This is an NPC only Kingdom

Kingdom Summary

The Fall of the Shroud brought about the rise of Mayan and Aztec death gods and the underworld of Xibalba, turning portions of Mexico and Central America into places of fear and torment. Here, Aztlan citizens are sacrificed to their God of Death, only to rise again with no escape from eternal service.

Dominant Races

Vampires, Wraiths, and Mummies

Politics & NPCs

Dischordia’s relationship with Aztlan has largely emphasized conflict over diplomacy. As such, little has been discovered of the inner workings of their politics.

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Lazarus’ Empire, Ukhu Amarumaya



Umbral Realms

Low Umbra - Shroud 2 (Flayed Lands - Shroud 0)
Middle Umbra - Gauntlet 4 (Pangea - Gauntlet 2, Mountains of Heaven - Gauntlet 3)
Dreaming - Mists 10 / Banality 8
High Umbra - Periphery 5 (Afterworlds - Periphery 2, Elemental Courts of Occident - 3)

Kingdom Views

Huitzilopochtli is first in rank, no one is like unto him: not vainly do I sing his praises coming forth in the garb of our ancestors; I shine; I glitter. He is a terror to the Mixteca; he alone destroyed the Picha-Huasteca, he conquered them. The Dart-Hurler is an example to the city, as he sets to work. He who commands in battle is called the representative of my God. When he shouts aloud he inspires great terror, the divine hurler, the god turning himself in the combat. Amanteca, gather yourselves together with me in the house of war against your enemies, gather yourselves together with me. Pipiteca, gather yourselves together with me in the house of war against your enemies, gather yourselves together with me.

In Aztlan the god appears; thy banner is unfolded in all directions, and none weep. I, the god, have returned again to the place of abundance of blood-sacrifices; there when the day grows old, I am beheld as a god. Thy work is that of a noble magician; truly thou hast made thyself to be of our flesh; thou hast made thyself, and who dare affront thee? Truly he who affronts me does not find himself well with me; my fathers took by the head the tigers and the serpents. In Tlalocan, in the verdant house, they play at ball, they cast the reeds. Go forth to where the clouds are spread abundantly, where the thick mist makes the cloudy house of Tlaloc. There with strong voice I rise up and cry aloud. Go ye forth to seek me, seek for the words which I have said, as I rise, a terrible one, and cry aloud. After 1,000 years they shall go forth, not to be known, not to be numbered, they shall descend to the beautiful house, to unite together and know the doctrine. Go forth to where the clouds are spread abundantly, where the thick mist makes the cloudy house of Tlaloc.

Aether: Though this age is one of darkness, it must be so. The wheel of ages must be greased with the blood of sacrifice to continue to turn. It was we who first foresaw the cataclysm at the end of the long count; even we did not foresee the rise of the hungry darkness that seeks to devour the wheel itself. 

Dischordia: Our neighbors to the north offer succor to our enemy who has stolen our most sacred truths, and they, themselves have stolen a holy site of Xipe Totec Our Lord the Flayed One. Dischordia has proven themselves to be our enemies, and we will see blood spilled for their tresspasses against us and their hearts shall fuel us.

Jade Empire: Allies to our enemies and enemies to our allies, but their people have not acted against us. This stalemate cannot last forever, and so we prepare for war when it comes. Their Emperor clings to the corpses of shattered gods to deny the truth, but his empire, as all things, must pass.

Jukurrpa: We have little contact with this land of savage dreams. What we know of them leads us to believe there is little reason for our paths to cross.

Lazarus’ Empire: Once our strongest of allies during the time of Unification, others conspire to divide us. Perhaps uniting once again to combat our mutual enemy of Dischordia will rekindle our alliance.

Kingdom of the Iron Lotus: Like our own gods, Kali knows the nature and necessity of this age as one of death, and recognizes the need for blood. If our gods will ally in death or compete for the dead remains to be seen.

Ukhu Amarumaya: Our allies are cut from the same cloth and their gods, like ours, answer to the call of blood. 

Historical Information

As Was Foretold

Before the Fall, legends of the Mayan calendar spoke of cataclysmic events which would transpire December 21, 2012. It was on that date that the sun rose black for the first time. Though many occult groups around the world would take credit for this event, few would deny that the Mayan calendar predicted it thousands of years earlier. The Fall of the Shroud brought bygone myths to the physical world. In Mexico and Central America, this saw the return of the Mayan and Aztec gods of death and sacrifice. The kingdom of Aztlan celebrated their return with a deluge of blood such as the world had never seen - and they haven’t stopped since.

