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【书籍搬运】Song of the Alchemists 炼金术士歌谣

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原文地址:http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Skyrim:Song_of_the_Alchemists

作者:马罗巴·苏尔

翻译:花溪流萤

玛拉neon王的现役炼金术师必须走人,

实验中竟然发生爆炸,

王向世界昭示他需要

一个新的仆人

混合并酿制药剂。

但宣称只会选择

一个娴熟(聪明?呼应下文,我变得聪明了,可以被录用)的家伙。

王不需要傻瓜。

经过审议,论述,讨论,

王选出两个技艺精湛的候选人。

Ianthippus Minthurk 和Umphatic Faer,

野心勃勃的一对,

都宣称自己才是最好的。

王说:“有项测试。”

他们进入了一个草药,宝石,卷轴的大屋。

穹顶之下烧杯,烧锅应有尽有。

“给我制造可以隐身的药剂,”

王笑着说道,表情看来有点滑稽。

然后Umphatic Faer和 Ianthippus Minthurk

开始工作,

捣碎药草,研碎合金,提炼不知名的油脂。

小心翼翼的加热烧锅至沸腾,

自顾自加入一碗碗的混合物,

并不时观察对手的进展。

工作了45分钟之后,

Ianthippus Minthurk和Umphatic Faer同时停下,

向对方示意自己才是赢家。

然后玛拉neon王说道,

“你们必须先品尝自己炼制的药剂,

马上用勺子从锅里舀一些样品。”

甫一接触嘴唇,Minthurk 就消失的无影无踪,

但Faer品尝完仍立于原地。

“你认为你添加的是白银,蓝色的宝石,以及黄色的药草!”

王笑道:“抬起头来,Faer,看天花板上的玻璃。

倾泻而下的光把你的用料涂成了

另一种色彩。”

“你得到了什么”冷冷的声音从王口中说出

“红宝石,蓝色药草和黄金炼制的药剂?”

“是[矮人金]”faer脸部抽搐的辩解道,

“我炼制了一种能使我变聪明的药水(知道是矮人金?而且我变聪明了,录用我吧?)。”

出版者按:

毋须多言,本诗篇毫无疑问深具戈尔·菲林风格。注意简单的AA/BB/CC的押韵组合,这篇颂诗故作笨拙,并且延续着Umphatic Faer 和Ianthippus Minthurk两个荒诞之人的一系列笑料。最后的笑点愚蠢的炼金术士阴差阳错炼出了使自己变得聪明的药水可能会感染过渡时期未开化的观众,但是矮人肯定对其不屑一顾。

注意马罗巴·苏尔甚至拒绝提到任何矮人神灵,矮人宗教,假使它能被成为能够称做宗教,乃是矮人文化中阻最复杂最难以理解的谜团之一。

数千年间,这首诗歌曾在高岩省的酒家广为传唱,但最终如同矮人一般消失于时间的洪流之中,如今只见与学者的记载。

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When King Maraneon's alchemist had to leave his station
After a laboratory experiment that yielded detonation,
The word went out that the King did want
A new savant
To mix his potions and brews.
But he declared he would only choose
A fellow who knew the tricks and the tools.
The King refused to hire on more fools.
 

After much deliberation, discussions, and debates,
The King picked two well-learned candidates.
Ianthippus Minthurk and Umphatic Faer,
An ambitious pair,
Vied to prove which one was the best.
Said the King, "There will be a test."
They went to a large chamber with herbs, gems, tomes,
Pots, measuring cups, all under high crystalline domes.
 

"Make me a tonic that will make me invisible,"
Laughed the King in a tone some would call risible.
So Umphatic Faer and Ianthippus Minthurk
Began to work,
Mincing herbs, mashing metal, refining strange oils,
Cautiously setting their cauldrons to burbling boils,
Each on his own, sending mixing bowls mixing,
Sometimes peeking to see what the other was fixing.
 

After they had worked for nearly three-quarters an hour,
Both Ianthippus Minthurk and Umphatic Faer
Winked at the other, certain he won.
Said King Maraneon,
"Now you must taste the potions you've wrought,
Take a spoon and sample it right from your pot."
Minthurk vanished as his lips touched his brew,
But Faer tasted his and remained apparent in view.
 

"You think you mixed silver, blue diamonds, and yellow grass!"
The King laughed, "Look up, Faer, up to the ceiling glass.
The light falling makes the ingredients you choose
Quite different hues."
"What do you get," asked the floating voice, bold,
"Of a potion of red diamonds, blue grass, and gold?"
"By [Dwemer God]," said Faer, his face in a wince,
"I've made a potion to fortify my own intelligence."
 
Publisher's Note:
This poetry is so clearly in the style of Gor Felim that it really does not need any commentary. Note the simple rhyming scheme of AA/BB/CC, the sing-song but purposefully clumsy meter, and the recurring jokes at the obviously absurd names, Umphatic Faer and Ianthippus Minthurk. The final joke that the stupid alchemist invents a potion to make himself smarter by pure accident would have appealed to the anti-intellectualism of audiences in the Interregnum period, but would certainly be rejected by the Dwemer.
Note that even "Marobar Sul" refuses to name any Dwemer gods. The Dwemer religion, if it can even be called that, is one of the most complex and difficult puzzles of their culture.
Over the millennia, the song became a popular tavern song in High Rock before eventually disappearing from everything but scholarly books. Much like the Dwemer themselves.

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