Compared to many pantheons, the Incan gods might be considered young. The Aztec Gods had long held sway to the north in Central America under various guises before the Incans came to power. European gods were just beginning to pull themselves from the mire of the Dark Ages and begin exploring once more. But in the Andes mountains of South America, the Incan gods and the empire built by their people were just coming into their own.
Fledgeling gods during the Second Titanomachy, the Ayllus, the family of the Gods, united together to aid the older gods in their fight against the chthonic progenators.
The Ayllus went through many civilizations during the intervening years. Worshipped by a number of villages and cultures, under many faces and guises, the Ayllus scattered among the people of the Andean region. And while other gods were pulling away from humanity an attempting to distance themselves from the bindings of fate, the Ayllus did just the opposite when Viracocha sent his son, Inti, God of the Sun, to unite the people of the Andes mountains beneath the Empire of Cuzco, one of the greatest empires of the Western hemisphere was born.
Gods of the Ayllus took a direct hand in guiding the Empire of Cuzco from the very beginning. Under their authority, the people of the Andes mountains expanded, absorbing other villages and cities. Soon, the Empire of Cuzco had become the great Inca Empire, stretching along almost the entire Western coast of South America.
The Inca people did not expand through use of violence and warfare, however. To the north, the Aztec people were conquering through force. In the Andes, the Inca people expanded through diplomacy, political conquest and technological superiority. Where the Inca went, advanced roads and transportation followed. The Inca had a civilization which thrived on unity and community. All did their part to work, including the wealthy and powerful. Other cultures joined the Inca Empire and found a better way of life.
Not to say that the Inca Empire did not know violence. They too had skilled soldiers and warriors, but they served as internal police and to defend the empire from outside threats. They provided security and waged war to ensure the safety of those who could not fight for themselves. Like all aspects of Inca society, the military existed for the sake of the community and its protective powers served as yet another reason why smaller civilizations were willing to join the empire.
As European expansion brought conquistadors and other explorers to the Andes mountains, the Ayllus again used their control of the Inca Empire to urge their people into hiding. Those that were left behind soon fell into civil war as ruling families tried to take charge and the conquistadors stepped in to take advantage of the weakness. The Empire eventually fell, but the Ayllus preserved their people in hidden locations known as Enclaves (the most well known being El Dorado). In the highest reaches of the Andes, the depths of the peruvian rainforest and many other lost places.
Thus, the Ayllus once again preserved their people where other gods would have abandoned them. However, the numbers of their people have dwindled drastically as well as their visibility. Yet, at the same time, the obscurity of the Ayllus has allowed them to avoid the worst of the inter-pantheon conflicts.
Having all of their followers in a relatively confined location within the area of the Andes Mountains and Peru also means that the Ayllus can focus themselves on their own little corner of the World with little trouble of outside interference. The continuance of the Inca culture within these hidden locations also allow Godborns of the Ayllus to have the easiest time adjusting to their new roles. Belief in the gods is strong and many Ayllus Godborns adapt naturally when told that they are the children of the gods. Many are taught their roles and educated by older Godborn within their own villages and very few have ventured out into the world.
Why then, after all this time kept at a distance and focused on their people, have the Ayllus stepped up to take an active role in the new Titan War ? The Ayllus are as anachronistic as their people. They are out of touch with the modern world and their people are few and far between. What the Ayllus do have, however, is an undying sense of community and unity. In Inca society, all must serve their roles and aid the greater good, from the greatest noble, to the smallest peasant. And after centuries of relative isolation, the Ayllus are now on a mission… Getting back into the Divine game.
The Ayllus may be a bit small in the divine community, but their nature will not allow them to simply sit back and let others do their job for them. The most progressist Gods have begun to create new alliances, still Ayllus Godborns are often out of touch with the mortal world, just as their divine parents are. They come from hidden villages and lost cities from across Peru and Chile. Familiarity with technology and modern laws are rare among them.
What the Ayllus and their Godborns tend to specialize in is diplomacy and defense. Ayllus are facilitators and organizers who know how to get things done. Bands with Ayllus members are known for getting things done smoothly and easily, always knowing where to push to move something out of their way, especially thanks to extensive use of Astromancy. A group of Incan Godborns might dig trenches and lay magic traps for two weeks for apparently no reason. But everything becomes clear when a surprise attack of Titans fails miserably days later.
Members of the Ayllus
First Generation (~1800 BC to ~1200 BC)
Second Generation (~1200 BC to 1st Century AD)
Third Generation (1st Century AD to Today)
- Chasqua, Goddess of Love, Happiness and Health
- Illapa, God of War and Weather
- Supay, God of the Underworld - Keeper of Uku Pacha
- Urcaguary, God of Metal and Greed
- First Titanomachy. Viracocha weeps the lost lives by the invasion of the World by titanspawns. His sorrow triggers the Andean Flood.
12th Century AD
- Manco Capac, Godborn of Inti, creates the Incan Empire with the help of his father and sets the capital in Cuzco.
~15th Century AD
- Viracocha takes human form and assumes the role of Incan Emperor
- Pachacutec, Godborn of Viracocha, succeeds to his father and becomes Emperor of Cuzco