Penelope Yin (Praetorian)

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This article is about the Praetorian contact. For other contacts, see Penelope Yin (Faultline) or Penelope Yin (Freedom Phalanx).

Overview

Penelope Yin
Contact Small Penelope Yin (Praetorian).jpg
Hospital Patient
Zone Neutropolis
Level Range 15-20
Introduced By == Level 15 ==
Aaron Walker
Introduces == Level 15 ==
Dark Watcher (Praetorian)
Enemy Groups

Badge DefeatSyndicate.png Syndicate
Badge DefeatClockwork.png Neuron's Clockwork
Badge DefeatClockwork.png Anti-Matter's Clockwork

Badge DefeatClockwork.png Rogue Clockwork
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Penelope Yin is a Praetorian contact in Neutropolis.  Her level range is 15-20.


Introductions

Contact Introduced By

Contact Introduces

I know just how you can contact the Magician, Rusty!

Not many on Praetoria know that the Dark Watcher exists, let alone what his true purpose is here. If he wants to meet with you, it can only mean that there is important matters to settle.

Good luck with the Magician, Rusty! Mother's coming now, I think I'm going to go see some more of my Playtime Friends now!

Information

Hospital Patient

Penelope Yin, daughter of Wu Yin, was 'enrolled' in the Mother of Mercy Psychiatric Hospital some time ago. This has caused Wu Yin to embark on a crusade to get his daughter back. Some PPD who stand guard in the hospital whisper rumors that Penelope Yin may be the most powerful psychic within the hospital; even more powerful than Praetor Tilman, though Yin's time in the hospital has possibly driven her mad.

Prior to Introduction

None

Initial Contact

You hear the voice of a young woman in your head, her tone kind and light-hearted.

Rusty! It's been so long since I've seen you, there's so much to say. I see all the Stars in the Mirror Kingdom. Some of them glow brighter than the others! Mother tells me I need to be careful about looking at the Stars, or else my brain will go poof! But you're a special Star, Rusty, because you're my Star! And because you're the Star that's going to save us all.

Today, Rusty, we're going to go on a quest to save all the people and teddy bears in Mirror Kingdom!

Greeting

  • Come on, Rusty, we have a kingdom to save!
  • You're the brightest Star I know, Rusty!

Too Busy

Missing Too Busy Dialogue

Too Low Level

None

No More Missions

We've closed our book, Rusty. We stopped the evil Glowball and his Black Knights. But it's up to you to travel across the streams to help defeat the Shadowlord!

Store

No character ever meets Penelope — she communicates telepathically — so there is no store.

Story Arc

My Best Friend, Rusty

E ICON MeritToken.png Merit Rewards: This activity awards 2 Reward Merits.

Souvenir

Memory of Penelope Yin

When you look at the Clockwork in Praetoria, you sometimes can't help but think of them as 'teddy bears'. Penelope Yin referred to them in this manner during an experience you call...

My Best Friend, Rusty

Your time with Penelope Yin started with her calling you Rusty and asking you to stop the monster Glowball and the Dark Knights helping him to destroy the Mirror Kingdom. If you thought some of the members of the Resistance were bad with their way of speaking, Penelope Yin did them one better. After working with Penelope, you eventually found out what was happening; Metronome was working together with the Syndicate to increase his own power in the hopes of freeing Penelope Yin and making a 'perfect world'.

The Syndicate were helping Metronome kidnap Seers to rip their souls out of their bodies and into the Clockwork, causing Metronome's own power to increase exponentially. You tried to stop this process, but were only able to bring the Seer Clockwork to the Resistance, where they would be well taken care of. You were able, however, to defeat the leader of this Syndicate cell with the help of Aaron Walker. The man's name was Gregory Vega. The Dark Watcher revealed to you that this man was part of a group named Malta. They were from Primal Earth and believed that super powered beings would lead to a tyrannical government.

With the Syndicate out of the way, you faced off against Metronome's remaining Clockwork with the Noble Savage. The two of you stopped Metronome's ascension to power while learning a terrible secret; Cole had a massive army built and was preparing to invade Primal Earth! You saw some of the models of his 'War Walkers' in the lab with Metronome; if Cole had more of those, it would be the end of Primal Earth and the Resistance for sure.

You returned to Penelope, who told you that she had Metronome in a safe place, for now. It was now time for you to go on your new 'tale' as she said. Perhaps one day, the two of you will get to meet face to face, if she ever brings down Praetor Tilman and escapes from her prison.

