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维朗人
信息
其他译名 蜥蜴人、维兰
智慧生物
涉及书目 无尽之路
涉及游戏 巫师2:国王刺客
巫师:怪物杀手

维朗人Vran)是一个有着红宝石一样明亮的眼睛和蜥蜴一般的躯体的智慧种族,他们像人类一样直立行走,不同于人类,维朗人的男性和女性彼此难以轻易分辨。维朗人曾经统治这片大陆作为,他们建造了可以与现代城市相媲美的城市。现在维朗人已经衰落、濒临灭绝,在狭小的保留地中生活。


维朗人?莫斯萨克告诉我,维朗人杀了我父亲,我可不会可怜他们。[1]

历史

维朗人不崇拜任何神,他们的文明充满了冷漠和无情,缺乏同情心是维朗的情感特质,但这种冷漠的情感特质,也使得他们拒绝任何看上去毫无意义的暴力。维朗人被普遍认为是天球交汇后来到这片大陆的,但在古代精灵的编年史中并没有提及这个种族。也有人相信他们是这片大陆的原生种族,早在人类文明兴起的几千年前就已经存在了。他们生存在蓝色山脉的东部,在13世纪,由于人类的迫害,特别是克里夫教的教徒将这些非人形态的蜥蜴人视为恶魔后,它们逐渐淡出了这片大陆。

在维朗人衰败的已知假设中,撇开不重要或者未获证据支持的因素,可能的原因所剩无几,洛克·穆因尼曾经属于维朗文明,在城里的地下遗迹中,发掘出许多维朗人的遗体,骨骼显示出他们遭到剑砍伤的痕迹,人类认为他们曾经和当地精灵进行过战斗。很明显维朗人失败了。然而,许多精灵声称,当他们发现古老的维朗城市时,剩下的就是他们的骷髅和鬼魂。

部分学者根据推测认为,该种族灭于传染病的可能性极高,在多年前的气候变化造成了大陆的冰河时代,使这座城市的大部分食物供应中断,他们尝试自救,建造了一座媲美现代技术的高架水道和下水道。但是天气越来越冷,河道在一年中大部分的时候都是冻结的,这迫使维朗人去到较为温暖的低地。在那些地方,他们遇到了沃兹格人文明或其他早期人类,有人认为这时候人类身上携带的某些细菌造成了维朗人的灭绝,这些细菌并不会让拥有天花或黑死病征兆者引发疾病,但这些细菌的散播速度极快,并会攻击生殖腺,最终造成不孕。因此维朗人可能是此传染病的间接牺牲者,不孕才是导致他们灭亡的直接因素。然而,细菌系统不可能会以此形式自然地产生变种,而毫无任何人为介入。

In the graphic novels

A vran in the graphic novel, illustrated by Bogusław Polch

In the graphic novels by Maciej Parowski and Bogusław Polch, vrans are depicted as a reptillian race with scaly skin, big, red eyes and venomous fangs which they use to poison their arrows. In the comic "Droga bez powrotu", based on the short story in which the vrans originally appeared, one of Fregenal's vrans kills Korin, Geralt's father. In "Zdrada", a later comic, vrans are seen contained in a reservation, together with bobołaks. Geralt, already a witcher, seems to have a grudge against vrans by that time, as he was told about his father being killed by one. A vran is also seen living in Blaviken during the "Mniejsze zło" graphic novel (based on the short story "The Lesser Evil").

In the PnP RPG

In the Wiedźmin: Gra Wyobraźni pen and paper role playing game, vrans were going to be added as a playable race in an expansion based on the times of "Droga, z której się nie wraca". After the RPG line was cancelled, the description of vrans by Paweł Dembowski meant to have been published in that book was published online.

According to the RPG, their big, red eyes give them the ability of infravision, allowing them to see in darkness by discerning the heat signatures left behind by other creatures. Vran males and females are almost indistinguishable. They are also unable to use any form of magic and do not worship any gods. The vrans are completely emotionless, which makes them lack compassion and sympathy, but also the human tendency to use meaningless violence. According to some theories, they are a product of the Conjunction of the Spheres, but it was never proven nor disproved. The ancient elven chronicles contain no mention of the vrans.

Their original motherland lies east of the Blue Mountains and by the time the Witcher series takes place, due to persecution by humans (incited by priests of Kreve who considered vrans to be demons), most of the ones that lived in Riverdell, Upper Sodden and Lyria retreated to the east or were contained in reservations together with bobołaks and hunted down if they tried to leave them.

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vran's sarcophagus

While there are no vrans the the game, there is one reference. In the cave in the swamp, there is a vran's sarcophagus in the central chamber which contains some valuable items.

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In The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, ancient vrans feature during Chapter III. They are The Operator in the sewers of Loc Muinne and The Guardian in the central Tower.

Notable vrans

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References

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