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The Ring of Wonder _ Chronicles of Darkness 『十字路口』 _ [P:tC] Lexicon

Posted by: inthel 2006-08-13, 14:43

本词汇表译自http://www.white-wolf.com/promethean/,而非设定书中的Lexicon。另外词条排序以官网放出日期为准,所以看起来可能有些混乱。

翻译过程中参考了台大机电Gerbil的译文。


Promethean: A being animated by Azoth as a result of a unique alchemical process. The Promethean's body always comes from a dismembered and reassembled corpse (or corpses).
活尸:藉由独特的炼金术手段以水银为能源活化的生物。活尸的躯体通常由肢解的尸体(们)组合而成。

Azoth: Azoth is the amount of purified Pyros the Promethean has within him. It is what animates him and gives him the potential (the promise) of becoming mortal, or truly alive. Azoth is often associated with the alchemical principle of coagulation.
水银∶活尸体内纯粹圣火的储存量。它不仅是活化的能源,也赋予活尸成为人类/获得真正生命的潜能。水银通常与炼金术中的凝结原理有关。

Pyros: The Divine Fire. Prometheans generate fluid Pyros from their Azoth (their store of purified Pyros). Pyros is expended to power Transmutations.
圣火:神圣火焰。活尸以水银(储存的纯粹圣火)产出液态圣火。消耗圣火可发动嬗变术

Transmutation: A Promethean or Pandoran power.
嬗变术:活尸或尸祸的特殊能力。

Alchemicus: A class of Transmutations. The alteration or transformation of material substances, from mystically identifying them to molding their shape and function like clay.
炼术:嬗变术的一类。可改变或转化物质,如神秘学意义上的鉴定、将物质形状与功能如黏土般重塑等。

Corporeum: A class of Transmutations. Control or transformation of the body's physical functions, from the regeneration of wounded flesh to hardening the skin against damage.
躯术:嬗变术的一类。可控制或改变身体的生理功能,如伤势再生、硬化皮肤以减少伤害等。

Deception: A class of Transmutations. Supernatural means of confusing or evading opponents, from changing one's skin color to altering one's facial features.
诡术:嬗变术的一类。可扰乱、躲避敌人的超自然手段,如改变肤色、改变容貌特征等。

Disquietism: A class of Transmutations. The manipulation of the character's own Disquieting aura, from driving animals into a rabid fury to quelling Disquiet entirely for a short while.
躁术:嬗变术的一类。可操控角色本身的恶躁气息,如迫使动物陷入狂乱暴怒,或短暂地压抑恶躁等。

Electrification: A class of Transmutations. The control and generation of electrical current, from powering an electrical device with one's own Pyros to throwing deadly bolts of lightning.
电术:嬗变术的一类。可控制或生成电流,如用角色自身的圣火驱动电力装置,或投掷致命的电矢等。

Mesmerism: A class of Transmutations. The character uses his own Disquieting aura to affect the minds of others, from entrancing them like a cobra to creating a false identity in someone.
迷术:嬗变术的一类。以自身的恶躁气息影响他人心智,如操弄眼镜蛇般使人出神,或在他人思想中创造虚假身分等。

Metamorphosis: A class of Transmutations. The transformation of the body into new shapes, from sprouting claws or fangs to creating a homunculus.
蜕术:嬗变术的一类。可变形躯体,如长出利爪、獠牙,或创造homunculus等。

Sensorium: A class of Transmutations. Superhuman powers of sensation, from the perception of auras to clairvoyant observations of distant places and people.
感术:嬗变术的一类。超乎常人的感知力,如感受特殊气息,或观察遥远目标的千里眼等。

Vitality: A class of Transmutations. The channeling of Azoth and the bodily humours to achieve amazing feats of strength, from leaping vast distances to creating earthquakes with a stomp.
体术:嬗变术的一类。引导水银和体液从而获得惊人力气的特技,如超远距跳跃,或通过跺脚制造地震等。

Lineage: A type of Promethean, determined by the Lineage of the Promethean's creator (who is himself a Promethean). The popular conception of a Promethean being created by a mortal refers to a demiurge.
世系:活尸的世系与其创造者(也是活尸)相同。一般而言,世系最初是由人类所创的,此人被称为造物主

