The southern part of the city has a chic family-oriented sort of charm to it. Here, small locally owned shops run rampant, neighbors often know each other by name, and the monthly socials are an event not to be missed. In the South, children can often be seen safely playing in the park or on sidewalks and in the weekends, families often take to the beach to enjoy the warm waters surrounding the city.
Ascension Center of Equitation
Beachside Bar & Bistro
The University of Sacrosanct
The Ascension Center of Equitation is the epicenter of the Dark Hunter Cavalry Unit. Originally a high-class facility for show-jumping, Ascension now caters entirely to the Cavalry Unit. Here the Dark Hunters learn how to ride and fight upon the backs of horses - many of which are Were's themselves.
Home of: The Cavalry
Resting right on the beach near the small, locally owned shops and markets sits a bar and bistro with an elegant yet modern interior. There is seating both indoors and outdoors on the back patio where one can enjoy the melodic sounds of saltwater waves and fresh air. The menu consists of French dishes alongside American and Seafood choices and a wide range of liquors at the bar inside to accommodate the varied tastes and cravings of its customers. It is a charming little establishment that allows for those needing a break from the busy city streets to come and unwind.
Owner Adelaide Labelle
Hyde Place takes up a large part of the Southern side of the city and includes a large playground, several fountains, and a small garden. The park is open from five in the morning till midnight though many shady characters may visit this place while it's technically "closed". The park has also been a venue for several concerts and hosts many holiday-related events. Under a full moon, witches are often seen here for the sacred ground beneath the iconic Weeping Beech.
Beyond the city limits and over the bridge lies the deep, dark, and almost impenetrable forest. Often seen as a way to guard this magical city against the world that surrounds it, many are entirely ignorant of the evil that may creep between those tree trunks. Many were-creatures use the forest for the transformations of their newest members and some even take to hunting here. It isn't particularly peculiar for people to go missing within this forest but once you get through, the rest of the world awaits.
The University of Sacrosanct offers some of the top programs in the nation with its outstanding campus and specialized faculty. The University places a high focus both upon educating future generations but also on research to help revolutionize the world. The University welcomes the talent of students across the world to enroll and unlock their unlimited potential. With applications from across the nation, classes fill up quickly.
BA in Plant Biology Abigail Hughes
Man, this sucked. He cringed as another jolt of lightening raced up his arms and into his torso. He felt like he was getting fried from the inside out. He swore he could smell burning flesh but he didn't dare open his eyes. Once his body quit spasming, he let out his breath in a long exhale, practically panting as he finally opened his eyes and looked at his tormentor. Dirk wasn't a small man by any means but his magic is what made him formidable. He could control all the elements, which meant he could overpower Christian with his hands tied behind his back. Dirk was the chosen torturerer and executioner for the New Eden coven and he was out for blood. Christian had failed the coven, big time.
Not only did he let a hostage escape, he also let their prime reason for living escape and that was irredeemable. The redhead was the main prize in all this and apparently they had her right on the edge of the precipice, so close to finishing the ritual that they could taste it. And now it was all for naught because they didn't finish the ritual before the blood moon and she was back out in the open, back under the ever watchful gaze of her coven and other half. Christian could care less, really. He didn't regret setting them free, but he wasn't about to let the coven know that. They would have his head on a spike in seconds if he so much as looked like he didn't have regrets. He had to play the part of the lowly guard who sucked at his job, who let his discipline slack and many lives get lost.
Now they were taking the lives out of his hide, one scar at a time. He'd already been drowned with water and pummeled with rocks. Now he was getting electrocuted and then there would be fire, apparently. At least that was the way he was reading it. Something about bathing away his sins in holy fire. Just sounded like a good old witch at the stake routine to him but what did he know, right? He braced himself for another round of lightening but someone called out for Dirk, successfully gaining his attention. Christian watched with idle interest as he talked to someone at the door, scowling back at Christian over his shoulder before he said something in a gruff voice to the person on the other side. Then he returned to Christian and started opening the cuffs holding him fast to the wall.
"What's going on?" He asked in his best attempt at a shaky fear-filled voice. Truthfully he had nothing to lose anymore so he felt like nothing scared him. But they couldn't know that or they'd kill him. Dirk eyed him like he wanted to murder him right on the spot before he snorted. "Seems they want to turn you loose for the night to think about your penance and return tomorrow for more bathing (their magical word for torture). By returning voluntarily, you'll prove that you're willing to fight for forgiveness." Christian raised a brow but chose not to say anything. Instead he rubbed his wrists and nodded before heading toward the exit. He couldn't get out of there fast enough. Should he come back? He had a feeling if he didn't show up, they'd hunt him down and there probably wasn't much of anywhere he could hide that they couldn't find him.
Guess more torture, it is. But until then, he knew exactly where he was headed. He stopped by the apartment he was staying in for a quick shower and change, sure that he smelled like sweat and other disgusting things. Then he headed to the nearest bar.