West

The western part of the city is often home to the poorer residents. Here there is a grunginess that permeates the town from the graffiti on the once cleaned brick buildings to the broken and unmaintained architecture. Crime runs high within the western half of town, making it the home of supernatural gangs of illicit activities. Such activities are rarely reported, however, and most residents are distrustful of individual's of authorities, and often let the powerful supernatural beings sort things out amongst themselves. Be careful wandering the Western streets after the sun falls.

What You'll Find Here

Black Market
Cull & Pistol
Noah's Ark
Syn

Black Market

Just like any city - Sacrosanct is not without it's deep, dark underbelly. Hidden in the graffiti-ridden streets of the West, behind closed warehouse doors, lies the Black Market. Forever moving, it's nearly impossible to find without knowing someone who knows someone. Anything you desire can be brought for a hefty price within the Black Market - be it drugs, weapons, or lives.

What You'll Find Here

Edge of the Circle

Cull & Pistol

Hidden within the dark alleyways of the Western Ward, Cull & Pistol is a dim, often smoky bar. With a small variety of bottled and craft beers, Cull & Pistol is a quaint little neighborhood joint. With its no-frills moto, the dingy bar offers little more than liquor, music from an old jukebox, and a few frequently occupied pool tables.

Noah's Ark

Resting upon the harbor, Noah's Ark appears to be little more than an abandoned cargo ship. Accessible from an entrance hidden in the shadows, The Ark is a veritable Were-playground that specializes in fighting tournaments for all creatures great and small. With both singles and doubles tournaments to compete in, the title of Ark Champion is hotly contested amongst the Were population. If anything illegal is going on in the city it's sure to be happening within the back rooms or behind the ring-side bar. Note: This is a Were only establishment. All other species will be swiftly escorted out.
Home of: Nightshade

Owner Aiden Tetradore

Co-owner Tobias Cain
Manager Raven Cain
Bar Manager Mira Ramos
Bartender Henry Tudor
Waitress Carolina Bedford

Syn

Within the turbulent industrial district lies this club. The warehouse doesn't look like much on the outside but it provides a memorable experience from the state of the art lighting, offbeat Victorian-inspired artwork, comfortable black leather lounges, and the infamous 'black light' room. There is a wide variety of alcohol that lines the shelves of both of the magical and ordinary variety. It is a common stomping ground for the supernatural who want to let loose and dance the night away to the music that floods the establishment. Humans are most welcome if they dare.

Owner Risque Voth

Manager Darcy Blackjack
Vampires Cobain Dalca
Cats Aiden Tetradore
Cats Harlequin Westward

virtue has a veil, vice a mask


Posted on February 10, 2020 by Raven Cain
West

i'm not ashamed of my scars, i'm ashamed of the world for not understanding.

As the crowd continued to roar in delight during the fight she shook her head and pinched the bridge of her nose gently, keeping her eyes closed as she felt the subtle pounding of a headache starting to begin. For the past week and a half she would start her day, locking herself in her bathroom. She spent some time sitting on the floor and kneeling beside the toilet. When her mate began to freak out about her not opening up the door she kindly explained that she was taking a bath, and if he came in he would get wet. His strong detest to water kept him from trying to barge in, allowing her to lay on the cool tiled floor and regain some strength to start her day. As the day progressed she would start to feel a lot better, and then in the evening the headaches would come. She kept her discomfort to herself not wanting to bother anyone about it. This was all normal as the brochure said at the doctor's office. If things continued to go well then it would be just a few weeks until she could let everyone know. For now though, she attempted to keep the appearance that all was quite well. As the crowd roared again she shook her head and looked up, finding her mare trotting proudly around the fighting ring. Putting a small smile on her face she watched as some of the patrons came forward ready to collect their winnings. It didn't take long for her to exchange their paper slips with their money, her mate wasn't one most would bet on knowing he would most likely win. Leaving Cat Ears to man the table for a moment she grabbed the stack of clothes that were sitting in a chair beside her, easily making her way through the crowd to hand them off to her mate. The scent of the okapi's blood on Tobias made her stomach squirm, that scent quite disagreeable with her.


