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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    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~
    09.30 The AC Approaches
    09.24 We have new Wenches!
    November 1887
    Justus Pilliwickle
    In Character
    Full Name: Justus Abraham Pilliwickle 
    Nicknames: His mother called him Abe as a boy, but he's had none since then.
    Birthdate: January 1, 1862
    Current Age: 25
    Occupation: Lawyer with the Department of Magical Law Enforcement 
    Reputation: 3
    Residence: London 
    Hogwarts House: Gryffindor 
    Wand: 14", Unicorn Hair, Spruce 
    Blood Status: Halfblood
    Social Class: Lower Class 
    Pandora Pilliwickle - mother - d. 1883

    His father is out there somewhere, bur Justus has no desire to find the man who abandoned his pregnant mother.

    At five feet five inches, Justus is about average for a man. He has a stocky, muscular build and is often assumed to be involved with a more physical occupation than he actually is. His hair is a brownish-blonde and his eyes are blue-grey. Most of the time, he keeps some scruff above his lip and along the sharp line of his jaw. He dresses as well as he can considering his means and prefers secondhand suits to traditional robes. He's fond of dark greens, blues, and grays. Though it has clearly seen better days, he carries his mother's pocket watch as a memento. He writes with his left hand, but prefers to use his wand with his right.
    1862| After a long, difficult labor Pandora gives birth to Justus on New Year's Day.

    1867-73| Pandora's status as an unwed mother makes it difficult for her to find employment anywhere. In addition, she is often treated poorly by more reputable members of society. Witnessing his mother's struggles makes him resentful of society's seemingly arbitrary rules and upper class citizens with superiority complexes. He becomes extremely protective of her and often gets into fights with other children who mock her.

    1873-74| Justus is only able to attend Hogwarts because of the first year scholarship. The Sorting Hat entertains the idea of making him a Ravenclaw, but ultimately he is sorted into Gryffindor. Due to his difficulties with articulating himself in his first year, Justus was written off as a blockhead by his more eloquent peers. Despite his poor verbal communication skills, his written work always showed promise. His first year was spent working hard in the hopes that he would qualify for an academic scholarship. At year's end, his marks are good enough for him to secure a full academic scholarship. 

    1875-76| In this third year, he selects Muggle Studies and Ancient Studies as his OWL-level electives. Still sensitive about his status as a bastard, Justice ends up in detention for "disagreeing" with those who poke fun at him for it. Eventually, he learns that if he wants to stay out of trouble, he has to avoid interacting with others unless it's strictly necessary. He does make some friends, but not many. 

    1877-78| At the end of his fifth year, Justus sits for his OWL exams and does well, scoring a mix of Os and Es. 

    1878-79|He chooses to take NEWT level Ancient Studies, Charms, Defense Against the Dark Arts, History of Magic, and Muggle Studies. He begins to think about his life after Hogwarts and is advised to consider a career with the Ministry.

    1879-80|Justus' NEWT scores are impressive. He achieves Os in every subject except Defense Against the Dark Arts where he scores an E. 

    1880| With his marks, he is able to begin an internship with the Department of Magical Law Enforcement right out of school. He becomes more interested in politics and finds himself favoring the liberal side of every major issue. The issues of poverty and economic injustice resonate with him. He also actively engages in the discourse surrounding women's liberation.

    1882| Justus is promoted from intern to clerk. 

    1883| Pandora goes missing and her body is later discovered. The investigation into her murder stalls quickly and Justus finds himself angry with the obvious lack of attention being given to her case. In addition to anger, Justus finds himself struggling with grief and an overwhelming sense of loneliness. He develops mild insomnia and turns to his work for some solace. 

    1885| After three years as a clerk, Justus becomes a fully fledged lawyer. His excitement over his promotion is tempered by the fact that he really has no one to share the news with. 

    1886| Justus moves to London to be closer to work and the centers of his political interests. 

    1887| The halfbreed ban and general political situation incite Justus to actually do something. He begins planning to run for Minister. He doesn't anticipate winning at all, but knows he could use a campaign to push the lower class further left.
    driven | headstrong | hard-working | persistent | argumentative | protective | honest | feminist | leftist | strong moral compass | generally fair | empathetic | lonely
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    Out of Character
    Name: Alex
    Age: 21
    Contact: PM, Messenger
    Other Characters: Let's not talk about it
    How did you hear about us?:I live here

    — 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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