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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    Dyllis Perkins
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    In Character
    Full Name: Dyllis Olga Perkins
    Nicknames: Dilly and on the rare occasion, Perkins
    Birthdate: September 6th, 1850
    Current Age: 33
    Occupation: Bureau Head of the Pest Advisory Bureau
    Hogwarts House: Ravenclaw
    Wand: 12 1/4 inches, Hornbeam and kelpie mane - springy.
    Blood Status: Half-blood
    Social Class: Middle Class
    Family: Castor Perkins - Father - Deceased
    Joy Perkins née Griffin - Mother - Deceased
    Gerald Perkins - Brother - 37
    Alberta ____ née Perkins - Sister- 30
    Ernestine ____ née Perkins - Sister - 27
    Appearance: Dyllis wears plain dresses, usually of a dark shade such as navy blue or brown, she takes pride in her appearance as far as neatness goes but is certainly not vain about her actual looks and attire; she dresses respectably rather than to show off any assets. Her hair is always as immaculately kept as her clothing and her glasses kept religiously clean and free of finger prints and dirt. She is right handed for all matters. She stands at a very average 5'2" and weighs just as averagely. Her figure itself is nothing amazing; she has a noticeable bust but it couldn't be described as large and her hips are unremarkable - neither notably wide or thin. Her eyes are a pale blue and accompanied by blonde hair that occasionally look almost strawberry blonde depending on the lighting.
    History:
    September 6th, 1850: Dyllis Olga Perkins is born, healthy and very noisy. She's the first daughter and second child born to Mr. and Mrs. Perkins.
    1852: At two years of age, Dyllis has proved to be inquisitive and finally, magical! Wanting to play with her brother, she managed to temporarily glue him to a chair when he showed signs of leaving the nursery for his lessons. Dyllis was applauded and Gerald was late.
    1853: Alberta is born. Dyllis is unsure about the new arrival and stays close to Gerald though he is quickly losing interest in his infantile sister as he makes more friends with other boys and attends more lessons.
    1855: Dyllis' mother begins teaching her how to read and write. Being that she is a muggle, she takes great care in teaching her eldest daughter as she is painfully aware that there are limits on how much she can teach her magical daughter. Dyllis takes to reading and writing like a duck to water. However, her progress is initially limited due to her worsening eyesight and a need for glasses.
    1856: Ernestine is born. Dyllis, now able to read and write to an advanced level for her age, has no need of lessons which her mother is now far too busy to give her with two younger daughters to contend with.
    1857: Gerald receives his Hogwarts letter. Dyllis begins to spend more time with Alberta but misses her brother immensely. Her father is promoted and is thus able to be at home more often. As a result, he begins spending more time with Dyllis.
    1858: At eight years old, Dyllis has become very close with her father who has recognized her thirst for work, knowledge and general usefulness and has her help him by organizing papers and taking dictation, more so to improve her handwriting than anything else.
    1860: Mrs. Perkins' dies in childbirth which is made worse by the fact that the child is stillborn. Dyllis is miserable, she is the more fortunate of her sisters in that she has a closer relationship with their father and thus benefits from this. Mr. Perkins is deeply shaken by the loss of his wife and Dyllis quickly learns to push her own grief aside to rally her younger sisters together and help their father.
    1861: Dyllis is saddened to hear that despite her turning eleven this year, she cannot attend Hogwarts until the next year. She soon comes to see this as a good thing, wanting to help her father who is still not back to his usual self.
    July, 1862: Dyllis finally gets that long awaited Hogwarts letter. Her father is delighted though saddened to lose his little secretary.
    September, 1862: One of the eldest in her year, the awkward nearly-twelve year old finds herself placed in Ravenclaw. She is terribly pleased and writes home about it immediately. Equipped with a toad, thick glasses and uneven teeth and a generally awkward look about her, Dyllis finds herself picked upon. This does not deter her, however, and she excels at her magical education, though this too invites more cruelty upon her.
    1863: Now in her second year, the teasing continues though with less enthusiasm as the plucky Ravenclaw refuses to show on the outside that it hurts on the inside.
    1864: It becomes apparent that Alberta is as magical as the late Mrs. Perkins. Meanwhile, Dyllis takes up Care of Magical Creatures, finding the study of magical creatures particularly fascinating.
    1866: Dyllis is made Prefect, making her father proud and herself proud for once.
    1868: Her final year at Hogwarts and the year she is made Head Girl. Dyllis is delirious with happiness. During the school year her father grows very ill.
    1869: Dyllis graduates Hogwarts with a brilliant set of NEWTs and returns home to see to her ailing father. Within a couple months, he passes away. Dyllis looks after her younger sisters while starting up an internship with the Ministry of Magic. Her original aspirations involve working for the Department of Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures as a secretary but soon discovers the Pest Advisory Bureau and changes her mind.
    1870: Finished with her internship and still minding her sisters, Dyllis manages to worm her way into the Pest Advisory Bureau. Alberta marries a muggle man.
    June, 1873: Ernestine, lacking in ambition and not caring for studies, decides to leave Hogwarts after her OWLs.
    1877: Ernestine marries a gentleman who had been in the year above Dyllis at Hogwarts. With only herself left living in the family home, Dyllis decides to sell it and move to Hogsmeade.
    1879: At the ripe old maid age of 29, Dyllis finally earns that golden promotion and becomes Head of the Pest Advisory Bureau.
    1884: Dyllis remains an unwed spinster and a devoted Ministry worker living in Hogsmeade.
    Personality: Dyllis has a propensity for neatness and organization to the point of obsession and while she can occasionally come across as abrupt, she is anything but unkind. She is devoted to her work to the point where she becomes wholly immersed in it and completely oblivious to things outside of it, it is mainly her passion and capabilities at her job that gained her promotion to Head of the Bureau. However, Dyllis' people skills are somewhat lacking. Her introversion makes interaction with strangers difficult and finds it a challenge to make friends, not entirely sure what to do with them once she has them as she's rather poor at separating from her work life to make room for a social life. This usually suits her fine, though she occasionally has moments where she feels immensely lonely, not helped by the fact that she's an old maid and not likely to ever marry when almost all of the girls she attended Hogwarts with are now married mothers.

    She is fairly strict and tries to run a tight ship as far as the Bureau is concerned but she is not so much intimidating as she is a pest herself. Constantly wrapped up in her work, she can at times be an annoyance or a nag as she wants and expects everyone to work at her same crazy pace.
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    Out of Character
    Name: Olive
    Age: Not 20. Nope. Nuhuh. Not half-way to 40.
    Contact: Ask and PM and stuff I'm lazy
    Other Characters: I hate you Kayte.
    How did you hear about us?: I hate you so much for this.
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