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.
City Creek Center
Dark Hunter Department
Red on the Water
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.
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.
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
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
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.
I've been reading books of old the legends and the myths
This was not a great idea.
Piper was well aware of the stalker-esque situation that she had gotten herself into. She knew that lurking around the Eastern district was not the most... efficient way to get the attention of a certain Dark Hunter, and yet she knew very little other ways to do it. The Hunter that had saved her life from the rogue vampire had given her little information on how she might contact him again. So Piper was left with only the information that he worked at Pentagram, and as such, she was left walking awkwardly around the Eastern district in the possibility that she could organize a 'meet cute' moment for them just like in the romantic books and movies that lined the shelves of her home. It was not the most effective way to run into someone, but Piper would think of the way to explain her presence in this neighborhood later.
She just wanted to see him again, even if it was just from a distance. She couldn't justify the attraction she had to the sullen - abeit rude - Dark Hunter. Those green eyes were the subject of her dreams. The feeling of his fingertips on her wrist still tingled with excitement when she thought about it. And if she focused really, really hard, she could almost feel the heat of his skin on hers. How intoxicating this boy had ended up being to her, and in truth, nothing had happened between them. He had saved her life from a vampire intent on making her a meal. And that was the extent of his involvement in her life. And yet... Piper couldn't get the sullen boy out of her mind.
If she was being honest with herself, her mild stalking wasn't working all that well. But Piper was persistent to a fault. Even after the sun had dipped out of sight and the streets were no longer filled with people trying to get home from work, Piper lingered upon those Eastern streets hoping for just a glimpse of the boy that had stolen her attention. The streets were nearly empty now, save for a few stragglers. Piper paused as she walked, determined to wait only a few more minutes before she finally let herself head home. This was crazy, and she knew it, and yet she felt almost drawn here like a physical pull. Piper stopped just off the sidewalk, glancing at her phone in an attempt to look simply busy. She pulled her peacoat tighter around herself, feeling the chill now that the night air had turned almost chilly.
The sound of coughing caught Piper's attention, pulling her crystalline gaze up and away from her phone. She tucked it into her pocket, observing the brunette girl whose coughing had grasped her attention. Piper thought about walking away, and yet she was close enough that it would be awkward to not at least acknowledge the stranger near her. Slowly, Piper turned, giving the other woman the faintest hint of a smile. Piper tucked her hands into the pocket of her wool peacoat, her blonde hair fighting to be free of the loose ponytail that held it. Had this woman noticed the amount of times she had walked up and down the street? Was she also wondering about the stalkerish nature of the girl? Or worse, after Piper's recent vampire experience, was this woman someone who could be harmful? She didn't look like a vampire, at least.
"It's interesting, isn't it?" Piper mused, half to herself and half to the woman beside her. "How this city can have so many people, and yet at night it's so easy to feel completely alone?" She turned slightly, angling her body so she could clearly see the woman. "I'm Piper, by the way."