The Confundus Conspiracy; or, Youngblood Circle (confundere) wrote,
The Magical division of Washington, D.C., Youngblood Circle, was an impressive sight to any witches or wizards from around the world from the time they first arrived here. One could apparate there, arriving at one of thirteen points just outside the central plaza around which the community was built; the American floo network connected to the Circle as well, primarily from the regional Bureaus of Magic around the United States. If one was entering from Muggle D.C., however, the only point of entry was a now-unused employees' locker room in the Dupont Circle Metro station.
Just as Muggle D.C. was designed in accord with specific Masonic symbology, so Youngblood Circle took its design inspiration from the ancient Neolithic circular cities excavated in parts of Eastern Europe. As with these ancient cities, Youngblood Circle was built in concentric circles around a central plaza that served as a park and gathering place for special events; the very center point contained a sort of mosaic of a Goddess Eye formed from a triple-double-spiral motif. Branching out from the central plaza were thirteen ray-like streets that gave further structure to the patterns of building of the circle. Three of the thirteen sections, scattered among the rest, were reserved for hotels and other tourist/traveler services. Five further scattered sections--the largest ones--were for residential building. The remaining five sections were for retail buildings and spaces. The Magical Bureau offices here were actually established in unused retail spaces built into apartment buildings in the residential sections. Jovana and Finola's hotel was ideally situated, the closest to the central plaza and the main drag for shops, clubs, bars and the like.
As Madame Sandansky and the Divination Mistress were to discover, moreover, as they ventured out of their hotel lounge in the lobby, Youngblood Circle was also very busker-friendly. Street musicians and other performers were to be found in abundance in this Magical division of the nation's capitol. And since the arrival and docking of the Night Ship that morning, the Circle's busker population had just grown by four.