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.
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    Miss TATIANA LESTRANGE is Olivia's niece and a younger sister to Tiberius, who is now legally her guardian, though she still resides with her aunt, Mariana. She was born in July of 1866 and currently attends Hogwarts in either Slytherin or Ravenclaw. She is a pureblood belonging to the upper class; her mother is dead and her father has been in prison since before she began her schooling. Outwardly, she is the picture of the proper young lady, though whether this is how she is in private is up to youùat the very least, most of the family considers her to be such. She does not get along well with her cousin Yarrow, and shares a distant but reasonably amicable relationship with her brother (who is abroad). She was previously played, so please register with extra characters. The suggested PB is Troian Bellisario, though anyone dark haired (and Lestrange-y?) will suffice. Her family tree can be found here; middle name is quite changeable.

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    #! Mr. THOMPSON SKEETER is the youngest of the Skeeter boys, born in 1867. Currently, he is a student, housed in either Ravenclaw or Slytherin. He is rather socially awkward, though quite skilled intellectually. The suggested PB is Connor Paolo, particularly in Alexander.
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    Mrs. ANNA PENDERGAST N?E FAWLEY is Reuben's wife, born in 1840. An only child, her mother died in childbed and her father one year after she married. It is likely that Anna was in either Hufflepuff or Ravenclaw during her time at Hogwarts. Though she would never presume to take an occupation, she frequently holds charitable events in support of the Hospital. The suggested PB is Geraldine Somerville

    Mrs. HELEN MACMILLAN N?E PENDERGAST is Philip's only sister, born 1837. She was married to her husband John right after completing her education, presenting him with their first of five sons just a year later. A Hufflepuff alumna, Helen experienced great pain in the losing of two of her sons. As a result, she is less social than most of her family, only attending functions when they are hosted by a relative. Helen publishes poetry under a male penname. The suggested PB is Maria Doyle Kennedy.

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    Mr. MORTIMER SKEETER, primarily called Morty, was born in July of 1864. Though he originally planned to play quidditch professionally in spite of his father's wishes (having played during his school years), he chickened out at the last moment. Currently, the Hufflepuff alumnus works in the Department of Magical Games and Sports. Though he is single, he has become a bit of a womanizer since his graduation, though he would never marry any of the women he beds, as he believes his wife should be a virgin. Morty is considered to be the best looking and friendliest of the Skeeter boys, and is quite tall (5'11" û 6'2"). The suggested PB is Drew Van Acker.
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    • The only sister of Archie Skeeter, and the baby of the family. Born in 1868, Tamsin belongs to any house but Slytherin. She is considered by all to be a delightùpolite, well-behaved, academically blessed, and attractive to the eyes. Looks, however, can be deceiving; her behaviour is largely an act, and academic dishonesty comes as easily to her as breathing. She is also the sort to backstab, though she's always very careful to do so in a way that prevents those around her from knowing she is the cause. The suggested PB is Taissa Farmigaùalternatives should have light hair. She is middle class and a halfblood.

      Among others, Tamsin is related toà
      Mortimer Skeeter ò Thompson Skeeter ò Tamsin Skeeter ò Irina Skeeter

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    • The mother of Archie Skeeter, she was born Martha Bagshot in 1835. A half- or pureblood, she attended Hogwarts for seven years, where she found herself in Hufflepuff. She married Maxwell a year after graduating. Martha is very much the ideal wife, and is much more compassionate towards her children than her husband isùthough she does not agree with all of the decisions Archie has made, she is much less apt to chide or punish him for them. She is very different from the rest of her natal family: her parents are both writers and just a bit eccentric, and her sister Maria (born 1833) lives quite happily as a spinster. In spite of this, she is on good terms with them. Martha has no occupation, and is a member of the middle class. The suggested PB is Paula Malcomsonùany alternative must be blonde.

