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十年战争的故事 #1

EvilP 更新于 2014-08-28 22:36

来源:http://mmh7.ubi.com/en/blog/post/view/tales-of-the-ten-years-war-part-1,以下由Heavenk,塞勒斯,skass翻译。

Many of you have approached me, asking to recount the events of the last ten years. I’m beginning to understand that many outside of the Holy Empire didn’t quite understand what was going on within our borders. As much pain as it causes me to recall the tragic events of this last decade, it is necessary if we are to bring an end to the bloodshed. This might take some time though. A lot happens in ten years, especially ten years of war.

你们中许多人都希望我回溯过去的十年间发生的林林总总。我渐渐意识到,神圣帝国疆土之外的民众并不太了解域内所发生了什么。过去十年内诸多悲惨事件所带给我们的痛苦将又重现眼前,但若要制止再次血流成河,我们必须回首昔年。不过这总需要一些时间,十年间能发生许许多多的事情,特别是这丧乱的十年。

But is the story I will tell you the truth? It would be presumptuous of me to say. I can only tell things as I saw them – my truth. Ask one of Seamus of Stag’s advisors and he might spin a widely different tale.

但仅仅一个我的故事就能告诉你真相?我只能说,这是我的一念妄言。我能说我眼见为实的事件——我的真心话。你若问问谢玛斯麾下雄鹿参议的一员,你或许会得到迥然不同的故事。

十年战争的故事 - Tales of the Ten Years War

七龙纪843年——猎鹰的最后一战

843 YSD – Falcon’s Last Flight

If Empress Maeve Falcon committed a sin, it is certainly the sin of pride. It is often when you think you have everything under control that it all falls apart. The dangers of unreasonable pride will be a recurring theme in this story. So much that in centuries to come, historians may well call this war, “the War of Pride”.

如果玫芙女皇有何种罪念,那么一定是傲慢。往往在当你认为掌控全局的时候,它就那样分崩离析了。在接下来的故事里,豪无缘由的骄傲带来的危险这一主题将反复回荡在你的耳畔。更有甚者,几个世纪内,历史学家都将称呼此战争为“傲慢之战”。

Where to begin? Maybe with the prophecy.

如何入手?或许就在这个预言。

At the dawn of our era, what the scholars call the “Historical Age”, Ronan the Great, High King of the Falcon Clan, defeated his rivals and had them bend the knee before him. The Human clans were no more. An Empire was born.

在我们这个时代的伊始,史学家称为“历史时代”的年代,罗南大帝,猎鹰氏族的最高统帅,击败了他的对手们,让他们臣服于己。人类氏族的时代终为虚话,一个帝国的帷幕缓缓拉开。

It is said that on the day of Ronan’s crowning, the Seventh Dragon himself, Sar-Elam, appeared to the new Emperor and talked with a voice that was both ancient and timeless. “Emperor of the Falcon!” he said. “Your blood is the blood of Men. For as long as your blood endures, the children of Ylath shall prosper.”

据说,罗南的加冕之日,第七龙神,萨-艾朗本人,亲自现身并做出一个预言,其声古老而永恒。“猎鹰皇帝!”他说道,“汝之血脉即为人类之血脉。汝之血脉绵长,伊拉斯之子永昌。”

…Well, he probably didn’t say these exact words, but all accounts at least agree to their meaning: as long as the Falcon dynasty existed, the children of Ylath – the Human race – would prosper.

……好吧,他可能原话并非如此。但所有记载皆至少记载了他原话的含义:只要猎鹰王朝存在,伊拉斯之子——人类全族便可福祚绵长。

But of course, Sar-Elam’s words also turned the Falcon line into targets. The Demons of Sheogh, in particular, made several attempts against the Falcon Emperors through history.

但也因此,萨-艾朗的祝福将猎鹰血脉变成了显而易见的目标。特别是谢尔戈的恶魔们,他们在历史中数次试图猎杀猎鹰帝国的皇帝。

憎恨的计划 - Hateful Plans

In 564 YSD, the Second Eclipse reddened the skies of Ashan, two years earlier than the Blind Brothers had predicted. The Demon Prince of Hate, Ahribban, who had been hatching plans to spread dissent and enmity within the Empire for years, personally led the siege of the Empire’s capital city, Falcon’s Reach. Emperor Liam Falcon died in battle, while Demon cultists led by the traitor Jezebeth hunted down his heirs.

