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
    Edward Spring
    In Character

    Full Name: Edward Thomas Spring.

    Nicknames: Ned.

    Birthdate: 10th November, 1846.

    Current Age: 38.

    Occupation: Law Instructor for the DMLE.

    Reputation: 5.

    Residence: Halfback Way, Slums.

    Hogwarts House: Slytherin.

    First wand: Oak, unicorn hair, 12 inches.
    Current wand: Rosewood, phoenix core, 15 inches. Ned is right handed.

    Blood Status: Halfblood.

    Social Class: Lower class.

    James Spring | Father | 1825-
    Jane Spring née Mills | Mother | 1829-

    Lydia “Dee” Brewster née Spring | Sister | 1855-
    Henry “Harry” Spring | Brother |1857-
    Charles “Charlie” Spring | Brother - 1859-
    Jonathan “Jonny” Spring | Brother | 1862-
    Alfred “Alfie” Spring | Brother | 1864-1867
    Benjamin “Ben” Spring | Brother | 1864-
    Margaret “Meg” Spring | Sister | 1866-
    Felicity “Lissy” Spring | Sister | 1868-

    Appearance: A lofty 5’11. Lanky frame. Used to be thin to the point of looking malnourished but oops, life and beer. he is approaching middle age too but shhhhh Sharp blue eyes and pretty epic looking cheekbones. He dresses neatly and keeps up with the styles of the day but isn’t ostentatious. He walks with a slight slouch when he’s around his lower class brethren but is equally at home amongst the professionals at work – basically he’s a super duper chameleon.

    1846: Born in the chill of November, Edward is the first child of James and Jane Spring, a half-blood head gardener and midwife who live on the grounds of the Earl of Askern. For years Edward is the only child and he enjoys this privilege, playing with the other children on the estate and occasionally, the children from the big house.

    1853: At the grand old age of seven Ned displays magic for the first time by helping his mam after a long day by making the washing up do itself. It almost works too and would have been a success if the cutlery hadn’t turned into missiles that attacked the Aga too!

    1855: After years of being a lone wolf he is joined by Lydia, his first ever sibling. His little nine year old brain registers nothing but a tiny person he wants to look after and it immediately sticks. He feels precisely the same about all his little minions they’re totally playthings for his amusement right?

    1858: With the help of scholarships and good will Ned gets to attend Hogwarts in the September of the year and seeing how hard his parents works inspires him to be utterly dedicated to his work. He is sorted into Slytherin, owing to his great desire to get on in life, and makes several friends of the lower and middle class boys. Posh boys suck though

    1865: With oodles of hard work Ned earns himself five NEWTS – three Os (History of Magic, Charms, Transfiguration) and two As (Arithmancy, Herbology which he’s mildly embarrassed of and tends to leave off his letters of recommendation) – and heads off to the Ministry of Magic as soon as he finishes school to be an Intern in the Department of Magical Law Enforcement.

    1867: Ned advances to clerk in the DMLE.

    1868: His last sibling is born. This continues to be Ned’s life:
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    1869: A mixed year. On the one hand Ned advances to being a fully-fledged lawyer in the department. On the other one of his beloved little brothers Alfie dies in his infancy. Ned is naturally quite devastated and takes a whole week off work to console his family.

    1877: After years of living in London in tiny digs to be close to his work – he lived on Marshalsea Road and would rather forget it! – Ned moved to Hogsmeade gladly when the exodus comes. In his new surroundings, and with plenty of savings, he finds himself a nice little terrace just on the border point where the Slums become South Bartonburg. He wants to live in a better place but he refuses to lose sight of his roots! It also allows him to save for the day he might need to buy a bigger house either for a family of his own, or for when his own family all need to doss

    1880: Ned applies for the position of law instructor in the Auror training program, being accustomed to dealing with youths. He is a surprisingly efficient teacher and finds he loves it more than the drudgery of working in the main department.

    1885-: Ned begins to feel the pangs of loneliness and realises that bugger, he’s 38, he better get cracking!

    Personality: Clever. Slightly aloof. Hard-working. Protective of his family. Lonely.

    Sample Roleplay Post: See Helena.

    Out of Character

    Name: Lauren. this time Lauren beats the ratios!
    Contact: PM Helena MacMillan.
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    fantastic set by Bex!

    — 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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