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Machu Picchu RMB

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Founder: The Santuario of Casa Atahualpa

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Hermanos y Hermanas,
Suban a nacer conmigo.
Denme sus manos desde la profunda
zona de su dolor diseminado.
No volverán del fondo de las rocas.
No volverán del tiempo subterráneo.
No volverán sus vozes endurecidas.

Esta región esta dedicada a Pablo Neruda,
y a todos los viajeros. Dondequiera que estén.

Brothers and Sisters,
Ascend and be born with me.
Give me your hands from the profound
zone of your scattered pain.
You will not return from the depths of the rocks.
You will not return from subterranean time.
Your hardened voices will not return.

This region is now closed.

Embassies: San Francisco.

Tags: Anarchist, Puppet Storage, Anti-Capitalist, Minuscule, and Anti-Fascist.

Machu Picchu contains 5 nations, the 3,376th most in the world.

Today's World Census Report

The Highest Drug Use in Machu Picchu

World Census experts sampled many cakes of dubious content to determine which nations' citizens consume the most recreational drugs.

As a region, Machu Picchu is ranked 9,213th in the world for Highest Drug Use.

NationWA CategoryMotto
1.The Best Minds of My Generation were Destroyed by MadnessLeft-wing Utopia“Howl”
2.The Seductive Aroma of Alien OrificeLiberal Democratic Socialists“One moon shows in every pool. In every pool, one moon”
3.The Confederacy of EojireInoffensive Centrist Democracy“The ceremony of innocence is drowned”
4.The Santuario of Casa AtahualpaInoffensive Centrist Democracy“Una canción desesperada”
5.The Den of DevilsMoralistic Democracy“Where every day is one Hell of a party”

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Machu Picchu Regional Message Board

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Post by The god of the goddesses suppressed by Casa Atahualpa.

The god of the goddesses

No está mal. Excluding the anaphoric flab in the penultimate and ultimate lines, your translation approximates the average rendering. Above all, I favor Clarke's (A Kiss For Señor Guevara) interpretation, particularly the wordplay and metaphorical license in the ultimate, so close that your eyes close on my dreams.

Hopefully, Borges is welcome in Machu Picchu.



En su grave rincón, los jugadores
Rigen las lentas piezas. El tablero
Los demora hasta el alba en su severo
Ámbito en que se odian dos colores.

Adentro irradian mágicos rigores
Las formas: torre homérica, ligero
Caballo, armada reina, rey postrero,
Oblicuo alfil y peones agresores.

Cuando los jugadores se hayan ido,
Cuando el tiempo los haya consumido,
Ciertamente no habrá cesado el rito.

En el Oriente se encendió esta guerra
Cuyo anfiteatro es hoy toda la tierra.
Como el otro, este juego es infinito.


Tenue rey, sesgo alfil, encarnizada
Reina, torre directa y peón ladino
Sobre lo negro y blanco del camino
Buscan y libran su batalla armada.

No saben que la mano señalada
Del jugador gobierna su destino,
No saben que un rigor adamantino
Sujeta su albedrío y su jornada.

También el jugador es prisionero
(La sentencia es de Omar) de otro tablero
De negras noches y blancos días.

Dios mueve al jugador, y éste, la pieza.
¿Qué Dios detrás de Dios la trama empieza
De polvo y tiempo y sueño y agonías?



Set in their studious corners, the players

move the gradual pieces. Until dawn

the chessboard keeps them in its strict confinement

with its two colors set at daggers drawn.

Within the game itself the forms give off

their magic rules: Homeric castle, knight

swift to attack, queen warlike, king decisive,

slanted bishop, and attacking pawns.

Eventually, when the players have withdrawn,

when time itself has finally consumed them,

the ritual will certainly not be done.

It was in the East this war took fire.

Today the whole earth is its theatre.

Like the game of love, this game goes on forever.


Faint-hearted king, sly bishop, ruthless queen,

straightforward castle, and deceitful pawn --

over the checkered lack and white terrain

they seek out and begin their armed campaign.

They do not know it is the player's hand

that dominates and guides their destiny.

They do not know an adamantine fate

controls their will and lays the battle plan.

The player too is captive of caprice

(the words are Omar’s) on another ground

where black nights alternate with whiter days.

God moves the player, he in turn the piece.

But what god beyond God begins the round

of dust and time and sleep and agonies?

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Post by Phil dunphy suppressed by Casa Atahualpa.

Hola, amigos! Solo queria a visitar esta región!

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Hey Casa Atahualpa, Thank you for the warm welcome :)

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Post by Experience suppressed by Casa Atahualpa.

It's that time again. It's definite now that starting this Friday, August 16, Woodstock 2013 will start and go through the weekend.

We AREN'T asking anybody to move out of their region. We're inviting you to temporarily send a puppet during August 16-18 to Woodstock.

It'll be a weekend of peace, music and love. So come on! Make peace, music and love with us in a celebration of the festival that helped define our times.
Even if you missed the original, you don't have to miss this one!

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