|“You four have merely scratched the surface of your full potential.”|
|“There used to be some mines under the city, but my father ordered them all covered up for the public's safety.”|
“Long ago, before my people settled here, there was an older city run by this super evil sorcerer who built tunnels, and mines, and dungeons deep in the mountain. He's gone now.”
|— Vania and Cole, "Into the Dark"|
The Shintaro Mines is the mines of an underground mining operation for Vengestone.
Cole and Vania were exploring the caves when they stumbled upon the Shintaro Mines. They discovered the Geckles and Munce being enslaved and forced to mine an unknown substance. Cole and Vania they spot the Skull Sorcerer who punished everyone for stopping.
Cole attempted to save everyone, but he is captured by the Awakened Warriors.
The rest of the ninja spot Cole and attempted to rescue him. They were able to free everyone, but fighting between the Munce and Geckles alerted the Skull Sorcerer who captured everyone.
All of the ninja worked in the mines and discovered they are mining Vengestone. After being sent to a cage due to attempting a revolt, Gliff told the ninja about the Blades of Deliverance. The ninja then hatched a plan to escape.
The ninja were able to free the Geckles and Munce. However, during their escape, Lloyd, Nya, and Jay are separated from Kai and Zane. Meanwhile, Cole is not with either group and was chased by the Skull Sorcerer.
- 146. "Into the Dark"
- 147. "The Worst Rescue Ever"
- 148. "The Two Blades"
- 150. "Trial By Mino" (pictured)
- 159. "The Upply Strike Back!"
- 160. "The Son of Lilly"
- After Vangelis was defeated, "They [the Sky Folk] entered into an equitable three-way partnership with the Geckles and Munce, profit sharing all Vengestone mining rights, while participating in the actual mining."