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Penn is a Rito found in Tears of the Kingdom.

Tears of the Kingdom

"SOAR LONG!"

— Penn's standard goodbye.

Penn can be found first at Lookout Landing, standing right next to the Lookout Landing Skyview Tower after it has been activated. He'll congratulate Link on being the first person to get launched from the Skyview Tower.[1]

Penn works for the Lucky Clover Gazette, where he is a writer and is currently working on the Skyview Towers being activated.[2] Penn encourages Link to come join the team as a reporter. He will then take off and fly back to Rito Village.[3]

Penn initially doesn't know who Link is, commenting that he has the same name as the famous swordsman, and not knowing that Link is actually the same person.[4][5] After Link and Penn work together for awhile and complete a few missions, Penn will reward Link with a Lucky Clover Gazette Fabric. He mentions that the Kochi Dye Shop at Hateno Village has recently opened up a new service, having something to do with fabrics.[6]

Potential Princess Sightings!

Main article: Potential Princess Sightings!

Link can speak with him at the Lucky Clover Gazette, where Penn is excited that Link made the trip all the way out there. Penn will tell Link that the place location they are at was once a Stable, but Traysi cheated out the owner into getting the location.[7] Although Traysi quickly dissmisses those claims, saying she bought the place from the owner in a fair, mutually beneficial agreement.[8]

After Penn introduces Link to Traysi, this will begin the Potential Princess Sightings! quest.[9][10][11]

Traysi dismisses Penn so that Link and her can talk alone. Here, Traysi will make Penn and Link partners.[12][13][14] Traysi asks that the two visit the stables across Hyrule to obtain information about Princess Zelda sightings and other weird occurrences. Beginning this quest will cause Penn to show up at all the various stables throughout Hyrule.[15][16][17]

Serenade to a Great Fairy

Main article: Serenade to a Great Fairy

Penn will appear at Woodland Stable where he can be seen standing by Violynne and Mastro. Speaking to them will begin the Serenade to a Great Fairy quest. Here, Link will first need to repair Violynne and Mastro's wagon, Breezer, by fusing two Wheels to it. Then Link can speak to the pair and they'll hop in the wagon. Link can then take out a Horse from the Stable, as well as a Towing Harness. After attaching the towing harness, to the wagon, Link can ride north towards the Great Fairy Bud.

After arriving, Violynne and Mastro will play a song, causing the Great Fairy Tera to appear. Penn will arrive shortly to find that Link has helped out the situatoin.[18] After hearing what Tera had to say, Penn jots down that the mysteriously girl looked like Princess Zelda, but wasn't actually Princess Zelda.[19] After jotting this down, Penn will reward Link before then flying away.[20]

For Our Princess!

Main article: For Our Princess!

Penn appears outside of the Foothill Stable where he will comment about all of the men in their underpants.[21] Penn has heard that Princess Zelda had ordered all of the members of the Zonai Survey Team to dress in such a way.[22] Penn comments that there area is quite dangerous around here. While it was once common for travelers to make their way up to Goron City on this route, travelers now take the easier route from Woodland Stable. With less travelers passing through, monsters have made their home in the area.[23] Despite the danger, these under-dressed men insist on following Zelad's orders and some of them have traveled to the Foothill Monster Den, but have yet to come back.[24] Penn is flustered why Zelda would give such a reckless order.[25]

After Link travels to the Foothill Monster Den and defeats the Monsters, he can return to Foothill Stable and speak with the survey team. After learning of the miscommunication where Princess Zelda's orders were actually to explore "all other paths", instead of explore "in underpants", this will complete the quest and the survey team will put their clothes back on. Penn comments that the team botched the listening part and overdid the doing part.[26] He'll reward Link before flying away.

