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巴萨罗斯的单眼镜Monocle of Bagthalos
Monocle of Bagthalos
基本信息
【等   级】神器Artifact
【物品 类型】奇物
角色关系
【战   役】FR
【创 作 者】巴萨罗斯Bagthalos
【相关 角色】海姆Helm艾薇柯拉萨格兰Iryklathagra骷髅之指The Skeletal Finger
【简   介】“20岁做保安,少走40年弯路。”——贝恩·血蹄,于半人马煎锅

虽然费伦大陆和马兹特克大陆的民众风俗悬殊、文化迥异,但在海姆有病这件事上他们达成了宝贵的共识,而这件神器的历史则展现了守护之神无药可医的心理病症的又一个侧面。
在很久以前,海姆的大祭司 巴萨罗斯·德什哈默Bagthalos Deszhummer 有感于自己的神殿老是遭骷髅之指盗贼工会的洗劫,本着不怕贼偷、就怕贼惦记的原则、只有千日做贼,那有千日防贼的精神,决定制造一件抓贼的神器。
然则出于某种难以理喻的保守情怀,认为做保安就不应该指望监控的海姆不仅对此表达了反对,还对他忠心耿耿的大祭司下了诅咒:硬要造可以,拿命做吧。然而,执念太深的巴萨罗斯还是不顾劝阻最终完成了这件神器,并为此付出了生命,而铁石心肠的海姆则干脆将他的灵魂分离、塞进了神器之中,作为他永世的悲伤与悔恨的牢笼。还在神器完成后,海姆任由骷髅之指公会的盗贼将其偷走,神器一天也没能发挥作用。
这件被诅咒的神器继续带来不幸,骷髅之指公会一直没找到识货的买家销赃成功,甚至连着贼窝一起被有夏恩之灾之名、费伦最强大的太古蓝龙 艾薇柯拉萨格兰Iryklathagra 连锅一起端了。这件神器也因此成为这头太古龙诸多神器宝藏的一部分。

这件神器的主要能力是恒定真知术并免疫所有视觉类型的攻击,但佩戴它的人将像是吃了过期后悔药一样,对自己以往的过错念念不忘,不得不去弥补。

2e<Book_of_Artifacts.p011>巴萨罗斯的单眼镜Monocle of Bagthalos

巴萨罗斯的单眼镜Monocle of Bagthalos

  这个圆形的透明水晶镜有一个由精钢制成的框架,框架上镶嵌着六个小环。彩色丝带穿过这些环,将单片眼镜牢固地固定在眼睛上,即使受到强力打击或震动也不会松动。这件物品起源于被遗忘国度®设定中的 托瑞尔星球Toril
This circular clear crystal lens has an adamantine frame studded with six small loops on the outer rim. Colorful ribbons run through these loops to hold the monocle over one's eye quite securely, so that even mighty blows or jarring won't shift it free. This item originated on Toril in the FORGOTTEN REALMS® setting.

历史History

  这件不同寻常的物品是由时任 守护之神the Guardian God 海姆Helm 的 大祭司the Archpriest 巴萨罗斯·德什哈默Bagthalos Deszhummer,在2个多世纪前在 扎泽司泊城Zazesspur 创造的。他的神殿窃案频发,他怀疑是使用了隐形魔法的当地盗贼所为。为了对付他们,巴萨罗斯着手为神殿守卫们创造了侦测辅助工具。
This unusual item was crafted in Zazesspur over two centuries ago by Bagthalos Deszhummer, who was then the Archpriest of Helm, the Guardian God. His temple was plagued by many thefts that he suspected were the work of local thieves employing magical invisibility. To counter them, Bagthalos set to work creating a detection aid for the temple guards.

