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
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

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.

PhD in Plant Biology Abigail Hughes

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Posted on March 09, 2022 by lucas

Lucas felt like he was dying.

No - not dying. This wasn't dying.

He knew what dying felt like. And this?

This wasn't it.

Dying was a bullet to the stomach. Yeah.

It was convulsions on the couch. Foam in the throat. Contraband on the table.

It was one too many hits to the head. A swollen tongue. Too little air.

More often than not, death was something cold and metallic against his skin. ...At least it was back in his world.

But no matter what the case? Death was often very blurry. And warm. Well, warm followed by numb. But not before the pain, which usually always comes before the blurry. Death is a whole process.

And this wasn't that. But that might have made it a little bit easier.

Because the walls don't close around you when you're dying. The world doesn't shrink into a box so tight it causes your bones to ache, threatening to snap at any moment with even the most minuscule of added pressures. It doesn't make the outside seem too small or the air hurt to breathe. It doesn't make blood turn into fire and sweat turn into rain.

Death makes sense.


This just fucking sucked.

Because everything was moving too fast. And since when did everything move so fucking fast? Lucas couldn't make it out of the main part of the city nearly as quickly as he would have liked. The West side suddenly seemed too small, too crowded - too easy to find what he so desperately needed... and yet Lucas couldn't bring himself to do it.

There was something telling him there was more in this city. Something better than the regular high he was seeking, something that lay beyond the depths of the typical dealers he could find in any old shady back alley. He wanted more. He could smell it, taste it in the air - this city had veins of magic. And the deep, desperate, greedy part of Lucas knew that he needed to have it. Whatever "it" was.

Until he found it... he would need to find a way to cope. He was doing an excessively bad job of that. Despite the manic onset of panic that was rising at his very core, Lucas was never one to outwardly wear that kind of emotion on his sleeve. The were dog didn't look his very best, no. But should someone pass by on the street, glance in his direction, or spare him any moment of their time - they would see the typical Lucas expression. Mildly agitated, mostly indifferent, perhaps a slight glower if you played it right. His eyes were never friendly. Less so, with the dark circles that were beginning to reappear beneath them.

They went well with the thin sheen of sweat that covered his skin, perhaps not entirely due to the dark clothing he dawned or the surprisingly pleasant weather forecast for most of the day. Whatever the case, it paired well with the twitch of his fingers and occasional clenching of fists. He felt an unreasonable need to hit something. Maybe a tree would suffice - or the next person to bump against him on a crowded sidewalk. Whichever came first.

The patch of green at the edge of Hyde park was somewhat of a relief. It was a large open place. Less buildings. Less people. It seemed like a win win for now, or rather, as much of a win as Lucas was sure he could get. He was certain most people would find comfort in being so besmirched in nature like this. It was pretty and green and, you know, had trees. Lucas didn't find it nearly as relaxing as it probably should have been. The air was still hard to swallow and the claustrophobic feeling hadn't quite dispersed the way he'd been hoping it would, but it was... better. A little.


The cigarette helped. The taste of smoke was familiar as he moved to sit on the lip of a mostly unoccupied fountain, unbothered by the few people who happened to pass. Maybe it was the big 'fuck off', 'danger', and 'bites' warnings that were practically scrawled about his entire demeanor that gave people the clue to give the man a wide berth.

And maybe it was only because of that, in this moment, that Lucas felt alone enough to haphazardly flick an abandoned penny deep into the fountain's water.

He wasn't sure how much wishes usually cost.

But his couldn't possibly be worth that much.