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  1. "Well, look at this. You're the one I saw flying around the sky. It's great to meet the first one to ever be launched from a Skyview Tower. A real historic moment." — Penn, Tears of the Kingdom
  2. "I'm Penn, by the way. I work for the Lucky Clover Gazette. I'm writing an article about this event, so folks everywhere will know about the Skyview Towers being activated!" — Penn, Tears of the Kingdom
  3. "I'd better get to work. Our newspaper is short on staff, so I've had to flap all over the place to cover the news. Hey, we could use another reporter! You should join us. Seem like a brave type and all—that's what it takes. Our newspaper is based in Hebra to the northwest. You'll find it near the bridge that leads to Rito Village. Stop by if you're up for the adventure of a lifetime...in the newspaper biz! Until then... Soar long!" — Penn, Tears of the Kingdom
  4. "Hey, what's your name?" — Penn, Tears of the Kingdom
  5. "Link, you say? Hold on there... Really, your name is Link? Hey, buddy... You've got the same name as that famous swordsman. Ha, good for you! Pretty big name to live up to though." — Penn, Tears of the Kingdom
  6. "So Hateno Village's dye shop in Necluda has started up a new service. It has something to do with fabrics. I know, I know. I'm basically giving you an extra job by handing over this fabric, but still... The point is that, by accepting and making use of it, you can show that you're officially part of the Lucky Clover Gazette! It would be nice if Traysi handled things a bit more simply though... Anyway, that's all done. It's always great working with you, partner! With that, I'll take wing. This story isn't going to write itself, after all! Soar long!" — Penn, Tears of the Kingdom
  7. "Shhh! Traysi, our editor here, is getting ready for our big Princess Zelda investigation. You're here about our newspaper, right? Then you can talk to me too. I'm next in charge. Oh, wait a minute... It's you! I gotta say, you did a good job getting out here to find us. It's quite a hike from Lookout Landing when you haven't got wings, but here you are! Was it easy to find the place? Some folks pass by without a second look. After all, it was a stable, until Traysi cheated the previous owner out of it. But you don't miss a thing, do you? Not bad, not bad at all... I assume you came for the job. You want to work for the newspaper, right? I'll vouch for you with Traysi. Just picture it! Traveling the world as a reporter, shining light on the truth! We'll be partners out there." — Penn, Tears of the Kingdom
  8. "Don't you listen, Penn? I told you I was busy, but you keep bothering me! And another thing—I bought this place from the owner after we came to a fair, mutually beneficial agreement. Could you stop telling people I cheated him out of it?" — Traysi, Tears of the Kingdom
  9. "I... S-sorry, Traysi. But there's a new applicant for a reporter job. I wanted you to know..." — Penn, Tears of the Kingdom
  10. "New applicant?" — Traysi, Tears of the Kingdom
  11. "Hmm... Hang on... You look like... Ah! Li— Li— Hey, sorry, Penn. But could you...give me and this guy a second here?" — Traysi, Tears of the Kingdom
  12. "Interesting... So that's why she's asked you to investigate places seriously impacted by the Upheaval. Well, coming here was a great call! What I mean is, we're getting tips from all over Hyrule. So many, in fact, that it's been hard to keep up! And among those tips, we've been hearing about someone who looks like the princess appearing in all sorts of places. I was about to assign Penn to chat those leads, but he could use a partner. I won't tell Penn who you are. It's better if no one knows you're involved. What do you say? Think you could work with him as we investigate? Of course, I wouldn't ask you to do this for free—though that'd be nice." — Traysi, Tears of the Kingdom
  13. "Penn! You can come back in." — Traysi, Tears of the Kingdom
  14. "Starting now, this guy's your partner!" — Traysi, Tears of the Kingdom
  15. "Well, if our editor here says you're in, then looks like I had you sized up right. Traysi knows how to pick 'em." — Penn, Tears of the Kingdom
  16. "All right, you two. Here's what you're going to do—visit every stable for leads. Penn, you'll head this all up. Stables bring in people, and people bring details. And details are what we need. Now...get me some news!" — Traysi, Tears of the Kingdom
  17. "OK, listen up, partner! We're on the trail of the truth about Princess Zelda. We can't let even the smallest clue slip through our talons. Or hands, in your case. We should visit as many stables as we can. Travelers always have plenty of goings-on to talk about. Soar long!" — Penn, Tears of the Kingdom
  18. "Well, look at this! You really helped out here, partner. I flew here as fast as I could when I saw the bud opening up. So this is...a Great Fairy." — Penn, Tears of the Kingdom
  19. "So, she looked like Princess Zelda...but wasn't Princess Zelda. I don't like the sound of that at all. I think our reporting work might be taking a darker turn here. On the bright side, the Great Fairy is out of hiding, and that's a big scoop! I've got to take a wing and get this news written up for the newspaper!" — Penn, Tears of the Kingdom
  20. "Oh, that's right. This was your first job, wasn't it? Partner, you did quite well to get such results your first time out! Why, I'm feeling a little proud myself! Here's the start to the old nest egg! As you take on more stories, your base pay will obviously increase. And there are bonuses, of course! Keep up the good work. OK, I'm going to take this story and head back! This article will keep readers hanging on to every word! Soar long!" — Penn, Tears of the Kingdom
  21. "There you are, partner! Have you seen all the men in underpants at the stable?" — Penn, Tears of the Kingdom
  22. "I've been listening to the chirps and warbles from my sources. They said that Princess Zelda ordered all of the members of the Zonai Survey Team here to dress that way." — Penn, Tears of the Kingdom
  23. "This spot used to see a lot of travelers coming through here on their way to Goron City. But they're mostly taking a new road now. So monsters have been making their home in the area. I've been telling folks that it's too dangerous around here to walk around in just their underpants. They won't listen to me though. They insist they're following Princess Zelda's orders. I've also heard that some of these under-dressed men have set off to explore a place near here." — Penn, Tears of the Kingdom
  24. "They went to look into a monster den up this mountain road—and haven't come back yet." — Penn, Tears of the Kingdom
  25. "Why would Princess Zelda give such a reckless order to the survey team? These chirps and warbles are going to give us a real story to report on... I just know it." — Penn, Tears of the Kingdom
  26. "Uh-huh. I see... So, the chirps and warbles that started us off here really paid off in the end. What a story! The team here botched the listening part and went overboard with the doing part. Still, that's commitment! Well, one thing's for sure. Princess Zelda really is a top-notch leader. What a powerful inspiration she is!" — Penn, Tears of the Kingdom