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.

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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!
    Nathalie Jennings
    In Character
    Full Name: Nathalie Cecile Jennings
    Nicknames: Nat
    Birthdate: December 21st, 1861
    Current Age: 23
    Occupation: Magical Bugs Healer at St. Mungo’s
    Reputation: 5
    Residence: Swallowbury District, Irvingly
    Hogwarts House: Ravenclaw
    10" Holly, Kelpie hair, swishy | 1885 - present
    8 ¼" Rosewood, Troll whisker, flexible | 1873-1885
    Blood Status: Muggleborn
    Social Class: Upper
    Cecil Jennings | [1829] Father, muggle university professor
    Brielle Jennings née O'Shaughnessy | [1836] Mother, muggle socialite
    Stephen Jennings | [1855] | brother, wizard
    Robert Jennings [1858] | brother, wizard
    James Jennings | [1860] | brother, muggle
    Annabeth Jennings | [1865] | sister, muggle

    Daisy | [1886] Blue merle dachshund puppy

    Appearance: Standing at an average 5'2", Nathalie has dark blue eyes set in a heart-shaped face. She thinks her features are pretty angular and a bit awkward, but there’s really nothing she can do about it. Her hair is a warm brown and refuses to hold a curl even with the strongest of charms. Her figure holds a few womanly curves, thankfully nothing seems to get in the way at work, but she sometimes finds her bosom annoying when trying to get fitted for dresses. She is right-handed.

    December 21st, 1861 | In the shortest labor yet, Nathalie Cecile is born to Cecil and Brielle Jennings. The young muggle couple resides in Hampshire. Despite her short labor, Nat is born ironically on the longest night of the year, late in the evening.

    1865 | Younger sister Annabeth, is born.

    1866 | This July, a strange man shows up on the steps of the family home with information about a magical school that Stephen has the opportunity to attend. Nobody has ever heard of it and the family rarely spoke of it, but it’s hard for them to deny that there have been quite a few inexplicable incidents around the home. Unsure, but willing to give it a chance, the Jennings send Steve and he comes home an enthusiastic student with enthralling stories about Hogwarts.

    1867 | Nat displays her first sign of magic, healing a fresh cut on Jim's hand after he slices himself on a nail in the fence. This sparks an interest in taking care of others for Nathalie and also seals the fact that she too will be able to attend Hogwarts like her brother! It however, sends Jim into a panic and freaks him out.

    1869 | Robert goes off to Hogwarts, having also shown magic.

    1870 | Nathalie finds an injured bird in the garden. The poor thing has a mangled wing and Nat adopts it, nursing it back to health, though the little bird never flew again, it lived in the family’s indoor atrium and greenhouse.

    1871 | It should be Jim’s’ turn to head off to Hogwarts, but no letter arrives for him. Secretly he is very pleased as the things that happen around their house kind of freak him out and he had little inclination to learn magic- how weird!

    1873 | Steve graduates from Hogwarts and takes an internship.

    School Year 1873-1874 | Finally it is Nathalie’s turn to head off to Hogwarts. Steve and Robert both tell such adventurous tales of the school that she does not share Jim’s apprehension. Her quiet, inquisitive nature lands her in Ravenclaw. Nat is unsure of the placement, feeling like she is not quite intelligent enough to meet the standards.

    School Year 1874-1875 | Nat starts to feel more at home, enjoying classes like Astronomy and Potions. She’s rather reserved and soft spoken, but find Hogwarts and all of its opportunities to be absolutely thrilling. Robert graduates.

    School Year 1875-1876 | Nathalie chooses to add Arithmancy and Earth Magic as her electives.

    School Year 1876-1877 |  A heartbroken Ann is left distraught when no letter arrives for her from the school. The family had never seen her display magic, but Ann was still holding out. Bitter, she distances herself from Nathalie. It pains Nat to see her sister like this, but there is nothing she can do and the separation of school only widens the gap between the once-close sisters.

    School Year 1877-1878 | Continuing to excel in school, Nathalie has proven an aptitude for Potions and Herbology, along with a nurturing heart, she is finally becoming a little more outgoing, though is still hesitant in social situations. OWLs arrive and Nathalie learns she is right on track to become a healer. The idea sparks a desire to see this through, though she is unsure as to whether or not her parents will let her pursue a career. The founding of Hogsmeade and its own hospital only add to her desires.

