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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    04.22 Accidental Magic Reversal Squad Blunder
    04.19 Rogue Dementor In Southern England
    04.17 Snakes Slay Badgers
    04.05 Miss Pendergast Returns
    04.03 Miss Pendergast Missing!
    03.10 Pettigrew Found Unconscious
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    04.17 We seem to be suffering a shortage of older students >.<
    04.09 A foul odour is plaguing Irvingly...
    04.02 Activity Check underway and other updates
    03.17 Students now have full access to their house skins!
    03.09 Changes to Student Clubs records
    03.01 Activity Check, new skins, and more!
    02.28 So you want to be a Wench?
    02.27 24 hours to submit a Spring banner!
    02.26 The staff team would like your SKINput on spring availability~
    April 1887
    04.01 - 04.30 Posting Wizard
    April Writing Challenge
    04.07 Padmore Picnic
    04.16 Quidditch: Hufflepuff vs. Slytherin
    04.21 - 04.23 Dueling Tournament
    And More!
    Daniel Shannon
    In Character
    Full Name: Daniel James Shannon
    Nicknames: None
    Birthdate: November 23, 1863
    Current Age: 23
    Occupation: Hitwizard
    Reputation: 5
    Residence: Bartonburg, Hogsmeade
    Hogwarts House: Slytherin
    Wand: Oak, 11", Rigid, Dragon heartstring
    Blood Status: Muggleborn
    Social Class: Middle
    Prof. Willoughby Shannon Father [1825]
    Prudence Shannon Mother [1841]
    Estelle Shannon Sister [1865]
    Mary Anne Shannon Sister [1874]
    Appearance: Daniel is rather average all around, much to his disdain, when it comes to appearances. Standing at an even five foot five inches and boasting a slender but slightly toned build, he’s surely not one to stand out overly much in a crowd. His hair is a darker shade of brown and kept a bit on the longer side. He doesn’t mess with styling it overly much and simply let’s it do as it will on a daily basis. His complexion is slightly freckled and his eyes are a rather dark brown. He dresses as best he can, trying to appear above his station whenever possible. Forever trying to “fit in” he tends to spend what money he manages to keep on frivolous things that would make him look more of higher class than he is. He is ambidextrous but favors his right hand.
    1863: Daniel James is born to Professor Shannon and his wife. He proves to be a rather quiet child from the start but being the first son sees him being doted upon.
    1865: Estelle joins the family. At not quite two years old, Daniel hardly understands what a sibling means for him. He does, however, notice his mother turns her attentions more to the wrinkly pink thing and he’s not all that impressed with her. Thus starts the beginning of his independent nature.
    1869: Daniel’s first signs of magic show in the form of destruction in toys during any tantrum he may throw. Toys either end up flying off shelves or suddenly deflating of any filling they may have had. Of course, being born into a Muggle family, the only reason behind it is an evil one so Daniel makes sure not to mention he’s fairly certain he was the reason behind the strange happenings.
    1874: Strange things continue to happen but less so now that Daniel is fairly certain he can control such things so long as he controls himself. Another child is born, a daughter named Mary. Again, he’s less than impressed but does what he can to avoid her so as to not cause any problems should he have an outburst again.
    1875: A strange man shows up at the Shannon household. He claims that Daniel is a wizard and has been invited to attend a school just for others like him. He finally feels as though he can breath a little and actually live, knowing that he isn’t actually an evil being and that there’s an explanation behind the strange occurrences he has caused throughout his lifetime. He’s even more grateful when his parents seem to accept it as best they can and allow for him to go to school. He departs that September into a whole new world where things just seemed to click and make sense for him. He’s promptly sorted into Slytherin though is a little hesitant knowing he’s muggle born. He eventually finds his way and settles in rather well despite some having opening disdain for him for his heritage. It’s something that doesn’t set well with him but he deals with it as best he can.
    1878: Daniel has managed to make more friends throughout his three years at Hogwarts. His ideals, however, begin to change and he begins growing resentful of his heritage. Why did he have to be born into a family of muggles but still possess the wonders of magic? It really wasn’t fair, especially considering heritage seemed to be everything. A distinct coldness toward his family begins to show when he comes home for the summer, a sort of disdain that they are lesser beings since they don’t possess the wonders he does. He becomes rather withdrawn from them, even secretive, as he spends most of his time in his room going over his texts.
    1880: Hours spent locked away in his room while at home seems to work wonders for his greats and he boasts top scores across all of his OWLs.
    1882: Daniel graduates, once more with top marks, but doesn’t return home. He pens a quick and simple letter home saying he’s taken up work in the wizarding world and will return when he can. He doesn’t though. Taking up residence with a friend instead. His letter wasn’t an entire lie, however, as he does begin work at the Ministry in the Department of Magical Law Enforcement as a Trainee Hit Wizard.
    1884: He’s promoted to a full blown Hit Wizard but continues living with his friend. Luckily, he’s able to stay for minimal rent so is able to pool his funds as best he can. Unfortunately, he takes to gambling after seeing several wins. For the time being, he does well enough and actually sees some profit.
    1886: He decides to take up his own residence in Bartonburg. Not wanting a whole household of his own, Daniel takes up a simple one bedroom room in a boarding house for himself, satisfied it is all he really needs. Unfortunately, his gambling seems to take a turn and he begins losing far more often than he does win. With his savings all but gone and living from paycheck to paycheck, he reaches out to his family under the pretense of wanting them back in his life once more.
    1887: Though still maintaining his own residence, he has begun spending some time overnight with his family. Trying to keep appearances up as the long lost son, he’ simply does what is necessary to feed his pocketbook and as a result, his addiction.

    Personality: Compulsive. Judgemental. Withdrawn. Secretive. Ambitious. Greedy. Independent.
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    Out of Character
    Name: Hawke
    Age: 28

    — 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.

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    — 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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