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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    News
    01.11 I've got a bit of a reputation...
    01.06 AC underway, and a puzzle to solve!
    01.01 Happy new year! Have some announcements of varying importance.
    12.31 Enter the Winter Labyrinth if you dare!
    12.23 Professional Quidditch things...
    12.21 New stamp!
    12.20 Concerning immortality
    12.16 A heads up that the Secret Swap deadline is fast approaching!
    12.14 Introducing our new Minister of Magic!
    12.13 On the first day of Charming, Kayte gave to me...
    12.11 Some quick reminders!
    12.08 Another peek at what's to come...
    12.05 It's election day! OOC, at least.
    12.04 We have our PW winners for November!
    12.02 New Skins! In less exciting news, the AC is underway.
    11.27 AC Saturday and election next week!
    11.21 A glimpse at post-move changes.
    11.13 This news is not at all big. Do not bother with it.
     
        
     
    Nerissa Stone
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    In-Character

    Full Name:
    Nerissa Margeaux Stone
    Nicknames:
    Nessa, Neri, Rissa, Stonie
    Birthdate:
    September 9th, 1868
    Current Age: 19
    Occupation:
    Debutante, Aspiring Potioneer
    Reputation: 5
    Residence:
    Southampton, England
    Hogwarts House: Gryffindor
    Wand:
    Vine, 13", Dragon Heartstring, Pliant
    Blood Status: Half
    Social Class: Upper
    Family:
    • Nathaniel Stone - 48, Father, Deceased, Halfblood, Auror until death.
    • Clara Stone (NEE; --) - 39, Mother, Deceased, Halfblood.
    • Elizabeth Stone (NEE;--) - Paternal Grandmother, Muggleborn.
    • Edward Stone- Paternal Grandfather, Halfblood, Gentleman of Leisure.
    • Christofer Stone - 12, Brother, Halfblood

