The Real Illuminati

You may think you know a thing or two about the Illuminati. That may in fact be true, but you almost certainly know nothing about the *Real* Illuminati. In this subsite of Con City Press we shed light on the truth behind the most ancient secret society of them all, one so secret you didn't even know they existed... until now.

Merlin

posted Jul 31, 2017, 2:19 PM by Viktor Zólyomi

Merlin, the famous magician from the Arthurian legends, lives in the minds of the public as the goodhearted supporter of a benevolent king and his court of heroic knights. Few know, that Merlin was first of all a real person, and second, he was in fact a high ranking member of the Real Illuminati.

Most historians rebuke the theory that Camelot was a real place and that Merlin was the strategic mind behind the kingdom, despite the available indisputable proof. Texts removed by traitors from the Secret Library of the Real Illuminati state that Merlin, not really a wizard but a traveling actor, used theatrical tricks to fool thousands into believing that Arthur, a capable but dim swordsman, managed to pull a supposedly legendary sword from a stone, and thereby manipulated the masses into accepting Arthur as their king. Camelot quickly rose to power as a medieval re-imagining of Alexandria. Merlin controlled the kingdom from behind the scenes and believed that he had built the foundations for the vision of the founder of the Real Illuminati, Alexander the Great.

While Merlin was a master manipulator and a brilliant strategist, he failed to prevent the fall of Camelot due to his inability to control women. Jealousy over a mutual love interest led to continued infighting between the members of Arthur's court, and despite Merlin's best efforts to motivate the knights into directing their jealous wrath at the common enemy, that enemy being the invading Saxon army, the disorganized kingdom fell in a matter of days.

Merlin fled and went on to erase Camelot from history in order to prevent the truth from ever leaking out. He knew he could never completely erase Camelot's rise and fall from memory, hence he opted to build it into a legend, adding elements of mystique, even going so far as presenting himself as a magician, all in an effort to hide the truth from the world.

The only reason anyone outside of or even among the Real Illuminati knows of the true history of Camelot is that Merlin felt the need to document his failed attempt to build the next Alexandria, so future strategists of the Real Illuminati would not commit his mistakes. His efforts proved worthwhile, as centuries later the Real Illuminati founded Con City and successfully grew it into the picture perfect vision of Alexander the Great. A few leaked texts from the Secret Library were a small price to pay for this success, especially considering that most people, mistakenly, dismiss these accounts as the ramblings of paranoid conspiracy theorists. Merlin, the Real Illuminati believe, is grinning in his grave.

Nero

posted Jul 3, 2017, 2:47 PM by Viktor Zólyomi

The rise of the Roman Empire was seen by the Real Illuminati at the time as the culmination of centuries of waiting and planning. The Inner Circle believed that Rome had the power to crush all opposition beyond its borders and that it was only a matter of time before they conquered the entire world. Rome, the Real Illuminati believed, would realize their founder's dream and become the last incarnation of Alexandria.

The fire of 64 AD which consumed half the city made them reconsider their view of the Empire and its future. The reason for this was not the fire itself, but the man who had caused it. Nero, then Emperor of Rome, enjoyed the firm support of the Real Illuminati, and while he was loyal to the powerful group, he proved rather difficult to control. He believed that the Emperor deserved a lot more splendor and grandeur than what had been afforded his predecessors, hence he insisted on having a new palace built for himself. When he realized that no suitable location was available in the city, he decided to improvise and set fire to Rome.

While historians debate whether or not Nero had caused the fire himself, the records in the Secret Library of the Real Illuminati contain plenty of written evidence pertaining to the fact, including the personal account of the centurion who was supposed to toss the first torch into the streets until his Emperor, standing right behind him, decided he wanted to do it himself. The witness accounts also record that Nero broke out in song and danced all night long while flames consumed much of the city.

After the destruction, the Emperor wasted no time beginning the construction of his new palace. During the constructions, the Real Illuminati met with him in an effort to convince him that such behavior will turn the people against him and make the planned conquest next to impossible. Nero responded by having the palace built even larger than he had planned and by commissioning the construction of a giant statue of himself.

It was then that the Real Illuminati decided to deal with Nero the same way they had with Julius Caesar. Their plan to assassinate the out-of-control narcissist ultimately failed for one very simple reason: not even the bravest, fiercest, or even most desperate assassins dared to go anywhere near the man who sang and danced while Rome burned and even had his own mother killed years earlier. Hence the Real Illuminati decided that the best thing they could do under the circumstances was to cut their losses and start over somewhere else.

As soon as the Real Illuminati abandoned Rome, Nero's empire descended into chaos. Within years he collected himself more enemies than he could count, which ultimately drove him to assisted suicide. It was all downhill for the Roman Empire after that, and while the Real Illuminati could have returned and seized control, they believed that after Julius the Traitor and Nero it was just a matter of time before yet another Roman Emperor messed up their plans. Hence they followed their first impulse and moved on. They did, however, celebrate with song and dance on the day the news of Nero's demise reached their ears.

Julius Caesar

posted May 29, 2017, 7:29 AM by Viktor Zólyomi

The true history of the Real Illuminati is filled with treachery and intrigue, and with figures embodying these notions. Perhaps the most prominent of such figures is the first traitor of the Real Illuminati, Julius Caesar.

The famous Roman dictator rose to power as one of the strongest supporters of the Real Illuminati. In the early years of his reign he vowed to make Rome into the next Alexandria and finally realize the vision of Alexander: he would conquer the entire world and make Rome its center. Backed by the illustrious secret society, he crushed his enemies and became one of the most powerful rulers Rome had ever seen. It was perhaps inevitable, that this power eventually went to his head.

