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【书籍搬运】Fragment: On Artaeum

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原文作者: Taurce il-Anselma

原文地址: http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Lore:Fragment:_On_Artaeum

翻译:sevil

亚蒂姆岛是夏暮群岛的第三大岛屿,地处Moridunon的Potansa村南方,大陆村庄Runcibae的西部。关于这座岛屿,最广为人知的一点是:它是赛伊克组织——或许是泰姆瑞尔最早的修道会——的家园。

关于赛伊克最早的文字记载是在第一纪元20年,讲述了著名布莱顿贤者及作家Voernet前往亚蒂姆岛会见赛伊克的祭司长Iachesis的故事。

远在那时,便是君王们的顾问,"Elder Way"的倡导者。Elder Way是泰姆瑞尔最原始的种族教给他们的知识,是冥思的哲学,将自然力量与独立意志结合起来的学问。它与个人的魔力有关,但影响大多是相同的。

亚蒂姆岛在第二纪元初期,从夏暮群岛的海岸上一点一点地消失了。正是同一时期,泰姆瑞尔的法师公会成立——据说这绝不仅仅是巧合。众多历史专家和学者都曾发布过关于这件事的理论,但或许只有Iachesis本人才能拨开笼罩在此事上的迷雾。

五百年过去了,亚蒂姆归来了。归来的赛伊克都是在第二纪元消失并且据说已经死亡了的人,其中大部分是精灵。关于亚蒂姆那段期间的所在以及Iachesis和亚蒂姆初始议会的命运,他们不能,或不愿作出任何解释。

现在,赛伊克的领导者是知识领主Celarus,他主持亚蒂姆议会已有二百五十年。议会对泰姆瑞尔政治的影响忽起忽落。夏暮岛的国王们,尤其是Moridunon的那些,总是寻求赛伊克的建议。尤里尔五世皇帝在他统治的早期,也是最辉煌的时期——在那场损失惨重的讨伐阿卡维尔的战争之前的那段时期,受议会的影响很大。甚至有人曾经猜测,Pyandonea国王Orghum的舰队是被Antiochus皇帝和赛伊克组织联手摧毁的。最近的四个皇帝,尤里尔六世、Morihatha、Pelagius四世(差点看成Plagueis,惊得我一蹦……)以及尤里尔七世,则对赛伊克持怀疑态度,甚至不允许亚蒂姆岛的大使进入帝都。

亚蒂姆岛很难在地图上被标绘出来,据说它的位置不断地改变,或许是随意的,或许是遵从议会的意志。能作为访客来到岛屿上的人极为稀少,甚至几乎没有人听说过。想要与赛伊克会面的人可以在Potansa、Runcibae以及许多夏暮群岛的国土上找到联系人。

如果亚蒂姆不是那么难以寻觅,它会成为旅游胜地。我曾经去过亚蒂姆岛一次,直到现在我还能梦到它那田园诗一般的果园、晴朗的牧场、寂静的湖泊、薄雾笼罩的林地,以及独一无二的赛伊克建筑,那建筑本身就和它周边的事物一样自然和奇妙。我会特别研究Ceporah塔,因为那是早于高精灵数百年的文明的遗迹,现在仍然为赛伊克在特定的仪式中所用。也许我某一天会返回那里。

(注:作者现在正在亚蒂姆岛上,荣幸地由亚蒂姆议会的Sargenius大师陪同着。)

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On Artaeum
by Taurce il-Anselma
A work explaining some of the history of the Psijic island of Artaeum

The Isle of Artaeum (ar-TAY-um) is the third largest island in the Summurset archipelago, located south of the Moridunon village of Potansa and west of the mainland village of Runcibae. It is best known for being home to the Psijic Order, perhaps the oldest monastic group in Tamriel.
The earliest written record of Psijics is from the 20th year of the First Era and tells the tale of the renowned Breton sage and author Voernet, traveling to the Isle of Artaeum to meet withIachesis, the Ritemaster of the Psijics. Even then, the Psijics were the counsellors of kings and proponents of the "Elder Way," taught to them by the original race that inhabited Tamriel. The Elder Way is a philosophy of meditation and study said to bind the forces of nature to the individual will. It differs from magicka in origin, but the effects are much the same.
That said, it is perhaps more than coincidence that the Isle of Artaeum literally vanished from the shores of Summurset at the beginning of the Second Era at about the time of the founding of theMages Guild in Tamriel. Various historians and scholars have published theories about this, but perhaps none but Iachesis and his own could shed light on the matter.
Five hundred years passed and Artaeum returned. The Psijics on the Isle consisted of persons, mostly Elves, who had disappeared and were presumed dead in the Second Era. They could not or would not offer any explanation for Artaeum's whereabouts during that time, or the fate of Iachesis and the original council of Artaeum.
Currently, the Psijics are led by the Loremaster Celarus, who has presided over the Council of Artaeum for the last two hundred and fifty years. The Council's influence in Tamrielan politics is tidal. The kings of Sumurset, particularly those of Moridunon, have often sought the Psijics' opinion. Emperor Uriel V was much influenced by the Council in the early, most glorious parts of his reign, before his disastrous attack on Akavir. It has even been suggested that the fleet of King Orghum of Pyandonea was destroyed by a joint effort of Emperor Antiochus and the Psijic Order. The last four emperors, Uriel VIMorihathaPelagius IV, and Uriel VII, have been suspicious of the Psijics enough to refuse ambassadors from the Isle of Artaeum within the Imperial City.
The Isle of Artaeum is difficult to chart geographically. It is said that it shifts continuously either at random or by decree of the Council. Visitors to the island are so rare as to be almost unheard of. Anyone desirous of a meeting with a Psijic may find contacts in Potansa and Runcibae as well as many of the kingdoms of Summurset.
Were it more accessible, Artaeum would be a favored destination for travelers. I have been to the Isle once and still dream of its idyllic orchards and clear pastures, its still and silent lagoons, its misty woodlands, and the unique Psijic architecture that seems to be as natural as its surroundings as well as wondrous in its own right. The Ceporah Tower in particular I would study, for it is a relic from a civilization that predates the High Elves by several hundred years and is still used in certain rites by the Psijics. Perhaps one day I might return.


Note: The author is currently on the Isle of Artaeum by gracious consent of Master Sargenius of the Council of Artaeum.

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