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.

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    11.21 A glimpse at post-move changes.
    11.13 This news is not at all big. Do not bother with it.
    11.10 Election update!
    11.07 We have Posting Wizards!
    11.06 A big announcement...
    11.04 Happy AC day!
    11.03 Banner time!
    11.03 Welcome to November!
    10.29 October is waning...
    10.17 Election 1887 campaign ledgers are up!
    10.16 Kayte's changed her (Charming) face!
    10.10 Congrats to September's PW winners Olive and Miri!
    10.03 An update on the Hogwarts ban...
    10.01 It's now October~
    09.30 The AC Approaches
    09.24 We have new Wenches!
    November 1887
    August Theodore Echelon-Arnost
    Last updated 10/14/2014.
    In Character
    Full Name: August Theodore Echelon-Arnost

    Nicknames: Gus

    Birthdate: June 23rd 1856

    Current Age: Twenty-six

    Occupation: Unemployed - Although he does attend any political meeting or protest in the British Isles

    Hogwarts House: Ravenclaw

    Wand: Willow, 10.5", flexible, dragon heartstring
    Aspen, 10 3/4", slightly flexible, phoenix feather
    Blood Status: Pure

    Social Class: Upper

    Family: Alix Arnost, Jena Echelon-Arnost, four half-siblings, six full siblings, one nephew who was always closer to his sister.

    Also notably: August has a ward in the form of Lysander Darcy Echelon-Arnost.
    Appearance: August is 5'11." He's of average weight for his size, with blonde hair and blue eyes. He tries to keep up with fashion. Most notably, there is a strong limp in his right leg from an accident when he was nineteen, and August walks with a cane. Though generally right-handed, August also does wandwork with his left, due to the fact that he is frequently holding his cane with his right.

    History: PRE-BIRTH: August's story starts before the birth of him or his siblings. His mother was, once-upon-a-time, married to a man who had four siblings by her and his mistress. Jena had to put up with it until her husband disappeared, and then she could cut off funding to the four bastards and their mother. Soon she remarried to Alix Arnost, and began having children with him.
    1856: August was the sixth child of Jena and Alix's third, but his first son. While his sisters were very close, August wasn't attatched to either of them or his younger siblings. Instead he found himself hanging out with the servants, or occasionally his very young siblings. The Arnost clan was massive, and richer than Merlin, and he was Alix's heir.
    1861: He demonstrated magic at five, making a bookcase float a few inches off the ground.
    1866: He thought their life was perfect, until one of his sister's was proven to be a squib. August thought it incredibly regrettable, especially because she didn't even seem to be part of the family anymore.
    1867: He developed an interest in Politics, received his Hogwarts letter, and was sorted into Ravenclaw within a minute of it sitting on his head.
    SCHOOL: His school years were largely uneventful, although August's interest in politics developed until he sneaked out of school one night in sixth year to attend a political protest in Ottery. The detentions he received for such an event were very worth it, and when he graduated he established himself as even more of an activist. He had it in his head that everyone deserved equal rights, and rented a small home in London so he didn't bother his parents too much with it.

    He attended Idelle's wedding, but his squib sister did not, and August heard through parents and siblings how she slowly fell into the lower class. He did not hear anything else from her until much, much later - but we'll get to that much, much later.
    1875: At nineteen August is run over by a carriage during a protest. By some miracle he lives, but his right leg is permanently screwed up because of it.
    1876: Recovery takes him about a year - and he is still very wary of attending large protests. He still attends political meetings.
    1877: Magic is revealed to muggles, and August tries his best to blend into muggle society. He manages to keep himself hidden.

    Until 1882: when his neighbor starts suspecting him and he hears something very interesting from a friend. August goes to Hogsmeade and reconnects with his squib sister, Elsbeth Lupin - he also strikes up a rapport with Miss Lyra Potter that eventually becomes romantic although it's admittedly a bit of a train wreck. He also starts up a cafe in Irvingly, Chance L'Amour.
    1883: In January he and Lyra strike up a plan to elope because their families keep screwing them over.
    This goes terribly when Lyra is turned into a vampire and forced to flee the country. To say that August is miserable afterwards is a bit of an understatement, though he does make some effort to keep up with society. He also arranges a marriage between his sister and one of his friends, because Elsbeth is pregnant. Late in the year Lyra resurfaces and stays with August - he is of course still in love with her, and she takes his virginity before leaving. And he does make some sort of effort to move on, this time. In November, Lyra tells August that she is pregnant, something he thought impossible.
    1884: Lyra resurfaces again - when August is shattered because Elsbeth is comatose, though she later recovers - and stays with him for a few months. August goes off the grid to spend time with her and then to manage Eugene Scamander's campaign after Darcy Potter's death, which upsets Lyra further.
    In March she gives birth to twins, Helena Jena and Lysander Darcy, though Helena perishes at birth and Lyra goes off the deep end. August and Bennet Potter make the difficult moral decision to obliviate her in an attempt to fix her and she leaves again. August is guilt-ridden and depressed for months and it is only the plague - and his escaping Hogsmeade with his son when the epidemic is announced - that spurns him into action.
    Finally, he announces Lysander as his ward. Elsbeth moves in next door.
    Personality: Awkward but personable, a progressive and clever Ravenclaw who likes to quote various classic/enlightenment writers and keeps a small household.

    Sample Roleplay Post: [At least a paragraph.]

    Out of Character
    Name: Beanie

    Age: Fifteen

    Contact: Just ask

    Other Characters: hurr

    How did you hear about us?: meep
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