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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    12.08 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~
    December 1887
    SWP7 is live!
    12.01-12.24 Secret Swap
    12.02-01.06 Posting Wizard
    12.09 Hogwarts Hogsmeade Visit
    Pettigrew Annual Quidditch Party
    12.13 The 1887 MoM Election
    12.13-12.24 12 Days of Charming
    12.21 Christmas Dance
    And More!
    Ben Berenson
    In Character
    Full Name: Benjamin Erek Berenson
    Nicknames: Ben
    Birthdate: June 1, 1854
    Current Age: 30 Years
    Occupation: Braille Translator, Author
    Reputation: 5
    Residence: Bartonburg
    Hogwarts House: Slytherin
    Wand: Cherry, 11 in., rigid, dragon heartstring
    Blood Status: Half-Blood
    Social Class: Middle
    Father. Joseph Berenson. b. 1824
    Mother. Loren Berenson nee ---. b. 1832
    Sister. Anna Berenson. b. 1855
    "Brother." Nicholas --- b. 1855.
    Standing at five feet six inches, Ben isn't especially imposing. His build is fairly average for his size. He has dark brown hair and eyes, and occasionally looks a bit like he hasn't slept in a few days--which is possibly true. He is left handed.
    1854. Ben is born the first child to Joseph and Loren Berenson. The family lives near Ipswich.

    1855. Anna is born, and is subsequently the last child born to the family. She is also born blind, which is an added difficulty, thought they adjust in time.

    1857. The closest friend of Ben's father dies, and the man's son comes to stay with them. Ben finds the boy amusing, and particularly enjoys annoying him. This somehow turns into friendship.

    1860. Ben shows his first sign of magic.

    1865. It's off to Hogwarts, where Ben is sorted into Slytherin. He does well enough--particularly in Transfiguration--though he finds he dislikes most of his classmates.

    1866. Nick leaves for Hogwarts. Though she receives her letter, it is decided that Anna will not attend.

    1867. For his third year, Ben chooses to take Muggle Studies and Arithmancy.

    1870. Ben sits his OWLs, and does all right on them. He chooses to continue on with Transfiguration, Potions, Aritmancy and History of Magic.

    1872. Ben graduates. Not having any real direction, but finding that he rather enjoys writing, he seeks an internship at the Daily Prophet, in Crime and Politics, though he's not especially interested in either. He spends most of his free time reading things that do interest him.

    1873. Nick graduates. Ben finishes his internship and becomes a full reporter.

    1876. In this year, Ben begins training to become an animagus. He chooses to do it partly because it's meant to be so difficult and the idea of a challenge pleases him. Though, he's disappointed to discover that it really is as difficult as they say, and not just a matter of people being less skilled at transfiguration. Drat.

    1877. Ben moves to Hogsmeade. He soon finds himself missing home, though. He teaches himself Braille so that he can write to his sister as well as his parents.

    1878. If anyone asks him, Ben will say that he has always thought falcons to be the most majestic of birds. Incidentally, he finally becomes an animagus properly, and his animal form happens to be a merlin falcon.

    1879. Still being generally discontent with his work, and having spent years listening to his sister complain about a lack of spellbooks that she can read, he attempts to hire himself out as a Braille translator. He eventually finds someone to hire him and leaves the Prophet.

    1884. Ben manages to avoid the quarantine with a well-timed visit home, but soon finds himself going stir crazy. Also, he decides to try his hand at writing his own book instead of translating others'--or at least, alongside translating others'.

    1885. Writing is terribly slow going, but that is mostly what fills his days at present.
    • Protective of family
    • Uncomfortable with emotions
    • Sarcastic
    • Bit of a dick, really.
    Sample Roleplay Post:
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    Out of Character
    Name: Steph
    Age: 26
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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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