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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    12.08 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~
    December 1887
    SWP7 is live!
    12.01-12.24 Secret Swap
    12.02-01.06 Posting Wizard
    12.09 Hogwarts Hogsmeade Visit
    Pettigrew Annual Quidditch Party
    12.13 The 1887 MoM Election
    12.13-12.24 12 Days of Charming
    12.21 Christmas Dance
    And More!
    Hudson Pine
    In Character
    Full Name: Hudson Anthony Pine
    Nicknames: --
    Birthdate: September 30, 1871
    Current Age: 15
    Occupation: Student
    Reputation: 5
    Residence: Hogwarts; Hogsmeade
    Hogwarts House: Ravenclaw
    Wand: Rigid, 11'', English oak and dragon heartstring
    Blood Status: Halfblood
    Social Class: Lower Class
    Almon Pine, Father [1837-1885] 
    Margery Pine née Billings, formerly Birch, Mother [1840-1884] 
    Hiram Birch, Half-Brother [1856] 
    Orpha Pine, Sister [1864] 
    Ottilie Pine, Sister [1864] 
    Solomon Pine, Brother [1869] 
    Zadie Pine, Sister [1874] 

    Francis Billings, Grandfather [1804]
    Minnie Billings née ---, Grandmother [1815-1884]
    Appearance: Over the summer Hudson's appereance has made the transition from child-like to more teen-like. He's not what you'd call handsome, but he has a... working class sort of charm to him. He's tall, lean and has somewhat broad shoulders. His hair is light brown and his eyes are hazel. His chin is a bit dimpled, a trait he shares with Hiram (I'm going by their PBs' pictures with this xD). As for his dominant hand, it is his right.
    1871 - 1882
    Hudson is born and is followed by a younger sister three years later. He has some older siblings, too, one of them being Hiram who is already at Hogwarts. Nothing particularly noteworthy happens during Hudson's first years of life. He doesn't live in degrading poverty, though his tendency to hang out with the poorer kids will give him a sort of Working Class Hero quality later in life. At some point during his childhood he even asked his father if he could get a job because two of his friends had them. His father, frankly rather amused by that request, let's him be an unofficial 'errand boy'. Hudson mostly helps around the shop of a friendly neighbour.

    At some point, when Hudson is still five or six, Hiram loses his ability of speech. Hudson is too young to comprehed what's happened, but judging by his older relatives' reactions it's a big deal. Still, he grows up with his brother being mute, so he's used to it, unlike his other relatives.

    1883 - 1884
    Hudson goes to Hogwarts and he's a Hatstall, because the Hat isn't sure if he's more fitted to Gryffindor or Ravenclaw. He's got a very knight-like way of viewing life, but he's also genuinely logical and eager to learn. In the end, the Hat suggests that Ravenclaw might help keep him in a more rational path, whereas Gryffindor could feed his idealism in a bad way. Hudson thinks that's fair and he joins the blue house.

    He initially starts hanging out with some older students who proclaim themselves to be communists. Hudson is an impressionable firstie who wants to be liked, so he soon adopts their way of viewing life. He doesn't hang out with them for long, though and instead ends up being friends with some other Ravenclaw boys: Oscar Stretton, Gabriel Vance, James Baird and Ian Longstaff.

    In the summer after his first year, a plague hits Hogwarts. His mother and grandmother die. Hudson is sad, crushed even. At first, he thinks that's very unfair, then he takes comfort with Nietzsche's theories on nihilism.

    This year claims his father's life as well. Hudson copes with the loss by clinging even more to his theories. An orphan now, Hudson realises that he has to work even harder now. He kind of wishes he was out of Hogwarts already, so he would be doing something with himself instead of being a burden on his siblings and family. He decides that, for a start, he could ensure he gets at least a partial scholarship for the year. He doesn't get one, for that would be too cheesy and ideal for me, but his school performance does improve.

    1886 - 1887
    He adds Arithmancy and Muggle Studies as his electives. He really likes the former because it has a very board game quality to it and he finds it incredibly easy. He's super close to getting one of the scholarships after his third year, too, but some nerdier other classmates beat him to them. Hudson is a hard working student, but he's got a life too, mainly as a member at Hogwart's Exploding Snap, Music Club and Chess clubs.

    Oscar starts hanging out with an upper class girl called Cecily Gallivan. Hudson doesn't understand why he wants to hang out with someone so bourgeoisie.
    Personality: Hudson has a Working Class Hero sort of charm going, even though he didn't grow up in degrading poverty or anything. My inspiration for him is what we call in Greece a 'τίμιο, λαικό παιδί' which is actually a meme and I don't know how to translate it. xD Also Vintage Green Cinema songs about poverty. 

    Hudson is street smart, has a chivarlous sort of thing going and a rather black and white approach on morality. He's bluff and unafraid to say what he thinks, without being mean, if that makes sense. He's what you'd call in Greek, "ντόμπρος". 

    Hudson is also really good at card games and generally board games and anything that might involve using his brain in such a way. He also has a good singing voice which I think creates a nice irony when his brother is mute.  

    If this was the modern times he'd be that guy that follows existentialism memes pages on Facebook like his maker Soph.

    I'm gonna try really hard for him not to become dramatic like my other people. Really hard guys I want a humble character for a change. xD
    Out of Character
    Name: Soph
    Age: 20
    Contact: Skype
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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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