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【上古捡史】Elder Scrolls Lore Series: Chapter 1 - The Daedra and Daedric Princes

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    We learned previously that Tamriel did not come about on it’s own, but rather was created by divine beings.  It was the Aedra that gave themselves in the creation of Tamriel and Mundus, giving up part of their power to become the bones of Nirn.  On the other hand, we have the Divine beings that did not want any part in the creation of us mortals.  The elves gave them the name of “Daedra”, which translates to mean “not our ancestors”. The affairs of Men and Elves are constantly being trifle with, and the immortal Daedra are greatly to blame.  The Daedra are the supernatural beings that reside in the plane exsitence known as “Oblivion”.  Daedra have the bad habit of manifesting within our mortal plane of Mundus to cause all sorts of mischief and chaos. The Daedra come in two main varieties. On one side of the spectrum we see the Lesser Daedra. These Daedra can be summoned by talented sorcerers or encountered serving their respective Daedric Lords. 



    Daedric Princes, on the other hand, are the most powerful of the Daedra, and thus most commonly worshipped in Tamriel as gods, especially among Dark Elves whose society, culture, and even appearance, has been heavily influenced by these mysterious beings. 
    Contributing to their air of mystery Daedric Princes have no inherent gender.  Although all are referred to as Princes, Daedric Lords seem to be capable of changing their form at will, a power they love to exercise when fooling us silly mortals.
    What makes the races of Man and Elves so nervous about the Daedric Princes is their lack of a mortal sense of “good” and “evil”. There are 17 Daedric Princes known to us on Tamriel, and almost all of them seem to find entertainment and humor in turning us into their little playthings. Dealing with the Daedra, one gets the distinct impression of being mused over. Kind of like a man looking under an upturned rock, wondering at the lives of the bugs wiggling ignorantly in the dirt. 
    As much as the Daedric Princes like to study us, we like to study them. Throughout Tamriel’s history there have been many who have encountered these supernatural beings, and those who were allowed to live have returned with many stories to tell, and powerful artifacts to abuse.






    Azura – Queen of Dawn and Dusk, Mother of the Rose, and Queen of the Night Sky; Azura maintains a constant female image. Her sphere is that of dusk and dawn, the hidden magics in-between the realms of twilight.
    Azura’s plane of Oblivion is Moonshadow, where she lives in a rose palace. Legend says that Azura’s realm is blindingly beautiful and colorful, complete with with waterfalls, trees, and a city of silver.
Azura is considered unique among the Daedra, because she is one of the few Daedric Princes who consistently acts on the side of “good”.  It is said that in her dealings, Azura has shown concern for the well-being of her mortal subjects, where in contrast, most of her Daedric brethren seem to view us mortals as mere pawns.
    The Daedric artifact bestowed upon Azura’s most faithful is a soul gem that never yields.  Azura’s Star has an almost unlimited capacity for souls making it a highly sought after relic for mages and assassins alike.






        阿祖拉最尊贵的赏赐是一块可以反复使用的灵魂石。Azura’s Star(阿祖拉之星)无尽的吸魂能力刺激着无数的法师与刺客们在各种遗迹中搜寻。


    Boethiah – Prince of Plots, Deceiver of Nations, Queen of Shadows, and Goddess of Destruction; Boethiah is depicted as both male and female.  Her sphere is associated with deceit, conspiracy, secret plots of murder, assassination, treason, and the unlawful overthrow of authority.
    The Realm of Boethiah is the realm of Oblivion, created and ruled by, you guessed it, Boethiah. This dark realm consists of stormy skies, volcanic islands and lava seas.
Among most scholars Boethiah is viewed as “evil” in the traditional sense. She is often cited as using her followers for sport and entertainment.  This Daedric Prince delights in death and destruction, and many mortals have suffered because of her influence.  The Dark Elves on the other hand have a different view of Boethiah, but we’ll have to save that study for another time.
    There are not one, but three Daedric artifacts associated with this Daedric Prince of Deceit.  The Ebony Mail, Fearstruck, and Goldbrand.  Each powerful in their own right, Boethiah’s artifacts have a knack for finding their way into the hands of mortals in key moments of history.  Like their master, they crave change.