    Appearance:
    • 5 ft. 2 inches
    • Slim, yet feminine build, however with a small chest, something of an insecurity
    • Slightly longer than shoulder length hair, dark brown in color
    • Big, round, light green and brown flecked eyes, rimmed with dark lashes, though they're a little short for her taste, with an eyebrow shape that compliments them quite well with a natural arch and no sparsity
    • Straight nose that ends in a small, bulb-like shape, and full lips that almost equal in size for both top and bottom, near perfect points create her cupid's bow
    • Aesthetically pleasing face, each half is a near perfect mirror of the other, minus the few beauty marks/freckles that dot her face in what seems like the most random of patterns
    • Though Nerissa would prefer to dress for comfort, being an upper-class lady does not give her the luxury. Instead she mixes it up between high-end wizard robes, or elegant muggle dresses, depending on the event and it's dress code, preferring the robes for comfort when doing any sorts of at home activities
    • Right handed
    • Play by is Kate Bogucharskaia
    History:
    • September 9th, 1868 - Nerissa Margeaux Stone is born, at first she gives a deep, wailing cry, but as soon as her father enters the room and holds her in his arms she quiets, her big, dark eyes staring up at him, completely content to just stare at the bearded man. As long as he was in her sight, she would stare, content, quiet, and happy. While most parents would leave their children with a Nanny, in case they should perish, Nathaniel refused to spend any of his at home time without Nerissa by his side. However, Clara didn't take to her parental duties the same way Nathaniel did, having something we all know today as postpartum depression, and perhaps this is why Nerissa grew so close to her father, and felt like her mother was almost a stranger.
    • July 15th, 1873 - Not long before Nerissa's fifth birthday came the proof of her magic ability.
    • 1875 - Christofer is born early in the year, 6 year old Nerissa immediately falls in love with the boy. Her favorite toy having been a baby doll, and - in her mind, at least - her parents have gotten her one. As they grow, they become protective of one another, and share many things from their love of animals, to inside jokes, and secrets.
    • January 1st, 1877 - The death of Nathaniel and Clara Stone is felt all around. Rather than stay at their social engagement for the night, they decide to head home a little past midnight. The two end up caught in an unbelievable snowstorm, the horses not knowing which way to go, and the coachmen perishing in the extreme cold. The horses end up running off when their restraints break, leaving the upper class couple to the ravages of Mother Nature, both the weather and the predatory creatures lurking about.
    • January 2nd, 1877 - Nerissa is given the news by their Grandparents, who had taken the siblings over the last few days to spend some extra holiday time with them. Christofer is only two, so does not understand what is happening, yet cries along with his elder sister anyway. The two are taken in by their paternal Grandparents to be raised, and Nerissa becomes close with her Grandmother, who her late father inherited his eyes from. Nerissa is only eight when she becomes an orphan.
    • 1877 to 1879 - Nerissa has become a shy little thing under the care of her Grandparents and their staff. While her father had started getting her well versed in literature before his death, her Grandmother has now averted her studies to all the things a woman would need in a marriage. By the time she is 11, she is already fluent in multiple romance languages ( French & Italian ) thanks to her Governess. On top of these, Nerissa has been in vocal, piano, and harp lessons since the age of five, and has been in etiquette classes since then as well.
    • September, 1880 - Nerissa is finally off to Hogwarts. Once there she ends up sorted into Gryffindor, and surprisingly finds a best friend in Annabelle Scrimgeour. Who she'd originally spoken to, to get the scoop on the scandal surrounding her life. In her first year she takes all the required classes, but finds herself obsessed with most of them, especially Potions, Herbology, and Flying. She doesn't do so well in Charms or Magical Theory, and while the desire to do well in all her classes is always with her, she doesn't worry over it much.
    • 1882 to 1884 - Nerissa has chosen to take Care of Magical Creatures, Arithmancy, and Divination as her electives. In her third year, Nerissa found herself becoming more and more interested in the possibility of becoming an Animagi, thus began her journey of becoming one. Nerissa has also taken Art and Music throughout her Hogwarts career, not only because her Grandmother "suggested" she do, but also because she thoroughly enjoyed the classes.
    • 1885 - Nerissa takes her OWL's, she only passes Charms with an Acceptable because of Annabelle's tutoring. She then chooses to take Potions, Transfiguration, Herbology, Alchemy, Divination, DADA, Gobbledegook for her NEWT level classes after getting her marks back.
      OWL SCORES
      ArithmancyE
      AstronomyO
      Care Of Magical CreaturesE
      CharmsE
      Defence Against the Dark ArtsO
      DivinationE
      HerbologyO
      History Of MagicE
      PotionsO
      TransfigurationO

    • February to May 1887- Nerissa completes, and passes her NEWT's with flying colors before her debut. Belle has managed to pull Nerissa out of her shell enough for her to be confident in the person she is. This confidence is what helps Nerissa finally complete her Animagus transformation after four years. Of course, it also helps that she kept a mandrake leaf in her mouth for an entire month, deciding not to speak the entire month, but rather use ink and paper to communicate except for the repetition of "Amato Animo Animato Animagus" each day. Eating and drinking in tinier bites and sips to make sure the leaf stayed in place had her losing some weight, though she managed to keep herself at a healthy enough weight. At the next, visible full moon, Nerissa was finally able to remove the leaf, spitting it into a phial as the moon's rays shone down on it. She then added a few strands of her own hair, the silver teaspoon of dew that she'd collected the week before, ( careful to make sure the sun, nor human feet touched it ) and the chrysalis of a Death's-head Hawk Moth. Nerissa is careful to place it in a quiet, dark place where no one would be able to disturb it, and she waited for the electrical storm to come. Each day for almost the entire month of March, Nerissa forced herself to be up before dawn, and awake for dusk, chanting the same incantation she had been for the entire month of February. Finally, just before April showed, the storm came. Nerissa immediately retrieved her potion and left the castle - without escort - and found herself near the lake. Once more she recited her incantation, and the potion found itself in her stomach, the rain soaking her to the bone as she waited. Just as she'd predicted, her Animagi form was the same as her Patronus, a Scops Owl. Where Nerissa once thought flying on a broom was bliss, she now knew that it was nothing compared to the feeling of flying with her own two wings.
      NEWT SCORES
      AlchemyE
      DivinationE
      Defence Against the Dark ArtsO
      GobbledegookE
      HerbologyO
      PotionsO
      TransfigurationO

