Ravenwood Detective Agency
Like every good castle, Ravenwood has its share of intrigue. Over the last two 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. Please be sure to add your tickets to your reservation when booking your room.
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 in Mirkwood – January 29th & 30th, 2016
At the edge of the darkened forest of Mirkwood lies a remote fort. The hardy Men of this outpost are no strangers to trouble. They have long since grown accustomed to the occasional goblin raid, and all know not to venture too deep into the wood lest they stumble into a nest of giant spiders.
But trouble of a new sort has found the outpost. Twice in the past fortnight the gruesome remains of lone soldiers have been discovered, not on patrol, but inside the fort. And now the Captain himself has been found, slain within his own tent.
Are these killings the work of an insider? Or has the fort been infiltrated, perhaps by Easterlings, perhaps by something… more sinister?
Ready your axe and your wits and prepare to enter the Mirkwood Forest. Stick to the forest track, keep your spirits up, hope for the best, and with a tremendous slice of luck you may come out one day…
Haunting in Hogsmeade – February 5th & 6th, 2016
A year ago the wizarding world was shocked by a series of murders. No ordinary murders, these magical crimes occurred in the very halls of Hogwarts itself. Outside experts were brought in to investigate. The culprit was found and brought to justice. The matter was closed.
Or so we thought.
Then a traveling wizard was found dead in his room in the Hogs Head Inn, his face fixed in a horrified grimace. It didn’t take long before astute wizards realized the date held special significance – it was one year to the day from the first of what have become known as the Hogwart’s Homicides. A second victim was found the next night, and a third the night after that, each corresponding with a murder the year before.
The town of Hogsmeade is in an uproar. Terrified residents congregate in the Hogs Head and cast nervous glances into shadowed corners. Some claim to have sighted unusual apparitions. Some believe them to be the ghost of the Hogwarts murderer; others believe them to be the ghosts of the victims.
The townsfolk demand action, and have once again called in the Ravenwood Detective Agency for assistance.
Are these magical murders from beyond the grave? Or are they crimes more mundane?
More importantly, will there be Butter Beer?
The Castle Job – March 11th & 12th, 2016
You do the job, and then you get paid. At least, that’s how it’s supposed to work. But there’s the crime boss that hired you, dead on his floor, with no sign of your payment in sight.
Now a ‘verse with one less crime lord might not be the worst thing. But whoever – or whatever – murdered your contact also took your money. And that just can’t stand. So gather your crew, track down the killer, and recover your payment.
Join us March 11th & 12th as the Ravenwood Detectives return to the ‘verse for the second in our Firefly themed murder mystery series – The Castle Job!
It’s going to be an interesting day.
Danger on Dagobah - April 8th & 9th, 2016
After the recent infiltration of the Empire’s hidden Ravenwood Castle outpost on Hoth, Imperial bases across the galaxy have been placed on heightened alert – none more than the Empire’s newest research lab, hidden deep in the swamps of Dagobah. The research being conducted here must not fall into the Rebel’s hands.
Yet somehow the lab’s scientists have begun turning up dead. Is this the work of Rebel agents? Perhaps an experiment gone horribly wrong? Or is there something far more sinister than bogwings out in that swamp?
Whether you’re a padawan or Jedi Master, Sith Lord or Imperial Officer, join the Ravenwood Detective Agency April 8th & 9th for Danger on Dagobah, the final mystery of the season!
But be warned, the possibility of successfully navigating this mystery is approximately 3,720 to 1….
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!
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)