いいかげんなブログ

Guild Wars2をプレイ中です。Flame Ramの悪用は止めよう(提案)

GuildWars2 - Tarir The Forgotten City I

20151029145132

個人的にMagus Falls地方の中ではAuric Basinが気に入っています。前作の歴史とリンクしており、忘れ去られた街、Forgottenにより創られた種族、意味ありげな収集系アチーブメント、Glintの卵・・・など意味深なものが度々登場します。1回目はThe Exalted: Pure Dedicationから。TarirとExalted、そしてForgottenとGlintとは一体何者なのかと言う話です。

The Exalted: Pure Dedication

Deep in the wilds of Maguuma, under a canopy so thick that midday often seems like midnight, there is a shining golden city called Tarir. Established by the Forgotten, an ancient race known for its powerful magics and even more powerful mysteries, Tarir is a city with a noble and glorious purpose. The Forgotten knew they could not achieve that purpose without help, so they also created a race of gleaming, magically enhanced operatives to see their plans to fruition: the Exalted.

Maguumaの原野の奥深く、厚い天蓋の下、真昼であるにも関わらずそれはしばしば真夜中のようにも感じられる。そこに黄金に輝く街、Tarirがあった。

Tarirは高貴で燦然たる目的の元、古の種族Forgottenによって創造された街である。Forgottenは何者かの助け無くして、彼らの目的を達成する事は出来ないと知っていた。そして彼らはその計画を成し遂げるべく、魔法の加護を受けた煌く種族、Exaltedを創造した。

To understand the Exalted, you must first understand the dragon Glint. Glint was created by the Elder Dragon Kralkatorrik to be its champion, but her connection to the mortal races of Tyria led her to break with her master and protect as many sentient races as she could from the Elder Dragons’ predation. These selfless acts cost Glint her life when Kralkatorrik rose in the modern era, but before Glint died, she took steps to help ensure the sentient races of Tyria would survive the rise of Kralkatorrik and the other Elder Dragons. With the gift of prophecy and the Forgotten as her stalwart attendants, Glint prepared a legacy that would continue her great work even after she herself had died.

Exaltedが何者かを理解するためには、まずGlintというドラゴンを理解しなければならない。GlintはエルダードラゴンKralkatorrikによって創られたドラゴンチャンピオンだった*1。しかし彼女は、Tyriaに存在する有限の生命体達との関わり合いの中で、主と袂を分かち、出来るだけ多くの彼らをエルダードラゴンの捕食の脅威から守ろうとした。Glintの無私の行動は、Kralkatorrikが再び目覚めた時、彼女の生命を奪う結果となった。しかし彼女は死の直前、Tyriaの種族達がKralkatorrikや他のエルダードラゴン達から生き残れるよう措置を講じた。彼女は予言の賜物と、彼女の随行者達を以て、死後の偉業の継承という遺産を残した。

Under Glint’s instructions, roughly 300 years ago the Forgotten sought out human volunteers who shared their reverence for Glint’s dream of securing a peaceful future. After a rigorous set of tests and trials, the most worthy of these volunteers underwent a ritual that converted their bodies into pure magical energy which were then encased in golden metal armor. From this point forward, they were known as the Exalted.

Glintの意志の下、約300年前、Forgotten達は平和な未来の保全を夢見るGlintへの崇敬を共有できる人間の協力者を求めていた。厳格な試験の後、彼らの肉体は魔法の儀式により、黄金の鎧を纏った魔法のエネルギーに変換された。そして彼らはExaltedと呼ばれるようになった。

As beings of pure eldritch energy, the Exalted have a much more advanced facility with magic than their former fleshy selves ever did. They are also effectively immortal—they do not age and are extremely durable, though they can still be killed by violence or by draining their essential magic. Exalted retain their names, personalities, and memories of the past, but they no longer eat or require sleep, allowing them to devote their attention and energy entirely to their duties.

彼らは不可思議なエネルギーの塊であるが故に、人間だった時よりも高度な機能を持っている。彼らは年を取らず、非常に持久性が高い。但し彼らはダメージを受けるし、それにより死亡する事もある。Exaltedは彼らが人間だった時の名前やパーソナリティ、記憶を保っているが、彼らは彼らの義務の遂行に全てを費やす為、もう食べることも、眠る事もない。

The Exalted are true believers in Glint’s message of hope and peace, wholly dedicated to preserving Glint’s legacy—as humans, they literally gave their lives in order to become the custodians of a brighter future. It’s hard work, but their training and the process that converted them into Exalted prepared them well for the noble duties they’re sworn to perform.

ExaltedはGlintの希望と平和のメッセージを継承するために、そしてより希望ある未来の為に、人間としての生を捨てた真の信奉者達だ。その過程は並々ならぬ事だったが、義務を果たす存在としての彼らをより強固なものにした。

There are three basic types of Exalted, broken out by the type of work they were created to do: burnishers, bastions, and sages. While the Exalted are dedicated to a peaceful and harmonious future, they do not shrink from combat if called upon to fight.

