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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    04.17 We seem to be suffering a shortage of older students >.<
    04.09 A foul odour is plaguing Irvingly...
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    03.17 Students now have full access to their house skins!
    03.09 Changes to Student Clubs records
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    April 1887
    04.01 - 04.30 Posting Wizard
    April Writing Challenge
    04.07 Padmore Picnic
    04.16 Quidditch: Hufflepuff vs. Slytherin
    04.21 - 04.23 Dueling Tournament
    And More!
    Barnabas Skeeter
    In Character
    Full Name: Barnabas Skeeter

    Nicknames: Skeeter, or Barney - which he will not respond to.

    Birthdate: June 27th, 1859

    Current Age: 26 Years

    Occupation: Improper Use of Magic Office Investigator

    Hogwarts House: Slytherin

    Wand: Cedar, 9 3/4", Unyielding, Dragon Heartstring

    Blood Status: Halfblood

    Social Class: Middle Class


    Maxwell Skeeter | Father
    Martha Skeeter | Mother
    Mortimer Skeeter | Brother
    Archibald Skeeter | Brother
    Antonius Skeeter | Brother
    Thomspon Skeeter | Brother
    Tamsin Skeeter | Sister
    Irina Skeeter | Sister-In-Law

    Appearance: Quite short in stature, Barnabas only comes in at a meager 5'3" tall and 143 lbs. He has a shock of light blonde hair that he has trimmed on a weekly basis so that it remains pristine. A strong jaw, thick brows and an unfortunately wide mouth are what most people notice about him. His grey eyes are often cold and judging. He wears rather boring attire and usually can be found in traditional wizard robes of a black or grey color - exquisitely tailored. He is right handed.


    Barnabas was born the second son to what would later be a rather large family. He was a small for his age, even in infancy. There was speculation that there may be a birth defect that caused this, but as he grew, he seemed to be able to function perfectly well - he was simply short. As the years passed, more siblings joined them.

    Barnabas gave special attention to his studies, even as a youngster. From a young age, he realized that if he were to do well in everything, his father would praise him. It was because of this that he was proud to rattle off facts and recite difficult Latin and classical literature in his father's presence. It gave him a rather large ego and he quickly became a child that did not like to be wrong. He gleefully pointed out when others were, and was quite difficult to get along with. Because of this, he did not become particularly close to any of his siblings. They would call him "Barney" to tease him, though he hated it. He believed nicknames to be demeaning of his intelligence.

    He attended Hogwarts and was sorted into Slytherin. He did well in his subjects and was elected prefect in his fifth year. He continued on as prefect in his sixth year and hoped for head boy for his seventh, but was beat out by Bennet Potter. Barnabas is still bitter over it, as he does not like to lose. He did retain his prefect position that year however.

    After completing his education, he landed a job at the Ministry in the Improper Use of Magic Office as an investigator. He hopes to continue moving up along the ladder rungs until he becomes a department head.

    July 2015 Update:
    Within the past two years, a lot has happened to Barnabas. His brother Archibald - with whom he was highly competitive - died, as did Archie's wife in childbirth. The child named Reginald, survived.

    During his work at the Ministry, he has been bayoneted in the gut, had fingers sliced off and required them be reattached, and was also hexed to have a very difficult to remove donkey's tail. (He'd had to have special robes sewn to keep it hidden for four months until its removal.) He has also traveled to Boston for a month to assist in the improper use of magic there.

    Socially, he's made some people angry, others charmed and has a sexual-tension/hate relationship with Mrs. Ivy Scrivenshaft. She was the sole inspiration for the tattoo on his left ass cheek that he got one drunken night, thanks to his friends. It is a very misshaped vine of ivy. He is glad that he can't see it unless using a looking glass, needless to say. He's also grown quite attracted to Miss Amelia Evans, who has a dog that he pretends not to be terrified of.

    Personality: Know-it-all, judgemental, hot tempered, suck up, traditional, competitive and insecure over his size.

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    Barney uses a prosthetic leg and a cane to get around.
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