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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    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.
    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~
    December 1887
    SWP7 is live!
    12.01-12.24 Secret Swap
    12.02-01.06 Posting Wizard
    12.09 Hogwarts Hogsmeade Visit
    Pettigrew Annual Quidditch Party
    12.13 The 1887 MoM Election
    12.13-12.24 12 Days of Charming
    12.21 Christmas Dance
    And More!
    Aldous Crouch
    In Character
    Full Name: Aldous Albert Crouch
    Nicknames: --
    Birthdate: March 30th, 1855
    Current Age: 29
    Occupation: Assistant Head of the Department of International Magical Co-Operation
    Hogwarts House: Slytherin
    Wand: Twelve inches of holly with a unicorn tail hair.
    Blood Status: Pureblood
    Social Class: Upper Class
    • Malachi Crouch, Father [1824-1877]
      Alberta Crouch née Rowle, Mother [1832-1877]
      ----- Crouch, Brother [1858]
      ----- Crouch, Brother [1858]
      November Crouch, Sister [1863]
    • At five feet, ten inches, Aldous is certainly above average in size; his thin frame gives him a rather lanky appearance as a result. Though hardly what he would consider to be fashion forward, the wizard always dresses neatly and appropriately for the occasion. He has light hair and light eyes set against a long face. He is right-handed.
    • 1855 | Aldous is born the eldest child—and heir—to Malachi and Alberta Crouch. He is given the middle name ‘Albert’ to honor his mother.

      1858 | Though his parents have informed him that he will be getting one younger sibling, Aldous is quite surprised when he receives a pair of brothers instead. He is, however, both too old to find them interesting and too young to care much about his position in the household, so the initial surprise proves to be his only real feeling on the matter.

      1862 | Aldous’ first act of magic is to scorch a weed in the family garden.

      1863 | Alberta delivers another child, this time a daughter called November. Aldous thinks naming a child after the month they’re born in is ridiculous—November isn’t even a name like June or April! Still, he is now old enough to appreciate his role of firstborn and the responsibility that brings for him to be a role model for his younger siblings.

      1866 | Aldous departs for Hogwarts, where he is sorted into Slytherin.

      1868 | Now in third year, he picks up Arithmancy and Ghoul Studies as his electives.

      1869 | The twins begin their time at Hogwarts.

      1870 | July sees him rather taken aback when he fails to be named prefect.

      1871 | Aldous completes his fifth year, scoring well on all of his OWLs. He chooses to continue on with Arithmancy, Charms, Herbology, Potions, and Transfiguration.

      Arithmancy --------------------------- O
      Astronomy ---------------------------- E
      Charms --------------------------------- E
      Defence Against the Dark Arts --- A
      Ghoul Studies ------------------------- A
      Herbology ----------------------------- O
      History of Magic --------------------- A
      Potions --------------------------------- E
      Transfiguration ---------------------- O

      1873 | Aldous completes his schooling with excellent marks. He and his father set off on a year-long tour of Asia.

      Arithmancy --------------------------- O
      Charms --------------------------------- A
      Herbology ----------------------------- E
      Potions --------------------------------- E
      Transfiguration ---------------------- O

      1874 | Aldous returns from his time abroad, having picked up two new languages whilst travelling. He joins the Department of International Magical Co-Operation as a translator.

      1875 | November begins her time at Hogwarts, and is sorted into Ravenclaw.

      1876 | The twins leave school.

      1877 | A very bad year indeed. First, the muggles become aware of a magical presence in Britain in what proves to be one of the greatest secrecy failings of all time. Like many families, the Crouches begin to establish a home in Hogsmeade, but a freak accident when inspecting the structure kills both Malachi and Alberta. Now the guardian of his younger sister, Aldous becomes a departmental employee, deciding that more responsibility at home means he should take on more at work as well.

      1878 | The Crouches finally move to Hogsmeade—on a different Wellingtonshire plot than the one originally intended.

      1882 | November graduates and makes her debut, but the seasons to follow become very lacklustre.

      1884 | After the wizard who previously held the position died of a heart attack at the end of May, Aldous is promoted to Assistant Head of his department early in June. With his new appointment, Aldous hopes that there will be more marital opportunity for his yet unmarried sister.

      More detailed personality to come.

      — Fluent in English, French, German, Mandarin, and Punjabi.
      — Can get by in Russian, but there is a chance he might accidentally call someone’s wife a goat.
      — Can read and write—but not speak—Latin.
      — Patronus takes the shape of a great horned owl.
    Sample Roleplay Post:
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    Out of Character
    Name: Kayte
    Age: 23
    Contact: The bat signal.
    Other Characters: Throw something. You’ll hit one.
    How did you hear about us?: Lola made a sacrifice to the pimping gods and I DID DESCEND FROM THE HEAVENS WITH A FLOURISH OF WINKY FACES AND TRIUMPHANT APPLAUSE.
    after a splinching incident in july 1884, aldous walks with a cane and pronounced limp.
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    set by bree

    — 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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