Everything We Know About Penacony in Honkai Star Rail
Penacony, the mysterious upcoming destination in Honkai Star Rail (HSR), has intrigued players and lore enthusiasts alike. Penacony's name, resembling "penal colony," suggests a history as a prison, making it a fitting yet ominous destination. While it's set to be a utopia post-Stellaron outbreak, certain elements raise concerns. The involvement of IPC, known for its less-than-honorable dealings, and the Family's secretive nature hint at potential conflicts and unsettling developments.
While some details are official, others are speculative, making Penacony a topic of interest among fans. Let's delve into what we know about Penacony so far.
Penacony – What we know
Penacony was first mentioned in the Trailblaze Mission "An Invitation Without Proffer." Himeko, during a Navigation Meeting with the Astral Express crew, suggested Penacony as their next destination after the events on Jarilo-VI. The planet caught attention by inviting various factions to a mysterious event, a first in its history. However, a visit from Kafka altered their plans, diverting them to Xianzhou Luofu.
Additional information about Penacony was provided by Welt. Originally a prison planet owned by the IPC, it lost IPC's control during a Stellaron outbreak. Presently, the planet is under the protection of Aeon of Harmony, Xipe, and is governed by a secretive group known as the Family. The Family's nature remains enigmatic, with one Memory Bubble on Herta Space Station hinting at their obscurity.
Penacony – Rumored playable characters
While the details mentioned above are official, the following sections are based on rumors and should be taken with a grain of caution. Speculation is rife about the characters and influential groups that players might encounter in Penacony. These characters come from various factions, hinting at a potential melting pot of cultures and affiliations on the planet. Here's a list of some rumored characters:
Topaz and Aventurine (IPC)
Screwllum and Ruan Mei (Genius Society)
Argenti (Knights of Beauty)
Hanabi (Masked Fools)
Sam (Stellaron Hunters)
Black Swan (Garden of Recollection)
These characters have appeared in multiple leaks and are speculated to be part of upcoming banners. However, it's worth noting that banner releases can vary, and previously released characters may have reruns before these rumored units are introduced.
Penacony – Rumored Trailblazer Path
A leak on Twitter by Dimbreath suggests that the next Trailblazer Path might revolve around the concept of Harmony, aligning with Penacony's association with the Aeon of Harmony. Additionally, this leak hints at the new version of the protagonist embodying the Imaginary element.