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.

MS in Plant Biology Abigail Hughes

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Posted on November 24, 2020 by Malia Tate
South


It felt good to just let go. The restlessness had set in, making her skin itch and her legs ache to run. Malia knew the pull and it wasn't even a full moon. She just needed to shift. Sighing, she grabbed a change of clothes in a backpack and threw it over her shoulder, racing out the door and heading toward Hyde Park. When she got into the dark overhang of the oak trees, she took a deep breath of the open air and smiled. Here was where she felt more free. Not surrounded by buildings and smog and cars. The trees were her sanctuary, the song of birds her lullaby. She went to her usual tree and stuffed the backpack in the hollow spot at the bottom of the trunk, covering it back up with branches before she looked around discreetly.

Everything came off one by one. Shoes to socks to pants down to the undergarments. Sighing, she closed her eyes and drew on her Were form, knowing it would respond. Without hesitation, her skin started to crackle and break, her bones resetting as she bent over with a low groan and let the change take her. Fur sprouted and fangs extended as her eyes went from honey brown to electric blue and a fluffy tail started wagging as she stretched out on four legs and dug her claws into the dirt. It was such a relief to be in her Were skin once again. She'd felt so caged in lately, so "domestic." Even the word felt dirty.

Wrinkling her nose, the WereCoyote made a snuffing noise and trotted further into the woods, letting the trees swallow her up until she was surrounded only by nature. No benches or passersby. No car horns or fountains. Just a running creek somewhere in the vicinity and squirrels quarreling in the trees overhead. She glanced up only for a moment, blinking at the creatures bickering over acorns before she sniffed and continued on her way. Stopping to scratch at a tree, she marked it and moved on, wondering what else might be out and about with the sun hanging overhead. It was pretty much the middle of the day, but she couldn't think of a better time to get away from it all. And who knew when she'd return to civilization? Sometimes she thought about not returning at all.