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Sondra Costel
Sondra Costel.jpg
Cygnus Medical Center Director
Zone Atlas Park
Coordinates (-1126, 0, -1152)
Level Range 1-7
Introduced By == Level 1-7 ==
Matthew Habashy
Introduces == Level 1-7 ==
Aaron Thiery
Enemy Groups Badge villain skulls.png Skulls
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Sondra Costel is a hero contact in the Hyperion Way neighborhood of Atlas Park at coordinates (-1126, 0, -1152).


Contact Introduced By

Contact Introduces

Level 1-7

There's a scientist that works at SERAPH, his name is Aaron Thiery. Matthew Habashy said he might be able to help regarding the situation with Arachnos in Atlas Park. He'd like for you to go talk to him to see what you can find.

SERAPH is always trying to help out with things here in Atlas. I know you can help them out, Character! Just watch out for Thiery, I've heard he's a little... weird.


Cygnus Medical Center Doctor

Sondra Costel was a doctor at the Cygnus Medical Center. She survived the Galaxy Incident through sheer luck and is now trying to help the people in her home neighborhood of Hyperion Way.

Prior to Introduction

Oh, don't let me take up any of your time, Character!

Initial Contact

Hi, you're Character, right? Matthew Habashy told me that you'd be here to help out! My name's Sondra Costel, I'm one of the survivors of Galaxy City.

I was a doctor in the hospital back then, but now... I'm doing my best to try to bring the people of Hyperion Way back together. It isn't easy, though.

There's a lot of... resistance, here. Something bad is happening, Character. Someone's trying to turn the people against each other!

  • What's going on?

We have a lot of refugees from Galaxy being housed here. The government has been sending food supplies for them, but someone has been stealing said supplies, leaving the people angry and restless!

What's worse is that they're not angry at the thieves, they're angry at the people trying to help them, saying that they should be doing more to protect the refugees!

The people in Hyperion Way need to believe that there are people out there who can help them, Character. I think you and I can do just that!

  • Let's get started, then.


  • We've got a long way to go before Hyperion Way is saved.
  • Let's see what we can do for the people here, Character.

Too Busy

Missing Too Busy Dialogue

No More Missions

We've done all we can for Hyperion Way, Character. Thank you so much for all your help!


Missing Store Unlock Dialogue

Story Arc

Lay Down Your Burdens


Thank You Letters

You started receiving numerous thank you letters from the people of Hyperion Way. Many of them are from the refugees of Galaxy, others are from residents of Hyperion Way, all thanking you for your help in stopping the Skulls and recovering the food supplies for everyone. It reminds you of an experience you call...

Lay Down Your Burdens

It began when you were introduced to Sondra Costel by Matthew Habashy. Sondra explained that the people in Hyperion Way were beginning to riot over the lack of food supplies in the area. You tried to calm down a protest that was being led by a hero called Icedrone. He refused to stop the rally, but also revealed that there were a group of Skulls nearby causing havoc. You went to stop the Skulls and found out that they were actually recruiting people in Hyperion Way to join their gang, stating that they could feed them.

You were able to find out where they were meeting and worked together with a reporter named Deborah Rosenfeld to get more information from them. It was all but confirmed that the Skulls were somehow stealing all the food supplies that the government was sending in for the refugees!

Before recovering the supplies, you stopped the Skulls from terrorizing an area of Hyperion Way where people were trying to convince others to not join the Skulls. You then busted into one of their warehouses, found all of the missing food, and defeated the Skulls who were in charge of the operations.

Sondra and the FBSA ensured that the food supplies would be given back to the people of Hyperion Way.

One of the final letters you read thanks you for reuniting the community of Hyperion Way, and giving the people back their hope and faith in their fellow man and super hero.

Part One: Trouble Me No More


There's a protest going on nearby, led by a hero named Icedrone. He's also from Hyperion Way, and he's trying to make a 'stand' against how the government is handling the food supply situation.

He's using his role as a hero to incite the people, but the government is doing everything they can! Someone is stealing all the food supplies being sent to the refugees. Between that, containing the situation in Galaxy, and all the other normal super-powered crime going on in Paragon City, everyone's stretched thin!