    • June 1887 - Registered as a Scops Owl Animagus, the beauty-marks on her face as a human appearing on the owl as her markings.
    • July 1887 - Nerissa opens up to her Grandparents about wanting to become a Potioneer, while her Grandfather is impressed, her Grandmother is far from so, believing that Nerissa should get married as soon as possible. The month is filled with suitors Grandma Stone has set up passing through, though Grandpa Stone has yet to settle on anyone, subtly giving Nerissa the time to pursue her dreams without being open about it.
    • September 1887 - Nerissa receives a letter from her friend Annabelle about her situation and immediately convinces her Grandparents to take the girl in.
    • December 1887 - Nerissa has yet to meet a suitor that catches her eye, and she often goes out flying in Animagus form when Annabelle is at work, or when she has free time. She's secretly been studying under a spinster Potioneer for the last two months.
    Personality:
    INTELLIGENT | BRAVE | PROTECTIVE | SELFLESS | COMPASSIONATE | QUIET | SHY | SWEET | AMBITIOUS | AMIABLE | COURTEOUS | DILIGENT | RELIABLE | SENSIBLE | GENEROUS | LOYAL | CURIOUS | ADAPTABLE | OVER-THINKER | STUBBORN | SECRETIVE | CAUTIOUS | GULLIBLE | NAIVE | VULNERABLE | GOOD LISTENER
    Sample Roleplay Post:

    Silas had been dreaming of her a lot these days, though the only thing he could really pick out was the flaming red hair flying behind her as he chased after her. The dreams were always the same, Silas would see her from behind in the middle of a clearing surrounded by trees, her hand on the nose of a unicorn, gently stroking the beast until he called out her name. It was always a silent yell, but she heard him, her head turning only slightly so that he could see her red lips.

    The Unicorn would dart off into the forest, her words reaching his ears as if they were standing next to each other rather than half a field apart. "Come and get me." Then she would follow, her laughter trailing behind her. The first time Silas had the dream, he'd taken a moment to start after her, each time after he'd chase her almost immediately, jumping, and weaving through the trees as they tried to trip him. All while she floated on through. Silas always woke up before he could reach her, but this time she came to a halt, his body slamming into hers, and then he half woke, the pressure of Lucy's body on top of his bringing him out of the dream.

    "I caught you." Silas whispered as his arms wrapped around Lucy, his voice gravelly from the slumber that he was waking from. He pulled her close against him, nuzzling his face into her neck before yawning, his eyes still closed. The sound of her voice had his eyes popping open, his arms loosening their hold as he fully awoke, a grin on his face. "Jeez Luce, if you wanted to sleep with me all you needed to do was ask." Sy said lowly, trying not to wake the rest of the room, his eyebrows wagging suggestively at her.

    The blanket he'd gone to sleep with had been pushed down dangerously low, showing off his bare chest, and a small line of hair leading down from his belly button to disappear beneath it. She was lucky he'd even wore pajama bottoms to bed as a courtesy to his roomies, since at home he normally slept naked. "What are you doing in here?" He asked, leaning up on an elbow to face her, his eyebrows furrowed in confusion.
    Out of Character

    Name: Silver
    Age: 23
    Contact: PM for Discord or Skype!
    Other Characters: N/A
    How did you hear about us?: Bree!
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    Going through a depression spell, don't worry if I don't chat in the cbox ♥
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    thanks for the set bree!
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    after a splinching incident in july 1884, aldous walks with a cane and pronounced limp.
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    set by bree