Conspiracy is a story on the connection between power and religion. The story takes place in Mesoamerica, but it could be anywhere, in any civilization or religion. I removed the temple in the ink version to make the first impression a bit more universal.
The conspiracy consists in scaring people with lies to stay in power, and I made human sacrifice a symbol of the horrors people suffer because of these lies. Human sacrifice is just one of many ways people have been tricked into accepting repression, and religion is just one of many means to keep it that way.
Today the sacrifice has taken other forms.