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【书籍搬运】Charwich-Koniinge Letters, v4 查威治与孔尼因德通信集,第四卷

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查威治与孔尼因德通信集,第四卷

作者:查威治 与 孔尼因德

3E412年,日晓月,8日

夏暮岛,阿米格里斯

我的好友、杰米恩领主阁下:

请您务必原谅我没有在宫殿里与您私人会面,因为我很倒霉地被拘禁了。我没锁上前大门和房门,如果您在读这封信,想必您已经从接待室来到东画室了。大概来到这间屋子以前,您会对这所房产充满兴趣,并且已经欣赏了一些景致:七座大理石和斑岩砌成的喷泉,波光粼粼的水池,各式各样的园林,五角的柱廊。我觉得您应该还没到过宫殿二楼和西侧,因为您所处的是这封信的所在,以及前往那里的必经之处。不过请相信我,那可是非常不错的景致,装饰着华丽的栏杆,蜿蜒的旋梯,还有隐秘的会客厅以及卧室,其奢华足以匹敌您的财富。

这所地产的价格也是令人咋舌的,当然了,对于您这样但求最好的人来说,这是值得您拥有的别墅。您进入大门的时候一定会发现,几处小的附属建筑非常适合作为卫兵驻所。我明白您是很注重安全的。

我是一个急性子并贪心的人,没有什么比今天迎接您的到来,向您展示地段,向您献媚讨好,在你买下这座奢华的宫殿之时收取一份丰厚的分成更为要紧的了,并且我确定您一定会买的。我的被困导致了我的缺席,我为这个不可原谅的错误感到抱歉。在我早些时候来到这里,并将其清理妥当以迎接您的莅临之后,一个叫孔尼因德的人从我的后面接近我,并掐住了我的脖子。他用左手压住我的嘴和鼻子,并用右手掐住我,对着我的甲状腺软骨下面的柔软地方使劲按,虽然仅仅几分钟,却很痛苦,他把我活活掐死了。

我现在被埋在北边雕像花坛的一堆叶子里,就在那座显眼的纪念雕像“崔尼马克的变化”附近。我应该很快就会被发现:我的银行里的人肯定能注意到我失踪了。孔尼因德本应把我埋得深一些,不过他赶着要去迎接他的老搭档查威治的到来。

可能你现在有心想停下不读了,杰米恩领主。你会检查接待室,除了门什么也看不到。你从花园里进来的时候走过的大门,现在已经在你的身后关上了,并且如果对这座宅院没有深入些的了解的话,我建议你不要跳下回廊,那样会让你很容易无路可走。好吧,现在选择读下去应该更为合适了,看看接下来将要发生什么吧。

孔尼因德,看起来与他的朋友查威治是合作关系,尝试取得阿祖拉之星。他们了解到它被一个名叫哈德沃夫·内斯维尔的人拥有,而这个人召唤了迪德拉魔君阿祖拉本人从而获得了阿祖拉之星。因为内斯维尔是从高岩省出来的人,因此查威治去那里找寻他,而他的伙伴在晨风搜索。他们计划用信使送信的方式交流他们的发现。

查威治的第一封信交待了他获取了内斯维尔有一个名叫巴里亚瑟的神秘主顾的信息,他是从内斯维尔的姐妹珀爱拉的墓碑上和一名狼人看护员那里了解到的。孔尼因德回复说他没有找到巴里亚瑟的任何情况,不过相信内斯维尔在取得阿祖拉之星以后已经和珀爱拉一同返回了高岩省了。查威治的最后一封信写于他临死的卧榻之上,他在与巴里亚瑟的战斗中受了致命伤,而巴里亚瑟看来可能是一位迪德拉领主。

孔尼因德为他的朋友而悲痛欲绝,横穿整个帝国来到途歇城,来到了为查威治提供居留场所的摩尔灵夫人那里吊唁好友。在经过一些调查之后,孔尼因德发现夫人她已经离开了城市,并且相当地突然。她一直在招待一名名叫查威治的客人,而据信他已经死了,尽管没有人看到尸体。毫无疑问的是去年末种月13日那天没有任何大夫被请到她那里。在途歇城没有任何人听说过巴里亚瑟,就像塔尔-阿鲁恩那里一样。

可怜的孔尼因德突然对所有事情都迷茫了。他追溯他的已故好友的足迹,穿越布霍里恩和格里姆特里庄园,但发现内斯维尔的家族墓穴在别的地方,位于德温安男爵领地的一个小城镇处。墓地那里倒是确实有一个狼人守墓员,而且很幸运当时他刚好是人类形态。经过提问(当然是用了掐紧,放开,掐紧,放开的技巧了),他将他数月前讲给查威治的故事告诉给了孔尼因德。

