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Two days ago, Hunter Bentley's body was discovered face down in the front courtyard of his estate. Given the chaotic scene, the coroner's first impression was that a series of unfortunate accidents had caused Hunter's death. Since the dearly departed was the CEO of Hemloxx, Incorporated, thousands of livelihoods were on the line. Within the hour, Hunter's sibling became his replacement. Unfortunately, many relatives have now flocked to the sprawling mansion, staking unfounded claims on his possessions. Unsurprisingly, those squatting inside the property within the affluent neighborhood of Rumson Waterloo Estates have started feuding. This morning, Hunter Bentley's death was declared a homicide, sending worldwide shockwaves. Hunter's attorney must make short-term decisions for his possessions, obligations, estate management, and anything else that needs attention before the probate attorneys settle the estate. All family members received a notice of a mandatory meeting at Hunter's estate. The local news anchor requested that anyone who believes they might be mentioned in Hunter's last will should attend this meeting. You found that to be peculiar, but you think there is a chance the will could include you. You plan to attend. This is where your story begins.

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RANGER KRUEGER -   HUNTER'S FINANCIAL MANAGER
FINANCIAL MANAGER - UBG
  Fierce as a hungry lion on the prowl, Ranger is one of the top financial managers at the Union Bank of Gedeon (UBG) – a global firm that provides financial services in over fifty countries. Ranger is an adventurous soul who loves to travel and experience the luxuries that life has to offer. But, for no good reason - Ranger is insanely jealous of others and avoids eye contact at all costs. Many people in Bramford Bluff wonder what Ranger is hiding.

The primary reason that Ranger rose to be a top advisor after only a short while is because they manage Hunter Bentley's Portfolio.  Ranger is the former CFO of Hemloxx, Incorporated. 
Suggested attire: Upscale business attire – black or navy suit. Calculator, files, etc. as optional props.

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MORG OLEANDER  HUNTER BENTLEY'S POOL TECHNICIAN

POOL TECH, CRYSTAL CLEAR POOLS

Morg Oleander is the hardworking pool technician for Crystal Clear Pools. A perfectionist, Morg has maintained the clear, sparkling water of the backyard swimming pool of the Bentley Mansion for nearly three years. Hunter couldn't be happier with Morg's work, as the water is always set at a perfect temperature with spot-on levels of chemicals and not a bug to be found in the water. Morg is the best pool tech in the city. However, don't strike up a chat with this detail-driven water chemist. Morg will turn what should be a quick sentence into a long, rambling lecture about whatever topic you were unfortunate enough to have mentioned. 

Morg takes care of the swimming pools for Hunter Bentley and Hunter's sibling and neighbor, Revel Bentley. Morg hasn't been able to take over Johnny Bentley's pool care yet, but hopes to one day soon.  

Suggested attire: casual attire, sun hat, zinc oxide on your nose as an optional effect.

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ELM SHOCKLEY -  EMPLOYEE OF HEMLOXX, INCORPORATED

SOMMELIER

  Elm Shockley is a prim and proper sommelier at The Sneaky Steak restaurant. Elm has worked at the fine-dining establishment that caters to the Bramford Bluff elite since it opened almost a year ago. Elm desires to become the manager, but the opportunity has yet to arise. Elm trained at a top winery and holds a level three certification. Hemloxx Hospitality poached Elm from a celebrity restaurant on the Las Vegas Strip. Elm doesn't miss the neon lights and the hustle and bustle of Sin City and is glad to live in a quiet town. Elm's a bit of a mumble-mouth but does know a lot about wine.

Rumor has it that Elm Shockley has been working with unnamed colleagues at Hemloxx Hospitality on  a huge surprise for the restaurant.  Nobody outside of the secretive group knows what this surprise will be, but as the rumor spreads, the curiosity rises. 

Suggested attire: Proper attire for a sommelier (dark suit with a neckerchief).  Bottle of wine &/or wine glass (optional).

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DANNER SULLIVAN -  HUNTER BENTLEY'S BUSINESS ACQUAINTANCE

REAL ESTATE AGENT

 Danner Sullivan owns Game of Homes, a premier boutique real estate agency in Bramford Bluff known for luxurious properties and exquisite service. This real estate agent will have you in stitches as the jokes flow from their mouth like water in a raging river. Danner's hilarious, but if you become a member of the exclusive inner circle of friends, you will also be signing up for nonstop nagging. Danner is nitpicky and obsesses over the most delicate details that never even change an outcome. 

Danner and Hunter have never been friends, but know each other well. Danner has double-crossed Hunter before by intervening and blocking a property deal. Hunter has vowed to seek revenge. 

Suggested attire: Real estate agent look (business casual) - optional to have business cards.

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AUGUST MANSON -   HUNTER'S SECOND COUSIN

METEOROLOGIST

No stranger to constant scolding on social media for incorrect weather forecasts, August Manson is the new chief meteorologist and face of Bramford Bluff's weather. August works very hard but can't seem to get the predictions right. A bit of a coward, this forecaster dons disguises to avoid the townsfolk's scrutiny. August must realize the importance of meticulously planned outdoor events that depend on the weather. On another note, August has a peculiar urge to sniff everything in sight, which is bizarre to witness.

