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
    Penelope Humphrey-Mavis
    In Character

    Full Name: Lady Penelope Humphrey-Mavis.

    Nicknames: Penny.

    Birthdate: 16th April, 1866.

    Current Age: 18.

    Occupation: Seventh year student.

    Hogwarts House: Ravenclaw.

    Wand: Rosewood, 13 inches with a unicorn tail centre. Springy!

    Blood Status: Half-blood.

    Social Class: Upper class.

    Albert Humphrey-Mavis || Father
    Henrietta Humphrey-Mavis || Mother
    Frederick Humphrey-Mavis || Brother
    Margaret Havisham nee Humphrey-Mavis || Sister
    Elizabeth Humphrey-Mavis || Sister
    John Humphrey-Mavis || Brother

    Appearance: Standing at the lofty height of 5'7 Penny is a very tall girl for the time and when she was younger she had to work very hard not to tend towards ungainliness. Since she was fourteen however her body has been more cooperative and she moves with grace and surety. She has long blonde curls she wears pulled up at all times less she start to look like a doll with her porcelain features and deep brown eyes. She is right handed and has never suffered an injury in her life, leaving her entirely free of scars or other such blights.

    1866: Lady Penelope Humphrey-Mavis is born the youngest daughter of the Earl and Countess of Esterwick. Her birth is greeted with the joy that befits the occasion. She carries the courtesy title of Lady like her sisters, due to her father’s position.

    1869: Penny’s deliriously happy childhood is interrupted marginally when Frederick goes off to Hogwarts. Still, she rallies. And cries until she gets a new doll.

    1872: She exhibits magic for the first time when a small watercolour she utterly bungled made itself nice and neat. She feels terribly clever and immediately shows her parents, enjoying showing off what she can do.

    1875: Betsy goes to Hogwarts. Penny is quite pleased. Three down, only one to go in her quest for parental attention domination.

    1877: Penny attends Hogwarts and begs the hat to put her in Slytherin. When asked why she wanted Slytherin, she thinks that it’s better to be in the house with a reputation like that, because then at least you’ll get left alone yourself and the hat deems this sneaky and sound and immediately puts her in Ravenclaw. Though she likes her house she can’t help but feel the hat is toying with her every time she sees it afterwards.

    1877-1884: In amongst the cocoon of Hogwarts Penny lives a happy and charmed life. She is popular and intelligent – although not overly liked – and has an entirely unremarkable schooling. She enjoys herself thoroughly though and is looking forward to her debut, fairly sure that she will do better than her sisters at any rate!

    Personality: Spoilt. Occasionally blinded by her own conviction that she's right. Know-it-all. Superior. Reliable. Warm-hearted to those she's close to. Sometimes petty, sometimes gregarious. Witty. Confident occasionally bordering on arrogance.

    Sample Roleplay Post: See Helena.

    Out of Character

    Name: Lauren.

    Age: 24.

    Contact: laurenchance1989 on AIM.

    Other Characters: Lots.

    How did you hear about us?: Spirits.

    — 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! —

    set by the unparalleled lady

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