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2e<Men1.p084>第19章:魔索布莱城的怪物Monsters of Menzoberranzan

出版时间:1992/12

魔索布莱城的怪物Monsters of Menzoberranzan

  在广袤而狂野的 幽暗地域Underdark 是如此的多,以至于不适合在这本书一一列举。它们中有许多已经在《怪物纲要Monstrous Compendium》各册和 被遗忘的国度战役FORGOTTEN REALMS® 的产品(尤其是FOR2/《幽暗地域的卓尔The Drow of the Underdark》和《地脉迷城的废墟The Ruins of UnderMountain》盒装图书)中已经登场。倒霉的冒险者只要从 魔索布莱城Menzoberranzan 往外走上十天,就能先后遭遇从石像鬼到紫虫的各种怪物。在此处,将把最重要的一些怪物罗列,以便地下城主参考。
Far too many monsters infest the vast, wild Underdark to fit into this book. Many have appeared in various volumes of the Monstrous Compendium and in FORGOTTEN REALMS® products, notably FOR2/The Drow of the Underdark and The Ruins of UnderMountain boxed set. Everything from gargoyles to purple worms can be met, by the unlucky adventurer, within ten days travel of Menzoberranzan. Here, some of the most important monsters are noted, for easy DM reference.

摄心魔Alhoon:

  在本章稍后介绍,这些夺心魔巫妖是幽暗地域中一股正在逐渐成长的力量。在“当前消息Current news”(见“现在Now”章节)暗示了他们对魔索布莱城的谋划。
Described later in this chapter, these mind flayer liches are a growing force in the Underdark. Current news (see the "Now" chapter) suggests they have plans for Menzoberranzan.

深地蝙蝠Bat, Deep:

  这一集合类目于《幽暗地域的卓尔Drow of the Underdark》描述,包括 冠首蝙蝠azmyth、夜猎蝙蝠night hunter、不祥蝙蝠sinister、蝙蝠兽化人werebat。冠首蝙蝠是一种奇异的野兽,既能成为卓尔或地表世界冒险者的朋友,也可以成为他们的难题,甚至是成为冒险伙伴。
This collective heading appears in Drow of the Underdark, and includes the azmyth, night hunter, sinister, and werebat. The first-listed bat type is a whimsical beast that can befriend or bedevil a drow or surface-world adventurer alike, even serving as an adventuring companion.

  夜猎蝙蝠和不祥蝙蝠是群猎人,它们对幽暗地域中的所有人都是一种威胁,而在它们形成大的狩猎群体时这种威胁将最大化。
The two types listed "in the middle" are hunters, a menace to all in the Underdark, but most dangerous when hunting in large packs.

  蝙蝠兽化人则是一种兽化人。可以肯定的是,魔索布莱人卓尔、人类和其他地表族群都可以成为蝙蝠兽化人。当满月出现在地表世界夜空中时,他们将被迫变为兽化形态,即便他们从并未(甚至是从未)见到过圆月升起。
The last-listed bat is a lycanthrope. It is certain that Menzoberranyr drow, as well as humans and other surface-world folk, can become werebats. They are forced into were-shape when the moon is full in the night sky above the surface world, even though they cannot see it (and may never have seen it!).

斗篷怪领主Cloaker Lord:

  被称为“斗篷怪cloakers”的神秘而古老的种族散布于幽暗地域各个角落。当地斗篷怪的势力似乎正在增长之中(见“现在Now”章节),这部分应归功于 斗篷怪领主Cloaker Lord 现时对它们的领导。这一个体是一类高级亚种的成员、而非唯一个体,它狡猾到族裔去俘获并安放名为“地栖卵Deepspawn”(见下文,以及FR11/《矮人深地Dwarves Deep》)生育怪物的生物来保护斗篷怪巢穴免受卓尔精灵的攻击。
The ancient and mysterious subterranean race known as "cloakers" is scattered all over the Underdark. Local cloakers seem to growing in power (see the "Now" chapter), in part because of the Cloaker Lord that now leads them. This individual is part of a superior subrace, not a unique being, and is smart enough to capture and emplace the monster-producing beings known as "Deepspawn" (see below, and the FR11/Dwarves Deep sourcebook) to protect cloaker lairs from drow attacks.

