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索引:【神与类神总录
索引:【类神力
索引:【尤格罗斯领主

简介

阿尔托罗斯魔Altraloth
【主   神】各自的鬼婆女主人;焦炎将军The General of Gehenna(宗教);奥伊诺罗斯Oinoloth(种族)
【势力 范围】灰色荒野之哈迪斯The Gray Waste of Hades永恒荒凉之焦炎地狱The Bleak Eternity of Gehenna
【简   介】阿尔托罗斯魔Altraloth 是三种尤格罗斯领主之一,由老鬼婆们以魔法仪式改造低级尤格罗斯魔而创造,其力量取决于鬼婆支付的成本、几乎没有上限。
神祇名神力阵营旧译简介
卡戎CharonNNE卡戎Charon 是冥河的船夫,所有引渡罗斯魔的保护者,冥河被视为他的领地,他的生命与冥河相连
炭疽魔王AnthraxusNNE原为超等罗斯魔,合同标的为反击位面军事教团的十字军圣战,完成合同后迅速推翻在任奥伊诺罗斯,但在统治数个世纪后被麦迪恩克莱鲁斯废黜
鼠疫魔王BubonixNNE被转化前为一只奥登罗斯魔,曾派遣卧底到奥库斯手下
霍乱魔王CholerixNNE鼠疫魔王的至高副官
斑疹伤寒魔王TyphusNNE拥有出众的智力、多元宇宙最伟大战斗头脑之一和可悲的感知力的阿尔托罗斯魔
森加拉XengahraNN(偏E)一只外观为炽天使阿尔托罗斯魔,环绕他的熵之光环将使周遭所有生物消亡
塔芭TabaNNE一位百变的阿尔托罗斯魔,终极的间谍与盗贼大师

2e<Dragon Annual 2.p104>阿尔托罗斯魔Altraloth:老鬼婆的冠军斗士Champions of the Night Hags

阿尔托罗斯魔Altraloth

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  在 老鬼婆night hag 们漫长的历史中,很少有她们无论独自还是联合都无法克服的绝望处境或可怕威胁。在这种极端时期,老鬼婆们可能会为了创造一位冠军斗士而组成一个异乎寻常的合作群落。这位冠军斗士必定是只老鬼婆选中(一直以来都是某一品种的尤格罗斯魔)、并以神秘仪式强化的的邪魔。具体是否可以替换为其他种类的邪魔尚不清楚。
There are rare times in the long history of the night hags when they are faced with so desperate a situation or such a dire threat that either singly or united, they cannot overcome it. During these extreme times, night hags may form an unusually cooperative covey in order to create a champion to deal with these threats. The champion is always a fiend of the hags' choosing, whom they enhance via an arcane ritual. A champion is always taken from only one type of fiend-yugoloth. Whether other fiends can be substituted in the process is unknown.

  没人知道鬼婆们是如何顿悟将尤格罗斯魔转化为超级邪魔的魔法配方的。有人说是鬼婆女神 卡姬卢娜Cegilune 开发了它,将它作为她的追随者们维持在 灰色荒野the Waste 统治地位的工具。一位 印记城人Sigilian 历史学家指出了 格里莱尸魔gehelreths 的存在,并报道了神秘的 巴纳罗斯魔baernaloth 们曾经寻找过改善血统尤格罗斯魔血统的方法(就像 阿索波斯Apomps 做的那样)。没有人相信这些故事,因为人们都知道卡姬卢娜对她的鬼婆们的福祉漠不关心,而巴纳罗斯魔似乎与尤格罗斯魔们也没有更多牵扯。更有可能的情况是,一群机敏老鬼婆遭遇了严重的危机,并自己想出了一个邪魔冠军斗士的点子。无论真相是什么,老鬼婆们都不会说,而尤格罗斯魔们甚至提都不会提,他们都要充分的理由把这件事隐藏好。有个秘密几乎没有任何老鬼婆想让多元宇宙的任何人知道:这一过程对老鬼婆来说是极其耗费精力的,将把她们削弱到一种近乎无力的状态,需要数月甚至数年的时候才能恢复过来。如果消息传出,你肯定会准备好各种各样的刀具乘着虚弱前往结果她们。
No one knows the dark as to just how hags tumbled onto the magical recipe of transforming yugoloths into super-fiends. Some say that the hags' goddess, Cegilune, developed it to give her followers another tool to maintain their dominance in the Waste. A Sigilian historian points to the existence of the gehelreths and reports that the mysterious baernaloths were once looking for ways to improve yugoloth stock much the way Apomps did. No one puts much faith in these tales, since everyone knows that Cegilune could care less for her hags' welfare and that baernaloths don’t seem to have much to do with the yugoloths anymore. More likely, a covey of quick-witted night hags were caught in a serious situation and came up with the idea of a fiendish champion on their own. Whatever the truth is, the hags won’t tell and the yugoloths don’t even speak of it. They want the whole thing kept in the dark and for good reason. There's a secret involved that no hag ever wants the multiverse to know. The process is extremely enervating for the night hags involved, reducing them to a state of near-powerless from which it takes many months—if not years—to recover. If news of that got out, you’d get all sorts of cutters out to kill the weakened hags.

