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 September 06, 2019 by Raven Cain

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

The idea of Dorian attempting to be sneaky was a very amusing thing to think about. The man was not really someone she saw as being capable of being silent, and very discreet in his actions. He was very flamboyant. Not that he was gay, well he was, but because he was a showman at heart. The Italian King was always eager to share and tell, he always brought his overenthusiasm to everything he did. The idea of Dorian being a ninja was just absurd, but she like the vision in her head of him portraying such a thing. His question on whether or not the man would actually attempt to forcefully baptize their son, was answered with an unknown shrug. The idea of being forcefully baptize didn't really concern her as it probably should. The she-wolf wasn't a very religious person. How could she be? With the way her life had been it was hard to think that someone with immense power wasn't capable of helping her. It would be her child's decision whether or not he they would believe, and she would support them with whatever decision they made.

Settling down on top of the hill with her husband, eating lunch and looking out at the African savannah, the whole ordeal with serene and blissfully wonderful. Moments like this, just to sit quietly and happy was rare. The man was constantly moving, constantly doing something, it was nice to see him settled and at content. Once she arranged for his legs to stretch out she happily settled herself between his legs, pressing her back gently into his chest. Just the feeling of him close was comforting. With only one hand could she count how many times when she felt this way, at peace. She was happy to see that her husband was curious about the hobby she wanted them to try together, it meant he was interested. Raven was sure that his other half would enjoy the dancing. Sure, he might find it odd, but she wanted to try. It would be good for the two of them to having something fun to do together, even if they were going to do the 'sex dance.' The idea that she could seduce him, with a dance move or not, was just as absurd as seeing Dorian attempt to be like a ninja.

Unlike most women, she was not gifted in the skillset of seducing or flirting with men, that ability simply lost upon her. One eyebrow rose as she turned her head slightly to look at him, curious to see just how she could seduce her own husband. His warm hands were easily felt as he wrapped them around her waist, pulling her ever so closer to his frame. As one hand left her waist, that same hand made an appearance by her neck as he pushed her golden-brown curls aside. With a soft sigh her eyes closed as she titled her neck further, giving him all the access that he would need. Once his lips lifted from just below her ear, her eyes reopened, and a small smile appeared as her cheeks flared up, a bit embarrassed. Turning herself around her cheeks remained a shade of pink as she gave the man a small grin, murmuring quite softly.

"I-I think I can do that for you."

At least he didn't want her to say some sort of cheesy line. This gesture, this movement, she was sure she could mimic it. She would have to try it when he wasn't aware, it needed to be a surprise. Yes, that's right. It needed to be spontaneous. Tucking this knowledge to the back of her mind, she went back to munching on her apple. It was interesting to hear the man gently shoot down her idea about running around at night. Truly, she thought he would take her up on the offer. Of course she valued safety. How many times at the Ark did the boys suggest to do something that was completely questionable, and she had to be the voice of reason? Now she was the one willing to live a little bit on the wild side. With a wink and teasing grin of her own, she boldly announced just why she thought so differently.

"Maybe your other half is rubbing off me."

Between the two of them, she was by far the most cautious one. Most of the time, if not all the time, she was the one trying to keep her spotted companion from doing something foolish, or possibly endanger himself or others. That she was willing to step over that line and do something a little bit irresponsible was a very uncommon moment. How many times did she observe Tetradore constantly driving his cars over the speed limit, barreling down the highway like a mad demon, only for the pure joy of it? How often did she see her own mate fight in the ring without a care in the world about getting injured, pilfer an item from the shop, cause problems for Dark Hunters that bothered them, or any other random scenario, and nothing bad happened to him? Maybe it was okay to not be so wary about everything, maybe she should try to not be such a stick in the mud about everything and without worrying about the consequences. With the suggestion that they ought to leave to go see the elephants, she nodded and got up from the blanket, a bit sad at having to leave his side. Packing up the remains of their lunch, she helped him pack everything away, taking the keys he pressed into her hands. Swinging into the truck, she placed her seatbelt on, then took the key to turn into the ignition.

"Well, I have no idea where the elephants care park will be, so if you can take that map and get us there in one piece that would be great."

Putting the vehicle in drive, she started down the hill, gently guiding the truck slowly through those waters. Once they exited the waters she picked up the speed a bit, listening to Tobias guide them towards their destination.

"You may not know this, but I can increase my size when I'm a wolf. I can become the size of an Asian elephant, which is a little bit smaller than the ones we're going to see. I read we get to pet and feed them. We get to take them for a walk or play with them! I remember reading a book where the boy helped rescue a baby elephant, a creature considered almost godlike to the other animals. I've never thought I'd ever be able to see a real one."

There were a lot of things she thought she would never get to do. Having friends and a loving family. Marrying a man that loved her just as much she loved him. Being able to be in Africa and see a real elephant. There were a probably million other things she never thought she get to do, and she was sure Tobias thought these same things, but at least they were able to do these things - together.

Raven Cain.
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