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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    01.11 I've got a bit of a reputation...
    01.06 AC underway, and a puzzle to solve!
    01.01 Happy new year! Have some announcements of varying importance.
    12.31 Enter the Winter Labyrinth if you dare!
    12.23 Professional Quidditch things...
    12.21 New stamp!
    12.20 Concerning immortality
    12.16 A heads up that the Secret Swap deadline is fast approaching!
    12.14 Introducing our new Minister of Magic!
    12.13 On the first day of Charming, Kayte gave to me...
    12.11 Some quick reminders!
    12.08 Another peek at what's to come...
    12.05 It's election day! OOC, at least.
    12.04 We have our PW winners for November!
    12.02 New Skins! In less exciting news, the AC is underway.
    11.27 AC Saturday and election next week!
    11.21 A glimpse at post-move changes.
    11.13 This news is not at all big. Do not bother with it.
    Orpheus Parkinson
    In Character
    Full Name: Orpheus Bellerophon Parkinson
    Nicknames: None
    Birthdate: 17th of February, 1857
    Current Age: 27
    Occupation: Assistant Head of the Department of Magical Transportation
    Hogwarts House: Hufflepuff
    Wand: Rowan, 11", pliant, thestral tail-hair
    Blood Status: Pure
    Social Class: Upper
    Merlin Parkinson, Father, born 1780, died 1870
    Astrid Parkinson Nee Orpington, Mother, born 1830
    Andromeda Parkinson, Sister, born 1862
    Felix Parkinson, Brother, born 1867
    Mordred Parkinson, Brother, born 1871

    At 5 foot 7, Orpheus’ height has never set him apart, and neither has his dress, strongly preferring simple but refined cuts in austere colours. His weight too is average, but his curly hair is kept longer than the societal norm, and is the same dark tone as his eyes. He is right handed.

    1857- Orpheus is born to Merlin and Astrid Parkinson, and is generally a very laid back baby.
    1862- Andromeda is born, and whilst Orpheus likes the notion he has to protect her finds her too small to really be interesting
    1865- Despite having shown magic occasionally, Orpheus has his first proper display when he is eight, fixing 3 year old Andromeda’s favourite doll when she accidentally breaks it.
    1867- Felix is born. Orpheus is happy to have a little brother but not that interested again because he is too small.
    1868- Orpheus leaves for Hogwarts and is sorted into Hufflepuff, determined to make his parents proud.
    1870- Merlin passes away, and Orpheus becomes very withdrawn and overly focused on his studies.
    1871- Mordred is born, bringing Orpheus out of his reverie a little, and he begins to slowly get over his father’s death
    1872- Orpheus does not become prefect, but he doesn’t really mind, and achieves a good set of OWL grades
    1873- Andromeda comes to hogwarts and is also sorted into hufflepuff, though the gap in the years means that he doesn’t really see much of her.
    1875- After achieving a good set of NEWTS, Orpheus begins an internship in the department of Magical Law Enforcement but his underlying belief in the best of everyone he finds it too stressful and conflicting and leaves after a year
    1876- Orpheus decides to instead pursue a career in the Department of Magical Transport, finding work in the Floo Network Authority.
    1878- Felix leaves for Hogwarts and Orpheus begins finding having to stay in the house with only his mother for company deeply uncomfortable.
    1883- After a minor argument with his mother which is blown quite out of proportion on both their parts, Orpheus moves out, taking rooms in Black's until he can afford the mortgage for a house. Although they patch things up (a bit) within a month or so, he doesn’t move back.
    1884- Just after his 27th birthday, the Assistant Head of the department resigns, and Orpheus is promoted. He is a little surprised having none of the vicious ambition of his mother but is confident in his ability to do well. With his increased salary he has now begun looking for a property of his own to move into before the season gets properly under way.

    At first, Orpheus may seem at quite a contrast to his mother. He is much more calm and harder to rile (though when he is angry it is a sight to see) and generally more placid. He is a firm believer in hard work and pacing yourself, feeling that those who do not take their time regret it later. He has not totally escaped his mother’s influence however and is ambitious, but not in the loud and sharp-tongued way of his mother, instead valuing patience and quiet courage more.

    Potentially also due to his Mother, Orpheus has a slight fear of being overshadowed and not remembered in his own right, so is rather hesitant to do anything that may cause him to be dismissed in people’s memories, including falling in love. As a result he can seem rather reserved and aloof, but to those he gets to know he is very loyal.

    Out of Character
    Name: Jenny
    Age: 17
    Contact: Holla
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    'Mr. Parkinson, a former Hufflepuff, is twenty-seven years old and we think that his curls are frankly impressive.'
    ~Witch Weekly

    — 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
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