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2ePS<Monstrous Compendium - Outer Planes Appendix.p010>阿斯蒙天族Aasimon

阿斯蒙天族Aasimon

  就像在 焦炎地狱Gehenna哈迪斯Hades 还是 九层地狱the Nine Hells 都居住着与这些位面一样恐怖的堕落野兽,上层位面the upper planes 则是善良与光明的强大存在的家园。满足这些善良实体需求的管理人员名曰 阿斯蒙天族aasimon。他们是强大而危险的生物,但善良与怜悯心令他们性情温和。尽管他们主要栖息在外层位面,与凡人的生活相去甚远,但他们所侍奉者经常呼唤他们干预凡人的事务,以支持各处善的事业。
Whereas Gehenna, Hades, and the Nine Hells are populated by fell beasts as terrible and evil as their planes, the upper planes are home to powerful beings of goodness and light. The stewards that attend the needs of these good entities are called the aasimon. They are powerful and dangerous creatures, but are tempered by kindness and compassion. Though they dwell primarily in the outerplanes, very far removed from the affairs of mankind, aasimon are often called upon by those they serve to intervene in mortal causes to support the causes of goodness there.

战斗Combat:

  不是所有攻击都能对阿斯蒙天族造成全额伤害。它们造成的伤害根据攻击类型如下:
Aasimon do not take full damage from all attack forms. They take the listed damage from the following attack forms:
  攻击类型Attack Form          伤害Damage
  强酸acid                减半half
  寒冷cold                减半half
  电击electricity(闪电light)        减半half
  火焰fire(龙dragon,魔法magical)    全额full
  气体gas(有毒的poisonous,等等)    无效none
  铁制武器iron weapon           全额full*
  魔法飞弹magic missile          全额full
  毒素poison               无效none
  银制武器silver weapon          全额full*

  * 除非对应阿斯蒙天族不受魔法武器影响,在这种情况下,伤害将是0。unless unaffected by nonmagical weapons, in which case damage is none.

  所有的阿斯蒙天族都拥有以下类法术力量,每轮1次,随意使用:
All aasimon have the following spell-like powers that they can use one per round at will:

  ●援助术aid
  ●占卜术augury
  ●变幻自身change self
  ●通晓语言comprehend languages
  ●治疗重伤cure serious wounds,每日3次
  ●侦测邪恶detect evil
  ●侦测魔法detect magic
  ●知晓阵营know alignment
  ●阅读魔法read magic
  ●无误传送术teleport without error

  所有阿斯蒙天族都能够在上层位面各处自由旅行,随意从一个层面到另一个位面。在更强大神力的要求下,他们可以进入 星界the Astral 并身临 主物质位面the Prime Material plane。如果所侍奉的神力派遣他们执行任务,阿斯蒙天族可以进入下层位面,但他们很少如此,因为善良和光明的仆从在邪恶深渊的黑暗虚空中没有立足之处。
All aasimon are able to travel freely throughout the upper planes, going from one to the other at will. They may enter the Astral and onto the Prime Material plane at the request of a greater power. If specifically sent on a mission from a power they serve, aasimon may enter the lower planes, but rarely will for the servants of goodness and light have no place in the dark emptiness of those pits of evil.

  当居住在主物质位面时,阿斯蒙天族拥有一项针对凡人、被称作 天堂荣光celestial reverence 的特殊力量。这种力量只有在阿斯蒙处于正常状态、未变身时才能使用。当阿斯蒙进入的主物质位面有凡物存在时,阿斯蒙可以调用其 天堂荣光 能力,制造一道短暂而耀眼的闪光来吸引目睹之凡人的注意。任何目睹此奇观者都需立即进行对抗瘫痪豁免检定。所有豁免失败的善良阵营者,都会被对阿斯蒙的强烈热爱和对他的保护欲打动。任何豁免失败的邪恶和中立阵营者,都会突然恐惧阿斯蒙的强大力量并不敢攻击。如果邪恶生物的生命骰低于8,且豁免失败,他们将立即逃离该区域。任何阿斯蒙天族都可以使用这项能力,但他们很少使用它。善良的信条意味着,如果阿斯蒙能够帮助对方,就不会利用自己的力量来操纵他。
When dwelling in the Prime Material plane, aasimon have a special power specifically for dealing with mortals called celestial reverence. This power may only be used if the aasimon is in his normal, unaltered form. Whenever entering the presence of one or more mortals on the Prime Material plane, the aasimon may invoke celestial reverence in which case there is a momentary, blinding flash of light that catches the attention of all mortals in sight of it. Anyone viewing this spectacle must immediately make a saving throw vs. paralyzation. Any person of good alignment who fails his saving throw will be struck by a strong love for the aasimon and a need to protect it. Anyone of evil or neutral alignment that fails his saving throw will suddenly fear the great power of the aasimon and will not attack. If the evil creature is less than 8 hit dice and they fail their save, they will flee the area immediately. This ability is always available to any aasimon, but they will rarely use it. Goodness dictates that the aasimon not use their powers to manipulate others if it can at all help it.

  阿斯蒙天族的 侦测邪恶detect evil 能力超越了同名法术。如果100呎访问内有邪恶之源( 强阵营个体的、强大邪恶魔法物品等等),阿斯蒙将自动侦测到他。源头的位置、强度和一般性质将自动被感知。如果阿斯蒙凝视一只邪恶生物的眼睛,他将知晓这只生物的名字、天性和背景。这种力量总是生效,且阿斯蒙不需要为了使用它而保持专注。
The aasimon's detect evil ability goes beyond the spell of the same name. If within 100 feet of a source of evil (strongly aligned individual, powerful evil magical item, etc.) the aasimon will automatically detect it. The direction, strength, and general nature of the source will be instantly known. If an aasimon gazes directly into eyes of an evil being, it will know the name, nature, and background of that being. This power always functions and does not require the aasimon to concentrate in order to use it.

