In the year 1519, Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés led an expedition across the recently discovered New World, conquering multiple indigenous polities along the way. To his surprise, he came across an extremely complex society hidden deep within the lowlands of Mesoamerica. Cortés discovered what we now know as the Aztec Empire and became fascinated with the society’s structure, culture, and people. The king of the Aztecs, Moctezuma II, recognized the threat that Cortés posed to his empire and formed a court of officials and other influential members of the empire to convene in the capital of Tenochtitlan. As members of this court, delegates will have to work together to solve immediate crises within the empire such as civil unrest and famine. In addition to these internal crises, the court will also have the ultimate goal of dealing with the Spaniards closing in on the capital day by day.