No Church in the Wild
The Haight – Still feasting upon the corpse of the Summer of Love, Haight-Ashbury is now one of San Francisco’s commercial centers. Fragments of that flower-power, incense-burning, acid-dropping, tie-dye-wearing, peace-and-love-vibing era can be purchased at smoke shops and Eastern-influenced outlets bearing names like Dreams of Kathmandu and The Love of Ganesha. But save for a few hippie relics, the Haight today is a whole new scene. Exclusive boutiques, high-end vintage-clothing shops, second-hand stores, Internet cafés and hip restaurants have all settled in. The Haight remains a primary feeding ground for the Carthian Movement, and is watched over by the Prince’s Sheriff, Peter Watts.
North Beach – San Francisco’s “little Italy”, North Beach is a strange combination of touristy destinations (who come for the pasta and the tales of when the “Beat Generation” wrote their lines here), and seedy red light district. The Invictus theoretically reserve North Beach for themselves, but in practice the district is open to the senior Sanctified and anyone else willing to pay the Invictus off.