  虽然阿斯蒙天族并不分享他们其他许多外层位面同类拥有的 异界之门gate 力量,但他们能发出其他善良力量能感知到的求救信号。如果阿斯蒙天族这样做了,最近的被附魔善良阵营生物将立即赶来救援。麒麟Ki-rin、独角兽unicorns 和 金属龙metallic dragons 是可能响应这一求救信号并前来帮助这位阿斯蒙的其中一些例子。很显然,这种能力并不能创造出善良生物,所以如果该地区没有善良生物或是没有生物能达到正确的位面,就不会有人前来援助。
Although the aasimon do not share the power that many other outer planar creatures have to gate in others of their kind, they can send out a form of distress call that other good powers can sense. If an aasimon does this, the closest enchanted good beings will immediately come to the rescue. Ki-rin, unicorns, and metallic dragons are examples of some of the beings that might answer this distress call and come to an aasimon's aid. Obviously, this ability does not create good beings, so if there are no good creatures in the area or none that can get to the right plane, none will arrive to assist.

  有着极度虔诚信仰与强大力量的上层位面善良神力的信徒在亟需援助时,有20%的可能性将引起这些仆人的注意。如果这位信徒在为教会执行任务时,这个概率应该进一步调整。
Worshippers of a good power from the upper planes that is of the utmost faith and of great power are 20% likely to attract the attention of one of these servants if they are in dire need. This chance should be modified if the worshipper is performing a mission for his or her church.

栖息地/社会Habitat/Society:

  阿斯蒙天族分六种,分为两组:勇士warriors 和 天堂管理员celestial stewards。他们划分如下:
There are six varieties of aasimon, divided into two groups: warriors and celestial stewards. They are divided as follows:
勇士Warrior   天军神使agathinon

天堂管理员Celestial Steward   星界使徒astral deva
  元素使徒monadic deva
  天神使徒movanic deva
  异界天使planetar
  炽天使solar

勇者Warriors:

  勇者阿斯蒙是上层位面的战斗力量。他们经常被呼唤保卫各自位面的边界以抵御入侵者。值得注意的是,下层位面的邪恶居民并非勇者阿斯蒙的主要敌人。除非通过最强大的魔法,最底层位面的邪魔无法前往上层位面,所以这种突袭非常罕见。有趣的是,更多的时候是中层位面的野兽在入侵阿斯蒙天族的国度。这些在上层位面善良生物中寻觅猎物的袭击者,经常会感受到强大阿斯蒙勇者的怒火。
The warrior aasimon are the fighting force of upper planes. They are often called upon to defend the borders of their respective planes against intruders. It is worth noting that the evil inhabitants of the lower planes are not the primary enemies of the warrior aasimon. The fiends of the lowest planes are unable to travel to the upper planes except by powerful magical means, so such forays are rare. Interestingly, it is more often the beasts found in the middle planes who invade the realms of the aasimon. Seeking easy prey among the good creatures of the upper planes, these raiders very often feel the wrath of the mighty aasimon warriors.

  然而,阿斯蒙勇者们通常都在看似永无止境的“圣战”循环中互相厮杀。一个神系将无数的阿斯蒙战士聚集起来,以原教旨的狂热加以煽动,以此对另一个神系发动毁灭运动,以他们特有的善良烙印之名,屠杀数以千计、甚至数以百万计的人。在这种可悲的情况下,可以发现阿斯蒙天族之间的战斗。有趣的是,虽然他们非常善良,但阿斯蒙天族的仇恨可以延续很长的时间——在两个神系的圣战已过去几千年后,恶感仍将存在。
As often as not, however, aasimon warriors are pitted against each other in seemingly endless cycles of "holy" wars. Gathering a vast host of agathinon warriors and whipping them into fundamentalist fervor, one pantheon will wage devastating campaigns against another, slaughtering thousands, even millions in the name of its particular brand of goodness. In these lamentable circumstances, agathinon can be found fighting agathinon. It is interesting to note that, despite their goodness, aasimon can hold a grudge for a very long time一bad feelings still exist between pantheons over holy wars thousands of years in the past.

天堂管理者Celestial Stewards:
  最强大、最公知的阿斯蒙天族是天堂管理者。他们直接侍奉着上层位面的神力。虽然彼此相似,每位管理者都在上层位面的事务中都扮演着特殊的角色。有些人是信使,有些人是凡人追随者的给予者,其他一些则充当着侦查员。
The mightiest and most just of the aasimon are the celestial stewards. They are the direct servants of the powers found in the upper planes. Although similar to each other, each steward has a particular role to play in the affairs of the upper planes. Some are messengers, some render aid to mortal followers, while still others act as scouts.

  所有阿斯蒙天族,无论其主要是职责如何,都是善良阵营。这也许是他们最具个性的品质。他们不会撒谎、欺骗、发起不必要的攻击,也不会盗窃。不幸的是,在这种情况下,他们有时将被人猜透、甚至被人操纵。
All aasimon, whatever their primary duties, are of good alignment. This, perhaps, is their most character building quality. They will neither lie, cheat, attack needlessly, nor steal. They are impeccably honorable in all their dealings. In this, unfortunately, they can sometimes be predictable or even manipulated.


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