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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    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~
    09.30 The AC Approaches
    09.24 We have new Wenches!
    November 1887
    Thomas Spore
    In Character

    Full Name: Thomas Spore
    Nicknames: Tom
    Birthdate: August 29, 1851
    Current Age: 34 Years
    Occupation: Apothecary Owner & Herbologist
    Residence: Bartonburg
    Hogwarts House: Ravenclaw
    Wand: Sycamore, 10 1/4 in., whippy, Phoenix Feather
    Blood Status: Half-Blood
    Social Class: Middle
    Father. Eugene Spore b. 1820
    Mother. Marion Spore nee --- b. 1828
    Sister. Amelia --- nee Spore b. 1853
    Sister. Josephine --- nee Spore b. 1854

    Distant Ancestress. Phyllida Spore
    Thomas stands at five feet seven inches, with a reasonably average build for his size. He has wavy, light brown hair which he keeps short to avoid becoming unmanageable. He has green eyes. He mostly wears robes, though he isn't really opposed to muggle fashion. He is right handed.
    1851. Thomas is born the first child to Eugene and Marion Spore. He has a fairly average middle class childhood and is generally happy.

    1853. Amelia is born. Babies are strange looking.

    1854. Josephine is born and is either stranger looking than Amelia, or Thomas just remembers more clearly.

    1857. For his first sign of magic, Thomas manages to change the curtains his father's office from red to blue.

    1862. It's off to Hogwarts, where Thomas finds himself sorted into Ravenclaw. He soon takes to Herbology , and he generally enjoys school, though possibly spends too much time in the library when he can't be convinced to be dragged away.

    1864. For his third year, Thomas chooses Earth Magic and Muggle Studies as his electives.

    1867. Thomas sits his OWLs and does reasonably well in most things and especially well in the classes he likes particularly. He chooses to continue on with Herbology, Potions, Earth Magic, Transfiguration and Charms.

    1869. Thomas graduates. He spends approximately one week at home before going off to work as a research assistant to a herbologist. He's rarely finds himself at home for long stretches of time for a while.

    1875. After several years of working alongside aforementioned herbologist, Thomas breaks off and begins studying magical plants on his own.

    1877. Thomas chooses to move to Hogsmeade, as it's rather convenient, and also because he can fill the garden with all sorts of magical plants without the worry of muggle neighbors. He does have an actual gardener to take care of things. He is a very long suffering soul.

    1884. At some point, the urge to slow down and be settled sets in. He has been quite good about saving his money for some time and is generally financially responsible, and this--along with possible madness--leads to him buying the Apothecary when becomes available.[.

    1885. The building hasn't fallen apart or gone bankrupt, so Thomas thinks things are going quite well, madness aside.
    • Bookish
    • Usually elbow-deep in dirt.
    • Very particular
    • Responsible
    • Wanderlust-y
    Sample Roleplay Post:
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    Out of Character
    Name: Steph
    Age: 27

    — 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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