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
    Charles Macmillan
    Full Name: Charles Nelson Macmillan
    Nicknames: Charlie – a nickname he can't stand, he thinks it sounds incredibly juvenile. The only person he'd tolerate it from would be his mother.
    Birthdate: May 24th, 1860
    Current Age: 27
    Occupation: Assistant Head of the Department of International Magical Co-Operation; Lowkey Mama's Boy
    Reputation: 5
    Residence: A London apartment
    Hogwarts House: Slytherin
    Wand: 13 1/4 inches acacia and fwooper feather.
    Blood Status: Pureblood
    Social Class: Upper class
    Family: John Macmillan — Father
    Helena Macmilllan — Mother
    Edward Macmillan — Brother
    Howard Macmillan — Brother — Deceased
    Elmer Macmillan — Brother
    Lawrence Macmillan — Brother — Deceased

    Noelle Macmillan née Selwyn — Wife — Deceased
    Nimue Macmillan — Daughter

    Appearance: Despite being on the taller side of average height, he feels inadequate and short when stood next to his brothers standing a full two inches shorter than Elmer at 5'8". He's thin but stocky in build with a strong jawline and a defined brow which lends itself perfectly to scowling. His eyes are a cool gray in contrast to his thick dark brown hair which likes to defy his attempts at taming it into an orderly hairstyle, much to his ongoing chagrin. He is left handed.

    1860 | Starting as he means to go on, Charles is a pain in his mother's side pretty literally. Post womb departure, he would go on to be a pain - in a more figurative sense - for everyone else too. He's a very fussy infant, despite being perfectly healthy, and proves early on just how strong his lungs are.

    1861 | Howard is born. Still too young to do much besides soil himself and bawl, this development goes relatively unnoticed by Charles.

    1863 | Elmer is born a couple weeks before his birthday and he is now old enough to notice the arrival of another brother. He doesn't really appreciate it. Now three, Charles proves to be an ornery little boy who enjoys tantrums and using crocodile tears (and often real ones too) to get his way. It is at this age that he starts exhibiting magic, almost always during a tantrum. Usually it manifests in magically thrown toys, small breakages, or on one particular occasion, a top hat roughly shoved right down over his brother's face. He finds himself clashing most with Edward more so than Howard.

    1864 | Howard dies. Charles, being quite sensitive, cries even more than usual because of the sudden change of atmosphere in the household. For a good while after Howard's death, Charles is also paranoid that he'll follow suit.

    1866 | Another brother. Charles doesn't vocalize any displeasure at this, but his behavior regresses a little in the aftermath - he cries more often than usual and becomes a bit of an attention whore around adults.

    1867 | Charles is still prone to tears and sulking, he is also a sore loser and cries when he loses at games. He still tries to pick fights with Edward nonetheless, and discovers new interest in Elmer who is now mobile enough to play with, not that he rates Elmer as a playmate. Being younger, Elmer obviously has the upper hand where Charles' tendency for sniveling is concerned - he looks a little silly crying next to a four year old. One such incident is when Charles initiates an unfair game of tag in which he threatens to pinch Elmer if he catches him. Just as he's about to trap his short-legged quarry, the four year old disappears suddenly and moments later is on the roof of the house. A fuss is made over this and Charles, naturally, sheds some tears but finds sympathy lacking in light of Elmer being the one stuck on the roof. He angrily cries some more and decides he hates everyone.

    1868 | Lawrence dies. Unlike the death of Howard, Charles is less traumatized and believes himself to be too old to die suddenly. At eight years old, his cry baby tendencies are earning him more reproach and less reward now. His tutor admonishes him most severely for his tears and Charles deeply resents him for it. His relationship with his remaining brothers does not improve with the loss of Lawrence.

    1869 | Edward goes off to Hogwarts and Charles thinks good riddance, although a part of him is deeply envious after all he's heard about the place. He is still prone to crying, however when playing with Elmer he has learned that being mean to the younger boy is usually more rewarding than sobbing and trying to get his brother in trouble.

    1871 | His turn for Hogwarts finally comes around. In the months and weeks leading up to his departure, he finds out that Edward hasn't chosen to stay at school for as long as he does but rather he has to. This revelation upsets Charles a great deal and, obviously, he sheds an inordinate number of tears over it.

    Dreading the start of school, he nearly misses the Hogwarts express on September 1st because he hid himself in the pantry during the night and fell asleep there. Had breakfast not been delayed by his apparent absence, he ironically might have been found sooner. By that evening, he's sat at the Slytherin table, very subdued unlike most of his fellow first years who are excited to be where they are. For the first few weeks of school, Charles regularly cries himself to sleep, writes miserable letters home to his mother, and suffers acute homesickness.