在七龙纪564年,比盲眼兄弟会的预期提早了两年,第二次血月之蚀染红了亚山的天空。憎恨亲王阿瑞班,猎杀计划的始作俑者,早已开始在帝国内部散播敌意和隔阂。他亲自率军围困了神圣帝国的首都法肯里奇。皇帝利亚姆战死,而叛徒耶泽蓓丝则率领一伙恶魔信徒追杀他的继承人。

Fortunately, the Duke of Griffin, Anton, managed to kill Jezebeth and rescue Liam’s only remaining family: his niece Gwendolyn. The princess safe, the imperial armies joined forces to liberate Falcon’s Reach and destroy Ahribban.

幸运的是,狮鹫大公安东,设计杀死了耶泽蓓丝并解救了利亚姆唯一的亲人,他的侄女格温多琳。公主安全后,帝国军队会师解除了法肯里奇的围城,并杀死了阿瑞班。

And so the infernal plans were thwarted, and the blood of Ronan kept flowing.

这样一来,地狱之计被挫败,罗南之血恒流传。

When the time of the Fourth Eclipse arrived, Empress Maeve was ready. The Blind Brothers had perfected their art, and this time their predictions were completely accurate. The Eclipse happened the very moment it was expected, and when the Demons unfurled upon the lands of the Holy Empire, the Knights of the Light were there to welcome them with blessed steel in hand.

当第四次血月之蚀来临时,女皇玫芙已枕戈待旦。盲眼兄弟会的技艺日臻完善,所以这一次他们的预言分毫不差。在血月之蚀发生的时候,圣光骑士们用手中被祝福过的利剑热烈欢迎这地狱中喷涌而出的恶魔。

Everything was under control.

一切尽在掌控中。

But Empress Maeve was underestimating the current ruler of Sheogh, the one they call the Demon Sovereign. While the Demons were being routed on the battlefields, a party of assassins infiltrated the walls of Falcon’s Reach. At their head was none other than Jezebeth, who had been offered – or cursed with, depending on the way you look at it – a second life in Sheogh as a Succubus.

但玫芙女皇低估了被称为恶魔元首的谢尔戈之主。当恶魔大军队在半路被截杀时,一支刺客军队渗透入法肯里奇的城墙内。他们的领头人不是别人,正是那个耶泽蓓丝,那个已被赐福(或是诅咒,皆由你如何看待)成为魅魔的女人。

Jezebeth was hell-bent on finishing what she had failed to do four centuries earlier. Jezebeth and her Demons stormed Maeve’s throne room, killing the Empress and slaughtering her entire family. Then, they burnt Falcon’s Reach to the ground, to ensure no heir of Falcon would survive.

耶泽蓓丝孤注一掷地去完成她四个世纪前未尽的事务。耶泽蓓丝和她的魔鬼冲进玫芙的王座大厅,杀死了皇后并屠戮她整个家族。最后,他们焚毁了法肯里奇,以确保没有任何猎鹰的血脉可以生还。

The Fourth Eclipse ended with the Demons’ defeat… and their greatest victory.

第四次血月之蚀以恶魔的失败……同时也是他们最伟大的胜利而告终。

血债血偿 - Blood for blood

Yet the world of Men didn’t seem in a hurry to end. And for scholars, that could mean only two things.

但人类的时代并未匆忙终结。学者们认为,这意味着两个可能。

The skeptics reasoned that Sar-Elam’s prophecy could have been wrong all along, or at least misinterpreted. That happens all the time, really – just as you should never trust someone claiming to possess the one and only truth, you should never believe someone who claims his interpretation of a prophecy is the right one.

