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
    Gaius Malfoy
    In Character
    Full Name: Gaius Victor Malfoy
    Nicknames: --
    Birthdate: January 1st, 1854
    Current Age: 33
    Occupation: Head of the Research Committee
    Hogwarts House: Slytherin
    Wand: Alder, eight inches, dragon heartstring core.
    Blood Status: Pureblood
    Social Class: Upper Class
    Celeste Malfoy née Avery, First Wife [1862-1882]
    Serpentine Malfoy, Daughter [1882]
    @November Malfoy née Crouch, Second Wife [1863]
    Callistus Malfoy, Son [1886]
    Flavius Malfoy, Son [1887]

    @Barnabas Malfoy, Father [1814]
    @Gwenaëlle Malfoy née Pierce, Mother [1831]
    Terell Malfoy, Brother [1849-1885]
    — Isolde Malfoy née Crabbe, Sister-in-Law [1863-1884]
    — Gwenaelle Malfoy, Niece [1883-1884]
    — Merlin Malfoy, Nephew & Ward [1884]
    Clarissa Rowle née Malfoy, Sister [1862-1884]
    — Nero Rowle, Brother-in-Law [1850]
    — Jocasta Rowle, Niece [1883]
    @Brynn Malfoy, Sister [1866]
    Gaius is taller than his brother at five feet, eleven inches in height, with a broad-shouldered, toned build to go with it—though he does not play quidditch as he did in his youth, he partakes in whatever sport he can in his free time. His head is topped with sandy hair, and his face punctuated with two very blue eyes; beyond this (and a nose that was clearly hit by one too many bludgers), his looks are not particularly remarkable. Though he is not a fan of most things muggle, he does quite like their clothing, and strives to be as fashionable as possible. He is right-handed.
    1854 | Gaius is the second child born to Barnabas and Gwenaelle Malfoy.

    1860 | His first act of magic is to steal one of his brother’s schoolbooks just before Terell is supposed to depart for school. The family is not overly amused.

    1862 | Clarissa is born. Gaius has no strong feelings on the matter, and largely ignores her, favouring his toys and his studies over a baby that can’t do much of anything.

    1865 | Gaius departs for Hogwarts at last! He is sorted into Slytherin, after the Hat debates for what seems like eons to the eager eleven-year-old on whether he should be in Ravenclaw or not. Legacy wins out over curiosity, and lands the boy solidly in green and silver. He quickly proves to be an eager and skillful student.

    1866 | In November, Gwenaelle delivers her fourth child, a daughter called Brynn.

    1867 | Terell completes his schooling. In his third year, Gaius selects Arithmancy, Ancient Runes, and Ghoul Studies as his elective courses. He also tries out for the house quidditch team, where he lands a position as a beater. This is also the year that Gaius is informed he is to marry a Miss Celeste Avery, eight years his junior, when she comes of age. Having always expected a betrothal, this does not faze him much.

    1869 | In his fifth year, Gaius is quite pleased to be named prefect for his house—a feat his brother never managed to accomplish.

    1870 | In the summer, Gaius receives excellent OWL scores. Upon his return to school, he chooses to continue on with Defence Against the Dark Arts, Transfiguration, Potions, Charms, Arithmancy, Herbology, and History of Magic. When his father asks what he intends to do with these courses, Gaius jokes that he’s simply going to play quidditch for a career—a suggestion that is not well-received.

    1871 | Gaius is ecstatic to be appointed Head Boy.

    1872 | Gaius completes his studies at Hogwarts, and is accepted into the auror training program at the Ministry of Magic.

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

    1873 | Gaius’ first major failure in his largely successful life: he does not pass the examinations to move on to his second year of auror training. Distressed and ashamed, the wizard moves out of his parents’ home to live in Black’s, where he tells everyone he simply decided to do something less demanding with his future. Clarissa begins her time at Hogwarts.

    1874 | Gaius returns to the Ministry, now working as an Obliviator.

    1878 | Brynn goes to Hogwarts. As per family tradition, she finds herself in Slytherin. Gaius loses his virginity at a brothel in the relatively new community of Hogsmeade.

    1880 | Gaius is rather pleased to do at least one thing before his brother—he marries Miss Celeste Avery in the summer.

    1881 | Terell marries Miss Isolde Crabbe. Celeste suffers a miscarriage not long after. Clarissa marries

    1882 | A difficult labour takes Celeste's life and leaves in her place a baby girl, to be called Serpentine. Though he bears the child no ill-will, Gaius is not particularly fatherly in nature, and so leaves her care exclusively to a nanny whilst he focuses his attentions on his work and research.

    1883 | Gaius becomes an uncle to Gwenaelle and Jocasta. He pays no more attention to them than he does his own daughter. Deciding a fresh start is needed to accompany the end of his mourning period, Gaius relocates to Hogsmeade.

    1884 | Gwanaelle perishes early in the year, and her mother follows delivering a son not long after. Clarissa dies of the plague, and by year’s end, Terrell’s gone missing!

    1885 | Terell’s body is found, and Gaius becomes guardian to young Merlin. That same year, he begins spending time with Miss November Malfoy; the two marry.

    1886 | Gaius is appointed to the research committee at the end of July. August ushers in the arrival of his and November’s son, Callistus Bryn Malfoy.

    1887 | A successful year both personally and professionally as Gaius impregnates his wife once more early on, and is promoted to Head of his committee during the summer months. August once more sees the arrival of a son, this one Flavius Aldous Malfoy.
    Externally, the Gaius one will find depends on his interest in the moment. An intelligent and curious mind, once he starts investigating some new piece of information or another, one might not get a social call out of him for days, even a fortnight. When he is social, however, he is social, enjoying the company of others, showing off his good-humour, and making friends. A genuinely friendly person, Gaius has little trouble interacting with his equals, though tends to shy away from those he sees as less than he.

    He has grown more compassionate since his marriage to November, and grown closer to Brynn since the death of their other siblings, but still often tends towards distance where his family is concerned.

    Politically, Gaius is a traditionalist—men in power, the wealthy in power, and purebloods to stand over all. He can respect a non-pureblood in the work environment, but makes no efforts to consort with them socially.
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    Out of Character
    Name: Kayte
    Age: 26
    last updated august 19, 2016
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