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【书籍搬运】Guide to the Imperial City 帝都指南

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原著:Alessia Ottus
翻译:Colin
原文:http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Lore:Guide_to_the_Imperial_City
 
赞美Akatosh!保佑着帝国和它的所有子民!
我的名字是Alessia Ottus,我愿意告诉大家关于帝都的一切。

帝都
  你认为住在皇城的都是什么人?Uriel Septim,Tamriel的皇帝,信仰的捍卫者,Sainted Tiber Septim的后裔,Talos王,国家圣洁的神,和神圣的九圣神法律,大家都知道皇帝是一个德高望重的人,你可以经常看到他在神殿里,对九圣神进行祈祷和与神交流。
  那他住在哪?在皇宫,在帝都的市中心,许多年以前由不信神的,崇拜Daedra的Ayleids建造的白金塔。它提高了价值由古老的邪恶帝国现在转变为帝国象征正义和虔诚的古迹是多么的好啊!
  人们在参观皇宫的时候喜欢行走于圣人、伯爵、战斗法师和皇帝的墓地间,凝视那个可以在城市的任何地点都能看到的不可思议的白金塔。
  元老会会议厅不允许进入,虽然你可以看到他们身上古老稀奇的盔甲,但你很快就想远离这些粗鲁无理的帝国警卫。

帝都区域
  帝都分为十个区,该中心为皇宫,其他地区都围绕着宫殿,西北部是精灵花园,一个优美的住宅区。
  继续逆时针旋转,Talos区,专属住宅区,在西部。西南部是神殿区,在它的墙外,是肮脏难闻的河岸区。东南部是植物园,在它的墙外,是臭名昭著的法师公会的秘法大学。东部是赫赫有名的竞技场区。最后,皇宫的东北部是什么都能买到的市场区,在它的城墙外,是帝国监狱。

神殿区
  我住在帝都的神殿区,它是一个非常漂亮的地方,当你来神殿礼拜的时候,欢迎你来拜访我和我的丈夫还有我的女儿。这个区非常漂亮,只有善良的人和有教养的人住在这里,不过在城市的所有地区,乞丐的数量都是个问题。

植物园
  在这个美丽的花园你会看到著名的九圣神的雕像,在中央你会看到Talos王的雕像,Tiber Septim皇帝。但是,Talos在这里的荣耀是不是反而比神中的王者Akatosh更高一些?深谋远虑的元老会,协助Talos的后裔,特别是对一些恶劣的过失负责。

市场区
  你会发现人民群众聚集在帝国贸易事物所的门外等待投诉一些奸商欺诈消费者行为。这是非常脏的地方。一堆堆的破箱子乱七八糟的堆在这里,不健康的毒蕈和真菌生长在地上,鹅卵石路泥泞不堪,如果你派你的仆人来这里会比你亲自来会更好,更为理想。

秘法大学
  这里的脏乱简直无法形容,不比贫民窟好多少。你在外面永远都找不到学生和巫师,他们都蹲在地下室熟读异教的经文,在纸上写些潦草的看不懂的东西。
  在弧形法师塔中暗藏着帝国天文仪,法师们用它学习天文。这群笨蛋!他们为什么不看看创作他们本身的荣耀,并给予Nine赞扬?比蹲在那看那可笑的,高昂的机器要好的多。
  法师们说有一个珍藏着宝贵书籍的大图书馆,但是他们却自己小心翼翼的收藏起来了。这对正义没有损失,这些书毫无疑问都是缺德的谎言。

帝国河岸区
  这是个可怕的地方,你在这里被那些被残害的妇女和儿童的尸体绊倒并不稀奇。这没有人比商人和水手更缺德了。他们聚集在这里对市民们的血汗钱策划着阴谋和欺诈。赌博、奴役、吸毒还有更多堕落的行为发生在这里的仓库和船只里。城市值班人在哪?到处都找不到。

帝国监狱
  监狱是非常残酷和可怕的,潮湿,肮脏。到处都是链子、钳子、手铐,拷问用的刑具。但我有没有在这些牢房中看到犯人?没有!值班的人是如此懒惰和散漫,牢房都是空的!
  帝都内到处都是守卫,他们都组队巡逻,他们害怕那些有可能潜伏在城市中任何地点的残忍盗贼和小偷。我不明白他们为什么不把那些粗鲁的乞丐抓进牢里。犯罪分子如此大胆的在街头介绍自己。一个无法无天的歹徒如此厚颜无耻的夸耀自己如何如何从帝国监狱中偷出他的武器和盔甲。那些懒散的守卫一定是允许这样做!他们知道不过分,守卫的缺德长官腐败了。在法庭外从每个嫌疑犯手里都收了钱。

竞技场
  我不会告诉你这个地方,你有没有必要去游览。只有那些闲散愚蠢的人才会把钱丢给赌比赛,或者流着他们的鲜血去消灭那些群集在街头上的强盗和乞丐组成的队伍。
愿Nine祝福你和保护你!

