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.
     
        
     
    Egbert Candlemass
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    In-Character

    Full Name: Egbert Rufus Candlemass
    Nicknames: Mr. Candlemass, please.
    Birthdate: December 25th, 1786
    Current Age: 101
    Occupation: Hogwarts Groundskeeper
    Reputation: 5
    Residence: The Groundskeeper's Hut, Hogwarts Castle, Scotland.
    Hogwarts House: Hufflepuff
    Wand: 15",  red oak, with a unicorn hair core, and rather exciteable!
    Blood Status: Half
    Social Class: Lower
    Family:
    Hubert J. Candlemass, father, deceased.
    Maggie R. Candlemass nee Timmins, mother, deceased.

    Clementine J. Candlemass nee Lane, first wife, deceased.
    Dorothea M. Candlemass nee Hayes, second wife, deceased. 

    Seamus Q. Candlemass, son.
    Osbert J. Candlemass, son.
    Dorothea C. Candlemass, daughter.
    Appearance:
    Mr. Candlemass is an uncommonly tall gentleman, about 6'7", with  long, ivory hair which he often keeps tied back in a ponytail, and a silver goatee to match. Sporting a bit of a belly and crinkle-eyed smiled, the old wizard manages to look either jolly or rabid, there's never quite an inbetween.

    Often dressed in a tweed suit or large, patched trench coat, he finds time to accessorise himself with rather bright scarves, ranging in various pattern or colour, though often shades of orange.

    Mr. Candlemass uses his left hand for wandwork and writing. Due to an unfortunate troll incident, Egbert lost half of his right leg, and now has a peg-leg. He uses an old oak cane, which looks more like a club than a walking stick. Also, he's quite blind and wears a pair of wire glasses!

    History:
    1786 | Egbert is born in Dingwall, Scotland.
    1788 | In a freak accident, Egbert displays his first burst of magic by bewitching his mother's knitting needles to forcibly ensare the family cat in a yarn cocoon. 
    1798 | Upon recieving his Hogwarts letter the previous Christmas, Egbert finally attends Hogwarts in the autumn of 1799, and is sorted into Hufflepuff. He is incredibly pleased.
    1805 | After seven years at Hogwarts, Egbert graduates with moderate and rather average grades; he spent most of his time in the green houses and with the then-groundskeepers, whom he'd befriended upon his first term.
    1806 | Spending a year with his parents, his mother died from an illness in the spring. 
    1807 | Egbert pursues a career in the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures and initially serves as an errand boy to the Beast Divsion.
    1809 | After two years as an errand boy and undergoing training, he joins as a junior member of the Troll Patrol. 
    1810 | He marries his wife, Clementine, though they fail to produce any children.
    1824 | Egbert is later promoted to the the junior-head of the Troll Patrol.
    1833 | Following the death of his superior in a troll accident, Egbert assumes the position of head of the Troll Patrol subdivision of the Beast Division of the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures.
    1836 | Clementine, Egbert's first wife, dies from an unfortunate illness. 
    1847 | Egbert remarries, a Miss Dorothea Hayes, who is forty-three years his junior. The following summer, their first son, Seamus Quincy. 
    1848 | Another Candlemass child is born, Osbert John.
    1849 | Dorothea dies from her third childbirth, and her newborn daughter is rightfully named Dorothea Clementine, after both of Egbert's wives. Terrible luck. 
    1850 | Egbert's ancient father, Hubert, looks after the Candlemass children, with his maid, Florence, while Egbert continues to work at the Ministry. 
    1852 | Candlemass, unfortunately, loses a portion of his leg to a troll attack, prompting him to consider retirement.
    1855 | Egbert's father finally passes, at the ripe age of 119. Florence, Hubert's maid, is hired to look after Egbert's children.
    1879 | Despite losing his both his wives, his father, and his leg, Egbert continues on as Head of the Troll Patrol subdivision for the next twenty four years, until he finally retires that spring. 
    1880 | Utterly bored with the life of retirement, and at the dismay of his children, Egbert pursues the life of a groundskeeper for a private, wizarding household in Scotland.
     1887 | Upon the vacation of groundskeeper at Hogwarts school in December, Egbert assumes the position following the holiday. His children are furious, given his age, and lack of a leg.
    Personality:
    Egbert is a typical old man with a fondness for peace and quiet; he enjoys the sound of spring rain and summer breezes, and often finds himself irritated at the noise of a crowd or the sneer of a snob. Unfortunately, he is often percieved as an anti-social, wild man due to his way of life, which is rather dirty and involves quite a bit of gardening. His outward personality is gruff and silent, almost broody, but in fact, he's quite odd and silly, with a rather adventurous flare.

    Mr. Candlemass enjoys baking, animals, and often will side with the underdog of any situation.

    Sample Roleplay Post:
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    Out of Character

    Name: Rune
    Age: 20
    Contact: Ouija
    Other Characters: What if I told you it was Maggie Smith?
    How did you hear about us?: A pineapple.
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    Egbert speaks in a thick, Scottish accent and has a peg-leg. Also, he is often accompanied by his large blood-hound dog named Bonnie.
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