地栖卵Deepspawn:

  这种罕见但臭名远扬的生物有一种令人畏惧的能力:诞下这只地栖卵在过去某个时候吞噬的其他生物的低级怪物版本。除了不能攻击(基本是在魔法控制下)其地栖卵亲代外,这些地栖卵母亲的“卵”拥有着自我意识。地栖卵在FR11/《矮人深地Dwarves Deep》中完整详述。
These rare, infamous horrors have the awesome power of generating other, lesser monsters-versions of creatures that the deepspawn has devoured sometime in its past. These other monsters, the "spawn" of the mother deepspawn, are self-willed, but cannot attack their parent deepspawn, even if compelled magically to do so. Deepspawn are fully detailed in the FR11/Dwarves Deep sourcebook.

  在魔索布莱城附近,它们只能在斗篷怪领主(见上)安置它们的地方见到,它们的旅行受到捕网限制,食物受到斗篷怪的控制。
In the vicinity of Menzoberranzan, they are found only in caverns where the cloaker lord (see above) has placed them, their travel restricted by nets, and their feeding controlled by the cloakers.

  魔索布莱人卓尔对斗篷怪领主区域方向的任何大规模攻击或突袭,都将招致网被移除、斗篷怪们巧妙“撤退”的回应,这将把他们引入到与地栖卵各种各样怪物衍体的对抗中。
Any attack or foray in force in the direction of the cloaker lord's area by the Menzoberranyr drow will be answered by a removal of the nets, and a skillful "retreat" by cloakers, to draw the drow into a confrontation with the deepspawn's assorted monster spawn.

深龙Dragon, Deep:

  详述于《幽暗地域的卓尔The Drow of the Underdark》的这种可怕深地巨龙可以变形地类似于卓尔精灵、杜尔加矮人、兽人、人类或其他幽暗地域的两足智慧生物和有翼的巨蛇形态。
Detailed in Drow of the Underdark, this fearsome dragon of the depths can shift its form to resemble a drow, duergar, orc, human, or other intelligent biped of the Underdark, as well as taking a winged snake shape.

  这些沉默的猎人对卓尔而言极度危险,一旦被发现就会被魔索布莱人追捕。虽然这些巨龙尊敬聚集在魔索布莱城的卓尔精灵的魔法力量,而不敢太多暴露自己、或是尝试以卓尔形态在城中生活,但至少有四头深龙会定期访问这座城市,标记卓尔的弱点,供以后在 集市区The Bazaar 的来访者中捕食提供机会。
Dangerous to drow in the extreme, these silent hunters are hunted down by Menzoberranyr whenever they are found. Although they respect the magical might of the drow gathered in Menzoberranzan too much to reveal themselves, or to try and live in the city in drow-shape, at least four deep dragons regularly visit the city, noting weaknesses of the drow, and opportunities for later prey among fellow visitors to The Bazaar.

  深龙不会像人类、杜尔加矮人和卓尔精灵那样喝醉——所以他们非常频繁地(以类人形态)前往“血饮深坑drinking pits”和卓尔的舞池(见“上层生活High Life”章节),结识特定的卓尔精灵、倾听醉酒卓尔说出的东西,并且通常会被聚会参与者们的滑稽行为逗乐而获得一段美好时光。
Deep dragons don't become intoxicated as humans, duergar, and drow do—so they quite often (in humanoid form) go the "drinking pits" and dances of the drow (described in the "High Life" chapter), to get to know certain drow, hear things let slip by drunken drow, and generally have a good time being amused by the antics of the celebrants.

