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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    02.20 We've made some changes to our History Records
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    February 1887
    02.01 - 02.28 Posting Wizard
    February Writing Challenge
    02.14 Potion Brewing Competition
    02.18 Ravenclaw vs. Slytherin
    And More!
    A Change of Pace
    Open Thread 
    Ever since he had resigned from Hogsmeade Hospital as a healer in the aftermath of his elder brothers death, Gaston had felt restless. He was so used to being busy and while the life of a man responsible for an entire estate and the livelihood of the people that called it home was indeed busy - it was just not the same.

    Lately he had considering perhaps investing in something. Maybe he'd become the patron of some talented artist. It was a thought and he did have some ideas in mind in who to back financially. For now though, a visit to the art exhibits of the Museum seemed just the ticket to occupy a couple of his hours.

    Looking over the paintings as he moved through the exhibit, he noticed something on the floor near another patron - or at least, he assumed the person to be a patron. "Excuse me, does this belong to you?" He asked, pointing out the object that looked to be of some value.
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    Whatever serenity Penny had once found in education she now sought in the quiet halls of museums and libraries and, as a substitute to the walls of Hogwarts, they were not entirely lacking. This museum in particular was perfectly suited to her purposes – namely being out of the house and away from the tedium of doing nothing all day, whilst being surrounded by family members who seemed to revel in doing just that.

    Perhaps if she had a profession she would not be quite so restless, she mused idly as she passed a display of seventeenth century cauldrons and moved to the paintings. Usually she paid little attention to the gallery but today she was eager to postpone her return home and her chaperone didn’t dare speak to tell her not to do as she pleased.

    A portrait caught her eye; austere Elizabethan garb and a pompous expression that suggested to Penny a Minister of Magic, and she was distracted reading the accompanying descriptive card – she was pleased to be proved right in her guess – when a man’s voice startled her out of her reverie.

    “I beg your pardon?” She raised an eyebrow, following his gesture and caught sight of a bracelet, silver by the look of it, rather delicate and with a clasp that galled her at least once every time she wore it. “Oh,” holding her hat in place she swooped down gracefully to pick it up. “My sister has an eye for beauty but not for good craftsmanship I’m afraid.”
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    Gaston absently noted that he recognized the young woman. Not due to ever having actually spoken to her for any length of time but he was a friendly acquaintance of her older sister so he did somewhat know of her and had seen her around a time or two.

    He smiled politely as she went to pick it up, something he would have done for her if it would not have bought him inappropriately close to her or her chaperones backsides. "Perhaps you could take it to Wolfram & Hart. They are particularly good at fixing things on top of creating them," he suggested amiably. He did wonder which sister had gifted her the bracelet before deciding that it probably didn't matter.

    "Are you particularly interested in history?" He could not resist asking. He was a bit bored, after all, and he didn't see why he shouldn't make the acquaintance of someone whose family he already somewhat knew.
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