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
    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.
     
        
     
    August James Lynch
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    Full Name: August James Lynch
    Nicknames: None. Hates being called 'Gus'. Sister's call him 'Gussy' simply for the annoyance factor.
    Birthdate: January 2nd, 1866
    Current Age: Eighteen
    Occupation: None
    Hogwarts House: Gryffindor
    Wand: 13 1/6" - Hornbeam - Unicorn Tail - Slightly Springy
    Blood Status: Pureblood
    Social Class: Middle Class
    Family:
    Arthur Lynch - Grandfather [75]
    Irene Lynch [née Wilkes] - Grandmother [65]
    Ronald Moody - Maternal Grandfather [68] - Deceased
    Marilyn Moody [née Rutherford] - Maternal Grandmother [65]

    Peter Ruford Lynch - Father [45]
    Romilda Lynch [née Moody] - Mother [40]
    Clarence Lynch - Uncle [39]
    Benedict Lynch - Uncle [39]
    Remington Nathaniel Lynch - Uncle [30]

    February Sabrina Lynch - Fraternal Twin Sister [18]
    November Grace Lynch - Sister [16]
    September Trinity Lynch - Sister [15]
    January Annette Lynch - Sister [14]
    October Elisabeth Lynch - Sister [11]

    Appearance:
    Topping quite above the average male, August stands at roughly 5' 11". His frame is slim yet very lean as he attempts to keep himself in peak physical condition. Taking care of his body is something August has always been very vigilant about from a young age. Ever since that first Quiddtich game where he fell deeply in love with the sport and decided that was what he would spend his life aiming for. August does exercise quite frequently to counter his never satisfied appetite.

    August's hair is a medium brown that is usually swept messily up to keep it out of his eyes. While August does experiment with styling his hair nicely from time to time it has only lead to failure as his hair's slight wave assists in it staying out of place. The eyes that require the ever swooshing of hair out of the way are a almost luminous mix of light greens and blues. The blend of colors tend to give off an appearance comparable to that of ocean water. All of these features are well displayed on slightly matured face with high cheekbones.

    Having five sister's has left August with not the best of quality for wardrobes but he does his best to pull off a look that says nothing less then 'Middle Class' while aiming to look a bit lower notch version of 'Upper Class'. Being adventurous hasn't aided in keeping his clothes looking well as quite often August will accidently cause a snag or small tear in them. Thankfully his mother has always done her best to sew up any mishaps as best she can.

    History:
    August was born the first of a pair of fraternal twins. First time parents Peter and Romilda Lynch were ecstatic to know they were going to be raising a boy and a girl. Thinking they were a bit clever they chose to name the children after months to form a sort of 'link' that was to be carried out through the rest of their childrens names. None of the children were named after months they were born in.

    With a string of sisters one right after another closely following his own birth at the age of two, August can't recall a point in his life that hasn't been filled with shrill screaming women. Being the only brother to four sisters led to a fairly unbalanced childhood. He has always been the target of many pranks and the subject of jokes at his sisters hands. A fact that August grew to greatly dislike as his sisters found teaming up against him easier then squabbling amongst each other. It has been on many occasions that Mrs. Lynch has found her only son crying in a dress that was forced upon him.

    At the age of six the latest addition to the Lynch family was presented to be another daughter. August felt very defeated as his mother and father announced this was going to be their last sibling. The arrangement of now being the only brother to five girls was very disheartening for August who had been excitedly spending the nine months of his mothers pregnancy hoping to gain a team player for his side in the form of a little brother.

    As all of the children grew older though this disadvantage slowly began to dissipate. The physical differences between boy and girl and the age differences made August only a victim to his twin sister and no longer the younger sisters. With the tables turned, August spent a good deal of time enacting small revenge plots on his sisters. Mrs. Lynch couldn't help but find it a bit funny to now see her daughters running to her crying and explaining the awful things their dear brother August had done. Tormenting his sisters has become a hobby for August that still carries on to this day.

    When August turned seven his father took him out to watch his first Quiddtich match. The moment became life changing for August who - while having heard many stories about his fathers Professional Quidditch days hadn't really taken them to heart - instantly fell in love with the sport the second he started to watch it from the stands. Nothing about it carried any of the girliness he'd been forced to embrace his whole life and made it all extremely appealing. It was at the end of that first Quiddtich game that August decided that was what he was going to do with his life. How could there be anything better then being free in the air?

    The whole Quidditch event became a rather frustrating factor for the tutor who was given the unfortunate task of having August in their teaching group. August had a hard time concentrating on learning and focusing on studies that were going to aid him in his future Hogwarts life. The whole lot of it seemed rather dull as August saw no reason to waste his time with wand magic when he already knew what he was going to do with his life. August instead wanted to learn how to fly and reenact the moves all the Quidditch players did in the air. Out of all the Lynch children August was by far the worst study.

