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Murder in the Escape Room

You received a mysterious invitation to an escape room party. The party address is a leased vacation home so the host could be anyone in the fog-covered town of Noxhelm’s Crossing. You have no idea who invited you, but you are familiar with everyone on the guest list. The invitation says you will work as a team to escape the room before time runs out. You’ve always wanted to challenge yourself by solving a mystery in a room filled with puzzles, riddles, and codes. 

You are intrigued by the host's choice of guests, as these are the most ambitious yet scandalous people in town. Putting this combination of powerful personalities into an intense scenario may have deadly consequences. 

Nevertheless, you’ve always considered yourself a daring person who loves a challenge. You have decided to attend this adventure.  This is where your story begins. 

Guest List

 

ROBIN RED

Tycoon

Robin Red is the wealthiest person in Noxhelm’s Crossing. A tycoon who dabbles in many arenas, Robin is best known for founding the top music production company, Red Records, Inc. An avid botanist on the side, Robin uses the knowledge acquired from a biology degree earned many years ago. Robin nurtures nearly an acre of greenhouses and an assortment of flower gardens.  On a personal level, Robin is ruthless and brutally honest – but one might expect that from a person filled to the brim with ambition and power.

Suggested Attire: Wear flashy, expensive attire. Optional: fake money is coming out of your pockets. Wear elaborate costume jewelry.

BOBBY BLUE

Ancient Artifacts Dealer

Bobby Blue is an eccentric ancient artifacts dealer from Australia. Bobby travels to distant lands to find exotic items and sells them at Z. Klaus Auctions, the most famous auction house in the world, located in Noxhelm’s Crossing. An experienced jet-setter and accomplished academic with four college degrees, Bobby knows a little bit about everything.  Bobby travels to Noxhelm’s Crossing many times a year and considers the town to be a home base. Bobby’s a carefree soul and is known to be a bit of a prankster. 

Suggested Attire: Adventurer costume.

 

GRAYSON GREEN

News Reporter, RBC-TV

Grayson Green is the motivated news reporter for RBC Television Station.  Grayson is currently up for a promotion to the coveted news desk and will do anything to land the job. If you have newsworthy secrets, you should stay clear of Grayson.

Grayson plays violin for the local symphony and often performs on the sidewalk of bustling Main Street to entertain passersby. Grayson claims this is a form of community service, but others believe the street performances give Grayson an avenue to scoop stories.

Suggested Attire: Reporter costume (solid colored suit or dress). Optional: Something to record with (e.g., a smartphone) and take notes on.

 

YARDLEY YELLOW

Pop Star

Yardley Yellow is a gregarious pop star from the town of Noxhelm’s Crossing. Yardley has risen to the top of the charts after receiving a Gram Award for the hit song Boo-Boo Face.  People say that everything Yardley touches turns to gold, so it’s wise to stay in Yardley’s shadows if you are seeking fame and fortune.

Yardley is a dedicated friend and a blast to be around. Since moving to Hollywood, Yardley’s been out of touch with old friends. 

Suggested Attire: Pop star attire. Be as wild and wacky as your heart desires.

 

WYNNE WHITE

Biochemistry Professor

Professor Wynne White is the typical absent-minded professor at Noxhelm’s Crossing College. Inquire about science and get blown away with intellectual facts. Ask about anything else, and you’ll be put to sleep with bland, monotonous babbles. Wynne hails from Lithuania and is a perfectionist who will go nuts over the slightest imperfection. Wynne is also an accomplished flutist. 

Suggested Attire: Professional attire with a nerdy twist. A lab coat and taped nerd glasses are optional.

 

OCEAN ORANGE

Criminal Defense Attorney

Ocean Orange is a criminal defense attorney who was once the merciless district attorney of Noxhelm’s Crossing. If freedom is your desire, this is one obnoxious defender you want on your side of the courtroom - even if you are guilty of murder! Ocean makes ambulance chasers look like members of the clergy!

Maybe it goes with the job, but Ocean is a highly-skilled, compulsive liar who habitually uses manipulation, bribery, and blackmail. Ocean remains bulletproof as long as the criminal elements in town stay out of jail. 

Suggested Attire: Power suit in navy or black - click for M and click for F. Hair styled impeccably.

 

BAILEY BLACK

Librarian

Bailey Black is the peculiar librarian at Noxhelm’s Crossing College. Bailey is known for wearing Gothic-inspired clothing and speaking with dark words.  A poet since childhood, Bailey can be seen performing at the local poetry club on any given night. This doom-and-gloomer will extract the life force from any conversation, so beware when you chat with this moping book lover. Bailey is extremely knowledgeable about the literary field and is also a cellist at the local symphony.