With an unstoppable army at his beck and call, power over the seas, and reign over much of Europe and parts of Egypt, he came to the conclusion that he did not need the Real Illuminati any more. He had their members imprisoned on made-up charges and made preparations for their execution. He even had the Library of Alexandria in Egypt burnt to the ground, where he (mistakenly) believed the Secret Library of the Real Illuminati had been located.

As the saying goes, if you take a shot at the king, you better not miss. It's difficult to say whether Julius Caesar underestimated the Real Illuminati or simply did not pay enough attention, but his hasty attempt to rid himself of his unwanted allies was met with failure on account of Brutus, one of his closest confidantes. Brutus was in fact a loyal member of the Real Illuminati. Caesar either knew that and assumed Brutus had joined him in treason, or he never realized that the Real Illuminati had spies everywhere. Whatever the reason, Caesar found himself facing a room full of knives as the promise of wealth, power, and being free of a conceited megalomaniac turned the Roman Senate against him. Brutus delivered the famous finishing blow and set into motion the events which would lead to the rise of the Roman Empire, which he hoped would conquer the world for the Real Illuminati.

Rome eventually fell into ruin, in no small part due to the actions of a certain Emperor, but the violent demise of Julius Caesar ultimately saved the Real Illuminati. The example of Julius the Traitor sent a clear message to those who knew what it meant: no one can defy the will of Alexander the Great. The fate of Caesar inspired loyalty in the Real Illuminati for centuries to come, and many point to this event as the reason for the eventual colonization of North America and the founding of Con City, the great metropolis built to realize Alexander's dream. While Rome failed to meet expectations, the Real Illuminati of present day find solace in the fact that, since the dawn of the 21st century, all roads lead to Con City.

Alexander the Great

posted May 1, 2017, 8:51 AM by Viktor Zólyomi

The Illuminati. For better or worse, when one hears their name, what first comes to mind are the conspiracy theories. Wild stories and legends that claim the Illuminati pull the strings of the world's governments from the shadows. Historians are quick to point out that the Illuminati, or more precisely the Bavarian Illuminati, were merely a group of well meaning intellectuals who wanted to enlighten the masses in a dark age of superstition and bigotry.

What historians will neglect to tell you, either on purpose or due to sheer ignorance, is that the Bavarian Illuminati called themselves the Bavarian Illuminati not to specify where they were from but to differentiate themselves from a very different and much older group called the Real Illuminati. This group was founded over two thousand years ago with a purpose orthogonal to that of the Bavarian Illuminati: to conquer the world.

The Real Illuminati were founded by none other than Macedonian emperor Alexander the Great. Alexander, after spending years conquering the world known to him, one day looked to the horizon and realized that the world, the true world, had to be much larger than he could see. On that day, he had a vision, and that vision was to build a great metropolis in the center of the world and from there slowly but steadily seize control of every corner of the Earth. Some, mistakenly, believe that the great city of Alexandria was this great metropolis. In truth, Alexandria served as a prototype, a testing ground, where Alexander demonstrated his vision to his followers on a smaller scale than what he truly envisioned.

Over his lifetime Alexander iterated his blueprint of the future, building newer and better incarnations of Alexandria, in order to convince the men and women who would then become the first of the Real Illuminati that one day, one of their descendants would come across a spot of the world where they could build the greatest city in history. And though it would take more than two thousand years, that city eventually became a reality in the heart of the Republic of North America; but more on that later.

Alexander left clear instructions for his followers: find a piece of unoccupied land next to a river with abundant natural resources in the surrounding area, and draw the richest merchants of the world there with the promise of multiplying their fortune. Then, when the great metropolis grows larger than any city in history and controls the economy of the world, the time would come to begin the unstoppable conquest. Few believed that the man who preferred to sow the blood of his enemies over exercising even an ounce of diplomacy would be willing to commit to such a long term and pacifist strategy, but the splendor of Alexandria and the unspoken threat of `defy me and die' burning from his eyes convinced even his loudest naysayers, and thus the Real Illuminati were born.

Knowing Alexander's well documented hunger for conquest it is easy to understand his decision to establish a powerful secret society that can not only realize his vision but make it last through the ages. What may be difficult to understand, however, is his naming choice. Why, one must wonder, did he name this group the Real Illuminati? Why not simply Illuminati? The answer lies in Alexander's visionary nature. Well over a thousand years before the Bavarian Illuminati came to be, he knew there would be imitators who would try to capitalize on his success.

Today, trademark law prohibits imitators from stealing another society's name, but in ancient times trademark protection was limited to the rule `if you rip off Alexander the Great he will rip off your head.' And while this was an excellent deterrent, Alexander knew that it would not be a very intimidating threat centuries after his death. Hence he chose to name his society the Real Illuminati. Because nothing says `we were here first' than calling yourself `real' eons before the competition.

Alexander's vision of the great metropolis at the center of the world eventually came true, at least in part. At the end of the 18th century, the Real Illuminati founded a tiny riverside settlement in North America and named it Con City. Over the years it became one of the biggest cities in the world; by the early 21st century it grew to a population of twenty million and established a firm hold on the economy of the Republic of North America, exactly as Alexander planned over two thousand years earlier.

And what became of the conquest of the world that the great Macedonian monarch envisioned? Whether or not that will come to pass remains to be seen. Perhaps it already happened, and the Real Illuminati control every country in the world, manipulating their leaders like puppets. Or perhaps they are just waiting for the right moment to demonstrate their dominance, relying on Con City to fill their conquest budget before they establish the new world order and plant Alexander's flag on every public building on the planet. Time will tell which it is, but if recent events are any indication, one thing is abundantly certain: anything can happen where Con City is concerned.

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