Part One: The Legion of Black Knights

Rusty, the Mirror Kingdom is going to be in chaos if all the teddy bears are stolen away! The evil Glowball wants to use them for his own evil deeds. Glowball used to be like you, Rusty, he used to be my bestest friend! But now... Glowball thinks he knows what's best. He's become like the Shadowlord!

I miss how Glowball used to be, it hurts me a lot to see him like this. That's why I need your help, Rusty! Glowball is working together with those Black Knights now, they want to make him really powerful. These aren't the Black Knights that the Good King leads though. That's why we need to find out why the Black Knights have allied themselves with Glowball!

Who... what? Glowball?

You see several images flash before you. One of Metronome, another of possessed Clockwork. The last is an image of members of the Syndicate. It would appear Penelope is trying to encode a message to you. The Syndicate are helping Metronome possess more Clockwork. While it does hurt Cole, Metronome also seeks to steal away Clockwork that the Resistance have. The Syndicate helping Metronome can only lead to something bad for both Cole and the Resistance.

The Black Knight West is one of the knights that are helping Glowball, Rusty! You need to hurry and find him, Glowball's evil influence is spreading by the minute. If you don't stop him, he'll wipe out everyone in Mirror Kingdom!

Unnecessary Solicitation

You're unable to hear Penelope.

Mission Objective(s)

You follow the images in your mind that Penelope left to this office building. You'll have to track down a man named West to find out what the Syndicate are doing with Metronome.

  • Defeat West, the Black Knight
    • Recover information on the new Syndicate leader
    • Defeat the Syndicate communicator to stop Syndicate back up from arriving (Optional) - 2:00
    • Track down Master West

You found some disturbing information from Master West's dossier.


Enemies

Badge DefeatSyndicate.png Syndicate

Notable NPCs


V archetypeicon stalker.png Ambush!

After entering the mission you will be ambushed by Syndicate thugs

V archetypeicon stalker.png Ambush!

Failing to defeat the Syndicate communicator will result in at least four waves of incoming Syndicate.

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Syndicate branching
You found some documents dealing with the Syndicate and their group splitting. Ever since Mr. Yin defected to the Resistance, the Syndicate have been in a major power struggle. There's been rumors of a concrete faction growing more and more powerful, led by a man whose name is known only to those closest to him. Other, more disturbing rumors are that this man intends to use Metronome to throw the Resistance and Cole into chaos, allowing he and his group to gain a foothold of power within Praetoria.
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Syndicate and Metronome
You found a dossier on Master West outlining the Syndicate's plan with Metronome. It has very detailed information on how Metronome operates; whoever found this must have been observing Metronome for quite some time.

Metronome has been gathering Seers and killing them, in a sense. He uses his power to transfer their souls into that of the Clockwork, allowing them to live 'freely' inside of their bodies. The more Seers that are around Metronome, , either in their Clockwork bodies or in their normal bodies, the more powerful he becomes. There is a disturbing note at the end of the dossier:

'Get him enough Seers and he will have more than enough power to spread unbrided chaos through the city and the tunnels. Cole, the Resistance, Metronome, they'll all be wiped out, and then we move in. Yin was too soft, he lacked the courage to make a move. Things will change now. I promise.'


Debriefing

Part Two: The Princess in the Tower

Rescue Penelope's 'Playtime Friends'

Did you hear what one of the Black Knights said, Rusty? They've kidnapped some of my Playtime Friends for Glowball to put into the Teddy Bears! I didn't know that me and my friends made Glowball more powerful... do you think that's why he's turned evil? Mommy said that's what happened to the Shadowlord, that he used to be a White Knight until his power made him go bad!

I talk to the Teddy Bears that some of my Playtime Friends live in. They don't like it at all, Rusty. They say it... it feels cold, that they miss being able to touch things...

That's why you're going to go save my Playtime Friends from being turned into Teddy Bears, right Rusty?

Right. I think. Where are your friends?

You see an image flash before your eyes of an office within Neutropolis.

There it is! You can just -

Uh oh, Rusty. Mother is coming! We'll talk later on once you're done saving all the princesses from all the castles!

Unsolicited Contact

Penelope is unresponsive to your thoughts.

