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
    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~
    09.30 The AC Approaches
    09.24 We have new Wenches!
    November 1887
     
        
     
    Joanna Smith
    #1
    In Character
    Full Name: Joanna Smith
    Nicknames:
    Birthdate: August 23, 1873
    Current Age: Thirteen Years
    Occupation: Third Year
    Reputation: 5
    Residence: London, England
    Hogwarts House: Hufflepuff
    Wand: Reed, 11", Unicorn Hair, Swishy
    Blood Status: Halfblood
    Social Class: Middle Class
    Family:
    Jonathan Smith (1846-) Father
    Elizabeth Smith née Wilson (1851-1874) Mother
    Cora Smith (1872-) Sister

    Howard Smith (1810-1861) Grandfather
    Mariana Smith née Granger (1820) Grandmother
    Jane Wilson née Smith (1840) Aunt
    — James Wilson (1837) Uncle
    — Howard Wilson (1861) Cousin
    Julia Gibbons née Smith (1848) Aunt
    — Walter Gibbons (1846) Uncle
    — Lydia Gibbons (1870) Cousin
    — Arthur Gibbons (1872) Cousin
    — Susannah Gibbons (1875) Cousin

    This list only includes the people Joanna knows exist. This does not include the children from her father's various "wives" (really, dad? really?)
    Appearance:
    • Stands at four feet, nine inches tall.
    • Long, dark brown hair that's often kept braided up and out of her face—a practical style. Hair accessories are kept to a minimum.
    • Fair, lightly-freckled complexion; faint bruising around her shins and elbows from attempted athletic stunts.
    • Light hazel eyes that are frequently mistaken for a less vibrant amber brown (which is, by the way, known as brown-hazel).
    • Simplistic outfits, usually dresses in plain, soft colors. She does not prefer brighter colors and artistic patterns, as she feels they draw unwanted attention. Pastel yellows and blues are frequently worn.
    • Wand naturally situated in her right hand.
    History:
    1873 — Joanna is born the second daughter to Jonathan and Elizabeth Smith. While much quieter around the time of her birth, she evolves into a curious and outgoing baby by the end of her first year.

    1874 — Cora's first sign of magic scares their mother to death—quite literally, actually. Joanna is left without a mother, though she's far too young to understand what's happened.

    1875 — One too many spooks from a nasty ghoul, Joanna's first sign of magic is squeezed out of her. She manages to blow a wooden bookcase apart, knocking the rows of books to the ground alongside it.

    1876 — Father brings home a woman who he claims will be the two girls' new mother. Old enough to recognize that this woman is most definitely not related to her, Joanna proves difficult to win over. The three-year-old constantly tests the patience of her new mother, throwing fits when they're alone.

    1881 — Cora goes off to Hogwarts, leaving the young witch alone at home.
    Saddened by the loss of her playmate, Joanna finds comfort with her children's tales and daydreams. She's quite put off by the notion that she cannot discuss magic—a rule that her father had created—with her stepmother or others.

    1884 — Joanna goes off to Hogwarts. She's promptly sorted into Hufflepuff,
    though the hat pondered on putting her in Gryffindor. She finds comfort with other witches and wizards, feeling she's finally free to speak of the life she'd been forced to hide. She grows quite fond of her Herbology and Potions classes, though struggles with Defence Against the Dark Arts.

    1885 — Joanna develops a heavy crush on Hudson Pine, a boy both outside her year, house, and class. She does not speak of her feelings to anyone—not even those she considers close friends—as she's afraid he might find out.

    1886 — Joanna adds three electives to her schedule: Ancient Studies, Earth Magic, and Care of Magical Creatures. She adds Ancient Studies because she knew Hudson took the class, Earth Magic because it tied in with Potions and Herbology, and Care of Magical Creatures because she wanted to meet pretty creatures. To her delight, she neither sucks at nor hates any of the three.
    Personality:
    Generous. Patient. Sweet-natured. Athletic. Dreamer. Optimist. Independent. Strong-willed. Playful. Hardworking. Strong ethics. Selectively social. Hopeless romantic. Progressive. Sentimental. Decisive. Strong practical skills.
    Sample Roleplay Post:
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    Out of Character
    Name: Bree
    Age: 18 on 5/13/2017 >D
    Contact: skype @ breerosellenyoung
    Other Characters: Let's not go there.
    #2
    Application Approved!

    Your character is now all set for play! If you’re a new member, Nolan (@Theseus Greengrass will assign you) a buddy—they should contact you within 48 hours. If you’re not (or while you wait!), be sure to…
    — Add your character to the master list
    Claim your face, if you choose to use one
    — Secure your spot in Charming’s history
    Introduce yourself to the community
    — Start networking, or just jump into a thread!

    Please feel free to contact me or any member of our staff team if you have any questions.
    We hope your time here is magical!

    — Kayte isn't awesome at networking. Get in touch if you'd like a thread! —
    #kaytesactivethreads

    set by the unparalleled lady


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