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
He didn't know anything about this witch but she couldn't be all bad if she wanted to drink with him. He'd never say no to a drinking buddy, even if she was telling him stories of some ghost that wanted to help him or something. Still, maybe she didn't sign up for this. Surely someone wouldn't want to be harassed by ghosts all the time and having to seek out and talk to strangers. She probably just wanted the ghosts to go away but couldn't seem to do that until she did what the ghosts wanted. That seemed like a sad way to live. When the next set of drinks came, he pushed the shot glass to her and threw his own back. She probably needed more drinks, now that he thought about it. He waved at the bartender for more. Luckily, he had good tolerance. Did she? She looked almost suspicious of him before she took her first shot, but she still drained her glass. Good girl. His smirk only grew. Then the questioning started. She started by asking him about past relationships.
He was always a secretive person. He didn't do relationships, not after Keith. He was his one, and Christian killed him. It was an accident, but even so. Keith's death was his fault. Now, he didn't let himself get attached to anyone. Only flings, nothing more. His barriers were up. When he told her that he liked having options, she asked if he was bi or pan. He smirked. "Don't insult me. Men and women both have their appeals but if they don't even know what they are, what good are they to me?" She seemed to think the opposite, betting on him being pansexual. He chuckled and held up his next shot glass. "That's a bet you would lose, then. There's a difference between kinky and downright confusing. I like a 'what you see is what you get' lifestyle. No surprises except what I bring into the mix." His brow rose. Oh yes, he did love his toys. But he was all man and proud of it. None of his conquests seemed to mind either. When he said that the person talking to her was dead, she agreed, saying the ghost died by hanging.
He tilted his head. "Interesting. Let's hope that wasn't some kink her former lover was into. What a way to go." He couldn't help but find humor in the situation. Maybe teasing the ghost would make her go away. She seemed to like the idea of him carving out a piece of his heart. She giggled, and his lips twitched. She teased back about giving the ghost ideas. Then she pointed into space and said the ghost wasn't getting that even if she thought of it. Christian leaned back. "Way to tell that ghost. That should show her." Then the witch told him the ghost was upset about him getting hurt. That was enough to make him laugh. "Honey, I've gotten hurt a lot worse. Drowning and catching fire is the least of my concerns. Damn coven can keep me dead next time for all I care." He shrugged, as if life really meant so little. She asked if he was in a cult. Apparently the ghost hated that coven as much as he did. "Might as well call it that, I suppose. It was a way to lose myself, to go on autopilot and not have to think anymore.
"Guess killing the love of your life makes you do sorts of crazy things. Not that it's any of her business, for that matter. I'm not dead yet." He shrugged lightly and threw back the third shot glass, already waving over more.