Unfriendly Neighbors

As insular as they were in the early years, little was known of Dischordia’s southern neighbors. Few considered what lay beyond the border, until Lazarus allied himself with the Aztlan lords. Following negotiations for the future of Constantinople, Lazarus lent his support openly to the kingdom of Xibalba in Mexico City. This support enabled Xibalba to mount a military campaign against their enemy, King Pascal.

Xibalba War

The alliance between the New Faith and Valley of the King would ultimately put Dischordia in peril from the neighboring kingdom of Xibalba, determined to destroy Pascal for past transgressions. Near the end of the first year, Pascal sent his first official representative to alert Dischordia of an invasion force mounting on Xibalba's border and preparing to march through the New Faith to reach the Valley of the King. The New Faith agreed to aid in defending Pascal from this attack. Though they were victorious against the Xibalban armies of the dead, a Xibalban wraith possessed one of their nobles, Jibril, and slew another, James Einsbrook. Though the New Faith's aid and sacrifice strengthened the Dischordian alliance with the Valley of the King, Pascal yet maintained his independence.

Appalachia Claims Juarez

Existing hostilities between Dischordia and Aztlan were further provoked when the Appalachian Alliance seized Juarez, a city across the border into Mexico. Nobles of Appalachia captured a Node, powered by the hearts and life’s blood of Aztlan citizens, severing the flow of sacrificial power to one of their Death Gods, Xipe Totec. Though weakened by these defeats, Aztlan remained quite dangerous, and was more certain than ever that Dischordia was their enemy.

Court of Empires

Despite their tumultuous and antagonistic history with Dischordia, Aztlan recognized Aether as a greater threat, and sent emissaries to the Court of Empires. Despite this, neither kingdom made much diplomatic effort with the other. Aztlan was invited to court only once in the first year, and their ambassador, Kulkulkhan, demanded Pascal to negotiate peace. Their allies in Ukhu Amarumaya have made similar demands, promising alliances in exchange. Dischordia refused to meet these demands, however, and relations between the two kingdoms remained hostile.

Reclaiming of Juarez

Following Lazarus’ declaration of war against Dischordia, Aztlan seized the opportunity to attacked and reclaim the city of Juarez, taken by Appalachia during the Surveyor’s Court. Appalachia, having stripped everything of value from the city, cared little for this holding. Conchobhra Mac Carthaigh, of Ravensholt, took it upon himself to retake it, and show Aztlan the error of attacking Dischordia, no matter how insignificant a holding it might be. Aztlan threatened retribution, warning that they would enter the war fully, likely involving their South American allies. Deciding it unwise to provoke a war on an additional front, the Imperials decreed that Juarez be returned to Aztlan in an effort to placate them. 

Pascal, God of Sacrifice

With the convening of the Court of Empires, the kingdoms of Aztlan and Ukhu Amarumaya entered court with an openly hostile stance towards Dischordia. As with the Xibalba war centuries earlier, Pascal was the focus of much of their animosity. The two kingdoms took the opportunity to express their displeasure with Pascal and levy accusations of theft and treason against him on behalf of their kingdoms. As Dischordia’s courtiers tried in vain to find a diplomatic solution to their grievances, the southern kingdoms insisted that only one thing could ease the discontent between the kingdoms: returning Pascal to face judgement. After Lazarus declared war on Dischordia, many were concerned that Aztlan would join the conflict on behalf of their ally. Hoping to avoid a war on multiple fronts, efforts were made to persuade Pascal to sacrifice himself for the good of Dischordia. Pascal agreed, planning to use it as part of a larger ritual to complete his ascension to godhood. Empowered by rituals of the New Faith and the ritual sacrifice of tens of thousands of Pascal's loyal followers, Pascal achieved his life's goals and ascended to become the God of Sacrifice. Although Dischordia delivered Pascal into Aztlan’s hands, his ascension robbed them of the vengeance they sought.

Following the ritual, Pascal's tomb was sealed and established as the first temple to his worship. Thousands of warrior-monks tend to it, provided by the Hierophant, Zachariah Baldric, and Pascal's former vassal, Dietrich Mercer of Unification.