      Among others, Martha is related toà
      Mortimer Skeeter ò Thompson Skeeter ò Tamsin Skeeter ò Irina Skeeter ò Bathilda Bagshot

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    • #! The father of Archie Skeeter, the middle class muggleborn was born in 1829. During his time at Hogwarts (1840-1847), Maxwell was in Hufflepuff. Currently, he works in the Ministry of Magicùspecifically, the Beings Division, though he worked in the Beast Division long enough to become fluent in Mermish. He is incredibly traditional and so does not get on with Archie at all; he insists on calling his children by their given names, rather than nicknames and expects the boys to all find "proper" occupations. His favourite children are Barnabas and Tamsin. While Maxwell does not show affection easily, he is deeply in love with his wife. Maxwell does not betroth his children. His siblings, if any, are all muggle. The suggested PB is Iain Glenùalternatives must have light hair.

      Among others, Maxwell is related toà
      Mortimer Skeeter ò Thompson Skeeter ò Tamsin Skeeter ò Irina Skeeter

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    Priscilla is the younger sister of Mirella. A pureblood, her father's gambling problems saw her fall to the middle class. She was born in 1867, making her the youngest of this particular branch of the Lestrange family. Priscilla is a temporary character (of the Spectator usergroup), as she will come at the end of May* to stay with her aunt Katherina Selwyn and watch the quidditch world cup, but is intended to leave afterwards and finish school. Changes to this, though, can be discussed, though nothing outlandish (eloping with a lower class squib, for example) will be accepted xD

    Priscilla is very much like their mother in nature: outwardly warm, quiet, the picture of grace and sweetness, but inwardly critical and unyielding. Having caught a schoolmate in a professor's embrace, she did not even think to blackmail the girl but exposed them both mercilessly and fullyùthough quietly, so as not to become a part of the scene she was creating. The change in her situation has made her harsher than she once was, though only towards her siblings. She and Mirella respect one another, but have never been friends. She is very careful about appearing flawless to those around her, though tends to open up to her mother.

    Though she knows her aunt Katherina, she is a stranger to the rest of the family, including Katherina's children. She is fluent in English, French, and Italian, and can speak a bit of German. She is not particularly good at wandwork, though excels in her other academic areas. The preferred PB is Eleanor Tomlinson because Kayte thinks she resembles Mira's PB.

    Her arrival will be very difficult on Mirella, who will not appreciate having to work with the children while Priscilla gets to swan about with the family doing as she likes.

    *She may be picked up earlier if the player does not object to correspondence with relatives and past threads in the interim.
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    • Born between January and August of 1872, _____ is the niece of Nathaniel Gallivan, and by her family is called Joy. A muggleborn member of the upper class, _____ showed her first sign of magic lateùFebruary of this yearùand so will be beginning at Hogwarts in September. She has two older, non-magical siblings. She and her brother will be invited to summer with the magical Gallivans, but whether she does so is up to the player. She is generally a nice girl, but beyond that her personality is up to the player. The suggested PB is Bailee Jonson because she looks eerily like the PB for Kenton xD

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    • Miriam's only brother, Jon is also the only other magical member of the family. A muggleborn, Jon was in Gryffindor during his time at Hogwarts. Born in 1854, he has always been a member of the middle class. Irresponsible and something of a prankster, he was only able to earn one NEWT and has been bouncing from job to job ever since. Most recently he has found a position in the Ministryùby some miracleùthough it is anyone's guess how long he will last there. He is believed by most who give it thought to be Eden's father, a suspicion he neither confirms nor denies. The preferred PB is Ian Harding; alternatives must be cleared with me.
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    • Miriam's illegitimate daughter, born in August, 1872. A halfblood, she will be starting Hogwarts in the fall. As an assumed bastard, Eden is technically lower class, however has been given a middle-class upbringing first in Ireland, then in Irvingly. As far as Eden is concerned she does not have any parents, only aunts and uncles and cousins. She is an intelligent, polite girl, and fancies herself a little adult. The preferred PB is Valerija Godnaja (pictured) or Aleksandra Lotova; any alternative must be cleared with me.
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    Meet Mr. Henry "Scout" Fitzgerald
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    An adventurous boy, Scout has just completed his second year of Hogwarts schooling in either Gryffindor or Hufflepuff. Although not very much like either of his parents in mannerisms, Oliver has always been proud of his eldest son and his immense spirit. For most of his life, Scout lived in Ireland; the family moved just last spring to Irvingly, and Scout has only been to his new home once or twice so far. All the children will have had piano lessons in addition to their studies, but beyond that Oliver hasn't pushed them to share his interest in music.
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    Meet Ms. Eliza Fitzgerald
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    Eliza will be starting Hogwarts this year, along with Eden. The girls have grown up together, and range from being nigh inseparable to claiming they hate each other, as children do. Oliver tends to refer to them collectively as "my girls," despite their difference in parentage and is very protective over both. There may be a possible rivalry between the two, but if so Oliver is unaware of it. Eliza moved to Irvingly in spring of 1883, having lived before in Ireland. She will have had piano lessons since age five. She looks very much like her mother.

