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

and the last lion roars


Posted on February 28, 2021 by AISLINN
South

When the last moon is cast over the last star of morning
And the future has passed without even a last desperate warning


A shiver ran down the length of her spine as the soft winter breeze cut through the thin fabric of Aislinn's aged dress. Her outfit was, admittedly, a poor decision for the season, her feet cold upon the cobblestone of the park. It was, however, a necessity the Queen was willing to endure to wander the depths of the metropolis she had tracked her query to. The pale glacier hue of her gaze, however, did not hold the same hint of defenselessness as her appearance. The intense security of her narrowed eyes remained poised upon her....assaulter as he held his hands up in some mock display of innocence. Ha! As if Aislinn bought that. The corruption within his soul was palpable to the pure maiden. Oh, how well she knew his kind! Even his insistence that he didn't plan on hurting her caused her manicured brow to rise with a hint of skepticism. She had seen what men like him did to those of her kind. They were endangered because of them - because they so naively thought that if they merely slaughtered the unicorn and cut off their horn, they'd have some feeble hope of salvation from the darkness that surrounded them. If only they knew their very actions only condemned them more. Foolish men.

Aislinn, however, remained where she stood, the woman every bit the regal royal she had once been years upon years ago, even as the cold seeped into her very bones. She watched with a hint of cautious curiosity as the man in front of her shrugged off his woolen coat - only to hold it out to her. For a moment, the arctic pigment of her gaze merely stared at it. As much as she hated to admit it, Aislinn was cold and it didn't appear to share his...taint. Her gaze shifted briefly towards the man, and then back at the jacket he offered, before her slender fingers reluctantly reached out to take the peacoat into her own hands. Tentatively, she pulled the heavy jacket over her shoulders, the very weight of it almost...comforting as it's far larger size embraced the petite girl's frame. She glanced down at the sleeve, studying the material that engulfed her. At the very least it seemed well crafted, much unlike the cheap gaudy faux fur she'd witnessed around the necks and hoods of some of the girls she had passed. It would do nicely. Her...acquaintance (he earned himself a small upgrade from assaulter, at the very least) seemed almost concerned for her welfare as he questioned if she had someone to go - somewhere safe. How quaint an idea it was - some place with four walls and a rough, surrounded by family. It was a life long since lost to Aislinn, though he hardly needed the details of her solitary existence.

Her head shook ever so slightly as Aislinn insisted she was hardly lost, nor did she have a place to return to, beyond the forest -- at least, not yet. Aislinn glanced up to note the smile that tugged at his lips, even as he made an effort to appear far more thoughtful than his features betrayed him to be. His admittance that he was hardly from here either was not surprising - Aislinn knew that accent, the English countryside one she knew well, long before he had ever walked it. He spoke of his own home, and the warmth she might find there, the invitation wholly unexpected, considering how little knew of her - though truthfully, Aislinn had anticipated to find someone within the city who might share their hearth. It was, after all, how things usually were with Aislinn. She had not owned a place of her own since her human days - her life so frequently spent either in her animal form or fluttering through the home of some man who she deemed worthy of her attention with the hopes that he might be one pure enough to grant her a unicorn offspring. The man in front of her hardly fit the criteria but...she supposed she had little choice in the matter with no further ideas where her stallion had disappeared to.

It was his mention of shoes, however, that caused Aislinn's gaze to turn downward to her own bare feet. She had...admittedly, forgotten about shoes. Had it really been that long since she had been human? To have forgotten the existence of shoes? Aislinn wiggled her toes, only to glance up at the man in front of her. "A coat like this one?" She inquired suspiciously, refusing to relinquish the one she now wore for anything of lesser quality. Still, Aislinn supposed that even returning home with him was preferable to no where. He, might after all, still prove to be valuable. A soft sigh left her lips, even as a warm simper spread across his. It was like he knew her defeat. "No, you won't. If you try I will remove your arms from your body." She declared, her brow rising before she gestured towards the general direction he seemed to be going. "Well, William, I suppose your home is preferable to the forest. Lead the way. You may call me Aislinn."

Then look into the sky where through the clouds a path is torn
Look and see her how she sparkles
it's the last unicorn

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