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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    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~
    09.30 The AC Approaches
    09.24 We have new Wenches!
    November 1887
    Andrew Bingham
    In Character
    Full Name: Andrew Ferdinand Bingham
    Nicknames: Was called "Andy" as a child, but now goes as "Drew"
    Birthdate: December 20, 1867
    Current Age: Sixteen Years
    Occupation: Hogwarts Student; Charms Club President; Prefect
    Hogwarts House: Hufflepuff
    Wand: English Oak and Phoenix Feather, 11½", Unyielding
    Blood Status: Halfblood
    Social Class: Lower Class
    • John Wesley Bingham, born 1829, father | Andrew's never had a very close relationship with his father, though he's not sure why. His father's never really been the paternal type and seems to hesitate whenever making decisions that revolve around his children, so it can make things a little awkward sometimes. Secretly, his father is a little hesitant to send his two sons back to Hogwarts for their sixth year and doesn't want to see them become more successful than him.

    • America Bingham née Rosenberg, born 1836, mother | When America lost custody of her four children after her first husband died, she became lonely and sad. Luckily, she remarried within a few years and gave birth to three children. Ever since then, she's kept a very close, protective relationship with her three children. Andrew's always felt the pain he knows she has about not knowing the current state of his half-siblings, so he always reminds her that he's never going anywhere.

    • Lorraine Bingham, born 1865, sister | Andrew loves his sister dearly, but the two are just too different in their views to be able to be around each other for very long. They were both sorted into Hufflepuff because of their harmonic and hard-working ways, but Andrew tends to be more of an introvert than his sister, who's an extrovert. Lorraine is jealous that her brothers were able to get their education past their OWLs, but she doesn't hold it against them, nor does she show it.

    • Kenneth Bingham, born 1868, brother | Kenneth and Andrew were born just nine months apart, making them the closest pairing out of the three siblings. Kenneth, like his brother, is going into his sixth year as a Hufflepuff in 1884 and has a sweet heart and tends to fall in love easily. His brother's the one who always tries to keep his mind off the ladies and focused on his schoolwork during the year.
      Andrew has a naturally athletic build, standing a little over five feet, seven inches tall, and weighing one hundred and fifty four pounds. His skin is slightly tanned from all the time he's spent in the sun while living in the slums.

      He has extraordinarily large hands and feet in comparison to the size of his actual body, and he's got some visible muscle on his arms and legs from manual labor he does over the summer. His hair is cropped short and both his hair and eyes are dark brown. He dresses in the average lower class male outfit and wears his robes during the school year. He wields his wand with his right hand.
    • December of 1867 | During the middle of the month, Andrew is born the second son to John Wesley and America Bingham at their small shack in London. He was his father's second child, but his mother's sixth because she'd lost custody of her children once her previous husband passed away, leaving her to fend for herself.

    • August of 1868 | The third and final child of the Bingham family is born, this time a brown-haired son named Kenneth. At first, he looks just like his older brother, but as time ticks by the two start to show differing physical traits. After getting pregnant in October, America has a miscarriage in December.

      April of 1872 | During a routine walk through the empty streets of the small slums his family lived in, Andrew shows his first sign of magic. Luckily, no muggles were around to witness the event, so no action had to be taken to reserve any memories.

    • September of 1876 | Lorraine is the first child to leave home to go to Hogwarts for the year. Like their parents, she is immediately sorted into Hufflepuff and begins her education. She has a knack for Transfiguration, but despises any classes that don't involve actually doing hands-on magic. At first, Andrew thinks that he's going to miss his older sister, but he quite enjoys the peace and quiet once she's gone.

    • Winter of 1877 | The Bingham family packs up their few belongings and moves to the newly-built town of Hogsmeade after being driven from their home by the muggles. They make the slums their home and America gets a job on High Street.

    • Summer & Fall of 1879 | Andrew and Kenneth both receive their acceptance letters to Hogwarts. The two purchase the minimum of school supplies allowed and use some of their father's old robes from his time at Hogwarts, though they do get new wands and the proper books. When September comes, both Bingham boys join their older sister in Hufflepuff and start the year off by making new friends. Andrew immediately takes a liking to his Transfiguration and Defence Against the Dark Arts classes, but he doesn't like his Potions class. He also joins the Dueling and Book Club.

    • May of 1884 | After learning everything he could about magic in the five years he was in school, Andrew prepares to take his OWLs. He cares more about it than a lot of the other students do because he doubts that he'll ever be able to come back, and he puts all his energy and effort into memorizing everything he can from his books. When May comes, he becomes even more nervous, but settles down in time to take his tests. He gets the following scores on his exams:

        ASTRONOMY | A
        CHARMS | O
        HERBOLOGY | A
        POTIONS | P

    • Summer of 1884 | During the summer, the laughing sickness follows the carnival into town, infecting multiple people. At first, Andrew believes that he and his family could never get sick, but all five of his family members end up with the plague for a certain amount of time. Andrew was one of the first to get over the horrible plague, and his older sister was the last one to recover. Not too long after, the fire destroyed Wellingtonshire, leaving Andrew to wonder if it would reach them.
      Andrew is the stereotypical Hufflepuff, being a very hardworking and tolerant individual. He always tries to treat everyone with respect, whether it be his superiors or someone who has it worse than him. He doesn't like arguments and will do everything to avoid them, even if it means lying to get himself out of trouble. He has a very compassionate and kind heart, often lending time he doesn't have to help other people with their problems. He's smarter than you might expect from a Hufflepuff, but in all reality he just knows the importance of getting an education.
    Sample Roleplay Post:
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    Out of Character
    Name: Breezey
    Age: 15
    Contact: PM Mathias Beaumont; AIM: brianne.hawkins
    Other Characters: Too many kill me plz
    How did you hear about us?: Olaf
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    sparkly set by Stefanie <3

    — 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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