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 August 04, 2019 by Raven Cain

i'm not ashamed of my scars, i'm ashamed of the world for not understanding.

When it came to their Alpha, there were times when she wondered whether or not he ever did really want her around or not. Tobias was the reason why she was around in the first place. Her mate didn't ask their Alpha to accept her or not. She asked and he accepted her easily, with a gentle push to the ground and a teasing reminder of seeing her naked before. For a girl so used to not being wanted or even trusted she was very eager to prove herself. She took the opportunity to help him with the business at the Ark and even though he deemed her worthy to be the manager, she still felt like she didn't completely have his trust. He was allowed to keep whatever secret he wanted. She still had her own secrets that she kept from them. Not that she didn't trust them, but because she just didn't want to be reminded of them. If she didn't talk about it, she wouldn't think about it - out of sight, out of mind. Before the wedding there was that one day where they just disappeared. The Fae told her they would come back, and one of them did. Tetradore was the one that was gone for a week and when he came back there was just something off, he wasn't himself. Raven didn't pry and she didn't poke around, but what was the point of family if you couldn't rely on them to help? A small simper appeared when Tobias claimed that he and Matteo would be the one to help him. Of course he would be there to help him, but their pack could help too, if given the chance. Although she frowned when she turned her head to look back through her passenger window.

Speaking of secrets there was one she didn't tell her own husband about. She should have told him that night it happened, or at least the following day. It was for his own good that she stayed silent. When she was limping around the kitchen the following morning making breakfast, Tobias didn't make a comment about her limping, and Tetradore didn't say anything at the breakfast table. If either one of them said anything to her spotted companion he would have been uncontrollable, running around the city to hunt him down. The Dark Hunter her Father was with proved to be a dangerous man, and she didn't want her mate or Alpha anywhere near him either. Sometimes having an oblivious mate came to their advantages. He never asked why she was hurting that entire week. Keeping her fingers rotating her wedding band, she was nervous for his reaction. Was he going to yell at her? If he did she would have understood. Only once did he yell at her, and she was terrified she was going to lose him, until he admitted he would marry her one day. That apologetic look turned to worry when he didn't say anything. She didn't realize she was holding her breath until she heard him sign, taking that moment to release the breath she was holding. It was good he agreed that she was in the right for not telling him, but his desire to handle the matter when they got home set her on edge. As they neared the river she shook her head, giving him a desperate look as she quickly begged the man to leave him alone.

"I don't want you near him Tobias. He's staying away from me, and I'm going to stay far away from him."

This, she felt, was the best decision. If they went after him there was no telling what he would do to them. What if his Dark Hunter went after them? She couldn't live with herself if she found Tobias and Tetradore harmed, or worse dead. She didn't want her Father taking away the only family she had. As the vehicle moved forward through the river she noticed how her mate wasn't freaking out. The lupine was aware how much her feline despised water. As the conversation came to what to name their children, she was puzzled to hear that he didn't want his own son named after himself. Typically Fathers wanted to pass down the family name. His dislike of his own name was puzzling. If he didn't like his name then why in the world would he desire everyone to know what his name was? If he didn't like it, then he could at least change it. Although he didn't appear to agree to the idea. A small smile was given as she extended her hand to the top of his head, ruffling his dark locks. As the truck moved out of the river and up the hill, she snickered softly at his comment. Would the world truly be a bad place if there was a child similar to her mate? Probably so, and yet it was a bit funny that he would be the one making the comment. With a helpless shrug of her shoulder she gave him an innocent look.

"Well, we do have a fifty, fifty chance, of saving the world and keeping everyone's sanity. Mary brought Jesus, the world's Savior, where as I bring the child that will doom the world."

She placed her hand over her stomach, patting it gently for a moment. Of course she seriously doubted she was bringing the anti-Christ to the world. Yet she was willing to make a joke. Although he wanted the child to take after herself there were some things that she was willing for the child to take from her mate, traits that she fell in love with. It's possible for an angel to fall in love with a demon. Once they made it to the top and the vehicle stopped, she happily got out and headed out towards the edge. As her arms wrapped around his waist, she happily leaned into him, placing a loving kiss under his jaw. As he rested his head atop her own she sighed at ease, as she looked out at the beautiful view. As he embraced her she smiled as she followed after him. Taking the basket from him she waited for him to set the blanket, and then started to place the food out for them. Sitting beside him she grabbed a sandwich, chewing it for a moment, a she observed how he sat. His inquiry about what sort of dance classes she had was answered with a small nod.

"Something like that, I was thinking we could just be close together and dance. Those dances have routine, and steps. I kinda heard the tango was like having sex, but you dance. And no, I've never seen you dance before."

Blue-grey eyes shifted to the ground for the moment a bit embarrassed to be saying such a thing. Taking another bite of her sandwich, she looked over at the savannah pleased at what she was seeing. It didn't take long for her to finish eating her sandwich. Looking over at her mate and seeing how she sat she shook her head. Grabbing one of his legs, she pulled it gently for them to loosen and move forward. Crawling into his lap she pressed her back towards his stomach as she outstretched her own legs, resting them beside his down.

"You look kind of silly sitting cross-legged like that, why not stretch your legs out, like this."

Leaning over to grab another sandwich she chewed on it thoughtfully, happily looking out. Tilting her head up to the side to look at him she happily left him with a suggestion of what they could do later on their honeymoon.

"You know, I'm quite impressed with how peaceful it is. One day or night we should run around in our other form, it could be fun. Maybe dumb, but fun. So, tell me Mister Cain, what's it like to finally be able to be in charge...what do you want to do now that you're about?"

It wasn't often he was able to stay out like this. Raven wanted to accomplish everything they possibly could while he was here as he was.

Raven Cain.
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