邪翼怪Foulwing:

  这些笨拙的飞行者于本章详述,在幽暗地域城市周遭它们相对罕见,很容易便会沦为更灵敏捕食者的食物。它们于与偏远裂隙沟通的幽暗地域区域、山脉峰顶、以及地表世界的谷地中更为常见,那些更有冒险精神的卓尔精灵将邪翼怪作为地表世界夜空的空中坐骑使用。这类卓尔包含魔索布莱人和其他会冒险进入地表世界的卓尔。
Described in this chapter, these clumsy fliers are rare in the Underdark around the city; they too easily fall prey to more agile predators. More common in areas of the Underdark that connect with remote clefts, mountainous peaks, and valleys in the surface world, foulwings are used by the more adventurous drow as aerial steeds in the night skies of the surface world. They are included here for instances when Menzoberranyr and other drow venture into the surface world.

地底蜥蜴Lizard, Subterranean:

  这一集合类目下描述的是两种最常见被智慧种族驯化作为家畜的幽暗地域爬行动物:强壮的“驮蜥pack lizard”,以及更小也更快速的“骑乘蜥蜴riding lizard”。
Described in these pages under this collective heading are two of the most common Underdark reptiles used by intelligent races as domesticated stock: the strong 'pack lizard' and the smaller, faster 'riding lizard.'

噬魂蛛Myrlochar:

  这些详述于《幽暗地域的卓尔The Drow of the Underdark》的罗丝之仆是 无底深渊the Abyss 的土著居民。在罗丝仆人们的等级制度中,它们的地位次于 蜡融妖yochlol(见下,以及《幽暗地域的卓尔The Drow of the Underdark》)。只有在礼敬罗丝的祈祷与仪式的召唤下,这些“灵魂蜘蛛soul spiders”才会出现在魔索布莱城,在女祭司们的要求下,它们时不时地组成狩猎团,前往进入黑暗之疆“清洗”罗丝之敌。
Detailed in Drow of the Underdark, these servants of Lloth are spiders native to the Abyss. In the hierarchy of Lloth's servitors, they rank below the yochlol (see below, and in Drow of the Underdark). Found in Menzoberranzan only when summoned by the prayers and rituals of Lloth-worshipping drow, these "soul spiders" form hunting packs from time to time, at the request of drow priestesses, and go out into the Dominion to "scour" it for foes of Lloth.

蝎蛛Pedipalp:

  这一集合类目描述于《幽暗地域的卓尔The Drow of the Underdark》,在那本书中详述了大型、超大型和巨型“鞭蝎whip scorpion”怪物品种。原产于魔索布莱城周遭幽暗地域的它们被城市居民用作宠物、守卫和猎犬。在野外,它们是长途猎人,会无畏地攻击除卓尔精灵、任何种类蛛形纲动物和其他蝎蛛的一切生物。
This collective heading appears in Drow of the Underdark, where it details the related large, huge, and giant species of "whip scorpion" monsters. Native to the Underdark around Menzoberranzan, they are used by the city's citizens as pets, guardians, and the equivalent of hunting dogs. In the wild, they are far-ranging hunters, who attack anything fearlessly except groups of drow, arachnids of any sort, and other pedipalpi.

地底洛斯兽Rothe, Deep:

  作为三种类牛群居动物的其中一种(另外两种分别为 地表洛斯兽surface rothe,以及有着白色皮毛、在极地居住的 冰川洛斯兽glacier rothe 又名 “幽魂洛斯兽ghost rothe”),这些生物已被魔索布莱人卓尔驯化。在城市内、外,只有在 东尼加顿湖Donigarten 中的一座小岛上才能看见被兽人守卫严密看守的它们。
One of three related species of oxen-like herd creatures (the others are the surface rothe, and the white-haired, arctic-dwelling glacier or "ghost" rothe), these creatures have been domesticated by the Menzoberranyr drow. In and around the city, they are found only on the island in Donigarten, under heavy orc guard.

