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

the devil's in the details, but you've got a friend in me


Posted on January 31, 2021 by WILLIAM HOLLOWAY
South

William Holloway

I'm a devil in disguise



In his new home, William was quickly learning to draw the similarities between the weather in Sacrosanct and his native London. Where most might have found the constant clouds and dampness dreary, the Duke was finding himself more and more at home by the minute. It was easy to see now why Sebastian had chosen to make his home here, even if the stubborn Englishman absolutely refused to acknowledge that any place could be as wonderful as their homeland. William was becoming increasingly eager in his role as Sebastian's bodyguard for a return to the country he'd been born in. But in the meantime, he was happy to enjoy his new life here, and to enjoy the rare good weather. Today, the weather wasn't exactly what one would call... sunny. Rather, the sky had a distinct overcast and lacked the usual moisture. As a result, William was happy to venture out and further explore the city that he was beginning to call home.

As William had meandered around the campus of the University of Sacrosanct, he was becoming increasingly aware of how... out of place he felt. After all, the Duke was weeks away from celebrating his... two hundred and ninth birthday. He was certainly different than the swarms of eighteen year olds that roamed those ivory halls. He couldn't quite picture himself sitting in classes next to those same teenagers, and yet there was a draw to the university life that William couldn't quite put his finger on. He'd done the university thing once before, and perhaps had behaved in quite the same way that the children he was now judging. While Sebastian had been studious and serious about his studies at school, William had partied and played around. This time, if he ultimately decided to enroll, William would take it seriously. But it was a big if - first, he'd have to narrow down a field that he would like to study. When did universities get so many options?

William had just stepped along the path of Hyde Park, his attention diverted to the brochure in his hand rather than what was happening in front of him. English Literature was certainly something he'd love to study. Or... History? He'd studied law once, though not seriously. Maybe he could be a- A startled 'Oof!" escaped from his lips as he felt another body collide with his own. Immediately, William's hands reached out to catch the stumbling blonde. Though his reflexes certainly failed him this time, and his gaze fell on the young woman who had fallen at his feet. His first thought was certainly on her attire, noting that she was hardly dressed for the frigid weather. Her dress was aged, even out of the vintage style that he'd discovered was coming back into style, and her feet entirely bare even despite the cold. "I'm so..." William began, his hand immediately reaching out to help up the young woman.

For a moment, her gaze seemed to be blank as she observed him, only to immediately turn to... was that fear? Her hissed words sent a shiver down his spine. William's mind immediately wondered what it was she could see about him, what it was about his very person that was so repugnant to the seemingly innocent young woman. Still, William dropped his hand to his side, watching with a confused expression as she staggered to her feet. "I won't touch you," He promised, holding his palms out to her as if to show that he was weaponless - well, as weaponless as he ever got, his dagger was still securely secured at his hip. William was entirely aware of the way she shivered at the cold, and without hesitation the Englishman shrugged out of his wool peacoat, holding it out to her. "Please, you're cold. At the very least let's get you warm. Are you lost, my dear? I won't touch you, but please let me help get you somewhere safe?"

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