Please, Character, you have to try to talk to Icedrone, convince him to stop trying to incite the people and use his powers to help find out what's going on!

  • I'll do my best, Sondra.

Thanks! In the meantime, I'm going to see what I can do about getting some spare medical supplies I brought over to one of the rest areas.

It shouldn't be too hard, I'm staying in one of them myself. I grew up here in Hyperion, but I lived in Galaxy. Well, until the meteors hit.

I'm not letting that stop me, though. It was a horrible thing, but I'm sure something good can come out from it, even if I can't see it just yet. Anyway, I'm blabbing! Please go see if you can talk down Icedrone.

Speak with Icedrone to calm down the riot

Unnecessary Solicitation

Have you seen the scene that Icedrone is causing?

Mission Objective(s)

  • Speak with Icedrone to calm down the riot

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You're Character, right? Great to have you here! Grab a sign, help us tell the government that we'll have no more of their blatant mishandling of this situation!

The people of Hyperion Way are hurt and need more help, it isn't right that they're just letting these supplies be stolen!

  • Don't you have super powers? You can help track down who is stealing the food supplies.

Hrmph, I could, but people in charge need to get their act together! Galaxy's gone now because they didn't have the proper procedures in place.

Now, supplies for refugees are going away again because the government can't get their act together! Heroes can't just swoop in and make it right, the government needs to take some responsibility in the matter!

  • I understand your frustration, but we -all- need to work together to make this right.
Hrmph, you say work together, all I've seen is us doing all the work!
I'm staying here, with the people. If you want to help, then you can deal with the Skulls. They're moving in on Hyperion Way now, and of course, the PPD and Longbow aren't here to stop them.
  • ... I'll deal with the Skulls and get to the bottom of this, if -you- won't.
  • You have the power to do something about this! What kind of hero are you?
I'm the hero that gets to the heard of the problem! What kind of hero are you?!
If you think you're so high and mighty, then why don't you just go fix this all yourself, huh? Like the Skulls that are just hanging around Hyperion Way nearby.
In the meantime, I'll be here trying to get some real results, not just going after the surface of the problems.
  • ... I'll deal with the Skulls and get to the bottom of this, if -you- won't.

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Trying to Reason
You tried to reason with Icedrone to get him to stop the protest, but he insisted on continuing his crusade against the government workers.
Take the fight to the Skulls in Hyperion Way

Unnecessary Solicitation

Ugh, some people, I swear! He knows there are Skulls in Hyperion Way and he isn't doing anything about it?!

Mission Objective(s)

  • Take the fight to the Skulls in Hyperion Way
    • Defeat 15 Skulls

You defeated the Skulls and found a... recruitment flier?


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Skulls Recruitment Flier
You found a recruitment flier on one of the Skulls. However, this one seems different. They're not targeting troubled youths or other gangsters. They're going after Galaxy City refugees. You read over the flier...

'PPD and Longbow can't protect you. People are dying left and right, and you can't even get yourself some food!

People say the Skulls are monsters, but we're a family, and we take care of our own. If you all want someone to take care of you, give you shelter, the Skulls are it.

Don't let those tight-wearing supers tell you differently!'


I can't believe this! The Skulls are trying to act like they're out help everyone? Character, these guys are nothing but death worshipping, drug dealing thugs!

I don't know who they're trying to fool, but wearen't going to let them get away with it.

I'll even help you take them on, I'll personally drag each of them over to the Zig if they think they can take advantage of Hyperion Way!

... Sorry. I just... things like this just make me so angry. Icedrone using the people for his agenda against the government... the Skulls using the people for who knows what. We need to do something about this!

Part Two: Power of the Written Word


Something isn't right with the Skulls, Character, but it is starting to make sense. Let me explain.

Some of the people I've treated have said that they've been hearing of another way around all of this, that someone else is willing to take care of them. I also haven't seen those same people for a few days. I don't think it's a coincidence in the least.

They've probably gone off and joined the Skulls! But... as much as I want to hate them, I can't. They're being used, all they want is some safety and security, but the Skulls aren't going to be the ones to give it to them.

