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.

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    11.13 This news is not at all big. Do not bother with it.
    11.10 Election update!
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    11.06 A big announcement...
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    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~
    09.30 The AC Approaches
    09.24 We have new Wenches!
    November 1887
     
        
     
    Roman Crouch
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    Full Name: Roman Castor Crouch
    Nicknames: -- 
    Birthdate: 29 August 1958
    Current Age: 28 years
    Occupation: Senior Undersecretary to the Minister of Magic
    Reputation: 5
    Residence: Hogsmeade, Wellingtonshire
    Hogwarts House: Slytherin
    Wand: Hornbeam, phoenix feather, 11’, unyielding 
    Blood Status: Pureblood
    Social Class: Upper Class 
    Family:

     
    Quote:Malachi Crouch (father, deceased, 1824-1877)
    Alberta Crouch née Rowle (mother, deceased, 1832-1877)
    Aldous Crouch (brother, b. 1855)
    Reuben Crouch (twin brother, b. 1958)
    November Malfoy née Crouch (sister, b. 1863) 

    Appearance: With the exception of a full inch to his height (at 5’7”), Roman is nearly the identical copy of his twin brother, Reuben. His hair is a dark brown and he normally keeps it in a longer style, although it never looks disheveled or out of place, as Roman tends to ensure that his appearance, down to every small detail, is impeccable. Normally he is clean shaven, although ever now and then he will sport a beard. His eyes are a steely grey and he is right-handed.
     
    With his high self-confidence and opinion of himself, Roman always carries himself with a certain air suggesting complete control of himself and his situation. He prides himself on this and dresses to match, always sporting formal suits and robes.

    History:

     
    29 August 1958 | Twin boys Roman and Reuben are born to Malachi and Alberta Crouch.
     
    1863 | November is born. Five year old Roman is quite interested in his younger sister, especially in protecting her from his more rambunctious twin!
     
    Roman’s magic also reveals itself this year in pushing Reuben away from the baby several times without even touching him.
     
    1869 | The twins receive their letters and begin attendance at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. To no one’s surprise, Roman is sorted into Slytherin. However, to his shock, his twin is then sorted into Gryffindor! Roman is somewhat thrown off-kilter, for he has never been without his brother nearby. Luckily, despite the different houses, they still have classes together so not everything is so weird.
     
    1869-1872 | Roman proves to be the more studious of the two brothers. Reuben tries his hardest to convince his twin to join his house’s Quidditch team, but Roman has absolutely no interest in it whatsoever, preferring his studies to anything else. Already he has his sights set on something big and important when he finishes school, although at this point he isn’t sure what.
     
    Out of everything, Roman’s favorite classes prove to be Transfiguration and Defense Against the Dark Arts. In his third year, he adds Arithmancy and Ancient Runes. Although he wants to take more, nothing else catches his fancy.
     
    1873 | Aldous finishes with his schooling and takes a year-long trip with their father to Asia. Roman is, admittedly, rather jealous.
     
    1874 | Fifth year begins and Roman is determined to make better scores on his exams than his older brother Aldous, hoping to garner more of his father’s attention. He spends a lot of time trying to convince Reuben to do better as well, although his twin seems more interested in Quidditch.
     
    O.W.L.s scores are as follows:

    Quote:Ancient Runes … E
    Arithmancy … A
    Astronomy … E
    Charms … O
    Defense Against the Dark Arts … O
    Herbology … A
    History of Magic … E
    Potions … E
    Transfiguration … O

    Despite the amount of studying he has to do to keep up, Roman refuses to drop any classes for the most part (although he does forgo Herbology and Astronomy, finding them useless for what he wants). In his sixth year, he adds Alchemy as well.
     
    1875 | November begins her schooling and is sorted into Ravenclaw.
     
    By this point and time, Roman knows he wants to be the Minister of Magic one day and begins working towards this goal, which is basically consists of nothing but studying. His social life is practically nonexistent.
     
