Jump to content
模组网
猫又~~

【书籍搬运】There Be Dragons 龙出没

Recommended Posts

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

作者:托哈尔·布里克

翻译:花溪流萤

泰姆瑞尔大陆最后一次目击到龙是在泰伯·赛普丁时期。他和仅存的若干条龙签下协议,声称如果它们能够为他所用的话,便能为其提供保护。尽管存在这条协议,龙仍在被捕杀和屠宰。到现在也不清楚最后的龙是否已经消失,它们是否灭绝。

没有任何可靠消息来源能够表明龙从何而来。据低语学院 对魔人的“拷问”来看,它们是与生俱来的存在。永恒,不朽,亘古不变 ,永不屈服。他们不是胎生不是孵化,不交配也不繁殖,没有龙蛋和幼崽的已知存在实例。髂骨湾区域曾有过龙蛋和龙崽存在的传说,但是到现在为止一切均被推翻,这些蛋应该是来自于另外的爬行动物。那些小龙只不过是巨大的蜥蜴,与真正的龙没有任何关系。

尽管它们不是生下来的,但是他们可能会死。在神秘纪元的龙之战争中,他们的数量就曾急剧减少。在第一纪元晚些时候的阿卡维尔人 入侵被莱曼王击败以前据说捕获并杀死了大量的龙。一些资料显示,阿卡维尔人拥有能够杀死龙的魔法。另一些人声称他们设置了巧妙的陷阱,还有一个传说甚至提到了一种罕见的毒药。

龙最令人恐惧的武器是火焰龙息这种观点已被广为接受,因为它们可以从你头顶掠过并降下死亡之焰,弓箭手和法师在与它们战斗时必不可少。不为人知的是一些龙也可以喷吐刺骨寒霜。报告显示一条龙只会其中一种龙息,没有两种都会的。

大多数人认为龙完全是兽类。然而,理论上他们一定拥有一门语言来和泰伯·赛普丁进行交涉。实际上,历史记载的相当清晰,龙拥有高度智慧。他们有自己的语言并且也会说人类和精灵的语言。

莱曼的猎杀记录包含龙吐纳火焰的报告。最近的发现描述了龙如何喷吐寒冷气流,更加离奇的传说是他们可以召唤风暴甚至暂停时间。这些应该被认为是神话和幻想故事的夸大。即使没有这些令人恐惧的武器,他们不可捉摸的行踪和岩石一般坚硬锋利的牙齿和爪子仍然令他们成为令人恐惧的敌人。

最后一只龙何时被捕杀的记载显得模糊不清。看起来剩下的若干条龙像是同时销声匿迹。一些传说声称龙之君主把他们全都吃掉使其不至于落入人手。其中一个更加牵强的传说是泰伯·赛普丁吸收了他们的精髓并且成为了神。尽管确切的原因不甚了了,但是他们都消失了。几个世纪以来没有人见过他们。但若干实例发现有龙骨混在了悬崖和地洞里的岩石和石头中,这使得龙曾经存在的传说确信无疑。

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There Be Dragons
by Torhal Bjorik
A report on the nature of dragons


The last known sighting of a dragon in Tamriel was in the time of Tiber Septim. He made a pact with the few remaining dragons, swearing to protect them if they would serve him. Despite his promise, dragons were still hunted and slain. It's not clear if the last ones fled Tamriel or if they were exterminated.
There is no credible story of how dragons came to be. According to dremora that the College of Whispers have "questioned," they just were, and are. Eternal, immortal, unchanging, and unyielding. They are not born or hatched. They do not mate or breed. There are no known examples of dragon eggs or dragonlings. The Iliac Bay area has stories of such things, but so far all have proven false. The eggs turned out to be eggs of other reptiles. The small dragons were merely oversized lizards and no relation to true dragons.
Although they are not born, dragons can die. During the Dragon War of the Merethic Era, their numbers were decimated. The Akaviriinvaders of the late First Era are said to have hunted and killed scores of them, before and after their defeat by Emperor Reman. Some sources say the Akaviri brought over dragon-killing spells. Others claim they built cunning traps. One tale even speaks of a rare poison.
It is well accepted that a dragon's most fearsome weapon is its fiery breath. Because they could fly overhead and rain down flaming death, archers and wizards were necessary when hunting them. It is less well known that some dragons could breathe a freezing spray of frost. The reports indicate that dragon might do one or the other, but not both.
Most people think of dragons as mere beasts. However, logically they must have had language in order for Tiber Septim to have negotiated with them. Indeed, the historical record is quite clear that dragons were highly intelligent. They had their own language, but could also speak the languages of men and elves.
The records of Reman's hunts contain reports of dragons that breathe or spit fire. Recently some were unearthed that described dragons blowing freezing blasts of cold. The more fanciful tales have them summoning storms and even stopping time. These should be discounted as myths and faery tales. Even without this most fearsome weapon, their nearly impenetrable hide and granite-like teeth and claws made them terrifying opponents.
There is some confusion over when the last dragon was killed. It seems the last few vanished all at once. Some tales speak of a dragon king who devoured all of them rather than let mankind kill them. One of the more far-fetched stories has Tiber Septim absorbing their essences when he ascended to godhood. Although the exact cause is unknown, they are all gone. No dragon has been seen for centuries. There are a few known examples of dragon bones fused with the stone and rocks of cliffs and caves. Just enough proof to make the stories undeniable.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×
×
  • Create New...