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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    You have found our archive! Charming lives on here!
    02.05 One last puzzle before we depart!
    02.01 AC? What AC?
    01.26 Impending URL changes!
    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...
    Forums in 'High Street'
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    The Apothecary is a fascinating shop crammed with all sorts of interesting things. There are barrels of slimy stuff lined up on the floor and jars of all sorts of powders, herbs, and the like along the walls. Bundles of feathers, fangs, and claws hang from the ceiling. The whole place smells very bad, a mixture of bad eggs and rotten cabbage. (Description credit goes to J.K Rowling and the HPL)
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    Beautiful Beast Boutique
    Freshly built in Hogsmeade in the spring of 1882, the boutique is continually increasing the stock of magical animals that they provide to the town. It is tucked away at the end of High Street in a small two story building. It is cluttered with cages that encase noisy animals. The only attempt of tidiness that can be seen is a stack of shelves near the back that hold books dictating the care of certain species and bottles of medicine for the different animals. There are many ordinary species available for sale as well as not-so ordinary including (but not limited to): cats of all colors, dogs, toads, extremely intelligent rats, poisonous snails, garden gnomes, the occasional ghoul, exotic birds and kneazels. The shop is closed on Wednesdays for the processing of new stock, and also Sundays.
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    Dervish and Banges
    Sells and repairs magical equipment and accessories, such as sneakoscopes. It is small in size but neatly organized. A bit dim due to there only being one window which is located at the front of the store, it might take one a while to find what they are searching for.
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    Denbright’s Emporium of Wonderful Things
    A large, brightly lit shop, Denbright’s Emporium gives off a sense of cheerfulness and childish wonder. The shop is packed with toys of every description, from enchanted versions of muggle toys to the purely magical, including toy versions of brooms, wands, crystal balls, and cauldrons. The staff are often equipped with roller skates, and with the air filled with hot air balloons, flying toy dragons and winged horses, the whole shop teeters on the edge of chaos. Shoppers are advised to be wary of the enchanted wooden T-Rex skeleton ‘Buster’ who enjoys making a bid for freedom as much as his fanged-frisbee.
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    Kid Bopper
    01-06-2018, 04:22 AM
    by Claire Bennet
    Gladrags Wizardwear
    A clothing shop that also has branches in London and Paris.
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    Change Up
    12-24-2017, 08:30 AM
    by Young-Jae Choi
    High Street Area Clubs
    High street is home to the gentlemen's clubs Excalibur, Merlin's, and The Magical Equity Club, each boasting their own unique atmospheres, both in terms of decor and discussion. Please tag all threads with the appropriate club. Only members may post. For more information on club membership, and to sign your character(s) up, check out this thread.
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    Hog's Head
    A worn-out wooden sign hangs over the door, advertising with a wild boar's severed head leaking blood onto the white cloth around it. A shadier pub and inn, the Hog's Head is known for it's cheap prices compared to the Three Broomsticks as well as its sometimes crooked clientele. (Description credit goes to J.K Rowling and HPL)

    It is most often frequented by members of the lower class.