       欺诈魔神拥有三件魔神器。Ebony Mail(乌木甲),Fearstruck(无畏)和Goldbrand(黄金烙印)。每件都有各自的强大魔力,每当关键时刻,博依西亚的魔神器可以自己找到该持有它们的凡人。如同它们的主人,神器也渴望改变。

    Clavicus Vile – Daedric Prince of Power, Conjuration, Wishes and Bargains. Clavicus Vile is depicted as a small jovial fellow with horns protruding from his forehead, and he is never far from his companion Barbas, who is a shapeshifter usually appearing as a dog.
    Clavicus’s plane of Oblivion is an unnamed, tranquil countryside populated by deadly yellow Daedra. When he finds himself in our realm of Mundus, Clavicus Vile seeks out individuals who wish to aquire something and, by summoning him, he gives it to them. Nice fellow you might be thinking. However, he is known to take back his deals at inopportune times giving the summoner more than they bargained for. The mind of a Daedra is unknowable to us mortals, but we assume he does this for his own amusement.  He is simply one of those Daedric Princes that find our mortal behavior amusing.

    The Masque of Clavicus Vile is a helm which makes the wearer more popular wherever he or she might go. The catch. Much like other Daedric artifacts, Clavicus seems to retain ultimate control of it and may recall it back to Oblivion without warning.


        Clavicus Vile(克拉维库斯维尔)——力量,召唤,愿望与讨价之魔神。克拉维库斯维尔被描述成一位矮小灵活,额头长角的形象,他身边总跟随着他的伙伴,经常以一只狗的形态出现的Barbas(巴巴斯)。


        克拉维库斯的湮灭位面是一个无名(没来得及编)的,充满着致命的黄色迪卓拉的安静乡村。当他在曼督斯位面现身时,克拉维库斯 维尔会寻找物欲横流之人,召唤维(shen)尔(long),他便会满足这些人的愿望。你可能会觉得他是善意的魔神。然而,有时候他会收回之前的承诺并给召唤者加点料。魔神的内心凡人无法猜测,我们只能假定他这么做是为了开心。他跟其他魔神一样,只想从凡人身上找点乐趣。

        The Masque of Clavicus Vile(克拉维库斯维尔的面具)是一顶让穿戴者无论身处何处都会魅力大增的头盔。如同其他魔神器一样,克拉维库斯维尔对其拥有最终控制权并且会毫无预警的将其召回湮灭位面。


    Hermaeus Mora – Guardian of the Unseen and Knower of the Unknown, Hermaeus Mora is the Daedric prince whose sphere is the scrying of the tides of Fate, of the past and future. Unlike the other Princes, Hermaeus Mora chooses not to take on a humanoid form.  Rather he appears only as a mass of tentacles and claws or an all-seeing eye.
    An endless library of forbidden knowledge, Apocrypha is Hermaeus Mora’s plane of Oblivion. The books found within the library all have black covers with no titles, and the library is haunted by ghosts cursed with a thirst for knowledge they can never satisfy.
    Black Books are the Daedric artifacts created by the Daedric Prince of Fate and Knowledge. Each book contains some manner of forbidden knowledge. Upon reading one of Hermaeus Mora’s Black Books the reader is pulled from his mortal body and transported out of Mundus into Apocrypha. Most mortals are driven insane by this process, but those who successfully journey through Apocrypha are rewarded with powerful knowledge.


