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.
     
        
     
    Ayumi Browning
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    In Character
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    Full Name: Ayumi Mirabella Browning

    Nicknames: Ayu, Aya, "Father's doll" (for her mother XD)

    Birthdate: 10th October 1862

    Current Age: 20

    Occupation: Head of Japanese relations of Browning Trade Company

    Hogwarts House: Gryffindor

    Wand: swishy, maple, dragon heartstring, 11'

    Blood Status: pureblood

    Social Class: upper

    Family:
    Father: Earl Joseph Browning

    Mother: countess Miyako Browning
    Half-Brother: Thomas Browning

    Appearance:
    Ayumi inherited her mother's features, that are typically asian. Her skin isn't as white as that of a typical english girl and so Ayu uses powder to cover it. It's one of her Another feature inherited after her mother is her long, black and slightly wavy hair. Her eyes also come from that side of the family. Her father jokes that Ayu has only his lips and nothing more and even if she wasn't his child, he wouldn't be able to tell, because of the fact she looks so alike her mother.


    When it comes to fashion, Ayumi likes to wear some bold colours. She likes red, pink and all the light colours. She says that they look good with her skin tone. Also, she likes corsets, because they show her silhouette. To every girl that whines about corsets Ayu always says: "Try walking in a kimono all day." It's not that Ayumi dislikes the traidtional japanese outfit, she just finds it much less comfortable and flattering than her dresses.

    History: Ayumi's father, Earl Browning, came to Japan to do business, with his one year old son. He didn't plan to stay there for too long, but he had to correct his plan. He hired a young girl to take care of his only son, telling her to speak only Japanese to him. Earl Browning himself was quite fluent in that language and soon he found himself under the girls undeniable charm. It didn't take long for them to connect and develop a deep bond that somehow lead them to sleeping together and conceiving a child. Upon learning that Miyako is expecting, the man proposed and the two got married at the fertility festival. They spent four years in Japan, getting Ayumi and her half-brother the best education they could. Earl's father wasn't very happy with the marriage, but seeing as Ayumi's father was his only living child he never did anything that would prove he actually thinks badly of it.


    Ayumi was not raised like other purebloods. Miyako, who came from a middle class family, didn't want anyone to take her child away from her and so they deeply bonded, becoming best friends over the years. Of course, Joseph took care that no one knows how Ayumi is raised. On the balls and other parties, she was acting like a girl of her age should be, but when no one was watching Miyako had a free hand in raising her child, Joseph did not have the strength to go against his wife. When Ayumi was eight, the whole family moved to southern states of U.S.A as Joseph once again had some business there. They lived there for almost eight years. It is where Miyako first met and joined the suffragettes that fought for woman's right to vote. When Ayumi became a teenager, her mother made sure she'll be engaged in it somehow. Joseph allowed them to do what they want, as long as they stay out of the pictures, because he didn't want any scandal. Miyako reluctantly agreed. In the meantime, Ayu went to Hogwarts, as her father signed her up there. She was sorted into Gryffindor and quickly started to spread the ideas of the movement her mother was involved in.


    When Ayumi was sixteen, the whole family moved once again, this time to England, which Miyako found awfully cold. Joseph, who was dedicated to give his wife everything she could possibly want, decided that they will live in Cornwall during winter and in England, during summer. Everywhere they went, they cultivated the Japanese traditions. Very often, they talked in Japanese between themselves, especially if they wanted to keep something private. Ayumi's Japanese accent influences her British one and makes her even more stand out from the crowd. In England, she once again joined her mother in their fight for the right to vote. To their surprise, Joseph's son from his first marriage supported them quite vocally, even coming to the meetings, which made Ayu very proud of possessing such an older brother.

    Now, as Ayu is eighteen, but there still is no fiancee. It's not like nobody tried, but her mother made a deal with her husband û if in two years Ayu won't someone who will want to marry her for love, then they will start looking for someone to arrange the marriage. Ayumi herself isn't really worried about that. She's much preoccupied with ensuring that the girls at school join her in her fight for the right to vote.

    Personality: One word: suffragette. The rest is a mystery :D

    Patronus: nightingale

    Boggart: find her parents dead

    Amortentia: incense, blooming cherry

    Out of Character
    Name: Kat

    Age: 20

    Contact: pm me for it

    Other Characters: Scarlett O'Neill, Evangeline Asperhand

    How did you hear about us?: you already know
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    set by MJ

    #2
    just in case if you didn't notice it on cbox...it's done :D
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    #3
    Hey Kat, everything looks great! Just one thing before I can accept her - she wouldn't turn 18 until October, and it is currently November. This would also make her a sixth year.
    Please tag Barnabas Skeeter in replies.
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    #4
    changed the date so she's now 18 and a 7th year
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    #5
    Perfect! She should be titled in just a moment. ^^

    Accepted! Please post with your new character in the Character Master List thread. ^^
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