(1938-01-08) Paper Wads
Details for Paper Wads
Summary: Just a gathering of students in the Hall.
Date: Jan. 8, 1938
Location: Great Hall

Great Hall Hogwarts Castle
Tue Jan 08, 1938 ((Sun Dec 09 18:18:56 2012)) (Ground Floor)

Braziers that hang by chains from the beaks of griffin gargoyles that line the walls where they meet the high vaulted enchanted ceiling offer warm illuminating blazes. Four long tables are evenly spaced with the heads of the table at the north and south of the room. Each table has a cloth runner down the center and a plush rug underneath of the different House colors indicating to which house the table belongs.
The most westerly table is the Slytherin table. Beside them is the Ravenclaw table. The Gryffindor table is then between the Ravenclaw table to the west and the Hufflepuff table which is the most easterly table. One other table along the northern wall up on a dais for the Professors to sit at and look over all four of the other tables. Also on the dais is one lectern gilded in gold with an owl spreading it's wings at the top of the lectern. Candles line the tops of the owl's wings to illuminate anyone speaking at the lectern. A stool like protrusion comes out of the lectern as well as that's where the first years sit when they are sorted.
There are three sets of doors in the Great Hall. The main exit and entrance that leads to the Entry Hall is a large set of double wooden doors carved with vines and flanked by high stone pedestals each set with a small brazier above the stony 'H' carved in the pedestal. On the eastern wall is a much smaller door just next to the dais that's attached to the antechamber the first years come up from the lake through. Lastly one other door is set into the northwest corner behind the High Table.
As always high above within the obscured stone and wood cathedral like buttresses and crockets the outside weather is reflected in an illusion with all the sound and visuals of the weather, just without the actual effects of it.


"See. Spells require you to do things properly." Seamus says nodding his head a bit,"Are you going to join the tournament?" He asks curiously as he looks towards Donovan, tilting his head to oneside as he considers the Gryffindor.

Donovan and Seamus are off to one side, the hall has been cleared after breakfast and the two seem to be practicing some spellwork. Donovan shrugs slightly in response to Seamus' question, "I dunno, when is it going to be held? I wouldn't be able to participate if it interfered with Quidditch."

Theodore enters the Great Hall, glancing around and then finding himself a table. He sits, taking off the floppy beret on his head and sitting his notebook down. Yanking the pencil from behind his ear, he opens the notebook to a blank page, furrowing his brow a little in thought.

"I can't either. It will be held over the course of days." Seamus says seriously. "We will be trying to work things out with the Captains to make sure that no match will conflict with a team's practice or with a game." He says matter of factly,"If we didn't then someone might end up missing a practice and interfering with the Captain's team. No one wants an unfair advantage on the field."

"Yeah, makes sense." Donovan says considering Seamus' words for a moment, he glances about the room and seeing Theodore enter shakes his head, "I'm not sure really. I mean… if we were using swords that'd be a different story… but my wandwork isn't great and I don't really want to get beat by a third year or something."

Theodore notices the other two boys. He mostly ignores Donovan, but he gives a little nod towards Seamus, and then begins to draw stick figures on his notebook.

"I haven't seen your wandwork be that bad." Seamus says shrugging a little bit, and directing a wave towards Theodore when the older student nods to him."There were some good third years in the last tournament, so it's possible. Not terribly likely but it can happen. If you think about it, I nearly beat Hawker, so anything is possible."

"I dunno, I'll think about it. I guess I could use the practice." Donovan says as he runs a hand through his hair. Considering it again. "When are you starting it?"

Theodore scribbles a little on his paper, not liking what he drew, and tears the page out. He wads it up into a ball, and then tosses it at Seamus' head, with a friendly chuckle.

"Not for awhile yet. The signups will continue until the twentyeigth." Seamus says before blinking as he gets nailed in the head by paper. Picking it up and then tossing it towards Theodore again,"Then there will be time past that for me to work out the brackets."

