well as to any other friendly groups in the zone, such as Longbow or the Paragon Police Department.

Penelope also appears as an ally for The Lady Grey Task Force during the Agree to form a Task Force mission for The Lady Grey. (Levels 45-50 for both Heroes and Villains)
Please see her ally profile for more info.

Penelope Yin is supposedly, the single most powerful psychic on the face of the Earth, and as such is the target of several groups, including the Heroes, the Rikti, and the Clockwork King. The Clockwork King sees her as his "Clockwork Princess", and Penelope mentions several times that he is actually a very nice man to her, but has a real problem with Heroes. As such, he protects her whenever he can, developing a Psychic link with her that allows him to send, or come to her aid. The Rikti have interest in her because her mental abilities are the key to a successful portal back to their own world.


Contact Introduced By[]

New Contact(s)[]

I know you met Doc Delilah already. She is totally amazing. She's smart, she's super-strong, and, well, she's enough to give a normal girl a complex. But she's really nice, too. She came out here because she wanted to explore the old hero bases and dig up, like, history and stuff. Anyway, she said she wanted to talk to you about something important.

Cool. I know that she thinks she found something big, but she's really gonna need help, I can feel it.


Trouble-prone Teenager

The daughter of Wu Yin, owner of Yin's Market, Penelope Yin is a normal girl with a penchant for having strange things occur around her. Many of the heroes who had their bases in Overbrook prior to it's destruction had tales of strange things happening shortly after 'Perilous Penelope' swooped by on her scooter to drop off a delivery from her father's store. Now that the city has begun reconstruction in Faultline, Penelope returned with her father to help re-open Yin's Market. Shortly after their arrival, the local Clockwork began to protect Penelope from danger. No one knows why the Clockwork keep their silent vigil over her safety, and the Clockwork King has issued no announcements on the subject.

Initial Contact[]

Oh, man, did Jimmy Temblor send you? He and Ann, err, 'Fusionette' have been treating me like a little sister since before...


Um, actually, I kinda could use some help. Well, not me, I mean. It's just that my Dad, he's been kidnapped!

Too Busy[]

Wait a second Character. Wow. You're really busy, aren't you? And a lot of it's really important stuff, too. My Dad will be okay for a little while and lots of people need your help. Finish up a few things and hurry back, okay?


  • Inspirations
  • Level 15 Science/Technology Dual Origin Enhancements (200% base costs)
  • Level 20 Science/Technology Dual Origin Enhancements (200% base costs)

Story Arc[]


Yin's market super-saver card

Before the Faultline Incident, Yin's Market sold groceries to citizen and hero alike, and many a hero with their base in Overbrook had one of these frequent customer cards. Now that Yin's Market has re-opened, it might be handy to keep your new Yin's Market card around. But Mr. Yin might never have been rescued if it wasn't for his daughter Penelope who told you:

'I lost my Daddy!'

It all began when Jim Temblor asked you to help out a friend of his, a girl named Penelope Yin. Penelope's father Wu Yin had run Yin's Market before the Faultline Incident, and now that the city was rebuilding, they'd returned to reopen. Unfortunately, the Lost had taken an interest in them, and tried to kidnap both Penelope and her father. Penelope had escaped due to the interference of some Clockwork, but her father was still in the clutches of the Lost. Penelope had been asking around, and learned that the famous hero historian Dr. Delilah Stein might have uncovered something, but was now cornered by the Vahzilok! You battle through the mad murderists to help Doc Delilah, who went to help Penelope. She also gave you some files she'd uncovered in an abandoned hero base revealing that Bill Temblor, the secret identity of the villain Faultline, had often helped heroes against villains with his scientific acumen. You took that information to Jim Temblor, who seemed able to confirm it, further muddying the waters of history.

Doc Delilah told Penelope that the Lost headman who had tried to kidnap her and her father was named 'Muxley.' You hit the streets for information, and were soon able to find where Muxley was hiding out. While Penelope's father wasn't there, Muxley did tell you where you might be able to find him. He also implied some things about Penelope and what the Lost were doing in Faultline, but wouldn't say more.

With Wu Yin's location, you assaulted a conclave of Lost leaders from all over the city, and got Mr. Yin to safety. Penelope was overjoyed at your success, and Mr. Yin soon re-opened Yin's Market again.

Though the incident ended on a happy note, there were still some questions left unanswered. What was the thing the Lost were looking for, and why did they think they'd need to control Penelope Yin once they'd found it? And the information Doc Delilah had discovered about Bill Temblor's heroic efforts to fight villainy conflicted with his actions in his secret identity as Faultline. If the answers lie in the ruins of the zone, perhaps the person to talk to is the adventuring amazon archaeologist, Doc Delilah.

Help Doc Delilah[]


My Dad and I were both kidnapped from the store. I got away because the Clockwork helped me, but the Lost, they still have my Dad. I'm so worried about him, it hurts. I tried looking on my own, but if it weren't for the Clockwork, the Lost would have caught me. So I've been asking for help. I just got a call from Doctor Delilah Stein that she may have found something, but her call got cut off, and I know she's in trouble. Could you help her?

You are so awesome! Doc Delilah used to be a hero, too, but she's like, an archaeologist now. he's digging all around here looking for stuff, so she's been everywhere and talked to a lot of people. I asked her to keep an eye out for anything about my Dad, just in case. So of course, she gets cornered by some Vahzilok somewhere without cell reception. She's okay right now, but those Vahzilok guys are really scary. You better get her out of there.


The ruined hero base

Mission Objective(s)

Many old hero bases were lost when Faultline destroyed Overbrook. If Penelope's right, Dr. Stein was investigating one when the Vahzilok arrived.

