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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    News
    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
     
        
     
    Ursula Lucetta Black
    #1
    In Character
    Full Name: Ursula Lucetta Black née Flint
    Nicknames: Ursie
    Birthdate:  April 26th 1857
    Current Age: 28 years
    Occupation: Wife/Adulteress
    Hogwarts House: Former Slytherin
    Wand: Old wand - 10 1/2" Beech, Unicorn hair.
    New wand - 11 1/2" Chestnut, Dragon Heartstring
    Blood Status: Pureblood
    Social Class: Upper Class
    Family: Orson Flint - Brother
    Benilda Greengrass née Flint - Sister
    Phineas Nigellus Black - Husband
    Sirius Black - Son
    Phineas Black II - Son
    Arcturus Black II - Son
    Belvina Black - Daughter
    Elladora Black - Sister-in-Law
    Iola Hitchins - Estranged Sister-in-Law
    Appearance: Appearance: Ursula stands at 5'4" and weighs around 127 lbs. She is thin with curves in the desired places, high cheekbones, dark curls and piercing cold gray eyes. She uses her left hand for wandwork and writing despite efforts to use her right instead. Her clothing is usually right in fashion and preferably in rich hues and on the darker side rather than pastels.
    History: As a child born into the wealthy pureblood Flint family, Ursula never went without. She always had new clothes, new toys and dolls and anything else her heart desired. She was a sneaky and manipulative child who could wrap adults around her little finger with her manners and charm. This allowed her to get away with quite a lot of mischief as a child with little to no punishment. Some might call her spoiled. Her parents were not the doting type and so she strove very hard to win their affections round though never really succeeded.

    Her first signs of magic occurred when she was two and she saved herself from falling down a flight of stairs by stopping in the air mid-fall. Of course it was expected in the summer of 1868, for Ursula to receive her Hogwarts letter. Unlike many eleven year olds, Ursula being a particularly demanding child, desperately wanted the pretty beech wand in the window having heard about beech wands being really powerful and quite expensive. She managed to convince her father to buy it but it wasn't the right wand for her. Upon arriving at Hogwarts school with her enviable beech wand in tow, she was promptly sorted into Slytherin with minimal deliberation from the sorting hat.

    By her sixth year she had earned a slight reputation in private whispers as being an exceptionally conceited young girl who was determined to get what she wanted by almost any means - that is, she was a little flirtier than was normal for most girls. Her OWL results and NEWTs were fairly decent though due to her disagreeable wand - of course she blamed her and and not herself - she did not achieve any grades above an E.

    A year after leaving Hogwarts in 1975, she was courted by and married to Phineas Nigellus Black, her former potions professor who had been elevated to Headmaster. It was by no means a love match and Ursula has never deluded herself into thinking it so but within the first twelve months of being married, his lack of interest in her seemed to inspire a longing for him which developed into love of sorts, though certainly not a healthy requited variety. She would attempt to flirt a little with other young gentlemen in his company to inspire his jealousy and attention but this never seemed to work.

    By 1877, the Black family relocated to the newly established village of Hogsmeade, where shortly after, Ursula would present her husband with their first born son, Sirius, named after Phineas' dead brother. Ursula did not take to motherhood very well at all; she found Sirius to be bothersome and annoying and the only purpose she found in it was to show him off and feel smug that she had given her husband a son first time. She had no intention of bearing any more children as she had had a son for her figure was not something she felt willing to risk a second time.

    There would be no more babies for over three years. Three years in which Ursula pined for Phineas and attempted to fill her emptiness with social gatherings and light flirtation though it did little to help. By December of 1880, her frustration was such, that she took her flirtations to another level and shared the bed of another man, Cage Wakefield. The action was not repeated but the damage was done. In the following months, she felt tormented by guilt and shame, keeping it a complete secret from her family. It would turn out that she was carrying his child and by the summer of that year, Phineas used veritaserum slipped into her goblet over dinner to find out the cause of her odd behavior. With all revealed, she was disgraced and the running of the house was passed onto her sister-in-law as she couldn't be trusted.

    September 9th of 1881, Ursula had her illegitimate son. Wanting nothing to do with him and blaming the infant for all her misery, she refused to have anything to do with it and left it unnamed. Little did she know, Elladora exchanged her son for a frail orphan of the same age and gave her real child to the newly married Mrs. Wakefield. The baby Ursula believed to be her son died that December.

    More relieved by the passing of her child than saddened by it, Ursula focused her attention on fixing her marriage. By January of 1882, she was pregnant again though this time with Phineas' child. Though not particularly pleased with being with child again so soon, she was less inclined to complain about it due to her marriage having been pieced back together and the control of the household having been restored to her.

    In May of that year, she was drafted into the expedition to expand Hogsmeade whether she liked it or not and miscarried half-way up a mountain, splinching her boobs off herself in the process of apparating to the hospital in Hosgsmeade. Yet again, Ursula did not feel particularly maternal over the ordeal but found it inspired a deep hatred for the Minister of Magic, Darcy Potter, mainly due to her humiliation at her awful magic blunder and the fact her breasts were separated from her body. The child had been a girl and so Ursula was not too disappointed.

    Determined to seek revenge on Darcy Potter, her impatience in waiting for Phineas to do so himself, lead her to his office where between a bottle of brandy and poor judgement, she ended up committing indecent acts on his floor with him. She walked away from the entire experience with the intention of wiping it from her mind completely.

    If only it could be so easy. Thankfully for having slept with Phineas shortly there after, she is as of yet unsure as to the father of her child but will claim it as Phineas' to the death.

    Patronus: A black bear
    Boggart: Her worst fear is being old and ugly.
    Amortentia: Thomas Pettigrew, freshly laundered bed linen, Sirius Black's hair.
    Personality:  Ursula is haughty, uptight and disdainful. She makes sure to sneer down her nose at those she deems beneath her and is very quick to distance herself from those with questionable reputations. She is a hypocrite, secretly very insecure and terribly vain. She is a very needy woman who thrives on attention and lives for compliments. Ursula also enjoys the occasional flirt with the odd handsome man though only as long as he is wealthy and of pure blood. She is quick to grow bored and restless and while she is capable of loyalty, she is high maintenance to say the least.

    Out of Character
    Name: Olive
    Age: 18
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    Daisypath Anniversary tickers
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    Everything looks great! It's nice to have another canon running around. :D

    Accepted.


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