Original NPCs that may play some sort of role in your characters' stories but aren't developed or detailed enough to have their own accounts. These original characters can have guest appearances in threads.
The Central part of the city. Here, you will find the Astaria Schools District. This is also where the Astaria Police HQ is located, as well as the court house, and the Astaria Fire Department. Oregon State Hospital is also located here, as well as the Aegis' HQ.
Uniontown is were the majority of places of higher learning are located at, such as Astaria College, Astaria Business College, Astaria Institute of Health and Technology. There are apartments and houses where the college students live off campus, and smaller restaurants, and cafe's are located here as well. There's also the Uniontown Hospital, and there's a small police station that operates here.
Don't let the name fool you, though, it's more a haven for criminals, or people who want to hide, than your average person. The police hate going there (if they do, it's always in SWAT gear). This part of the city has the highest unemployment rates, a lot of uninsured and uneducated individuals, high crime and poverty, and not much else to do in terms of entertainment.
Astaria Research Facility is a vast series of underground research laboratories as well as surface constructions such as offices, chemical waste disposal plants, and personnel dormitories for those who work there. ARF has military contracts and is said to be conducting top-secret research into various fields, such as genetic engineering of Super Soldiers and other questionable projects.
A continent located entirely in the Northern Hemisphere and mostly in the Eastern Hemisphere that is bordered by the Arctic Ocean to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the west, and the Mediterranean Sea to the south.