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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    12.13 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.
    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~
    Edmund Grimm
    In Character
    Full Name: Edmund Hamish Grimm
    Nicknames: Ed, Eddie, Ham, Ted, Tedmund, Teddington
    Birthdate: April 9th, 1854
    Current Age: 29
    Occupation: Quidditch League Director
    Hogwarts House: Gryffindor
    Wand: Rowan, 11 ½ inches, Dragon Heartstring, supple
    Blood Status: Halfblood
    Social Class: Middle Class
    • Walter Grimm: [1832 -€œ 1874] father, deceased
    • Emmaline Grimm - Samuel: [1837] muggle mother
    • Everett Grimm: [1857] brother
      • Grace Grimm: [1859] sister-in-law
      • Ella Grimm: [1882] niece
      • Vivian Grimm: [1883] niece
      • Esme Grimm: [1885] neice

      Appearance: Edmund is a giant among most men. He is shorter than his brother but still comes in at a towering 6'2". He build is naturally long and lithe and his movements fluid and precise but a turn from Quidditch to a ministry job has seen him lose some of the overt muscularity in his frame. His eyes are a wild sort of blue hazel. They appear different colors on different days but it is rare that anyone pay close enough attention to notice. He is normally clean-shaven and well kempt though he still finds regular excuses to fly, lending him an occasionally rumpled appearance. He is right handed.

      1854| Edmund is born the first son of the ill advised union between Walter and Emmaline Grimm. A Halfblood and a muggle in love, they made it through all those who spoke against them and the circumstances that fought against them. They married and settled in Canterbury where they raise Ed.

      1857| Everett is born and Ed is immediately fascinated by his little brother. Ed is given the duty of looking after him; being a big brother was serious business and he took it as seriously as a three year old could fathom to.

      1862| Ed displays his first sign of magic and scares Emma with it.

      1864| Walter buys Edmund and Everett brooms and they both take to it like naturals.

      1865| Edmund receives his invitation and goes off to Hogwarts that September. He is sorted into Gryffindor and is sure to send regular letters to his mother who had been so reluctant to see him go. Fate would see Ed in the same boat as Jonathan Webster for the journey to Hogwarts. Despite the fact that they nearly get dumped overboard in the process, the two become fast friends.

      1867| Edmund does fairly well with classes, averaging mostly E's with a few exceptions on either side of the spectrum. He finds added inspiration to keep his grades up when he tries out and makes the Gryffindor Quidditch team as chaser. His skill on a broom easily makes up for his height.

      1869 | Everett comes to Hogwarts and is sorted into Hufflepuff. Their mother is doubly stricken by his departure now that both boys are off to school and the house is mostly empty. She tries to hide it but her depression shows through in her letters with Ed. It quickly becomes evident that Ev will need help from Ed to settle into his studies.

      1870 | Quidditch rivalries takes an interesting spin when his brother becomes a chaser for Hufflepuff.

      1871| Ed gets tagged with a reputation, partly for his own participation but mostly for his association with Jonathan Webster

      1872| Edmund graduates and is quickly accepted as second string chaser for the Appleby Arrows. He is intent on making first string and is soon an old hand at juggling his time between practice, family, and friends.

      1874| Ed is promoted to first string. A few months later Walter is killed on an assignment gone horribly wrong. The tight knit family is devastated but none take it as hard as Emmaline. She lapses into a psychosis, which she does eventually recover from but she is never quite the same. Ed moves back to his childhood home to be with his mother and keep an eye on her manic depressive mood swings and paranoid delusions. Ed and Ev never talk about any of it.

      1875-76| Edmund is left with little choice. Emma had progressed so rapidly that she was nearly out of his control. After discussing with Everett, they decide that Emma would be best off an asylum. As she is a muggle they are even further reduced to entering her in a non-magical facility. Ed tries to give them a proper Christmas holiday, with every intention of institutionalizing their mother after the new year but the holiday spirit seems to only agitate her. Before taking her to the asylum he attempts to erase her memory. It is only partially successful. She no longer ranted about magic but she had also lost some of the spark in her eyes. She spends New Years Day amongst muggles.

      1876| Ed sells the home in Canterbury. Ev graduates, takes half the money from the sale, and disappears. He sends word once in a great while to let Ed know he's still alive. Ed visits his mother regularly but after a while he is informed that while she he is happy when he is there she is more agitated after his visits. He uses magical means to ensure she is properly cared for and keeps his visits to a minimum.

      1877-1880| There is a certain level of heady glory that comes with freedom and youth and it is not wasted on Ed. He is first string for a nationally recognized team with little responsibility (beyond the sport that comes so naturally to him). These years seem to blend together for Ed marked by various festivities, matches, adventures, and misadventures.

      1880| They say Quidditch is a rich man's sport. Ed was perfectly happy to spend his days on a broom but it is not a lucrative living by any means. He had money tucked away and had been long accustomed to budgeting but at the age of 26 he feels its time he seek out a more mature and gainful employment. Upon being offered a position in the department of Magical Games and Sports Ed elects to retire from Quidditch

      1882| Ed moves to Hogsmeade after his promotion to Quidditch League Director and is promptly drafted into the Expeditions. When the task is complete life returns to some shade of normal. He sees Ev far more regularly, who seems to be up to his same old tricks. Ed and Jon are up to theirs.

      1883| Ed is now an uncle twice over and finds his brother and two little girls moving in with him. He takes to being an uncle like a champ.

      Personality: [Optional.]

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