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

leave my sunglasses on while i shed a tear


Posted on May 25, 2019 by amelia marek
East



The love she had for Troy was something she had dreamed of since she was a little girl. Even after being turned, she had never truly loved another like she loved Troy. Sure, she had dated other men, women even for a short, fleeing time, but never had anyone been able to capture her heart and hold so tightly as Troy did. It had caught her by surprise, but she had grasp onto it and vowed to hold it dear until the very end of her days.

The child's question about why she slept during the day caught her by surprise, pulling her thoughts away from Troy and back onto the conversation with the child. She smiled sweetly at her, finding her explanation for the reason she was awake at night endearing. "I do love the stars, but Tenley and I cannot go out in the sun. It burns our skin much more than when you play too long outside in the sun." She supposed that was probably the easiest, simplest way to describe it. She knew the little girl would be familiar with sunburns, so perhaps she would remember the way her skin felt when it burned. Maybe that would help her to understand why Amelia and Tenley cannot be out in the sun like she could.

The child's interest is peaked when she mentions that Troy and she were going to get married. She nodded her head softly, affirming that they would in fact get married. It would be a small, family affair. The risk of too many people knowing about Tenley had forced the two of them to forgo the wedding Amelia had always dreamed of. She wanted a large ceremony with friends and family in a beautiful barn amongst the stars. She wanted to dance the night away and then fall into the arms of Troy. But that fairytale wedding would never happen to her, and she resigned herself to the notion that her wedding would be small, most likely taking place inside her own home for Tenley's safety.

At her question if she could see the ring, Amelia nodded and held out her hand to the beautiful diamond ring. It was perhaps smaller than most and very plane as far as setting and number of carats, but Amelia loved it. Troy and picked it out for her and he knew that she did not require something large and extravagant.

However, when she mentioned that she, too, might get married one day, Amelia couldn't help but stifle a chuckle. The little girl was far too young to be thinking about marriage, but she remembered when she was a small girl, she too had dreamed of marrying someday. She hadn't thought it would take over six hundred years to find that special someone, but it had. Perhaps it would some day for little Mauve as well. "What's your boyfriend's name? Is he nice? Does he treat you like a princess?" She would eventually learn that if her boyfriends did not treat her like a queen, they were not worth her time. She had been with men, boys really, that did not treat her as she should be treated. It had ended in years of emotional abuse and insecurities that surface. She was still working on some of those insecurities. Troy, thankfully, was just the right person to guide her through those.

As she leads the little girl down the street, she tries to engage the child in a pleasant conversation to help pass the time. She asks what grade she's in and she answers third grade. She smiles. "Third grade is hard! The math is the hardest, don't you agree?" Learning basic math had always been difficult, but in third grade you learned multiplication and adding of decimals. It was all very confusing. She mentions that she prefers dance and art and Amelia smiles. "That's better than me! I'm not a very good dancer." Amelia could move around a ballroom, but she couldn't salsa or freestyle. She basically knew just enough to not trample her partner's feet.

When Maeve asks what she liked to do when she was the little girl's age, she thoughts back to when she was that young. "I liked to ride my pony, and read. You know, when I was growing up, girls weren't allowed to read." She remembered her mother sneaking her into a closet with a candle so she could teach her the alphabet and how to put letters together to form words. It had been a trying time for her, but she did not let the heaviness of that time come through in her voice.

At her insistence that when Tenley was old enough to dance, she would teach her, Amelia nodded her head with a smile. "I'm sure she would love to learn to dance." Little did Amelia or Maeve know, Tenley would reach Maeve's "age" in a matter of months, not years. The child was already growing so rapidly.

They walked in relative silence, the trio occasionally talking or joking. Amelia would ask the little girl for further directions until they came in the vicinity of her home. "Which one is your home, Maeve." Amelia would ensure that the child was delivered safely to her home. After all, it was the least she could do.

ooc: starting to work towards closing this thread for time purposes - Tenley is much older now in my other threads.