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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    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!
    09.24 A wild election deadline appears!
    09.14 Witch Weekly needs more Wenches!
    09.10 Hags have hired!
    09.05 Hags are Hiring & Update your CML Entries
    09.04 Congratulations to Lynn and Bree for winning August's PW!
     
        
     
    Meredith Crowninshield
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    In-Character

    Full Name: Meredith Pearl Crowninshield
    Nicknames: Mary
    Birthdate: May 12, 1861
    Current Age: 26 Years
    Occupation: First Mate
    Reputation: 3
    Residence: Elsewhere
    Hogwarts House: Ilvermorny -- Thunderbird
    Wand: Oak, kelpie hair, 11 inches, firm
    Blood Status: Halfblood
    Social Class: Lower
    Family:
    Father | Andrew Crowninshield, 1830
    Mother | Alice Crowninshield nee Thacker, 1840-1861
    Appearance:
    Meredith almost always dresses in men's fashions, finding them more suitable to working on ships than skirts. She stands at five foot six inches tall with a rather boyish body. Meredith has a dark complexion with dark hair and dark eyes. She is toned and strong, but not bulky, preferring wit to brute strength. Her hair is almost always in a plait, ready to be cut if the need were ever to arise in a fight. She carries a small knife in her belt for that reason. She is right handed.
    History:
    Meredith was born to Andrew, a muggle sailor, and Alice Crowninshield, a halfblood witch of Native American descent, in May 1861 in Boston, Massachusetts. Alice suffers complications and perishes several days later. Andrew is largely absent as he was often at sea. As a child, Andrew lied to his crewmates and called his Meredith his "son" and she briefly was known as Andrew Jr. At age seven, Meredith was the cause of several weird happenings on the ship. Andrew and Meredith soon came ashore and settled in Boston. Andrew took up shop and confessed he had no relation to the Boston Brahmins of the same name.

    At eleven, Meredith receives notification that she is a witch with an invitation to Ilvermorny. Andrew, having learned his wife was a witch just before Meredith's birth, allowed her to go. She was sorted into Thunderbird house, the house of adventurers. Being in the mountains, however, caused Meredith to miss her true love: the sea. As such, Meredith did not complete her schooling and returned to apprentice on ships, pretending to be a boy then a young man after only three years at school. She stayed with American crews until she was 18, having natural talent she switched to a magical British crew in 1883. She quickly took to the nuances of magical voyaging after gaining several years experience with the Muggle variety. The ship she was on in 1884, gets stuck in a storm in the North Sea and with Meredith's Muggle voyaging experience saves the crew. She is promoted to first mate of the magical ship.

    In 1887, she has heard of a new expedition, one that Meredith thinks might be challenging to her. She is to be made First Mate of the larger ship of the expedition, thanks to her notable successes. "The Commodore" has made it a point to make Meredith annoyed that she wasn't the captain of the smaller vessel by making her work with J. Alfred Darrow frequently in order to test both her resolve and to temper her, well, temper.

    Personality:
    Meredith is headstrong and confident. Her heart is always in the right place and has the ability to make the right decision no matter the cost. She values the life of the men under her to the point that she will not sacrifice them unless it is ultimately necessary. She is cunning and quick-witted, but has the shortest fuse being prone to angry outbursts when questioned or if her directions are not followed. She is a flirt, but does it more to frustrate than to seduce.

    Meredith thinks that "talk is cheap, actions are priceless" and would rather settle a dispute with her hands than with magic. A natural born leader, Meredith is quite ready to take charge and will not hesitate to be the boss when she finds someone insufficient in their given role. She tells it as it is, and won't back down from a challenge. She's "one of the boys" and makes damn sure that men know she means business.
    She always leads by example and when her men need her, she's there.

    Sample Roleplay Post: Blame Lynn.

    Out of Character
    Name: Tiff
    Age: 22
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