  对巴萨罗斯来说遗憾的是,他的主人 圣海姆Divine Helm 并不赞同任何以魔法辅助来替代昼警暮巡的尝试,并警告巴萨罗斯:这种徒劳的研究将有代价——一位致力于海姆崇拜之人的生命。海姆从未明确禁止巴萨罗斯继续进行研究,他“仅仅”是为这项研究设置了这个明确的“成本”。从这个角度来看,这位神祇是如此冷酷无情。也许是因为巴萨罗斯多年以来的耿耿忠心,海姆才未因为他大祭司的贸然行动而剥夺了他的一切力量。或许这是海姆测试其虔诚信徒的方法——谁能说得清神在想啥呢?
Alas for Bagthalos, Divine Helm, his lord, disapproved of any attempt to substitute magical aid for vigilance, and warned Bagthalos of the price such vain research would demand—the life of a being dedicated to the worship of Helm. Helm never expressly forbade Bagthalos from continuing his research, he only set the cost of such an effort. In this the deity was implacable. Perhaps it was Bagthalos's years of faithful service that prevented the deity from stripping his Archpriest of all powers for even presuming to undertake the task. Perhaps it was Helm's way of testing his faithful servant—who can say the way of the gods?

  这大祭司是个好人,却太痴傻。他日夜梦想着能完成他的杰作。然而,他的研究每前进一步,他就会想起海姆定下的代价,并且发现这种代价无可替换。日子在痛苦的煎熬中一天天过去,又是几周过去。随着巴萨罗斯任由自己凋零并死去,大祭司停止了他的布道、遗忘了他的职责。
The archpriest was a good man, but obsessed. By day and night he dreamed of completing his creation. With every step he took forward in his researches, though, he remembered Helm's price and found himself unable to progress at the cost of another. Days passed into weeks and then months of agonized torment. The archpriest's sermons fell off and his duties lay forgotten as Bagthalos let himself waste away and die.

  大祭司没有意识到,海姆预言的正是他自己的死亡,因为在死前的最后一口气息中,说出了他的伟大创作所需的最后的祈祷。一些人说海姆仁慈地满足了他忠诚祭司的遗愿;其他人则讲述了巴萨罗斯的灵魂是如何进入到 巴萨罗斯的单眼镜 的,而这也是制作这件神器的关键。无论如何,巴萨罗斯的单眼镜 已经完成了。
Little did the archpriest realize that it was his own death Helm had predicted, for in the final puffs of his failing breath, Bagthalos uttered the last prayers needed for his grand creation. Some say Helm mercifully fulfilled his faithful priest's desire; others tell how Bagthalos's spirit passed into the Monocle, the final key to its making. However it came to be, the Monocle of Bagthalos was complete.

  不幸的是,巴萨罗斯也把他的 巴萨罗斯的单眼镜 的秘密带进了坟墓。按照惯例,他的住处被打扫干净并进行了熏蒸,他的物品也被收入了神殿的宝库。命运就是如此无常,盗贼们在某个时候再次作案,他们抢走的宝物之一便是 巴萨罗斯的单眼镜。他们知道自己带走了什么吗?可能答案是否定的,因为在接下来的十多年里没有任何关于这件神器的消息。
Unfortunately, Bagthalos also carried the secret of his Monocle to the grave with him. As was customary, his quarters were cleaned and fumigated and his goods placed in the temple treasury. Fate being what it is, thieves struck once more sometime later and one of the treasures they carried off was the Monocle of Bagtha los. Did they know what they had taken? Probably not, for nothing was heard of it for a decade or more.

  在那之后,在短短几年间,巴萨罗斯的单眼镜 在(安姆Amn 的)阿斯卡特拉城Athkatla 和 (泰瑟尔Tethyr 的)埃特芒恩城Ithmong 的鬼市辗转流通。在这些地方,阴险的商人们以区区45000金币的微不足道的价格兜售着这件神器。然而,还是没有买家愿意为这件名不经传、鲜为人知的玩意给出如此高价,而被认为是幕后卖家的 骷髅之指the Skeletal Finger 则被可敬的蓝龙 艾薇柯拉萨格兰Iryklathagra(锐齿Sharpfangs)毁灭了。这条巨龙在他们隐匿于 碎齿山脉The Small Teeth(泰瑟尔和安姆的边界)某座山峦中的山寨中屠杀了这些小偷。巴萨罗斯的单眼镜 可能还在这处据点中,也可能在别的什么地方。
Then, for a brief span of several years, the Monocle circulated in the whisper markets of Athkatla (in Amn) and Ithmong (in Tethyr). There the sinister merchants offered it for sale at the paltry sum of 45,000 gp. Apparently these black marketeers did not grasp the scope of its powers. Still, no buyer was willing to pay that price for a little-known object of no repute, and the shadowy brotherhood of thieves who were thought to be selling the item, the Skeletal Finger, was destroyed by the venerable blue dragon, Iryklathagra (Sharpfangs). The dragon slaughtered the thieves in their mountain stronghold, hidden somewhere in the peaks of The Small Teeth (which mark the border between Tethyr and Amn). Their hideout cleared, the dragon took up residence there. The Monocle may still lsomewhere in the stronghold or may be somewhere else.