  详述于《幽暗地域的卓尔The Drow of the Underdark》的地底洛斯兽是这座城中市民的主食,也为维持魔索布莱城作为一个持续、独立社区的提供了大部分的食物。尽管它们健康而强壮,但卓尔巡逻队和其它幽暗地域掠食动物已使它们在黑暗之疆和邻近幽暗地域野外灭绝。在黑暗国度的其它地方,它们也是食物的丰沛来源,以游荡的牧群形式存在。
Detailed in Drow of the Underdark, deep rothe are a crucial staple of the diet of the city's citizens, a large part of the food supply that keeps Menzoberranzan a lasting, independent community. Although they are healthy and hardy, drow patrols and other Underdark predators have rendered them extinct in the Dominion and the nearby Underdark. Elsewhere in the dark realms, they are a plentiful source of food, in the form of wandering herds.

变形撕裂者Slithermorph:

  这些“漆黑爬行者black crawlers”是原产于幽暗地域的独行掠食者。这些在大部分地区都较为罕见的生物更多地分布在魔索布莱城周围,似乎是被高辐射区吸引而来——又或者完全只是因现成的食物(这些守卫并使用这些裂隙和洞穴的卓尔)而聚集在此。变形撕裂者详述于《地脉迷城的废墟The Ruins of UnderMountain》盒式套装。
These "black crawlers" are solitary predators native to the Underdark. Rare in most areas, they are more numerous around Menzoberranzan, seemingly attracted to the high-radiation area-or perhaps merely to the ready food that gathers there (the drow who guard and use these clefts and caverns). Slithermorphs are detailed in The Ruins of UnderMountain boxed set.

避日蛛Solifugid:

  这些“假蜘蛛”是幽暗地域中的土著掠食者。它们服从使用法术控制它们的卓尔精灵,并聪明到不会在任何情况下攻击卓尔(除非对方已经受伤并且数量渺小),但对任何它们觉得自己能够打败的生物而言,它们都是一种威胁。避日蛛详述于《幽暗地域的卓尔The Drow of the Underdark》。
These "false spiders" are natural predators of the Underdark. They obey drow who use spells to control them, and are wise enough not to attack drow in any event (unless wounded and in small numbers), but are a menace to all creatures they think they can defeat. They are detailed in Drow of the Underdark.

地下蜘蛛Spider, Subterranean:

  这一集合类别在FOR2/《幽暗地域的卓尔The Drow of the Underdark》中呈现,在那本书中描述了 多毛蜘蛛hairy、猎蛛hunting、剑蜘蛛sword 和 观察者蜘蛛watch 四个亚种。剑蜘蛛在幽暗地域闻所未闻,多毛蜘蛛和猎蛛在幽暗地域野外则相对常见。由 深水城Waterdeep 研发的观察者蜘蛛已被魔索布莱人卓尔(通过 头骨港Skullport)大量购买作为受训的守卫。
This collective heading appears in FOR2/The Drow of the Underdark, where it describes the hairy, hunting, sword, and watch subspecies. Sword spiders are unknown in the Underdark, but the first two species are common in the wild. Watchspiders, developed in Waterdeep, have been purchased in large numbers (via Skullport) for use as trained guardians, by Menzoberranyr drow.

  这些地下物种还应加上 飞行蜘蛛flying spider(详述于《地脉迷城的废墟The Ruins of UnderMountain》盒装图书中的《地脉迷城冒险UnderMountain Adventures》小册子)和 索拉林家族House Shobalar 研发的巨型变种蜘蛛。她们的蜘蛛坐骑数据如下:
To these subterranean species should be added the flying spider (described in the "UnderMountain Adventures" booklet, in The Ruins of UnderMountain boxed set), and the giant spider-variant developed by House Shobalar. Their spider-steeds are:

