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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    12.13 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.
    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~
    Roland Oddpick
    In Character
    Full Name: Roland Hyperion Oddpick
    Nicknames: His wife calls him ‘Danny’ as she has the least trouble with it.
    Birthdate: June 9th, 1844
    Current Age: 40
    Occupation: Care of Magical Creatures Professor
    Hogwarts House: Gryffindor
    Wand: Cherry, twelve inches, with a demiguise hair. Swishy. This is Roland’s second wand, his first having been irreparably damaged during his travels in China.
    Blood Status: Pureblood
    Social Class: Middle Class
    • Douglas Oddpick, Father [1813-1873]
      Yolanda Oddpick née ----, Mother [1822]
      Tabitha ---- née Oddpick, Sister [1842]
      — ---- ----, Brother-in-Law [1836-1880]
      — Once ----, Nephew [1866]
      — Twice ----, Niece [1869]
      — Thrice ----, Niece [1872]
      Mildred Oddpick, Sister [1847]

      Cora Oddpick née Brewer, Wife [1846-18xx]
      Iago Oddpick, Son [1868]
      Isabella Oddpick, Daughter [1868]

      Mei Oddpick née ----, Wife [1859]
      An Oddpick, Daughter [1878]
      Cymbeline Oddpick, Son [1882]
    • Roland has always been a gangly fellow, even as a boy—his 5’11” frame is exceedingly thin, clearly marking him as an academic. A mop of brown hair sits atop his head, often falling into his blue eyes. He dresses in whatever is at hand, usually robes. Roland is right-handed.

      1844 | Roland is the second child born to herbologist Douglas Oddpick and his wife, Yolanda, a healer.

      1847 | Mildred is born.


      1849 | The death of Yolanda’s father prompts the family to move to her native Wales.

      1850 | Roland’s first act of magic turns Mildred into a squirrel. It takes two months to set her to rights. Though he knows it was not the right thing to do, Roland finds this sets off his fascination with creatures of all sorts.

      1853 | Tabitha leaves for Hogwarts. She is sorted into Hufflepuff.


      1855 | Roland departs for Hogwarts and finds himself sorted into Gryffindor.

      1857 | The now third year is practically tripping over himself in his enthusiasm to add Care of Magical Creatures to his course lineup.

      1860 | Roland sits his OWLs with very skewed results. Tabitha graduates.

      Astronomy ---------------------------- A
      Care of Magical Creatures -------- O
      Charms --------------------------------- A
      Defence Against the Dark Arts --- P
      Herbology ----------------------------- E
      History of Magic --------------------- D
      Potions --------------------------------- P
      Transfiguration ---------------------- P


      1860 | Roland makes the difficult choice of moving to Egypt with his father over returning to Hogwarts. Enticed by the notion of studying a wider range of creatures than even NEWT-level classes could allow for, he becomes a budding magizoologist while assisting his father’s Herbology research.

      1862 | Having returned to Wales for his sister’s wedding, he becomes enchanted with one of Tabitha’s friends, Cora Brewer, whose family raised flitterbys for potion ingredients. The two begin corresponding when he returns to Egypt.

      1864 | After two years and having only met the once, Roland and Cora marry in June.


      1865 | Offered a chance to accompany a team of magizoologists to Argentina, Roland (with Cora) is only too happy to accept.

      1868 | Cora delivers twins, called Columbus and Cornelia.

      1870 | Taken by a fever, Cora dies in the summer. Distressed by her passing, Roland brings his research to an abrupt halt and moves to London with the twins.


      1870 | Roland finds employment in the Beast Division at the Ministry. He quickly decides he loathes desk jobs, but sticks it out, wanting some sense of normalcy for his half-orphaned twins.

      1875 | Absolutely miserable professionally, Roland leaves the twins with Mildred—who followed in their father’s footsteps to become a herbologist—and departs for China.


      1876 | In the span of two months, Roland meets and marries Mei, the daughter of the demiguise hunter under which he was training.

      1878 | Mei presents him with a daughter, whom they call An.

      1879 | The twins write to inform him that they have been sorted into Gryffindor/Hufflepuff.

      1882 | Mei delivers a son, called Cymbeline.


      1884 | With enough research under his belt for a lifetime of books, and a desire to be closer to his family, Roland relocates to Scotland, settling on a small hobby farm near Hogsmeade. He takes the post of Care of Magical Creatures instructor at Hogwarts, hoping that being at school with the twins will help make up for his time abroad.

      A detailed personality will come later.
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    Out of Character
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    Other Characters: Shut up.
    How did you hear about us?: Shut up.

    — 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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