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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    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.
    Grayson Ollivander

    Full Name: Grayson Ollivander.

    Nicknames: Gray by some. He does not care for it.

    Birthdate: 20th March, 1854.

    Current Age: 33.

    Occupation: Wandmaker & Owner of Ollivander’s, Hogsmeade.

    Reputation: Five.

    Residence: Hogsmeade.

    Hogwarts House: Ravenclaw.

    Wand: Supple oak, unicorn hair core, 14 inches, the first he made. His original wand was made by his father and he keeps in a box under his bed.

    Blood Status: Pureblood.

    Social Class: Middle.

    Gerbold Ollivander | Father | 1827-1884
    _______ Ollivander | Mother | 18xx-1860
    Gervaise Ollivander | Brother | 1853-
    Violet MacFusty nee Ollivander | Sister | 1860-

    Appearance: Standing at 5’8 he is of a fairly slight built, not nearly as stock as his brother, but far from bony and ill-kept. He has enjoyed his comfortable upbringing and dresses with adroit, economic style at all times, often emulating his betters in society with utter ease. Dark of hair and light of eye like his brother Grayson is glad to share features with Gervaise but is happy to say he shares little with his sister beyond a name.

    1854: Grayson is born the second son of the comfortably middle class Ollivander family, joining an older brother, Gervaise.

    1860: A fairly uneventful early childhood come to an abrupt, tragic end when his mother dies giving birth to his sister, Violet. Whilst not quite as disdainful of her as Gervaise is he nevertheless mostly follows suit with the attitude and joins in the mocking of her.

    1862: Grayson displays magic for the first time by inadvertently rescuing Violet from a fall after she escaped from her nanny. Later Gerbold tests his second son with a series of wands but Grayson doesn’t take to any of them just yet.

    1865-1872: Grayson attends Hogwarts and is sorted quite quickly into Ravenclaw. He has a remarkably uneventful schooling, though it is perfectly enjoyable; he makes friends, supports his house team – sports never having been his forte – and if he didn’t already have a career mapped out for him he might have done well in the Ministry with his above average NEWT results. Ah well.

    1872-1882: For the next ten years of his life Grayson feels as though he lives and breathes wands, learning the intricacies of the combinations with eager interest and experimenting with his own cores, most of which do not go entirely to plan. As a result of several incidents within this time Grayson has a series of burn scars up and down his arms that he generally keeps covered when in polite society. He doesn’t regret a single one though as he is, at heart, a nerd. In 1877 the entire family relocates to Hogsmeade, opening up a second shop.

    1883: Much to his surprise, and amazement, Violet actually gets married. He has so little to do with her it is not the most noteworthy thing in the world but still he is, at least secretly, a tiny bit happy for her.

    1884: A fire blazes through Hogsmeade and the shop is one of many casualties. Tragically, so is Gerbold. Grayson inherits the Hogsmeade branch of the shop, whilst Gervaise gets the London one.

    1886: Finding himself once again reluctantly embroiled in the season Grayson strikes up an acquaintance with Hortensia Moody and throughout the season she is the young lady he finds himself seeking out with the most regularity as they share a level of discomfort with the whole thing. Bond were forged in the crucible of awkward waltzing.

    1887: Where did she go? *sad face*

    Personality: Implacable and stubborn, once Grayson has decided upon an opinion or a course of action he does everything within his power to follow through with his beliefs. Slightly selfish in this respect, it often blinkers him to the feelings of others but he is, innately, kind and does not mean harm. Awkward turtle in society but covers it with stoicism and deeply panicky eyes.

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