    Meet Mr. Toby Fitzgerald
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    Toby is much more like Oliver was as a child; curious and quiet. Oliver dotes on him, mostly in the form of presents. Interestingly enough, Toby has the least amount of musical talent of all four children, which he has always thought must be a disappointment to his father, though Oliver thinks no less of him. Regardless, he will have had piano lessons starting at around age five, and probably continues with them. Until this past spring when the family moved to Irvingly, Toby resided in Ireland. Since the move, Toby has created an imaginary friend.
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    • The first brother of Archie Skeeter, the middle class halfblood was born in 1859 . Called "Barney" by his siblings and school friends (though he loathes the nickname), he was in Slytherin during his time at school. Upon graduation, he delighted his father by working in the Improper Use of Magic Office. Like his father, Barney is traditional in nature and often difficult to get along with�to boot, his short stature (approx. 5'3") makes him rather insecure. He is currently courting a young lady at least two years his junior, who also belongs to the middle class and has a good reputation. The suggested PB is William Moseley�any alternative must have light hair.

      Among others, Barney is related to�
      Maxwell Skeeter � Martha Skeeter � Mortimer Skeeter � Thompson Skeeter � Tamsin Skeeter � Irina Skeeter
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    • Philippe has recently arrived in Britain with his mother, and the two are staying with relations in Wellingtonshire, rather than off camping with the rest of the team. While the below is a request for a new character, an existing character may fill the role instead, provided they meet everything in bold and their mother can have/has a French mother. We will call her G for girl because blanks are boring.

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      G is a member of the upper class, and is Philippe's second cousin. Though they are not close, her mother and Suzette Guillory have always kept in contact, enough so that the Guillorys will be staying with G's family for the summer months. A halfblood or pureblood, G is in her sixth year in any house but Slytherin. She is either an only child or has no elder brothers. She is considered to be quite pretty, but not the brightestùany smarts she has are book smarts, rather than real world smarts. G was raised to be the picture of the lady, and will she might have minor lapses at player's discretion, she does not engage in quidditch, get drunk, or cavort with men, and her reputation is unblemished. She will take an interest in her cousin during his stay, which he will certainly encourage quietly! Of course, Philippe was never the best interest, so it will likely all go downhill for her, and ideally when he leaves at summer's end she will be entirely heartbroken and potentially without virtueùwhat fun! The suggested PB, if using a new character, is Mia Wasikowska.
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    • Miriam's younger sister. Born in 1850, the muggle married Miriam's closest friend in July, 1869. The two presently have three children of their own, but also care for Miriam's bastard daughter, Eden. Though fond of the child, Esther feels guilty that she will never love the girl as a daughter. Esther belongs to the middle class and has no occupation. She and her family live in Irvingly, but lived in Ireland before that. The preferred PB is Natalie Portman; alternatives must be cleared with me.

      Among others, Esther is related toà
      Jonathan Webster ò Eden Webster
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    • Like many privileged assholes, Philippe has a tyrant for a mother. You couldùand shouldùplay her. In my head she's inappropriately in love with him but that is not at all required, I'm just feeling over-the-top today xD

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      Suzette Guillory was born in 1832, a halfblooded member of French nobility that later married into a new addition to the upper class. She is aunt to Emily de Jarjayes. She married her husband both because he had wealth and because he would be easy enough to controlùSuzette has always been a shrewd, intelligent woman who knows how to get her way. With her husband's death in 1882, Suzette's attentions focused on her son, and she will accept nothing short of greatness from himùand all of his future decisions. To say she is overbearing is an understatement. The preferred PB is Cate Blanchett; blonde is a must.
    • Margaux was originally slated to perform as second string seekerùgiven her youth, this makes sense. Unfortunately, Gaston, the first-string seeker, caused a bit of a scandal by impregnating a second-string player. Because of this, both he and the player in question were asked to leave the team, that its reputation might escape further damage

