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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    News
    06.24 AC incoming!
    06.15 Prefect season has begun!
    06.13 Abilities, adoptables, and notes on the CML
    06.11 Prepare yourselves - June 15th is coming!
    06.09 HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CHARMING!
    06.03 Networking has been cleaned up.
    06.01 New skins! Not kidding!
    06.01 June reminders!
    05.31 New skins...
    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.
    June 1887
    06.01 - 06.30 Posting Wizard
    June Writing Challenge
    06.09 Reconciliation Day
    06.17 Broom Jousting
    06.20 Irvingly Jubilee Picnic
    And More!
     
        
     
    Gaston Darby
    #1
    In Character
    Full Name: Gaston Hunter Darby
    Nicknames: N/A
    Birthdate: April 20, 1852
    Current Age: 34 Years
    Occupation: Gentleman of Leisure
    Hogwarts House: Gryffindor
    Wand: 12", inflexible, birch, peacock feather
    Blood Status: Pure
    Social Class: Upper
    Family: [Optional.]
    Appearance:
    Gaston has dark hair and blue eyes. He is quite tall at a precise 6'0" with a slightly muscular build. His wand hand is his right hand. He always keeps his appearance neat and clean. He prefers the typical suits of an upperclass man and of the era when not on the clock. When he is at work, he wears wizarding robes for their ease of movement and practicality though he still makes sure that they are made of the best fabrics.
    History:
    April 20, 1852 - 1863 - Gaston Darby is born into a pampered and spoiled childhood, he is a second son but fifth and final child. His childhood is largely devoid of any major events worth noting. It was as happy as any tragedy free childhood can be. At the age of six, Gaston shows his first signs of magic to the delight of his proud parents.

    1863 - Gaston goes off to Hogwarts and is sorted into Gryffindor. He finds his place within the house and surrounds himself with those that he determines as being the best of the crop of first years. He leads the typical life of a first year student.

    1864 - Gaston attempts to try out as seeker for the Quidditch team and is denied due to his developing size that makes him not an ideal seeker. Also, there was another Seeker hopeful that performed superbly better than him though he won't admit this to himself.

    1865 - Gaston tries out again as a Beater but is outshone by more talented players. He finally gives up on ever joining the Quidditch team but is a bit bitter about it though he manages to hide this well. For his electives, he chose Ghoul Studies, Care of Magical Creatures and Earth Magic.

    1867 - Gaston gets over his bitterness about the Quidditch team as his fifth year supplies list arrives with a shiny prefect badge. Gaston takes his OWLs and recieves the following scores:
    Astronomy: Dreadful
    Charms: Outstanding
    Defense Against the Dark Arts: Outstanding
    Herbology: Exceeds Expectations
    History of Magic: Dreadful
    Potions: Exceeds Expectations
    Transfiguration: Exceeds Expectations
    Ghoul Studies: Dreadful
    Earth Magic: Troll
    Care of Magical Creatures: Poor

    1868/1869 - Gaston retains his prefect badge and continues on with Charms, Defense Against the Dark Arts, Herbology, Potions and Transfiguration since they are the only courses he's able to continue on with anyway. After some thought throughout 1868, he decided to work towards being a healer. He really cracked down on his studies and matured as any typical boy his age would be expected to.

    1870 - Gaston is disappointed when he isn't made Head Boy but is content enough with being the seventh year Prefect so he doesn't sulk over it for very long. He takes his NEWT examinations and recieves the following scores:
    Charms: Exceeds Expectations
    Defense Against the Dark Arts: Outstanding
    Herbology: Exceeds Expectations
    Potions: Outstanding
    Transfiguration: Exceeds Expectations

    Gaston began an internship at St. Mungos in the Summer of 1871.

    1872 - After a year of being an intern, Gaston graduates to full healer. He is pleasantly surprised to find that he loves his job.

    1872-1877 - Gaston works as a St. Mungos Healer in their equivalent of a spell damage department and leads a highly uneventful life. At the very least, he is incredibly discreet about any indiscretions in his private life.

    1877 - After the upheaval between muggles and magical folk, Gaston is all too happy to move to an entirely magical community. When Hogsmeade Hospital is founded, Gaston is among the first Healers to seek employment there and continues his healing career.

    1877- January 1883 - Gaston contentedly continues to work as a healer.

    1884 - Gaston has finally decided that it might be time he tried finding a wife and popping out a few kids. These plans are put on hold when, in August, Gaston's older brother, Louis, dies due to the laughing plague, leaving him the heir along with other legal responsibilities.

    1885 - Gaston leaves his job to fully focus on tending to his new 'responsibilities'.
    Personality:
    + ADVENTUROUS - COURAGEOUS - DETERMINED - OUTGOING - CHARMING
    - CONCEITED - SELFISH - IMPULSIVE - IMPATIENT - QUICK-TEMPERED
    Sample Roleplay Post:
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    Out of Character
    Name: Emma
    Age: 26
    Contact: PM Katharina Grey
    Other Characters: See CML
    How did you hear about us?: Magical pixies of the wind
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    set by rune
    #2
    APPLICATION ACCEPTED!


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    — 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
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