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The Deathday Party Hall (also known as the Deathday Party Room) is one of the roomier dungeons in Hogwarts Castle despite being a social hub for all the ghosts. The room is accessible via the Dungeon Staircase and very visibly grows colder as you get closer to the dungeon. On the 31st of October in 1992, this dungeon was where Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington's five-hundredth Deathday Party was held. Decorations for the event included several black velvet draperies, and a chandelier covered with jet-black candles with bright blue flames and since then, that has been the theme ever since.

Deathday Party Hall
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Roleplay[]

Erin and Ant[]

Erinwb3

Erin Nybergfifth year ravenclaw student • art thief

「 Age 」
16
「 Species 」
metamorphmagus
「 Occupation 」
student
「 Relationship 」
single

The assembly of ghosts that occupy this part of the castle have since gotten used to Erin’s frequent appearances, to the point where she knows them all by name and says hello as she passes. The portraits down here are nice, if a bit macabre, but that’s not the reason why she’s here; her interests lie more with the massive grand piano sitting in the corner of the room, so dark it almost blends in with its surroundings. Other rooms in the castle boast similar instruments - the dance hall had an entire band practising in there the other day - but none of them are quite as secluded as this one. She’s an introvert at heart, after all, and would much rather play alone where nobody can hear her hit a wrong note, which is uncharacteristically common at the moment. Must be out of practice. What little daylight can reach streams in through the overhead windows, enough to give the place a decent glow, and Erin sighs, trying to learn the opening bars to Norman Fucking Rockwell with her brow furrowed.

Message Me • 11:16, 27 February 2021 (UTC)

AntBubbleB

AntSeventh Year, Ravenclaw

「 Age 」
17
「 Species 」
Human
「 Occupation 」
Student
「 Relationship 」
Single

One of the first years in Frog Choir had mixed up the Hall of Hexes with the Deathday Party Hall and had apparently been given such a fright that he dropped all his textbooks and ran. The kid showed up to practice white as a sheet and repeatedly insisted that he would never go back, which made Ant feel a bit sorry for him. And so, he's here instead of his dorm, where he normally is by this time of day, walking towards the entrance and ready to find some eleven-year-old's copy of Hogwarts: A History so he can return it next meeting. His wand is in his hand so he can summon the book, but also some of the ghosts are a bit annoying, and he's not above using the banishing charm against any phantoms in the mood for a chat. It's mean, but being nice to dead people is the least of his concerns nowadays. He can hear Norman Fucking Rockwell playing from the corner of the room, but just assumes it's a student that died sometime in the twenties. Good song, but he's not about to talk to a ghost about music. He's not that desperate for friends.

Message Me • 11:36, 27 February 2021 (UTC)

Erinwb3

Erin Nybergfifth year ravenclaw student • art thief

「 Age 」
16
「 Species 」
metamorphmagus
「 Occupation 」
student
「 Relationship 」
single

There's a clatter of noise somewhere in the distance that makes Erin's hands freeze above the keys. It's probably just a ghost knocking over a vase or something, but this place is creepy enough without things mysteriously breaking in the background. Whatever, she thinks, getting her wits back about her and playing the opening riff until she's mastered it, which thankfully doesn't take too long. What next? She could just sit here and work her way through Lana Del Rey's entire back catalogue but something tells her that she should probably go to library and study, but not before she decides to try something else. A Mitski song, all of things, that she was listening to on the walk here. The chords are easy enough to identify and move over to the piano, a few tentative notes here and there before she picks up the general rhythm; she still stubbornly refuses to listen to any indie music made by men but Mitski? She gets a pass.

Message Me • 11:45, 27 February 2021 (UTC)

AntBubbleB

AntSeventh Year, Ravenclaw

「 Age 」
17
「 Species 」
Human
「 Occupation 」
Student
「 Relationship 」
Single

The song changes to Mitski and Ant still hasn't found the book, he's tried the summoning charm but his wand just let out a few pathetic sparks before dying on him again. Why the part-timer at Ollivander's insisted his wand is working just fine is beyond him. She had just gone on and on about how his wand is just 'upset with him' and that ebony wands tend to be 'disappointed' when their owners are acting 'untrue'. Until now, he doesn't get it. It's a stick. He makes it a point to pass by the corner of the room with the piano just to check out which of the ghosts could be playing, and instead sees an actual person. "Merlin!" he says, obviously taken aback. Once he's able to focus on her face more in the dim lighting, he realizes it's the girl from the portrait corridor. "You again."

