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. This comes from an earlier draft where Momacani and Icnopilli were the same character, with some elements of this still filtering down to the final version of Icnopilli.
- The entire text of the piece at Ce Acatl