  • We have to try to find out what else the Skulls are up to.

I agree! I don't think it's a coincidence either that the food supplies are going missing in all of this. I know this sounds jaded, but I think either the Skulls or Icedrone are behind this.

I really don't want to believe that Icedrone would put his own political agenda ahead of the needs of the people.

I've heard people saying that the Skulls have been directing possible candidates to a park nearby about places to meet. If you can go there and find the instructions, you should be able to track down exactly what they're doing!

Find instructions left behind by the Skulls

Unnecessary Solicitation

Have you found the information yet?

Mission Objective(s)

  • Find instructions left behind by the Skulls
    • Look through 3 more areas for the Skulls instructions.

You've found information regarding the Skulls!

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Directions and a Request
You put together bits of paper you found to find out the directions to a nearby building. It seems the Skulls are trying to recruit people in there.

You also found a note from a woman named Deborah Rosenfeld...

'If you're reading this, then you're considering joining the Skulls. My name is Deborah Rosenfeld, a reporter with the Paragon Times. Please, come find me near the specified office building before you go inside of it.'

Speak with Deborah Rosenfeld

Unnecessary Solicitation

A reporter from the Paragon Times? Hrm, I wonder what she wants?

Mission Objective(s)

  • Speak with Deborah Rosenfeld
    • Go inside the nearby building to monitor Deborah Rosenfeld's meeting.

You're in the building, now to make sure nothing bad happens to Deborah Rosenfeld.

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Deborah Rosenfeld


... A hero? What are you doing here?

Wait... you found my note? You're not seriously considering joining the Skulls, are you?

  • ... No, I'm trying to get to the bottom of all this.

Oh. Whew. Well. This is perfect! I'm trying to do the same.

I think this is actually going to work out much better than I thought. I was going to convince whoever came here to get me information from inside that building, but with you here, I have a better idea.

  • What is it?

Deborah Rosenfeld hands you a small device with a monitor on it.

I've got a small camera hidden on my jacket. I'd like for you to monitor me while I go inside of that building to get some answers.

If they start to get suspicious and come after me, I'm counting on you to come in and get me out! I figure with this, I can get you the information you need to stop the Skulls without them knowing about it!

When you're ready, go into the nearby building and you can monitor my progress from there.

  • Alright, be careful in there.

Confront the Skull leader

Unnecessary Solicitation

Well, someone else who's on our side, finally! I just hope Deborah doesn't have any agenda of her own...

Mission Objective(s)

  • Confront the Skull leader in the office complex
    • Get out of the office complex

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Bone Daddy


Hrmph, I recognize you. A reporter for the Paragon Times. What are you doing here?

  • I saw your recruitment fliers, I'm interested in joining with all of you.

Oh? So you see the family the Skulls has, do you?

Word must be spreading if we can even convince a high and mighty reporter to give up their job to come join us.

That, or things are even worse with the rich people here in Paragon.

  • How can you provide for all of us? Are you robbing grocery stores for food?

Grocery stores? No, that's small time, lady. Now, I'm not going to blab on about what our secrets are.

Let's just say the Skulls have a... bountiful supply of food and water that we just happened to find.

If you want to help us out more, you can start spreading the word to the people in Hyperion who are trying to kick us out. You do that, and you got yourself a surefire ticket to our supply stash.

  • ... I'll see what I can do. Talk to you soon.

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Rosenfeld's Thanks
Deborah Rosenfeld turned the camera towards herself and spoke to you when she left the office.

'Thanks, Character. I would've never done that if I didn't know you were right there to save me. It looks like the Skulls are behind all of the missing food supplies!'

'They're trying to split the people even more with this, but why? Just to bolster their own ranks?'

You get the feeling that Arachnos is somehow behind this, just as they were with the Hellions.


You know, I never liked reporters until today. Deborah Rosenfeld is great! I'm relieved to know that it was the Skulls who were stealing the supplies and not Icedrone.

I think we're almost through this, Character. We just need to remember that there is a reason for all this, that it's somehow for us, right? That's what I learned in the Galaxy Incident.

