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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    11.21 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~
    09.30 The AC Approaches
    09.24 We have new Wenches!
    November 1887
    Balthazar Urquart
    In Character
    Full Name: Balthazar Braxton Urquart
    Nicknames: Balt
    Birthdate: April 12th, 1845
    Current Age: Forty
    Occupation: Minister of Magic
    Hogwarts House: Ravenclaw
    Wand: Yew, twelve inches. Unicorn tail hair. Swishy.
    Blood Status: Pureblood
    Social Class: Middle Class
    Mary Urquart nee Adams, Wife [1853-1885]
    @Delight Urquart, Daughter [1871]
    @Topaz Urquart, Daughter [1873]
    @Ruby Urquart, Daughter [1873]
    Sebastian Urquart, Son [1875]
    James Urquart, Son [1884]
    Adam Urquart, Son [1884]

    Gaylord Urquart, Father [1802-1879], estranged
    Iphigenia Urquart nee Goyle, Mother [1821], estranged
    Melchior Urquart, Brother [1840-1884], estranged
    — Jacqueline Urquart nee Wilde, Sister-in-Law [1852-1884], estranged
    — Elijah Urquart, Nephew [1874], estranged
    — Gabriel Urquart, Nephew [1880], estranged
    @Caspar Urquart, Brother [1843], formerly estranged and now super awkward
    — Olivia Urquart nee Burke, Sister-in-Law [1855-1873], estranged
    @Evelyn McGonagall, Sister [1854]
    — Matthew McGonagall, Brother-in-Law [1844]
    — Demelza McGonagall, Niece [1873]
    — Timothy McGonagall, Nephew [1873]
    — Ethan McGonagall, Nephew [1875]
    — Edward McGonagall, Nephew [1880]
    At six feet in height, Balthazar is above average, though his wiry build prevents his height from being particularly imposing. He dresses for his position, though pays little mind to fashion. His head boasts hair and occasionally whiskers, both auburn in color, and his eyes are a slate grey. There are a few scars here and there, mostly on his arms, from various elements of his work as an Unspeakable—which he certainly can’t discuss with you! He has a gruff voice but a kindly smile. Balthazar has a weakness of grip in his left hand from an experiment gone awry; fortunately, he is right-handed.
    1845 | Balthazar is the third child born to Gaylord and Iphigenia Urquart.

    1850 | Balthazar’s first act of magic is to levitate a book of nursery rhymes to himself.

    1851 | Melchior leaves for Hogwarts.

    1854 | Iphigenia delivers a daughter that is called Evelyn. Caspar leaves for Hogwarts.

    1856 | He leaves for Hogwarts. His ample curiosity and intelligent mind land him in Ravenclaw, where he becomes fast friends with Matthew McGonagall.

    1860 | Balthazar is quite proud to be named prefect. That same year, he tries out for the house quidditch team, landing the position of Chaser.

    1861 | Balthazar begins his sixth year.

    1863 | Balthazar completes his Hogwarts schooling. His strong grades and father’s influence find him a position in the Department of Mysteries. Matthew also begins working in the Ministry, though in a different department.

    Class Name OWLs NEWTs
    Ancient Runes E O
    Ancient Studies O O
    Astronomy O O
    Charms E --
    Defence Against the Dark Arts E E
    Ghoul Studies E --
    Herbology A --
    History of Magic E --
    Potions A --
    Transfiguration A --

    1865 | After Evelyn departs for Hogwarts, Balthazar takes up residence at the club, not wishing to be left alone in the house with his parents.

    1868 | Realizing he can never be more than the third Urquart boy if he remains in Britain, Balthazar decides to try his luck in America. He moves to Georgia where he lends his expertise to a magical research company.

    1869 | At a holiday party, he becomes acquainted with Mary Adams, a black maid in the host’s household who had spilled a pot of hot soup on herself. Balthazar is able to rectify the mishap before any permanent damage is done, and finds he is quite taken with her.

    1870 | By mid-year, the pair are quite infatuated with her. Balthazar makes up his mind to marry Mary, only to learn that such pairings are against Georgia law. The two instead have a quiet ceremony of commitment to one another, after which she moves into his home. As the months go on, their relationship grows incredibly tense, as the inappropriate match must be kept quiet. With Mary frustrated by this and Balthazar unwilling to return to Britain, where they might be public, because of major headway on his project, it is only the discovery of her pregnancy in early December that prevents the two from parting ways.

    1871 | In June, Mary delivers their first child. Both parents are so taken with the girl that they decide to call her Delight.

    1872 | Balthazar and his “wife” return to England in February, where he reclaims his old position as an Unspeakable. His parents, ever the classic wealthy purebloods, are amply displeased by his choice of woman: a former maid and a halfblood (though not thrilled with her race, they would have overlooked it had the other factors not been present). Balthazar is disinherited (not unexpectedly) and husband, wife, and daughter drop to the middle class. In June, Evelyn elopes with Balthazar’s old friend, falling to the middle class as well. The siblings and their spouses, however, are incredibly happy regardless.

    1873 | The pair finally marry, a quiet ceremony with only Evelyn and Matthew present to witness. Only two weeks later, Evelyn delivers a set of twins, one boy and one girl. Later that year, Mary delivers twins Topaz and Ruby.

    1874 | Balthazar is not thrilled when Terell Malfoy is promoted to Assistant Head of the department over him, as he feels he has more experience. Still, he knows that the other man has had a more steady presence in the department, and does not make much of a fuss. Ruby makes her first display of magic when she turns a pebble into her namesake.

    1875 | Mary delivers a son, called Sebastian. Evelyn has her third child.

    1879 | Gaylord’s body is found in the snow three days before Christmas. His murder remains unsolved.

    1880 | The Urquarts leave London, deciding to take up residence in the newly founded Hogsmeade. They settle in Bartonburg. Evelyn births another son.

    1882 | Delight departs for Hogwarts. She is sorted into Hufflepuff

    1884 | Both Evelyn and Mary find themselves expecting once again. While Mary’s efforts are rewarded by the arrival of twins James and Adam, Evelyn’s own child is stillborn. The murder of Darcy Potter sets off a Ministerial campaign which Balthazar somewhat reluctantly enters—and wins! In the Autumn, all four Urquart-McGonagall twins leave for school. Melchior dies of the laughing plague, a matter about which Balt has mixed emotions.

    1885 | Early in the year, Balt is mistakenly reported as being dead, prompting his brother to reconnect, though it feels rather strained. Mary is bitten by an adder and passes away before medical help can be sought, devastating her husband and children.

    1886 | After Adam takes ill in March, Balt realizes that his children need more parent in their life than he, as Minister, can give them alone.

    Perhaps, someday, more detail will come. Maybe.
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    Out of Character
    Name: Kayte
    Age: 25
    Contact: > All PMs to Odira, please!
    last updated feb. 29th, 2016
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