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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    12.08 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!
    Valentine Wenlock
    In Character
    [Image: valentineapp_zpsefby10vd.png]
    Full Name: Valentine Theodore Wenlock
    Nicknames: N/A
    Birthdate: February 14th, 1851
    Current Age: 35 Years
    Occupation: Arithmancy Professor
    Reputation: 5
    Residence: Hogsmeade
    Hogwarts House: Hufflepuff
    Wand: Silver lime, 13 inches, unicorn hair, swishy
    Blood Status: Halfblood
    Social Class: Middle
    Father | Theodore Wenlock, 1810-1880, arithmancer and author
    Mother | Alexandra Wenlock nee Reynolds, 1830-1884, homemaker
    Sister | Theodora Wenlock, 1861, blind Seer and Diviner
    Well built and standing at five feet eleven inches tall, Valentine could be considered a “looker” though he is far too humble to consider this himself. He, in his most humble opinion, is considerably “average” if not for his being tall. He has dark hair and green eyes. His facial hair is immaculately groomed and never causes Valentine to look disheveled. He stands tall and wears muggle suits when robes are not necessitated. Valentine is right handed.
    February 14th, 1851 |The first child of Theodore and Alexandra Wenlock is born on Valentine’s Day and, in celebration of the day, is named after it.

    1858 | A late bloomer in terms of magical displays, Valentine finally puts rumors to rest that he is a squib.

    March 1861 | Ten years old and there is finally another child in the family. His sister, Theodora, is born blind and yet Valentine takes a quick liking and grows fiercely protective of her.

    1862 | Valentine goes to Hogwarts and is sorted into Hufflepuff.

    1864 | Valentine adds Arithmancy and Divination to his classes.

    1866 - 1867 | Determining he needed a hobby, Valentine tries out and gets a place on the Hufflepuff Quidditch team as Beater. In spring 1867, he sits his OWLs and gets the following scores:

    CHARMS | O
    He does not drop any classes.
    1868 - 1869 | A seventh year, a Quidditch player, and a rather academically driven individual, Valentine is almost conflicted over what to do after graduation. His father convinces him to be an arithmancy researcher (arithmancer) and Valentine settles into his studies, determined to do well, almost at the expense of his Quidditch fascination. In the spring of 1869, he gains the following NEWT scores:
    CHARMS | O
    He skips attending the Coming Out Ball and apparates home to his parents’ home in Cornwall. He begins working with his father as an arithmancer. Eight year old Theodora gives a prophecy, which confounds the family as to her lack of physical sight. It is ultimately her last, but she seemed from that point on to be accurate with variable predictions and naming babies with some wishy-washy things that convey greatness. Theodora doesn’t like the pressure, and Valentine supports her.

    1871 | Theodora gets a letter from Hogwarts. The Wenlocks however decide that a blind girl has no business using magic. Valentine becomes enraged by this and takes Theodora away, teaching her in a small flat he rents. He also begins researching on his own and publishes his findings, though most are only article length at best.

    1875 | Theodora and Valentine start advertising Theodora as a naming seer to make some extra money.

    1877 | Valentine moves them to Hogsmeade. He buys a very small, modest home in Bartonburg. He writes and publishes an essay on how Divination and Arithmancy compliment each other in the field.

    1880 | Theodore dies and leaves Valentine some money and the remains of his Arithmancy notes. Valentine begins to expand upon the base research, itching for a new discovery. Alexandra comes to live with the siblings.

    1884 | PLAGUE. Alexandra dies and Theodora gets very ill. Valentine is very scared Theodora won’t make it, but somehow her resilient spirit survives.

    1885 to Present | Money gets tight, and Valentine starts rushing his work trying to make more money including dumbed down Arithmancy guides and general hodgepodge works that ended up being complete flops on the market. Around Christmas 1886, Valentine hears that the Arithmancy teaching position at Hogwarts opened up and he immediately sent in an application. He was subsequently hired.

    Personality: hard working| loyal | bookish | socially awkward | protective | kind | Quidditch hobbyist
    Sample Roleplay Post: [Image: tumblr_ohn3y4LXZE1rzoznmo1_500.gif]

    Out of Character
    Name: Tiffany
    [Image: It5sAQ.png]

    — 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
    — Kayte isn't awesome at networking. Get in touch if you'd like a thread! —

    set by the unparalleled lady

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