The eldest of the Dead Apostles, Trhvmn Ortenrosse was a magus who became a blood sucker through his own research. He came to be the first follower of Crimson Moon. He formulated the "game" of "True Ancestor Hunting." He selected Nrvnqsr Chaos as the executor of the hunt, so Chaos followed Arcueid Brunestud to Japan in order to defeat her. He could be considered the cause of Nrvnqsr's death. He started preparations for the Aylesbury Valesti ritual.
White Wing reveres Brunestud as the one True Ancestor, despising all others who have reigned since. He is considered to be old-fashioned in his methods and lacking sense in understanding the true nature of the Aylesbury Valesti. Van-Fem has broken off ties due to his old-fashioned nature, but still works on the ritual through monetary means only. He is at odds with Altrouge Brunestud due to the conflicting influential power. More so than her family's hatred for vampires, Barthomeloi Lorelei possesses an unusually deep hatred for him.
White Wing has yet to appear directly in any works.
While discussing the coming Aylesbury Valesti with Gransurg Blackmore, Merem Solomon criticizes White Wing for his ineptitude, claiming that Van-Fem is to be credited for its current success. Compared to Van-Fem's means of making headway in the human world without the power of a Dead Apostle, Merem believes White Wing is only capable of filling villages full of The Dead to be subsequently wiped out by the Church. Merem is concerned that the ritual might succeed despite believing White Wing's mentality to be stupid, admitting that White Wing is capable enough, although lacking a true understanding of the sixth.
Called the King of the Dead Apostles (死徒の王, Shito no Ō?), White Wing currently leads the largest faction and possesses the largest territory out of all Dead Apostles. Despite acting as the official representative of Dead Apostles who they regard foremost as the current king, and though he should formally possess the greatest influence over them, he acts as their voice in name only and Altrouge Brunestud has even greater influence. Merem Solomon still rates his power and influence highly, considering White Wing to be old fashioned and stupid but not lacking in capability. Louvre is one of his direct subordinates, he possesses the authority to appoint Nrvnqsr Chaos as the executor of the True Ancestor hunt, and it is said none of the other Ancestors can refuse his invitation to the Aylesbury Valesti.
He is the "quintessential vampire" who possesses no unique abilities due to believing that it is not necessary, feeling that one should simply excel at being a vampire. Putting the ideal of "simple is best" into practice, he is only number seventeen on the list as a result.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3
Kagetsu Tohya - 27 Dead Apostle Ancestors Series, １７／Trhvmn Ortenrosse
27 Dead Apostle Ancestors Series
One of the oldest Dead Apostles. Doesn't have a special ability - thinks that a vampire doesn't need any, and should just excel at being a vampire.
A noble that put the ideal of 'simple is best' into practice, but as a result he's only number seventeen on the list.
Has the largest territory out of all the Dead Apostles. If you speak of the current king of the Dead Apostles, this is who springs to mind.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3
 Character material - Prelude III: White Wing [Person's name • Dead Apostle], p.067
White Wing [Person's name • Dead Apostle]
The eldest Dead Apostle. A member of the Twenty Seven Dead Apostle Ancestors. Number seventeen.
A Blood Sucker evolved from a magus. He was the first follower of Crimson Moon.
The classic Vampire, currently ruling as the Lord of Dead Apostles. He supposedly represented the Twenty Seven Dead Apostle Ancestors, but acted as their voice in name only.
White Wing was the Dead Apostle formulated the game of True Ancestor Hunting, and the cause of Nero Chao's death in the Far East.
He despised the True Ancestors who reigned, with the only exception being the absolute True Ancestor Brunestud, to whom he demonstrated respect ----
- ↑ 3.0 3.1
 Melty Blood Act Cadenza PS2 Manual - Dictionary: Nrvnqsr Chaos [Person's name • Dead Apostle], p.050
Nrvnqsr Chaos [Person's name • Dead Apostle]
One of the 27 Dead Apostle Ancestors. Alias, Chaos. He uses all the creatures of the earth as familiars. Because of the fact that he is preserving even extinct species, he is also sometimes called Dr. Beast.
Though he had no business in Japan, he was selected as the executor of the True Ancestor hunt proposed by the White Wing Lord, and followed Arcueid to the island nation in order to defeat her.
Dead Apostles who can measure their lives in millennia require a colossal amount of energy. This has nothing to do with their strength – it is merely the compensation required to maintain such a long-lived existence.
Because he is one of these millennium-class Dead Apostles himself, Nrvnqsr's appetite is voracious. It took devouring every single person in a ten story hotel just to satisfy him.
The factors of 666 beasts are swirling around within his body, but it's probably alright just to think of it as him being equipped with 666 familiars. Because this is essentially like having 666 lives, properly speaking he's a Dead Apostle that even a serious Arcueid wouldn't be able to kill.
As one who became a Dead Apostle through sorcery, he has absolutely no interest in territory or building a faction. The only thing he cares about is completing his thesis.
When he was still a human, his name was Fabro Rowan. He was a magus hailing from the Wandering Tomb, located in the northern Sea of Estray, one of the three main branches of the Association.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2
 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Prelude III
- ↑ Prelude I
- ↑ 7.0 7.1
 Character material - Prelude I: Dead Apostle Louvre [Person's name • Dead Apostle], p.019
Dead Apostle Louvre [Person's name • Dead Apostle]
Dead Apostle of the Lake. Even among the Dead Apostles, his lineage was an ancient one. Because Louvre was created by the True Ancestor as a form of amusement, namely to appreciate the "beauty" of mankind, he did not possess any exceptional powers.
A few centuries ago, he was pursued by the Executor of the Church to a lake and subsequently destroyed, but somehow he miraculously survived.
Since then, he became dedicated in enlarging his "coven" which he previously did not care about. Currently he was the subordinate of White Wing, who led the largest faction of Dead Apostles.
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