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.
That very notion of names was one that had hardly occurred to him to consider. After all, his Other self was not terribly inclined to planning for the future and his current self had never truly considered the possibility that Raven might almost ...anticipate some desire on his part to name any future son they might have after himself. Tobias was such a terribly...old fashioned name. The tall, toned young man assured he had never yet heard another person with it and while he surely enjoyed that uniqueness to some extent it seemed almost....harsh to pass on that sort of name to his own son. Besides, having two Tobi's within the ark would surely only lead to confusion all the same and his other self blatantly declaring that he was the one and only Tobi, or worse, the better Tobi. His own features were inclined to frown at the thought. Tobias shaking his head lightly in some effort to dismiss those ideas before Raven reached out to ruffle his hair, that playful gesture coaxing a soft chuckle to his own lips before his wife shrugged. Her own look feigning innocence. Raven declaring she might yet carry the antichrist.
"Raven! We are not going to have the anti-christ for a son."
He admonished. Those words light all the same as his eyes rolled playfully. Where Raven managed to find her obscure sense of humor sometimes he was assured he hardly knew as she patted her stomach almost reflexively. Tobias inclined to eye her momentarily once more all the same if only to assure himself she truly was not pregnant here and now despite her having assured him otherwise. An easy smile found his lips at the thought of that future child even despite his mates teasing. Tobias content to hold out some hope that, maybe, any son or daughter they had might turn out ...alright, or at least less inclined to follow his own personality traits. Micah and Iasabella had turned out alright after all, hadn't they? That realisation that he hardly knew either his son or daughter seemed to rest heavily on him for that fleeting moment. Tobias rarely allowing himself to dwell on his elder children and the...distress that surrounded their very existence. Nadya, in the least, was happy with Frost. Tobias choosing to believe his children were happy too. One day, perhaps, he might manage that relationship with them, somehow. That child he had with Raven however he planned to involve himself within far more. Raven unlikely to fear his efforts as Nadya had.
Tobias slowed eased the truck up that hill and onto that lookout point he had chosen for lunch, the WereLeopard fixing those breaks into place before shutting off the engine and swinging down from the truck to join Raven on the edge of that lookout that provided a vast, uninterrupted view of the savannah in all directions. How very different it was from the jungles and forests that Leopard part of himself so adored and indeed he had near grown up with within the expanse of Syn and yet- he could see the appeal of those open spaces all the same. Those plains simply stretched on and on for miles with the occasional tree interrupting that outlook.It would be difficult to hunt on such an open plain. That prey given every advantage to see a predator coming. Tobias frowned ever so slightly as he contemplated that very puzzle before Raven lent into and agianst him. That simple feel of her distracting him readily then, his head resting softly on her own for several moments in that rare chance at quietude the pair were so hardly ever afforded. Tobias shifted only to grasp that basket and blanket than- the rug laid across the dry, hard african earth before the pair settled down and upon it. Tobias made every effort to fold his long legs beneath himself in a somewhat awkward cross-legged position that afforded him nothing short of a near boyish look. The young man reaching for the first of those sandwiches then, his appetite hardly ever running out. His mind given to contemplate that dancing once more and the idea that he was bound to make them both look....ridiculous.
"The tango is a sex dance?"
Was that what Raven was saying? One eye lifted ever so slightly as he eyed his wife then. Raven so rarely, if ever, given to mention those more ...intimate activities they shared. Any time she did seeming to prompt her cheeks to near enflame. Raven having so eternally been a modest sort of woman when it came to such things. Tobias taking that opportunity to tease at her all the same as that near impish simper found his lips.
"Are you going to seduce me with this sex dance?"
A chuckle found his lips all the same at the very idea, that sound nothing short of good natured. Tobias assured he hardly minded this dance idea if it might coax those more intimate arrangements later in the evening. Raven shifted then to reach abruptly for one of his legs, Tobias allowing her to unfold it as she settled herself within his lap, her legs stretching out to run agianst his own.
"My legs are too long, I don't know what to do with them half the time." She was right though. Stretching them out was better. Even despite the sheer amount of room they seemed to be taking up. Tobias reached for his own second sandwich then, the man nothing short of content with Raven nestled agianst his chest where he was assured she belonged. That sudden suggestion that they could enjoy that open plain, later, in their animal forms prompting his gaze to widen slightly, his head tilting in consideration.
"That might be nice. In the middle of the day might be better. The animals who live here won't be so active then and if we go into one creature or another's territory or won't upset them as much if they are sleeping."
It would be another manner entirely if they trespassed into another Were's territory and yet there were wild animals on that plain equally capable of causing them damage if they moved about without caution. Tobias considering the semantics of the manner before Raven quiered after those differences in his personality. Her question prompting a grin to his features all the same.
"I like being in charge. It is a rare treat. I enjoy being able to say things, to do things, to actually express myself, I suppose. It's frustrating for us both when I can't. As for what we should do next- I think you should drive us over to see these elephants. You can drive, can you?"