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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 23, 2018 at 9:09 AM by DAREIOS





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



Dareios knew he walked a thin line. He'd already caved once, having fed on a former human business associate for weeks until he withered away in his brownstone's basement shortly before being elected. It was a dirty secret he'd shared with no one, and the first time he'd lost control in many, many years. There was no way for Anna-Marie to know that, but the way the vampire girl spoke to him, and the way her blue eyes seared into his own, Dareios felt like he was squirming under her gaze. He could feel his anger bubbling up inside of him, and turned his head away from her, staring out against the dark, damp street as she continued to speak.

He balled and unballed his fists his in coat pockets, until finally, he felt himself snap. His fangs locked into place and his eyes turned a deep shade of amber. The bones around his eye sockets and forehead became more pronounced. And when he looked back at Anna-Marie, there was no hiding who he was: a predator. A vampire.

Dareios didn't understand why this powerful, but little vampire girl got under his skin in such a way. She made him more irritated and agitated than anyone else he could think of in his current life. Even the ignorant humans he debated with on daily basis didn't infuriate him as much as this one girl. Perhaps it was because deep down, he knew she was right. She had a way of weaseling her way in through Dareios' most deeply-rooted insecurities. His whole idea of this fantastic utopia where everyone could get along and eat in humane and respectful ways was merely that -- a fantasy. Wasn't it? She was right, someone would snap eventually. Even he had. Sometimes when he thought too long about how it felt to slowly drain the life from Ian, his former employee, over those weeks made him feel, well, nearly alive. But no, it was merely a temptation. He was stronger than that. He had to be.

Dareios wasn't out to be some kind of martyr. But he did believe beings from all walks of life, no matter their supernatural status, could be better. Why can't they get past the killing and feasting as if one day their life source would run out?

He looked Anna-Marie squarely in the eyes now, not trying to find what he truly was. His chest rose and fell dramatically as he tried to get a handle on his feelings. Slowly, his more pronounced animalistic features began to fade. His eyes returned to a dark shade of brown, nearly black. His skin was smooth and even. His fangs covered. "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 coolly, but he knew his rebuttal sounded rehearsed, like a line from one of his campaign speeches. He could argue with Anna-Marie, and tell her that he was personally funding research at the university to create a synthetic source of nutrients sans blood for their kind, but he knew she'd just scoff in his face.

Her offer weighs heavily on him now. And in a rare moment of weakness, it seems tempting. "I can't do this." He says quietly, shaking his head. "Someone would know." And there was too much at stake to risk it.


Dareios Auerbach | Vampire | Vinyl



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