Suggested Attire: Wear a Gothic librarian costume—a conservative button-up with a bow tie or a conservative gown. Wear glasses as an optional accessory.

 

PEYTON PINK

Physician

Dr. Peyton Pink is a caring family doctor at Noxhelm’s Crossing Urgent Care Clinic (NCUCC). This medical genius has a superb bedside manner but is known for spewing horrible jokes during check-ups. Peyton has been trying to get the local poetry club to add amateur comic standup nights, but thus far, they’ve declined the requests. Everybody in town knows why – Peyton’s not funny! 

Suggested Attire: Doctor costume. Wear scrubs or the traditional lab coat. Any doc-related props are optional.

 

INDY INDIGO

Pastry Chef

Chef Indy Indigo is the beloved pastry chef and owner of Indy’s Sweet Treats, the town’s busiest bakery on Main Street. This culinary magician has been baking for over a decade and has recently been in talks for a reality show to come to town. However, the townsfolk love their privacy, and the seclusion the fog over town gives everybody. The last thing the people want is cameras on every street corner. Indy moved to Noxhelm’s Crossing from Canada many years ago.

Suggested Attire: Chef’s hat and apron. Or, if you want to wear a chef’s uniform – go for it.

 

PIPER PURPLE

Blogger 

Piper Purple is full of charisma, and that's how this crafty blogger moves in to get the scoop. Therefore, be careful of what you disclose while chatting, as Piper is always trying to get an angle for a blog-worthy story! Piper’s blog has over a million loyal followers worldwide. Having Piper break a scandalous story on you is far worse than the local news media.  Piper is known for playing the bagpipes and has a college degree in Economics from the local college.

Suggested Attire: Hipster, trendy attire.

PRAM PEACH

Costume Designer

Pram Peach is the flamboyant costume designer for the Noxhelm’s Crossing Playhouse. Pram aspires to be more than a costume designer and has sent some designs to Hollywood's celebs. Pram hopes to see pieces from the Pram Line walk down the red carpet one day soon.  Not the most patient soul, Pram has been frustrated that a big break hasn’t happened yet.

Suggested Attire: Trendy, overly-accessorized attire.

FREDDIE FUCHSIA

District Attorney

Freddie Fuchsia is the hard-working district attorney in the fog-coated town of Noxhelm’s Crossing. Freddie is relatively new to town and hasn’t had time to see the sights or hit the hotspots. The caseload on Freddie’s desk is nearly unbearable for a small town. There’s a serious crime problem in Noxhelm’s Crossing!

Suggested Attire: Business suit or casual attire - click for M and click for F. 

CHRIS COPPER

Court Reporter

Chris Copper is the outgoing court reporter for the Noxhelm’s Crossing Courthouse. Chris often gets into disputes at work with anyone from law officials to paralegals. Chris doesn’t tolerate nonsense and likes things to be a certain way. An animal lover, Chris lives in a one-bedroom apartment with ten cats.

Suggested Attire: Business suit or casual attire - click for M and click for F. 

MAX MAGENTA

CEO, RBC Network

Max Magenta is the hardnosed CEO at RBC Television Station. Rumor has it that Max is corrupt and will accept bribes for airtime – or the lack of airtime, in some cases.  Max fires employees almost daily without caring and only considers the bottom line when it comes to the television station. A frugal miser with only a handful of friends, Max’s favorite phrase is- it’s just business, nothing personal.

Suggested Attire: Business suit or casual attire - click for M and click for F. 

ALEX ALMOND

Recording Artist

Alex Almond has the vocal cords of an angel but has a severe fear of people. For that reason, Alex sings on tracks for famous pop stars at Red Records Recording Studio and allows the pseudo-singers to receive full credit with the fans. Alex is a lover of music who was given the gift of song, but Alex would rather die than become famous.  

Suggested Attire: Trendy music-inspired or performance attire. 

SAM SAPPHIRE

Landscaping Technician

Sam Sapphire is the meticulous landscaping technician for Sapphire Lawn Service. Sam manicures lawns, takes care of flower beds, and services many greenhouses around the city. Known for a vivid green thumb, Sam charges more than other companies but defends the prices by saying you get what you pay for. Nobody in Noxhelm’s Crossing knows more about plants – that’s for sure.

Suggested Attire: Gardener costume or anything that shows you appreciate nature.

 

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