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
    Brendan Beckett
    In Character
    Full Name: Brendan Cole Beckett

    Nicknames: Bren

    Birthdate: October 7th, 1857

    Current Age: 29 Years

    Occupation: Transfiguration Professor Textbook Author

    Hogwarts House: Slytherin

    Wand: Black Laurel, 9", supple, Dragon Heartstring

    Blood Status: Half

    Social Class: Middle

    Family: Cole Beckett. Father. Aged 52.

    Alethia (Collingwood) Beckett. Mother. Aged 48.

    Cailean Beckett. Younger Brother. Aged 16.
    • Ewan Carrington, nephew
      Victoria Carrington, niece
    Clarissa Beckett. Younger Sister. Aged 20.
    • Prosperus Lockhart, brother-in-law
      Gilda Alethia Lockhart, niece
    Branwen Beckett. Younger Sister. Aged 12.

    Appearance: Brendan stands tall at five foot ten inches in height with broad shoulders and lean torso. He wears comfortable clothes that allows blending in to any other wizard around Diagon Alley. His hair is brown that falls messily around his face. His wand hand is right hand. His eyes are generally the first thing you notice, for they are a piercing blue-gray. He does have circles under his eyes, for the stress behind taking care of two teenaged siblings is wearing him out. He has some scars on his arms and legs from Care of Magical Creatures class, and a burn on his left breastbone from Potions class.

    History: October 7th, 1857 � His birth

    April 15th, 1861 � Clarissa's birth

    November 9th, 1865 � Cailean's birth

    September 1st, 1868 � First day at Hogwarts

    May 29th, 1869 � Branwen's birth

    September 1st, 1872 � Clarissa's First Year begins

    May 1874 � Final Year ends, and receives failing NEWTS except in Charms, DADA, and Transfiguration

    September 1st, 1876 � Cailean's First Year

    September 9th, 1876 � His mother dies.

    1877- Hogsmead Village established, visits siblings with Branwen

    September 1st, 1880 � Branwen's First Year begins

    October 21st, 1880 � Father dies.

    November 5th, 1880 � Buys house with inheritance to house his siblings for safekeeping, and becomes legal guardian.

    September 1881 | Begins studying to become an Animagus after becoming romantically involved with Vera Rose, a werewolf. Is hired at Hogwarts as Transfiguration Professor

    1884 | After nearly three years of intense study, Brendan is successful at becoming an Animagus in April. He does not return to Hogwarts the following September.

    1885 | He courts & marries Harper Hatchitt.

    1886 | Becomes a father to a son Rory Cole on April 30.

    1887 | About to publish his first fully illustrated textbook on basic Transfiguration.

    There's more but I cba to find all the threads

    Personality: headstrong | sarcastic | caring | largely empathetic | complete 180 from originally posted through character development | charitable
    Patronus: Pre-1884 | Reindeer, 1884-present| a dog
    Boggart: A fire destroying his family and home
    Amortentia: Mint, wildflowers, and Harper's soap
    Sample Roleplay Post:
    Quote:The small rundown pub, not yet popular during the last few summer gift shopping for most people's summer holidays. At least Brendan didn't have to worry about it � yet. All in all, he hated summer. He hated children. And, he hated thinking about Hogwarts. Why reminisce about terrible experiences? Mocking in his own house for having a pure-blood father and a half-blood mother, who's own mother was a mudblood, immature little brats his housemates were. His own genetics were something that the students shouldn't have commented on. It was his business after all. His business, his parents, his genetics, his life; if he wanted their opinions he would have asked for them. Besides, in school, all Brendan wanted was to do well and possibly go work at the Ministry in Law Enforcement. That all fell through seven years ago at the end of his seventh year. NEWTs just took place, and well, some of the questions had confused him and forced him to guess. Looking back, he wished he could redo it all. Rummaging for odd jobs just wasn't cutting it anymore.

    Brendan inhaled deeply at took a swig of his drink. Nothing alcoholic of course, it was too early in the day for that. He ran a finger along his glass before taking the condensation and writing abbreviated names for classes. "DADA, TRANS., POTIONS, CHARMS, ARITHM., ANC. RUNES, DIV." and he stopped. He took another swig as the condensation evaporated into the warmth of the pub. Dropping two galleons for his drink and tip on the counter, he left. He placed his left arm over his eyes as he stepped into the bright sunlight. "This is going to be one grand day," he said with a tone of pure sarcasm. It was warm, and utterly repulsive as people just shuffled by gazing at their summer shopping. Rolling his eyes he walked down, trying to find some quiet shop to get some potion making supplies, or a new book on magical creatures. Oh, there was a thought � go into a care-taking field... oh, wait, nope. He wasn't patient; a character flaw would probably be the best way to describe him. He didn't have kids, not yet. Brendan hadn't even thought of courting someone. Why should he? No one caught his eye. He glanced through a glass window, stopping in the middle of the cobblestone path. "Well then, that has a nice sparkle to it..." his thought tapered off as he slowly walked into the direction of Knockturn Alley.
    Out of Character
    Name: Tiff
    Age: 22
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