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
    Tessa Darrow
    Full Name: Tessa Elvira Darrow
    Nicknames: Tessie (by Papa)
    Birthdate: April 13, 1867
    Current Age: Twenty Years
    Occupation: Governess to the Ross Family
    Reputation: 5
    Residence: Hogsmeade
    Hogwarts House: Hufflepuff Alumna
    Wand: White Pine, 10¾", Unicorn Hair, Swishy
    Blood Status: Halfblood
    Social Class: Middle Class
    @Hamish Darrow, Father [1815]
    Fairy Darrow (née Porter), Mother [1849-1881]
    @Mercutio Darrow, Brother [1865]
    @Penelope Darrow, Sister [1868]
    Gilderoy Darrow, Brother [1872]

    Ramsay Darrow, Half-brother [1843-1884]
    @Casper Darrow, Half-brother [1854]
    Caitriona Darrow, Half-sister [1857-1861]
  • Stands at a very average five feet, one inch tall, and possesses an attractive build with soft, feminine curves.
  • Was fortunate enough to be born with soft blonde hair.
  • Has large blue eyes and dark, thick lashes.
  • Dresses in the latest fashions, though nothing that her budget cannot afford. Prefers feminine blues.
  • Wields her wand with (appropriately) her right hand.
  • History:
    Early Years [1867-1878]
    1867 — Hamish and Fairy Darrow welcome a daughter into their household! Tessa proves to be the least troubling daughter, staying quiet throughout the night for most days of the week. She is extremely doted on by her parents, and she is dubbed "Tessie" by her father.

    1868 — Tessie's parents welcome another child, a girl named Penelope! The new baby looks much different from the fair-haired Tessie, but the elder of the two girls barely catches sight of her sister during the year.

    1872 — Her mother finally births a son! The older Tessie is more interested in the new addition than she was when Penelope was born, but she doesn't find much amusement with Gilderoy other than making him giggle. Tessie's older brother, Murray, magics the baby away during his first sign of magic, leaving the worrying Tessie distraught until he's discovered six days later — luckily alive.

    1873 — Tessie begins a muggle and magical-style education, learning how to read, write, do basic mathematics — all the skills she'll need for her magical education! — alongside both muggle and magical history and foreign languages! With a father so passionate about all-things related to history, Tessie grows up spouting off historical facts that related to the situations she's in. She is also trained in the female arts and etiquette, finding her voice and painting skills better than average.

    1875 — Tessie's first sign of magic appears, quite unfortunately, when she accidentally murders a garden gnome. After being startled by one outside the family home, she sets him ablaze! Though she attempts to help the creature, it flees and presumably dies.

    1876 — Mercutio goes off to Hogwarts and is sorted into Gryffindor, and Tessie is embarrassed for him. She wonders what Papa's face looked like when Mercutio wasn't sorted into Hufflepuff (to her future knowledge, probably not as disappointed as she initially assumed).

    School Years [1878-1885]
    1878 — The year after the muggles riot and prance around with their bigoted anti-magical views, Tessie begins school. She is sorted (quite happily!) into her Papa's house and begins her classes. Her favorites are History of Magic, Charms, and Herbology! Her least favorites prove to be Defence Against the Dark Arts and Flying.

    1880 — Tessie adds Ancient Studies (of course!), Care of Magical Creatures, and Ancient Runes to her course load.

    1881 — Her mother dies during the year, leaving Tessie to sob and sob and sob. She does not manage the sadness well, and her grades slip more than she'd expected.

    1882 — Tessie is passed up for prefect.

    1883 — Tessie takes her OWL exams and Murray graduates from Hogwarts! She receives mostly positive OWL results, though there are some classes (like Defence Against the Dark Arts and Potions) that she receives less-than-stellar grades in. She continues her education with the following classes: Ancient Studies, Charms, History of Magic, Herbology, and Transfiguration.

    Spring, 1885 — Tessie graduates from Hogwarts!

    Post-Graduation [1885-Present]
    Summer, 1885 — Though she imagined being swept off her feet by a suitor directly following her debut into society, she is not. She spends her first season being anxious and does not even manage to catch a man's eye!

    1886 — After another failed season, Tessie all but gives up on her dreams of being a happy housewife and resigns to the life of a governess. She begins working for the Ross family — a highly-respected middle class family. She works hard to gain their trust, as well as their children's.

    1887 — An election pops up, and Mr. Ross runs for Minister! She does her best to support him (not that she has any male friends she can encourage to vote for him!).
    Out of Character
    Name: Bree
    Age: 18
    Contact: PM @Annabelle Scrimgeour
    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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