Vandoch is infamous for the detrimental effects of its environment on its inhabitants. Stress, depression, irritability and mental illness are common grievances, especially among the most veteran workers who are forced to work outside. The permanent population, however, usually enjoys the freedom and wealth to isolate itself from the outside environment, rarely even looking at the world outside from its protected homes. The lack of female workers also contributes greatly to building tension and is a key factor in a significant amount of local crime.