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.
Ascension Center of Equitation
Beachside Bar & Bistro
Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium
The University of Sacrosanct
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
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.
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 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.
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 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
It had been many weeks since the vampire Mayor of Sacrosanct found his way back to the Southside of town. It was a civic engagement, of course, which drew him here tonight. A local were-entrepreneur had expanded his meat import/export business here, after receiving some small business loans and tax breaks from the city. Dareios was here for the ribbon cutting on the were-horse-man's new manufacturing plant. He was adding an additional 150 supernatural employees to his business operation, thanks to the local government's investment. While many in the news media seemed to label the simple small business announcements as low hanging fruit these days, Dareios was delighted to participate in his 13th ribbon cutting ceremony this year. Sacrosanct's little economy was booming. The city was making the list of dozens of buzzworthy online "top 10 places to buy a house" or the"best 20 cities for inclusivity" viral rankings thanks to some of the mayor's equality work in the supernatural realm. He couldn't deny that it felt good to be recognized.
The ceremony took place just after dark, of course. Dareios gave a few brief remarks, posed with the business owner for a few photos, and cut the blood red ribbon. When his cohort of handlers - his publicist, secretary, security detail and other governmental officials - tried to coax him back into the car to take him home to Anacosta Heights, he waved them off. Dareios had some other personal business to attend to. But it hardly required taxpayer resources to tail him to.
The vampire opted to walk among the Southside shops and restaurants a bit, and would take the train back to the Northside of town, or at least that's what he told his security detail. It wan't all a lie. Dareios indeed planned to visit at least one Southside shop while he was here. But his plan wasn't just to meander outside in the fresh air to clear his head. Oh no. There was a very specific new dark arts store that recently opened he was intent on seeing for himself.
Sorcha had a way of wafting into his life and then seemingly disappearing. She was quite good at it. It seemed every time the vampire got just a bit closer to her, she'd stage a masterful disappearing act, and a year or two would go by before she'd resurface in town again. But if Sorcha thought she could return to Sacrosanct and he wouldn't find her, well, she'd be amiss. His analytics folks had alerts set up just for her activity, and just in the last few weeks, she started "pinging" all over the city. Sorcha the witch had returned.
Dareios hardly wished any ill will on the witch. It was quite the contrary. He had always been intrigued by her, and he still was, hence his interest in stopping by her new storefront this evening. At first, the witch seemed to offer a lucrative arrangement for some of his more hush-hush business opportunities. But the more he got to know her, the more curious he became. And if we're being honest now, Dareios could use a distraction. The vampire hadn't heard from Miya, the sweet, gullible human he could have had his way with in the comfort of his own home a few weeks ago, but chose not to, since she drunkenly stumbled into his house. He assumed at this point he'd probably never hear from the clever and naive doctor in town again.
Dareios opened the door to the quaint shop, and a simper of a smile crossed his lips when the bell jingled as it closed behind him. He moved silently from shelf to shelf, admiring Sorcha's potions and creations. But out of the corner of his eye, he kept a vigilant look out for the shopkeeper herself.
Dareios Auerbach | Vampire | Vinyl