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
Being a Were and feeling your body move and shift from human to wolf, and vice versa was an experience she was accustomed to feeling. If she had to describe what it was like to a person that was about to experience their first shift, she knew the exact words to say to help them know what it was like, and prepare for it. Being pregnant though...this whole experience was...indescribable. All the changes she was feeling in her body just threw everything off. Her nose was always sensitive, but being pregnant, certain odors, she just couldn't stand anymore, like onions. If a recipe called for onion, she just wouldn't cook with it, even if the taste was a bit off. The body aches and pain like headaches, leg cramps, heartburn, swollen feet, and ankles were very uncomfortable. She was never one that cared about her appearance. How could she, more importantly, why should she? After taking a shower, she would always see herself in the mirror and noticed all the changes. Her stomach wasn't the only thing that was getting bigger, her husband seemed quite happy about those sorts of changes. Talking to her Doctor, reading those pamphlets, and those online articles just...wasn't enough. Raven wished she had a Mother to talk through these things. In fact, she wished she had her mother when she became a woman when she started dating Tobias when she was about to get married. It would have been nice. All she had growing up was her cage, the books she was given, or the hope that things would get better. It would be comforting to speak to someone that went through it. Whether she was ready or not, she was entering month number 5, it wouldn't be long now.
Being pregnant she did expect to have a strong appetite. Carrying Tobias' child her appetite had increased significantly. However, there was another sort of appetite that she didn't expect. After speaking to her Doctor about this particular craving, the Doctor gave her the green light, and when she explained this to Tobias, he was more than happy to oblige in helping her elevate her craving. While the two of them were waiting for Tetradore and Mira to arrive, she was stretched out on the couch reading one of those books, while her husband was busy playing his video games. There was no reason why she had this...sudden urge...but she couldn't stop it. Calling out to her mate, she couldn't help but chuckle at his reaction. He pressed the button on the controller to turn it off his game, and set it on the table, grabbing her hand and leading her to their bedroom. Tuckered out from their tryst, the young woman and curled up against her mate, attempting to catch her breath. Resting her head on his chest, she watched as his fingers began to trace those scars across her pale skin, giggling softly when his finger gently went across her large stomach. Her hand would rest on one side of her stomach, attempting to feel some sort of movement. It was month number 5 and she should be feeling something by now...right? Raising her head slightly she placed a gentle kiss on his cheek, before letting her head fall back onto his chest with a soft sigh.
Closing her eyes for a moment, she took a deep breath and exhaled slowly as he answered. She could feel that familiar itch, that need to shift. It was a full moon and it would be the first time in a long while that the two of them would be able to run with members of their pack. Raven was rather excited to be with them again, it would feel good to feel that connection again. The last time she got to spend time with Mira alone was when they went out on her insane desire to free those supernatural creatures in that auction house. The only way she kept Mira from burning them inside the building was by telling her the good news that she was going to be an Aunt. Before she was unsure, but now, well it was obvious. It would be very good to connect with her again. Running around would give all of them the chance to release whatever built-up stress of anxiety they had. This whole transition was difficult for everyone. Blue-grey eyes widened in shock when she heard the familiar growl of the sports car engine. Instantly her cheeks started to flare a deep red as she started to rise up from the bed. Using her telekinesis, she lifted their clothes and brought them over to the bed. Using the bed as leverage she lifted herself upwards. Grabbing her clothes, she tried putting them on as quickly as she could, her heart racing. She couldn't help, but yelp when she heard the front door open. How the hell did they get in?! Pulling her shirt over her head she pulled her golden curls out from under it, looking over at her mate, seeing him putting on his shirt. Moving quickly over to him, she grabbed his hand and squeezed it gently, speaking urgently to him.
Keeping his hand in her own she led them out of their bedroom, walking down the hallway to find Tetradore and Mira standing in their living room. Resting her other hand on her large stomach, she stroked it softly, trying to calm herself down. Flushed, she spoke up with a wide smile.
Thank goodness she saw the basket Mira was holding. Letting go of Tobias' hand she waddled her way over to Mira and Tetra a friendly hug.