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

Andras Stein

There's a wind alive in the valley


Posted on June 09, 2020 by Illona Everett
South
Illona Everett

There was magic in all things, from the whispering wind that blew through valleys deep and old, to creatures big and small that graced the trees, skies, and seas. If you closed your eyes and took a deep breath, you could feel it all around you, gentle yet untamed as it filled your lungs. Long ago, the people that walked this earth held a deep understanding for the world they inhabited. However it seemed as though less and less people felt that connection any longer. Illona had been alive so long, spent so many years watching as society adapted and evolved, that she had seen first hand how people became less attuned to the magic nature. Supernatural numbers were ever rising, so they still held knowledge of the magic that flowed through their veins, they simply no longer felt the world's touch, could no longer hear the world's music. It saddened the fae to know she was one of few that still fostered that connection to the world around her, still remembered the days when concrete did not swallow forests. She knew however, that as long as she was still favored by fate to live on, that she would have to do her best to teach as many lost souls as she could, reconnect them to a deeper magic than they knew now.

Gently footfalls were near silent as they danced along the dirt and stone, careful to avoid trampling any living creature along the way. This particular path was not well worn, the earth not carved from regular use like many other hiking paths close by; it was a secret known by very few, and Illona was one so blessed with the knowledge of where it led. The soil, kept cool from the sun by the shading of large trees, felt pleasant on her bare feet then. The fae often choosing to leave her footwear behind during excursions out into the depths of nature, both to create a closer connection to the world around her and also to lessen the damage her trekking may cause. The day could not be more perfect, the sun shining brightly over head, much to the delight of the plants who had missed it during the night. There was a gentle breeze that tousled her red hair then, much like an old friend playing tricks on her. She smiled, humming a small tune, though its origin she had long forgotten centuries ago. At a particular high note, she extended the large brown wings upon her back, each feather stretching before they returned to nestle against her. Days like these were perfect for allowing her to stretch her wings, having to keep them hidden in the city was...incredibly frustrating to the woman. But out here, she could spread them to their full length and even sore above the trees if she so desired.

It did not take Illona long then to find her destination. Carefully she slipped through some brush that acted as an almost protective barrier to the field littered with flowers on the other side. Blue eyes looked across the tapestry of colors, from the most vibrant of greens to the warmest of oranges. It was a peaceful place, kept secret by few locals of Sacrosanct to preserve its beauty. Quickly then Illona stretches her wings, thrusting them once to carry her off the ground then so that she would not accidentally step on any of the flowers that bloomed here. She gently flew down to a creek that cut through the field, a common gathering point for many creatures that called this place home. With a small splash, she allows herself to land then, feet engulfed by the icy water. Her toes wiggled momentarily on the smooth stones, a small giggle of delight bubbling from her lips as she quickly sits along the bank of the creek. Illona falls silent then, blue green eyes closing so that she may simply listen to the sounds around her, the songs of the creek and the wind and even the birds in the trees. For a moment she stays like this, before something simply compels the woman to fall back, using her wings as a gently cushion. She finds herself, totally at peace then, any worries or realities of the world a distant thought shushed by the magic that surrounded her then.

It will fill your lungs, if you'll have it
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