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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    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
     
        
     
    Willoughby Follywolle
    #1
    In-Character
    Full Name: Willoughby Albert St. John Follywolle
    Nicknames: Addressed by close friends as "Will"
    Birthdate: July 15, 1855
    Current Age: Thirty Two Years
    Occupation: Quidditch Correspondent for the Daily Prophet
    Reputation: 5
    Residence: Yorkshire, England
    Hogwarts House: Hufflepuff Alumnus
    Wand: Cedar, 11¼", Dragon Heartstring, Bendy
    Blood Status: "Muggleborn" (actually halfblood)
    Social Class: Upper Class
    Family:
    Clifford Follywolle, "Father" [1827-1886]
    Diana Follywolle (née ------), Mother [1833]
    Hugo Follywolle, Brother [1856-1857]
    Digby Follywolle, Brother [1859]
    Helosie ------ (née Follywolle), Sister [1862-1883]
    — husband, one daughter
    Felicity Follywolle, Sister [1867] ("muggleborn")

    Bartleby Bailey, Biological Father [1831] (wizard)
    — one half-brother, two half-sisters

    Cadwallader, Feline companion (male)
    Tryphena & Tryphosa, Feline companions (female)
    Vitruvius, Feline companion (male)
    Appearance:
  • Stands at a fairy average 5 ft. 7 in. tall and weighs slightly more than average (arguably in muscle weight). Has a athletic and somewhat muscular build.
  • Dark, short hair and light blue eyes.
  • Dresses in muggle fashion of fine fabrics, usually with less patterns and more diluted, neutral colors.
  • Wields his wand with his left hand.
  • History:
    PRE-BIRTH — The story of Willoughby's birth begins with a tragic love story between wizard Bartleby Bailey and muggle Diana ------. The two met in their small neighborhood in Yorkshire and planned to elope following Diana's debut; however, Bartleby's wizarding family found out about his plans to marry the muggle woman and threatened to disown him. Torn between his love for Diana and familial loyalty, he backed out of his promise to marry Diana; however, things were far from over. After Diana married and Bartleby went off to work, the two frequently visited in private — private visits that resulted in the conception of halfblood baby Willoughby.

    1855 — Willoughby is born the first child to Diana and Clifford Follywolle, though only Diana is aware that the dark-haired child belongs to her lover instead of her husband. He is pampered by both of his parents and is cared for by arguably the best nannies in Yorkshire.

    1856 — Hugo, Willoughby's younger brother, is born.

    1857 — Hugo dies after contracting the flu. The family enters mourning, but two-year-old Willoughby is too young to understand the concept of death.

    1858 — Willoughby's first sign of magic is revealed when a gas leak in the family home leaves both Willoughby's nannies dead but him absolutely unharmed.

    1859 — Willoughby is given another brother named Digby.

    1862 — Helosie, Willoughby's younger sister, is born. The seven-year-old takes a much greater interest in the newest edition of the household than he did during the births of his younger two brothers, but he soon decides babies are boring and leaves her to the nanny's care.

    1866 — Willoughby is shocked when he and his parents receive a visit from a professor from a school called Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry with the news that he is, in fact, a wizard. He goes off to school in September and is sorted into Hufflepuff — a house that matches very nicely with his personality, he finds. His favorite classes are Herbology and History of Magic, with his least favorites being Transfiguration and Astronomy. He also enjoys Flying and is disappointed when he finds out that only first years take it. He tries out for the quidditch team as a chaser but does not succeed.

    SPRING, 1867 — Willoughby's mother presents him with a younger sister named Felicity. What he is unaware of is that the newest edition of the household is the only sibling of his that shares both parents with him.

    FALL, 1867 — Willougby tries out for the house quidditch team in September and finally makes the team as a chaser!

    1868 — Willoughby adds Care of Magical Creatures, Ancient Runes, and Ancient Studies to his class schedule. He enjoys all three classes, but finds the latter the most interesting specifically due to his love of history.

    SPRING, 1871 — Willoughby takes his OWLs.

    FALL, 1871 — After receiving his OWL scores, he decides to continue on with Ancient Studies, Charms, Defence Against the Dark Arts, Herbology, and History of Magic as his NEWT courses. Willoughby is also appointed as the Hufflepuff quidditch team captain for his sixth year.

    1873 — Willoughby takes his NEWTs and gets satisfactory scores. He is immediately recruited by the Pride of Portree quidditch team in Scotland following graduation and goes to play as their second string chaser.

    1876 — Willoughby discovers his mother's secret about his real biological father after discovering letters exchanged between the two. He's slightly angry about her lack of honesty regarding their parentage but swears on his life not to speak of it to anyone, lest hurt his own reputation. He does grow closer with his younger sister Felicity with the knowledge that she's his only full sibling.

    1877 — The muggles discover the magical world, leaving "muggleborn" Willoughby feeling slightly awkward. His family does their best to stay out of all the riots and drama that ensues, choosing to live quiet lives during the time.

    1878 — Felicity receives her acceptable letter to Hogwarts and goes off in September. She is sorted into Gryffindor — a good match for the feisty, yet honorable young woman.

    1880 — Willoughby is appointed the quidditch captain of the Pride of Portree quidditch team. With the help of the elder Mr. Follywolle, Willoughby is able to purchase a home for himself closer to wizarding civilization in Wellingtonshire, Hogsmeade wealthy neighborhood. Felicity frequently visits during Hogsmeade weekends.

    1883 — Helosie dies in childbirth.

    1884 — Much of Wellingtonshire burns during the Hogsmeade fires, leaving Willoughby displaced. He moves back with his parents in Yorkshire after managing to save many of his valuables. He finally returns from quidditch at the age of twenty nine and goes to work as a quidditch reporter for the Daily Prophet more as a leisure activity to fill his time than a need for a real paying job.

    1886 — Willoughby becomes the quidditch correspondent for the Daily Prophet, much to his delight. He also makes an effort to fill his father's somewhat empty library at home, using a portion of it to place magical books.

    1887 — Willoughby runs into his biological father in Hogsmeade but does not introduce himself by his actual name. He contemplates whether he should make the man part of his life; however, the fact that his supposed father still lives would make the task quite difficult.
    Personality:
    HONORABLE. HONEST. LOYAL. CHIVALROUS. PERSONABLE. CHARMING. HARDWORKING. DEPENDABLE. POLITE. WARM. PROTECTIVE. STRONG-WILLED. EASYGOING. BOLD. FAMILY MAN. RISK-TAKER.
    Out of Character
    Name: Bree
    Age: 18
    #2
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