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Once Upon a Murder

In a realm where fairy tales and legends intertwined, there lay a vast and mystical land known as the Enchanted Realm. For generations, its inhabitants lived in a harmonious existence, their days filled with peace and prosperity. However, the tranquility of this enchanted land was shattered when Queen Black seized control of the once-sacred Silver Tree Forest.

Under her dark reign, the land's once joyful tales spiraled into grim sagas. The Kingdom of Gullyshire faced relentless assaults, and malevolent forces crept into power. The mystic mountains, once a haven of majestic creatures, now teemed with sinister monsters. The charmed forest, a realm of untold beauty and magic, fell under the spell of wicked witches.

In a surprising turn of events, Queen Black has extended an olive branch to all the territories, summoning them to the ominous Dark Castle in the heart of the Silver Tree Forest. A peace treaty is on the table, but whispers of deceit and hidden agendas fill the air.

Amidst this uncertainty, an invitation from Queen Black herself has landed in your hands. With the fate of the Enchanted Realm hanging in the balance, your journey into a world of intrigue, power, and possible treachery begins. Welcome to the threshold of a new chapter in this magical land. Your adventure starts now.

The Enchanted Realm:

Guest List

 

ICE WHITE

Princess of Silver Tree Forest

Ice White is the most gorgeous woman in the Silver Tree Forest.  Her beauty has infuriated her wicked stepmother, Queen Black, who has undergone many failed attempts at taking her life.  The princess has a cheerful demeanor and doesn’t allow negativity to infiltrate her.  She is on a challenging mission to make her evil stepmother love her.

Costume Suggestions: Red hair bow, dark hair (wig if needed), and red, yellow, and blue princess dress.

 

QUEEN BLACK

Queen of Silver Tree Forest

Queen Black is the malevolent ruler of the Silver Tree Forest.  There are whispers across the land that the Queen murdered her husband, King White.  However, there is no evidence of any crime, and the queen claims he abandoned her.  Nonetheless, Queen Black doesn’t let the princess get in her way and rules the land by instilling fear in the hearts of her people.

Costume Suggestions: Gothic queen attire.  Black hair (wig if needed) and gothic makeup.

 

ALICIA

Resident of Dreamland

Alicia is a mischievous young girl from London who accidentally ended up in the topsy-turvy world of Dreamland.  This is where she met her true love, the Heart Knave.   However, she has had to keep her relationship a secret for fear that the Heart Queen will have her peasant head on a golden platter.

Costume Suggestions: Light blue headband, blond hair (wig if needed), and blue dress.

 

PANDELLA

Servant

Pandella lives with the infamous Azalea family of Gullyshire Kingdom. Her father’s untimely death landed his estate in her stepmother’s lap, and she was reduced to a mere servant of the palace she grew up in.  Her former name was Della, but in honor of the pans that she used to cook with, her five stepsisters nicknamed her Pandella. She would do anything to escape but doesn’t have the means.

Costume Suggestions: Blue princess dress - you’ve stolen it from your stepsister, but you don’t care.  Blonde (wig if needed) hair in an updo.  Glass (clear plastic) shoes as an optional accessory.

 

BELLA

Imprisoned Princess

Bella’s father, the king of the Charmed Forest, angered a magical beast as a child by stealing blackberries from the beast’s garden.  In retaliation, the irrational monster vowed to take the future king’s firstborn child as his own.  The fiend made good on his promise and took Bella on her 25th birthday to a cursed palace that can only be seen by those possessing magical powers.    

Costume Suggestions: Yellow Victorian-style ball gown with long brown hair in curls (wig if needed). Red rose as an optional prop

 

MAGNIFICENT

Ruler of Mystic Forest

Magnificent is the courageous queen of the Mystic Forest.  Magnificent has the magical ability to control the living entities of the forest, and this gives her territory great power and protection. However, Magnificent has recently had to protect the adjacent Mystic Mountains from an increasing number of monsters from another realm.  The residents of the Mystic Forest are very worried that she may one day lose the fight.

Costume Suggestions: Gothic ball gown, hair styled into ‘horns’ (wig, if needed).

 

SCARLET CLOAK

Medic

Scarlet lives in a tiny village in the Mystic Mountains and runs the only medical clinic in the territory.  However, she has a very ill grandmother who lives deep in the Silver Tree Forest.  Scarlet often travels to visit her grandmother to give her food and administer medication.  However, the strange influx of monsters to the Mystic Mountains has hindered her journeys lately. 

Costume Suggestions: Red cloak with a black & white dress underneath.  A basket of food, toy weapon, and fake medicine as optional props.