战役使用Campaign Use

  由于 巴萨罗斯的单眼镜 的力量相对较弱,而且可能会产生有害的副作用,因此落入玩家的手中不会带来严重的不平衡。不过,DM在发放它时仍需谨慎,因为它功效广泛的 真知术true seeing 力量可能会破解开冒险中的关键秘密。
Because of its relatively low power and potentially harmful side effects, the Monocle is not a tremendously unbalancing artifact to have fall into the player characters' hands. The DM should still be cautious of giving it out, however, since its broadly useful true seeing power could unhinge the key secret of an adventure.

  最有可能的是,巴萨罗斯的单眼镜 可以在涉及另一件神器(比如 约赫蒂的面具Johydee's Mask 或是 艾里莎女王的奇迹夜莺Queen Ehlissa's Marvelous Nightingale)的冒险中,作为一件辅助工具和财产。通常来说,这场冒险应当包含大量的变形、形体变化、魅惑、或其它附魔遭遇,来与这件神器的力量相称。最后,锐齿是个让故事开始的现成冒险引子。对任何一条足以铲除整个高级盗贼窝点的龙都不能掉以轻心。这些角色可能被雇来消灭这只野兽,然后发现了 巴萨罗斯的单眼镜,期间并没有发现DM想要达成的特殊目的。
Most likely, the Monocle could be introduced as an aid and asset to another adventure involving a different artifact, such as Johydee's Mask or Queen Ehlissa's Marvelous Nightingale. In general, the adventure should involve a large amount of polymorphed, shapechanged, charmed, or otherwise enchanted encounters, as befits the power of the Monocle. To this end, Sharpfangs is a ready-made adventure hook to get things started. Any dragon powerful enough to eradicate an entire den of high-level thieves is not one to be taken lightly. The characters may be hired to eliminate the beast and then discover the Monocle without realizing the special purpose the DM intends for it.
[译注:约赫蒂的面具Johydee's Mask 和 艾里莎女王的奇迹夜莺Queen Ehlissa's Marvelous Nightingale 都是灰鹰战役的神器]

  这件对于学习试错的过程来说,这是一件很棒的神器。它的力量没有压倒性(如果对方已经准备好了),它的诅咒也非毁灭性的。事实上,这种诅咒给予了聪明的DM一个创造有趣冒险的绝佳机会。想象一下:让PC去追求一位失散多年的竹马青梅,并为了小时候的一些琐碎事而向她道歉。有或者,玩家以冒险之名对狗头人们做了什么不义之事呢?这件神器的潜力是无穷无尽的。
This a good artifact for the trial-and-error process of learning. Its powers are not overwhelming (if one is prepared), nor is its curse devastating. In fact, the curse gives clever DMs a wonderful opportunity to create amusing adventures. Imagine sending the PC off to track down and apologize to a long-lost childhood sweetheart for some petty slight as a youth. What injustices has the PC done to kobolds in the name of adventuring? The potentials are nearly endless.

  当然,很少有DM会希望冒险队拥有了永久(尽管有风险)的 真知术 来源,因此,最好在最后将这件物品从战役中移除。如果运气好的话,几轮的忏悔就能说服角色将之放弃,但如果这没有用,一些骷髅之指的幸存成员可能会希望取回他们的财产。
Of course, few DMs will want the group to have a permanent (though risky) source of true seeing, so it is best to eventually remove the item from the campaign. With luck, a few rounds of atonement may be enough to convince the character to give it up, but if that fails, some surviving members of the Skeletal Finger might want their property their property back.

力量Powers

  恒定。透过眼镜看去,佩戴者将获得 真知术 法术的力量。此外,单眼镜的佩戴者将对所有凝视攻击,以及那些利用催眠、光亮、闪彩、迷惑性图像、眼神交流的效果、威胁、魔法或灵能免疫。
Constant. Looking through the monocle gives the wearer the power of a true seeing spell. Furthermore, the monocle-wearer is immune to all gaze attacks and to effects or menaces, magical or psionic, that employ hypnotism, bright lights, shimmering colors, mesmerizing patterns or eye contact.