怀疑者认为,萨-艾朗的预言可能根本就是错的,或是被误解了。这样的事情常有发生,真的——你永远不该信任那些号称自己怀揣独一无二的真理的人,你也千万不要相信那些号称自己每一个预言都是正确的人。

The faithful, on the other hand, claimed that Maeve’s son Brendan had somehow survived the massacre of Falcon’s Reach. As unlikely as it sounded, many in the Empire wanted to believe it. The Church of Light proclaimed there would be one year of mourning: if the child Brendan was found alive during this period, he would inherit the throne. If he was not found, then he would be declared dead, and a new Emperor would be chosen among the Dukes of the Empire.

另一方面,支持者宣称,玫芙的儿子布伦丹躲过了法肯里奇的那场大屠杀并幸存了下来。虽然这听起来不太可能,但许多帝国人民仍愿意相信它。光明教会宣称在一年的哀悼期内,若布伦丹被发现还存活于世,他将继承王位。若遍寻无果,那么将默认他已死亡,并且将在帝国的诸位公爵中选出一位新的皇帝。

That time was spent hunting the last pockets of Demon marauders. Among them was Jezebeth herself. It was Ivan of Griffin, leading a company of griffin riders, who located and cornered her. The Succubus had been trying to hide in plain sight, in the ruins of Castelrose, the old citadel of the Holy Inquisition.

这一年的时间,大部分都花在猎杀恶魔袭击者的残部当中,其中就包括了耶泽蓓丝。狮鹫大公伊凡本人,亲率一个连队的狮鹫骑士前去搜捕她。这只魅魔试图大隐于市,反其道而行之地藏身于圣裁所的古堡,卡斯特罗丝(玫瑰城堡)的遗址内。

It was no secret that Ivan had been good friends with Empress Maeve, and he showed her assassin no mercy. You probably know the folk song their encounter inspired? I think it goes like this:

伊凡与玫芙的交情世所皆知,因此在面对凶手的时候他毫不手软。或许你听过那些以此为原型的民歌?就像下面这首:

   妖姬妄图施邪法 “She tried to cast her nasty spells
   伊凡斩断她双手 So he chopped off her hand
   妖姬展翼急逃窜 She tried to fly back to hell
   伊凡砍掉她双翅 So he chopped off her wings
   妖姬跪求放生路 She begged for her life
   伊凡举剑寒光闪 So he took out his sword
   妖姬许诺做小妾 She promised to be his wife
   伊凡寒锋正低吟 And he made his blade sing
   伊凡砍掉妖姬头 He chopped off her head
   才知妖姬早归西 until he figured she was dead…”

魅姬玉指舞妖氛,碎断玉腕两片红。展翼空飞九层狱,折翅坠地红尘中。纤肢染尘跪求命,利剑无情出鞘声。凤眼滴泪愿为妾,锋吟鬼哭风声惨。容颜徒娇离此身,伊凡冷眼断娇息。

The lyrical qualities of this piece are certainly debatable, but that’s not the point. What is important is what the song doesn’t mention: the fact Jezebeth had one last bargaining chip to offer in the hopes of saving her sorry hide. In a last, desperate gambit, she offered information about the boy Brendan. But Ivan replied that he would never believe one word spoken by an assassin, especially a Succubus. And that’s when he cut her head off with a mighty swing of his sword.

歌词的可信度当然是值得商榷的,但这不是关键问题。最重要的是这首歌并未提到的一个事实,其实耶泽蓓丝有最后一个筹码,一个能换取自身性命的秘密。在最后的绝望之中,她试图提供布伦丹的消息作交换。但伊凡回答说,他绝不相信由刺客说出的任何一个字,尤其是魅魔刺客。旋即伊凡一剑砍掉了耶泽蓓丝的头颅。

With Jezebeth’s death, the Fourth Eclipse was finally over. But in the Empire the troubles were only beginning…

随着耶泽蓓丝之死,第四次血月之蚀也因此结束了。但在帝国之内,麻烦才刚刚开始……

aghar 回复于 2014-09-28 23:26:
QQ_F04244 发表于 2014-9-18 23:39

 估计Brendan活着,假设伊凡要承诺放耶泽蓓丝一马,而耶泽蓓丝要是说Brendan也死了的话,你们觉得伊凡还会恪 ...