As her husband began to dress himself she murmured her congratulations, providing the man the praise he always sought for. Holding her breath she gave him a gentle kiss and took a step back to head over towards the table with Cat Ears, knowing he would go back to the fighting ring and stand beside their Alpha to continue watching the fights. Being able to breathe again she sat back down at the table helping Cat Ears finish up the last bets before the next fighting round began. As soon as Jackal signaled the bets to stop she piled some of the paper beside her and slammed the box that held the cash shut and placed both her arms over it. Hearing some of their patrons start to guess which fighter was going to win her eyes-widened when she heard that loud boom sound. Keeping a hold on the box of money she warily looked around, watching as the red lights suddenly blinked and that rather loud siren start to wail. Surely they weren't being attacked! Raven was assured that after the Ape pack attempted to take over the Ark, and failed, no other pack would dare to try. With the crowd falling silent she looked over to her Alpha, looking for any sort of sign on what they should do. Lifting one hand she would pinch the bridge of her nose once more, the wails from those sirens not helping her at all. As the cargo ship began to creak she could feel her chair and the table start to slide to the side. Hoping to her feet she picked up the box of cash, holding it tight to her as she kept an eye on everyone around her, uncertain if this was all simply a ruse. Slowly she tugged on the shadows from the floor and allowed them to swirl around herself, near her legs just in case someone was going to attack. Slowly she began to weave herself through the crowds, heading towards her mate and Tetradore, knowing it would be a little bit safer to be near them.


The sound of someone shrieking that they were sinking seemed to jolt the crowd into action as everyone started screaming and frantically began to head towards the exit. Worried she started to fight her way through the crowd to get to the fighting ring, knowing that if she was in it she would at least not be stepped on. Making it near the ring she noticed Alexis was having a hard time dealing with the onslaught of the crowd. Using her shadows she would allow them to embrace Alexis, as she used her telekinesis to gently tug on the woman to walk in her direction. As soon as the were-fox was near her, she wrapped an arm around her shoulder protectively, allowing those shadows to grow around them. Lifting her head up slightly she started looking around for the purple-eyed girl that had helped Alexis, unable to find the woman in the crowd. Turning her head around to see the bar she already saw Mira and Henry attempting to make it upstairs. The terrible stench of the Okapi blood returned, as she saw Tobias come up from behind them. The comment that they were not floating anymore only made her frown. Feeling that familiar tug from the shadow teleportation, she closed her eyes allowing the shadows to take her, only reopening when she no longer heard the shrieks from the crowd or the feeling of people pushing against her. Finding herself in her own bedroom she let go of Alexis, watching as Tobias began to give her a book, sock, and his beloved toaster 'Steve.' Shaking her head she gently, but firmly disagreed with her husband.


"Tobias, we are nowhere near packed. Alexis, pack what you need for a few days, and whatever item of value you don't want to lose. We'll come to you. And Tobias, go on ahead and put on a new pair of pants, we can roll up your jeans so you won't get wet."


Throwing up both hands she pulled on the duffel bags from underneath their bed, allowing a large red duffel bag to fly towards Alexis. Although they had time to pack Raven understood that she would not be able to pack all that they had. Leaving Tobias to do as she said she would start heading towards the closet, grabbing clothes that they could use while they were homeless. Folding the clothes in the air she would gently let them slide into one of the open bags. Once finished she would head over towards her bookshelf, pulling the lovely book Dorian had given her of Aseop Fairy Tales, the drawing book that Tobias used to propose to her, and the photo album that she had made for Tobias as their first anniversary gift. The she-wolf never owned anything of sentimental value before until she lived here, and she knew these items were hardly irreplaceable. Placing those items into her duffel bag she turned around the room double checking to make sure she got what they needed. Heading towards the dresser she grabbed undergarments, the pair of cashmere blue hat, scarf, and matching gloves and placed them into the bag. Steve and the box of money would go in the bag too. Grabbing a black hoodie she pulled it on over her, and tugged her golden-brown curls out to settle on her shoulders. With a flick on her wrist the two full navy duffel bags started to float in the air, as she grabbed a backpack and a dark green duffel bag off the bed, and started heading out of their room with the two duffel bags floating behind her.


"I'm going to pack a few things for Tetra, you go on ahead and get Alexis."


Walking next door she entered Tetradore's room allowing the navy blue duffel bags to land on the ground. Tossing the backpack on Tetradore's bed she moved towards his own closet and dresser, pulling some clothes for him, and grabbing that familiar jacket he would usually wear during the winter. With the red backpack she would put in the important documents she knew they would need in the future for the business. Taking a quick look around the room, she hoped she got everything they would need and headed out of the room with all the bags floating behind her, making her way over to Alexis' room. Finding her mate and her long-time friend hurrying up she pulled the backpack over to her back, and kept the duffel bags floating behind her. The discomfort from her headache earlier all but forget as she looked over her two pack mates for a moment. With a tilt of her head towards the door, she spoke up.


"Tobias, do you think you can get us out of here with the teleportation? Maybe get us on the dock?"




Raven Cain.
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