South

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.

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 October 19, 2019 by Raven Cain
South

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

Seeing those magnificent gigantic creatures made her mouth drop in awe as she made her slow approach. As an animal herself, she knew the best approach was slow and steady. Like a predator, she observed how the elephants moved as if they were prey. Although the lupine had no desire to harm these creatures, she couldn't turn that side of her off. The tumultuous trumpeting noise coming from the elephant missing one tusk was a noise she wasn't expecting to hear. Most animal noises were growls, roars, tweets, or screeches. The noise didn't sound threatening or defensive. Maybe it was just announcing itself? Whatever the reason, the elephant only made the sound once as they all started to walk in their direction. Just seeing them in their pen was hardly believable, because the pen didn't seem capable of holding them in. The elephants had to know they could break that fence, and she was impressed to see they stopped and didn't even try to break it. Their trunks swayed side to side in an idle manner. Their ears seemed to wiggle about the same way, but not as much movement as the little ones. The little ones stood behind their elders with their trunks holding onto their tails, ears willing frantically. They seemed shy or at least hesitant. She and Tobias were strangers, it made sense.


Hearing that they would be able to feed the elephants seemed like a dream come true. When the man gave her a head of cabbage from the trough, tickled pink, she held the food out to the elephant that was blind in one eye. Blue-grey eyes watched as the elephant's nose started to move upwards, poking the air until it settled on her hand. Raven made sure to stay still as she felt the trunk slide along with her hand before it grabbed the cabbage, picking it up and tucking it into her mouth. A wide grin appeared on her face as she fed the elephant again, taking the chance to pet its trunk. Elephants were marvelous animals, we're they always gentle? One eyebrow rose as she noticed how he stuck his arm out, far from himself, for the other elephant to eat. She shook her head. Abel came by and rolled the trough of food towards them, placing it between them, making it easier for them to stand and serve the elephants their food. Reaching for another cabbage to hand off, she murmured quite softly to her husband.


"A book with no pictures and only descriptions was how I saw an elephant. I couldn't believe that a gigantic creature with big ears, nose, and protruding teeth could exist. It all seemed like a lie. But, when I finally got to see a photo of one when I got out, I was impressed and wanted to see one."


There were a lot of things she wanted to do when she freed herself accidentally from her pack. Seeing an elephant was one of those things. The younger elephants slowly made their approach in a curious-like manner. It was cute how their ears moved up and down. Grabbing a cabbage, she took a step closer, holding out the cabbage to the shy little elephant. With a soft, encouraging tone, she beckoned the younger elephant to come forward.


"Hello little one, would you like a bite too?"


The younger elephant would make his approach shyly. That shorter trunk sticking out as it poked the air, just like the older elephant did. Patiently, Raven kept her arm outstretched for the younger elephant. As his smaller trunk started to wrap around the cabbage, she remained still as he struggled a bit to hold on to it. Once he got a good hold on the cabbage, she grinned as he popped it into his mouth. He seemed much bolder now as he went to grab another cabbage she gave him.


"You know how humans see puppies or kittens and they think they are adorable? Elephants think the same way about us, they find us adorable. When they were reading their brains the part of the brain that lights up when humans see puppies or kittens, is the same area of their brain when they see us. Pretty neat, yea?"


Once they were done feeding the elephants, Abel and his partner came forward with buckets and long brushes in their hands.


"You two did a very good job feeding them. Now it's time to bathe them before you go on a walk with them. The older ones like to take a bath, but be careful, they may try to take the hose and want to bate you too."


Blue-grey eyes widened when she looked to her husband. These were large animals, and she was sure that it would take a lot of water to wash them. As the two men started heading towards a gate and opening it, getting the area ready for a bath, she bit her lip. Sliding her hand into his own, she squeezed it gently.


"If you do not want to bathe them, we can just stand here and watch. Whatever you want to do."



Raven Cain.
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