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 October 12, 2020 by Raven Cain
East

Raven Cain


With the baby soon to arrive, Raven wanted to try to squeeze what little time she had left with Dorian. It wasn't that they were both going to be on different continents for years, but they might as well be. He would continue living in the city, and for what she knew, she and Tobias would continue living in the middle of the woods. The first few months it had been a difficult adjustment. After years of living on the Ark in close proximity with her family, being without them left her unsettled. Having Tobias at her side did provide her comfort and stability. However, as a pack animal and not being close to the pack, well it made her uncomfortable. Those invisible threads that bound them all together seemed far too stretched then what was endurable. When Tetradore came to visit by himself, or with other members of the pack, that anxiety melted away. Eventually, the she-wolf would get accustomed to the changes. After all, she had something new to be anxious about, preparing for a baby! Being far away from the pack also meant she would be far from friends.

Although she could have visited Dorian during her stay in the woods, he was quite a busy person, even during this global pandemic. Even though Dorian did answer the riddle correctly and tore off his blindfold when he shouldn't have, she couldn't help but beam happily back at him. This may not have been the result she wanted, but she was pleased to see Dorian's reaction to her exciting announcement. That he guessed incorrectly, and pottery nonetheless, was surprising. The young woman was sure he would have gotten the correct answer. His inquiry on whether or not they hoped for a specific gender was not surprising to hear. During his time, it was imperative for a wife to provide their husband a son, or multiple sons. In this day in age, it didn't matter as much. Besides, Tobias already had a set of twins, of both genders, all Raven could hope for was that their child came out healthy. With a faint smile, she brought up her phone, unlocking it as she scrolled for that photo of the ultrasound, she had sent Alexis.

"Oh, we already know the gender, we're expecting a son, and I'm hoping he will be healthy. The Doctor still thinks he'll be born on Halloween."

Taking a step over towards him, she turned her phone around so that he could see the photo of her ultrasound. What a wonderful and terrifying thing for Dorian to experience, all the wonders that technology has achieved. As a Fae she was sure that he would probably witness the technology that she could hardly imagine after she was dead and gone. With a grin, she cheerfully explained to Dorian just how she would know these things.

"This is a photo of our child. The Doctors have this machine and it can show you the baby you are carrying, take a photo of it, and tell what gender you will have. As for how they guestimate when you are due, they um...they have their ways, but the baby could come early or later, so we'll just have to wait and see."

Raven did not want to tell the King of Italy just how the Doctor would figure out the possibility of her due date. In the middle of explaining herself, she realized just what she had to say and well, how would one explain to a King about the monthly cycles that a woman experiences? She had no desire to further explain such a thing so she kept the conversation going and ending it quickly. After he looked over the photo, she tucked the phone away in her pocket. As she began to explain to Dorian that activity, they would take together. With a gentle chuckle at his thought of building something together she shook her head. This would truly be interesting!

"Oh no, you will be painting, not building something. I merely suggested that if you didn't want to paint on a wooden board, you could instead paint on a wooden box or a wooden tray."

Moving over towards the table that held the supplies that they would eventually be using she looked for that familiar-looking item. Seeing one of the cutout stencils of a jack-o-lantern she picked up the paper stencil and placed it on a nearby wooden board. Bringing the two over towards the table where Mrs. Green had placed the refreshments, she placed the wooden board on the table.

"See this paper of the jack-o-lantern? This paper is the stencil, we'd place it on a wooden board, box or tray, and then we'd paint. So, on this board, I'd paint a jack-o-lantern. All around you along the walls and tables are different designs you can pick and customize for yourself."

At this point, she'd gesture to the room around them again. As Dorian began to eat some of her cookies she watched as Mrs. Green walked away to the backroom and then returned with a very large paper, she was sure this was the stencil she asked the woman to do. Mrs. Green turned it around to show her and she nodded with approval.

"Thank you, Mrs. Green, this is wonderful! Dorian, this the design I've chosen. You see it shows my last name, and underneath it is Tobias' paw print and my paw print. I had to trace Tobias' paw print back home and Mrs. Green was able to replicate it! The stencil is going to go on this board. I'm hoping that when our son grows up a bit, I'll be able to put his paw print on there as well. Go on ahead and look around for a design you like and Mrs. Green will make the stencil."

Mrs. Green would move and place the stencil on the board farther down the table. Reaching over for one of her cookies she happily ate one, quite pleased with how it turned out. Pulling out one of the stools by the table, she allowed herself to sit, happy to rest her feet a little bit.

i'm not ashamed of my scars,
i'm ashamed of the world for not understanding.