  这种转化对邪魔的心智毫无影响。阿尔托罗斯魔Altraloth 将基本保留他们的尤格罗斯魔天性的本质,和以前一样的邪恶和贪婪(如果不是变本加厉的话)。通过变得强大,这些尤格罗斯魔现在将能更好地满足他们认为适合的个人计划。一些阿尔托罗斯魔在 下层位面the Lower Planes 的事务中非常活跃,另一些则喜欢潜藏于阴影中,充当邪魔与凡人们不可见的操纵者。
The transformation of a yugoloth does little to affect the fiend's mental facilities. Altraloths in general remain true to their base yugoloth nature, as wholly evil and avaricious as ever if not more so. By becoming more powerful, these yugoloths are now better able to satisfy their foul personal agendas as they see fit. Some altraloths are very active in the affairs of the Lower Planes while others prefer to slink among the shadows and act as unseen manipulators of fiends and mortals. It is believed that no more than a half a dozen or so altraloths currently exist.

  作为一种尤格罗斯魔,阿尔托罗斯魔不受强酸、火焰、铁器和毒素攻击的伤害;所受喷吐武器攻击伤害减半;所受寒冷伤害翻倍。随意使用,除了所拥有的其它天赋能力外,所有阿尔托罗斯魔都能施展以下类法术能力:变形自身alter self活化死尸animate dead造成疾病cause disease魅惑人类charm person进阶魅影力量improved phantasmal force燃火术produce flame无误传送术teleport without error。其因鬼婆的转化而来的先天能力和抗力,将列于下文每位阿尔托罗斯魔对应条目之中。
Being yugoloths, altraloths take no damage from acid, fire, iron, and poison attacks; half damage from gas attacks; and double damage from cold attacks. All altraloths can enact the following spell-like abilities at will, in addition to any other innate abilities possessed: alter self, animate dead, cause disease, charm person, improved phantasmal force, produce flame, and teleport without error. Innate abilities or resistances altered by the hags are found under each altraloths particular entry.

备注Note:

  在一场单独战役中,阿尔托罗斯魔的使用将根据设定的不同而不同。一些地下城主可能会想要这些强大的尤格罗斯魔就像那些 九狱诸领主the Lords of the Nine 一样在幕后工作,而非与玩家团队直接发生冲突。运行这种类型战役的地下城主会发现下面的“计划与目标Plots & Goals”和“追随者与资源Followers & Resources”部分帮助最大。其他地下城主则可能会希望他们的玩家能与一位阿尔托罗斯魔魔作战作为一场冒险的高潮。这时候,对这位地下城主而言,阿尔托罗斯魔的数据与能力将更为有用。
The use of altraloths in an individual campaign will vary from setting to setting. Some DMs may want to have these powerful yugoloths work from behind the scenes much like the Lords of the Nine and not come into direct conflict with a party. DMs running this kind of campaign will find the Plots & Goals and Followers & Resources sections below to be most helpful. Other DMs will want to have their players combat an altraloth as the climax to an adventure. This is where an altraloths statistics and abilities will be more useful to the DM.

