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

do not falter, the dark approaches


Posted on May 27, 2020 by sorcha northwoods
South
do not falter - the dark approaches

The hardest thing I had ever learned in my life was that I wasn't a perfect soul. Through the years I had struggled to get away from my parents, to become independent and flourish on my own without a coven to guard my back or hold my down. When they had unceremoniously died (been killed, semantics), it had struck me hard to realize that after all my time trying to grow apart from them that I never wanted to truly lose them. What was that saying about be careful what you wish for? It seemed time and again I had learned hard life lessons. It was among the things that made me so finicky and flighty around those that I might very well develop deeper connections with.

But with Dareios here, standing in my shop, I resolved to clear the air between us. It was time to evolve and I was in the awkward stage of metamorphosis. What would I become? Hopefully a better friend, because I had been a pretty piss poor one as of the last few years.

Dareios has always had a sleek charm to him. Maybe it was the fine cut of his clothes after who-knew-how-many-centuries of living to develop such taste or maybe it was the way he could so flawlessly adapt to any situation. It made him a wonderful mayor, I think, though I really shouldn't have any say in anything. Our banter is fresh, my voice blithe as I taunt him, and despite the undercurrent of tension, I feel happy. Happy to finally be here in this spot where I had always wanted, successful, and happy because I would once again clear the air of my past.

I forgive you. I breath out a long breath, tension ebbing from my shoulders even as he places one hand on it, and my cheeks pinken. Happy - yes, I was happy. I lift a slender hand, placing it atop his own on my shoulder, my emerald eyes wide and genuine. "Thank you, Dareios," I say quietly, heartfelt. "I think I finally am." We both knew that the last time I had seen him, I hadn't been in the best of places mentally. I had been battling the darkness in me and it was still there. It would always be there, but I had conquered it for now.

Letting my hand drop, I grin bashfully at him at his piquant statement. "Well, you know me, mostly... I had already looked you up and you have been doing quite well for yourself. I just wasn't sure how I might be received if I just flounced in on you once again." It was honest at least. "I shouldn't have feared since you are here anyways. Have you come to endorse my shop?" I tilt my head slightly, teasing, pride limning my eyes. "How have you been? I have heard politics takes a toll an a body and mind. Do you still enjoy being Mayor?"




witch - 30 years - healing touch/shadow immobilization
Sorcha
?dante

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