Charming is a Victorian Era Harry Potter roleplay set primarily in the village of Hogsmeade, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and the non-canon village of Irvingly. Characters of all classes, both magical and muggle — and even non-human! — are welcome.

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    11.10 Election update!
    11.07 We have Posting Wizards!
    11.06 A big announcement...
    11.04 Happy AC day!
    11.03 Banner time!
    11.03 Welcome to November!
    10.29 October is waning...
    10.17 Election 1887 campaign ledgers are up!
    10.16 Kayte's changed her (Charming) face!
    10.10 Congrats to September's PW winners Olive and Miri!
    10.03 An update on the Hogwarts ban...
    10.01 It's now October~
    09.30 The AC Approaches
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    November 1887

    Extended Profile

    Herschel Dawlish

    Chief Warlock of the Wizengamot

    Chief Warlock of the Wizengamot

    Played by Olive
    Widowed 5 ft. 10 in.

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    Date of Birth
    10-17-1920 (97 years old)
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    Early Life
    1790 — Herschel is born the first son to Mr. and Mrs. Dawlish.
    1792 — At nearly two years of age, he displays his first sign of magic when he makes a bowl of food fly across the room, finding it to be displeasing to him.
    1796 — Six year old Herschel enjoys following his older sisters around and is privately rather pleased when his mother produces a stillborn child, disliking the prospect of change.
    1798 — His mother gives birth to another son, this one outlives her. Herschel is saddened by the loss of his mother, she was warmer than some mothers of her standing and as the only son, he was her favorite and treated as such.
    Hogwarts Years
    1802 — A letter from Hogwarts finds it's way to Herschel who already saw his three sisters go off to the magic school. He is very pleased and has matured into a rather level headed boy with clear aspirations of having great influence in the Ministry. He is later sorted into Slytherin on account of his ambition and lack of scruples in getting where he wants to be.
    1806 — Herschel is made Prefect.
    1808 — Much to his delight, he becomes Head Boy.
    After Hogwarts
    1810 — No longer a student and not particularly interested in catching himself a wife and settling down so soon (though being an heir means he can if he so pleases) he decides to take a few years to travel, as is rather fashionable.
    1811 — Herschel's father dies after drinking too much and falling down a flight of stairs. He does not return home for the funeral.
    1813 — Herschel returns to London and takes up residence in one of the family's home and he seeks a job at the Ministry of Magic. He begins working as a translator for the Department of International Magical Co-Operation, his time overseas coming in use.
    1815 — After a little canoodling with a young Welcome Witch, he watches nonchalantly from the sidelines as the young woman loses her job after a tip off from another employee that they had glimpsed her in the midst of scandalous activity with man they couldn't identify.
    Wizengamot Years
    1820 — Bored of working as a translator, Herschel turn his attention to trying to schmooze his way into the Wizengamot.
    1825 — Herschel becomes a member of the Wizengamot, a position he's pleased with. He sets his sights on the position of Chief Warlock.
    1829 — Nearly forty years of age, he supposes it's time to settle down and marry though he prefers frequenting brothels and pursuing girls he has no intention of marrying, just for his own amusement. However, he need an heir and he's well aware of it. He has, however, gained a slight reputation for his womanizing ways with his co-workers at the Ministry.
    1838 — After nearly ten years of attending Coming Out Balls, he finally finds a young lady he believes the sort he wants to marry. Within months of courting, the pair are married.
    1839 — Emmeline is born. Herschel is disappointed he doesn't have a son and not overly interested in the squalling infant.
    1841 — Now able to walk and talk, he finally notices his young daughter and very quickly begins showering her in gifts and fatherly affection.
    1842 — Howard is born, much to Herschel's pleasure he finally has a son.
    1845 — Joseph is born.
    1850 — Gemima and Patience both die in the childbirth process. Herschel is saddened though not immensely as he never actually loved his wife. He is more sad to see Emmeline go off to Hogwarts.
    1853 — After trying to grope a woman's rear end (not so easy with the voluminous skirts in fashion) he is hexed and left with boils on his face. This irritates him immensely. Howard goes to Hogwarts.
    1856 — Toying idly with the idea of remarrying, he takes the virtue of a girl he considers to be very eligible but then changes his mind because she was a little too easy to seduce. Joseph goes to Hogwarts.
    1857 — Herschel is promoted to Wizengamot Interrogator.
    1858 — Emmeline graduates and has her Hogwarts Coming Out Ball. Herschel uses the opportunity to eye up innocent and unsuspecting fresh debutantes.
    1859 — Very reluctantly, Herschel gives his permission for Emmeline to marry the man currently courting her.
    1861 — Howard leaves Hogwarts.
    1863 — Emmeline dies in childbirth. Herschel is genuinely upset by the loss.
    1864 — Joseph leaves Hogwarts.
    1866 — Despite still mourning the loss of his only daughter, he is still enough himself to try and coerce a woman into a little you know what but her pet dog takes offense more firmly than she does and mauls his leg. The healers at St. Mungo's fix it very well but in the damp months he suffers from a slight limp. The cane he starts carrying is more for his own amusement than any practical use, his leg injury only gave him the idea of it.
    1870 — A rather public scandal this time - Herschel is caught literally in the act with another man's wife. The woman takes the brunt of the shame for it but for a long while Herschel is not as popular with upper class society, especially among those with particularly young and pretty wives and daughters.
    1877 — The scandal of seven years ago is mostly forgotten by polite society and he is back in the good graces of his social equals. The muggles rebelling against their kind also helps this.
    1879 — While he keeps both his country estate and his London townhouse, Herschel decides to invest in a Hogsmeade dwelling too.
    1882 — While he keeps both his country estate and his London townhouse, Herschel decides to invest in a Hogsmeade dwelling too.
    1884 — His Hogsmeade home burns down but he escapes and is not terribly fazed by the loss - he has two other homes. He also escaped the laughing plague.
    1885 — Orestes Lestrange dies and Herschel finds himself finally elevated to the position of Chief Warlock.
    Feeling at the top of his game due to his rise through the Wizengamot's ranks, he spends his time feeling important, judging people, and pursuing women far too young for himself. He is vaguely pondering the idea of marriage.


    Herschel Ebeneezer Arthur Dawlish
    School: Hogwarts
    House: Slytherin
    Attended: 1802 - 1809
    Ancient Runes
    Ancient Studies
    Earth Magic
    History of Magic
    History of Magic
    1806 — 1809
    Head Boy
    1808 — 1809
    Translator for the Department of International Magical Co-operation
    1813 — 1825
    Member of the Wizengamot
    1825 — Present
    Interrogator for the Wizengamot
    1857 — 1885
    Chief Warlock of the Wizengamot
    1885 — Present
    1813 — Present
    Born: October 17th, 1790
    Star Sign: Scorpio
    Wand: 12” Silver Lime and Kelpie hair
    Blood: Pureblood
    Dominant Hand: Right
    Languages: English
    Ancient Greek
    Issue: Emmeline Dawlish †
    Howard Dawlish
    Joseph Dawlish
    Gemima Dawlish †
    Amortentia: The Ministry Court Room, a freshly extinguished candle
    Boggart: Himself, decrepit and ugly
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