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.
    Prefect Season 1887!
    Prefect Selection 1887

    Prefect Season is my FAVOURITE TIME OF YEAR, and as such I hope everyone applies who is remotely qualified applies!

    Hogwarts' student staff serve as role models for their fellow students.  Additionally, they reinforce/penalize good and bad behaviour by issuing and taking away house points. In addition to prestige, prefects receive half of their tuition and heads all of their tuition in exchange for their efforts. They also get to use the prefects’ toilets because that is clearly a selling point.

    Optionalish. If your application does not include a written personality, please list at least four traits. At least two must be negative. If your application does have a written personality, you may omit this field. This is scored IC and OOC.

    This year, faculty recommendations will be handled privately, NOT via the prefect apps.

    Optional. Reassure the staff team that your character’s been active! You can link to any of the following:
    • All active threads set at Hogwarts.
    • All completed threads set at Hogwarts.
    • All dead threads set at Hogwarts if you were the last person to post in them.
    • Any completed homework assignments.
    • Any class threads you’ve posted in, even if they’ve died.
    • Any quidditch matches you’ve posted in.
    • Any club meetings you’ve posted in, even if they’ve died.
    Someone with a terrible personality won’t get cleared just because they’ve been more active, but activity is still a factor for us! You should only link threads from the 1886-1887 school year. Scored OOC only.

    Your activity log is in addition to any evidence of behaviours/involvement found in the “why should you be prefect” section.

    To apply, make sure your character meets the demographic in question (IE sixth year ravenclaw female should be a female student in Ravenclaw house who will be in sixth year in September) and has at least 25 posts on their account. Charaters approved from March 1st to May 14th only need 15 posts on their account, and characters approved on or after May 15th only need five posts on their account—so you’re welcome to make a character to fit the bill ;) You must post the form below as a reply to this thread from the account in question.

    [b]Character Name:[/b] Please include application link.
    [b]Applying For:[/b] What position do you want?
    [b]Class & Blood Status:[/b] Public perception, please. Don’t tell me half-veela if your character is perceived as a muggleborn or something xD
    [b]Traits:[/b] Optionalish. See above for details.
    [b]Why Should You Be Prefect:[/b]<blockquote>An IC-meets-OOC explanation. We know that not all characters would try to talk themselves up, but if they were trying to, what would they say? Linking to posted evidence can give you a much-needed boost! Threads from previous school years may be included here as evidence!</blockquote>
    [b]Activity Log:[/b]
    [*]Optional. See above for details.

    Currently, we are accepting applications for:
    Fifth Year Gryffindor Male
    Fifth Year Gryffindor Female
    Fifth Year Hufflepuff Male
    Fifth Year Hufflepuff Female
    Fifth Year Ravenclaw Male
    Fifth Year Ravenclaw Female
    Fifth Year Slytherin Male
    Fifth Year Slytherin Female
    Sixth Year Hufflepuff Male
    Sixth Year Ravenclaw Female
    Sixth Year Slytherin Female

    Seventh Year Gryffindor Female
    Seventh Year Hufflepuff Male
    Seventh Year Slytherin Female
    Seventh Year Slytherin Male
    Head Boy
    Head Girl
    All listed years are incoming—if your character just finished their fifth year, they can apply for sixth year posts. All positions for upper-year prefects will be retconned to your character having held the spot since their fifth year, and in applying, you consent to this.

    Don’t have a qualifying student? There’s an app for that!

    Applications for the sixth and seventh year prefects officially close on July 5th. Applications for fifth year prefects, remaining sixth/seventh year prefects, Head Boy, and Head Girl close on July 15th. You may continue to edit your application as long as it remains visible on this page!

    Confused? Please post below with any questions you might have, or fire a PM to this account. You can also check out some of last year’s applications! Only a small sampling is available for view.

    if I could marry Bee I would but I can't so I ship our characters instead.
    Character Name: Handsome Whitledge
    Applying For: Head Boy
    Class & Blood Status: UCHB
    • Daring
    • Sociable
    • Sweet
    • Unprejudiced
    • Proper
    • Charismatic
    Reputation: 5
    Why Should You Be Prefect:
    I believe that I am the suitable choice for Head Boy not only because I exemplify the traits of a Gryffindor, but also because I've demonstrated the qualities of a leader. I care about my fellow students and frequently encourage them to participate in activities beyond the walls of the classroom. I also make an effort to assist them when they show signs of struggle inside and outside the classroom.

    While my grades may only be decent compared to some of the more academically-inclined students, I make a great effort to participate in class (1, 2) and take initiative regarding my future by attending career counseling and securing a summer internship.

