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 May 02, 2020 by Sorcha Northwoods
South
do not falter - the dark approaches

The day was winding down which meant I had a little more time to finish preparing a few of the salves and moisturizers I had been working on all day. They were merely refills for the ones I had sold but a common staple of my shop that seemed a best seller. It was the little bit of my essence that I fused within it which held in the moisture, evened complexions, and naturally allowed the body to replenish the youthfulness of the skin. It wasn't a cure all. I wasn't that skilled and I was pretty positive no witch had ever created a spell or potion that could make one youthful forever that didn't require some sort of counter, such as blood magic, sacrifice, or other darker arts. It was not an aspect I delved in, despite the manifestation of my shadow powers. Shadows were just absence of light and not necessarily born from evil though over the centuries they had been cast as it's leading role.

The bell above my door jingles as another customer enters. With the sun setting, it was coming time for me to close up shop for the evening and begin my trek home, but I would never turn down a customer. I remember those days when I sold my wares on the back of the Ark, desperate for any kind of currency. I remember when my last shop in the east had been ransacked, a warning from who knew, and I had been homeless and bereft again. Broke. The feeling of not being able to get a good meal on a hungry day. The feeling of struggling. I would never go back to that again. I had come so close to delving into areas that were better left hidden.... A darker side of me that desperation had called up.

No, my shop here was doing magnificently enough that I was considering a Now Hiring sign. I wasn't wealthy enough to pay a premium rate but there were plenty of young people in the city who wouldn't mind working at a shop for base minimum wage. It wasn't like this was some franchise and I didn't plan to be the over-the-shoulder boss. Selling was an art but I couldn't expect everyone to be as well versed as I was by now.

I wipe my hands down on an apron, remove it from my waist, then appear around the corner. Sorcha? I pause as my name is spoken, my emerald eyes falling on the girl before me and my brow scrunching in confusion. She was pretty and I could sense that she was not human, though not witch either, but her face was alien to me. "I'm sorry," I say as I step forward, offering an apologetic smile. "Have we met before?" I was sure my name wasn't on any signs and there were very few in the city that knew me, a side effect of my constant disappearances and lack of a social life.




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

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