August recently had a decent sum of cash fly their way. Now, they have the bug for luxury and are saving up to purchase a home in the affluent Rumson Waterloo Estates. Can August rub elbows with the rich and powerful of Bramford Bluff? Only time will tell. 

Suggested attire: Typical newscaster attire. Can wear sunglasses and a hat or other disguise.

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LUCKY BALCOM -   HUNTER BENTLEY'S BUSINESS ACQUAINTANCE

CONSTRUCTION MANAGER

Lucky Balcom is the joyful construction manager who hums during any bout of silence. Lucky owns Balcom Construction, the busiest construction operation in Bramford Bluff. Clients can hire Lucky for custom construction projects. Lucky turns dreams into reality - from planks of wood to throw pillows. Lucky is messy and a constant hair flipper but a pleasure to be around.

Lucky is not Hunter Bentley's favorite person.  Ever since Lucky entered a contract with Hunter to build his new dream estate on a perfect piece of land overlooking the lake, things have gone awry. 

Suggested attire: Construction Worker Costume

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ZENE BENTLEY -   HUNTER'S FIRSTBORN CHILD

GHOSTWRITER FOR ONLINE PROFILES

You'll find Zene Bentley standing partially behind drapes or pressed against the wall at any gathering. A ghostwriter for online profiles, Zene could make the Grim Reaper himself look like a prized town bachelor. Zene is timid with a rather dull personality but is likely to be the most unselfish and caring person in Bramford Bluff. Zene is always the first one to stop to help someone in need or rush over to a friend's home who needs assistance with a project.

Zene has always been Hunter Bentley's favorite child. After Zene's mother's untimely death, Hunter Bentley hasn't been afraid to show even more of his favoritism towards Zene.  Zene's siblings are less than thrilled. 

Suggested attire: Attire to blend in – nothing flashy.

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PALEY BENTLEY -   HUNTER'S SECOND-BORN CHILD

AIRLINE PILOT, SKY TRAVEL AIRLINES

Up in the clouds is where you'll find the ultra-ambitious Paley Bentley. A Sky Travel Airlines new hire, Paley is one of the youngest co-pilots with the airlines. A former high school track star, Paley walks at a superhuman fast pace with abrupt stops. Nonetheless, that’s an excellent skill to get around busy airports. Paley is brave and humble but so sensitive and emotional that you must watch what you say or face a flood of tears and dramatics.

Paley has not been the same since Olive Foxglove-Bentley's death two years ago. Paley vowed to find out more about her tragic accident, and hasn't stopped asking questions since her funeral.  Will this fact-finding quest eventually drive a wedge between Paley and Hunter?  Possibly! 

Suggested attire: Airline Pilot Costume  Click here for flight industry costumes 

STERLING BENTLEY -   HUNTER'S THIRD-BORN CHILD

BOUNTY HUNTER | PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR

A bounty hunter who doubles as a private investigator-for-hire, Sterling Bentley is the rough and tough third-born child of Hunter Bentley. Sterling is always honest and takes things seriously. If you want to know the truth about a situation, see Sterling. Unfortunately, Sterling is quick to make decisions and can sometimes be impulsive. This quirk has led Sterling down the wrong path for a time or two. Also, hide the chewing gum, as this gum-smacker will drive you nuts.

After a falling out with Hunter almost two years ago, Sterling moved in with Grandpa B (Johnny Bentley).  It wasn't that terrible of a feat, though, as Sterling only had to move their things 1.5 blocks away. 

Suggested attire: Bounty Hunter costume or a Sherlock Holmes inspired detective look. Click here for bounty hunter costumes

REVEL BENTLEY -   HUNTER BENTLEY'S SIBLING

ROBOTICS ENGINEER

The nerdy Revel is a robotics engineer for Hemloxx Science. The engineers are a tight-knit, secret group. Gossips speculate that they are trying to create the most human-like robot ever known to humankind. Is this a smart thing to do? The experts pretty much agree it's going to backfire in the long run. Revel has always preferred studying instead of socializing and being alone instead of around others. A tad selfish at times, Revel can be a bit of a shadow lurker from their lack of social skills.

Revel has low morale at work because, for eight months, they've had to cover for the vacant Vice President of Operations position. Revel has always said they refused to be part of the executive team. Revel wants to be in the lab, and that's that. 

Suggested attire: Nerdy attire or you can wear a robot costume, as you are inspired by them.. Click here for science costumes.

KIRBY MANSON -   HUNTER BENTLEY'S FIRST COUSIN

BINGO HALL MANAGER

The Bramford Bluff Bingo Hall is lively and hopping on weekend nights, and Kirby Manson is there to extinguish hypothetical fires from all directions as they ignite. Kirby manages the establishment with impeccable grit, timing, and focus but is inflexible and demanding when dealing with staff matters. Kirby prefers to be the center of attention at any gathering and must always face the door. Why? Nobody knows. Quick escape, maybe?