    By the time he comes for Christmas, however, Charles is a different child. After a few tearful outbursts at school and some teasing for it from his peers, he grows a thicker skin and a sense of shame for his false tears. He is still a sensitive young boy but internalizes it. The result is a very stern and serious child, although he does still find himself on the verge of tears every so often.

    1872 | At the start of his second year, Charles tries out for the Slytherin quidditch team. The tragic reality is that he's pretty terrible at quidditch and isn't the most confident flier. He's far too tense and rigid on a broom to be much good. To his mortification, he ends up in the hospital wing after tryouts after being hit in the face by the quaffle having failed to catch it in time. It broke his nose. His one consolation is that he only cried for a few seconds after it hit him and there was enough blood that by the time he was back on the ground no one could even see the drying tears.

    1873 | He chooses Ancient Runes, Ancient Studies, and Muggle Studies for his electives. Charles' friends are discussing girls one day and while he is doing more listening and contributing, he realizes the significance of the fact that his mind keeps wandering to his Cousin Emma.

    1876 | Charles performs well on his OWLs. He continues with DADA, Charms, Potions, Transfiguration, and, in addition, takes up Alchemy. Edward graduates and goes into healing, Charles spends the summer airing his opinion of it being a very "middle class" occupation. This is of course the first time anyone's ever heard Charles run down healing. Funny that. To prove a point that's lost on everyone but Charles, he takes up a summer internship at the Ministry of Magic. During this particular summer he also loses his virginity, his main motivation for this being a new found need to seem more mature.

    1878 | Charles graduates from Hogwarts and interns with the Department of Magical Co-operation.

    1879 | No longer an intern, his elevation to an actual employee of the department does much for sense of self importance.

    1882 | Having been betrothed by his parents to a certain Miss Selwyn, Charles realizes he has perhaps a year before he marries the girl. His pride as well as social expectation dictate that he have a house to bring his future bride to live. He purchases a townhouse in London without viewing it and moves out of the family home. The independence agrees with him but he doesn't appreciate feeling as though he couldn't move out at his leisure. He also would have preferred a lavish apartment rather than a house but doubted that would go down well with anyone else. He gets a kick out of hearing that Mrs. Pendergast has ended the betrothal between one of her daughters and Edward.

    1883 | In the months leading up to his marriage, he finds his thoughts increasingly straying to compare the merits of his married cousin, Emma and his considerably more unfamiliar fiancée. Charles becomes a Translator which suits him just fine. Several months later he'd find out that Noelle Selwyn definitely doesn't suit him, even after their wedding night. He's still not entirely sure to this day that his new bride didn't hear him mutter about preferring his usual lay at a certain brothel as he collected his clothes before leaving her. The one redeeming feature of marriage for him is that it's one of the few things he's managed to do before Edward.

    1884 | To his great relief, his irksome wife has at least done something right in conceiving and Charles is quite pleased to be relieved of the requirement of bedding her for an heir. At least for a while. In August he becomes a father. To his immense disappointment he has a daughter. He feels Nimue is sure to become her mother in miniature and is so dissatisfied with his home life that he actively avoids coming home for dinner and takes on as much extra work as he can.
    This obviously does nothing for the state of his marriage but does much for his career.

    1885 | The new year rolls around and Charles still hasn't returned to his wife's bed. Little does he know, his days to do so are very much numbered, not that that would have compelled him to stop dragging his feet anyway. To his great humiliation, his wife drops dead at a ball while in some kind of confrontation with his cousin. Charles is very much feeling the FML mantra. What's he supposed to do with an infant daughter?

    1886 | Charles quits mourning at the very first socially acceptable opportunity. Towards the end of the year he decides he wants to sell the house. He finds that bachelor pad he had privately fantasized before marrying Noelle and, in perhaps the most impulsive move of his life, he buys it before he's even managed to sell his house. He moves in barely a whole week later, leaving his daughter and the bare minimum of servants required to keep her at the house.

    1887 | Charles is promoted to Assistant Head of the Department of Magical Co-operation, a stroke of good fortune that suggests to him that his luck is on the up again. In May, he unexpectedly sells the house after months of finding very little interest in it. He is forced to accommodate his daughter in his apartment and it is far from ideal. He is now looking for a solution to his daughter that doesn't involve him buying an unnecessary house or giving up his beloved apartment.

    Insecure – Mercenary – Selectively Charismatic – Ambitious – Diligent – Hard-worker – Dickish – Judgmental – Stubborn – Oversensitive – Haughty – Easily Influenced

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    Age: 23
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