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
If Piper held any sort of sanity left within her, she might have forced herself to stop this ridiculous attempt at gathering the attention of the Hunter who so clearly had not wanted to see her again. After all, hadn't he done everything he could to not be forced to spend any more time with the young woman? He'd pushed her off of him in that adrenaline filled attempt of a kiss. He'd never given her his name, nor any contact information. He hadn't come home with her or accepted any of the flirting that she had attempted. Piper should have taken all of those things of a hint that their meeting was a one time, only because she was in danger meeting. But Piper lived in a world in which she craved adventure, and for one brief moment, he had given it to her. Even if she had been terrified, even if she had nearly been overpowered and ended up food to a maniacal vampire, she couldn't deny the way every fiber of her being craved more. She wanted more than mundane dinners with her family, where they insisted it was time for her to settle down or to find someone to get married and start a life with. She wanted more than for her only adventures to exist in the pages of books.
As Piper called out her not-so-smooth attempt at a greeting to the man she was "accidentally" running into, she was aware of the look of surprise upon his features. But her focus went entirely to the sharp snapping sound and the way that her body collided embarrassingly with the marble tile. The snap, which had been incredibly loud in the entryway, was nothing compared to the echoing thud of her body making contact with the ground. For a moment, Piper paused, trying to think of anything that could be said to diffuse the awkwardness that accompanied the (what seemed like) thousands of pairs of eyes on the pair. Her playful words resulted in a rolling of his eyes and a disapproving shake of his head that made her heart sink. This was certainly not the way she wanted to appear to the man, not this idiotic, giggling fool at his feet. God, what was she doing?
Piper reached out, grabbing ahold of her newly acquired underwear that rested underneath his feet. She barely waited for him to shift as she snatched it back into one of the shopping bags, her cheeks turning a hue that matched the underwear she tried to hide. His dismissive sigh brought her attention back to him, the tone of his voice only adding to her humiliation. Still, Piper took his offered hand to pull herself to her feet. She reached down, sliding the ruined shoe off of her foot. Somewhere in these bags existed a new pair of shoes that would suffice until she got home. "My heel broke," Piper replied, her irritation at the situation seeping into her voice. "I wasn't trying to do that." Though, she didn't admit, she had been trying to get his attention. She'd just hoped to do it in a way that wasn't so... humiliating.
The embarrassment stung, her cheeks continuing to be flushed as she turned her body away from the man to dig through the spilled shopping bags. She ignored the man until she found a new pair of shoes to replace the destroyed ones, only looking up at her companion once she was properly shoed - and a few inches taller from the replaced heels. "Believe it or not, I don't try to cause bodily injury when I say hi to people. It just seems that you bring that out in me." She reached up, tucking a lock of her blonde hair behind her ear as she peered up at the Hunter. "Perhaps that's one of your... abilities?" She gestured up and down then, indicating his body. "Maybe you affect gravity around you?" Piper paired the last statement with a smile, hoping to indicate that she was entirely teasing, though she doubted she came across as confidently as she had hoped. "In all seriousness, I recognized you and wanted to say hi. And to offer to buy you dinner and a drink. I never got to properly thank you after our last meeting." It was... mostly true, wasn't it? After all, she wasn't going to admit that she'd been hoping to arrange this very moment.