Nancy Drew: The Haunting of Castle Malloy – Lore Guide

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Brendan Malloy

Brendan Malloy, Kyler Mallory’s great uncle, was the former owner of Castle Malloy. In the 1940s, he lived in the castle with his wife Caitlin and their young daughter Fiona. Caitlin was the proprietor of the Screaming Banshee Inn in the nearby town of Bailor.

There were rumors suggesting that Brendan might have worked as a double-agent in World War II, conducting classified research for the Allies while sharing insights with the Axis powers. However, these claims lack concrete evidence, leaving his reputation in this aspect uncertain.

The circulation of these rumors prompted Éamonn, Brendan’s brother, to alter his surname to Mallory. This decision was made in an effort to hide the family’s Irish roots and create separation from Brendan’s alleged involvements.

Brendan cleverly deceived the town, making them believe he invented a specialized fuel for armored vehicles. On occasion, he even organized tours of his fictitious laboratory to reinforce his deception. In reality, Brendan’s primary concentration involved the advancement of cutting-edge propulsion technologies intended for both aircraft and rockets. His endeavors culminated in the successful creation of fully functional jetpacks and a rocket.

Commotion arose in the town due to Brendan’s accidental fireworks during his trial launches. Fortunately, Caitlin swiftly dispelled the Castle Malloy rumors. She fabricated stories suggesting that the enchanting glimmers of light that a handful of individuals claimed to have seen near the castle were actually the actions of fairies.

Tragedy struck on a summer night in 1944 when a significant portion of Castle Malloy was destroyed in an explosion. As a result of this explosion, Brendan and his wife Caitlin tragically lost their lives, with reports suggesting they were “vaporized.”

Fiona Malloy

Fiona Malloy’s early life unfolded in Castle Malloy, where she lived with her parents, Brendan Malloy and Caitlin O’Brien Malloy. Tragedy struck in 1944 when an explosion claimed her parents’ lives, leaving Fiona an orphan.

Despite the belief that she perished alongside her parents in the explosion, Fiona survived and was taken in by a recluse living in a hut within the bog. This unconventional upbringing left lasting psychological and emotional marks.

Fiona possesses the ability to understand spoken language from others, even though she may be unable or unwilling to communicate verbally herself. Her hobbies include caring for a family of pet crows, crafting handmade dolls, and honing her skills in herbalism.

Fiona’s father had managed to create a functional jetpack and produced a customized one for Fiona’s personal use. Fiona would fly around the grounds of the castle, leading to rumors that she was a banshee.

In the end, Fiona’s exceptional intellect and talents draw attention, despite her unconventional past. The military confiscated Fiona’s jetpack with the intention of modifying it for combat applications. Yet, comprehending the intricate fuel system created by Brendan proves to be a challenge for them, showcasing her father’s genius.

Kyler Mallory

Kyler Tegan Mallory, originally from London, is presently in Ireland making arrangements for her upcoming wedding. Kyler is engaged to Matt Simmons, and the couple are about to be married at Castle Malloy.

Their wedding is just a few days away, and Matt has gone missing. Kyler firmly holds onto the conviction that Matt’s vanishing act is a practical joke, and she remains confident that he will reappear before their wedding. Kyler says she has faintly heard Matt’s voice, fueling her belief that he’s somewhere nearby. The dynamic between Kyler and Matt is defined by affection, yet it also involves conflicts and differences of opinion. While they are noted to engage in frequent arguments, it’s implied that these disagreements are a normal part of their relationship dynamic.

Kyler was previously in a relationship with Kit Foley, Matt’s closest friend. However, her emotions for Kit have now faded.

Kyler extended an invitation to Nancy Drew to take on the role of the maid of honor for her wedding. Around four to five years back, Kyler had stayed in the United States with Nancy Drew and her father as part of an exchange student program. Kyler is now thrilled about Nancy being in Ireland and fondly recalls the moments they shared during their time together.

Kyler recently inherited Castle Malloy through the will of her late grandfather, Éamonn Mallory. Both of Kyler’s parents, John and Sarah Mallory, had already passed away before Éamonn.

