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  1. I think 'ending slavery' would become more of a hot take phrase used to convince the populous of your nations to get behind funding this random 3rd world tropical nation, the real reasons being more economic in nature as by industrialising Metztli the output of raw low-density metals increases and prices for said metals decrease, making your nation's economic expenses on getting things like Aluminium and Titanium far less, improving the economy. You could also look at it from the prison labour perspective; Metztli has an incentive to get as many people into prisons as it can to use them for forced labour. I didn't touch upon the Prison labour in the first post because I forgot, but it's quite obvious how this can become incredibly exploitative and immoral by the government. Forced labour is still a massive issue just this time it's made to be more realistic, not a black and white issue that can just be hit with a hammer (eg sanctions), which is something the original version should of had happen to it (get sanctions). This new form of slavery is both economically and politically linked, so that economically ruining Metztli will only make the issue worse as more people sell themselves as Tlacotli but also Metztli use more prison labour to compensate for the sanctions. The only real way of removing slavery is by industrialising Metztli and making the current model of Tlacotli unviable and then put the strangle hold on Metztli to reduce/remove Prison labour.
  2. Note regarding language and the messy words I'm using: I'm working on a standardised "book" (a giant spreadsheet) of all words I use to maximum consistency.
  3. The Above Average In Size Rose Pink Button (Not as bad as a Big Red Button) I know generally on Eurth doing retcons like these are heavily discouraged, but for the past several months I have been dissatisfied with what I’ve created so far and I think I have found the route problem; past me was shit at worldbuilding. The basis of Metztlitlalio is weak at best and downright missing at worst with nothing properly establishes and conflicting information everywhere, which has made me dispassionate regarding foreign affairs with Metztlitlalio and related newspapers because I’m uncomfortable with what I’ve got behind the scenes. So after some thought I decided the best thing to do would be to entirely wipe all internal mechanisms and parts of Metztlitlalio and begin anew – still based off Mesoamerica and Subsahara Africa of course, but this time with a solid foundation I can work off of. External relationships with other nations will remain the same (unless the other member asks for it to be changed). Name: When Metztlitlalio was originally conceptualized, it was meant to follow history more akin to Japan then a Subsaharan nation, where it was able to push back against colonialism (somewhat) and actually remained mostly independent – leading to the population being almost entirely Aztec/Nahuatl. But of course that's not the Metztlitlalio I sit on now so the name doesn’t make sense. Countries that do host multiple large ethnic groups coming from recent times tend to have names based more of geography or secular names (South Africa, Brazil, Australia-ish, Yugoslavia, Pakistan). Those who have had the large ethnic groups for some time usually have group names (Iran → literally means Aryan). Now calling Metztlitlalio ‘South Alharu’ is a bit… Generic, so I will be going a bit more specific. In Metztlitlalio’s history there is a nation called the South Palu Confederation that existed in the late 1940s. So I might be taking the name. Of course I could remain with a name like Metztlitlalio, but that's an outdated translation and makes me cringe every time I see it now, so I provided a couple alternatives below. Nahua -Metztlitlalio (Land of the Moon, outdated translation) / Metztli -Metztlitlalpan (Land of the Moon, accurate translation) / Metztli -Metztlitlaca (People of the Moon) / Metztli -Cotonquitlalpan (Land of the Waning (Moon) / Land of the Crescent) / Cotonqui -Tualtepenehuac (Our Community/Nation’s Dominion) / Tualte -Tucuauhtictepeh (Our Tall Mountains) / Tucuauh -Cotonquiyotl (Crescent Empire) / Cotonqui Limonaian / Cristinese -Mezzaluna (Crescent Land) -Pericoloia (Land of Danger) -Terra di Mala Aria / Mala Aria (Land of Bad Air) -Terra di Montagne Alta / Monagnaltia (Land of Tall Mountains) -Fiumi d’oro / Fiumidoro (Rivers of gold) -Calanchi (Bad lands) English/Anglish -South Palu (Palu being the peninsula Metztlitlalio is situated on, named after a Limonaian explorer) Latin / Aromani -Uirentinus (Greenery (Jade & Rainforests)) / Uirentina -Etaurinus (The Gold) / Etaurina Internal Mechanisms: The current internal system for Metztlitlalio is… Boring, and makes no sense. I don’t mean “oh it doesn't make sense but it’s kind of funny so I’m keeping it”, I mean “This is dumb and no one would ever agree to this”. Metztlitlalio’s system of governance far back when was meant to be based of the Aztec Empire’s system of governance which is why Metztli has an odd feeling of authoritarianism that’s only half-baked. Metztlitlalio nowadays however is meant to be an ex-colony with large pockets of ethnic groups. No ethnic group within the nation would willingly allow for a theocratic state like Metztli has to loom over them, especially when most of these ethnic groups have their own religions. After some wiki-hopping I found a solution which is a lot more interesting, unique, and plausible. These are the Constituent African Monarchs. A Constituent African Monarch (CAM) reign over a legally recognized territory inside a nation but have little to no power. With some tweaking this can work rather well for Metztli. Metztlitlalio will be split into 7 main administrative divisions called Dominions with state-level powers similar to the United States. Two of the Dominions will possess constitutional unitary monarchies that retain portions of their power as special members of the highest governing bodies within their Dominions. The remaining 5 will be unitary republics and largely secular with their own smaller administrative divisions. Each Dominion will have smaller states used to determine the number of seats in the federal government. Number of states is roughly in relation to population. These states are then further broken down into provinces. Number of provinces may or may not be in relation to population as the federal government does not regulate number of provinces. The two constitutional monarchies will be the Metztlica Dominion and the Acolica Dominion. The Metztlica Dominion has a similar set up as the current Metztlitlalio government with the Temple of the Commoners, Temple of the All-High, and Temple of the Highest, with the Archpriest as an elective role. Acolica will have a more traditional constitutional monarchy who’s power religiously comes from the Archpriest (who has a similar role to a Pope in the Middle Ages) but constitutionally – similar to the Archpriest- comes from the elective of a nobleman or noblewoman. There are more monarchs scattered across the nation that hold little to no power and only possess small portions of land/population (usually one or two sub-ethnic groups), but their roles are recognized by the nation. Provinces also many or may not have proper names. Nation → Dominions (7) → States (195) → Provinces (292) Dominions: Tapelt Dominion (Maya): 141,385 km2 Population Density: 15 per km2 (eSwatini) Population: 2,120,775 States: 20 Provinces: 45 GDP per Capita: $2,300 Total GDP: $4,877,782,500 Pekateka Dominion (Maya*): 1,538 km2 Population Density: 300 per km2 (Belgium) Population: 461,400 States: 5 Provinces: 46 GDP per Capita: $4,100 Total GDP: $1,891,740,000 Metztlica Dominion (Mexica): 222,956 km2 Population Density: 40 per km2 (Colombia) Population: 8,918,240 States: 85 Provinces: 85 GDP per Capita: $3,000 Total GDP: $26,754,720,000 Acolica Dominion (Acolhua): 147,567 km2 Population Density: 8 per km2 (Central African Republic) Population: 1,180,536 States: 10 Provinces: 24 GDP per Capita: $1,650 Total GDP: $1,947,884,400 Faloki Dominion (Tepanec & Huang): 78,624 km2 Population Density: 44 per km2 (Guinea-Bissau) Population: 3,459,456 States: 30 Provinces: 31 GDP per Capita: $2,500 Total GDP: $8,648,640,000 Yatotla Dominion (Limonaia Mixed): (65,411 km2) + (24,747 km2) = 90,158 km2 Population Density: 32 per km2 (Kyrgyzstan) Population: 2,885,056 States: 25 Provinces: 25 GDP per Capita: $4,400 Total GDP: $12,694,246,400 Altepetl Dominion (Mixed): 1,202.6 km2 Population Density: 2000 per km2 (3000 per km2 = Mexico City) Population: 2,405,200 States: 20 Provinces: 36 GDP per Capita: $3,200 Total GDP: $7,696,640,000 Rough map of the Dominions. Economy: I won’t be going into too much detail as I’m keeping the economy mostly the same, but I am expanded the base and made it a hell of a lot more realistic and has reasons for it’s existence. If these changes are permitted I will make a post generalizing the economy and being more specific on how it runs as the biggest issue with current Metztlitlalio economics is that I’m very wishy washy about what kind of economic model Metztlitlalio follows. In the end I’ve settled on a State Capitalist model with the Temple of Finance being the major body in regulations and management of national companies. ToF can only purchase and/or apprehend companies once they reach a certain fluctuating size depending on the economic, social, and health value of the company. This allows for smaller local business to continue functioning with the Temple of Finance and possibly a parent company being able to guide the local businesses without direct interference, whilst the ToF is able to manage the larger companies which would otherwise be able to mass-exploit the populace. Whilst the goals are noble, due to wide-scale corruption within the government (especially around the ToF) the Temple of Finance can often be sluggish or turn a blind eye towards more anti-consumer policies or ideas. Metztlitlalio’s economy will still be heavily based around the primary sector of agriculture and mining, with a good side economy of metal refinery and manufacturing of specific basic goods. Agricultural land within the Metztlica, Acolica, and Tapelt dominions are communally owned (called Calpulli) and often work under an authority figure representing the Temple of Finance. Authority figures are not allowed to use any form of physical or emotional violence to force tenents or Tlacotli (people who have sold themselves into slavery) as both groups are fiercely protected by the law, and are more to act as a guide or messenger to higher-ups within the local governments. Tlacotli are often people who have fallen into hard times and can no longer provide for themselves and their families. Those who are now Tlacotli still have very similar rights to tenants and can pay back their own freedom. Tlacotli are owned by the Calpulli as a whole and not by one individual Issues of Society: There are 4 main modern issues within Metztlitlalio; Continentalism, Dominion Identity, Capitalism, and Slavery. Continentalism is the ideology primarily based around LAANN and current alliances. Continentalism can be seen as a form of isolationism from the rest of the globe as it dictates that Continentalist states (nations in Alharu & Aurelia who are not Europan/Argis in culture) should only rely on one another and not Europa/Argis. This is obviously heavily debated within Metztlitlalio with it being a largely ethnic split between the Yatotla and Salaxa (Limonaian and Salvian colonists) vs the Azlo (Acolica/Metztlica) and the Faloke and Tapelts and Pekatekans. In general Metztlitlalio has been moving away from Continentalism towards Globalism, but many still hotly debate the subject. Dominion Identity was mostly solved within the Agilnaj War for Independence aka the Metztli Civil War when the Tapelt Dominion tried for independence under the Agilnaj Secular Republic. Before the Civil War most were split on either allegiance to the nation or to the dominion they resided in, after the civil war however most began to see themselves as part of the nation as a whole rather then to their Dominion first, nation second. Of course this is still a political issue within Metztli to this day with several separatist groups still existing – especially around the Yatotla and Tapelt. Capitalism is a less discussed but still major topic. Before the Civil War, the Temple of Finance had huge sway and control over the economics (more-so then they currently do) with a clear socialist economic system. After the civil war and the introduction of more globalist leanings, the Temple of Finance has become more state capitalist (similar to China or Leninist Soviet Russia) as well as allow companies from other countries to become involved in the economy. Many see these new companies with skepticism and believe they are a driving force for oppression and Neo-colonialism, whereas others see it more as Metztlitlalio moving towards first world status and a force for good both economically and culturally. Last but certainly not least is Slavery which is divided between Prison Laborers and Tlacotli. This part is still a work in progress but suffice to say it’s a huge sticking point in elections – especially outside of the Dominions that practice Tlacotli. An issue in Metztlitlalio I would also like to tackle is corruption within political parties and the Teocalli of the Commoners, but make it more defined around drug and exotic goods trafficking out of Metztli and into nations who have an affinity for the stuff. What kind of drugs/exotic goods I am unsure, but if anyone has ideas I would be very happy to hear :). Recent History (1977 – 1992): League of Alharu and Aurelia Native Nations is currently being reworked behind the scenes (not just me, don't worry) to be more realistic and more engaging with non-LAANN members (as well as general resurrection), this means Metztlitlalio’s recent history will be significantly changed to adopt these new changes. Sufficed to say this part of Metztli’s history is still WIP with or without history change. Civil War (1992 – 2010): Metztlitlaio’s Civil War / Agilnaj War for Independence lasted 18 years, but the main conflict was from 1999 to 2009. From 1992-1999 the Agilnaj Secular Republic was largely left to it’s own devices as it only occupied a small portion of the Tapelt Dominion and mostly kept to itself. In 1996 there was even an attempt at negotiation for a peace settlement which broke down due to conflicting interests. It was only in 1999 due to pressure and promise of aid from LAANN and Il Dominio as well as potential future issues as other groups seeing how easy it was to break free that Metztlitlalio engaged in conflict with Agilnaj resulting in casualties between 30,000-100,000. Modern History (2009 – 2020): Modern History will simultaneously be completely rewritten but also stay very similar. All current interactions will remain as they are (unless members want to redo it for historical sake). Other then that there’s not much to worry about. Elections will take place in 2022 (every 5 years starting from 1977). Culture & Ethnic Groups: Metztlitlalio is still broken up into the same ethnic and cultural groups as before: Azlo (Aztec), Tapelt (Maya), Faloki (Huang), Yatotla (Limonaian), as well as the smaller ethnic groups of Salaxa (Salvian) and Pekateka (Maya). The indigenous groups will be broken down further into sub-ethnic groups and tribal groups (still a WIP) Religion: Metztlitlalio is split among several religious lines; Protestant Christianity (Introduced by Limonaia and Seylos), Catholic Christianity (Introduced by Salvia), Islam and Buddhism (Introduced by Limonaia through Huang slaves), and the traditional pagan religion of Otitlateotocameh (often shortened to just Tlateotoca). The coastline is primarily dominated by the Abraham Faiths, with Buddhism and Tlateotoca within the interior. Around 51% of the population follows Tlateotoca as a majority in Metztlica, Acolica, and Tapelt Dominions. Christianity is the next largest at around 31%, Islam at 13%, and finally Buddhism at 5%. Tlateotoca is based off the Aztec Religion, however with the battle of Huitzilopotchli and Coyolxāuhqui ending differently and Coyolxāuhqui as the patron deity of the Azlo and Tapelt. Tlateotoca in the 100s CE merged with the Tapelt’s own faiths at the time which turned it from a polytheist religion to a monolatry religion and introduced the concept of the Archpriest (only with other major changes). Stats: Area: 686,550 Square Kilometers Perimeter: 5625 Kilometers Population: 21,430,663 Population Density: 31.22 per km2 (Latvia/Kyrgyzstan) GDP per Capita: $3,010.25 GDP total: $64,511,653,300 I know these states sort of break the starting nations stats that @Variota had shown me, but as far as I am aware I was not told about these when I was first putting Metztlitlalio on the map leading to Metztli being much larger then it reasonably should have been. Now my mind is fuzzy so I might be subconsciously be playing the victim card but I do not recall actually having much of an input when determining the size of Metztli as well as being rather new, so trying to be on my best behavior I sort of just said yes to anything that was brought up my way :P. I will be happy to have Metztlitlalio shrunk down to accommodate the population size, but it will take a couple days to rework everything so it may take time to put into effect. Flag: I’m keeping the flag, f●●k you. I did fix the ratio issue with the first flag, but it's such a tiny thing I won't bother updating any current posts to change the flag because that's overkill - even for me. Other Changes: A couple threads will need to be deleted/hidden/locked, or I go in and edit every single one of them. These threads being; -Temple of Culture and Religious Life (Being replaced by the “Teocalli of Cultures and Religious Lives”) -Temple of Finance (Being replaced the “Teocalli of Finances”) Metztlitlalio Foreign Affairs can potentially be deleted but can be patched up into the “Teocalli of Foreign Affairs”. If anyone has any issues/questions/ideas please say below because I don't want to charge head-first without acknowledging the potential issues related to such a drastic change to a nation - even if it's just internal stuff. Regarding IIwiki I am happy to go in and try fix as many broken links if Metztli's name changes. Speaking of names that is one of the things I would like the most feedback on, as it's probably the thing that will change the most about the wider community due to broken links / outdated newspapers. I don't expect anyone to change their previous work relating to my nation's name because I know how annoying that can be.
  4. I'm sorry to say this but I think I might be pushing my elections to next year or even a year and a half time. I've had IRL issues (not related to the pandemic) but also I've definitely put more on my plate for Eurth then I could ever swallow being the reworking of internal stuff in Metztli to be more realistic (still early drafts, nothing permanent don't worry I'll make a thread when I've got a solid base to begin discussions on-forum) along with Saqkan which I've been leaving to rot for quite some time due to spreading myself thin. This doesn't mean Metztli isn't open to exploitation in the future :P, but the elections as a whole have been rushed and a mess since December and I've really just let the ball drop. Maybe next year guys :(.
  5. Home ● Metztli ● World ● Business ● Politics ● Science ● Religion ● Culture ● Arts --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Surprise meeting within the Teocalli of Finance. Yesterday morning at around 7am there was a surprise high-level meeting within the Teocalli of Finance Headquarters within Altepetl Tekaken made up of Agricultural-based members of the Temple of the All-High and independent members of the Teocalli of Finance lasting until 2 PM. Several of the subjects debated within the Teocalli of Finance were released this morning, related to recent issues with incompetency in the allocating of commercial farmland to the detriment of subsistent or local commercial farmers. The end meeting votes on further action against the encroachment on rural lifestyles came out inconclusive with no unified yes/no answer of 47/32 (59.5% yes 40.5% no). For a resolution to pass there must be at least 60% or higher of the members involved to vote yes. The handling of farmland for international commercial use has been considered a "high-level" issue since the end of the civil war by the Teocalli of Finance, but has only recently made steps towards the safe guarding of local farms and companies. Several members within the Teocalli of the Commoners and the Teocalli of Finance itself have voiced their concerns and criticisms of a lack of a direction in the issues - the most vocal being the ex-priest of administration of the Teocalli of Finance, Xiadani Lin, who vehemently stated that "the lack of coordination within the Teocalli of Finance and the Teocalli of the All-High is a clear example of the modern day bureaucratic failures within the current political system... and must undergo new reforms if Metztlitlalio is to prevent the third encroachment of it's national identity.". Many within the parties of Iritentesēt, Repolleka, and even Xoxilla have also voiced their concerns. A representative of Repolleka scrutinised the same failures of voting as "a clear indication of the faults and delays in the new political system". The same representative also said that the slow movement of the Teocalli of Finance in general as "disgusting". A similar representative from Xoxilla was recorded to have said that "the flaws in the current trend towards globalisation within Metztlitlalio has reared it's ugly head as a threat to make the poor poorer and the rich richer". Picture of the Teocalli of Finance in Altepetl Tekaken (2018) Another topic discussed within the Teocalli of Finance yesterday was related to Bauxite mining, however not many details were allowed to be released into the public, the only thing known is that it was held amongst the highest standing members of the Temple of the All-High and the Temple of the Highest. It is unknown whether or not the Archpriestess herself was directly involved in the meeting. The end vote was also inconclusive of yes/no of 7/8. Although not much is known about the meeting, several have critiqued that a high-level meeting shouldn't even be possible with such few members accounted for and is near-corrupt in it's performance. Those involved in response released a blacked-out document pertaining to the secluded meeting as a form of transparency - no other comments have been made.
  6. Aighty! One more person and I'll begin the RP thread . I should also mention it's totally okay to endorse a party without ever having to go into corruption like funding or sabotage.
