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

a shimmering balance act


Posted on May 28, 2020 by Carolina Grace Bedford
South
Walk me home in the dead of night
I can't be alone with all that's on my mind
So say you'll stay with me tonight
'Cause there is so much wrong going on outside

Carolina knew about drama, coming from a large family in the deep south she had been brought up amongst the heart of family issues all violently turbulent beneath the placid appearance of summer luncheons and charity events. It was one of the reasons she had fled that life, she hated being told to keep her emotions to herself and told to smile at people she could not stand. On rare occasions she missed her parents, her sisters, but she could never fit into that world and had quit trying. Her parents had filed the missing reports, she had looked into it once and was presumed dead, the waters off of Savannah having claimed more than one victim before. It hurt but she was sure it was better this way, for her and them. She lived a simpler life now and that wasn't all that bad at the end of the day. Her problems today however apparently paled in comparison to whatever the burly figure who emerged from the dark hallway behind the counter was currently dealing with. The shattered pieces which were all that remained of the apparently potent fury which had overwhelmed him, whatever the reasoning.

Despite the harsh words that fly from her lips she is sympathetic to an extent when he offers her the vaguest of explanations about what had caused him to turn a cellphone into a projectile. An understanding grimace crossing her features for a moment though he may not even notice in his current preoccupation in collecting the pieces. At least he still seemed willing to talk shop with her after he cast an appraising glance her way, waving her back towards his office. She had worried momentarily he would be too caught up in whatever had caused the incident in the first place. Though she hadn't truly been anticipating a full consultation, it made sense that someone at his level of artistic talent would have such meetings before anything else.

She followed him quietly through the shop and into a comfortably furnished office, falling easily into the chair sitting he mentions across the desk where the artist himself settles. She rose an eyebrow slightly at the command, knowing he hadn't likely intended it as such in his currently state of mind so she let it slide. Equally she is unsurprised at the rough nature of his tone as he demands her name without even introducing himself first, though maybe most people who came here knew who he was already. "Carolina, and yours?" She couldn't well just refer to him as 'sir' forever, and the rebellious side of her hated using that term after having it shoved down her throat during her youth. Her hazel eyes focused on him with intent as he launched into what seemed like a common speech he gave new clients and though she opened her mouth slightly to reply she was cut off by the phone on his desk ringing. Her gaze turned to it incredulously as he curses not so quietly under his breath.

The last thing she expected, but perhaps should have by this point, was his pushing up from that desk suddenly and detaching the phoneline from the wall with more force than she was sure a simple cable required. This time she couldn't help the slight smile of amusement that pulled at her lips, quite the show she was receiving unexpectedly though working in a bar jam-packed with rowed Weres had rather made such outbursts common place for her, even if Brendan was not one of her kind. "The joys of technology." Sarcasm laced her words rather thickly though she did not expect a response, and while she was tempted to pry she doubted it would go anywhere he didn't seem the type to pour his heart out to a stranger in his office. "To be honest I didn't even know I wanted this before I saw your work today. I was thinking maybe something on my thigh, maybe we could throw some ideas around and see what you can come up with?" It all sounded rather lame now that she said it out loud, as serious as he appeared to be at his work she wondered if he would even agree to that. Lord knows it was just her luck to have found him in the best possible mood today.

Carolina Grace Bedford.

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