the Steps of Jade
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Jade was, more than gold, the most precious, the most costly material in the world of the Aztecs, or rather, the Mexica, as they called themselves.
Hence The Jade Steps; or precious steps. Precious, for covered in the blood of all those that were sacrificed to the gods.
But don't you worry: this isn't going to be a grisly story with blood running over the stage floor and torn out hearts heaved high. This is going to be lovely.
Because this, my friends, is a story about love.