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Adult Clubs
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A gentlemen's club is a members-only private club of a type originally set up by and for British upper class men in the 18th century, and popularised by English upper-middle class men and women in the late 19th century and early 20th century.Wikipedia

On Charming, clubs serve as meeting places and even residences of the more affluent families, as it was not always considered appropriate for the upper and upper-middle class to frequent pubs. Players are encouraged to add their characters as club members to the update-your-own spreadsheet if those characters would reasonably do so, with the following in mind:
  • No family or individual should spend more than one month's pay on a year's membership dues.
  • It is not the norm for all women to be in clubs. Save for The Lady Morgana, the only female characters who should register are those who genuinely wish to be there.
  • Most women in clubs would only belong to one club, and would be sponsored by a male relative.
  • Men should not belong to more than three.
  • All members must be fifteen or older, and no longer be attending school.
INSTRUCTIONS
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To join a club, please add your character's name (First Last) to the spreadsheet under the appropriate club heading. Gentlemen's and Ladies' clubs can be found in separate tabs. If you are having trouble adding your characters, please contact Elias Grimstone.



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Gentlemen's Clubs

BLACK'S
Black's is a gentlemen's club founded in London in 1693. Enchanted to be invisible to muggles, it is located on St. James Street, right next to the muggle club White's. It has a door in Hogsmeade, found in Wellingtonshire. Black's is a particularly exclusive club: it is almost impossible to get in unless your father was a member, and you can be asked to leave if you do anything particularly untoward.

Black's boasts three dozen rooms, each spelled to be soundproof and with an adjoining small room for valets, that can be rented daily, weekly, or monthly by members. In addition to its London and Hogsmeade entry points, it also has doors in New York City, Paris, and Calcutta, though very few of its members are not British. It possesses two dining rooms, one for members only and one into which guests may be invited: the only area that non-members have access to unless employed by a member. Save for the concierge, it is staffed exclusively with house elves. It also boasts a small library, a billiards room, a lounge, and a terrace overlooking a small rear garden.

Dues are 50G annually.

Members are:
  • Exclusively pureblooded.
  • Almost entirely upper class; any middle class members come from families that were once upper class whose forefathers held membership.
  • Not at all radical in their beliefs.
  • Of good reputation.

ATLANTIS
Atlantis is a gentlemen's club founded in London in 1828. It is less exclusive than Black's, though not as liberal as the Magical Equity Club. Like Black's, it is spelled not to be seen by muggles; in London, it can be found in Belgrave Square, with its Hogsmeade entry point located in Wellingtonshire.

Atlantis boasts twenty rooms designed to muffle sounds, but not spelled to ensure complete privacy. The attic also hosts ten double-occupancy rooms for members' servants. Both may be rented by the day, week, or month. In addition to its London and Hogsmeade entry points, members may access it from Calcutta, though membership is exclusively British. It boasts one large dining room exclusive to members, save for lunch when guests may be brought. In addition, it has a reading room, billiards room, and lounge. Its staff is entirely human, and its maids are hired for looks rather than brains.

Dues are 50G annually.

Members are:
  • Of any blood status.
  • Upper class or in the top two pay levels.
  • Of good reputation.

EXCALIBUR
Young both in age and membership, Excalibur was founded in 1880 in reaction to the "stodgy" image put forth by both Black's and Atlantis. Most members are also members of Black's or Atlantis, or will be once their memberships to Excalibur expire. Excalibur can only be accessed via the High Street - it has no other entry points. Most of its members socialize with their "own kind".

Excalibur is one of the larger club buildings in size, with fifty rooms available to rent weekly or monthly, though it does not accommodate valets and the like. It boasts two dining rooms - one members-only and one admitting guests - as well as a ballroom in which monthly dances are held that the gentlemen might interact more with the opposite sex. It is staffed entirely by house elves. Other amenities include a reading room, a lounge, two billiard rooms, a basement wrestling room, and a rooftop tennis court.

Dues are 35G annually.

