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
    Sophie Hathaway
    Full Name: Sophie Judith Hathaway
    Nicknames: n.a
    Birthdate: July 15, 1869
    Current Age: 15
    Occupation: (still recovering)
    Reputation: 2
    Residence: London
    Hogwarts House: squib
    Wand: squib
    Blood Status: pureblood
    Social Class: Middle
    Family: (disowned); Lillian (best friend/sister), Juliana (unofficially adopted mother), James (unofficially adopted father), Julius (adopted brother)
    Appearance: She has a slim figure, and has pale white skin. Her hair is down to her waist. She prefers to keep it up in a French-braid. Her hair is light brown, with a sun streaked blond tint. Her eyes are a icy blue. She writes with her left hand and is about 5'0" in height. She looks unhealthy, due to being malnourished for two years.


    15 July, 1869 • Sophie is born as the second child of the Hathaway family
    15 March, 1872 • Joyce has a miscarriage
    9 April, 1874 • Rosemary is born
    20 June, 1877 • Family moves to Hogsmeade
    8 February, 1878 • Alethea turns 11; huge party for her sister
    01 August, 1878 • Meets Lillian, a Muggle, who becomes her best friend (her older brother is a Muggleborn); they meet in Diagon (while gathering Hogwarts supplies for her sister)
    1 September 1878 • Sister leaves for Hogwarts; receives a letter about the house she was sorted into: Slytherin

    February 1879 • Father died of Scarlet Fever; Alethea turns 12; her father's death hits her harder than the others; mother treats her differently as a result

    July-August: it's confirmed she is a Squib (Though she thought her magic was just a late bloomet) and she doesn't receive any better treatment from her mother; she gets into an argument with Alethea; Sophie is disowned (she thinks it was due to the argument with Alethea); lives with her friend's parents; explains her situation and thag she won't be going to Hogwarts

    November: starts feeling like she's intruding on Lillian's family; debates on running away and live on the streets, Lillian talks her out of it.

    December: starts to feel extremely homesick and wishes she could go home

    February: realises she's missing her elder sister's birthday for the first time since she could remember
    March: realises she hasn't been back in the Wizarding World for several months; still feels out of place in the Muggle world (not being able to talk freely about magic)
    July-September: adoptive family talks about moving to America, Juliana and James decide against it due to not wanting to interrupt their children's schooling

    January: while out shopping with her new family, they get mugged, Lillian, Juliana, and James are killed in the process; She's taken as a prisoner.
    July: she tries to escape via running, it doesn't work; she awaits her punishment
    September: it's clear she's expecting
    April: she gives birth to a son, whom is stillborn; by this point she is used to wearing anything, being abused by anyone her captures give her too (this includes creatures, for one of those whom took her was a vampyre), she can't remember what happens to her (blackouts) after a certain point

    December, 1884: It's clear she's pregnant again (Due: May 1885); she feels like she isn't even human.

    February, 1885: she breaks free (more like she was let free for unknown reasons) and is found in the country with unkempt hair, wild eyes, and is mumbling incoherently; Julius is linked to her due to someone recognitising her as one of their households, he starts taking care of her; she isn't mentally ready for the world
    March, 1885: she is shown their graves, it's also when people see that she is expecting a child; she retracts farther into herself and doesn't leave the house

    Personality: [Optional for originals, required for Canons]
    Sample Roleplay Post:

    Sophie felt tears prick her eyes as she gazed at the gravestones. Why hadn't she been killed as well? She was with them, at the time. Guilt plagued her heart, it ran through her vains. How could she survive? They had taken her in, forced her to learn when she hadn't wanted to. They taught her how to survive in the world in which she now lived.

    She shuddered at the death date on the graves. 19 January, 1883. She'd been held hostage for over two years. The grief should have long since passed over her. But it hadn't, for she hadn't had the chance to grief.

    Name: Safire
    Age: 18
    Contact: PM
    Other Characters: Alethea Hathaway
    How did you hear about us?

    — 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 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

    — 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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