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【书籍搬运】The Last King of the Ayleids 亚历德的末代国王

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英文名:The Last King of the Ayleids

作者:Herminia Cinna

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

翻译:yahoocom

亚历德的末代国王

赫敏尼娅·辛娜 著

亚历德精灵,或称居住在中心地带的高精灵,自从有史记载以前的神话纪元开始就一直统治着赛洛迪尔。事实上,根据最早的历史记录,直到第一纪元243年白金塔的陷落,才标志着亚历德精灵时代的终结。

尽管亚历德精灵对于赛洛迪尔全境的统治在第一纪元243年才被推翻,但是在之前还有一个漫长而显著的衰落时期。在第一纪元的头两百年里,赛洛迪尔的亚历德大领主们的争斗越来越激烈。爱丽西亚正是利用了内战的这一段时期发动了起义。帝国的历史学家们传统上把她的胜利归功于天际的支援,但是在围攻白金塔的战役中,她似乎或多或少地获得了反叛的亚历德领主的帮助。

人们印象里面的亚历德精灵的形象大多是残暴不仁的奴隶主,这当然也是事实。但很多人不知道的是,直到263年,赛洛迪尔仍然还有相当数量的亚历德诸侯继续在自己的封地上进行统治,作为赛洛迪尔帝国新女皇的封臣。这可能是因为亚历德统治者并未有被所有人憎恨, 也有可能爱丽西亚以及她的继承者想要对这些亚历德诸侯加以利用。或者,这两种可能都同时存在。

无论如何,已发掘的亚历德遗迹展示了在后亚历德时期(第一纪元243年到498年),亚历德领主还在继续统治赛洛迪尔的一些地区并且有扩张的趋势。最初,作为新生的人类政权的附庸,许多亚历德领主保留了自己的封地。在当时情况下,一些支持爱丽西亚的亚历德领主甚至获得了被杀死的敌人的领地作为封赏。现在还不清楚,赛洛迪尔帝国统治下,人类被奴役的现状是否还没有被废除。人类继续居住在亚历德精灵统治的赛洛迪尔地区,他们当时在什么样的状态下生活我们现在也无从考证。

这种不稳定的关系注定不能维持长久,在亚历德统治下的人类的怨愤丛生,这使得玛鲁克创建了爱丽西亚教团。在此之后居住在赛洛迪尔的亚历德精灵遭到了该组织的迫害.在第一纪元第三世纪早期,在人类统治下残存的亚历德聚居区被一个接一个的清洗掉。亚历德难民们开始团结到亚历德贵族们统治的地区。

到了361年,爱丽西亚教团控制了整个帝国,并且在各地广泛推广了爱丽西亚教义。亚历德领主的贵族权利被废除了,强制执行的法令似乎并没有显示出太多的暴力——但是在这些法令中亚历德精灵的权利遭到了严重的打压,通过这些法令我们似乎能够看出亚历德精灵将来的命运。大多数亚历德居民都选择离开了赛洛迪尔,后来他们被瓦伦伍德和高岩的居民给同化了。甚至后来发生的迪伦尼家族政权的崛起可能也与那些从赛洛迪尔出走的亚历德精灵有关(这些关系目前还在被历史学家们研究)。

那些没有离开赛洛迪尔的亚历德精灵中的一些人后来应该在爱丽西亚教团制订的法令下存活了,因为我们听说过在482年,“亚历德的最后一位国王”参加了幽影沼泽之战。在那场战争中 迪伦尼贵族最后击败了爱丽西亚教团的革命军。这位国王的子民在这几个世纪以来的生存情况我们也不清楚。我们甚至不清楚他们是谁,尽管在最近的研究中我们发现Nenalata是该国王埋葬的最有可能的地点。但不幸的是,由于帝国的现状,以至于我们不能很好的对许多遗迹展开科学的研究,所以我们只好把这些疑问留给后人了。

新手注释:

Ayleid族——————比较古老的一支精灵种族,曾经在人类之前统治Cyrodiil

Cyrodiil——————-Tamrie大陆最中心的省份

Alessia———————-人类的女皇,在Cyrodiil建立了第一个人类王朝.