焦炎将军The General of Gehenna

  除了在 印记城Sigil 酒吧里听到的那些低声外,人们对这位 将军the General 知之甚少。这自然会产生这样一个问题:这位将军实际上到底是只 超等罗斯魔ultroloth 还是 阿尔托罗斯魔。研究邪魔的贤者们谨慎地低声断言,焦炎将军根本不可能是只超等罗斯魔。除非他掌握的技能与能力远超他的超等罗斯魔兄弟,否则他怎么可能以一己之力操纵 血战the Blood War?因此,时至今日这位将军仍然是个谜。对其个人情况几乎一无所知。也许唯一能说的便是:他就是血战本身。
Not much is known of the General except maybe for the hushed whispers one hears in the pubs of Sigil. Questions naturally arise as to whether the General is, in actuality, an ultroloth or altraloth. Sages who study fiends assert in cautious whispers that the General simply could not be an ultroloth. How else could he single-handedly manipulate the Blood War unless he possessed skills and abilities far beyond those of his other ultroloth brethren? And so the General remains an enigma to this day. Almost nothing is known about him personally. Perhaps the only thing that can be said is that he is the Blood War.

阿尔托罗斯魔配方Recipe for an Altraloth

  一旦某只尤格罗斯魔被选中,并且合同条款得到了鬼婆和尤格罗斯魔双方的同意,蜕变过程就将在随后开始。首先是在一口超大号大坩埚中盛满来自 冥河the River Styx 的河水和腐烂的 幼虫larva。然后在坩埚下点燃一团大火,这只尤格罗斯魔则与粘稠的幼虫残渣制成的熔蜡被密封在坩埚之中。在坩埚的周围布置着结界,而鬼婆们将开始念咒、向她们的勇士灌注魔法力量。每对这只尤格罗斯魔进行一项修改,就需要花费一整天的施法时间。老鬼婆们自愿捐出了她们的生命力量赋予这只尤格罗斯魔。有传言说有些变化咒语持续了一整月甚至更长的时间。这就解释了更强大阿尔托罗斯魔的存在原因。
Once a yugoloth has been chosen and the terms of the contract approved by both the hags and the yugoloth, then the metamorphic process is begun. First a huge cauldron is filled with water from the River Styx and putrid larva. A huge fire is lit under the cauldron, and the yugoloth is sealed within the cauldron with melted wax made from the slimy larval residue. Wards are placed around the cauldron and the hags begin their incantations to imbue their champion with magical power. The incantations take one full day of casting for each alteration made to the yugoloth. The night hags voluntarily donate their life force to empower the yugoloth. There are rumors that some metamorphic incantations have lasted a month or longer. This would explain the existence of the more powerful altraloths.

  当转化完成,被榨干的鬼婆通常非常疲惫,没有保护自己的能力。她们的天赋能力在1d8+1天内都将不起作用,在这段时间内,她们的免疫能力和魔法抗力也将被完全抑制。没有人知道鬼婆们才能完全从这场邪恶仪式中恢复过来。老鬼婆们将最大程度地对自己参与了仪式这件事保密,将自己非常小心地藏好,直至力量恢复,以免有人乘虚而入将其杀害。
When the incantation is finished, the drained hags are often severely exhausted and in no shape to defend themselves. None of their innate abilities function for 1d8+1 days,andtheir immunh ties and magic resistance are completely suppressed for a like amount of time. It is not known how long it takes hags to fully recover from participating in this evil ceremony. Night hags maintain the utmost secrecy about their participation taking great care to keep themselves well-hidden until their strength returns, lest someone take slay them while they are weakened.

诞生Birth:

  坩埚必须全程一直保持在沸点的温度,直至阿尔托罗斯魔‘诞生’。鬼婆们通常会把 火魔蝠fire mephit 们监禁在坩埚底下,利用这些魔蝠炽热的身体来维持必需的温度。在历经6d6个月的浸泡后,整个过程将以坩埚剧烈爆炸、喷出幼虫汁和炽热金属块告终。任何在爆炸坩埚25呎内的人,都将因撕肉的弹片遭受3d10+10点伤害,外加因腐蚀性幼虫汁遭受2d8点伤害。(幼虫们早已被融化,将它们的魔法能量让渡给了这位冠军斗士。)而从这口坩埚中冒出来的是位最新的鬼婆冠军斗士——一只阿尔托罗斯魔。
The cauldron must be kept at boiling temperatures for the entire time until the altraloth's 'birth' occurs. Hags usually imprison fire mephits under the cauldron, using the mephits, fiery bodies to maintain the necessary temperature. After 6d6 months of steeping, the process finishes with the violent explosion of the cauldron spraying out larva juice and chunks of heated metal. Anyone within 25’of the bursting cauldron suffers 3d10+10 worth of damage from flesh-rending shrapnel plus an additional 2d8 hp damage from the caustic larva juice. (The larvae have long since dissolved, surrendering their magical energies to the champion.) Emerging from the cauldron is the newest hag-champion—an altraloth.

