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.
    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
    Gabrielle Fontaine
    Full Name: Gabrielle Emily Fontaine
    Nicknames: Gabby, Brie, Rielle
    Birthdate: April 14, 1868
    Current Age: 19 Years
    Occupation: Debutante
    Reputation: 5
    Residence: Bath, England
    Hogwarts House: Gryffindor
    Wand: black locust, 13 1/2", bendy, double thestral hair
    Blood Status: Pureblood
    Social Class: Upper class
    Alfred Fontaine b. 1810, paternal grandfather
    Genevieve Levesque b.1817, maternal grandmother
     - Catherine de Lisle nee Fontaine b. 1828, aunt
       - and family
     - John Fontaine b. 1835, d. 1882, uncle
       - and family, including cousin @Annette Fontaine
     - Pierre Fontaine b. 1838, d. 1879, uncle 
       - and family
     - Emilienne Echelon nee Fontaine b. 1839, d. 1877, aunt
       - and family
    - Alfred Fontaine b. 1837, d. 1884, father

    James Ealey b. 1799, d. 1872, maternal grandfather
    Beatrice Ealey nee --- b. 1825, d. 1848, maternal grandmother
     - Grace Fontaine nee Ealey b. 1848, d. 1884, mother
     - Peter Ealey b. 1844, d. 1870, uncle

    Alfred Fontaine b. 1837, d. 1884, father
    Grace Fontaine nee Ealey b. 1848, d. 1884, mother
     - Estelle Rookwood nee Fontaine b. 1866, sister
       - Dylan Rookwood b. 1846, brother-in-law
       - Matthew Rookwood b. 1884, nephew
     - Alfred Fontaine b. 1871, brother
     - Josephine Fontaine b. 1873, sister
     - Frances Fontaine b. 1878, d. 1884, sister
     - Arthur Fontaine b. 1881, d. 1884, brother
    A rather straightforward looking girl, she doesn't deviate from the expected Fontaine looks, supporting a mess of straight dirty blonde hair that fluctuates from light browns to blonde depending on the lighting of the room and blue-grey eye that is her only feature that really pops. She stands at a rather unimpressive five foot one though she supports the healthy expected weight for such height. She relies on a corset to give her the desired shape, as her frame tends towards the lighter side. She favors bolder dresses, not particularly ugly, but supporting patterns and cuts not normally considered popular, though she does it in such a way where it tends to draw good attention. She uses her wand with her right hand.
    1868 | Born the second daughter of Alfred and Grace Fontaine in Paris, France, the child wanted for little.

    1870 | Her Uncle Peter passes away, making her mother the only living child of James Early, and an heiress.

    1871 | A brother is born, the first, and he is named Alfred after both their father and their grandfather.

    1872 | Grandfather James Early passes away, leaving her mother to inherit everything he owns - including a home in Berkshire, in which they relocate to due to it being far larger than their current home.  At four, she has no issues with the move, though she does struggle with the fact she must now learn English.

    1873 | Another sister joins the fray, and she is named Josephine.

    1874 | Cousin Charlotte is born.

    1876 | Gabrielle shows her first signs of magic by freezing a potrait that annoyed her.

    1877 | Aunt Emilienne passes away this year. Gabby’s elder sister, Essie, starts Hogwarts this year and is sorted into Hufflepuff. Sister Frances is born.

    1878 | Cousin Eloisa is born. 

    1879 | Gabby starts school this year and is sorted into  Gryffindor, like a fair bit of her family. Uncle Pierre passes away.

    1881 | At the start of her third year, Gabby adds on divination to her schedule. Her youngest sibling, and a second brother, Arthur is born.

    1882 | Uncle John passes away, leaving his unmarried daughters in the care of his wife. Alfred starts schools.

    1883 | Aunt Aurelie passes away, leaving Cousin Annette under the care of her grandmother. Her elder sister, Essie, marries.

    1884 | Josephine starts school. As Gabby prepares for O.W.L.s, she makes plans to leave school and debut, however, tragedy strikes the family as the plague steals both her parents and her youngest two siblings, leaving the children orphans. As such, they are now to live with Grandmother Genevieve on breaks and summers. She decided to continue with her schooling rather than to debut as no one wishes to debut in the blacks of mourning. Essie becomes pregnant. 
    Astronomy - E
    Charms - O
    DADA - A
    Divination - E
    Herbology - E
    History of Magic - A
    Muggle Studies - A
    Potions - O
    Transfiguration - O

    1885 | Nephew Matthew is born, giving a hint of lightening news to the family.

    1886 | She graduates with her NEWTs at the beginning of the year, and while she attends the coming out ball, her grandmother host another one for her that is a far more individualized and grander event.
    Astronomy - E
    Charms - O
    Divination - A
    Herbology - A
    Potions - E
    Transfiguration - O

    1887 | She spends the year being a deb and floating aimlessly trying to get married all while trying to improve her painting abilities and now wants to start doing commisions for magical paintings.
    creative . caring . generally sweet. forgiving . bubbly . spazzy . artistic 
    Sample Roleplay Post: 

    Out of Character
    Name: Nichole
    Age: 17
    Other Characters: CML
    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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