哈德沃夫和珀爱拉·内斯维尔已经回到了德温安,专心整顿旧行当。由于阿祖拉之星需要强有力的灵魂力量,他们认为应当从小处开始,捕获位于他们家族墓地的狼人的灵魂。不幸的是,对于他们而言,他们选取的目标显然超过了他们的实力。可怜的守墓人在一天早晨变回了人类形态时,他发现他躺在被撕碎了的鲜血淋淋的内斯维尔兄妹俩的尸体边上。悲痛和恐惧之下,他把尸体和他俩的财物转移到了地穴里。他们一直被保管在那儿,直到查威治来过,阿祖拉之星也是一样。

孔尼因德现在终于搞清楚了。他从查威治那里收到的信都是在撒谎,目的就是要甩掉他。毫无疑问,他得到了摩尔灵夫人的协助,她是他的新搭档,他捏造故事,包括他自己的死亡,想要欺骗孔尼因德放弃取得阿祖拉之星的任务。这无疑是友情的悲哀,并且,需要马上得到纠正。

孔尼因德花了整整六个月时间寻找他的老搭档。查威治和摩尔灵夫人利用阿祖拉之星的力量,使他们非常富有并且强大。他们设定了一系列的不同的假身份,从高岩一路旅行到天际,并南下来到瓦伦林地和夏暮岛。在路上,当然了,阿祖拉之星自己消失了,就像伟大的迪德拉神器一直在做的一样。这对夫妇仍然拥有许多财富,但他们的爱情却陷入了困境。当他们到达艾利诺的时候,他们终于分道扬镳。

必须承认的是,在他们共处的数月间,查威治肯定和摩尔灵夫人提起过孔尼因德。可以想象,情人之间谈到告诉孔尼因德关于神秘而可怕的巴里亚瑟时该有多么让人捧腹开怀。不过,查威治显然没有给他的前任爱人留下孔尼因德准确的样貌特征,因为当摩尔灵夫人(化名泽丽安娜女伯爵的身份)后来遇到孔尼因德时,她对他是谁一点概念都没有。当孔尼因德突然扼住她的脖子并追问有关她的前任情夫的信息时她还感到诧异。

在她临死前,她将查威治的新名字和新头衔告诉给了孔尼因德,以及他正在寻觅新宫殿的位置。她甚至将我也告诉给了他。在一个月大费周章地追查他的下落以后,找到查威治想要买的宫殿并不困难,找到他与人约会看房的时间也一样简单了。然后他只需要早点到现场,把我解决掉,然后等就是了。

我们的故事肯定是要有个悲剧收尾了。我期待着你与我作伴。

你的,

西瑞克斯·古因尼希

前不动产银行家

P.S.:查威治——现在你给我转过身来,不转也行。随你的便。你的朋友,孔尼因德。

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The Charwich-Koniinge Letters
Book IV
by Syrix Goinithi
Letter sent between Charwich and Koniinge about their search for Azura's Star


