Pizarro’s set out on a voyage in 1526, while sailing he saw gold and silver on Inca rafts. The Pizarro men spent 7 months on Gorgon island where they became sick of their leader they set sail on balsa rafts for Columbia and Ecuador with the 3 Indian interpreters until they recognized their home.
The Inca governor sent his runners to Wayna Capac who was at rest but an outbreak of pestilence along with smallpox moved the empire a bit south when the disease struck camp. Pizzaro left for Spain and came back with pottery, metal vessels, fine clothing, embroideries, and small worked pieces of gold then he set off for Peru for is fertile soil.
Pizzaro returned to Tumbes a year later to find it in ruins a war with the Spaniards with about 160 men against at least 5 million they won with the better weapons. They offered them the traditional welcome of the chicha, maize in golden cups which they dumped on the floor which displeased them.
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The priest explained that the Spanish ruler was a friend of God and called upon the Inca to renounce their gods. The Inca then said: "Give me the book so that it can speak to me."Atahualpa held the book next to his ear trying to listen to its pages. At last he asked: "Why doesn't the book say anything to me?" And he threw it on to the ground.
Atahualpa now understood that the spanish wanted gold he came up with a plan to ransom himself for it. Atahuallpa through if he paid them gold they would let him be free. However, he did not think about the fact that one small payment to people who make lots of money from permanent settlers would not be enough.
When it came time for Pizarro to fulfill his side of the bargain and release Atahuallpa, news came from Quito that one of the Inca's generals had assassinated Huascar. Pizarro accused atahuallpa of plotting against him and put him on trial for treason.