 5代的邓肯是猎鹰的后代吧
塞勒斯 回复于 2014-09-28 21:52:
M.A.K.I. 发表于 2014-9-24 06:44

 其实萨艾朗没有说错啊,因为根据5代来说。历史走向是伊凡大公继位,而伊凡是有猎鹰血统的。
 
 不过说穿了 ...

 说得有理!论杂交的重要性!
M.A.K.I. 回复于 2014-09-24 06:44:
塞勒斯 发表于 2014-8-29 18:39

 果然萨艾朗跟我一样,是个混球……

 其实萨艾朗没有说错啊,因为根据5代来说。历史走向是伊凡大公继位,而伊凡是有猎鹰血统的。
 
 不过说穿了,经过数十代的杂交混种,基本每个公国都可以和猎鹰扯上关系,所以怎么编都可以混的过去
游客 回复于 2014-09-19 00:17:
我还想补充的是,伊凡还是匹小种马,没结婚,因此将打油诗里的wife处理成小妾是不合理的。
游客 回复于 2014-09-18 23:39:
估计Brendan活着,假设伊凡要承诺放耶泽蓓丝一马,而耶泽蓓丝要是说Brendan也死了的话,你们觉得伊凡还会恪守诺言吗?
 会不会?嘿嘿嘿,Brendan被锻炼成魔君,找格里芬报仇来了?
skass 回复于 2014-09-02 10:28:
reingia 发表于 2014-8-31 23:52

 我觉得,萨艾朗没错,猎鹰也没理解错……因为萨艾朗说的是伊拉斯的子民……现在的人类早就是艾尔拉斯的子 ...

 原文是伊拉斯的子嗣。这话没错的,按照设定,即便改宗,除非像黑暗精灵或者半天使那样过多接受对应元素神的改造,否则本质上还是风龙的种……。不过总之这个故事这部分讽刺意思更多吧,主题是傲慢嘛。黑精设定里,跟了马拉萨从小就会听到马拉萨的絮语,有资质的就更加能干,听不成就只能嗑药了……
 
 人类这边,像安东这些就属于类似情况,发生变异能听到天使声音(据说是佩剑效果?),这种就属于被改造的……
reingia 回复于 2014-08-31 23:52:
skass 发表于 2014-8-29 11:59

 其实这个情节设定挺有意思,猎鹰帝国在新皇上位的时候来这么一出,就是很傲慢的宣传猎鹰家君权神授,而 ...

 我觉得,萨艾朗没错,猎鹰也没理解错……因为萨艾朗说的是伊拉斯的子民……现在的人类早就是艾尔拉斯的子民了……
wyd247 回复于 2014-08-30 13:02:
M.A.K.I. 发表于 2014-8-29 22:43

 是我记错了?还是新魔法门的设定中,恶魔是不会永久死亡的?是会在谢尔戈重生的?

 地狱有专门生殖的菊花魔
 恶魔死亡都会带着记忆在谢尔戈被菊花魔给生出来
 所以恶魔的仇恨是只增不减的
M.A.K.I. 回复于 2014-08-29 22:43:
是我记错了?还是新魔法门的设定中,恶魔是不会永久死亡的?是会在谢尔戈重生的?
chalienge 回复于 2014-08-29 21:16:
skass 发表于 2014-8-29 00:29

 魅姬玉指舞妖氛,碎断玉腕两片红。展翼难飞九层狱,折翅坠地红尘中。纤肢染尘跪求命,利剑无情出鞘声。凤眼 ...

 好诗
弗拉基喵尔 回复于 2014-08-29 19:29:
Stillwaiting 发表于 2014-8-29 19:27

 耶泽被伊凡杀了?但是她不是还在英雄交锋里出场过么 这样时间顺序就完全不对吧- -

 理论上恶魔可以无限再生。。。。
Stillwaiting 回复于 2014-08-29 19:27:
耶泽被伊凡杀了?但是她不是还在英雄交锋里出场过么 这样时间顺序就完全不对吧- -
塞勒斯 回复于 2014-08-29 18:39:
skass 发表于 2014-8-29 11:59

 其实这个情节设定挺有意思,猎鹰帝国在新皇上位的时候来这么一出,就是很傲慢的宣传猎鹰家君权神授,而 ...

