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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    04.22 Accidental Magic Reversal Squad Blunder
    04.19 Rogue Dementor In Southern England
    04.17 Snakes Slay Badgers
    04.05 Miss Pendergast Returns
    04.03 Miss Pendergast Missing!
    03.10 Pettigrew Found Unconscious
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    04.17 We seem to be suffering a shortage of older students >.<
    04.09 A foul odour is plaguing Irvingly...
    04.02 Activity Check underway and other updates
    03.17 Students now have full access to their house skins!
    03.09 Changes to Student Clubs records
    03.01 Activity Check, new skins, and more!
    02.28 So you want to be a Wench?
    02.27 24 hours to submit a Spring banner!
    02.26 The staff team would like your SKINput on spring availability~
    April 1887
    04.01 - 04.30 Posting Wizard
    April Writing Challenge
    04.07 Padmore Picnic
    04.16 Quidditch: Hufflepuff vs. Slytherin
    04.21 - 04.23 Dueling Tournament
    And More!
    Shadow K. Darrington
    In Character
    Full Name: Shadow Kathleen Darrington
    Nicknames: Umbra (Eos Darrington), Noctis (Stella Darrington)
    Birthdate: January 18, 1873
    Current Age: 14
    Occupation: Student
    Reputation: 4
    Residence: London
    Hogwarts House: Gryffindor
    Wand: Cypress, nine and three-quarter inches, supple, unicorn tail hair - the wand itself has a twisted design to it, with a tiered grip point.
    Blood Status: Half-blood
    Social Class: Middle (upper edge)
    This first section is unknown to Shadow.

    Birth Father: Vincent Marshall
    Birth Mother: Nightingale Clements (prostitute)
    Birth Siblings: Unknown. Maternally, at least 4 of them, all younger than she is.
    Adoptive Father: Irving Darrington
    Adoptive Mother: Evalyn Darrington (nee Archer)
    Adoptive Sister: Eos _ Darrington {17, Aquarius (Born between 1/25 and 2/12, 1869)}
    Adoptive Sister: Stella _ Darrington {15, Cancer (Born between 6/27 and 7/14, 1871)}
    Adoptive Brother: Abbadon _ Darrington {12, Sagittarius (Born between 12/1 and 12/10, 1874)}
    Appearance: With delicate, almost angelic features, soft brown eyes, wispy blonde hair, and dark eyebrows contrasting to her hair, Shadow is the opposite of her name; physically, at least. Porcelain skin, fortunate dark lashes, and a rather womanly stature of four feet and ten inches polish off the angelic beauty. She is left-handed.
    1873: Shadow is born to a prostitute, Nightingale Clements. Within hours of her birth, the newborn is left on the doorstep of the Darrington family, a middle-class merchant family with two children already of their own. Evalyn, a generous, giving soul, convinces Irving to take the child in. She names the newborn Shadow, and sets about caring for her. The pair chooses not to tell a soul of Shadow's exact origin, certain nothing they lie will be believed by the public.
    1874: In early December, Abbadon Darrington is born. The birth is physically traumatic to Evalyn, leaving her unable to have further children, and leading to the only Darrington son's name.
    1875: Brought to work with Evalyn at the storefront for Darrington's Distinctions, Shadow is playing with a pair of dolls in a back corner when a woman brings in another child, a girl whose presence is oddly familial to the toddler. A girl roughly the same age. The two spend much of the time while the other woman is shopping, playing together. The girl comes back at least once a month with her mother for the next several years.
    1878: Shadow exhibits her first sign of magical ability, creating a sonic explosion during an argument between Irving and Eos, only three years her elder, over a doll that Eos wanted. The explosion of sound renders all those standing within eight feet of her at the time deaf for a few hours.
    1884: Sorted into Gryffindor in September, a different house than Eos and Stella. She settles in quickly, taking to her schoolwork like a moth to a flame. But the barbs come, insults, accusations of being a bastard. After sending a tear-stained letter home to Evalyn, who responds promptly, with the explanation of her origin on the doorstep, and the acknowledgement that none of the Darringtons know Shadow's true origin.
    1887: Shadow has been filling out her undergarments just a touch more than some of the other girls in her year. She's moved on to adult corsets already, able to take full advantage of the designs offered by Darrington's Distinctions during leisure time. She is currently enrolled in all base classes, Art and Ancient Studies.
    Personality: Practical, capable, playful, perceptive, open, occasionally cynical, ambitious, destructive, aggressive
    Out of Character
    Name: Elaine
    Age: 23
    Contact: Skype, Cbox, PM @Ambrosia Shinnick
    Other Characters: i'm so screwed
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    O.W.L. courses: Art, Ancient Studies

    — 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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