On Sindome, if you want a safe place for your character to sleep, you'll probably want to rent an apartment. There are apartment buildings scattered throughout the city. Sleeping in a safe location is the best way to safeguard your character and their belongings. Sleep on the street or in hideyholes at your own risk!
Apartments are typically (though not always) rented by finding an apartment building, entering the building, and finding a specific unit you wish to rent. Each apartment has a door facing a hallway.
'check ' on an apartment door to see if it is VACANT.
'rent ' to rent the apartment. You will provide a weeks rent, and set a code for the door. THIS ALONE MAKES YOU THE RENTER.
'payrent ' to pay your apartment rent. If you fail to pay your rent you will not be able to access your apartment. There is a grace period of a few days in which you can pay your back-rent and gain access to your apartment. However, if you fail to pay your back-rent for too long, all of your belongings will be liquidated, and if you are in the apartment, you'll wake up in a city sleeping coffin or on the street.
'push on ' to unlock your apartment from the outside.
'open ' to open the door
'' to enter the apartment.
'close ' to close the door.
'lock ' to lock the door.
'push on to unlock your apartment from the inside
Many apartment doors automatically lock when you close them but not all. Be sure to check your door to be sure. You might have to manually lock it with 'lock '. Use 'help door' for more information.
The IC world actually cares who THE RENTER is. This comes into play in various ways that are best discovered ICly but it is important to remember that if you are not THE RENTER then you don't have all the rights, privileges and assurances that you might think you have.
PAYING THE RENT OR HAVING THE MASTER CODE TO AN APARTMENT DOES NOT MAKE YOU THE RENTER. BEING THE ONE WHO ACTUALLY RENTED IT DOES.
More information on this specific type of living situation can be found with 'help membership'.
TRANSFERING AN APARTMENT
If your character wants to exchange apartments with another character they will need to take IC action to make it happen. This means each character needs ICly contacting the manager responsible for their apartment and convincing them to make the other character the new owner. This will almost always require a favor or fee and, as this is an RP required scenario, you could be denied for IC reasons.
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