  7. Update: I’m only making this freely open to other nations once I know for certain 3 other nations (2 more needed) are willing to join in by the end of this month. If not, I’ll close it to just be a closed thread with a established end winning party.
  8. 'Metztlitlalio: Election Season' Information Teocalli – General term for a governmental body, like a department. Calpolli – Previously spelt Kalpolli, Metztlikua term for it’s states Campan – Similar to a county. Most Calpolli are broken up between 2,3, or 5 Campan. Major cities also possess 1-2 Campan, with the capital (Altepetl Tekaken) possessing 10 due to it’s high population % of the nation. National 9 – The top 9 major national political parties of Metztlitlalio Teocalli of the Warriors – Metztlikua armed forces as well as Metztlitlalio’s equivalent to the FBI. The ToW may not be as well funded/recognised as other nation’s federal investigation bodies, the ToW also has near unchecked power within Metztlitlalio. Expect some very dirty tricks. Teocalli of the All-High – a Technocratic appointed council of around 720 members (exact number changes overtime), acting parallel to the ToC. When the ToC drafts a new law or legislation, it must be vetted by the ToAH and Teocalli of the Highest. The ToAH can also make their own legislation/laws which must be vetted through the ToH or ToC. Teocalli of the Highest – The priesthood and Archpriestess, the highest governing body of the entire nation. The priesthood is kept in check by the ToC, whereas the Archpriestess herself and her inner circle kept in check by the ToAH. Post-Civil War Socialist-Economics (Aka ‘Crescent Socialism’) - Crescent Socialism is the state capitalist and semi-socialist economic ideology most of Metztlitlalio follows. Similar to the real world Marxist-Leninist socialism, where in local capitalist enterprise is permitted, but with national-scale corporations under state capitalism + socialism. Pre-Civil War Socialist-Economics - closer to 'true' socialism with most economic-based activities under the state's rule. Introduction: Every five years, Metztlitlalio has elections for it’s seats within the Teocalli of the Commoners. Within the ToC there are 90 seats broken up between the 31 Calpolli (State) Campan, and there are 15 Seats for the Altepetl (City) Campan. Ten of the Altepetl Campan from the capital city of Altepetl Tekaken. In total there are 105 seats that can be won via votes. There has been a vote every 5 years since 2010, the previous two election cycles have been won in landslide victories by the Qopnō party, once considered the highest standing political establishment in the nation able to carefully balance both conservative and liberal ideology. Murder and similar crimes were seemingly at an all time low, and no one questioned it. Until 2019. The party was struck in the heart by a scandal that upheaved the entire reputation of the party, although the Capital Paper was light on details many local papers tore into the party of the establishment as a drug-aiding criminal organisation. Qopnō was subsequently barred from the up and coming elections in August. From the ashes of Qopnō, two main parties have come about to rival one another, splitting the voter base of Qopnō. With such decisiveness, the usual six month campaign has been shortened to four months. The six month campaign is the allotted time all political parties who wish to be able to be voted on a national level and have been vetted are allowed to set up advertisements, appear in newspapers, television, etc. to express their views, opinions, and what they plan to do if they gain a majority (or their coalition gain a majority) in the Teocalli of the Commoners. Currently there are 9 political parties which have been vetted and able to be voted on on the national level. Other political parties exist but to make myself and everyone’s lives easier, I will be primarily focusing on the National 9. Timeline: March – Preparation period, most political parties will be doing any finalisations to their goals and ambitions, if you want to radically change a political party to better suit your agenda, this is the time to strike. This is also a good time to declare OOC if you’re getting involved. Be weary this is also the time the Teocalli of the Warriors will be on highest alert for corruption. April & May – Main part of the campaigning season, where most of the juicy bits happen. This is when the cat and mouse games begin. Now, the vast majority of members on the server wouldn’t want to get caught as that’ll destroy their nation’s reputation. At the same time, if there is no feeling of risk for the reward, it might feel monotonous. Thus, I have come up with a solution detailed below. June – The height of election fervour, this is also when the ToW will be at it’s least concern, as most people would have set their minds by now. But I’m sure you can still pull a few tricks from up your sleeve… July & August – The campaign season has ended, voting season has begun. As Metztlitlalio is a disconnected mess, it will take at least a month for all votes to be cast, secured, sent, and counted. In August, the seats will be declared and the results open. If the ToC is in deadlock, with no one party/coalition a majority, all parties involved will have a month to come up with a solution. If no solution is made, the ToC is declared ‘deadlocked’ and until the ToC can decide amongst itself, the Teocalli of the All-High will take it’s place as the lead governing body. A Not-Game of Cat and Mouse As much as the above seems to infer, I am not making this into some game of risk and reward. On the other hand there will be mini-events, such as the Temple of the Warriors sniffing up a trail to an influencing foreign nation, leading to that nation having to block out the ToW through any means they can achieve (whilst not making the current situation worse). These mini-events will of course only occur if explicit permission by the end-user is achieved, but it helps break up the monotony of continual pre-planning stories. I like a bit of drama in my stories, okay? The National 9 Below is a list of all nine nationally running political parties, with their main ambitions, coalitions, and ideologies. Iritentesēt & Repolleka Coalition Iritentesēt Chairmistress: Citlalmina Tlōmok Repolleka Chairman: Aristide Limoni The Iritentesēt and Repolleka have officially stated their goals of a united coalition primarily about the reformation of the current regime. For many years Iritentesēt and Repolleka were considered rivals in their goals for a changed Metztlitlalio post-civil war, but the announcement of the coalition has seemingly ended their adversarial positions. With Iritentesēt 's strong attraction to the rural areas of the nation and Repolleka to the capital, most presume that a coalition between the two parties will certainly lead to a wide-scale success and most likely completely dominate the Teocalli of the Commoners. If only someone or something could reignite their differences... Iritentesēt has always been considered the 'rival' party to whichever party has held dominance in the Teocalli of the Commoners as Iritentesēt was originally the primary opposition party of Xoxilla before the civil war, and up until 2020 was the main opposition to Qopnō. Now that Qopnō has been barred from elections, many in both public and governmental positions have put Iritentesēt as the most likely party to win the up and coming 2020 elections despite their lacking support of Altepetl Tekaken, but with Repolleka - which has a high level of support in the capital - that may come to an end. Iritentesēt is considered an internally leftist liberal party, but externally a leftish conservative party. Meaning that although they believe in equal and open rights to all within the nation and hold above-average progressive views within Metztlitlalio, they are skeptical of nations outside of the League of Alharu and Aurelian Native Nations and actively see Europa and Argis/North Alharu Coast as a threat to the cultures of Metztlitlalio. As such Iritentesēt is seen as a very much civic-nationalist party. Repolleka is often labelled a 'fringe' party by those within government, however Repolleka has consistently won the votes of many of the minority demographics as well as those within the Altepetl Tekaken and other large cities. As a more traditionally socialist and highly progressive party, Repolleka has placed itself as an alternative to other minority-speaking parties, as it promises both the rights of minorities and to maintain the