Kirby has fallen a bit out of touch with the Bentley side of the family, as Kirby works daily from noon to midnight. Hunter Bentley hosts a family dinner every Wednesday evening, but Kirby hasn't taken a seat at the table in almost a year. 

Suggested attire: 70’s style attire – polyester olive green dress or leisure suit.

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QUILL BENTLEY -   HUNTER BENTLEY'S FOURTH-BORN CHILD

FUNERAL MONARCH, GORGEOUS GRAVES

Quill is the youngest of the Bentley siblings and was doted on immensely by their late mother until her passing only two years ago. When Olive Bentley died, Quill became unemotional and detached from the rest of the family. The town gossips speculate it is because Hunter Bentley was a person of interest in his wife's death and never charged. Nevertheless, Quill works for Hemloxx Afterlife and manages Gorgeous Graves – a chain of exclusive burial grounds touted as luxury death experiences. All employees of Hemloxx Afterlife are referred to as ‘funeral monarchs.’ Quill has always had a bizarre arm swing while walking, and this behavior intensified after Olive's death.

Being the youngest sibling isn't always the best scenario. Quill was extremely close to Olive Bentley before her death, and now that she's gone, Quill's become a bit of an outcast with the immediate family. Quill still lives at home but rarely comes down from the second floor unless it's to leave or come back from work. 

Suggested attire: Gothic attire with cemetery-worthy accessories, such as a coffin necklace, etc.

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PAX MORIARTY -   HUNTER BENTLEY'S HOUSE MANAGER

HOUSE MANAGER, BENTLEY MANSION

For a sprawling estate with many needs and moving parts, Hunter Bentley hired the highly-experienced Pax Moriarty about a year ago to manage his property and its staff within the gated neighborhood of Rumson Waterloo Estates. Pax has displayed loyalty and infinite patience with Hunter but treats the estate's team as factory robots. With constant air quotes, this house manager does nothing but boast about their accomplishments and the successes of their friends and family. Who cares, Pax? Just do your job and get on with it. 

The ad for the house manager job was a butler position, but since Pax had a stacked resume full of former high-level jobs, Hunter elevated the title to House Manager and bumped up the salary. Unfortunately, this accomplishment went straight to Pax's head and turned Pax into a dictator. As a result, not many people besides Hunter care for Pax - even that's debatable nowadays. 

Suggested attire: Modern butler costume. Black suit and white gloves. Clipboard as an optional prop.

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PORTER DOLION -   HUNTER BENTLEY'S PERSONAL CHEF

CHEF, HUNTER BENTLEY'S MANSION

 Porter Dolion is the chef for Hunter Bentley's estate. Hunter has employed Porter for over a decade. If you're in the kitchen and see the top of someone's head moving along the counter, searching the floor, cabinets, and drawers – that's Porter. This chef is constantly misplacing items. Porter's an outgoing culinary expert who will be the first in the room to start a quarrel and never passes on the chance to debate. And that's why Porter turns colleagues into foes.

Porter has recently been seeking other job opportunities. So is Hunter not giving Porter enough incentives to stay? Nevertheless, Porter hasn't landed an interview yet and is wondering if Hunter has something to do with that. 

Suggested attire: Chef's attire.

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ROAN DEVLAND -  HUNTER BENTLEY'S HOUSEKEEPER

HOUSEKEEPER, HUNTER BENTLEY'S MANSION

 Roan Devland is the friendly housekeeper for Hunter Bentley's estate. But this housekeeper might only be cordial on the surface. Be prepared to greet another side of this mop wielder if you become the topic of the latest juicy house gossip. Roan is an incessant eavesdropper and snooper who is privy to information far above their paygrade. Roan is constantly stoking fires among the mansion's staff while grinning ear to ear. Roan was born without empathy but, in its place, received the gifts of charm and manipulation.

Roan seems to know absolutely everything that is going on at the mansion and doesn't seem to be taking the housekeeping job seriously. So what's going on with Roan? How is Roan getting away with all of this? 

Suggested attire: Housekeeping costume.

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ALASKA FUSCO -  EMPLOYEE OF HEMLOXX, INCORPORATED

PODCAST HOST

The person with a pen pressed against a notepad staring intently from across the room reading your lips is most likely the notorious Alaska Fusco. Alaska hosts a Bramford Bluff Weekly podcast on the celebrity gossip site Hemloxx Spilled Tea. Speaking without a filter and caring less about your feelings than a sick toad, Alaska is a highly resourceful podcast host – even if the execs don't agree. But what's strange is that Alaska speaks with various accents that will change mid-sentence sometimes. Nobody can determine why or how this happens, but podcast viewership is rising, so Alaska isn't changing.

Alaska has recently gotten into it with Hunter Bentley over the podcast. Hunter listened in one day and hated everything about it, but Alaska doesn't seem worried about being canceled. Why not? Hunter is the CEO, you know. 

Suggested attire: Trendy attire with a notepad to take notes on others (optional).

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