Roland Kingsley is an American businessman, investor, and philanthropist. Famous for creating the number one social media application known as Yipper, Roland has notoriously created foes during his ladder climb to the top. Roland was recently listed on the Fordes Magazine list of the richest people in the world with his estate being worth billions.
The world was shocked to hear of his untimely demise last Tuesday. The coroner has declared the death a suicide, but many have demanded further investigation. You received a letter from the family lawyer to attend the reading of the Last Will and Testament in the Kingsley Mansion on the outskirts of Godley Hollow. This is where your story begins.
Here is an RBC news report that aired about a week or so before he died:
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Invited Guests to the Reading
ROBIN KINGSLEY - SIBLING
Robin Kingsley is one of the wealthiest people in Godley Hollow. A tycoon who dabbles in many areas, Robin is best known for founding the top music production company, Kingsley Records. An avid botanist on the side, 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: Designer attire. Optional fake money coming out of your pockets. Elaborate costume jewelry.
BOBBY UNDERHILL - EMPLOYEE
ANCIENT ARTIFACTS COLLECTOR
Bobby Underhill is the eccentric artifacts collector. A former dealer, Bobby has traveled to distant lands to find exotic items to sell them at Klaus Auctions, the most famous auction house in the world, located in Godley Hollow. An experienced jet-setter and accomplished academic with multiple college degrees, Bobby knows a little bit about everything. Once known around the globe for financing archaeological digs, Bobby was just hired by Roland Kingsley as Roland’s private bone collector.
Suggested attire: Adventurer attire. Safari hat, whip, binoculars, etc. are great optional props.
GRAYSON GREEN - COUSIN
Grayson Green is the ruthless executive at RBC Television Station. Grayson will do anything to be first to get a story, so if you have news-worthy secrets, you should stay clear of this meddler. Grayson has just been served with lawsuit papers and is being sued for defamation, false light invasion of privacy, and emotional distress by Roland Kingsley. Grayson has refused to comment on the issue.
Suggested attire: Professional attire (suit). Optional: something to record with (i.e. smart phone), &/or take notes on.
PAT KINGSLEY - SPOUSE
Pat Kingsley is a gregarious pop star from the town of Godley Hollow. Recently signed by Kingsley Records, Pat has risen to the top of the charts with the hit song Breakin’ the Chainz. People say everything Pat touches turns to gold, so it’s wise to stay in Pat’s shadows if you are seeking fame and fortune. Pat’s a dedicated friend and a blast to be around. Pat hasn’t been home to Godley Hollow since the world tour began six months ago. People are speculating that Pat and Roland’s marriage may have been on the rocks at the time of his death.
Suggested attire: Pop star attire. Be as wild and wacky as your heart desires.
WYNNE KINGSLEY - CHILD
Professor Wynne Kingsley is the absent-minded professor at Godley Hollow University. Inquire about archaeology and get blown away with intellectual facts. Ask about anything else, you’ll be put to sleep with bland, monotonous babbles. To no surprise, Wynne Kingsley is an avid fossil collector. Wynne’s had a gambling problem in the past, and rumor has it that Wynne has been in financial trouble over the last few years. Only time will tell if this is true.
Suggested attire: Professional attire with an adventurer twist. Optional to have a lab coat &/or taped nerd glasses as an alternative.
OCEAN YATES - CHILD
CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY
Ocean Yates is the top criminal defense attorney in Godley Hollow. If freedom is your desire, you want this obnoxious defender on your side of the courtroom - even if you’re guilty of murder! Ocean makes ambulance chasers look like members of the Peace Corps! Maybe it goes with the job, but Ocean is a compulsive liar who habitually makes use of manipulation, bribery, and blackmail. A test tube baby of a Harvard scholar, Ocean recently found out that Roland Kingsley was the anonymous DNA donor father.
Suggested attire: Power suit in navy or black. Hair styled impeccably.
BAILEY BLACK - STEPCHILD
Bailey Black is the peculiar librarian at Godley Hollow University who speaks with dark words. A poet since childhood, Bailey can often be caught performing at the local poetry club. This doom-and-gloomer will extract the life force out of any conversation, so beware when you strike up a chat with this moping bookworm. Bailey is a stepchild of Roland Kingsley from Roland’s first marriage. Bailey is a widow and recently lost a spouse due to a prop plane accident. Roland Kingsley was the pilot, and Dr. Peyton Payne was the attending physician.
Suggested attire: All black librarian costume. Conservative button-up with bow tie, glasses. Go full nerd, or Gothic or a combo of both!
PEYTON PAYNE - PRIMARY CAREGIVER
Dr. Peyton Payne is a caring family doctor at Godley Hollow Family Clinic. Dr. Payne has a superb bedside manner, but often spews horrible jokes during check-ups. Dr. Payne also works shifts at the Godley Hollow Emergency Room, and runs a clinical research program at Godley Hollow University. Once accused of being an Angel of Death who euthanizes terminally ill and elderly patients, Dr. Payne has officially been acquitted of all charges due to a lack of evidence.
