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

what's left to say?


Posted on January 23, 2019 by Maeve Liliwen
East


The golden haired fae hasn't had much experience with vampires in her short life. Well, even if she had met a vampire, Maeve probably would not even know. Sure, vampires fill the scary bedtime stories that the older kids of her many foster homes would tell the younger ones, but Maeve's heart, so in love with the good in the world, she didn't believe that a vampire could be bad. The cream haired girl thought that they were probably just misunderstood creatures. Maeve, the child with skin as pale as a china doll, thought perhaps she could understand why such creatures behaved the way they did. Creamy haired Maeve could not imagine living with a constant want to hurt other humans or even animals for that matter. Clearly, they were not monsters, just misunderstood, and Maeve held firm in that resolute.

Childlike as always. The poor sweet girl seemed detained to stay within her realm of fantasy, of love and light.

Maeve a glimmer of smile sweetly touches her lips as the little girls holds out her hands, the blonde delicately reaching her own pale hand forward to gently touch upon hers. But she then steps back and she sees that flash of emotion over the woman's face, that moment of pity that adults so often gave to the little fae girl. Maeve can recall times when she would be taken in on the first day of school, you know the 'meet the teacher day,' when the kids come to school with their parents and they meet their teacher and the children are able to see the classroom. She remembers being led in with her foster mother and the teacher had come over and bent down to the little girl's height. "It is so nice to meet you and your mother, Maeve," she had said with a smile. And Maeve, little, tiny Maeve who had her thumb in her mouth and stared out with those big, violet eyes of hers, had taken that thumb from her mouth and looked out with a numb look on her face and said: "She's not my mom, I'm a foster kid." By now, even at such a young age, Maeve had known it better to be up front with her situation. Then, that look of pity, the words 'i'm sorry' on the tip of her tongue, her teach had gently reached out and touched her shoulder before speaking with Maeve's foster mother.

Even now, she sees it, but Maeve has learned to look past it, it would be exhausting to constantly feel such pity for oneself. But at least this time when the topic of parents comes up, Maeve was ready, ready with an answer that may not be atypical for a child her age, but it was Maeve's answer all the same. The only answer Maeve needed in her life. Andras, Beylani, and her weres. But then it is Maeve's turn to ask the questions and receive the answers. "Working?" She questions the vampire woman. "But it is so late," she says, and of course to an eight year old, 7:00 would certainly be late. After all, the only plans that remain for Maeve's day are dinner, homework, and perhaps Beylani would read her a story or two. "Do you love him?" The question floats on her soft lips as easily as sand empties from an upside down pail. Love. A difficult concept for a child to grasp, even for one who loves so freely as Maeve. But ever curious is she about the topic.

She smiles. Maeve smiles too. Inside, the pale little girl was glad. For so long in her life everyone had been what is determined 'normal' and finally in Sacrosanct she has found those who are different, like her and it makes the girl not feel so alone. Those violet eyes stand stark against the delicate features of her face as she looks to Amelia. "Good," she says, a simply word. "Good, different is good," she says, believing whole heartedly.

Maeve is offered a walk home, and who is she to deny spending more time with this woman and her baby. "You can walk me home," pale girl says looking at her with eyes of lilac. The little girl with tiny, pointed ears that hide beneath her golden hair for a moment, then reaches into her bag to pull out a cell phone, something she had been given for the use of emergencies. "Let me tell Beylani you are walking me home," she says with a soft smile before sending the message. She then reaches her hand out to Amelia to place it within hers. "Come on, maybe we can even have a snack when we get to me house."


Maeve Liliwen
image by Wang Xi

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