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.
What You'll Find Here
Ascension Center of Equitation
Beachside Bar & Bistro
The University of Sacrosanct
Ascension Center of Equitation
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
Beachside Bar & Bistro
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
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.
Elephants. Such an unusual choice. An unexpected one at that. Of all the animals he might have anticipated his new wife to choice, elephants had surely not been one of them and yet, he supposed, he could see the appeal. Large though they were they appeared, for the most part, to be a gentle, docile creature. One rarely observed in the wild if only for its dwindling numbers. If Raven desired to see them then Tobias saw little need to prevent her from doing as such. As long as the creatures proved to be as calm as they appeared on that pamphlet all the same. The young man turned that paper over within his hands, eyeing that activity along with the others before offering Raven that ready nod. He had insisted she choose an activity and if this was the activity she wanted then so be it. It was hardly the worst of them after all. Tobias finding himself almost oddly curious of those creatures in turn. That animalistic side of him find a very different fascination to that human side and either neither was predatory in any sense. A ready intrigue perhaps. The gangly deviant, for now, dismissing the notion as that pinkish hue seemed to flood his mates features at her attempts to suggest those more salacious activities she so often shied away from without prompting from himself to some degree. At least, such was the impression he was so often given from what parts of those activities he had been given to witness through his own veritable window to the world. Raven was not...an overly sexual being, at least, she was unsure of how to display herself as such and yet she was not above those suggestion all the same even if a little quieter, a little more timid than most might surely be with their own husband. Later, perhaps, he might try striking that mood the very way it should be struck. Tobias almost curious as to how well he might....allure his own wife..
"It sounds like fun."
He offered warmly in reply to those very words before that soft chuckle fell from his lips. Just which activity he so deemed to 'sound like fun', either those elephants or those moments between the sheets remained to be seen. That grin very near sheepish in that moment as he stepped away from Raven then to make his way towards the dresser in pursuit of clothing- and shoes. Did he not have shoes? Then again it was hardly as if his feet seemed to notice. They didn't...ache. How long had he gone barefoot before his feet had simply become used to it? For a singular moment the young man hardly dared glance at is feet for fear of what he might see. Tobias instead shifting his attention to Raven, those golden eyes peering beneath those lashings of dark hair to meet her own and inquiry about those very shoes and socks he seemed to be missing. Raven glanced over her shoulder then, speaking as she dressed herself in turn, insisting those socks and shoes were in the bottom drawer of the dresser. Her assurance that socks would be a good idea met with a soft snort of amusement.
"You know, i'm not sure that is going to be a problem? Have you seen my feet? These are...indestructible."
They were, he suspected, the result of years spent walking barefoot. That skin as thick and tough as rawhide leather. How Raven even let him in the bed at night he hardly knew and yet, in the least, his feet were.....rather smooth if nothing else. Tobias shook his head once more, reaching for a pair of white socks, those car designs prompting a simper to his lips once more before he tugged them into place. Those hiking boots were next, the young man pulling them on before smoothly tying up those laces with a quick, simple ease his other half would have been nearly entirely incapable of constructing. Tobias rose readily then, his hand reaching out for that pair of offered sunglasses before moving to follow Raven down from that room and into the lobby with its breakfast layout. Hmm. Maybe he was hungrier then he had anticipated. That gesture for him to go ahead readily saw the Leopard move toward that first table. Tobias plucking some bacon from that dish before pressing it between his lips. That smoky, meat tasty nothing short of satisfying. Bacon. They both liked bacon.
Raven returned only a few moments later with those details, that set of keys dropped smoothly into his hand then, Raven holding that map of the trails and picnic basket. His hand reached out smoothly for her own then, Tobias willing to lead the way through that hotel lobby then and out into that car park. His gaze shifted downward to the number on the key before searching the lot for the vehicle with that same number and making his way toward it. It had been.....some time since he had been allowed to drive. That ready anticipation tugging at him already. Tobias easily unlocked that passenger side door, swinging it open to let Raven climb up and into the passenger seat before wandering around to take his own place in that drivers side. A position so normally reserved for Tetradore alone. Tobias settled within that seat, his hands gripping at the wheel as the key clicked over and the engine roared into life. That purr oddly satisfying.
"You ready? You take the map. We want that trail marked in red. Just tell me which way to turn."
That nod of Raven's head was all it took for that 4WD to be thrown into gear. Tobias reversing backwards before shifting gears again to drive forward and out of that lot and onto the dusty, dirt road. The grin on his features nothing short of clear. It had been so, so long. How easily he....forgot what it was like to....live. To be in charge. To experience that life the way he desired to. That car picked up speed and yet Tobias was determined to save most of that reckless driving for the trail itself and that rough country they were likely to strike the moment they veered away from the main road. A sudden thought occurring to him then.
"Raven? Do you have your phone? Does the internet work?"
He glance toward his mate then as Raven fished that phone from her pocket.
"Which side of the road do they drive on his this country?"
Checking, ideally before they met any incoming traffic, seemed like a decently sensible idea. Tobias having realised only then that he had little idea of African driving laws beyond what was written on those signs that flashed passed. The leopard making those adjustments as needed before Raven indicated that first turn to take. The road here instantly becoming far rougher, those tires bouncing along those holes and divots, Tobias shifting another gear. Those African plains sweeping around them for miles now. That flat, open country so vastly different from the city they knew and lived in.
"Do you ever want to live somewhere like this? Somewhere...not the city?"