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.
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
She didn't know what she was expecting when she headed into the southside today. Maybe hunt something for lunch, take a short nap, play some video games at the arcade. The possibilities were endless. In whatever form, she knew she would have fun. She didn't expect to run into another Were, especially one she didn't know. She figured she must be getting close to knowing most, if not all, the Were's in Sacrosanct by now. Of course there was her pack and Tetradore's pack and she already knew most, if not all, in both packs. She was good at socializing, when she could understand what they were talking about, of course. Some phrases still went over her head but she figured in time, she would learn them all. It was hard getting used to being human after only a few months. Before that, she only knew the life of a coyote. She even had a pack and an alpha, Caesar. He was a kind and fair leader. He trusted her as his Beta cause she was easily the strongest in the pack. She didn't really understand why until she found out what she was. She spent most of her childhood and into her teen years all within the confines of her Were form cause she didn't know any better.
Her memory was foggy at best of any time before being a coyote. There was only the recurring dream she had of riding in the backseat of a car and two adults in the front seat, a man and a woman. They would smile at each other with such love in their eyes then turn to her with the same affection. Then there were screams and everything went black. That was her only clue to her life before being raised in a coyote pack. From then on, all she knew were the coyotes who took her in as an orphan and raised her like one of their own. She grew slower than the other pups and was easily stronger even at a young age. She always thought herself more intelligent than the other coyotes too, though she'd never admit that to them. First off, why could she think in clear sentences and yet all they could do is reply in one or two word answers? Run, chase, hungry, these were a few of the words they would say. Submit, challenge me, I give. She couldn't really communicate with any of them. She thought she was the one there was something wrong with. No one could explain to her what happened, how they found her. Caesar was the first to approach her as an equal.
She let him lead the pack with her at his side but she couldn't get the whole mating thing. It just seemed so feral and just...ew. So she let Caesar mate with any of the females in the pack that he wanted, as long as he didn't make a move on her. But then the pack made their way to Sacrosanct and that's when she met Raven and Frost and Tetradore. And they all told her she was a Were and at first she denied it. She couldn't see anything else but what she knew. One night she was attacked by Hunters and in her panic, she shifted for the first time. At least, that she could remember. After that, there was no more denying what she was. So she started exploring her new world and so far, she liked what she found. But it didn't mean she couldn't go back to her feral roots every once in a while. Like pulling some mischief and messing up someone's dinner plans. She jumped right in the path of the rabbit and whoever was following it. She turned her head to see the rabbit disappearing into the woods then turned to the assailant as his smooth lyrics hit her ears. She snorted, ears flicking back at his compliments as she shook her head and flicked her tail.
"Smooth talker, eh? Wine's not really my thing. Too bitter. Give me a good strawberry daiquiri any day." She smirked, flashing some fang as she took a seat and took him in. He was almost as lean as her but she could tell he was something different, not a coyote. Finally she tilted her head, one brow raised. "What do you call yourself? You a fox or something?" Then he asked what brought her out here and her eyes twinkled as she smirked again. "Being bored. I was looking for something to do. What about you? You always go after the weak injured ones or do you want a real challenge?" She raised her head a little, giving him a daring look.