  祈唤。每日3次,巴萨罗斯的单眼镜 能够发射一道明亮的橙色光线(射程60码,持续时间为瞬间),射线将立即从佩戴者身上吸取1d8点生命值,但将对一路的任何目标造成4d8点伤害。这束光线能穿透除了铅之外的一切材料。身处佩戴者视线之中的目标将自动受影响,而那些在射线路径上、但被坚固物体掩蔽的目标可以进行一次对抗即死魔法豁免检定(+4奖励),以避免遭受射线的影响。
Invoked. Three times per day, the Monocle can fire a bright orange ray (range 60 yards, duration instantaneous) that immediately drains 1d8 hp from the wearer but deals 4d8 hp damage to everything in its path. The beam penetrates all materials but lead. Targets the wearer can see are automatically hit, while those in the path but concealed by solid objects are allowed to roll a saving throw vs. death (+4 bonus) to avoid the beam.

  随机。从 表格15:侦测 中选择2项。
Random. 2 from Table 15: Detection.

  诅咒。巴萨罗斯的一部分精魂的确被困在了 巴萨罗斯的单眼镜 中——那是他生命的全部悲伤与遗憾。当被佩戴时,这件神器会将这些感受耳语到所有者的心灵之眼中。每佩戴这副眼镜1小时(如果不满1小时则视作1小时),使用者就必须进行一次对抗法术豁免检定。如果失败,角色将深刻地记住他的每一项错误、失误或过失,并感觉自己有责任尽量去弥补。DM应该从角色过往冒险中的选择一件必须被弥补的事情。角色会对这个任务产生强烈的执念(类似于一道 指使术geas 法术,但效果无法被驱散),而 巴萨罗斯的单眼镜 在事情得到纠正前将停止发挥作用。
Curse. Part of Bagthalos's spirit is indeed trapped within the Monocle—all the sorrows and regrets of his being. When worn, the artifact whispers these feelings into the mind's eye of its owner. Each hour (or fraction thereof) spent wearing the monocle, the user must roll a saving throw vs. spells. If failed, the character remembers intensely every error, misstep, and fault and feels compelled to make amends as best as possible. The DM should chose an incident from the character's past adventures that must be corrected. The character becomes obsessed with this quest (as per a geas spell, only the effect cannot be dispelled) and the Monocle ceases to function until things have been set right.

表格Table 15:侦测Detection

  这些力量指向了寻找和发现隐藏(而非未知)事物的能力。因此,这张表格包括了侦测毒素能力,但不包括预知未来的能力。表格16:预言 则包含了解那些通常不会被解释的事物(如阵营)的能力。除非另有说明,否则只要持有或佩戴这件神器,这些能力就将生效。这件神器可以:
These powers are oriented toward finding and discovering things hidden, but not necessarily unknown. Thus, the table includes the power to detect poison, but not that of forseeing the future. Learning what is not normally revealed, such as alignment, is covered on Table 16: Divination. Unless otherwise noted, these powers are in effect whenever the artifact is held or worn. The artifact can:

投骰结果Die Roll  力量Power
1  当手持神器时,使用者的突袭骰获得+1奖励 Provide a +1 bonus to the user's surprise rolls while the artifact is in hand
2  令使用者享受 鉴定appraisal 熟练带来的奖励 Imbue the user with all benefits of the appraisal proficiency
3  当手持神器时,拥有恒定的 通晓语言 效果Have comprehend languages constantly in effect while the artifact is in hand
4  当手持神器时,拥有恒定的 侦测魅惑 效果 Have detect charm constantly in effect while the artifact is in hand 5  每日3次,施展 侦测邪恶侦测善良 Cast detect evil/detect good (3/day)
6  每日3次,施展 侦测幻术 Detect illusions (3/day)
7  每日3次,施展 侦测隐形 Cast detect invisibility (3/day)
8  每日3次,施展 侦测魔法 Cast detect magic (3/day)
9  每日3次,施展 侦测毒素 Cast detect poison (3/day)
10  当手持神器时,拥有恒定的 侦测简易陷阱 效果 Have detect snares & pits constantly in effect while the artifact is in hand
11  侦测石制陷阱 Detect stonework traps
12  每日3次,施展 侦测死灵 Cast detect undead (3/day)
13  每日3次,施展 解读情绪 Cast emotion read (3/day)
14  每日3次,施展 超维探测 Cast extradimensional detection (3/day)
15  每日1次,施展 寻找陷阱 Cast find traps (1/day)
16  当手持神器时,拥有恒定的 热感视觉 效果 Have infravision constantly in effect while the artifact is in hand
17  每日3次,施展 物品定位术 Cast locate object (3/day)
18  每日1次,施展 真知术 Cast true seeing (1/day)
19  每日3次,施展 法师之眼 Cast wizard eye (3/day)
20  每日3次,施展 法师视觉 Cast wizard sight (3/day)

