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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    News
    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
     
        
     
    February Lynch
    #1
    In-Character

    Full Name: February Maeve Lynch
    Nicknames: Febby, Febs
    Birthdate: January 2nd 1866
    Current Age: 21
    Occupation: GASP! A Debutante (Debutante is fine for her user title)
    Reputation: 5
    Residence: Bartonburg
    Hogwarts House: Gryffindor
    Wand: 9 ¾" cherry, unicorn hair
    Blood Status: Pure
    Social Class: Middle
    Family:
    Peter Lynch, Father (b. 1839)
    Romilda "Rose" Lynch (née Moody), Mother (b. 1844)
    August Lynch, Twin Brother (b. 1866);
    November Lynch, Sister (b. 1867)
    September Lynch, Sister (b. 1868);
    January Lynch, Sister (b. 1869)
    October Lynch, Sister (b. 1872)

    Arthur Lynch, Grandfather (b. 1809)
    Irene Lynch (née Wilkes), Grandmother (b. 1819)
    Clarence Lynch, Uncle (b. 1843); twin to Benedict
    Benedict Lynch, Uncle (b. 1843); twin to Clarence
    Remington Lynch, Uncle (b. 1854)

    Ronald Moody, Grandfather (1811-1879)
    Marilyn Moody (née Rutherford), Grandmother (b. 1819)
    Alexander Moody, Uncle (b. 1840)
    ---- Rosamund Moody (née Sprout), Aunt (b. 1847)
    ---- Percival Moody, 1st Cousin (b. 1870)
    ---- Philomena Moody, 1st Cousin (1877-1884)

    [Thanks Mirikins! <3]


    Appearance: Tall for the era, February stands at an impressive five foot seven inches, edging out her sisters ever so slightly to secure tallest Lynch lady. It makes her self-conscious sometimes, but there isn’t actually much she can do about it. Her medium brown hair falls in long waves to the middle of her back. Light eyes round out a sweet face, deceptively so, as she can be rather cheeky given the opportunity, but with pale skin and a slim figure she’s could be considered “pretty”, but has never really thought the compliment genuine; she finds her limbs lanky and a little too long.  She is right handed.

    History:
    January 2nd, 1866 | February Maeve is born following her twin August. Surprise! She proves to be a babe that thrives on attention, but is not overly demanding otherwise.

    1867 | Another girl is welcomed into the family, to be named November. The scheme has caught on and now the children will all go together, but are never named after the month they are born in.

    1868 | August 20th, clearly the Lynch parents have too much fun and it boggles Bee’s brain, because another girl joins the family, this time to be named September. Febby is vaguely aware this time and tries to play with the new babe, but doesn’t have the attention span for it.

    1869 | July 22nd, less than a year after September arrives, January joins the family. That’s a lotta babies in a few short years, but the Lynchs are lucky and happy so it’s all good!

    1871 | Though already an avid “reader” (looking at picture books) February is keen to start her lessons with the governess. Everything about learning fascinates Febs. She is quick to learn and wants to please, so picks up things rather easily.

    1872 | February 18th, after a more reasonable gap, October is the last child to be added to the family. August’s last hope for a brother is squashed permanently. Febby is thrilled however, as is old enough this time to be able to at least play with her baby sister appropriately!

    1873 | August must have succumbed to the disappointment as a lifelong and continuous war of torment begins in the Lynch household. Febby is typically the one to organize the attacks on her twin, using the power and numbers of sisters to her advantage, but it doesn’t take long for August to fight back. They still live to torment one another to this day. (You know, if he weren’t missing for a couple years.)

    1875 | Late spring, February displays her first sign of magic one rainy afternoon by making the flowers in a vase in the living room float around the room to provide some entertainment for herself and her sisters. August is probably not amused.

    1877 | Summer, the family relocates to Hogsmeade after the uproar. Febby is both saddened and delighted by the move. It’s hard to leave their childhood home, but the all-magical community seems quite exciting!

