- Halloween Ball!
- November 1st, 2010
Who: OPEN to all
What: The Halloween Ball
When: Halloween evening!
Where: The library, in the Ballroom on the sixth floor
The Ballroom is heavily decorated in honor of the holiday, with much of the ornamentation being very creepy and macabre, of course. Anyone here last year might notice that this year's festivities are not quite so elaborate--but new headmaster is doing his best. Although the decorations only appeared within the past day, the entire room has an old feeling about it--there's a somewhat musty, unused smell and the dark, heavy curtains appear worn. The Ballroom's usual red carpeting and bright lighting are gone, replaced by black and white marble on the floor and a single, ornate (yet heavily cobwebbed) chandelier hanging from the ceiling. Candles bring eerie, flickering light to the rest of the room, dripping wax on the tables, floors, and... other decorations.
What kinds of decorations, you may be wondering? Grand yet rusted suits of armor, weapons hung along the walls, heavy chairs grouped in the corners should anyone begin to feel faint and need a place to rest. There are also a few seemingly random torture devices scattered about--an assortment of light refreshments are set up on a rack at one end of the room, for instance. Everything there is safe to eat or drink... probably.
Of course, this is a Ball and dancing is encouraged. The live music is provided by a small yet talented group of very gaunt-looking individuals. The tempo is kept by a disembodied hand, which rests on a nearby podium and waves one finger in time to the music. When a dapper man in a pinstripe suit and spats takes the floor with his tall, dark, and most definitely handsome wife, it is advised that you give them plenty of space.