Mission Objective(s)

While seeing Cole defeated by his Clockwork would be poetic justice, the price of hundreds of innocent lives is too steep to pay. You'll have to put a stop to Metronome and the Syndicate, starting with rescuing the Seer in this building!

  • Rescue Penelope's 'Playtime Friends'
    • Track down the kidnapped Seer

It was too late to rescue this Seer, but you can still find them in their Clockwork bodies if you hurry.


Enemies

Badge DefeatSyndicate.png Syndicate
Badge DefeatClockwork.png Rogue Clockwork

Notable NPCs

  • Dead Seer (NPC, deceased)


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Dead Seer

Briefing

This Seer is dead, killed by Metronome's Clockwork. It looks like Metronome ensured she did not suffer. An image flashes in your mind from Penelope. It's of the tunnels in Neutropolis. The Clockwork that contain this and other seers are located there.


(Near the entrance)

(Some time later)

(When looking at the Dead Seer)

Retrieve the Clockwork Seers

Mission Objective(s)

Within these tunnels are the Seers that Metronome has forced into the cold, mechanical bodies of the Clockwork.

  • Retrieve the Clockwork Seers
    • 3 Seers to recover

You've rescued all the Clockwork Seers in the underground!

Unnecessary Solicitation

You can't seem to get in touch with Penelope.

Clockwork Seer


Enemies

Badge DefeatSyndicate.png Syndicate
Badge DefeatClockwork.png Neuron's Clockwork
Badge DefeatClockwork.png Anti-Matter's Clockwork
Badge DefeatClockwork.png Rogue Clockwork


Notable NPCs



Debriefing

My Playtime Friends are with the Blue Fishes now. I can hear their thoughts and they all wish they had their bodies back. They're so cold and so scared, Rusty. I hope that never happens to me. I wish I could do something to save Glowball... do you think it's impossible to change him? I just want my bestest friend back, Rusty.

Do you think it was wrong, Rusty, that I brought him back? Glowball fought against the Shadowlord once, I think, but then Shadowlord and his demons beat up Glowball real bad. I saved Glowball's spirit before it was all gone. He used to come by for tea in my mind all the time. Glowball was such a nice person to talk to, until he began to talk about me leaving the tower. I can't leave the tower, not until I've... talked with Mother.

I think that's when Glowball decided he had to save me from Mother and my tower. But I don't need saving, Rusty! I'm a grown woman, I can handle it. But Mirror Kingdom, my Playtime Friends, the Blue Fishes, they all need to be saved, and you're going to do it, Rusty!

Part Three: A Prince and the Magician

Speak with Aaron Walker

We've got to figure out who is leading the Black Knights and stop him before they make Glowball do something horrible, Rusty. I think I know someone who can help us! I call him the Prince, he's a funny man, but he's kinda mean. They say he fought against Mr. Raspberry once, but I dunno about that. Mr. Raspberry is real mean and nasty, I don't think the Prince could fight him. The Prince is kind of mean like Mr. Raspberry, but he has a heart of gold, Rusty, I swear! If anyone can help us save the Teddy Bears, it'll be the Prince!

Who is the Prince?

You see several images of Aaron Walker flash before you.

The Prince is real smart, Rusty, if you tell him what we're looking for, I'm sure he can find out! Tell him that I sent you, I try to talk to him a lot but his head is so busy that it's impossible to get a word in!

Unnecessary Solicitation

You're unable to reach Penelope. It's likely that 'Mother' is around her at the moment.

Mission Objective(s)

  • Speak with Aaron Walker

Briefing

Hey what's up, Character? You working with that weird chick who was tapping in my brain? Gotta say, not a fan of that, not a fan of that at all. Last time someone was in my brain, it was Neuron and he messed it all up. So you gotta excuse me if I'm a little protective of this precious area around here.

She still all kind of crazy talking on you? Me, I think it's all an act, but that's just me. I'm kinda not so groovy on her, on account that she just keeps on trying to bug me! I'll be hacking into something and I'll hear this little blip of a voice, totally distracts me from what I'm doing.

1 - (Interrupt Aaron's rant with the request)
2 - (Let Aaron continue to rant)


1 - (Interrupt Aaron's rant with the request)

What? Syndicate working together with Metronome? That's some serious bad news. Syndicate, for one thing, are backstabbing good for nothings. I'm not saying that out of spite, I'm saying that out of all the stuff I've seen them working on. Second thing, Metronome, crazy guy who thinks humanity is dying or something. I don't like hacking into his stuff, not one bit.

