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~
    Virginia Carmichael
    In Character
    Full Name: Virginia Betrys Carmichael
    Nicknames: Ginny
    Birthdate: January 7th, 1863
    Current Age: 21
    Occupation: Debutante
    Hogwarts House: Ravenclaw Alumna
    Wand: Hazel. 12½ inches. Thestral hair. Swishy.
    Blood Status: Halfblood; Werewolf
    Social Class: Upper Class
    Brandon Carmichael, Father [1828]
    Elizabeth Carmichael née Teague [1840]
    Elliot Carmichael, Brother [1859]
    George Carmichael, Brother [1866]

    Colwyn Carmichael, Grandfather [1794-1882]
    Margery Carmichael née Jernigan, Grandmother [1807]
    James Carmichael, Uncle [1830]
    — Morwenna Carmichael née Vaughan, Aunt [1839]
    — Gawain Carmichael, Cousin [1858]
    — Tegan Sterne née Carmichael, Cousin [1860], and family
    — Gwenda Carmichael, Cousin [1864]
    — Elaine Carmichael, Cousin [1866]
    — Tristan Carmichael, Cousin [1867]
    Dylan Carmichael, Uncle [1836-1852]

    Gethin Teague, Grandfather [1799-1881]
    Elizabeth Teague née Moran, Grandmother [1818]
    Aneirin Teague, Uncle [1830]
    — Cerys Teague née Carstairs, Aunt [1840]
    — Grigor Teague, Cousin [1875-1876]
    — Iona Teague, Cousin [1865]
    — Deryn Teague, Cousin [1867-1867]
    — Eira Teague, Cousin [1870-1870]
    Alis Teague, Aunt [1836]
    Though she cannot, in good conscience, quite be called short, Ginny is still smaller than the average, at just a hair above five feet. She is quite blessed in that she has natural curves, but her uncooperative dark brown waves, she feels, more than balances this out. Virginia possesses equally brown eyes (she would much prefer green, as she feels them more glamorous) set in her round face, and dresses in the latest styles in the efforts of attracting a husband*. She is right-handed.

    As a wolf, her coat is a tawny color.
    1863 | Virginia is the second child added to the Carmichael family. Any concern, however small, that Elliot might have resented a younger sibling is quickly dispelled when he takes immediately to the child.

    1866 | George is born. Three by now, Virginia is quite fascinated with the young arrival, and promptly declares Hestia (her favourite doll) to be her ‘baby’. She proves from a young age to be well-suited to the role of mother—fortunate, given her circumstances. A two-year-old Cousin Gwenda attempts to steal the ‘baby’, and Ginny’s first act of magic is to summon the doll back to her…and then give her young cousin an earful. This is their first (and certainly not last) quarrel, but also marks the pair as well on their way to friendship.

    1870 | Elliot receives his Hogwarts letter in the summer, and departs for Slytherin House in September. Though well-suited to the role of ‘oldest’ sibling, Ginny misses her brother terribly and always eagerly awaits his return for the holidays.

    1874 | (A long) Four years after Elliot’s departure, Ginny receives her own letter. With great enthusiasm she joins in on the school supply run, purchasing her wand, cauldron, and other odds and ends. Her favourite shop, however, proves to be Flourish and Blotts by a landslide, and she is reluctant to leave for the (comparable) tedium of purchasing a conical hat. September sees her sorted into Ravenclaw, and she finds she adjusts to school life fairly easily—though she knows it would have been much more of a struggle had she not had Elliot to look after her.

    1875 | Ginny is disappointed when Gwenda doesn’t join her in Ravenclaw, though knows that her cousin would be ill-suited to the more studious house.

    1876 | In her third year, she adds Ancient Runes and Divination to her roster.

    1877 | Elliot graduates from Hogwarts just in time for George to begin. The youngest Carmichael is sorted into Gryffindor.

    1879 | Ginny writes her OWLs and receives admirable scores. Her high grade in Divination proves suspect, however, as she does not predict the tragedy that would follow.

    An evening walk on the grounds not long after the receipt of her scores sees Virginia mauled (and her chaperon killed) by a roving werewolf. Though she is fortunate enough to retain her life, it is one very much changed. Virginia is unable to return to Hogwarts, and all three Carmichael children swear an Unbreakable Vow never to willfully reveal her new condition. She would continue to attend family functions for appearances’ sake, and her parents were careful to have her seen about town—lest anyone think anything untoward!—but Ginny bean to keep largely to herself, outside of family and the closest of friends.

    Ancient Runes ----------------------- A
    Astronomy ---------------------------- E
    Charms --------------------------------- O
    Defence Against the Dark Arts ------ A
    Divination ----------------------------- E
    Herbology ----------------------------- O
    History of Magic --------------------- E
    Potions --------------------------------- A
    Transfiguration ---------------------- E

    1881 | The year she would have made her debut, her parents surprised her by announcing that she was to have a private coming out ball! Virginia was thrilled—she had been terribly anxious that she could not marry because of her affliction, and saw the gesture as a sign that everything would be alright. She was a modest success in her first season, and though she had thought one young suitor sure to propose, he had moved on to another by the new year.

    1883 | Not for the first time, Virginia thinks she’s soon to get an offer of marriage, only for the gentleman in question to become entirely disinterested instead. She begins to worry if there are rumours about her abrupt departure from Hogwarts after all, but no one who she trusts enough to ask knows (or will divulge) anything of the sort.

    1884 | Virginia is relieved to be outside of Hogsmeade when the quarantine hits, and cannot imagine what those with her affliction trapped in the small town must be thinking. Save for a reduction in social functions and a distinct lack of extended family, her summer proves to be much the same as those that proceeded it. She does, however, bemoan the lack of a proper “season” this year, convinced that if she wasn’t ‘good enough’ at 18, she surely won’t be at 22!

    Detailed to come eventually. Maybe.

    * Virginia was not quite so fixated on marriage as she is now until a school friend a year her senior declared herself “doomed to spinsterdom” at twenty-one, and now Ginny is not convinced that she is ‘safe’ either.
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    — 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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