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.
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    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
    Gwendolyn Vane-Tempest

    Full Name: Gwendolyn Marie Vane-Tempest Neé Sherington
    Nicknames: Gwen, Gweeny
    Birthdate: 3rd August 1860
    Current Age: 26
    Occupation:Countess of Adinbury
    Reputation: 5
    Residence: Tempest Park
    Sherington Manse - gifted estate
    Wellingtonshire Home
    London Home
    Wethertop Castle, Adinbury
    Hogwarts House:Gryffindor
    Wand: spruce, 13", supple, single phoenix tail feather
    Blood Status: halfblood -only 1 generation halfblood
    Social Class: Upper
    • Fitzhugh Vane-Tempest - Husband, Halfblood, Earl of Adinbury
    • Cornelius Sherington II - Father, Muggle Earl of Harringby
    • Laurel Sherington Nee Lovell - Mother, Witch, Countess of Harringby
    • Cornelius Andrew Sherington III - Brother, 1858, Viscount Hillingham
    • Laurel Sherington - Sister, 1863, died in infancy
    • Earnest John Sherington - Brother, 1866
    • Verity Diane Sherington - Sister, 1870
    • Georgiana Rose Harcourt Neé Sherington - Sister, 1859, Baroness of Lamston
    • Arlington Harcourt - Brother in law 1848, Baron of Lamston

    Appearance: Gwen has a slight build, and a good womanly shape, she stands at 5,3, but holds herself very straight whihc often makes her appear taller than she is.  She has a lot of very curly dark brown hair, pale skin, and pale blue eyes, and a prominant cupids bow lip.  She tends to wear  dark block colours mostly blue and red, and her hair is always carefull styled in pre-ralph or Gibson girl styles, which best accentuate her heart shaped face.  She favours her right hand.  

    History: Lord Harringby, Cornelius Sherington II met and married a beautiful and elegant young woman some years his junior in the spring of 1854.  She was intelligent, vivacious and beautiful a combination which the widowed Earl found intoxicating, and with no children from his first marriage he was under some pressure to marry again and produce an heir to his family seat.  What the Earl did not know until after the wedding was that his beautiful young bride was in fact a witch, from  wealthy family but a witch none the less.  

    The Earl was rather unsure how to ‘deal’ with the revelation and mostly chose to ignore the quirk of his wifes heritage, choosing to think of it as marrying someone with webbed toes, or a lunatic uncle – as just  ‘one of those things’.  Within 2 years Laurel Sherington, as she now, was bore him a son, Cornelius Sherington III, or Viscount Hillingham as he was to be known.  He was followed 11 months later by a sister, Georgiana.  

    In the 1860, on a damp August morning Lady Gewndolyn Marie Sherington was born to the Earl and Countess of Harringby, Gwen was a spoiled and rather petted child, prone to tantrums and a general pest to her nanny’s and tutors.  However, she was sweetness and light to those she liked, or wished for something from.  

    The issue of ‘magic’ rose it’s head once again when Cornelius was 3 years old, and his first display of accidental magic when he levitated the nanny, because she took away his favourite toy.  Lord Harringby could not ignore the truth of his wifes lineage any longer.  She revealed to him that there was a good chance that all of their children would be like Cornelius.  Laurel rather considered it her ‘gift’ to her children, their father might give them rank and title but she gave them power.  

    Gwen was not the last of the Sherington children, indeed she was followed by 4 more, but little Laurel, named for her mother, did not survive to adulthood, dying in her sleep only 8 weeks after her birth.  The number and frequency of the Sherington brood was a little shocking to Earl Harringby, but his children’s curious abilities were soon embraced, as magical staff replaced the muggle ones and he realised that his wife and children were far from unique – he enjoyed it less when the ghost of his mother-in-law who had apparently been dwelling in the attic for years made herself at home in the main portion of the house.  

    Little Gwen had her first display of magic when she was 4 years old causing a moustache to grow on her brothers top lip, it took several days before the young Viscount would let anyone remove it.  At the age of 6 Gwen is sent to a prepatory school in France, one which is suitable for those with magical lineage, and focuses on teaching young ladies the beginnings of what they will need for a life in the upper echelons of society.  Gwen learns to ride with significant skill and grace, and begins her life long love affair with horses, as well as learning archery, sewing and basic language skills in a number of modern languages.  

    At 11, she is returned to England in order to shipped off to Hogwarts, where she is sorted into Gryffindor, with her siblings already there and others to follow she was rather non-plussed by the change in venue, other than the fact she was at school with children who did not understand the finer points of nobility – and of course sharing rooms with lower class children – although usually not for very long.  

    She left school just after her owls and was sent, once again to the prepatory school in France, where her focus was on singing, painting, drawing, the classics, and modern languages, meaning she speaks, German, French, Russian, Flemish and Spanish.  She is the definition of an ‘accomplished’ lady of breeding.  At 19 she is presented at court, and then debuts in a private ball in England.  It is during her second season that she is  introduced to Lord Adinbury, by her mother and his.  The pair dance together that evening, and begin to correspond with frequency, it transpires that Lord  Adinbury, and indeed his family are also magical, one of few magical peerages in England, which feels like a happy compromise for her father and mother.  

    The pair prove to be well matched, and to the delight of their mothers they decide to make their bond permanent by marrying in the spring of her 20th year, when she received the title Viscountess  Aldstone, mirroring her new husband’s honorarium.  Her father in law contracts the laughing plague in 1884, and although struggling with the disease for some months, with boughts and reoccurrences of the illness, he succumbs to the condition on his country estate, just as the plague is being brought under control.  

    Fitzhugh and Gwen move into Tempest Park, and pressure begins to mount on Gwen to produce an heir for her husband.  

    Personality:Shrewd, Loyal, Intelligent, this space.
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    Gwen is referred to as Countess of Adinbury by others, but as Lady Adinbury when you are speaking to her

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