Message Me • 12:22, 27 February 2021 (UTC)

Erinwb3

Erin Nybergfifth year ravenclaw student • art thief

「 Age 」
16
「 Species 」
metamorphmagus
「 Occupation 」
student
「 Relationship 」
single

Out of all the people you'd expect to come wandering out of the shadows, the boy who caught her stealing portraits is not one of them, and the exclamation makes Erin jump, hands coming down on the keys and making an ugly chord ring out through the hall. "Don't sneak up on people like that!" is the first thing that leaps from her mouth, thinking for a split-second that it's somebody she doesn't know until she finally gets a good look at his face, and her own softens a little. The lack of angry owls being sent to her dormitory from the headteacher means he hasn't snitched on her about the portraits, so a little courtesy is probably in order. "Sorry. You startled me." Then, because she's very sure she heard a chorus of amphibians croaking away (in perfect harmony, somehow) when she passed the hall, "Shouldn't you be at Frog Choir? I thought they met this time today."

Message Me • 12:32, 27 February 2021 (UTC)

AntBubbleB

AntSeventh Year, Ravenclaw

「 Age 」
17
「 Species 」
Human
「 Occupation 」
Student
「 Relationship 」
Single

When she raises her voice (and it is completely justified, Ant knows this), he can't help but flinch. It's a knee-jerk reaction that, if Ant were more aware, he would blame on a lifetime of getting yelled at. He's about to say something rude in response, but then she apologizes and he calms down. He is not very used to being apologized to, which is a bit sad, now that he thinks about it. "Practice ended early." he tells her, "One of the first years got the venue mixed up and went here instead. Ghosts nearly scared him to death – " The pun isn't intended, and when it comes out, he cringes a bit. This is the sort of joke he'd have made maybe two years ago. " – and we couldn't go on with practice because he wouldn't shut up about it." As much as Ant tries to sound annoyed, he's always had a soft spot for kids and feels a bit bad, obviously, or else he wouldn't be here trying to find his stuff." He bites his tongue to keep from saying that she looks exactly like the type of girl to be into Lana del Rey. "So, Mitski, huh?" he says instead.

Message Me • 12:45, 27 February 2021 (UTC)

Erinwb3

Erin Nybergfifth year ravenclaw student • art thief

「 Age 」
16
「 Species 」
metamorphmagus
「 Occupation 」
student
「 Relationship 」
single

She notices the flinch. Growing up in the family she did, if you can call it that, being yelled at for minor mistakes was common enough for her and her brother to become immune to it, but it would sometimes get ugly whenever he yelled back. Her brow dips again for a small second at the reaction, before she looks back down at the piano keys to hide it, fingers finding the chords they were at before and playing the second verse to Francis Forever, quietly so she can still hear him talk. "I don't blame him. I haven't been here long but I don't see myself ever getting used to the ghosts. I expected them to be more- I don't know. Hostile?" A quick glance over her shoulder confirms that there aren't any lingering around at the minute, like there were earlier; clearly her playing scared them off. If it isn't Beethoven, they aren't interested. "But they seem accommodating enough." The same can't be said for the portraits, unfortunately, but she can't really blame them for that either. As for the Mitski comment, Erin casts him a quick glance before her hands stumble over the keys again, and she lets out a little huff of frustration. "It should be easy to play but I can't seem to get the hang of it. This is what I get for not playing for a few months. But yes, Mitski." She looks up at him again, a little curious. "Do you like her music?"

Message Me • 12:54, 27 February 2021 (UTC)

AntBubbleB

AntSeventh Year, Ravenclaw

「 Age 」
17
「 Species 」
Human
「 Occupation 」
Student
「 Relationship 」
Single

Ant nods, trying to lean against an old piece of furniture to look a bit more cool and relaxed, but he gets a cobweb on sleeve and has to brush it off. Luckily, she seems to be focused on the piano. "I do." he confirms, "I noticed one of her songs on the playlist you sent me." He actually did go through the link she sent to his Witchagram, not that it did anything except exacerbate an already depressed mood (though he supposes that's the whole point). Unfortunately, still no tears until now, which is becoming increasingly frustrating for him. He feels like he just needs to let it all out and sob for maybe four hours straight but he's gotten so good at stopping himself from being outwardly sad that he feels as if he might've lost the ability entirely. "You got the Lana song down pretty quickly, I'm sure you'll get the hang of this one fast enough too." he says, "So... is this what you do when you're not busy stealing paintings?"