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Guide to the Imperial City
by Alessia Ottus
An overview of the Imperial City's people and notable places

Praise Akatosh! Bless the Empire and All Its People!
My name is Alessia Ottus, and I'd like to tell you all about the Imperial City.

The Imperial City
Who do you think lives in the Imperial City? Uriel Septim, Emperor of Tamriel, Defender of the Faith, and Descendant of the Sainted Tiber Septim, Lord Talos, the Holy God of State and Law in our Blessed Nine Divines. All know the emperor to be a good and holy man, for he may often be seen in the Temple of the One, making his devotions to the Nine Divines and the Communion of Saints.
And where does he live? In the Imperial Palace, in the center of the Imperial City, in the White Gold Tower which was built many ages ago by the godless, Daedra-loving Ayleids. How fine it is that the stones raised high by this ancient evil empire are now reconsecrated as a monument to Imperial justice and piety. People who visit the Imperial Palace like to walk among the graves of saints and counts, battlemages and emperors, and gaze with wonder upon White Gold Tower, which can be seen from any place within the City.
The Elder Council Chamber here cannot be entered, and though you may marvel at their curious ancient armors, you will soon want be away from the rude and discourteous Imperial Guards.

Imperial City Districts
The Imperial City is divided into ten districts. At the center is the Imperial Palace. The other districts are grouped around the Palace. To the northwest is Elven Gardens, a pleasant residential district.
Continuing widdershins, the Talos District, an exclusive residential area, lies to the west. To the southwest is the Temple District, and beyond it, outside the walls, the filthy and bad-smelling Waterfront District. To the southeast lies the Arboretum, and beyond that, outside the walls, the infamous Arcane University of the Mages Guild. To the east is the notorious Arena District. And last, to the northeast of the Palace lies the Market District, where anything may be bought, and beyond the Market District, outside the city walls, the Imperial Prison.

The Temple District
I live in the Temple District of the Imperial City, and it is a very pretty place. You are welcome to visit me, my husband, and daughter when you come to worship at the Temple of the One. This district is very pretty, and only pleasant and well-bred persons live here, though, as in all parts of the city, beggars are a constant problem.

The Arboretum
In this beautiful garden you will find the famous Statues of the Nine Divines. In the center you will find the statue of Lord Talos, Emperor Tiber Septim. But is it right, that Talos should have this place of honor rather than Akatosh, king of gods? It is the scheming pride of the Elder Council, who sought favor with the sons of Talos, that is responsible for this shameful error.

The Market District
You will find crowds of people waiting outside the doors of the Office of Imperial Commerce to make their complaints about being cheated by some merchant. It is a very dirty place. Piles of crates lie around in untidy heaps, unwholesome toadstools and fungus grow in clumps, and the cobbles are slimy and encrusted with filth. If you may send your servant rather than visit yourself, it would be far better.

Arcane University
This place is unspeakably dirty and unkempt, no better than a slum. You will never find the students or wizards outside in the air, for they are squatting in their dark dungeons poring over profane texts and making crabbed scribbles on scrolls.
Within the Arch-Mage's Tower is hidden the Imperial Orrery, which the mages use to study the sky. Such fools! Why do they not look on the glory of Creation itself, and give praise to the Nine as they ought, rather than squat and peer at such a ridiculous and expensive machine?
The Mages are said to have a great library of precious books, but they jealously hoard them for themselves. This is no loss for the righteous, for these books are surely full of wicked nonsense.

Imperial Waterfront
This is a terrible place. It is not uncommon to stumble over the bodies of women and children who have been murdered here. There are no more wicked and godless men in Tamriel than merchants and sailors, and they gather here to plot and cheat citizens of their hard-earned gold. Gambling and slaving and skooma-sucking and even more depraved activities take place in warehouses and ships here. And where are the City Watch? Nowhere to be seen.

Imperial Prison
The prisons are very cruel and horrible, damp and dirty, with chains and pincers and manacles and instruments of torture on every hand. But did I find any prisoners in these cells? No! For the Watch is so lazy and careless that the cells are all empty!
There are guards everywhere in the Imperial City. They travel in groups, for even they are afraid of the cruel bandits and thieves that lurk everywhere in the City. I do not know why they do not throw the impertinent beggars into prison. Criminals are so bold as to introduce themselves to you on the street. One outlaw was so brazen as to boast that he had stolen his weapons and armor from the Imperial Prison. How careless and idle these Watchmen must be to allow this! They know no shame, for the wicked officers of the Watch are corrupt, and accept gold from the hands of the very people they are supposed to place behind bars.

The Arena
I will not tell you about this place, for you have no need to visit it. Only idle or foolish persons come here to throw their money away on games of chance, or to spill their own blood when they would better devote themselves to exterminating the armies of robbers and beggars that swarm in the streets.

May the Nine bless you and keep you!

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