Today, our heroes were sent to the Mexican City Ruins of Maglatetliano to discover why exactly The Good Doctor Arcane was jacking up other ruins in the area. Prof. Harper Cartwright was sent to help the team investigate by being the subject expert on ancient society in the area.
Shortly after arriving by helicopter, Chalky, BA$TARD NOIZE, Marigold, and The Janitor were ambushed by a second helicopter carrying ninjas, unbeknownst to their assailants, Kikkoman was brought as extra cargo. Kikkoman wasn’t asked about his methods for intrusion and was welcomed to help the expedition while he was there.
After short work of the ninja squad, the team investigated the Aztec ruins. Cartwright expressed profound nervousness over how every room seemed to have different languages, scriptures, and pictorals on their walls, until eventually it was learned that The Eldritch Eye was being used uninhibited to warp the ruins into a twisting dimensional parallel of itself, presumably meant to trap any heroes who came to investigate the only ruins untouched by The Doctor.
Both The Janitor and Kikkoman can confirm that they defeated extradimensional fire demons at some point in the ruins, while Marigold can confirm their appearance in the room itself.
Cartwright’s report reads that he’s certain he spent some time within the pocket dimension of The Doctor’s own mind, watching Kikkoman battle a shapeshifting old man and gladiator pit lions for the Doctor’s entertainment. Once weakened, Arcane’s mental world collapsed in itself and the team found themselves waking into regular, unwarped Aztec ruins, generally in the same location they were when they touched The Eldritch Eye to enter the mental dimension of Doctor Arcane.
Once waking, Marigold was quick enough to subdue The Doctor before he could escape the ruins, Eye-less no less.
Kind of amazing considering a world-class fiend such as The Doctor could fall to a group of tenacious kids!