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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    12.08 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~
    December 1887
    SWP7 is live!
    12.01-12.24 Secret Swap
    12.02-01.06 Posting Wizard
    12.09 Hogwarts Hogsmeade Visit
    Pettigrew Annual Quidditch Party
    12.13 The 1887 MoM Election
    12.13-12.24 12 Days of Charming
    12.21 Christmas Dance
    And More!
    Lieselotte Westenburg
    In Character
    Full Name: Lieselotte Gabriele Westenburg
    Nicknames: Liesel
    Birthdate: May 29th, 1869
    Current Age: 15
    Reputation: 5
    Residence: Wellingtonshire
    Hogwarts House: Gryffindor
    Wand: Beech, 10”, sturdy, one hippogriff feather
    Blood Status: Halfblood
    Social Class: Upperclass
    ♦ Amandus Westenburg [1804-present] Father
    ➺ By his first wife Eleanor [1816-1836] Alban [1835-40]
    ➺ By his second wife Felicity [1823-1851] Berthold [1842], Clara [1844], Diana [1847], Emmerich [1851-1885], Ferdinand [1851]
    ➺ By his third wife Catherine [1830-1852] Georg [1852-1885]
    ➺ By his fourth wife Mary [1833-1860] Henrik [1855], Ignatz [1856], Justus [1858]
    ➺ By his fifth wife Antonella [1847-1879] Klaus [1868],
    ➺ By his sixth wife Jane [1866-present] Magdalena [1883]

    Appearance: Lieselotte has soft, dark features, not the more angular features she admires on her mother and numerous half-siblings. She finds her features to be quite childish, and hopes that her babyfat will fall away as she gets older. Her hair is chocolate brown and often a little unruly. Her eyes are a deep brown like her mother and brother’s. When she’s not concentrating, her face tends to take on a resting oblivious look that she tries to control by being conscious of it. While her face is innocent, her body has been developing quickly… something she is also very conscious and a bit embarrassed about.
    She hasn’t grown an inch since she was 12, so she figures she’s done growing at a short 4'11". She’s right handed. She’s often pursing her lips together when deep in thought, a smile crease between her eyebrows. She speaks in a quiet voice, but she has a clear ringing laugh that carries.

    She dresses well when she’s not in her school robes. Her father puts up money for his children to have all the latest fashions, but Liesel really just has a few that she adores and would wear always if given the chance.

    As she’s gotten older, she’s realized the details of her mother’s relationship with her father and how she came to be. Antonella – a gorgeous Spaniard – seduced Amandus Westenburg while he was in Spain on holiday. He brought her back to England, and she was pregnant with Klaus not that long afterward. She was born a year later, and suddenly became the youngest sibling of 11 children. Of course, she didn’t know or care when she was a toddler. Her brother and her used to play about the house, and were occasionally bothered by some fighting, or some of the older siblings. Mostly they were doted on, despite how their siblings felt about Antonella.

    As they got older, they were protective of their mother and began to resent their siblings who seemed to dislike her so. Klaus adored their mother, and he protected Liesel. She began to rely on him always being there, and the three of them became quite a close knit little family amidst the larger one.

    Liesel’s first act of magic happens when she’s 6. She accidently makes a few of her older brother Justus’ books come to life and fold themselves into elaborate origami shapes. They think they can fix it, but when she’s scared about what she’s done, she panicks and two of the books tear themselves into pieces.

    When magic is discovered, they move from London into Hogsmeade, where they’re suddenly surrounded by magic people. Their house is gigantic. She feels she should be annoyed at the change, because her brother seems to be, but secretly she’s rather pleased.

    Antonella died in 1879. Liesel was, of course, devastated, as was her brother. Klaus became more protective of his sister, but shortly after all of this transpires, it’s his turn to leave for Hogwarts and she’s left at home. She becomes rather quiet without him there, only becoming herself again when he returns during the winter vacation.

    Then, the next year, it is her turn to attend Hogwarts. She hopes to be sorted into Slytherin, like her brother. While waiting to be sorted, she meets some nice people from other houses. In particular, a girl from Gryffindor. Her opinion was swayed just enough that the sorting hat put her in Gryffindor, and she was both excited and appalled.

    As time went by, she made many friends in Gryffindor and she’s begun to rely on herself, rather then her brother.
    In 1882 at Christmas, it’s announced that their father has found a new wife. She’s young. Not much younger than she herself, and she feels a little bit sick at the thought. Klaus doesn’t seem impressed either, and they spend many nights that holiday whispering to each other in secret.

    During the following summer break, Liesel is wandering through the house alone. Or, she thinks she is alone. She hears strange noises and goes to investigate. She stumbles upon her new step-mother and her half-brother Justus kissing and… well… she flushes at the memory of what she caught them doing. She ran, and Justus ran after her. He told her not to tell anyway, and she felt a little sorry for him, because the whole thing was really rather stupid. She told him she would keep it secret… which she has, to this day.

    Magdalena is born, and Liesel suddenly isn’t the youngest in the family anymore. She’s torn, because the baby is so cute. She wonders if the baby is really their fathers, or if it’s Justus’. She’s keeping an eye out for similarities, though realizes it would be difficult to tell…

    In 1884 the plague hits. Two of her siblings are struck ill, and her step-mother. Liesel worries about the baby. In fact, she takes it upon herself – when she’s not at school – to coddle the baby with attention. Their house is also damaged in the fire, but they rebuild quickly.

    1885 and the disaster at the ministry kills both Emmerich and Georg.

    Out of Character
    Name: Rori
    Age: 27
    Contact: PM @Shaymon Ross or skype
    Other Characters: :3
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    We also have a 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.

    Buddy System Leaders:
    Beanie @Cassius Lestrange
    Rosa @Gertrude Baker

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    — 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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