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.
Dareios could not have anticipated the reaction his bid would have on the young dark hunter. But he was both intrigued and pleasantly surprised. As the young man choked back his glass of foul-smelling brown liquor, Dareios merely studied him with a sharply raised dark brow and an amused grin upon his face. The vampire mayor then too, took a sip from his own glass. His of course was a nice blood red Pinot Noir.
"You alright there?" He offered, clapping a hand softly on the man's shoulder, if only for a moment. As the dark hunter recovered, Dareios was poised to step away. He'd done what had been asked of him. He'd browsed, he bid. In just a few minutes, Amber would sweep him away ahead of his speech, anyway. But then the dark hunter had something else to say.
Dareios ran one hand through his well-manicured dark locks as he looked at the piece again. "No, no." He dismissed quickly. "I think it is." The vampire offered the stranger one last lopsided smirk before - like clockwork - Amber appeared and began to shuffle him away. Dareios managed to lift his glass quickly in a half-hearted 'cheers' to the young bloke before he strode off and quickly moved out of sight.
It wasn't long before staff dimmed the lights in the grand ballroom, signaling it was time for patrons to gather near the stage. Minutes later, Dareios strode out under the lights, his ghostly undead frame nearly translucent, despite all of Amber's specific lightning requests. Luckily, the vampire mayor was used to these uncomfortable situations by now. He chalked it up to being the 'vampire guinea pig for progress'. He'd suffer now so that society may find other means down the road to perhaps be more accommodating to all types and needs. But I digress.
Dareios flashed the faceless crowd a bright smile as he strode out to the podium. The lights made it hard for him to discern any specific facial features, but thanks to the young artist's supernatural qualities, it was easy to pick him out by feel alone. While Dareios was somewhat of an expert at public speaking by now, he still relied on some basic tricks to get him through. Focusing on one or two faces in the audience was a given. Tonight, it was the young handsome dark hunter.
The speech came and went. The vampire mayor was able to elicit some harmless laughs and some moments of earnest passion. He bowed out to a round of applause as the crowd began to mingle again. Amber gave him a stiff nod of approval before disappearing into the throngs of people - her job was done for the night. And while Dareios planned to stick around for a short while longer, he tugged a little at the stiff bowtie around his neck and began to relax. His next stop: the bar.
Dareios Auerbach | Vampire | Vinyl