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> [M:tAw-TotW] The Eye of Heaven (征求翻译) (已完结), 感谢各位支持
inthel
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这是新版Mage扩展规则书Tome of the Watchtowers中的一小段(P104-105),之所以对此文征求翻译,是因为其与WOD创世背景有相当直接的关联。文章不长,对背景知识的要求也并不很高,应该属于比较容易的层次。

翻译要求通顺流畅准确。译文直接回复此帖即可。

符合条件的译文除设为精华所得到的1Honor和10Jink外,还将额外赠送50Jink。

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The Eye of Heaven

The Oracle of the Obrimos retreated into darkness from the battles with the Exarchs, the Path lit by the burning shards of the Great Ladder as they fell streaming from the sky to the Earth below. The Oracle did not Fall with the Ladder, but caught hold of something in the fi rmament, a fixed star in the blackness of the Heavens.

That star was as a silver wheel, and its turning was that of a gear, raising the Oracle up and over, out of the darkness and back down into a deeper mystery. The corridor into which the silver gear emerged was lined with endless turning wheels and spindles of gold, silver and glass, making an endless whirring chorus of celestial music.

“What is this place?” the Oracle asked, for it was like no part of the Celestial City ever seen before.

“Behind, between,” a voice whispered from the shadows of the gears, as something scuttled past on many clicking legs, “machine.”

“Inside, above, below,” another voice responded, and, as the Oracle paced the corridor, a chorus of voices became audible, whispering secret names, and words and ciphers, leading the way toward great doors of beaten gold, engraved with sigils and figures that seemed to march across their surface in an endless procession.

The Oracle tried to read them, but the symbols moved too fast, scrolling out of sight before their meaning could be grasped. “Within, without,” the voices whispered. “Inside-out.”

The Oracle grasped the handles of the great doors. They were warm to the touch.

“Before, between, sights unseen.”

The doors were not locked and opened at the Oracle’s urging. Light, pure and blinding and powerful, poured like golden honey from those portals. It made the air around the Oracle buzz and there was the sound of distant thunder, voices rising to a crescendo.

“Was, is, can-be, I see, eye see, Eye see...”

The voices were drowned out in a peal of thunder as the Oracle beheld the great burning eye at the center of the light, and the eye looked, and through it the Oracle saw, and heard, and felt, and knew and became.

A fire burned bright from the summit of the Watchtower of the Golden Key, and, to the people of the Fallen World, it was as if the stars doubled in their intensity and a new bright star was born in the Heavens above, fl ashing its brilliance across the whole of the world. Those who raised their eyes from the Fallen World toward the Eye of Heaven, in that moment, they too, saw, and heard, and felt and knew — and became.


Was the legendary Oracle of the Obrimos simply lucky enough to fall into the mechanistic innards of Creation and find the insight to light the signal fires of the Watchtower of the Golden Key? Is the divine truth of Aether nothing more than a cosmic wind-up toy operating pulleys and levers behind the curtains of reality? Some Obrimos scoff at this tale for its simplicity and a portrayal of their Realm that none of them have ever experienced. Others counter that is because the Oracle is the only one to have entered Aether from the other side, “inside-out” as the voices spoke. What all the chosen have seen since is no more than a façade, concealing the Truth.

Some Free Council Obrimos have taken a more modern and scientific position on this story. They say the images of a clockwork god-machine behind the veils of reality are an allegory for the true nature of the Tapestry. Can’t Creation be considered a “machine” of sorts? Perhaps the experience of the Oracle was a direct communion with or understanding of the Implicate Order of things, and that vast and cosmic order was perceived in terms of a machine or mechanism. This makes it no less divine or wondrous, and the exaltation of the Obrimos no less meaningful, but does call into question their right to judge. If they were chosen by no more than a quirk of fate, who are they to decide truth for others?
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天堂之眼
The Eye of Heaven

位在欧柏瑞摩思的圣贤遁入暗处,自与神皇的斗争中离去,雄伟的天梯裂成了破片,自天上落到地面,许许多多燃烧的碎片照亮了这个领域。圣贤并未与天空一同殒落,但从青空之中、天堂深处,他捉住了某样东西,那是颗不断闪耀着光芒的星辰。

星辰是个银色的轮子,如齿轮般不断地转动着,并将圣贤不断地向升抬高,离开黑暗,进入了更为深沉的谜秘之中。他进到了回廊里,一架银色的机器在他眼前,里头有着无数黄金、白银、玻璃制的,转动着的轮子与纺垂,像诗班一样发出了天堂的乐音。