 

NAUGHTY WITCH OF OSLAND

Ruler of Osland

The Naughty Witch of Osland wears a magical pair of golden shoes, giving her insurmountable power in her territory.  She uses this power to control her army of winged baboons and bees to get whatever she wants.  Osland has three witches who are constantly at war of good versus evil, and the land is in constant turmoil.  Rumor has it that this witch is growing bored of the fighting in Osland and is yearning for more power.

Costume Suggestions: Wear a witch costume with a green face and hand makeup. As an accessory, wear golden shoes (you can purchase a cheap pair and spray paint/glitter them).

 

RUMBLE MILTON

Sorcerer

Rumble Milton is the antagonistic sorcerer of the Enchanted Realm.  Rumble is the most powerful being in the land, yet is the most selfish person you’ll ever meet.  He is known for bailing people out of trouble; however, if one calls upon Rumble for assistance, they will owe him dearly.  It is best to stay clear of this roguish warlock.

Costume Suggestions: Burlap style cloak or other sorcerer's robe.  Sorcerer’s staff/cane as an optional prop.

 

PRINCE EDWARD JON

Prince of Gullyshire Kingdom

Prince Edward Jon, otherwise known as The Charming Prince, is the heir to the Gullyshire throne, the Enchanted Realm's main ruling body.  There are constant threats of uprisings throughout the realm, but the royal army has managed to keep things under control thus far.  An unidentified army has been repeatedly attacking the castle, and King Robert Charles I has mysteriously fallen into a coma.  Prince Jon is now ruling the realm.

Costume Suggestions: A prince’s uniform.

 

CAPTAIN JIM BLADE

Pirate of the Caspar Sea

Captain Jim Blade is the notorious pirate of the Caspar Sea.  Everybody in the realm knows Captain Blade, but Captain Blade claims he is a friend to no one. Captain Blade has kept busy battling an infamous sea monster from another realm, sea witches, and attacks from the shore of Spellbound Island.  He was already slightly bad-tempered, but his current situation has him utterly cantankerous.

Costume Suggestions: Pirate costume. Optional to have a toy cutlass sword and parrot as optional props.

 

PETEY PEN

Leader of the Boys of Spellbound Island

Petey Pen is the fearless leader of the Doomed Boys of Spellbound Island, an island of banished hooligans. Petey and his group were banished to this land for various forms of rebellion. Rumors are floating around that Petey has recently acquired magic. If this is true, it could mean disaster for the Enchanted Realm.

Costume Suggestions: Gothic attire. 

 RAPINZLE

Resident of Gullyshire

Rapinzle spent many years trapped in Trimtote Castle with The Monster.  A few years ago, a pirate of the Caspar Sea spotted her as she escaped from the invisible palace and was attempting to swim away.  She now lives as a hair designer in a charming cottage in the Gullyshire Kingdom.

Costume Suggestions: Long, flowing gown and an extra-long wig.

 

HEART QUEEN

Queen of Dreamland

The Heart Queen is the maniacal sister of Queen Black.  She rules Dreamland with an iron fist and is quick to order your execution if you cross her.  She is constantly surrounded by her army which the Heart Knave leads.

Costume Suggestions: Red Queen costume with heart décor. An auburn wig and theatrical makeup.

 

PRINCESS ADORA

Princess of Mystic Forest

Princess Adora is the former Queen of Mystic Forest.  After waking from a long-lasting sleep curse, she convinced Magnificent to take her place, as Magnificent is powerful and had proven her leadership abilities during Adora’s sleep curse.  Princess Adora is the last remaining member of the royal family and is unable to handle the stress of being queen.  Princess Adora still serves as Magnificent’s chief advisor, however.

Costume Suggestions: White princess dress, a nature-themed crown.

 

THE MONSTER

Ruler of Trimtote

The Monster is a fiend who rules the invisible territory of Trimtote. Rumor has it that this beast is inconsolable, unpleasant, and even dangerous to be around. Long ago, The Monster had a skirmish with Bella’s father over magical blackberries. In retaliation, The Monster vowed to steal Bella on her 25th birthday and keep her as a lifelong prisoner. The fiend kept his word, and Bella is now living in Trimtote Palace with the beast.

Costume Suggestions: Lion-style makeup and headdress with normal party attire otherwise.

 

GROUCHY

Diamond Miner, Silver Tree Forest

Grouchy is a bad-tempered diamond miner in the Silver Tree Forest.  Queen Black sets a rigorous schedule for the seven miners of the diamond mines, but Princess White secretly does what she can do to make them comfortable.

Costume Suggestions: Dwarf-life costume with a toy pick axe as an optional prop.

 

DREAMY

Diamond Miner, Silver Tree Forest

Dreamy used to be a quiet daydreamer but is now the tortured soul of the diamond mines. Queen Black caught wind that Dreamy had a crush on Princess Ice White and turned his dreams into nightmares. Since that day, Dreamy has done everything in his power to avoid sleep.

