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
    Martin Ruskin
    In Character

    Full Name: Martin Ruskin

    Nicknames:Marty (Childhood / only by Lisa) Uncle Marty by his neices / nephews (if they feel like it)

    Birthdate:November 16, 1845

    Current Age: 40

    Occupation:Owner of a Book store

    Reputation: 3-- married/divorced a vampire

    Residence: Bartonburg, Hogsmeade

    Hogwarts House:Hufflepuff

    Wand: Holly, 8", mostly flexible, dragon tooth

    Blood Status: Pureblood

    Social Class:Middle

    @Lisa Fairbairn | ex-wife [1682 - 1713] [1713]
    @Acacia Ruskin | daughter [1871]
    Crysanta Ruskin @Crystal Ruskin | daughter [1872]
    Orinda Ruskin | daughter [1874]
    Dunstan Ruskin | son [1876]
    Family tree

    Appearance: Martin is 6’2”, with a muscular build. He is right handed. He has light brown hair and blue eyes. He usually wears simple, standard suits.
    1845 Martin is born as the third pureblood child to a Upperclass family

    1846 Erick goes to Hogwarts and is sorted into Ravenclaw. Martin really doesn’t care since he’s not even a year old.
    1850 Ruby is born :] ; Martin takes being an older brother very seriously.
    1851 Andrew goes to Hogwarts and is sorted into Ravenclaw. Martin is jealous this time, since he’s almost six.
    1854 His first sign of magic. Also, Ruby starts calling him Marty and he lets her. The name sticks with the rest of the family.
    1855 Jade is born. :]
    1857 Marty goes off to Hogwarts and is sorted into Hufflepuff unlike the rest of his family. Aurora is married into the family. She is Erick’s wife.
    1858 a niece is born. Marty is excited to be an uncle.
    1861 Marty enters his third year and has added Ghoul Studies and Divination. Ruby joins him and is sorted into Ravenclaw
    1862 Marty is excited to be an Uncle. Again
    1863 Not long before Marty turns 18, he decides that he wants to be called by his full name.
    1864 Marty Graduated from Hogwarts.
    1866 Jade goes to Hogwarts and is sorted into Ravenclaw like everyone else in their family
    1868 Ruby graduates and is immediately married off. Marty doesn’t like how it looked-- and felt-- like she was forced into it.
    1869 Marty meets a vampire named Lisa and is smitten by her >.> Also, a niece and nephew was born and Andrew dies in mysterious causes (why would he jump off a balcony? Really? Why?)
    1870 Marty and Lisa mary screw society. Ruby is turned into Vampire (not that anyone knows this);  Erick is killed this year, Ruby runs away shortly after. His business slows down.
    1871 His first daughter is born! She is named Acacia Queen Ruskin.
    1872 Another daughter! They name this one Chrysanta Royal Ruskin. Her name is shorted to Crystal for convenience purposes.
    1873Jade is married off. Marty doesn’t like this anymore than he did with Ruby’s marriage, even if they turned out to be a good couple.
    1874 Another daughter! She is named Orinda Ruskin. His family branch drops down to Middle Class because of lack of customers and stuff.
    1876 A son is born! He is named Dunstan. Not long after, Jade is almost killed; in a desperate attempt to save his baby sister, he begs Lisa to turn her. The child dies, and Jade is turned into a vampire.

    A few weeks later, Jade comes to their house in the dead of night, covered in blood with terrified eyes. She says she killed her husband, but doesn’t go into detail. Marty is mad and isn’t thinking clearly and accuses his wife of turning Jade into a monster and of killing Andrew, Erick, and Ruby. Lisa almost kills him, but doesn’t.

    The next morning, his head has cleared and he regrets his words. But it is to late for a “sorry” of any kind-- both Lisa and Jade are gone, leaving their children with him.

    1877 Marty, still upset that his wife left him (after he’d said some terrible things, but he hadn’t been thinking clearly), relocates his remaining family to Hogsmeade after magic is exposed to the Muggles.

    1878 Marty reluctantly divorced Lisa :’[

    1882 Acacia goes to Hogwarts :(. She is sorted into Ravenclaw

    1883 Crystal goes to Howarts :(. She is sorted into Hufflepuff. His business starts to pick up again, so he doesn't have to worry about how he's going to keep all his children at Hogwarts for seven years.

    1886 Martin, and a friend of his, found his eldest daughter, Acacia, in a shed, and she had been in an Amortentia caused scandal that they are keeping secret. He hears of his ex-wife being around, and hopes to make an apology.

    Personality: [Optional.]

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    Out of Character



    — 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:
    Nolan @Theseus Greengrass
    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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