        Hermaeus Mora(赫麦尤斯莫拉)——秘闻守护神与未知认知者,赫麦尤斯莫拉是昭示历史预示未来的命运魔神。不同于其他魔神,赫麦尤斯莫拉不以人形出现。他的形象只是一大堆触♂手,利爪与一只全视之眼。



       命运与知识之魔神的神器为Black Books(黑书)。每一本都书写着不同的禁忌学识。阅读黑书之人会被抽离曼督斯进入异典。大部分学渣都在其过程中心智尽毁,但是那些成功通过异典的学霸将被奖以强大的知识。

    Hircine – Huntsman and the Father of Manbeasts; Hircine is the Daedric prince whose sphere is the Hunt, the Sport of Daedra, the Great Game, and the Chase. He is typically portrayed as male, with a spear in one hand, and head of a beast in the other.
    Hircine is responsible for creating diseases which transform man into beast.  He is father to all werewolves, hunting at night and being hunted by day.
    Visitors to Hircine’s plane of Oblivion, the Hunting Grounds, described it as a realm of thick forest and open plains.  If the horn of Hircine is heard there, beware.  Hircine himself has arrived with his hunting pack of werewolves.
    Hircine has more than one artifact, but the most notable is the Savior’s Hide which he bestows on only the mightiest of hunters.





       造访过赫辛湮灭位面the Hunting Grounds(狩猎场)的人,描述其为密林与平原。如果赫辛号角响起,小心。赫辛本尊将会和他的狼人们一起到来。

       赫辛的神器不止一件,但是最为著名的是the Savior’s Hide(救星皮甲),其被赐予最为强大的猎人。

    Jyggalag – Jyggalag is the Daedric Prince of Order. He is rumored to be one of the most powerful Daedric Princes because he has taken account of every detail of the world and of every action that has ever taken place, past and present. As a result, he views the concept of individuality has an mere illusion.
    There came a time when Jyggalag became so powerful that the other Daedric Princes began to fear him, if that’s even possible.  The other Princes cursed Jyggalag in the cruelest of ways.  They transformed him into an illogical, insane, and unorderly madman.  Henceforth, Jyggalag became known as the Daedric Prince of Madness, Sheogorath.





    Sheogorath – His method – irrelevant – his motives – unknowable.  The Daedric Prince of Madness, Sheogorath is an enigma. His realm, the Shivering Isles, is known as the Madhouse.  It is a place of light and dark, colorful insects and dreary landscapes.  Much like the man himself, those adventurers unlucky enough to find themselves in the Shivering Isles, quickly lose their minds.
    It was The Champion that discovered Sheogorath was actually one side of a greater coin. At the end of every Era, Sheogorath would transform back into Jyggalag, and as Jyggalag, he would restore order to the realm of Madness. After that, however, he would be transformed back into Sheogorath, who would spread madness upon the realm once more. The Champion ends this cycle by defeating Jyggalag in one-on-one combat, effectively separating Sheogorath and Jyggalag into two separate Princes.
    The most well-known artifact Sheogorath has contributed to the mortal plane is the Wabbajack.  An infamous staff, the Wabbajack can transform a creature into something else entirely.  It’s results like Sheogorath, are unpredictable.


        Sheogorath(谢尔格拉)——他的处事之道——互不相关——他的行为动机——不可预知。疯狂魔神,谜一样的谢尔格拉。他的位面,the Shivering Isles(战栗孤岛),就是个精神病院(从不治病)。光与暗之地,充满斑斓昆虫和沉闷的风景。那些未能及时发现已经身陷战栗孤岛的探险者,会迅速迷失心智。




    Malacath – Keeper of the Sworn Oath, and the Bloody Curse. Malacath is the Daedric prince whose sphere is the patronage of the spurned and ostracized. He is seen almost as a heretic among the other Daedric Princes. His fabled weapon, Scourge, is cursed and will cast any Daedra that touches it to Oblivion.
    Malacath’s story is a long one, and has left scholars with much to debate.  It is widely believed that Malacath was created when Boethiah ate the Altmeri ancestor spirit, Trinimac.  The remains of Trinimac were then transformed into the Daedric Prince we call Malacath.  This lead to the birth of the Orcish race, and as such, many Orcs follow Malacath to this day.  Malacath is considered to be a “good” Daedric Prince, at least among the Orcs because of his reverence for honor and duty.





