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
    07.23 Your stamp collection is about to get bigger!
    07.21 Calling in the banners!
    07.15 The rubble has been cleared and deadlines loom!
    07.10 Not one, not two, but THREE more stamps to add to your collection~
    07.09 New Account Change Feature!
    07.09 Disaster strikes!
    07.08 Charmers go above and beyond...
    07.07 Pop-up protest and photobucket things
    07.06 Photobucket emergency! Read me!
    07.04 A plot is afoot ;)
    07.01 July has come! Group threads are coming!
    06.30 Photobucket has gone rogue. What does this mean for you?
    06.24 AC incoming!
    06.15 Prefect season has begun!
    06.13 Abilities, adoptables, and notes on the CML
    06.11 Prepare yourselves - June 15th is coming!
    06.09 HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CHARMING!
    06.03 Networking has been cleaned up.
    06.01 New skins! Not kidding!
    06.01 June reminders!
    05.31 New skins...
    05.28 Students, get to work!
    05.27 A brief activity check reminder!
    05.21 Networking spring clean imminent!
    July 1887
    SWP7 is live!
    07.01 - 07.31 Posting Wizard
    07.01 - 08.31 Camp Charming
    07.01 - 07.09 Wizarding World Market
    07.05 First Prefect Application Deadline
    07.15 Second Prefect Application Deadline
    07.29 Hogwarts Prefects & Heads Announced
    07.31 Another Lytton Ball
    And More!
     
        
     
    Anastasia "Stasia" Pince
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    In Character
    Full Name: Anastasia Loraine Pince
    Nicknames: Stasia (because Ana would be too normal)
    Birthdate: July 23, 1852
    Current Age: 33
    Occupation: Fashion Designer at House of Lytton
    Reputation: 5
    Residence: London
    Hogwarts House: Hufflepuff
    Wand: Pear, 9", pliant, unicorn tail
    Blood Status: Halfblood
    Social Class: Middle
    Family:
    Rupert Pince, father. b. 1814
    Clara Pince nee ---, mother. b. 1820
    Anton Pince, brother. b. 1844
    Alan Pince, brother. b.1846 d.1847
    Alana Pince, sister. b.1849
    Appearance: Stasia stands slightly above average at five foot four. She always tends to walk with a bit of a bounce in her step as well so could potentially be perceived as taller on some occasions. Her hair is a quite dark brown and is always kept in some form of a braid and twisted about into some sort of elaborate design. It is rarely seen down, even when at home. Her eyes are a bright blue and always seem to be dancing with excitement. She is rarely seen without a smile on her face and genuinely always seems to be happy. Her dresses are almost always made by herself and tend to be a bit on the eccentric side. She is very rarely seen in wizarding company in a "normal" dress. Her most favorite dresses seem to have some sort of changing color variation and can tend to be quite distracting to her peers. She's quite ambidextrous but does tend to favor her right hand.
    History:
    1852: Anastasia is born, the last child for Rupert and Clara. She proves to be quite the talkative thing from the get go, constantly cooing and babbling.
    1855: Anton leaves for Hogwarts but it hardly phases Anastasia.
    1856: In a fit of rage over being put into a light pink dress, Anastasia shows her first sign of magic. The pretty pink dress becomes a vibrant orange one. Anastasia couldn’t be happier, Clara, not so much. It takes a week for the dress to fade back to its original color.
    1860: Anastasia takes to needlework like a pro and actually throws herself into the activity whenever possible. She enjoys doing more eccentric designs with her needle and alternates colors frequently for bright and vibrant pieces. Alana leaves for school and it is quite disheartening for Anastasia. On a whim of anger, she decides she will no longer be addressed as Anastasia and instead shall be called Stasia. She ignores whenever she is addressed by her given name and the nickname eventually takes hold.
    1863: Stasia finally gets to go to school and couldn’t be happier. She is sorted into Hufflepuff.
    1868: Stasia sits her OWLs and while she doesn’t do terribly, she doesn’t do wonderfully either. Except in Charms. She proves to be rather exceptional at the subject and soon her dress designs begin to reflect as such. At the beginning of her sixth year, she buckles down in her Transfiguration classes believing it will help with her designs as well.
    1870: Graduation and NEWTs! Her scores are much the same as with her OWLs but she does much better on her Transfiguration test and excels in Charms once more. She debuts decently but doesn’t seem to catch the attention of anyone in particular, well, except for wondering what the deal was with her rather elaborate dress. She’s not fussed but enjoys going to the balls and experimenting with different charms for her dresses.
    1871: She begins working at a dress shop in Diagon Alley, starting out as simply working at the front counter and cleaning up before progressing further to helping the seamstress.
    1874: Still unmarried but not without some slight pressure from Clara, she is promoted to a seamstress and is allowed to start constructing gowns.
    1877: With the problems against magic, Stasia is forced to be much more careful with her creations that she wears out and about. She hates having to stick to such normal dresses but is quite happy living in London and doesn’t want to jeopardize her family.
    1879: Stasia meets Marcus Lytton while working at a dress shop in London. He takes notice of her attention to detail and her quick work with the needles. An acquaintance starts between the two and he soon hires her from time to time as a seamstress to construct some of his creations.
    1880: Clara mistakes the acquaintance between Stasia and Marcus and her hopes are dashed when she thinks one of her daughters may actually marry after hearing Stasia rave about Marcus’ talent. Stasia and Marcus become quite good friends, however, and she starts going to him rather frequently with her design ideas for his input. While her designs are much more eccentric and flamboyant than his, they at least show promise, especially with her charm work.
    1882: Stasia and Alana begin renting their own flat in London. Quite decidedly both spinsters, they see little reason in remaining in their parents’ home. With both having steady jobs, they can afford to do so. Stasia is actually quite frugal and only spend money on fabrics and threads. Luckily, working at a dress shop, she is able to get her supplies for quite the best deals.
    1885: Marcus writes to Stasia requesting a meeting. She is quite surprised when he offers her a position as a designer within his new fashion house he is starting. She acts rather unladylike with her squeals of joy and jumping up and down but she’s never really been known for being able to contain her excitement and this is by far the most exciting thing to happen to her in her life. Obviously she accepts though not without giving proper notice to her original employer. He has, after all, been with her from the beginning of her journey.
    1886: Stasia is quite happily designing and constructing for House of Lytton and living in a modest flat with her older sister.
    Personality: Kind. Nurturing. Eccentric. Creative. Flamboyant. Bubbly. Talkative. Loyal.
    Sample Roleplay Post: [Image: Katy-Perry-GIF-031.gif]
    Out of Character
    Name: Hawke
    Age: 27
    Contact: Skype- hawke.raine
    Other Characters: Amos Vaisey, Autumn Avery, Connolly Brennan, Emmeline Woodcroft, Perry Keene
    How did you hear about us?:
    Awesome set thanks to Nolan![Image: IM9YNQ.png]
    #2
    APPLICATION ACCEPTED!


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