A character's SSN is his or her legal identification in LATMA. Bright characters are considered legal citizens, allowed all associated rights and subject to all associated requirements. Dark characters have no legal rights but are not in the system at all.

Characters may later choose to acquire (illegal) forged identifications, including more than one SSN number, but the choice you make in this room is legal, or as good as - if you decide to set an SSN here, the SSN will have been assigned by a corporate entity as a consequence of employment or direct family ties to a corporate employee. If you are a mage and your arcane is over 3, or if you are a shapeshifter of a feral breed, you are automatically set Dark. The name you provide with the command will be associated with the SSN as your legal name.

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