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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    05.28 Students, get to work!
    05.27 A brief activity check reminder!
    05.21 Networking spring clean imminent!
    05.15 Important info for all students and professors!
    05.06 Activity Check underway; end of year approaching.
    04.29 It's gonna be May.
    04.29 Submit your summer banners!
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    May 1887
    05.01 - 05.31 Posting Wizard
    May Writing Challenge
    05.06 Quidditch: Ravenclaw vs. Hufflepuff
    05.20 House Quidditch Final
    05.30 Annual Hogwarts Coming Out Ball
    And More!
    Ellory Pendergast
    In Character
    Full Name: Ellory Ambrosine Pendergast
    Nicknames: Ellory doesn't like her name being abbreviated, but she'll accept Lory
    Birthdate: 10 May 1867
    Current Age: 19
    Occupation: Debutante
    Residence: Hogsmeade; Pendergast Ct.
    Hogwarts House: Gryffindor
      • Slightly springy, 10'', alder and unicorn tail hair; Ellory's first wand. It was broken when she was kidnapped in the summer of 1882.

      • Very Flexible, 11'', blackthorn and dragon heartstring. The wand purchased to her by her father when she was safely returned home. It is custom made to be suitable for defensive magic.
    Blood Status: Pureblood
    Social Class: Upper Class
    Philip Pendergast • 1826-1884 • father

    Olivia Pendergast née Lestrange • 1837 • mother

    Regan Pendergast • 1861 • Quidditch Player • brother
    Aoife Pendergast née Ward, 1862, sister-in-law
    Ramona Pendergast, 1882, niece
    Stella Pendergast, 1882, niece
    Duncan Pendergast, 1884-1884, nephew

    Lineave Dawson née Pendergast • 1861-1883 • sister (disowned)

    Evelyn Abercombie née Pendergast • 1863 • sister
    Elwin Abercombie, 1850, brother-in-law
    Ares Abercombie, 1884, nephew
    Ambrosia Abercombie, 1885, niece

    William Pendergast • 1864 • brother
    Cornelia “Tullia” Pendergast née Lestrange, 1870, sister-in-law
    Tacitus Pendergast, 1885-1885, nephew

    Rosalind Beaumont née Pendergast • 1866 • sister
    Mathias Beaumont, c. 1850, brother-in-law

    Regina Pendergast • 1883 • sister

    Warrick Pendergast • 1883-1884 • brother
    Ellory stands on five feet and one inch. She's slender, leaning to average where her built is concerned. Her skin is fair and sensitive, and more likely to burn than tan during the summer. Her auburn hair is by far her most eye-catching and impressive feature, and it's jokingly said that it stems from her relation to the Prewett family. She had brown eyes growing up, but permanently turned blue after she contracted a magical illness in 1885.

    Ellory's been missing the pinky finger of her left hand since the summer of 1882. It was replaced magically. It's not really functional, but it's still there.

    Fashion wise Ellory isn't quite the fashionable socialite like her sister Evelyn. Her style is hardly eccentric, but it is very much her own. She loves orange and reds and livelier shapes and styles.
    PRE HOGWARTS (1867 - 1877)
    Ellory was born only eleven months after her sister, Rosalind. Just like her other sisters, Ellory's name had a beautiful meaning, " Eternal alder tree".

    From a young age, Ellory discovered her deep love for literature and books in general, so she asked her parents for new books rather than toys. Her very first governess was also one really dreamy young woman, who enjoyed telling stories to Ellory about magic and mysteries. This is probably one of the main reasons Ellory is such a curious person nowadays. Around the age of four, Ellory run in her house's gardens, searching for fairies and other magical creatures.

    When Ellory's parents realised that Ellory spent more time searching for lepricons in the garden that learning how to be a lady the quickly removed her governess and replaced her by a much older woman. Her second governess didn't encourage Ellory to search for magical creatures but she wanted the young girl to become a proper young lady instead. She wasn't a bad woman, just a bit dull and strict. Ellory spent hours in her bedroom learning how to walk with a book on her head, without falling down. Soon, Ellory gained a quite gracefull prosture, which made both her parents and governess happy. Ellory continued with her boring lessons, but now she started escaping from her governess so she could continue with her adventures.

