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【书籍搬运】The Legendary City of Sancre Tor 传奇城市Sancre Tor

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英文名:The Legendary City of Sancre Tor

作者:Matera Chapel

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

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在Skyrim帝国的征服时期(第一纪元240年—415年),那些野心勃勃的高地伯爵们对他们的北方表亲在High Rock行省以及晨风行省的征服地和财富感到羡慕的同时,他们的目光也越过了Jerall山脉之上的众多防卫堡垒,开始注视着南方领地并等待着进攻时机。但Jerall山脉是一座非常强大的屏障,而且北Cyrodiil行省也因为贫穷的原因不能给予向南方入侵的诺德勇士以足够的奖赏。然而,Alessia却雇佣了大批有雄心的诺德人和布莱顿人的战争队伍并承诺给予他们肥沃的土地以及丰厚的贸易条件。那些诺德人和布莱顿人一旦在Alessia统治下那些获胜的Cyrodiil人群中定居,便很快地融入了舒适而又富饶的Nibeney文化之中。

Alessia曾经在Sancre Tor接受了圣灵的指示并在日后领导了人类奴隶起义,在这里她也建造起了她自己的圣城。Sancre Tor的矿藏提供了一些财富,但是贫瘠的土地以及严酷的气候同时也意味着这座远离人烟的山地城市必须靠来自中央心脏地带的食物和物品的补给才能得以维持。此外,城市坐落在少有的几条通往Jerall山脉的道路中的一条,这也使得它的命运受制于Cyrodiil和Skyrim地区那不稳定的关系之上。当Cyrodiil和Skyrim关系良好时,Sancre Tor能够在两地的贸易和联盟关系中兴隆昌盛。一旦Cyrodiil和Skyrim之间的关系恶化,Sancre Tor则极易受到诺德人的进攻及占领。

当Alessian秩序组织的统治走向衰弱时[大约为1纪元的2321年],Cyrodiil地区的宗教统治重心便转移到了南方的帝都一带,但是Sancre Tor还是一直保持着山地要塞以及主要宗教中心的角色,这种状况一直持续到Septim王朝的崛起。在2纪元的852年,这座城市经历了被Skyrim以及High Rock侵略者占领的这一时期。国王Cuhlecain派出了他的新的将军—-Talos,去重新夺回城市并把那些入侵的北方人驱逐出去。于是Sancre Tor便在Talos将军指挥的进攻中被摧毁并且遭到了废弃。将军Talos,也就是后来的皇帝Tiber Septim意识到这个地区存在着战略上的弱点—于是他下决心放弃了Sancre Tor。在他的统治时期里,他并没有在这座城市或是城市根据地的重建上下过任何功夫。

Alessian的一些历史学家们曾经宣称Sancre Tor被魔法所隐蔽并被神灵守卫。但Sancre Tor重复被北方入侵者击破并被占领的历史记载也否定了这一种说法。进入城市根据地的入口确实被魔法所隐藏,根据地以及复杂的地下迷宫也确实被各种魔法陷阱以及幻术所防守,但是这些秘密却被制造它们的布莱顿法师们出卖给了进攻中的诺德人。

关于Sancre Tor的传说中的一个永久不变的特点便是Reman皇帝的那座古老的陵墓。在来自Akavir大陆的侵略者被击败后,Sancre Tor从Reman以及他的后代Reman二世,Reman三世统治下的Cyrodiil中得到了短暂的经济和文化的复苏。因为Reman来自圣者Alessia的家系,于是他便遵照圣者Alessia被埋葬在Sancre Tor地底陵寝的这一传统。Reman在在这座古老的城市根据地的地底深处建造了一片辉煌的殡葬区。在这里,最后一位Reman皇帝,Reman三世配戴着王者之坠沉睡在他自己的陵墓之中。

在对Sancre Tor洗劫的过程中,将军Talos被指示重新从Reman三世的陵墓中寻回王者之坠。神学者们认为,在Reman王朝崩溃之后所陷入长达几世纪的政治和经济上的混乱,其原因便是王者之坠的遗失;而后来的第三纪元中帝国的重新整合及复苏也与Tiber Septim在Reman三世的陵墓中找到王者之坠有关。

从第三纪元开始,Sancre Tor便被一直遗弃在一片废墟之上,它周围的地区也是杳无人迹。现在,所有和北方地区的联系都通过处在Chorrol和Bruma的关口;而Sancre Tor的根据地以及地道则成为了各种野蛮的哥布林部落的庇护场所。

注释:

Skyrim———-大陆北方的一个人类行省。

High Rock———大陆西北方的一个人类行省

Nibeney———Cyrodiil行省的中部和东部地区被称为Nibeney。以现在的帝都一带为文化中心,富裕及繁荣。Cyrodiil行省的西部高原地区则被称作Colovial高地地区(Colovial Highland),经济相对落后,文化相对粗野.这两地在历史上曾经处于敌对关系.

