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

Tobias Cain

virtue has a veil, vice a mask


Posted on March 26, 2020 by Raven Cain
South

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

Quietly the young woman made another turn around the bend, her eyes briefly looking at the map on the navigation system, she didn't want to miss the correct exit. As she drove her mind wandered as she started to replay that terrible scene of the ship sinking to the bottom of the ocean. This devastating scene played over and over again whenever she had a quiet moment to herself. The Ark was the only place where she actually felt like she was in a home, surrounded by a pack that treated her like family. Seeing that cargo ship vanish was simply heart breaking. Did she always think she would be living in a cargo ship? No, she hardly even gave her future another thought, because as far as she knew, she wouldn't have anything to live for. All of that changed after that one, terrible night. Who knew a tragic event could help her start a new chapter. In a way losing the Ark would be quite similar, because this time around her new chapter would be starting her own family. The young woman couldn't help, but smile as the thought of having her own child made that devastating scene of the ship sinking start to fade away. With an anxious sigh she started to turn the car down that familiar bumpy path up to the cabin in the woods. Would this be their new home? Tetradore had mentioned it would be a temporarily place for the two of them while he sorted out finding them a new ship, a new place to call home. Raven hoped he would find something. It felt odd being so far away from the pack. That invisible tether between her pack mates was still there, she could pluck it anytime she wanted to, but at times it felt...ragged. Reaching the cabin she put it in park and started climbing out of the car, clutching some paperwork within a manila folder. Walking up the steps she took a deep breath and opened the door, steadying herself for this, hoping it would all go very well.


Opening the door she quietly peered inside finding everything...surprisingly in order. Leaving Tobias by himself for a good part of the day wasn't the best plan in the world, but if she had taken him to a Doctor he would have just...well it probably wouldn't have gone well. Too many possible scenarios where it would end up with the Doctor being terrified. A small frown would creep up on her face as she didn't see him. He wasn't in the kitchen, breakfast nook or the living room. There wasn't much space for him to hide. Heading on over to the backdoor patio she saw through one of the windows her mate happily tearing up pieces of bread and throwing them at the ducks that had wandered from the nearby pond just a few yards away. With a small smile she shook her head and moved over to the bookshelf in the living room, grabbing the black leather bound photo album. Setting the manila folder on top of the bookshelf, she shifted through the pages and inserted a particular photo in a certain section. With the photo album she headed back towards the patio opening up the door and making her way on over to her mate. It was actually kind of cute to see him sit on the ground and gently toss the bread over to each duck, making sure each one got a bite. One would think he would be a bit rougher, tossing the bread at the ducks to hit them. He could have been in his leopard form chasing them around. And yet, here he was showing his gentle side...a side that would be greatly needed later this year, and well...every day for the rest of their life. Heading over to him she allowed herself to sit on the cool grass next to him, watching as the three little ducks scattered a little bit, but still stayed close enough for them to grab a bread. Leaning in she gave him a gentle kiss on the cheek to gain his attention. As soon as he looked her way her smile widened a bit.


"Are you having fun with the ducks? They seem to like you...and the bread. I guess I should have bought more bread when I went into town."


As the ducks softly quacked, craning their heads to see if they would be getting any more bread, Raven went very quiet for a moment and looked down at the ground. She had been thinking for quite some time on how she would explain this to him. When his focus returned to the ducks, she bit her lip and gently brought one hand up to stroke his arm, letting her fingers trail down to his hand. Squeezing his hand gently to get his attention again, she spoke up, but this time there was a bit of worry in the tone of her voice. Maintaining eye contact she explained herself, pausing every now and then to allow him time to process it.


"So...I drove into town to see a doctor. Doctors are kind of like Alexis, they can heal you. I-Im not hurt, don't worry. But there is a special kind of doctor you see when you might be having a puppy or a kitten."


It was at this moment she paused, giving him time to process this and if he had a question. Letting go of his hand she brought her own hands together and started her familiar nervous routine, grabbing onto her fingers over, and over again.


"Y-You know how I've been sick and spending some time in the bathroom? And...and you know how sometimes my nose hurts because some scents are too much?"


Before the Ark sunk he had acknowledged a few times that she had been spending too much time in the bathroom, and she had been making odd noises. Trying to hide from him that she had been throwing was not easy. She appreciated the fact that he was curious and at any other time it would be great, but not particularly at that time. For a moment she stopped wringing her hands and picked up the photo album that had been resting in her lap. For a moment she started to trace the lettering of their names and then slowly opened up the photo album towards the page that she had shown him on their anniversary night with the stork. On the page with the stork there was a photo of the ultrasound she had taken when she visited the doctor earlier that day. Her lips would pull back into a wide smile as she shakily told him some very good news!


"Well, the Doctor checked on me and confirmed that I was okay, and it was time to share that I am pregnant, and being pregnant means I'm going to have a puppy or a kitten. This means we can start filling in these blank photos. This is a picture of the baby that is inside me, I know it doesn't look like a baby, but it is...I promise."


Well, she finally admitted it. In her blue-grey eyes there was a mixture of worry and excitement. Would he be happy? Would he be mad? Would he know what she was talking about? Raven couldn't hardly wait to see his reaction! She bit her lip, quite anxious.



Raven Cain.
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