Masquerada: Songs and Shadow is a top down action/adventure game by Witching Hour Studios and Ysbryd Games. You are dropped into the City of Ombre as Cicero Gavar a former Inspettore of the Citte. Cicero has been assigned the task of investigating the disappearance of important White Spire members. While the player is not given many details in the beginning of the game as to who Cicero is or what the world around him is like, players can piece it together as they go through the game. One thing the player does understand is the objects known as mascherines are weapons of great power; and the struggle for that power has left the world wounded.