|“|| Aurora: Ooh, I know the answer to that one. It's representational magic. Something in the room represents each one of us. |
Tristan: Apparently, it's what allowed Aya's witches to drag you to this chambre de chasse she created for me.
— about the Chambre in A Streetcar Named Desire.
A Chambre de Chasse is a magically constructed location that exists on the astral plane represented by a specific mindscape usually depicted as a room. They are created with representational magic using representational totems to draw and anchor the minds of others. Where in the destruction of said totem is destroyed, the person can leave the Chambre de Chasse.
- "It's a chambre de chasse. A hunt room. It's where witches bring their prey for mental target practice. Our bodies are in the real world, laying dead on the floor, whilst our minds are in here, represented by these creepy animal heads."
- —Kol Mikaelson
The Chambre de Chasse is a localized "pocket dimension" on the astral plane represented by one's mind created with representational magic. Witches have been known to use it as prisons to hold people's minds, and, according to Kol, to have 'mental target practice'. Although, witches such as the Sisters and Freya have been seen to use such methods for recreation.
Throughout The Originals Series
In Brotherhood of the Damned, Finn created an elaborate spell with totem animals allowing him to take the upper hand and trap his brothers Klaus, Kol and Elijah in an astral plane with the features of a hunting lodge. However, since the representations proved inaccurate, the spell collapsed.
In A Streetcar Named Desire, The Sisters created an astral parlour to trap Klaus and Elijah along with Tristan and Aurora de Martel. This time the guests of the Chambre de Chasse were represented by pawns on a chessboard, and Freya was able to undo the spell once discovered the representations of her brothers.
In The Bloody Crown, Freya Mikaelson created an astral landscape with the features of a mansion with a beautiful garden to allow her siblings (minus Klaus) and herself to have a spiritual relief as their bodies were weakened by different wounds.
- Chambre de Chasse in French means "hunting room".
- It is the first we've seen of the Astral Plane concept in the TVD/TO Universe.
- Three hunt rooms have been shown thus far. This includes Finn Mikaelson's cabin in Brotherhood of the Damned, The Sisters' parlour in A Streetcar Named Desire and Freya Mikaelson's family home in The Bloody Crown.
- Similar mindscapes have been seen throughout the series among other instances of vampire telepathy and dream manipulation such as:
- Elijah and Rebekah sharing a memory in Girl in New Orleans.
- Dahlia's in City Beneath The Sea where her memories were stored.
- Eva's in Exquisite Corpse trying to expel Rebekah's consciousness.
- Elena's in I'm Thinking Of You All The While where she's currently residing because of a coma.
- Stefan’s hallucinations while he was trapped and drowning in Quarry.
- It is worthy to note, however, that these all happened internally, within the minds of its user where as a Chambre occurs externally on the astral plane.