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 On the first day of Charming, Kayte gave to me...
    12.11 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~
    Estelle Shannon
    In Character
    Full Name: Estelle Rhoda Shannon
    Nicknames: Stella
    Birthdate: March 9, 1865
    Current Age: Twenty One Years
    Occupation: Amateur Astronomer
    Reputation: ★★★★★ (5)
    Residence: London, England
    Hogwarts House: Unknown
    Wand: Unknown
    Blood Status: Muggle
    Social Class: Middle Class
    Prof. Willoughby Shannon | [1825] Father
    Mrs. Prudence Shannon (née Gillenwater) | [1841] Mother
    Mr. James "Jim" Shannon | [1863] Brother (wizard)
    Miss. Mary Anne Shannon | [1874] Sister
    Estelle doesn't fit conventional beauty standards. She stands at a fair five feet, five inches tall, and weighs a little over one hundred and twenty pounds. She has a slim build with few natural curves, relying on corsets to give her some sort of shape. She has large, deep set blue eyes and long, blonde hair that's frequently kept in a braided bun.

    She's not entirely fashion conscious, caring more for practicality in her outfits. She dresses in simple, dark dresses in fabric that her family can afford, and she has a habit of wearing wacky hats that match.

    She is left-handed, though has been trained to use her right.
    1865 | Estelle is born to Professor Willoughby Shannon and his wife, Prudence Shannon. She is the second child and first daughter, and she is thoroughly spoiled by her mother.

    1869 | Odd events begin taking place at the Shannon house. James and Estelle's toys manage to fall from the shelves where they were firmly seats, and stuffed animals even lose their stuffing without a visible hole in the toy. The professor and his wife firmly believe that evil is among them.

    1871 | Estelle begins schooling under the watch of a governess. She quickly proves to be quite an intelligent child, excelling in reading and writing for her young age. Her father, a professor in his own right, encourages her passion for learning by buying her books on varying subjects—even on subjects she was too young to comprehend.

    1874 | Estelle's youngest and final sibling is born. She is a girl named Mary, and nine-year-old Estelle finds her mere presence an annoyance. Though her mother directs much of her attention to the youngest in the household, Estelle remains the child closest to her father.

    1875 | An unusual man shows up at their household during the summer. He insists that Estelle's elder brother is a wizard of all things, and is invited to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Their parents allow him to attend, though Estelle can't help but worry for his safety when he disappears from the platform.

    1878 | James returns home after his third year of Hogwarts with a cold attitude towards the family. It becomes apparent that the thought of having a completely muggle family is bothering him, which drives a wedge between him and his siblings. Estelle presses him on the matter, only to be completely shut out.

    1882 | James graduates from Hogwarts and abandons his family, busying himself at the ministry and living with one of his friends. It would be years until Estelle would lay eyes on him again.

    1883 | Upon finishing her schooling, Estelle is quickly frustrated to find the hostility society shows towards women who want to participate in academic disciplines. She meet another woman, one about a decade her senior, who offers to mentor her in one of her favorite subjects: astronomy. Wishing for her to spend more time at home, Estelle's mother convinces her husband to purchase Estelle a telescope of her own.

    1886 | James reunites with his family, though their relationship remains restrained. Estelle is soft with him upon his arrival, as she fears he'll disappear again. She continues to press him for his feelings, though there's little she can do to get him to talk to her. Estelle takes up a position as a tour guide for a local observatory with her parent's consent.
    Inquisitive | With an incomparable thirst for knowledge, Estelle frequently searches for answers to unanswered questions. This curiosity has led her to trouble at times―both with her parents and society.

    Unconventional | While not necessarily eccentric, Estelle very obviously has her own way of doing things. She's always struggled to maintain the image of a proper young woman due to her manner of speech. She sees herself as her own individual―not one to be pushed around by anyone else―and lets other people know that.

    Awkward | With her constant struggle to speak in a very proper, ladylike manner, Estelle often finds herself with a caught tongue. Her phrasing can be bizarre, and her conversational topics can switch at a blink of an eye. She struggles with pleasant small talk, preferring to speak about big ideas and subjects that interest her.
    Out of Character
    Name: Bree
    Age: 17
    Contact: PM @Cameron Gillenwater
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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 Leader(s):
    Nolan @Theseus Greengrass

    — 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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