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.
BA in Plant Biology Abigail Hughes
The conversation evolved into something fairly serious in record time. The pleasantries were nice and all, and Dareios was certainly happy to see his long lost friend in such good spirits. But the fact remained that Sorcha's disappearance had been, well, abrupt and difficult to stomach. Even for him. He didn't beat around the bush about his interest in knowing what happened.
It was hard to cultivate friends these days. Not only as a vampire, who some would say "has all the time in the world" to make new acquaintances, but as the Mayor, too. His job required him to associate with a certain group of people, a certain type. There was an image and a brand to maintain, of course. It was something the vampire had grown accustomed to in his past life as a philanthropist and even before that as just a wealthy businessman. He had to keep up appearances. That meant there were very few in his close circle he could actually just be himself around. Sorcha hadn't been in his life very long, but there was just an ease about being around her. She made Dareios instantly feel comfortable.
He had a sense about these things - perhaps more than one. The vampire knew it in his bones that Sorcha was trustworthy. So the sudden void she left behind when she left - well - it was disappointing.
He stood stiffly as he listened to the witch's honest explanation. But his demeanor loosened over time. What she had to say made a lot of sense, at least to him. "Sorcha, you're my friend." He reiterated. "I would have been delighted to hear from you. Any time. Always." He cracked a smile and raised an eyebrow at her attempt to change the subject with some quick wit, and let his beady gaze wander around the store again. He breathed a heavy sigh when he felt his phone buzz away in his pocket. Duty called.
Dareios ignored the phone and looked at Sorcha again, shoving his balled fists into his trouser pockets. "I do enjoy it." He said easily with the nod of his head. "There's a lot of nonsense... So much red tape to cut through to actually get anything done. But sometimes, I feel like I'm making a difference."
His phone buzzed again and a visible frown formed over his lips. He pulled the phone from his pocket and read the message, then fired off a quick text message. "I'm sorry." He said quickly. "I do have to go. But please, don't let this be the last time I see you. Perhaps we can get dinner soon? I'd love to catch up where there are no... distractions."
He opened his arms, offering to give Sorcha a warm hug. "...And if I don't hear from you, I now know where you work."
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