距離<伊嵐翠>十周年版上市也大概是一個月的時間了,山姆在這裡公布「以前就翻譯好,可是為了避免影響出版社銷路所以沒公開的私譯版<伊嵐翠>祕典」

因為呢,你們知道的嘛,有些人可能會想「我只是想看Ars Arcanum,其他的彩蛋我沒興趣看」所以就不買新書了(怎麼可以呢),因此當初翻譯出來也只跟少數內行討論過而已

我不期待太多人看這篇,因為其實沒什麼必要,只是想讓翻譯過的文章完整公開出來而已

但若不嫌棄,也請看看不才的版本跟市面上的版本差了多少吧~

===<論艾歐鐸>===

  論及艾歐鐸(AonDor),最自然的問題就是起源。

  In discussing AonDor, the natural question to ask is one of origination.

 

  符文(Aons)自身的組成(參見下方)是由語言和亞瑞倫暨周遭地區的魔法共同建立出來的。有趣的是,它們和艾歐人(Aonic)的語言相去甚遠,以至於這種(相對於拼音性)的書寫系統強調它們,並且以更狹小壓縮,相對於大型象形符號的方式書寫。潤飾來說,這些文字就像是在他們的諸神之前就被發明出來的存在。

  The Aons themselves (see below) are the foundation of both language and magic in Arelon and its surrounding regions. Curiously, they are quite distinct from the language of Aonic, such that the (otherwise phonetic) writing system highlights them, being written smaller and more cramped than the majestic logographic characters. If I can wax prosaic, it is almost as if the common letters are subjects submitting before their gods.

 

  有趣的是,符文的聲音在這個地區的常用語言裡反而是無用的。如果一個人想把符文從語言中獨立出來---這是可能的,只要把所有符文所傳達的概念和主旨用更加規律的字體表寫出來---就會得到一個比常人所想更近似於杜拉丹語(Duladen)的語言。

  Curiously, the Aons produce sounds otherwise unused in the general languages of the area. If one were to strip the Aons from the language---which is possible, as all concepts and ideas conveyed by the Aons can also be written in the more rational common scripts---one is left with a language family that is far more similar to Duladen than one might otherwise think.

 

  當意識到符文能將亞瑞倫地貌和它們自身的描述融合時,一個重要的問題於焉而生。符文是否比艾歐人在這個地區的落腳還要古老?這些移民必定被教導符文,學習它們的意義,並將它們融入當時既存的語言中。然而,那麼是誰,創造了它們?而他們是否創造符文來描述地貌,亦或是地貌不知怎的,決定了符文的形狀和發音?

  When one adds to this the fact that the Aons incorporate things like landscape of Arelon into their depictions, an important question begins to emerge. Could the Aons predate the arrival of the Aonic people to the area? Those immigrants must have been taught about the Aons, learned their meanings, and incorporated them into an already extant language. But who, then, created them? And did they create them to describe the landscape, or did the landscape somehow dictate the shape and sounds of the Aons?

 

  我沒有答案,但也許你能看出這種形式的授予(Investiture)大大激發了我的好奇心。

  I have no answer, but perhaps you can see what it is about this form of Investiture that so drives my curiosity.

 

  下方是一份對於艾歐鐸有特殊意義的列表。我期待有天能了解這一切是如何連結,還有為甚麼它們對於這個領域及它的魔法如此特別。(下方從略)

  Beneath, find a list of concepts unique to AonDor. I intend someday to understand how these are all related, and why they are so distinctive to this realm and its magics.