  智力 低智力;阵营 混乱邪恶CE;
  防御等级 4;移动 3,爬网12(运载时分别为2和10);生命骰 4+4;零级命中值 17;#攻击 1次
  伤害 1-8+毒素
  特殊攻击 黏性陷丝adhesive trapline(如同 穴钓蟹cave fisher 发射的细丝)
  体型 大型L;士气 13;经验值 975
  参见:巨蜘蛛Spider (Giant),怪物纲要Ⅰ;穴钓蟹cave fisher,怪物纲要Ⅰ。
  Int Low; AL CE;
  AC 4; MV 3, Wb 12 (2 and 10 laden); HD 4 + 4; THAC0 17; #AT 1;
  Dmg 1-8 + poison;
  SA adhesive trapline (as cave fisher's fired filament);
  SZ L; ML 13; XP 975;   q.v. Spider (Giant), MC 1, and Cave fisher, MC 1.

  这些庞大而强壮的巨蜘蛛被训练为了坐骑,能够在携带一位骑手的同时仍然黏在墙壁或天花板上。这只蜘蛛坐骑在捕食时能够“发射”如穴钓蟹那样的粘线。
They are large, strong giant spiders trained as steeds, and able to carry a rider and still stick to walls and ceilings. Spider-steeds are able to "fire" sticky strands at prey, as cave fishers do.

  “基础”蜘蛛的条目可以在《怪物纲要Monstrous Compendium》找到。
The "basic" Spider entry is found in Volume 1 of the Monstrous Compendium.

喷溅爬蜥Spitting Crawler:

  这些详述于《幽暗地域的卓尔The Drow of the Underdark》的幽暗地域小型喷酸蜥蜴常被卓尔法师用作魔宠——不过在幽暗地域野外,粗心大意的访客可能是作为敌人遭遇它们。少数误入黑暗之疆的蜥蜴会很快被卓尔精灵巡逻队俘获,交由 学院区Academy 的导师使用。
Detailed in Drow of the Underdark, these small, acid-spitting lizards of the Underdark are often employed as familiars by drow mages—but unwary visitors to the wild Underdark can encounter them as foes. The few that stray into the Dominion are soon captured by drow patrols, for use by the Academy's tutors.

钢铁幽影Steel Shadow:

  钢铁幽影详述于《地脉迷城的废墟The Ruins of UnderMountain》盒装图书,这些蠕虫状的掠食者可以与金属结合在一起,而且(与上文说的 变形撕裂者slithermorphs 类似)显然被魔索布莱城黑暗之疆中有着强辐射的洞穴吸引。 Detailed in the The Ruins of UnderMountain boxed set, these worm-like predators can merge with metal, and (like the slithermorphs; see above) seem attracted to the radiation-strong caverns in Menzoberranzan's Dark Dominion.

无翼奇趣蛋Wingless Wonder:

  这些古怪、滑稽、有时候还有些致命的生物漫游于幽暗地域中和黑暗之疆周围,在本章将会呈现。
These strange, comical, sometimes deadly creatures roam the Underdark in and around the Dominion, and appear in this chapter.

蜡融妖Yochlol:

  这些可怖的“罗丝侍女”是无底深渊的原住民,只会在罗丝高阶女祭司的仪式中被召唤到 费伦大陆Faerûn。她们详述于《幽暗地域的卓尔The Drow of the Underdark》。
The dreaded "handmaidens of Lloth" are native to the Abyss, and appear in Faerûn only when summoned by the rituals of Lloth's high priestesses. They are detailed in Drow of the Underdark.



  在接下来的页码中,上文中提到的魔索布莱城邻近出现的“新”怪物都将有完整详述。它们可能会被用来在幽暗地域任何地方创造许多冒险——并通过增加一种或更多种上文提及的怪物到冒险计划中作为“并发症”,为本套设定集中的冒险“添料”。
In the pages that follow, the "new" monsters of Menzoberranzan's vicinity, mentioned above, are fully detailed. They can be used to generate many adventures set anywhere in the Underdark—and to "spice up" adventures included in this set, by adding one or more of the monsters noted above as "complications" into the adventure-plots.


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