Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Hi and welcome to the Achaemenid Empire!

Ah, yes, thank you for making it to the website for The Golden Troupe! This is a comic and art journey through the Achaemenid Empire some 2,500 years ago.

We'll follow a nomadic belly dancer and her travelling companions- a cheetah named Rioxia, a horse named Aspa, a golden eagle named Morgh and a Saluki named Qui.

This isn't your typical journey, where the right thing is done and rewarded. No, this journey is one fraught with frustration, fear and triumph... Well, the triumphs will come few and far between, but despite those insurmountable odds- hope, determination and perseverance still remain.

If you think you can handle it, join us as we learn about what we know as "mythological creatures", a time long gone and a civilisation that conquered all that came before it and rivals all that came after. It was one of the most peaceful times in human history, so a lot could be learned from the hodgepodge of humanity that frequented the empire in a time long before almost every religion you know.

Join us on the journey!

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Thanks for your support and companionship... Mitra knows, we'll need it!