 

精確性 PRECISION

  要使一個符文運作,則它必須以絕對的精準性所描繪。我的研究顯示了鐸(Dor)的其他可能用途同樣需要準確性,原比我已經見過的任何一種魔法都需要。這又是另一種與眾不同之處,因為大部分的授予形式只需要概念(perception)的介入。在其他地方,如果你認為你的作法沒有瑕疵,它通常就能運作。但在這裡,即便是微小的失誤也能使符文失去效用。

  For an Aon to work, it must be drawn with absolute precision. Indeed, my research shows that other potential uses of the Dor also require exactness, far more so than any other type of magic I've as yet encountered. Again, this seems to point at a distinctiveness, as most other forms of Investiture are only concerned with perception. Elsewhere, if you think you are doing something correctly, it often works. But here, even a tiny mistake in drawing invalidates the Aon.

 

意圖 INTENTION

  如同其他形式的授予,意圖(註:intent,此處和碎神的原旨Intent不同)很重要。一個伊嵐翠人無法意外畫出符文。基於符文的複雜性,這件事發生的機率極低,但我已經做過令人滿意的測試。一個人必須想要畫出符文,並且創造出指定的形式,符文才會有所作用。

  As in other forms of Investiture, intent is very important. An Elantrian can't accidentally draw an Aon. Because of their complexity, this would be highly unlikely, but I have tested it to my satisfaction. One must wish to draw an Aon, and have an inkling of the required shape, before anything will happen.

 

出生地 BIRTHPLACE

  我越來越堅信在賽耳(Sel)上的所有個體都和鐸與授予有某種靈魂性的聯繫,遠比你在大部分有完整雅多納西碎力(full Shard of Adonalsium)盤駐的地方所能觀察到的還要強烈。在賽耳上非常特別的,一個人和出生地的靈魂連繫決定了他們授予聯繫(Invested connection)的特質和樣式。

  I am increasingly certain that every being on Sel has some Spiritual connection to the Dor and Investiture, much as you find on most other major planets settled by a full Shard of Adonalsium. Uniquely on Sel, however, one's Spiritual connection to birthplace determines the flavor and style of their Invested connection.

  我還沒有任何足以解釋這個現象的可行理論。

  I have no viable theories as to the reason for this.

 

源點 INITIATION(現已翻譯為"動力")

  雖然大眾普遍將神的揀選視為一個人成為伊嵐翠人的原因,但在他們的神(注:統御Dominion&奉獻Devotion)已死---而且就我推測,已有非常久的一段時日---的狀況來看,我認為這不太可能。我很好奇,他們知道自己正在挪用神的遺體來灌注他們的魔法嗎?

  Though the general public sees the hand of divinity in who is chosen to become an Elantrian, I find this unlikely, considering that their gods are dead---and, by my best guess, have been for a very long time. I wonder if thy know they are channeling the corpses of those gods in the outpouring of their magics?

  然而,既然如此,艾歐鐸的施行者是被源起(Initiated)的嗎?它似乎不像斯卡德利亞(Scadrial)那樣和家族後裔有關,也不像納西斯(Nalthis)是經由特定的碎神所決定。就連泰爾丹(Taldain)和費克斯(Vax)的方法在這裡似乎也不適用。我只能推測這其中有隨機變率的干涉,除非,這背後還有我尚未有能力發覺的模式周旋其中。

  How, then, is a practitioner of AonDor Initiated? It does not appear to be tied to family descent, as one finds on Scadrial, nor is it a specific Shard's Decision, as on Nalthis. Even Taldain's and Vax's methods do not seem to apply here. I can only surmise random chance is involved, unless there is a hidden pattern I have not been able to discern.

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季節改變了。

現在,任何一次在小舖的更新,都已經不是例行公事,而是一種運氣了(笑)。明天,是學測倒數75天。

如果你是還會關注小舖的讀者,真的很謝謝你的支持!儘管大部份的時候,點進這裡都是如故的生灰塵狀態吧。

山姆也是個十一月的孩子喔OuO 如果有空閒的時間,希望這個月還有機會帶給你一點新的東西

畢竟,22號的時候,<無垠秘典>(簡稱AU)就要上市了啊!!!我好興奮啊(燃燒)

今年深秋,就讓我們進入寰宇圈的新時代吧:D 還請三不五時回來關祝本站噢~

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