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Sinderion’s研究日记

by Sinderion

一份详尽的记录了炼金术关于奈恩之根的困惑的笔记.

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4E 58 次种月, 周三

我花费我生命的大部分时间来弄清楚奈恩之根的秘密但是迄今为止我还没觉得我搞清楚了. 这奇异的植物发出的颤音似乎在嘲讽我,令我更加努力的想发现他的秘密. 甚至在一位慷慨而顽强的旅行家代替我成为了一个实地收集者,并向我提供了完美的奈恩之根 之后,我最多也只是能收集下自己想出的二流练金配方弄出的药而已. 这只会有助于增加我的饥渴感和刺激我对答案的胃口.

在持续了接近五十年后,我祈祷的答案在我的西部莽原 Inn的地下工作室里降临了. 我所听到的第一个声音是种普通的声调,毫无疑问这种颤音只属于奈恩之根.但是当我转过身来,我的心脏剧烈跳动 ,背上有股寒意. 这里确实只有一株奈恩之根, 但是却发出多样的我闻所未闻的声音. 这植物沐浴在一种奇异的红色调中,每片叶子似乎由无数种变化的绯红色装饰着.我无法移动,我完全被惊呆了.就算在我最荒诞的梦里我也无法想象出有这种独一无二属性的奈恩之根.

在一段笨拙的沉默后, 我终于能结结巴巴的向带给我这个无价宝的旅行者提些问题.他告诉我他名字叫Obeth 阿纳先, 一个来自天际的财宝猎人.似乎他在一个名字叫Blackreach巨大洞穴的地下网穴中进行了一次探险,在这里他偶然遇到了这个“吵闹的红色野草”.他的这次探险不太成功,他又不想空手而归,所以他挖了其中一株绯红的奈恩之根并把它带回了家. 他说带回这个东西费了不少工夫,但是最终他把这个带给了我,也许我该为这东西开个合理的价格.

在我能集中精力问些别的问题前, Obeth试图把绯红的奈恩之根样本,一张怎么找到Blackreach 的地图,一把用来破坏洞穴外部防御的奇怪钥匙卖给我. 我毫不犹豫的接受了. Obeth 腰缠千金的离开了Skingrad, 但是如果是我独自去找的话要获得这个样本可能要花费我十倍的量.

计划时间用了一年,但是我终于能打点好我的行装卖掉了我的工作室然后到达了天际.在一头脑扎进Blackreach之前,我知道我必须建立个新的实验室, 不过最好建在于世隔绝点的地方. 我在冬堡的大学打探了下消息,在那里我是名誉成员,最后我决定和Avrusa Sarethi谈一下,他是植物练金术的学生,在Riften城不远处有个小农场. 以我的种植奈恩之根的知识来看,我确信Sarethi Farm将会成为我专业研究的好场所.我没把绯红奈恩之根告诉Avrusa,不过作为她好客的回报我把我知道的所有其他知识传授给她.

几个月过去了, 最终我做好了进入Blackreach 的准备. 我用Obeth 提供给我的符文/鲁内d Lexicon然后降入了深渊. 我的目标是收集足够的绯红奈恩之根 来确保我最伟大的炼金实验提上日程-我确信至少要30株这种植物才能满足制作催化剂的需求.

过去的一切让我身临此处. 我初步的研究表明绯红奈恩之根 在水分的喜好方面与栽培的那种类似, 不过也与Blackreach 里巨大的真菌群保持着一些共生关系.我推断真菌本身是这里的水的组成部分之一, 有趣的是它象海绵一样来自潮湿的地下空气.这给奈恩之根提供了完美的成长环境. 不幸的是,绯红奈恩之根 的寿命似乎被大幅的缩短,因此在这里它们并没有大量存在.收集30株这东西将会是场挑战,希望Blackreach的那些“居民”能允许我顺利的收集完我的样本.

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Sinderion's Field Journal
by Sinderion
A detailed account of an alchemist's obsession with Nirnroot.


4E 58 Second Seed, Middas
I've spent a large portion of my life unraveling the mystery of the nirnroot and yet I still feel unfulfilled. The trilling sound this strange herb emits seems to taunt me, to push me even harder to discover its secrets. Even after a generous and indomitable traveler became a field collector in my stead, and provided me with five score of the nirnroot, I was only able to muster what I consider a mediocre alchemical creation at best. This only served to strengthen my hunger and whet my appetite for the solution.
It wasn't until over fifty years later that the answer to my prayers was carried into my basement workshop at the West Weald Inn. The first thing I heard was the familiar tone - that unmistakable warble unique to the nirnroot. But when I turned around, my heart leapt and a chill ran down my spine. This was indeed a nirnroot, but of a variety the likes of which I have never seen. The herb was awash in a spectacular array of red hues, each leaf seemingly emblazoned with innumerable variations of crimson. I couldn't move - I was completely transfixed. Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined a species of nirnroot with such a unique property.
After an awkward silence, I finally managed to stammer out a few questions to the traveler who'd brought me this treasure. He told me his name was Obeth Arnesian, a treasure-seeker from Skyrim. Apparently, he'd been exploring a vast subterranean network of grand caverns called Blackreach and had stumbled across what he dismissed as "a noisy red weed." His expedition was largely unsuccessful and he didn't want to leave the caves empty-handed, so Obeth picked one of the crimson nirnroot to bring home. He said that it took some time, but eventually he was pointed my way and that perhaps I'd pay a fair price for it.
Before I could gather my wits and ask anything else, Obeth offered to sell me the crimson nirnroot sample, a map showing me how to find Blackreach and the strange key needed to breach its outer defenses. It took me mere moments to decide. Obeth left Skingrad a thousand septims richer, but I would have easily paid ten times that amount to obtain the sample alone.
It took a year of planning, but I was able to pack up and sell my workshop and make my way into Skyrim. Before delving headfirst into Blackreach, I knew I needed to set up a new laboratory, but wished to do so in seclusion. After making inquiries at the College of Winterhold, of which I was an honorary member, I was directed to speak to Avrusa Sarethi, a student of botanical alchemy who had a small farm near the city of Riften. By bartering my knowledge of nirnroot cultivation, I was able to secure Sarethi Farm as a launching point for my field research. I kept the knowledge of the crimson nirnroot a secret from Avrusa, but imparted everything else I knew to her in exchange for her hospitality.
A few months passed, but I was finally ready to enter Blackreach. I used the Runed Lexicon [sic]that Obeth had provided and descended into the depths. My goal was to gather enough crimson nirnroot to produce my greatest alchemical creation to date - I was certain it would take at least thirty of them to provide the necessary catalyst.
This brings me to the present. My initial research seems to indicate that the crimson nirnroot has a similar affinity for moisture as the garden variety, but also maintains some sort of symbiotic relationship with the enormous fungi that inhabits Blackreach. It's my guess that the fungi itself is a source of water, absorbing it from the moist subterranean air like a sponge. This provides the ideal environment for the nirnroot to grow. Unfortunately, the crimson nirnroot appears to have a vastly shortened lifespan, and they are in no way plentiful down here. Gathering thirty of them will be quite the challenge, but hopefully the denizens of Blackreach will allow me to gather my samples unhindered.

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