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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  • Census
  • Adoptables
  • Hogwarts '86
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    04.22 Accidental Magic Reversal Squad Blunder
    04.19 Rogue Dementor In Southern England
    04.17 Snakes Slay Badgers
    04.05 Miss Pendergast Returns
    04.03 Miss Pendergast Missing!
    03.10 Pettigrew Found Unconscious
    Latest Witch Weekly
  • Daily Prophet
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  • Lonely Threads
  • House Points
  • 1887
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    04.17 We seem to be suffering a shortage of older students >.<
    04.09 A foul odour is plaguing Irvingly...
    04.02 Activity Check underway and other updates
    03.17 Students now have full access to their house skins!
    03.09 Changes to Student Clubs records
    03.01 Activity Check, new skins, and more!
    02.28 So you want to be a Wench?
    02.27 24 hours to submit a Spring banner!
    02.26 The staff team would like your SKINput on spring availability~
    April 1887
    04.01 - 04.30 Posting Wizard
    April Writing Challenge
    04.07 Padmore Picnic
    04.16 Quidditch: Hufflepuff vs. Slytherin
    04.21 - 04.23 Dueling Tournament
    And More!
    Buddy System
    Buddy System

    What is the buddy system?

    The buddy system's purpose is to help newbies feel more comfortable with navigating and understanding the many layers of Charming. Throughout the years we've been around, we have developed quite a lot of information on site lore, canon details and more! It can be overwhelming for a new member to come into something so large, which is why the buddy system has been formulated. The buddy system relies on a group of members who volunteer to help newbies in navigation, understanding, threading, plotting and integration into Charming.

    How does it work?

    Once a character application that has been created by a newbie has been accepted, they will automatically be assigned a volunteer that best matches their needs. Assigning will be done by the Buddy System Leader. The volunteer is then responsible for contacting their new buddy, informing them of the system and inquire as to whether they would be interested in the assistance of it.

    A step-by-step guide will be written up to help keep volunteers organized and to know what all they should cover with their newbie.

    How can I become a volunteer?

    — First, you must meet some requirements:
    Activity requirements are to respond to their buddy's questions/concerns within 24 hours and to their posts within 24-72 hours i.e. 1 - 3 days.

    — If a volunteer goes on absence, they are responsible for contacting their buddy to let them know and introduce a temporary replacement through the other volunteers (with the help of the Buddy System Leader.)

    — Must be a member for at least 3 months. Those who have been a member for less than 3 months are considered eligible for signing up for a buddy. Once those 3 months are up, they graduate from the program and can become a volunteer themselves!

    — Fill out the following form and PM it to the Buddy System Leader:
    [b]Main Account:[/b]
    [b]Playable Time Zones:[/b] (Time zone that you can RP with. This can either be ones that are similar to your own, or others for those night owls/off hours members.)
    [b]Playable Usergroups and Social Classes:[/b] (Which usergroups and social classes do you currently have)
    [b]# of Requested Buddies:[/b] (How man buddies can you handle at one time? It is recommended that volunteers start off with one or two at a time and go from there due to the activity requirements.)

    The Benefits of Volunteering

    You will get to play an important role in Charming's development. New members are full of new ideas, new characters and new plots. They can help keep Charming fresh and exciting! You'll gain new people to thread and plot with, and will be able to take pride in assisting a newbie into a happy and confident full-fledged member.

    For organizational purposes, volunteers of the buddy system will have access to their own subforum where the step-by-step guide, threading/plotting ideas and troubleshooting/support from other volunteers will be found.

    To help newbies locate those who participate in the buddy system, volunteers will also have their own icon underneath their usergroup (just like what the staff, gossipmongering hags and prefects have.)

    Our Volunteers

    Buddy System Leaders: Nolan & Rosa
    Volunteers: Beanie, Bee, Bex, Bree, Jenny, Kayte, Lady, Lauren, Meeka, Miri, MJ, Nolan, Ori, Olive, Rosa, & Steph
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