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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    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...

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    Barnabas Skeeter

    Dueling Commission Head of Office & One-Legged Asshat

    Dueling Commission Head of Office & One-Legged Asshat

    Played by Té
    Unattached 5 ft. 3 in.


    Date of Birth
    08-13-1989 (33 years old)
    Local Time
    01-29-2023 at 03:19 AM
    Time Spent Online
    4 Weeks, 2 Days, 12 Hours, 19 Minutes, 6 Seconds
    Last Visit
    03-07-2018, 04:37 PM
    Members Referred: 3
    Total Threads:170 (0.05 threads per day | 0.57 percent of total threads) (Find All Threads)
    Total Posts: 646 (0.18 posts per day | 0.27 percent of total posts) (Find All Posts)
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    Barnabas Skeeter



    June 27, 1859 — August 31, 1870
    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.

    Hogwarts and Beyond

    September 1, 1870 — May 31, 1877
    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.
    Slytherin Prefect
    1875 - 1877
    OWL Scores
    Charms . . . O
    DADA . . . A
    Herbology . . . P
    Muggle Studies . . . O
    Potions . . . E
    Transfiguration . . . E

    NEWT Scores
    Charms . . . O
    DADA . . . E
    Muggle Studies . . . O
    Potions . . . A
    Transfiguration . . . O
    After completing his education, he landed a job at the Ministry in the Improper Use of Magic Office as an investigator.

    In Character Developments

    Employment History
    MoM Improper Use of Magic Office | Investigator
    June 1877 - August 1885

    MoM (Department of Games and Sports) Dueling Commission | Head of Office
    August 1885 - Present
    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 and discovered that he has a penchant for coffee (he takes it black.)

    Socially, he's made some people angry, others charmed and has a sexual-tension/hate relationship with Mrs. Ivy Scrivenshaft and Miss Maeve Connolly. The former was the sole inspiration for the misshapen ivy tattoo on his left ass cheek that he got one drunken night with the help of his friends' encouragement, whilst the latter wounded his pride by openly combating his stance on female dueling.

    He's true love interest is Miss Amelia Evans, though it's a rocky relationship (and he's secretly terrified of her dog, Penny.)

    During the summer of 1885, he defended Padmore Park against a troll attack and in reward, a troll bit off the lower half of his left leg. Rather than be an invalid, he was able to switch to a department that did not require so much physical activity - the Dueling Commission Head of Office. With the promotion and his newly one-legged status in mind, in January 1886 he proceeded to propose that female sanctioned duels should be illegal in The Daily Prophet. In March of 1886, it was brought before the Wizengamot. The proposal sparked a lot of public attention and in the end, the Wizengamot decided to allow females to duel each other outright, as men's equals.

    Last updated 05/09/16


    Ship Index

    Amelia Evans

    1. Amelia gives him a bloody nose after he accidentally gropes her.
    2. Barnabas apologizes for accidentally groping her.
    3. Amelia sends him a letter.
    4. Barnabas rescues Amelia from hexed owl cages.
    5. Barnabas imposes on the crime report interview for hexed owl cages.
    6. They consume amortentia'd pastries at the Summer Solstice Celebration and can't keep their hands off of each other.
    7. Barnabas saves Amelia and Ivy Scrivenshaft from a troll attack - though gets maimed in the process.
    8. Amelia visits him in the hospital and proceeds to flee when things get serious.
    9. The pair run into each other at Winkle's birthday party and he proceeds to declare that they have something special, propose marriage and get shoved into the Black Lake all in one conversation.
    10. They makeup enough for her to agree to let him see her again.
    11. He asks her uncle for his blessing for courtship.
    12. They begin to court officially.
    13. Amelia finds Barnabas sick with dragon breath potion.
    14. They nearly rip each other's clothes off at her family's Christmas party and declare their love for one another.
    15. Amelia reacts to his anti-female dueling stance and breaks the courtship off.
    16. Barnabas sends her melodramatic letters that get ignored.
    17. Barnabas rescues drunk Amelia from Padmore Park for the Leap Day Mini-SWP. She puts on the engagement ring he was going to give her and when they wake up the next day, they assume that somehow they became engaged.
    AU Threads
    Ivy Scrivenshaft

    Maeve Connolly


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

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