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message 1: by The Outsider (Whales or Whatever) (last edited Jun 16, 2018 08:26PM) (new)

The Outsider (Whales or Whatever) (davekatislife) | 229 comments Mod
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a cyber dystopia ❝ F R E Y H A V E N▾
→ sometimes, for the majority to prosper, a small minority are required to suffer - is what those born within the upper and middle levels of the city are taught. when in reality it's quite the opposite. a social pyramid is what the cyberpunk, heavily technologically advanced freyhaven thrives upon, with the majority at the bottom tiers working tirelessly for those at the very top.

there are three levels to this city, as stated before, and very rarely do those born into these echelons move up (it's actually commonplace for some to move down), those at the lowest are often forced into manual labor. not to mention those that bare light.
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message 2: by The Outsider (Whales or Whatever) (last edited Jun 16, 2018 07:37PM) (new)

The Outsider (Whales or Whatever) (davekatislife) | 229 comments Mod
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tier one ❝ W R E T C H E S▾
those born at the bottom of society are treated as such, even by one another. it's a cruel world down there, and though there are laws set in place - rarely are they followed. considering the majority of societal structure is dictated by those with power to suit them, corruption flourishes in these parts.

they have a completely free market, so most of the businesses run within are black market, selling produce that'd be completely illegal on the upper levels, which is why it isn't uncommon for top tiers to occasionally sneak down to sort through the wares. it's every man for himself in the dark.

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tier two ❝ B L U E C O L L A R▾
not quite at the top but most definitely not at the bottom. moderately educated sheeple is typically what they're labeled as. they work for what they own, most of them being in some form of the workforce. crime is low here, as most people dont have the time nor the energy to commit major crimes, not to mention that the foremen are particularly strict in these parts - keeping just about everyone in line.

there are a select few outside of society that maintain lives here, black market shop owners, inventors and mechanics, the kinds of people that know technology like the back of their hands and aim to free the synths from their technological bindings. people dont typically converse much openly either, a fast paced existence where relationships are sparse.

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tier three ❝ N O B I L I T Y▾
knowledge is awful, but we can only prefer it to the alternative, just as light is abhorrent, but can only be preferred to darkness. it is the highest echelon of society that sits in its blissful ignorance. education is compulsory and occupations are chosen from the ages of thirteen to fifteen based on general aptitude, those with chronic illnesses are cast down and out of society, those who stray from the majority are cast down and out of society, those who dare question authority are cast down and out of society.

those who live on this level of society are treated to luxury but heavily monitored, doing anything illegal on this tier is nearly impossible unless your hacking skills are up to par with some of the most advanced firewalls in the whole of the city. the richest of the rich (political families) on this tier are often assigned synths of their own to do their bidding. these synths are programmed to come to their beck and call, having lost all sense of agency through the processes that made them who they are now.



message 3: by The Outsider (Whales or Whatever) (last edited Jun 17, 2018 04:55PM) (new)

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society ❝ S T A N D A R D S▾
currency comes in the form of credits. credits are used city wide on every level, they are earned through labor and can be transferred from one person to another. credits exist on an individual's identity chip - which is injected into them at birth. those who do not have an identity chip do not exist within government terminals. some leagues of hackers do steal credits from other people, though that's a rare occurrence.

law is most commonly enforced on the top two levels, mainly on the highest tier of the city. it is enforced by the foremen who come in a few different ranks. laws are common sense, but on the highest level those who actively protest the government are immediately reprimanded, free speech does not exist on tier three, and the upper class are often subject to occasional house searches under the guise that they are protecting the citizens from outside threats. foremen are most corrupt on the lowest level - where they openly do as they wish and take advantage of their power to exploit the poor through whichever means that they please.

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