并发症Complications:

  整个过程中的并发症将对所有参与者造成灾难性后果。
Complications during the entire process can have disastrous consequences for all involved.

  ❖在施法过程中(比如需要注意的来访邪魔)的小干扰将增加一天的施法时间。而对施法中鬼婆的直接攻击,将终结这一过程,并杀死其中的尤格罗斯魔。
❖ Minor interruptions during the casting (such as a visiting fiend who demands attention) merely add on another day's worth of casting. An outright attack that disrupts the casting hags ends the process and kills the yugoloth inside.

  ❖如果坩埚中的温度低于沸点,则尤格罗斯魔将会死亡,而每位鬼婆都将永久失去1d4个生命骰。鬼婆们总是会采用防护措施来防止任何降温。
❖ If the temperature in the cauldron falls below boiling, the yugoloth dies, and the hags each lose 1d4 Hit Dice permanently. Hags always employ safeguards to prevent any cooling.

  ❖即便一切顺利,仍然有可能(5%)没有任何明显原因而失败。这种失败通常发生在第1d4个月,并引发与成功的“诞生”一样壮观的坩埚爆炸(除了尤格罗斯魔已经死亡这件小小不便外)。
❖ Even if all goes well, there is still a slight chance (5%) that the process will fail for no apparent reason. A failure usually occurs 1d4 months into the process and causes the cauldron to explode with the same spectacular results as a successful "birth," except that the yugoloth dies.

  ❖对坩埚的魔法和物理攻击将导致其提前爆炸,立即杀死其中的尤格罗斯魔,并永久削弱贡献力量的鬼婆。
❖ Magical or physical attacks on the cauldron cause its premature explosion, instantly killing the yugoloth inside and permanently enervating the contributing hags.

  ❖老鬼婆们在变形咒语中加入的魔法预防措施几乎确保了她们新造物的忠诚。如果这只阿尔托罗斯魔对它的某位女主人发起攻击、或是无视了合同的条款,将立即遭受极大的痛苦,每轮损失25%的生命值。这将持续到它死亡、放弃攻击、或是再次遵从合同条款。只有履行完条款才能让这只阿尔托罗斯魔从这一限制中解脱出来。
❖ Magical precautions have been woven into the transforming incantations by the night hags that virtually guarantee the loyalty of their new creation. An altraloth who attacks one of its mistresses or who ignores the conditions of the contract immediately suffers wracking pain, losing 25% of its hit points every round. This continues until death occurs, the altraloth ceases its attack, or the champion submits again to the contract's conditions. Only the completion of its contract can free an altraloth from this restriction.

  ❖如果参与创造了这只阿尔托罗斯魔的任意一只鬼婆在合同期限内死亡,这只阿尔托罗斯魔也将死亡。因此在合同到期之前,照顾其女主人的福祉,便是这只阿尔托罗斯魔的最大利益。
❖ Should one of the altraloth's hag creators die during the time of the contracted period of servitude, the altraloth also dies. It is therefore in the altraloth's best interests to see to the well-being of its mistresses until the contract has expired.