Frankenstein: A Promethean Lineage. Shambling creatures whose limbs and organs were culled from multiple bodies. They were given life by the element of fire in the form of lightning, and they suffer from an excess of choleric humour. Their Progenitor was Dr. Victor Frankenstein's famous monster.
弗兰肯斯坦:活尸的世系之一。由数个尸体拼凑肢体与脏器的蹒行者。他们的生命来自电流形态的火焰,体质以黄胆汁为主。其先祖为弗兰肯斯坦医生所创造的著名怪物。

disfigurements: Underneath the illusion of normality provided by the Azoth, a Promethean's true visage is terrible to look upon. He might be scarred and stitched or appear to be made of clay, depending on his Lineage. A Promethean's disfigurements become briefly visible to mortals when the Promethean spends Pyros points or uses electrical current to heal wounds.
原貌:活尸的原貌平时隐藏在水银的幻影下,大多非常恐怖。原貌依世系而异,可能是全身伤疤与缝线,或看起来像黏土捏成的人形。当活尸耗用圣火或使用电流疗伤时,会短暂地现出原貌。

demiurge: A mortal who wields the Azoth to create a Promethean. The result of a demiurge's act of creation is a Progenitor, the prototype Promethean of a Lineage. Any Prometheans the Progenitor then creates inherit his Lineage. Demiurges are rare. There have been only a handful throughout history, and the last confirmed demiurge was Dr. Victor Frankenstein.
造物主:使用水银创造活尸的人类。造物主的作品就被称为先祖,也是该世系的原型。由先祖制作的活尸则继承其世系。造物主很罕见,浩瀚的历史中只有几个,最近一位被确认为造物主的人类是维克多·弗兰肯斯坦医生。

Progenitor: The first Promethean of a Lineage. Frankenstein's monster was the Progenitor of the Frankenstein Lineage.
先祖:世系的第一个活尸。如弗兰肯斯坦的怪物即为该世系的先祖

Refinement: A Great Work. One of many known practices adopted by Prometheans as a means of mastering the Inner Fire, lest it master them instead.
精炼:宏构的一种。活尸为了掌控自己体内圣火(而不是被圣火控制)所发展出的一种技术。

Aurum: The Refinement of Gold, or Mortality. Practitioners are called Mimics or Adamists.
金炼:金之精炼,又称人性精炼。其施行者被称为Mimics或Adamists。

Cuprum: The Refinement of Copper, or the Self. Practitioners are called Pariahs or Eremites.
铜炼:铜之精炼,又称自我精炼。其施行者被称为Pariahs或Eremites。

Muse: See Galatea.
缪斯:葛拉蒂

Galatea: A Promethean Lineage. Beautiful creatures made from the most perfect body parts from one or more corpses, Galateids are enlivened by the Breath of Life and animated with an excess of sanguine humour. Their Progenitor was Galatea, the woman created by Pygmalion.
葛拉蒂:活尸的世系之一。由单一或多数尸体中最完美的部分拼凑而成的美丽生物,葛拉蒂由生命气息活化,体质以多血质为主。其先祖即为葛拉蒂,由皮格马利翁所创造的美女。

Great Work, the: The alchemical operation of transforming the Promethean into a mortal. Its stages and procedures are the milestones of the Pilgrimage, guided by the discipline of the Refinements.
宏构:以炼金术将活尸转化为人类的技术。其阶段与步骤为朝圣里程碑,并以精炼规则引导。

Magnum Opus: See Great Work.
Magnum Opus:宏构

Bestowment: A power bestowed by a Promethean's Lineage. (Bestowments can also be purchased as Transmutations.)
赠礼:世系赋予活尸的能力。(也可以像学习嬗变术般后天获得。)

Ferrum: The Refinement of Iron, or the Corpus (body). Practitioners are called Titans.
铁炼:铁之精炼,又称躯体精炼。其施行者被称为Titans

Mercurius: The Refinement of Quicksilver, or Pyros. Practitioners are called Ophidians or Serpents.
汞炼:汞之精炼,又称圣火精炼。其施行者被称为Ophidians或Serpents。