Cygnus Hospital, where I worked, was one of the first to be hit by the meteors. I would've been in there, if it wasn't for the fact that I had to take a walk to calm down after I lost one of my patients.

If that didn't happen... I wouldn't be here today. That's what I try to remember whenever these horrible things happen, that there has to be a way that this is for us, even if we can't see it. So let's see just how exactly this whole situation with the Skulls is going to work out!

Finale: A Purpose To Follow


Well, it's time to put my whole, 'this is all for a good reason' to the test. One of my friends just texted me that the Skulls are openly attacking people in Hyperion Way!

It seems like a group of people were trying to get together to warn everyone about the Skulls, they said Deborah Rosenfeld was trying to get the word out about what they were doing.

The people of Hyperion Way need a hero, Character, someone to make a stand, to show the Skulls that they can't use them for their own ends!

  • I'll make sure the Skulls don't get away with this, Sondra

I knew you'd say that, Character! Maybe, you know, maybe this is why all of this is happening. Hyperion Way has always been a jaded place. They... we were hit hardest by the Hollowing, when the nearby neighborhood of Eastgate was devastated.

We had to pick ourselves up and recover, almost all the efforts were going into fixing the neighborhood of Eastgate.

The people here tend to believe no one is going to help them, that you can only believe in yourself. Or worse, that people are just here to use them.

We're going to show them that there is someone looking out for them, that they can put their faith in other people, that there is someone out there who isn't trying to just use them!

Stop the Skulls Attack!

Unnecessary Solicitation

This is our chance, Character, we can do this!

Mission Objective(s)

  • Stop the Skulls Attack!
    • 0 out of 5 people rescued

You stopped the Skulls and found out the location of one of their main warehouses!

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Attack Orders
You found a piece of paper on one of the Skulls you defeated. You read it over, seeing that it is details on what to do after the attack...

'Put down anyone who is too rowdy. Bring the rest back to the warehouse. If they won't be convinced that we're the only place to go, then we'll show them just how powerful we are. We'll kill the majority there, then leave the remainder to tell the others about what we can do.

-Bone Breaker.

Put a stop to the Skulls operations

Unnecessary Solicitation

This is it, Character! The Skulls won't know what hit them when you walk in there!

Mission Objective(s)


The Skulls are keeping the food supplies for Hyperion Way somewhere in this warehouse. Time to stop their operations and give the people what they deserve.

  • Put a stop to the Skulls operations in Hyperion Way!
    • Find the supplies and take out any Skulls guarding them
    • Catch the Skull Leader!
    • Take down Bonebreaker
    • Head back out to Atlas


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Notable NPCs


Character, you did it! Officials from the government are distributing all the supplies you found. Bonebreaker and the rest of his gang are going to be put away for a very long time.

The people you rescued from the Skulls are already talking about everything you've done to help our neighborhood, and you bet I am too! I don't know how much this'll change things, but people will have to notice someone taking a stand for them here!

We still have a lot of work to do here, but you've helped all of us get back up to our feet. It's our turn now to keep moving forward. Speaking of which, that man from the FBSA, Matthew Habashy, wanted me to give you a message, something about a lead he had!

I think you might want to look into what Matthew Habashy found out as soon as you can.

Galaxy City First Responder

Sondra Costel also appears in Destroyed Galaxy City where she is assisting with survivor evacuations as 'Helpful Woman':

The woman is front of you seems to have several injuries, including a minor head wound. Despite that, she seems to be staying to treat other wounded.

Hello! Please, really, don't worry about me. You must be one of the heroes that were trapped in the city. I'm very happy to see you made it out!

I'm going to stay here as long as possible to help these people, but there's a lot to be done still in Atlas, they need you there!

  • (Leave)
  • You need to really get out of here, this place is going to be destroyed!
It's sweet of you to worry about me, but I'll be fine. I'm a trained nurse and we're dreadfully short of aid here.
I'm not afraid, I know there's a good reason that I just happened to be in Galaxy today. Now, please, you have to get going!
  • (Leave)