Sancre Tor————地处西北Cyrodiil的一座城市,目前已经遭到废弃。

Alessia—————又被称为“奴隶女王”。在第一纪元带领Cyrodiil地区的人类奴隶起义,并在北方Skyrim帝国的支持下反抗中央地区精灵族的残暴统治。她死后变成为了圣者Alessia。

Talos—————后来的Tiber Septim,第三纪元的第一位人类帝皇,建立了庞大的第三帝国。

Reman————第二帝国的人类皇帝。来自于Alessia的家系。

王者之坠———即Amulet of Kings。龙神AKATOSH给Alessia的礼物,维系着人类帝国的命运。

Chorrol——-Cyrodiil行省西北的一座城市。

Bruma———-Cyrodiil行省北部的一座城市与Skyrim行省接壤。

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The Legendary City of Sancre Tor
by Matera Chapel
An attempt to chronicle the rise and fall of Sancre Tor

 During the Skyrim Conquests (1E 240 - 415), ambitious Highland earls, envious of the conquests and wealth of their northern cousins in High Rock andMorrowind, looked south over the ramparts of the Jerall Mountains for their opportunities. The Jerall Mountains proved to be too great a barrier, and northern Cyrodiil too poor a prize, to reward full scale Nord invasions. However, Alessia hired many ambitious Nord and Breton warbands as mercenaries with the promises of rich lands and trade concessions. Once settled among the victorious Alessian Cyrodiils, the Nord and Breton warriors and battlemages were quickly assimilated into the comfortable and prosperous Nibenean culture.
Alessia received the divine inspiration for her Slave Rebellion at Sancre Tor, and here she founded her holy city. Sancre Tor's mines provided some wealth, but the poor soils and harsh climate of the remote mountain site meant it must be supplied with food and goods from theHeartlands. Further, located on one of the few passes through the Jeralls, its fortunes were subject to the instability of relations with Skyrim. When relations were good with Skyrim, it prospered through trade and alliance. When relations were bad with Skyrim, it was vulnerable to siege and occupation by the Nords.
With the decline of the Alessian Order [circa 1E2321], the seat of religious rule of Cyrodiil moved south to the Imperial City, but Sancre Tor remained a mountain fortress and major religious center until the rise of the Septim Dynasty. In 2E852, the city was suffering under one of the periodic occupations by Skyrim and High Rock invaders. King Cuhlecain sent his new general, Talos, to recapture the city and expel the northern invaders. During his siege, Sancre Tor was destroyed and abandoned. Realizing the strategic weakness of the site, General Talos -- later Tiber Septim -- resolved to abandon Sancre Tor, and during his reign, no effort was made to rebuild the city or citadel.
Alessian historians asserted that Sancre Tor was magically concealed and defended by the gods. Records of Sancre Tor's repeated defeats and occupations by northern invaders gives the lie to this assertion. The entrance to the citadel was indeed concealed by sorcery, and the citadel and its labyrinthine subterranean complex were defended by magical traps and illusions, but their secrets were betrayed to besieging Nords by the Breton enchanters who crafted them.
One enduring feature of the legend of Sancre Tor is the ancient tombs of the Reman emperors. Following the defeat of the Akaviri invaders, Sancre Tor enjoyed a brief resurgence of wealth and culture under Reman Cyrodiil and his descendants, Reman II and Reman III. Tracing his ancestry to St. Alessia, and following the tradition that St. Alessia was buried in the catacombs beneath Sancre Tor %5B1%5D, Reman built splendid funerary precincts in the depths of the ancient citadel underpassages. Here the last Reman emperor, Reman III, was buried in his tomb with the Amulet of Kings.
During the Sack of Sancre Tor, General Talos is said to have recovered the Amulet of Kings from the tomb of Reman III. Theologians ascribe the long centuries of political and economic turmoil following the collapse of the Reman dynasty to the loss of the Amulet of Kings, and associate the renaissance of the Cyrodilic empire in the Third Era with Tiber Septim's recovery of the Amulet from Reman III's tomb.
Sancre Tor has lain in ruins since the beginning of the Third Age, and the surrounding region is virtually uninhabited. Now all communications with the north are through the passes at Chorrol andBruma, and Sancre Tor's citadel and underpassages have become the refuge of various savage goblintribes.

[1] There is a competing tradition that St. Alessia is buried on the site of the Temple of the Onein the Imperial City. The actual resting place of St. Alessia is unknown.

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