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【书籍搬运】Notes For Redguard History 红色守卫历史的笔记

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英文名:Notes For Redguard History
作者:Destri Melarg
原文出处:http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Tamriel:Notes_For_Redguard_History
翻译:yahoocom

传记笔记: Destri Melarg是一位众人皆知的历史学者和古代红色守卫诗歌的翻译家.Destri在第三纪元20年出生于Rihad城邦.在19岁的那年,他来到帝都进行学习.在那时只有极少数的红色守卫去过帝国行省,因此Destri就把自己的姓氏改成了Melarg,以便更好的融入当地的布莱顿人,诺德人以及黑精灵的文化圈.

在94年后当他去世时,他留下了大批未完成的历史文稿以及未被翻译的诗篇.这些未完成作品的残片中只有极少数能使后人理解.但是其中有一封未被寄出的信件却引起了我的注意,这封信的收件人是Melarg在帝都的出版商.为了更好的了解这位一生致力于把古红色守卫口头文化翻译成纸面上文字的学者,我决定要找到他的出版物.

Melius,这里应该被注明的,Melius Kane,他是Melar作品在帝都的出版商.



Vune,
红色守卫学首席学者
帝国大学


Melius,

这篇是我所写的系列丛书——"Hammerfell行省的英雄们"最终章的大纲.在里面我把Dendle的故事线给缩短了.我有自己的笔记,但是故事会因为各种引注而变长.令我惊奇的还有关于"五剑"的古老故事的突然出现.现在离"地狱年代"已经1000年了,但人们还是继续相信这些故事里所叙述的事情是真的.

一位四轮马车的主人和我坐在一起,听着这些古老的故事,抽着手中的烟斗.在讨论这些故事的时候,他告诉我故事叙述者曾经说过"五剑"中的其中一把在哥布林之门关闭的时候幸存了下来,现在就可能被藏在Hammerfel行省中的某处.这把剑是"五剑"中力量最弱的一把.但在故事中它的魔法性和黑檀木性还是大大超越了现在的所有刀刃.
我把这个信息记在了本子上,一把黑檀木武器的砍削能力是空前的但我个人还是无法相信这世上还存在着比爆发之刃或是生命窃取之刀更强大的武器.Dendle甚至认为在一间位于Skaven乡间的美德之战会堂中,人们还遵照着古老的方法来制作Shehai或叫作灵魂之剑.

在收集这些故事的同时,有一次我也看到了一位年老的会堂主人制作Shehai的过程.但是如果把它称作灵魂之剑的话,那它的表现就太无力了,我甚至怀疑剑的形态是否正确.我不想侮辱这位年老的铸剑师傅.但它如果真是Shehai的话,我不敢相信它能像一把真正的武器那样来使用.这里是我对新故事的概述:

在故事所发生的年代,Hammerfell行省正完全被红色守卫所占领.所有矮人的古代城市(矮人家园的幽灵之城)都成为了现在的Hammerfell行省的新都市.在那时.第二波巨型哥布林的袭击来临了.但整个Hammerfell行省并没有充分的准备,除了少数忠诚的信徒外,所有的年轻人都在乡间的美德会堂中.

Hallin成为了唯一的Ansei.他组织起了在Hammerfell地区的所有军队.在战争失败后,为了把红色守卫的古老传统复位他给每位武士都诵读了"转轮之书".军队与哥布林大军的战斗暂时停止了,但那时事态的情形看起来很悲惨,就像Divad之歌中叙述的那样.不知何故,哥布林的军队可以有着源源不断的补给,包括它们的武器和士兵.如果照这样发展下去,Hammerfell地区的军队最后将会失败.

当时的美德之战会堂的老主人拥有着一份Divad遗嘱和遗愿的副份,他把里面的内容读给了Hallin听.遗嘱里叙说了"五剑"并没有消失,它们被分别藏在了五个被严秘防守的洞穴中.每一个洞穴都有一位主人的卫士—一位年老的盲眼Ansei守卫,除此之外还有一把锤子.