建议的销毁方法Suggested Means of Destruction

  ❖巴萨罗斯的所有灵魂碎片都必须在外层位面被找到并重组。
❖ All of the pieces of Bagthalos's spirit must be found on the outer planes and reunited.

  ❖它必须被冻结在 无底深渊the Abyss 的心脏。
❖ It must be frozen at the heart of the Abyss.


3r<Dragons of Faerûn.p137>巴萨罗斯的单眼镜Monocle of Bagthalos

译者:钛豌豆

巴萨罗斯的单眼镜Monocle of Bagthalos

  巴萨罗斯的单眼镜是献给 守护之神Deity of Guardians 海姆Helm 的宗教圣物。它在身体上占据的位置如同一副眼镜或护目镜,戴在眼睛上。
  知识:通过成功的知识(神秘)或知识(宗教)检定,角色能够获得以下关于巴萨罗斯的单眼镜的信息片段。
  DC 20:这件不寻常的物品是两个多世纪以前由 巴萨罗斯·德什哈默Bagthalos Deszhummer 在扎泽司泊制造的,那时他是海姆的高级祭司。他的神殿被许多盗贼洗劫了,他怀疑这是 骷髅之指Skeletal Finger 盗贼工会的杰作。为了反击他们,巴萨罗斯开始为神殿的守卫制造一件辅助侦查设备。
  DC 25:守护之神不喜欢任何代替警觉的魔法辅助,并警告巴萨罗斯这个无用研究的代价将是一个献身于对海姆的崇拜的生物的生命。海姆从未明确禁止巴萨罗斯继续他的研究,他只是摆出了这种努力的代价。巴萨罗斯着迷于完成他的创造,最终他失去了自己的生命,应验了海姆所说的代价。有些人说海姆仁慈地满足了他忠诚的祭司的希望;其他人说巴萨罗斯的灵魂进入了单眼镜,成为制造它的最后关键。
  DC 30:巴萨罗斯死后,骷髅之指的成员再次来袭,他们带走的宝物之一就是巴萨罗斯的单眼镜。在短暂的岁月里,单眼镜辗转于(安姆Amn 的)阿斯卡特拉城Athkatla埃特芒恩城Ithmong(现在的 达劳玛Darromar,在 泰瑟尔Tethyr)的鬼市,但没有买主愿意为一件几乎无人知晓的无名圣物支付所要求的高昂价格。十年后,骷髅之指被可敬的蓝龙 “锐齿”艾薇柯拉萨格兰Iryklathagra "Sharpfangs" 消灭了。这条龙在盗贼们的山地要塞(藏在 碎齿山脉the Small Teeth 的山峰中的某处)里屠戮了他们并接收了那里的住宅。单眼镜仍然躺在要塞的某处。
  描述:这副圆形的透明水晶镜有一副精金框,框的外缘镶着6个小环。彩色缎带穿过这些环,把单眼镜牢牢固定在眼睛上,以至于受到猛烈的冲击也不会掉落。
  效果:单眼镜给予佩戴者真实目光和解析咒文(随意)。它给予他对凝视攻击和心灵幻觉(pattern)法术和效果的免疫。每日3次,单眼镜能在命令下施放灼热光辉。巴萨罗斯的灵魂附着在单眼镜上,充满内疚之情。任何戴上单眼镜的人都必须在戴上时和戴上后的每个小时成功通过意志豁免(DC19)。失败意味着佩戴者受到要求其改正过去的失败(由DM选择)的指使术的折磨。
  刺目预言系[守序,善良];20级施法者。


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