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.
    July '17


    K, now that that’s out of my system.

    The Activity Check is underway, and everyone's posts now count for July! You may post in maintenance for reactivations starting on July 4th at 9:30 A.M. As usual this only applies to accounts deactivated in the AC; other reactivations may be requested at any time. If all of your accounts are inactive, you may immediately post to deactivate one. Please keep in mind that it may take a day or two for us to get to any new applications!
    Our next activity check will take place on Saturday, August 5th.

    Just a heads up that today is the last day to sign your unmarried humans up for hurling roulette! All pairings will be announced on Monday.

    This week, we have three group threads coming up! Group threads are a quick way to throw your character into some mayhem, often with people they might not ordinarily interact with. One is already full, so check out the other two while there’s still time!

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       Handsome Whitledge

    if I could marry Bee I would but I can't so I ship our characters instead.

    Congratulations to Dante @Aeror for winning June's Posting Wizard with 97 posts!
    I just moved to a new country! [Image: mThvFq.png]
    set by MJ!

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    It’s that time of year again—SWP7 has officially kicked off! Come on out and get involved!

    To go along with this, our plot and advertisement have been updated accordingly! Lastly, advertising banners (for signatures on resource sites, etc.) have been updated to include a non-photobucket image URL.

    if I could marry Bee I would but I can't so I ship our characters instead.
    Hello friends. Photobucket is slowly murdering all ribbons. THINGS ARE EXTREMELY UNPLEASANT SOON!!!

    Please post with all of your active accounts in this thread. We will fix the ribbons ASAP as long as you post there ;) and will be in crisis-mode to make things look not horrible in the meantime. 
    I just moved to a new country! [Image: mThvFq.png]
    set by MJ!

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    There is a pop-up protest SWP7 event in the Ministry atrium!

    In terms of ribbons:
    - Stamp URLs are fixed by Olive, the light of my life, but you'll have to update/fix your stamp collections yourselves. If you hover on the broken photobucket box, you'll be able to tell what it was, because the name will pop up. Also, definitely thank Olive when you see her, because she has been a champion of ribbon fixing.
    - Also thanks to Olive, all of the skins are fixed. If you are on a skin and something is broken, do a hard refresh by hitting ctrl+f5, and that will fix the skin.
    - I love Olive.
    - If you haven't requested your ribbons be fixed, do that here ASAP.
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       Ellory Pendergast, Theseus Greengrass, Ursula Black
    I just moved to a new country! [Image: mThvFq.png]
    set by MJ!

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    The Above and Beyoond stamp was never, strictly speaking, intended for staff—all of what we do can be broadly considered to be our ‘job’ here on Charming, after all! However, @Ursula Black has managed to go above and beyond even that, and so after some deliberation, the rest of the team has decided to award her the stamp for…
    • Taking on the reins of all site skinning
    • Being one of the most objectively friendly members of our staff team
    • Her quick and thorough action during the great Photobucketocolypse of 2017
    Thank you, Olive, for going above and beyond to help make Charming the place that it is!

    if I could marry Bee I would but I can't so I ship our characters instead.

    On July 9th, disaster strikes the Wizarding World Market on its final day!

    One of the foreign stalls, it has come to light, was in possession of a magical-animal bating ring kept hidden in a Fantastic Beasts-style trunk! Mid-afternoon, a dozen winged tigers manage to break free, causing panic throughout the market. In an effort to protect themselves, one of the nearby stall owners tries to cast a protection spell but ends up collapsing an entire section of the pavilion!

    The results?
    Characters can be retrieved as quickly or slowly as players desire, but those nearest the entrance will be cleared out first and so on. Keep an eye on the announcements forum to see when the chaos is finally cleared up!

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       Crystal Ruskin, Ellory Pendergast, Theseus Greengrass, Tilda MacFusty

    if I could marry Bee I would but I can't so I ship our characters instead.

    You may have noticed that underneath your miniprofile in threads, you now have a little hat icon! You now have the ability to change which account made that post simply by clicking on the hat, selecting 'change post author' and then choosing from the drop down list of your attached accounts. Your post counts will be altered automatically.
    This means you can easily fix:
    • Accidental posts/thread starters with the wrong account
    • OOC threads where the first post was made with an inactive character.
    However, to do this you will need to be logged into the account that made the post originally and have that account attached to your account switcher as well as the destination account.