current rights of the majority as part of a balancing act. Although many have spoken against Repolleka as a party of the 'fence sitters', it has proven itself in the past with winning many seats in previous elections. The biggest difference between Repolleka and Iritentesēt is their stances on globalisation and slavery. Whereas Iritentesēt (mentioned above) holds more traditional semi-isolationist ideas, Repolleka has been forefront on the expansion of Metztlitlalio's embassy programs and economic treaties. When it comes to slavery, both parties are against the current situation, but where Iritentesēt considers the current plan of semi-abolishment by 2025 and total abolishment by 2030 adequete, Repolleka heavily pushes for an alternative plan of the complete removal of slavery by 2025. This single difference has been the largest scraping point between the two parties and why it took so long for them to officialise the coalition. When it comes to within the Teocalli of the Commoners, Iritentesēt members have actively paraded the ideas of a Neo-Crescent Empire, affectionally called the "Crescent Confederation" or "Konofederaseon Metztli" or simply as "Kono'Metztli". This is in contrast to Repolleka's own macinations of a revitalised South Palu Confederation-styled political system, which has had mixed results over the years. If the coalition reaches a majority in the Teocalli of the Commoners, the coalition will begin the process of the overturn of the current political attitudes in the Teocalli of the All-High and the Teocalli of the Highest, with their ultimate goal of the establishment of "Kono'Metztli". The current Archpriestess has shown interest in the concept, but has been overall very quiet on the current situation. Another major policy is the shortening of the current plans for slavery abolishment to complete abolishment by 2024 as a compromise between the two parties. Milchiuhquitl Milchiuhquitl Chairmistress: Anci Nocelotl Milchiuhquitl is the largest offshoot of the Qopnō party has stated it's goals is to supplant it as the nation's conservative party, expressing similar virtues to Qopnō such as continuing the current globalisation at it's current rate, heavy support for the priesthood and Crescent Socialism. Many have cited Milchiuhquitl as a potential rival to Iritentesēt due to taking control over the old voter base of Qopnō. On the other hand, others have placed doubt on the validity of the party, with many within Iritentesēt, Xoxilla, and similar political parties regarding Milchiuhquitl as a sly attempt to subvert the Temple of the Warrior and the Temple of the All-High's verdicts. The chairman of the board of Milchiuhquitl, Anci Nocelotl, has stated within the last two months that Milchiuhquitl 'no longer has political involvement with Qopnō.'. Whether this is true or not is still up to debate, but the Temple of the Highest has permitted Milchiuhquitl to continue to campaign. Milchiuhquitl finds most of it's supporters within semi-urban or traditionally conservative regions, often fighting against Xoxilla and it's considerably more extreme outlooks. Milchiuhquitl members have stated their primary goals is to continue the globalisation scheme at it's current rate as well as the abolishment program for it's intended goals. There honestly isn't much to say about Milchiuhquitl other then it's probably the safest party in terms of ideology. However, due to the issues surrounding Qopnō, Milchiuhquitl and it's counterpart Cenneneuhqueme are under more scrutiny by the Teocalli of the Warriors, so bewarned. Cenneneuhqueme & Chrisoyotl Coalition Cenneneuhqueme Chairman: Huemac Vitale Chrisoyotl Chairmistress: Adria Cuautli Cenneneuhqueme is the counterpart to Milchiuhquitl with a more liberal ideology in both globalism and culture, often noted to have a more 'radical' view on the removal of slavery. Whereas the current plans are abolishment of slave purchasing by 2025 and total abolishment by 2030, Cenneneuhqueme's chairman of the board (Huemac Vitale) states they will have the complete destruction of the slave trade by 2023 with the national economy not worse for wear. Most parties in opposition to Cenneneuhqueme and Huemac Vitale have severely pushed back against his plans as 'pipe dreams' and 'nigh-impossible' when lined up against current economic trends. However, Huemac Vitale has repeatedly stated that with help from overseas from allied nations within LAANN and the Dominion of Limonaian States, as well as the abolishment of slavery will further help Metztlitlalio in the world stage to form new alliances and friendships. From there the economy can be further strengthened against any impacts to the agricultural and domestic economic sector. Many within more liberal locations of Metztlitlalio such as the capital have shown increasing support for the new party, on the other hand, Cenneneuhqueme has been forced to defend itself against the largest coalition in recent history, so the future for Huemac Vitale and the party are uncertain. Cenneneuhqueme are often cited as the most Eurth-friendly party of The National 9. Chrisoyotl, despite it's name coming from 'Christianity' is actually a pan-Abrahamic minority rights group. Chrisoyotl was formed after the reforms in 2010 as a party to maintain the rights of those pertaining to Christianity or Islam within the nation. As part of the coalition, Chrisoyotl has promised to back Cenneneuhqueme goals and ambitions as long as they are not perceived to tread on the rights of the Muslim and Christian communities of Metztlitlalio. Their extreme anti-slavery policies are inline with their Abrahamic ideology of equality and fairness. Unlike their more extreme counterpart of Salaxēka, Chrisoyotl has made it clear that they are not against Metztlitlalio and the plurality religion and have no ideas pertaining towards independence. Capitalista Capitalista Chairman: Huan Marino Capitalista is one of the only two parties advocating for a free capitalist economy, citing the current state-capitalism as slow, inefficient, and smothers out local enterprise. Unless it's compatriot of Salaxēka, Capitalista has a larger following from across different ethnicities, cultures, and religions. The party itself is largely mixed when it comes to the priesthood, ranging from devout loyalists to secularists, but all united under similar economic principles. The party was considered illegal for most of it's existance up until 2010, when the economic and political reforms put in place made Capitalista and similar more local parties legal. When it comes to actual plans, Capitalista doesn't expect itself to win out major parties, but it plans to at least have a large minority of seats to be able to push forward some of it's goals of reducing the power of the Temple of Finance within the economy, and open up Metztlitlalio to further globalisation. Xoxilla Xoxilla Chairman: Acamapixtli Chaltecatl Xoxilla use to be the largest political party in pre-war Metztlitlalio. Nowadays, Xoxilla is considered a fringe xenophobic nationalist party. Xoxilla advocates for a return to isolationism and returning the Priesthood back to it's original power. This ideological view has become very unpopular within the nation, leading to much of it's voter base leaving for more moderate parties. Despite being a fringe dying party, it does often still have influence in more isolated and rural parts of the nation with a majority Aslo population. Also it may appear stupid at first to support Xoxilla, Xoxilla would be for the abolishment of LAANN. If you want to curtail the rising regional power bloc of southern Alharu and northern Aurelia, Xoxilla is the way to go. Salaxēka Salaxēka Chairman: Amadeo Ascia Salaxēka is the most infamous political party of The National 9, with most wondering how it ever got passed the Temple of the Highest on it's examinations. Salaxēka pertains to an extreme-fringe ideology of the continual spread of Christianity into Metztlitlalio and the advocation of an independence Salaxa/Catholic state on the south-east coastline. Salaxēka's primary influence is in the south-east in the old Salvian Crusader Kingdoms' territories. In 2016, there was talk about the banning of the Salaxēka party outright due to it's anti-Metztli views and hate speeches. Ultimately the talks broke down by the start of 2017 and nothing came about. The Iritentesēt and Repolleka coalition have explicitly stated that if they get a majority seats, they will reopen the talks for the banning of Salaxēka. Whilst most agree with the coalition, there have been a fringe few