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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    Rhona "Ronnie" Maxwell
    #1
    In Character
    Full Name: Rhona Cavatina Maxwell
    Nicknames: Ronnie
    Birthdate: April 13, 1858
    Current Age: 28
    Occupation: Minister of Magic’s Secretary
    Reputation: 5
    Residence: Bartonburg
    Hogwarts House: Hufflepuff
    Wand: Apple, 8.5", supple, Unicorn Tail
    Blood Status: Halfblood
    Social Class: Middle
    Family:
    Graham Maxwell father [1827] Magizoologist
    Ainsley Maxwell neé --- mother [1834] Housewife and Music Enthusiast
    Stuart “Stu” Forte Maxwell brother [1855] Auror
    Archibald “Archie” Legato Maxwell brother [1859] Healer

    Fiona lime green Fwooper

    Appearance: Rhona isn’t an overly daunting person by any means. If anything, her slim and short stature of four foot eleven, would be considered rather miniscule. But what she lacks in size, she surely makes up for in personality! Her hair is mainly brown in hue though has been known to have some natural forming highlights during the sunnier months as she often can be found outside lost in her own thoughts and daydreams. She has a rather plain, somewhat squared face, with plain brown eyes. She can often be seen smiling though, even if there really isn’t anything to be smiling about. Her clothing isn’t always of the highest fashion but she does what she can with what money she can and tends to avoid lighter colors. She’s ambidextrous when it comes to writing but favors her right for wandwork.
    History:
    Pre-birth: Graham and Rhona met while both were at a garden party in their hometown of Strathpeffer. She was playing the piano and he was there to see the family’s collection of taxidermied creatures. He was distracted by her piano playing, however, and found himself drawn to her. The two hit it off well from the start and it wasn’t long before a courtship started. He found her obsession with anything musical to be intriguing much as she loved to hear about the creatures he encountered on his travels previously. They were married by the year's end and spent the first part of their marriage traveling so he could see new animals and she could study other country’s music. When she realized she was with child, they returned home in 1855. They welcomed their first child. A loud and hearty son, Stuart Forte Maxwell.
    1858: Rhona makes her appearance into the world. The labor is short and sweet and before Ainsley knows it, her only daughter is in her arms staring up at her with wide eyes.
    1859: Not long after the beginning of the year, the Maxwells welcome the third and final child. Another son, Archibald, who proves to be a long, but luckily, smooth labor.
    1864: While playing the daydreaming damsel in distress for her brothers, Rhona shows her first signs of magic. Their portrayal of a dragon frightens her so much that the pillow beast explodes into a flurry of feathers when she screams as loud as she possibly can.
    1866: Stu goes off to Hogwarts.
    1869: It’s Ronnie’s turn to leave for Hogwarts and she couldn’t be more excited after hearing her brother’s tales of what sounds like pure fantasy. Once there, she feels like she has walked into a fantasy land and is in a perpetual state of awe nearly the entire first term. She’s sorted into Hufflepuff where she makes plenty of friends.
    1870: Archie joins his siblings at Hogwarts.
    1871: At the beginning of her third year, she adds Care of Magical Creatures to her schedule.
    1873: Stu graduates and becomes and auror in training while Ronnie starts her fifth year and begins preparing for her OWLs.
    1874: Her OWLs come back decently enough but she surely won’t be winning any awards for highest grades. She ends up dropping History of Magic and Potions.
    1876: Ronnie graduates and does decent, once again, on her NEWTs and her official coming out. She doesn’t lack for potential suitors but most can’t seem to follow her train of thought when she babbles nervously about things that sound like they’re pure fantasy. Chances are some things are just that but some of the creatures she talks of truly do exist. Stu finishes up the Auror in Training program and is promoted to a full fledged Auror.
    1877: Archie graduates and begins interning at St. Mungo’s. The family find themselves becoming a bit more secluded in their small family home when things begin getting a bit crazy for the wizarding community.
    1880: After four years of no true prospects for Ronnie, the Maxwells decide to move to Hogsmeade in hopes of giving Ronnie a better chance at finding a husband. When another season comes and goes without any proposals, or even courtships, Ronnie begins working at the Ministry as a secretary.
    1885: The secretary position for the Minister himself opens up and as a decided spinster, Ronnie applies to be promoted to the position and is accepted. It’s then she begins to notice all the younger women working within the ministry, many secretaries like herself, and makes it her mission to do what she can to see them all happily married.
    1887: With a new year brings new tasks. Ronnie’s focus remains on her work as well as her “side job” of matchmaker. She begins turning her attention to her brothers as well and even works idly on fairy tales for children on the side.

    Personality: Kind. Jovial. Eccentric. Imaginative. Musical. Loyal. Creative.
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    Out of Character
    Name: Hawke
    Age: 28
    #2
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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:
    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.

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