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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    01.11 I've got a bit of a reputation...
    01.06 AC underway, and a puzzle to solve!
    01.01 Happy new year! Have some announcements of varying importance.
    12.31 Enter the Winter Labyrinth if you dare!
    12.23 Professional Quidditch things...
    12.21 New stamp!
    12.20 Concerning immortality
    12.16 A heads up that the Secret Swap deadline is fast approaching!
    12.14 Introducing our new Minister of Magic!
    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.
    In Character

    Full Name: Alvis "Alfie" Thomas Castor

    Nicknames: Alfie, Alf, Al, etc.

    Birthdate: December 16th, 1871

    Current Age: Fifteen Years

    Occupation: Fourth year

    Reputation: 3

    Residence: The slums in Hogsmeade

    Hogwarts House: Slytherin

    Wand: Acacia, 12 ½", dragon heartstring core, brittle

    Blood Status: Halfblood

    Social Class: Lower

    Family: Jane Castor [Mother, 1843-], Thomas Hemmings [Father, muggle, 1837-]

    Appearance: Alvis is of mixed nationality, specifically German and Pakistani. His skin is a darker tan, brushed with freckles, especially across the bridge of his nose. His eyes are almond-shaped and hazel. He has sharp features, though they have not yet lost the roundness of his youth. His hair is dark brown and kept relatively short, for convenience, but is usually messy.

    Alfie is small in all respects, due to undernourishment and sickness as a child. He stands around 5', and will likely only grow a few more inches by adulthood. He is lean and well-muscled, and while he remains skinny from years of hunger, he's thickened up some since becoming a student at Hogwarts. He is left-handed, and therefore carries his wand in that hand.

    As for clothing, besides his school uniform, Alfie usually wears a simple button-up and a pair of trousers. All of his clothes are hand-me-downs and have been sewn or patched many times.

     - Jane Castor was born in Bristol to two muggle parents. Though Hogwarts contacted her parents, they refused to let their daughter be involved in ''witchcraft.'' They didn't send her to Hogwarts or tell her of her powers. Unaware of what she really was, she grew up experimenting with magic alone.
     - At age 20 she met a group of wizards who introduced her to the wizarding world. She moved to Hogsmeade soon after.
     - She often visited neighboring muggle towns. When she was 26, she met an upper class muggle man named Thomas Hemmings.
     - They started a secret relationship, but when Thomas learned that Jane was pregnant with his child, he fled town.
     - Heart-broken, Jane bore her son alone in 1871. She named him Alvis Thomas Castor.
     - When Alfie was 6, he began to work as a messenger for the upper class. His mother was a handmaiden for a wealthy family, so she had connections.
     - Alfie, as small and filthy as he always was, often got ridiculed by the children of the rich families he delivered messages for. This caused him to resent the upper class.
     - When Alfie turned 11 he was granted a scholarship to Hogwarts by his mother's master, who adored him like she would a grandson.
     - His career thus far at Hogwarts has been nothing special; he was built up a slight reputation for trouble, but otherwise is an ambitious and hard-working student.

    Personality: Headstrong, reckless, sarcastic, impulsive, courageous, empathetic, hot-headed, witty, determined, ambitious, temperamental, spiteful [to be developed further in RP.]

    Sample Roleplay Post: Her fingers twitched, running over the smooth gilded surface of the vase. Her eyebrows quirked, mouth forming a partial ‘o.’ “There’s weird runes on the outside,” she murmured, inspecting her fingertips; they were coated with dust.

    “Yeah, well, there’s a lot of old stuff with runes,” Adonis grunted, leaning his shoulder against one of the larger rocks. It didn’t budge. He wiped sweat from his forehead with his wrist. His eyebrows furrowed. “Just leave it alone, would you? We gotta get back to the boat.”

    Thea pouted. “I want it,” she insisted, and with a sharp nod, she snatched up the vase from where it sat on its pedestal. Immediately, something in the cavern changed.

    Adonis frowned, whirling around to face Thea. He clenched his fist. “...Why’d it get so cold?”

    “You think I’d know the answer, dumbass?” she grunted, lifting the vase above her head as if to inspect it in the nonexistent sunlight. She turned it over to look at the bottom, extending her arms outward. Her eyebrows quirked; the trinket was beginning to vibrate, rocking around in Thea’s hands like its contents were fighting to spill out.

    And they did.

    “W-Woah-!” Before Thea could do anything, a mass of black smog shot from the opening of the vase with a terrible shrieking noise. It filled the air, moving in a fashion that was violent and quick but nearly sentient.
    Adonis’s eyes widened, and with a yelp he dropped to the ground, shielding his face with his hands from… whatever this was. The gaseous mass overtook him, and immediately he became light-headed. A feeling like electricity shot up his spine, accompanied by the smell of rot. Just as the cloud rose up and seeped out of the cavern through cracks in the rocks, his eyes rolled into the back of his skull and he collapsed.
    Out of Character

    Name: Hattie

    Age: 16

    Contact: SKYPE: oddddddddi

    Other Characters: N/A

    How did you hear about us?: From Nichole. :)

    — 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.

    — 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

    — 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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