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

and we wind up in the same place


Posted on May 20, 2020 by Carolina Grace Bedford
South

lost souls and reverie

Her eyes roved the intricate shelves, the wide arrays of containers and bottles with labels and words that she probably couldn't begin to understand, but the magic contained in the shop was nearly palpable. It was warm, inviting, and lacking the typicl neoteric stylings so many of the new modern shops possessed. Sorcha had come a long way since the night they had met one another in the woods. She had been freshly returned to Sacrosanct then, barely more than skin and bones in either form with fresh scars and fear to match. She can still remember the moonlight shining in the clearing where she had found the witch working her magic, the sense of calm that had settled over her for the first time she could remember in recent history. The echoes of that night she felt still, even though she had not laid eyes on the mysterious woman since. She had heard rumors of her after, enough to eventually put a name to the face she had seen lit by fire and the moon though the mention of her had faded off eventually and she had never crossed her path again.

Yet standing in the interior of her business, the sounds from outside muted through the wood and glass, the remnants of that night played at the edges of her night. The scent and feel of the magic and Sorcha so familiar, she simply could not help the name that crossed her lips and fell upon the silent interior. She can hear movement from behind the shelves moments before the dark-haired woman appears from behind them. Confusion was clear on her face, and it made sense seeing as Carolina had never been able to find her again and the witch had only ever seen her on four paws. Before her time there she knew the Sorcha had once sold her wares out of the Ark, but though Raven had known her by name it obviously was not common knowledge; there were not many snow leopards around town that she knew of.

She gave Sorcha a soft smile at her question and a gentle roll of her shoulders to hopefully her at ease. "Only once, and a long time ago." Her voice was a touch weary, not enjoying the memories of the time before the city had worked its own brand of healing magic on her, and there had been many deep wounds both literal and metaphorical which needed it. "In the forest under the moon, though I may have looked a bit different. Spots, a tail, some fluffy ears." She laughed lightly, holding her hands up on either side of her head as if that would paint the picture and wondering if the potion master would even remember that chance encounter so long ago. No doubt she was wondering just how a were had tracked her down after all this time. "I was curious after we met that night. I work at the Ark, or well I used to... and I found out who you were. I had about given up hope of ever seeing you again though, until I caught your scent today." Her smile turned a bit sheepish, her hands running through her tousled blonde hair in a purely self-conscious move. Sure she could manage a room full of drunk weres begging for a fight, but making friends made her nervous.

Carolina Grace Bedford.

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