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
    Varenka Sergeyeva
    In Character
    Full Name: Varenka Nikolaevna Sergeyeva née Varenka Nikolaevna Orlova
    Nicknames: Renny, though only by close friends or family.
    Birthdate: June 24, 1875
    Current Age: 10
    Occupation: Child
    Reputation: 4
    Residence: Hogsmeade, Wellingtonshire
    Hogwarts House: N/A
    Wand: N/A
    Blood Status: Halfblood
    Social Class: Upper
    Biological Father: Nikolai Sleptov and his brood.
    Biological Mother: Elizaveta Ivanovna Antonova née Orlova + 2 kids & Grandmother
    ”Ward” to...: Dmitry ---- Antonov
    Standing at 4 ft 9 in, Varenka has almost reached her pause in growth to which she isn’t overly excited about. She hopes to fill out her lanky frame within the next few years, but supposes she will put up with it for now. Her eyes are of a light brown, as well as her medium length hair, both of which she inherited from her mother. In terms of her fashion taste, she is rather accustomed to brighter colors and absolutely hates tight shoes, refraining from restricting her feet at any cost. She usually prefers items that are not too ornate though enjoys a dress that conceals her feet. She is naturally right handed.
    1875 | Varenka is born to a young Elizaveta. She is a temperamental infant and demands her mother’s attention despite her being in the care of the house staff.

    1877 | Varenka spots a doll through a shop window she desperately wants and begins screaming until she can garner her mother’s attention. With the toy now in her possession, she names it Dalia and always keeps it by her head while sleeping.

    1880 | After Varenka’s grandmother catches Dmitry laying with another man, she blackmails him into marrying Elizaveta as she had trouble obtaining a proper husband since she had given birth. To avoid any confusion, on their end, Varenka has her memory altered to believe that she is a an orphaned distant cousin of Dmitry and that she was taken in as his ward. She still insists on calling her mother “mama” - or whatever the equivalent in her native tongue may be.

    1881 | After complaining that she couldn’t remember her younger years, Varenka begins thinking that her “real” parents were horrible people to have abandoned her at such a young age. She is told however that she was in a horrible accident that caused her memory to suffer. Her condition was now met with a cause and effect to which she readily accepted.

    1883 | She experiences her first signs of magic by changing the color of her doll’s hair to brown to match her own. She becomes rather fascinated by this skill and begins to change the color of several more decorations situated throughout her room.

    1886 | Her family decides to relocate to Hogsmeade, per Elizaveta’s request, and settle in Wellingtonshire. The child befriends a few of the neighborhood girls though thinks some of them to be a little too stuffy. Varenka’s eleventh birthday approaches in the summer and she is more than thrilled to attend classes at the grand castle.

    Quite the stubborn child, Varenka constantly bounces between her parental figures until she receives a desired answer. She thinks not of the lie that was instilled within her from a young age, causing her to not feel guilt over the fact that she acts as a makeshift ward to her mother and Dmitry. She becomes quite frustrated in the midst of a conversation due to her broken English which ultimately results in a strained attempt to string together a sentence or her drawing a picture of what she desires. Because of this, she has begun drawing in her spare time to better her skill and to make the sketches easily discernable. Despite everything, she remains a happy child so long as she gets her way.
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    Out of Character
    Name: Nolan
    Age: 21
    Contact: skype: nolandinview, or PM to Theseus Greengrass
    Other Characters: Yes

    — 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! —

    set by the unparalleled lady