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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    12.13 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.
    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~
    Tatiana Lestrange
    In Character
    Full Name: Tatiana Hecate Lestrange
    Nicknames: Ana, Tatty (OOC)
    Birthdate: July 29th, 1866
    Current Age: 21
    Occupation: Devious Debutante
    Reputation: 5
    Residence: Cambridgeshire
    Hogwarts House: Slytherin Alumna
    Wand: Blackthorn, 13 inches, acromantula web, unyielding
    Blood Status: Pureblood #shame
    Social Class: Upper Class #sorryratios
    Tybalt Lestrange, Father [1834]—Tatiana never did take to her father, believing him to have been a foolish man who succumbed to his inner demons. She would never be so careless…

    Igraine Lestrange née Selwyn, Mother [1837-1866]—Given her mother succumbed to the rigors of childbirth two days after her arrival, Tatiana has never had any relationship with her.

    @Tiberius Lestrange, Brother [1864]—One of two people on this earth that she will readily admit—and generally feels—love for. Tatty would love to see her brother one day conquer wizarding Britain as Minister of Magic in a rather authoritarian Ministry. This is at odds with her desire to one day puppet master such an individual herself. Even if she were attracted to her brother (how unnatural!), she knows she can’t actually marry him. But what a dynasty they would bring.
    — @Antigone Lestrange née Baudelaire, Sister-in-Law

    @Mariana Macnair née Lestrange, Aunt [1840]—Other than Tiberius, the most important person in Tatiana’s life. With one lacking a daughter and the other a mother, Tatty would say fate brought them together—if they believed in such things. While she doesn’t always agree with her aunt’s decisions, she would defend the woman with her own body if it came to it.
    — @Eustace Macnair, Uncle [1834-1887]
    — Various cousins.

    Not surprisingly, Tatiana is related to half the purebloods in Britain, but more specifically the Lestranges, Selwyns, and Pendergasts.
    Tatiana’s adult height is rather tall; the witch stands at five feet and five inches in height, easily culling smaller—and thus, more delicate—men from her pool of potential husbands. Black hair and eyes are a stark contrast to her pale complexion, which is often adorned with as much rouge as she can get away with without being called out on it. She favors jewel tones in muggle fashions, as she believes them to complement her womanly figure far better than the robes that she, as a good pureblood, should favor. Tatiana is left-handed.
    1866 | Tatiana is the second child born to Tybalt and Igraine Lestrange. Given that her mother dies shortly thereafter, she is also their last child.

    1870 | In his first act of magic, her brother turns her purple from head to toe.

    1872 | A mangy dog outside won’t leave her alone, so Tatty’s first act of magic sees her set it on fire. The six-year-old is horrified, but also kind of into it.

    1875 | With much of her childhood an old boy’s club with Tatiana feeling very left out from the relationship shared between her father and brother, this year marked what she melodramatically termed her rebirth as her aunt’s ‘daughter’. Tybalt Lestrange, in a fit of—she can only assume—utter madness, kills thirteen people at the Ministry and is sent to Azkaban. She would have minded a great deal less if Tiberius had been able to come live with her at the Macnair house, but alas, he is taken in by Uncle Lucius and goes off to Hogwarts in the fall.

    1877 | Brother and sister are reunited in Slytherin, and Tatiana’s cousin Rosalind joins her there as well.

    1878 | The Macnairs—Tatty in tow—relocate to Wellingtonshire.

    1879 | Fascinated by the idea of seeing the future, Tatiana adds Divination to her course roster and then promptly decides it’s hogwash, but is stuck with it. She’s much less ugh about Ancient Runes.

    1881 | It is Rosalind, rather than Tatiana, who is named prefect for their house. Tatty is not wholly surprised, given the more passive face she tries to put on particularly before her professors. She begins quietly teaching herself occulmency.

    1882 | Tatiana sits her OWLs and does about as well as she anticipated. During the summer, she’s betrothed to Fenris Goyle, but questionable actions on the part of his brother see it terminated before the year ends.

    1884 | Her time at Hogwarts draws to a close, and she enrolls at the Pendergast School for Young Roses where, alongside her cousins, she wants for nothing. Valerian dies of the Laughing Plague.

    1885 | Aunt Mariana, at her advanced age—clearly it runs in the family—delivers a daughter, of whom Tatiana is immediately jealous. She is privately very pleased indeed when the child drowns—which is good, since it was an imperius charm on her part that orchestrated it. The bastard twins die. By now, Tatiana can reasonably shield her thoughts, though she has little doubt that her brother or uncle could break through such a barrier with ease. She is hesitant to try to put this to the test and see her years of hard work invalidated. Tiberius marries Antigone Baudelaire.

    This same year, her father escapes from prison. A part of Tatty hopes that he will come find her, if only so she can tell him off for his stupidity—but, alas, he is caught and subjected to the Dementor’s Kiss.

    1886 | Tatiana leaves her aunt’s school for good, but her first season is a lacklustre one.

    Class Name OWLs NEWTs
    Alchemy -- A
    Ancient Runes E --
    Astronomy E --
    Charms E E
    Defence Against the Dark Arts E A
    Divination D --
    Herbology A --
    History of Magic A --
    Potions O O
    Transfiguration E A

    When Tatiana Lestrange looks in the mirror, she sees what everyone else sees: a polite, well-bred young lady who is perhaps a bit more intellectual than a debutante ought to be, but given who raised her—a criminal and Mariana Macnair—it’s a wonder she turned out as pleasant and feminine as she is! She’s a reserved but sharp-witted conversationalist who seems very content as a follower in any social circle; an excellent sidekick, but it seems unlikely she would ever become the heroine of her own story.

    Unless they got a glimpse inside her head.

    Calm and calculating, Tatiana is not the sort to give into her emotions, but she is also not the sort to let something trivial like morality get in the way of achieving her goals—after all, if no one finds out, whatever she does doesn’t count, right? She is fiercely loyal to those she considers family—though unfortunately for some of her cousins, blood isn’t the only qualifier here—but has difficulty seeing anyone else as much more than pieces of varying importance to be moved around the chessboard to help her reach her ends.

    — She is a self-taught occulmens though has failed abysmally at teaching herself legilimancy. She is too proud to ask anyone to teach her.
    — Surprisingly, Tatty is only a soft purist.
    — Like any good young lady, Tatiana can read, write, sketch, and play the pianoforte, but Merlin help you if you have to listen to her sing.
    — Fluent in English, French, and German.
    — Tatiana is a lesbian.
    — Afraid of the dark; always sleeps with a lit candle at her bedside.
    Sample Roleplay Post: [Image: tumblr_mu9ggsiWNj1rimy1do1_500.gif]
    Out of Character
    Name: Kayte
    Age: 25
    [Image: odM84nr.jpg]
    pretties by MJ <3

    — 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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