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

let's storm the gods


Posted on May 04, 2020 by Tenebrae
South


There are things that swim beneath the surface of this moon-struck lake. They thrum in the deep, their breaths skim along his consciousness. His nerves are electric, a shiver rocks its way down his spine. The wind sighs and presses kisses across his shoulders, over the black shadows of tattoos that sweep across his skin. His tattoos seem to breathe, they seem to swirl lazy like smoke. Their dark cries of the sky above, of the space between stars. It has brought them down after all and made his flesh as the dust between galaxies.

His shirt and jacket lie discarded upon the grassy bank. Sleeve reaches out for the water like a god reaches out to touch creation. Tenebrae nudges it away with his foot and the clamouring lake - keen to touch all land-made things - falls back with a bubbling sigh. His muscles are lean, his body sculpted from years, decades, lifetimes spent chasing, hunting, killing. HIs body is fatigued with it, his soul scarred. It's face is full of scars and broken lips. Yet it kisses, yet it fills itself up with the divine. It longs for the water, to sink into its depths as if it is the moon that cradles Tenebrae there in darkness and starlight. It is why Tenebrae is here, why he stands a dark shadow upon the shore, his skin bathed in the wild-star glow of the sky.

There is a cough, of liquid that should have been swallowed and yet never was. There is alcohol upon the air and Tenebrae turns his dark head. A girl stands in the shadows, a bottle clutched in her hands, a haze a film across her eyes. Her nerves are numb, her body a buzz. He can imagine how the alcohol sings to him through her slim limbs and sighs out through her tight lungs.

For a long moment the Hunter does not move but watches her. He knows she is is a hunter too, he can feel that uncanny twist of knowing seeping deep into his nerves. His soul lifts its downcast eyes and now all of him watches her. There is belonging here upon the banks of the lake. The moon knows it as she slips out behind the clouds and illuminates them. The water knows it as it pushes yet further up the shore. Its voice is a babble, a lapping, something like tapping across his consciousness again. His soul stirs.

A slow smile crawls across his dark lips, it is slow, slow like her lungs that might soon remember that they need to breathe. And then that smile will be as electric and visceral as the joyous burn of lungs as she takes her next breath. "You can breathe," He says with a voice low like whiskey, warm like fire. "I heard you."

Tenebrae turns his moon-bright eyes back to the lake and there is something like laughter in his gaze as he looks at it. Something like the frantic tangle of existing that snags itself within his core and rides upon the ripples of the lake. "There is space in the lake for two tonight." He says and holds out an arm, his long fingers unfurling, waiting for hers.

Oh Gia, will you swim with him tonight, feeling the way monsters brush across the soles of your feet and remember then what it feels like to be so wildly alive?




Tenebrae

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