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Tlaloc (d. 1280 BG) was a Tlulaxa who lived in the final years of the Old Empire. One of the original Titans and the mentor and philosophical cornerstone of the group. An enigmatic figure, his original name was lost to history. Instead he is solely remembered by his adopted name, which stemmed from the ancient Aztec god of rain and fertility.

Life Edit

Tlaloc grew up on an unknown human colony on the fringes of the known universe. However, he only gained notoriety after travelling to Earth, where he hoped to instigate far-reaching political change in what he believed to be a stagnant and decadent empire.

His initial efforts were unsuccessful, and he was dismissed as a trouble-maker or fanatic by the populace. However, his words did touch a few ambitious and disillusioned individuals, chiefly Andrew Skouros, who, adopting the name Agamemnon, became his earliest disciple and the operational leader of the fledgling 'Titans' - the self-titled group that formed around Tlaloc and his teachings.

Skouros had traveled to the Tlulax, where he expressed his concerns to Tlaloc, because his fellow Tlulaxa had no important aspirations, spurning the hedonism of the Old Empire.

After the Titans' rose to power throughout most of the Old Empire in 1287 BG, heralding the start of the Time of Titans, Tlaloc briefly became the tacit leader of the new empire. However, he died seven years later in an accident.

Tlaloc's most famous works were Weaknesses of the Empire and A Time for Titans.

Legacy Edit

Tlaloc's death triggered panic among the remaining Titans, who generally revered him as a seer and philosophical visionary. It was his death that saw them realizing their own fragility and willingly transform themselves into cymeks to obtain immortality.

However, Tlaloc's importance remained limited to his followers, and after the death of the final three Titans his name and reputation fell into utter obscurity.

EtymologyEdit

The name Tlaloc is indeed Nahuatl (Aztecan). It has been supposed that the name Tleilax was also Aztec-inspired by Frank Herbert.

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