De Coronado's Search
Or, God, Glory, and Gold... But Mostly Gold
This great canyon, it has been discovered, is entirely unscalable. The scouting mission thought the could use the river at the bottom to reach the rest of their fleet, but failed in doing so. According to them, the walls are incredibly steep, and the river appears to flow many kilometers below them. We believe this group of people are the first Europeans to have seen this fantastic geographic anomaly.
Battle in Cajamarca
There are an estimated 2,000 Incas dead, with an additional 5,000 taken prisoner along with the leader Atahualpa. Out of the 106 members of the Spanish infantry, there have been minimal losses. The Incas were sufficiently decimated, as they had never encountered the guns that the Spanish used before. Atahualpa's wife, it has been reported, is in imprisonment along with Atahualpa.
Here, I especially talk to Spanish conquistadors such as Hernan Cortes. The decimation of Natives in the southern part of the New World is immoral. We need to keep and even befriend these Natives; whatever their primitive religions or practices, they may offer a lot of information about the local lands, and may even guide us to the glorious El Dorado. Killing these people off and taking their riches is not the best practice, in the eyes of both God and man.
What's Up With Coronado?
Coronado, it seems has something more on his mind than just family life. He has heard from Friar Marcos de Niza of a city of gold, that sits high on a hill and possesses riches beyond anything that we could ever even imagine. It reportedly is inhabited by the Zuni, who killed de Niza's partner. It seems that Coronado is going to waste no time in looking for this city; he's already assembling an expedition.