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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    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
    Protego Lochrin
    In Character
    Full Name: Protego Greer Lochrin
    Nicknames: TBD
    Birthdate: August 3, 1855
    Death Date: July 11, 1884
    Current Age: 29 Years
    Race: Ghost
    Occupation: General Nuisance and Occasional Chaperone
    Reputation: N/A
    Residence: Scotland
    Social Class: N/A
    Father. Patronus Lochrin VI, b. 1821
    Mother. Anne Lochrin, nee Fleming, b. 1828
    Brother. Patronus Lochrin VII. b. 1852
    Twin Brother. Fianto Lochrin. b. 1855
    Sister. Isla --- nee Lochrin. b. 1863
    --- + Family
    Sister. Fidelia Lochrin, b. 1867
    Protego appears much as he did in life, with thick brown hair and blue eyes, set in a long angular face. In life, he stood at a rather tall five foot eleven inches, though now he floats at whatever height he really pleases--usually the normal one, as otherwise he can't annoy talk to people as easily. He perpetually wears the muggle clothes that he wore at his death. He liked how they fit his rather lanky form better than robes on the whole. He was right handed when he was alive.
    1855. Protego is born the second son and child to Patronus and Anne Lochrin. He is followed a bit later by his twin, Fianto. Protego is a very cheerful baby, something that sticks with him.

    1859. Protego displays his first sign of magic by turning a weed in the garden into a flower. This pleases him greatly, though he's less pleased when he can't make it happen on command all the time.

    1863. Isla is born and gets a normal name, which Protego thinks is just unfair. Patronus also goes off to Hogwarts and is sorted into Slytherin.

    1866. Protego (and Fianto) leave for Hogwarts. When it comes to Protego's turn under the Sorting Hat, there's a bit of deliberation before he's finally placed in Slytherin. Protego can't really be bothered one way or the other, to be honest. His opinion of school is pretty neutral. He does all right in classes, though he stays somewhere firmly in the middle of the pack, and mostly enjoys making friends.

    1867. Fidelia is born. Protego isn't too fussed at the time, since he's at school, but he is pleased that she at least got an odd-ish name. He was genuinely afraid that only the boys in the family would end up with comically strange names, and that just didn't seem fair to his eleven year old brain.

    1868. For his third year, Protego takes Care of Magical Creatures and Ancient Runes as his electives.

    1871. Protego sits his OWLs and does reasonably okay. He chooses to continue on with Defense Against the Dark Arts, Potions, Charms and Ancient Runes.

    1873. Protego (and Fianto) graduate from Hogwarts. Protego goes to work for the family shop, and pretty quickly makes it his mission to expand the shop. He maybe goes a little overboard, but his heart's in the right place, mostly, so there's that.

    1874. Isla leaves for Hogwarts.

    1875. His father hands over the shop to his brother. Protego would be annoyed about this except that it makes the most sense and Patronus isn't a total failure.

    1876. Protego is annoyed, however, when his brother hires a manager who isn't him. There is some sulking. In the end he mostly just continues on with what he's been doing and eventually decides that actual management would just be a distraction. Also, Protego is not very good at being a sulker.

    1877. Marvelous year for business, really, Protego sees zero things wrong with this year.

    1878. Fidelia leaves for Hogwarts and is sorted into Slytherin.

    1880. Protego moves to Hogsmeade, intent on looking into expanding the family shop there. It just makes the most sense, what with so many people living there now. Also he might have started to be a bit annoying, but Protego insists that that's only because he's one hundred percent right.

    1882. Isla gets married.

    1884. Bit of a mixed bag, really. On the one hand, chaos is excellent for business. Protego quite likes that bit, really. On the other hand, he is stuck in the quarantine zone for the summer, and is therefore at home when fire tears through. At least he died mostly from the smoke inhalation--or at least he doesn't remember being on fire. He's sure that that is a thing one doesn't forget. When faced with the sudden choice of whether to stay or go, Protego chooses to stay. He still has things to do! Yes, all right, it's harder now, but, ever the optimist, even in death, he is quick to point out that he doesn't have to waste time eating or sleeping now, which really does free up his schedule. Also he would be lying if he said he didn't enjoy being a nuisance to his family. He'd rather they be annoyed by him than mourn him.

    1885. Present day. Protego is still getting used to being a ghost, and he does miss being alive, but there's not really anything he can do about that, so he makes the most of it.
    • Aggressively cheerful
    • Ambitious
    • Family oriented--even if he still likes yanking their chain, so to speak.
    • Stubborn
    • Easy-going
    • Optimistic
    Sample Roleplay Post: [At least a paragraph]
    Out of Character
    Name: Steph
    Age: 26
    Contact: PM Henry Berkwood
    Other Characters: See CML
    How did you hear about us?: idk, man.
    Protego appears perpetually twenty-eight.

    — 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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