who see it as the beginning of the erosion of what little political liberties are within Metztlitlalio. Time will tell if this party remains or not. Tapetlli Tapetlli is the rebranded form of the old Neo-Agilnaj party, with a new agenda and plans. When under Neo-Agilnaj, Tapetlli was pushing for further independence of the Tapelt ethnicity in western Metztlitlalio. Now the party has taken on a new role of a Tapelt/Pekatekan minority rights group, similarly to Chrisoyotl. Tapetlli is honestly not much of a threat to any current parties, but they have stated if they gain a large majority within the Tapelt and Pekatekan communities, they will bring up possibilities for independence or further autonomy. Tapetlli has been offered to join the coalition with Cenneneuhqueme and Chrisoyotl but have so far declined, however the avenues to joining the coalition are still open. How do I get involved? Simple! Just reply to this message if you wish to join the main RP thread (starting sometime in the up and coming week at the time of writing). It would be advised for you to either give a brief outline in your reply on your ideas and plans, or to direct message TheRandomHat#2678 on Discord. RPing can be done however you like, however will most likely be done as character-to-character or in the form of letters and such. Anyone can join in, including allies of Metztlitlalio, at any point in the upcoming months. However, it is strongly recommended that if you wish to do significant change to Metztlitlalio, you start this month (March) whilst many of the political parties are still up to certain changes to their current tactics and goals. It also should be mentioned I will be semi-simulating an actual voting process at the end with all influences over the months accounted for. So if you pour a large amount of money and time into one political party and it does really well, you might just end up splitting the vote with a similar party and letting the rival party grow instead. Thing strategically. Goodluck to anyone who wishes to get involved. If you have any questions just ask below :). Edit: When the main RP thread begins, i'll post a map with all the names of the Calpolli. Due to a change to Metztli's topography (Thanks SSI) the Calpolli's borders might need to be shifted.
  9. Weren’t we meant to have a resource/oil war later this year? Might work as a good catalyst for a Eurth UN, if people are willing to smack each other about for a couple months (time inside the resource war would probably be made to go quicker then anything outside of it, so we can have a multi-year long conflict w/o having to take over 3 years to do)
  10. Chapter I-2 462 CE, Uyälkab (Ohāllak), Teotihuacallo Empire. The soon arrival of the 23rd Yaoquizque into the city was marked by a storm of preparations and stress, every major street the Yaoquizque could potentially step upon must be completely dusted and cleaned, every major building scrubbed sparkling and every piece of foliage cut to exact measurements. The city of Uyälkab was proud of it's position within the empire, considered one of a few settlements to be 'civilised' in the eyes of Teotihuacallo. It's great blood-orange stone temples stood out amongst it's neighbours and rivals and were Uyälkab's prize possession, and today, they were being washed with salt water and shaved with sandpaper made of crushed shells and sand plastered upon parchment. The midday sun blazed across the streets, the sweltering temperatures not helping with the already intense labour, with many workers forced to either endure or only take two hour shifts at a time. At midday the central city's artificial lake would often be packed with children and families of all classes and castes, but today it was completely empty except for the occasional bird which were shooed off very quickly by the workers. Amongst the hustle and bustle of the preparations, an old man with bronze-brown skin and dry coarse black hair exited one of the many temples, taking in a sharp deep breath of the hot humid air, exhaling and sighing and yawning, scratching his face as he did so. The old man took several steps back towards the entrance, plucking his gold and black chief hat from an old battered table. As he tightened the hat to his head. The hat was similar to that of a sombrero with a wide brim and a high pointed crown, dyed black with golden foil stripes. Laid down on the same table was a black and yellow linen manta[1] and two gold earrings, along with an old crooked wooden black staff, marked with stripes of golden foil ribbon. After another minute of preparation, the old man left the interior of the temple once again, wearing his black and gold apparel despite the horrific heat. Barely within the shade of the priest room two sets of leather and linen shoes awaited the man, who quickly thanked the gods under his breath that they were not in the direct sunlight and thusly slipped them on. With every step down the stairway, the summer sun appeared to become stronger and stronger, harsher and harsher, until the old man barely had his eyes open at the sheer brightness of Uyälkab. Frowning, the old man trudged through the finely cleaned paths to a similarly old man who was directing barely cladded men and women to their work. As the old man came closer, the director turned, his scowl immediately transforming into a gleeful smile. "Old friend! It is a pleasure to meet you on such a wonderous day!" The director cheered, gesturing with both of his hands for a hug, which the old man took with a nod and a pat. "Forgive my eroding memory, but what is with the commotion?" The old man asked, detaching himself from the director. He glanced to his left towards the empty lake and several workers on the other side frantically scooping piles of grime and dirt into buckets from all the filth of the city. "Tecuetlaza, the twenty third Yaoquizque are coming to the city!" The director explained in a mildly joking attitude. The old man's eyes widened as he took a step back. "Today?! Without any warning?!" Tecuetlaza/Old man proclaimed out of shock, it wasn't unusual for Yaoquizque to give cities short notices of their arrival, but only a single day? That was unheard of, and frankly quite rude. The director caught Tecuetlaza's frail old hand, still smiling. "Most of the preparations have been completed and the cleaning went without incident. We have nothing to fear." The director said, reassuring his old friend. "And I am certainly grateful for your arrival, Uyälkab's central temple's bonfire is about to be lit, and having the Elder Priest of Ah'puch for the event would be thematically relevant!" Tecuetlaza slowly raised a greying eyebrow, turning his head subtly to the side. "And why would it be such?" He asked, hesitantly. The director's face twisted to be almost cruel in design as his smile twisted up. "The Yaoquizque have brought sacrifice of course! They found Tïle Sätalen, all three hundred of the traitors!" The director gleefully proclaimed, "Not a single one escaped!". On any other day Tecuetlaza would of been just as proud, after all it meant the defeat of one of the largest holdouts of escaped slaves and ex-warriors, but Tecuetlaza only felt a heavy heart and silently prayed that the Yaoquizque would only have the adults ritually killed. A village of that size was certain to have children, and he knew that first hand. The old man looked up at his temple for a brief moment, in thought, before turning his gaze to the central temple in the far distance. Tecuetlaza turned back to his friend, nodding with a smile. "Excellent, let me just gather my items from my priest room." The old man affirmed. His friend's face lit up even more then it already had. "Wonderful, I hope to see you at sunset." He replied. After the two said their goodbyes and the director parted his way back to the workers, the old man made a full 180 degrees back to his temple, hurrying back up the stairs and eventually back to his priestroom. Only he and invited guests were allowed inside, and a guest he had, as he stepped into the darkness of the back rooms he treaded carefully to one of three beds were a young child laid, with hair as white as the eastern sea's foam and skin paler then an axolotl. Pparchment bandages soaked in alcohol wrapped about their bloodied left hand. Painting of the Uyälkab City Centre . [1] A rectangle of cloth that functioned as an overwrap on cool days, and as blankets at night. The manta in Tapelt culture were often made to be simple with geometric designs, with priests often wearing them with symbolic colours.
