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

do not falter; the dark approaches


Posted on April 23, 2020 by Sorcha Northwoods
South
do not falter - the dark approaches

The last time I had showed up at Dareios home, many months before, I had been in a darker place. Almost willing to bend, to cave into some darker realms. Anything to get by after struggling for so long. After working my fingers until they ached and chanting my magic until my throat was dry and magic was waning. When my last shop had been ransacked, I had been left reeling and furious. All my hard work once again washed down the drain. I wasn't sure who had done it. Dark Hunters maybe, upset at me peddling my witchcraft in their vicinity, or the coven I had fled after visiting my parent's bodies before their internment. They had cast a spell over me to siphon my powers periodically, used to refuel their bodies and sap me of energy, and it had taken me much time to create a counter magic that would at least shield me from it and lessen it. Not stop it completely, but I assumed after time they would think they had drained me dry. If that was even possible.

I had been close, close to falling into that pit of darkness. Dareios was a juxtaposition of dark and light. I did not think him evil, but I also knew that he carried his own shadows with him, just as I did. He had been the first vampire that I had ever met and one that I knew not to base all of my beliefs off of. We had a way of circling one another since I had met him and I wonder if it is the darkness in both of us, but I fight against mine.

It is easy to smile back at Dareios, his grin infectious, though we were from two different parts of the world. Him in his trim suit and me in my casual attire, ruffled hair, and small shop. I chuckle at his words before making a thoughtful face with pursed lips. "I won't, but for a price. Do mayors do bribes?" It is easy to tease and it releases some of my worry, worry that he would be angry at me. I was the best at disappearing. At ghosting everyone. I knew it was a bad habit and like any bad habit, one that was hard to break when things got tough. "Thank you," I reply back, somber now, a happy glow at the praise. The shop had done well. It wasn't a franchise like some dreamed of, but I felt a keen sense of satisfaction in having made it this far.

His sigh draws my attention once more before he asks the question that makes me swallow hard, a sheepish look on my face. "Yes," I say after a significant pause before tucking my hair behind my ears in a nervous gesture. "I-" I pause again before sighing. "I'm pretty bad at this settling thing I guess." I smile guilty at him. "And the whole friend thing too. Honestly, pretty much everything except the shop." I make a hopeful but embarrassed face, tentative smile pulling on my lips. "Do you forgive me?"




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

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