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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    11.13 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
    I Seem To Have Misplaced My Navy
    Alfred didn't have much experience with language, excepting, of course, the tribe they were currently speaking of. He'd traveled all around the world and visited ports in dozens of different countries, but they'd never stayed long enough for him to pick up a language. He tended to learn a few words here and there when he was in a port, but it was only enough to get by and he never remembered them very long after they'd set sail again. Besides, most of the places they pulled in to were used to British shipping traffic, and if the locals didn't speak English, translators were easy enough to come by. All of which to say, he didn't have anything to compare the experience of learning the language from the tribe to, practically speaking.

    "Well, there wasn't much of a choice," he pointed out. The second tribe, the one that they'd ended up staying with for so long, had been so similar linguistically to the first tribe they'd encountered that it was almost like a dialect. It was about the difference between listening to someone from the Scottish highlands talk as opposed to an American--very different, but not impossible to understand. Their introduction to the first tribe, however, had been rather different--and rather tense, as Alfred remembered it.

    "We weren't really sure if they were going to kill us or not, until we figured out how to talk to them," he said, realizing only after the words were out of his mouth that this was perhaps a little uncouth as far as topics went. "Er," he amended, nervously raising his thumb to brush his lower lip. "They didn't. Obviously."