  11. Home ● Metztli ● World ● Business ● Politics ● Science ● Religion ● Culture ● Arts --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Start of the Calpolli campaign season. The time has come again and after two whole months of delays due to investigations into corruption, the Metztlitlalio campaigning season has begun! As the third election season since the reorganisation of the nation in 2009, much has changed in terms of politics and public awareness, but with last months wave of turmoil and the abolishment of the Qopnō Party from this years elections, many thought that the Iritentesēt would dominate this year, but with two months less then usual within the campaigning season most minor political parties have been able to save funds that would've had to be stretched over the 6 month period and now distribute them into higher costing advertisements just within the four months. Whereas larger political parties have already met the caps of outside investors into their parties. This has had the presumed affect of giving the minor parties a larger voice for this years elections to potentially rival the now seemingly uncontested Iritentesēt party. From the ashes of the Qopnō Party, the two largest daughter parties to have emerged are Milchiuhquitl and Cenneneuhqueme. Milchiuhquitl has stated it's goals is to supplant Qopnō as the nation's conservative party, expressing similar virtues to Qopnō such as continuing the current globalisation at it's current rate, heavy support for the priesthood and Crescent Socialism[1]. Many have cited Milchiuhquitl as a potential rival to Iritentesēt due to taking control over the old voter base of Qopnō. On the other hand, others have placed doubt on the validity of the party, with many within Iritentesēt, Xoxilla, and similar political parties regarding Milchiuhquitl as a sly attempt to subvert the Temple of the Warrior and the Temple of the All-High's verdicts. The chairman of the board of Milchiuhquitl, Anci Nocelotl (known for her anti-savery views), has stated within the last month that Milchiuhquitl 'no longer has political involvement with Qopnō.'. Cenneneuhqueme meanwhile poses a more liberal ideology in both globalism and culture, often noted to have a more 'radical' view on the removal of slavery. Whereas the current plans are abolishment of slave purchasing by 2025 and total abolishment by 2030, Cenneneuhqueme's chairman of the board (Huemac Vitale) states they will have the complete destruction of the slave trade by 2023 with the national economy not worse for wear. Most parties in opposition to Cenneneuhqueme and Huemac Vitale have severely pushed back against his plans as 'pipe dreams' and 'nigh-impossible' when lined up against current economic trends. However, Huemac Vitale has repeatidly stated that with help from overseas from allied nations within LAANN and the Dominion of Limonaian States, as well as the abolishment of slavery will further help Metztlitlalio in the world stage to form new alliances and friendships. The Iritentesēt party as not officially released a statement on the abolishment of their largest rival party of Qopnō, but the party's chairman of the board, Citlalmina Tlōmok, has responded to the news in her private life with positivity. Last week, a opinion poll was set up from Wednesday to Saturday with 2,000 participants from Altepetl Tekaken on which political party they were going to vote for in the upcoming election. The poll was dominated by two parties, Milchiuhquitl and Iritentesēt, with Cenneneuhqueme and Xoxilla trailing behind. This years election season is surely going to be a spectacle with numerous parties undergoing talks for coalitions. sys_warning: AV_TEOKOS is not running on the latest version. Warning: Website security has been breached by an unknown IP Opening Meta Commentary... Home ● Metztli ● World ● Business ● Politics ● Science ● Religion ● Culture ● Arts ● Meta ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Metztlitlalio - Election Season (Meta Commentary) The time has come and Metztlitlalio is finally having it's election season after 2 months of delays. As expressed in the Eurth discord, nations will have the opportunities to 'aid' certain political parties in the next couple months, offering funding and the like. A separate thread will be created next week (as of time writing) with the relevant data. It should be mentioned that I will be semi-realistic with the elections, so if a nation is caught red-handed by the Metztli government, they will take the appropriate actions against the opposition. You might be thinking "why on eurth would I ever risk such an operation?!". Firstly, Metztlitlalio is a third world impoverished nation, it wouldn't be insanely difficult to achieve considering the superpowers of the real world often attempt to sway nations in their elections. Secondly, if you succeed, that is an entire nation under your wing for the next 5 years (unless the Temple of the All-High figures out the ploy in that time, or there is another civil war). There are currently 9 political parties that run nation wide: Milchiuhquitl, Cenneneuhqueme, Iritentesēt, Repollēka, Capitalista, Xoxilla. Chrisoyotl. Salaxēka, and Tapetlli. When the thread directly related to elections is created, a short description of each of the party's goals and ambitions will be laid out in the first post. Some parties are obviously more likely then others to win in the elections, which is something that you should keep in mind. Funding one specific party might just split the vote and lead to a party in opposition to take the lead. Also remember opinion polls are often skewed to single locations or demographics . Good luck to all who want to take part! If you want specific details now (as of the time of post), simply Direct Message me on Discord, and I can send you a list for each party.
  12. Cargo-carrying funiculars, now that'll be a sight to see. Although this does mean that I might need to rethink a few of my future plans involving shipping tens of thousands of city slum inhabitants to the rural areas (overgeneralised).
