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.
Ascension Center of Equitation
Beachside Bar & Bistro
Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium
The University of Sacrosanct
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
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
MS in Plant Biology Abigail Hughes
Coming back to Sacrosanct after yet another empty lead was frustrating. How many of these had he followed now? Too many to count. And each time he came back empty handed, no closer to finding Troy. His gut told him to come back here every single time though, as if drawing him back to Sacrosanct, as if trying to make him see the obvious. Troy had to be here, but where? Kit had traveled halfway across the world by now in his hunt for his missing brother, from New York to Greece, Japan to Kentucky. There was also that stint in California that always came back to mind, but mostly because of a certain red headed fae that never seemed far from his thoughts. All it took was one chance meeting at a book store in Sacrosanct of all places.
They talked and hung out most of the day, only reluctantly parting at sunset but he never wanted the day to end. He never thought he'd run into her again. After all, he'd already found out just how hard it could be to track down one fae in this city, so what were the chances? He certainly never expected to run into her in California; that's for sure. But they had and one thing led to another....before he knew it, they were exchanging numbers over breakfast the next morning and promising to meet up some time. It was supposed to be a no-strings-attached kind of thing. So why couldn't he stop thinking about her? He hadn't been in Sacrosanct more than a few days when he got the call and couldn't believe the familiar voice on the other end, the voice from his dreams almost every night.
Of course, he agreed to meet her. Why wouldn't he? If anything, there was almost a nervous energy in the pit of his stomach as he drove to the little coffee shop she suggested. He'd showered, his hair still damp as it curled and waved in every which direction but he kept running his hands through it, hoping in vain to tame it in some way before he walked in. Was he sweating already? He felt like his hands were sweating. He wiped them on his jeans before finally taking a deep breath and pushing open the door. It didn't take him long to find her. It was like his green eyes instantly magnetized to her. She was the only woman in the room he could see, the only one who mattered. His lips tugged into an easy smile as he walked over to the table and sat across from her. "Hey."
Okay, lame, but what should he say? Good to see you again? You look nice in clothes? Not that she didn't look good without them. Okay, that line of thought was going nowhere in his head. Nowhere good, anyway. Shaking his head of such thoughts, he cleared his throat and took a good look at her. She did look good. But then, Sam always looked good in his opinion. She was a fire in a dark forest, a sun in the night sky. She outshone everyone else in the room. It was just her nature. Luckily, the barista came over to save him from any further embarrassment (at least for the moment). He ordered a coffee and a bagel before turning his attention back to Sam. "So, how have you been?" Smooth, real smooth.