    I also serve as the male president of both the Dueling Club and the Leisure Sports Club, and I also earned the position of keeper on Gryffindor's quidditch team.

    Apart from my academic and extracurricular achievements, I also show leadership qualities at home. With the absence of a father in the household, I take on primary responsibility for my five younger siblings while my mother works during the summer. I have always been unprejudiced and judge individuals based on their character rather than their socioeconomic class or blood status.

    Apart from academic and extracurricular achievements, I am best suited handle the responsibility of doling out discipline and monitoring students. If you know anything about my family, you can imagine my level of experience with that.
    Activity Log:
    • Basically everything above.

    Charms & CoMC & DADA & Ghoul Studies & Transfiguration

    Character Name: Maddie Backus
    Applying For: Head Girl
    Class & Blood Status:LCHB
    Traits: See Application
    Reputation:   5
    Why Should You Be Prefect:
    As hufflepuff prefect for the last 2 years I have taken my role very seriously, and have been deeply honoured by the trust and responsibility placed on me.  I have done all that I can to prove myself worthy of the head girl badge and believe that I set a good example for all of the girls in the school.  I try to conduct myself in a way that lets all girls know that class background is no excuse for poor behaviour, poor morals, or poor results.  I have good test results, good relationships with staff and students, and I have never served a detention in my life, nor have I lost house points, in fact contributing positively through my academic and non-academic endeavours.  I work daily to exemplify the best attributes of my house hard work, patience, of loyalty.    To that end I am taking a full course load of 7 NEWTs, and should do well in them, as my OWL scores were good enough to secure a partial scholarship to study my NEWTs.  

    I believe that I am an approachable and generally  a nice person with those less fortunate than myself, and I will undertake distasteful tasks for my housemates, and to prevent their embarrassment, but I still find time to  hang out with my dorm mates and socialise so they know they can come to me with anything, and have been on gaurd to ensure that they content, and that nothing Tragic has happened to them.  I also rescued the Minister of Magics daughter from a Boggart, and faced my own worst fears in doing so.  

    I try to give attention and notice to all of my dorm mates, from helping first years and assisting on the Hogwarts Express and checking girls from every class for lice.

    As President of the Charms club I have helped students from multiple houses with their wandwork, and  tutored students from other houses on a one to one basis.  I have also been active in the student duelling club taking part tournaments throughout  the year (1,2,3,4,5,6), and doing reasonably well in all of them, I was defeated in the semi final by a current 7th year in the last round.  

    I have been diligent in my class attendance in particular Gobbledegook class and DADA .  I have also attended extra DADA tuition, and submitted    Homework for my classes, as well as offering tutoring to others.

    Outside of class I have engaged in independent study in Potions , charms, transfiguration and DADA

    Even while enjoying myself I still found time to set an example and attend my perfectly duties.  I have attempted to an active, and visible prefect on campus, in the hopes that students from any house might feel comfortable talking to me.   I am currently interning at the Wizengemot.  

    (Kept to this year because Maddie is an eager beaver thread ho)
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    Character Name: Katherine Midford
    Applying For: Head Girl
    Class & Blood Status: Upper Class & Halfblood
    Traits: See her app
    Reputation:  5
    Why Should You Be Prefect:
    I am the most suitable candidate for head girl because in my two years of being prefect I have shown that I am responsible to carry out  my duties ( 1 ) and I can assure you that I have the qualities of a leader since I am also the president of the astronomy club.

    I am approachable and always ready to give a helping hand to other students ( 1, 2 )especially when it comes to their studies ( 1 , 2 ) as well as boosting their confidence ( 1). I have never cared much about blood and class, what matters to me is the what they are on the inside ( 1 , 2 , 3).

    I am also frequently participate in all of the school events like the yearly dueling tournament ( 1 , 2 , 3  ) and even if I have not passed the first round, I turn my defeat into determination which I used in enhancing my wandwork. Other than that, I am active in all of my clubs ( 1 , 2 ) especially the astronomy club.

