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
Barista Alexis Wilde
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 Marcello
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.
Ugh, shopping for girls is so last season. I glance around as if to see if anyone can recognize me from outside the jewelry shop but so far, no one seems interested. As if anyone would know me. Unless it's another vampire or a were I've offended or God forbid, a hunter looking for a fight, no one should know me in here. The mall is just not the place to be for a vampire. The shop owner keeps glancing my way with a scowl as if I'm going to break down and steal something. I frown right now. Like I don't have the money to buy this whole store let alone his precious jewelry. He pushes up his glasses and moves further away to look focused on a happy looking couple further down the counter looking at engagement rings. Oh, how wonderful for them. Not.
Shaking my head, I turn my gaze back to the charm bracelets. Which one would she like? Which charms, better yet? I chew my bottom lip as I think about it when I feel a presence coming close. I don't have to turn my head, I can smell her perfume surrounding me, strong enough to gag. Human blood bag. I'm not trying to be rascist or anything. Just one glance at her sash covered neck and you would agree with me. I bet there's enough fang marks behind that fancy clothing to drain a cow. She paints on that greasy smile, her hair done up all nice with some other blood sucker's money so she can live nicely while giving to the needy. Lucky for her, I don't need her charity. I have ways of getting what I want.
But she's painting on the charm along with that thick lip stick. She leans in close. Apparently the blood sucker's not paying for her dental visits cause that's an aroma I'll never forget. My nose wrinkles, my eyes darkening just a tad but I swear it only seems to make her melt a little closer.
"My, don't you seem lonely. "
I try for a smirk.
"Nope, not at all, doll face. I'm picking out something for my girl, matter of fact. About to meet up with her."
The lie falls smoothly off my tongue. Sure I could just make eye contact with the girl and send her on her merry way but every once in a while, I like to sharpen my talking skills and actually get myself out of an otherwise awkward and just pathetic situation with just my silver tongue. She giggles, an atrocious sound that makes me think of nails scratching a chalk board. Her eyes are too green, a dark hazel that oddly reminds me of puke and feces wrapped into one.
"You look pretty alone to me, honey. Why don't you slip one of those bracelets on my wrist, hm? Bet I could make it worth your while."
She practically licks the side of my face as she leans in close, purring the last part off but it comes out as a gurgled growl. Ugh, she must be a smoker to top it off. Her eyes dance with lust and I cringe inwardly. I'm just about to turn on the charm manually anyway just to get her off my case when salvation comes in the form of a dark brunette pausing by the door frame. I don't know if she plans to walk in or not but I'm risking it anyway. I put a dopey grin on my face and put my hand up.
"Hey, babe, you made it!"
I walk toward her with a chipper pace, not stopping until I'm right in front of her. My voice lowers, my eyes softening into something light and playful.
"Play along and I'll owe you one."
I whisper where only she can hear before I throw my arm around her shoulders casually and turn to the other girl. Her face is already drooping.
"See? Not looking so lonely anymore, am I?"
Now she's altogether pouting, her bottom lip poking out and all. She turns on her heels with a "hmph" and wanders away, much to my delight. I let out a heavy sigh, shaking my head as I run a hand through my hair. I look back at the brunette with a lazy smirk now as I pull my arm back.
"Thanks for that. She wasn't taking no for an answer."