El Nahat (エル・ナハト?), also known as Refraction (屈折, Kussetsu?), is the twenty-fourth of The Twenty-seven Dead Apostle Ancestors. He is currently sealed by the Holy Church, utilized by the Burial Agency as a special weapon against Dead Apostle Ancestors.

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El Nahat's background is unknown. Described as "cooperating" with the Burial Agency, he was captured and sealed by the Holy Church, utilized as their "ultimate anti-Dead Apostle trump card."[1][2]

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El Nahat's body is currently destroyed, left only as a "summoning terminal."[3]

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El Nahat has yet to appear in any work.

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Referred to as an "annoying dopple," El Nahat is said to be a strange Dead Apostle like Stanrobe Calhin, Night of Wallachia, and Gransurg Blackmore.[3] He is a "peculiar vampire embodying refraction." He possesses a unique ability to erase an opponent in one-on-one combat with almost certainty, but it comes at the cost of his body being destroyed with every use. It takes him several decades to revived, so he was sealed by the church thanks to that.[1]

The Holy Church treats him as an artifact called the Scripture of the Stomach World (胃界教典, I-kai Kyōten?), the "ultimate anti-Dead Apostle trump card" held by the Burial Agency.[1] Sealed in a room of mirrors, the First or Second of the Burial Agency are allowed to take him out, said to be invincible when utilizing him.[3] They only bring him out on rare occasions.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3
    [v] Tsukihime Dokuhon PlusPeriod - TSUKIHIME Dictionary: The Twenty-seven Dead Apostle Ancestors [Term], p.180-182

    The Twenty-seven Dead Apostle Ancestors [Term]
    The 27 ancestors who are the original source of the Dead Apostles. Currently, about half of them are being sealed by the Church.
    As the 27 oldest Dead Apostles, there are those among them that have already disappeared. The reason that they are still counted as the "27" Dead Apostle Ancestors despite that fact is because whenever an Ancestor dies, one of his subordinates will inherit the position.
    However, although proper Dead Apostles will create subordinates and work to expand their influence, there are some Ancestors who have no interest in any of that at all. Those Ancestors that used to be magi before they became Dead Apostles tend to be more akin to "seekers" rather than "bloodsuckers". In that sense, both Roa and Nrvnqsr could surely be said to have been brothers.
    Though it isn't really related to the main story of Tsukihime, below is a brief introduction of the 27 Dead Apostle Ancestors. The missing numbers represent those Dead Apostles that have either been executed by the Church, or are currently "atoning".

    1/ Primate Murder
    Details unknown. Murderer of primates. The White Beast. Altrouge's demonic dog (the Beast of Gaia).

    2/ The Dark Six
    The very first Dead Apostles. The six royals of darkness. Currently resuscitating.
    It is said that their revival will unite the 27 Dead Apostle Ancestors, but not a single Dead Apostle knows their true colors.

    3/ Crimson Moon Brunestud
    Ultimate One. Currently vacant.

    4/ Wizard Marshal Zelretch
    One of the five existing magicians. Also called Zelretch of the Jewel.
    Despite being a Dead Apostle, he cooperates with the True Ancestors. Arcueid thinks of him as a sort of grandfatherly servant. He toppled the Crimson Moon in battle, but had his blood sucked at the last second and became a Dead Apostle. However, even after becoming a vampire his position as a magician stayed intact, and he traveled around the world to various countries where he would take disciples and uniformly ruin them all.

    5/ ORT
    Details unknown. Seems to be a mutant species that crash landed in South America sometime before the Common Era. As an attack-type organism, its power is on a completely different level. It uses the encroaching reality marble, Crystal Valley. Its appearance is similar to a spider's. The former 5th capture it, and was instantly annihilated. Afterward, it was confirmed to possess vampiric traits, and is now treated as an Ancestor itself.
    Type Mercury.

    6/ Rizo-Vaal Strout
    One of the longest-serving Dead Apostles. Black Knight Strout. One of Altrouge's bodyguards. On account of Apostle recklessly tried to being inflicted with a curse of time, he is immortal. The True Devil Neardark.