Suggested attire: Doctor costume. Wear scrubs/lab coat. Any doc-related props are optional. Or, you can do a mad scientist twist on the costume.
INDY INDIGO - FORMER CHEF
Chef Indigo is the beloved pastry chef and owner of Indy’s Treats – the town’s busiest bakery on Bleak Street. Chef Indigo has been baking for over a decade and has recently been in talks for a reality show. However, the townsfolk love their privacy and the seclusion the isolated town confers. The last thing the residents of Godley Hollow want are cameras lurking about the streets. Indy moved to Godley Hollow from Canada decades ago.
Suggested attire: Chef’s hat and apron. Or, if you want to wear a chef’s uniform – go for it.
PIPER KINGSLEY - COUSIN
Piper Kingsley is bursting with charisma! That’s how Piper can swoop into any situation and get the scoop. Be careful of what you disclose to this ambitious blogger, as Piper is always trying to get an angle for a blog-worthy story! Piper’s blog, playfully named Piper’s Place, has over 8 million loyal followers from around the globe. Having Piper break a scandalous story on you is far worse than the local news media reporting one. Piper earned a college degree in economics.
Suggested attire: Hipster, trendy attire. Or, a reporter costume, business suit, etc. Have a way to take notes or record (i.e. smart phone).
SAGE ABBEY - FRIEND
Sage Abbey is the infamous millionaire and art collector who hails from Italy. Sage is currently traveling the globe in search of rare pieces of art and Hollywood collectibles. This Italian hothead has difficulty controlling bursts of anger when things don’t go as planned. Sage visited the dreary town of Godley Hollow to attend a special session at Klaus Auctions. However, Sage didn’t win the auction of a historical dress worn by Marilyn Monroe when she sang Happy Birthday to JFK. Sage thought Roland Kingsley was a friend but found out otherwise the fateful night at the auction house.
Suggested attire: Upscale, designer attire. Or, an adventurer costume. You are rich, so make your attire functional (i.e. adventurer) or expensive.
DEVYN BANKS - FRIEND
Devyn Banks is a hardworking pharmaceutical chemist. This scientist works around the clock in search of a treatment for many rare diseases, such as cytopheria - a rare genetic disease that affects the skin and nervous system. Devyn puts in more hours than the CEO of ZEXO Pharmaceuticals and is determined to find the cure for many rare diseases.
Suggested attire: Lab jacket over casual attire. You can put a mad scientist twist on your costume if you desire.
JAIDEN CANE - FRIEND
MURDER MYSTERY NOVELIST
Jaiden Cane is a murder mystery novelist from southern Louisiana. Jaiden moved to Godley Hollow about eight months ago to gain inspiration for a new project. However, the project didn’t pan out, and now Jaiden is doing everything possible to break a severe case of writer’s block.
Suggested attire: Trendy yet whimsical attire. Sherlock Holmes/ detective twist if you desire. Pipe & magnifying glass as optional props.
BRITT DANSON - FRIEND
Britt Danson is a competitive eater who was born and raised in the gloomy town of Godley Hollow. Now, Britt leads an exciting life traveling the globe in search of the most challenging food competitions. Britt is a familiar face on the Foodie Network and a merciless food critic on social media food sites such as YumYum and NomNosh.
Suggested attire: Terry cloth headband and wristbands with semi-formal dinner party attire. Or, dress as your favorite food! Why not?
CAMERON EVE - ADVERSARY
Every day at 7 PM, Cameron Evergreen’s face is front and center of television screens across Godley Hollow. Cameron is a determined news anchor for RBC TV who suffers from a severe case of social anxiety. However, Cameron doesn’t let that get in the way, because if ambition were money, Cameron would be the world’s first trillionaire.
Suggested attire: Business suit, or a reporter costume or business casual. A toy microphone &/or notepad as optional props.
ROWAN FARSON - NEIGHBOR
Rowan Farson is a Hollywood icon. This haughty celeb has mansions around the globe, but claims the favorite one is in the hometown of Godley Hollow. Rowan uses the estate in this isolated town as a relaxation retreat between filming big budget films and living it up in a penthouse in Las Vegas. The locals call the property the ‘Farson Compound,’ which is located on the outskirts of town, hidden from paparazzi.
Suggested attire: Upscale and trendy formal dinner party attire. Be as glamorous as you believe a Hollywood icon would be.
AVERY GOBE - CHILDHOOD FRIEND
Avery Gobe is a former blackjack dealer from glamorous Las Vegas casinos on the strip. However, Avery grew tired of having to work long hours, and moved back home to Godley Hollow. Avery currently lives in the basement of the family home and is 'kind of' searching for a job. Avery loves to play video games and claims to be an aspiring professional gamer. Getting a job would detract from the time it will take Avery to hone the skills necessary for the big gaming leagues.