Direnni——————-在HIGH ROCK行省的精灵贵族.

另外对下Ayleid族外迁我来做个说明.我认为一些Ayleid族外迁后前往Valenwood的就和当地的一些精灵族融合从而形成了木精灵族.而前往 HIGH ROCK的Ayleid族则和当地的人类融合从而形成了布莱顿人..布莱顿人善使魔法是因为他们都具有精灵族的血统.

另外Alessia起义成功很大程度上的确是与北方的Skyrim王国的介入有关.当时Skyrim的人类王国出兵Cyrodiil,以便解放那些在精灵族奴役下的人类.后来Cyrodiil帝国建立后,处于Cyrodiil的人类就慢慢成为了如今的帝国人……

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The Last King of the Ayleids
by Herminia Cinna
Chronicles the downfall of the Ayleid Empire in the First Era


The Ayleids, or Heartland High Elves, ruled Cyrodiil in the long ages of Myth before the beginning of recorded history. One of the earliest recorded dates, in fact, is the Fall of White Gold Tower in 1E 243, which is commonly assumed to mark the end of the Ayleids.
Although Ayleid rule over all of Cyrodiil was indeed broken in 1E 243, this was only one of the most obvious stages near the end of a long decline. The first two centuries of the First Era saw increasing strife between the great Ayleid lords of Cyrodiil. Alessia appears to have taken advantage of a period of civil war to launch her uprising. Imperial historians have traditionally attributed her victory to intervention from Skyrim, but it appears that she had at least as much help from rebel Ayleid lords during the siege of White Gold Tower.
The popular image of the Ayleids as brutal slavemasters is based in fact, of course, but it is less well-known that a number of Ayleid princes continued to rule parts of Cyrodiil after 263 [sic], as vassals of the new Empress of Cyrodiil. This suggests either that Ayleid rule was not universally detested, or that Alessia and her successors were more pragmatic than is traditionally believed, or perhaps some of both.
In any event, excavations at a number of Ayleid sites show continued occupation and even expansion during the so-called Late Ayleid Period (1E 243 - c. 498). At first, many Ayleid lords continued to rule as vassals of the new human regime. In some cases, Ayleid supporters of Alessia were even rewarded with new lands taken from slain enemies. It is not clear to what extent human slavery continued under the Cyrodilic Empire. Humans continued to dwell in the Ayleid-ruled areas of Cyrodiil, but there is nothing definitive to show under what terms.
This was an uneasy relationship from the beginning, and was not destined to last long. Resentment at the continued presence of Ayleid nobles within the Empire was a contributing factor to the rise of the so-called Alessian Order founded by Maruhk. The first victims of the Alessians were the Ayleids of Cyrodiil. In the early 300s, the surviving Ayleid communities in human-ruled areas were obliterated one by one, the refugees temporarily swelling the power of the remaining Ayleid lordships.
Then in 361, the Alessians gained control of the Empire and enforced the Alessian Doctrines throughout its domain. The Ayleid lordships were abolished. Enforcement of this decree does not appear to have required much direct violence -- it seems that by this point the balance of power was so overwhelmingly against them, and their fate so long foreshadowed, that most of the remaining Ayleids simply left Cyrodiil, eventually being absorbed into the Elven populations of Valenwood andHigh Rock. Indeed, the rise of the Direnni Hegemony may be linked to this exodus of Ayleids from Cyrodiil (a connection so far little studied by historians).
Still, a remnant Ayleid population seems to have survived the rule of the Alessians, because we hear of "the last king of the Ayleids" joining the battle of Glenumbria Moors where the Dirennis decisively defeated the Alessians in 482. How this king's people survived the preceding century is unknown. We do not even know who they were, although recent research points to Nenalata as the possible resting place of this "last king." Unfortunately, in the current state of the Empire, funds are no longer available for proper scientific investigation of such extensive ruins, so the answer to these questions will have to be left to future generations.

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