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

Chase the sky into the ocean


Posted on May 22, 2020 by Arya Calder
South
Arya Calder

Arya was entirely unused to social interactions like this. In her twenty six years of life, she had met a multitude of different people, more now than ever since she lived in the bustling city of Sacrosanct and worked at the local aquarium. Yet Zach was like no one she had ever met before; the WereOrca's overabundance of energy and sheer overbearing, yet friendly attitude left her reeling in shock. She was already an incredibly introverted creature by nature, struggling to navigate even normal social situations without shyness creeping into her and leaving her a stuttering mess, but this interaction was leaving the poor girl feeling as though her head was spinning from whiplash. How desperately she tried to keep up with her new companion's almost constant motion and talking lest she come off as rude, but the most she could muster were rather simple responses or even just patient listening before he was racing off to another topic. How much he reminded her of a child, so desperate for attention that he gleefully flailed into her personal space and barraged her with questions and statements. It was truly hard to believe that this Were, with the personality of a puppy, was trying to eat her moments earlier.

For a moment she was able to gain some semblance of footing in the topic he had started on the stark size difference between the two of them. Despite her best attempts at a witty reply, his almost immediate rebuttal that she was calling him fat left her stuttering. All she could muster was a pout, sticking her tongue out with a mental reply of no. It had always bugged Arya just how poor she was at conversing, it was a pure lack of confidence mixed with a constant anxiety at accidentally saying the wrong thing or having someone not like her that left her with little friends. In the very least, her reply amused Zach, his boisterous laughter filling their mental connection as his mouth hung ajar in what appeared to be a toothy grin. Of course calling his animal form fat didn't hold the same negative connotations that it did if she had said that about his human form, after all, in animals like orcas and seals, fat was a sign of good health. Yet his accusatory tone had left her still feeling guilty. Her head tilts curiously as he tells her she isn't wrong, though she already knew that with her marine biology degree. However she was slightly confused that he called it flubber, wondering if perhaps he had mashed together the word fat and blubber. "I'd be more surprised if you were skinny," she said, a light humor in her words,""marine mammals like you and I are supposed to have a layer of blubber, it acts like an insulation from cold water, stores energy, and gives us extra buoyancy while we swim." She blinked in surprise then, not meaning to have gone off on an educational tangent on marine biology, it was just hard for the girl not to get carried away with the subject she was so fiercely passionate about and had shaped her whole life around. Hopefully he didn't mind her little rant about stuff her might already know.

Warm brown eyes blink in confusion as Zach comments on her name then. "Game of Thrones?" she said, head tilting once more in a cute curiosity. A couple of her coworkers had said something similar...though she'd never seen it herself, Arya being much more of a bookworm than an avid tv watcher, and even then she hadn't even read the book either. "I didn't realize there was a character with the same name as me," she hummed thoughtfully. Perhaps she would have to read the books then, to see what this character with the same name as her was like, she hoped they were cool at least. Her mind does not dwindle long on this topic though, as he quickly switches subjects and leaves her pondering new things. She hadn't heard of Weres migrating before, she knew that they, as a general species, always had one foot in the human world and the other in the animal world, yet it still seemed strange. To spend so long in your animal form and even follow instinctual drives to migrate and hunt...it was a vastly different world that Zach lived in than the one Arya had. She couldn't imagine staying as a seal for months on end, and in the case of some of his pod members, almost entirely living in the ocean. "That is super interesting!" She chimes in, her eyes wide with an almost childlike amazement and wonder. "I can't say I am envious of that lifestyle, but I do think it is truly incredible," she says, a light laughter filling her words, though they were completely honest still. How broad the world really was, so strange and yet so unique.

Arya truly begins to understand Zach as he explains his current situation. She couldn't imagine how lonely he had been since getting separated from his pod, his only source of companionship most days of the year. That overbearing excitement and friendliness was also a form of desperation to receive any attention from her, be it good or bad, and she was certain he was used to bad. How many people reacted negatively towards him, grew annoyed and snapped? It made Arya sad, he seemed so genuinely nice too. Perhaps then, she could be his friend, offering him some respite from the sea's lonely embrace. After a quick resurface, she decides the least she could do would be to offer him some clothes, so that, even when she wasn't around to swim with him, he wouldn't be trapped in the ocean and could entertain himself on land. Her offer is met with immediate excitement, his yelling and sudden movement even closer to her startles her. Her small grey form flinches, both from the surprise and from a mild amount of fear that he would accidentally smack her with those massive pectoral flippers he wiggled around.

Amber eyes blink for a moment as she calms herself, listening as he bombards her with questions about if she would take him around and where they should go. Well....that hadn't exactly been her plan, but she could at least spare him some of her time she supposed. There was no way he could drag her very far, there wasn't enough time left in the day for a whole lot. "I suppose I can show you around for a little while,"she concedes to his puppy eyes. Arya wasn't sure how she'd gotten herself into this mess...and worst of all she was entirely unaware of what she had just signed herself up for. She watches curiously as she rises to the surface then before her own smaller form floats upward as well. For a moment she just quietly watches the way his dark eyes seem to sparkle as they stare out over the city that lay just passed the sandy beach. "I suppose we can look around at some of the places close by for now," she hummed mildly in thought, trying her best to decide what would be the best to show him. There wasn't much around that was...super amazing, atleast to her. Small beach front shops with touristy things, some fancy restaurants they would definitely avoid. She supposed if he was willing to make the walk, they might be able to visit her aquarium, though that would be entirely dependent on Zach. "But first, if i'm going to get you some clothes you can keep stashed around here, you'll have to let me know what size," she said, turning to look with an adorable head tilt, her long whispers dipping in and out of the water. Before they could go anywhere, he needed clothes.

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