Suggested attire: Casual attire. T-shirt, jeans with holes. Don't appear ‘employable.’ Video game t-shirt would be awesome.
OLLY HATLEY - EMPLOYEE
If you haven’t visited Olly’s website, All About Olly, you have no idea what’s going on in the world of celebs. Olly is famous for uncovering juicy gossip about celebrities, business icons, and politicians. Olly’s blog has reaped negative attention over the years, and some claim Olly only writes about people with no benefit to Olly. Take a moment to read the blogs, follow the tabloids, and you be the judge.
Suggested attire: A reporter costume or business casual. A toy microphone &/or notepad as optional props.
ANDROM SOLEI - SIBLING
Androm Solei is an incredible illustrator who showcases illustrations on Yipper, where Androm currently has 759,000 followers. Androm specializes in breathtakingly realistic pieces of works of famous faces and places. Androm prefers the peace and quiet of home, and prefers not to leave the house.
Suggested attire: Trendy, hipster attire. You have flexibility – be steampunk, hippie, hipster, or just go casual.
XANDER SKYE - EMPLOYEE
Xander Skye is the bizarre CEO of Yipper – the number one social media application in the world that was founded by Roland Kingsley. Xander and Roland have been friends since college, but rumor has it that Xander is currently seeking employment elsewhere. Xander has a peculiar personality and loves to stand within personal bubbles.
Suggested attire: Business casual attire or go for a professional business suit.
HARLEY KINGSLEY - COUSIN
EDITOR IN CHIEF
Harley Kingsley is the uptight Editor in Chief for the blog, All About Olly. Roland recently acquired this blog, and Harley took over the publication with a stern hand. Since Harley’s been in charge, there hasn’t been one negative article about Roland published.
Suggested attire: Business casual attire. You’re conservative, and not trendy.
MORGAN KINGSLEY - CHILD
MIXED MARTIAL ARTS FIGHTER
Morgan Kingsley is a mixed martial artist and former UFC bantamweight champion. Kingsley holds an Olympic Gold Medal in Judo, and the longest title streak in UFC history, which ended in 2016 with 18 wins and 12 title defenses. Morgan has been called the greatest mixed martial artist of all time.
Suggested attire: MMA costume. Boxing, wrestling, or ninja costume. Or, just wear a satin robe, or a track suit.
RYAN ASHLORE - STEPCHILD
A stepchild of Roland Kingsley, Ryan Ashlore’s mother was Roland’s third wife. Ryan and Wynne are half-siblings. After Roland became a suspect in Ryan’s mother’s death, Ryan disavowed Roland, and hasn’t spoken to him since. Ryan currently works as a bike courier in Godley Hollow, delivering various items ranging from medical samples to legal documents.
Suggested attire: Bike attire. Bike shorts, spandex shirt, bike shoes. Water bottle & messenger bag as optional props.
QUINN KINGSLEY - CHILD
ANTIQUE DOLL COLLECTOR
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, Quinn is an art collector and will not be outdone by anyone. Quinn strives to have the biggest doll collection in the world. Quinn is the child of Roland Kingsley, but rumor has it that the two haven't spoken in years.
Suggested attire: Broken doll costume. Or, you can just wear black/Gothic attire.
JAX BANE - EMPLOYEE
Jax Bane is the executive assistant to the founder of Yipper, Roland Kingsley. Jax dislikes the work, as Roland is a demanding person who rarely gives his employees any credit. However, the job pays well, so Jax comes to work every day.
Kerry Gray is the Vice President of Human Resources at Yipper, the number one social media platform. Kerry runs the HR department with an iron fist, and employees are terminated after the first strike. Kerry has a no-tolerance policy for hostile work environments.
Orion Kingsley is a dedicated research scientist at ZEXO Pharmaceuticals. Orion has many years of cancer research experience but was made to make the switch to researching a rare disease called cytopheria after Roland Kingsley bought the company.
Suggested attire: Lab coat, or mad scientist costume.
JUDE KINGSLEY - COUSIN
Jude Kingsley is the outspoken cousin of Roland Kingsley and mosquito inspector. Jude travels across the nation to research bodies of standing water and capture mosquito specimens to determine if the insects are carrying viruses that can be transmitted to humans.
Suggested attire: Pest control operator costume. Or, general coveralls with a fly swatter as an optional prop.
STORM KINGSLEY - SECOND COUSIN
AUTOMOTIVE SALES MANAGER
Storm Kingsley is the second cousin of Roland Kingsley and a sales manager of the largest luxury automotive dealership in town. Storm has been in a legal battle over the last six months with Roland over an Aston Martin Valkyrie that Roland test drove. Supposedly, Roland drove the car against a curb and abraded the rims but refuses to pay for the damage.
Caden Kingsley created Snuggle Buggles, which is an innovative company that provides snuggle services for people who are in need of a human’s touch. Research has proven that cuddling sessions confer compassion, which cures the anxiety of the client. Caden is a kind, caring person who wants everyone in the room to have a smile on their face.