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

Dareios Auerbach

do not falter; the dark approaches


Posted on April 13, 2020 by Sorcha Northwoods
South
do not falter - the dark approaches

It wasn't that I had ever planned my disappearing acts, only that life seemingly was intent on upending me everytime I grew comfortable and flourished. Then again, one might also say that I avoided any sort of commitment like the plague, even if unintentional. If I sat down and really thought about it, I suppose I could trace those emotions back to my childhood or the death of my parents or so many other various defining moments in my life. Either way, one thing that I was dedicated to was my passion for my business. It was what I knew and understood. It fed the growth in me and now that my shop had begun to flourish once more, I had stable income, I had begun to realize just how bare I had left my life.

I knew many in this city. Well, many might be overdoing it, but I knew a few, and I had came into their lives in a flourish and left with the shadows at my back. Dareios, Erik, Carolina.... All those that I was close to, all those I could have been more with if I chose. Friends, lovers, room mates. The possibilities were there yet I had been distracted and, honestly, I had been scared of such ideals. The only one in my life that I could ever really count on was me and it was difficult to dissuade myself of such a notion so quick.

As the sun went down on the south, I found the nightlife of the city calming. I had a few clientele come in seeking malicious potions, to which I almost always invariably sent away unless it was something seemingly harmless or not decidedly deadly. It always depended on price too. I suppose I wasn't as darling a person as I liked to think, for when those moments came, I sold a piece of my soul for a bit of cash. I would always remember those times when I scraped by, barely able to afford food, and it was difficult for me to turn down any opportunity.

The South wasn't as pernicious as the west so more often than not I got people merely seeking tonics for various things such as morning sickness, anti-aging cream, and various other items that were simple enough to make. Any hedgewitch could do them with a little knowledge and I always kept stock of such things. It was the more complex potions that I slaved over, losing sleep in my desire to do more, to be greater.... Besides, I was the only one operating a shop that was open six days a week. Every time I passed by a now hiring sign I had begun to contemplate if I was ready for that. To open up my shop to some stranger to help. I had a thing with control too.

I was busy in the back, grinding herbs together, murmuring enchantments over items, when the bell to my door rings. I give it only a moment before wiping my hands down a waist apron that I had placed over my long-sleeved maroon cotton blouse and stepping out of the alcove that I tucked my 'workshop' in. Emerald eyes immediately land on the posh figure. Dareios had flown high in this world. A vampire mayor stepped in politics but I had never known him to be corrupt or evil.

It is no wonder he finds me - it seems we always seemed to circle one another, pulled in by some vortex inexorably until we collide. I can't say that I am disappointed. "Well," I say slowly, perusing his suited attire with a purse of my lips, trying to bite back a smirk. "Aren't you dapper?" I can't stop the grin then, amusement on my face as I move to stand next to him, raising a brow as my hand comes up, slim fingers plucking a vial from his eyesight. "Anti-aging cream. Hmm, I think I see a bit of those years around your eyes now. I heard being in politics will do that to you, vampire or not," I tease, because it feels good. The tight knot in my chest loosens, as if reminding me that I didn't have to always hide myself away. "It's nice to see you again," I add then, placing the vial back gently, smiling warmly at him, slightly unsure what he might say. The last time I had seen him, I had been in a darker place - I had flirted with a dark side of me that, while still there, I tried hard to fight against.

witch - 30 years - healing touch/shadow immobilization
Sorcha
?dante

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