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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    News
    06.15 Prefect season has begun!
    06.13 Abilities, adoptables, and notes on the CML
    06.11 Prepare yourselves - June 15th is coming!
    06.09 HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CHARMING!
    06.03 Networking has been cleaned up.
    06.01 New skins! Not kidding!
    06.01 June reminders!
    05.31 New skins...
    05.28 Students, get to work!
    05.27 A brief activity check reminder!
    05.21 Networking spring clean imminent!
    05.15 Important info for all students and professors!
    05.06 Activity Check underway; end of year approaching.
    04.29 It's gonna be May.
    04.29 Submit your summer banners!
    June 1887
    06.01 - 06.30 Posting Wizard
    June Writing Challenge
    06.09 Reconciliation Day
    06.17 Broom Jousting
    06.20 Irvingly Jubilee Picnic
    And More!
     
        
     
    Pandora Winterdowne
    #1
    In Character
    Full Name: Pandora Periwinkle Winterdowne
    Nicknames: Dora
    Birthdate: May 31st, 1869
    Current Age: Fourteen
    Occupation: Student
    Hogwarts House: Hufflepuff
    Wand: Dora’s wand originally belonged to her father—not the one he experimented on!—but works well enough for her.
    • Sycamore, 13¼ inches, with a unicorn tail hair. Quite bendy.

    Social Class: Middle Class
    Family:
    • Horace Winterdowne, Father [1840-1876]
      Sybella Winterdowne née Rabnott, Mother [1850]
      Gandalf Winterdowne, Brother [1872]
    Appearance:
    • Dora would be most apt to describe herself as average. At an unexciting five feet, two inches, the Hufflepuff has yet to develop a woman’s shape—her slender form, therefore, lacks any real curve, and touches of the pudge of childhood still linger on her. Her mother’s blonde hair accompanies her father’s grey eyes, both set above a short but pointed nose. Dora’s is a smile that comes easily and unreservedly. She wears the clothing typical of her position, and is right-handed.
    History:
    • 1869 | Dora is born to a rather odd couple, Horace and Sybelle Winterdowne.
      1872 | In January, Pandora accidentally extinguishes the magical fire her father was experimenting on, her first display of magic. Later on that year, her mother delivers her first and only sibling, a boy they call Gandalf.
      1876 | One of Horace’s experiments—a modification to make a wand also a broomstick and vice versa—goes horribly awry. The wizard is killed, though thankfully the children were not in the house to witness it. Dora thinks her father is simply playing a game—a strange game where he isn’t entirely solid but is still there. It takes her some weeks to fully understand the concept of a ghost.
      1880 | In mid-March, Sybelle—who had worked in the patents office since her husband’s death—is promoted to the head of her office. In the summer, Dora receives her Hogwarts letter, and is given her father’s wand. She is later sorted into Hufflepuff, though the Sorting Hat spent a great deal of time deliberating on both Gryffindor and Ravenclaw as well.
      1882 | In her third year, Pandora selects Ghoul Studies as an elective, wanting to learn more about her father's "condition". She also adds Care of Magical Creatures and Muggle Studies to her roster.
      1883 | The summer sees the family—father and all—relocate from Yorkshire to Irvingly, Horace being interested in the concept of a place in which muggles and magicfolk live in Harmony, and Sybelle tired of being so far removed from the bulk of the magical community. Notably, this is also the summer that Gandalf receives his Hogwarts letter.
    Personality: TBA.
    Sample Roleplay Post: --
    Out of Character
    Name: Kayte
    Age: 22
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    NEWT CLASSES: COMC, Charms, Ghoul Studies, Herbology, Muggle Studies
    set by soph
    #2
    APPLICATION ACCEPTED!


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