Name: Lord Smoking Shell
Did a Mayan ruler destroy his empire in a quest for personal glory? And what does it have to do with the end of the world?
The Mayan calendar predicted the world would end December 21st, 2012. It didn't. But this date did unleash a string of ominous paranormal events near an ancient Mayan metropolis. The apparitions and activity experienced are believed to be related to the reign of a powerful and evil king, Lord Smoking Shell. He is rumored to have misused the power of human sacrifice. Sacrifice was always used in Mayan rituals, but only for the good of the community. But instead of using sacrifice to improve harvesting conditions or honor the gods, Smoking Shell sacrificed children in an effort to increase his own riches and power. And it worked. Has the end of the Mayan calendar caused the dead to rise and expose ancient crimes committed by Lord Smoking Shell? If so, the team is in the right place at the right time to solve the mystery as to whether a civilization was destroyed at the hands of a destructive king.
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