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.
     
        
     
    January '18
    #1
    01.01

    Happy New Year, Charming! The year is now 1888, so get used to butchering it horribly for at least a couple days ;)  A couple of quick announcements—

    AC is Saturday! As per, make sure everyone is listed on the CML and has been posted at least once this month! Not sure what an AC entails? Ask your buddy or any member of our staff team :)

    The February AC will be 03/02. Why's this important to know so early? That is the cutoff for any new applications or reactivations prior to the move. Anyone else you want to welcome into the warmth of your bosom will have to wait until April!

    BETA USERS ANNOUNCED! This probably should have been first. Ah well. The staff team is incredibly excited to welcome Fallin (@Sisse Thompsett), Lynn (@Ophelia Dippet), Emma (@Clarissa Cosgrove), Alex (@Souri Avninder), and Lauren (@Helena MacMillan) to join us for our beta opening which is still tentatively slated for February 1st! Please contact me whenever you get a chance with your preferred first account to get the ball rolling.

    We are so grateful to the large number of you who volunteered to help us out here. The crux of Charming has always been its community, and you guys did NOT disappoint <3

    Students return to Hogwarts tomorrow—including those that got the boot for failure to prove full humanity! Anyone returning after their term in exile should post in maintenance to have their user group and title changed. Remember that they are re-doing the second half of their most recent year, not being placed in the year that matches their age. Fifth years do not need to re-sit OWLs, but may if they choose.

    Posting Wizard signups are open!

    [-] The following 1 user Likes Aldous Crouch's post:
       Ophelia Dippet
    after a splinching incident in july 1884, aldous walks with a cane and pronounced limp.
    [Image: xndky8.jpg]
    set by bree
    #2
    01.06

    The Activity Check is underway and your posts now count for January! Reactivations of characters deactivated in this AC may be started in maintenance on January 9th at 9:30 A.M. EST. If all of your accounts are inactive, you may immediately post to reactivate one! As per the usual, it may take us a day or two to get to any new applications.

    The next AC will take place on February 3rd.

    Also, a delightful January Puzzle! Solve the clues below to reveal the bolded letters, then unscramble the letters to get a code word/phrase. To earn your prize, PM the code word to me by 11:59pm EST on January 13th! There are probably prizes on offer ;)

    1. Youngest Minister of Magic in Charming history _ _ _ _ [_] _ _ _ _ _ _
    2. Beanie’s true name _ [_] _ _ _ _
    3. A delicious performer _ _ _ [_] _ _ _ _ _ [_] _ _ _ _ _ _
    4. Member who joined in August, 2013 _ _ [_] _ _ _
    5. Won the house AND quidditch cup in ’78 _ _ _ _ _ _ [_] [_] _ _
    6. Slytherin prefect in ’71, first name [_] _ _ _ _
    7. Looks a lot like Olivia Holt _ _ _ [_] _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
    8. Ten of their number are fated to die _ _ _ _ [_] _ _ _ _ _ _ _

    after a splinching incident in july 1884, aldous walks with a cane and pronounced limp.
    [Image: xndky8.jpg]
    set by bree
    #3
    01.11

    I finished the new rep write-up yesterday. This is it. FLY, MY PRETTIES.

    The Reputation System


    In an era where who you know, whom you speak to, and whom you're related to can affect your reputation, knowing how a character is viewed by the majority of society can be very beneficial when considering thread partners and plots. Certain interactions can have negative reputation implications, whilst others can see an increase in reputation. Reputations on Charming start at a set number depending on your character, and then 'deductions' can lower it. Reputation can, however, increase over time or based on things like "heroic actions". If at any time you feel your character should be upgraded (or downgraded!), please post in Maintenance and the staff team will look into it!

    Disclaimer: Not all characters will agree (or bother with) the overall reputation. This may affect their own reputations as a result, but they are not required to take the same view point.
    Please note that different classes will always be regarded differently, regardless of their reputation!  

    Below, you'll find maximum and minimum reputations for certain character types. From there, there are a list of deductions that can see your character's standing lowered.

    Good Reputations

    10— Standard 'starting point' for most characters, however various events in their lives and those of their family and friends can have an effect
    9— Standard 'starting point' for characters with minor 'issues' in their life

    — Maximum for men known to have fathered a bastard

    — Maximum for individuals who actively avoid society
    8— Maximum for a "Confirmed Bachelor"

    — Maximum for anyone who has ever been disowned
    7Minimum for Pendergast Roses

    Minimum to join an adult club

    — Maximum for known bastards

    — Maximum for known half- or quarter-breed

    — Maximum for a woman who has been divorced

    — Maximum for former, convicted criminal

    — Maximum for men who take in their bastard as their child

    Middling Reputations
    6— Maximum for known veela

    — Maximum for those who have dropped a class in disgrace

    — Maximum for anyone who has ever had their rep drop by more than three points at once
    5Minimum for Hogwarts Staff

    Minimum for continued membership in Ladies' Clubs

    — Maximum for vampire or known werewolf
    4Minimum for Ministry, Hospital, Museum, and Library employment

    Minimum for continued membership in Gentlemen's Clubs

    Minimum for Hogwarts students

    — Maximum for reformed prostitutes

    — Maximum for women known to have mothered a bastard

    — Maximum for hags

    Bad Reputations
    3— Point at which Occupation Listed shops can fire an employee.
    2
    1— The worst of the worst!

