跳转到内容
模组网
icedream

【书籍搬运】The Nightingales Vol. 1 夜莺 卷一

被推荐的帖子

原文地址:http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Skyrim:The_Nightingales_Vol._1

夜莺 卷一

作者:加鲁斯·德西迪涅斯

(开头一个夜莺标志)

(大写As)作为一名夜莺,我觉得我有必要拿起笔来,记录我对于我们的使命的想法。如果有一天,夜莺注定要在泰姆瑞尔销声匿迹,这些书卷也可以作为文献,告诉世人我们究竟是什么,澄清那些关于我们的目的与动机的谣言和误解。

我们三人一心,共同侍奉暗影之王、暮光之女,诺克特纳尔女神。我们相信她是我们的保护神,如果她不保佑全世界的盗贼的话。我们不用祈祷侍奉她,也不通过施舍和庆典。我们和诺克特纳尔的契约,是一种类似誓约的交换协议。她的条件简明而又有力。作为夜莺,我们需要做的就是守卫黄昏圣墓——诺克特纳尔的圣殿——对抗那些有威胁的人。作为回报,我们能够使用夜莺的特殊力量,来增强我们的能力以及盗贼公会的实力。

在我们生命终结之时,我们将作为守护英灵,束缚在黄昏圣墓之内,直到诺克特纳尔认为我们的契约已完全兑现为止。我们的最终命运交汇在诺克特纳尔的领域永暮。在那里,我们的灵魂将会化作阴影的一部分,庇护所有盗贼同伴们辛勤之时的身影。这也就是盗贼公会之中流传的那句话,“愿阴影与你同行”的真正起源。

黄昏圣墓不仅仅是一座圣殿,同时它也包括从我们的世界到永暮的通道,也就是我们称为乌木沼的那个半夜打着旋涡的的水池。这就是圣所的核心,也是诺克特纳尔向这个世界施展神力的源泉。关闭乌木沼只有一种方法,就是从它的匙孔中拔掉一把特殊的钥匙。这把偶尔会从圣所遗落凡尘的钥匙,就是广为人知的诺克特纳尔的骷髅钥匙。

骷髅钥匙是一件经常被人误解的神器。追寻它的人往往只是为了使用它的一小部分功能而已。大多数的错误都是把它当做一个独特的、永不会断的开锁器。然而真相却是只有在拥有者想要拓展自己的思维、解开“未知”之锁时,才会体验到这件神器的妙处。这远非一般的门锁可比。在合适的人的手中,骷髅钥匙可以释放他的潜在未开的能力。这种力量的拓展至今还尚未被发现,而如果钥匙落入不当之人手中也会让人不寒而栗。

作为三位夜莺成员之一,如果骷髅钥匙从黄昏圣墓中佚失,我们有义务将其找回。为何诺克特纳尔默许钥匙被偷走仍是一个谜。有人说她乐得享受这件神器引起的混乱,也有人认为她只是单纯地不关心而已,那些人与人之间的琐碎纠纷是她不屑关注的。无论原因究竟为何,我们的职责就是确保钥匙安全地供奉在圣所之内。

如果把夜莺称为一种神圣的职责,对我们而言是不贴切的。在我们的心中,我们是盗贼。我们乐于猎取,享受斩获。我们或许向诺克特纳尔宣誓效忠,在盗贼公会之中也有些影响力,但作为一名夜莺,归根结底只会效忠于自己。

分享此帖子


帖子链接
分享到其他网站

The Nightingales Volume I:
Who We Are
by Gallus Desidenius
Volume 1 of the books that describe the Nightingales


100px-SR-book-Nightingale.png

As a Nightingale, I feel compelled to place quill to parchment and record my thoughts regarding my knowledge of our order. If one day the Nightingales should vanish from Tamriel, then let this tome serve as a reminder of what we once were and to dispel any rumor or hearsay about our purposes and our motivations.
Our trinity serves the Lady Nocturnal, the Empress of Murk and the Daughter of Twilight. We believe her to be our patron, if not the patron of all thieves worldwide. We serve her without prayer, without charity and without celebration. Our bond with Nocturnal is in the form of a business transaction we strike known as the Oath. Her terms are simple and binding. As Nightingales we are required to guard the Twilight Sepulcher, the Temple of Nocturnal, against those perceived as a threat. In return, we are allowed to use our abilities as Nightingales to further our own means and the means of the Thieves Guild.
Upon our death, we are bound to the Twilight Sepulcher as guardian spirits until such time as Nocturnal feels our contract has been fulfilled. Our ultimate fate lies within the Evergloam, Nocturnal's realm. There, our spirits become one with shadow itself and we become the cloak which envelops all of our fellow thieves in their endeavors. This is the true origin of the phrase "walk with the shadows" uttered within the Thieves Guild.
The Twilight Sepulcher is more than a temple, it contains a conduit from our world to the Evergloam, a swirling pool of liquid midnight we call the Ebonmere. This is the heart of the Sepulcher, and the source of Nocturnal's influence throughout the world. The Ebonmere can only be sealed by removing a unique key from its lock. This key, which occasionally finds its way beyond the walls of the Sepulcher, is widely known as the Skeleton Key of Nocturnal.
The Skeleton Key is an often misunderstood artifact. Those that seek to possess it tend to use only a fraction of its potential. Most mistake it for a unique and unbreakable lockpick. While this is true, the wonder of this device can only be appreciated once the owner is willing to expand his mind and abstract what defines "unlocking." This action refers to more than simple doors and portals. In the proper hands, the Skeleton Key has the capability to unlock hidden potential and untapped abilities. The extent of this power has yet to be discovered, which is a frightening thought if it ever fell into the wrong hands.
As a member of the trinity of Nightingales, it is incumbent upon us to recover the Skeleton Key if it strays from the Twilight Sepulcher. Why Nocturnal allows the Key to be stolen in the first place is a mystery. Some say she revels in the chaos this artifact causes, others feel she simply does not care, that the petty squabbles of men and mer are beyond her attention. Whatever the case may be, it is our duty to ensure it remains safely within the confines of the Sepulcher.
To say that the Nightingales are a holy order would be doing us a disservice. In our hearts, we are thieves. We enjoy the hunt and delight in the spoils. We might swear our loyalty to Nocturnal and hold some influence within the Thieves Guild, but the greatest allegiance a Nightingale holds is to himself.

分享此帖子


帖子链接
分享到其他网站

创建账户或者登录再讨论

您需要成为会员才能留下讨论

创建账户

在本社区注册新账户。很简单的!

注册为新账户

登录

已有账户?这边登录

马上登录

×