But you're going after both of them huh? Should've figured you'd be up to something like that. Sure, I'll help you out. Why not?

I actually already got something for you. Just did it two seconds after you mentioned the whole problem. Don't be surprised. You're surprised, right? Right, don't be. So, I can't get you the exact information on who is leading this band of Syndicate, but I know how. There's a warehouse nearby full of Clockwork that this Metronome guy has taken over. You bust them up, I'll gather the data on them, put the puzzle together, and figure out who exactly is pulling Metronome's strings.

If you want an easier way, take this here virus of mine. You just gotta upload it onto any computer in that warehouse. It'll stream into all the Clockwork and short-circuit 'em, while I get the info. I know, I'm that good.

Alright, thanks Aaron


2 - (Let Aaron continue to rant)

It's like, you know, I'm in the middle of doing a lot of things, I got my mind hacking something, while also looking up info on what's going on with rebuilding stuff in Tokyo, don't even get me started on the big news about Cole's big plan. I've got all my hacks on pins and needles and then BAM, some sort of giggle in my mind and someone calling me 'the Prince' and everything just goes out of whack!

It's enough to make a guy wanna hack into someone's mind, but that's off limits, I ain't doing that. Why? 'cause I'm better than Neuron, that's why.

Okay, Aaron. I need your help.

What? Syndicate working together with Metronome? That's some serious bad news. Syndicate, for one thing, are backstabbing good for nothings. I'm not saying that out of spite, I'm saying that out of all the stuff I've seen them working on. Second thing, Metronome, crazy guy who thinks humanity is dying or something. I don't like hacking into his stuff, not one bit.

But you're going after both of them huh? Should've figured you'd be up to something like that. Sure, I'll help you out. Why not?

I actually already got something for you. Just did it two seconds after you mentioned the whole problem. Don't be surprised. You're surprised, right? Right, don't be. So, I can't get you the exact information on who is leading this band of Syndicate, but I know how. There's a warehouse nearby full of Clockwork that this Metronome guy has taken over. You bust them up, I'll gather the data on them, put the puzzle together, and figure out who exactly is pulling Metronome's strings.

If you want an easier way, take this here virus of mine. You just gotta upload it onto any computer in that warehouse. It'll stream into all the Clockwork and short-circuit 'em, while I get the info. I know, I'm that good.

Alright, thanks Aaron


Retrieve Clockwork info for Aaron

Mission Objective(s)

You're here.

  • Retrieve Clockwork info for Aaron
    • Destroy all the Clockwork OR enter Aaron Walker's virus to disable them

You've gotten the data you need for Aaron Walker to track down the Syndicate leader!


Enemies

Badge DefeatClockwork.png Neuron's Clockwork


Take down Gregory Vega

Mission Objective(s)

You see nearby in the lab a figure in a black trenchcoat. That must be the man named Dark Watcher.

  • Take down Gregory Vega
    • Speak with Dark Watcher
    • Take down Gregory Vega
    • Defeat Gregory Vega

You defeated Gregory Vega, the head of the Syndicate cell!

Unnecessary Solicitation

You're unable to reach Penelope. It's likely that 'Mother' is around her at the moment.

Gregory Vega


Enemies

Badge DefeatSyndicate.png Syndicate


Notable NPCs



Briefing

Hello, Character. Allow me to introduce myself. I am Dark Watcher. I shall be upfront with you, as you deserve to know this. I am not from your dimension. I am from a place called Primal Earth. Perhaps you've heard of it.

I was here in this lab today to handle a situation before it grew too out of control... but with your presence here, I believe I can take my leave. It's somewhat dangerous, you could say, for me to be out and about like this.

(Those who have worked with Robert Flores in the past will find a different introduction:)

Hello, Character. I've been following your exploits ever since your work with a one Robert Flores. I appreciated the information you gave me regarding Edward Polstra. Rest assured, that information is in the right hands. I'm grateful to see that you are here. It is rare that I must make an appearance in 'public' like this, but this... was a matter that someone had to attend to.

(Those who met Dark Watcher in Anti-Matter's Arc will find a different introduction:)

Character, good to see you again. I have to say, I'm a little surprised to see you working with the Resistance now. I had thought, given your previous actions, you were someone who was on the side of the Loyalists. I must say, this is a very... interesting development, to say the least.

Why were you here?

