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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    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!
    06.30 Photobucket has gone rogue. What does this mean for you?
    06.24 AC incoming!
    06.15 Prefect season has begun!
    06.13 Abilities, adoptables, and notes on the CML
    06.11 Prepare yourselves - June 15th is coming!
    06.03 Networking has been cleaned up.
    06.01 New skins! Not kidding!
    06.01 June reminders!
    05.31 New skins...
    05.28 Students, get to work!
    05.27 A brief activity check reminder!
    05.21 Networking spring clean imminent!
    July 1887
    SWP7 is live!
    07.01 - 07.31 Posting Wizard
    07.01 - 08.31 Camp Charming
    07.01 - 07.09 Wizarding World Market
    07.05 First Prefect Application Deadline
    07.15 Second Prefect Application Deadline
    07.29 Hogwarts Prefects & Heads Announced
    07.31 Another Lytton Ball
    And More!
    Casper Darrow
    In Character
    Full Name: Casper Gilbert Darrow

    Nicknames: None

    Birthdate: January 30th, 1854

    Current Age: 29 years

    Occupation: Department of Magical Accidents and Catastrophes - Accidental Magic Reversal Squad Member

    Hogwarts House: Former Ravenclaw

    Wand: 9" poplar, unicorn hair - bendy

    Blood Status: Half-blood

    Social Class: Middle Class

    Family: Hamish Darrow - 68 - Father

    Gillian Darrow née O'Toole - Deceased - Mother

    Ramsay Darrow - 40 - Half-brother

    Caitriona Darrow - Deceased - Sister

    Fairy Darrow née Porter - Deceased - Step-mother

    Mercutio Darrow - 18 - Half-brother

    Tessa Darrow - 16 - Half-sister

    Penelope Darrow - 15 - Half-sister

    Gilderoy Darrow - 11 - Half-brother

    Appearance: Casper like other members of his family, is quite heavy set. He stands at 5'7" and boasts really quite round shape. He can't ever remember not being on the tubby side and while he's not overly self-conscious about it, it prevented him from pursuing any sort of quidditch career.

    His eyes are dark brown and their shape often give him the look of a lost puppy when he isn't smiling. When he does smile, it tends to be a rather contagious event. His hair is a little lighter than his hair which he keeps fairly short along with any facial hair. He tries to dress smartly but he somehow manages to end up looking a bit disheveled by lunchtime.


    January 30th, 1854: Casper is the first child born to Hamish Darrow and his second wife, Gillian.

    1856: Casper shows his very first signs of magic when he summons a bag of candy from a shelf he couldn't reach.

    1857: Casper gains a little sister. He decides soon after that he likes her.

    1861: Seven year old Casper is devastated when his four year old sister drowns while bathing. To make things worse, Casper helplessly watches his mother's decline in health until she is committed.

    1862: Casper becomes subdued and takes to books and food for comfort. He feels abandoned by his mother and misses his sister.

    1863: He is distraught to learn that his mother has passed away. The distraction of books from his loss mean his studies improve but he is withdrawn socially.

    1864: Hamish remarries, Casper does not take to his step-mother but he doesn't particularly dislike her either.

    1865: His Hogwarts letter arrives and unlike most children his age, he is not excited to attend the school but instead wary of the change. September arrives soon enough and a very reluctant and anxious Casper is seen off to school. The sorting hat takes an unusually long time to debate where to put him and finally decides that he is suited to Ravenclaw. Mercutio is born.

    1867: Casper gains a new sister - Tessa.

    1868: Penelope is born.

    1869: Casper's older brother Ramsay marries and has his first child. He is pleased for his brother though isn't sure what to make of being an uncle.

    1872: Casper finishes his schooling. In his time at Hogwarts, he gradually opened up a little though he never became a social butterfly. That summer, he begins training with the Ministry to work in the Department of Magical Accidents and Catastrophes. He becomes uncle again to Alistair and brother once more to Gilderoy.

    1873: Casper likes the idea of working as a squad member for the Accidental Magic Reversal Squad but hasn't the confidence in himself to pursue it.

    1874: His niece, Sunny, is born.

    1876: Casper finally works up the courage and joins the squad.

    1879: Uncle Barclay sadly gets devoured by a dragon.

    1881: His step-mother passes.

    1882: His brother's wife, Elsa, dies. Casper feels for both his brother and father at this point and isn't sure he ever wants to marry in case his wife should die.

    1883: Casper's younger brother, Mercutio, graduates. Casper decides that despite the tentative mortality of the females in his life, he would very much like a female companion to call his wife.

    Personality: Casper is friendly being though he lacks confidence in himself and at times struggles to insert himself successfully into conversation. He is not particularly feisty unless pushed to the very edge but he is chivalrous and quite aware of what is right and what is wrong. He finds solace in desserts and a good book - often he can be seen sporting a book in one hand and a snack in the other. He has become quite proficient at covering up his underlying somberness with a smile and a more jovial exterior.

    Out of Character
    Name: Olive

    Age: 19

    Contact: Ask away!

    Other Characters: One or two

    How did you hear about us?: My armpit.
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