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No one in Panem is more attached to the Games than the Capitolites who put them on. So absorbed do they become, in fact, that most of Panem's richest tier refuse to let their favorite moments go. Many reruns of Games past can be found in between regular shows- but for some, watching them on television isn't enough. These are the people who can be found at the sites of past Arenas, reenacting the most dramatic deaths and having picnics in the prettier regions. Zoos with examples of the muttations are quite popular, as are demonstrations of Gamemaker traps, and many people even enjoy dressing up as their favorite tributes.
The residents of District One have always been the subject of any of Panem's envy that isn't directed to the Capitol. Those who work make luxury items for the Capitol, but some come from rich enough families that they don't even need to work- an unheard-of dream for the lower Districts. Many of these make up for the lack of something to fill their time by becoming Careers, or training their children as such, making the tributes from One among the most-feared in the Hunger Games. Others turn to social engagements, leading a life that, though less extravagant, mirrors life in the Capitol, which even District One envies.
Mayor Eurydice Le Roux julian le roux, 1m — ✧ ɢʀɪғғɪɴ
Of the two Districts primarily fueled by mining, District Two is unquestionably the lucky one. Why they're so much more fortunate than their District Twelve counterparts is hard to say- perhaps it's simply a matter of being close to the Capitol, perhaps it has something to do with all the Peacekeepers recently seen moving into the area, and maybe it's a more complicated result of the economy having previously been built upon a medical industry. Either way, nearly everyone agrees that District Two is second only to One in terms of luxury and the fierceness of the Careers- and, indeed, most of those who disagree hold District Two at the top.
Mayor Octavia Strauss cass
Easily the most polluted of the Districts, and near to the smallest despite its large population, Three is home to most of Panem's high-technology workings. From computers to helicopters, District Three makes it all- but, of course, the citizens here rarely get to keep their products. A good portion, including anything even vaguely military, is shipped to the Capitol for use by government officials and Peacekeepers. Most of what remains is bought out by Capitol citizens or those from other upper Districts, leaving District Three relatively rich (so long as you're more than a lowly factory worker, of course) but nearly as technologically destitute as the middle Districts.
Mayor Diamond Nixton Arrows
The only coastal District, Four knows the advantage its location gives it and has used it well to become one of the primary food production Districts. Citizens here are renowned for their skill in gathering seafood, from fish to scallops. As with any other District, nearly all of the catch is taken to the Capitol to be redistributed (mostly to Capitolites, of course), but they always have enough left over for the health of the population as a whole. Partly as a result, Four is the lowest District known for its Careers, who despite being poorer than their One and Two counterparts have proven themselves just as deadly.
Mayor Isobel Krigel я𝑜𝓈𝑒
For a long time District Five was the place to be if you wanted to work with animals, and remnants of this industry still remain, from scattered ranches to exotic pet breeding for the richer members of the populace. However, the time when husbandry truly dominated the economy is past, and now oil rigs and refineries are the far more common sights. Sadly, the region is becoming far more polluted than in previous years- but it's also better off financially than before, so many consider the smog an unfortunate but more than fair tradeoff.
Mayor Alaric Mercer areto pavalis 4f [calla]
District Six is home to the brains of Panem. Though rarely rich, the people here are also rarely poor, for their work with medicines, aerodynamics, and everything else scientific leaves them famed- and needed- by all of the country, Districts and Capitol alike. If any kind of physics-, biology-, or chemistry-related problem needs a solution, Six is generally consulted directly after or even alongside the Capitol's own scientists, and their medics are rumored to be even better than the Capitol's.
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Like those of many other Districts, the denizens of District Seven make good use of their natural surroundings- in this case, the nation's most dense and expansive forests- to carve out their place in Panem's ever-efficient economy. Nearly all wood products, be it raw lumber or the softest of paper, originate here, and outside of the Capitol there is no place in Panem with finer architects.
Mayor Valentino Salazar яave
Grateful for the wool jacket that keeps you from freezing during Panem's winters? Thank the people of District Eight, whose lives generally revolve around the creation of textiles. From harvesting the materials (cotton, wool, fur, you name it), to refining them into thread or hide, to sewing the whole sock or blanket or shirt together, Eight's denizens are undoubtedly the masters of their trade. Unfortunately for them, it's not a particularly rich business, and they face fierce economic competition from fancier Capitol garments, leaving most of the citizens fairly poor.
