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
    Melpomene Honoria Yaxley nee Lestrange
    In Character
    Full Name: Melpomene Honoria Yaxley nee Lestrange
    Nicknames: She goes predominantly by her middle name. Her sister and mother, however, call her Mellie, as did her brother before his death.
    Birthdate: November 13th, 1850
    Current Age: Thirty-Three
    Occupation: --
    Hogwarts House: Gryffindor
    Wand: Yew, eleven inches, with a unicorn tail hair.
    Blood Status: Pureblood
    Social Class: Upper Class
    • Titan Yaxley, Husband [1839-1884]
      Nigel Yaxley, Son [1869]
      Katherine Yaxley, Daughter [1872]
      Simon Yaxley, Son [1874]
      Clementine Yaxley, Stepdaughter [1866]

      Caspian Lestrange, Father [1818]
      Jacquetta Lestrange nee Avery, Mother [1831]
      Thalia ----- nee Lestrange, Sister [1852], and family
      Achilles Lestrange, Brother [1860-1869]

      Philbert Yaxley, Father-in-Law [1798-1856]
      Bellona Yaxley nee -----, Mother-in-Law [1817]
      Pandora ----- nee Yaxley, Sister-in-Law [1836], and family
      Anthe ----- nee Yaxley, Sister-in-Law [1840], and family
      Daphnis Yaxley, Brother-in-Law [1843-1864]
      Rhea ----- nee Yaxley, Sister-in-Law [1848], and family
      Prometheus Yaxley, Brother-in-law [1850]
      — Zona Yaxley nee Vercoe, Sister-in-Law [1861-1883]
      — Medea Yaxley, Niece [1880]
      — Zephyrus Yaxley, Nephew [1882]
    • Honoria is tall for a woman, standing at five feet and five inches in height—only two inches shorter than her husband! Her pale complexion is highlighted by her orange locks (inherited from maternal uncle), a feature of which she is not particularly fond but that she works with as well as she can. Grey eyes are framed with light lashes, and topped with brows as fiery as her hair. Honoria possesses her father’s defined cheekbones, and her mother’s very modest curves. She dresses fashionably and is right-handed.
    • 1850 | Late in the year, a child is born to Caspian and Jaquetta Lestrange. Her father has her christened Melopmene, as he has always been interested in ancient cultures. She sees little love from her father, who had expected a boy. Her mother, however, is very affectionate from the start, and takes early to calling her Mellie.

      1852 | Another daughter is born, called Thalia.

      1856 | Her first act of magic is to turn invisible when her father attempts a hug.

      1860 | After years of difficulty getting and staying pregnant—an accident, Honoria thought in her younger years, but after reflecting, plainly intentional on her mother’s part—Jacquetta finally delivers a boy, Achilles.

      1862 | Honoria receives her Hogwarts letter. In the fall, she departs for school, where she is sorted into Gryffindor. Having expected to be in Slytherin (as all “good” Lestranges should be, her father always insisted), this was something of a relief—it meant she was nothing like the father she so decidedly detested. She picks up both music and art as well, as it was ground into her from an early age that a young lady is to be well-rounded in the arts.

      1863 | In September, Thalia joins her at Hogwarts and is sorted into Slytherin. Over the Christmas holidays—Honoria had not wanted to attend, but her father had left no room for debate—the nanny’s negligence sees the death of Achilles. While Honoria just hears of the matter later, she still “gets” to witness a death over her vacation: her father promptly kills the nanny before her, her mother, and her sister. She becomes (understandably) more withdrawn.

      1864 | Her third year sees Honoria pick up Divination and Ancient Runes as her electives.

      1868 | The summer before her final year, Honoria meets a Mr. Titan Yaxley—a Ministry man and a widower—at a garden party. Though not officially out, she sees him often throughout the summer, and becomes quite fond of him. He proposes at summer’s end and she accepts without a second thought—she knows that he will make her a good husband, and the thought of leaving her family home sooner rather than later is infinitely desirable to her. The pair marry just before her eighteenth birthday. After the honeymoon, she meets her stepdaughter; while she will never grow to love the child as much as she loves her own children, she is as kind to Clementine as she can be, not wanting to parent—even step-parent—as her father did.

      1869 | In the summer, Honoria delivers her first child, a son called Nigel.

      1872 | Thalia marries a man their father selects shortly before her coming out. Honoria delivers a daughter, called Katherine.

      1874| Honoria has her third child, a boy called Simon. Of the three, he is the only one to inherit his mother’s red hair.

      1877 | Her step-daughter, Clementine, begins at Hogwarts and is sorted into Hufflepuff.

      1878 | Not wanting to miss out on society life after much of the magical community relocates to Hogsmeade, the Yaxleys follow suit.

      1880 | Honoria is elated in June, when she discovers that she is pregnant again. This, however, takes an unfortunate turn just after Christmas, when a severe bout of illness causes early labour—and subsequent stillbirth. Her distress at the loss of the little girl is second only to her distress when she learns that it is very unlikely she will be able to become pregnant again. September sees Nigel depart for Hogwarts.

      1883 | Zona, her brother-in-law’s wife who she has met only three or four times, dies of dysentery in the summer months. In September, Katherine begins at Hogwarts.

      1884 | Just in time for Valentine's Day, Honoria awakes to learn that her husband has been poisoned in the night. Nine days later, Titan dies in hospital.

      Honoria prides herself as being a role model as both a wife and mother. As a wife, she is decidedly in love with her husband, though does not flaunt this in public; however, it remains plain that she is quite devoted to him. As a mother, she is perhaps more hands-on then most, spending entire afternoons with her young ones when her social calendar allows for it, and paying great attention to the people tasked with minding them.

      As with most women of her station, she does not hold an occupation but still is quite busy—she pays calls almost daily, and becomes genuinely interested in whatever charities are fashionable. While she isn’t one to give away money—fundraising is more her style—a begging child can often elicit a soft smile and a knut or two from her nonetheless.

      A Lestrange born and a Yaxley wed, she was always going to be a blood purist to some extent. Her closest friends are all purebloods, though some very friendly acquaintences are halfbloods. While cordial to muggleborns, she cannot bring herself fully to see them as equals as much as she would like to.

      Honoria’s greatest concern is becoming like her father. While she cannot in honesty say she hates him, she has never been fully comfortable in his presence, and truly believes it is only her mother that stopped her from seeking a husband at an even younger age.

      She has always had something of a strangeness about her—unseemly thoughts that might come from nowhere. She always assumed this to be her father’s influence, and either ignores or tries to think them out of her brain.
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    Age: 23
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