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March 10, 2022 46 mins

In Episode 8, Cortes wears out his welcome in Tenochtitlan and sacrifices Moctezuma in a final attempt at saving his ambition: the greatest city in the New World. The Noche Triste, among the most iconic nights in Mexican history, plays out as the Spanish-Tlaxcala army flees the city.

Part 1 - Cortes Returns to Tenochtitlan
Following the Toxcatl Massacre, which decapitated the Mexica nobility in Cortes' absence, he returns to take command of a bad situation.

Part 2 - Death of Moctezuma
Holed up and pinned down in Axayactl's palace, Moctezuma is killed.

Part 3 - Noche Triste
On the most famous evening of the entire Conquest, Cortes and his army try to sneak out of Tenochtitlan. A brutal battle erupts as the Spanish flee on the causeway.

Part 4 - Battle of Otumba
Pursued for days into the desert, Cortes decides to turn and face the pursuing Mexica army.

Part 5 - Struggle in Tenochtitlan
The challenges facing the Mexica become apparent once the Spanish are gone. And a plague strikes.

Part 6 - Cortes Returns
After gathering new forces and healing, Cortes brings a refreshed army to finish the Mexica.

Episode 8 Credits
Written, researched, performed and produced by Jeremy Lipps.

~ Music ~
Araucanian war song by downforthecount
Away by Meydän
Fourth Imaginary City by cryptic scenery
Daniel Birch,
Sustained Light
The Gates Are Locked
This Could All Be Gone Tomorrow
Fourth Imaginary City by cryptic scenery

~ Sound Effects ~
jungle tropical birds and insects by mikevpme
water lapping by celch93
splashing footsteps1 by soundmary
foley natural water jump by nox sound
horses by arnaud coutander
walk on dirt road by mikeypme
horse snort by bruno auzet
horses whinnying by leandiviljoen
arrow cutting through the air by bruno auzet
ancient old time battle combat horses snorting... by ylearkisto
ambient battle noise swords and shouting by phranzen
the rain falls against the parasol by straget
stones falling by iwanPlays
orest stream between mekhanizatorov settlement and akhtyrka vilage moscow region by halfofthesky
water-lapping by ceivh93
rain by idomusics
fire 2 by pushtobreak
horse whinny by inspectorj
walking2-gravel by tec-studio

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