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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    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
    Jacob Babineaux
    In Character
    Full Name: Jacob Javed Babineaux 
    Nicknames: Jacks, if you really want to
    Birthdate: March 15 1862
    Current Age: 25
    Occupation: Puddlemere United Seeker
    Residence: Babineaux family residence in Somerset  
    Hogwarts House: Slytherin 
    Wand: Rosewood, Unicorn Hair, 10 ½ inches, flexible 
    Blood Status: Pureblood 
    Social Class: Middle Class
    • Lucian Babineaux - father
    • Jasminder Wazed - mother - deceased 
    • Marielle Babineaux - step mother 
    • Helena Babineaux - half-sister - b. 1871
    • Wendela Babineaux - half-sister - b. 1871
    • Emmett Babineaux - half-brother - b. 1873
    Jacob is far from an imposing figure. He's five foot six and very slender, with facial features that have a delicate quality about them. His large hazel eyes are framed by noticeably long eyelashes, the hard line of his jaw is offset by the length of his hair, and his mouth has an appealing plumpness to it. Under the right circumstances, he has an androgynous look about him. He's heavily tattooed with symbols and art inspired by his Pakistani roots. These are often covered by simple but stylish ensembles in muted colors. He's left handed.
    1858-61| Jacob's father traveled to Pakistan was the assistant to a potions master. The potion master's daughter - Jasminder - caught his eye and it wasn't long before they were courting. They married and she got pregnant soon afterward. 
    1862| Jacob was born in Pakistan. 
    1864| Lucian returned to France with his wife and child in tow. His family wasn't thrilled with who he'd chosen as his spouse. His decision had been easier to accept when he was in another country, but being faced with it brought out some ugliness he hadn't been expecting. 
    1865| Lucian had a very public falling out with his family and severed ties with them. He was cut off from the Babineaux family wealth, but had enough of his own money that he and his family could live comfortably. They moved to England. 
    1866| Lucian opened his own potions shop and, later that year, Jasminder found herself pregnant again.
    1867| Jasminder and Lucian's second child was stillborn and Jasminder passed away due to a massive hemorrhage. 
    1870| Against Jacob's wishes, Lucian began courting again. Eventually, he married Marielle Wick and this union drove a wedge between him and his son. 
    1871| Marielle gave birth to the twins - Helena and Wendela. 
    1873-74| Jacob's Hogwarts send off was overshadowed by the birth of his half-brother Emmett. He was more than happy to leave his family behind in September. After some debate, the Sorting Hat placed him in Slytherin. He took an interest in Quidditch right away and joined the Flying Club. He did well in his first set of courses, but already knew that his passion didn't lie in academia. 
    1874-77| Nothing remarkable happened at Hogwarts aside from the broken arm that kept him from trying out for a spot on the Slytherin Quidditch team in fifth year. At home, his relationship with his father and stepmother got steadily worse. Jacob felt like an outsider and that his father was trying to replace him with his new children. Jacob stopped going home for the winter holidays and only reluctantly returned there for the summer. Puberty made him even more sullen, moody, and combative. He also began questioning aspects of his gender identity and sexuality, both of which made him uncomfortable in his own skin. 
    1878-79| Jacob snagged the open seeker position on the Slytherin team. His slight frame and fast reflexes make him a worthwhile addition. He developed a notable passion for the game and dedication to his team. 
    1879-80| Jacob was named team captain and finally decided that he wanted to play Quidditch professionally after he left school. 
    1880-83| After a major falling out with his father, Jacob reached out to his mother's side of the family in Pakistan. He stayed in relatively close contact with them over the years and they were sympathetic to his problems. His grandfather invited him to stay for a while to let things settle down and Jacob accepted the offer. While in Pakistan, he tried out for a minor league Quidditch team and served as their seeker until he returned to England. 
    1884| Jacob returned to England at the insistence of his siblings. They were shocked to see how much he'd changed - both physically and emotionally - in the three years he'd been gone. He'd matured and, for the first time, he was ready to try mending the old hurts that had led to his departure. He was also more guarded about certain things, but no one pushed him to spill his secrets. Slowly, he repaired his relationship with his father. As this was going on, he started playing for Puddlemere United as a second string seeker. 
    1885| While searching for something she'd misplaced, Jacob's sister Helena discovered a stash of women's beauty supplies and clothing among his things. When she asked him about it later, he lied and told her that they were gifts for a very good friend. Helena took this to mean that he was courting someone and, though he'd asked her to keep quiet about it, she couldn't help herself and revealed the news to their parents in her excitement. Understandably, Jacob was too scared to tell them truth and perpetuated the lie.
    1886| The first string seeker's position was vacated in December and in the new year, Jacob filled that gap.
    1887| After turning twenty five, Jacob started going through an early mid-life crisis and has been acting out accordingly.
    loyal | unforgiving | sensitive | stubborn | persistent | methodical | spiritual | secretive | guarded
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    Out of Character
    Name: Alex 
    Age: 21
    Contact: PM for messengers 
    Other Characters: Souri et al 
    How did you hear about us?: Already here 
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    — 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.

    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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