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【书籍搬运】Rising Threat, Vol. II 威胁兴起,卷II

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威胁兴起

——旭日要塞之拉瑟尼尔

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下文均出自旭日要塞的拉瑟尼尔之手笔。此人为一名在第四纪元初期便从夏暮岛逃至赛瑞迪尔的艾特莫难民。据拉瑟尼尔本人所讲,他所逃避的绝非夏暮岛湮灭危机的后续灾难,而是“萨尔摩强加于我美丽祖国之上的邪恶暗影”。

拉瑟尼尔,即便以不至失礼的言词形容,也着实有些神经质,而他对萨尔摩所涉的某些指控更贴近疯言疯语。也许这就是为何他对萨尔摩与先代精灵之地的强烈警告与直白批评在当时被许多人当成了耳边风不予采信。然而,历史终究还是部分验证了拉瑟尼尔的主张。

——普拉克希斯·埃拉图姆,帝国历史学家

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在水晶律法之塔坍塌后的日子有如行尸走肉,混沌不清。我的心智仿佛就那么简单地……停摆了。一切都跟随直觉,我的每一丝想法都沉入了绝望的黑色深渊。时间失去了意义,直到现在我也说不清楚,自己在这种状态中停留了多长时日。逐渐地,一种有意识的想法成功打破了这种朦胧状态:迪德拉军团消失了!他们突如其来,也同样赫然离去了!

在我迟钝的思维能够理解那吞噬了我心爱夏暮岛的喧嚣之前,在我能够组合出那个问题“怎么做到的?”之前,他们出现了,萨尔摩,将拌着蜜糖的毒药灌进我们的耳朵。他们是拯救了我们的人,他们宣称,通过使用深奥且难以理解的魔法。是他们的努力,他们的牺牲,将艾特莫带离了灭绝的命运。

啊,我们多么愚蠢!我们是如此绝望地想要找到结束我们苦难的人并加以感谢,我们把这份荣誉轻易浪费在第一个站出来如此声明的组织身上了。仅仅通过一个表示感激的简单举动,我们允许了一条邪恶的根枝从我们的祖国大地中吸取养分,腐化了我们曾经高贵而卓越的文明。

在我开始怀疑我们做错了之前,几个月匆匆而过。不安的微小刺痛令我烦闷,但单独的烦闷极易被忽视过去。让我无法继续忽视下去的最终怀疑则是他们放逐了大胆的瑞南多,伟大的先知-法师。你看,瑞南多是少数在水晶塔坍塌中幸免于难之人中的一员,我亲眼见证了他的勇气与英雄举动。是他的领导与魔法让迪德拉为摧毁水晶塔付出了惨痛代价。

在他大胆公开质疑萨尔摩在结束夏暮岛湮灭危机中扮演的角色之后,萨尔摩开始诽谤他。瑞南多的错误在于只依靠逻辑与事实,却彻底忽视了民众舆论。而萨尔摩的狡猾在于即便真相对他们不利,对他们有利的哪怕一丁点小事他们也不会放过。在操控大众意见稍稍偏离瑞南多只是分毫之际,他们就立刻把他关押软禁,并进一步诽谤玷污他的名声。无力对萨尔摩的攻击进行任何防御,瑞南多迅速被宣判有罪,遭到流放。

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Rising Threat, Vol. II
by Lathenil of Sunhold
Volume two in a series of books about the Thalmor


The following is the account of Lathenil of Sunhold, an Altmer refugee from Summerset Isle who came to Cyrodiil in the early years of the Fourth Era. According to Lathenil, he did not flee the aftermath of the Oblivion Crisis in Summerset - rather he fled "the darkening shadow of the Thalmor upon my beloved homeland."
Lathenil had a very intense presence, to put it politely, and some of his accusations of Thalmor involvement border on madness. This may be why his fervent warnings and outspoken criticisms of the Thalmor and the Aldmeri Dominion went unheeded, but history has at least partially vindicated Lathenil's claims.
Praxis Erratuim, Imperial Historian

What happened after the tower of Crystal-like-law fell was a daze. It was as if my mind simply... stopped. Instinct took over, as my every thought sank into a black abyss of despair. Time lost all meaning, and to this day I know not how long I was in this state. Eventually a conscious thought managed to break my fugue: the daedric horde had vanished! Gone as suddenly as they had come.
Before my numbed mind could comprehend the tumult that consumed my beloved Summerset Isle, before I could formulate the question "how?" they were there, dripping honeyed poison in our ears: the Thalmor. They were the ones that saved us, they claimed, working deep and subtle magicks. It was their efforts, their sacrifices that delivered the Altmer from extinction.
Oh, what fools we were. We wanted so desperately someone to thank for ending our tribulations, we lavished it upon the first to step up and claim the glory. With that simple act of gratitude, we allowed a vile rot to seep into our homeland, to putrefy our once noble and distinguished civilization.
It was months before I began to suspect the error we had made. Small twinges of unease would vex me, but each one alone was easy enough to disregard and push aside. The exile of the great seer-mage Rynandor the Bold was the final doubt that I could not ignore. You see, Rynandor was one of the very few who survived the collapse of the Crystal Tower - I saw some of his bravery and heroics with my own eyes. It was his leadership and sorcery that made the daedra pay such a high price for their destruction of the Crystal Tower.
The Thalmor besmirched his name when he had the audacity to publicly doubt and question their role in ending the Oblivion Crisis on Summerset Isle. Rynandor made the mistake of ignoring the consensus gentium, trusting instead to logic and facts. The shrewdness of the Thalmor, however, was not such to allow something as trivial as the truth stand in their way. As soon as they shifted the collective opinion ever so slightly against Rynandor, they had him sequestered and intensified their efforts to tarnish his reputation. Unable to mount any sort of defense to the Thalmor's attacks, Rynandor was quickly denounced and exiled.

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