Haunted Hotel Homicide
Since 1864—The Bateman Hotel. A place where guests can relax and conjure the days of refined luxury, romantic evenings and glittering nights. The new owner is hosting a soiree in honor of the anniversary of the hotel’s reopening a year ago. If you decide to make a reservation for an overnight stay after the party, there are a few guest rooms to avoid due to reports of ill-spirited apparitions, steamy pockets of strange mist causing feelings of dread, sudden drops of temperature, and terrifying voices that echo in the corridors during the wee hours of the morning. Other than that, the old hotel is once again becoming the place to be in the town of Wraith’s Cove. The infamous Quinn Bloom is on the VIP guest list and will bring a rare doll collection to the hotel - but don't let the dolls bother you - the rumors about them may not even be true. You wouldn’t miss this party for the world. This is where your story begins.
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Bailey Burnos purchased the old Bateman Hotel a few years ago and poured blood, sweat and tears into the restoration. The one-year anniversary of the reopen is quickly approaching. An insatiable art fanatic, Bailey is socially awkward and often stares into space. Eccentricities aside, s/he is quite business savvy, nevertheless. A dedicated workaholic, Bailey lives in the hotel on the 15th penthouse floor.
Suggested attire: Semi-formal party attire.
Devin Dracovia is the mean-spirited manager of the Bateman Hotel. The staff of the hotel will do whatever they can to avoid Devin, but s/he always gets the job done—no matter what it takes. However, Devin’s nose has poked around corners it doesn’t belong lately and many people are not happy about it. Devin lives in the hotel on the 2nd floor.
Suggested attire: Semi-formal party attire. White gloves as an optional prop.
Resident of the Hotel
Harley Grange is the school teacher with a dark, hidden past. Harley recently signed a lease to become a permanent resident of the Bateman Hotel and even requested to live in one of the most haunted rooms in the establishment—room #614. Rumor has it that Harley steals from the hotel because s/he doesn’t have money.
Suggested attire: Gothic-inspired semi-formal party attire or a ‘tourist’ t-shirt that you’ve stolen from the gift shop.
Art Dealer & Hotel Guest
Tristan Blade is the hipster art dealer who acquires and sells the most lifelike bronze sculptures you’ve ever seen. There are rumors that Tristan’s pieces have auras – some good, some mischievous, and some downright evil. Bailey has recently acquired one of Tristan’s sculptures and in return, has given Tristan a free night’s stay at the hotel. Tristan was the previous owner, as his/her family built the Bateman Hotel back in 1864.
Suggested attire: Hipster-inspired party attire.
Hotel Chef, Phantom Steakhouse
Morgan Meepman was released from prison recently after doing a stretch behind bars for performing illegal human subject research with a group of underground biochemists. The cousin of the hotel’s new owner, Morgan was hired as the head chef of the hotel’s critically-acclaimed restaurant – Phantom Steakhouse. Morgan lives in the hotel on the 6th floor.
Suggested attire: Chef’s costume. Optional to have a stethoscope as a prop.
Ryan Ashlore is the nosy head housekeeper of the Bateman Hotel. On the surface, Ryan appears to do a great job, as the hotel is well-maintained. However, many sources say that Ryan has a malicious quality that s/he keeps veiled. It’s probably best to stay on Ryan’s good side, nevertheless.
Suggested attire: Housekeeping uniform. Feather duster &/or binoculars as optional props.
Antique Doll Collector & Hotel Guest
Quinn Bloom was invited to the hotel by Bailey Burnos for a private showing of Quinn’s rare dolls. Quinn deals with unusual, hard to find dolls – some rumored to be linked with malevolent cultural traditions that should not be dealt with by civilized people. Nonetheless, Bailey is an art collector – of all forms - and will not be outdone…by anyone.
Suggested attire: Gothic-inspired semi-formal party attire. Creepy baby dolls as optional props.
Hotel Bartender, Black Raven Lounge
Justice James is the charming bartender at the Black Raven Lounge of the Bateman Hotel. Justice is friendly, accommodating and will do anything to make customers happy. However, Justice behaves as though s/he has a secret agenda, an ulterior motive. The question is…what is it? Justice is good friends with Morgan Meepman and lives on the 12th floor of the hotel.
Suggested attire: Bartending costume.
Hotel Jazz Singer, Black Raven Lounge
Drew Evermore is the enchanting jazz singer for the Black Raven Lounge of the Bateman Hotel. Drew’s voice is captivating and easy to get lost in—a number of guests have reportedly lost hours after listening to one of Drew’s sets. Drew is an old soul—an avid historian—and knows a lot about the history of the old hotel.
Suggested attire: Glamorous attire – tux for a male, evening gown for a female.
River August is the prim and proper hotel concierge at the Bateman Hotel. River will do whatever s/he can for well-to-do guests, but tends to be unavailable to the customers who might not have money for big tips.
Suggested attire: Tux / formal black suit and white gloves.
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