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~
    Larisa Vorinina
    In Character
    Full Name: Larisa Nikonevna Vorinina
    Nicknames: Risa, Rissy (both rarely used)
    Birthdate: October 31st, 1873
    Current Age: 13 Years
    Occupation: Second Year
    Residence: Hogsmeade
    Hogwarts House: Slytherin
    Wand: Larch, dragon heartstring, 11 inches, rigid
    Blood Status: Halfblood
    Social Class: Upper
    Father | Nikon Vorinin [1838 to 1885]
    Mother | Nina Vorinina nee Blakesley [1846 to 1885]
    Sister | Halyna Vorinina [1866]
    Brother | xxxxx Vorinin [1867]

    Uncle & Guardian | xxxxx Blakesley [1840]
    Petite, but not overly so, standing at four foot ten, Larisa has room to grow, hopefully to a full height of around five feet. The youngest Vorinin child, Larisa has dark brown hair and blue eyes. She has a thin build and is often light and quick on her feet. A fan of baking, her clothes occasionally have flour on them. Her formal attire, when necessary, is often in shades of dark greens and blues, similar to a peacock. Outside of mourning attire, her casual dress is light, and comprised of yellows and pinks. She is right handed for writing, but left hand dominant in all other things.

    In 1866, Nikon and Nina welcome their first child, Halyna, to the family. In 1867, a brother joins the family. In 1870, Halyna gains an interest in the mechanics of things and is decidedly, at four years old, a tinkerer and inventor. A late edition to the family, Larisa is born in October 1873. Shortly after this, Haly displays magic by preventing a statue from toppling onto the infant Larisa after having levitated the baby out of the way.


    As a young child, Larisa created her own language based off English, Russian, and French. The words were complex, and yet to Larisa (and eventually her siblings) communication in this form was preferred. In 1877, Halyna begins her education at Durmstrang. In 1878, the brother Vorinin goes to Durmstrang. Over Christmas 1878, Larisa displays magic. In between her studies of English, French, Latin, Larisa picks up baking as a hobby. And Larisa is an all or nothing kind of person, and immediately chooses to go big for her baking endeavors. In 1884, Haly graduates. The following year, her brother graduates. Her parents are killed after an uprising occurs in their hometown. It was terrifying and the children were sent to their uncle, a man they had only met probably once before ever, but they didn’t know him. Upon meeting him, Larisa is unsettled, but keeps to herself and her baking.


    At the sorting ceremony in 1885, Larisa, finally old enough to go to school, is sorted into Slytherin. The nearly twelve year old attributed it to her guile and deep sense of self preservation and determination. She likes to be alone and is by far more an outsider than a high born daughter ought to be. She studies well and hopes to eventually open up a bakery, but for now appeases her uncle and does well to honor the memory of her parents.

    Personality: determined. pragmatic. self-preserving. shrewd. penseive. reclusive.
    Sample Roleplay Post: [At least a paragraph.]
    Out of Character
    Name: Tiffany
    Age: 22
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    — 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! —

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