根据这份遗嘱,Derik必须和一位有着善良贞洁之心的同伴进入洞穴,击败每一位Ansei然后召回宝剑.
Dendle在这里有着非常详细的说明.似乎可以看出,每一位洞穴主人都有着一项非常强大的特点—其中的一位在一刹那后动作形态会像猫一样,然后变成和猫一样的体态;另一位则有着出奇冷静的特点,他就像冰冻的假人(注:这里的假人指的是Golem,Golem是16世纪希伯来传说中有生命无情感的假人) 那样.

每一把剑上都有着一些信息,把这些信息集合在一起就可以知道怎样把"五剑"力量合一的方法.Derik在乡间的各个会堂中拜访使用刀刃的兄弟和使用灵魂之剑的少女,以便从中挑选和他一起执行任务的同伴.最后他终于逐个找到了自己的同伴并得到了所有的宝剑.

学习了每把剑上的信息后他们把"五剑"的力量合而为一.通过"五剑"的力量他们把哥布林产生和入侵的时空给封印了.Hallin的同伴们为了防止被"五剑 "的光芒所致盲,他们把那五把剑一起给扔进了虚无之中.自此以后,巨型哥布林就永远被封印在了那片在我们的世界和它们的世界之间的虚无之中.

这片土地被拯救了,Hallin和他的同伴们(3个女人,2个男人)成为了Ansei并且在Hammerfell地区恢复了Frandar Hunding的教义.

以上就是故事的大纲.我非常欢迎你和其他编辑对这篇大纲进行评论.

另外我所关心的一点是,你正在考虑使用更好的作家,例如Uthilla Abuhk或者是Casmyr Kreestrom.你想让他们来写我所研究过的那些故事.我能理解这种做法,用一些更有名气的作家是可以提高书籍的销量,但是你不能仅仅考虑这些. Abuhk和Kreestrom的确是很好的作家和诗人,但他们在写书之前必须要学习关于红色守卫真正的历史.如果你聘请我来给他们讲那些红色守卫的历史,那还不如直接让我来写.因为那样可以给你节省更多的时间.在你作最后的决定之前最好考虑下以上这些情形.

我希望这封信能顺利到达你那儿.祝你的爱人,孩子们都能有好身体并天天快乐.

你忠实的朋友,Destri Melarg

新手注释:
Hammerfell——————Tamriel大陆西部的一个行省,居民主要为红色守卫.

红色守卫—————Yokudan的居民,在1纪元 808年 时来到了Tamriel大陆的Hammerfell地区.

“转轮之书”—————-由红色守卫的英雄,Frandar Hunding在1纪元 780年 所作.

Frandar Hunding—————-关于Frandar Hunding的信息:1纪元 720年 – Frandar Hunding出生.
红色守卫的著名英雄Frandar Hunding诞生于2356年(旧记年法). 1纪元 734年 – Frandar Hunding的父亲死亡.
Frandar Hunding 14岁时,他的父亲去世了.留下了他母亲和他的四个兄弟.

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Notes For Redguard History
by Destri Melarg
An unmailed letter from an author to his publisher



Biographical Note: Destri Melarg was a well-known historian and translator of oldRedguard verse, born as simply Destri in the city-state of Rihad in the 20th year of the 3rd Era. At the age of nineteen, he went to the Imperial City to study. There were few Redguards who had been to the Imperial Province at the time, and it may be that he took the last name Melarg in order to assimiliate [sic] with the Breton,Nordic, and Dark Elf cultures he encountered there.
When he died ninety-four years later, he left numerous unfinished histories and untranslated verse. Very few of this fragmented work has found its way out of collections. What follows is an unmailed letter to Melarg's publishers in the Imperial City. The insights into the man who put the oral traditions of the Redguards to paper impressed me enough to seek its publication.
Melius, it should be noted, was Melius Kane, Melarg's publisher in the Imperial City.
--- Vune,
Redguardic First Scholar
Imperial University


