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~
    Howell Merrick
    In Character
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    Full Name: Howell Caradoc Merrick II
    Nicknames: Howl
    Birthdate: June 17th, 1857
    Current Age: 29 Years
    Occupation: Gentleman of Pleasure
    Reputation: Four. for now.
    Residence: An estate in Wales
    Hogwarts House: Ravenclaw
    Wand: 10", dogwood, very flexible, dragon heartstring
    Blood Status: Halfblood
    Social Class: Upper
    Family: Howell Merrick, father, deceased
    Eleri Merrick, mother, alive
    Howell has dark hair and blue eyes. He stands at 5 ft. 11 in. with a lanky build. Howell dresses in the typical manner of an upper class man and likes to appear fashionable. Howell is right handed.
    1857 - Howell is born to Howell and Eleri Merrick.

    1864 - Howell shows his first signs of magic when he sends his toy brooms flying around his room.

    1868 - Howell goes off to Hogwarts. He is a hatstall between Gryffindor and Ravenclaw with the Hat's ultimate decision being Ravenclaw.

    1869 - In his second year, Howell opts to try out for the Quidditch team and gets a position as Chaser. He holds the position for the rest of his school career.

    1870 - In his third year, Howell takes Divinition, Ghoul Studies and Muggle Studies because he figures that they will be easy.

    1873 - At the end of his fifth year Howell takes his OWL exams where he does exceptionally well in subjects that actually interest him whilst barely passing those that don't.
    Astronomy - Acceptable
    Charms - Outstanding
    Defence Against the Dark Arts - Acceptable
    Divinitions - Acceptable
    Ghoul Studies - Acceptable
    Herbology - Troll
    History of Magic - Acceptable
    Muggle Studies - Outstanding
    Potions - Outstanding
    Transfiguration - Exceeds Expectations

    He continues on with Charms, Divinitions, Ghoul Studies, History of Magic, Muggle Studies, Potions, Transfiguration.

    1875 - Howell graduates from Hogwarts and gets the following NEWTs:
    Divinitions - Acceptable
    Ghoul Studies - Acceptable
    History of Magic - Acceptable
    Muggle Studies - Outstanding
    Potions - Outstanding
    Transfiguration - Exceeds Expectations

    After much contemplation, Howell decides not to pursue an occupation since he doesn't need to due to his familys financial standing.
    1877 - The family is safe from the uprising that occurs and ultimately decides not to move to Hogsmeade.

    1879 - Howell moves into Excalibur's.

    1883 - Howell is one of those that get affected by the Amortentia laced tea. He ends up bedding a maid that works at Excalibur's which thankfully, no one discovers. It was rather enjoyable but the maid quit and he has no clue what has become of her. He only hopes that she didn't end up having his bastard or some shit because that would be alarming.

    1884 - Howell's father is among those that die from the plague, the man likely having picked it up whilst visiting the carnival. Howell's wild behaviors are momentarily curbed as he mourns his father. He might as well have lost his mother as well as she mentally checks out following the death of her husband.

    1886 - Howell's wild behaviors have slowly began to bubble up once more though he makes some effort to practice indescrition. He has never been in the papers so that's something!

    1887 - Currently, Howell is focused on having as much fun as possible. On the more serious side of his life, he makes sure that his mother is comfortable in their home. It has been suggested that he put her in an asylum but he personally feels that he could never do that to her.
    Sample Roleplay Post:
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    Out of Character
    Name: Emma
    Age: 28
    Contact: PM @Tristan Michaud
    Other Characters: See CML
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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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