    Mehrunes Dagon – His spheres are destruction, change, revolution, energy, and ambition. Mehrunes Dagon is the foe of all mortal races, and he has attempted to conquer our realm of existence many times in the past. He differs from the other Daedric Princes in that he believes Tamriel is in fact a plane of Oblivion which is his by right.
    Dagon’s actual plane of Oblivion is known as Deadlands. As the name suggests, they are barren wastelands, consisting of blackened islands, and seas of lava, much like Boethiah’s realm.
In an event known as the Oblivion Crisis, Dagon’s followers- the Mythic Dawn – attempted to merge the Deadlands and Tamriel into one realm.  They would have gotten away with it too if it wasn’t for that meddling Hero of Kvatch.  Like so many failures before, Mehrunes Dagon was banished back to Oblivion by Akatosh himself.
    Dagon has attributed two artifacts to the realm of Mundus.  The first, was an artifact more powerful than any weapon, because it led to the events of the Oblivion Crisis, an unassuming book called the Mysterium Xarxes.  The second artifact is known to us as Mehrunes Razor, a deadly dagger capable of slaying any creature instantly.


        Mehrunes Dagon(梅如涅斯戴冈)——他主管着毁灭,改变,革命,能量与野心。梅如涅斯戴冈是一切凡世种族之敌,他曾无数次企图控制凡世。不同于其他魔神,他认为泰姆瑞尔本就是属于他的湮灭位面。



        曼督斯位面上流传过两件戴冈的魔神器。第一件,是强于一切武器,引发the Oblivion Crisis(湮灭危机)的,名为Mysterium Xarxes(沙克斯秘典)的书。第二件被人们称为Mehrunes Razor(梅如涅斯剃刀),一把能够秒杀任何凡物的致命匕首。

    Mephala – Webspinner, Spider, and the Anticipation of Vivec. Mephala is a Daedric Prince whose sphere is obscured to us mortals. Just like her nicknames suggest, Mephala appears as either male or female depending on whom she wishes to ensnare. Mephala sees the affairs of mortals as a weave; pull but one thread and the whole thing unravels. Like her other colleagues, she thoroughly enjoys playing with Mundus for her own amusement. Her realm meanwhile remains a complete mystery.
    Mephala is thought to have some deep roots in the Dark Brotherhood, by that dear viewer, is a story for another day.
    Mephala’s artifact, The Ebony Blade, is indeed as dark and deadly as the mistress who empowers it.  Very time the Ebony Blade strikes an opponent, part of the damage inflicted flows into the wielder as raw power. The Blade itself may not be any more evil than those who have used it, but at some point in its history, a charm was cast on it so it would not remain with anyone bladesman for too long.




        梅法拉被认为与the Dark Brotherhood(黑暗兄弟会)有很深的关系,但是亲爱的读者,具体有什么关系我(他)今天就不告诉你。

        梅法拉的魔神器,The Ebony Blade(乌木利刃),如同其女主人一样黑暗致命。每当乌木利刃攻击他人,伤害的一部分会转化成原始力量被持有者吸收。利刃本身可能并没有持有者邪恶,但在它的某些历史时刻中,它散发出的诱惑力却又致使任何持有者都无法将它保存的太久。

    Meridia – Prince of Life and Lady of Infinite Energies, Meridia is a Daedric Prince we know very little about except that she is associated with the energies of living things. Yes, she has a great and everlasting hatred for the undead and will greatly reward any who erase them from the world, because of this, most citizens of Tamriel view her as one of the “good” Daedric Princes. If such a thing can be said about Daedric Princes.
    Meridia’s artifact, The Ring of the Khajiiti, became famous when it found itself into the hands of an infamous burglar who used its power of invisibility to become the single most successful burglar in Elsweyr’s history. Which among the Khajiit, is certainly saying something.
    Meridia’s other known artifact is rightfully called Dawnbreaker, scourge of the undead.  Meridia’s power contributes to the blade by releasing a blast of energy that burns away all undead it touches.aedric Princes.




