Located in downtown Seattle, this oddities and occult shop is quite the attraction for the curious tourist. However, it's also a well known supplier of Hunters, Slayers, and Witches needing to replenish some supplies quick. Their inventory varies from the usual dried herbs, salt or iron pellet filled shotgun shells, amulets and potions, an array of small live animals for spells, crystals, to specialist books, items and charms.
Everything is on a first come, first served basis as their stock runs out quickly and changes by the week. For a hefty price, they will take custom orders, or even set up an appointment with a local sure - if available. There are evenings available for psychic readings, tarot cards and for a special order there are mediums available for certain clients. The upper area of the shop operates as a safe place for witches from all walks to cast, practices or learn new skills freely.
A bar/club predominantly for humans, those with magical influence, and modern/younger vampires; but generally safe for all supernatural species. It's infamous for its particularly alluring drink menu, as many are brewed by witches or fae that are on-staff.
Apart from the drink menu, Cauldron is best known for throwing incredible, and usually themed, party nights. Often. There's always a DJ spinning the hottest club hits of the season; that is, when there's not a live band rocking the crowd.
A quaint little bakery just off of main street; it's incredibly popular amongst the college crowd and tourists. Your one-stop shop for cupcakes, cookies, French pastries, pies, and during the winter months a variety of homemade breads. The bakery started serving vampire friendly "blood-cakes" in 2016 and is considered a best kept secret of the local populace.
The bakery also offers free Wi-Fi, catering services, delivery within 12 miles, and has a surprisingly wide range of supernatural-friendly desserts. Open from 11 AM until midnight or later, and just a few steps from A Novel Idea. If you happen to swing by just before closing there's a likely chance you'll get a rather generous deal on the leftovers of the day!
Seattle's version of Central Park but with a seaside landscape. The largest Park in the city, Discovery Park offers a wide range of activities and open space for the public during the daylight hours. The West Point Lighthouse is a popular picnic area for couples. After night, however, it takes on a more sinister role, ruled by creatures who avoid the sun and largely un-policed after sunset. Merfolk, selkies, and sirens are particularly common in the cold, dark waters of the night.
A tribute to the maritime heritage, Dockside is a quaint New England-style full-service restaurant serving beer, wine and liquor. It's located on the end of its own peir 54, and has two dining levels complete with an outside dining patio. The concept of quality service and guest satisfaction has been established along with creative menu items using locally grown certified organic produce and only the freshest produce available.
An overall pleasant and family-friendly atmosphere, the restaurant is also a secret safe house for all species of weres/shifters and sea creatures. The current owner is also Seattle's Alpha.
An up-scale Asian restaurant located in the Chinatown district that offers many strange cultural delicacies including turtle jelly, bird's nest soup, balut, habu sake, hakarl, and of course fugu. It's frequented by many species on a regular basis, most notably kitsune, but is actually a secret and neutral meeting ground for dragons.
The Dojo, while a separate building located in the middle of downtown Seattle,
The private-owned Starbucks knockoff that serves anyone and everyone, including supernaturals. They're known for being one of the only licensed restaurant establishments in Washington who offer human blood on the menu. Because of this their security is pretty intense, employing magical wards as well as two security guards that rotate shifts.
Along with donated blood on the menu, they've got a mighty impressive collection of imported organically grown coffee beans and teas. While undeniably popular among the college crowd; Holy Grounds is considered a neutral space for supernaturals.
To the East of Seattle -- The Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest extends for more than 140 miles along the western slopes of the Cascade Range from the Canadian border to the northern boundary of Mount Rainier National Park. It has a total area of 1,724,229 acres and the forest consists of four ranger districts. The forest is home to more glaciers and snow fields than any other national forest outside Alaska.
The north and east portions of the forest are exceptionally rugged and scenic, and strictly Were territory. The western portion isn't well-travelled and the overgrown district is notorious for missing campers/hikers; it's rumored to be harboring dark Fae and to be a popular ritual area for black magics. To the south, a rockier terrain is favored by serpents, especially gorgons who inhabit the caves on the mountain sides.
Once a former speakeasy, now remodeled and a popular watering hole for hunters, slayers, and mortals alike. Some supernatural species are welcome here if spoken for by someone else - however the owner, Ashford Maddox - a famous and feared Hunter, and co-owner, [Available Role], have a strict 'no fighting' rule that they are more than happy to enforce upon anyone.
The historic Olympic Hotel is for those more acclimated to the modern world. Occupying the city block between 4th and 5th Avenue and between University and Seneca Streets - it was built in 1924, and in 1979 it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It's style of grandeur makes it the place of Seattle's classier party events, but no less strange and unusual.
Established in 1971, Rubber Soul Records buys and sells new and used records, CDs, books, and DVDs. When it opened it sold mostly new records and tickets to local rock n' roll shows. Since then it's been expanded to include books, CDs, and DVDs. The store is decorated in vintage rock memorabilia, with an emphasis on the band the store is named after, The Beatles. The four glass doors leading inside each have a different band member's face painted, in the style of their first album.
Rubber Soul Records is as well known as it is well loved. The manager is the original store owner's son, and it's been a family business from the beginning.