    I show the traits of a perfect role model for young girls, ladylike, graceful, studious ( 1, 2, 3) and smart (1 ). Not only that, I have the ambition to serve my fellow wizards and witches by working for the ministry as I have always admired working women such as Josephina Flint, Astrid Parkinson and Belphoebe Lestrange. As proof of my passion, I regrettably have served internship under Barnabas Skeeter last year ( 1 ).
    Activity Log:
    -Katherine got stuck in the broom closet with Daffodil and Lycoris
    -Katherine becomes Topaz's tutor and attempts to make her confident
    -Katherine Vs Ex Head Boy
    -Katherine offers tutoring to younger students (Does this count?)
    -Katherine prefecting during the COB
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    Clubs: Book-Transfiguration-Art-Astronomy || Classes: Ancient Runes - Ancient Studies - Astronomy -Charms - DADA - History - Transfiguration
    Character Name: Alvis Castor
    Applying For: Fifth year Slytherin male (prefect)
    Class & Blood Status: LCHB
    Traits: Quick-witted, snarky, grumpy, temperamental, ambitious (see app for more!)
    Reputation:  3
    Why Should You Be Prefect:
    I'm going to be totally honest here: I'm not exactly the type of person you would consider for prefect. I don't pay much attention to my studies, I have a tendency to be rude, I often disturb class and pull pranks, I'm known to get into fights, I rarely follow the rules, and- er... sorry, I forgot where I was going with this. But I did have a point, trust me on that one. A-Anyway, I think I should be made prefect because... well, why not give the underdog a chance, eh?
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    Character Name: Peter Troublefield
    Applying For: Head Boy
    Class & Blood Status: MCHB
    • Bookish
    • Responsible
    • Materialistic
    • Opportunistic
    • Flirtatious
    Reputation: 5
    Why Should You Be Prefect:
    I should be head boy because I'm the most intelligent (which means I'm the best). The only class I've ever struggled with is Herbology, but no one really needs that one unless they plan to go into healing (which I don't). I embody the traits valued by Ravenclaw, and I demonstrate it by leading the book club and do my homework. On top of that, I held an internship with the Ministry of Magic during the summer between my fifth and sixth year.
    Activity Log:
    • Bree has failed Peter for the past year.
    Peter speaks with a mixture of a British and Southern American accent.
    ancient runes + ancient studies + arithmacy
    astronomy + charms + dada + transfiguration

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    Character Name: Cora Smith
    Applying For: 5th Year Gryffindor Female Prefect
    Class & Blood Status: MCHB
    Traits: From app, "Charming; hard-working; naturally social; loyal; an advocate; a mediator; kind to a fault; secretly adventurous; a bit of a romantic; quietly insecure; craves acceptance; unafraid to stand up for what she believes is right."
    Reputation:  5
    Why Should You Be Prefect:
    Despite the fact that I grew up without knowing about magic, I feel as though I've caught up to my peers in academics and surpassed expectations set upon me. I also feel that I value my magical education and don't take it for granted like some of my classmates do. I have always been eager to prove myself and strive to hold propriety in the utmost importance. I am always studying, always learning and helping those who need help doing the same. I've even contemplated possibly getting in trouble to continue my studies!

    All in all I feel that I am a well-rounded student who will take the position of prefect seriously and as I do with everything else at school, I will throw myself into doing the job its due diligence with all I've got!
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    Character Name: Blythe M. Fairchild
    Applying For: Fifth Year Slytherin Female
    Class & Blood Status: MCPB
    Traits: As from personality:

    Reputation: Five
    Why Should You Be Prefect:
    A polite, well brought-up, Godly young lady, I embody the temperance and patience befitting a prefect. I do not allow friendships to sway my judgement, and I appreciate the value of candour. I have a sound sense of right and wrong which I adhere to, and which I expect those around me to adhere to also.
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    Character Name: Mollie Killigrew
    Applying For: Sixth Year Slytherin Female Prefect
    Class & Blood Status: MCPB
    Traits: See app!
    Why Should You Be Prefect:
    I have always strove to demonstrate the traits valued by the Slytherin house. I aim to work hard to reach my academic ambitions, as well as my social ambitions. I am unquestionably well-behaved and conform to the expectations of propriety while also asserting that I'm no doormat.
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    I hope I'm not too late!
    Character Name: Georgia L. Gibbons
    Applying For: Sixth Year Ravenclaw Female
    Class & Blood Status: MCHB
    Friendly, but private
    Tendency to act/speak first, think later
    Reputation: 5
    Why Should You Be Prefect:
    In truth, while I doubt that I would be anyone's first choice for Prefect, I wouldn't discount myself so completely. Despite my merely average academic record, I have always strived to be a friendly and approachable classmate to my peers, and a respectful pupil to my instructors. Some might claim that my occasional impulses combined with my general laidback nature would yield to a reckless and somewhat unpredictable personality, but which I would refer to as the ability to think on my feet whilst also gauging the situation with a level head. To that end, I believe that my penchant for all things creative and experimental could also prove assets to my role as a Prefect, for both have enabled me to try and see situations from different perspectives and be open-minded, traits I believe would be important when dealing with a wide variety of students from different backgrounds and personalities.