8 Sun's Dawn, 3E 412

Amiglith, Summurset Isle

My Good Friend, Lord Gemyn,
You must forgive me for not meeting you at the palace personally, but I've been unavoidably, tragically detained. I've left the front gate and door unlocked, and if you're reading this, you must have made it at least as far the antechamber to the east drawing room. Perhaps you've already wandered the estate and seen some of its delights before coming to this chamber: the seven fountains of marble and porphyry, the reflecting pool, the various groves, the colonnades and quincunx. I don't think you would have already gone to the second floor suites and the west wing as you would have had to pass this room first, and picked up this letter. But believe me, they're beautifully appointed with magnificent balustrades, winding staircases, intimate salons, and bedchambers worthy of your affluence.
The price of this property is exorbitant, certainly, but for a man like you who seeks only the best, this is the villa you must have. As you undoubtedly noticed as you arrived through the gates, there are several smaller buildings ideally suited to be guard stations. I know you are concerned with security.
I am an intensely greedy man, and there is nothing I would have liked more than to meet you here today, show you the grounds, fawn on you obsequiously, and collect a fat percentage of the cost of the sale when you bought this marvelous palace, as I'm sure you would have. My dilemma that caused my inexcusable absence began shortly after I arrived here early to make certain the villa was well-cleaned for your inspection. A man named Koniinge crept up behind me, and gripped me by the throat. Clamping his left hand over my mouth and nose, and throttling me with his right hand, crushing the soft spot on my throat just below the thyroidal cartilage, he effectively strangled me in a few quick but very painful minutes.
I am currently buried in a pile of leaves in the north statuary parterre, close to the exceptional sculptural representation of the Transformation of Trinimac. It should not be too long before I am discovered: someone at my bank will surely notice my absence in due time. Koniinge might have buried me deeper, but he wanted to be ready for the arrival of his old partner, Charwich.
Perhaps part of you thinks it best to stop reading now, Lord Gemyn. You are looking around the antechamber and seeing nothing but doors. The large one you took to come in from the garden is locked now behind you, and without a better knowledge of the layout of the estate, I could not recommend you attempt to flee down a corridor that might easily come to a dead end. No. Much better to keep reading, and see where this is going.
Koniinge, it seems, was in a partnership with his friend Charwich to try to recover Azura's Star. They understood it to be in the possession of someone named Hadwaf Neithwyr, a man who conjured up the Daedra Prince Azura herself to acquire it. As Neithwyr originally haled from High Rock, Charwich went there to look for him, while his partner searched Morrowind. They planned to communicate their findings by letters sent through couriers.
Charwich's first letter stated that he had found information that Neithwyr had a mysterious patron named Baliasir, a fact he had learned at a cemetery with a gravestone of Neithwyr's sister Peryra and a lycanthropic caretaker. Koniinge replied back that he could find nothing about Baliasir, but believed that Neithwyr had returned to High Rock with Peryra after getting the Star. Charwich's last letter was a written on his deathbed, having sustained mortal wounds from his battle with Baliasir, who it seemed had been a mighty daedra lord.
Koniinge grieved for his friend, and traveled the span of the Empire to Wayrest, to pay his call of condolences on Lady Moorling, the woman at whose house Charwich had been staying. After making some inquiries, Koniinge learned that her ladyship had left the city, quite suddenly. She had been entertaining a guest named Charwich, and it was understood that he had died, though no one ever saw the body. Certainly no healers had been sent to her house on the 13th of Last Seed of last year. And no one in Wayrest, just like no one in Tel Aruhn, had ever heard of Baliasir.
Poor Koniinge was suddenly unsure of everything. He retraced his late partner's path through Boriane and Grimtry Gardens, but found that the Neithwyr family crypt was elsewhere, in a small town in the barony of Dwynnen. There was indeed a lycanthropic caretaker, fortunately in human form at the time. When questioned (using the technique of strangulation, release, strangulation, release), he told Koniinge the story that he had told Charwich many months before.
Hadwaf and Peryra Neithwyr had returned to Dwynnen, intent on settling old business. As the Star requires potent spirits for power, they thought they would begin small by capturing the spirit of the werewolf they knew of in the family graveyard. Sadly, for them, their grasp exceeded their reach. When the poor caretaker resumed his human form one morning, he found himself lying next to the shredded, bloody bodies of the Neithwyr siblings. Distressed and fearful, he brought the corpses and all their possessions down into the crypt. They were still there when Charwich came, and so too was Azura's Star.
Koniinge now saw things clearly. The letters he had received from Charwich were lies, intended to keep him away. Undoubtedly with the assistance of Lady Moorling, his new partner, he had concocted stories, including one of his own demise, to trick Koniinge into abandoning the quest for the Star. It was clearly a sad statement on the nature of friendship, and one that needed immediate correction.
It took the better part of six months for Koniinge to find his old partner. Charwich and Lady Moorling had used the power of the Star to make themselves very wealthy and powerful. They assumed a number of different identities in their travels through High Rock and Skyrim, and then down to Valenwood and the Summurset Isle. Along the way, of course, the Star itself disappeared, as great daedric artifacts always do. The couple still had much wealth, but their love sadly fell on troubled times. When they reached Alinor, they parted ways.
One must assume that during their months together, Charwich must have told Lady Moorling about Koniinge. It's pleasant to think of the loving couple laughing over the stories they were telling him about the mythical and dangerous Baliasir. Charwich must not have given his former beloved a very accurate physical description, however, because when Lady Moorling (then under the identity of the Countess Zyliana) met Koniinge, she had no idea who he was. It came as quite a surprise to her when he began strangling her and requesting information about her former paramour.
Before she died, she told Koniinge what Charwich's new name and title was, and where he was looking for a new palace. She even told him about me. Given all the twists and bends the last months' chase took him on, it was not difficult to find which palace Charwich was looking to buy, and what time his appointment was to view it. Then he had merely to arrive early, dispose of me, and wait.
There our story must sadly end. I look forward to seeing you soon.
Yours,




Syrix Goinithi,

Former Estate Banker



P.S.: Charwich -- Turn around now, or don't. Your choice. Your friend, Koniinge.

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