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
    Sydney Podmore
    In Character
    Full Name: Sydney Paddington Podmore
    Nicknames: Syd, siblings sometimes call him Paddington
    Birthdate: November 7th, 1850
    Current Age: 34
    Occupation: Assistant Head, Creature-Induced Injuries, St. Mungo’s
    Reputation: ★★★★★ (5)
    Residence: London
    Hogwarts House: Former Sytherin
    Wand: 12” vine, phoenix feather
    Blood Status: half
    Social Class: upper
    Sylvester Podmore | [1813] father, Retired Beast Division, Dept RCMC
    Virginia Podmore née Walsh | [1825] mother
    Hudson Podmore | [1847] brother and family
    Valerie ----- née Podmore | [1852] sister and family
    Clinton Podmore | [1856] brother, Beast Division Head, Dept RCMC
    Vera Podmore | [1863] sister, debutante, Hospital Welcome Witch

    Henry Podmore [1807] uncle and family

    Stella Beauregard née Walsh [1838] aunt and family

    Appearance: Syd stands at a fairly unimpressive 5’9”, though it is taller than most men. His hair is a rich honey brown and his eyes a clear blue. It is more often than not that he is sporting some kind of facial hair, but mostly because he forgets to shave. His build is rather broad, but healthy-looking and he dresses casually professional for work, though a bit better now that he is assistant head. He is right handed.

    11.7.1850 | Another bouncing baby boy joins the Podmore family, they name him Sydney after a relative on his mother’s side.

    1852 | This time a girl is born to Virginia and Sylvester, named Valerie. She is immediately doted upon and loved.

    1856 | What Sylvester and Virginia thought would be their last child is welcomed into the family, another boy named Clinton.

    1858 | Hudson goes off to Hogwarts. A jealous Sydney sets his drapes on fire as his first sign of magic.

    Spring 1862 | Surprise! Vera is born that May.

    School Year 1862-63 | After four not-so-patient years, thanks to his late birthday, Sydney is off to Hogwarts and sorted into Slytherin. At first the decision perplexes him, but Syd has always had high aspirations and lofty goals and all of the determination to meet them.

    School Year 1863-64 | Valerie joins her brothers at school.

    School Year 1864-65 | Syd adds Care of Magical Creatures and Ancient Runes for electives. The former proves highly fascinating while he finds the second interesting, if a bit impractical. Hudson graduates.

    School Year 1865-66 | Potions has become an area of somewhat expertise for Syd and he begins to start thinking about pursuing that in a healing direction.

    School Year 1866-67 | Clinton is off to Hogwarts. Sydney sits his OWLs:

    School Year 1867-68 | His OWL results only fuel the fire for finding a healing job after school. He chooses not to keep Runes, History of Magic, Astronomy or Defense Against the Dark Arts.

    School Year 1868-69 | Sydney sits his NEWTs:

    Upon graduation, Syd mixes his love of potions and creatures by taking an internship position in the Creature-Induced Injuries ward at St. Mungo’s in London.

    May 1870 | After a year internship, Syd is promoted to a healer in the creatures ward. Valerie graduates and debuts.

    1870 | Hudson marries his childhood sweetheart.

    1872 | Valerie starts courting her future husband. Hudson and his wife welcome their first child.

    1874 | Valerie marries early in the year. Clint graduates from Hogwarts in May. September sends Vera as the actual the last Podmore to go to school.

    1876 | Valerie welcomes her first child after a miscarriage the previous year.

    1878 | Syd meets a young girl, a welcome witch at the hospital, named Estelle Mitchell. The two start a tentative courtship, though Syd is very much at a loss for how all of this works. He is very smitten by her and does his best to balance work and courting.

    1879 | The courtship with Estelle falls through when it is discovered that she’s been two-timing him! Heart-broken, Syd throws himself even further into his work.

    1880-1885 | Vera graduates in May of 1881. St. Mungo’s continues to keep him busy and he thrives in the work place. Socially he shuts himself off a little bit and while he still attends parties and events, he flirts shallowly, but never gives any girl his full attention; the fear of a repeat situation keeping him from putting himself out there.

    Jan 1885 | The Assistant Head position in his ward opens up and Sydney is promoted. His mother’s health starts failing and she starts putting the pressure on him to marry.
    Personality: confident; serious at work; sociable; wary of womenz; sure of his work; determined; charismatic; clever; goal-oriented; compassionate; focused; family man; patient; intense; private; skeptical.

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    Out of Character
    Name: Bee, or some reasonable facsimile thereof

    — 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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