    OWL Results;

    School Year 1878-1879 | With NEWTs upon her and like any good Ravenclaw, Nathalie buckles down academically. She strives to make a healing career happen and pushes herself to do well with her studies so she can prove to her parents she can do it. She chooses to only keep Arithmancy, Charms, DADA, Herbology, Potions and Transfiguration for classes.

    Summer 1879 | During a summer season event, Nathalie meets a shy muggle physician by the name of Deveraux Buckley. The pair hit it off, though Nat knows nothing can come of it for a while yet. She has never considered herself a romantic, but finds herself starting to think that way, endeared by Devereaux’s kind and generous nature. It’s tough to keep her magic a secret, but she carefully constructs a replacement boarding school for Hogwarts. She hates having to lie to him, but knows she cannot tell him.

    School Year 1879-1880 | Seventh year brings about a set of very serious conversations with her parents. At Christmas break she informs them of her intentions to become a healer. They tentatively agree, but insist she will debut and wait a year before starting her internship. Nat agrees because she never imagined that she would be given even that much! Meanwhile throughout the year, Nathalie and Devereaux keep in touch by letter. His stories from the hospital only serve to deepen her wishes to work at the hospital.

    NEWT Results;

    Summer 1880 | Nathalie debuts, though has honestly found herself smitten with Mr. Buckley. It appears her affections are returned as by mid-summer he has asked for formal permission to court her. Thrilled that she may avoid going to pursue a career and marry instead, her parents quickly accept.

    February 1881 | Tragedy strikes when Devereaux is killed in a terrible sailing accident. Word reaches Nathalie that he had already gotten permission to ask for her hand upon returning from his trip. Utterly heartbroken and dejected, Nathalie takes the loss very hard.

    May 1881 | It takes several months for Nat to come back to herself and she makes the decision to go on with an internship. She is accepted into the Magical Bugs ward at St. Mungo’s hospital, rather than Hogsmeade. The dedication to this new phase in her life drives Nathalie to be better and make the most of what she can do. In the year it takes her to complete her internship she does little else, driven by and focused on her goal keep her from dwelling on the past.

    May 1882 | After a year-long internship, she is made a full healer in the ward. Having something to look forward to every day has rekindled her vibrancy, though it is still quiet. To appease her parents after a year off from the social scene, she begins to attend events again.

    March 1883 | At a St. Patrick’s day event held by her mother’s side of the family, Nathalie meets a very charming wizard by the name of Kingston McAuliffe. Extremely hesitant, Nat puts him off for quite a while. She’s tried to harden her heart against any future heartbreak, but she cannot help but to be softened by Kingston’s extreme cheerfulness and constant attention.

    December 1883 | Naturally thrilled, Cecil and Brielle accept a courtship offer from Kingston, though Nathalie is still hesitant.

    August 1884 | It takes him a long while, but Kingston finally breaks down Nathalie’s remaining walls; his approval of her healing chief among the things she likes about him. Nat accepts his proposal, finding she cares for him, though cannot say she loves him like she loved Deveraux. She insists on a lengthy engagement however, hoping that love blooms out of the affection.

    April 1885 | With her wedding set for the middle of the month, Nathalie is shocked and embarrassed to learn that her fiancé has run off with his own butler just a week before her wedding. Her mother does her best to stem the public attention it receives, but crushed yet again, Nathalie swears off of men completely, thinking that she will be quite content to be a healer and a spinster for the rest of her life.

    June 1885 | Stephen decides to relocate to Irvingly, a little town settled after Hogsmeade. Nathalie decides to go with him, though it takes both of them to convince her parents to let her go. They hire a chaperon, though it is Nathalie who finds the middle-aged witch to accompany her.

    Present | Nathalie is finding the mixed muggle and wizarding town of Irvingly to fit her very well indeed and continues to work at St. Mungo’s, entirely focused on her craft and nothing else.

    Personality: Passionate about her work; driven; seemingly unlucky; closet romantic; shy; soft-spoken; quiet; realistic bordering on optimist; feels hopeless on the romance front; focused on her career; intelligent; logical; responsible; dutiful.

    Out of Character
    Name: Bee
    Age: 30
    Contact: @Elsie Beauregard
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    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.

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    Beanie @Cassius Lestrange
    Rosa @Gertrude Baker

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