The State Approval Rating (SAR) is critical to an individual's position within Andervaan. The SAR is a scale from 1 to 100 and is the grade that shows your character’s standing with State officials. In short, how easy your life is within the nation almost directly correlates with your assigned SAR number.
For example, a well-bred son of a core Party member who works in politics and has no hint of illegal or illicit activities associated with him may enjoy an approval rating in the high 80s or even the low 90s. This is an exceptional rating and he is clearly known as a friend of the State.
On the other hand, a known subversive or criminal would be weighed down with a rating below 20. This would make life incredibly difficult as the State clearly does not trust you, and, frankly, has probably imprisoned you or lined you up for execution.
These are examples of two extremes. The average, law-abiding citizen can expect to hold a rating in the low 60s. This number is subject to change and can rise and fall accordingly with their actions.
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SAR 0 can be used as a slang term to indicate something which is suicidal. ex. "Sure, if you want an SAR 0, by all means."