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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    06.24 AC incoming!
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    06.11 Prepare yourselves - June 15th is coming!
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    04.29 It's gonna be May.
    June 1887
    06.01 - 06.30 Posting Wizard
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    Herbert Fudge
    #1
    In Character
    Full Name: Herbert Ellison Fudge
    Nicknames: Bertie
    Birthdate: April 1st, 1849
    Current Age: 36
    Occupation: Proprietor of the Sanditon Resort
    Reputation: 5
    Residence: Sanditon Resort in Sussex, England
    Hogwarts House: Ravenclaw
    Wand: Dogwood, twelve inches, with mer’s hair as its core. Swishy.
    Blood Status: Halfblood
    Social Class: Middle Class
    Family:
    Winifred Fudge née ----, Wife [1852]
    Somersby Fudge, Son [1871]
    Holliday Fudge, Daughter [1873]
    Irene Fudge, Daughter [1875]
    Paxton Fudge, Son [1877]
    Sunday Fudge, Daughter [1878]
    Marisol Fudge, Daughter [1883]

    Gilbert Fudge, Father [1805-1881]
    Eugenia Hobday née Pince, formerly Fudge, Mother [1814]

    Jedidiah “Uncle Jed” Hobday, Stepfather [1803]
    Florinda Hobday née ----, His Late Wife [1819-1860]
    Bonnie --- née Hobday, Stepsister [1845], and family
    Orson Hobday, Stepbrother [1852]
    Appearance:
    If asked, Bertie would insist that his blue eyes and sandy hair are entirely unremarkable, but that he does quite like his own smile. He has a lean build, reaching five feet and eight inches in height. He genuinely prefers to wear muggle clothing, and only dons wizarding robes for zoology purposes. Herbert is right-handed.
    History:
    1849 - 1853 | After ten years of trying to produce a child, Eugenia Fudge finally succeeds in producing her husband with a child, named Herbert Ellison Fudge. The only child of a troll specialist and an experimental potioneer, Herbert had a loving, if unusual, childhood.

    1854 | Herbert’s first act of magic sees him accidentally transfigure an iguana into a small dragon. Whoops. The appropriate authorities are called in once the reptile sets a small fire in the house.

    1860 | Upon arrival at Hogwarts, Bertie’s natural curiosity sees him placed in Ravenclaw house. Though not the brightest in his house, he does love to learn.

    1862 | A long-time interest in magical beasts of all sorts sees him choose Care of Magical Creatures as an elective. He also takes on Earth Magic for good measure.

    1863 | In an effort to impress a girl, Herbert tries out for—and makes—the Ravenclaw quidditch team as a beater in his fourth year.

    1864 | A particularly aggressive bludger to the head at the end of the term sees him miss the last two weeks of his classes, and he fails two of his examinations as a result. Fortunately, they are not his OWLs. He does not return to quidditch in the fall.

    1865 | With the exception of a P in History of Magic, Bertie passes all of his OWLs. When he returns for his sixth year, he chooses to take Charms, COMC, Potions, Earth Magic, and Herbology.

    1866 | As detention for overfeeding the groundskeeper’s hippogriffs, Bertie is tasked with tutoring three younger students in Care of Magical Creatures. One of them is a Hufflepuff, Miss Winifred ---, who would later go on to become his wife!

    1867 | Herbert completes his Hogwarts education and begins apprenticing under Uncle Jed, a well-respected magizoologist who is not actually related to him but a very good friend and colleague of his father.

    1869 | He becomes reacquainted with Miss ----, now working for her family’s business after leaving school following her OWLs. By the end of the year, the pair wish to formally court, but both his family and hers are opposed given his young age.

    1870 | So they elope and move in with Uncle Jed.

    1871 | Bertie is pleased to learn that not all women suffer from his mother’s childbearing woes as Winifred presents him with a healthy son, Somersby Jedidiah. The birth of their first grandchild brings Gilbert and Eugenia to realize they should probably stop being mad at their only spawn, AND EVERYONE IS HAPPY ONCE AGAIN.

    1872 | Bertie publishes his first book and becomes a proper magizoologist in his own right.

    1873 | Holliday is born.

    1874 | Whilst away researching merfolk in Greece, Herbert accidentally goes to bed with the wife of a local Herbologist. This is his first of many infidelities, all of which he will swear with his dying breath were entirely unintentional. He returns home with lots of guilt gifts to learn that he’s gone and missed his son’s first sign of magic.

    1875 | Irene is born.

    1877 | Paxton is born in February.

    1878 | Sunday is born in July on, go figure, a Sunday.

    1879 | Irene’s first act of magic breathes life back into a dying rosebush.

    1880 | Whilst on a family vacation at the seaside, both Holliday and Paxton make their first displays of magic. The former transfigures a muggle toddler into a turtle and the latter causes a bolt of lightning to electrocute a local fisherman. The Ministry of Magic is forced to come clean up the mess, and the Fudge family swears off holidays as there is no safe way to do so with so many magical children.

    1881 | An errant troll club falls upon Gilbert’s head, killing him instantly. The surprisingly large amount of savings that he has passes, naturally, to Bertie, but as a trade-off, his mother moves in with them. Some of the money goes into expanding their Godric’s Hollow home to accommodate her, but the rest is invested.

    1882 | When one of their investments pays off particularly well, Herbert and Winifred decide to take their savings and put it towards their lifelong dreams: a place by the sea for her and a menagerie for him. They sell the family home and buy up some land near Sanditon, upon which they begin to build up a magical resort. That fall, Somersby goes to Hogwarts.

    1883 | Baby Marisol is born in March. In May, the resort formally opens, and is even featured in the paper! The first season is modestly successful, and proceeds go towards establishing Herbert’s small zoo.

    1884 | April sees Eugenia remarry at the ripe old age of seventy to none other than Uncle Jed! The plague makes for a poor summer at Sanditon Resort. Holliday starts Hogwarts in the fall.

    1885 | The resort bounces back from the previous year’s poor performance, but Bertie is almost caught in bed with the wives of one of the guests!
    Personality:
    CURIOUS — CHARMING — JOVIAL — KIND — IMPULSIVE


    Detailed to come later.

    SKILLS:
    — In addition to English, Herbert is fluent in Mermish and speaks passible French, Latin, and Greek. He can also swear in German.
    — A strong swimmer.
    — Can produce excellent anatomical sketches of magical creatures and occasionally naked women
    — Quite good at gobstones.
    Sample Roleplay Post:
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    Out of Character
    Name: Kayte

    The Sanditon Resort
    Wants You!

    #2
    APPLICATION ACCEPTED!


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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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