Gabrielle walks in with a typical Ravenclaw stack of books in her arms, meaning, a lot. Her blonde hair is loose and already falling in her eyes and she'll pause when she sees the room is /not/ as full as she expected, "Hello everyone." She'll move towards the group slowly, to see who responds.

Theodore furrows his brow just a little when the paper is thrown back at him. So, he tears out another piece of paper and wads it up. With a glance at Gabrielle, he offers, "Hey Artie," and then throws the wadded paper ball at Seamus' head again.

"Hello Gabrielle." Seamus says nodding his head towards Gabrielle, before he tosses the paper back at Theodore. "How's it going Theodore?" He asks curiously heading over towards the blonde Slytherin.

Gabrielle will watch the paper being tossed back and forth at the boys head sand shake hers. She'll smile, and will take a seat near them, but not with either, as they seem preoccupied with…whatever it is they're doing. She'll flip open the first book on top of her stack, letting the spine bend awkwardly as the cover hangs down.

Theodore catches the paper when it's thrown back at him, "Good, Blanc." Then he tosses the wad of paper at Gabby's head. "Incoming," he calls.

"It's hard to believe it's already January. I hope that the tournament turns out well. Are you going to take part?" Seamus says ending with a hint of curiousity as he looks at Theodore. His dark blue eyes flicker towards Gabrielle, who he isn't sure what she's up to right now.

Gabrielle , who has her nose in her book, looks up as Theo calls incoming, just in time to get lightly smacked in the face with the wadded up paper. She just sits there for a moment, not having expected…that. She blinks a few times, and then just looks at Theo and Seamus, clearly not sure if she's suppose to retaliate, or not. Girls are so bad at horse play….

Theodore laughs at Gabby, then glances at Seamus. "I dunnow. Prolly not. I mean, it's not really a test of skill, dueling." He shrugs, "It's just a test to see who can cast Silencio fastest. That doesn't prove anything about skill. Just speed."

"Not really. There's a lot more to a proper duel than just hitting someone with Silencio. If you are against an upper year there's a chance that it won't even stop them. People can cast spells without having to speak. You obviously didn't see the duel I had with Hawker, or the duel between Proudmore and Cameron." Seamus says shaking his head a bit,"It requires not only skill but speed." He considers Gabrielle casually.

After Theo laughs at Gabby, she'll look down to the paper ball and pick it up. She considers it for a moment before throwing it back at Theo's head. It, of course, does not make it to his face, but lands on the table next to him. She'll frown lightly, marksmanship isn't her forte…

Theodore just shakes his head, "Sorry, Blanc. I saw a couple of the fights, and I was in one. It's about speed. Not skill." He shrugs, "Not a test I care to waste my time with again. Not after the last one." He smiles at Gabrielle, "You missed, Artie." Grin.

"I don't think it's fair to say it's just speed." Seamus says shrugging a little bit. "You should try and ping him in the head." He says matter of factly looking at Gabrielle. "Ah well. I'm still part of the dueling club."

Gabrielle frowns and pouts a bit at Theo, and then she'll turn to Seamus, still pouting. And then the pout drop and she stand up and walk over to Theo, leaving her poor abused book open. She'll reach down and grab the paper ball and walk over next to Seamus. She's not smiling but, there's a twinkle in her eye.

Theodore shrugs, "I'm just sayin', Blanc. My duel had nothing to do with skill." He shrugs, and closes his notebook. "Anyway… I should probably get back to the dorm." He looks at Gabrielle, "Should I hang out another minute so you can throw that at me one more time?"

"Some duels aren't because the people aren't concerned with using their skill." Seamus says shrugging a little bit,"Well good luck." He glances towards Gabrielle for a moment before he shrugs,"Just wanting things to go well."

Gabrielle , not able to hold back a smile tells Theo, "Only think I'm going to throw at you Teddy is my fist….I've gotten good." She doesn't say it threatening, it's almost comical coming out of Gabby's mouth. And then she'll turn, and is close enough then even she can easily toss the paper into Seamus head.

Theodore smiles, "Aces." He nods at them both, "See you kids laters." And he heads off.

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