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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    01.11 I've got a bit of a reputation...
    01.06 AC underway, and a puzzle to solve!
    01.01 Happy new year! Have some announcements of varying importance.
    12.31 Enter the Winter Labyrinth if you dare!
    12.23 Professional Quidditch things...
    12.21 New stamp!
    12.20 Concerning immortality
    12.16 A heads up that the Secret Swap deadline is fast approaching!
    12.14 Introducing our new Minister of Magic!
    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.
    Charles Jameshill
    In Character
    Full Name: Charles Abraham Jameshill
    Nicknames: --
    Birthdate: April 12th, 1817
    Current Age: 70
    Occupation: St Mungo’s Hospital Director
    Reputation: 5
    Residence: London
    Hogwarts House: Slytherin
    Wand: Yew, 10 inches, unicorn tail hair. Firm.
    Blood Status: Halfblood
    Social Class: Upper Class
    @Cassandra Jameshill née Vablatsky, Wife [1830]
    @Lupus Jameshill, Son [1853], claimed to be dead
    @Amity Humphrey-Mavis née Jameshill, Daughter [1861]
    — Henry Humphrey-Mavis, Son-in-Law [1850]
    — Philomena Margaret Humphrey-Mavis, Granddaughter [1885]
    @Theodoric Jameshill, Son [1866], christened Barnabas

    Abraham Jameshill, Father [1769-1869]
    Patience Jameshill née Fudge, Mother [1799]
    Faith Hatchitt née Jameshill, Sister [1818], and family
    Charles is rather an ordinary man, standing at five feet and seven inches, his dark hair long since turned to grey. His eyes are a similar shade. Charles dresses practically but well, as he is quite fond of the status to which he has risen and does not wish to be mistaken as less than he is. Charles is right-handed.
    1817 | Charles Abraham Jameshill is the first child born to his parents.

    1818 | Faith is born.

    1825 | Charles’ first act of magic sees him heal a scrape he got exploring somewhere he was not meant to be.

    1828 | Charles departs for Hogwarts, and is sorted into Slytherin with little ado.

    1830 | Now in his third year, he adds Care of Magical Creatures and Muggle Studies to his course roster, deeming them to be the most sensible of the elective courses.

    1832 | He swells with pride as his supply list is accompanied by a prefect’s badge for the coming school year.

    1835 | Charles completes his schooling with excellent grades, and decides to pursue a Magical Bugs internship at St Mungo’s.

    1836 | His first internship complete, Charles decides to take another, spending the next year in the Spell Damage ward.

    1837 | By now, Charles has decided he has to catch ‘em all, and he moves on to a Potion and Plant Poisoning internship.

    1838 | He begins his Creature-Induced Injuries internship.

    1839 | He begins his Artefact Incidents internship.

    1840 | At twenty-three years old and with his fifth and final healing internship behind him, Charles decides to commit fully to Creature-Induced Injuries, having found that to be his greatest affinity. He is still very proud of his accomplishments though, and feels that having so many different experiences under his belt will make him a much better healer overall.

    1848 | His first foray to a Hogwarts debut since his own graduation, he meets and is immediately quite taken with a Miss Cassandra Vablatsky. The two begin courting shortly thereafter.

    1849 | An ecstatic Charles ties the knot. A doting husband from day one, he encourages her to continue pursuing her passion for jewelry making, though is rather apprehensive about how it might look to the outside world. As such, he is privately very pleased indeed when Cassandra chooses to do so under a pseudonym.

    1852 | When Cassandra fails to fall pregnant after three years of marriage, Charles begins to worry that there might be something wrong with him or her—or worse still, both! Using his connections to the medical world, the pair seek out magical means of achieving this particular milestone. By the year’s end, Cassandra is with child at last.

    1853 | Their first child is finally born, and Charles could not be more pleased! Always rather superstitious—he cannot blame her, given the family she hails from—Cassandra insists upon seeking the advice of a naming seer, and the boy is called Lupus Charles Jameshill. At his wife’s insistence, the babe’s budding manhood is cut in some bizarre Jewish ritual, but given that she had years to prepare him for it, he is long over the shock.

    1855 | With two decades as a healer under his belt, he is finally given the recognition he feels he deserves and is promoted to Assistant Head of his department.

    1861 | Once again magic and medicine must intervene where nature fails, but the couple welcome a healthy baby girl. After a visit to the seer, she is called Amity Ruth Jameshill. Charles receives a few strong words from his Grandmother-in-Law that she is not called Cassandra, and he promptly shifts the blame to his wife because that woman scares him.

    1865 | Lupus departs for Hogwarts, and is sorted into Gryffindor, shocking approximately no one.

    1866 | Cassandra delivers a third child in the same method as his siblings. Barnabas Theodoric Jameshill is named by the seer, and Charles decides it’s the most normal name of the three.

    1868 | Charles is promoted to Healer-in-Charge of Creature-Induced Injuries just before Christmas.

    1869 | His father dies peacefully the day before his one-hundredth birthday. As the only son, Charles inherits more or less everything, and this sad windfall coupled with his recent promotion allows the Jameshills to begin adopting the trappings of upper-class life.

    1872 | Lupus graduates with impressive NEWTs, and it is with pride that Charles sees his son begin the Auror Training Program that autumn. Amity departs for Hogwarts and is sorted into Hufflepuff.

    1873 | Reckless, reckless boy! A shaken Lupus comes into his study and reveals he’s been bitten by a werewolf! Charles patches him up the best he can without taking him to hospital and risking detection, but this puts a fly in all of the ointment that ever there was. The family’s status, Amity’s marital prospects, and Lou’s own prospects now hang in the balance—and Cassandra blames herself, taking a great deal of consoling. His decision comes swiftly and definitively: Lupus Jameshill was absolutely not bitten by a werewolf, and all was normal except for their new country home with a reinforced basement. Nothing suspicious there at all.

    1877 | Barnabas goes to Hogwarts and is predictably sorted into Gryffindor.

    1879 | Amity completes her schooling and makes her debut into society, both at the Hogwarts ‘do and at a small private debut because Charles is a bit of a new-money show-off.

    1880 | When his predecessor retires, Charles is happily promoted to the Director of the hospital. Ever the promoter of things appearing completely 100% normal, Charles encourages Lou to seal the deal with Miss Fisk—a nice enough girl, he supposes—and is quite pleased to see the two engaged before the year is out.

    1881 | Things take a turn for the worst when Xena discovers Lou’s secret. Worse still, Charles finds out about the now-broken engagement through the rumour mill before his son reveals it! Unable to smooth things over with the Fisks, and unwilling to take the social hit, Charles acts rashly, but with a great deal of consideration, and decides that it would be best if his son ‘died’. The Fisks agree.

    1882 | Amity marries in what Charles sees as a very good match—he would not have relinquished her otherwise.

    1885 | After several years of struggling in that department, proving herself her mother's daughter, Charles is at last a grandparent when Amity introduces him to baby Philomena! Barnabas follows in his brother’s footsteps and joins the Auror Training Program this year—Charles hopes that will be the end of the similarities between his two sons.

    1887 | Lupus returns to the forefront of Charles' struggles. Joy.

    Detailed? Maybe.
    Sample Roleplay Post:
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    Out of Character
    Name: Kayte
    Age: 26
    — last updated july 3, 2017 —
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    Lady makes pretty things,
    esp. for Christmas!

    — 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
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