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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    01.11 I've got a bit of a reputation...
    01.06 AC underway, and a puzzle to solve!
    01.01 Happy new year! Have some announcements of varying importance.
    12.31 Enter the Winter Labyrinth if you dare!
    12.23 Professional Quidditch things...
    12.21 New stamp!
    12.20 Concerning immortality
    12.16 A heads up that the Secret Swap deadline is fast approaching!
    12.14 Introducing our new Minister of Magic!
    12.13 On the first day of Charming, Kayte gave to me...
    12.11 Some quick reminders!
    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.
    Suzuko Layton {Done}
    In Character
    Full Name: Suzuko Jane Layton
    Nicknames: Suzy
    Birthdate: June 22nd, 1867
    Current Age: 19
    Occupation: Department of Magical Education Secretary
    Reputation: 5
    Residence: Bartonburg, Hogsmeade
    Hogwarts House: Attended Mahoutokoro
    Wand: Sugi (Japanese Cedar), 15 ½", Hoo-hoo feather.
    Blood Status: Halfblood
    Social Class: Middle Class
    Family: Montgomery Layton – Father
    Saki Layton – Mother
    Eiko Layton – Sister
    Kiyoko Layton – Sister
    Sumiko Layton – Sister
    Oscar Layton – Brother
    Appearance: Suzy has a slight build and only stands at 4'10", unless she's wearing shoes with a heel. She is naturally right handed and wears various modes of dress depending on the situation - for work she wears robes, outside of work she wears British and Japanese fashion, she prefers the latter but her father encourages the former.

    1867 | Born in Japan to a British father and a Japanese mother, Suzuko is the couple's third child. Her parents married six years prior to her birth, having met while her father was on a business trip to the country which had fairly recently started communicating with Britain.

    1868 | Although Suzy's parents married in 1862, her father didn't come to live with his family in Japan until 1868 when the borders relaxed.

    1869 | Sumiko is born, meanwhile Eiko starts her first year at Mahoutokoro.

    1870 | Suzy's first sign of magic is to turn her sister's doll into a kitten.

    1871 | Kiyoko starts school.

    1874 | Suzuko begins her first year at Mahoutokoro, an event she spent several years excitedly anticipating. The school is even more magical than she had expected, however, she is dismayed to find that some of the other students shun her for her mixed heritage. In time, this bothers her less and less.

    1875 | Oscar is born. As the only son, their father insists on giving him a British name. His arrival starts to put real pressure on the couple's marriage which has been strained for several years - her father is suddenly invested in one of his children where before he has left most decisions to his wife.

    1878 | At the age of eleven, Suzy is old enough to start boarding at Mahoutokoro.

    1879 | Sumiko joins her at school.

    1880 | While school is out, the whole family take a trip to Britain. Except Suzy's mother, who refuses to leave Japan. While there, Suzy meets her grandparents for the first time. Eiko, having just left school, decides to stay in Britain a month into their visit. Saki only finds out when they return without her and is furious.

    1881 | Oscar is due to start at Mahoutokoro the following year but their father wants him to attend Hogwarts. This is the final straw that breaks the camel's back. The couple informally separate - Montgomery takes Oscar back to Britain with him and insists on having Suzy and Sumiko live with them there during the break from school. Kiyoko refuses to go.

    1882 | Kiyoko marries.

    1883 | After a great deal of hardwork and study, Suzuko's grades are of a high enough standard that she achieves a gold robe. She decides around this time that she'd quite like to go into teaching.

    1885 | Suzy leaves school with very respectable grades and a few weeks later arrives in Britain with Sumiko. When her sister returns to school, her father does not allow her to return to Japan. She rails against this initially, but soon realizes the opportunities available to her in Britain and decides to stay, for the time-being at least.

    1886 | Suzy takes up a secretary job at the Ministry in the Magical Education Department. Some time later, Sumiko finishes her schooling and comes to live in Britain.

    Personality: TBD.
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    Out of Character
    Name: Olive
    Age: 22
    Contact: PM or Skype
    Other Characters: DON'T TOUCH ME
    How did you hear about us?: NO

    — 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
    Barney uses a prosthetic leg and a cane to get around.

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