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.
     
        
     
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    The Destitute Damsel

    Belle is a LC French and/or Belgian woman whom Ben spent two weeks on the beach with in July 1887. She is either a muggle or an uneducated witch, but is aware that Ben is a wizard (even if it was supposed to be a secret he probably did some drunken magic at some point so =P) Belle isn't her name, but rather a pet name Ben used because her real name was too long for drunk!Ben to remember. Her age and background is open, though she's probably younger than Ben.

    Belle has a father and brother(s) who are fishermen on the English channel, leaving her at home for weeks at a time while they are out to sea, and it was during an absence like this that Ben was staying with her. There's two ways you can play her: either an absolute innocent who naively thought she and Ben were in love, or the kind of girl who frequently has men over when her father/brother(s) are out. Either is fine by me.

    While they were together Belle spoke only a little English and Ben hardly any French, though she may have picked up more English since events have started. What events? So glad you asked...

    Belle is pregnant! When her family finds out (timeline up to you), her father is going to sail her across the English channel and abandon her there, with the advice that she'd better hope she can find this Englishman and that he'll make an honest woman out of her. All she has to go on is the name 'Ben Crouch' and his monkey (because he left that with her, #whoops) - and since Ben is in Canada, she's much more likely to find either @Aldous Crouch or @Roman Crouch first. We'll see how they take the news ;)

    [If you're going for the 'Belle is a skank' personality option, the baby might not even be Ben's; she might have just confessed to the one affair on the hope that because Ben was obviously gone they wouldn't make her do anything about it. Oh, how wrong she was...]

    PB is open but pictured is Elizabeth Olsen. I did mention her being blond; I'm flexible on that but would prefer she isn't a redhead. Belle is designed to be a temporary character in support of Operation Get Ben Back From Canada.
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    BEST FRIENDS FOR EVER — LIKE REALLY, THOUGH

    30s — UCPB — Healer/Ministry — Slytherin — Channing Tatum
    For @Mathias Beaumont
    Upton Nott is the childhood best friend of Mathias Beaumont. Born between September of 1856 and August of 1857, Upton attended Hogwarts and was sorted into Slytherin. Upton was never the most friendly with the majority of people, but he did hang around his group of UCPB male friends. He was the eldest son of the family and was always arrogant about the fortune he was due to inherit.

    Following his graduation, Upton either went to work at the hospital or Ministry and allowed work to swallow his life. He spent Friday afternoons at the bar with Mathias, and was the only one of Mathias' friends who cared enough to seek him out when he isolated himself following Mathias' father's death in 1883.

    In winter of 1886, Upton became engaged to @Oceane Beaumont, Mathias' younger sister. He's recently been distant, but Mathias has reassured his younger sister that he's only been busy with work. Like everyone else, he's been unable to contact Mathias following the death of his wife and daughter in July of 1887. He was previously played and should be registered with extra characters.
    THE SISTER SOMEONE

    10s — MCHB — Fifth Year — Gryffindor/Hufflepuff — Ciara Bravo
    For @Flora Halliday
    Fauna Halliday is the twin sister to Flora Halliday, and arguably her antithesis. Whereas Flora is prim and proper, Fauna is a wild child — a free soul. Born on February 26, 1872, Fauna attends Hogwarts as a Gryffindor or Hufflepuff. She generally does good in her classes, but only does spectacular at the ones she truly enjoys.

    Fauna has a way of getting herself in trouble and then attempting to act as if she's her twin; and when people don't believe her, she acts like she's only not wearing her prefect badge because she wants people to believe she's Fauna! This has led to multiple confusions during their time at Hogwarts, but most professors have now figured out who is who simply due to repetition.
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    Werewolf Drama For Days
    "Arlington" (name open) is an ACAB wizard born between 1845 - 1860. Arlington was in any house in school and became an auror following, where he was frequently partnered with @Lupus Jameshill. He was still an auror as of 1881, but has since then moved to the Werewolf Capture Unit. Why he did that is up to you. He could have been injured on the job, he could have been pressured to quit the aurors' office for some performance related reason, or he could have had personal reasons of his own. The point is he's there now and there's going to be some drama.

