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
    Eleanora Brownhill

    Full Name: Eleanora Hadiya Brownhill née Nejem
    Nicknames: Ellie, Nora
    Birthdate: May 29, 1856
    Current Age: 31
    Occupation: Charity Organizer; Author (and hopeful candidate for Minister)
    Reputation: 5
    Residence: Bartonburg, Hogsmeade
    Hogwarts House: Gryffindor
    Wand: Vine, Dragon Heartstring, 11.5", Bendy
    Blood Status: Halfblood
    Social Class: Middle Class
    Aamir Nejem - father - b. 1810
    Mary Nejem - mother - b. 1819
    • Conrad Nejem - brother - b. 1837
    • Oliver Nejem - brother - b. 1839
    Walter Brownhill - husband - b. 1842
    • Theodosia Brownhill - daughter - b. 1876
    • Tatianna Brownhill - daughter - b. 1876
    • Clementine Brownhill - daughter - b. 1879
    Like her brothers, Ellie's looks strongly favor their Arabian born father. She has golden-brown skin, dark hair, dark eyes, and strong facial features. The softness she does possess is due to her mother's influence. At 5'4", she is slightly above average height. She was quite thin in her adolescence, but having three children has given her a fuller frame. She keeps up with fashion and prefers to dress in stylish Muggle clothing. Her tastes are also influenced by the time she lived abroad, so there are some "exotic" items in her wardrobe. She is right handed.
    1856| Eleanora is a surprise baby for her middle aged parents. After unsuccessfully trying for years after their second child, they gave up on having a third. Ellie comes out of nowhere, shocking but not unwelcome. 
    1858-66| After the death of his father, Aamir moves the family to the Arabian Peninsula to sort out his family's affairs. During this time, Ellie is educated by a wizened old governess and her brothers take up apprenticeships in line with their interests. She shows her first signs of magic at eight years old when her hair grows back overnight after getting an unflattering cut. 
    1866| With his business finally concluded, Aamir moves the family back to London. 
    1867-68| Ellie receives her Hogwarts letter and attends in the fall. After a few minutes of debate, the Sorting Hat places her in Gryffindor. She is immediately enamored with her classes, especially History of Magic. 
    1869-70| Now a third year, Ellie selects Muggle Studies and Ancient Studies as her OWL electives. 
    1871-72| Ellie is selected for Fifth Year Prefect and eagerly takes up the mantle. Already known for her protectiveness over less fortunate students and housemates, no one is surprised by how seriously she takes the position. At the end of the year, she sits for her OWL exams and performs well. 
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    1872-73| She is selected to be a prefect in her sixth year. After considering her OWL scores, passion for research and writing, and interest in the law, Ellie sets her sights on the Ministry for her future career. She selects Ancient Studies, History of Magic, Muggle Studies, and Transfiguration for her NEWT courses. 
    1873-74| In her final year, Ellie snags the Head Girl position. Determined to end the year on a high note, she works harder than ever at her classes and is rewarded for it come exam time. Ellie graduates in May with only fond, happy memories of her time at school. 
    1874| Eliie intends to begin working at the Ministry right away, but is distracted from her pursuits by a man she is introduced to, Mr. Brownhill. After romance blooms over the summer, they begin courting in the fall. In December, Mr. Brownhill asks her father's permission to proceed with an engagement. Being protective of his youngest child and only daughter, Aamir does not grant his permission until the following year. 
    1875| After her father allows Mr. Brownhill to propose, Ellie accepts immediately and they begin planning an early fall wedding. They are married in September. 
    1876| Ellie's plans to join the workforce are once again derailed, this time by pregnancy. She gives birth to twin girls in the summer and is relegated to being a stay at home mother. 
    1877| Ellie begins writing again out of restlessness. She pens a dozen essays over the course of a few months and, after some internal debate, submits a few to be published. A periodical accepts her essay titled On Orphans. The success compels her to pursue publishing her writing more seriously.
    1879| After Ellie finds out she's pregnant again, the Brownhills move to Hogsmeade. They believe a larger house is better for the children and being away from the bustle of London will help Ellie focus on her writing. Her profile as a writer increases steadily as she promotes herself and more of her writing is published. A third daughter is born in the winter. 
    1881| Ellie publishes her first book, Marvels of the Middle Class, and is met with critical acclaim for the most part. There are some vocal detractors, but she publishes lengthy responses to each of them, effectively shutting them up for a while.  
    1882-83| While continuing to write, Ellie also begins working with various charities to increase their profiles and secure more funding. She is especially drawn to charities which help disadvantaged children. 
    1884| She publishes a controversial book, A Witch's Worth: A History of Working Women, that some consider feminist propaganda.
    1886| Ellie's fourth book, The Great Divide: Race Relations in the Wizarding World, proves to be popular as well as controversial for its frank discussion of both human and non-human races. 
    1887| The social upheaval the year brings compels Ellie to return to the political aspirations she had as a younger woman. When Theodosia and Tatianna receive their Hogwarts letters and are shipped off in September, Ellie begins to seriously consider running for Minister. 
    Eleanora hides the sharp edges of her ambition behind sweet smiles and softly spoken words. Her shrewdness and practical sensibilities have made her adept at playing society's games when it is required of her. 

    She is extremely stubborn, though she does her best to not come across that way. When she wants to accomplish something, she is unwavering in her pursuit of it. To that end, Ellie has a deep well of patience to draw from when things aren't going her way. She is not easily deterred and tends to let failure roll off her back.  

    Most of the time, Ellie is mild-mannered. True anger is a difficult emotion to elicit from her but, when it happens, her temper is fierce. For all her masquerading, she is still entirely unwilling to let herself be walked over or taken advantage of to maintain appearances.

    She has a strong moral compass and feels an obligation to care for those who cannot care for themselves. 

    Ellie is also a prolific writer and well practiced, charismatic speaker. She has a lengthy bibliography of works and holds talks on them when she can. She is known to speak on behalf of the charities she supports while appealing for funds.
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