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!
    Brighid Connolly
    In Character
    Full Name: Brighid Claire Connolly
    Nicknames: Bri, if she likes you
    Birthdate: 26th of July, 1867
    Current Age: 18
    Occupation: Pendergast Rose
    Reputation: 4
    Residence: County Kerry, Ireland
    Hogwarts House: Gryffindor Alumna
    Wand: 9 ½", blackthorn, unicorn hair, pliable
    Blood Status: Half
    Social Class: Upper
    Pádraig Connolly | [1823] Father, auror
    Caitríona Connolly née Brennan | [1831] Mother
    Donovan Connolly | [1855] Brother, Historian
    Maeve Connolly | [1860] Sister, Auror
    Finlay Connolly | [1862] Brother, St. Mungo’s
    Domhnall Connolly | [1870] Brother, not!Gryffindor student

    + a CRAPTON of aunts, uncles and cousins see Maeve’s app for more detail.
    Appearance: Brighid, like her sister Maeve, has inherited the wavy red hair of her mother’s family. Bri has the personality to match as well. A lot of fire housed in one tiny body, Brighid stands just shy of 5’ and insists is has reached that mark. Go ahead and argue with her. Her eyes are a clear green and her oval face is smattered with freckles. She actually likes them, so don’t you dare point them out as a flaw. Her build is slim and slender, aided by a corset, but there’s only so much lacing can do for her. She is ambidextrous, left-handed naturally but saw that her sisters using their right, so she forced herself to do both.

    July 26th, 1867 | Brighid joins siblings Donovan, Maeve and Finlay. She is a loud, demanding babe. Her cousin Belfast is born the same year.

    1870 | Domhnall is born. Brighid is unimpressed.

    1872 | Maeve joins Donovan at school and is predictably sorted into Gryffindor along with two of their cousins. Brighid wonders what all of the Gryffindor hype is about. Honestly.

    1873 | Donovan graduates and goes off ~researching. Finlay leaves that fall as well and is, as per usual, sorted in Gryffindor. Six year old Brighid is indifferent on the matter, but having only Domhnall for company is not overly appealing.

    1874 | In a mischievous moment, Brighid displays her first sign of magic by levitating herself away from the governess.

    1875 | Bighid starts to realize that as the fourth-born child, her future is not decided for her, something she anticipates will be good for her. Maybe, just maybe, she’ll be able to do something she enjoys, rather than what she is told to do. Maybe an auror like Maeve.

    1876 | Donovan returns home to work locally.

    School Year 1878-79 | Finally it is Brighid’s (& Belfast’s) turn to go off to Hogwarts. While she is under the impression she might actually get sorted into Slytherin, she isn’t foolhardy enough to ask and inevitably lands in Gryffindor… with Belfast and everybody freaking else. Gryffindor isn’t so bad, but she would have liked a reprieve from her family, just once. Thankfully she can hide in her dorm room. Maeve graduates that fall and the lucky wench goes into the auror program. Brighid is jealous she doesn’t have a fun career like that ahead of her- as far as she knows, but the idea of becoming a Hit Witch is definitely appealing.. Finlay takes up an internship in the summer but is basically dead(ly ill) for it.

    School Year 1879-80 | Second year is of little consequence to Brighid, she does fairly well in her classes, makes a few friends and enjoys going to quidditch matches. She doesn’t cause too much trouble. Just enough to skirt around the edges of detentions and loss of points. Finlay graduates and starts his real healing internship.

    School Year 1880-81 | Bri adds Ancient Runes and Care of Magical Creatures as her electives, in the mood to try varied and different things. She almost wishes she could play quidditch, but is just as pleased to flirt with the players and with the added classes, could focus just a bit harder on her studies in her free time.

    School Year 1881-82 | Domhnall is the last of her household to go off to school and is, in an actual shocking turn of events NOT SORTED INTO GRYFFINDOR. Bri’s kinda jealous. Maeve finishes auror training. Bri is again, jealous.

    School Year 1882-83 | Brighid sits her OWLs:

    School Year 1883-84 | NEWTs don’t really increase her productivity or enthusiasm for school. She only keeps Charms, DADA, Herbology, Potions and Transfiguration. Bri is just naturally kind of good at it but knows if she wants to become a Hit Witch, she needs to do well in most of these classes.

    School Year 1884-85 | With her seventh year upon her, Bri makes up her mind to push through this last leg of school and hopefully move into training to be a Hit Witch. Really what an awesome job!


    It is only upon her graduation, with her sights set on the ministry that her lunatic parents have dubbed her “Too Much Like Maeve” and have decided to send her to finishing school.

    What the actual fuck?

    Naturally ticked off, Bri is spending her summer sulking, not attending events unless it is demanded of her and mourning the loss of what would have been a spectacular career.

    Her feelings on finishing school “range anywhere from ‘whut why am I doing this’ to casually dying all of her roommate's mourning clothes bright red because fuck you that's why” (- Kayte) depending on how murderous she's feeling that day. Watch out Roses. Watch out.

    Also, #fuckyouBelfast

    Personality: Feisty; spunky; spontaneous; independent; stubborn; vengeful; proud; clever; subtly sneaky; determined; mischievous; very capable of putting on a face for events; charming when she wants to be; social.

    Out of Character
    Name: Bee
    Age: 28
    Contact: @Elsie Beauregard
    [Image: IfBCl6.png]

    — 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
    — Kayte isn't awesome at networking. Get in touch if you'd like a thread! —

    set by the unparalleled lady

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