The sense I get, from Bernal Diaz's account as well as in Cortes and Montezuma, is that Moctezuma would do almost anything to avoid direct contact with Cortes.
Hernán Cortés was a Spanish conquistador, or conqueror, best remembered for conquering the Aztec empire in and claiming Mexico for.
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When Cortés returned to the city, he found that Alvarado and his men had attacked and killed many of the Aztec nobility.
Pizarro had a relationship much like Cortez. He befriended them for a short time, then found the right time to strike down on the Incas.
Cortes showed up, the Aztecs welcomed him with open arms. They apparently thought he was a god. They gave him all the gold he could ever.