改变Alterations

  阿尔托罗斯魔的产生过程增强了尤格罗斯魔,并向他们灌注了能力与力量。在此过程中,除非其能力遭到了老鬼婆们的修改,否则尤格罗斯魔所拥有的能力并不会丧失。请注意:对尤格罗斯魔所作的更改是永久的,不能被撤销。以游戏术语来说,参与的鬼婆们必须交出一部分生命力量(生命骰)来实现所期望的转化。不管这位鬼婆想要什么,鬼婆们都不能交出其最后一个生命骰(例如:将自己降低到1HD以下)。这里列出的是一位鬼婆可以带来的修改,和每次修改所需的生命力量成本。鉴于生命力成本是如此高昂,而其它涉及的固有风险,的确可以理解为什么阿尔托罗斯魔数量如此稀少。尽管控制一个如此强大的存在有着明显的好处,没几个鬼婆愿意冒险让自己变得如此脆弱。
The altraloth process enhances yugoloths and imbues them with abilities and powers. No abilities the yugoloth possesses going into the process are lost unless that ability is modified by the night hags. Note that changes made to a yugoloth are permanent and cannot be undone. In game terms, the hags involved must surrender a portion of their life force (Hit Dice) to bring about the desired transformation. Regardless of what a hag desires, no hag can surrender her last Hit Die in the process (e.g.: be reduced below 1 HD). Listed here are the modifications that a hag can bring about and the required cost in life force for each modification. Given the high cost in hagly life force and the other inherent dangers involved, it is understandable why so very few altraloths exist. Not many hags wish to risk being rendered this vulnerable despite the obvious benefit of controlling a powerful being.

增添生命骰Add Hit Dice:

  将增长的生命骰加到该生物的总生命骰中。
Hit Dice are added to the creatures total hit dice.

增添法术能力Add Spell Ability:

  鬼婆们能在阿尔托罗斯魔身上灌注每日1次使用的永久法术能力。同一种能力可以被添加多次,但每次都必须支付一次代价。
Hags can imbue the altraloth with a permanent spell ability usable once a day. The same ability may be added more than once but must be paid for each time.

增加生命值Augmented Hit Points:

  无论其拥有的生命骰多少,阿尔托罗斯魔都拥有完整生命值。请注意:如同战士,阿尔托罗斯魔也能因其高体质值而获得奖励生命值。
The altraloth has full hit points for whatever HD it possesses. Note that altraloths can also receive bonus hit points for high Constitution scores as fighters do.

提升现有能力Enhance Existing Ability:

  尤格罗斯魔现有的天生能力可以升级为更强大的版本(如果存在的话)。举例来说,引渡罗斯魔marraenoloth 的 变身术alter self 能力可以提升为 变形自我polymorph self形体变化shapechange
A yugoloth's existing innate ability can be upgraded to a more powerful version, should one exist. For example, a marraenoloth alter self ability can be enhanced to polymorph self or shapechange.

改变大小或外观Change Size or Appearance:

  阿尔托罗斯魔的体重和大小可以进行调控,上限为相校于这只邪魔原始体型和体重提升100%,或是缩减50%。
The altraloth's mass size can be increased by up to 100% or reduced to 50% of the fiend’s original size and mass.

  阿尔托罗斯魔也能被制成任何类人形态。尤其是那些富有创造力的鬼婆,人们都知道她们会在这个选项上纵容自己的恶意。
The altraloth can also be made to have any humanoid form. Especially creative hags have been known to indulge themselves wickedly with this option.

改变阵营Change Alignment:

  有些鬼婆已改变了尤格罗斯魔的阵营,使其更适合邪魔的任务。
Some hags have altered the alignment of the yugoloth into one more suitable for the fiend's mission.

改变属性值Change Ability Score:

  阿尔托罗斯魔的任何属性值都可以被提升或缩减。
Any of the altraloths ability scores can be raised or lowered.

改变物理攻击Change Physical Attacks:

  若阿尔托罗斯魔的外形被改变,则鬼婆也能改变这只邪魔的攻击模式,通常是以增加额外的肢体来增加每轮允许攻击次数。
If the altraloth's appearance was changed, the hags may also have to alter the fiend's mode of attack usually increasing the number of attacks allowed per round such as if extra limbs were added.

改变魔抗Change Magic Resistance:

  这只邪魔可以获得魔抗的提升(或削减)。魔抗可以超过100%。
The fiend may have its magic resistance raised (or lowered). MR may exceed 100%.

免疫Immunity:

  阿尔托罗斯魔可以完全免疫某些影响:寒冷cold,电击electricity,魔法飞弹magic missile,附魔低于+4的武器,或是某一特定魔法学派。
An altraloth can be rendered completely immune to certain effects: cold, electricity, gas, magic missile, weapons of less than +4 enchantment, or one specialty school of magic.


Ed Bonny is the author of "Heroes of Athas/f from the 1996 Dragon Magazine Annual, and "Planar Heroes," from issue #235.


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