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.
BA in Plant Biology Abigail Hughes
The power that seems to emanate from the witch is enthralling. It had been quite some time since Thorne had tasted such a thing, the essence and flavor of a person and their powers always coloring his senses for hours afterwards. Sometimes he likened himself to a vampire. He could leech their powers away without the aftertaste of copper. Yes, being him was much more pleasurable than being any vampire. He could enjoy the finer tastes in life with the exception of one thing. One thing that apparently Vhalla coveted more often than not. Thorne can smell it - the faint scent of alcohol that lingers on her skin, oozing from her pores.
It is no wonder the witch seems in such a hurry. He can smell the coffee in the distance, the coffee shop being one of the places that had caught his eye upon first arriving. Living immortally meant that he had been fortunate enough to savor the changes in this lifetime. Coffee readily available to all and well made at that.
Nonetheless, coffee holds no candle to the desire for her power. He trails behind her, stalking her with the grace of a feline, an easy smile on his face for those around him even as he hastens to close the distance, to reach out...
The witch spins and Xavier comes to an abrupt halt as her fire explodes between them. The flames reach out, singing the bottom of his shirt, and while he leans his upper body back, his silver eyes seem to glow as they stare at the flames ravenously. The air tastes burnt. What would her power taste like? Ashes in his blood? Fire in his veins? Would it burn him from the inside out as it seemed to do with her, smoke emerging from her like a dragon.
"Can I not be one and also want the other?" The words come out carelessly, a rogue grin on his face, devilish. There is an intensity to Thorne as he stares at her, avarice limning his eyes. His voice is suave, lilting in it's own way. "What a firecracker you are, darling, but I don't think you'll be doing any gutting in your state." He sniffs the air discretely, giving her a mocking smile, brow rising. "Besides, what would these lovely people think about a witch gutting someone in the streets like some common butcher? Hm," he humphs carelessly, slouching back. "I don't think even a vampire mayor can save one such as us if violence is so blatant." Thorne pauses, cocking his head slightly, waiting to see how riled she might get by his blithe statements. "Still, I can't help but to oblige a lady. If you still feel up to burning me after a morning pick-me-up, I will gladly wait for you."
And if that meant stealing a touch and stealing some of that power, well, he could do that too.
be careful making wishes in the dark