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      Gaston is a summer temporary, but could definitely stay on if you so choose. A half- or pureblood, he is 22-25 years old. As a member of the upper-class, he was not expected by his family to have a æproper' profession, and so there was no opposition from his family to his playing quidditch professionally. He has since ceased all contact with the woman in question, and this is the not the only bastard of which he is awareùbut, like the others, he will do nothing for the child. He attended and completed his schooling at Beauxbatons. The suggested PB is Matt Smith. For my purposes, Gaston is quite bitter about being replaced by a young girl, and holds her responsible for his dismissal.
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    Notes: This particular branch of the Pendergast family is headed by Reuben Pendergast and his wife, Atalanta, and unless otherwise stated all members are traditional and socially minded. The family tree can be found here.

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    Emmeline "Emma" ____ nee Pendergast is Reuben and Atalanta's eldest child and first daughter, born 1862. A Slytherin alumna, she married a man of her father's choosing in 1881. Though a wild child in her younger yearùillicitly playing quidditch for a season, being caught without a chaperone, even taking a lover in her fifth year though the public never got wind of that, thank heavens!ùEmma now does her best to portray the image of a proper young lady and reputable wife, regardless of how she might feel on the inside or what she might do behind closed doors. She prefers her father to her mother, and has spend a great deal of time attempting to court his approval. The suggested PB is Keira Knightley.

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    Wilhelmina "Minnie" ____ Pendergast is Reuben and Atalanta's youngest daughter. Born in 1865, she has just concluded her time at Hogwarts, where she belonged to Hufflepuff house. Minnie was always much better behaved than her sister, but also plainer in looks and has always resented her sister somewhat. She is more like her mother than her father, and widely read. So far she has no interest in marriage: her sister's loveless marriage is hardly the best example, and she is far more interested in her books and learning. She is, unbeknownst to her, betrothed, by her father, to Tiernan Ward. The suggested PB is Samantha Barks.

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    JENNA LOUISE COLEMAN - 18/19 years
    [i]This is Lona's best friend. She is of Welsh descent, and was a Hufflepuff when she attended school. Being in Lona's year, the two quickly bonded and became closer and closer through the years, sharing a dormitory and all their little secrets. Gwenda is from an upper class family. Lona has been staying in their family home in Hogsmeade for around a year and a half, thanks to Gwen's hospitality. Play-by is only a suggestion, and anyone interested is welcome in picking a new one.


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    • Gawain is Gwenda's eldest sibling, born in 1858. He began his schooling in 1869, and was sorted into Gryffindor. The halfblood belongs to the upper class, and lives with the rest of his family in Hogsmeade. He works as a healer at Hogsmeade Hospital in the department of your choosing. Currently he is a bachelor. If/when he does marry, it will be to an upper or middle class girl born in 1863 or later, and with an unblemished reputation. He is quieter than most Gryffindors, but very intelligent and fiercely loyal. The suggested PB is Ben Barnes; since the PB doesn't free up until August, I'm not gonna have a panic attack if you don't use it >.> Dark hair is a must.

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    • Tristan is Gwenda's youngest sibling, born in 1867. He began his schooling in 1879, and was sorted into Gryffindor or Hufflepuff. The halfblood belongs to the upper class. Tristan is very bright and has an easy time making friends. He dreams of one day becoming an auror. The suggested PB is Skandar Keynes; alternatives should be dark-haired. Reserved for Soph [06/11]
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    Nephele ______ nÚe Selwyn is a 24 year old (born 1858) pureblood. Nephele is perhaps Katherina's favourite daughter, due to her rather quiet, insecure but genuinely nice personality. She might not be the strong daughter that she would have hoped for, but Katherina sees a quiet strenght hidden in the girl, despite the fact that nobody sees true potential in her. Nephele often asked Katherina to have her marriage arranged because she feared that she might end up an old maid due to her insecure and quiet nature, but Katherina refused to give up on her and helped her find an appropriate husband who she married in 1877. She has three children, two of them being twins. The suggested play by is Hayley Atwell, though another age appropriate woman could work.

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