Melius,
This is the outline of my final chapter for the series on Hammerfell heroes. I condensed Dendle's storytelling. I have my notes, but the story gets long with all the quotes. She puts a lot of dialog in her storytelling. I am amazed that the old stories about the 5 swords keeps cropping up. It's been a thousand years since Hellion's time, yet people continue to believe in the stories.
The wagon master sat with me after listening to her story and smoked a pipe with me. In discussing the story, he said that his storyteller used to say that one of the five swords survived the closing of the Goblin gate, and is yet hidden here in Hammerfell. It was the least of the five, but the story has it that it exceeds and modern blade magical or ebony by several orders of magnitude.
Of course I take this with a grain of salt, since a ebony weapon is unparalleled in its keen cutting ability and personally I can't imagine a weapon doing more damage than a Claymore of Firestorm or a Saber of Life Steal. Dendle even believes that out in the countryside outside of Skaven in one of the Halls of the Virtues of War, there are still people who follow the old ways and can form a Shehai or spirit sword.
In collecting these stories, I once thought I was seeing a Shehai being formed, by an old Hall master, but the thing, if it was a spirit sword was so faint that even the sword shape was questionable. I didn't want to insult the old man so I claimed I saw it too. But if that was a Shehai, I can't imagine it possibly used as a real weapon. Here's my outline of the new story:
At the time of this story, Hammerfell is fully occupied by Redguards. All the old cities of the Dwarves (but one - the Ghost City of Dwarfhome) are now the cities of today's modern Hammerfell. A second invasion of the giant goblins comes. Hammerfell is unprepared, except for a few faithful followers, all youths in the rural Halls of Virtue.
Hallin, being the only Ansei, rallies the armies of Hammerfell. After a defeat, he brings back the old ways by telling each warrior to read the Book of Circles. The army fights the Goblins to a standstill, but things look bleak, just as in Divad's song. Somehow the goblins keep being resupplied both with arms and troops. Eventually the Army of Hammerfell will lose.
The old master of Hallin's Hall of the Virtues of War has an ancient copy of Divad's will and testament, and reads it to Hallin. It tells him that the 5 swords aren't lost, just hidden and well guarded in 5 caves. Each cave is home to a master guardian, one of the old blind Ansei -- and also a maze.
According to the will, Derik must, along with a virtuous companion of pure heart enter the cave, defeat each Ansei Master and retrieve their sword.
Dendle went into great detail here. It seems that each Master had an outstanding trait -- one Katrice, possessed feline grace, and had become very catlike; another, who had icy calm was something much like an Ice Golem.
On each blade is inscribed part of an intricate message on how to use the power of the swords combined. Derik scours the rural Halls for Brothers of the Blade and Maidens of the Spirit Sword to accompany him in the quests. He finally one by one finds his companions, and wins each sword.
They learn from the blades and together wield the force of the 5 swords to seal the rent in space time that the Goblins have made and from which springs their invasion. Hallin's companions avoided blinding by the magic swords by hurling the swords together into the void, and sealing forever the giant Goblins in the void between their world and ours.
The land is saved and Hallin and his companions (3 women and 2 men) become Ansei and restore the teachings of Frandar Hunding to Hammerfell.
That's the story in brief. I welcome any comments from you or one of the other editors.
One other concern of mine. I understand that you are considering using a better known writer, Uthilla Abuhk or Casmyr Kreestrom, to write the stories I've researched. I can understand that a better known writer may mean that a few more copies of the books will be sold, but that should not be your only concern. Abuhk and Kreestrom, while fine writers and poets, will need to be lectured on the true history of the Redguards. Even if you are willing to pay me to do that, you will have to acknowledge that the books will take longer to write than if you just allowed me to do it. Just something to consider when you make the decision.
I hope this letter finds you, your consort, and children to good health and humor.
Yours faithfully, Destri Melarg

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