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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    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
    Moriko Shimizu
    In Character
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    Full Name: Moriko Shimizu
    Nicknames: None, presently
    Birthdate: January 28, 1870
    Current Age: 17
    Occupation: Searching for her sister
    Reputation: 5
    Residence: Hogsmeade
    Hogwarts House: None - attended Mahoutokoro in Japan
    Wand: Laurel, 10", pliant, unicorn hair
    Blood Status: Half-blood
    Social Class: Lower
    Family: Note: parents' names written in a "given name-family name" format
    Mother: Megumi Katsumo (d. Feb. 20, 1887)
    Father: Hiroto Shimizu (d. Oct. 10, 1879)
    Half Sister: Natsuko Mountbatton
    ~~~ Shared mother
    Appearance: Standing at a modest five feet, one inches tall, Moriko is a rather willowy individual, with just barely enough curve to appear womanly. With a glowing smile never a far cry from her features, deep brown hair that, when unbound, falls to the top of her hips in thick waves, and jovial brown eyes, it's no wonder her favorite hobby is singing, with calligraphy being a close second. A stranger to the corset, Moriko is always seen wearing traditional Japanese dress, with her hair bound up in intricate designs with minimal accessories and typically with her wand tucked into a specially sewn pocket of her left sleeve, for easy retrieval with her dominant right hand.
    1868: Kept in seclusion by the Mountbatton men, Natsuko Mountbatton is born to Megumi and General Mountbatton, and quickly whisked away to England by her biological father to be raised by his spinster sister. Megumi is given a small sum of money for her ‘inconvenience’ some of which she uses to relocate to Edo, and the rest is hidden away for a ‘rainy day.’

    1869: Megumi and Hiroto meet February, the former of the pair being little more than a shop-girl and the latter a farmer, and are married quickly. Hiroto was never told that his wife had had a child with an English man before they met.

    1870: Moriko is born, healthy and strong, in January.

    1874: The first sign of Moriko's magic manifests in the middle of December. Left to her own devices one evening, she makes her own shadow-play on the wall without touching the figures.

    1879: Mid-June, Hiroto becomes stricken with an illness that claims his life before only four months later, leaving Megumi to be just scraping by after school expenses.

    1881: Moriko begins schooling at Mahoutokoro, unknowingly attending with her own sister, the rainy day funds of her mother are used to help in supporting her education until she leaves school at the end of her 5th year.

    1887: Following her mother's death in February, Moriko found herself with little more than just enough money to travel to England and the name of a sister she'd never known existed. She has only within the past month made the journey, given that she needed to complete the year of schooling, with only a single, non-magical trunk containing her clothes and other necessary accessories to her daily life.
    Personality: Cheerful, romantic, protective, dutiful, naive, quiet
    Out of Character
    Name: Elaine
    Age: 23
    Contact: Cbox, PM, Skype (elainesage-themerciful)
    Other Characters: See my CML.
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    italicized dialogue is spoken in Japanese
    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!

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    set by MJ!

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