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.

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    News
    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
     
        
     
    Evelyn Abercrombie
    #1
    In Character
    Full Name: Evelyn Leigh Abercrombie née Pendergast
    Nicknames: Occasionally Evey (Pronounced like Eevee xD)
    Birthdate: November 15th, 1863
    Current Age: Twenty-One
    Occupation: Socialite shut up guys
    Reputation: 5
    Residence: Southampton during the bulk of the year, London during the season.
    Hogwarts House: Slytherin
    Wand: Silver lime, eight inches, with a unicorn tail hair core. Swishy.
    Blood Status: Pureblood
    Social Class: Upper
    Family:
    Elwin Abercrombie, Husband [1850]
    Ares Abercrombie, Son [1884]
    Ambrosia Abercrombie, Daughter [1885]

    Philip Pendergast, Father [1826-1884]
    Olivia Pendergast née Lestrange [1837]
    Regan Pendergast, Brother [1861]
    — Aoife Pendergast née Ward, Sister-in-Law
    — Ramona Pendergast, Niece [1882]
    — Stella Pendergast, Niece [1882]
    — Duncan pendergast, Nephew [1884-1884]
    Linaeve Wilkinson née Pendergast, struck from the family record
    William Pendergast, Brother [1864]
    — Cornelia Pendergast née Lestrange, Sister-in-Law & Cousin [1870]
    — Tacitus Pendergast, Nephew [1885-1885]
    Rosalind Pendergast, Sister [1866]
    Ellory Pendergast, Sister [1867]
    Regina Pendergast, Sister [1883]
    Warrick Pendergast, Brother [1883-1884]

    Albert Pendegast, Paternal Grandfather [1798-1876]
    Rebeka Pendergast née Bludgeon, Paternal Grandmother [1807-1882]
    Reuben Pendergast, Uncle [1828-1884]
    — Atalanta Pendergast née Fawley, Aunt [1840]
    — Emma Macmillan née Pendergast, Cousin [1862], and family
    — Minnie Pendergast, Cousin [1865]
    — Walter Pendergast, Cousin [1867]
    — Samuel Pendergast, Cousin [1870]
    Albert Pendergast Jr., Uncle [1835-1836]
    Helena Macmillan née Pendergast, Aunt [1837]
    — John Macmillan, Uncle [1831]
    — Edward Macmillan, Cousin [1857]
    — Charles Macmillan, Cousin [1860], and family
    — Howard Macmillan, Cousin [1861-1864]
    — Elmer Macmillan, Cousin [1863]
    — Lawrence Macmillan, Cousin [1866-1868]

    William Lestrange, Maternal Grandfather [1763-1879]
    Octavia Lestrange née Yaxley, Maternal Grandmother [1803-1852]
    Klaus Lestrange, Uncle [1801-1875]
    — Silvia Lestrange née Turnbull, Aunt [1819-1884]
    — Orestes Lestrange, Cousin [1836], and family
    &mash; Andromache Lestrange, Cousin [1839], and family
    — Priam Lestrange, Cousin [1844], and family
    Lucius Lestrange, Uncle [1827]
    — Alexandria Lestrange née Rosier, Aunt [1839-1884]
    — Claudius Lestrange, Cousin [1859]
    — Valeria Greengrass née Lestrange, Cousin [1865], and family
    — Cassius Lestrange, Cousin [1866]
    — Cornelia Pendergast née Lestrange, Cousin and Sister-in-Law [1870], and family
    — Seneca Lestrange, Cousin [1873]
    Sebastian Lestrange, Uncle [1830-1882]
    — Annetta Lestrange née Ricci, Aunt [1842]
    — Mirella Lestrange, Cousin [1862]
    — Sebastian Lestrange, Cousin [1865-1884]
    — Priscilla Blishwick née Lestrange, Cousin [1867], and family
    Katharina Selwyn née Lestrange, Aunt [1830]
    — Edric Selwyn, Uncle [1826-1884]
    — Michelle Fawley née Selwyn, Cousin [1850-1884], and family
    — Lucille Callaghan née Selwyn, Cousin [1856-1884], and family
    — Nephele Lestrange née Selwyn, formerly Thicknesse, Cousin [1858], and family
    — Kimon Slewyn, Cousin [1862]
    — Noelle Macmillan née Selwyn, Cousin [1865-1885], and family
    Tybalt Lestrange, Uncle [1834]
    — Igraine Lestrange née Selwyn, Aunt [1837-1866]
    — Tiberius Lestrange, Cousin [1864]
    — Tatiana Lestrange, Cousin [1866]
    Mariana Macnair née Lestrange, Aunt [1840]
    — Eustace Macnair, Uncle [1834]
    — Valerian Macnair, Cousin [1861-1884]
    — Agrimony Macnair, Cousin [1864-1885]
    — Betony Macnair, Cousin [1864-1885]
    — Yarrow Macnair, Cousin [1868]
    — Germander Macnair, Cousin [1871]
    — Sage Macnair, Cousin [1872]
    — Mandragora Macnair, Cousin [1885]

    Rapunzel, Turkish Angora [1883]
    Appearance:
    Much to her distress, Evelyn is taller than her mother, though it brings her comfort that Rosalind is even taller still. At five feet, two inches, Evelyn is decidedly average in stature, her once willowy build softened somewhat by childbirth. She moves with impeccable posture and grace, having endured a particularly severe governess who had cracked down on her slouching. Her blond locks are more Yaxley than anything, but she has Uncle Lucius’ pronounced nose and Aunt Helena’s grey eyes, reassuring her that she is most certainly a member of her family (as if she could ever doubt her mother’s virtue!)