Mayor Pierre Hope frankel
Before the Dark Days, District Nine comprised of hunters and foragers who lived off the spoils of the wilderness. Now, the vast forests have been closed off to all citizens, and various factories and refineries have sprung up across much of what remains of Nine's territory as the people scramble to support themselves. Where once venison was stored and smoked, raw materials from elsewhere in Panem are being made into plastics, gels, soaps, metalworking, and so forth, and it is these things that Nine has become known for- although they are not things that have made their makers rich.
Mayor Shiv Irvine nora patterson, 12f ♡ kait
Though once more intellectual, District Ten is the ranching, farming, and breeding center of Panem. Citizens here work in close correlation with their neighbors in District Eleven, helping each other with agricultural technologies and systems so that both can meet their food quotas for the Capitol and still have enough left over for themselves. Citizens here aren't exactly wealthy enough to import food from District Four, after all.
Mayor Kieran Emberstatt willa copeland 6f, [dars.]
The other half of Panem's agricultural industry, District Eleven handles all of the farming. Its vast territory, probably the biggest in Panem, has only the occasional city or town and is mostly covered with orchards, fields, and other places where plants can be grown in the necessary quantities to pay the Capitol and still manage to feed the District. Easily one of the poorest Districts, Eleven is ragged even in the richest of areas (even their Town Square has the feel of being run-down), and despite being surrounded by food the people here are often hungry.
Mayor Vasco Izar zori
However bad the other Districts have it, not one is as poor as District Twelve. The second mining district, Twelve is responsible for dragging coal from the mountains. It's dangerous work- no one may go into the mines until they're eighteen- and offers little money, especially since most of the haul is seized by the Capitol. On the bright side, there's enough coal for fires that people don't generally freeze to death in the winter, but that's not much consolation when people drop off of starvation right and left. Very few are rich here, and those that aren't must scrape and struggle to get by.
Mayor Jamie Laws Bellamy Scott D3M [Tom]
The main area of District Thirteen’s living sector, the Atrium is filled with a multitude of shops, vendors, and different spaces for the citizens of Thirteen to congregate and socialize. On its outskirts are Thirteen’s living spaces, with a myriad of apartment buildings creating a closely knit community.
Born from District Thirteen’s intense militaristic culture, Kostas and Ames Academy stand tall amongst the buildings and landscape of Thirteen’s living sector, their unique design and colors lending to their recognizability and prestige. These academies are known to turn their recruits into the bravest of Thirteen’s defenders, though it is not done without intense training rivaling that of Panem’s Career districts.
The depths of District Thirteen are home to intense scientific researchers and their bases; these buildings are dark and intimidating, they have a dangerous sense of allure that entices even the most innocent of Thirteen’s citizens into their walls… but access to this quarter is tightly restricted to authorised personnel only. Contained within this place is a staggering pile of nuclear weaponry, guarded by armed forces. Here, military technology extends far beyond that of physical arms, with intricate drawings of future missile models and strategic deployment plans plastered across tables and walls as far as the eye can see. There are branches of rooms extending off the main workspace which house military officials and their offices, as well as secretive researchers conducting meetings about the future developments of their munitions. Weapons, technology and science have their meeting point in this sector — so it’s best to keep anything you may see or hear to yourself.
To the rest of Panem, District Thirteen is long since cold and dead, a sometimes-smoking ruin unfit for any kind of life. Beneath the surface, however, it's alive and kicking. Underground networks of apartments, roads, and shops are built into the ground- an entire veritable city hidden from the capitol and protected by weapons left over from Thirteen's true purpose- not coal mining, but weapons research. A rebellion is in the works; for now it's very young, and very tentative, but perhaps someday Thirteen will once more rise up to rebel against the Capitol, and the only order that most of Panem's citizens have ever known.
Deep below the other sectors of District Thirteen’s underground facilities are the isolation facilities, where those who break the law of the District are sent for reformation. Additionally, in response to the recent influx of Wanderers to Thirteen, refugees are initially sent to the Isolation Facilities for interrogation and quarantining procedures. Only accessible to those with high-level clearance, the Isolation Facilities are a sector shrouded in mystery, and it appears the elites of Thirteen would like to keep it that way.
There used to be a thirteenth district in Panem, but due to a rebellion that arose, it was destroyed. Runaways, wanderers, and avoxes are usually the only people who see these ruins, besides Capitol representatives that are sent to make sure everything is running smoothly...
Presidents Nova Verlice [Azalea] and Cormac Verlice [love bellisario, d2m ♡ – pogue]
A newly constructed building just outside of District 2, the Detention Center is relatively small concrete structure. The complex is primarily underground, made up of cells, peacekeeper housing, and an 'interrogation' center. Breaking out is completely impossible; breaking in would be excruciatingly difficult, and probably result in becoming one of the detainees.
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