Monday, April 25, 2011

Tau Endri Sacrifice & Combat

 Here at Tamoanchan the capital of  Tau Endri there is a life cycle almost as complex as any found within the Human Space Empire. It took a generation slow boat many hundreds of years to reach the Tau Endri system. The world was already undergoing the last stages of terraforming & the sleep tubes which held the settlers had malfunctioned. The sleep tapes played through Old Earth history of the Aztec empire mixed with modern technology. There are some who argue that it was actually punishment from the Veritable Autocrator. The settlers diet was lacking protein and that cannibalism of sacrificial victims was a necessary part of the artificial Aztec diet. To the settlers everything is tonacayotl: the "spiritual flesh-hood" on earth. Everything —earth, crops, moon, stars and people— springs from the severed or buried bodies, fingers, blood or the heads of the sacrificed gods. Humanity itself is macehualli, "those deserved and brought back to life through penance"
 A strong sense of indebtedness was connected with this worldview. Indeed, nextlahualli (debt-payment) was a commonly used metaphor for human sacrifice, and, as The explorer Sahagún reported, it was said that the victim was someone who "gave his service".
The priest hood is lying though. They out of all of the generational passengers retained their knowledge of both the Third Empire of Man & the super advanced technologies. The world of  Tau Endri is one place where they retained the secrets of  the Smith Time Dilation Drive System. They know each & every planar thread & have them mapped throughout the underverse. They wanted gods, & the planar demons were only too pleased to answer their call.
Yet central to their religion is military service, sacrifice, & offerings too to the the Veritable Autocrator & his courts. The world of Tau Endri  is known throughout the universe as a world of exotic entertainment, incredible artwork, & raw untamed beauty. There are those of the the Veregyá, Imperial secret police agents, answerable only to the Autocrator who know some of the darker truths of the inner pyramids & of the lich lords of  Tau Endri minor. They know that the Smith Time Dilation Drive System has been installed in certain pyramids which sit directly over the central lay lines of  Tau Endri major. They also know that the Autocrator himself watches this world with a keen interest.Who knows what other dark truths the under world of  Tau Endri holds.
Human sacrifice was in this sense the highest level of an entire panoply of offerings through which the Aztecs sought to repay their debt to the gods. Explorers have observed that the Aztecs gladly parted with everything: burying, smashing, sinking, slaying vast quantities of quail, rabbits, dogs, feathers, flowers, insects, beans, grains, paper, rubber and treasures as sacrifices on levels of their pyramids.. Even the "stage" for human sacrifice, the massive temple-pyramids, was an offering mound: crammed with treasures, grains, soil and human and animal sacrifices that were buried as gifts to the deities. Adorned with the land's finest art, treasure and victims, these temples had become buried offerings under new structures every half a century. Indeed there are multi level pyramids with vast fortunes under them guarded by who knows what. The Aztec priests themselves seem to encourage a strange sort of sport with 4 pyramids set up with vid broadcast waves for all to see the death sports played out in a strange credit for view staged drama. Yet there are whispers, rumors, of darker things going on across Tau Endri & beyond! 


  1. The Aztecs in Space! saga continues. Cool. Also, I linked to this post from the comment on my blog.

  2. Thank you very much trey & for the blog of cool ideas that you have!


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