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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    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.
    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~
    December 1887
    SWP7 is live!
    12.01-12.24 Secret Swap
    12.02-01.06 Posting Wizard
    12.09 Hogwarts Hogsmeade Visit
    Pettigrew Annual Quidditch Party
    12.13 The 1887 MoM Election
    12.13-12.24 12 Days of Charming
    12.21 Christmas Dance
    And More!
    Niamh Hanlon
    In Character
    Full Name: Niamh Enda Hanlon née Brennan
    Nicknames: Nii (Pronounced like knee)
    Birthdate: May 07, 1855
    Current Age: 30
    Occupation: Spell Damage Healer at St. Mungo’s
    Reputation: 4
    Residence: Connolly Manor (Ireland)
    Hogwarts House: Gryffindor
    Wand: Hawthorn, 11 ¼”, Dragon Heartstring, Unyielding
    Blood Status: Halfblood
    Social Class: Upper
    Grandfather (B.1792) | Doyle Connolly
    Grandmother (B.1797, D.1858) | Birgit Connolly née ---- (Died of severe chill)
    Uncle (B.1823) | Pádraig Connolly
    • Aunt (B.1831) | Caitríona Connolly née Brennan
    • Cousin (B.1855) | Donovan Connolly
    • Cousin (B.1860) | Maeve Connolly
    • Cousin (B.1862) | Finlay Connolly
    • Cousin (B.1867) | Brighid Connolly
    • Cousin (B.1870) | Domhnall Connolly
    Aunt (B.1827, D.1884) | Siobhán Byrne (Died in the laughing plague)
    • Uncle (B.1825) | Desmond Byrne
    • Cousin (B.1852) | Connell Byrne
    • Cousin (B.1861) | Lorcan Byrne
    Uncle (B.1829) | Gilroy Connolly
    • Aunt (B.1832) | Keira Connolly née ----
    • Cousin (B.1861) | Dublin Connolly
    • Cousin (B.1867) | Belfast Connolly
    Father (B.1817) | Colm Brennan
    Mother (B.1820) | Eileen Brennan née Connolly
    Brother (B.1848) | Cillian Brennan
    Brother (B.1853) | Connolly Brennan
    Husband (B.1849, D.1884) | Fergus Hanlon (Died in the laughing plague)
    Son (B.1881) | Mannix Hanlon (Metamorphmagus)

    Standing at 5 ft. 5 in., Niamh sports a fairly slender and feminine build that accompanies her “relatively” normal stature. She has brown/red hair that is typically kept at a fair length, deep brown eyes, and narrow eyebrows. She has never truly been too engrossed in the ideal of fashion, considering her profession and upbringing, thus usually wears simple clothing or wizarding robes when not attending social events. She wields her wand in her right hand.

    1855 | Within May, Niamh is born to father Colm and mother Eileen with two elder brothers, Cillian and Connolly.
    1858 | Grandmother Birgit passes due to a severe chill.
    1861 | At 6, she experiences her first signs of magic by causing a plate of food to circle her head and dump on the floor as she wasn’t a fan of the chosen vegetables that night.
    1866 | Within the summer, Niamh receives her Hogwarts letter and is later sorted into Gryffindor.
    1868 | She picks up Arithmancy and Ancient Runes. Over the past few years, she has procured a few close friends whom she typically is found with often.
    1871 | Niamh receives her OWLs:
    Potions: O
    Transfiguration: E
    Herbology: A
    Charms: E
    DADA: E
    Arithmancy: A
    Ancient Runes: E
    History Of Magic: A
    Astronomy: A

    1872 | She is joined at Hogwarts by three of her cousins; Maeve, Dublin, and Lorcan. The former two are deemed troublemakers and Niamh finds it rather entertaining. Cousin Donovan and her have immense tension between each other which eventually erupts into an all out feud. They remain distant and bitter towards one another.
    1873 | She receives her NEWTs:

    Potions: O
    Transfiguration: E
    Herbology: E
    Charms: O
    DADA: O
    Ancient Runes: E

    Within June, Niamh begins her internship as a spell damage healer.

    1874 | She completes her internship and begins work as a full healer within St. Mungo’s.
    1877 | Niamh marries Fergus Hanlon, a fellow healer, and becomes the first Connolly cousin to wed.
    1881 | She gives birth to her son, Mannix, and loves him dearly. The couple finds a renewed love with their child now in their lives.
    1884 | The year brings much sadness and disaster with the plague, taking Fergus and her aunt Siobhán. The only thing Niamh had left of her husband’s was their child, causing her to treasure him that much more in the coming years. She dedicates every moment she possibly can with Mannix and is gracious that her family lives under the same roof to watch over him while she’s away. While the loss of her husband stings, it is not so crippling that she completely shuts down.

    1885 - Present | Niamh continues her work as a healer and is still slowly recovering from the disaster of the previous year. She keeps to herself within the residence and uses social gatherings and events as outlets for her emotional, creative, and inspired persona.

    She can often come off as emotionless in idle conversation or seem as though she’s faking happiness. This is only because of her belief that life’s intent is to strengthen a person and will issue waves of pain in order to do so - some people require more waves than others. She attempts to break this shield by forcing herself into social situations, away from the confines of her family home, to grasp any remaining chords of feeling inhabiting her body. Also, her brutal honesty may hinder relationships (she tries to rein herself in or stop herself from saying the truth but it often just slips out). Her true self emerges when she is around her son, the light of her life, as it reminds her of Fergus and the time they spent together. Unfortunately for some of her family members, mostly her cousins, her demeanor rubs them the wrong way which results in conflict *cough* Donovan *cough*. She will help those that truly need it and will shrug anyone else off who seek aid but are well enough to do something about it themselves. Hard work and dedication, so Niamh thinks, results in reward in the form shelter, food, and opportunities. She understands that some people may not be able to obtain work, so the belief relates only to those able-bodied individuals. Niamh’s weakness is single mothers or mothers in general - bratty teenagers however diffuse this passion.

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    Out of Character
    Name: Nolan
    Age: 20
    Contact: Skype is preferable - nolandinview (If you don’t have skype, PM is fine)
    Other Characters: See the CML
    How did you hear about us?: A FRIEND

    — 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.

    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
    — Kayte isn't awesome at networking. Get in touch if you'd like a thread! —

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