Ocotochtli and Lord Ahuizotl observe Momacani's reaction to a newly-appeared room in Tenochtitlan. The chamber is ; inside lay the collapsed bodies of a man and woman dressed in bone-like armour and animal skull masks. Momacani assesses that they are Mocolxiutecatl, and Ahuizotl invites him to become one of his Ixtilli. They then realise the room has disappeared.
- The phantoms guiding the intruders lack power in Tenochtitlan.
- This story references author Lawrence Burton's intended backstory for Momacani as a Faction Paradox agent who "went native" in Tenochtitlan and whose past was rewritten by the powerful Aztec noosphere.
- The entire text of the piece at Ce Acatl