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【书籍搬运】Magic from the Sky 来自天空的魔法

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英文名:Magic from the Sky

作者: Irlav Jarol

原文出处:http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Tamriel:Magic_from_the_Sky

翻译:yahoocom

古代的 Ayleid族精灵们都认为奈恩(Nirn)是由四种基本元素组成的——土壤,水,空气以及光芒—-在这四种基本元素当中,他们认为光芒中最崇高的形态就是繁星所散发的光辉.空中的繁星是凡人世界连接Aetherius空间的桥梁,它们是所有魔法的源泉.因此,来自繁星的光芒就是最有力,最高位的魔法力量.

有时候,Aetherius空间中的碎片会从天堂中降落到凡人世界.人们都把这些碎片称作"流星".有时,这种Aetherius空间的残片会在奈恩被发现.其中最常见的则被称为"流星铁",这种金属在兵器煅造者和法师的眼里尤显珍贵,因为它们是兵器制造和附魔武器的绝佳材料.流星铁也是"Ayleid井 "中的重要组成部分,Ayleid井是一种有着魔法性能的古代文物,在整个Cyrodiil行省都有它们的踪迹.

另外一种稀有的Aetherius空间残片被称为"流星玻璃".Ayleid族以前制作的魔法物品——Welkynd石和Varla石的材料就是来源于这种"流星玻璃"的.

在Cyrodiil行省的地面上散落着很多Ayleid井.但它们的建造地点却是个谜,因为它们并不建在任何的Ayleid城市和定居点旁.我们也可以这样推测,它们的存在是为了从星光中收获魔法力量.也有人提出这样的观点:虽然还没有足够的证据来证明,但这些Ayleid井的建造地点有可能是位于古代魔法力量连接线的交汇点上.当然,现代的秘术并不能觉察到这种魔法力量连线的存在.

一些有魔法能力的人可以从这些Ayleid井中直接汲取魔法力量以回复自身的魔力.在汲取过程中并不需要任何仪式或是秘术知识.这也表明了这些井是为那些还没有精通魔法艺术的人们所服务的.一旦井中的魔力被抽取完,它将会在午夜重新自动补充魔力.一旦魔力补充完毕,井中的一些魔力将会传射到空中,有些学者认为这种现象传达了某种宗教或是魔法仪式的意义——也许这意味着向天堂献回自己所得到的魔力.

Welkynd石(先代人文化中则被称作"天空之石或是"天堂之石",字面上的意思是"空之子")是附魔后的流星玻璃的切片,通常它扮演着魔力贮藏装置的作用.人们可以从这种石头中回复自己的魔力.但从这些石头中回复魔力的方法却随着Ayleid一族的灭亡而消失了.目前,当用完这些石头后它们将会很快地化为乌有.

大型Welkynd石则是附魔后的流星玻璃的大块碎片.学者们都认为在每个古代Ayleid城市的中心都会有一块大型Welkynd石,它是定居点附近所有法力的源泉.也许这些大型Welkynd石和那些小型Welkynd石有着某种关联:它们可以互相补充并维持自己的魔力.但是,研究这些大型 Welkynd石在目前看来是不可能的任务,因为在所有已知的Ayleid遗迹中,那些大型石头都已经被掠夺光了,没有一块完整的石头可以保存下来.

另外一种在Ayleid遗迹中被发现的附魔物品被称作Varla石(先代人文化中的"星之石").Varla石有着惊人的力量,用它制作的附魔物品可以使那些没有经过魔法训练的人回复魔力.在有着昂贵的价值以及惊人效用的同时,这种石头同样是十分的稀少.但鉴于它们的体型很小和并不难发现的位置,一些勤勉的探险家还是可以在任何的Ayelid遗迹中与它们不期而遇.

Ayleid井,Welkynd石,Varla石.看看这些魔法艺术中的奇迹.现在我们能推断出Ayleid族是高等的种族并有着先进的文化吗?他们的魔法水平和制造水平都大大的超过了我们以至于可以嘲笑那些第三纪元的法师们微弱的力量吗?

答案是否定的!Ayleid族是个强大的种族吗?是的,他们也同样非常的狡猾.但他们却不是优等的,充满智慧的种族,所以他们被击败了.除了那些稀有并且闪光的珍宝外,他们的成就是直接来自于奈恩的.那些被诅咒到永远的阴森的亡魂以及永不安宁的幽灵们在厅堂中游荡着,整夜地看守着已经死去居民的骨灰;除此之外,他们那空荡的古代城市现在充满了黑暗.

