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
    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!
    05.15 Important info for all students and professors!
    05.06 Activity Check underway; end of year approaching.
    04.29 It's gonna be May.
    June 1887
    06.01 - 06.30 Posting Wizard
    June Writing Challenge
    06.09 Reconciliation Day
    06.17 Broom Jousting
    06.20 Irvingly Jubilee Picnic
    And More!
     
        
     
    Magdalena Backus
    #1
    In Character
    Full Name: Magdalena Elaine Backus
    Nicknames: Maggie, which she goes by exclusively
    Birthdate: May 3, 1867
    Current Age: 18
    Occupation: Front Clerk at Backus Family Bakery
    Reputation: 5
    Residence: Hogsmeade
    Hogwarts House: Hufflepuff
    Wand: Vine, 9", rigid, dragon heartstring
    Blood Status: Halfblood
    Social Class: Lower Class
    Family:
    Barton Backus Owner/Baker of Backus Family Bakery, father, b.1843 - jovial, kind hearted, phenomenal baker, loving
    Katerina Backus neé Kozlov Manager/Accountant of Backus Family Bakery, mother, b.1846 - demure, quiet, loving, great business/organizational sense
    Rye Backus Assistant Baker at Backus Family Bakery, brother, b.1865 - fun loving, jokester, hard working
    Madeleine “Maddie” Backus Student, sister, b.1871 - sweet, overly nice, naive, whimsical, dreamer
    Herb Backus Student, brother, b.1872 - ambitious, smart, reserved
    Appearance: Maggie is a rather slim young woman and stands quite a bit above average at an even five foot six inches. Her hair is very blonde and falls in natural waves to her waist. It is often pulled back simply in braids and never with any special adornments, not seeing the point in them. Her eyes are a bluish hazel in color and are quite keen. She’s always watching it seems and stays very observant of her surroundings. Her clothing is definitely not of the finest make or materials and often have been mended. She wields her wand in her right hand but seems to be rather ambidextrous if the need should arise.
    History:
    Prebirth: Barton spent some time traveling to further his baking skills. He found himself working among a muggle family in Russia in 1863. They had a daughter that he was instantly charmed with. She was equally charmed by him and their friendship quickly evolved into something more. When talks of eloping reached Katerina’s parents, they weren’t pleased. To smooth the situation over so as to save face, the offered the loving couple a decent amount of “hush money” which they used as seed money to start a small bakery in London in 1864. A year later, Rye was born.
    1867: Magdalena is born.
    1871: Madeleine is born. Magdalena is quite curious of the little “creature” her parents show her.
    1872: Herb is born. Magdalena remains curious of the little “creature.” Her parents try to break her of the habit of calling her younger siblings creatures.
    1875: Magdalena shows her first signs of magic by extinguishing a candle that sent a curtain ablaze across the room in her and Madeleine’s room.
    1876: Rye leaves for Hogwarts. He’s sorted into Hufflepuff.
    1877: Due to the unrest in London over magical folk, Barton decides it would be best to move his family to the forming town of Hogsmeade. They take up some land on High Street to build their new bakery. In doing so, they build rooms above the bakery as well.
    1878: It is finally Magdalena’s turn to go to school. She’s sorted into Hufflepuff. She proves to be a rather smart young woman but has a hard time with making friends, especially when some take to making fun of her for her “strange” name. Rye does what he can to help but being known as a jokester doesn’t make him taken much more seriously. She starts trying to go by Maggie as often as possible but there are still some bullies who continue to make fun of her name regardless.
    1881: Though Rye’s grades are high enough to maintain a partial scholarship, he opts to leave after his OWLs so that he can stay home helping his parents with the bakery.
    1882: Maddie, as Maggie has started calling Madeleine, joins Maggie at Hogwarts and is sorted into Hufflepuff. She becomes something of a silent, behind the scenes protector of Maddie. She steers boys with ill intent the opposite direction and makes sure others don’t pick on her little sister. She does her best to do so without Maddie being any wiser though.
    1883: Maggie sits her OWLs and does remarkably well. She keeps a scholarship and decides to continue on with her schooling. Herb joins his siblings at Hogwarts though is sorted into Ravenclaw.
    1885: With NEWTs behind her, Maggie begins working full time at the family bakery. She is the main one to work the front counter and then helps out doing whatever she can whenever she’s needed.
    1886: Maggie’s main focus is simply on helping her family and keeping the bakery prosperous.
    Personality:
    Reserved. Since being bullied, she tends to stay away from those she doesn’t know really well. She tends to be on the quiet side with strangers and tells very little about herself to others.
    Kind. She has a very kind soul and will help those in need if she can. Despite having a rougher time with others, she can often be seen smiling which only adds to her kind presence.
    Untrusting. She has a hard time trusting those she doesn’t know for fear of them turning against her for whatever reason.
    Blunt. She tells things like they are when the time calls for it. She doesn’t try to do so in a rude way but when something is wrong or right, she makes a point to stay true to those beliefs.
    Protective. She has a protective streak about her and will gladly stand up for those who need it, namely her younger siblings.
    Family Orientated. They’re a rather tight knit family and it tends to carry over into Maggie. She would do anything for her family and though they joke among one another and poke fun at times, it is all in good fun. She couldn’t imagine life without them.
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    Out of Character
    Name: Hawke
    Age: 28
    Contact: PM
    Other Characters: See CML
    #2
    APPLICATION ACCEPTED!


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    — 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
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