暴雪劇情設計師專訪,解讀亡靈來源,希爾瓦娜斯的黑化通情達理

暴雪首席劇情設計Steve Danuser接受媒體Lorekeeper名為“瑪卓克薩斯、陰影之地以及遠景”的采訪,初次針對魔獸世界中死亡實質問題和多元宇宙的統一個魂靈歸屬作出解答,讓我們來看一看吧。

采訪全文以下,因為此段采訪十分十分長,情願看的讀者能夠看原文和翻譯,不肯意看的讀者能夠直接看最後小探每一段以後的總結。

因為篇幅過長,這篇文章僅計議魂靈實質方面的內容。

假如在陰影之地再次死亡會怎樣?

What happens when you die in the Shadowlands?

The answer to that depends a little bit on what your nature is as a being. As we’ve seen before in the Legion expansion, where if demons came to Azeroth and died on Azeroth, they would go back to the Twisting Nether. Because that is the realm they are from… That same kind of rule applies to beings that are of Death magic. If a Kyrian for example, was on Azeroth and was killed, their essence would go back to the Shadowlands and be reformed there.

Mortal souls are different. Mortal souls begin in the mortal plane: Azeroth, other worlds etc. And when they die, that soul with all its anima that it’s built up in life, crosses over into the Shadowlands. And in the Shadowlands, the threat to your existence is real. If everything goes the way it’s supposed to go, you should be able to exist for eternity; either enjoy or endure whatever afterlife you are a part of. But if something happens to your soul there, if something destroys it, that soul is gone. There is no afterlife beyond Shadowlands. That’s why stakes are real in these battles, in these conflicts. The threat the Jailer poses to the Shadowlands and the other realms beyond it is very real and it has high stakes.

你死在陰影之地裡會怎樣?

答案取決於你作為一個存在的實質。正如我們以前在軍團資料片中看到的,假如惡魔來到艾澤拉斯並在艾澤拉斯死亡,他們會回到歪曲的虛空。由於那是他們來自的范疇…一樣的法則也適用於有死亡魔法的生物。比方,假如一個基瑞安人(和提升之地簽署盟約),在艾澤拉斯被殺,他們的魂靈會回到陰影之地並在那邊被改造。

常人的魂靈是不同的。常人的魂靈開始於常人層面:艾澤拉斯,其他世界等等。當他們死後,這個魂靈連同它在生命中建立起來的全部艾澤拉區域,穿梭到陰影地帶。在陰影之地裡,對你生存的要挾是實在的。假如每件事都依照它應當的方式發展,你應當可以永生;或許享用或忍耐你所屬的來世。但若你的魂靈在那邊發生瞭什麼,假如有什麼東西搗毀瞭它,那魂靈就不見瞭。在暗地以外沒有來世。這就是為何在這些戰役中,在這些沖突中,厲害關系是實在存在的。典獄長對陰影之地和其他王國構成的要挾是十分實在的,並且危險很大。

小探註:這一大段話的意思就是艾澤拉斯的常人掛瞭,並非真的就完蛋瞭,他們的魂靈會穿梭到陰影之地,在這裡更生,並且依據他生前的體現,被調配到不同的國度。因為魂靈在陰影之地再次掛瞭,就會完全涼涼,因而這裡的妥協涉及到瞭生命最核心的利益,會更嚴酷!

假如有人作為亡靈復活瞭,那麼在陰間的魂靈會怎樣?

What happens to the soul in the Shadowlands if someone is raised from the dead?

Undeath is a force that has definitely touched Azeroth throughout history. Obviously the Scourge, and the storylines from Warcraft III with the Lich King, Arthas and all of that, is a prime example of undeath in Azeroth. But actually undeath on Azeroth dates much, much, much further back. If you go back to books about the Dawn of the Dragon Aspects, you will see Galakrond, and the force he used also had Death magic, necromancy as part of his power.

Like all the cosmic forces, Death has touched Azeroth in numerous ways over the ages. And one of most visible and pronounced in the modern age of Azeroth is the Forsaken and the undead who are animated. That may lead you to the questions: “For people like the Forsaken, are their souls in the Shadowlands? Are their souls in Azeroth?” The active raising of someone like the Forsaken, someone who has intellect and mind intact, means that their soul is being anchored to their body.

In life, for a living being, the soul is anchored to the body through the force of Life. It is a living body, therefore Life is a force that’s holding the soul to it. But in the case of a Forsaken, in the case of someone who is raised from the dead, it’s a different force, because life isn’t present within them. And so that is the force of necromancy, that is anchoring the soul to the body. Now it’s a different process than a living being, than someone who is kind of held together through the power of Life (with a capital L, as one of the Cosmic forces of the universe). So that Forsaken person, that undead person is held together by the power of Death, and that can have an effect on the soul. And we’ve seen that being raised can result in certain different circumstances. One person who’s raised may be very much intact. They may essentially be the same person that they were in life. Others are more aggressive, more hateful or more scornful than they were in life. And part of that has to do with the manner in which they’re raised. There’s all kinds of factors that go into that. So I would say that being raised that way is something of an imperfect process. It’s something that isn’t as defined and easily categorized as the living is. But make no mistake about it: Someone who is Forsaken, someone who is an intelligent undead like that, they do have their soul anchored to the mortal realm. Even if for a time it had crossed over in the Shadowlands and was brought back.

