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 March 23, 2019 by Maeve Liliwen
East


Maeve had only ever seen someone who looked like her once in her life, and that was her mother. The same pale skin, the blonde hair, the violet eyes, Maeve was nearly a carbon copy of her ancient mother. But a man, now this is strange. Maeve knows this is not her father, but it is still so strange. He raises her chin and she feels eyes growing upon her as parents watch another adult touching a child that did not belong to him. "Everyone is staring," that small voice speaks up quietly towards him, only to step back slightly when he removes his hand from her chin, allowing her head to lower. She does not question these things as far as Frost does, Maeve is a child, she thinks it is funny that they look alike, and nothing more. Her hands fall from her ears. It was too late now, he already knew what she was. Maeve understood this was dangerous for others to know what she was outside of her own species and outside the pack that she has found friendship in. She understood to, people would want her, if they knew what she was, but what Maeve's young mind failed to grasp was why? She cannot comprehend the fact that the fae species in and of itself was a true rarity and for dark hunters, this meant they could earn a pretty price for their efforts. And a fae child, well, if adult faes were rare, well, children of the species were even more difficult to locate. Maeve would be a rare and promising find indeed. She had to be cautious.

She knew her pack would protect her, Tetradore and Tobi proving as much in the west when they had gone up against those dark hunters to protect the little girl. Surely, they would save her from this man should he attempt anything? Maeve has no doubts about her furry friends, in her eyes of amethyst, they were the bravest, most wonderful people she has ever known. That they are people too, with faults (Tetra's stoicness, Tobi's behaviors) hardly crosses her mind. Maeve is suddenly distracted though by the quirk of his lip. This strange man was smiling, so perhaps he was nice? She misses the cold tone to his words entirely, distracted by the smile on his face and the way he seemed to know who she was talking about. Hands come together in a quiet clap of excitement. "You know my friends?" She asks, smiling delicately on her face. "Arent they the best?" She says, her voice still small, obviously still shy towards the man, but her heart had warmed considerably towards him all the same.

"I dont know what that means Mr...." Maeve stares at him with an apologetic smile fluttering to her lips as she realizes she doesn't know what this man's name is and she is all too shy to ask. "Are you like, friends or something?" She asks, tilting that pretty, delicate head of hers to the side in confusion. She only offers a shrug to his next comment, Maeve hardly one to drag on and on about unanswerable questions, and more likely to accept the way things as they were when it came to things like the color of the sky or why she and this man look alike. "Me neither," she says to him.

The arrival of the small children though causes Maeve to cast off the shy facade as she bends down to play with them. But it is only the talk between the adults that Maeve's sudden instinct is to dart behind Nadya, an adult she knew, an adult she trusted. Her body only visibly relaxes when her new dance teacher offers her words of reassurance. She smiles shyly for a moment. "So, you love him?" She asks, peering up at the woman throw long, innocent lashes. This is when she turns to Frost and watches as his hand is extended towards her. He says he is an Alpha and she recognizes the term only in relevance to Tetradore, but even then, she is unsure what such a title holds, thinking it no different than calling someone Mr, Mrs, or Ms. "Hello Alpha Frost," she says, extending her own hand in return that fits so easily within his own due to its rather tiny nature. His words catch her though and she stares at him with wide satellite dish eyes of violet. "Vampires?" She asks, casting him a look, unsure of what he meant. "I don't think so," she says, thinking she would not be so easily fooled, she had met Amelia after all, a kind vampire and her darling baby. "I am Maeve, mmm," she ponders what she could say about herself, something similar to what Frost had said. "Future Prima Ballerina," she says, lifting her head a little higher. There, that should do it.

She moves out from behind Nadya then, though still clearly standing closer to the woman than the man. Could you blame her though? Nadya's presence was clearly more inviting for a little girl. Still, Maeve cannot help but continue to steal curious glances towards the blonde man. Lavender gaze turns to Nadya with her question only to drop downwards at the floor as she digs her toe into the ground, this situation a difficult thing for the girl to discuss. "There were some men that wanted me to go with them," she says, still averting her gaze. "And when I wouldn't, they tried to take me. Tetra and Tobi saved me, they said those men would have hurt me." The actual phrase Tobi had said to the girl was 'make her dead,' but Maeve preferred to avoid such words if possible. She shrugs before looking up once more. "I don't know why they wanted me, but I didn't want to go with them. I don't want anyone to take me."


Maeve Liliwen
image by Wang Xi

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