Masquerade, Paper Faces on Parade
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Containment Class:
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Disruption Class:
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Risk Class:
warning

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Two Extradimensional Entities. Capabilities unknown.


Assigned Site Site Director Research Head Assigned Task Force
Site 72 Director Lycus Cyrus Walker SSM-X ("Queen and Priest")

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Special Containment Procedures: Following the events of Incident-0000-01, SSM-X ("Queen and Priest") has been established and permanently stationed in Venice for the annual containment of SCP-0000. Major television networks have been placed on twelve-second delays to account for any visible anomalies. Under no circumstances should agents attempt to interrupt or detain any anomalous entities without prior authorization

Description: SCP-0000 is the designation for the Carnevale di Venezia, held annually from early February to late February/march in Venice, Italy. SCP-0000 differs extensively from mainstream accounts of the long-standing festival, with widespread presence of anomalous entities and phenomena at main events that have been concealed from outside eyes. Civilians and tourists appear to accept this as entirely ordinary, and city officials appear to go as far as to conceal any anomalous elements from the outside world.[

whitelord

The White Lord of Alagadda, Wearer of the Diligent Mask.

Discovery: SCP-0000 was discovered in February of 2017, after a member of the Unusual Incidents Unit by the name of Alexis Burrows had visited Venice while on an undisclosed assignment. Upon encountering extreme anomalous phenomena during the opening ceremony1, Burrows alerted the FBI, who then contacted the Ordo Iani2 in an attempt to coordinate intelligence efforts in containing the entites.

Upon discovering that the agency had known about SCP-0000 for decades and activily assisted authorites to
Out of season attempts to discern the exact nature of SCP-0000 yielded no events.

**Agents: Hadrian Rose (UIU), Maria Spini (SCP)

[BEGIN LOG]

Thorn exits the hotel, getting into the rented car.

Thorn: This is agent Maria Thorn, on my way to liason with FBI agent Hadrian Rose at the opening ceremony in the Cannaregio Cannel regarding SCP-0000.

[silence.]

Thorn: Intelligence events yesterday were uneventful. No law enforcement I found could inform me what to expect tonight, so we're going in blind. It's not the worse situation I've ever been in, but im not a fan of the optics. There'll be thousands of people everywhere. We make one false move, and the veil gets torn to shreds.

[Thorn arrives at a parking lot, making the rest of the distance on foot. The canal is bustling with tourists, many in masks. Thorn herself is dressed in casual civilain clothing.]

Thorn [muttering to herself] Beginning to think I stick out a little.

Agent Hadrian Rose can be spotted sitting by himself at a table near the canal, mulling over a pamphlet. Thorn slides into the chair opposite him.

Thorn: Agent Rose? Nice to meet you. Love the name, by the way.

Rose: Thank you, chose it myself. I don't suppose your organization has had anymore luck than we have on figuring out what's in store for tonight?

Thorn: Haven't got much. Whatever this anomaly is, it means we can't trust anyone working in the Veneto government. I assume you've had the same luck with your official counterparts. Uh, about the Burrows I heard about, did she give any details that might help us narrow it down?

Rose: They didn't tell you?

Thorn: No, tell me what?

Rose: She's been catatonic for months now. Doesn't eat, or sleep somehow, just lies there. Occassioanlly she stirs, mumbling a few words, but they're not in any language I've ever heard of.

Thorn: …Ah. Do you think-

The fanfare of the water show commencing cuts Thorn's query short. Both agents turn to watch as the spectic

Thorn: Festival's supposed to last three hours. First show takes place now, then another one at 9, wrapping up at ten. Think we'll have to sit through the whole thing?

Rose: Probably. I suppose there's worse things to sit through than a water show in Venice. For free, to top it off. You're Italian, right? You ever been to the festival?

Thorn: No

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