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 shop always had an earthy scent to it. At first I had been concerned, trying to make sure the place wasn't falling apart but it was perfectly pristine. A far cry from the first shop I had in the East (but of course, all I could afford there was a hovel). Then over time, I gradually began to understand that the scent wasn't from the shop itself but rather a byproduct of my magic. My innate element was earth which was why I had become so adept at potions. I enjoyed practicing my craft with various herbs, figuring out just how much of magic and nature could combine to create something flawless and wholesome. It soothed me just as much as it drained me.

I had begun to consider offering my skills as a healer as a supplemental sort of income, though it made me uneasy. My shop was mostly packaged for everyone. I had begun to sell my potions as 'basic' sounding as I could, though the effects were anything but. A far cry from the pharmaceutical companies. At least my magic didn't have such severe side effects, though at times everything could cause something. Still, I kept my most precious gift to myself more often than not. I remember a time when I had healed a broken bone on another girl in my parent's coven - I had fairly fainted from pain as my body took the remnant pain in return. A life of conditioning meant that I wasn't sure I was willing to sacrifice my energy and pain levels on others... still, it could be lucrative. I had been considering it more when Carolina entered. Cosmetic stuff... scars...

My mind is half there, half with her, though I focus completely when she says my name and I ask if we know each other. I liked to think that I was as attuned to the world around me as I could be, but after weeks of working to stock and restock and draining myself daily, I had tuned the world out. It is why I did not sense what she was at first.

My brows furrow a bit at her words. Long time ago? There is almost a bitterness to her words. I knew well how memories held power but I was certain I had never wronged her. I had wronged many, even accidentally, but not her. In the forest, she says, and for a moment I puzzle through what I think is a riddle. Until it clicks - she is a Were. "Oh," I say at first, confused. Had I met her on the Ark? It HAD been a long time ago and after the Frost scare, I hate to say that I chickened out but, well, I had chickened out. Then my life had fallen to hell.

Then memory hits me. That night beneath the stars when I drank from the earth it's energy. It was the best time to make the strongest potions, when I was in my element, and the Snow Leopard that had watched me. I remember watching it, feeling almost jealous of such a thing; what would I have been if I was a Were? "Oh yes! I remember you!" I snap my finger, beaming at her. "The snow leopard in the meadow with me!" How strange it is to reconcile that creature to this lady, but I can see it there in the softness she offers me with her words and the hardness behind her eyes.

I smile at her, delighted at her words. However unlikely it seemed, this woman had sought me out. Perhaps I had made an impression but I liked to think in that time we had made a bond, both of us in our elements. "I am glad to see you then," I say genuinely, noting the nervous movement, soothing my body into a relaxed state. "But I never caught your name, unless you want me to call you Cat?" I tease the words, my lilting voice raising in amusement, though it is kind. "I have not been to the Ark in many, many years. How is it?" How strange that a piece of my old life might show up here after all this time, and how strange that I felt content at it to do so.




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

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