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!
  • Newbie Guide
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  • Rules
  • Playbys
  • Policy
  • Buddy System
  • History Lists
  • Occupations
  • Census
  • Adoptables
  • Hogwarts '86
  • CML
  • Daily Prophet
  • Witch Weekly
  • Lonely Threads
  • House Points
  • 1887
  • Events
  • New Posts
  • Map
  • Suggestions
  • Maintenance
  • Stamps
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    08.08 We have two PW winners for July: Soph and Beanie!
    08.07 SWP7 update for those working/in Hogsmeade
    08.05 Hogwarts updates have begun! Also, the AC is underway.
    08.01 Happy August!
    07.31 SWP meets Monthly Grouper in an opportunity to network and get some stamps.
    07.29 AC incoming et al.
    07.28 And the prefects are...
    07.23 Your stamp collection is about to get bigger!
    07.21 Calling in the banners!
    07.15 The rubble has been cleared and deadlines loom!
    07.10 Not one, not two, but THREE more stamps to add to your collection~
    07.09 New Account Change Feature!
    07.09 Disaster strikes!
    07.08 Charmers go above and beyond...
    07.07 Pop-up protest and photobucket things
    07.06 Photobucket emergency! Read me!
    07.04 A plot is afoot ;)
    07.01 July has come! Group threads are coming!
    August 1887
    SWP7 is live!
    08.01 - 08.31 Posting Wizard
    07.01 - 08.31 Camp Charming
    08.09 - 08.16 Adinbury Hunt
    08.14 Anti-Ban Protest
    08.16 - 08.23 Sanditon Regatta
    08.25 Hogsmeade Hall Dance
    And More!
    Map of Hogsmeade & Surrounding Areas
    Map of Hogsmeade+

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    The village is laid out in a hilter-skilter fashion due to the quickly increasing population of the town. The main street, High Street, is filled with busy shops offering all sorts of trinkets and goodies to whomever may have need of them. Most of the merchants and their families live in these establishments- whether they be in an apartment above the shop or a room in the back. Made of stone, the buildings here are generally nice and neat looking, though a few have had hasty additions built. The additions can be rather frightening, as the only way that they are able to stay together is because they are held there by magic. The surrounding streets to the north-east are filled with towering houses belonging to the wealthy, complete with delicate lattice-work and large ornate gardens. This area is often referred to as Wellingtonshire.

    Surrounding Wellingtonshire to the north and south west of High Street is a division of houses that are decent in appearance, though smaller. There are many of these, as the yards are not as spacious. The farther the street is from High Street, the more cramped the spaces between houses become. Right along the edge of this district are a few apartments, though they are much shabbier and haphazard looking. This area is the largest housing block in Hogsmeade, as it contains the middle-class and lower middle-class families. It is commonly referred to as Bartonburg. North Bartonburg is considered to be a nicer, more upscale area than South Bartonburg.

    Along the outskirts of Hogsmeade to the far west is the lake that stretches for a long while- it feathers out along the outskirts of the grounds of Hogwarts. A Mer Village is contained in the watery depths as well as other unknown amphibious creatures. There are a few poorly built houses set along the banks of the large body of water at the outskirts of Hogsmeade, owned by wizarding families that are not able to afford to live somewhere where their homes are not constantly being flooded and harassed by the creatures of the lake. On the far east side of Hogsmeade, the Forbidden Forest wraps itself around the village's edge. A large number of apartments and huts have been built here by the poor, who must always leave a fire lit to keep the dangers of the forest out. These areas, often considered as the ghetto, can be considered dangerous not only for the inhabitants of the surrounding natures, but also because of the sort of people who call the place home.

    The houses that are large often have many families crammed into them despite the lack of safety of the establishments- as the magic has been so poorly done that it has begun to wear off. Any attempts at fixing these up have been futile. Tiny one or two-room huts are also widely used by the poor, though these are in no better condition than the larger houses. It is referred to as the Slums, as no one ever bothered to give it a proper name. Dirty children run around barefoot at all hours of the night, death and disease are common, as are prostitutes, hagglers, and thieves.

    Also located in the city is  Hogsmeade Station, which is fairly quite throughout the year, only to be filled to the brim when Hogsmeade's term is either beginning or ending.