Shemyaza
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Play with it while you have hands
xxxDust settles, cities turn to sand
Trespassing, this is their land
xxxTime flies, make a statement,
take a stand


Come along now,
xxxcome along with me
Come along now,
xxxcome along and you'll see
xxxxxxWhat it's like to be free


Stay out, stay clear, but stay close
xxxFriends, foes, God only knows
Let's be the thorn on the rose
xxxTime flies, make a statement,
strike a pose


Come along now, come along with me
xxxAnd I'll ease your pain
Come along, come along with me
xxxAnd let's seize this day
xxxxxxOh, come along with me
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Nature: Tuatha / Danava / Ïrïn / Grigori
Path: Acanthus
Order: Voice of the Dragon
Legacy: Forge Masters
Archetype: Worker / Smith / Craftsman / Maker / Farmer
Current reincarnation: Hermes
First Appearance: 6.9 "Amor Fati"
Soundtrack:
xxCome Along - Titiyo
xxUnforgiven II - Metallica

According to the Ananke one of the names which could apply to its creator was "Shemyaza", a name which means "infamous rebellion", and who many scholars suspect was an early idea which inspired the later figure "satan".

In the apocryphal Book of Enoch, Shemyaza (or Samyaza, Shemiazaz, Shemhazai, etc, etc) was one of the Grigori, the ''Watchers'', and a leader for one of their ''tribes''. It seems likely that if this was a real person, he would have been involved with the making or deployment of the Kalakin Engine in some way.

He is also mentioned in the Black Book, which tells the story of how he called together the other 'Watchers' and convinced them to share their knowledge with humanity:

And in those days it came to pass that the reclusive Watchers, Sons of God, estranged brethren of the Elohim named Deva, gathered together on the summit of Mount Hermon, there to decide whether to bring Enlightenment to the Humans they lived amongst.

Up spoke SAMYAZA, who was of their leader's blood, saying that he feared the Devas would strike him down if he did this alone, that he alone would have to pay the penalty for this act. He feared his fellow Watchers would Fail to involve themselves, hiding away in the seventh heaven from which they Observed.

At this they all answered him, saying "Let us all swear an Oath, and bind ourselves by mutual imprecations not to abandon this plan, but to do this thing", and thus it was decided.
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Other References
The Ties that Bind (CD)
Wikipedia article on ''samyaza''

Lay beside me, tell me what they've done
xxxSpeak the words I wanna hear,
xxxxxxto make my demons run


Lay beside me, under wicked sky
Through black of day, dark of night,
xxxxxxwe share this pair of lives
The door cracks open,
xxxxbut there's no sun shining through
Black heart scarring darker still,
xxxbut there's no sun shining through


What I've felt, what I've known
xxxSick and tired, I stand alone
Could you be there?
xxx'Cause I'm the one who waits for you
Or are you unforgiven too?


Come lay beside me, this won't hurt I swear
xxxShe loves me not, she loves me still,
but she'll never love again
xxxShe lay beside me,
but she'll be there when I'm gone…
xxxyes she'll be there when I'm gone…
xxxxxx…dead sure she'll be there…


Lay beside me, tell me what I've done
xxxThe door is closed, so are your eyes
But now I see the sun, now I see the sun
xxxxxxYes, now I see it


So I take this key (never free)
And I bury it (never me) in you
Because you're unforgiven too!


xxxxxxNever free
xxxxxxNever me
xxxBecause you're unforgiven too…
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Player Theories

● He was one of the ''Children of Danu''
● He was the son of Danu or Kherem
● He was some sort of Atlantean royalty
● He may have had parental issues
● He looked and/or dressed like the Ananke
● He eventually reincarnated into Hermes
● and/or Hermes is his direct descendant
xx->If so, Shemyaza might be origin of his Dynasty

● One theory suggests that everyone believed Per(k/q)unos / þunaraz / Adar / Donar to be his father, when in reality it was Mahaba'ali, and that this might have been part of why 'Adar' betrayed them.
xx->If both this one and the Dynasty-theory is correct, then presumably the family-curse could have been reason for how the relations between them all ended up: Son vs believed dad working out, but son vs real dad being problematic. OR, that might be where the curse comes from, though if not, AND he was really son of Danu, the curse might (have caused/be caused by) her relationship with Kherem

● Skadi's theory has long been that that the Danavas fleeing separately, each with a piece of the Kalakin, is the same as the siege-situation from the Book. There the narrator admits to disagreeing with "the others" about what choices should have been made, and is planning to take the power supply away from defenses in order to super-charge weapons, as a surprise tactic. The Ananke was apparently not an integral part of the Engine design, but had been added in order to ensure the project didn't fail, yet it had never actually done anything until modern times because it hadn't been fueled with the Mana needed to finish its creation. It's been speculated that Shemyaza was in the middle of making the Ananke just as Mahaba'ali enacted his plan, accidentally sabotaging the failsafe-attempt, resulting in the effect being on "standby" until energized. Whether this was linked to the father-son relationship that has been suggested, and the possible proximus curse which might have affected their interactions, has also been debated

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