Exaltedには基本の3タイプとしてBurnisher, Bastion, sageが存在する。彼らは平和と調和の世界の為に身を捧げた存在ではあるが、必要とあらば戦いに怯む事はない。

Burnishers create and maintain the infrastructure of Tarir, shaping and infusing raw magic into buildings, roads, and complex devices. They are primarily responsible for keeping Tarir in working order, including the city’s formidable magical shields that defend it from external threats. They are also responsible for the upkeep of Tarir’s watchposts, a series of remote locations strategically placed to defend the city and observe the surrounding jungle. In combat, Exalted burnishers can summon temporary walls to protect themselves and their comrades, and they can create energy wells that heal their allies.

BurnisherはTarirの基盤をメンテナンスする。建物や道路、装置を形成し、周辺のジャングルを監視し、戦略的に外敵からTarirを守る。戦闘時においては彼らは壁を召喚し、彼らとその仲間達を守護する他、味方を回復させるWellを生成する事も出来る。

Bastions are the most martial members of the Exalted family, serving as the sentries, soldiers, and defenders of both Tarir and Glint’s legacy. They patrol the city and its watchposts to protect their home from Mordrem and other jungle threats. Individual bastions often form long-term partnerships with individual burnishers to defend and maintain a specific watchpost as a coordinated pair. Bastions can shape magical energy into ranged or melee weapons, or use it to shield themselves from incoming attacks.

Bastionは最も戦闘に特化したタイプであり、Glintの遺産とTarirと守護する為、Mordremやその他のジャングルの脅威に対抗する。また彼らはしばしばBurnisherと組みになり、彼らの活動をサポートする。彼らは近接または遠隔武器や、敵から身を守るシールドを生成することが出来る。

Sages are the Exalted’s spell-casting class, who focus and direct the vast quantities of magic Tarir requires to keep the city functioning at full capacity. They also ensure that there is a steady supply of arcane energy flowing through the city and its watchposts for other Exalted to manipulate. Sages’ most important tasks are the creation and maintenance of Tarir’s rune-based teleportation system that allows instant point-to-point travel to specific locations inside the city as well as to and from its watchposts. Sages also employ a magical beam attack that doesn’t do a lot of damage but does help keep the enemy at bay.

Sageはスペルキャスティングタイプであり、Tarirの都市機能をフル稼働出来るよう、膨大な魔法エネルギーを扱うことが出来る。彼らの主な役目はルーンベーステレポーションの生成と維持管理である。また彼らは魔法のビームを使用し、高いダメージは与えられないが、敵を追い詰める一助となることは出来る。

Once Tarir was complete and ready to receive Glint’s legacy, the Exalted began to go dormant in order to conserve their magical resources until they were needed. Then, after Glint’s egg began to stir and the Zephyrite Master of Peace set out to deliver it to the fabled golden city, Tarir and its Exalted inhabitants responded. Magic began to flow; burnishers, bastions, and sages awoke to resume their duties; and both the Exalted and their city prepared to finally begin the task for which they had been created.

TarirがGlintの遺産を受け取る準備が完了した時、Exalted達はそのエネルギーを節約する為に一度休眠についた。Glintの卵の攪拌が始まった後、Zephyritesのマスターは伝説の黄金の街にそれを納めた。するとTarirの住人達はそれに応え、Burnisher, Bastion, sage達が再び目覚めた。

Unfortunately, Scarlet Briar had already awakened Mordremoth, and the Jungle Dragon’s colonization of Maguuma was well underway. The Exalted discovered the jungle was even more dangerous than they remembered and that allies they had made among Maguuma’s residents were missing, perhaps gone forever. Worst of all, they found an implacable and voracious horde of dragon minions eager to seize as much magic as they could for their master. The Exalted watched with sadness and horror as Mordremoth destroyed the Pact fleet, and some even wondered if their august duty was doomed to fail just as it was truly getting started.

しかし、不幸にもScarlet Briarは既にMordremothを目覚めさせ、ジャングルドラゴンのコロニー形成が進んでいた。彼らはジャングルが未だかつてない程の危険な状態にあること、彼らの仲間達が行方不明・・・おそらく殺害された事を知る。そして最悪な事に、貪欲で執念深いMordremothのミニオンの大群が、主の為にあらんばかりの魔法を刈り取ろうと徘徊していた。Exalted達は戦慄と悲哀の中、Pactの艦隊がMordremothに破壊される様子を目撃した。ある者は、自分達の行ってきた尊い行為は初めから失敗の運命にあったのではないかとすら疑った。

Will the Exalted rally to fend off the Mordrem and make Tarir the safe haven it was designed to be? Under their care, will Glint’s legacy be the salvation that Glint, the Forgotten, and the Exalted themselves labored so hard to create?

ExaltedはMordremを退け、Tarirを守ることが出来るのだろうか?Glint, ForgottenそしてExalted達自身が苦労の末に作り上げたGlintの遺産は「救い」となるのだろうか?

・・・・・・・

ところでSoundCloudには冒頭のBGMしか上がっていません。Octovine討伐の時のBGMはどこかにないだろうかと探していたらありました。

他のHoT BGMも大量にアップロードされている神でした。

*1:当時の名でGlaust