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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    12.13 Some quick reminders!
    12.08 Another peek at what's to come...
    12.05 It's election day! OOC, at least.
    12.04 We have our PW winners for November!
    12.02 New Skins! In less exciting news, the AC is underway.
    11.27 AC Saturday and election next week!
    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~
    Marcus Lytton
    In Character
    Full Name: Marcus Bertram Rhys Lytton
    Nicknames: Lytton, Mark
    Birthdate: 22nd of October, 1849
    Current Age: 36
    Occupation: Fashion Designer, Founder of House of Lytton
    Reputation: 5
    Residence: London
    Hogwarts House: Ravenclaw
    Wand: Unyielding, 13’’, dogwood and veela hair
    Blood Status: Halfblood
    Social Class: Upper Class
    Bertram Lytton, 1809 - 1879, father
    Genoveffa "Genevieve" Lytton née Diaz, 1820, mother
    Antonia ----- née Lytton, 1854, sister
    Octavia Lytton, 1859, sister

    Both Bertram and Genoveffa were their parents’ only children. Bertram’s disinterest in the female sex (a secret only known by him and Genevieve) would quite happily see him unmarried, but his father was dying and he was threatening to leave everything to some nephew of his if Betram didn’t get married. As such, he married the quite “old” heiress daughter of some family friend.
    At five feet and seven inches, Marcus isn’t a particularly tall man. His skin is more olive-toned than a regular Englishman’s and his hair and eyes are of a dark brown colour. He’s ambridextrous and dresses quite fashionably, as it is expected of a man with his profession.
    October of 1849: Marcus is born to Bertram and Genevieve Lytton. His was an easy birth, thankfully, since the family was worried that the “old” (at twenty-nine) Genevieve might not survive it.

    Spring of 1854: Marcus gains a sister, Antonia.

    October of 1855: Marcus displays his first sign of magic by changing the colour of the dress his mother was wearing. In his opinion, that shade of purple didn’t look well against his mother’s complexion.

    April of 1859: During one particularly hot afternoon, Genevieve's labor pains began. When the nine-year-old Marcus run to his father’s chambers to inform him of it, he finds Bertram and his butler in a particulary… interesting position. Bertram promptly obliviates him and the butler is sent away immediately. Octavia is born.

    September of 1861: Yay Hogwarts! The Hat is torn between sorting him into Slytherin or Ravenclaw, but in the end his creativity wins his ambition and he’s sent to the house of blue and bronze. He quickly proves to be a rather absent-minded student, who’s far more interested in doodling during his classes than taking notes. Thank Merlin he can afford to be lazy.

    September of 1863: Marcus picks Divination as his only elective.

    1865-1866: Fifth year shit. His OWL scores are the following:


    1867 - 1868: Marcus’ seventh year is a kinda boring one because: a) he only took four NEWT classes and one was art, b) he didn’t even care how he did on them soooo.


    Summer of 1868: Marcus moves to Paris so he can study magical art at a popular academy there.

    December of 1868: Marcus realizes that his passion for art doesn’t really have to do with painting, but fashion.  He takes up fashion design as a hobby.

    Summer of 1869: Antonia attends a family garden party in a dress of his design! After the event she tells him that it was well received, which encourages him to keep doing it.

    May of 1872: Antonia comes out in a ballgown that he designed. It is, once again, well received.

    1872-1883: In the years that follow, Marcus does more fashion designing shit. Antonia’s coming out ball dress success makes many of her female friends ask for Marcus to design clothes for them as well. At first, it is mostly for fun, but he later decides to pursue it more professionally. After his father’s death in 1879, Marcus is wealthy and popular enough to take his next step: establish his own fashion house. But that, of course, is not that easy. Marcus goes on a search for talented fashion designers and seamstress and all that business shit that Soph isn’t quite knowledgeable about to elaborate on.

    January of 1885: The House of Lytton is founded. It quickly becomes popular among the upper class wizarding circles, especially those who would rather use the services of a wizard than a muggle (boo you Worth).  
    Marcus can go from super lazy to incredibly dedicated and hard-working, depending on the situation. He is creative and open-minded. Not afraid of taking risks. Has a good eye for fashion and colours and the like. Clever. Not easily guillable. Somewhat flamboyant. Slytherclaw. Would be a Tyrell in Westeros.
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    Out of Character
    Name: Soph
    Age: 18
    Contact: PM & AIM & Skype
    Other Characters: Kill me.
    How did you hear about us?: Darth Vader
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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

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