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
Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium
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.

Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium

The Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium (PDZA) is an award-winning combined zoo and aquarium located within the Southern Part of Sacrosanct. Situated on 92 acres in Sacrosanct's Hyde Park, the zoo and aquarium are home to over 9,000 specimens representing 367 animal species. Point Defiance is also widely known for its conversation efforts regarding the breed and release program of Red Wolves.

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

Ain't life just awful strange


Posted on March 24, 2020 by Gia Jones
South

a new world hangs outside the window
beautiful and strange
it must be I've fallen awake
I must be



She hated the beach. Always had. While Leslie was the first to whine about wanting to skip down to the southend of town on Spring Break to soak in the sun, Buffy was always reluctantly pulled there. Even now, as she pressed her bare toes into the cool granules of sand, she did it with a scowl on her face. But she couldn't bear to spend another moment holed up inside her apartment with only her grumpy orange cat for company.

For a while, yoga helped. It was her daily, sometimes twice-daily, reprieve. But even that seemed like it was beginning to wane. The desire to drink still knocked against the back of her skull. Some days it was easier to ignore. But she had a harder time lately letting go during "shavasana". All she could think about was the burn of a whiskey soda sliding down her throat. And then she'd get a flash of those men from the bar, dangling her arms and swirling her hips like she was nothing more than a rag doll... and her big brown eyes would force open.

Buffy took in a deep breath and closed her eyes - trying to focus on the sound of the lapping waves ahead of her. But all she could hear was the drone of the cars leaving the parking lot behind her and the annoying chatter of some teens further down the beach. Fuck this, she said with the roll of her eyes, and she dug through her knapsack for a cigarette.

The dark hunter flipped through the messages in her phone aimlessly, but nothing pressing rose to the surface. She had no close friends - only Leslie - who was thousands of miles away right now and probably at a pool, if not a beach. She thought briefly of texting Sebastian, but every word she typed out with her chubby thumbs felted forced and awkward. Finally she gave up, throwing the phone back into her bag and sucking some more on what was left of her Camel light.

GIA BUFFY JONES

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