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.

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    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!
    Francois Faucher -De Loncrey
    In Character

    Full Name: Francois Gilbert Faucher-De Loncrey

    Nicknames: Francis,Uncle Franco, Cissy -His sister only

    Birthdate: 12th March 1856

    Current Age: 30

    Occupation: French Ambassador/Magical Liaison 


    Residence: London

    Hogwarts House: Unknown - attended Beauxbaton

    Wand: 16inch, Yew, dragon heartstring core

    Blood Status: Halfblood 

    Social Class: Upper

    Family: Francois Faucher De Loncrey - Deceased
    Adaline Faucher De Loncrey Neé Guilfort - Mother 
    Gilbert Faucher De Loncrey - 35 Brother -deceased
    Emmeline  Lavigne- 30 Common Law Sister in Law -Committed to Asylum
    _____ Faucher De Loncrey -22 - Sister
    ______ Facuher De Loncrey - 11 Neice/Ward

    Appearance: Francois is what most people what call dashingly handsome.  He doesnt consider himself particularly handsome, his brother was always considered the good looking one of the family, and his sister has that Angelic beauty to her fact that he finds lacking in his own.  Still, most people consider him objectivly good looking.  It helps that his job means that he must be aware of his appearance, which means he is neatly groomed, both in the face and hair, and wears finely tailored and well made clothes, not necesserily in the latest fashions but in cuts and styles which best suit him.  He stands a at a commanding 6,1, with blue grey eyes, and dark blonde hair, which he wears neat with a beard.

    He has a broad pleasant face and kind features and seems to smile more than average.  It speaks to his disposition as he is a jovial sort of person.  He has dimples when he smiles which he hates but his mother loves.  


    * Francois was born the second son of Francois Faucher De Loncrey of France.  He was a bright and pleasant child, studious and generally the more academic of the two boys with his older brother favouring sports and out door pursuits.  

    *It was believed that the Faucher-De Loncrey's had finished their family with Francois because it was some years before they birhted the third and final addition to their family, a little girl to complete their home.  

    *In turn all of the children displayed magic and were duly sent to Beauxbaton for their magical education, where they all completed their studies and achieved good grades.  It was also here that Francois made friends with Emmeline Lavigne, a girl from a pureblood family known for their long standing name and strange behaviours.  While at school Emmeline and Francois were closely acquanted and while many expected them to be a pair, neither had that sort of inclination towards the other, mostly because she was vain and ambitious and he had little interest in such people.  AFter all, as the second son he would be expected to make his own way in the world.  

    *Francois liked the idea of being an auror and in his final years in school bent his studies towards that work, becoming proficient in dueling, charms, transfiguration, potions and defense against the dark arts.
    *His brother, having left school, began his training in foreign service, along side his father, the current serving ambassador of France to Germany.  The Christmas of his final year Francois returned home for the holiday with Emmeline in tow as her own parents had gone abroad for the break.  It was during this break that Emmeline and Gilbert became closely acquainted and unbeknown to most began to correspond

    *After Francois completed his schooling he began to train as an Auror, and at the end of the following year completed his animagus training, he has the form of a Magpie.  and completing his training shortly before his brother met his fate

    *Shortly after graduation, Emmeline disappeared from her family home, a series of owls asking that no one worry for her safety assured people that she was content and safe but it transpired that she had absconded to Germany, and was living, unmarried with Gilbert.  It transpired that Gilbert had hinted to her father in passing that a halfblood would be interested in his daughter, the angry response that no halfblood would ever marry into their line made it clear he would never recieve permission, so the two decided to run off together.  Her age meant that they could not yet legally marry.

    *Emmeline quickly became pregnant by Gilbert, and pressure mounted that the pair should marry as she had reached her 18th birthday, meaning she no longer needed her fathers permission.  However, It was made clear to Gilbert that such a marriage would materially damage his prospects at a good ambassadorial post and to his discredit, and Francois's great shame, he broke off with Emmeline just before the birth of their child.  It is believed that the delicate balance of Emmelines mind snapped at the news and she lashed out at Gilbert in her pain and anger.  The mental imbalance that marred her family history bubbling to the surface.  Francois is not entirely sure of all the details as the entire matter was  cleared away very quickly for everyone's sake, but reports vary from a gruesome and bloody scene to the use of the killing curse - ghastly but less gory.  

    *The effect of money and influences, from both families, as well as her pregnancy, meant that Emmeline was committed to an asylum in Belgium where she could be 'treated' and have her baby in seclusion.  When the child was born, Emmelines parents wanted nothing to do with a halfblood bastard child so Gilberts family took the child in raising it as Francois ward.  The effect of the whole tragic situation, and the loss of his first born son was too much for Francois snr who suffered a heart attack shortly after the childs birth.  

    *So as it happens Francois left his role in the Aurors office, and went into Foreign service as had been his fathers wish for his heir.  Eventually recieving a posting to Britain, which he thinks is for the best, as few here would know his tragic family history, or his neices origins and he hopes that she can go to school happily here, out of the shadow of her mothers madness.  

    Personality: Optomistic, caring, considerate, gentlemanly, proper, old fashioned 

    Sample Roleplay Post: NOPE
    Out of Character

    Name: [Dante]

    Age: [Old]

    Contact: Leapidra  -s kype 

    Other Characters: Bleeep! 

    How did you hear about us?: [Boop]
    Francois speaks with a pronounced French accent
    Anything in Italics is spoken in French
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    Francois is sex thanks to Rune

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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.

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    Thanks for deciding to join us, we hope you have a blast! :D
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