Inside the castle walls, students return to the familiar routine of the school year; 9am classes, and dorm room gossip, while outside the castle walls the world becomes more and more unpredictable. War is looming. Terror is lurking. Fear is waiting. And one man can not keep reality from breaching the walls... Now everyone is being pressured to pick sides...
Each year, it is the job of the Hogwarts Prefects and Head Students to plan and organize events around the school.
This Halloween, they have opted for a Haunted House experience on the grounds!
Upon exiting the castle, you will be greeted by a low lying fog, separating into a clear path
that leads you to a dilapidated house, with the trees of the Forbidden forest looming behind it.
Many horrors await you inside of the Haunted House of Horrors!
There is, of course, a catch! The Marauders (courtesy of the fact that James and Remus have been involved in the planning!)
have taken this opportunity to add a few extra tricks, treats, and scares to the house, so tread carefully within.
This is, optionally, a dice game to keep things exciting! More info will be provided.
Giant Pumpkin Carving!
It simply wouldn't be Halloween without Hagrid's giant pumpkins! This year, however, it's up to the students to get
involved in carving some pumpkins up. Battle through the fog and make your way to the Gamekeeper's Hut - you'll
recognize it for it's orange glow. All the tools and carving equpitment you need are waiting for you, so don't
miss your chance to create a pumpkin masterpiece!
Candy Costume Party!
Halloween requires costumes. It also requires sweets and candy. Therefore, it's only right we throw a candy costume party!
This year, Honeydukes are providing the treats - all of your familiar favorites and a few new, slightly bizarre ones
to try out.
Slugs, Bugs, Warts, and Bones, whether you want a Slimy Slug Sour, or a Freaky Finger Fruit Pop, Honeydukes
has provided everything your could ask for!
So put on your best costume and work up a sweet tooth, then join us in the Great Hall for a Sugar and Spice,
All Things Scary and Nice Candy Costume Dance!
Celia is tall, slender, and looks rather unassuming. She has a few scars on her fingers from magical experiments gone awry. Her personal style is simple but elegant, and she prefers to have only light jewelry if she wears any at all. She dresses almost exclusively in black and white, and while she does like red, she doesn’t wear it for fear of showing an allegiance to any specific house, even her own. The fanciest thing she’ll wear is a set of dress robes, and even those aren’t very elaborate.
For the most part, she keeps her hair tied back and doesn’t wear make-up. She is naturally fairly pretty, although she alternates between ignoring her looks and making herself look as presentable as possible. This means that there are days when she’ll go out in a bit of make-up and with her hair done in a nice braid. On those days, she also tries to look a bit different and distinguish herself from Muggles.
Likes: Charms, birds, chess (magical or Muggle), roses (white or red), winter, impressing people, knowing that she's proven herself, being around friends, being praised, having an audience.
Dislikes: Being ignored, knowing or suspecting that she is being used, garish colors, cockroaches, feeling unworthy, being dragged to parties, being doubted, not having anything to do, people who try to fit her into a category, her father.
Positive Traits: Celia is particularly good at charms and illusions. She is strong-willed and determined, and she is a powerful witch.
Negative Traits: Her father can make her falter when he confronts her. She doesn't make friends easily, and her ambitions sometimes get her into trouble.
Quirks/Habits: When she first received her wand, Celia would toy with it when she was bored or distressed. She still does, but now she creates small birds and flowers. She also only uses nonverbal spells, even when they're unnecessary.
Best/Worst Class: BEST: Charms WORST: Divination
Celia has always wanted to be the best witch of the century, even though it was her father’s hope at first. However, by the time she was ready to take her O.W.L.s, she had learned both that she had to be her own person and that she had skills in her own right. She tends to keep to herself, despite loving an audience, and was usually alone at Hogwarts unless she was impressing her housemates by conjuring butterflies or dancing lights. Her opinion of Muggles has changed over the years. Her father taught her that they were good for nothing and that mudbloods were even worse. She couldn’t believe that he had married a Muggle, and it took her four years at Hogwarts to learn that she could be brilliant despite her half-blood heritage. However, she is now determined to outdo her father’s old ambitions for her, and this causes her to make some rash decisions.
Bithplace: Aubert Manor
Current Residence: London
Parents: William Aubert/50/pureblood/Ministry official Miranda Mayhew/Muggle/presumed deceased
Pet: Ariel, a sooty owl
Celia never knew her mother, and for most of her childhood was told that she was a witch who had died in childbirth. When she was eleven and about to go to Hogwarts, her father told her the truth: that he had married a Muggle to keep people from suspecting that he was a blood supremacist. Her mother had vanished when Celia was about five years old, but there was no evidence that William was connected to the incident. He insisted to the world that Celia was a pure-blood and told his daughter that under no circumstances was she to tell anyone of her true blood status.
At first, she only wanted to become the greatest witch in the century because her father had wanted one of his blood to be renowned through history. In her fourth year, when she had been regularly getting top marks in her classes – she was probably the best at History of Magic, though there wasn’t much of a contest – she decided that she would be the greatest witch in the century, but because of her own abilities, not because she was an Aubert. She even began using her mother’s surname, having looked her up in some old records. When her housemates learned her secret, they largely shunned her, but she could still impress the younger ones with her “illusion shows”, where she would perform difficult magic before a small audience. After leaving Hogwarts, she cut all ties with her father and went into the world to make a name for herself. In the years since, she performed at birthday parties before deciding she could do much better. She decided the best way to show her father (who had been a Death Eater for as long as she could remember) was to join the Ministry as an Auror, which she has recently done.
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Celia wasn’t going to be bothered with keeping her voice low, no matter what the man across from her thought. “I’ve told you once and I’ll tell you again,” she said, “I have no interest in becoming a Death Eater. Do you understand?”
Apparently he didn’t, given his persistence. When her father’s name came up, she flinched. “I’m not Celia Aubert,” she said. “I’m Celia Mayhew, daughter of Miranda Mayhew. A Muggle, in case you didn’t know. I haven’t got pure blood, so why are you interested in me?”
At last her denials seemed to have gotten her somewhere. Unfortunately, it wasn’t the acquiescence and departure she had hoped for from the man. Instead, he leapt to his feet, a curse on his lips. Celia sprang up as well, wand out. It seemed that people didn’t simply refuse to become Death Eaters. Before the curse could hit her, she thought Protego, and a shield appeared around her, deflecting the blast of light against the wall, where it shattered a glass.