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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    01.11 I've got a bit of a reputation...
    01.06 AC underway, and a puzzle to solve!
    01.01 Happy new year! Have some announcements of varying importance.
    12.31 Enter the Winter Labyrinth if you dare!
    12.23 Professional Quidditch things...
    12.21 New stamp!
    12.20 Concerning immortality
    12.16 A heads up that the Secret Swap deadline is fast approaching!
    12.14 Introducing our new Minister of Magic!
    12.13 On the first day of Charming, Kayte gave to me...
    12.11 Some quick reminders!
    12.08 Another peek at what's to come...
    12.05 It's election day! OOC, at least.
    12.04 We have our PW winners for November!
    12.02 New Skins! In less exciting news, the AC is underway.
    11.27 AC Saturday and election next week!
    11.21 A glimpse at post-move changes.
    11.13 This news is not at all big. Do not bother with it.
    Sea Lions
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    Priam Lestrange's children and wards were brought to the gate of Hogwarts via carriage, where Meta was separated with her relatives. Her sisters and her cousin took off on the carriages to the castle, whereas Meta was escorted to a growing group of other first years. Meta felt somewhat lost in the crowd. She couldn't see any of her friends that would also be starting at Hogwarts that evening!

    She finally spotted some familiar faces when they were ushered towards the boats. Meta was torn - she was at the front of the group, so she could get to one of the boats sooner. That would also mean that she'd have to leave her friends behind - at least until they reached the castle.

    Eh, getting to Hogwarts sooner rather than later was more of a priority to Meta!

    She jumped into a boat randomly. When she realized who the other passenger was, Meta got an awkward desire to leave, but it was too late. The boat had already embarked.

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    Where was Alcyone?

    Maddy craned her neck to look for her cousin as she sat at the bow of her rowboat. This, she decided, was the downside to her friend living in Hogsmeade—after all, had they ridden the train together, they would be together now!

    She gripped the wooden sides as the boat began to rock, looking to see if it was Alcyone who had joined her. Nope, she realized with disappointment, face falling, it was a stranger.

    Correction: it was the bratty girl from the park!

    No sooner had the brunette opened her mouth to ‘invite’ the girl to find another boat when theirs took off, leaving them with a literal and figurative half-empty situation. Maddy closed her mouth, looked away, and did her best to mind her manners so as not to make the situation worse. Regardless, though, this was not how she wanted to start her time at Hogwarts!
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    The brunette from the carnival didn't seem too pleased with Meta's presence. At least she didn't start lecturing her on how impolite it was to just jump in someone else's boat, or whatever!

    In fact, the other girl didn't say anything. Meta had nothing to say either. Awkward silence, it would be!

    The brunette had gotten the front, so Meta stuck to the back. She placed a hand in the water and waved it around as they sailed. That was until she caught a glimpse of something down there! She lurched forward to get a better look!
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    The rude girl’s abrupt movement shook the small rowboat, and Maddy had to fight to steady herself.

    “Careful!” she snapped.
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    It didn't take long for the other brunette to start acting like a governess again!

    "I saw something in the water!" Meta snapped at her boat-mate. She turned around to glare at the girl. "You know, legend says that there is a giant squid that eats insufferable people before they can get to Hogwarts." She gave her an antagonistic smile.
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    “Then I take pleasure in knowing I shan’t have to endure you much longer,” Maddy replied primly, the song in her voice not reaching her eyes. Was it too much to ask that the pair made it to the castle—what should have been an exciting journey—without her drowning them both or being a brat? Maddy clung to the knowledge that this prissy little rich girl would be in Slytherin, and Maddy herself in Gryffindor, and they need not see one another much at all.
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    "Ha ha," Meta mocked. "You're so funny." Meta assumed, at least, that the girl meant it in the 'The giant squid will eat you' way.

    Before she could say anything else, she caught a glance of something once more. "Look!" she urged, momentarily forgeting her beef with the other girl. "I think it's a mer!" A sardonic smile spread across her face. "Not that you'd know what a mer is." Meta was under the impression that this girl was from the countryside. The boring type of it, where there were only fields and farm animals. This was probably the first time she'd been close to a large body of water. No wonder she was so scared about their boat sinking!
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    She shouldn’t rise to the bait.

    She wouldn’t rise to the bait.

    She rose to the bait.

    “I suspect you know a great many things,” she allowed sarcastically and then, with more bite, “because without any friends, you surely spend all your time reading books for companionship.”
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    Truth be told, Meta didn't have that many friends. She had many playmates, children from other wealthy, pureblooded families, but any close friends of that sort aren't yet played so they are as good as none. She used to be close to Octavian, but he was dead now. She got along well with the Thicknesse twins, also. Laurentia had forgiven her for that time she'd thrown cake at her.

    "I have many friends!" Meta protested. "They're just not dumb like yours."
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