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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    November 1887
     
        
     
    Cornelius Sherington III
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    In-Character
    Full Name: Cornelius Andrew Sherington III
    Nicknames:
    Birthdate: March 12, 1858
    Current Age: Twenty Nine Years
    Occupation: Viscount Hillingham
    Reputation: 5
    Residence: Elsewhere
    Cornelius resides in the Pomparley House near Hillingham. It appears much larger on the inside than it does on the outside, and features beautiful gardens on the backside of the house. It was originally a completely magicless muggle dwelling, but has since been enchanted in one way or another to make it more comfortable to the magical folk living there. When muggles do enter the estate, the enchantments are hidden in order to give off the appearance of a more "muggle" place.
    Hogwarts House: Gryffindor Alumnus
    Wand: Hazel, 12 inches, Unicorn Hair, Springy
    Blood Status: Halfblood
    Social Class: Upper Class
    Family:
    Cornelius Sherington II, Father (b. <1828)
    Laurel Sherington (née ------), Mother (b. <1838)
    Georgiana Harcour (née Sherington), Sister (b. 1859)
    — Arlington Harcourt, Brother-in-law (b. 1848)
    Gwendolyn Vane-Tempest (née Sherington), Sister (b. 1860)
    — Fitzhugh Vane-Tempest, Brother-in-law (b. <1848)
    Laurel Sherington, Sister (b. 1863 - d. 1863)
    Earnest Sherington, Brother (b. 1866)
    Verity Sherington, Sister (1870)
    Appearance:
  • 5 ft. 7 in. tall with a strong and solid build.
  • Wavy dark hair and matching dark eyes.
  • Fair, delicate complexion covered in small scars from sensitivity and roughhousing in his youth.
  • Dresses only in clothes appropriate for his station.
  • Wields his wand with his right hand.
  • History:
    1858 — Cornelius III is born the first son to Cornelius II and his wife. Though not displaying troublesome behavior by any means, he fell sick early in his infancy and struggled through his first few months. Multiple nurses were hired to care for the boy with weak lungs, and luckily by December he'd bounced back from his troublesome start.

    1859 — The infant Cornelius is joined by a younger sister. Though the attention stays on her for a few days, he is never left untended to. His former sickly status and status of heir leaves the nurses especially attentive to the babbling infant.

    1860 — Another child joins the family, this time another daughter named Gwendolyn. She is pampered not unlike her elder sister, and though he receives ample attention from his caregivers, toddler-aged Cornelius finds himself jealous of the attention his sister receives. He suffers from a cold during the summer, but luckily does not succumb to long-lasting effects.

    1861 — A first sign of magic makes its appearance in Cornelius. He levitates his nanny after she takes away one of his toys. His mother is both proud of and scolding towards her eldest child; though glowing with pride at his first sign of magic, she's unnerved by the fact that a muggle nanny was his target.

    1863 — Cornelius begins his in-home education, both magical and muggle. He receives two sessions of education per day, his muggle in the morning and magical in the afternoon. In the morning, he is taught muggle history, various languages, muggle art and music, and etiquette. He is taught to read and write, do handwritten and mental math, and receives an education in the sciences that comply with his father's religious beliefs. In the evening, a magical tutor teaches him of magical history and culture, the structure and laws of the magical government, and information regarding different types of magic. Another daughter joins the household late in the year, but she perishes due to a similar illness that Cornelius suffered from.

    1866 — At the age of eight, Cornelius is presented with a younger brother! He is intrigued with the idea of another boy in the household and spends much of his free time observing him. Though faced with the realization that the two are too far apart in age to be close, he is affectionate with the boy.

    1869 — Cornelius receives his acceptance letter to Hogwarts. He goes off to school in September and is promptly sorted into Gryffindor. He finds that practical magic is not exactly his forte and instead finds enjoyment in his textbook and theory-based classes such as History of Magic and Astronomy.

    1871 — Cornelius adds Muggle Studies, Ancient Studies, and Care of Magical Creatures to his course load. He enjoys them all to his amazement, and his grades do accurately reflect that. He does improve with his wand work, but still finds more comfort in classes not based on practical magic.

    1874 — Cornelius takes his OWLs and gets scores comparable to what he imagined in his head. He chooses to continue on with Muggle Studies, History of Magic, Ancient Studies, Care of Magical Creatures, Astronomy, and Charms for good measure.

    1876 — Cornelius graduates from Hogwarts and receives six passing grades on his NEWTs. Rather than secure a job like many of the male graduates, he returns home and spends his time on leisurely activities. He fills journals and journals of entries relating to his family and social life, but never finds the determination to actually write the book he wants to.

    1877 — The muggles discover the magical world, leaving families like the Sherington wondering how to cope — and more importantly, how to protect themselves from harm.

    1879 — Cornelius is inherits the family estate near Hillingham. While the house is grand and beautiful, the twenty-one-year-old feels lonely in the giant house and chooses to stay elsewhere — such as the Wellingtonshire clubs — sometimes.

    1882 — Panic strikes the Cornelius when a whore shows up on his doorstep, claiming that he'd gotten her pregnant. When the baby is born, however, it is quite apparent that the child does not belong to him and Cornelius is able to relax.

    1885-1887 — Cornelius actually begins his attempt to write a book on the subject of wizarding nobility and the struggle to maintain ties with both worlds. He writes slowly but surely, only being halfway done by the summer of 1887.
    Personality:
    SENSITIVE — CARING — GULLIBLE — MATERIALISTIC — STUDIOUS — IMPATIENT — LOGIC-DRIVEN — UNPREJUDICED — SOCIABLE — PROTECTIVE — CAUTIOUS WITH HIS WORDS
    Other Information:
  • His patronus would be a swan.
  • His amortentia smells like the sea breeze, new parchment, cocoa beans, and gingerbread cookies.
  • His boggart is himself, poor and without his family.
  • Out of Character
    Name: Bree
    Age: 18
    Contact: PM @Handsome Whitledge

    Cornelius is formally introduced as "Viscount Hillingham", but is addressed as "Lord Hillingham" the first time in conversations and letters, and "My Lord" afterwards.
    — adopt Corenlius' family for more guaranteed fun!
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