I am here because of Gregory Vega, the man heading this group of the Syndicate. If you are here, you are no doubt aware that he is behind the plot to power Metronome to the point where he becomes too powerful for anyone to deal with. There is something important you should know about Gregory Vega, Character. Much like myself, Vega is not from this world. He is from Primal Earth and is part of a group called Malta.

They are a group who seek to wipe out super powered beings, believing that they... well, we, have the capability of controlling and bending the people to our will.

What an odd idea, don't you agree?

So, Malta is trying to attack Praetoria?

Exactly. They've been careful about sending agents through. They can't risk a full scale invasion, even though one is coming. This particular agent made his move after the Syndicate Corporation Wars. It seems he believes that this will weaken all the factions within Praetoria.

Of course, without the backing of the main group of Malta, he has only the allies he has made in the Syndicate to rely on. That is why it is up to you, Character, to handle this situation. I must ensure that my presence is kept as best a secret as possible. When you've finished with them, the girl, Penelope, will be able to tell you where to find Metronome's main base of operations.

Do try to show some patience around the girl, Character. Penelope entered Tilman's 'hospital' some time ago in an effort to destroy Tilman from the inside out. She puts on a front to try to conceal herself from Tilman, though I am afraid she has been doing it for so long that she is starting to blur the line between who she is and who she is pretending to be.

Alright, I'll do my best with the situation at hand.

Good luck, Character.

You too, Dark Watcher.


(Soon after sighting the Dark Watcher:)

(Some time later:)

Icon clue generic.png
The Malta Guard
You were able to intercept the transmission that Gregory Vega was making. You play it back from the beginning to hear what he was going to say...

'With the help of this Metronome, I have discovered that our worst case scenario is coming true. Marcus Cole has created a massive army, the likes of which we have never seen before. He intends to launch everything he has at Primal Earth. I've seen the schematics of some of his machines. They make ours look like Council toys. I'm making a full recommendation to-'

The message cuts off there.


Debriefing

Take that, you evil Black Knight! Rusty the powerful will never let you win! With Black Knight Vega done for, the Good King can try to get more of his Knights back under his banner. This is great! But we still have Glowball to deal with. I miss what I used to call Glowball, back when he was... someone different, a Star like you, Rusty!

We have no time though, Glowball found where Shadowlord is making some of his most powerful weapons. He's become so powerful that he's going to use all the teddy bears he has to become one BIG teddy bear that the Shadowlord made! If Glowball does that... I don't even want to think about what's going to happen!

Part Four: On the Brink of Power

The final battle is here, Rusty! Are you ready to stop Glowball before he becomes consumed by the evil power? Please, don't hate Glowball, Rusty. He was a good person once, until... until he lost his faith in humanity! He doesn't think us humans are strong enough to fight, he thinks that we can only be at our best if we're all teddy bears, but I say he's wrong! I say that maybe we can be weak, but together we can take the fight to the Shadowlord and free the Mirror Kingdom! And to do that, we need to save Glowball from himself!

But don't worry, Rusty, you won't have to do it alone!

Who is going to help me?

The Blue Fish are sending the Faithful Lion to help you, he doesn't want Glowball or the Shadowlord to get away with any of this!

I can see what Glowball sees, Rusty. He's gathered all the Teddy Bears that are powering him up to focus their energy, while he has my Playtime Friends underground increasing his power! The Magician said he's going to rescue my Playtime Friends, but you need to stop the Teddy Bears from making Glowball into a big monster Teddy Bear! There's eighty teddy bears in total, you'll only have three minutes before they all become monsters!

If you can destroy them all with the Faithful Lion, I can seal Glowball in one of them! Maybe with his power gone, Glowball will go back to being a good person!

Unsolicited Contact

Penelope Yin is unresponsive.

Mission Objective(s)

You're greeted by James Noble, or as Penelope Yin calls him, the 'Faithful Lion'.

  • Stop Metronome's Ascension to Power
    • 80 Clockwork to destroy
    • Three minutes until all Clockwork are fully activated

You've stopped Metronome's rise to power.

Cole's Army, Metronome's Army


Enemies

Badge DefeatClockwork.png Neuron's Clockwork
(Metronome Clockwork)


Notable NPCs

(Beginning of mission)

(Upon defeating last Clockwork)


Debriefing

Penelope Mayhem

See Mr. G (Primal Earth) for more info on this aspect of her story arc.