Ameretat
We do what we must
xxbecause we can
For the good of all of us
xxExcept the ones who are dead


Look at me still talking
xxwhen there's science to do
When I look out there
xxit makes me glad I'm not you!
I've experiments to run,
xxthere is research to be done
On the people who are still alive


And believe me I am still alive
I'm doing science
xxxxand I'm still alive
I feel fantastic
xxxxand I'm still alive
While you're dying
xxxxI'll be still alive
And when you're dead
xxxxI'll be still alive


xxxxxxStill alive.


xxxxxxxxxxSTILL ALIVE!

xxx

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Also known as: Amrtatva, Amrita, Isis
Nature: Tuatha / Danava / Ïrïn / Grigori
Path: Moros
Order:Wing of the Dragon
Legacy: Stone Scribe
Archetype: "Crone"
Current Reincarnation: Dorian Gray
First Appearance: 6.9 "Amor Fati"
Soundtrack: Still Alive - Jonathan Coulton

A name mentioned on page 131 of the Book:

Among the ranks of the Asuras there walked those who called themselves Danava, who had once been îrîn before they came here to dwell. Amesha Spenta were their inner council called, 'Those Who Cleave to Aša', and they it was who made that final refuge place. Oldest among that generation there was AMERETAT, after whom was named the Amrita, for hers was that blessing.

One of the reigning current theories is that this person was one of the Children of Danu, suspected creators of the Kalakin Engine.

Presuming this is true, various PC's and players have speculated about who among them would be/is the current reincarnation of Ameretat, and which of the figures shown in the Ananke's illustration this person corresponds to, which piece(s) of the Engine they fled with.

Chapter 6.6 "The Night's Plutonian Shores"

While going over the archaeomantic research of the Burckle Crater which Skadi had helped out with in her spare time ever since the Convocation, she and Nobel realized that a small adamantine plaque or badge had the name "Amṛtatva" written on it in Hyperborean runes, and the geological, chemical, historical and magical evidence indicated that it had most likely been part of the mass which formed the crater when it impacted the earth some 5000 years ago.

Comparative Mythology

Given that the little we know of her, mostly from the Book, is that she is the person "after whom was named the Amrita, for hers was that blessing", and that one of the confirmed functions of the Grail is to grant immortality, this would seem to fit somehow. "Amrita" literally means "Nectar of the Goddess", and in Zoroastrianism "Ameretat" is the Avesta-Goddess of Immortality, of long life on earth and perpetuality in the hereafter. The word/name "Ameretat" derives from an Indo-Iranian root and is linguistically related to the Hinduistic "amṛtatva", which later became "amrita".

This would seem to link her solidly to the Graal, and therefore probably to the Gâr as well. See also: The Tales of Iram

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