 果然萨艾朗跟我一样,是个混球……
skass 回复于 2014-08-29 11:59:

 
塞勒斯 发表于 2014-8-29 10:02

 看来萨·艾朗跟我一样是个混球?!~

 
 其实这个情节设定挺有意思,猎鹰帝国在新皇上位的时候来这么一出,就是很傲慢的宣传猎鹰家君权神授,而且只要他家皇脉不绝,全人类都要幸福康盛,这个全人类显然还包括了七城联邦。翻译过来就是,包括七成联邦在内的以人类为主要成员的国家和组织,都要支持猎鹰,因为连成神的萨艾朗都说了猎鹰皇族的血脉就是全人类的血脉。
 
 估计实际情况游戏设定是不会讲清楚的,但是不妨碍咱们的阴谋论推测:
 第一,萨艾朗可能不满意猎鹰家,但是又懒得动手去折腾,索性高端黑;
 第二,猎鹰皇家怕七城联邦影响到自己(假如七城法师有被猎鹰弄死的亲戚),以政治压力让萨艾朗来捧臭脚(但是貌似也砸了下自己)
 第三,以上两种可能皆有,同时存在。
 第四,猎鹰帝国为了自抬身价,干脆造了个假历史且无人揭穿。
 
 官方的这段故事里也有暗示,其一,他说帝国的原罪是傲慢,其二历史学者们不是特别肯定萨艾朗说了什么,其三,梅芙死亡,布伦登失踪以后,出现了怀疑论者,而且人类并没有因为帝国易帜而衰弱灭亡。再说,从逻辑上来看,猎鹰家存续以否,不足以影响全人类。更重要的,那就是萨艾朗那段预言其实有个恶意脚本:“Your blood is the blood of Men. For as long as your blood endures, the children of Ylath shall prosper.”,这句话可以有其他意思的,你的血脉即是人类之血脉,暗含的意思就是你们家和凡人一样,都是留着一种血没啥高贵的,人类的血脉不断绝,人类将繁荣。
 
 她想要释放法术,伊凡砍了她的手。她想要飞回地狱,伊凡折断她的翅膀。她跪下乞求饶赦,伊凡拔出他的剑。她许愿做他妻子,伊凡的剑声冷酷。伊凡为了让她死透,砍下了她的头。《——我觉得这么翻译好像更好,启发来自官网的一则回复,说那个poem有黑暗的味道。
塞勒斯 回复于 2014-08-29 11:14:

 
人格分裂症阿萨 发表于 2014-8-29 09:52

 话说我记得,H5这关战役里似乎说了泽耶苔丝虽然杀了女王还是被卡贝勒斯训了一顿,因为女王的后人确实成功逃 ...

 
 是耶泽蓓丝……不是苔丝~
 耶泽蓓丝出场了这么多代看见还有人把她名字写错一定会气死
 简记:掖着被子……
刁民四 回复于 2014-08-29 11:13:
标题党吓洒家一跳,还以为故事搬到基国天朝来鸟……
塞勒斯 回复于 2014-08-29 10:38:
弗拉基喵尔 发表于 2014-8-29 10:07

 突然发现标题简直大丈夫

 不会被和谐的……相信我……
 十年动乱也不是我改的……我起初是叫十年战争之传奇……
弗拉基喵尔 回复于 2014-08-29 10:07:
突然发现标题简直大丈夫
塞勒斯 回复于 2014-08-29 10:02:
skass 发表于 2014-8-29 09:33

 因为没有哪个高端黑跑去预言说只要谁谁家好,这族全家就一直好?萨艾朗已经高端黑了……

 看来萨·艾朗跟我一样是个混球?!~
nightghostdt 回复于 2014-08-29 09:57:
这算是H7的前情提要么……好评
人格分裂症阿萨 回复于 2014-08-29 09:52:
话说我记得,H5这关战役里似乎说了泽耶苔丝虽然杀了女王还是被卡贝勒斯训了一顿,因为女王的后人确实成功逃跑了?
 