「此为何地?」圣贤问道,朝他未曾见过任何部份的天庭之物发问。

「背后,中间」低语声自机械的阴影中发出,夹杂着些急促的喀答声,「机器」。

「里头、上方、下方」在圣贤步过回廊时,其它声音出现了,异口同声地出现,显而易闻,低颂着秘密的名讳、字语及密码,领着他走向用巨大的门扉,门用黄金锤打成形,上头刻着许多符号与形体,映在眼里像是会无视表面载体永无止尽地延伸过去。

圣贤试着阅读它们,但这些符号移动速度太过快速,在掌握它们的意思之前就已滚离视线,「里头,外头」低语声响起「里即外」。

圣贤握住大门的把手,温暖的触感传到手上。

「过往、现今、眼未曾见」

门并没有锁上,在圣贤的推动下打开了。光,纯净、刺目、强烈的光,像是金黄色的蜂蜜一样从门中倾泻而出,圣贤身边的空气发出了嗡嗡声,像远处发出的雷鸣,越来越强,越来越强。

「过去、现在,可行、吾可见、眼可见、吾眼可见…」

声音被淹没在宏亮的雷鸣中,如同圣贤所在光芒中见到的燃烧巨眼一样,眼睛望向他,他够过这只眼看、听、感觉、认知,然后转变。

火焰在金钥守望塔的顶端燃起,告诉下界的人们,这像有另一个全新的、更为明亮的星晨存在天堂之上闪耀着,用自己明亮的光辉照耀这个世界。透过天堂之眼观看下界,他们也一样能看见、听见、感觉、认知-然后转变。

这位传说中的欧柏瑞摩思圣贤是因此幸运地落入了创世机械内部,才得到了点燃金钥之塔上的烽火的洞见吗?这个关于苍穹的至高真实,难道不能用来解释在现实的背后整个宇宙其实像发条玩具一样是用滑轮及杠杆运作的吗?某些力之道的行愿者嘲笑这样的想法,因为故事中的描写他们未曾在自己的国度经验过。相反的某些人则认为是因为圣贤看到了苍穹的另一个面向,声音曾表示「里即外」,也许获选者们看到的只是表相,真实隐藏在其中。

自由议会的神术士则用更现代且科学的方式来看待这则故事,他们认为可以想象是有一架构造如同时钟的神之机器在现实的帷幕之后,而这样的存在意表了织锦的真正本质。整个宇宙可以视作是一种「机器」吗?或许圣贤所经历过的是直接的交流,也许是对于事物秩序的暗喻,而广大的宇宙就这样的观点来看的确像是某种机械或装置。不过这种说法少了某些神圣性及惊异感,令人高兴的是神术士虽然对这样的讲法存疑,但他们并未否认这种可能。毕竟对于那些选择自己的一切决定都无法越过其天命的人,谁有资格否定他们所认定的真实呢?


欧柏瑞摩思 Obrimos*
圣贤    Oracle
神皇    Exarchs
雄伟的天梯 Great Ladder
金钥守望塔 Watchtower of the Golden Key
苍穹    Aether
神之机器  god-machine
织锦    Tapestry

*为求行文方便,文中代指人的Obrimos全都用「力之道行愿者」与「神术士」替换。


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译自Tome of the Watchtowers
P. P104-105
The Eye of Heaven


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小小心得

1. 在上界之上还有东西,应该就是god-machine。
2. 这篇很有趣,在法师眼中跟神一样的圣贤在文章中的表现跟麻瓜没两样。
3. 只要能设计出能穿透深渊的强烈电波,就可以突破诅咒与天枢沟通!(殴)

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2008-10-13, 16:04
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晚了一步,被Cirdan前辈神速地占先了XD。发一下俺的。

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The Eye of Heaven
天堂之眼


力之道的圣贤们从与总督的战斗中退守黑暗,当燃烧的天梯碎片自天坠落时,就连力之道也被其照亮。然而圣贤并未与天梯一同陨落,他们紧紧抓住了黑暗苍穹中的一颗恒星。

那颗星辰仿佛银色之轮,如齿轮般转动,使圣贤重又升腾,超越黑暗进入更深远的神秘中。这深入银色机械的走廊由黄金、白银与玻璃的转轮和纺锤排列而成,它们呼呼作响的声音合奏成了一首无限绵长的天国乐音。

