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

virtue has a veil, vice a mask


Posted on April 19, 2020 by Raven Cain
South

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

Ever since she had the inkling that she could possibly be pregnant, Raven played numerous scenarios in her head of the different ways Tobias would respond to the news and how she'd try to handle it. Would he throw a tantrum? Would he accuse her of lying? Would she had to explain to him how they had a baby or how it would come out of her? No matter the scenario Raven tried coming up with a good answer that would at least help him adjust to the idea, or understand it. She wanted nothing more than to help her husband accept and like this new change that was going to come into their life. So far everything was going all right. He wasn't raising his voice and getting upset with her. He wasn't accusing her of lying. Her deviant companion seemed rather calm and accepting to the news that she was expecting their first child together. This was good...no this was great! Perhaps she could encourage him to take the next step by accompanying her to the next few doctor appointments. By joining her, perhaps he could become a little bit more accustomed to a medical professional in a medical setting. Visiting a hospital, let alone speaking with a doctor, wasn't something she knew how to do let alone aware of all that would take place. In truth, it was rather all terrifying, going alone, and she knew she would really appreciate her husband's presence at her side for future doctor visits. So, when she shared the incentive of getting more photos of the baby by visiting the doctor, Raven noticed the frown appearing on his face. Raven couldn't hide the look of hurt on her face as she looked at the photo of her first ultrasound. Biting her lip, she quickly grabbed the photo album from him and placed it in her lap. Shaking her head, she gave him a confused look, as her tone holding a sad note.


"W-wait...you mean you don't like pictures...b-but why did you like the photo album...all it is are pictures."


In all her scenarios she thought of when she played this moment, his disapproval of photos never came to mine. After all, he liked their first anniversary gift. He didn't say no to attending a doctor appointment with her, which is good, but he didn't say yes either. Keeping a hold on the photo album she quickly closed the book, hiding away the pictures. Perhaps she could attempt to invite him on another trip to the doctor again...because one way or another he was going to have to adjust to being in a hospital setting. Raven couldn't imagine delivering the child all on her own, it was a terrifying thought. Maybe for her next visit she could ask Sera, Mira, or Alexis along? None of them had a child of their own, but she would like to have a familiar face come and at least...be there. At least she hoped she could invite one of them back at Sacrosanct...whenever they got to return and live amongst their pack again. Happily, she informed her husband that they would have their child around Halloween. All Hallows Eve was always a fun holiday! The horror movies, the haunted houses, the costumes and candy...it was all so much fun, and this year it would be very special. His concern over whether or not he would get candy wasn't surprising. Sure, she would prefer he was more concerned about if their child would be healthy or not, but again, he wasn't throwing a tantrum. He wasn't getting huffy about losing the chance of them Trick or Treating that night...at least not yet. She would have to tell him the bad news. Hopefully he wouldn't get too upset, or take his anger out on their unborn child. With a sigh she shrugged her shoulders attempting to answer his question as best as she could, hoping to not upset him.


"Well, I mean yea you can have candy, but we might not get to go Trick or Treat that night. But I promise, Tet and I will make sure you have plenty of candy, no one will take your candy from you."




Her attention deviated from Tobias and towards the ducks that dared to approach the two predators. She found their soft quacks rather amusing and calming in a very odd way. His declaration that their unborn child would be named 'duck' temporarily was something she couldn't allow. Surely there was another name they could give their child for the time being. Naming their child after an animal that was designated as prey couldn't be done, not on her watch. His inquiry on why she didn't know what the gender of their child would be was answered with a small smile. Perhaps this was how she could ask him again to see if he would tagalong with her. Placing a protective hand over her belly, she answered quite easily.


"The baby is still growing. In a few months when I go see the Doctor again, they'll tell us what the gender is if we want to know. So, Tobi, did you want to go with me to the Doctor to see our baby?"


It was worth a second shot to ask him this particular question again, maybe he would be willing to go. When he declared for a second time that he wanted their child named after the quacking fowl, she shook her head in disagreement. There had to be a different name they could give their child for now. Why he was so insistent on giving it a name, she had no idea. An idea popped into her head as she recalled a fun cartoon movie, they saw a few years ago, she rather enjoyed that movie. Gently, but firmly she proclaimed what she would be comfortable with naming their child, temporarily of course.


"I do not want to call our child Duck. Do you remember the movie Jungle Book? The one with the boy living in the jungle? He lived with a wolf pack, his best friend was a panther and bear? They called him man-cub...so why don't we for now...call our baby Cub? Once we know the gender we'll decide on its name."


There was a growl coming from Raven and for a moment her eyes widened. Lifting her hand from her stomach she stared at it, hearing the growl come from her stomach. A half-smile appeared, finding it quite amusing. Clearly she was hungry, and yet she had an inkling that their child was agreeing with her...by declaring it was time for the two...no three of them to eat.



Raven Cain.
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