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!
    Cleo Wood
    In Character
    Full Name: Cleo Wood
    Nicknames: --
    Birthdate: May 1, 1874
    Current Age: 11 Years
    Occupation: Scullery Maid to the Etheriums
    Reputation: 5
    Residence: Wellingtonshire
    Hogwarts House: TBD
    Wand: TBD
    Blood Status: Halfblood
    Social Class: Lower Class
    Max Wood, Father
    Rosa Wood, Mother
    Declan Wood, Brother
    Maxine Wood, Sister
    Dolly Wood, Sister
    Joella Wood, Sister
    Tabitha Wood, Sister
    Cleo has always been a slight, skinny thing, standing at a diminutive four feet four inches, no doubt in part because of her lean upbringing. Her dark hair is long with loose waves, often braided to keep it out of her way. Her eyes, also dark, often have a mischievous glint to them. She knows very little of reading or writing, but what little she can do, she does with her left hand.
    Though Cleo was born into a less than desirable home life, she remembers very little of her life before her mother moved them all out of her father's house. She does know that Mama cried much less after the move, and this was enough evidence for the young girl that it was a good thing, though she is still unsettled by the sudden move.

    Life goes on, however, and as she grows older she earns her keep by pickpocketing with Declan and Max. Her short stature and wide, sweet eyes allow her to get away with things her older brother cannot, and often allows her to serve as bait for an unsuspecting mark -- who can walk away from such a young, frail creature in need of aid? Though Declan, and eventually Maxine, leave her to look after their younger sisters on her own, she refuses to brood about it. Brooding is for people who always have food on the table, after all. Besides, Cleo has made an excellent thief -- she has strong instincts that border on the supernatural, and fleet hands and feet.

    Cleo's life becomes even more unstable when her mother is murdered in 1882 by a serial killer. Now the oldest child not attending Hogwarts, she develops a strong maternal instinct early on and becomes even more devoted to her thieving, even after the Etheriums offer them work and education. Though they have a stable situation for now, Cleo is not about to get complacent and leave them vulnerable to yet another upheaval.

    In July of 1885, Cleo receives her Hogwarts letter. She is hesitant to leave her family behind, as she feels responsible for their well-being, but the Count and Countess are insistent that she at least give Hogwarts a chance. Cleo begrudgingly does so, though has no intentions of staying long.
    Mischievous. Curious. Practical.
    Out of Character
    Name: Ori
    Cleo is a Seer. If you have a prophecy for her to foretell, PM me!

    — 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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