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
    Justin Ross
    In Character
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    Full Name: Justin Lachlan Ross
    Nicknames: Almost exclusively called Ross
    Birthdate: April 5th 1846
    Current Age: 38
    Occupation: Squad Chief, DMLE
    Hogwarts House: Ravenclaw
    Wand: 9.5", Red Oak, Unicorn Tail Hair
    Blood Status: Halfblood
    Social Class: Middle
    Family: Henry Murray Ross | Father
    Ainslie Davina Ross nee Something-or-other | Mother
    Benjamin Duncan Ross | Brother
    Elizabeth McKenzie Something nee Ross | Sister
    Harold Kenan Ross | Brother

    Marlena Marian Ross nee Fisk | Wife
    Idris Ross | Son
    Rhiannon Ross | Daughter | 1886
    Appearance: Ross is above average height at 5'10" and very much in shape. He has dark skin, brown eyes, and close-cropped black hair that is just starting to turn silver. Consistently smiling - even as he arrests people - Ross tends to have a non-threatening way of standing, especially when he feels at ease. He has a Scottish accent.
    History: 1846: Ross is born, the first child of Henry and Ainslie Ross. He is a whiny, colicky child that eventually becomes a bright, happy, and inquisitive toddler.
    1849: Ross' first brother, Benjamin, is born. He is rather indifferent to the addition.
    1851: Ross displays magic when he is trying to get a toy down from a shelf and summons it to himself. Ross also begins to continually complain whenever things are not quite fair.
    1854: Ross' only sister, Elizabeth, is born. Ross shows a cursory amount of attention to this new creature but ultimately decides that babies are dreadfully boring until they can play.
    1856: Ross begins actually going by 'Ross' after deciding that Justin is sort of a boring - and so terribly English! - name.
    1857: Ross is invited to Hogwarts. The hat debates between Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff before settling on Ravenclaw; Ross' curiosity is his most driving personality force, over his strong sense of justice.
    1859: Ross picks CoMC and Ghoul Studies as his electives.
    1860: Ben joins his older brother at Hogwarts.
    1861: Harold is born.
    1862: With help from his Head of House, Ross decides that he eventually wants to become a Hit Wizard (he does not have the attention span for three years of auror training) and, after taking his OWL exams, streamlines his courses accordingly. He continues with DADA, Charms, Transfiguration, Herbology, Potions, & Ghoul Studies.
    1864: Ross graduates with decent N.E.W.Ts and joins the Hit Wizard program as a trainee that September.
    1865: Beth goes to Hogwarts. Ross is now a full Hit Wizard and commits himself fully to his job; though he lives with his parents still, they frequently go days on end without seeing him because he is occupying himself with one case or another. He is also nearly unsettlingly cheerful while arresting people both because cheer comes naturally to him and because he thinks it's hilarious.
    1867: Ben finishes Hogwarts and gets a job in business.
    1872: Beth finishes Hogwarts and marries later that year to a man that Ross considers to be sort of boring. That September, Harold goes to Hogwarts.
    1873: Ross' father perishes of scrofungulus. Ross is left with financial responsibility for his mother and for Harold, as well as responsibility for the upkeep of the house in Scotland. Though miserable for a bit, he adapts to the added responsibility after a year or so.
    1874: Beth has a daughter.
    1875: After eleven years in the Department of Magical Law Enforcement, Ross is promoted to Squad Chief of the DMLE law enforcement... squad.... He enjoys the authority - and the rise in paygrade - and takes a somewhat passive hand in leadership, never being one to be overbearing - though god help anyone who irreparably screws up one of their cases.
    1877: After things explode a bit, Ross moves to Hogsmeade. Elizabeth refuses to leave the home of her dead husband Ross checks in on them frequently still. That June he meets Marlena Fisk at her Coming Out Ball and becomes quite infatuated with her even if she is basically his opposite; they marry by the end of the year.
    1878: Marlena bears her first child, a boy named Idris.
    1879: Ross' sister has another daughter. Harold graduates and gets a job in something-or-other.
    1880-1882: Ross and Marlena are happily married even if nothing especially interesting happens. He continues to putter around the DMLE and generally be cheerful and Scottish and awesome.
    1883: Marlena and Ross begin to consider having another child. This is put on hold in 1884 because:
    1884: A plague happens. Marlena's mother dies and so does Beth's boring husband. Ross feels absolutely dreadful for his wife and sister even if he secretly cares more about his MIL than the husband.
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    Out of Character
    Name: Beanie
    Age: 17
    Contact: ehhhh
    Other Characters: [Image: luthergif.gif]
    How did you hear about us?: Lola

    — 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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