    N.B. You may also have noticed that the top account switcher has returned! Both account switchers will be sticking around, for now at least ;)
    Rune keeps spoiling me unexpectedly with graphical wonders

    Daisypath Anniversary tickers

    @Elias Grimstone has been hard at work catching up on stamps, and as a result we have THREE released today!

    Head on over to Stamp Station to check out their requirements and claim yours today! This is also a convenient time for me to remind you that stamp URLs have been updated, but you'll need to manually redo your stamp collection as a result of the Photobucketocalypse. Sorry!

    Speaking of SWP7, we also have several stamps that could tie in nicely to it. Why not try to have your threads serve double duty? ;)

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       Cassius Lestrange, Crystal Ruskin, Imogen MacFusty, Theseus Greengrass

    if I could marry Bee I would but I can't so I ship our characters instead.

    Hello friends!

    THE RUBBLE WAS CLEARED YESTERDAY FROM THE WORLD WIZARDING MARKET! Bodies may take some time to identify, and missing persons might still have wandered off, so keep your friends appraised of your situation!

    Just a reminder that today is the last day to…

    if I could marry Bee I would but I can't so I ship our characters instead.

    I'm getting earlier and earlier although if you ask Kayte I'm 3 days late. It's actually not almost that time but it's closer than it feels. SO YEAH I WANT YOUR SKINS LADIES AND GENTLEMEN [Image: _devil__by_oblivion00.gif] Just kidding, I just want your banners and your souls. These are for the September 1st fall/autumn skin; think return to Hogwarts, changing season, Halloween, etc. Send me your lovely creations via PM to this account! Banners should be 800x350, I repeat 800x350 looking at you Bee ;) The cut off date will be August 25th! Have at it!
    Rune keeps spoiling me unexpectedly with graphical wonders

    Daisypath Anniversary tickers

    @Elias Grimstone honestly deserves tribute from all of you, she’s so fabulous. Thanks to her, we now have new stamps up the wazoo!

    First thing’s first: we had a bit of a stamp backlog that’s now cleared up. Those of you who earned NaNoWriMo 2016 or Winter Labyrinth 2017 should hop over to pick up your stamps now. Sorry for the delay!

    Next up, we have some stamps that are tied to current OOC events. To learn more about these events, click on each of the stamps below!

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    Given that Charming is now seven years old and a ton has happened, it’s natural that some stamps will have become “retired”. We’ve moved these off of the main stamp station page, though they can still be claimed via the retirement home if you’ve been slacking. Those of you who have a bunch can add this beauty to your collection:

    And lastly…a bunch more!

    As always, head on over to Stamp Station to claim yours!

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       Elinor Caldiera, Estella Valenduris, Theseus Greengrass

    if I could marry Bee I would but I can't so I ship our characters instead.

    Congratulations to this year’s new prefects! IC, letters will be sent out tomorrow with the school supplies lists to all fifth year prefects, Head Boy, Head Girl, and quidditch captains—sixth and seventh year prefects simply roll over from the previous term.

    The following now have shiny ribbons showing off how awesome they are:
    @Cora Smith @Evie Reese @Flora Halliday @Georgia Gibbons @Blythe Fairchild @Handsome Whitledge @Katherine Midford @Mundungus MacFusty @Cecily Gallivan @Delight Urquart

    To view complete rosters, click here. Available positions and instructions for applying can be found at the same link.

    School year roll overs will be done after the next Activity Check.

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       Ellory Pendergast, Elsie Beauregard, Evie Reese, Imogen MacFusty

    The August Activity check will take place on the 5th, one week from today. Please remember to post your characters, get them on the CML, and fill out their mini-profiles! In addition, we require that all accounts have their ribbons fixed to remain active, so please make sure that yours are squared away!

    The August events thread will be available later today, and the Hogwarts updates and quidditch tryout signups will be posted after the AC :)

    if I could marry Bee I would but I can't so I ship our characters instead.

    Earn multiple stamps by participating in a Monthly Grouper! I’ve brought this tradition back from the dead to bring you a protest on behalf of students who are fully human but can’t prove it, the poor lambs. All members are invited to attend!

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       Acacia Ruskin
    a+ set by soph <3
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