Ophidians: See Mercurius.
Ophidians:汞炼

Nepri: See Osiris.
奈普里:奥西里斯

Osiris: A Promethean Lineage. Descendents of their Egyptian Progenitor, Osiris, who was dismembered and remade by Isis by the banks of the Nile, Osirans come to new life amidst water, with an excess of phlegmatic humour.
奥西里斯:活尸的世系之一,传承其埃及先祖,被肢解弃尸再由伊西丝在尼罗河畔重组的奥西里斯。奥西里斯藉水活化,体质以黏液质为主。

Redeemed, the: Prometheans who have become mortal. Most retain no memory of their Promethean lives.
救赎者:成为凡人的活尸。大多不再拥有自己身为活尸的记忆。

Pandoran: A creature animated by Pyros, but which has no Azoth of its own. Pandorans are the spawn of Flux.
尸祸:圣火活化的生物,但本身没有水银。尸祸是暗火的衍生体。

Stannum: The Refinement of Tin, or Torment. Practitioners are called Furies.
锡炼:锡之精炼,又称痛苦精炼。其施行者被称为Furies

Disquiet: An invisible aura emitted by the Promethean that is deleterious to humans, animals and even the land itself. It is the chief cause of a Promethean's estrangement from mortals.
恶躁:从活尸身上散发出的无形灵气,对人类、动物甚至土地都有害。这是造成活尸与人类疏远的主要原因。

Golem: See Tammuz.
魔偶:塔穆兹

Tammuz: A Promethean Lineage. Brutes reborn in the womb of the earth and stricken with an excess of melancholic humour. Their Progenitor was a Babylonian Golem.
塔穆兹:活尸的世系之一。他们在大地的子宫中重生,体质以黑胆汁为主。其先祖为巴比伦的魔偶

Azothic radiance: The invisible aura that spreads out from a Promethean. The higher his Azoth is, the wider the aura spreads. A Promethean's Azothic radiance awakens Pandorans from Dormancy.
水银辐射:从活尸身上散发的无形灵气。水银含量越多。散发范围就越广。活尸的水银辐射会将尸祸休眠中唤醒。

Flux: The dark, uncontrollable, unnatural aspect of the Divine Fire — one of the reasons its possession is often a curse rather than a boon. Although the Fire can transform, it can also destroy. Flux is associated with alchemical dissolution and disintegration.
暗火:圣火不受控制的非自然黑暗面--因此拥有暗火并不是祝福,而是诅咒。虽然暗火亦有嬗变之力,但也可造成破坏。暗火与炼金术中的熔解与裂解原理有关。

Pilgrimage, the: The quest for Mortality. A euphemism for a Promethean's life, his sole career. Everything he does, for good or ill, is another step on the Pilgrimage.
朝圣:追寻人性的过程。活尸孤独的生涯与志业的委婉说法。他的所作所为,无论好坏都是朝圣的一小步。

Vitriol: The alchemical substance that purifies a Promethean for the transition to Mortality. Vitriol is produced by the Azoth when the Promethean completes a milestone on the Pilgrimage.
硫酸:能够净化活尸,使其转变成人类的炼金术物质。硫酸是当活尸完成朝圣里程碑时,由水银所制造的产物。

Mockery: A sort of anti-Lineage of Pandorans, based upon the Lineage of their Promethean creators.
伪系:属于尸祸的反世系,源于其活尸创造者的世系。

Centimani: "The Hundred-Handed." The Refinement of Flux. Practitioners are called Centimani (singular: Centimanus) or Freaks.
Centimani: “百手”。暗火精炼。其施行者被称为Centimani(单数Centimanus)或Freaks。

Ishtari: A Pandoran Mockery of the Tammuz Lineage.
Ishtari: 源于塔穆兹的尸祸伪系

Sebek: A Pandoran Mockery of the Osiris Lineage.
Sebek: 源于奥西里斯的尸祸伪系

Torch-Born: A Pandoran Mockery of the Frankenstein Lineage.
Torch-Born: 源于弗兰肯斯坦的尸祸伪系

