Crisis Committee CRISIS

Kiwan Richard

Ever since a plume of the fire showed up in the night sky of the fair city of Tenochtitlan, everything has changed for the worse. Glorious though it was, one couldn’t help thinking that it was the first in a series of inexplicable events that would transpire over the next ten years…

The temple of the god, Huitzilopochtli in Tenochtitlan was almost completely burnt down by a flame unquenched by water – almost like the noble deity was deserting the people he had taken under his wing…

Another temple in that city was engulfed in flames, ironically this time it was that of the Lord of Fire, Xiuhtecuhtli! Thought it was struck by lightning, no thunder was heard and no wild storm ensued strangely…

Three balls of fire crossed the night sky wailing like terrible beasts – in reverse of the path of the sun. A frightful sight for all to behold across the lands…

The serene Lake Texcoco – usually docile as it allows all and sundry to float upon it – was suddenly stirred up in a tempest, with waves flooding the cities on its shores, almost like it was sending a message…

Blood-curdling cries, like that of a weeping woman beyond relief, resonated throughout the streets of Tenochtitlan. It cried ‘My children, it is too late – where can I take you now?’ Could it be mother Coatlicue, terrifying with her garland of hearts and skirt of snakes, warning her fair children of what is to come..?

A strange grey bird with a mirror on its forehead was found in Lake Texcoco. It was brought before the Almighty Motecuhzoma Xocoyotzin, Paramount Rule of Tenochtitlan. He saw the night sky, bright with constellations – which then morphed into a curious sight! A great army of men, riding gargantuan deer with strange weapons filled the mirror. However, before Montecuhzoma could show the images to anyone else, they disappeared without a trace, and the bird mysteriously died…

And now a whole host of two-faced men have sent the fair people of Tenochtitlan to run amok throughout the city. What a terrible sight to behold indeed! When they were finally rounded up and sent to the palace of the Huatlatoani Motecuhzoma, they vanished as if they never existed…

What could these signs mean? Do they augur great things to come? Or do they prophesy unavoidable doom? Surely, the answer would come soon – the question is: do we even want to find out?


The Triple Alliance: 

  • Motecuhzoma Xocoyotzin, Huetlatoani of Tenochtitlan
  • Tlacotzin, Cihuacoatl of Tenochtitlan
  • Quappiatl, Tlacochcalcatl of Tenochtitlan
  • Cuitláhuac, Tlatoani of Itzapalapa and brother of Motecuhzoma Xocoyotzin
  • Cacamatzin, Huetlatoani of Texcoco
  • Tetlepanquetzal, Huetlatoani of Tlacopan
  • Itzquauhtzin, Tlatoani of Tlatelolco
  • Cuauhtémoc, Cuauhtlatoani of Tlatelolco
  • Apochquiyauhtzin, Tlatoani of Xochimilco

The Border Entente:

  • Xicotencatl I, Tlatoani of Tizatlan 
  • Xicotencatl II, Tlacochcalcatl of Tizatlan 
  • Maxixcatl, Tlatoani of Ocotelolco
  • Chichimecateuctli, Tlacochcalcatl of Ocotelolco
  • Tangaxuan II, Cazonci of Tzintzuntzan
  • Chiconcuah, Tlatoani of Metztitlan
  • Iya Nacuaa II, Tlatoani of Tututepec
  • Ixtlilxochitl II, Pretender Huetlatoani of Texcoco
  • Xicomecoatl, Tlatoani of Cempoala

Committee Members