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'm a devil in disguise
Despite his outward appearance of being preoccupied with the Red Robin menu, William remained entirely aware of the situation around him. Particularly that of the table beside them, where another Hunter seemed to be anxiously trying to reign in his companion, who was a... vampire? Ah, how once William himself might have judged the odd mismatch in species, and yet, he wasn't the only Hunter who hardly cared for the existence of others, it seemed. William's attention flitted back to that menu, trying to figure out when exactly there became so many different ways to style a cheeseburger, when the attention of that vampire was so readily brought to William himself. How he'd just wanted a meal out, a nice night away from his apartment to buy himself books, and that was quickly becoming something that might be snatched away from him, if only because this rogue vampire thought he might be in cahoots with the other Hunter?
Those slow words that escaped in his own English accent hardly seemed to placate the aggravated vampire, and William easily placed the menu down on the table and lifted his gaze towards the situation. William remained silent to the abrupt questioning, instead eyeing the other Hunter as he tried - and failed - to soothe the vampire back into a sitting position. The hiss that left the vampire's lips hardly a good sign, and quickly William rose to his feet. His movements were not fast enough to catch the stumbling Hunter, and yet it seemed that he hardly needed his help in the first place. Instead, William warily looked around the patio as the group surrounding him rose to their feet and turned their collective attention to the pair of Hunters.
Shit. How did this kind of thing always have to happen to him?
Without much thought, William's hand found the hilt of his dagger and withdrew it from its sheath. That familiar silver in his hand aided in that anxiety that assaulted the Duke now, helping to lessen that itch in his palms to call his own power to existence, to easily end this entire situation. But William was well aware of those innocent bodies that were being subjected to the cruel sort of control the vampire was using, knowing very well that he couldn't harm them. It wasn't their fault that they were quickly being turned into puppets to do the bidding of the vampire. Richard had stepped back, using the bodies as a living shield between him and the pair of Hunters. Fucking coward.
"Don't hurt them," William stated firmly as he stepped back, falling into place next to the other Hunter, his dagger held out as a warning to the crowd. It was, perhaps, an obvious statement, and yet William himself was responsible for the loss of enough innocent lives to want to harm any of these people. "What the hell did you do to piss him off?" William muttered as he surveyed the scene, his eyes finally finding Richard at the corner of the patio. Taking him out would be the only way to keep the diners from being harmed, and yet getting to him meant going directly through them. And even though he hated to admit it or to give in to the natural instincts of his species, there was an excitement in William's chest as he considered the situation in front of him - it had been a long time since he'd hunted, especially someone like Richard, who was not above putting others' lives in danger to protect his own.
"So," William said with a pause, eyeing the other Hunter. "Do you want to be the distraction or the weapon here? Or do you have some better plan for us to escape?"