Prior to Éamonn’s death, Kyler believed that her surname was Mallory. However, she uncovered that her actual family name is Malloy. Éamonn changed the family name to create distance from their Irish heritage, influenced by his brother Brendan’s negative reputation. After discovering her genuine lineage, Kyler becomes deeply captivated by Irish history and culture. She immerses herself in researching various aspects of Ireland, including the different populations that have inhabited the country over time, such as the Celts, Druids, and Gaels. Her newfound knowledge and curiosity reflect her deep interest in exploring her roots and connecting with her heritage.

Nancy ultimately locates Matt. As scheduled, Matt and Kyler are joined in matrimony on June 1st. The series of events that led to Matt’s disappearance seems to have a favorable influence on their relationship.

Matt Simmons

Matthew “Matt” William Simmons, who hails from London, is engaged to Kyler Mallory. Matt, who lost both of his parents, David and Christina Simmons, has no known family.

Matt vanished under mysterious circumstances while he was at Castle Malloy in Ireland, just days before his scheduled wedding.

The circumstances of his disappearance are as follows:

Matt is a mischievous individual who delights in tricking others, often causing them considerable discomfort or surprise. One day, he stumbled upon a concealed passage within the castle’s nursery. Intrigued, he decided to hide inside and create eerie noises to frighten Kyler. However, his prank took an unexpected turn when a crow entered through a window, aggressively swooping towards Matt. In his attempt to evade the bird, he lost his footing and tumbled backward through a hole in the floor, fortunately dropping just a short distance of around two meters.

Upon regaining his composure, Matt, now without his glasses (he is nearsighted without them), stood up in the darkness and began exploring the surroundings by touch, seeking a way to ascend. By accident, he activated an alarm by pressing a button on the wall. This triggered the closure of the door above him, effectively trapping him within the passage. Despite his loud cries for help, his efforts to escape proved futile. Determined, Matt continued to navigate the tunnel manually, in search of an alternative exit.

Matt eventually found himself in a laboratory, where yet another inadvertent button press set off another alarm and sealed off an exit. He persevered despite these setbacks, his situation growing ever more confining. Finally, the doors of the silo opened, revealing a disheveled, elderly woman peering down at him. Matt attempted to communicate, explaining his predicament and recounting the strange chain of events. Despite his desperate attempts, including offering his ring as a bribe, the woman remained unmoved and silent. Periodically, the woman would open the silo, toss vegetables in Matt’s direction, and then depart without a word.

Matt deeply regrets his prank going wrong and potentially ruining the wedding. He recognizes his immaturity and shortsightedness in his actions, especially in the context of his relationship with Kyler. He acknowledges his love for her and laments the possibility of losing her due to his foolishness.

Matt shares a close friendship with Kit and acknowledges him as his best friend. He’s aware of Kit’s feelings for Kyler and even opted not to have Kit as his best man due to this.

Nancy successfully tracks down Matt, and as planned, he and Kyler are united in marriage on June 1st. The sequence of occurrences that led to Matt’s vanishing appears to have a positive impact on their relationship.

Kit Foley

Kit Foley, who has been best friends with Matt for more than 12 years, is currently residing in Castle Malloy to help with the arrangements for the upcoming wedding. Although Kit is Matt’s closest companion, he won’t be serving as the best man.

Kit doesn’t believe that Matt’s disappearance is a prank. He thinks Matt got cold feet and left because he wasn’t ready to commit to marriage. Kit is sympathetic to Kyler’s feelings and doesn’t want to be the one to break the news to her that Matt might have walked out on her. He thinks she is in a state of denial and doesn’t want to shatter her hopes.

Kit was born in the United States to parents of Irish descent. Fifteen years ago, Kit’s family had to move to London when his father took on the role of Vice President of International Sales at Krolmeister Incorporated. Despite his years in London, Kit hasn’t picked up a British accent.