Members are:
  • Pure or half-blooded.
  • Background meets admission to Black's or Atlantis.
  • Between ages 17 and 29 - members are ejected the day after their thirtieth birthday.
  • Reputation 5+

THE MAGICAL EQUITY CLUB
The Magical Equity Club for gentlemen is known for its liberal perspective. After Minister Spavin tried to get rid of muggles in 1881, the club was founded to promote equality. It is located on the High Street and overlooks Padmore Park. They are the only group that is overtly political, and while members do not necessarily agree with all points of its agenda, they tend to support some or all of the following: universal suffrage (specifically for men, but some members do seek it for women as well), increased help for the poor, and, to varying levels, the cessation of mistreatment of non-humans such as vampires and werewolves. Often considered a club of dreamers, much of the population of Black's and Atlantis think them quite foolish.

The club is small in size, with only a dozen rooms available to rent (daily and weekly). It boasts a public lecture hall, a dining room, a billiards room, a small rear garden, and a lounge. Its staff is exclusively human.

Dues are 20G annually.

Members are:
  • Of any blood status.
  • Upper class or middle class with pay level four or better.
  • Liberal.
  • Reputation 4+

MERLIN'S
Merlin's is a much a members-only pub as it is a gentlemen's club. Founded in 1878, it caters primarily to the upper middle class. It can be found both in the unfashionable end of Belgrave Park and in the middle of Hogsmeade's High Street. It is not a place for the idle rich, but for the working man of class and character who needs a place to unwind.

Merlin's has two-dozen rooms available for members to rent weekly or monthly, with six additional rooms reserved for stays of three days or less. Though it lacks a formal dining room, its lounge does offer table service and light meals. It also has a billiards room, a reading room, and a tennis court in the basement. It is staffed by humans only.

Dues are 20G annually.

Members are:
  • Of any blood status.
  • Middle class and pay level four or better.
  • Of good reputation.



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Ladies' Clubs

THE LADY MORGANA
The Lady Morgana caters to the wives and daughters of the elite. Founded in 1837, its London premises is located beside Black's; its Hogsmeade entrance can be found in Wellingtonshire. The club members form three distinct social groups based upon age, but often come together for social and charity functions.

The Lady Morgana offers separate dining and tea rooms. It is spelled so that non-members (save for lady's maids and club employees) cannot enter under any circumstances. It also offers a small reading room, a rear garden for croquet and badminton, a meeting room, an on-site dressmaker, and a sewing room for the lady's maids of members to wait and drink tea (served by house elves). Waiters and the house matron are human, with the rest of the club staffed by house elves. The club does not offer rooms to members, but has a small apartment for the house matron, who sees to the running of the house. It has an entry point in Paris as well.

Dues are 50G annually.

Members are:
  • Pureblooded.
  • The wife or daughter of a Black's member.
  • Reputation 7+
  • Have never been working class
  • Unemployed, excepting healers.

THE ROSE & THISTLE
The Rose & Thistle is the newest magical ladies' club, having only been founded in the spring of 1883. It was established when some members of the Daughters of Demeter decided that they were sick of the "riff raff" in the older club, but did not meet the membership criteria for The Lady Morgana, although it has also recently had some controversial members of its own. The Rose & Thistle is located in Wellingtonshire.

The building hosts a large dining room, a smaller tea room open to guests of members, a sewing room, a reading room, and a music room. It is staffed exclusively by females. There are no rooms available.

Dues are 35G annually.

Members are:
  • Of any blood status.
  • Upper class or reputable middle class and sponsored by an upper-class member.
  • Unemployed, except as healers.
  • Of good reputation.
  • Were not working class within the last ten years.

DAUGHTERS OF DEMETER
Daughters of Demeter was founded in 1880 so that ladies who didn't qualify for the Lady Morgana might have a place to congregate. It is situated in Bartonburg, with no other entry point.

The club is modest in size, with a tea room, reading room, and sewing room, but no other meeting area, nor rooms to rent. It is staffed by three house elves who are quite happy to do the bidding of any of the club's members, but who do not like to leave the house.

Dues are 20G annually.

Members are:
  • Of any blood status.
  • The wife, widow, or daughter of someone pay level four or better.
  • Unemployed, except as healers.
  • Of good reputation.
  • Were not working class within the last ten years.



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