"In life, I was the general of the Elonian army. I served Turai Ossa at the battle of Jahai. Even in death, I still serve him. Before you can gain entrance to Augury Rock, you must travel south to the Dunes of Despair. There you will aid Turai Ossa in infiltrating the Temple of Ascension and garnering the attention of the gods. When their gaze falls upon your shoulders, you will be one step closer to Ascending. Return here when you have passed this test."
After Dunes of Despair:
"You have taken the Temple of Ascension and awoken the gods. They gaze down from the heavens, watching your every move. This is a good sign. Perhaps Turai Ossa will yet see the hallowed Hall of Heroes."
Mendoza is a common Spanish surname and could refer to many people over the culture or history :
César Mendoza one of the four members of the Military Junta of Chile from 1973 to 1990.