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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  • History Lists
  • Occupations
  • Census
  • Adoptables
  • Hogwarts '87
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  • 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.
    Lucy Hinton
    In Character
    Full Name: Lucinda Hinton
    Nicknames: Lucy
    Birthdate: February 8, 1866
    Current Age: 18 years
    Occupation: Secretary to Gulliver Doran
    Reputation: 5
    Residence: The Slums, Hogsmeade
    Hogwarts House: Slytherin
    Wand: Elm, 13 in., springy, Dragon Heartstring. Right handed.
    Blood Status: Half-Blood
    Social Class: Lower

    Father. Walter Hinton. b. 1840. half-blood.
    Mother. Anne Hinton nee Lawrence. b. 1846. pureblood.
    Brother. Caleb Hinton. b. 1870. half-blood.

    Standing at only five feet, Lucy doesn't have the most intimidating presence. She is relatively well-proportioned for her height, at least. She has a somewhat round, pale face, framed by long red hair. Her eyes are blue. Her nose is a bit small, though this is perhaps made up for by a set of full lips. Typically, she favors neither muggle nor magical fashion, preferring to wear whichever makes the most practical sense at the time.
    1866. Lucy is born the oldest child of Walter and Anne Hinton. The family lives in a small flatin London.

    1870. Lucy is joined by a brother, Caleb. She takes her older sisters duties very seriously, though her parents don't let her do much of anything for fear she'll accidentally hurt him--she is only four, after all. Later on in the year, Lucy shows her first sign of magic.

    1872. Walter managed to find a better job and the family moves to a slightly bigger flat in a slightly less shady area of London. Lucy, for her part, is thrilled to only have to share a bedroom with one person now instead of four.

    1875. Another new job, this one considerably better than the previous ones, and the family moves again. They're still poor, but no longer dirt poor. The distinction is, of course, very important.

    1877. The family moves one last time to Hogsmeade, and are assured that this is the last move, honest. Lucy does her best to believe this. At any rate, in the fall she's off to Hogwarts, where she is quickly sorted into Slytherin. Lucy doesn't care particularly for school, but she doesn't do terribly or embarrass herself, so there's that.

    1879. For her third year, Lucy chooses to add Ancient Studies to her classes. It is the only class that doesn't seem horribly dull to her.

    1881. When it comes time for Caleb to go to Hogwarts, it causes a bit of a problem. The family can only really afford to send one child at a time. It is decided that Caleb will go and Lucy will stay at home, an arrangement she isn't too fussed about. Instead, she goes to work with her father, becoming something of errand girl. She doesn't like this much more than she liked school, but at least she gets paid for it. The money goes directly to her family, but still, money is money.

    1883. Having come of age, Lucy becomes a bit tired of running around for her father and seeks other employment. She learns of a secretary position at the Daily Prophet and applies. She isn't stupid, isn't afraid of a bit of hard work, and not at all above being charming and whatever else she needs to be. It comes with a price, though--she thinks Gulliver Doran is an absolute nincompoop. But she gets paid, so there's that.

    1884. The Hintons manage to survive this blight of a year. Lucy considers moving to Timbuktu because clearly Hogsmeade is a death trap. Realizes she can't afford to travel that far.

    1885. Still working for Doran, and most likely will until someone offers her more money to do something else. Has gained a certain distaste for howlers.
    • Hard-working
    • Determined
    • Ambitious
    • Practical
    • Street smart
    • Not especially book smart
    Sample Roleplay Post: See, I'd love to, but I've got this thing...
    Out of Character
    Name: Steph
    Age: 26
    Contact: PMs
    Other Characters: See CML
    How did you hear about us?: I went through the wardrobe.
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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
    unless you're related to him, work under him, or are a mudblood, lucius is actually very friendly. your character might find him intimidating, but would not consider him a giant dick, esp. if they are also a UCPB.
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