    Around the age of ten, August snuck out to try his own attempts at flying since no one was providing him with the guidance he needed to start down the path of his dream. The whole ordeal left him with a broken arm and hand. Outraged at their sons lack of concern for his own safety, Mr. Lynch sadly told his son there was to be no more Quiddtich for awhile. August was instructed that the only way to gain any form of it back was to start actually listening to the governesses teachings. The risk of never seeing Quidditch again improved August from being bottom of the barrel to a moderately average student.

    When Augusts Hogwarts letter arrived along with Februarys he could hardly contain his excitement. Not only was he going to be free from the overly chattiness of his other sisters but August knew Hogwarts had a Quiddtich team. Even if he wasn't able to make the team for awhile it still gave him the closest shot he would ever be presented with. This joy was short-lived when Augusts parents continued to bring up the importance of taking ones education seriously and that they expect at least decent grades.

    Year One:
    Quickly sorted into Gryffindor with his twin sister February. Is secretly sad at the missed chance to gain some extra freedom from his sister. While they get along and are decent friends the extra breath of fresh air would have been nice. As the school year goes on however it isn't long before August is glad to have February close. She is much better at homework then him and makes for an easy resource for assistance.

    Year Two:
    Sad that his favorite Quiddtich spot is already filled on the team. Continues to flounder in grades while daydreaming about Quiddtich.

    Year Three:
    Glad to see that September and November make their ways into Gryffindor as well. Now that all of them are older and August can stand his own ground against the girls he has found having them around not that bad. Takes Care of Magical Creatures and Earth Magic as his electives.

    Year Four:
    January is sorted into Gryffindor as well. After receiving a bit of a scolding in regards to his grades, August shapes up but only aims to get grades his parents will get off his back for.

    Year Five:
    August finds himself in a bit of fluster over the thought of O.W.L.s approaching. Studies with February to ensure he doesn't anger his parents on grades again.

    O.W.L.s.
    Astronomy - D
    Care of Magical Creatures - A
    Charms - A
    Defense Against the Dark Arts - P
    Earth Magic - A
    Herbology - A
    History of Magic - O
    Potions - T
    Transfiguration - A

    Year Six:
    Starts his N.E.W.T. classes: Care of Magical Creatures, Herbology, History of Magic, and Transfiguration. Remains on average level student.

    Year Seven:
    Has a briefly shocking moment with his sisters when October is sorted away from them into Slytherin. After having all of the Lynch family be sorted into Gryffindor (parents included) it had become a bit of a joke as to why they bothered to be sorted at all.

    Personality:
    Despite spending many years at the tormenting hands of his sisters, August is a fun loving and all around cheery person. While having siblings may have caused him a good bit of grief in his younger days, it has enabled August to form close net bonds with not only his family but those around him. He enjoys the company of others and makes an added effort to be the center of attention if he can.

    Spending time joking around and hanging out with friends hasn't helped August in his already extreme dislike of schoolwork. If it wasn't for his twin February he would probably be a lot worse off then he is now. To appease his parents, August has taken to only academically succeeding to the low goals his parents force onto him. Even with Augusts given goals being overly mild for those of similar education, he can act dramatically over the expectations of his parents. If August were to make a serious effort towards learning he would probably be at the top of his class. Gifted with an eidetic memory, August has only used it as more of a fun trick to impress people with instead of as a tool for an amazing education. The only class he benefits greatly from it is in History of Magic.

    August is about as outgoing and adventurous as they come. He is normally the one making crazy appeals for outdoor adventures to his friends. Being outside is a lot more comfortable to him then being cooped up inside and because of this August always tries to find a reason to be outside as often as possible. It is the only reason he chose to take Care of Magical Creatures as his elective and continues to enjoy Herbology.

    While most of the time August is charismatic and polite it does not take much to get on his bad side. Although to get there one normally has to do something to deserve it but sometimes that action has to only been a joke he took the wrong way. August doesn't like putting up with people who are negative or personally find joy in being mean to others. After dealing with years of playful abuse from his sisters in his childhood, August now quickly stands up for himself against others and doesn't tolerate any miss conducts against him for others enjoyment. This attitude also carries over towards Augusts friends and family who he will always standup for regardless of them wanting him to or not.

    Sample Roleplay Post:
    Noooooooo. I go sleep now. D:

    OOC:
    Name: Stefanie
    Age: 24
    Contact: Skype - ickius.wow
    Other Characters: Narcissa Jameston, Remington Lynch, and Cillian Notting.
    How did you hear about us? Kayte
    August is currently recovering from amnesia. For the past year and seven months he's been living under the name "Peter" as a LC muggle. He is very slowly remembering bits and pieces of his old life, and thusly will probably not recall your character at all as of right now.

    Set by the amazing MJ<3

    #2
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