    1876 | The last years of schooling begins for the twins. Roman works himself into near exhaustion studying for his final exams.
     
    N.E.W.T.s scores are as follows:

    Quote:Alchemy … E
    Ancient Runes … O
    Arithmancy … A
    Charms … O
    Defense Against the Dark Arts … O
    Potions … E
    Transfiguration … O

    Much to Roman’s chagrin, neither of the twins receive a trip abroad with their father as Aldous had. All of his hard work seems to go unnoticed and Roman shies away from his family somewhat.
     
    That summer, Roman obtains an internship in the Department of Magical Law Enforcement as his stepping stone into the Ministry.
     
    1877 | Roman holds his internship for a year, then moves up the ladder to become a clerk. Reuben is still playing Quidditch, something which he often chastises him for, thinking it silly.
     
    In October, their parents die in a construction accident at the work site for their new home in Hogsmeade. Roman is completely stunned, unsure of what to do with the tragedy. He works more as a coping mechanism.
     
    1878 | The twins and November move into Aldous’ home in Wellingtonshire in Hogsmeade. Roman also gains another promotion at work and is now a lawyer.
     
    1881 | Reuben leaves home in order to travel around Europe to conduct research. Roman has his doubts about the ‘research’ part of it, but he is envious that his twin is traveling, although he would never admit it. Because he is working so much, Roman becomes quite ill later in the year, but soon recovers.
     
    1882 | Roman is proud to see November graduate and debute. His twin returns home for a short time, before leaving for America.
     
    1884 | An incident at the family home in Wellingtonshire leads to a serious injury for Aldous. Luckily or unluckily, Roman is at work at the time. When he learns of the incident, he is dismayed at not being there to help, but picks up the slack at home while his older brother is healing. The incident makes him reconsider the importance of family and afterwards Roman is sure to spend more time with them and work somewhat less.
     
    1886 | Hearing that the Senior Undersecretary position to the Minister of Magic is vacated, Roman jumps at the opportunity. Much to his equal surprise and pleasure, he does obtain the job (although he certainly believes that his work habits and references speak for themselves). It isn’t the Minister’s position, but he feels like he is a lot closer to achieving what he eventually wants and is more than happy with his success (or at least he thinks he is).

    Personality: Roman is the perfect foil to his twin, the opposite side of the coin. He takes pride in his seriousness (one might call it ‘having a stick up his ass’ in the best of times) in any given situation. Outwardly and around those who do not know him well, he is calm, collected, charismatic, and confident; the man to be trusted to handle any given situation.
     
    His family might know him as a workaholic, however, and in some cases would seriously advocate that he lighten up. Roman has a tendency to overwork and has on at least one occasion made himself ill because of it. Over the years he has lightened up somewhat, although still spends many hours bent over a desk, pursing a dream with borderline obsessive tendencies. He believes himself to be happy because of this, but deep down he knows that he’s missed out on a lot in life for it, like traveling with his brother or marrying, although he has not yet admitted to it.
     
    Despite his sometimes gruff nature, Roman does care for his family members deeply, although he expresses it in different ways. With Aldous he still has somewhat of a competitive streak and certain jealousies linger, although never shirks at lending a helping hand. With November, he has a gentler, guiding hand and is very protective. It is mainly with his twin that he has the more rocky relationship, always losing his temper with Reuben and his ventures. He’s always the first to chastise him, although it is really done out of care, for he truly believes that Reuben has more potential if only he would cease goofing off.

    Sample Roleplay Post: See other threads? (One, two, three)

    OOC:
    Name: Momo 
    Age: 24
    Contact: PM @’Tuesday Hatchitt’

    Other Characters: Tuesday Hatchitt
    How did you hear about us? The Google
    Roman wears glasses now... sometimes.
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    — You should be titled in a few moments. Please post with your new character in the Character Master List thread.

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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.

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    Thanks for deciding to join us, we hope you have a blast! :D
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