Once a murder has happened, to go back in time and prevent it might seriously mess with the timeline, and that is where the Time Patrol's Murder Squad comes in. They try not to kill anybody themselves, except in emergency defence of themselves or the timeline, but they are known as the Murder Squad because they are there to make sure the murders of the past happen.
Created in the far future, then sent through a temporal rift to the ancient past by the Chronomage Cara, the Circlet is an artefact designed to focus a mage’s energies when attempting to manipulate time.
Carnival revelers wear masks and concealing clothes. (Wearing of masks in Venice was first documented in the late 1200s) It allows for the social classes to mix, easing social tensions.