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!
  • Newbie Guide
  • Apps
  • Rules
  • Playbys
  • Policy
  • Buddy System
  • History Lists
  • Occupations
  • Census
  • Adoptables
  • Hogwarts '86
  • CML
  • The Daily Prophet Headlines
    05.10 Darrow Resigns In Disgrace
    05.07 Ravenclaw Defeats Hufflepuff
    05.03 Underage Magic Legalized?
    04.30 Quidditch Season Incoming
    04.29 Spring Fling In Irvingly
    Latest Witch Weekly
  • Daily Prophet
  • Witch Weekly
  • Lonely Threads
  • House Points
  • 1887
  • Events
  • New Posts
  • Map
  • Suggestions
  • Maintenance
  • Stamps
  • Documentation
  • Toggle Cbox

    05.21 Networking spring clean imminent!
    05.15 Important info for all students and professors!
    05.06 Activity Check underway; end of year approaching.
    04.29 It's gonna be May.
    04.29 Submit your summer banners!
    04.29 Submit your summer banners!
    04.17 We seem to be suffering a shortage of older students >.<
    04.09 A foul odour is plaguing Irvingly...
    04.02 Activity Check underway and other updates
    03.17 Students now have full access to their house skins!
    03.09 Changes to Student Clubs records
    03.01 Activity Check, new skins, and more!
    02.28 So you want to be a Wench?
    02.27 24 hours to submit a Spring banner!
    02.26 The staff team would like your SKINput on spring availability~
    May 1887
    05.01 - 05.31 Posting Wizard
    May Writing Challenge
    05.06 Quidditch: Ravenclaw vs. Hufflepuff
    05.20 House Quidditch Final
    05.30 Annual Hogwarts Coming Out Ball
    And More!
    Louisa Shacklebolt
    In Character
    Full Name: Louisa Shacklebolt nee Griffiths
    Nicknames: Lou
    Birthdate: September 13, 1861
    Current Age: 24 years
    Occupation: First String Chaser for the Holyhead Harpies
    Reputation: 4
    Residence: Bartonburg
    Hogwarts House: Hufflepuff
    Wand: Rowan, 11 3/4 inches, springy, Unicorn Hair
    Blood Status: Pureblood
    Social Class: Middle
    Father. Bernard Griffiths b. 1831
    Mother. Marjory Griffiths nee --- b. 1839
    Sister. Rosina --- nee Griffiths b. 1863

    Husband. Kingston Shacklebolt b. 1853
    --Daughter. Rosanna Shacklebolt b. 1883
    Standing at five feet two inches, Louisa is of average build for her size. She has black hair and dark brown eyes. She generally prefers to wear muggle clothing. She is right-handed. 
    1861. Lou is born the first child to Bernard and Marjory Griffiths. She is a fairly active child, though she doesn't get into too much trouble.

    1863. Rosina is born and looks like a raisin. Eww. This is also Louisa's first semi-clear memory. Starting on a high note.

    1867. Louisa shows her first sign of magic.

    1873. It's off to Hogwarts, where Lou is sorted into Hufflepuff. She wasn't really expecting it, but she quickly finds it doesn't make much of a difference to her. She is a fairly average student, but makes friends quickly.

    1874. Rosina leaves for Hogwarts

    1875. For her third year, Lou chooses Ghoul Studies and Muggle Studies as her electives.

    1876. After spending the previous three years attending every single quidditch match, Louisa finally tries out for the team for herself and actually makes it, playing Chaser.

    1878. Lou sits her OWLs and does averagely. She chooses to continue with Defense Against the Dark Arts, Charms, Ghoul Studies, Potions and Astronomy.

    1880. Louisa graduates and gets picked up by the Harpies. She is excited and nervous and throws herself into practices. She is very happy, though her family makes half-hearted attempts to convince her to think of marriage and so forth, and while Lou isn't opposed, she's happy to be doing something she loves in the meantime.

    1881. Rosina graduates. Most happily, Lou is promoted to first string.

    1882. Louisa begins a courtship with a fellow quidditch player, Kingston Shacklebolt. Her family is quite happy with the idea of her settling down, and Lou genuinely likes him a lot. Their courtship is relatively short, and they are soon married.

    1883. Married life isn't quite what she expected. For one thing, Kingston is rather moody and withdrawn, and for another, Lou is half-convinced that her husband is impotent. They manage eventually, though, and Lou delivers a daughter, Rosanna. It doesn't occur to Louisa for at least a month that "Rosanna" is very close to "Rosina," which was unintentional. 

    1884. Kingston retires from quidditch and takes a job at the Ministry.

    1885. Present Day.
    • Outgoing
    • Adventurous
    • Level-headed
    • Stubborn
    • Generally trusts her gut
    Sample Roleplay Post: 
    [Image: chwbcn.gif]
    Out of Character
    Name: Steph
    Age: 27
    [Image: kws.gif]

    — 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

    Get featured in Witch Weekly!

    Apologies, but despite my best attempts I am a terrible!fail at networking. 
    Please don't be afraid to hit me up if you want a thread/plot! :)
    Barney uses a prosthetic leg and a cane to get around.
    [Image: barneysig_zpsvqxuchfy.png]

    [Image: AWqs15D.gif][Image: kZuCust.jpg]