  • Rescue Doc Delilah
    • Lead Doc Delilah out


Badge villain vahzilok Vahzilok

Notable NPCs

  • Luminous Eidolon (Boss) (Guarding Doc Delilah)
  • Doc Delilah (NPC Ally. Must be freed and escorted to the exit)

Icon clue generic
Supergroup database
This is some old data from one of the ruined superhero bases scattered throughout Faultline. It clearly shows that Bill Temblor, the secret identity of the villain Faultline, had a cover job where he worked with numerous heroes as an advisor on scientific and mutant investigations. Investigations where he often ended up foiling his supposed villainous co-conspirators like the Demon Digger and Psicurse. Apparently, Bill Temblor was such a good friend to the city's heroes that there are records of heroes taking care of his son, Jim. It doesn't seem to match the maniac who destroyed Overbrook at all.

Mission Objective(s)

  • Talk to Jim Temblor


Doc Delilah found this? Weird. I remember this. I remember all of this. I remember my dad working with heroes, I remember being in hero bases. I don't remember him ever building an earthquake machine, and without Mom around I was almost always with him. This is how I remember it. But how can that be?

Oh, wait, that's my phone.
Hey, Penny.
Yeah, Character's here.
Yeah, Ann and I will be by later. Ok, bye.

That was Penelope. She Says that Doc Delilah told her something major. She wants to see you.


Hey! I totally owe you for all this, but it was really worth it. Doc Delilah had some big news. But I think I'm going to have to ask for your help again, if that's ok?

You're the best! I know you'll find my dad!

Hit the streets to get info from the Lost[]


What Doc Dellilah found out was that those smell guys with the weird minds, the Lost? Well, she's talked to some of them, and she asked about what happened to my dad. They told her that they went after Dad and me on purpose. One of their big chiefs wanted us captured for something weird, I'm sure. Anyway, the guy they ordered to do it was one of their own named 'Muxley.' Doc said that Muxley's still in Faultline, but she doesn't know where. If you can find him, that's sure to lead to my Dad, right?

Thank you sooooo much! You are totally the best! I think the way you do this kind of thing is by 'Hitting the streets,' right?

This would be so much easier if those Lost guys were normal. But then, if there weren't so many of those weirdos around Dad, I could just talk to him. It's driving me crazy! I can toalk to my friend Imani in Kenya, and my friend Yuki in Japan, and we can all hear each other fine, but my Dad's somewhere in the city and I can't talk to him because those Lost guys mess everything up with their crazy! It's so unfair!

Mission Objective(s)

  • Defeat Lost for Info
    • Defeat 10 Lost

One of the Lost you were fighting cracked, and told you where to find Muxley.

Icon clue generic
Muxley's location
One of the defeated Lost told you the location of Muxley, one of their leaders. He's hiding out in an abandoned floor of an old office building. He didn't know the address, but you can figure out where to go.

Mission Objective(s)

This building will probably be destroyed soon, but in the meantime strange things fester in the ruins.

  • Find Muxley
    • Defeat Muxley

You learned where to find Mr. Yin!

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'Then it called to us...'
After you defeated Muxley, he told you where you might be able to find Mr. Yin. He also told you why the Lost had tried to abduct the Yins in the first place:

'We came to the ruins first because the time is near, and we feel it in the waters here. But then it called to us. It wants to be used again. The ones marked by the Spider-Lord seek it for their master, and for their own desires. The pirates of the air seek it only because they know it is valuable. And we seek it to help bring about the new world. And when it comes to light, it will need a new master, a new source of power. The old man is only for control over the girl. There is a reason the Brain-in-Brass protects her.'

Notable NPCs


Badge villain lost The Lost


Yes! You found Muxley! Well, I know Dad wasn't there, but he did tell where to find him right?

Don't worry, Daddy, we're gonna bring you home soon!

You're the coolest! Hey, do you need a side-kick? No, forget it. My Dad would totally flip out.

Rescue Mr. Yin[]


Now that we know where Dad is, the only thing left is to get him. This may be kinda rough, though. You will be careful, right? Or get, like a super-team or something?

I think it's going to be pretty tough in there. Just, like, be careful, okay? I wouldn't want to be all sad because I got Dad back but you got killed and stuff.

Oh, hey! That's an idea! Give me a second...

Okay, I asked the Clockwork King really nicely, and he's agreed to let you borrow some of the solders he has protecting me. It's really big step for him. I mean, he's kinda paranoid, sure, but deep down I think he's an okay guy.

Temporary Power:

Upon accepting this mission, Pelelope gives you Clockwork Connection temporary power.

Temporary WarWolfWhistle Clockwork Connection Summon Gears
Penelope's strange connection to the Clockwork is enough for them to help you, but only to help her. Call on them, and these Clockwork will come to your aid up to three times.

Mission Objective(s)

Whatever use this place once had, now it's a vast nest of the Lost. And somewhere inside, Penelope's father Wu Yin is held against his will.

  • Rescue Mr. Yin
    • Lead Mr. Yin out

You rescued Penelope's father Wu Yin from the Lost.

Notable NPCs


Badge villain lost The Lost


Upon completion of this mission, you receive the Rescuer Badge.

Badge tourist 01 Rescuer

You saved Penelope Yin's father from the Lost, and now a thankful Mr. Yin has re-opened Yin's Market in Faultline. You can now shop there whenever you want.




Dad's home and safe and everything! You saved him! He's already getting the shop open, can you believe it? Oh, that's right, he wanted me to tell you that you can go in any time you want. But that's not important. Dad's home and he's safe, and it's all because of you.

Thank you. Thank you.