The village of Chicomoztoc or 'Place of the Seven Caves' is the central port for all the islands activities. The people of the island are Aztecs; speaking a combination of Nauhatl, Spanish and English depending on who they are associating with.
They are fully aware of the professions of both Dr. Rathburger and Prof. Balonium. Other than having to deal with the occasional explosion, escaped monstrosity or backfiring doomsday device the 'Mad Scientists' have also brought a great amount of wealth and technology to Chicomoztoc.
With the help of their two eccentric benefactors, the villagers have been able to build schools, hospitals, and trade networks that have converted Aztlan into a modern urbanized paradise.
The villagers are very protective of Dr. Rathburger and Prof. Balonium and will do whatever they can to maintain the “secrecy” behind the scientists’ habitats and activities. They will also go along with whatever lame cover story the doctor and professor has chosen for the day. The Mayor and Police Chief (See Below) will even go as far as having any outsiders arrested on any minor infractions if they pose any kind of threat to the scientists.
The villagers are native to the island of Aztlan, the Island of White, from which the Aztec nation are said to have arisen. There is a distinct Aztec motif to their style of dress that is combined with more contemporary fashion. They also maintain many of the ancient traditions and rituals. The village of Chicomoztoc itself is an archaeologist's dream; full of ancient temples and tombs along side modern dwellings. Many of the ancient temples link up with the tunnel network beneath the island and to the legendary 'Seven Caves'.
Mayor of Chicomoztoc
Mayor Chicomecoatl (Seven Serpents) has served several consecutive terms of office for Chicomoztoc. He is more than aware of the presence of Dr. Rathburger and Prof. Balonium on their island. In fact, the Mayor along with his administration has accommodated the needs of the two scientists by allowing full port access for any of their shipping needs along with overlooking any environmental accidents their experiments may cause. With these policies in place the island's economy has flourished.
Aztlan Police Chief
Dr. Herbert P. Eldrich
Dr. Eldrich is an accomplished archaeologist, anthropologist and folklorist. In addition to being a tenured professor at Rakham University, he is also the producer and star of his own documentary series called "Amazing World of Eldrich". His crowning achievement is finding the lost island of Aztlan after 17 years of extensive research on the history and origins of the Aztec people. Much to his surprise the inhabitants of Aztlan didn't realize that they were lost.
Annubia is a brilliant graduate student from Egypt that has served as Dr. Eldrich's aid while he creates a series of documentaries. She is fluent in twelve languages and is an expert in linguistics which she applies to her many clever witticisms and keen observations. In filming for Dr. Eldrich, Annubia is devoted to capturing an impartial reality and committed to a policy of non-intervention in all the Doctor's affairs.
Rita May Ryder