Simon Wales was one of the original architects of Rapture
along with his brother Daniel
, both of which were hired by Andrew Ryan
to design the plans for the city. After the completion of the city they started a profitable business together, but at the onset of the civil war both Simon and Daniel lost their businesses. Depressed over their loss he began seeking advice from Sophia Lamb
, who convinced him that it was God punishing him for following Ryan's ideology. After the death of Andrew Ryan, Simon decided to build a church in the ruins of Siren Alley
in which he would spread Sophia Lamb's ideology, but in the form of a religion known as the Church of the Lamb.