    She never wears anything that is not decidedly fashionable, as she considers her outward appearance to be a reflection both upon her husband and her upbringing. She is never to be seen without her wedding ring, and is rarely seen with a wand. Evelyn is Right-handed.
    History:
    1863 | Autumn sees Evelyn born the third child and second daughter to Philip and Olivia Pendergast.

    1864 | Her brother, William, is born.

    1866 | Rosalind is born. At three the quiet Evelyn is very attached to her mother, and so distressed when her mother must begin her confinement and stop being mobile. She resents her sister for this until she is old enough (six or seven) to know better.

    1867 | Ellory is born and is slightly less reprehensible than Rosalind.

    1870 | Sick of her harpy of a governess being so harsh, Evelyn transfigures the woman’s nose into a beak.

    1872 | The twins depart for Hogwarts. Evelyn is surprised to hear that Regan is sorted into Gryffindor, as much of the family traditionally favors Slytherin.

    1873 | All hell breaks loose when Mama finds out Lina has been playing quidditch. Evelyn promises herself never to do something so ridiculous.

    1875 | Evelyn leaves for Hogwarts, and is not at all surprised to be placed in Slytherin with her sister Linaeve. She is distressed to realize how steadily different her sister is growing from her earlier images of her.

    1876 | William comes to Hogwarts and is sorted into Hufflepuff.

    1877 | The family moves to Hogsmeade which, at the time, Evelyn considered to be something of a backwater. In her third year, Evey picks up Ancient Runes, though has never been the academic sort and would rather not pick up anything. Rosalind joins her in Slytherin. Lina is Head Girl!

    1878 | Regan begins playing quidditch professionally. Mama and Papa are cool towards Lina, though Evey does not know why. Ellory is sorted into Gryffindor.

    1879 | Not the best year. Grandfather William dies in May. Just before her fifth year, her school letter arrives...and does not contain a prefect’s badge. Devastated that she has surely disappointed her mother, she is rather morose when she returns to Hogwarts that fall, only to learn that an American has been chosen over her! Lina gets married, probably the only good thing to happen in 1879.

    1880 | Evelyn’s OWL scores leave much to be desired. In September, she returns to school taking only potions, herbology, and charms. To add insult to injury, William is accompanied to school by his shiny new prefect’s badge.

    1881 | Rosalind is named prefect. If Evelyn did not have a complex before, she certainly does now. Lina has a baby, but he dies. Papa is named Chief Warlock of the Wizengamot.

    OWL SCORES

    ASTRONOMY A
    ANCIENT RUNES D
    CHARMS E
    DEFENCE AGAINST THE DARK ARTS P
    HERBOLOGY E
    HISTORY OF MAGIC A
    POTIONS O
    TRANSFIGURATION P


    1882 | Regan marries Aoife Ward. While she knows her mother is not over the moon at the match, Evey is quietly happy for her brother, as she sees how happy Aoife makes him. April sees everything utterly ruined, though, when Linaeve makes a mockery of her marriage, herself, and her family—leaving each and every member of the family touched in some fashion. After she is disowned, Evey is informed that she has always been the eldest Pendergast daughter, and that she should set straight anyone who says differently. Evelyn sits her NEWTs (does quite well when one takes into account the circumstances) before making her debut into society; given that she is not a prefect, she does not attend the Hogwarts ball and instead has a private one—especially given what happened with her sister. Ellory is, by some miracle, named prefect in spite of Lina’s transgressions. But the icing on the cake of utter disbelief is the fact that her mother is somehow pregnant, at her age!

    NEWT SCORES

    CHARMS P
    HERBOLOGY A
    POTIONS A


    1883 | In January, Evelyn becomes Mrs. Elwin Abercrombie in a union arranged by her father. It does not take her long to decide that they are very well matched indeed, and she even goes as far as to thank her father for his excellent judgement. Olivia almost dies delivering twins in February. Rosalind is named Head Girl.

    1884 | Evelyn is proud to announce the arrival of her firstborn—a son, no less! Unfortunately, this is also the year that seemingly half of her family kicks the bucket. Ellory is named Head Girl. With this, not only is Evey the only Pendergast not to have been a prefect save for Regan, the Quidditch Captain, but the only Pendergast daughter—including the ill-fated Lina!—not to be named Head Girl. The thought is even more distressing than the deaths of some of her relatives, though did not come close to the loss of her father. Her mother opens a finishing school in the autumn.

    1885 | Auntie Mariana has a daughter in what Evelyn thinks is a poorly attempted imitation of Olivia’s own late-in-life pregnancy, though she’s too polite to say anything about it. In February, Evelyn has a daughter of her own, called Ambrosia.

    1886 | Rosalind marries Mathias Beaumont.

    1887 | In January, Evelyn miscarries a baby boy.
    Personality:
    PERFECTIONIST — COMPETATIVE — INSECURE — POLITE — SOFT-SPOKEN


    Detailed to come, as per.

    SKILLS
    — Fluent in French, Italian, and German. Attempting to learn Russian.
    — Tone deaf, but excellent at sketching.
    — Designs many of her own clothing in conjunction with her lady’s maid and favourite seamstress.
    — Particularly good at potions.
    NOTES
    — Prone to anxiety, panic attacks.
    — Unable to produce a patronus.
    — Second under Rufina Mulciber in the Witches of Hogsmeade Hospital Association, a fundraising group.
    — Member of The Lady Morgana.
    — Occasionally volunteers her time as a chaperon at her mother’s school.
    — Lady’s maid occasionally stands in for her at functions when Evelyn feels she ‘can’t cope’ #polyjuicewins
    Sample Roleplay Post:
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    Out of Character
    Name: Kayte
    Age: 24. Took me three tries to get that right.
    [Image: CMxc4as.png]
    set by soph <3
    #2
    APPLICATION ACCEPTED!


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    Beanie @Cassius Lestrange
    Rosa @Gertrude Baker

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