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【书籍搬运】A Gentleman's Guide to Whiterun 白漫城礼仪指南

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原文出处:http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Skyrim:A_Gentleman's_Guide_to_Whiterun
作者:吟游诗人迈克尔


欢迎,先生,来阅读这份不可或缺的指南。在这寥寥的数页中,我,将作为作者和你谦卑的向导来描述这座伟大的城市白漫城,北方的明珠。
 白漫城不仅适合喜欢探寻冒险的人们,同样欢迎追求财富和友谊、一夕之欢或者是打算长住此地的人们。这座城市不像其它的那样只有一座酒馆,它的两座酒馆中都有着为数众多的侍女。
 这座城市位于天际的正中,也就是说离哪里都不远。它建于一座高耸的岩石山上,在这个四周都是草地的平原上尤为突出。高高的木墙隔绝了周围的狼、长毛象、强盗等一些周围潜伏的危机。
 当你踏入城市的大门时,你来到的是平原区。之所以叫这个名字是因为它在城市的三个街区中位于城市的最低处。
 哦,这里你可以找到敕旗母马客栈,天际最好的酒馆之一。这里的风景和侍女们的眼睛一样迷人。
 一个健硕的姑娘胡尔达看管着这个酒吧。不要被她石化的外表给欺骗了,她有着和其她诺德女性一样难以掩饰的火热激情。萨蒂亚这个酒吧侍女是个有着异国风情的红卫美人。她非常的神秘,你谦卑的作者正决定去找她的秘密。
 敕旗母马客栈外是一个井井有条的市场,在这我找到了我的真爱。虽然我不会去劝阻同伴们在情场上猎艳的脚步——的确,如果我不在这方面指点一二,我写此文还有什么必要呢?——不过我还是希望你在这点让我一步。
 她就是卡萝塔·巴伦西亚,她就是那个每天勤勤恳恳地卖着白天烘烤出来的面包的那个如磁石般吸引着我的美人。诸神在上,总有一天我会俘获她的芳心的!
 当然啦,在平原区还能找到一些其它的服务。比如贝莱托尔杂货店,会给到此的旅行者提供各式各样坚固耐用的旅行装备。而在阿尔凯迪雅之釜你能买到你在一个药剂师的店铺里所能想到的一切增强剂和草药。
 阿尔凯迪雅是个相当和蔼亲切的人。得知她是一个远离家乡的帝国人后,我经常找她聊天。不过,对我来说她的年纪要大了一些——当然啦,对于一些年长一些的绅士来说她是一个很理想的伴侣。
 如果你想让你的剑更锋利,或者要加固护甲,位于城门附近的女豪杰的店就是满足你需要的这么一个铁匠铺。铁匠是一个漂亮的诺德姑娘阿德理安·阿文奇,可惜她已经嫁给了一个又丑又野蛮的名叫乌伏巴·战熊的大老粗。
 阿德理安确实漂亮,不过我可不想尝试她丈夫的战斧的滋味。如果你对已婚的女性有特殊嗜好的话,在下手前,可别说我没警告过你!
 铁匠铺旁边是醉猎户,一些富人们会来此喝上一杯,一边谈论在这个世界上盛传的谣言。如果你更喜欢和这样的上流人士为伍,你在这里会有宾至如归的感觉。
 对于和风区我没有什么好说的。在这座城市的第二级梯度上的房子都是当地居民的住宅,此外就是凯娜瑞丝神殿和勇士之家,战友团的蜜酒大厅。
 在蜜酒大厅你会发现一些耐人寻味的风景——如果你喜欢强壮无畏的女战士的话。神殿里头索然无味,祭祀丹尼卡·洁春只对精神上的事物感兴趣。
 最后我们来到了云顶区。领主的城堡占据了此处。在龙临堡的石墙内我曾有过愉快的冒险经历。让我来告诉你把,这里的侍女会对口才好的帝国人很感兴趣。毕竟,天际的夜晚非常的冷——我想你知道我要说什么。
 我不否认我曾有一两次“拜访”这里的监狱的经历,它位于这座宫殿最底层。
 至于领主和他的属臣们,我可不愿意和他们去打交道。他们缺乏幽默感,又不对帝国的文化上心。另外,他们都是些有钱人,我想这群人一定是你的主要竞争对手。毕竟这些头脑简单的诺德人,看到漂亮的衣服或是满满一袋的金币就会动摇信念的。
 现在我给我的这份工作做一个总结,并祝你在情场和酒场上一帆风顺。享受花天酒庄的时候别忘了我,这个谦卑的作者,为了向诸位见识非凡的绅士们提供这样一份完善的、关于这座伟大的城市、白漫城的报告所做出的巨大冒险。
 啊,当然我不会骗你说这是个苦差事。毕竟谁会一个人睡在又冷又硬的地板上呢?显然不是我!