亡靈是一種力氣,它在全部歷史上都對艾澤拉斯產生過影響。

很明顯,天災,以及魔獸爭霸3與巫妖王阿爾薩斯的故事情節,是艾澤拉斯不死族的一個典型例子。但實際上艾澤拉斯的亡靈能夠追溯到很久很久以前。假如你回到有關龍的拂曉方面的書,你會看到迦拉克隆,他運用的原力也有死亡魔法,死靈巫術作為他的力氣的一部分。

像全部宇宙力氣一樣,死亡在過去的歲月裡以無數的方式影響著艾澤拉斯。在Hyundai艾澤拉斯,最明顯和最顯著的是被忘記者和被激活的不死者。這可能會讓你產生這樣的問題:“關於像被拋棄者一樣的人,他們的魂靈是在陰間嗎?他們的魂靈在艾澤拉斯嗎?“像被拋棄者,一個智力和頭腦無缺無損的人的積極扶養,象征著他們的魂靈被錨定在他們的身體上。 、

在生活中,關於一個在世的人來說,魂靈通過生命的力氣被錨定在身體上。它是一個活生生的身體,因而生命是一種力氣,把魂靈緊緊地捉住它。然而關於被忘記的人,關於從死亡中復活的人來說,這是另外一種力氣,由於生命並不存在於他們的心坎。這就是巫術的力氣,它將魂靈錨定在身體上。現在這是一個不同於一個有生命的存在的進程,也不同於一個通過生命的力氣維系在一同的人。

因此被拋棄的人,阿誰不死的人,被死亡的力氣維系在一同,這會對魂靈產生影響。我們已經看到,被扶養會致使某些不同的狀況。一個被扶養長大的人可能無缺無損。他們可能實質上是他們生活中的統一個人。其別人比生活中更具侵犯性、更可恨或更輕視。其中一部分與他們的生長方式有關。這裡面有各種各樣的要素。因此我要說,以這類方式生長是一個不完滿的進程。這是一種不像生命那樣定義和輕易分類的東西。然而不要搞錯:一個被丟棄的人,一個像這樣智慧的不死之人,他們的魂靈的確被錨定在常人的世界裡。即便有一段時間它穿梭瞭陰影地帶被帶回來瞭。

小探說:這裡明確瞭生者世界的亡靈是怎麼回事-它們被巫術(或許魔法)把魂靈監禁在曾經的軀體上,沒法來到陰影界。


這一段除瞭巫妖王外,還提到瞭迦拉克隆,其他它才是是魔獸史上最早的亡靈君主,我們能夠先看看它的介紹:

但是,有這樣一條鼻祖龍,他的兇殘與消滅之力令全部同類瞠乎其後。他的名字叫作迦拉克隆,是曾在艾澤拉斯高空飛翔的最大的一條鼻祖龍。這隻生物體形無比巨大,拍打雙翼可以夷平坦座森林。並且力氣並非他僅有的兵器——他還欺詐得使人稱奇,獵物一旦被盯上就再難逃走。

隨著時間的流逝,迦拉克隆逐步統禦瞭位於卡利姆多北部最熱門的獵場。帶著永難滿足的食欲,他吞噬著眼力所及范圍內的統統目的。他的身體變得愈加宏大,但不論吃下幾許獵物,都仍是欲壑難填。

他餓得狼吞虎咽,乃至開始對其他的鼻祖龍下手,就連同類的遺體也不放過。因為不時吞噬死去的鼻祖龍,迦拉克隆的頭腦和身體終究蒙受到死靈力氣的歪曲。從他巨大的身體裡長出畸形的肢節與數十隻眼睛。死亡能量在迦拉克隆凹凸不服的皮膚上湧動,能使亡者復活。這些死靈之力滲入迦拉克隆的獵物體內,使其死而回生,變為無腦憎恨。

從迦拉克隆吞噬亡者變得越來越強盛,然而到最後也被死靈力氣所影響,變為瞭一個不死怪物。這位亡靈史上首位君主的誕生進程,其實也切合設計師“錨定論”,這象征著被忘記者/亡靈種族是被巫術把魂靈監禁在生者世界的死者,乃至有些魂靈已經到達瞭陰影界又被拉回來。

這也能夠表明為何希爾瓦拉斯在自盡後,能夠被瓦格裡拉回艾澤拉斯(運用亡靈魔法,將魂靈重新錨定回軀體內),為何希爾瓦拉斯會死而更生後會性格大變改投死亡之力(死亡才是真正的歸宿)。

小探不得不吐槽一下:暴雪的設計真的是通情達理啊!

還有就是對於對於多元宇宙時間線收束的問題,Steve Danuser也在本次訪談中談到瞭,因為篇幅真實過長,小探將鄙人一篇文章給大傢解讀。

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