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Skull Manor Murder Mystery

It is time again for the annual Skull Manor Costume Ball! Skull Manor is an old estate in the heart of Spider City known for its captivating architecture, mysterious ambiance, and unspeakable history. The townspeople have been scurrying about the streets to get ready for the big night of great food, inspiring conversations, and, of course, outrageous gossip. This has been a daunting year of dissension and discord among many of the residents of Spider City. Rumors of blackmail, thievery, and scandalous controversies have been circulating throughout the town’s grapevines. We all hope everybody can put aside their differences for a night of fun. If not, there may be misfortune on the horizon. This is where your story begins.

Guest List

 

THE CRAZY HATTER

Hat Designer

The Crazy Hatter is a world-renowned hat designer known for eccentric fashion pieces and for being the source of spilled secrets in Spider City. This unconventional hat maker has mastered the art of eavesdropping, so if you have skeletons in your cupboard, it is best not to breathe a word of them.

Suggested attire (but feel free to wear whatever you wish): A Mad Hatter costume, a large hat, and a velvet suit. A red wig and crazy makeup with a cane are optional accessories.

 

LANE CROFT

Archeologist-Adventurer

Lane Croft is one of the most interesting people you will ever have the pleasure of meeting. Lane travels the world in search of ancient artifacts and hidden treasures. With enraged foes around the globe, Lane is forced to live in a secret location in Spider City.

Suggested attire (but feel free to wear whatever you wish): Adventurer attire with a large toy gun or bow & arrow.

 

SAM STABLES

Horse Groomer

Sam Stables is the obnoxious horse groomer at Spider City Downs, the home of the Pumpkin Cup Thoroughbred Horse Races. This caretaker is currently under investigation for scandals at the track, and the Spider City rumor mill reports Sam may not have a job for long!

Suggested attire (but feel free to wear whatever you wish): Ranch hand/western costume.

 

KAI EVERGREEN

Archery Instructor

Kai Evergreen is a boisterous archery instructor from Mississippi. Kai speaks with a charming Southern accent and follows Southern hospitality rules. However, Kai has a hidden dark side, so avoid enraging Kai at all costs.

Suggested attire (but feel free to wear whatever you wish): An archer costume, with a toy bow and arrow as a prop.

 

KATY STARRY

Pop Star

Katy’s super-stardom has afforded her never-ending cash flow and high-level connections, but she cannot stay out of the trash tabloids to save her life! Katy is uber-famous for her talent, but her recent troubles have darkened her reputation.

Suggested attire (but feel free to wear whatever you wish): Very trendy pop star attire.

 

ELLA FROST

Amusement Park Character

Ella Frost is employed as a character actress at Dark Shadow Amusement Park. She plays the role of a fairy tale ice princess named Emma—and hopes to one day use her acting skills to make it to the Hollywood big screen.

Suggested attire (but feel free to wear whatever you wish): Ice princess costume.

 

HARLEQUIN

Vigilante - Villain

Harlequin is an enigma to most people of Spider City. On one hand, she has been seen fighting crime on the streets at night. Others report that she is the criminal mastermind of the underground. Nonetheless, she doesn’t have a day job but can afford expensive things.

 Suggested attire (but feel free to wear whatever you wish): Harley Quinn costume, theatrical makeup, and a crazy wig of any kind.

 

BETTY ARCHER

Cupcake Chef

Betty Archer is a talented cupcake chef. She made her television debut on Cooking Network’s Cupcake Battles, where she placed a disappointing second. However, Betty doesn’t take the blame for her loss.

Suggested attire (but feel free to wear whatever you wish): Quirky 1950s attire or a cupcake costume or a chef's uniform.

 

MITZI MINX

National Football League Cheerleader

Mitzi Minx is genuinely fun to be around because she was born for comedy. During the off-season, she’s a knee-slapping amateur comedian. She's ready to put her pompoms away and become a professional standup, but she hasn’t mustered the courage.

Suggested attire (but feel free to wear whatever you wish): Cheerleader costume. Optional: bring some jokes with you to perform for others – why not?

 

DARK VADON

Movie Memorabilia Collector

Dark Vadon makes a living as a movie memorabilia collector and auctioneer. Dark is known for wearing head-to-toe movie costumes, and some find this behavior to be quite strange. Dark is very blunt and to the point, but most people find this off-putting.

 Suggested attire (but feel free to wear whatever you wish): Darth Vader costume or any other movie costume.

 

DARBY YONTZ

Viking Tough Runs, Founder / Coordinator

Darby founded the Viking Tough Runs—a 5-mile obstacle course that challenges racers with mud, barbed wire, heights, and small spaces. Darby’s races are definitely not for the weak of heart.

Suggested attire (but feel free to wear whatever you wish): a Viking costume.

 

VICTORIA GLAMINTON

Lounge Singer

Victoria Glaminton is the insufferable lounge singer at the Witching Hour Lounge. Lacking manners and decorum, offensive words flow from her mouth like a full-blast fire hose. Victoria isn’t known for being friendly, so tread with caution around this diva.

 Suggested attire (but feel free to wear whatever you wish): Glamorous evening gown.

 

VIKING TOUGH RUN STAFF 

The hardworking staff of the Viking Tough Runs, 5-mile obstacle courses that challenge racers with mud, barbed wire, heights, and small spaces, are highly dedicated to their jobs and are a tight-knit group. Darby’s races are definitely not for the weak of heart.

Suggested attire (but feel free to wear whatever you wish): a Viking costume.

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