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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    Robert Blake
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    In Character
    Full Name: Robert Theodore Blake
    Nicknames: N/A
    Birthdate: June 21, 1836
    Current Age: 49 Years
    Occupation: Assistant Head of the Investigation Department
    Reputation: 5
    Residence: Wellingtonshire
    Hogwarts House: Gryffindor
    Wand: Cypress, 14 1/4 in., sturdy, phoenix feather
    Blood Status: Muggleborn
    Social Class: Upper
    Family:
    Father. Theodore Blake. 1808-1870
    Mother. Catherine Blake nee --. b. 1816

    Wife. Genevieve Blake nee Bennett, formerly Grant. 1843-1879
    --Stepson. Harold Grant. 1866-1885
    --Stepdaughter. Dorothea Grant. b. 1873
    Son. Issac Blake. b. 1877
    Daughter. Samantha Blake. b. 1879
    Appearance:
    Height. 5 ft. 8 in.
    Hair. Black, but greying.
    Eyes. Dark brown.
    Build. Still relatively lean, though not as muscular as he used to be.
    Clothes. He mostly prefers muggle clothes, on the whole.
    Wand Hand. Right.
    History:
    1836. Robert is born the only child to Theodore and Catherine Blake. The pregnancy and birth are difficult, and Robert proves to be their only child.

    1842. Strange occurrences seem to happen around Robert, but they are mostly passed off as nothing.

    1847. A man arrives an delivers the shocking news: Robert is a wizard! His family isn't sure what to make of this, but he is sent to Hogwarts because it seems like a safer idea than sending him to "regular" school. At Hogwarts, Robert is sorted without difficulty into Gryffindor.

    1849. For his third year, Robert takes up Ghoul Studies, Ancient Runes, and Care of Magical Creatures as his electives.

    1851. During his time at school, Robert has become an avid quidditch fan. After badgering his father all summer to buy him a broom, he succesffully tries out for the team in the fall as a beater.

    1852. Robert sits his OWLs and does very well. He chooses to continue on with Defense Against the Dark Arts, Transfiguration, Charms, Potions, Herbology and Ghoul Studies

    1854. Robert leaves school with excellent NEWTs, and joins the Ministry's Auror program.

    1857. Robert finishes his training and becomes a full auror.

    1858-1869. Not very much of note happens except for cases that now run together in his mind, and his parents' increasing lack of subtlety in hinting that he ought to find a wife. To his credit, he does occasionally look.

    1870. Theodore dies. It's not a particularly happy time.

    1875. Robert accompanies his mother to a dinner party, and makes the acquaintance of Mrs. Genevieve Grant, a widowed mother of two. They hit it off quite well, and Robert is pretty much immediately taken with her. He proposes after a very short acquaintance, and they are married the following spring.

    1877. He didn't mean to go so long without telling his new wife that he was a wizard. There never seemed to be a good time, though he did avoid lying too much. It is, therefore, a small miracle when Harold's Hogwarts letter arrives, forcing Robert to confess, and his wife manages to forgive him. This year also sees the birth of Isaac, and Robert leaving the Auror office for Investigation.

    1878. Robert becomes a full investigator.

    1879. Tragedy strikes. Genevieve dies giving birth to a daughter, Samantha. Robert is devestated, though he does his best to pull himself together for the sake of their children.

    1880. Deciding that a change of scenery will do them all good, Robert moves the family to Hogsmeade.

    1884. Harold graduates.

    1885. Tragedy strikes again, this time with Harold dying in the Ministry disaster. In September, Dora leaves for Hogwarts, where she's sorted into Hufflepuff.

    1886. Robert is promoted to Assistant Head of his department.
    Personality:
    • Hard-working
    • Chivalrous
    • Loyal
    • Paternal
    • Generous
    Sample Roleplay Post:
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    Out of Character
    Name: Steph
    Age: 27
    #2
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    — 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
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