Within the Northern vicinity of the city, the wealthy gather behind meticulously trimmed hedges and high-class architecture. The pristine streets are paved with stone and the storefronts are brightly lit and inviting - for the right clientele. In the North, every establishment is eager to cater to the rich and the wealthy. Many such places are used to the sometimes peculiar requests of the otherworldly but here there is little that money cannot buy - whether it happens to be illegal or merely involves looking the other way. Vampires and Dark Hunters are often found upon these Northern streets, their long lives often contributing to their sizable wealth which allows them the luxuries that the North provides.
The VooDoo Room
The newly opened Eternity is an expensive fine dining restaurant nestled high upon the hills of the North - providing it a breathtaking view of the city below. The award-winning chefs at Eternity collaborate directly with local farmers and producers to source the freshest ingredients for its ever-changing menu. The staff at Eternity pride themselves on serving each customer's unique dietary needs - from the vampiric to the mortal races. Reservations are strongly encouraged as Eternity is frequently booked to capacity.
Located in the heart of the North, the Voodoo Room is the spirits lover's destination of choice in Sacrosanct. The Voodoo room is a craft cocktail bar that aims to provide an eclectic and exotic atmosphere. Nestled among the William Morris wallpaper, gold, and wood, you will find a new kind of neighborhood cocktail bar. One where hospitality and skill work in concert. With intoxicating liquors and a voodoo vibe, the Voodoo room will keep you coming back for more. Guided by the mantra of providing a one of a kind, high-end experience, the Voodoo Room's mixologists meet the highest standards with a fantastically themed selection of cocktails and specials.
Dark, Gothic, and thoroughly theatrical, the Witchery is a place to indulge yourself with it's lavish, theatrical suites. Whatever room you choose, you'll find glamor, indulgence, and luxury. From the Vestry to the Library and the Armory, the suites of the Witchery are nothing short of sensually romantic. A stay at the Witchery is not complete without dining in the rich baroque surroundings of the original oak-paneled hotel or among the elegant candle-lit charms of the Secret Garden. Whether you stay or dine, The Witchery is an unforgettably magical experience.
In a very uncharacteristic display of apathy, the lean vampire finds himself reaching at his bow tie, and undoing the snap holding it together without a second thought. He tucks the tie delicately into an interior jacket pocket, and proceeds to unbutton the top of his well-pressed dress shirt, then slouch further into his bar stool. Dareios wasn't quite drunk per say, but this newfound relaxation was wholeheartedly fueled by wine. And he was happy to oblige -- it was better to feel at ease and a little tipsy, than on edge and hungry with a pretty human girl sitting right next to him. Nevertheless, he couldn't quite tune out out her heartbeat. With every passing second he could hear it, feel it, see it even, in the subtle twitch of an artery in her neck. It was more alluring than a naked woman calling him to bed. But still, he did his best to ignore it.
It didn't take long for the wine to have a more "relaxing" effect on Miya, too. The vampire couldn't hide the playful smirk across his lips as she rambled on in such an innocent way, saying things in a way that made it difficult to forget the purr of the blood coursing through her veins, but he persisted. He literally laughs out loud for a second upon hearing her outlandish comment about the smell of the wine. He decides to smell it himself, noting no tones of yeast, but nods in agreement nonetheless. "You are a curious girl, Miya." He says nonchalantly. "I'm fairly certain conversations about government work would put you right to sleep."
Feeling a bit bold, the vampire places a cold hand over her forearm when she mentions she's having a decent time. The touch is simply meant to be a gesture of admiration, of confirming that he feels the same way. But he's a bit buzzed, and being a vampire, his cold touch can be a bit off putting to those who aren't expecting it. But again, Dareios isn't thinking clearly. "I understand. It can be hard to make friends in a new city. But you're so pleasant and pretty, I'm sure you'll find them in no time."
Moments later, he watches Miya's hand extend his way and a finger dab him gently against the chest. He laughs a little at her embarrassed reaction and once again, cups a hand over her arm. "Are you hungry? Maybe we can still find a place to grab a bite this late." He offers, shifting his weight in his seat to grab his phone from his trousers pocket. The screen illuminates his already pale features and he quickly passes by the many missed calls, text message and email notifications. The vampire bites his lip as his search brings up futile results. "It looks like everything on this side of town has already closed." But then he has an idea.
Dareios pours what's left of the second bottle of wine evenly into both of their glasses, and waves a free hand to signal the bartender once again. This time, he slaps a platinum credit card on the bartop. "Have you ever been to Anacosta Heights?" He asks curiously. The affluent neighborhood was all the way on the other side of town. "I've love to cook for you." He suggests. But upon blurting out this idea, he understand that it may have come off a bit, well, creepy. "I very much like to cook. As a hobby. It brings me great joy to cook for my friends. And it's not like I'm going to sleep anytime soon, so if you're interested..." As if a nice home cooked meal from a friendly vampire in the early hours of the morning wasn't enticing enough, he decides to add last minute. "I've got plenty wine at home, too."
Dareios Auerbach | Vampire | Vinyl