    Their past dynamic is flexible depending on which age range you put him in; if there was an age gap they might have had a mentor/protigee sort of relationship, or if they're the same age they could be friends or competitive but friendly rivals. If you're interested we'll talk. He is probably on relatively friendly terms with the Jameshills generally, though less so since Lou's 'death' and Arlington's transfer to the WCU. He would definitely recognize Lou if he saw him again. In the past he's probably interacted with Lou enough around the full moons that he could retroactively put together Lou's secret, but at the moment he hasn't given it enough thought to put the pieces together and he never suspected Lou while he was "alive."

    What happens next? Secrets. Potentially life-threatening secrets. Take him. You won't be disappointed.

    PB is open but pictured is Lorenzo Richelmy. POC encouraged; combination with other wanted ads encouraged. This is a heavily plot involved character and I reserve the right to refuse adoption. Activity is an absolute must.
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    MR. BROWNHILL
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    MCAB // b. 1842 // Hogsmeade // Suggested PB: Sean Maguire
    Mr. Brownhill was introduced to Ellie in the summer of 1874, shortly after her graduation. They became enamored with each other and he asked to court her in the fall. In the winter, he asked her father for permission to marry her, but it was not granted right away. Once they were engaged, they quickly set a date and got married in September 1875. Not long after that, Ellie found herself pregnant and they had twin girls in the summer of 1876. In 1879, they had another daughter. Mr. Brownhill is the progressive sort and has been supportive of all of his wife's ambitions thus far, though he does occasionally try to guilt her into taking time off. He is soft spoken, gentle, and prefers to avoid conflict when he can. I imagined that he would work in the medical profession, but his career is open. He has brought up the fact the he wants more children, but Ellie has been vague about whether she shares his feelings. He does not know of her intention to run for Minister and his feelings on it can be negative or positive. His face is not set in stone at all and can be changed. If possible, he can also be combined with other requests. Taken by Lynn!

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    I'M IN LESBIANS WITH YOU
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    Lady Love // MCAB // Probably Employed Somewhere // b. ~1859
    Miss Love (a filler name for ad purposes) was friends with Prudence in school. They would have been in the same house - Ravenclaw - as Prue was quite reserved and didn't really look for companionship elsewhere. Upon leaving school, they remained in touch often enough that Miss Love was invited to (and attended) Prue's wedding in 1878. After that, they communicated only sporadically due to Prue being busy with family and Miss Love having her own pursuits. Eventually, they fell out of touch entirely when Miss Love left the country from 1880 to summer of 1887 for a reason of your choosing (marriage, family, work, etc.). After a few months, Miss Love finally settled back into life in the UK and started reconnecting with old friends, Prue being among them.

    Due to her time away, Miss Love was surprised to hear that Prudence had become a widow and a mother of three. She was also surprised to find that her schoolmate's old habit of social avoidance was still alive and well. Miss Love began to take note of reclusive behaviors, observing that Prue was likely to avoid any situation in which she would have to interact with men at length. That combined with Prue's account of a lackluster, unfulfilling marriage and her close relationships with other women prompt Miss Love to come to the conclusion that, like herself, Prue is a lesbian. She is unaware that most of Prue's behavior comes down to the fact that she is half veela.

    During a private moment, Miss Love confesses that she's relieved to finally be around someone who "shares her secret". Prue thinks she's talking about being a halfbreed. Hilarious anxiety inducing miscommunication occurs afterward. When the dust settles Prue, having been presented with the possibility that she might be a lesbian, is rattled. She's as curious as she is fearful and Miss Love, who has harbored some affection for her since their school years, is more than happy to be a guiding hand.

    Aaaand such is the start of a romance for the ages! Or not! Plots can vary, honestly, as I have no endgame for this in mind at the moment. I just wanted Victorian Era lesbians so here I am. Anyway, other than the details laid out above, Miss Love is completely open in terms of personality, history, name etc. I refer to her as 'Miss', but she can be married if you'd like. Her suggested face is Deepika Padukone, with alternatives to be Indian or have some Indian ancestry.

    Anyone who takes her should be comfortable with writing romance and attraction between two women.

    If you have questions or are interested in taking her, PM me at @Souri Avninder or message me on Skype!
    Taken by L!
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    Mr. Charles MacMillan | Slytheclaw | 27/28 | Purist
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    Born in 1860 Charles MacMillan is the middle son of John and Helena and thus far the only one who has been married. It was arranged, against the better judgement of both his parents though he is unaware of their misgivings, and in September 1883 he was married to Miss Noelle Selwyn whom he did not get along with. Fortunately she gave him the duel gift of a daughter Nimue born August 1884 and making him a widower in Feb 1885 by dropping dead at his cousin's feet. He is a second son so likely works for a living, probably not as a healer as he would never copy Edward. His relationships with his brothers and father are down to the player but he prefers his mother above all of them. He is also hurlable!


