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【书籍搬运】Ancotar’s Journal 安科塔尔的日记

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原文地址:http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Oblivion:Ancotar's_Journal
安科塔尔的日记
翻译:小嚣鬼

注:法师安科塔尔的日记,记述了他的召唤实验和隐形魔法实验(实验引发了Zero Visibility任务)

雨手月,第12天:今天我要开始着手我的研究项目了,这是一个关于创造生命的伟大研究。这理所当然将会是一条充满艰难险阻的道路,但一旦我成功了,那么我一定会成为历史上最伟大的法师之一,并且名垂青史。

雨手月,第23天:始终还是无法光靠自己的猜想再现恩培多克勒的研究结果。我开始觉得他那盛极一时的名声是不是已经过气了。

次种月,第3天:恩培多克勒果然是正确的!原来我把“阳光照射”误译为“热力灼烧”了,这样我遇到早先那些问题的原因就可以解释清楚了。从现在开始,我将只在迪德拉的遗迹处开展我的工作,尽管这样要冒很大的风险。

周五(应该是次种月中旬吧?):当地的一些农民过来抱怨噪音的滋扰了。我答应他们所有事情都包在我身上。真是一群愚蠢的村夫。

周一(我想):今天的实验进展比预期的要好得多。尽管繁殖出数量如此庞大的老鼠确实让人吃惊,但正如马勒姆所预测的那样(虽然只有我亲身证明过),它们都很温顺听话。

周三:那些村民又来向我抱怨了,而且越来越凶,真是有完没完。你一定会认为他们以前从来就没有见过老鼠!他们真的开始变得让人讨厌了。

我在研究过程中遇到棘手的难题。加里兰第九定律看来是亘古不变的!如果创造出来生命体不能超越它们的母体,那么研究的线索就会走进死胡同里。我必须重新细读一遍恩培多克勒的手记,看能不能从中找到任何关于他攻克这个难关的提示。

第二天:那些当地人开始变得让我忍无可忍了!他们竟然趁着我在林中散步的时候闯进我的实验室,还把装着我正在准备的溶液的瓶子打翻了——满满一夸脱的纯净恶魔胆汁啊!就这么莫名其妙被浪费掉了!看来他们明显没有搞清楚状况,一群污秽的农民抱怨这种气味是多么的荒谬绝伦的事情,他们的靴子上还沾有家畜的粪便呢!幸好早前我就为出现这样的问题做了一些准备功夫。

两天以后:我把那些笔记从我那篇永久隐身的论文中又翻了出来。从来没有过像现在这样将理论付诸于实践的时刻了!

今天:法术生效了!隐身的效果并不是很完美,不过这是当然的(根据范图第三定律),但它比我想象的更具威力。再说也没有任何塔拉文教授预测的副作用出现。哈哈!即使是我还年轻的时候就已经超越那些老家伙了!现在我可以安静地重新投入到真正的工作当中了。

注释
Galerion’s Ninth Law 加里兰第九定律

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Ancotar's Journal
by Ancotar
The journal of a mage, Ancotar, and his experiments with conjuration and invisibility spells

12th of Rains Hand: Today I begin my great project on the spontaneous generation of life. I expect that there will be difficult days ahead, but if I succeed, my place among the great mages of history will be assured.
23rd Rains Hand: Still not able to even reproduceEmpedocles's results with maggots. I'm beginning to think his reputation is overblown.
3rd Second Seed, Tirdas: Empedocles was right! The mistranslation of "sunlit" to "scorching heat" explains my earlier problems. From now on I will work only in the original daedric, despite the risks.
Fredas (mid Second Seed?): Local peasants came by to complain about the noise. I promised them that all that was behind me. A pleasant if dull-witted crew.
Morndas (I think): The experiment today went better than expected. Although the number of rats produced was surprising, they were all remarkably docile, just asMalham predicted (although only I have ever proven it empirically!).
Middas: Villagers again. More complaints. You would think they'd never seen a rat before! They are starting to become a real nuisance.
I've run into a terrible snag. Galerion's Ninth Law appears immutable! If the total life generated cannot exceed the cube of the source, this line of research may prove a dead end. I must reread Empedocles for any hint that he was able to circumvent this barrier.
Next day: The locals are becoming insufferable! While I was walking in the woods, some of them broke into my laboratory and spilled the solution I was preparing -- nearly a full quart of purified imp gall wasted! They did not seem to grasp the absurdity of a crowd of unwashed peasants with dung on their boots complaining about the smell. It is well past time I did something about this problem.
Two days later: I dug up the notes from my permanent invisibility thesis. No time like the present to put theory into practice!
Today: The spell worked! Not perfect invisibility, of course (Vanto's Third Law), but it was more powerful than I expected. And there were none of the side effects that Professor Traven had predicted. Ha ha, even in my youth I was already outstripping my elders. Now I can get back to my real work in peace.

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