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
Midnight Garden of the Living Dead – Sept 8th & 9th, 2017
In the last several years the grounds of Ravenwood Castle have been witness to repeated outbreaks of undead hordes. From time to time wandering zombies have infested the trails, the woods around the castle, and even the castle itself. The castle’s stalwart residents had thought they’d seen it all. That is, until the very grounds themselves succumbed to the undead plague!
It started with a sudden overgrowth of poison ivy and toxic mushrooms which choked off the trails surrounding the castle. Groundskeepers dispatched to correct the issue returned shaken and spooked, reporting strange sightings. Some even swore that the plants appeared to be following them.
The problem spread to the castle’s gardens. Castle residents awoke one morning to find the gardens, neatly trimmed and kept the night before, tangled, overgrown, and infested with Venomous Tentacula.
The loss of the castle’s hedge maze was the final straw. Over several days an unknown growth appeared in the center of the maze, and could be seen swaying in the wind… even when there was no wind. The Head Groundskeeper set off into the maze to remove the growth. A bloodcurdling scream was heard, and the Head Groundskeeper has not been seen since.
Veterans and novices alike are invited to join us September 8th & 9th for the kick off of the 2017-2018 Murder Mystery season, the Midnight Garden of the Living Dead!
Garden shears not included!
Trouble on Tatooine - Sept 15th & 16th, 2017
Last year an Imperial laboratory, buried deep in the swamps of Dagobah, was infiltrated by the Rebellion. Rebel spies made off with top secret weapons research, research that must be recovered! After a galaxy wide search, Imperial intelligence has tracked the spies to the desert world of Tatooine, specifically to a Hutt stronghold known as Ravenwood. The Imperial agent’s last report claims that he has successfully infiltrated the stronghold.
The Imperial agent has missed his last three scheduled reports. Given that Ravenwood is truly a wretched hive of scum and villainy, foul play is nearly certain. Was the agent simply another victim of this lawless outpost, or was he discovered by rebel sympathizers?
As if the missing agent weren’t enough, orbital scans show unusual Tusken Raider activity in the area, as the normally reclusive desert dwellers have begun approaching the outpost in significant numbers.
Unwilling to risk any more Imperial agents, the Empire has called in the Ravenwood Detective Agency. Your mission is to discover what happened to the missing agent and recover the Empire’s research.
Fire up your Sandcrawler, strap on your blaster, and join your fellow Jedi, Sith, Imperials and rebel scum on September 15th & 16th for Trouble on Tatooine!
Jurassic Death - Nov 3rd & 4th, 2017
On a lonely hilltop deep in the forest sits a quaint castle. A little less than a year ago this site was the scene of a science bred horror. A team of scientists pushed the boundaries of genetics and recreated a dozen species of long dead dinosaurs. They proved that they could do it. The dinosaurs proved that they should not have.
Teams of specialists have spent the last nine months securing the area. Hunters and mercenaries have tracked down and eradicated the remaining dinosaur threat, while government scientists have removed all trace of the dangerous research. Life in this primeval forest is set to return to normal.
The day before departure a team of hunters set out for a final sweep of the woods near the castle. They’d barely disappeared into the trees before the screams began. A single surviving member of the patrol stumbled from the woods covered in claw marks… and what appears to be a stab wound. As if that weren’t enough, the project’s chief scientist has disappeared from his lab, along with the repository of cloning research.
Has a previously hidden dinosaur survived the cleanse, or is it just meant to look that way? Are the hunters – and perhaps the missing scientist – victims of deadly dinosaurs, or something more sinister?
Join the Ravenwood Detective Agency November 3rd & 4th for Jurassic Death to answer these questions and more!
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)