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【书籍搬运】Dwemer Inquiries Vol III 锻莫探寻 第三卷

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锻莫探寻 第三卷 他们的建筑与文明

——赛尔维·盖莱茵,学者

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深暗厅堂,远离人族

背弃红山,古怪亲属

庆于头脑,赞于岩户

矮人荣耀,坚甚硬骨

译者:原文为矮人文

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我的研究,以及这篇论述,尤其集中于如下事实,即瓦丹非尔以西的锻莫考古遗迹与它们在红山的对应体相比位于地下更深处。我相信矮人挖掘者在开始修建核心建筑物之前总需要特定的起始点。

我曾经将这个起始点称为“地槽”,但我也发现将它摆在建筑群的“深场”面前着实多余。即便如此,“深场”的实际深度也还是各有差异,而地槽则总是我考虑城市如何兴建起来的标志。

在更临近地表的通道与房间,虽然建筑面积经常不小,其具体功用却通常并不重要。作为储存过剩食物的仓库,仓房室可能被用以进行与地面社群的商品交易,而地槽之上用以支持向上巡逻的兵营则极为普遍。

据我观察,这些通道与地槽之下的建筑物相比,其迂回构建呈现出更为随意的样式。我假定这是由于开凿过程的不可预测性造成的,即便开凿者是如锻莫这般的聪明人。确实,突如其来的落磐或其他地质事件能让工程进行更为困难,而我认为这些杂乱的通道经常是寻找合适土层用以修筑建筑的必然结果。

我在少数遗迹中发现矮人将一种地质异常或是空间称为“FalZhardum Din”(译者:此处矮人文,黑色边境)。这很令人好奇,因为这个词组并非只在少量断章中出现,而是遍布于天际省艾弗坦德、厄肯山德与姆津查赖夫特要塞最深处的装饰性金属框架之上。我尚未翻译出这些复杂雕刻的含义,但觉得它们必定具有特殊含义,因为它们均出现在所有这些遗迹的最深处。

依Scheziline之特别职责,由授亲者库奥勒克之命令所建,以圣父世界塑造者之传统修建之Hoagen Kultorra家族之屋。”

我能给出的“FalZhardum Din”(译者:此处矮人文,黑色边境)最为通顺的翻译是“最黑王国边境”,但我想象不出这是什么意思。

我怀疑我可能忽视了其中的某些特定形式。近几年里这种令人不安的怀疑令我的职业生涯蒙上一层阴影,让我怀疑自己在有生之年是否能解开一些关于矮人的重要秘密,尽管答案就在我的眼前,准确来讲,我的脚下。

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Dwemer Inquiries Vol III Their Architecture and Civilization
by Thelwe Ghelein, Scholar
Part of a series of scholarly essays on the elusive Dwemer


In the Deep Halls, Far from Men

Forsaken Red Mountain, Twisted Kin

Hail the Mind, Hail the Stone

Dwarven Pride, Stronger than Bone

My studies, and this text, have focused heavily on the fact that Dwemer archaeological sites west of Vvardenfell seem to be built at much greater depths than their counterparts near the Red Mountain. I believe there was a specific threshold to which Dwarven excavators would dig before the construction of vital structures would begin.
I have referred to this threshold as the "geocline," but I have found that to often be redundant with the Deep Venue of a colony. Still, there is some variation in the actual depth of a Deep Venue, whereas the geocline is always the marker where I reason the city proper begins.
Tunnels and chambers at more shallow depths, while often grand in their architectural style, appear to have served little in the way of critical civic purpose. Above the geocline, surplus stores of food, warehouse chambers that may have been used in trading with nearby surface settlements, and barracks for topside patrols are common.
These tunnels, I have observed, can meander in a seemingly more random pattern than those planned structures beneath. I hypothesize that this may be due to the unpredictable nature of any excavation, even to a race as clever as the Dwemer. Surely unexpected deposits of stone or geological events could make the effort difficult, and I think that these haphazard tunnels are often the result of the search for suitable substratum to build within.
I have found in a small number of ruins reference to a geological anomaly or place known as ""Fal'Zhardum Din." This is intriguing because the term not only appears in a few tablet fragments, but also very specifically on ornate metal frames in the deepest reaches of the Alftand,Irkgnthand [sic], and Mzinchaleft strongholds of Skyrim. I have yet to decipher the meaning of these elaborate carvings, but consider it highly strange that they occur in the deepest part of each of these ruin.
Risen by order cousin-of-privilege Cuolec of Scheziline privileged duties. Clanhome building Hoagen Kultorra tradition to Hailed World shaper"
The most reasonable translation of "Fal'Zhardum Din" I have managed to decipher is "Blackest Kingdom Reaches," but I cannot imagine what that means.
I suspect there may be some pattern I am failing to notice. This creeping doubt has haunted my career in recent years, and I have begun to doubt if I will unravel some grand secret of the Dwarves in my lifetime, though it lies just under my nose ... under my feet.

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