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 December 03, 2020 by Raven Cain
East

Raven Cain


While their men probably saw a lot more terrifying and horrifying things, the duration of labor in a body that wasn't theirs wasn't one of them. Everyone had a peculiar weakness. The idea of having Tetradore and Tobias sit in one of these classes was highly amusing, especially if they had to do it alone without Mira and herself present. It would be fun to see the two of them participate in the pre-birthing exercises. Raven was sure that Tetradore would follow the instructor and try to encourage Tobias to do the same, and somehow in his way, Tobias would do something to throw the instructor off course or get them kicked out. Not wanting to cause any problems, Raven brought Mira to these classes, and whatever they learned, she would go home and teach her husband. This way, Tobias could learn at his own pace in a friendlier environment. If she could teach him to read and write, even a little bit, then at the very least, she could get through to him. As Mira began to guess what sort of Were-creature the man was, she shook her head slightly in disagreement. As a wolf, the two of them had a great sense of smell, but as a pregnant wolf, well, her sense of smell was a bit too powerful. Mira was correct that the man was prey, but her guesses were not right. With one finger, she tapped her nose and gave the woman a wink.

"At first, I thought he was some kind of hoofed creature like a deer or goat, but after these last few classes, I think I have him figured out - he's a sheep! His wife is a human though, so she'll be delivering him a lamb."

Lamb! Now that sounded delicious! Perhaps for dinner later this week, she could prepare some lamb chops or a nice rack of lamb. The two of them could enjoy that dinner and chew on the bones leftover afterward. With Mira asking what she would want to eat right now for lunch, she paused in thought for a moment as she pondered on the very idea. Hearing her stomach growl and feeling her son kick around, she rattled off the different foods that sounded great together, even if a little bit conflicting. Waddling through the mall's corridor beside her friend, Raven couldn't help but roll her eyes playfully as Mira claimed she was wounded that Raven kept this secret from her. Well, she ought to know now if they were going to shop for clothes! Feeling her son start to treat her kidney like a soccer ball, she quickly grabbed Mira's hand and took her to the side to stay out of the way from the other shoppers. Placing Mira's hand on her stomach, she happily exclaimed the gender, keeping a hold on Mira's hand so she could feel her cub kick around. Raven watched Mira closely, waiting for her reaction when she could feel her son kick. After Mira proclaimed her happiness for her little bundle of joy, she gave the woman a soft simper.

"Thank you, Mira I appreciate that. I never thought I'd be able to have a little one to raise as my own, you know? What about you? Ever thought of having your own?"

Was this her way of figuring out if Mira and Tetradore were getting closer? Nope! Just an innocent question from one woman to another. Seeing Mira frown, Raven tapped Mira's hand to encourage her to keep it on her stomach, even if it was a bit awkward. Feeling her son start to kick again, Raven snickered as she saw Mira's eyes light up in surprise. Tobias had a similar when he discovered that even if he couldn't see his son, he could feel it. It was endearing sometimes when her husband would poke her stomach in reply to her son's kick. When he did this while she slept, well, she was a tad bit cranky when he did that, but happy to see this interaction. With Mira proclaiming it was time to head back to the mission at hand, getting food, she nodded and laughed when Mira patted her stomach. As they made their way across the mall and made it to the restaurant that had most of the food she listed, she happily sat at one of the more comfortable and roomier booths. Thankful to rest her swollen feet, she leaned into the seat happily, patiently waiting for their order to arrive as her stomach started to growl again. As Mira leaned in and began to ask questions, Raven bit her lip for a moment. Was she excited about having a child? Absolutely. Was she terrified? Of course! Had Tetradore mentioned her worries to Mira? With a forlorn sigh, she nodded slowly and muttered softly.

"A little scared? I'm terrified. I've never done anything like this before. I've read the books, and I know I'm taking these classes with you, but I still feel like I'm not prepared. I know we have the pack to depend on everyone, but I can't just run to the pack for every single little thing. I mean, I don't want to be a burden or a pain. Besides, it's not like I can pick up the phone at the cabin and expect anyone to drop what they're doing and race on over? I don't know when we'll be back with everyone...and I don't know how everyone is going to adjust to having a little cub running about. And Tobias...I know I'm going to need some more help than usual that first year...what if we screw up?"

When the waitress came by with their food and drinks, Raven quickly grabbed a few chips and placed them on her plate, and munched on a few nervously.

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

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