Add Reply
New Topic

 004. Life In Rapture
Kay
 Posted: Mar 6 2013, 08:08 PM
Quote



Group Administrator
Posts 4 Posts
Played by Kay
Member Badges View Badges


Making a Living

Work in Rapture is the most important priority within the city. Seeing as how there is no other city to start in, you can't leave, and finding a job for money is essential. However, because most of the citizens were brought to Rapture by Ryan and were deemed the "best examples of mankind", they already have renowned careers for themselves. Workers that built Rapture and civilians, though, would be the most likely looking for work. Many can find some job openings for assistants, test subjects, janitors, and other relatively low-paying, but no experience needed type jobs.

There are also other jobs which consist little experience, but great money, if you're willing to be sent to correctional facility. Working as a smuggler and hand-off man for Fontaine serves well, but most people who work for the con will tell you flat-out that they're more scared of Fontaine than Ryan. This would be the time to ask yourself if you're willing to work for the Devil for the pay-off.

Some of the most common jobs in Rapture are listed below:
  • Nurse or Medical Assistants (Medical Pavilion)
  • Fishermen (Neptune's Bounty)
  • Mechanics and Engineers (Hephaestus, around Rapture)
  • Shop Owners and Businessmen (around Rapture)
  • Prostitutes and Female Entertainers (Siren Alley, Fort Frolic, Pauper's Drop)
For a list of businesses and places for work, please see here: Rapture Businesses
PMEmail
^
Kay
 Posted: Jul 31 2013, 07:26 PM
Quote



Group Administrator
Posts 4 Posts
Played by Kay
Member Badges View Badges


Living and Housing

Now, depending on the type of job you have or the amount of money you make, the residence you live in will vary. For those who are rich enough to afford the immaculate, polished, and richly decorated apartments of Olympus Heights, including the housing complexes of Athena's Glory and Mercury Suites, one can find the most luxurious type of living only here.

If you happen to earn an average or low amount of income, you won't be so lucky to live in the kind of apartments as above. Instead, you'll find home is where the less inexpensive is such as the Sinclair Deluxe in Pauper's Drop or, if you're bordering broke and living paycheck to paycheck, sharing a home with others in the Artemis Suites in Apollo Square.

On the entirely end of the spectrum from the wealthy would be the poor or homeless citizens who couldn't find jobs, were fired, or simply can't afford a home despite working. In this case you could find shelter in Fontaine's Home for the Poor, in Hestia, Apollo Square, which was crowded and consisted only of two kitchens and bathrooms per floor with one large room of bunk beds, or live on the streets within the slums of the city that would allow it such as Pauper's Drop or in somewhere within Hestia, around the poor house.
PMEmail
^
Kay
 Posted: Jul 31 2013, 07:29 PM
Quote



Group Administrator
Posts 4 Posts
Played by Kay
Member Badges View Badges


Transportation In Rapture

Because of the sheer size of Rapture, transportation is key to connecting all of the buildings to one another. Many of the older builders that were first connected uses the North Atlantic Express train to travel between the old buildings: Pauper's Drop, Ryan Amusements, Express Depot, Dionysus Park, Fontaine Futuristics, and Siren Alley.

However, during the time that the train rails were being installed, the new product of the Bathysphere came into the picture and began connecting buildings to one another such as the most popular and commonly visited: Medical Pavilion, Arcadia, Fort Frolic, Neptune's Bounty, Hephaestus, Point Prometheus, Olympus Heights, Apollo Square, and the Welcome Center, all containing Rapture Metros for the bathysphere transportation.

In some of the housing districts, tram cars have been built on the road-like walkways between the complexes for easy travel of residents. In example, there is a tram station in Olympus Heights that travels from the Rapture Metro to the Mercury Suites and in Apollo Square, there is a tram that connects the Rapture Metro to Hestia and one from the Metro to the Artemis Suites.
PMEmail
^
Kay
 Posted: Jul 31 2013, 07:31 PM
Quote



Group Administrator
Posts 4 Posts
Played by Kay
Member Badges View Badges


Dining and Food

Being under the ocean limits many of the average day livestock used for food and so many turned to the plentiful alternative of beef and pork: fish. However, that's not to say that one couldn't find beef, poultry, or pork as it was commonly sold in the Famer's Market, but fish is the largest market to date in Rapture as it brought in a wide range and assortment to feed the city. Bass, trout, and salmon could all be found on diner menus and in homes for wives to cook for dinner. Along with fish came more seafood, such as crab, lobster, shrimp, and other various aquatic life.

Rapture also offered a handful of foreign cuisine restaurants such as Chinese, Italian, Spanish, and more.

Among the meat was a great deal of produce such as fruit and vegetables, namely bought from the Farmer's Market, expensive buy for exquisite quality, or from the Pauper Drop's Market, cheap but horrible quality. Apples, carrots, lettuce, plums, oranges, potatoes, and even pumpkins were always sold on the market to the public. Honey and wine was also great buys that the Market offered with other assorted alcohols as whiskey, beer, vodka, scotch, malts, champagne, and rum. Pop, or soda pop, and milk were the highest bought liquids for consumption along with distilled water by families across the city.

However, most can't afford the high priced food, and those who live on streets or in poor houses are forced to either find scraps in the street, in waste cans, beg for food or wait for the daily rounds of mediocre food from the soup kitchens in the houses. Most consisted of extra food given from charity or bought from the Drop's Market, which wasn't very healthy to begin with, let alone after it was cooked.
PMEmail
^
Kay
 Posted: Jul 31 2013, 07:32 PM
Quote



Group Administrator
Posts 4 Posts
Played by Kay
Member Badges View Badges


Religion

Despite Ryan's effort to ban religions, various ideals and cults sprouted up around the city ranging from the lower to higher classes.

  • The Rapture Family - Everyone owes each other a sense of unity and brotherhood. This is the most recent cult to have appeared in Rapture, having been created and promoted by Sofia Lamb and Simon Wales.
  • The Great Chain - Belief in self-interest and free markets that unite the people. This is more of a philosophy than a religion, as it is a belief promoted by Andrew Ryan, who is a staunch atheist.
  • Christianity - Belief in the Christian God and Christ as the savior of humanity. This is an underground cult in Rapture, as it is officially banned. This ban enabled smugglers to make money off of smuggling in religious artifacts and gave fuel to demented religious fanaticism.
  • Atheism - Absence of belief in the existence of deities. This is the official philosophical stance of Rapture, as imposed by Andrew Ryan.
  • The Saturnine - A dark pagan cult found in Arcadia. According to Julie Langford, worshipers of this cult drink human blood as well as cups full of Plasmids (most likely raw ADAM). They also believe they have been "touched" by the ancient gods.

PMEmail
^
0 User(s) are reading this topic (0 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:

Topic Options
Add Reply
New Topic


 


 



CHATBOX