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
    Overstreet Richardson

    Full Name: Overstreet Richard Richardson
    Nicknames: Oh, yes, because he has so many options. "Dick" sometimes, but mostly Richardson.
    Birthdate: July 9th 1857
    Current Age: 29 years
    Occupation: Auror
    Reputation: 5
    Residence: Hogsmeade, modest family home in Pennyworth
    Hogwarts House: Hufflepuff
    Wand: Vine, 10", dragon heartstring, solid
    Blood Status: Halfblood
    Social Class: Lower
    Family: Daniel Richardson - Father
    Mary Elizabeth Richardson - Mother
    Why the hell these people couldn't get their shit together to give their kids better names, Richardson could not even begin to tell you. They were also common law married rather than real married, but who cares.

    Friendless Richardson | 1855-1855 | Sister | DEAD AF
    Kinderbee Richard Richardson | 1860 | Brother
    Kinderbee is Richardson's housemate, voted Most Likely to Actually Have a Life With Direction and also most likely to have a temper problem.

    Orange Rachel Richardson | 1863 | Sister
    Most Likely to Almost Have a Real Name, Orange dropped out of school a few years in and is now a secretary. Or something. She has a thing for a rich dude and sometimes vanishes for weeks at a time.

    Young Butler Richard Richardson | 1865 | Brother
    HERE'S A HINT: if you name your kid Young Butler, he may be doomed to low expectations and end up dropping out of school in a fit of anxiety which leads him to become a household servant. Hypothetically. (This is exactly what happened.)


    Appearance: Just slightly shorter than Javert at 5'9.5", Richardson is a naturally-scrawny individual with curly hair and defined cheekbones. He has blue eyes and his left hand is his dominant one. His clothes are nice, but obviously well-worn, in particular an overcoat he's used for years. He has an earring in his left ear.
    History: 1857: Overstreet Richard Richardson is born in Newcastle and christened with an unfortunate name because his parents think that their names are boring. 

    1860: Kinderbee is born. Later in life, Richardson will be glad that at least he didn't get this name. 
    1862: Richardson demonstrates magic while being watched by a muggle neighbor, which does not go very well. Luckily, she's super old, so his parents are able to convince her that she hallucinated. Not wanting the same incident to happen again, the Richardson parents shell out the cash to shove Richardson in a pseudo-daycare run by a local magical family, where he learns to read.
    1863: Orange is born.
    1865: Young Butler is born. Honestly, he mostly got the name because Mary and Daniel couldn't agree on a 'better' one. Kinderbee joins Richardson in kind-of-daycare.
    1868: Richardson receives his Hogwarts letter and is off to school! He is more or less immediately sorted into Hufflepuff due to his diligent determination. Throughout his time at school, he makes friends with a smattering of folks including @Javert de Montfault @Orpheus Parkinson and @William Monteith. His BEST friend is Fullmore, another lower class boy who is admittedly much more troublesome (and much more into girls) than Richardson.
    1869: A partial academic scholarship - and a sponsor! - enables Richardson to return to Hogwarts.
    1870: Richardson picks Ghoul Studies and Earth Studies for his electives.
    1871: Kinderbee comes to Hogwarts.
    1872: Richardson is originally mildly upset to not be chosen as prefect, but eventually decides that - even though Javert is one - that would be super lame.
    1873: OWLS OWLS OWLS! After spending the entire year super intense about them, Richardson receives scores that will 1) allow him to do his NEWTs 2) allow him to become an auror. He continues with Charms, Potions, Herbology, Transfiguration, DADA, and Earth Studies. 
    1874: In the summer before seventh year, Richardson visits his BFF Fullmore in London, where they decide to go to a brothel. Richardson is perfectly happy to go along with this plan, and it's not until he tries to lie with a woman there that he realizes he's actually not into women at all. Also, he suspects that he may be into Fullmore. The rest of the summer involves a lot of alcohol on his part.
    1875: Richardson thinks that he may have contributed to a dangerous pattern when Fullmore is expelled for getting caught having sex. He is very emo about losing his best friend for several weeks, but NEWT studying mostly shakes him out of it - he can't afford to fuck up now, after all! Fullmore's behavior pattern after expulsion - namely all the whoring and impregnations - manage to low-key murder Richardson's crush. 
     Richardson finishes his schooling. In the fall, he begins auror training - with Javert! He is tremendously happy about this and all shiny and hopeful even as the auror training program tries to crush their spirits.
    1877: Richardson moves - by himself - to Hogsmeade. It is there that he meets Ben, an upper class Ministry employee who commits himself to seducing Richardson. Richardson really just thinks that he's being friendly.
    1878: Richardson and Javert finally become real aurors in the fall, which delights Richardson to no end because WORK IS HIS TRU LUV.
    1879: In January, Richardson gets shitfaced after an extremely successful mission, lost, and ends up vomiting in a Wellingtonshire alley. Ben finds him and escorts him back to his house in the Slums. When he wakes up the next morning, Richardson finds Ben on his couch and is extremely apologetic - embarassingly apologetic - and eventually Ben decides to just shut him up by kissing him. And then they bang.
    1879-1880: CUTE SECRET ROMANCE MONTAGE and then in fall of 1880 Ben's dad dies and Ben has a nervous breakdown. Richardson spends a lot of time frowning or trying to kiss the crazy out of him. It doesn't work.
    Young Butler drops out of school in October of his fourth year, for some fucking reason.
    1881: Ben has decided to go on a tour of the continent and invites Richardson to go with him. They have the following conversation, paraphrased.
    R: ...No, I have to work.
    B: You go on adventures with your friends.
    R: Not for that long I don't.
    B: Why not just quit? I'll pay for it.
    R: ...are you shitting me?
    After this, Ben leaves and Richardson is extremely cranky about rich-people-who-go-on-tours with the blatant hypocritical exception of people he's friends with. He also gets an ear piercing exclusively because Ben hates them. It's a thing. He briefly considers telling Fullmore everything, but instead says something vague about his long-time girlfriend leaving him.
    1882: After breaking the door of the Newcastle house, Kinderbee gets summarily kicked out by their parents and moves in on Richardson's couch. He is extremely not thrilled about this.
    1884: Orpheus gets promoted. The Plague happens and Richardson does not catch ill, but does spend the quarantine being emo in his flat.
    1885: FUCKING BEN COMES BACK TO THE COUNTRY AHFHAHF;'S'GSAUGOAIPF but just for his sister's wedding. He shows up at Richardson's apartment to (presumably) try to get laid, but Richardson slams the door in his face and then shows up at one of his friend's houses to get drunk off his ass without explaining anything. It's a thing. 
    1886: Richardson and Kinderbee move into Pennyworth, which would probably make him happier if his rent wasn't depending on Bee to not get himself fired for throwing a tantrum.
    1887: Javert gets promoted over him. Richardson is really genuinely happy for him, but also about to enter his 1/3 life crisis.
    Richardson turns 30 and thinks about where he is in life.
    He is: single, lives with his brother, drinks too much, and probably works too much. He has become one of Those Aurors, and he doesn't know how, because wasn't getting his NEWTs supposed to give him something more than this?

    Personality: A former optimist with a drinking problem, most of Richardson's adult life has resulted in him learning that 1) rich boyfriends ain't shit and 2) it's way harder to break into the middle class than he thought. He is very fun at parties, but also with a bitterness issue, and the first half of that is definitely going to result in his 1/3 life crisis being Interesting.
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