    All in all, even though I might not be the brightest student or the most proactive of my peers, I feel that I would not be the worst candidate in the world for this position and should be given a fair chance for consideration. If chosen, I would do my utmost to do the role justice to the best of my ability.

    Activity Log:
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    Character Name: Hudson Pine
    Applying For: Fifth Year Ravenclaw Prefect
    Class & Blood Status: LCHB
    • Honest
    • Vocal
    • Likely to go to a protest
    • Has a B&W view of life
    Reputation:  5
    Why Should You Be Prefect:
    I should be prefect because, first and foremost, there aren't enough prefects like me. The System ensures that this position of power, like any position of power, falls in the hands of the privileged and rich. Is it so, I ask, in order to prepare us for the world we will exit to after we graduate (or are forced to drop out of) Hogwarts? A world were wealth is in the hands of the few, while the majority works for them? Where the riches aren't evenly distributed, where the rich sit upon the shoulders of the poor, honest worker?

    If I was prefect, I would ensure that all students would receive the help I need. I would academically assist those who weren't priviledged enough to get a fancy education before going to Hogwarts. I would also ensure that the rich wouldn't treat those 'beneath' them poorly. I would ensure that all students are equal because, in this sacred castle, the class system should be of no importance. Our Founders wanted an institution where every wizard was treated equally. Where wizards would have the same opportunities to learn and reach greatness. Rowena Ravenclaw didn't ask for one's class when she educated her students. She didn't care if they were a Lord's son or a farmer's daughter. Rowena Ravenclaw realised that intelligence and ideas belong to everyone, not the just the privileged.
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    Character Name: Margaret Rawlinson
    Applying For: Head Girl
    Class & Blood Status: Upper Class Pure Blood
    Traits: Protective, loyal, kind (most of the time), stern. Can be too stern if one was giving her good reason to be stern. Can be a little too clingy to her siblings (just don't say that to her face, she'll get annoyed).
    Reputation:  5
    Why Should You Be Prefect:
    I love helping others, and being Head Girl can help give more opportunity to do so. I am kind and respectful to other, and follow the rules. I work hard in my classes, as well as help others in theirs.
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    Character Name: Sweetie Whitledge
    Applying For: Fifth Year Prefect
    Class & Blood Status: Upper Class Half Blood
    Traits: Starting to become Kind, Stubborn, Conflicted Morally, Slightly Emotional
    Reputation:  5
    Why Should You Be Prefect:
    I am smart. Being able to work through the fact that I was named strangely should show that I can work through awkward circumstances. I work hard in class, especially to succeed it obtaining the career I desire.
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    Character Name: Evie Reese
    Applying For: Fifth Year Hufflepuff Female
    Class & Blood Status: MCHB
    Traits: See app. 
    Reputation:  5
    Why Should You Be Prefect:
    "Uhm... Even though I've been on the so-so side of things sometimes, I believe that I would make a good prefect. I know I've gotten into minor trouble occasionally in the past, but I think that only helps me as a potential prefect. I know what it is to be a troublesome child and I've learned from that. It's inevitable that students do silly things, but because I've been there, I can help them learn from their mistakes. I'm not perfect and I don't ever claim to be, so that helps me be a little more relatable. In addition, I'm willing to help students my age and younger with their classes and such, whenever needed. I'd really just like to do a little more around the school for our fellow students."  

    Activity Log: n/a
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    Character Name: Katherine Yaxley
    Applying For: Fifth Year Hufflepuff Prefect
    Class & Blood Status: UCPB
    Traits: See app!
    Reputation: 3 for #YaxleyBastards
    Why Should You Be Prefect:
    I feel I embody all the traits that Helga Hufflepuff valued when she created our house. I am hardworking and attend all my classes, and do my best on all my class assignments (1 2). I am also friendly to all students I meet, regardless of their class or blood status (1 2). I am always happy to help a fellow student in need, whether it be with coursework or otherwise.
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    Character Name: Flora Halliday
    Applying For: Fifth Year Ravenclaw Female Prefect
    Class & Blood Status: MCHB
    Traits: See app!
    Reputation: 5
    Why Should You Be Prefect:
    The position of prefect is the perfect one for me because I set a good example to other students while exemplifying the traits of my house. I crave knowledge and seek to improve upon it by studying (1) and helping other students study. I am also quick to assist students in need (1). I also make an effort to complete my homework (1, 2) and participate in class (1, 2).
    Activity Log:
    • Optional. See above for details.

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