    Ellory didn't listen to her governess when she was telling her that places as the Dark Forest and the Black Lake were dangerous. She even told her about vampires and werewolves, but this made the whole situation worse. Ellory was really curious about those creatures and she really hoped she could meet a vampire or a werewolf. One day, while she and her governess were taking a walk Ellory managed to escape from her and ended up in the Hog's Head. This was the place she met her first vampire. It wasn't an especially dangerous one so Ellory had the opportunity to ask him some quiestion before her governess stormed into the small pud and forced Ellory to walk out. Because of Ellory's misbehaviour, Ellory stayed inside her bedroom for a big amount of time, spending this time with her piano and books.

    1878 - 1881
    When Ellory turned eleven, she received her letter from Hogwarts. She spent a whole day to shop everything she needed for school. Her wand was made by alder wood, which was quite ironic, considering that the name Ellory meant "Alder Tree". Ellory got sorted into Gryffindor, even if the Hat told her that she could also fit in Ravenclaw. Ellory deeply enjoyed her first year in Hogwarts, which made her eternal curiosity bigger. She often followed her professors around the corridors asking him overly detailed and weird questions about really simple things. Her favourite lesson also seemed to be Astronomy, because Ellory deeply enjoyed watching the planets and wondering how life would be there. She also enjoyed her flying lesson, even if she never really liked Quidditch. Ellory loved riding a broomstick, but she was sure she could never play Quidditch, even if she quite enjoyed watching it. In her third year she started three new classes, Ghoul Studies, Care of Magical Creatures and Divination. Ellory was always curious about life after death so she enjoyed her Ghould Studies' lesson, even if all of her classmates concidered it boring. She loved Care of Magical Creatures because she finally learnt more about lepricorns and fairies and Ellory was always curious about her future so she deeply enjoyed Divination.

    In the summer, Ellory is taken by a group of muggleborns. They hold her captive for about two weeks (I'm too lazy to look it up >.>) and went as far as to break her wand and cut her pinky finger off in order to mail it to her family as a way to receive ransom faster. But, because the Lestranges take no shit, they found Ellory along with a group of aurors and brought her back to safety. Then, her uncle Lucius (who has become like the Liam Neeson from Taken and it's kinda my fault) murdered the three of them although nobody found out. Her father purchased a new wand for her, which, with its combination of core and wood would cast stronger spells and betrothed her to her cousin, Edward Macmillan, thinking that marrying her off to family would be wisest. When she was picked as the Gryffindor female prefect for her fifth year, the matter started to be forgotten.


    In the summer, Ellory and Rosalind are off to a trip to Italy for a month, during which Ellory realizes the joys of being wealthy. She returns with a different air and after an accident at the Macmillans' library when she was visiting her aunt Helena with her mother, Ellory starts to harbour feelings for her cousin and betrothed Edward, because he's hot because he's so nice. She also becomes closer than ever to her cousin, Noelle, who marries Edward's younger brother Charles in September.

    January of 1884: William marries their cousin Cornelia a lot earlier than it was planned in January, after trying to elope with a muggleborn a few months prior.

    July of 1884: After her mother discovers some letters, Ellory's betrothal to her cousin is broken. For all that she had fancied herself in love with Edward for a time, she's not that heartbroken about the whole thing. She sees this as an opportunity to find herself a match that would make her truly happy. She's also named Head Girl.

    August of 1884: Ellory witnesses her mother murdering Warrick. She's still kinda in denial over the whole thing.

    May of 1885 Ellory graduates from Hogwarts. The Coming Out Ball is cancelled, though, so she's not properly out.

    — Ellory has always had a thirst for knowledge, which is probably why the Hat briefly considered sending her in Ravenclaw.

    — Ellory has always had an idealistic view of the world. She believes in heroes and all that jazz.

    — For someone as friendly as her, she can also be really judgemental. She has a somewhat black and white way of thinking when it comes to people. Someone is either great, or terrible. If she deems them terrible, then it’s rather hard for her to start viewing them as anything other than terrible.

    — Despite of all the hardships she has endured over the years, Ellory has still not lost her optimism. She believes that thinking positively will make good things come your way.

    — Ellory would make a terrible stepmother. She’d never want to raise someone else’s child and while she wouldn’t go to evil stepmother extremes, she’d still very obviously prefer her own children.

    — Like all of her sisters, she was taught French, Italian and German. She’s fluent in all, but French is by far the one she’s best at.

    — She has a good singing voice and can play the piano.

    — Ellory’s boggart is her mother.
    — Her amortentia smells like vanilla and peaches.

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    Last update on 13/3/2017
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