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
A Murder in Time - Nov 2nd & 3rd
Something odd is happening at Ravenwood Castle. At first it was small things, such as deliveries arriving before they’d been ordered. Then things got really weird as several guests appeared at checkout, days before they were scheduled to arrive.
As the staff struggled to understand what was going on, a mysterious stranger appeared with a startling announcement – she was from the future. As if that weren’t crazy enough, she claimed to have come to solve a murder, a murder which wouldn’t actually happen for another five years, but had nevertheless already been perpetrated by one of the castle’s current guests!
Is time travel really possible? Veteran and novice detectives and time travelers alike are invited to join the Ravenwood Detective Agency November 2nd & 3rd for A Murder in Time to solve a mystery which may or may not have already happened five years in the future!
The Scarlet Raven's Castle Caper - Nov 9th & 10th
It’s been a busy year for our friendly super heroes. The emergence of a new super villain is never a good thing, but when that villain appears in the midst of the super heroes own New Year’s Eve party? Not a good start to the year! Things got worse when that same villain returned to crash the annual super hero meeting. It’s as if the Scarlet Raven has skipped the usual plans of world domination in favor of specifically targeting the super heroes themselves!
Such an unusual threat requires unusual tactics, so the heroes have decided to reconvene their previously interrupted strategy meeting. You’d think they would pick a new secret location, but heroes are nothing if not predictable, so they once again set off to Ravenwood Castle.
As the heroes crest the hill and the castle comes into sight, they are blinded by a sudden flash of light. When their sight returns, to their surprise the castle is gone! In its place is an empty field. Empty save for the slightly scorched remains of the castle caretaker and a charred note in now all-too-familiar handwriting:
I’ve taken your hangout, I’ve stolen your castle,
I’m sure it’s distressing, I’ve caused quite the hassle.
With no place to gather, with nowhere to meet,
just accept the inevitable and admit your defeat!
- The Scarlet Raven
Is Ravenwood Castle really gone? Has the Scarlet Raven finally beaten our intrepid heroes? Perhaps more importantly, is it possible his poetry is getting worse?
The Ravenwood Detective Agency is calling all agents, detectives and heroes alike to answer these questions and more. Tune in November 9th & 10th, same Bat-time, same Bat-channel, for the finale to our trilogy of Super Hero themed Murder Mystery weekends!
A Murder at Midnight - Dec 30th & 31st
It was shaping up to be a great holiday weekend at Ravenwood Castle. The guests had all arrived, and each seemed to be excited for the weekend’s festivities. After all, how often could one celebrate the turning of a new year in an idyllic castle?
Yes, everything seemed on track for a wonderful weekend. That is, right up until the screaming started. Wandering into the library shortly after midnight, a guest had discovered a gruesome sight – a circle of candles, a strange statuette, a short diagram containing an indecipherable incantation, and a freshly murdered corpse. Perhaps most troubling of all is the message hastily scrawled on the library wall – “The Old Ones shall awaken!”
The initial conclusion is as unsettling as it is inescapable – this is no ordinary murder, it has all the trappings of an occult ritual. At least the perpetrator or perpetrators were interrupted before they could complete their summoning.
Or were they?
The Ravenwood Detective Agency is calling all agents, novice and veteran alike to investigate. Join us December 30th & 31st for A Murder at Midnight, our first Cthulhu based murder mystery!
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)