    Suggested PB is Gethin Anthony with alternatives to be dark-haired and age appropriate. He was previously played.

    RESERVED FOR OLIVE MY CHILD <3 <3 <3
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    "THOMAS" SANGER
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    B. 1874 | MCHB | RAVENCLAW | THIRD YEAR (’87)
    George’s closest friend since his first day of school, and the first non-related male she ever saw naked. He is in Ravenclaw, and knew “Abel” prior to beginning at Hogwarts. “Thomas” suffered a great deal of social damage when his mother ran off with a pornographer, and as such has developed something of a prudish nature. He is a brilliant transfiguration student who has already begun studying to become an animagus (though this should not be successful until he’s studying his NEWTs, if not later). The suggested PB is Finn Wolfhard.

    Reserved for Tiff
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    "Laura" Darrow nee ---
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    An MCAB born in 1857-1860, "Laura" (name flexible!) is Evander's wife. They met in 1882, started courting in 1883, and got married in 1884. Evander is so in love with her it's sort of embarrassing. She is more adventurous than he is (this is not hard to accomplish,) and also much friendlier, and regularly encourages E to be more social than he is. She doesn't work but in my head she writes in some capacity; maybe even adventure stories? She also met/married Evander pretty close to when basically his entire family died, so she has seen him at his worst and stuck with him bleh it's cute we get it Beanie.

    As a Ministerial WAG, Laura is very aware that she doesn't have kids! She also really wants kids, and so does E. Unsure as to whether she's infertile or if her husband is shooting blanks, Laura might get desperate, & either see a healer or try... other... methods (cheating or baby stealing) as time goes on. Yikes.

    Recently her home life has been rocked by the return of @J. Alfred Darrow, her husband's brother who she had never met because he was supposed to be dead! Clearly he wasn't, but now things are very awkward because the Darrow boys have never gotten along. Yikes again.

    Pictured is Oona Chaplin but I don't care! Natal family connections encouraged.
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    10s — UCHB — Hufflepuff — Fourth Year (1887)
    Darling Whitledge (b. 1872-1873) is the sister of Handsome Whitledge. Darling attends Hogwarts as a Hufflepuff and belongs no where else. She is kind, patient, and loyal to her family, as well as incredibly justice-driven. She is not a fan of the recent half-breed ban and even started a petition to end it (to no avail). She is the mediator of the family and frequently tries to calm her siblings.

    She was recently cast into mourning when her mother passed during the Wizarding World Market disaster and she's already fed up with mourning etiquette. She can be somewhat of a feminist, but is by no means a corset-burner. She hopes to be an Astronomer upon graduating Hogwarts. The suggested PB is Jade Pettyjohn, with alternatives to be blonde and age-appropriate.

    THE BEST FRIEND

    10s | UCAB | Open House, Class of '87 | Open Occupation
    "Nerissa" is the best friend of @Annabelle Scrimgeour. Born in 1868-1869, Nerissa began Hogwarts in 1880 and was sorted into any house, though was most likely not sorted into Slytherin. She is UCAB, though is likely not pureblood simply due to Bella's unwillingness to get close to one of them.

    When she first befriended Bella, she was far more interested in learning about the ~scandal of her discovery than being actual friends. However, the two girls bonded throughout their first year and solidified their places as each other's best friend. Bella discovered that Nerissa had ambitions of her own (likely a career that's not strictly masculine, but that women would be discouraged from chasing), but was far too afraid to act on them.

    Bella was immensely shy during her early Hogwarts years, and Nerissa made it her goal to get Bella out of her shell. Bella, meanwhile, encouraged Nerissa to follow her heart and not let societal expectations make her feel incapable of living her dreams. Nerissa tutored Bella in etiquette, and Bella tutored her in academic subjects. They compliment each other very well.

    Both girls debuted in 1887 following graduation, but Bella managed to get herself disowned right after the end of the first season! Not wanting to see her best friend cast on the streets, Nerissa convinced her family to take in the displaced debutante.

    Suggested PB is Kate Bogucharskaia.
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