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Title: the Pocket Guide to the Aztec Empire
This book is little more than a collection of parchments hung from a metal
ring. It has four sheets. The title is written by itself on the front
page, and addition information for each location is written on its own
page, front and back.
A Pocket Guide to the Aztec Empire by Don Milano Juan-Pedro Gonzales
Tenochtitlan is the capitol of the Aztec Empire. It is approximately 140
kilometers north-northeast of Daigaku-Tatami, roughly in the center of the
Aztec Jungle. It is the most populous settlement in the Empire, and the
hub of all Aztec arts and culture. It is also the stronghold of the Aztec
royality and houses their great armies. The city is protected by high,
thick walls made of sandstone blocks. The city's main plaza services many
merchants and traders who sell a wide variety of goods from all the lands
roundabout. Fruit orchards and corn fields east of the city are tended and
guarded by residents of Tenochtitlan. There is a great temple dedicated to
Coatlicue there. The Aztecs consider their capitol to be a holy place and
are selective about whom they let enter. The palace and temple, however,
are completely off-limits to foreigners.
Xochitl is a large village seated in a wide valley where the Great Southern
Desert, the Aztec Jungle and the Ash Mountains meet. The people of Xochitl
are very religious, and much of their real estate is consumed by a huge
court with great temples dedicated to Huitzilopochtli and Tlaloc. The
skill of the weavers and jewelers of Xochitl are renown throughout the
Empire. They also grow various grains in the fertile soil of the their
valley. The people of Xochitl frequently deal with the tribes in the Great
Southern Desert, and therefore many of them speak the common human language
in addition to Nahuatl.
The Greywater serves as the eastern border of the village of Huixtocihuatl
and the entire Aztec Empire. Huixtocihuatl is a fairly large village near
the northwest corner of the Salt Flats, in the shadow of the Ash Mountains.
Guards from Huixtocihuatl keep watch over the Ash Desert from its
southernmost border. The people of Huixtocihuatl are hearty frontiersmen
who make a living by hunting and trapping, though their true wealth is in
the exportation of salt. The small temple on the north side of the village
is dedicated to Tlaloc. On the shores of the Greywater is a shrine
dedicated to Itzpapalotl, a dreadful goddess said to have fallen from the
Amazolli is a village on the northern borders of the Swamps of Sorrow and
serves as the base camp for the miners that work in the quarry north of the
swamp. Smiths in the village work the copper and ziff mined from the
quarry, and sculptors and masons construct great works of arts and strong
sandstone used throughout the Empire. The village is also a repository of
treasures and ancient artifacts collected by Aztec royalty throughout the
ages and had a large temple dedicated to Huitzilopochtli there.
Queztacoatl is also on the western border of the jungle, adjacent to the
Great Southern Desert. Unlike Xochitl, Quetzacoatl is further south, due
west of Tenochtitlan. It is primarily a farming community, where the
people till fields and maintain enormous vineyards and orchards.
Cuiatlco is a village not populated by Aztecs, but by small sentient
amphibians known as poison arrow frogs. These poison arrow frogs are
unswervingly loyal to the Aztec Empire, and their village serves as border
between the Empire and the Kurita Province. It is situated south of the
capitol, roughly equidistant between Tenochtitlan and Bo Shin Tao.
Micomitl is a tiny hamlet encircled by a wall of dried reeds that protect
it from the predators of the Aztec Jungle. It is mostly a military outpost
where soldiers and their families reside. It is nestled deep in the Aztec
Jungle, approximately 30 kilometers northwest of Tenochtitlan.
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