Render: A Pandoran Mockery of the Ulgan Lineage.
Render: 源于乌尔根的尸祸伪系

Silent, the: A Pandoran Mockery of the Galatea Lineage.
Silent, the: 源于葛拉蒂的尸祸伪系

Ulgan: A Promethean Lineage. Creatures born in bodies torn apart by spirits, animated by the ectoplasm left in the wounds. Their ectoplasmic humour often overwhelms their sense of reason. Their Progenitor was a Siberian shaman.
乌尔根:活尸的世系之一。被精灵撕成碎片的尸体以残留在伤口上的外质活化而成。他们的理智经常受到灵外质的侵蚀。其先祖为西伯利亚巫医。

throng: A group of Prometheans who team up for a task or who travel together on the Pilgrimage. Some throngs formalize their bond into an alchemical pact.
尸群:一群为了完成特定任务或同行朝圣而组成的活尸团体。部分团体会立下炼金术契约

alchemical pact: A mystical bond between members of a throng, allowing them to mitigate some of the drawbacks of Promethean existence.
炼金术契约:尸群成员之间的神秘契约,可以缓解一些活尸的缺陷。

Brand: A body mark made by Pyros signifying a Promethean's membership in an alchemical pact.
烙印:活尸身上以圣火标记的烙印,代表其为某契约的成员。

Dormancy: The state of hibernation a Pandoran suffers when it does not have enough Pyros or a Promethean's Azothic radiance to sustain its activity.
休眠:尸祸由于圣火不足,或无法从活尸身上得到足够水银辐射来维持活力而陷入的休眠状态。

element: The five classical elements — earth, air, fire, water, spirit — play an important role in the creation of a Promethean, depending upon his Lineage.
元素:五种基本元素--土、气、火、水、灵--分别在创造各世系活尸时扮演重要角色。

Posted by: inthel 2006-08-13, 19:06

总算日完了……

翻译到一半的时候才发现华丽的撞车了,所以后半部分有些语言的组织干脆就直接拿Gerbil的译文来修改了,特此说明。

另外关于Pandoran,应该是Pandora的变形(Pandora也是用黏土制造的哑)。考虑到Pandora其人的所作所为,加之在本设定中Pandoran与Promethean互为死敌,故暂译为尸祸。

Posted by: gin 2006-08-14, 16:02

刚看乐个目录和前面几页...
今次的设定不错啊,有没有人开团呢...

Posted by: Milk 2008-09-01, 19:14

补完的部分
自己将Lexicon剩下的部分翻了一下
inthel大人如果觉得我翻的这点不那么粗制滥造的话可以先把我的校正一下再把两个部分整合做成Lexicon的翻译放出来(这种要大量粗体斜体的排版我恐怕没这么细心不漏掉的)

术语(剩下的)

Elpidos: A qashmal that serves Elpis. See qashmallim.
厄尔庇多斯:一个服务于厄尔庇斯的qashmal。见qashmallim。

Elpis: When Pandora’s Box was opened and released Flux upon the world, one power remained in the box: Hope, or “Elpis” in Hesiod’s Greek. Prometheans equate Elpis with
the Transformative Fire that turns lead into gold.
厄尔庇斯/转换之火:当潘多拉盒子打开释放出了暗火的时候,但是还有一种力量留在盒子里面:希望,或者说是在希腊神话被称为“厄尔庇斯”的那位。Promethean把厄尔庇斯等同为能够点化成金的转化之火。

Epimetheus’ Folly: The creation of one or more Pandorans. When a Promethean attempts to create another Promethean (see Prometheus’ Gift) but fails, he creates
Pandorans instead.
伊比米修斯之愚行:创造出一个或是多个Pandoran。当一个Promethean试图制作另外一个Promethean但是失败的时候,他的作品便成为了Pandorans。

Firestorm: A sudden surge of Flux (or sometimes Elpis), manifesting as a mutagenic field of chaos. Firestorms can lacerate Prometheans or cause them to undergo forced mutation. Also called Eumenidean Vortices.

