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 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~
    Eileen Buchanan
    In Character
    Full Name: Eileen Aine Buchanan
    Nicknames: Leeny, Teeny Leeny
    Birthdate: August 26th, 1862
    Current Age: 23
    Occupation: Leaky Cauldron Waitress
    Residence: London
    Hogwarts House: Hufflepuff dropout
    Wand: 11” Aspen, unicorn hair, slightly yielding
    Blood Status: half
    Social Class: lower
    Sean Buchanan | [1836] father, fisherman
    Evelyn Buchanan nee Cassidy | [1841] | mother, seamstress
    Alana Buchanan | [1865] sister, Hogwarts graduate
    Ceara Buchanan | 1867] sister, Hogwarts student

    Erin Morgan | [1863] cousin
    Kieran Abernathy | [1862] best friend/brother figure
    Appearance: Leeny is as petite as they come. Standing at a miniscule 4’9”, she more than makes up for it in personality. Her hair is a deep brown with tints of red and her eyes a stoney grey. She lacks any semblance of a womanly figure, which she is mildly self conscious about, though pretends otherwise. She’s slender and willowy, though don’t let that fool you, she’d just as soon punch you as serve your liquor. She wears what she can afford and is right-handed.

    8.26.1862 | Eileen Aine is welcomed into the Buchanan family as the first child and daughter. The Buchanans live in Sean’s hometown of Bantry by the bay where Sean is a fisherman and Evelyn a seamstress. They always struggle financially, but never too badly.

    Childhood | Leeny’s first sister is born in 1865 and she is thrilled to have a baby sister. Alana proves to be a lot of fun and the family is joined again by another daughter, Ceara in 1867. This last pregnancy and delivery take their toll on Eve though and they decide three is enough. Eileen displays her first sign of magic in the winter of 1868 when helping her mother in the kitchen. She knocks a bowl of cut vegetables off the table and they freeze midair before hitting the floor. That same year their family gains another member when Eve’s sister drops her daughter Erin off, citing a lack of funds to care for her daughter. The Buchanans happily take in the addition despite the financial burden. Due to their close ages the two get along pretty well, though the tight squeeze of four girls comes out at times. The two are polar opposites, Leeny a tiny torrent of sass and Erin a lovable optimist, but Eileen secretly enjoys their friendship, even if she doesn’t seem to. Her father, a fisherman by trade, is also an avid musician and begins to teach Leeny the fiddle around her 8th birthday. In 1871 some man, claiming to be Erin's father comes to their door flashing a wad of cash and demanding his daughter come with them. The Buchanans are wary and upset, but have no choice as much as it troubles them. Shortly after Leeny becomes a laundress’ apprentice to help bring in money.


    School Year 1873-74 | Leeny is off to Hogwarts and easily sorted into Hufflepuff. She quickly makes friends with other lower class students, though automatically hits it off with Kieran Abernathy as the two are pretty similar. School is a struggle for her, though her mother had taught her to read a write, she feels behind in a lot of aspects.

    School Year 1874-75 | Her second year comes and goes without much ado, though she and Kieran keep up their old shenanigans.

    School Year 1875-76 | Eileen adds Divination and Care of Magical Creatures to her classes. She knows she has to do well in her OWLs to keep going to school, so she puts in a lot of extra effort.

    School Year 1876-77 | Alana comes to Hogwarts and furthers the strain on the family. She proves to be much brighter than Eileen and excels in school. Se

    School Year1877-78 | OWLs come and go, and Leeny scores well enough to continue in school, but with Ceara on her way in the following fall, Leeny decides to end her education there with Kieran so that her sisters can benefit from school.

    Summer 1878 - present Leaving her parents in Bantry, sixteen year old Eileen goes to take on London with Kieran and quickly finds work as a laundress thanks to her previous work experience. She and Key cohabitate for ease and financial reasons and people rarely bother them about it. She takes several odd jobs on the side to make money. In the winter of 1882 she takes up a position at at the Leaky Cauldron as a waitress. Her rough exterior and sass make the job fairly easy for her and the pay really is worth it. Kieran meets some new friends and Eileen naturally befriends them by extension. She starts to harbor feelings for not-Marius though keeps them extremely hidden and keeps up the charade of being one of the guys. Erin comes back into the picture and while happy to see her cousin, she isn’t quite sure what to make of her these days.

    Personality: Leeny very much enjoys being “one of the guys” and is easily considered a tomboy. That said- she does have a hidden soft side and is a bit of a romantic at heart. She has a hard time showing that and any semblance of a feminine side however. She can be very loud and sometimes abrasive, but that’s what you get when you hang out with the crowd that she does. Eileen has very firm ideas on how women should be treated and respected and is therefore a bit of a feminist. She does not quite take activism quite as seriously as the boys, but she does get involved when she’s got particularly strong feelings on a subject. When her Irish temper flares or she is arguing with Kieran over nonsense, Leeny often reverts to Gaelic without noticing. She’s also prone to mixing languages when drunk or gossiping.

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    Out of Character
    Name: Bee
    Age: 27
    Contact: see Elsie
    Other Characters: heh…
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