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.
MS in Plant Biology Abigail Hughes
you could rattle the stars.
you could do anything,
if only you dared
It was another night of drinking, the same old same old and yet Vhal simply couldn't help herself. She had fallen so far into that black hole that ate up any sort of feeling except for rage; it was impossible to crawl back out. She had gone too far tonight at her usual drinking place, the bar scorched from a careless mistake and her leather jacket singed at the wrists. Well, if she were being honest, she hardly thought it was a careless mistake. A stranger moving up behind her and sliding an arm around her shoulder like they were friends? No, she did not like to be touched - she was not okay with it. It was a simple twist of his arm that had him pinned against the bar, her hand shoving his head roughly against the wood slab, the other hand next to his face as she called on that fire. She just wanted to scare him, she wasn't going to light anything on fire for gods sake.
Yeah, she was used to it. Vhalla just didn't care anymore.
The witch was promptly kicked out after that, the woman staggering drunk through the streets not quite ready to go back to her warehouse. There was nothing for her there anyways - and Ivan hadn't called on her in weeks. It left her on edge, that son of a bitch always playing a game with her. Jaw clenching tightly she wanders aimlessly until she's reached the coast, the salty breeze ruffling her stark white hair. The assassin couldn't even bother to braid it down her back, her loose strands flying every which way as she pauses briefly on the pavement before trudging through the sand and down into the water. She doesn't bother to kick off her boots, the chilly wind helping her clear her head just as she reaches the shoreline. Vhal had to admit... after all this time she hadn't exactly been to the ocean, the woman having no interest or need to come this far south and yet, it was almost calming.
Well, it was calming for a brief moment until her brain started working again and decided to drag up memories of old that she didn't want to think about.
Reaching up a hand, she rubs her shoulder absentmindedly through her black jacket, a deep ache settling into that wicked scar Tet had left ages ago. Accident of course, but she was quite certain his venom still lingered in her body. Grunting, she drops her hand as her mind wanders through her time here in the city, which only begins to build rage in the pit of her stomach. How she hated it here, how she desperately wanted to leave - to be rid of Ivan to cut ties to this world. She would find an isolated island and live her days out in solitude. Yes, if she were ever free of that sick bastard that's exactly what she would do.
Lifting her hands up, she grips her hair hard as a scream desperately wants to release from her throat to signify all that rage and hate. Instead, she shoves it down which only ignites that flame. Startling herself, she pulls her hands away from her head, as she pats at the leather aggressively on her right arm. "Fuck!" She was certain she had her flames under control and yet, she knew the more she bottled her rage her fire tended to react this way from time to time. Rushing forward, she steps into the icy water, falling to her knees and plunging her arm into the ocean. It occurred to her moments too late that she simply could have taken the jacket off rather than getting in the water.
Panting, she lifts her arm from the water to see the damage of the leather. Ruined. Scoffing, she slaps the water in a childlike temper tantrum before she pushes herself into a standing position. God it was freaking cold. Shuddering, she turns on a heel only to be met with a sitting woman rather... close. Vhal hadn't even noticed her, her drunkenness dulling all other senses. Stiffening, ice blue eyes glad at the woman enjoying her coffee and... a show. "What are you looking at?" She sneers, hardly realizing she had intruded on this stranger, not the other way around.
To the stars who listen- and the dreams that are answered