焰暴:暗火(有时候可能是转换之火厄尔庇斯)的突然爆发,明显如同。焰暴可能会撕裂Promethean或者强迫他们发生变异。亦被称为复仇女神之漩涡。

Furies: See Stannum.
复仇女神:见锡炼

generative act: The act of creating a new Promethean.
繁育之术:制作一个新的Promethean的技艺。

going to the wastes: When a Promethean retreats from contact with the mortal world, hibernating far from where he can be interrupted. If he does not use his Transmutations during his retreat, he can reduce his Azoth and cleanse it of impurities.
精炼去渣:当一个Promethean退隐切断和凡人世界的联系时候,蛰伏于不会被打扰的地方。如果在隐退的时间里面他没有使用嬗变术,他可以净化他的Azoth除去其中的杂质。

humours: The classical bodily substances once thought to play a role in human temperaments. Each Lineage is animated with one of the five humours — yellow and black bile, phlegm, blood and ectoplasm.
humours:一种被认为影响人性格的传统身体实质。每一世系都有特定的一种humours非常活跃,humours一共五种——黄胆汁,黑胆汁,粘液质,生命血和外流质。

Lapis Philosophorum: The Philosopher’s Stone of the alchemists, the end goal of the Great Work. Prometheans equate the term with the attainment of Mortality.
哲人石:炼金术士的哲人石,宏构的最后一步。Prometheans将这个环节等同于朝圣的成功。

Lilithim: A qashmal that serves Flux. See qashmallim.
莉莉斯之徒:服务于暗火的qashmal。见qashmallim。

Magnum Opus: See Great Work.
杰作:见宏构

Measure, the: The first impression a Promethean takes of a Promethean he has just met. It is mainly based upon the tenor of the subject’s Azothic radiance. Radiance tainted by too much Torment might cause a Promethean to avoid contact with the subject.
度量:一个Promethean第一次遇到另外一个Promethean时产生的印象。主要取决于Azoth光辉的趋向。那些严重被痛苦沾染的光辉会让Promethean极力避免接触。

Mercurius: The Refinement of Quicksilver, or Pyros. Practitioners are called Ophidians or Serpents.
汞炼(墨丘利):汞之精炼,又称圣火精炼。其施行者被称为蛇士或海龙。

milestone: A stage in the Pilgrimage. Successful completion of a milestone produces Vitriol in the Promethean.
里程碑(阶段):朝圣中的阶段。成功的完成了一个里程碑能够在Promethean内面产生硫酸Vitriol。

Mimics: See Aurum.
拟仿者:见金炼

Mortality: The ultimate goal of Promethean existence: to become fully human. Also called the New Dawn, the Aurora or the Rebirth.
人性:Promethean的极限存在:变成一个完完全全的人。同时被称为 黎明the New Dawn,极光或者重生。

Nepri: See Osiris.
奈佩里(注:埃及神话的谷物神):见奥里西斯

New Dawn, the: Alchemical euphemism for Mortality.
黎明:人性在炼金术中的别称。

Ophidians: See Mercurius.
蛇士:见汞炼(墨丘利)

Pariahs: See Cuprum.
贱民:见铜炼

pilgrim marks: A written language of pictograms used by Prometheans to communicate messages to others on the Pilgrimage. They are similar to the hobo marks used in America during the 20th century, but are more complex and replete with alchemical symbols.
朝圣者信书:Promethean互相联系用的一种象形书写文字。这种文字有点像是美国20世纪的流民用的符号,但是更加复杂并且参杂着炼金符号。

Prometheus’ Gift: Euphemism for the generative act,
named for the transfer of Azoth — the refined Divine Fire
— to the new corpse.
普罗米修斯之赠礼:繁育之术的婉称,意为把Azoth——完美的圣火——注入新的身体里。

qashmallim: Mysterious beings of Incarnate Flame. Some Prometheans equate them with angels, both generous and terrible.
Qashmallim:火焰化身的神秘存在。有些Promethean把它们和天使对等,无论是仁慈的还是糟糕的。

Ramble, the: When a Promethean shares stories with other Prometheans. These stories can be about himself or tales he has heard from others on the Pilgrimage.
漫谈:一个Promethean和别人分享故事时候,这个故事可以是自己的,也可以是从别的在朝圣路上的Promethean那里听来的。


与inthel不同的有Promethean,Pandorans,Azoth未翻译(感觉活尸和尸祸像是僵尸),还有翻译了一些别称,例如Ophidians,Mimics。还有Nepri写成奈佩里

Posted by: inthel 2008-09-01, 21:41

感谢补完,暂时先这样放着吧,以后再考虑合并。

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