Costume Suggestions: Dwarf-life costume with a toy pick axe as an optional prop.  Draw black circles under your eyes from a lack of sleep due to nightmares - use black/purple eye shadow. Sleep cap as an optional accessory.

 

GWEN THE NICE WITCH

Resident of Osland

RGwen the Nice Witch is the only reason that Osland hasn’t declared war on the rest of the Enchanted Realm.  The balance of good and evil in Osland has recently been disturbed after the Naughty Witch acquired a pair of very powerful magic shoes.  However, Gwen’s good magic is also powerful, and she has been able to keep things under control in Osland…for now.

Costume Suggestions: White princess-style dress, white wig, and a glittery scepter/wand.

CRAZY HATTER

Resident of Dreamland

The Crazy Hatter was once Queen Black’s personal hat maker and confidant. One day, the Crazy Hatter made an off-the-cuff comment that Princess White was the most beautiful in the realm, and Queen Black immediately banished the hatter to Dreamland. Rumor has it that this hat maker has recently lost the grip on reality after dealing with the Heart Queen for so many years.

Costume Suggestions: Large, oversized top hat, red hair (wig), a colorful velvet suit.

 

PRINCE CANE

Prince of Charmed Forest

Prince Cane is Bella's younger brother and son of King Franklin of Charmed Forest. He has recently set out on an arduous journey to rescue his sister from the invisible territory of Trimtote. Sources close to the royal family say that the prince hasn’t yet found what he is looking for.

Costume Suggestions: Prince Costume

 

ARELLA

Resident of Caspar Sea

Arella is a lovely mermaid from the Caspar Sea.  Lately, the sea has been terrorized by an evil sea monster, the Crackston.  Arella has recently joined forces with the notorious pirates of the Caspar Sea in attempts to fight the Crackston, but they have yet to be successful.

Costume Suggestions: Mermaid costume and long, red wig. 

 

HEART KNAVE

General of Dreamland Army

The Heart Knave is the courageous general of the royal army of the Heart Queen in Dreamland. He secretly plans to wed a peasant girl named Alicia. If the Heart Queen found out about this marriage, she would certainly have both of their heads. There is a buzz going around Dreamland that the knave might have plans to escape Dreamland with his fiancé to the Kingdom of Gullyshire.

Costume Suggestions: Medieval soldier costume with a heart decoration or sorcerer robes (red, if possible).  Toy sword as a prop.

 

WINKERBELL

Fairy of Charmed Forest

Winkerbell is the mischievous fairy of Charmed Forest.  She is a notorious thief and troublemaking gossip.  However, Winkerbell has a good heart underneath her naughtiness and will always be there for a friend in need.

Costume Suggestions: Fairy Costume

 

THE NOBLE OS

Sorcerer of Osland

The Noble Os is the outgoing sorcerer of Osland.  He does what he can to stay out of the crossfire of the three witches who control the land, but lately, he has been involved in many scandals.  The Naughty Witch has upset the balance of good versus evil with the discovery of her magical shoes.  Now, evil is gaining ground in the ongoing battle in this territory.  The Noble Os can definitely make a difference if he wants to pick a side.

Costume Suggestions: Top hat, black suit, or tuxedo with a wand.

 

ROBBY HOOD

General of Charmed Forest Army

Robby Hood used to be an outlaw, but has formed a strong alliance with King Franklin in recent years.   Robby is now the general of the army of Charmed Forest. Those closest to Robby say that it is only a matter of time before Robby goes rogue again.  Being good isn’t in Robby’s blood.

Costume Suggestions: Medieval leather gear with toy bow and arrows.

THE PALE RABBIT

Resident of Dreamland

The Pale Rabbit is a hard-working social worker in Dreamland.  This neurotic cottontail travels to distant realms to learn about different cultures in order to do an efficient job back in Dreamland.  The Pale Rabbit is well-respected in Dreamland by everybody besides the Heart Queen.

Costume Suggestions: Casual attire with a rabbit mask or rabbit makeup, a rabbit ear headband, and a cottontail as an accessory.  Optional to wear a full rabbit costume.  A pocket watch &/or a colorful vest as optional accessories. 

 

BLONDILOX

Resident of Mystic Mountains

Blondilox has a rather mysterious past.  Many years ago, she arrived in the Mystic Mountains, found an abandoned cottage, and claimed it as her own.  Nobody knows where this beauty came from or what she is doing in the Enchanted Realm.

Costume Suggestions: Blonde wig with ringlets with a fairytale-style dress or long, flowing gown.

