The Paxton Gambit
The Fourth Terrace, also known as the Prospects, lies in perpetual shadow of Peace River’s storm wall. The Prospects are the gloomy home to the least skilled of the worker caste. Not surprisingly, half of all Peace Officers work in the Prospects because most of the city’s violent crim, criminal gangs and other unsavory activities occur among the sector’s massive concrete apartment blocks.
There are few social centers on the fourth terrace other than bars. It was thought that people would prefer to go up to the Third Terrace instead. Unfotunately, workers housed here did not have the money for regular inter-terrace trips. This has resulted in boredom, alcoholism, suicide, domestic violence, and political radicalism and crime.