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
Hyde Park
The Outskirts
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.

Owner Adelaide Labelle

Waitress Abigail Hughes
Hostess Malia Tate

Hyde Park

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.

The Outskirts

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.

BA in Plant Biology Abigail Hughes

virtue has a veil, vice a mask

Posted on May 17, 2019 by Raven Cain
i'm not ashamed of my scars, i'm ashamed of the world for not understanding.

A very soft giggle escaped the woman as he brought her hands up to cover her lips, her shoulders moving up and down as that melodic sound tumbled out. The she-wolf found it quite amusing that he seemed astonished to hear there was something wrong with her feet. There was nothing unusual about her own feet, no extra toe or anything. However, if he felt like he had thick skin and didn't take care of his feet then he surely never saw her own. Which was probably a good thing. Raven hardly ever took notice or care with her appearance. As for hygiene she did, of course she cared about that. But when it came to scraping her dead skin off her feet or doing any of those pedicures, it simply wasn't for her. With her own socks on her feet her mate was unable to see her own feet. After firmly telling her mate that he would be wearing both socks and his hiking boots, she turned her head to see him, nodding with a grin. Grabbing her hiking boots she sat on the bed, bent over, to tie her shoe laces. Dressed and ready to go she took his offered hand, and went with him to the lobby. With Tobias having his fill of food and gathering the items they would need for their adventure, she followed him to their car. When he opened the door for her she made sure to press her lips gently against his cheek, her way of showing her gratitude for his kindness. Settling herself in she placed the seatbelt over herself as she listened to the engine roar to life. A small simper appeared when she noticed that gleeful look on his face, her husband quite happy to be behind the wheel, finally able to be in control and call the shots. Answering his question about what side of the road to drive on, and which turn to make she looked out her window admiring the landscape until he inquired whether or not she thought of the future.

Day dreaming and pondering about the future wasn't an activity she had much experience in. Of course she thought about what daily tasks she needed to handle during the day at the Ark, and tried to plan out how she would spend her evening whether it was working, fighting in the rings, or hanging out with her pack or friends. Sometimes she thought about what new or fun thing she could do with her mate, something that he would enjoy and not feel left out in. As his mate it was her job to make sure he was happy. The last thing she wanted to do was plan something out and see he wasn't enjoying himself. There were times when she did wonder about him though, but not so much about the future, but more about his past. But really thinking about the future, to plan on what they would do with their never occurred to her. When she tried to think about the future it would get a bit too dark. Ever since she and Frost accidentally discovered her Father was still alive when she thought about the future his darkened shadow would appear, to snatch away all she had. It was best for her not to think too far ahead. Besides whatever sort of future she attempted to think about it didn't really matter. Her husband was unique and nothing he did was always the norm. She was happy with how everything was, everything was going wonderful for her, for the two of them. Shrugging her shoulders she turned her head to look at him.

"Sometimes I ponder what you're other hidden attributes you have, what you might like or dislike. I think about what we could do together, but also what we couldn't if your other half is around. You are unpredictable, you make life fun."

Describing a potential place where they could live together was short and didn't contain a lot of details. When she asked the same question to him she listened to his reply as she looked out the window wistfully. It was nice to hear that he wasn't willing to leave the pack, it was their family, their home. It was his comment though about their children that made her head slowly turn, her blue-grey eyes widening slightly. He had thought about their own children? Her eyes would shift towards the window as she allowed her thoughts to waver, attempting to conjure up an image that followed his tale. After a busy week in the city they could make the drive to this fictional house in the woods, where they could relax and play. In her head she could see them running around together in their animal forms chasing each other, fishing in the nearby creek, or play fighting. She pulled some of her curls behind her ear as that small simper only grew a little bit wider. The idea of them leaving the Ark, going somewhere to hideaway, with children seemed surreal. Muttering softly her eyes shifted to her hands resting her lap, now raised up as she spun her wedding ring around her finger, thinking aloud.

"A place to call our own...I like that, a place where we can just be alone together, like how we are now."

Nodding her head slowly she agreed to his desire to have his children experience the same events he did as a child when he lived in the woods. Her voice would grow quite softly as she spoke, her head turning to see out the window, watching the birds that flew in the clear blue sky.

"And children...I would like them to do the things you did with Tetra's Father, let them have the childhood I never...

As she looked out the window a familiar thought appeared as she recalled a moment from her own childhood. It was a few days after she was forced to be in that cage as punishment, not fully understanding what she did wrong. She didn't recall doing those terrible things they claimed her to have done, believing it wasn't possible. Lying in the cage she had just woken up from her nap when she heard the perils of laughter. Curious she lifted her head to see where the source of that sound came from. The children near her age were playing together around a very large tree. A lot of them were chasing one another playing tag, some in their wolf form and others in their human form. The sound of that particular laughter came from the boy with sandy blonde hair sitting in the tire being swung around, it looked like a lot of fun. Watching the children take turns on the swing she hoped to have that chance too, maybe they would let her out if she was on her best behavior, but it never happened. She couldn't do it then, but maybe in this made up house in the woods, maybe she could! Looking at her mate a half smile appeared.

"Could we have a tire swing? I saw the other kids play with the tire swing, it always looked like fun. And if you can remember those moments you played in the woods, it is important. I'm glad you are able to remember them."

It was good that he could remember something positive, something good. How difficult it must be for him to not know everything that occurred in his life. Maybe it was a good thing? To not recall everything, whatever bad thing happened it would be all forgotten. It was a shame though that this was a double-edge sword, his memory unable to remember all the positive things. His comment about bracing herself puzzled her. Looking ahead she noticed the truck starting to push forward with speed as the truck began to climb upwards. She yelped softly as she felt the truck start to shake, the two of them bouncing in their seats. As the truck tires left the ground and they flew for a few seconds she let out a loud gasp, shouting his name, joy and worry in her tone of voice. As the vehicle landed back on the ground her body violently shook in her seat, the woman holding onto the dashboard to steady herself, the woman giggling in delight, apparently delighted by his actions. Nodding in agreement she spoke up with a sly grin on her face.

"In a way yes, you wouldn't be able to do that in the city."

There were no hills like that in the city. Besides, if they attempted to do some sort of reckless driving they would have been pulled over by a copy. Although she doubted even sane Tobi would be willing to stop for the police officer. As the truck descended down that large hill she looked over towards him again. He had already expressed his thoughts of the future with the two of them having children. Was it fair to tell him that it would be true? Would he be okay with it? What if he was just saying those things to be kind? Grabbing her fingers she started to wring them over as she slowly started to share something that she knew.

"You mentioned our children...last we talked about I wasn't sure if you were okay with the idea. I guess you are, or will be, because we will have children, at least two."

At this point she would get quiet studying his face when he looked at her, her eyes meeting his own, as she slowly nodded, affirming that she did indeed say they would have two children. Looking back at the road ahead she started to explain how she knew such a thing, Tobias being the first person she told.

"Do you remember when you and Tetradore were gone for a few days, you left me a photo I couldn't understand, I was worried sick about you two. I was in the kitchen when that Fae, Matteo, you know â€" Dorian's Father, well I guess you wouldn't know, no one should it's a secret that you're going to keep, but anyways he can see into the future and saw that we would have two children. One of our children will be gifted, in more ways than one, in time he'll be a leader, someone much admired, and I would be proud."

Extending her arm she placed her hand on his shoulder, squeezing it gently, as she grinned.

"We're going to be parents, Tobi. I don't know when, but we will. Also you're going to want to turn right 3 miles from here."

Raven Cain.
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