Rodrigo Borgia

posted Jun 16, 2018, 7:21 AM by Viktor Zólyomi
Throughout their history, the Real Illuminati experienced various periods of prosperity and decline. Their longest era of darkness and uncertainty began with the fall of Camelot, and even many centuries later it showed no signs of ending. By the late 15th century the Inner Circle was desperate to get the group back on track to conquering the world. In the year 1492, they sent Christopher Columbus across the Atlantic Ocean in hopes of getting back in the saddle through the colonization of America, and while Columbus himself predicted success, the Inner Circle was too skeptical to bet on a single horse. It was for this reason that in the same year they approached the head of a wealthy European family with an offer of forging an alliance. That man was Rodrigo Borgia.

The Real Illuminati saw Rodrigo Borgia as an ambitious nobleman with designs on becoming a pope, much like his uncle did before him. They believed that securing the support of a wealthy pope would set them on a path of prosperity for the first time in nearly a thousand years. Rodrigo welcomed the opportunity to have all of his rivals removed from his path to papacy through the well tested skills in coercion, blackmail, manipulation, and bribery that the Real Illuminati possessed. The deal was made, and Rodrigo Borgia became pope while Christopher Columbus was barely half way to America.

While the Real Illuminati were infinitely pleased with the newfound alliance, what sent waves of unrest through their ranks was Rodrigo Borgia's choice of papal name, Alexander VI. The Inner Circle of the Real Illuminati believed it was a most ill-advised choice that would draw undue attention to the group, who have been desperately trying to hide from the world the fact that they were established by Alexander the Great. Tensions between Rodrigo and the Inner Circle mounted further when word came of how Columbus, upon finally reaching the shores of America, spoke Alexander's name out loud at the end of the harrowing journey. And while the Inner Circle managed to handle the Columbus situation, they had little clue as to what they could do about Rodrigo Borgia's unwise decision.

During the early months of 1493, the disagreement between the new pope and his secret patrons led to what is referred to in the Secret Library of the Real Illuminati as `the most ruthless demonstration of power since the conquests of Alexander the Great.' Rodrigo had several members of the Inner Circle assassinated in various brutal, and sometimes innovative ways. The most memorable assassinations included that of the Secretary of the Inner Circle, who was handed a cigar filled with gunpowder, and the Treasurer, who was stabbed to death with a golden fork.

The surviving members of the Inner Circle demonstrated remarkable survival instincts by acknowledging Rodrigo Borgia as their new leader, who from that day forward was known as Pope Alexander VI only in public, while at the meetings of the Real Illuminati he insisted on being called Alexander the Greater. He went on to build a successful career both in the secretive group and in the Vatican, where he held repeated orgies, if records in the Secret Library of the Real Illuminati are to be believed.

With Rodrigo Borgia at the helm, the Real Illuminati once again started to prosper. While many within the group felt that the culling of the Inner Circle had done them a service, the traditionalists among them believed that a man who disrespected their founder's name should never have been allowed to lead them. During Rodrigo's lifetime, none of them dared to speak out against him, but they never forgot their grievances. Thus began a new era within the Real Illuminati, one characterized by prosperity, and by ceaseless infighting.
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