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.

With a member driven story line, monthly games and events, and a friendly and drama-free community focused on quality over quantity, the only thing you can be sure of is fun!
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    01.11 I've got a bit of a reputation...
    01.06 AC underway, and a puzzle to solve!
    01.01 Happy new year! Have some announcements of varying importance.
    12.31 Enter the Winter Labyrinth if you dare!
    12.23 Professional Quidditch things...
    12.21 New stamp!
    12.20 Concerning immortality
    12.16 A heads up that the Secret Swap deadline is fast approaching!
    12.14 Introducing our new Minister of Magic!
    12.13 On the first day of Charming, Kayte gave to me...
    12.11 Some quick reminders!
    12.08 Another peek at what's to come...
    12.05 It's election day! OOC, at least.
    12.04 We have our PW winners for November!
    12.02 New Skins! In less exciting news, the AC is underway.
    11.27 AC Saturday and election next week!
    11.21 A glimpse at post-move changes.
    11.13 This news is not at all big. Do not bother with it.
    Violet Ollivander
    Full Name: Violet Ollivander
       Nicknames: Vi
       Birthdate: February 13th, 1860
       Current Age: 23 Yrs
       Occupation: Hogwarts Librarian Charms Professor
       Hogwarts House: Ravenclaw
       Wand: Rosewood, 8 1/4", pliable, Unicorn hair
       Blood Status: Pure
       Social Class: Middle
       Father - Mr. Alfred Ollivander - Wizard - Living (54 Yrs)
       Mother - Mrs. Margaret Ollivander - Witch - Deceased (Childbirth at age 25)
       Brother - Mr. Malcolm Ollivander - Wizard - Living (28 Yrs)
       Brother - Mr. Garfield Ollivander - Wizard - Living (26 Yrs)
       Upon first sighting, one will certainly glance at Violet Ollivander, though second glances towards her are as rare as unicorn sightings. She stands at an average 5'5" and is on the unfavorably slim side at 110lbs. She lacks the proper and alluring curves that a man might look for in a wife (even a corset fails her) and possesses a heart-shaped face dotted with hundreds of orange freckles. The shape of her eyes is also somewhat askew, with the outer corners drooping downwards. Her eyes are a grey-blue color framed with thin dark lashes. Her nose is of average size, with a slightly rounded shape. It is so littered with freckles that one hardly notices it. Her lips are a natural cotton candy pink, lacking shape but make up for it in fullness. The corners of her mouth often curl upward in a way that might be described as cat-like. Her brows and hair are an eye-catching orange-red with a soft and silky. The length of her hair falls past her shoulders with the longest strands tickling her elbows. It is naturally wavy should she ever allow it to be worn down. With pale skin that carries a pink tint to it, the girl has claimed to be the nemesis of the sun: she burns easily and is cursed with even more freckles after only a few moments of exposure to it.

       Violet often wears clothing that is in style, as her family can afford it, though she prefers to wear more neutral colors than what is in style. She will choose pastels, peaches and creams rather than the deep attention-getting hues that other women might wear. A corset is donned everyday in an attempt to give the allusion of curves. She often has her dresses bustled along the skirt in order to give her wider hips, although it doesn't do much for her. Every dress she has has a hidden pocket sewn in the folds of her skirts for her wand. It is always on the left side, since she her wand hand is her left. Violet moves about with a clumsy and somewhat ungainly walk, though this may be due to her corset strings being pulled so tightly. Her voice is sweet and compassionate that rings with the tone of sincerity.

       Violet's birth was a tragedy. After already giving Mr. Alfred Ollivander two healthy handsome sons, Mrs. Margaret Ollivander died in childbirth at the age of twenty-five. The doctor told her father that his one and only daughter had just not wanted to come out. When she was finally pulled free, her mother was too weak from blood loss to breath any longer. The housekeeper looked after Violet as she grew, as the other members of the girl's family blamed her for the lovely Margaret's death and wanted nothing to do with her. She ate her meals in the kitchen rather than the dining room with her brothers and father, and spent her childhood days trailing after the housekeeper while her father took her two brothers to his wand shop to teach them the trade.

       Her family lived in a house not far from London, which was where Violet was taken every day for her elementary studies. There was a boarding school there, though Violet lived too close to be allowed to board there. She was often the brunt of the jokes from the other girls and felt left out and out of place, as she went home at the end of the day while the other girls did not.

       Upon her eleventh birthday, she received her Hogwarts letter. She told her father and brothers this though none of them congratulated her. However, her father did have the housekeeper pass along a purse full of gold in order for her to go out and buy her supplies. Along with her books and other supplies, she brought home a calico kitten who she had quickly named Ella, after her beloved housekeeper. The next day, Violet's father took her to his shop in order to find a wand for her. He'd been kind and even loving, which had overjoyed the girl. Not once had she ever been shewn so much attention. When the right wand finally chose her, her father appeared grim and abruptly sent her on her way. Though she is unaware of it, she had almost the same type of wand as her mother.

       Violet was a good student who studied diligently. So diligently in fact, that she never made time to make friends. This was her downfall. As her seventh year ended and her coming out party was held, there were not many attendees, nor were there any serious inquirers towards courtship. Immediately following this, her father suddenly announced to her that he was moving shop to Hogsmeade where his business would hopefully pick up again, and she was welcome to come along. Having nowhere else to go, Violet moved to Hogsmeade with him. A few years passed and she still had no takers, despite attending as many social events as she could. Her father then told her that if she was not going to marry, she needed to become a governess, as he was tired of her being around so much. The very sight of her still pained him, and Violet took up the position of governess. She has yet to find an upper-class family to teach and has started to consider requesting to open her father's home as a private school.

       Violet was unable to find herself a position and as a last resort, had an interview with the Headmaster for the Arithmancy position. He told her she was too young, however he did offer her employment as the school's librarian. She accepted it and hopes to one day save up enough money to purchase her own home in Hogsmeade.

       Violet is an overachiever. She has a hidden competitive streak that forces her to have the need to be the best at everything she does. Failure is a great blow to her tender self-esteem. She is shy and often anti-social. A skill she possess is avoiding conflict and conversations with strangers, as well as any other uncomfortable situation that she might find herself in. Though she attends social events, she would much rather bunker down in a corner of her home with Ella upon her lap and read a book. Violet is a loving and caring creature and adores animals, though she dislikes spiders and other insects. She is frightened easily though is determined enough to not be cowardly. The twenty-year old also secretly possesses leader-like qualities, though she has yet to discover them.
       Patronus: A sparrow.
       Boggart: The ghost of her mother.
       Amortentia: Freshly made wands, parchment, lilac flowers, and baked sweets.

           Name: Lola
           Age: 21 Yrs
           Contact: PM or AIM (mysingalong)
           Other Characters: Declan Wood, Roderick Elkins and Timothy Benton
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