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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  • Buddy System
  • History Lists
  • Occupations
  • Census
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  • Hogwarts '87
  • CML
  • Daily Prophet
  • Witch Weekly
  • Lonely Threads
  • House Points
  • 1887
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    01.11 I've got a bit of a reputation...
    01.06 AC underway, and a puzzle to solve!
    01.01 Happy new year! Have some announcements of varying importance.
    12.31 Enter the Winter Labyrinth if you dare!
    12.23 Professional Quidditch things...
    12.21 New stamp!
    12.20 Concerning immortality
    12.16 A heads up that the Secret Swap deadline is fast approaching!
    12.14 Introducing our new Minister of Magic!
    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.
    Tom Grant [DONE]
    In Character
    Full Name: Thomas Jonathon Grant
    Nicknames: Tom, Tommy
    Birthdate: April 10, 1867
    Current Age: 18 Years
    Occupation: Seventh Year First Year A-I-T
    Residence: Glasgow when not in Hogwarts
    Hogwarts House: Slytherin
    Wand: walnut, 12", unyielding, selkie hair
    Blood Status: Halfblood
    Social Class: Middle
    Jonathan Grant; Father; 47
    Catherine Grant nee ____; Mother; 40
    Anna Grant; Elder Sister; 21; Soon to be played by Val
    Toms hair is dark. He has heterochromia and so one of his eyes is brown while the other is halfbrown and blue.. He is right handed. He dresses in clothing that falls on the more fashionable end of middle class clothing styles. His clothing is always immaculate as Tom has a distate for looking sloppy. He stands at an average five feet, seven inches and has a muscular sort of build.
    In 1794, George Grant, a young middle class third son, had the idea to open a clothing shop that catered to all genders and ages in Glasgow as well as to both muggles and wizards alike. The main floor of the shop holds the muggle part of the shop, all of whom are utterly unaware of the second floor of the shop that houses robes, cloaks and other sorts of wizardwear. The second floor only makes itself visible to those with magical blood due to the handy use of the muggle repelling charm. For added security measure, the Grants also routinely cast the disillusionment charm. The shop was met with enough success to keep the Grants in a comfortable middle class lifestyle. It is passed down from son to son unless there are no sons, in which case, it is to be passed down to the daughter though such an incidence has yet to occur.
    1867: Tom is born, the second child and first son of Jonathon and Catherine Grant, a middle class couple. From the start, he proves to be a rather bright child.
    1872: First signs of magic are displayed when Tom changes the color of a dress he probably thought was garish.
    1874: Anna goes to Hogwarts.
    1878-79: Tom goes off to Hogwarts and is sorted into Slytherin after the hat has a small debate between Ravenclaw and Slytherin. In his first year, he meets and befriends fellow Slytherins. He rarely socializes beyond those in his own house.
    80-81: Tom picks up Ancient Studies and Ancient Runes as his electives.
    81-82: In his fourth year, he develops the desire to be an auror, something he only shared with Anna at the time. She supports him in this, causing already somewhat close siblings to bond even more.

    Anna tries her hand at simply being a debutante but finds the entire thing disagreeable. She soon begins working in Grants. A barely noticeable rift between the siblings and their parents becomes even more evident when they put down Anna and Toms ideas for the expansion of Grants.
    82-83: As Tom is preparing to take his OWLs, he reveals his goal aspirations to his parents who highly disapprove, causing an already existing rift between parents and children to grow even more. They eventually all come to the agreement that if Tom succeeds in the studies needed to be an auror, he can go through the training program and then take over the shop. Tom agrees to this but he and Anna secretly make other plans that suit them both worlds better than their parents plans for them.
    84-85: Tom settles into his seventh year, still chillin' like a villain with the Anacondas and continuing with his and Annas plans to double cross their own parents.
    1885: Tom graduates and becomes an auror in training.

    Sample Roleplay Post:
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    Out of Character
    Name: Emma
    Age: 26
    Contact: AIM/PM/Cbox
    has heterochromia; one eye is blue, the other is halfbrown,halfblue
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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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