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
The Trail of the Living Dead – November 13th & 14th, 2015
It has been nearly two years since the series of incidents that we refer to only as the “troubled times”. In those dark days, the Living Dead plagued Ravenwood Castle. It took all the Ravenwood Detective Agency had to get to the bottom of the zombie infection and curb the outbreak.
But through the efforts of many valiant detectives, we were finally safe from the zombie scourge.
Or so we thought.
In recent weeks several guests have mysteriously disappeared while hiking in the nearby woods. Exhaustive searches have turned up no trace of the missing hikers.
And then the trails began to appear. Rough trails, as if torn from the forest. Trails strewn with body parts and bloody clothing. The trails expand each night - drawing ever closer to the castle itself!
An ill wind is blowing, and whispers of the shambling dead once again inspire terror in the castle and surrounding countryside.
The Ravenwood Detective Agency is calling all available agents, wet behind the ears novices and grizzled veterans alike, to meet this new challenge. Are you brave enough to face the Living Dead?
Join us November 13th & 14th for the return of our extremely popular zombie Murder Mystery series in part four, the Trail of the Living Dead!
Murder in Brown(coat) – November 20th & 21st, 2015
There’s not much of the ‘verse left for former Independents. To stay out of the reach of the alliance, many turn to smuggling, far from the core worlds. One such group of Browncoats recently embarked on an ambitious job, to obtain an extremely valuable antique laser pistol known as the Lassiter. Only two are known to exist, and one was recently stolen from a private collector, dramatically increasing the value of the remaining.
But something has gone awry, and one of the crew has been found brutally murdered. Has the Alliance infiltrated the gang? Could it be the work of the Reavers?
So gather your crew, we’ve got the job. Do you have what it takes to solve the mystery and complete the theft?
Join us November 20th & 21st for the debut of our Firefly themed mystery weekend – Murder in Brown(coat)!
We aim to misbehave.
Havoc on Hoth - December 30th & 31st, 2015
On the frozen ice world of Hoth there is a hidden Imperial outpost, known as Ravenwood Castle. Unbeknownst to the Galactic Empire, the outpost has been infiltrated by Rebel agents…
In the middle of the night an Imperial dignitary is found dead. Was he secretly an Agent of the Rebel Alliance? Or was he a loyal Imperial, silenced by the infiltrators before he could warn the Empire?
It is up to the Ravenwood Detective Agency to solve the mystery!
To complicate matters, there have been reports of a mad Wampa terrorizing the frozen tundra surrounding the castle. As if that weren’t enough, a lightsaber crystal of immense power, from the legendary Oogle the Great’s own saber, has been stolen from the facility!
Strap on your blaster and lightsaber, and join your fellow Jedi, Sith, and rebel scum on December 30th and 31st for the debut of our Star Wars themed murder mystery! It will be a New Year’s celebration which will not soon be forgotten.
May the Force be with you!
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!
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)