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 22, 2019 by Raven Cain

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

After all these years of being with her deviant companion you would think she would be quite assured with herself and everything she did with him. There were moments when she was assured with herself. It was a rare sight for some. Yet it was very possible! Those years of mistreatment did enough to damage the girl to become something she probably would have never become. What she could have been if it wasn't for the abuse. A daughter of an Alpha she would have been brought up in the ways to be a leader in her own right and take over for the pack. She was a submissive creature now, whatever made her an Alpha was completely gone. Although with Tobias she was learning that she could be something entirely different. He may not appear to be the nurturing type, but he was in his own way, helping her tear down that barrier she purposefully built to keep her safe. When he touched her as he did, when he gave her such attention as this, she loved it, and at times craved it. Silently she vowed that she would attempt to do what he did to her now to him, in a surprising manner. The woman quite willing to do what she could for him.

That suggestion to run across the savannah at night was done in jest. She knew he would not allow such a thing to occur, because it would be a bit reckless of them to do so. And yet, she enjoyed seeing him like this. Getting a bit ruffled up at the thought of a terrible idea. If she would have told his other half, she was sure that he would be willing to participate in such an irresponsible activity. That she would suggest to her husband that his devious self was rubbing off her, she thought he would be pleased, and yet she feigned with shock that he wasn't. She couldn't help, but giggle and give him a sly wink. Her boldness was another rare sight to behold, and yet it was there! The woman was capable of not acting so cautious, sometimes. Taking those keys from him she helped gather up their things and headed towards the truck. It was nice that the elephant park was nearby. Driving them along she kept the speed at a very good pace. Fast to get where they were going, but not fast enough where they could miss out on the scenery. As they made their way to the Elephant Park she happily told him that she could also change herself into that similar size, if only a bit smaller. It was a sight he probably never saw, but his other half did quite a few times. It was understandable that he didn't recall those moments. With a grin she nodded quite happily as she made an easy turn to the right.

"Oh yes, a few times I have. Sometimes you and other friends climb on my back for a ride. You can mimic another's power, I'm surprised your other half hasn't tried increasing his size either. Just imagine, a Dark Hunter trespassing and he sees an elephant sized wolf and leopard, he would run, terrified."

She couldn't help, but laugh at the very thought. Tobias would enjoy tormenting another and she wouldn't feel ashamed for scaring someone that hunted their own species. She would turn her head to look at him, noticing that familiar scowl on his face. With her left hand on the steering wheel, she moved her right hand over to him, reaching for his hand and squeezing it gently in a reassuring manner. Raven wasn't sure if he was feeling guilty for not remembering or if he was struggling to keep in control. Whichever it may be she hoped that gentle touch was reassuring. She noticed the various signs as they neared the park, letting them know they were getting close. When he asked a question that was her sign that he was all right. Letting go of his hand she nodded a responded in kind.

"In a way, yes. The elephants are well taken care of. They get to roam free, but some of them need to be taken care of for a little while before they can go back"

When she was looking around for their honeymoon she found this place, and when she looked at what they could do, she was pleased to see the elephant park. Going on adventures in Africa sounded like a wonderful time and she was quite eager about this one. As they pulled through the entrance of the park she beamed as she gently drove the truck over to what looked like a parking spot. Turning the truck off, she slipped the key into her pocket and headed towards a pair of people that were near some sort of barn like building, waving. Looking to her husband, she slipped her fingers into his own, as they held hands, tugging him gently to come along with her. As they neared the pair of people, she noticed they were wearing a green uniform, with a green hat that showed a picture of an elephant. One of the pair spoke up, quite happily as he extended his hand to shake her own, and then he extended his hand out to shake Tobi's hand. With a wide grin he spoke with a thick native accent, gesturing them to follow him.

"Just you two? Okay! My name is Abel and we are going to have fun today. First you will meet some of our elephants. Here you will help us bathe and feed them, then we'll take them for a walk. Here you will wash your hands and then come meet us around back where we'll introduce you to them."

Nodding her head she entered the barn like building and moved herself over to the sink she saw to wash her hands. When she was done she waited for Tobias to finish, and headed through the barn noticing the equipment that they had. As she exited the barn she stood still as she noticed two rather large creatures with two smaller ones the size of a sedan. Blue-grey eyes widened in shock when one of the larger ones raised its long trunk, trumpeting, a glorious and loud sound. Slowly she walked towards those creatures that were in a rather large pen, stopping herself at the gate. The man and his friend just grinned as one of them gestured them to come forward towards a trough filled with various vegetables. Walking over towards the trough she noticed how the elephants started to walk towards the fence, how eager they looked. As Abel began to explain the elephants his partner reached out for one of the vegetables, handing them to her and Tobias.

"These two little ones lost their Mother's outside the sanctuary by poachers. They are being raised by these older elephants and learning how to be an elephant before they can go with the herd. One is blind in one eye and one as you can see lost one of her tusks."

Raven was in awe of these giant creatures, she watched how they walked, how their trunks swayed, and their ears waved. She grinned as she saw one of the little ones tugging on one of the older one's tail, shyly looking behind her at them. Stopping at the fence with the vegetable in her hand she waited for the elephants to come. The older elephant that was blind in one eye, stopped right in front of her, dropping her trunk down to gently move over the fence. Raven looked at the trunk and then back at the cabbage in her hand. Holding the cabbage out she watched as the trunk moved to ensnare the vegetable, and then easily lift it bringing it to her mouth to eat. Raven smiled and eagerly went back to grab two vegetables, happily handing it to the elephant again and then to one of the smaller elephants, it's little trunk stretching as far as it could until she got closer to it. She held out one hand to gently stroke the older elephant's trunk, as she grabbed another piece of food, enjoying this surreal moment.

Raven Cain.
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