    7/ Disemboweling Forest Einnashe
    A bloodsucker formed from carnivorous plants. It is a forest unified with a single will, and is very similar to a phantasmal species. Once every several centuries, a deep crimson fruit will mature deep within it. This fruit is the congealed mass of all the blood Einnashe took in over the years, and legends state that it has the power to grant immortality to whoever eats it.

    8/ Fina-Vlad Svelten
    White Knight Vlad. One of Altrouge's bodyguards. The Vampiric Count. Devil of Stratovaris. Captain of the Ghost Fleet. He has an interest in handsome youths, and only drinks the blood of other men. He and Rita simply do not get along at all. Possesses the reality marble Parade.

    9/ Altrouge Brunestud
    Hybrid of a True Ancestor and a Dead Apostle. Vampire princess of the Dead Apostles. "Black". Master of blood and contracts. Primate Murder's owner. Appears to be a 14 year old girl.

    10/ Nrvnqsr Chaos
    A living mass of chaos. A magus whose research ultimately led him to become a bloodsucker.

    11/ Stanrobe Calhin
    The Duke of Predation. Wraith. Also known as the "City Devourer". An invincible character whose density of existence will reach zero in about 200 years.

    13/ ?????
    Tatari. A Dead Apostle purported to exist. Only the name "Night of Wallachia" remains as a legend handed down through the ages.

    14/ Van Fem
    One of the longest-serving Dead Apostles. Dark Lord of the Business World. Puppet Master. He created seven great golem castles, and so is also known as "Van Fem of the Demonic Castles". A man of the world, who holds a prominent position in public society, and even worries about global affairs. The fifth of his castles, Matri, was captured by Parade during an engagement with the White Knight Vlad, and ever since then he has harbored a grudge against Altrouge's faction.

    15/ Rita Rozay-en
    A self-proclaimed artist. Indulges in a distinctive hobby even among the Dead Apostles. A second-generation Dead Apostle that inherited her castle from the Dead Apostle that made her, but since she was the official successor her situation is not the same as Enhance's. The very model of a noble bloodsucker, she indulges in a hell of debauchery and luscious depravity day in and day out.

    16/ Gransurg Blackmore
    Peng. The Black Wing Lord. A Dead Apostle known as the Moon Eater. Uses the reality marble Nevermore. A magus whose research ultimately led him to become a bloodsucker. Despite being a Dead Apostle himself, he possesses an ability that is strong against other Dead Apostles.

    17/ Trhvmn Ortenrosse
    One of the longest-serving Dead Apostles. The White Wing Lord. A magus who became a bloodsucker. The quintessential vampire. King of the Dead Apostles. As the official representative of the 27 Dead Apostle Ancestors he has the greatest influence – formally, at least. In practice, however, Altrouge's influence is even greater, and the two are constantly at odds. Also, Trhvmn was the Dead Apostle who proposed they start hunting True Ancestors. In a sense, he was the reason Nrvnqsr met his end in that far-off Eastern land.

    18/ Enhance
    The Knight of Vengeance, Enhance. A Dead Apostle who killed his master, and only just took over the original 18th Ancestor's position. Consequently, he is known derisively as the "Single-edged Enhance Sword".

    20/ Merem Solomon
    The Great Four Demon Beasts. Despite being a Dead Apostle, he is the fifth member of the Burial Agency.
    Goes by the alias of Crown. For Ciel, he is something like a pesky senpai. A collector of treasures from all times and places. Probably the only reason he joined the Burial Agency is because he wanted to be close to the treasures sealed by the Church.

    21/ Sumire
    Aquatic Demon Sumire. Water Bottle. An oddball Dead Apostle that lives underwater. Traditionally, vampire folklore states that they cannot cross running water.
    Rivers and oceans are like impassable barriers to them. Sumire has conquered this weakness, but in exchange it seems that it has become hard for her to move on land. Also, she's perpetually drunk. While this may make her seem pretty weak, in reality she has a strong enough compositional ability to break into the upper echelons. Among the Dead Apostles, she is the only one capable of using Marble Phantasm. If you put her on dry land and dry her out, her drunkenness will disappear and she'll be able to demonstrate her true power, maybe. Her outward appearance is that of an easy to get along with drunk lady, and she has a castle, but it's a completely abandoned husk. There's a rumor that she and Rita are on such good terms they could just kill each other.

