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.

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    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~
    09.30 The AC Approaches
    09.24 We have new Wenches!
    November 1887
    Ottaline Moody
    In Character
    Full Name: Ottaline Artemisia Moody (Named for Ottaline Gambol and Artemisia Lufkin)
    Nicknames: Family and old friends would know her primarily by Tilly, at school she has demanded to go by Artemisia
    Birthdate: 30th August, 1869
    Current Age: 17
    Occupation: Student
    Reputation: 5
    Residence: Bartonburg, Hogsmeade
    Hogwarts House: Slytherin
    Wand: Blue spruce, 14", slightly yielding, doxy wing [Stained a strong blue]
    Blood Status: Pure
    Social Class: Middle
    Horace Moody, Father (b. 1825)
    -------Moody (née Diggory), Mother (b. 1835)
    CIRCE PODMORE (NÉE MOODY), Sister (b. 1857)
    Hudson Podmore, Brother-in-law (b. 1847)
    Podmore, Nephew (b. 18XX)
    Podmore, Niece (b. 18XX)
    ELFRIDA "ELLE" LASSEY (NÉE MOODY), Sister (b. 1859)
    Edgar Lassey, Brother-in-law (b. 1849)
    Josephina "Josie" Moody, Sister (b. 1860)
    Merwyn Moody, Brother (b. 1862)
    Hortensia "Tensy" Moody, Sister (b. 1867)

    Appearance: Being the youngest of five rather striking sisters, it is hard to describe Tilly without drawing comparison to one or the other of them. It is perhaps Circe she takes the most after, standing also at 5’5” and having the slender waist and rather curvaceous figure that is common to them all, however being the youngest she has not yet fully come into her curves and still hopes she might end up a little taller than her eldest sister. Her eyes are a brighter blue than Circe’s, however, being more similar to Tensy’s, and like both of them she has dark glossy hair, though hers tends towards being more copper than either of theirs. She is right handed and has a more angular face than any of her sisters. Her eyebrows are thicker than she would like, however after Elle’s freckle incident she is hesitant to use magic on them. Fashionably pale, Tilly dresses as up-to-date as she can, and always makes sure that whatever it is she is wearing is clean and fits her well, preferring electric blues when she can.
    1869 | Ottaline Artemisia joins the family as the last of what is now a family of six, having four elder sisters and one elder brother. She is expected to be- and proves to be so- her parents last child. She is named for Ottaline Gambol foremost, then with no expectation of another child and needing a middle name beginning with A, she also gains Artemisia, also after a female minister of magic.
    1871 | Elle leaves for Hogwarts; Tilly is just old enough to note her absence but not old enough to really remember the time.
    1872 | Josie also leaves and Tilly begins to hear more stories about Hogwarts and what it is like, enough to begin to get excited about the prospect.
    1874 | In the Spring, Elle attempts to charm off her freckles and causes them to get stuck permanently. As a result, Tilly is a little terrified when she shows her own first sign of magic that summer, filling her room with flowers.
    1874 | Tilly begins piano lessons and discovers she has absolutely no natural talent or inclination for music whatsoever.
    1876 | Circe has her debut. Tilly finds it bizarre having her at home, having only really seen her at the summers. She doesn’t know quite what to make of her eldest sister, being too young for her sister to take much of an interest in her, but she finally begins to understand some of the comparisons drawn between them. It barely a month past the end of the season before Circe is wed to Mr Podmore, and Tilly sees little of her once more.
    1878 | In the summer Elle debuts and her Mother goes into matchmaking overdrive, and Tilly tries to help as much as she can, being rather fascinated by all the dresses and trappings of the season. She commandeers any offcuts of trim or fabric that she can get her hands on and spends her time retrimming her own pinafores and hats.
    1879 | Josie debuts and Tensy is nearly 12 when she goes off to Hogwarts. Tilly begins counting down the days till she can also go, her mother’s attention to her having fallen by the wayside with two debutantes to deal with.
    1880 | Tilly is only just 11 when she is sorted into Slytherin like her eldest sister.  Tilly, who has always hated her firstname and only tolerated her nickname of Tilly, whilst hating how babyish it sounded, is amazed to find there is a girl called Artemisia in her dorm. She begins to insist on being called by her middle name to seem more grown up and to try and get closer to the girl, who as a perfectly ladylike wealthy pureblooded girl is everything Tilly wishes to be. It is not long before Tilly also becomes an Aunt, when Circe gives birth to her son.
    1882 | Mr Lassey finally begins to court Elle- about time, in Tilly’s mind. Circe delivers a daughter.
    1883 | Elle gets engaged. For her electives, Tilly picks up Earth Magic and Divination, but is awful at the latter.
    1884 | Tilly’s father dies from the plague and the family are plunged into mourning.
    1885 | Tilly receives her OWL scores and continues with the only ones she got above a pass in- Potions, herbology, charms, earth magic and .  That autumn, Elle weds.
    1886 | The summer is largely uneventful- Tilly notices Josie seems a little more frantic than usual, but puts this down to her not being the sole debutante of the family for much longer, or perhaps from years of being so- their mother’s attention is rather stifling, after all. And then Josie disappears.
    Tilly had always considered her Mother to be rather like Mrs Bennet when it came to pushing her elder sisters into matches, but she had not thought it would go so far as it had. Over tea, her Mother calmly explains to all the sisters- but particularly to Tensy and herself- that spinsterhood is not an option, and that if they did not wed, they too would be obvliated and sent to a convent abroad under the guise of a foreign marriage. Tilly did not react in front of her Mother, but grows terrified of the woman and cried for weeks, despite not being as close as Elle to Josie. She could handle the prospect of a convent, if she would be with her sister, but to lose all memory, even of your own siblings?
    She is rather terrified for Tensy when summer rolls around and brings with her sister’s debut, more so when she does not follow Circe and secure a match in her first season.
    1887 | Tilly had always counted down until her final year, but when it rolls around she cannot help but think it marks the end of the safety of Hogwarts. She throws herself into music and art, despite having no natural flair for them, and attempts to learn languages and poetry and how to play croquet and every ladylike accomplishment she can think of, at the cost of her grades. She had always maintained before she would marry for love and that being able to play five instruments would not attract a man, but now she figures even good grades will not help her if she is not a credit to her Mother.
    Personality: Tilly likes to think of herself as pragmatic and cynical, and has no doubt she will achieve her ambitions of a good match. She is however overall very naive and has a habit of getting herself in over her head, and being proud she will most often refuse to ask for help. With aims of being a social climber she can tend towards being a bit of a sheep and will easily adopt the abrasiveness of people she is in company with, especially when she considers them her social superiors. She is well-read but not particularly intelligent- she can repeat key ideas from her readings and parrot beliefs or ideas she has heard before about them, but coming up with original ideas or insights is often beyond what she wishes to do. Similarly, she has learnt piano out of necessity, but is a very cold player and struggles to express any emotion through her music. She cares deeply for her family but also values her own neck very highly- she is loyal, but also finds self-preservation important. She is also an accomplished actress and can be civil even to people she finds distasteful provided it is in her interest. Overall, she appears a proper young lady but is naive enough to sometimes take chidlish or ill-thought-out stances, and is absolutely terrified of messing up, and of her Mother in particular.
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    Age: 20
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