    School Year 1877-87 | Their relocation leaves little time for them to settle in as Febby and August were off to school in September anyway. Hogwarts seems daunting, but ever-the-optimist, Feb is determined to make the best of it! Both she and August are sorted into Gryffindor which pleases her; she’s ready for change, but not ready to be separated from her twin. First year goes about as expected. Febby makes a few friends, though her roommates are often quiet, she still enjoys their company! August’s love for quidditch becomes more and more evident; she’s pretty sure he pays more attention to the sport than to his studies!

    School Year 1878-79 | Second year has Febby digging into both the social and academic scenes more fervently. She is a natural student, putting effort into the studies she needs to, but isn’t so focused on academics that she fails to make time for friends! She enjoys Charms and Potions specifically, though has she to work a bit harder at Transfiguration, is determined to do well with it. Still no Quidditch for August, though truthfully, after getting to watch a few school matches, Febby can see why he enjoys it! She obviously would never be anything more than a spectator, but should her brother ever make the team, she would happily cheer him on!

    School Year 1879-80 | Third year arrives along with November and September joining them in Gryffindor! Though her sisters are not technically twins, the way their birthdays fall have them starting in the same year. Most people assume they’re actually twins and the family doesn’t bother to correct people. February adds Ancient Runes and Earth Magic as her electives. Things like Divination seem absolutely frivolous to her!

    School Year 1880-81 | January joins the rest in Gryffindor! No surprise there. February continues to excel academically and does well socially in addition to keeping an eye on her sisters and forcing August to study. It’s a lot of work to say the least! Of course that extends to Gussy’s friend Nate, who, despite being a year younger, Feb starts to fancy just a little but says absolutely nothing about it, to anybody. Ever.

    School Year 1881-82 | Fifth year has Febby stressing over OWLs- and not only her own, but August’s as well. The boy is a terrible student, honestly, but they push through. She keeps her little crush to herself as for one, Nat is Gussy’s best friend, two he’s younger than she is, how embarrassing! And three, it’s so out of her wheelhouse, she has no idea what to even think about it! For all her social graces, Febs is not the best when it comes to boys.

    OWL Grades
    ANCIENT RUNES
    ASTRONOMY
    CHARMS
    DEFENSE AGAINST THE DARK ARTS
    EARTH MAGIC
    HERBOLOGY
    HISTORY OF MAGIC
    POTIONS
    TRANSFIGURATION
    E
    E
    O
    A
    E
    A
    A
    O
    E


    School Year 1882-83 | Sixth year allows Febs to relax… a little. She continues on with Runes, Astronomy, Charms, Earth Magic and Potions. The rest are not of enough interest for her to keep up with, though she was kind of sad to lose Herbology. Gus and his band of friends are still obnoxious with their quidditch, November and September and still obnoxious with their divination (ugh, it’s such a waste!) and there’s sweet January, who Febby likes to keep an eye on as best she can when she isn’t studying. She continues to simultaneously fancy and ignore Nate as best she can.

    School Year 1883-84 | October joins her siblings at Hogwarts- though not in Gryffindor! In a shocking turn of events, Tobby is sorted into Slytherin of all places! Secretly Febs thinks it suits her, but not in a negative way, but is proud of her baby sister for taking her own path. Unfortunately Febs is very AH NEWTS this year and has less time than she would like to check in with her sisters. Like the good student she is, February is stressing both her exams and her debut. How can anyone focus on either when there is so much to do!? It seems like there are just not enough hours in the day for her to focus on any one thing! Somehow she manages to pull through, along with August surviving as well to see her debut after all the exams.

    NEWT Grades
    ANCIENT RUNES
    ASTRONOMY
    CHARMS
    EARTH MAGIC
    POTIONS
    TRANSFIGURATION
    E
    O
    O
    E
    E
    E


    At her debut, Febs meets a charming gentleman by the name of Mathias Beaumont. She is almost starstruck by him, wondering why he would bother with her at the ball! Perhaps it was the atmosphere of the ball, the crowd of the mere fact that she was freshly graduated and now a debutante! The feeling of walking on air lasted all night, throughout her conversation with Mr. Beaumont and onward! Thankfully even the next day she still felt a little lighter.

