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!
    Suzanne Lee
    In Character
    Full Name: Suzanne Margaret Lee
    Nicknames: She's named after a Leonard Cohen song, you're not allowed to shorten it. But probably Anne or Sue, because she finds Susie silly-sounding.
    Birthdate: August 15, 1852
    Current Age: 34
    Occupation: Lady's Maid to Glory Dawlish
    Reputation: 5, unless her being an ex hit witch is iffy enough for her to be a 4?
    Residence: Hogsmeade
    Hogwarts House: Gryffindor
    Wand: Rigid, 13'', cypress and dragon heartstring
    Blood Status: Halfblood
    Social Class: Lower Class
    Simon Lee, 1826, father
    Rayne Lee, 1828, mother
    Cynthia Applewood nee Lee, 1844-1886, sister
    - Gerald Applewood, 1876, nephew
    Amos Lee, 1848, brother
    Luke Lee, 1849, brother
    Sadie Woodrow nee Sarah Lee, 1853, sister
    - Benji Lee, 1871, nephew
    Morgan Lee, 1857, sister
    Peter Lee, 1864, brother
    Appearance: Suzanne has always been on the taller side of things. She stands at 5'6'' and she generally looks like she could hold her own in a brawl if need be. Her eyes used to be her favourite part of her appearance; they used to be big and gray and rather striking. Now, her left eyeball is completely white and its surrounding skin looks deadened, as a result of a powerful curse. Other notable appearance mentions are her hair, which is dark brown and her dominant hand, which is her right.
    1852 - 1863
    Suzanne is born to a lower class family that would probably do better with less children. Out of all of her siblings, she grows closer to Sarah (or Sadie, as she called her), perhaps due to their closeness in age.

    1863 - 1868
    Suzanne's Hogwarts years see her a member of the Gryffindor house and the Quidditch and dueling clubs. Academically, she's great, but she's still not what you'd call a model student. She likes Quidditch and generally tough activities way too much. She gets her fair share of detentions for getting in fights. That is reason that she's snubbed for the position of prefect, or at least that's what Suzanne liked to believe at the time. Still, she manages to get her OWLs and they're good enough for her to get a Ministry job afterwards.

    1868 - 1869
    Well, not immediately. Suzanne makes it a goal to become a hit witch, but she can't join the program until she's of age. In her final year as an underage witch, she works as a maid. She sees that job as temporary, so she doesn't try too hard to be good at it. 

    1870 - 1886
    Suzanne manages to secure a job as a hit witch. She may be young, but she's tough and besides, they make it clear that the likes of her are sparable. She doesn't mind at all, though. She likes the racy lifestyle, as well as the pay. She earns more than her siblings, who work boring domestic servant jobs. She thinks herself something of a hero, too. She fantasizes about catching some dangerous wizard and getting promoted to an auror as a reward.

    Sadly, her dangerous job comes to bite her in the ass. In 1884, she loses sight in one eye. The embarassing thing is that it didn't even happen on the battlefield. She's cursed after touching an object in a dangerous wizard's house, after she and a colleague were chasing him. She's handsomely compensated - both because she  could have died and because she loses her job. 

    She's too old to easily find a new job. Also, her spunky personality has made many department heads dislike her so she's not even considered as a secretary. After some months of trying, she accepts defeat and starts working as a domestic servant, the very job she used to look down upon. 

    She's hired as a lady's maid. Her employers overlook her total lack of experience for that job thanks to her background in law enforcement. See, the husband's "ex" was totally a threat to his current wife. He managed to get her disowned and then married someone else, so the Ex was threatening to murder the Wife. 

    Some "attacks" do occur after Suzanne is hired, but  they're more of the 'Wife gets sent a bag full of dead rats' sort. In the end, the Ex gets caught after setting the house on fire and she's sent to Azkaban because she has no family to pay for an asylum. The Wife no longer has a reason to keep an inexperienced lady's maid around, so she quietly fires Suzanne (rude). She gives her a good recomendation note, though, and Suzanne soon finds work as an old lady's maid - a lady so old that she couldn't care less about her personal servant.

    In the winter of 1886, the lady dies of old age. She was the really sweet sort, so she leaves a great impression of Suzanne to her children. Sadly, none of them need additional servants, but through one of the daughters she finds a new employer - Glory Dawlish. She's a nice lady who, according to her housekeeper, could use a lady's maid with knowledge in combative magic. 
    Personality: Smart and practical. Proud. Can get really big-headed. Has something of a hero complex. Can be obnoxious. Not the greatest team player.
    Out of Character
    Name: Soph
    Age: 20

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    — 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

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