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

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Posted on June 12, 2020 by Carolina Grace Bedford
South

i can't be alone with all that's on my mind

The interior of the shop was quiet, homey even and as the earthen scent that seemed to permeate everything inside wafted towards her nose she could practically scent the magic that lingered in the air. It only increased her curiosity to find out more of this witch with whom she had shared such a brief encounter. That those on the Ark had known of her spoke volumes as well and the sense of power within her shop gave credence to why. A feeling of relief permeated her as the woman stepped into view, summoned by the soft call of her name no doubt, until that moment Carolina had been slightly afraid she was grasping at straws and making all of this up in her head. But that night she had returned to Sacrosanct, half starved and reeling from what she had survived had been seared into her mind and one glance was all it took for affirmation.

Of course Sorcha was confused, Carolina had been shifted at the time taking advantage of the leopard's lessened emotions and predatorial mind. She had felt like prey for too long before that. Eventually recognition breaks out on the other girl's face and the blonde feels her own smile grow slightly as she remembers that night as well. She nods in confirmation, glad that she seemed almost pleased at the fact which Carolina certainly was. She had always felt some kind of connection in that moment, the both of them bathed in moonlight with magic lingering in the air and earth all around them. It had stayed with her all this time though it sometimes felt more like a dream, she was glad it wasn't.

As Sorcha teased her with a nickname, which though not terribly creative was filled with such good nature she couldn't help the light laughter which bubbled from her pink lips. Though her next question regarding the ark sobered her slightly she shrugged it off for the moment. "My name is Carolina, pleased to meet you... officially." Shrugging a bit sheepishly she stepped forward slightly extending her hand to the other woman. Only then did she settle back on her heels a bit and prepare to answer her in regards to the Ark. She sighed slightly, the corners of her mouth pulling downwards in the barest in of a frown. "The Ark is... was great, the same as always. I worked as a bartender there for some time." She had to correct herself and knew that as someone who had spent time on the Ark Sorcha was sure to wonder why. "It sank suddenly not long ago, but I don't know why or how. We were packed to the gills for a fight night and there was a loud noise, it's a miracle we got everyone out unscathed."

Her head shook slightly, tousling the long wavy strands of dark blonde hair about her features. She could still remember the fear and terror that had permeated so many of their patrons aboard that boat as the realization that the huge, metal structure was surely sinking. It was pure luck and the packs hard work that everyone had escaped to safety. Though she had not lived there, the Ark had still been a home to her and a safe haven. While she was well aware of the less than savory things that had gone on there, it ironically had been her salvation upon her return to the city and gave her a second chance. "Tetra promises to rebuild, but I'm not sure how or where." She shrugged her slender shoulders not sure what else to say about it, she didn't know much else. She missed the noise, the charged atmosphere of the bar, it had kept her busy which she much preferred. Pushing away the thoughts she drug a hand through her hair habitually bringing a soft simper back to her features. "But it looks like you are doing well here, have you been here long?" She was curious to find out more about this girl she felt such a connection to despite their being veritable strangers. Life was funny like that.

Carolina Grace Bedford.