新手注释:

奈恩(Nirn)——————-称为Nirn或是Mundus.上古卷轴世界中的凡人世界.

Aetherius空间————-又被称为"魔法位面",是Aedra族的居住空间.Aedra族是神族的一种,他们参与了凡人世界的创造.而另一种神族则没有参与创世,他们是Daedra族.他们的居住空间叫做Oblivion.

Ayleid族—————比较古老的一支精灵种族,曾经在人类之前统治Cyrodiil.1纪元242年,Alessia的起义军开始反抗 Cyrodiil的Ayleid精灵王国.很快,在Skyrim王国的帮助下Alessia的军队最终征服了Cyrodiil王国的心脏地带,并建立了人类的第二帝国(第一帝国是Skyrim的诺德人帝国).

先代人————-Aldmer,在神秘纪元定居在Tamriel大陆的精灵族,被认为是目前所有精灵的祖先.现在通常认为高精灵(Altmer)是他们的直系后代.

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Magic from the Sky
by Irlav Jarol
Treatise concerning Ayleid Wells, Welkynd Stones, and Varla Stones


The ancient Ayleids believed that Nirn was composed of four basic elements -- earth, water, air, and light -- and of these four elements, they believed the most sublime form of light was star light. The stars are our links to the plane of Aetherius, the source of all magical power, and therefore, light from the stars is the most potent and exalted of all magical powers.
From time to time, fragments of Aetherius fall from the heavens. The people know these fragments as 'shooting stars', and from time to time, such Aetherial fragments are found on Nirn. The most common varieties are known as 'meteoric iron'; this metal is prized by armorers and enchanters for its properties in the forging of enchanted weapons and armors. This meteoric iron is also the primary component in 'Ayleid Wells', ancient enchanted artifacts found throughout Cyrodiil.
Another, rarer form of Aetherial fragment is called 'meteroic [sic] glass'. It is from such fragments that other rare Ayleid enchanted artifacts are crafted -- Welkynd Stones and Varla Stones.
Ayleids Wells are scattered across Cyrodiil's landscape. Their siting is a mystery; they are not associated with any known Ayleid cities or settlements. It is presumed that, in some manner, they harvest magical power from starlight. It is also suggested, without evidence or support, that they are located at the meeting points of ancient lines of magical power; however, modern arcane arts have discovered no perceptible evidence of such lines of power.
Those with magical talents can draw magicka from Ayleid wells to restore their own reservoirs of magical power. No ritual or arcane knowledge is necessary, suggesting that these wells were designed to serve persons not skilled in the magical arts. Once drained, the wells replenish again only at magical midnight. Once recharged, they appear to radiate magical power back into the sky, which prompts some to theorize they are also objects with religious or magical ritual significance -- perhaps a means of offering magic back to the heavens.
Welkynd Stones [Aldmeris - "sky stone," "heaven stone"; literally, "sky child] are pieces of cut and enchanted meteoric glass which apparently act as storage devices for magical power. A magical talent can restore his reseroirs [sic] of magicka from such stones. Alas, the means of restoring power to these stones may have been lost with the Ayleids. Currently, these objects simply crumble to dust after they have been used.
Great Welkynd Stones are exceptionally large pieces of enchanted meteoric glass. Scholars believe that at the heart of each ancient Ayleid city, a Great Welkynd Stone was the source of the settlement's magical enchantments. It may be that these great stones were linked to the lesser stones, restoring and maintaining their power. In any case, research on these Great Welkynd Stones is impossible, since all the known Ayleid ruins have been looted of their great stones, and no examples of these great stones are known to survive.
Another rare enchanted item found in Ayleid ruins is called a Varla Stone [Aldmeris - "star stone]. Varla Stones are remarkably powerful, enabling untrained users to restore magical energy to any number of enchanted items. Because of their great value and utility, these items are also extremely rare, but since they are small and easily concealed, diligent explorers may still occasionally come across them in any Ayelid [sic] ruin.
Ayleid Wells. Welkynd Stones. Varla Stones. Consider, then, these marvels of magical enchantment. Are we then to conclude that the Ayleids were a superior race and culture? Did they so exceed us in art and craft that they mock the feeble powers of Third Era Wizards?
Never! The Ayleids were powerful, yes, and cunning, but they were neither good nor wise, and so they were struck down. Their works have passed from Nirn, save these rare and sparkling treasures. Their ancient cities are dark and empty, save for the grim revenants and restless spirits condemned forever to walk the halls, keeping their melancholy vigils over bones and dust.

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