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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    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
    Frederick Humphrey-Mavis
    In Character
    Full Name:Frederick Charles Humphrey-Mavis, Viscount Corcrest
    Nicknames: Freddie
    Birthdate: May 18th, 1858
    Current Age: 25
    Occupation: Gentleman
    Hogwarts House: Slytherin
    Wand: Hazel, 11", Unyielding, Dragon heartstring
    Blood Status: Half
    Social Class: Upper
    Albert Humphrey Mavis, 5th Earl of Esterwick - father
    Henrietta Humphrey Mavis, Countess of Esterwick - mother
    Peggy, born 1860 - sister
    Betsy, born 1864- sister
    Penny, born 1866 - sister
    Jack, aged 1866 - brother

    Freddie is slightly lanky at 5 foot 8" but he not scrawny as a result of many years of physical exercise- and it rather seems to suit him. His reddish-brown hair is slightly wavy and kept loosely brushed back and is constantly messy. His eyes are a grey-green, and his face and lips a little narrower than normal, and he is right handed. He dresses richly as befitting his station and likes to subtly show his family's wealth by use of signet rings and cravat pins.

    1858- On the hottest day of the year,  Freddie is born as the eldest child to The Earl and Countess of Esterwick. They are overjoyed to have a son and heir, and he is given the courtesy title of Viscount Corcrest after the village near the family home, Esterwick Park.

    1860- When he is two, he becomes a big brother with the arrival of Lady Margaret, who is quickly nicknamed Peggy. He is too young to really appreciate this and just continues as normal.

    1862- At four, Freddie shows his first sign of magic when he made the cook's cat levitate. As a reward, his father teaches him to ride and soon after purchases him a fat little pony of his own.

    1863- Freddie's tutor introduces him to the 'Gentlemanly' sports, and he takes up fencing, archery and shooting, and he excels at all. He is taken to London when his parents go for the season, and makes friends with several other sons of nobility, though the need to conceal his magic is always pressed upon him.

    1864- He gains another sister, Elizabeth or Betsy, who he is closest to by far. He finds Peggy too boring and sweet to be any real fun, though he is very defensive of both.

    1865- Although he is barely 7, he is allowed out on a hunt with his father, and his horsemanship skills are much admired by the other gentlemen. He also proves to be a good shot during the pheasant hunting season, though he has less luck with fishing and falls in the lake.

    1866- Freddie gains two more siblings, Penny and Jack. He is excited to have a brother, but is disappointed he 'can't actually do anything'. He already has two sisters so isn't that fussed with Annie's arrival, though he is still protective of her.

    1869- He becomes the first of his siblings to leave for Hogwarts, and to his parent's delight he is sorted into Slytherin. He excels himself at making friends he can finally show his magic around, and becomes very popular. He also manages to get some very decent grades, given his quick mind, and finds a passion for duelling.
    OWl Grades-
    Astronomy - E
    Charms - O
    CoMC - A
    DADA - O
    Divination - A
    Herbology - E
    History of Magic - E
    Muggle Studies - O
    Potions - O
    Transfiguration - O
    Newt Grades-
    Charms- E
    DADA- O
    Muggle Studies- O
    Potions- E
    Transfiguration- O

    1877- Freddie decides to go on a Grand Tour. Whilst on the continent, he begins learning to be an animagus.

    1879 to 1884- Freddie returns to England to see his sisters through their debuts, being fiercely protective of them. He settles down for life as a gentleman, having no need nor inclination to work, investing parts of his allowance in businesses and also in land. In 1882, he successfully becomes an animagus, taking the form of an Irish Wolfhound. 

    1885- After realising that he is very much in love with Miss Eva Sleptova, Freddie spends most of the year writing to her. In the autumn he goes on holiday for several months with Baron Billy and decides that he needs to ask to court her.

    Personality:  Competitive, highly charming, intelligent, witty, manipulative, not nearly as composed or competent as he pretends.

    Sample Roleplay Post: See Annette's app.

    Out of Character
    Name: Jenny
    Age: 16
    Contact: OWl
    Other Characters: Meh.
    How did you hear about us?: Google
    Freddie is formally introduced as 'Viscount Corcrest', but in conversation and in letters is called 'Lord Corcrest' the first time, and afterwards alternatively 'My Lord'
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    L'oreal worthy set courtesy of Soph!

    — You should be titled in a few moments. Please post with your new character in the Character Master List thread.

    — If you have a playby you would like to claim, you can go here.

    — Don't forget to record your character's past position(s) in our history records.

    — Not sure where to start? You can introduce yourself in a new topic here and fill out the plottage preferences form so people know what you're interested in. If you're looking for assistance in getting integrated into Charming, check out our Welcome to Charming: Getting Into the Game doc written by newbies!

    — Our Networking Forum is here. You can also hop in on a thread in our Lonely thread list or start an open thread of your own.

    — Don't forget to check out our Stamp Station for some extra fun!

    — We also have a member submitted and staff run Daily Prophet that reports on in character happenings. Check it out so you can see how it might effect your future plots.

    Thanks for deciding to join us, we hope you have a blast! :D
    — Kayte isn't awesome at networking. Get in touch if you'd like a thread! —

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