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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    11.06 A big announcement...
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    10.29 October is waning...
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    09.30 The AC Approaches
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    November 1887
     
        
     
    Sloane Bixby
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    In-Character

    Full Name: Sloane Theresa Bixby
    Nicknames: Wee Bixy
    Birthdate: August 24th, 1876
    Current Age: 11
    Occupation: Incoming Firstie
    Reputation: 4 #generalfamilyweirdness
    Residence: Hogsmeade
    Hogwarts House: 8 ¾” Rowan, kneazle whisker, swishy
    Wand: 8 ¾” Rowan, kneazle whisker, springy
    Blood Status: halfblood
    Social Class: middle
    Family:
    Carson Bixby | [1834] father, quidditch coach
    Fiona Bixby née --- | [1840] mother, DMGaS employee
    Rufus Bixby | [1864] | brother, professional quidditch player
    Alvin Bixby | [1867] | brother, apprentice broom maker
    Harrison Bixby | [1870] | brother, 7th year student
    Wallace Bixby | [1873] | brother, 4th year student
    Sawyer Bixby | [1876-1877] twin brother, died in infancy

    Appearance: Sloane is a petite creature, still holding onto some of her baby chub and gaining none of the height of her brothers as of right now. She’s barely reach 4’5” at the moment. Her round face is smattered with freckles and wide, expressive blue eyes.  Her long brown hair is usually a mess of a mop, from wild adventures through the family garden, though her mother does her best to keep it tamed. The only strange thing about Sloane’s appearance is that it changes! Not by design however; as a metamorphagus she has the ability to change her appearance at will, but lacks any semblance of control to do so when she likes. When she is upset or frustrated, her hair will change colors, when she is sad or embarrassed her skin will fade to a different shade. In a silly mood she may be able to change her nose briefly, but never for long, no matter how hard she concentrates.

    History: August 24th, 1876 | A surprise set of twins join the already rather large, boisterous Bixby family. Sloane comes flying out first, robust and full of noise. Shortly after, another babe to be named Sawyer follows, but it is immediately clear that the second infant is not as healthy as the first. The midwife highly suspects that he won’t make it the night. However, the youngest Bixby proves stubborn at least, and survives, huddled close to his large sister in their bassinet.

    January 1877 | Unfortunately young Sawyer’s resolve is not enough to see him through a severe chill the winter following his birth. He passes away during the night, Sloane wakes from her separate cot and cries, but it’s too late for anyone to do anything. Her entire body is also blue- giving the nanny a near heart attack thinking she too had caught the chill when it was in fact, the first real demonstration of her metamorphagus ability. Having been the easier of the two babes, Sloane becomes inconsolable at night, missing her twin next to her, even as an infant; nobody gets a lot of sleep in the Bixby house for a while.

    1878 | Alvin heads off to Hogwarts to join Rufus and in an effort to move on from their loss, the entire family follows to the newly expanded Hogsmeade.

    1879 | For her third birthday, Sloane is given her first toy broom. Toddling around after her big brothers, in a quidditch-dominated family was hard without her own broom! It barely hovers a few feet off the ground, but she zips around the backyard with ease, terrorizing the family owl as she went.

    1880 | In a display of actual magic and not an accidental morph, Sloane manages to summon an apple from a nearby tree for a snack.

    1881 | Harrison heads off to Hogwarts and though Sloane is used to her brothers leaving in the fall, the more of them that leave, the more lonely she gets! She looks forward to their stories of school. She starts to long for her turn, though it is a ways off yet. She starts with a governess for schooling and is less than thrilled, she would much rather be outside adventuring.

    1882 | Sloane becomes more aware of her metamorphmagus abilities, and tries to harness them with little to no luck. There has to be something to occupy her while she’s stuck at home with only Wallace for company! The ability continues to plague her to the current day as it never cooperates when she wants it to, but always manages to pop up when it’s least wanted! Rufus graduates and joins the professional quidditch league.

    1883 | Sloane breaks her arm for the first time after falling out of a tree in an attempt to give herself bird wings using and fly. Little did she know she couldn’t even do that if she wanted, but that didn’t stop her either! Her governess tries to teach her more focus in an effort to help, to little avail.

    1884 | Wallace leaves her as the sole child at home and Sloane turns a little grumpy about it. He’s not the best company, but he’s better than the governess! She turns even more rebellious, often found in the garden avoiding her studies, working on being able to change her appearance instead. Plague and doom this summer, but fortunately the Bixbys come out unscathed, though Rufus did catch

    1885 | Alvin graduates and Sloane is thrilled to have him home during the year. He wavers between following in the family footsteps of quidditch, but find himself fascinated by making brooms instead and soon finds an apprenticeship with a well-known British broom maker.

    1886 | Sloane breaks her arm again, this time test-flying a broom that Alvin had been working on (without his permission of course) and lots of trouble ensues. She pouts her way through it, thinking that if it was a good broom she wouldn’t have fallen, because she is an excellent flier! Her mother disapproves of her thinking, while her father finds it amusing. Fiona worries that her only daughter will end up a cripple before she even reaches Hogwarts while Carson knows she’s just trying to keep up with her brothers.

    1887 | HOGWARTS HO!

    Personality: Wild; rebellious; a bit of a feminist; still a daddy’s girl; one of the boys; not the best student; adventurous; stubborn; proud; quidditch enthusiast; not at all proper; often loud; loyal friend; insecure about her metamorphmagus abilities; easily embarrassed.

    Sample Roleplay Post: hahahahhahahah no.

    Out of Character

    Name: Bee
    Age: 30
    Contact: @Elsie Beauregard
    [Image: mwv4J5.png]
    #2
    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!

    — Kayte isn't awesome at networking. Get in touch if you'd like a thread! —
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