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    Hogsmeade Hall
    Built after the fires of '84, Hogsmeade Hall is a plain, one-story building used by the lower and middle classes to host meetings and occasional events—free of charge.
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    On the Road to Champions
    01-06-2018, 08:50 PM
    by Rufus Bixby
    Hogsmeade Hospital
    At six stories tall, it is the second tallest building in Hogsmeade, with the Ministry being the first. It is tall and clean, with neat lines and elegantly understated decor. When first walking inside, one enters the waiting room. A welcome witch sits at a desk near the entrance, while farther off there are hallways that lead to a tearoom and hospital shop. The emergency waiting room is shared with the regular waiting room and is often filled with wizards and witches with all maladies including steaming from the head, extra limbs and pungent boils. Two lifts operate themselves to carry patients and staff to the other levels.
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    Hogsmeade Memorial Ballroom
    Donated by all three major ladies' clubs, the Memorial Ballroom stands as a eternal tribute to the lives that were taken in the Laughing Plague of '84. The foyer consists of a massive fresco featuring each and every person the sickness is known to have taken (at their prettiest and wealthiest -- the rich don't want to dance with beggars!) dancing at an elaborate affair. The building itself is two storeys: the bottom the ballroom proper, as well as the cloak room and kitchens, and the second floor for cards and parlour games, featuring a small stand for musicians, some chaises, and a balcony overlooking the dance floor.
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    Honeyduke's Sweet Shop
    A bright and colorful shop that sells magical sweets. They make their own fudge and chocolate that has become world-renowned in the wizarding world.
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    Ollivander's Wands
    "Makers of Fine Wands since 382 B.C," Ollivander's is a narrow and shabby little shop with a window display consisting of a single wand resting on a faded purple cushion. Inside the walls are lined floor to ceiling with thousands of narrow boxes, which Mr. Ollivander chooses from when trying to find a wand to match each customer. (Description credit goes to J.K Rowling and HPL)
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    Duck and Cover
    12-30-2017, 04:25 AM
    by Ernie Nuffer
    Owl Emporium
    Dimly lit and small in size, the only sunlight is let in through small squared windows that border the ceiling of the shop as well as the store's display window. It advertises various breeds of owls for the lowest price in Hogsmeade. An iron gate splits the room in half, with owl treats, cages and other accessories one side while the other half holds owls of all colors and sizes.
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    You Again?
    02-24-2018, 10:31 PM
    by Rufus Bixby
    Post Office
    Small but brightly lit, at least three hundred owls at any given time sit and wait to deliver messages. The fowl are all sizes, from large to small. They are also color coded depending on how quickly one wants their message delivered.
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    Quality Quidditch Supplies
    A narrow, deep store, neatly organized with rows of various Quidditch supplies, from the latest safety equipment, a range of broomsticks in various price ranges, standard game balls, and practice sets. The front windows contain mannequins modelling the latest equipment, and rotate colors to match the most recent professional Quidditch victories. The shop is closed on Sundays.
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    Scrivenshaft's Quill Shop
    Small and compact, Scrivenshaft's sells quills and stationary. It also has a catalog one can look at if they want to order something custom made.
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    Silverwand Cauldrons
    A large shop that is decorated in an old-fashioned way, it sells cauldrons of all types as well as miscellaneous school supplies.
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    The Painted Lady
    The Painted Lady was opened December 20th, 1883 by a mysterious Eléonore Lévesque. Primarily a tea room by day, the decor is tasteful but indulgent, sporting mauve wallpaper and white walls and trimming. Customers enter the tea room and find themselves in the foyer where a large painting of a lady takes pride of place. Through an archway, is the tea room itself; round tables are found throughout the room and topped with white table cloths trimmed with lace. These usually cater to two people each, larger tables can be arranged. The brothel operates mainly at night and is accessed via a discreet back entrance.

    It is most often frequented by members of the middle and upper classes.

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    The Three Broomsticks
    A well-known inn and a frequent haunt of Hogwarts students. It's warm and comfortable, is packed at all hours of the day, and is a great spot to drink butterbeer. They also serve firewhisky, gillywater, mulled mead, red currant rum, as well as muggle liquor. The food is fresh and delicious and is a popular place for citizens who can afford it. (Description credit to J.K Rowling and HPL)

    It is most often frequented by members of the lower and middle classes.

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    Old friends
    01-03-2018, 10:05 PM
    by Percival Adlard Jr
    Twilfit and Tatting's
    A large and brightly lit shop that sells upscale robes and wizard clothing.
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    Whizzhard Books
    The largest bookstore in town, it boasts two full floors of books covering any subject imaginable. A few areas have comfortable sofas and chairs to sit on to encourage customers to read a bit of their book before buying. It is warmly lit and has a cozy atmosphere.
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    Mad About the Boy
    01-15-2018, 03:15 PM
    by Cassandra Trelawney

    High Street
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