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    The East

    The east side of the city is often considered the heart of Sacrosanct. It's here were the majority of the shopping district can be found, deep in the heart of downtown. It's here that magic thrives, it hums in every stone and can be felt in every breath. Often times, new comers to the city may be come overwhelmed by such sensations but, eventually, it becomes an ever present feeling that's hardly noticed. The streets of the east side are frequented by all species as many companies are housed in the sky scrapers and hole in the wall establishments that line the streets.

    What's You'll Find Here

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    Downtown

    Downtown

    The city has a unique skyline, clashing between modern sky rises and small victorian storefronts. In the heart of downtown, the sleek colored glass buildings reign supreme though their old-world roots can be seen in the most peculiar places from the lamp post styled electric street light to the stone sidewalks. The old world architecture slowly returns the further from downtown you travel, however.

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    Inner Sanctum

    owned by Alexander Macedonia
    3 employees

    Inner Sanctum

    This hidden little cafe is loaded with essentricities and antiques that fill every corner of this remarkable place. The walls are lined with oddities from every corner of the world. Beyond the intriging decor, this place is known for it's delectable coffees and it's exquisite latte art.

    Owner Alexander Macedonia

    Barista Alexis Wilde
    Assistant Manager Calliel Alosi
    Barista Beylani Rose

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    Red on the Water

    owned by Isolt Griffin
    2 employees

    Red on the Water

    Nestled in a pleasant alcove that is but a stone?s throw away from the dazzling labyrinth of downtown, Red on the Water is a spectacle in its own right. Renovated in the style of a classic Irish pub with a dash of modern flare befitting the city that boasts it, this up-and-coming venue is the perfect place to snag an impeccably prepared home-cooked meal and enjoy the city?s most impressive collection of brews from Ireland and beyond. You and your guests are sure to be mesmerized and invigorated by the energetic offerings of the live Celtic band to be found here every weekend.

    Owner Isolt Griffin

    Co-Owner Damon Marcello
    Waitress Yumi Chizue

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    The Bakery

    owned by Taliah Vieira
    2 employees

    The Bakery

    The Bakery is a small bakery that serves anything that your heart desires, from sweet to savory this little place has it all. The area overall is small and cozy, a seating area that lines the windows and several bakery cases that provide freshly baked goods every day. The Bakery also takes special orders and delivers to local cafes.

    Owner Taliah Vieira

    Baker Sterling Tenembrage
    Baker Ludovino Donati

Where you invest your love, you invest your life; 192.206.23.249Posted On February 22, 2018 at 1:41 PM by DAREIOS





It's not the long walk home that will change this heart, but the welcome I receive after the restart.



Dareios listens with interest as Dorian describes his first interactions with his soon-to-be husband. It's a charming story, romantic even, and enough to crack a smile on the pessimistic vampire's lips. "A romance for the modern ages." He says upon reflection of Dorian's tale, raising his glass in a casual but purposeful meaning to 'cheers' his friend. "I'm truly happy for you, my friend." He confirms. And it's true, Dareios is happy for the Fae King. As far as he could tell, Dorian was deserving of such love and such lavish existence. Though they were new friends, Dareios felt he was a good judge of character, given the many faces he'd met over his long tenure in this lifetime. He saw no malice behind Dorian's eyes. That was rare.

But the skepticism persists deep inside the vampire, over this notion of love and soulmates, and what have you. Some may be destined for such happiness, or companionship at least, but it wasn't for everyone. Dareios would be lying if he said he didn't yearn for what Dorian described that he had with Sebastian. Of course he wanted to feel something like that. Dorian's tale of meeting his beau reminded him dreadfully of Aisling, a love and a pain he wished so desperately to forget. The love had been all encompassing. The vampire wasn't sure he'd ever felt something so powerful. That was until he felt the pain of her departure from this world. It still ached in a way that couldn't be matched by anything so worldly: not garlic, not silver, not even death by a wooden stake, he believed.

But life went on without her. He found ways to keep busy, to find purpose. Hell, he was the mayor of an entire city for Christ's sake. Nevertheless, the vampire was happy when the subject changed and Dorian revealed the ancient scripts from his pocket. When he asks about willy nilly, Dareios can't help but laugh. He opens his mouth as if to begin to explain the slang, but closes it as he tries to quickly find a way to reveal its meaning. He shakes his head and holds up a hand before clasping his friend on the shoulder in defeat. "Don't worry about it, my friend." He says cheerily, but in a dismissive tone.

He listens with interest, however, as Dorian perks up about the offer to set up a meeting with the local curator. Dareios nods his head in a confirmatory matter. "Of course, I'm happy to arrange." He says matter-of-factly, revealing a phone from his pocket and jotting down a few notes in his calendar to remind him of this duty. The vampire is rudely distracted by his phone when Dorian brings him back into the present moment, changing the subject entirely. Dareios is caught off guard as he weighs his blunt but poignant question, his head tilting upward as he gathers his thoughts and secures the phone back in his jacket pocket.

"It is a curious question." Dareios confirms, buying him some time. "My job is... well, there are more difficult days than easy ones." He begins, pausing briefly to take a sip of his wine. "But after so many years on this Earth, it is a challenge I don't mind." He says. "My own life, my personal life is under such incredible scrutiny, this is true. But I don't mind. The feeling I get when I make an impact for the people who live here, when I do something that benefits them and this community, it's hard to put into words. But it makes it all worth it." He says, just a small semblance of a smile tugging at the corners of his lips. "Vampires have an image problem. From folklore to now, we've always been viewed as monsters, the ultimate predators to others. This is not untrue, but what year is it? We have the means to live and work together, to contribute to a society that works for every kind. That is what I believe. And that is why I do this." He said, his voice becoming more strict and more passionate as his thoughts continue to swirl. "I wish to lead by example. That's why I don't feed on humans directly anymore. The blood bank at the hospital supplies me with what I need to survive. I'm working with the university to fund a synthetic source of nutrients sans blood, as well. It was difficult, of course, to control my more, natural instincts at first, but it's nothing discipline, general will power and a strong intellect can't handle."

Dareios Auerbach | Vampire | Vinyl



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