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
    Alan Samuels
    In Character
    Full Name: Alan Samuels
    Nicknames: Al
    Birthdate: April 17, 1858
    Current Age: 27 Years
    Occupation: Creature Induced Injuries Healer, St. Mungo's
    Reputation: 5
    Residence: London
    Hogwarts House: Ravenclaw
    Wand: Hawthorn, 14 1/2 in., springy, Phoenix Feather
    Blood Status: Muggleborn
    Social Class: Lower
    Father. Anthony Samuels. b. 1827
    Mother. Jane Samuels. b. 1833
    Sister. Alice Barrett, nee Samuels b. 1856
    Standing at five foot seven inches, Alan has a fairly average build for his size. He isn't terribly muscular, but he stays somewhere in the middle, weight-wise. His hair is a serviceable enough shade of medium brown, with his eyes being relatively close to the same shade. He tends to wear muggle clothing on the whole, though he's hardly what anyone would call fashion-forward. He is right handed.
    1858. Alan is born to lower class parents near Leicester. His childhood is mostly spent being poked at by his sister who thinks it's funny when the baby squirms.

    1863. Alan displays his first sign of magic when he falls out of a tree but appears completely unharmed.

    1869. A strange man arrives at the Samuels' home, and informs Alan that he is a wizard! His family is understandably leery of this, and it takes a bit of convincing, but eventually they come around. There is enough money to pay for supplies, but otherwise Alan takes full advantage of the first year scholarship. When he arrives at Hogwarts, he is sorted into Ravenclaw. It's overwhelming and wonderful all at once, and he does very well in his classes--motivated partially by the promise of another scholarship if he does well enough.

    1871. Wary of the added work load, for his third year Alan chooses only Care of Magical Creatures as his elective. Although he thoroughly enjoys the class, he almost immediately regrets not taking more electives.

    1874. Alan sits his OWLs, He does well--thanks in part to his rather obsessive studying regimen--and decides to continue on with Care of Magical Creatures, Transfiguration, Charms, Defense Against the Dark Arts, Herbology and Potions. He has decided he wants to become a healer.

    1876. Upon graduation, Alan moves to London and obtains an internship at St. Mungo's, in the Creature-Induced Injuries ward.

    1877. Alan finishes his internship and become a full healer. He opts to stay in London rather than follow people to Hogsmeade.

    1881. Alice gets married. Alan is very pleased for her, though to be honest he rarely sees his family anymore.

    1884. Alan is both happy and guilty to be outside of Hogsmeade for the summer; happy because there's no chance of him getting the Plague, but guilty because there's nothing he can do to help.

    1885. Currently trucking along through life. He enjoys his job. He's a bit lonely. But then he works more to counteract the loneliness.
    • Hard-working
    • Intelligent
    • Snobby about intelligence
    • Introverted
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    Out of Character
    Name: Steph
    Age: 26
    Contact: PM Henry Berkwood
    Other Characters: See CML
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    — 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