Stars Without Number: Scum & Villainy
The Flower Union is one of the two inheritor states of the territory formerly held by the Far Azlan Polity. The union was originally cemented by a firm belief in the Way of Teotl; the idea that the ancient Aztec religion was correct in its essentials and that its practice was vital for the development of a strong and vibrant Far Aztlan culture. Blood sacrifice had been abandoned from the start. The numerous Aztec gods were each viewed as “paths” to the greatness of the divine.
The Scream shattered the Far Aztlan Polity. The confusion and chaos inspired a group of radical priests to believe that a more ancient power was necessary to maintain their culture. Their charismatic appeal to strength and purity attracted many new adherents and triggered a war between them and the Flower Union that persists today.