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
    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!
     
        
     
    Willow Ridley
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    In Character
    Full Name: Willow Agatha Ridley
    Nicknames: None
    Birthdate: March 16, 1875
    Current Age: 10
    Occupation: Child
    Reputation: 5
    Residence: Irvingly
    Hogwarts House: None, yet
    Wand: None, yet
    Blood Status: Muggleborn
    Social Class: Lower
    Family:
    Cohen Ridley, father, b.1846 - Woodworker
    Kelsey Ridley neé Sutton, mother, b.1852 - Botanist enthusiast
    Oak Ridley, brother, b.1870 - Apprentice Woodworker
    Ash Ridley, brother, b.1872 - Gardener
    Laurel Ridley, sister, b.1873 - Aspiring Florist
    Banyan Ridley, brother, b.1876 - Child

    --- Ridley, uncle, b.1845
    --- Ridley neé ---, aunt, b.1853
    --- Ridley, cousin, b.1871
    --- Ridley, cousin, b.1873
    --- Ridley, cousin, b.1875

    --- ---, uncle, b.1845
    --- --- neé Sutton, aunt, b.1851
    --- ---, cousin, b.1875
    --- ---, cousin, b.1877
    Appearance: Willow is a little sprig of a thing, standing at only four foot six inches. She’s quite slender and, with time, could grow into her namesake and hold a willowy build. Her hair has never been cut and as such is quite long. It is a long wavy and curly mess of tangles most of the tie and quite the bane of her mother’s existence when trying to style it. As such, her hair is rarely seen in anything more elaborate than a braid coiled at the nape of her neck. Her eyes are a rather striking pale blue and contrast beautifully against slightly tanned skin and sunkissed brown hair. Her clothing typically has seen better days and her dresses often consist of hand me downs from her mother originally then down to her sister. She is strictly right handed.
    History:
    Pre-birth: Cohen and Kelsey met one day when Kelsey was found admiring some flowers in a planter box Cohen had constructed. He was sure she was inspecting his craftsmanship and she was sure he had grown the beautiful flowers. Neither was right, obviously, but it lead to a rather interesting meeting that quickly turned into a courtship. It wasn’t long before they were married and having children. The love between them was strong so Cohen hardly objected to Kelsey’s insistence on naming their children after trees.
    1875: Willow is born, a long and lanky child with a mess of hair already. She was a quiet child from the start, always staring about with her brilliant blue eyes that seemed to only lighten in time.
    1876: The final Ridley child is born. A boy to be named Banyan.
    1877: The uprising against magical folk begins but the Ridley’s have little to do with it. They are not a family opposed to the others. Kelsey, after all, had been friends with a witch since childhood. Meredith had let her secret slip once when showing Kelsey some of the more interesting magical plants, knowing Kelsey would appreciate them. It was a secret they shared and never told a soul
    1878: Oak begins working with Cohen and learning the tricks of woodcrafting.
    1880: While visiting Meredith, Willow shows signs of magic. She is saddened at the sight of a withering plant and the strong emotion to feels over the loss of the flower causes it to instantly bloom. Kelsey and Meredith are shocked. Luckily the witch recognizes what it is and tells Kelsey what it is. She also offers her help with Willow to keep her abilities secret from the rest of the world. Cohen is rather excited to have a witch in the family.
    1883: Meredith tells Kelsey about a place called Irvingly where some magical folk and non magical live together in some sort of harmony. She suggests it as a place to move the family so it is safer for Willow and with it being a new town a woodworker could surely be of use. The family packs up their things and make the move.
    1886: The family is well settled in Irvingly and anxiously awaiting to see if Willow will indeed receive a letter to Hogwarts. They’re still holding out hope than Banyan may show signs of magic as well but the chances are looking slim. During the summer, some magic gone awry results in some winged piglets. Willow catches one and manages to bring it home, deeming it her new pet. And while that may be all and well, Kelsey informs her she can't take the pig to Hogwarts. A teacher from Hogwarts does end up visiting the Ridley's, informing them that Willow will indeed attend Hogwarts starting that semester. The boat ride to the school terrifies her and the things she hears along the way to school makes her a bit nervous but she still remained excited. It isn't until she's temporarily sorted into Slytherin that she worries maybe she shouldn't have gone to Hogwarts. Luckily, she's sorted into Gryffindor once the Sorting Hat is recovered. She's glad to be out of the chilly dungeons with the even colder Slytherins though is still nervous about how she'll be accepted as a muggle among so many new people.
    Personality: Sweet. Quiet. Bright. Cautious.
    Sample Roleplay Post:
    Out of Character
    Name: Hawke
    Age: 27
    Contact: Skype - hawke.raine
    Other Characters: Amos Vaisey, Autumn Avery, Bentley Alden, Connolly Brennan, Emmeline Woodcroft, Keavy O’Fannon, Perry Keene, Stasia Pince
    How did you hear about us?:
    Amazing Set Thanks to Nolan!
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    APPLICATION ACCEPTED!


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    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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