      美瑞蒂亚的魔神器有,The Ring of the Khajiiti(虎人指环)(东北人表示无法直视这名字……),它的隐形能力在Elsweyr(艾斯维尔)历史上最恶名昭著的盗贼手中被广为传播。当然,只是在虎人们之间。



    Molag Bal – The King of Rape and Harvester of Souls, Molag Bal is the Daedric Prince whose sphere is the domination and enslavement of mortals. His main desire is to harvest the souls of mortals and to bring them within his sway by spreading seeds of strife and discord in the mortal realms. One legend claims that Molag Bal created the first vampire when he raped a Nedic virgin, which gives him the name “Father of Vampires”.
    Molag Bal’s plane of Oblivion is Coldharbour. The book “The Doors of Oblivion” says that his plane resembles a copy of Nirn, including the Imperial Palace, but all is desecrated and in ruin. The ground is sludge, the sky is on fire, and the air is freezing.
    The Mace of Molag Bal represents it’s master well by sucking the magical energies away from the victim and giving them to the wielder. The weapon is sometimes even referred to as the “Vampire’s Mace”.
    Molag Bal attempts to bring his realm of Coldharbor to the realm of Mundus in the 2nd Era.  Much like Mehrunes Dagon and his Oblivion Gates, Molag Bal tries to use his Dark Anchors to merge Tamriel and Oblivion into one.  Luckily for living things everywhere he fails in his endeavor; even so, he cannot be destroyed, and yet lives on.


         Molag Bal(莫拉格巴尔)——掠夺(和谐)之王与灵魂收割者,魔神莫拉格巴尔(摸辣个包)掌控着凡间的主宰与奴役。他最大的欲望是在凡间散布冲突与不合来收割凡人灵魂归于他的统治之下。传说中提到莫拉格巴尔推(he)倒(xie)了一个Nedic处女并由此传造出第一个吸血鬼,他也因此获名“吸血鬼之父”。


        莫拉格巴尔的湮灭位面是Coldharbour(冷港)。“The Doors of Oblivion”(湮灭之门)一书中提到他的位面是有点像是Nirn(奈恩)的复制,甚至还有帝国宫殿,但是都被亵渎摧毁。大地满是淤泥,天空犹如火焰,空气仿佛冻结。

       The Mace of Molag Bal(莫拉格巴尔狼牙棒)很好展示其主人的能力,吸取对手的魔法值并被持有者吸收。有时这把武器也被叫做“Vampire’sMace”(吸血鬼狼牙棒)。

       莫拉格巴尔在第二纪元曾试图入侵曼督斯位面。如同梅如涅斯戴冈和他的湮灭之门,莫拉格巴尔试图以Dark Anchors(暗锚)将泰姆瑞尔与冷港合二为一。幸运的是,他失败了。但即便如此,他依然不朽不毁至今。

    Namira – Spirit of Daedra and Lady of Decay, Namira is the Daedric Prince whose sphere is the ancient darkness, often associated with repulsive creatures like spiders, insects, slugs, and beggars. As a matter of speaking, Namira is credited for giving the beggaring gifts of disease, pity and disregard.
    Namira’s artifact is the aptly named Ring of Namira, with it the wearer is compelled feast on the dead, growing stronger with each corpse devoured.





    Nocturnal – The Night Mistress, the Mistress of Shadows, The Unknowable, Daughter of Twilight, The Mistress of Mystery and The Saint of Suspicion – Nocturnal is known by many names but she has but one sphere of night and darkness. As you’d imagine worshipers of Nocturnal consist primarily of those who operate in darkness and night, such as thieves and spies. Although Nocturnal has arguably one of the largest cult followings of all the Daedric Princes, she has no form of organized clergy. There are few who call themselves priests of Nocturnal, but the Mistress of Shadows seems to ignore them altogether. As a matter of fact, Nocturnal seems to hold worship with little regard.
    Evergloam is the mysterious realm of Nocturnal, and seems to have some connection with the “luck” that thieves seem to enjoy. Little is known about Evergloam much like its Mistress.
    The Night Mistress has two known artifacts that complement their master perfectly. The most infamous artifact is an enchanted cowl that completely hides the wearer’s identity from mortal knowledge. The cowls magic is so powerful that whomever posses it is wiped from the tapestry of life.  Close friends and even spouses can’t recall the person’s name.
    The second artifact grants the wielder special power as well as the ability to open any door, physical or otherwise.  The Skeleton Key has found it’s way into many hands throughout history, and it’s impact here on Tamriel is undeniable.






