East

The east side of the city is the very heart of Sacrosanct - it's unique skyline is a clash between modern sky rises and small Victorian-inspired 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. It's here that magic thrives, it hums in every stone and can be felt in every breath. Often, newcomers to the city may become overwhelmed by such sensations but, eventually, it becomes an ever-present feeling that's hardly noticed.

What You'll Find Here

City Creek Center
Dark Hunter Department
Inner Sanctum
Red on the Water
Starlight Tower

City Creek Center

The City Creek Center is an upscale open-air shopping center centered in the heart of downtown Sacrosanct. With its numerous fountains, foliage-lined walkways, and bubbling streams, City Creek Center offers three blocks of chic boutiques, delicious dining, and the newest showrooms.

Dark Hunter Department

The City of Sacrosanct's Dark Hunter Department's primary concern is the safety of all of Sacrosanct's residences. Their public safety responsibilities include code enforcement and supernatural crime prevention. The Sacrosanct Dark Hunter's Department follows the directions of the International Dark Hunter Council and serves as a local point of contact for any Dark Hunters working within the Council's ranks.

Inner Sanctum

The Inner Sanctum is an independently's owned specialty coffee company and cafe with a singular focus: quality. A hidden gem on the side streets of the busy downtown, the Inner Sanctum source's the world's finest beans and local treats. From it's delectable pastries to the exquisite latte art, the Inner Sanctum is dedicated to both its craft and the customer's experience. With beans roasted in house and every cup prepared by the best baristas, you will never be disappointed at the Inner Sanctum.

Owner Alexander Macedonia

Assistant Manager Calliel Alosi
Barista Alexis Wilde

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 flair 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.
Home of: Elysium

Owner Isolt Griffin

Co-Owner Damon Marcello
Waitress Yumi Chizue

Starlight Tower

With one hundred floors and a 125-foot spire, the Starlight Tower rises high above the Sacrosanct skyline. More than just a landmark, the Starlight Tower offers a unique mix of restaurants, shops, and offices spaced throughout the building. Organized into nine verticle zones, each of which features a sky lobby and a light-filled garden atrium which merge the upscale interior with a faux landscaped exterior setting.

What You'll Find Here

Crash Choir Records
Pentagram
Ellington Enterprise

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Posted on January 23, 2019 by Samantha Cassidy
East

Samantha Cassidy



Sacrosanct.

For so long, the city name had given Samantha nothing but comfort when she'd considered it. It had been her home. Where she had found friends. A family. A lover. There, she'd found comfort in the fae being she'd become, and even discovered how to use the powers she'd been gifted. She had felt safe there. Comforted. Loved. And yet, just as quickly as all of that comfort had been given to her, it had been ripped away in a series of mistakes. Mistakes that made her lose the one person she loved most. Though she hadn't issued the death blow, it had been her actions that had led to Aiden's death. And though she'd tried to forgive herself and to believe the friends that told her it wasn't her fault, in the end the guilt had driven her out of the city.

For two years she'd travelled, allowing herself no more than a few months in any place. It was easier this way. To not make friends or get attached. If there was anything she'd learned from her time in Sacrosanct, it was that no one could be trusted entirely. She'd thought the blonde Were had been wanting to help her, after all, and look what had happened. Samantha had promised herself that she would never, ever allow herself to be so naive again. Despite that, however, she'd found herself back in Sacrosanct. It was almost intoxicating in the last few months the way she'd felt herself drawn back to the city. So she'd packed up what little things she'd taken with her and returned to the apartment in the West end of the city. The apartment had been the one thing she'd been unable to part with. She could remember when Aiden had surprised her with the apartment and all the moments they'd shared together within it. One thing. She'd allowed herself one thing, and returning to it had been just as painful as she'd expected it to be. Everything had been left where she'd last placed them. Even one of Aiden's leather jackets that she'd taken from the Ark was still left on the back of the couch. It was as if she was returning to a museum of her old life, and it would certainly take work to return it to the state she'd last left it.

It had been nearly a week now since her return to the city, and it was finally time to venture out past the walls of the apartment. Perhaps, she found herself thinking, she'd be able to reconnect with the people she'd left behind. Nadya, Dorian, Vhalla, Raven, Toby... their names had been on her mind more than usual as of late. And still, there was that fear that none of them would forgive the faerie girl for her past sins. But she had to try. She had to at least attempt the contact, even if it would prove futile. It was that in her mind as she'd ventured out of her home and towards the eastern part of the city. Though she lived in the West, she had yet to allow herself to venture out in it, and certainly not near the water towards the Ark. No, it was far too soon for that. The east was safer. There were less memories that lingered there to torment her. Instead, she lingered on the streets, trying to muster up some sort of bravery to track down the people she wanted to find. If they were even near to be found, that is.

Even through her sweater and the leather jacket of Aiden's, the cold seemed to pierce her skin. She hadn't meant, really, to wear the jacket anymore. She'd promised herself upon returning she would be rid of that nostalgia, and yet that was a promise she seemed to be failing on. Stop thinking about that, Samantha told herself, opening the door to the bakery to give herself some relief from the cold. She didn't truly look up as she ordered herself a coffee, to-go, from the counter. Nor did she look up as she spun around, her body crashing into the person standing behind her.

"I'm so sorry. I'm terrible at watc-" Samantha began, checking first to make sure that her coffee hadn't spilled on the male in front of her. Fortunately, she'd saved herself from that embarrassment. Her words, however, were cut off as she looked up and was met with a familiar set of green eyes. She was sure her mouth hung open awkwardly as she studied the face she knew so well. Green eyes, caramel skin, a mop of messy black hair. Aiden. Aiden Tetradore. She opened her mouth to speak, hoping to muster up some sort of coherent string of words. Instead, what came out of her mouth in broken stutters was: "You're... you're dead. I... I saw it."

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