Message Me • 13:24, 27 February 2021 (UTC)

Erinwb3

Erin Nybergfifth year ravenclaw student • art thief

「 Age 」
16
「 Species 」
metamorphmagus
「 Occupation 」
student
「 Relationship 」
single

For whatever reason, she'd not expected him to actually listen to that playlist; her history with sending music to people, especially boys, is a repeating film reel of being aired. Or mocked. Usually the former, when they notice that the playlists have upwards of two-hundred songs on them and they never bother. So it surprises Erin when he mentions it, and she's thankful that she's looking down at the piano to a) miss the cobweb fiasco and b) hide the look of oh on her face. "I try to," she nods; in truth, this is the first time she's touched a piano in several months and she's not even bothered with her clarinet. The transfer from Durmstrang shook her a little and she's still settling, her one goal being portraits and no time to spend on anything else. That and her mothers say it's a waste of time - what's she going to do, be a concert pianist? Doubtful. She's not a spotlight kind of person. "Though the dance hall is usually occupied, and I don't have much free time. Though there are an unusual number of grand pianos in this castle. Durmstrang didn't encourage public performance." She pauses for a second, before- "Thank you. For not saying anything about the portraits to anybody."

Message Me • 13:33, 27 February 2021 (UTC)

AntBubbleB

AntSeventh Year, Ravenclaw

「 Age 」
17
「 Species 」
Human
「 Occupation 」
Student
「 Relationship 」
Single

He's about to make a comment about Durmstrang definitely not seeming like the type of place to have grand pianos lying around (He's always imagined the school to be incredibly dreary and depressing, which might be him buying into rumors and stereotypes but also what else can he expect from a school that actively teaches its students dark magic?) or about how the Dance Hall always does seem to be a bit crowded (though meeting Aven was definitely a pleasant interaction) but then she thanks him for not ratting her out and he raises an eyebrow. "Let me get this straight," he says, sounding a bit bewildered. "Were you actually stealing them?" He sounds like he's about to laugh because the idea is so preposterous. What would a student be doing stealing the Hogwarts portraits?

Message Me • 14:00, 27 February 2021 (UTC)

Erinwb3

Erin Nybergfifth year ravenclaw student • art thief

「 Age 」
16
「 Species 」
metamorphmagus
「 Occupation 」
student
「 Relationship 」
single

The question takes her by surprise - nobody has ever outright asked her about it before. Then again, she's never been caught undisguised before. As much discomfort as it brings Erin to change her appearance, it was entirely the reason behind being chosen for the task, and neglecting her biggest asset seems wasteful. And her mothers- no, her fathers would kill her if she was expelled (or worse). She clamps her lips together for a few seconds, finding the melody far more interesting than it was, before silently shrugging. If she doesn't say yes or no, she isn't lying. Not that she's ever had a problem with lying, but- it's strange. Sometimes she catches herself lying so easily that it almost passes by unnoticed, and it bothers her. "Have you ever been assigned a project that involved prising portraits off the wall?" she asks pointedly, raising an eyebrow when she finally looks back up at him. He sounds like he's trying not to laugh, and she isn't quite sure how to take that - is he laughing at her? "It's not a big deal. I'd appreciate if it stayed that way."

Message Me • 15:56, 27 February 2021 (UTC)

AntBubbleB

AntSeventh Year, Ravenclaw

「 Age 」
17
「 Species 」
Human
「 Occupation 」
Student
「 Relationship 」
Single

"I haven't, no, but I wouldn't put it past Hogwarts professors to get that creative." he says, approaching the piano so he can get a better look at her face and figure out if she's just messing with him. Her expression is unreadable though, so he sighs and crosses his arms as he leans against the instrument. "You can't seriously be stealing the paintings." he reasons out loud. He has bigger problems to deal with at the moment, and realistically, he knows he could just tell Mitzi about this and have her deal with it but she already has so much on her plate and they are not in a good enough position right now for him to take advantage of their friendship like that. "What would you even do with them?"

Message Me • 10:07, 1 March 2021 (UTC)

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