        第二件神器赋予携带者打开任何门的能力,无论是物理门还是其他门。The Skeleton Key(骷髅钥匙)在历史上几经转手,其在泰姆瑞尔上掀起的巨大影响无可否认。



    Peryite – Known to some as the Taskmaster, Peryite is the Daedric Prince who sphere is pestilence. It’s pretty ironic that Peryite is often depicted as a dragon-like being considering he is one of the weakest of the Daedric Princes. Albeit, labeling a Daedric Prince as “weak” is pretty laughable. Indirectly, Peryite, has influenced the lives of nearly every mortal inhabitant on Nirn. He is the Lord of Pestilence, and the cause of many plagues and pandemic diseases. He is typically listed along with Princes such as Mehrunes Dagon and Molag Bal as one of the few truly evil Daedric Lords.
    Peryite’s artifact is an enchanted shield, the Spellbreaker, which possesses the ability to reflect or absorb incoming magical attacks.




        魄伊特的魔神器是一面附魔盾牌,the Spellbreaker(破法者),具有反弹和吸收魔法攻击的能力。

    Sanguine – Sanguine is the Daedric Prince of debauchery.  The citizens of Tamriel recognize his domain over the darker natures of man, such as lust, sin, gluttony, and greed. Although a joker in his own right, Sanguine prefers to drag mortals down to sinful lifestyles by means of temptation and humiliation.
    Sanguine’s Realms are a collection of one hundred thousand realms of Oblivion, created and ruled over by this Daedric Prince of Indulgence. The realms are used mainly as pleasure pockets and very little is known about them.
    Usually after performing some odd task Sanguine will bestow his artifact to his champion.  Sanguine’s Rose is one of the most powerful summoning staves to grace the realm of Mundus, capable of summoning a Dremora to aid the wielder in battle. Like fits of passion, the Rose is only temporary. Each time the Rose is used it wilts a little, and when all the petals fall off, it loses its power. Somewhere in Oblivion a new rose blooms and is plucked by Sanguine to be given to another champion.




        通常在经历了一系列稀奇古怪的任务之后桑格文会将魔神器赏给他的冠军。Sanguine’s Rose(桑格文玫瑰)是曼督斯位面上最美也最强大的召唤法杖,可以召唤出魔人帮助持有者战斗。如同激情快感,玫瑰也是暂时的。每当你使用了玫瑰,它会一点点枯萎,当所有的花瓣掉落之后,它就失去了法力。湮灭领域中另一朵玫瑰随之盛开,桑格文将摘下它送给新的冠军。

    Vaermina – Vaermina is a Daedric Prince whose sphere is the realm of dreams and nightmares, and from whose realm evil omens enter the mortal plane. She is seen as one of the “demonic” Daedra, and for good reason.  Vaermina’s plane of Oblivion is called Quagmire, and those poor souls that have caught a glimpse of it describe it as a realm where nightmares are born, and every few minutes reality shifts and it becomes ever more terrifying.
    The Skull of Corruption is Vaermina’s signature artifact. It is a staff of dark magic that creates a mirror image of whomever it is cast upon. This image then attacks the victim at the behest of the caster. This isn’t the worst it can do however. Legends holds that the staff has a mind of its own, and can feed on the memories of those around it.




        The Skull of Corruption(堕落头骨)是瓦尔迷娜标志性的魔神器。这是一柄黑暗法杖会制造目标的镜像。镜像会受命于持杖者攻击对方。这还不是其最邪恶的能力。传说法杖拥有自己的意识,以周围生物的记忆为食。

    The Daedric Princes have a great foothold in Tamriel, and whether we realize it or not, they’ve shaped our lives in more ways than we know; however, where there is night there is day, where there is darkness there is light.




Edited by 弈心羽
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