 

METAL MAN

Resident of Osland

Metal Man used to be made of flesh and blood before he was cursed to live as an aluminum man.  However, Metal Man has a great outlook on life - given his circumstances.  He is always smiling and does whatever he can to make others happy.

Costume Suggestions: Silver attire, silver face makeup, and oil can as an optional prop.

 

HANDEL

Resident of Charmed Forest

Handel and his sister Greda are vigilantes of the Enchanted Realm.  They live in Charmed Forest, but often go on adventures throughout the realm to fight crime.  They are known as the superheroes of the realm.

Costume Suggestions: Vigilante superhero costume. Toy weapons as optional props. 

 

GREDA

Resident of Charmed Forest

Greda is the brave vigilante of the Enchanted Realm.  She lives with her brother Handel in Charmed Forest, but often goes on adventures throughout the realm to fight crime.  Greda and her brother are known as the superheroes of the realm.

Costume Suggestions: Vigilante superhero costume. Toy weapons as optional props.

 

CRUEL DEVILA

Resident of Gullyshire Kingdom

Cruel Devila is a villainous fashionista who lives in the Kingdom of Gullyshire. She is the no-nonsense CEO of a fashion design label called Puppitos and will do absolutely anything to produce trend-making fashion.

Costume Suggestions: Wear a black and white wig with a Dalmatian-spotted coat or robe. Use a filtered cigarette holder with a cigarette (toy/fake) as a prop.

 

DOROTHEA

Resident of Osland

Dorothea unexpectedly ended up in the war-ridden territory of the Enchanted Realm called Osland.  She has recently been learning how to cast good magic spells with the Nice Witch of Osland.  One day, she hopes to join her in the fight against evil in Osland.

Costume Suggestions: Long hair in pigtail braids.  Blue checkered dress, white socks, and red shoes. 

 

THE WICKED WOLF

Resident of Mystic Mountains

The Wicked Wolf used to be the villain of Mystic Mountains until mysterious monsters invaded the territory. To everyone’s shock, the Wicked Wolf allied with Magnificent to assist in eradicating the monsters. Nonetheless, the monsters are growing in number with each passing day. Magnificent and the wolf are growing tired and will eventually lose the fight.

Costume Suggestions: Werewolf costume.

 

MEDULA

Resident of Silver Tree Forest

Medula is a foul serpent-like creature living in an isolated cave in Silver Tree Forest.  She doesn’t bother anybody, but when people bother her…they live to regret it.  If you lock eyes with Medula, she will capture your facial features and leave you without a face.  You do not want to be on Medula’s bad side!

Costume Suggestions: Wear a wig with snakes for hair or dreadlocks. If you have the ability, paint snake skin on your forehead for an awesome snake-like effect. Wear a flowing green or gold Egyptian-style gown.

 

ELSIE

Resident of Gullyshire Kingdom

Elsie is from the forgotten land of Aragon, which was destroyed many years ago by tumultuous ice storms. A former princess, Elsie moved to Gullyshire and lives a rather humble existence as an ice sculptor. She has the power of ice magic and is known to have quite a temper.

Costume Suggestions: Blue metallic gown, blonde or blue hair in a braid, or any ice princess costume. 

 

THE HUNTER

Queen Black's Hunter

The Hunter is Queen Black’s loyal bounty hunter and spy. She uses The Hunter for covert missions to spy on other territories and to hunt for people evading the queen. The Hunter can transform into a raven at will and is nearly unstoppable. The Hunter serves Queen Black and will do anything that he is asked to do.

Costume Suggestions: Medieval huntsman costume. 

 

THE GODMOTHER

Resident of Gullyshire Kingdom

The Godmother is the Queen of all Fairies in the Enchanted Realm.  With her primary residence in the Gullyshire Kingdom, she keeps the royal family abreast of how things are going across the realm.  The Godmother knows everything about magic yet is not the most powerful in the realm. 

Costume Suggestions: Princess fairy costume.

 

KRISTOPHER

Resident of Gullyshire Kingdom

Kristopher is a horse and unicorn stable attendant for the royal family of the Gullyshire Kingdom.  A prior resident of Aragon with the former Princess Elsie, he fled to the Enchanted Realm after his land succumbed to ice storms.

Costume Suggestions: Medieval attire for a stable boy/mountain man.

 

PINE O. KIO

Resident of Gullyshire Kingdom

Pine O. Kio is a cursed man whose legs were turned to pine after his father, a master swordsmith, refused to make a controversial sword for someone free of charge. Pine walks with awkward stiffness but has made the best of his handicap, nonetheless. He hopes that one day, the curse will be broken, and he will feel his own legs again.

Costume Suggestions: Casual attire and be ready to walk very awkwardly! 

 

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