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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    11.21 A glimpse at post-move changes.
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    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
    Eulalia Bythesea
    Full Name: Eulalia Jessamine Bythesea1
    Nicknames: "Eulie" [pronounced YOO-lee] is commonly used.
    Birthdate: May 19, 1869
    Current Age: Eighteen Years
    Occupation: Rumored Seer of Southend
    While there's no secrets about Eulie's abilities in the wizarding world, even the muggles of Southend-on-Sea have heard rumors about the "witchy" sort of girl who lives in the tower and has the ability to see the future and tell people their fortunes.
    Reputation: 5
    Residence: The High Tower in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England
    Hogwarts House: Hufflepuff
    Silver lime with a single centaur hair, thirteen inches, swishy — Though having proved the perfect wand for all things divination, Eulie's wand is quite useless with practical magic. While not at all temperamental, it can be considered quite lazy, for it chooses when and where to perform on its own accord. Others have written it off as weak, but Eulie feels quite bonded to her wand and feels that it has never betrayed her; it seems that both wand and wielder share similar dispositions.
    Blood Status: Halfblood
    Social Class: Upper Class
    Brighton Bythesea, Father [1821-Present] — Born to a wealthy Englishman and his heiress wife, Brighton was given his mother's surname as his first name. He inherited his father's fortune and property in Southend-on-Sea in the early 1840s, when he was merely in his early twenties. He is a pleasant and agreeable man, and dotes on his "special" daughter. He did not marry until his forties, for seeing his parents' loving marriage made him desire no match other than one made in heaven.

    Zelda Bythesea (née ------), Mother [1841-Present] — Though far sterner than her husband, Zelda is not at all a hard ass. She cares about her children's happiness and will go to great lengths to ensure their dreams become a reality. Notably, both she and her eldest daughter are both extremely emotional creatures and can seem silly and irrational to a logic-minded individual.

    Zachariah Bythesea, Brother [1864-Present] — Zachariah, much like their mother, has always been protective of his younger sisters and would do anything to make sure their needs are met. He has a "caregiver" personality and works as a healer. He too was sorted into Hufflepuff, but the Sorting Hat briefly considered Ravenclaw before ultimately placing him in his house. He suffered great heartbreak as a teenager when his best friend was expelled for getting involved in dark magic; he's since been very cautious about who he associates with.

    Beatrice Bythesea, Sister [1872-Present] — Beatrice, known simply as "Bea" to both her siblings, is a no-nonsense girl with a serious outlook on life. She wants to be the perfect debutante and perfect wife, and thinks her elder sister is silly for showcasing her "odd" ability. Though she frequently clashes with Eulie, both girls are decidedly close with each other. She was sorted into Ravenclaw upon acceptance into Hogwarts.
  • Standing at a slightly taller than average 5'4¾" tall, Eulie possesses a curvaceous and admittedly fuller figure.
  • Medium-length reddish-brown hair and brown eyes.
  • Dresses in feminine, airy outfits that soften her sturdier figure. Her favorite colors include lavender and rosy pink.
  • Wields her wand with her right hand.
  • History:
    1869 — Eulalia is born to Mr. Brighton Bythesea and wife Zelda. She is the second child and first daughter, and is extremely doted on. Most of her first year is spent in the care of a nurse after her mother comes down with a contagious illness. She does recover, however, but is left physically scarred from the disease.

    1872 — Eulie announces to her parents that her mother is pregnant. Though her parents pass it off as their daughter's hopeful wishes, they are shocked weeks later when they discover that their daughter is right! On top of that, Eulie predicts that it will be a girl — something that also proves true when the child is born in December. Eulie's parents name the girl Beatrice.

    1874 — Apart from the odd suggestions and predictions she makes that would hint at some semblance of magical ability, Eulie shows her first sign of magic at age five. After stargazing with her father, Eulie settles in bed and manages to turn her floral wallpaper into an image of the night sky!

    1875 — Eulie's education in the fundamentals begins. She is taught how to read and write, how to do simple addition and subtraction, and all about muggle and magical history. She is also educated in the feminine arts and etiquette.

    1876 — Zachariah begins Hogwarts and is sorted into Hufflepuff.

    1877 — Zelda becomes pregnant once more, but Eulie ominously warns her mother not to get too excited. Within fifteen weeks of conception, her mother suffers a miscarriage. The muggle riots start up during the year, leaving Eulie and her family hiding in their Southend-on-Sea home.

    1880 — Eulie goes off to Hogwarts and, like her brother, is sorted into Hufflepuff. She's not at all a star student, only doing well in the subjects she finds captivating. She definitely gets a few failing marks during her first year, but does do well in Astronomy and Herbology class. Her wand proves absolutely useless for practical subjects such as Transfiguration and it is suggested by a professor that she replace it; however, Eulie holds tight to her beloved wand and refuses to part with it.

    1881 — After a really horrid dream that she perceives to be real, Eulie informs her brother that she thinks there's something going on with his best friend. Within days, it's revealed by school officials that Zachariah's best friend has been daughter attempting to put curses on mundane objects. He is expelled, leaving her brother heartbroken and upset.

    1882 — Eulie starts her third year and chooses electives to add to her schedule. She chooses both Divination (naturally!) and Arithmacy, both of which prove to be her best subjects.

    1884 — Beatrice attends Hogwarts and is sorted into Ravenclaw.

    1885 — After preparing for her OWLs for two years, Eulie takes her exams and discovers during the summer that she'd done much poorer than average. With not as much as a shrug, Eulie decided to drop every class that she did not receive an O or an E in, leaving her course load to consist of Arithmacy, Astronomy, Divination, and Herbology. After a series of predictions in Divination class during the first half of sixth year, everyone who knows her begins to assume she has the Sight. Gossip ensues.

    1886 — Her family entertains the muggle neighbors during the summer before her seventh year, and a slip of the tongue during the visit leads the muggles there to believe there's something very "witchy" about her. The gossip spreads between muggles in the little village neighborhood and eventually finds it way back to the very-embarrassed Bythesea family. They shrug off the rumors as hearsay to anyone who inquires about it.

    1887 — Eulie graduates after taking her NEWT exams and debuts into society. Though excited for the social outings, she is not all too enthralled by the idea of a husband. She thinks herself too immature and silly to get married and start a family — instead, she is content to spend her time on leisurely things.
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    History of MagicT
    Additional Information:
    1 Bythesea is pronounced [Bither-see]

  • Eulie cannot conjure a patronus and will never be able to.
  • Her amortentia smells like maple sugar, pipe tobacco, and honeysuckle. It reminds her of home rather than a person.
  • Her boggart is a terrifyingly high fiendfyre blaze.
  • Out of Character
    Name: Bree
    Age: 18
    Eulalia is a seer, and your character has probably heard this from somewhere. Contact me for prophecies or other divination-related stuff!
    Application Approved!

    Your character is now all set for play! If you’re a new member, Nolan (@Theseus Greengrass) will assign you a buddy—they should contact you within 48 hours. If you’re not (or while you wait!), be sure to…
    — Add your character to the master list
    Claim your face, if you choose to use one
    — Secure your spot in Charming’s history
    Introduce yourself to the community
    — Start networking, or just jump into a thread!

    Please feel free to contact me or any member of our staff team if you have any questions.
    We hope your time here is magical!

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