“这又是何地?”圣贤问道,此处和之前所在的天堂并无相似之处。

“其后,其间,”一个声音自齿轮的阴影中轻声细语,犹如许多急速运动发出的滴答声,“机械。”

“其中,其上,其下,”当圣贤漫步于走廊中时,另一个声音答道。众声合一渐渐响起,轻语着诸多秘名,语词与密码,将圣贤引领至宏伟的饰金大门前,门上铭刻的符文和图形永无止尽地流动着。

圣贤试着阅读,然而这些符记转瞬即逝。在它们尚未理解之前就已飞速滚动出视线之外。“其内,其外,”声音轻诉道,“由内及外。”

圣贤握住了大门的把手,其触感温暖。

“之前,之间,洞察无形。”

门并未紧锁,随着圣贤一推而开,强烈、眩目而纯粹的光芒如同金色的蜜糖自门内倾泻而出。令圣贤周身的空气嗡嗡作响,犹如遥远处雷声传来,声音渐强。

“过去,现在,将来,我看见,看见,看见……”

声音被隆隆雷声所淹没,圣贤看见一只巨大的燃烧之眼位于光芒的中心。这眼睛窥看着,透过它,圣贤可见,可闻,可感,可知,由是变化。

一道灿烂的火焰自金匙守望塔之巅燃起,对于下界的人们而言,那光芒倍于天上众星,仿佛苍穹中诞生了一颗闪亮的新星,其光辉闪耀整个世界。人们自下界仰望天堂之眼,那一刻他们也得见、得闻、得感、得知——由是变化。

力之道的圣贤仅仅是幸运地掉进了宇宙内部的机械结构,从而得到了点燃金钥守望塔烽火的洞察力?难道神圣的苍穹其背后的真相只不过是一个运作着杠杆与滑轮的宇宙发条玩具?一些力之道法师因为自己从未在领域内体验过这些,而嘲笑这个简单的传说。而有些人则反对,因为圣贤是唯一从另一面进入过苍穹的人,而声音则如是说:“由内及外”。难道所有获选者只看到了掩盖真实的表相。

一些属于自由议会的力之道法师选择以现代科学的观点看待这个故事。他们认为有一具机械天枢隐于真实的帷幕之后,这则寓言描绘了织锦的本质。宇宙能被视为“机械”么?也许圣贤的体验是直接的叙述,或许是对万物秩序的喻示,而宇宙规律确实能以机械结构的方式去理解。这一理论剥去了宇宙的神圣与奇异,并使得力之道毫无意义可言。若他们只是被曲折的命运所遴选,他们又怎能决定自己所发现的是真相呢?


仿佛Wanted里那架命运织机,天枢织出众生命运,织出灿烂织锦。好赞。

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2008-10-13, 16:09
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cirdan大人速度真快啊...
我翻到一半去上程序设计课回来的时候就发现被翻完了呀...
同时对比自己翻译的前一半,彻底的自愧不如.
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我很喜欢那种散发光芒无尽的机械回廊的感觉......比波士顿的老鼠和小强好多了呢...
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2008-10-13, 16:13
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撞车真美好... (IMG:style_emoticons/default/heart.gif)
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我们都被万恶魁首欺骗了XD

话说那眼睛很有LOTR里索隆的眼睛的感觉… 燃烧着窥视万物

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2008-10-13, 16:23
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于是下次不抢这种奇怪的任务来做了...如果有下次的话...
还是安心地去战波士顿地底的小强和....老鼠精魂吧....
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2008-10-13, 16:26
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我只是纯粹放了个帖子而已 - -

总之感谢各位支持,原本还以为会有很大可能落得无人响应的场面,对WOD有爱人士还素挺多di。

cirdan君和limengan君的Honor和Jink已发放,顺便,Jink不能买糖,但可以改头衔,哼唧。

PeterGhostWolf君也可以等下一次征求翻译,应该很快就会有了,基本上,不是某书甲里提到的“Science of the Ancients”的话,就是某书乙里提到的“Nuclear Prometheans”(没错,就是会制造核爆的那种存在……)。


PS:其实有人想动手的话发个预定帖就能避免撞车了。
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虽然我不准备动手,不过书甲是那一本? (IMG:style_emoticons/default/blink.gif)

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2008-10-13, 16:44
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信息还不确定,等我回头实际看了文章再说……
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