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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    News
    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~
     
        
     
    Adeline Xavier
    #1
    In Character
    Full Name: Adeline Henrietta Xavier nee Fairchild
    Nicknames: Lina / Her 'making friends her husband doesn't know about' name is Henrietta Fairchild
    Birthdate: June 4th 1868
    Current Age: 18 years
    Occupation: Entrapped Housewife
    Reputation: 5
    Residence: [Muggle] London
    Hogwarts House: Unknown, but Gryffindor in Beanie's heart
    Wand: N/A
    Blood Status: Squib [Pureblood]
    Social Class: Middle
    Family: Mayfield Fairchild, Father [1840]

    Henrietta Fairchild née Bulstrode, Mother [1852-1875]

    Blythe Fairchild, Sister [1871]

    Rodger Xavier | Husband | 1860 
    Blythe Xavier, Daughter | 1886

    Temperance Fairchild, Aunt [1845]
    Appearance: Standing at 5'1", Adeline is a slender young woman who dresses primarily in blues. She has light blonde hair and an assortment of freckles. Her dominant hand is her right. She has a tendency towards slouching that has developed in recent years, and gray-blue eyes.
    History: 1868: Adeline is born, the first child to Mayfield and Henrietta Fairchild. She, obviously, does not remember this.
    1871: Most of Adeline's earliest memories have to do with the arrival of Blythe Fairchild. Although occasionally described as 'too precocious,' Lina becomes quite fond of her sister very quickly.
    1873: Adeline becomes quite frustrated that she has not yet shown signs of magic, and tries to will herself into it with some regularity.
    1875: Mother dies of sickness. Lina, although distraught, doesn't display magic - and Blythe does. Adeline is quite jealous for the next several weeks, although it eventually ebbs as jealousy can't possibly help her!
    1877: Father leaves for India, and the girls are left with their (more religious) aunt Temperance. Adeline begins praying to show signs of magic.
    1879: Adeline's Hogwarts letter should come at the end of July, but it doesn't Aunt Temperance sends them into severe prayer, and Lina spends the summer hoping that if she prays hard enough she will become a witch. It does not work. Temperance begins dyeing Blythe's hair to distance Blythe from Adeline.
    1880: Adeline takes an interest in magical plants, believing this to be the only way she can connect with the magical world.
    1883: Blythe goes to Hogwarts! Lina is fiercely proud of her sister, although she misses her immensely. It is very weird to be around Aunt Temperance without her.
    1884: Father returns in June and takes Adeline away. Although she almost suspects that he will kill her, he instead marries her off to the befuddled muggle Rodger Xavier! Adeline is actually excited about her fresh start - except that it means that she can never write to her sister, upon pain of death from Unbreakable Vow. And within a few months, she finds herself walking on eggshells around Rodger. (She likes London, though.)
    Her in-laws don't like her and she doesn't know how to make friends with muggles, so Adeline is immensely lonely. 
    1885: Adeline begins keeping flowers in the windowsills of her muggle home; they're normal, but she never quite lost her appreciation for plants. At the end of the year she finds herself pregnant, which alleviates some of Rodger's aggression. 
    1886: Adeline gives birth to a daughter she names Blythe. Rodger is, of course, disappointed in her. She begins making forays into London when he is at work, and attempts to aggressively befriend her neighbors. Lina prays that Blythe will be a witch.
    1887: Rodger's behavior worsens when another man is promoted over him at work. He begins to occasionally hit Adeline, but is never violent towards Blythe, and keeps tabs on her on the weekends.
    Lina keeps her head down around her husband, and takes Blythe with her on 'adventures' around the city. She misses her sister deeply and will discover, that she is pregnant again. 

    Personality: A precocious child, a magical Blythe would surely be a Gryffindor. Her personality has been horrendously subdued by her abusive husband and the realization that she is a squib. She believes that her lack of magic is due to the sins of her father. She is an enthusiastic young woman and a cheerful mother when out from her husband's shadow.
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    Out of Character
    Name: Bean
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