Kit is currently employed within the Tower Hamlets borough of London as a property developer. His hobby is sketching out concepts for potential properties, which helps keep his creativity alive and maintain his enthusiasm for real estate.

Kit and Kyler initially crossed paths during Kit’s first year at university, around four to five years back. They were romantically involved for a period, but eventually recognized that their compatibility was more suited for friendship than a romantic relationship. Kit played the role of introducing Kyler to Matt, which eventually led to Kyler and Matt becoming a couple. Presently, Kit acknowledges that he continues to harbor feelings for Kyler. He openly acknowledges that he is still deliberating on how best to manage and address these emotions.

After arriving at Castle Malloy, Kit and Matt spent an evening setting up a prank in the garden to make Donal think there was a leprechaun in the bushes. Unfortunately, the plan backfired, leading to a tree branch striking Kit across the face, resulting in a black eye for Kit.

In the end, Nancy effectively locates Matt, and as intended, he and Kyler are joined in matrimony on the 1st of June. At first, Kit experienced significant sorrow, yet his emotions shifted upon encountering a lovely, young Irish woman responsible for catering the wedding banquet. Considering his attraction to the Irish lady he encountered, it’s probable that Kit will head back to Ireland in the future.

Donal Delany

Donal Delany, the Irish caretaker of Castle Malloy, finds solace in his visits to the Screaming Banshee Inn during his moments away from his responsibilities. Here, he takes pleasure in savoring a beverage known as a “Crow’s Nest.”

Amidst his duties on the sprawling castle grounds, Donal assumes the crucial role of tending to a flock of sheep, meticulously preparing them for their impending shearing.

Donal’s demeanor presents a blend of gruffness and eccentricity, endearing him to those who come to know him. He proudly embraces his Irish heritage and harbors a palpable disdain for the British, with a particularly pointed animosity directed towards Matt Simmons.

Immersed in the richness of Irish folklore and superstitions, Donal refers to fairies as “The Good People,” showcasing his deep reverence and perhaps a hint of fear toward these mythical beings. He believes that the “Good People” are responsible for Matt’s mysterious disappearance and drew him into their otherworldly realm.

Banshees hold a significant place in Donal’s beliefs, their mournful wails seen as omens of impending doom. He states that he once bore witness to one of these otherworldly entities. His knowledge expands to encompass stories about the eerie bog, including the tales of an elderly *** woman who once called it home.

Following the rocket’s launch, Donal found himself in a state of disbelief. He came to the realization that the strange sounds he had been hearing were not the cries of a banshee, as he had initially thought. Instead, these sounds were originating from a siren that Matt had activated within the tunnels. Little did Donal know, the unique noises produced by Fiona and her jetpack were also in play, which he incorrectly associated with fairies.

Alan Paine

Alan Paine, a colleague of Matt’s, has taken on the role of his best man. Initially present at Castle Malloy, Alan has since departed for London, awaiting Matt’s reappearance. Instead of participating in the search for Matt when he went missing, Alan opted out. He held the belief that Matt was merely orchestrating a practical joke. His concern about becoming a target of mockery led him to distance himself emotionally from the unfolding events.

Alan insinuates that conflicts and tensions existed within the group of friends. He observes a heated argument between Matt and Kit prior to Matt’s disappearance, and he also mentions disagreements between Matt and Kyler. Alan’s perspective portrays the friends as having a strained relationship, underscored by their quarrels. While at Castle Malloy, Alan appears to have been more attuned to the interpersonal dynamics and conflicts among the individuals rather than any peculiar or supernatural occurrences. He expresses a sense of relief upon leaving the castle and hints at a potential return, speculating that Matt will eventually tire of his prank. His decision to leave seems linked to his irritation with the situation and the people involved.

Helena Stamatina
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My first game was Naughty Dog’s Crash Bandicoot (PlayStation) back in 1996. And since then gaming has been my main hobby. I turned my passion for gaming into a job by starting my first geek blog in 2009. When I’m not working on the site, I play mostly on my PlayStation. But I also love outdoor activities and especially skiing.

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