  13. Home ● Metztli ● World ● Business ● Politics ● Science ● Religion ● Culture ● Arts --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- New Design Layout! We would like to start off with an apology for the site's inactivity for the past month, as we have been very busy updating our website's look. Some of you more observant readers of our website may have noticed we went offline for the past couple days as we have been tinkering with the website's code! We would also like to dispel rumours about our site being 'hacked'. Our website and all websites linked to the Temple of Finance are 100% secure and always run on the latest AV_TEOKOS system! So don't worry about your data being stolen or any such nonsensical whispers. As of today, we are returning full force, with a new comprehensive detailing of multiple events of this week throughout the website. We hope you enjoy this new face of ours, and we apologise for any inconveniences. Home ● Metztli ● World ● Business ● Politics ● Science ● Religion ● Culture ● Arts --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Corruption Whittling Ends - Democracy must move forward! After 3 months of thorough investigations into all major political parties, no other backdoor deals or large-scale bribery scandals have emerged outside of the original Qopnō Party documentation. After such a tiresome month of court cases and rulings, the Qopnō Party has been officially barred from the up and coming elections starting next month, resulting in an exodus of many of the most famous politicians and of Qopnō to flee to join other parties, or form their own bands of politicians. The largest political group to arise from the ashes is Milchiuhquitl, comprising half of the old Temple Convention and most of the party's members of their board. The Chairman of the new board of Milchiuhquitl, Anci Nocelotl, is well known for her more radical views on worker's rights and anti-slavery and who was presumed to be the main force in the past decade on the introduction of LAANN cooperation in the current push for the removal of slavery. Chicahua Moretti, the chairman of the board of the current Qopnō Party stated last night that "he was ashamed at the actions of those he once called friends", and that he "strive(s) to improve(ing) Qopnō from it's current terrible position and reputation by this time next elections.". With the removal of Qopnō from the political scene for the upcoming elections, many are unsure of who will be the new majority party, as many people who voted for Qopnō in the past did so strategically, and not for their own personal ideologies. Some have speculated that the Archpriestess is taking advantage of the current situation to influence the arrival of a new voting system. However, such new voting system would take at least a year for development, and will have to go through the Temple of the Commoners. The future of Metztlitlalio is open and fresh, everyone has an opportunity now to shape!
  14. Chapter I-I 2020 CE, Temple of the Highest, Metztlitlalio Streams of morning light crawled through the passageway as the antique doorway scraped open using steam technology centuries old. Stone upon stone, the dark grey floor knew the abrasion well. Two vast and trunkless legs of stone stand in the desert. From the tearing door, a figure in their late thirties stepped through, cloaked in a blood crimson cloak worn to near-tearing. The flood of light bathed the old room, which had not seen sunlight in years. In the deepest bowels of the Temple of the Highest, a secret was hidden. Near them, on the sand, half sunk. A shattered visage lies, The figure pulled up the cloak’s hood, letting the ancient darkness mask the human’s face. Their steps were cackling upon the icy floor, their breath fire within the frigid air. Nowhere within such a holy site was more hostile, more cruel. More silent. Whose frown and wrinkled lip and sneer of cold command, tell that it’s sculpture well those passion read. Which yet survived, The figure hastily made their journey further into the dead gut of such an aged room. Passing by monuments and trophies of a thousand long forgotten battles; of a thousand long forgotten warriors; of a thousand long forgotten gods. stamped on these lifeless things, The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed. In the darkest corner of the abyss, in the oldest wall of time, the figure fled towards. Soon their intention met them, eyes to eyes of a great decaying corpse made of stone. And on the pedestal, these words appear-- “My name is Säqkan, monarch of monarchs; look on my works, ye mighty, and despair...” The fair voice spoke, apprehension in their voice, humbleness in their eyes, as they spoke from the old crumbling plaque. Around the figure and the laying statue, cold and concrete sealed them tight. There were no works, just silence. 462 CE, Tïle Sätalen (Saqkalli), Teotihuacallo Empire. A child ran through the forests of the Anepantla Icalaquian, his eyes brimming with tears. His heart was beating frantically and the scorch of the midday sun bore down on his skin. The roaring and crackling of his destroyed village rang through the air despite being a mile or more away. Plumes of smoke tore into the sky like great columns with embers the size of sheets of paper encircling like orange and red jewels encrusted upon the malicious darkness that now covered the area. The child could hear screaming all around, unsure if they were either death whistles of the army or the last of the village’s populace being taken to be sacrificed in brutality. It did not matter to the child, either way their village was gone, reduced to ash and rubble by the 23rd Yaoquizque. The boy even secretly hoped they were being taken to be beheaded at the temple – a far quicker and painless death then being left to burn. After an entire hour of sprinting, the child collapsed to the ground, gasping and choking for breath. Slowly, he lifted his left hand to inspect. Like the rest of his body, his hand was as fair as the mountain’s winter veils of snow, now chalked in the ground’s crimson dirt and a sharp cut from between his middle and ring finger all the way down to his wrist. He knew he would not have much longer to live, an infection from such a large gash was certain. The boy slowly twisted his bruised form towards the sky, where a small gap in the canopy allowed for the sun to greet the child. Slowly, the child closed his light pink eyes. He was all spent of fear, Teotihuacallo had already drained him off it like a priest with a vase of blood. Oddly, the child’s last thoughts were not of their own gods, but of the god of the Teotihuacallo. A lunar god, the boy thought, cannot see the cruelty in what they do at day. Cannot guard those from evils and acts of malice when under the horizon. That's why they must have picked the mun, he continued as his consciousness waxed and waned, so that guilt may only come when they are fast asleep.
  15. The White Snake's Chronicles. The White Snake's Chronicles (449 - 508 CE) tells of the personal and political life of Säqkan, translated as the White Snake, from his beginnings as a personal slave of the last Emperor of the Teotihuacallo Empire, to becoming the monarch of the largest Tapelt empire in history. Within Aslo culture, "To be Sākkān" means to be foolish and to believe yourself to be above consequences. The White Snake's Chronicles (Iztac Coatl Huehuetlahtolli) is a real historic book within Metztlitlalio, but is plagued with biases and historic inaccuracies as it was written by a Tezonyocan priest (Tezonyocan being a rival Aslo Monarch State). However, much like the book, this tale shall be broken up into chapters, starting with the Early life of Säqkan and ending with this death. Each chapter will be broken up between several posts, the first post (chapter I-I) is far shorter then all other to-be-written posts, as it's a piece of work for others to use to provide criticism for future posts if they think they can help. The entire story thread will most likely take between half a year and a full year depending on how slow I go and how much I want to elaborate on certain points of the story - and if any changes occur in the future. A map of all the major locations within the White Snake's Chronicles.
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