 看来真是隐居了。
wudevils 回复于 2014-08-29 09:35:
是啊,没事瞎出来预言啥
skass 回复于 2014-08-29 09:33:
wudevils 发表于 2014-8-29 09:31

 恶魔好像没对别的种族这么上心,为什么

 因为没有哪个高端黑跑去预言说只要谁谁家好,这族全家就一直好?萨艾朗已经高端黑了……
wudevils 回复于 2014-08-29 09:31:
恶魔好像没对别的种族这么上心,为什么
skass 回复于 2014-08-29 09:27:
才发现用了两个绵长……,猎鹰血脉那个根本没必要用,实际上是说猎鹰家的血脉存续或者延续下去,人类发展的就好点?
MKII 回复于 2014-08-29 09:23:
伊拉斯之子永昌嘛……
skass 回复于 2014-08-29 08:48:

 昨晚喝多了,随便翻了几笔……,看了一下,hk是不是把原文再改改……
 顺便写个小曲新版本:
 
 娇女柔荑善舞,断腕两片红。蛾翼扑火狱难回,折却双翅。怜奴家命,玉腿沾尘。泪沾衣,利剑离鞘。哀声切,愿为伊凡奴婢。剑吟冷,空余皮囊无娇颜。可怜摧花花凋去,一地残红冷。
 话说原文是歌,正经翻译不考虑押韵的话,大概要弄个歌词的样子,这方面我没经验……至少翻出来的效果应该像卡斯特梅雨季那种?
 
 那妖女正要用邪术,伊凡斩掉她双手。那妖女展翅想逃回地狱,伊凡砍掉她的翅膀。那妖女哭泣着跪下,乞求饶了她的小命,伊凡却只拔出利剑。那妖女求饶说愿意当他的妻子,利剑冷酷低吟。伊凡砍下了妖女的头,确保她不留一丝心跳与呼吸。
弗拉基喵尔 回复于 2014-08-29 08:27:
椰丝有六块腹肌,乍一看还以为是男人。。。
kltx 回复于 2014-08-29 04:03:
来晚了!
skass 回复于 2014-08-29 00:34:
如果梅芙女皇的帝国有某种原罪,那必然是傲慢。往往是当你自以为掌控一切时,现实早已不可挽回。无谓的傲慢往往是这故事里一再重复的主题。在接下来的时代里,历史学家们会称其为 傲慢之战。让我们从何处讲起?就从一个预言说起吧。在这个时代的黎明,也就是被学者们称作 历史的时代,英伟之洛南,猎鹰部族的大王,打败了他的敌人并让他们向自己屈膝。各自为政的人类部族已成虚话,帝国从此崛起。据说就在洛南加冕之时,第七龙萨艾朗亲自现身在新皇面前,以古老而永恒的声音与其谈话。“猎鹰之皇上,血脉为人宗,汝血若长存,天龙子繁昌。”
 好吧,也许萨艾朗原话并不是这样,反正所有的记录就是这么个意思:只要猎鹰皇朝永存于世,天空之龙伊拉斯的子嗣,也就是人类族群,将永远福祚绵长。当然,萨艾朗的话同样让猎鹰皇朝成了一个大靶子。来自希奥格的恶魔们,在长久的历史当中,针对猎鹰皇帝进行了多次刺杀行动。
skass 回复于 2014-08-29 00:29:
魅姬玉指舞妖氛,碎断玉腕两片红。展翼难飞九层狱,折翅坠地红尘中。纤肢染尘跪求命,利剑无情出鞘声。凤眼滴泪愿为妾,锋吟鬼哭带惨风。容颜徒娇离此身,娇息已断死无情。
塞勒斯 回复于 2014-08-28 23:45:
沙发被抢好悔恨……咬手绢……
wyd247 回复于 2014-08-28 23:29:
沙发,机翻大概明白了是啥意思


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