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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    News
    01.11 I've got a bit of a reputation...
    01.06 AC underway, and a puzzle to solve!
    01.01 Happy new year! Have some announcements of varying importance.
    12.31 Enter the Winter Labyrinth if you dare!
    12.23 Professional Quidditch things...
    12.21 New stamp!
    12.20 Concerning immortality
    12.16 A heads up that the Secret Swap deadline is fast approaching!
    12.14 Introducing our new Minister of Magic!
    12.13 On the first day of Charming, Kayte gave to me...
    12.11 Some quick reminders!
    12.08 Another peek at what's to come...
    12.05 It's election day! OOC, at least.
    12.04 We have our PW winners for November!
    12.02 New Skins! In less exciting news, the AC is underway.
    11.27 AC Saturday and election next week!
    11.21 A glimpse at post-move changes.
    11.13 This news is not at all big. Do not bother with it.
     
        
     
    Reputation
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    The Reputation System

    The reputation system - evolved from our old Historical Realism + Consequences policy - is meant to simplify each character's reputation. In an era where who you know, whom you speak to, and whom you're related to can affect your reputation, knowing how a character is viewed by the majority of society can be very beneficial when considering thread partners and plots. Certain interactions can have negative reputation implications, whilst others can see an increase in reputation.

    Disclaimer: Not all characters will agree (or bother with) the overall reputation. This may affect their own reputations as a result, but they are not required to take the same view point.
    Please note that different classes will always be regarded differently, regardless of their reputation!  A middle class person with a reputation level of 3 will still always trump a lower class person with a reputation level of 5.

    For minor infractions such as going out and about unchaperoned, it would take frequent occurrences to make a lasting impact on your character’s reputation.

    Lastly, reputation is fluid. If at any time you feel your character should be upgraded (or downgraded!), please post in maintenence and the staff team will look into it!


    Anything said to affect a certain type of family will drop that member by one level. For example, if Susan is a four and her brother’s actions have an effect on her, she will then be a three.

    IMMEDIATE FAMILY: If unmarried, your character’s parents and siblings. If married, your character’s spouse, parents, and children. If female, this will always include any unmarried sisters.

    EXTENDED FAMILY: Your grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins—at least, the ones you acknowledge and who acknowledge you! If married, this will also include your siblings, nieces, and nephews. Anything that affects extended family will also affect your immediate family.  Extended family does not include third+ cousins etc. as that would be a nightmare to keep track of!

    In addition to the below, any character that elopes will have their reputation lowered by one level unless, after one year, no child is produced from the union.


    There are five reputation categories, detailed as follows:

    5 - Perfect Reputation: No one would have any reason to take a dim view of your character! This doesn’t mean they have to be spending all their free time with orphans—a perfect reputation just means there’s nothing wrong with them. You might find your character at this level if…

    Both Sexes
    — Respectable individual & family.

    4 - Decent Reputation: Your reputation is still reasonably good, but it’s not unlikely that you’ll be gossiped about behind your back. You might find your character at this level if….

    Both Sexes
    — Respectable individual; unrespectable member (below 3) in extended family.
    — Employing women with loose morals (also affects immediate family).
    — Married to or the child of a known veela.

    Male
    — Unchaperoned with member of opposite sex
    — Lewd in public
    — Caught "in the act" and married to someone else
    — Middle class man marrying lower class woman
    — Upper class or middle man who frequents shady establishments
    — Confirmed bachelor (45+)
    — Divorced

    Female
    — Escaping chaperones
    — Working in a physical/masculine occupation (curse breaking, quidditch, auror)
    — Upper class and unchaperoned in public (if under 24 years and a debutante)
    — Middle class and unchaperoned in public (if a debutante, unemployed and under 21 years)
    — Middle class marrying into upper class
    — Upper and middle class fraternization in slums (also affects immediate family)

    3 - Mediocre Reputation: You’re not shunned, but you’re probably not invited to the upper-crust events anymore—and some social doors might be closed to you forever! You might find your character at this level if…

    Both Sexes
    — Respectable individual; unrespectable member (below 3) in immediate family.
    — Being a known bastard
    — Criminal who has been imprisoned within the past 4-5 years
    — Known to be a veela.
    — Married to or the child of a known vampire, werewolf, or hag.

    Male
    — Drunk in public
    — Fraternizing with women of loose morals (also affects immediate family)
    — Upper class and middle class fraternization in slums (also affects immediate family)
    — Caught "in the act" unmarried (also affects immediate family)
    — Upper class marrying lower class (also affects immediate family)

    Female
    — Unchaperoned with member of opposite sex and exhibiting intimate behavior (touching, whispering, etc.)
    — Homosexual Relations (also affects immediate family)
    — Upper class marrying lower class (also affects immediate family; will result in a class drop)
    — Upper and middle class frequenting shady establishments
    — Drunk in public (also affects extended family)
    — Divorced (also affects immediate family)


    2 - Poor Reputation: The gossip isn’t even behind your back anymore—people will actively talk about you, even when you’re ten feet away! Most social doors are now closed to you, and employers may now fire your character! You might find your character at this level if…

    Both Sexes
    — Expulsion whilst of a Hogwarts age.
    — Criminal who has been imprisoned within the past 2-3 years
    — Known to be a vampire, werewolf, or hag.

    Male
    — Middle class marrying woman of loose morals (also affects immediate family)
    — Financial ruin (also affects extended family)

    Female
    — Lewd in public
    — Caught "in the act" married to someone else
    — Lower class marrying upper class
    — Fraternizing with women of loose morals* (also affects immediate family)


    1 - Terrible Reputation: You’ll be laughed out of any party you try to attend, and no one will want you marrying into their family! You might find your character at this level if…

    Both Sexes
    — Criminal who has been imprisoned within the past 1 year
    — Known or presumed prostitutes.

    Male
    — Homosexual Relations (also affects extended family)
    — Upper class marrying woman of loose morals* (also affects extended family)

    Female
    — Child out of wedlock (also affects extended family)
    — Caught "in the act" unmarried (also affects extended family)
    — Unmarried and pregnant (also affects extended family)
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    * Women of loose morals are defined as women who are or are known to have been prostitutes, or who are known to be unwed mothers.

    Family members that are exiled or unacknowledged do not have an impact on reputation, save for wanton daughters, who will automatically drop unmarried sisters to a 4. To prevent a character's relations from dropping their reputation level, the head of the family needs to publicly exile/disown the misbehaving character.

    Individual family members who are not the head of the family (and not decision makers) cannot prevent the reputation from falling. If the head of the family does exile and the individual family members do not agree, their reputation levels will fall, but the remainder of the family will not as protected by the head of the family.

    Consequences and Punishments:

    — Students who drop below a level three will be expelled. Please note that only their actions, rather than those of their family, can result in their dismissal from school.
    — Negative Daily Prophet articles (depending on the severity and frequency) can lower the reputation level of a character. Rumors, unless severe, do not have an impact on reputation.
    — Employees that drop below a level three can be fired by their employers.
    — It takes one year without incident to move up a level in reputation. (Specific years in the list above excluded. Certain circumstances may prevent this from being the case.)