    Deductions

    This list is extensive, but not all-inclusive. When in doubt, ask!


    -2Elope. Lasts two years, or six months if no child is born.
    -5Male caught with a member of the same sex. Lasts two years.
    -2Female caught with a member of the same sex. Lasts one year.
    -5Female caught with a man other than her husband. Lasts five years. Cannot be stacked with a child out of wedlock.
    -1Gentleman known to frequent shady establishments. Permanent.
    -1Male caught with a woman other than his wife. Permanent.
    -5Female having a child out of wedlock. Permanent. Cannot be stacked with an affair.
    -1Male marrying one step down or up. Lasts one year.
    -3Man marrying two steps down or up. Permanent.
    -2Woman marrying one step down or up. Permanent.
    -4Woman marrying two steps down or up. Permanent.
    -1Character moving from MC to UC outside of marriage. Lasts one year.
    -2Character moving from WC to MC outside of marriage. Lasts one year.
    -3Character moving from WC to UC or vice versa outside of marriage. Permanent.
    -2Gentleman fraternizing regularly in the slums. Permanent. Does not include volunteerism or work.
    -3Genteel woman fraternizing regularly in the slums. Permanent. Does not include volunteerism or work.
    -2Debutante/female student frequently evades chaperones. Lasts one year.
    -2Debutante/female student spends most of her social time with the opposite sex. Lasts three years.
    -3Petty criminal conviction. Lasts two years from release.
    -2Serious criminal conviction Lasts three years from release.
    -1Unmarried female whose mother or sister has a middling reputation. Lasts as long as their reputation does.
    -3Unmarried female whose sister or mother has a bad reputation. Lasts as long as their reputation does.
    -3Considered to be a drunk. Lasts as long as their behaviour does.
    -2Admitted to an asylum Lasts at least one year from release.
    -2Employing someone of bad reputation. Lasts as long as the employment does.
    -3Marrying someone of bad reputation. Lasts as long as their reputation does. Does not come into effect if both partners have a bad reputation.
    -3Expelled from Hogwarts. Lasts for three to five years, then -1 permanently.
    -4Recently divorced female. Lasts at least two years.
    -2Recently divorced male. Lasts at least two years.
    -2Marrying a known veela. Lasts as long as the marriage does.
    -4Marrying a known vampire, werewolf, goblin, or hag. Lasts as long as the marriage does.
    Staff DiscretionScandal in immediate family.
    Staff DiscretionScandal in extended family.
    Staff DiscretionOccupation inappropriate to station.
    Player DiscretionGeneral oddness.
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       Annabelle Scrimgeour, Avril Lukeson
    after a splinching incident in july 1884, aldous walks with a cane and pronounced limp.
    [Image: xndky8.jpg]
    set by bree
    #4
    01.15

    The code phrase for the puzzle below was MY LONG WAND, because who doesn’t love a good (or even mediocre) HP double entendre? Solutions as follow.

    1. Youngest Minister of Magic in Charming history DARC[Y] POTTER
    2. Beanie’s true name S[A]BINA
    3. A delicious performer TRU[L]Y SCRU[M]PTIOUS
    4. Member who joined in August, 2013 FA[W]KES
    5. Won the house AND quidditch cup in ’78 GRYFFI[N][D]OR
    6. Slytherin prefect in ’71, first name [G]AIUS
    7. Looks a lot like Olivia Holt TRI[N]ITY ESTEP
    8. Ten of their number are fated to die CREA[O]THCEANN


    Those who correctly solved the puzzle (listed below) snagged a two-for-one application submission (two apps awaiting approval at once)! Good work, and keep your eyes peeled for the next scramble ;)
    @Morwenna Skeeter @Elsie Beauregard @Ursula Black @Elias Grimstone @Clarissa Cosgrove @Annabelle Scrimgeour @Germander Macnair @Acacia Ruskin

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       Annabelle Scrimgeour, Helena MacMillan
    after a splinching incident in july 1884, aldous walks with a cane and pronounced limp.
    [Image: xndky8.jpg]
    set by bree


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