Your name is Gilbert, and you have spent your whole life in a small town, its walls surrounded by an unsettling, aggressive, and dark wilderness. The woods outside the city walls are home to Wyrmvines, hybrids of plants and animals fused into a deadly abomination by a long forgotten, blasphemous sorcery.
It is the year 2060. Elizabeth is saying goodbye to her husband. They are going on a family trip, but Elizabeth must first finish a research project, so she promises to catch up with him later. A moment later, she watches her husband’s autonomous vehicle leaving the driveway, her thoughts already drawn towards her work. Another normal day — at least that is what Elizabeth believes.
Your name is Samuel and you are 35 years old. Five years ago your wife Jennifer died, leaving you alone with your daughter Lizzy. It took you awhile to accept Jen’s passing. Your only source of optimism has been the idea that nothing worse could happen. You were wrong…
Travel back in time to the founding of one of the greatest cities of Mesoamerica and become a part of its history once again. Design the foundations of a great pre-Columbian civilization, with its buildings, temples, and a grand pyramid in the center. Find perfect locations for production buildings and great temples, and build the might of the great pyramid overlooking your city. Establish yourself as the very best among competing architects, and your project will secure you a spot among the great Founders of Teotihuacan!
Open your eyes. Do you see the perilous land of dreams and nightmares before you? A vision of beauty and horror is but the first step on your way to become a strategist, a conqueror, and perhaps even the victor. Delve into the disturbing landscapes and choose your destiny. Will you follow your personal dreams to project your power? Will you tread the ritual path leading you into lucidity? Will you embrace the nightmare and satiate the eternal hunger of the Cathedral? Whichever you choose, steel yourself for a brutal and treacherous conflict, for your opponents embark on this journey with the same goal as you, and even the land itself rises up to resist those who wish to become its masters.
At last! The mysterious Book of Rituals is in your hands. Now you can obtain the secret knowledge of elements and alchemist ingredients in order to perform all the magical rituals! And when you do you will be omniscient and omnipotent! Be careful though, or else the Book will consume you!
The Zapotec were a pre-Columbian civilization that flourished in the Valley of Oaxaca in Mesoamerica. Archaeological evidence reveal their culture going back at least 2,500 years. Remnants of the ancient city of Monte Albán in the form of buildings, ball courts, magnificent tombs, and finely worked gold jewelry testify of this once great civilization. Monte Albán was one of the first major cities in Mesoamerica and the center of the Zapotec state that dominated much of the territory that today belongs to the Mexican state of Oaxaca.