Ravenwood Detective Agency
Like every good castle, Ravenwood has its share of intrigue. Over the last few years we’ve even seen more than a few murders. So many, in fact, that we’ve had to form a squad of guests and volunteers to look into them: the Ravenwood Detective Agency.
Join our intrepid detectives as they search for clues, solve puzzles, avoid killers and monsters alike, and endeavor to solve the latest mystery plaguing our erstwhile castle.
Tickets for one of our mystery events are $100, and include dinner Saturday night, breakfast Saturday and Sunday (of course!), and all the mystery and hi-jinks you can handle! Due to the nature of these events, tickets are limited to those staying on site.
Upcoming mystery events are listed below, and stay tuned to our blog Quoth the Raven for announcements of new events!
Anatomy of a Murder Mystery
Our mysteries aren't your typical four hour dinner theater. When you attend one of our events, the mystery starts at dinner Friday night and the final clues aren’t wrapped up until breakfast on Sunday. The intervening 40 hours or so are filled with activity. You will be gathering evidence, searching for clues, solving puzzles, making dead drops, avoiding the killer (unless you ARE the killer!), and a myriad of other activities that you just can’t fit in a box.
Upcoming Mystery Events
Murder? Inconceivable! – January 27th & 28th, 2017
At the edge of the Fire Swamp sits a lonely outpost, known as Ravenwood Castle. Aside from the flame spurts, lightning sand and rodents of unusual size, the castle residents live a simple and relatively peaceful life.
But of late, something is amiss. Over the past few weeks the castle has been plagued by a series of untimely – although apparently accidental – deaths. The first seemed innocuous enough; the second, a bit coincidental. After the third, people began to ask questions. Are these deaths perhaps less than accidental? Could it be, Murder? Inconceivable!
Join the Ravenwood Detective Agency January 27th & 28th as we fall victim to one of the classic blunders and go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line.
Death Finds a Way – February 3rd & 4th, 2017
On a lonely hilltop deep in the forest, science has made a great leap forward. Some said it couldn’t be done. Others said it shouldn’t be done. But a few brave pioneers have embarked on a secret project to recreate the one time rulers of the Earth, dinosaurs!
The project has been a huge success. Nearly a dozen species of dinosaurs have been brought to life within the labs in and around Ravenwood Castle. But mere days before announcing their discovery to the world, tragedy struck. Three lab technicians have gone missing, their labs adorned with scratch marks on the walls and blood stains on the floor.
Have the newly created dinosaurs turned violent? An obvious theory – except for the fact that all dinosaurs are safely secured in their enclosures.
Is this perhaps a more mundane crime?
Whether the killer is human or reptilian one thing is sure, Death Finds a Way.
Join the Ravenwood Detective Agency February 3rd & 4th for Death Finds a Way. The weekend is guaranteed to start with oohs and ahhs. The running and screaming comes later.
A Murder of Muggles – March 10th & 11th, 2017
The last few years have been tense ones in the wizarding world. First a string of murders terrorized the students of Hogwarts. A year later found the people of Hogsmeade as the victims of similar killings. Now, after a year of relative quiet, non-magical residents of the nearby Ravenwood Castle are turning up dead.
Muggle authorities are dumbfounded by the odd nature of the crimes, and have turned to the Ministry of Magic for assistance. The Ministry has tasked the Ravenwood Detective Agency with investigating the murders. Are these killings mundane or magical – or perhaps a bit of both?
Witches, wizards and muggles alike are invited to join the Ravenwood Detective Agency March 10th & 11th to find out!
Death is Out There – March 17th & 18th, 2017
Ravenwood Castle is a quiet vacation destination set amidst the forests of central Ohio. But lately, the locals have begun to wonder if the castle is a destination for more than just tourists. Strange unexplained lights have been seen moving in the sky over the castle at night. Some more eccentric residents even claim to have seen alien figures in the nearby woods.
At first these sightings were dismissed as the product of overactive imaginations – or too much holiday cheer. But then the disappearances began. At first it was just a string of missing pets. Then a few hikers set out for a day trip but never returned. Just last week, three residents in the nearby town went missing in the night. One was found two days later, wandering lost and aimless through the woods, with no idea where he was or how he’d got there.
Local authorities are at a loss, and have called in the Ravenwood Detective Agency for assistance in the investigation.
What is causing the mysterious disappearances? Are there other victims still out there waiting to be found, or have they met a sinister end? Is there a logical explanation for what’s happening, or is something unearthly going on? Believers and skeptics alike are invited to join the Ravenwood Detective Agency March 17th & 18th to find out!
Colonel Mustard's Revenge - April 14th & 15th, 2017
Not that long ago, Colonel DeJohn Mustard planned a quiet getaway to a country castle for some much needed rest and relaxation. Little did the good Colonel know that relaxation would be scarce, and the rest… permanent.
The Ravenwood Detective Agency was called in, the culprit in the Colonel’s murder was caught, and the remaining guests were cleared. The matter was resolved.
Or so we thought.
At a recent party in the very same country castle, a party not at all unlike the good Colonel’s last, guests were shocked and horrified by the untimely and mysterious death of one of their own. The only clue, a simple note:
“The Colonel shall be revenged.”
Veterans and novices alike are invited to join us April 14th & 15th for the final mystery in the 2016-2017 season, Colonel Mustard’s Revenge!
The twisted minds at the Shadow Stalkers and Ravenwood Castle are always coming up with new themes to challenge the sleuths of the Ravenwood Detective Agency. Here's just a few of the mysteries our guests have faced to date!
Murder in Mirkwood (Lord of the Rings)
Havoc on Hoth (Star Wars)
Murder in Brown(coat) (Firefly)
Trail of the Living Dead
Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Deadly Hand
The Killers Grimm (Dark Fairy Tales)
Slytherin' Slayings (Harry Potter)
Murder at Casterly Rock (Game of Thrones)
Sherlock Holmes and the Steampunk Killings
Murders in Masquerade (Classic Mystery)
Murders Outside of Time (Doctor Who)
Young Frankenshteen (Mel Brooks)
The Night of the Living Dead (Zombies!)
The Adventure of the Dragon's Claw (Classic Mystery)
The Cold Hand of Death (Classic Mystery)
Death in Small Doses (Classic Mystery)