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The following pages are a semi-comprehensive list of the game's various settings. If your character has chosen to make a sacrifice and wishes to expand one of the four adjacent cities, or taken up residence in one of the apartments, or maintains a business, etc., please leave a comment describing the change to any of the map areas be noted, and it will be added to the setting description where appropriate. If you would like to see a public location added, feel free to make a request. If you would like to have your character open a business, please head over to the EMPLOYMENT PAGE.
Characters new to the city awaken within The Bay, with a vague sense of having slept for too long and the grogginess that typically accompanies such a thing, lying in a slightly-tilted cocoon of silver metal lined with silk and soft padding. The entire Bay is covered in about two inches of clear water, with multiple white lights throughout that dimly illuminate the enormous domed cavern of dark gray stone. There are twelve archways that all lead to the city outside. A simple white box lies on the character's chest, containing the essentials: a jeweled necklace of gold and opalescent stones (with one particular color more prominent than the others to identify which city the character may expand if they so choose), what appears to be a smart phone, a key, and a pamphlet. The pamphlet's cover states simply: 'Welcome to Genessia'. All of these items are crafted to the appropriate size for the new character. The Bay is located at the very heart of the city.
The pamphlet first explains the smart phone, explaining it as a cross-city communication device, with easy instructions about how to communicate via text, audio, and/or video, and how to transmit privately, and also encourages the character to give it a try once he or she leaves the Bay. The necklace, the pamphlet goes on to further explain, is required in order to pass from Genessia City to one of the other four cities, and should be worn at all times not only to allow this ease of transportation, but to identify the owner to others in the city as 'real'. The key has a room number on it, and an address on the same street characters enter out onto upon exiting the Bay and the words "Genessia Commonspace" on one side of the key. The last fold in the pamphlet has a thick manila folder, where several red bills are stacked and bound by a white ribbon. The pamphlet states that this is the main currency for Genessia City, in order to purchase room, board, and other necessities. It encourages the character to apply for a job in order to earn more if they so desire.
Just outside of every entrance to the Bay, new arrivals will find a magazine stand. The stand is stacked with brochures containing labeled maps of the primary city of Genessia. Next to the magazine rack is a rather high-tech looking stand that upon being approached, activates with the holographic projected image of a very well-dressed young woman with white hair and dressed in a jacket, a poofy dress, and wedge boots, those who are familiar with her may notice she looks a couple years older than they are used to. After a couple of seconds, she starts speaking:
"Hello, my name is Weiss Schnee, City Guardian of Nova City and a representative on behalf of my brother and Schnee Company, the company responsible for welcoming and travel services, to welcome you to the world Genessia. If you head to Schnee Company's Genessia division on Oak and 16th, we are happy to answer any and all questions you may have about this world that's within our knowledge to do so. There's a lot to go over, and many people stop listening just about now, so try to keep in mind that all of this information is still available to you when you go around complaining later that no one told you."
If the hologram is tampered with, a strange gas will be released from the device. It seems to be a gas that knocks biological creatures unconscious. The device also calls law enforcement for destruction of property charges.
Would you like to add a new location to the game? Most locations can be handwaved, like if there's a Chinese food place your character goes to once or something for a one time thread, but if you want to add a specific location that your character may frequent or you need for various purposes, you can add it here! You can also open subarchways. It's easy! Reply to this post with the correct form:
If you are trying to open a character-run business, please reply to the employment page instead.