    24/ El Nahat
    Background unknown. The artifact called the Book of the Stomach World. A peculiar vampire embodying refraction. Possesses the unique ability to almost certainly erase an opponent in one-on-one combat, but his own body is destroyed every time he uses it and requires several decades to revive. Thanks to that, he is currently sealed by the Church. Regarded as the Burial Agency's ultimate anti-Dead Apostle trump card, they only bring him out on rare occasions.

    27/ Caubac Alcatraz
    Dead Apostle of the Millennium Lock. A magus whose research ultimately led him to become a Dead Apostle. He was also a believer, just like Merem and Roa. He constructed a labyrinth to protect the culmination of his ideology, the Holy Scripture Triten, from outside invaders. However, he accidentally trapped himself inside, and so has not made an appearance for several hundred years.

    EX/ Michael Roa Valdamjong
    The Serpent of Akasha. The Infinite Reincarnator. Though the Church counts him among the 27 Dead Apostle Ancestors, the Ancestors themselves despise him as an "extra number".

    死徒二十七祖【用語】

    9/アルトルージュ・ブリュンスタッド
    真祖と死徒の混血。死徒

  2. [v] Tsukihime Dokuhon PlusPeriod - TSUKIHIME Dictionary: Burial Agency [Organisation name], p.188

    Burial Agency [Organisation name]
    The Holy Church's expert inquisitors.
    Not exorcists who cast out devils, but executors who strike them down.
    A perfect meritocracy, anybody with the ability to dispose of those things the Church finds inconvenient can become a member.
    …Well, it seems they'll baptize you when you join, and the pay isn't too bad either. The agency is composed of seven members including Narbareck, and one reserve member making for a total of eight.
    They always work alone, and under no circumstances will they cooperate with the demon hunters of other countries. As they possess absolute authority, there are times when they will defy even the wishes of the Church itself to stamp out heresy. For instance, even if it's an archbishop, if he has been possessed by a devil they have the power and authority to skewer him on the spot. It's no wonder, then, that there are whispers within the Church that the agency itself is a heresy.
    Arcueid often receives requests from the Church, and has cooperated with them on numerous occasions to exterminate Dead Apostles. Nevertheless, if she ever showed even the slightest opening, the Burial Agency would move to seal her without a second thought.
    Also, two of the 27 Dead Apostle Ancestors, Merem Solomon and El Nahat, are cooperating with them. Though it looks as if they are both being forced to do so, the true reasons for that are unknown.

    埋葬機関【組織名】

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    (Paraphrased) he's weird like Stanrobe, Tatari, or Blackmore; annoying doppel-kun; body destroyed and all that's left is the summoning terminal; sealed in a room of mirrors and when the First or Second of the Burial Agency take him out they are invincible.

    [87 のレス1] Name:きのこ Date:2001/12/06(Thu) 17:06

        >エル・ナハト
         あ、単に入れ忘れてただけなのです。歌月の二十七祖シリーズはですねー、マスターアップ一日 ぐらい前に
        「きのこ、デイリーメッセージもっと増やせない?」
        「いや、あれ以上ワケわかんない一発ネタ増やしてもどうかと……あ、二十七祖ならいいよ。短くまとめても面 白そうだし」
         と、急遽入れたものなのです。……はじめは厳選して十人載っけるかー、と思っていたらほぼ全員載っけてし まった……。 さて、ナハト君ですね。奇怪さではスタンローブ、ブラックモア、ワラキアに並ぶ嫌な死徒です 。極端に言ってしまえばすっげえはた迷惑なドッペル君。
         胃界教典の二つ名があり、本体はすぐに死ぬので呼び出す端末だけが生きています。現在、鏡張りの牢獄に封 印中。埋葬機関の一番と二番は、場合によっては彼を持って戦いに赴きます。うわ、それ無敵じゃ ん!

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