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
    Gretchen Lestrange
    Full Name: Gretchen Irmingard Lestrange
    Nicknames: Greta, Gretchie
    Birthdate: August 18th, 1874
    Current Age: 9 years
    Occupation: N/A
    Hogwarts House:Unknown
    Wand: Unknown
    Blood Status: Pure
    Social Class: Upper
    Orestes Lestrange [1836-1885], father
    Elda Lestrange née Hall [1851-1884], mother
    Kristoffer Lestrange [1871], brother
    Frida Lestrange [1873], sister
    Meta Lestrange [1876], sister
    Klaus Lestrange II [1879], brother
    Hilda Lestrange [1881], sister
    Aric Lestrange [1883-1884], brother

    Yarrow Macnair, 1868, betrothed

    Appearance: Gretchen has blonde hair, blue-green eyes and with her slender frame and milky skin, she could almost be described as angelic if not for her slightly deviant grin. She stands at 140cm precisely, exactly average, and is right handed. Owing to years of tuition, she carries herself very well even when playing, and favours very girly dresses, mainly lighter colours with as much lace and detail as she's allowed.


    1874 — Gretchen is the third child and second daughter born to Orestes and Elda Lestrange.

    1875 — Uncle Tybalt is sentenced to Azkaban, though she can't remember it.

    1876 — Gretchen becomes a big sister to the newly arrived Meta.

    1877 — The family move to Hogsmeade. Gretchen is less than impressed but copes well.

    1879 — Gretchen gains another sibling, this time a brother- Klaus II

    1880 — Gretchen recieves a half-kneazle kitten for her sixth birthday; she names him Linus.

    1881 — Another girl is born and is named Hilda. Her arrival is overshadowed by four days later when Gretchen's great grandfather Mr. Felix Turnbull dies. Gretchen is fascinated when she finds out that he has become a ghost.

    1882 — Kristoffer goes to Hogwarts and is sorted into Slytherin. Her Great-grandmother dies after being arrested, and Gretchen hates not being told the exact details and doesn’t understand why someone who isn’t old would die. This frustration bubbles over when Mirella Lestrange, her cousin once removed, becomes her new governess and she chooses to escape her to go look around shops herself. Once she gets home, she’s grounded and told she is betrothed to Yarrow Macnair. She fully expected to become betrothed at some point but really doesn’t have any thoughts on marriage and largely just accepts it.

    1883 — Gretchen's mother announces she is pregnant again, and Gretchen displays her first sign of magic in a fit when her sister Meta cuts off her hair while she sleeps. In April Gretchen is surprised when Linus (who escaped and then came back fat) gives birth to a large litter of kittens! She renames 'him’ Linette. The kittens are given away when they're eight weeks old.
    In the summer of ‘83, Gretchen is kidnapped with Seneca Lestrange, though they are rescued after only a little time.

    1884 — The minister dies and Uncle Priam runs for minister. During his campaign cousin Octavian 'tragically' meets his end but Gretchen and Sen just continue being cute but rather creepy. The plague in the summer causes the family to move to London, and Elda passes 'due to the plague'. Baby Aric also dies, but Gretchen is more upset about Seneca leaving for Hogwarts.

    1885 — The collapse of the Ministry kills Gretchen's father, leaving her orphaned. She and her sisters are sent to Uncle Priam's, whilst Uncle Lucius gets her brothers.

    Gretchen's upbringing makes her slightly naive and sheltered, leading to her ignorance of the dangers of the wider world. She is innately curious and inquisitive and combined with being spoiled, having a strong will and a slightly stubborn streak, she has a habit of following what she wants to do, not what she's been told. On occasion, she's been known to sneak into her father's library and 'borrow' books that interest her, though she's very sly at this. She can be a little shy around new people and knows how to act the lovely little girl if it's to her advantage, but if her temper is flared she can throw the mother of all tantrums. Gretchen is naturally fairly quiet and is often overshadowed slightly by her sibling's more boisterous ways (or as she'd describe Meta's- 'hoydenish'), and wants to make her family proud in any way possible.

    Sample Roleplay Post: Er... nope?

    Name: Jenny
    Age: 16
    Contact: Meh.
    Other Characters: CML
    How did you hear about us? Googley-woogley.
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    Gorgeous set by Soph <3

    — 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!

    We also have a newly developed buddy system. If you are new to Charming, you will be contacted by your assigned buddy within 48 hours. Once initial contact is made, you can decide whether you'd like to continue to participate in the buddy system or if you'd prefer to figure things out on your own.

    — 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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