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 30, 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



It was still chilly, despite the sun finally peeking out from behind the clouds. Buffy pulled at the ends of her light coat and tugged it tight against her chest. She stood slowly from her seated position in the sand, the last bit of her cigarette still dangling loosely between two fingers. She sighed, her brown eyes reeling into tight slits as the gaggle of teens down the way laughed loudly amongst themselves. She stared them down from her position on the beach, using her free hand to wipe away whatever remnants of sand that clung to the back of her jeans.

The dark hunter scrolled quickly by the unanswered emails from the Council in her inbox before tossing her phone back into her knapsack, and flinging the bag over one shoulder. There were a handful of assignments waiting for her in those messages, some of which she intended to get to tonight, though begrudgingly so. She needed the money, but more than that, she needed the routine. Buffy craved the release that came from the hunt and the focus it offered as she began to plot out each one. If she was going to keep herself out of the bars tonight, she better work.

The orange ember of her light began to sputter and then finally wash out in the brisk sea breeze. Buffy crumpled what was left of the butt in between her forefinger and her thumb, and strode awkwardly through the uneven sand toward a bench adjacent to a trash can. She noticed the man sitting there with a pad and pencil, but didn't give him a second thought until she was much closer. The hairs on the back of her neck stood in familiarity when she reached him. She allowed herself to study the stranger quickly as she tossed the cigarette into the trash can, then leaned over the unoccupied end of the bench to pull on her sneakers.

Buffy knew the man sitting there was a dark hunter, and she knew he recognized her as one, too. He seemed nervous, his gaze flitting to her and then back to their surroundings every few seconds. But Buffy didn't care. She didn't really make a habit out of hanging out with her "coworkers." Her brown-eyed gaze only returned to him when she heard the pencils roll to the cement floor one by one, and the man shift quickly to gather them up. One rolled down the way and came to rest at her toes. She picked it up and leaned over to hand it back to him.

"You should work on your stealth." She said with a fleeting but coy smirk. "Before you try to legit stab somebody."


GIA BUFFY JONES

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