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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    09.14 Witch Weekly needs more Wenches!
    09.10 Hags have hired!
    09.05 Hags are Hiring & Update your CML Entries
    09.04 Congratulations to Lynn and Bree for winning August's PW!
    09.02 The AC is underway, and the results are in for Camp Charming...
    09.01 September ahoy! A new school year, new skins, and elections!
    08.27 Upcoming AC and Wizengamot tweak
    08.21 So you want to be a Student Club President?
    08.08 We have two PW winners for July: Soph and Beanie!
    08.07 SWP7 update for those working/in Hogsmeade
    08.05 Hogwarts updates have begun! Also, the AC is underway.
    Donovan Connolly
    In Character
    Full Name: Donovan Carrick Connolly
    Nicknames: idk yet
    Birthdate: June 4, 1855
    Current Age: 30 years
    Occupation: Historian
    Reputation: 4
    Residence: Ireland
    Hogwarts House: Gryffindor
    Wand: Maple, 12 1/4 in., supple, Unicorn Hair
    Blood Status: Half-Blood
    Social Class: Upper
    Grandfather. Doyle Connolly b. 1792
    Grandmother. Birgit Connolly 1797-1858

    Aunt. Eileen Brennan nee Connolly b. 1820
    Uncle. Colm Brennan b. 1817
    --Cousin. Cillian Brennan b. 1848
    --Cousin. Connolly Brennan b. 1853
    --Cousin. Niamh --- nee Brennan b. 1855

    Father. Pádraig Connolly b. 1823
    Mother. Caitríona Connolly nee Brennan b. 1831
    --Sister. Maeve Connolly b. 1860
    --Brother. Finlay Connolly b. 1862
    --Sister. Brighid Connolly b. 1867
    --Brother. Domhnall Connolly b. 1870

    Aunt. Siobhan Byrne 1827-1884
    Uncle. Desmond Byrne b. 1825
    --Cousin. Connell Byrne b. 1852
    --Cousin. Finnian Byrne b. 1857
    --Cousin. Lorcan Byrne b. 1861

    Uncle. Gilroy Connolly b. 1829
    Aunt. Keira Connolly nee --- b. 1832
    --Cousin. Dublin Connolly b. 1861
    --Cousin. Belfast Connolly b. 1867
    Standing at five feet six inches, Donovan is of average height and somewhat leaner-than-average build. He has dark brown hair and grey eyes. He tends to wear both wizard robes and muggle clothes with equal frequency, as he doesn't particularly care what he wears generally speaking, as long as it's not something that will be commented on. He is right handed.
    1855. Donovan is born the first child to Pádraig and Caitríona Connolly, though he's hardly the only child in the house, or even the only one born that year.

    1857. Cousin Finnian is born.

    1858. Birgit dies. Donovan doesn't actually remember this, as he was only three.

    1860. For his first sign of magic, Donovan falls out of the tallest tree in the garden and bounces several feet. It does not go quite so well when he tries to do it again, on purpose. Also Maeve is born.

    1861. Cousins Lorcan and Dublin are born.

    1862. Finlay is born.

    1866. Donovan goes off to Hogwarts. There is some panic that he won't end up in Gryffindor--certainly "panic" doesn't really equate to "bravery"--but his worries are unfounded. He does quite well in school, finding a particular passion for History of Magic, though his interests in general tend to lie with the more cerebral subjects.

    1867. Brighid and Cousin Belfast are born.

    1868. For his third year, Donovan chooses Ancient Runes, Arithmancy and Ghoul Studies as his electives. He would prefer to pull a Hermione and take everything, but alas.

    1870. Domhnall is born.

    1871. Donovan sits his OWLs and does quite well. He chooses to continue on with History of Magic, Potions, Ancient Runes, Arithmancy, Ghoul Studies and Astronomy.

    1872. Donovan and Niamh have a falling out about something stupid. He doesn't actually remember what it was about, only that she was probably wrong and he was probably right. #maturity.

    1873. Donovan graduates and immediately takes a job as a research assistant to some historian. It involves a lot of traveling and a lot of boring note taking and it is basically Donovan's definition of heaven.

    1876. Returning home, Donovan continues to do research-y things, and also often works in conjunction with the Museum of Magical Miscellany.

    1877. Niamh gets married. Meh.

    1879. Donovan publishes some papers having something to do with Ancient Britain. They are very long and filled with words that require a dictionary to understand, but are well-received enough. He continues to publish more papers like this periodically.

    1881. Domhnall fails at being a Gryffindor. Niamh gives birth to a son. Meh.

    1884. Aunt Siobhan and Niamh's husband die in the Laughing Plague. Uncle Desmond and Lorcan move out.

    1885. Present Day.
    • Proably the Ravenclaw-iest Gryffindor ever
    • Adventurous
    • Somewhat scatterbrained.
    • Stubborn
    • Bookish
    Sample Roleplay Post:
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    Mary Poppins gets it.
    Out of Character
    Name: Steph
    Age: 27
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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
    — Kayte isn't awesome at networking. Get in touch if you'd like a thread! —

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