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【书籍搬运】Songs of the Return, Vol 19 归来之歌 卷19

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原文地址:http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Skyrim:Songs_of_the_Return,_Vol_19

伊格莫特的第二个传说

翻译:花溪流萤

贫瘠荒原之上,恶战告一段落,精灵之血亦被融雪涓流冲入大海,Kaal Kaaz以及Sadon Reyth,连同我们敬爱的王者战舰Ylgermet,最终分道扬镳,之后再无交集。然而分离并不意味遗忘,众人皆将思念深埋于心,肝胆相照。五百勇士之间互相敬重,缔下伟大友谊,对人类先驱伊斯格拉莫更是敬爱非常。

众人一路东进,沿途于海上搜寻(精灵余孽?),当他们抵达Yngol(伟大伊斯格拉莫之子,并未亡于精灵背德行为,但却殁于凯娜所开命运玩笑)陵墓之时,我们伟大领主并未料到时隔不久,竟又再临故地。睹物思人,往日伤痛,今夕再次涌上心头。

他将目光投向南方,那是一条大河出海之处,他颁下命令,Ylgermet 诸雄将要在此建设一坐伟大都城,一来铭刻人类伟业,二来从宫殿放眼远眺,能够望见自己挚爱亡子长眠山丘,于此同时,自己子民定居此处,亦能享受阿特莫拉从未有过的安逸宁和。

虏获而来的精灵被任意驱使,顺应征服者意愿为新城增砖添瓦。建造途中,大批精灵倒下,被Ylgermet英豪屠戮于征用路上的精灵亦不在少数,然而伊斯格拉莫变本加厉,更加严酷的驱使精灵一族去修建更高的城墙用来扼守大河,任何不经请示,敬意不诚之人,均不得越城池分毫。

于是,一座宏伟大桥跨河而建,精灵再也无法潜入城邦为自己狡诈族人复仇。巨大桥梁建成之日,高耸入云的宫殿也宣告落成,塔尖直插蓝天,宣示绝对主宰,即便肆虐狂风面对宫殿也只能呜呜哀鸣。

城市地下深处,修有一座巨大的陵墓,待得我们伟大先驱伊斯格拉莫魂归松加德之日,便会安葬于此。然而,众所周知,他宁愿埋葬在幽灵海畔,与阿特莫拉大陆遥遥相望,这样即便终老并埋葬于这片新大陆,他始终心系阿特莫拉仍葆绿色的美丽海岸,直至冰雪将其吞噬。

以上即为王者之城—风盔的建设伊始,尽管年代久远,但其奠基人的功绩至今仍熠熠生辉。

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SONGS OF THE RETURN
Volume 19
The Second Tale of the Ylgermet
Part of the traditional legend of Ysgramor and his Five Hundred Companions


When that final battle at the barren pass was completed, and the melting snow carried elf-blood back to the sea, the crew of the Kaal Kaaz, the Sadon Reyth, and the most exalted crew of our lord's ship, the Ylgermet, at last parted ways, never to join shields again. They drew apart in that form which is not a loss, but a gain in knowing one's heart can be carried in the chests of others. So great was the love that those first of the Five Hundred had for each other, and most especially for the great Ysgramor, harbinger of us all.
They pressed eastwards, seeking the sea, when they came upon the barrow of Yngol, the mighty Ysgramor's son who had fallen to the whims of Kyne rather than the treachery of the elves. Our lord had not expected to lay eyes upon it again so soon, and his grief flowed anew at the sight of it, as a reopened wound will bleed as it did when first received.
His eyes turned to the south, where a river met the sea, and decreed that there would he and the crew of the Ylgermet create a great city, in monument to the glories of mankind, that from his palace he might always look upon the hill of his dear son's resting place, and feel that his line would know peace in this new home that was never known in Atmora.
The elven captives were set to work, bringing forth stone to build in their conqueror's fashion. As many elves died in the building of the city as had the crew of the Ylgermet slain while on way to its site, and Ysgramor drove the wretches ever more, to build higher, to lay a claim to the river so that none might pass into the interior of this land without first showing due respect to its rightful claimant.
Thus was the great bridge constructed, forever striding the river that no elf might sneak through to avenge his devious cousins. As the bridge was built long, so too was the palace built high, spires reaching the sky to show dominion even over the very winds that had brought forth such a grief.
In the deep hollows beneath the city, a great tomb was prepared for the day when lord Ysgramor, harbinger to us all, would be called home to glory in Sovngarde. But as we know, he chose instead to be buried on the shore, facing towards Atmora, that though his heart lived and died in this new land, it would forever yearn for the beauties of still-green Atmora, before the freezing took it.
Thus was founding of Windhelm, the city of Kings, though her history is long and her glories did not end with her founder.

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