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A Gentleman's Guide to Whiterun
by Mikael the Bard
A bard's description of life in the city of Whiterun


Welcome, good sir, to this indispensible [sic] guide. Within these pages, I, your humble author and guide, will describe to you the great city of Whiterun, the Jewel of the North.
Whiterun offers numerous diversions for the man in search of adventure, fortune and companionship, whether for a night or for a lifetime. The city is graced with not one, but two worthy taverns and there are maids and wenches aplenty.
The city is located rather centrally in Skyrim, and this is well, for it is not far from anywhere. Perched high upon a rocky hill, Whiterun dominates the grassy plains that surround it. High wooden walls protect its denizens from the wolves, mammoths, bandits and other dangers lurking beyond.
When you first enter through the city's main gate, you will find yourself in the Plains District. This is so named because it is the lowest of the city's three neighborhoods.
Ah, but here can be found the Bannered Mare, which I count among the finest taverns in all Skyrim. The scenery within is quite compelling, if you have an eye for the fairer sex.
A stout lass named Hulda tends the bar. Don't let that stony Nord exterior fool you, for she is possessed of that same fiery passion that all Nord women try so hard to conceal. Saadia, the barmaid, is an exoticRedguard beauty. She is quite mysterious, and your humble author is determined to learn her secrets.
Outside the Bannered Mare is a modest marketplace, and here is where I found true love. Though I would never deter a fellow hunting hound from the chase - for indeed, why should I author these tomes, if not to provide guidance in this very matter? - I must ask that you do me this one kindness.
Her name is Carlotta Valentia, and she is a magnificent beauty who makes a modest living selling bread and produce in the daylight hours. By the gods, I will make that feisty beauty mine someday!
And of course, there are other services to be found in the Plains district. Belethor's General Goods offers various and sundry wears [sic]for the adventurous traveler, and Arcadia's Cauldron offers what tonics and herbs one would expect from an apothecary's shop.
Arcadia herself is an amiable sort. I often visit her to make conversation, as she is a fellow Imperial far from home. She is, however, a bit old for my taste. A gentleman of advanced years might find in her a worthy companion.
Should you need your blade sharpened or your armor hammered,Warmaiden's offers smithing services very near the main gate. The smith is a pretty Nord named Adrianne Avenicci, but she is married to a great hulking brute named Ulfberth War-Bear.
Adrianne is quite fair, but I should not want to find myself being introduced to the keen edge of that husband's war-axe. If married ladies are your preferred sport, then have at, but don't say that you weren't warned!
Near to the smith is the Drunken Huntsman. Here, some of the wealthier gentlemen gather to share both drink and rumors of the wide world. If you prefer a more distinguished class of company while you sip fine wine, you'll be well at home here.
Of the Wind district I have little to say. Most of the buildings in this second tier of the city are residences, though there is also a Temple of Kynareth and Jorrvaskr, the mead hall of theCompanions.
There are some intriguing prospects to be found in the mead hall should you favor a strong and fearless warrior-woman. You will find little game at the temple, however. The priestess, Danica Pure-Spring, is interested almost exclusively in spiritual matters.
At last we come to the Cloud District, exclusive domain of the Jarl's castle. I have had some merry adventures within the stone walls of Dragonsreach, let me tell you. The serving girls are most easily impressed by a well-spoken Imperial. After all, the nights in Skyrim do grow quite cold, if you take my meaning.
And I will not deny that I have visited the town's jail once or twice, which can be found in the lower levels of the palace.
As for the Jarl and his court, take pains to avoid them. I find that they lack any sense of humor or appreciation for the Imperial culture. Besides which, they are all wealthy men and so must be viewed as your most serious competition. These Nords are simple folk, after all, and too easily swayed by the sight of fine clothes and a purse full of septims.
Now I will conclude this work by wishing you great success in your pursuits of women and wine. Spare a moment in your revels to think of me, your humble author, and the risks I have taken to bring you this most thorough report on all thing [sic] of interest to the discerning gentleman in the grand city of Whiterun.
Ah, but I will not lie and say that it was all a hardship. After all, who could want to sleep alone in such a cold and hard land as this? Not I!

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