    Summer 1884 | Unfortunately everything goes haywire! There’s a heinous fire and a plague! August and Amber are trapped outside the whole thing in London with Uncle Reming. At least they’re safe! Poor Nate however, loses his house to the fire! Febby is please that mother allows him to stay with them for as long as he needs, though the whole time Febs is either too busy worrying about what’s going on around them or trying how to be inconspicuous during his stay. It’s not helpful that a dead mouse found its way into her favorite shoes either! What is with this summer? Her first season was so marred by tragedy that Febs is glad the family has made it out relatively unscathed and writes it off completely.

    November 1884 | Febby runs into Mr. Beaumont again, this time with her mother in tow and is much less awestruck by the whole ordeal. She is still highly flattered by the attention, but tries her best not to get caught up. Which is more difficult than she would have cared to admit!

    January 1885 | After seeing Mr. Beaumont a few more times, she starts to develop more than a little crush at this point; she is a debutante after all! It’s such a whirlwind of emotions and everything that Febby neglects to realize just how carried away she is getting; she hardly knows him as well as she should! The attention is so encompassing though, so flattering, it’s almost daunting. But Mr. Beaumont asks to court her and in the heat of the moment, Febs says yes!

    March 1885 | Everything happens so fast! Febs is all caught up in the romance of it all that she doesn’t even realize there isn’t much of a romance at all! Perhaps she just feels secure now with the courtship, but that is when a dinner with Mrs. Beaumont goes disastrously wrong. Everything is just awful, that woman is awful, the courtship is dissolved and Febby is left in tears, trying to pick up the pieces. Not to mention Witch Weekly of all publications drags her name through the mud! Febs cancels her subscription and never looks back.

    Summer 1885 | Determined to push past all of the drama, Febs guards her heart much more carefully this season- and it’s a complete flop. Unsurprised by this, she starts to think about maybe finding a backup occupation. She’s only nineteen however, so decides to give it more time.

    Fall 1885 | Finding solace in her books, February decides she may start to study becoming an animagus to fill her time and so starts researching as much she can. It is a wonderful way to fill her time and distract herself from her disaster of a social life.

    Winter 1886 | Everything in her life comes to a screeching halt when she is informed that August is missing after going out on New Year’s eve. Time slips by and nothing comes up! She debates reaching out to Nate, but has no grounds to do so other than their mutual worry over her brother.

    Spring 1886 | Her study of becoming an animagus keeps her somewhat sane. It’s something to keep her mind occupied and off thoughts of where August might be or what might have happened to him. She has no idea what the rest of her family could possibly think, but Febs refuses to admit he’s permanently gone.

    Summer 1886 | Though she refuses to accept it, Feb feels like she's still in mourning and does not want to actively participate in the season; finding an occupation looks more and more appealing. It goes by without a mention one way or another really, a note or two in her journal, but nothing more. She misses August, misses pranking him and talking with him and everything about him, even his incessant quidditch nonsense.

    January 1887 - Present | February continues to study her transfiguration, though is nowhere near attemption any changes yet. She hopes to master all of the theory behind it before even thinking about trying it out. Though she desperately wants to know what her animagus form will be, she cannot bring herself to think on it too much; she fears being disappointed by what’s inside her. Truthfully, though she maintains an outward bubbly attitude, as best she can anyway, and especially around her sisters, Febby is still holding out hope for August’s safe return, though it dwindles ever-so-slightly with each passing day. That alone causes her great pain as she doesn’t want to give up on him, but knows she cannot hold out forever.

    The season has arrived and Febs throws herself into it, albeit halfheartedly. It’s a welcome distraction, the balls are enjoyable, but she cannot help but to notice the missing pieces in her life and she has no idea how to fill them. She’ll push on however, because she cannot fathom doing anything else. She refuses to give in just yet.

    Personality: Kind; caring; outgoing; extremely social; bookworm; hard-working; unfailingly loyal; stubborn; cheerful; optimistic; can be blind to deeper issues out of denial; determined; sensitive; occasionally mischievous; maternal over her siblings.  

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    Out of Character

    Name: Bee
    Age: 30
    Contact: @Elsie Beauregard

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