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~
    Viola Orsino
    In Character

    Full Name:Viola Jane Orsino

    Nicknames: Vi, Sebastien

    Birthdate: 12th November  1865

    Current Age:21

    Occupation: facechanging Valet

    Reputation: 5

    Residence: Pennyworth

    Hogwarts House: Slytherin

    Wand: 17inch, elm, Pheonix tail Feather, pliable

    Blood Status: pure

    Social Class: Lower

    Eliah Orsino - Father - Solicitor - deceased
    Lilian Orsino - Mother - missing
    Sebastian Orsino - Twin brother - squib

    Appearance: Viola's 'natural' appearance is deceptive, she has large dark eyes, pale skin, and dark hair  which gives her a consummate ingenue appearance, and she looks a little more helpless than she is, if she is nothing else she is a survivor.  Standing at only 4,8 she is naturally very petite and diminutive in stature. with a lith dancers build.  She favours her left hand, and wand arm.  Viola's style, personally, is very simple, unfussy, and generally very soft and floating, however, when she is Sebastian her style is very stiff, very rigid, unbending and stark.  

    *Born in the a small muggle village in the south of England, one of a set of twins, to two magical parents
    * Her brother Sebastian was deprived of oxygen at birth and left severely disabled, he has violent fits, and siezures, It becomes clear very quickly that Viola is a metamorphamagus
    * Viola manifested magic at 3, levitating plates during a tantrum, Sebastian has never manifested magic, either he is a squib or his disability has prevented him harnessing his magic. 
    *Viola goes off to Hogwarts, the family moves to mainland Europe,and everyone who asks is told that Sebastian has gone to Durmstrang.  
    *Viola graduates Hogwarts, her parents are pennyless from looking after Sebastians needs, her mother runs off. 
    *Sebastian is committed to a hospital in Germany, and her father dies in debtors prison.  
    *Viola 'comes out' at the Hogwarts ball
    *After school she takes a small house in the village, eventually moving to Pennyworth, she puts her brothers name on the lease because it is easier to get a tenancy.  She quickly realises that the womens work that she would be eligible to do would not provide her with enough to support herself, so she uses her abilities to transform into a man and gets a job as a valet to a wealthy Upper class gentleman as 'Sebastian.'  As far as everyone in Hogsmeade is concerned, Viola Orsino, is a quiet and not very social young lady, who is supported by her brother. 

    Personality: Intelligent, cunning, a survivor, pragmatic, hardworking

    Sample Roleplay Post: SEE EVERYONE ELSE
    Out of Character

    Name: [D...D...D...D...Dante]

    Age: [OLD]

    Contact: [Skype meh]

    Other Characters: [See CML]

    How did you hear about us?: [I live in Olive's ear hole]
    Viola is known as a quiet young lady, and does not have employment.  
    You will not know she is a metamorphamagus.
    You may know her twin 'brother' Sebastian.  
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    ^Click for Sebastians appearance.

    Set by Nolan! Amazing job!

    — 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