Our quests are built around the single purpose of helping our participants develop the skills and knowledge to embellish and flesh out their characters, in personality, props, and costume. We offer the skills and training to help make their vision a reality!
In addition to enrolling in one of these quests, we encourage participants to also acquaint themselves with the stories of the Blackburn brothers and begin to get an idea of a character they might want to create.
A Broom Worthy Of Flight
A well-known broom making wizard has brought his skills all the way from Appalachia to help enterprising witches and wizards get the nuance of building a broom worthy of flight! Bring Your Own Stick, buy one of ours, or look in our woodpile.
Black Walnut Ink Making
An ink maker will assist you in the simple but particular process of brewing a cauldron of ink from scratch from walnuts grown in our garden. You will come away with a container of homemade ink!
Learn to make your own boots and shoes from an authentic old-fashioned shoe maker. Don't just leave your shoe making to the little people!
Bring your own raw materials or you may purchase some parts from us.
Delicious and Delectable Dainties
Sweets are a realm of magic usually left to house elves, but in this experience, witches and wizards will have access to recipes and techniques that will delight the senses! Come learn about and create three delicious sweets.
Love Potion No. 9
Partner dance is the only thing in the magical world more effective and lasting than a love potion. Take lessons in American swing, latin social dance, and latin and standard ballroom dance to spice up your love life.
Ringmaking for Rulers
Learn the art of brass, silver, and goldsmithing in the process of making rings and other jewelry.
Bring your own stones and precious metals, or purchase it from us.
Weaving for Witches
Your witch lair will be all the more cozy once you master the craft of making rugs from left over clothing and textiles. Learn the ins and outs of rag rug weaving.
There are few arts more delicious and indulgent than the crafting of artisan chocolates. Come learn the techniques and familiarize yourself with the tools from a genuine local chocolatier.
The dwarves are at it again! Its a rare opportunity when they've come from their northern wastes to the Blackburn Boarding House to offer lessons to those who wish to try their hand at smithing. Come get your first taste of pounding hot steel with a hammer!
Leather Armour Craft
Not all armour is metal, in fact most isn't! We get you started on the most basic forms and functions of typical medieval leather armour.
Create armour, gloves, belts, and other valuable pieces.
Mystical Magical Music Making
Whether charming dragons, basilisks, or three headed dogs, music comes in handy for the resourceful wizard. Get started on your choice of a musical instrument.
Learn about crafting magical soaps, beard oils, and scents to lure and trap the senses. We teach the basic (and potentially dangerous) process of making soap and other lovely concoctions for your body and soul, all from scratch!