万神殿
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首脑 IconSmall Aman'Thul.gif 阿曼苏尔
种族构成 IconSmall Norgannon.gifIconSmall Eonar.gif 泰坦
根据地 万神殿之座
势力范围 黑暗虚空
主要语言 泰坦语
其他语言 通用语 (推测)
状态 已消亡

万神殿Pantheon)是一群塑造世界并为其带去秩序,同时在宇宙中寻找他们的同类的泰坦。他们创造了泰坦造物艾泽拉斯上的多个种族,并通过泰坦守护者守护巨龙灌注力量。[1]

整个万神殿被他们曾经的兄弟萨格拉斯在一场战斗中毁灭。然而,诺甘农施放了一个法术保护了他们的灵魂, 将之送往艾泽拉斯与守护者们融合。但这并没有成功,因为守护者的身体不能控制泰坦之魂的全部力量。他们的灵魂消散了,剩下的只有守护者们无法理解的记忆与感受。[2]

守护者试图联系万神殿,但毫无回音。最终,守护者莱意识到造物主已经逝去,他陷入了深深的绝望中。他离开了他的工作,回到了魔古山宝库,抛弃了他的同胞和魔古追随者。

随着艾泽拉斯圣光军团的联军对燃烧军团的主世界阿古斯发动进攻,艾泽拉斯的代言人麦格尼·铜须发现在这个破碎世界的核心存在着一个世界之魂。泰坦阿古斯被萨格拉斯的仆从折磨和扭曲,并用他的力量作为燃烧军团无尽大军的能量来源。万神殿残存的灵魂被带到了安托鲁斯,燃烧王座,遭到破坏魔女巫会的洗脑与折磨。但对于高贵的阿格拉玛来说,一切都太迟了,他那饱受折磨的灵魂被灌注至他的化身中,为他的黑暗主人服务。在千万年孤独的躲藏后,艾欧娜尔的精华最近被燃烧军团发现,他们派出了军团战舰——帕拉克希斯号去捕获她。[3]

成员

名字 头衔 描述 状态
IconSmall Aman'Thul.gif 阿曼苏尔 万神殿的众神之父[4] 万神殿领袖,他强化了守护者奥丁并用时光之力祝福了青铜龙诺兹多姆,命令他守护时间。 已故[5]
IconSmall Eonar.gif 艾欧娜尔 生命缚誓者[4] 生命、自然与生物的守护者。她将自己一部分的力量赐予了弗蕾亚,后者创造了翡翠梦境。她祝福了红龙阿莱克斯塔萨,让她守护所有生命,以及绿龙伊瑟拉,让她守护自然与翡翠梦境。 已故[5]
IconSmall Norgannon.gif 诺甘农 天神魔法与知识的守护者[4] 魔法、知识、秘密与奥秘的大师。他将力量赐予守护者洛肯米米尔隆,并赐予蓝龙玛里苟斯巨大的力量,让他守护魔法与秘密。 已故[5]
IconSmall Golganneth.gif 高戈奈斯 海天之主[4] 海巨人之父,他将力量赐予了守护者霍迪尔托里姆 已故[5]
IconSmall Khaz'goroth.gif 卡兹格罗斯 世界塑型者与筑造者[4] 最伟大的塑造者。他将自己的力量赐予了守护者阿扎达斯,以及后来成为死亡之翼的黑龙耐萨里奥,让他守护大地以及世界深处。 已故[5]
IconSmall Aggramar.gif 阿格拉玛 伟大的萨格拉斯的副官[4] 继承萨格拉斯万神殿的勇士的地位。负责与燃烧军团作战,将他们的恶魔腐化从宇宙中清除。他将力量与勇气赐予了提尔 已故[5]

前成员

名字 头衔 描述 状态
IconSmall SargerasPantheon.gifIconSmall Sargeras.gif 萨格拉斯 守卫者 (背叛前)/
毁灭者 (背叛后)
前万神殿的勇士,燃烧军团的创造者和领主。所有邪恶和恶魔生物的主人。 活跃

历史

2015年Blizzcon上描绘的万神殿,从左到右:阿格拉玛, 高戈奈斯, 萨格拉斯, 卡兹格罗斯, 诺甘农, 艾欧娜尔阿曼苏尔

万神殿的诞生

尽管没人知道第一个泰坦是什么时候或者为何而苏醒的,传说他的名字叫阿曼苏尔。他孤身一人,但他知道像他一样的一定存在,于是他出发去黑暗虚空中无数的世界里寻找其他泰坦。随着时间的推移,他发现并培育了其他星魂,唤醒了他们沉睡的灵魂,从而使他们加入到他崇高的事业中。最终,阿曼苏尔和他的兄弟姐妹们组成了万神殿。他们开始意识到,秩序对寻找同类至关重要,于是开发了一些新的技术,以确定他们所遇到的世界是否包含了新生的星魂。

在过去的岁月里,泰坦们在旅行中发现的新生星魂越来越少,但他们并没有气馁,因为他们这只是在浩瀚的宇宙中一个小小的角落,他们还得不断探索。[6]

萨格拉斯的背叛

萨格拉斯摧毁被腐化的世界之魂

Soon, the Pantheon learned of the demons: chaotic and destructive beings who occasionally clawed their way into the physical universe from the Twisting Nether to terrorize any mortal civilizations they came across. Fearing that these beings would disturb the Pantheon's quest, the titans dispatched their greatest warrior, Sargeras, to cleanse the universe of all demonic influence. Later, this noble Champion of the Pantheon was joined by the young and inexperienced Aggramar.[7] Sargeras and Aggramar eventually decided to split up in order to combat their foe more effectively, and it was during this time that Sargeras discovered the plans of the malicious beings known as the void lords. Coming across a planet almost completely infected by the Old Gods, Sargeras learned that the void lords had sent the Old Gods out into the cosmos to infect any worlds that housed world-souls, and if they succeeded, the world-soul would be twisted into an unspeakably dark creature that not even the Pantheon could stand against. Enraged at this discovery, Sargeras cleaved the planet in two, instantly killing the nascent titan it housed.[8]

Sargeras immediately returned to the rest of the Pantheon to tell of his discovery, but they chastised him for his rash action, insisting that they might have been able to purge the world-soul of its corruption without killing it. Sargeras tried to convince the other titans that what he had done was right, and that the universe needed to be purged of life in order to prevent the risk of a world-soul becoming corrupted and opening the way for the void lords. Realizing that the others would never see things the way he did, Sargeras stormed off, vowing to cleanse the universe on his own.[8]

艾泽拉斯的秩序

海巨人塑造艾泽拉斯的大海

萨格拉斯离开后,阿格拉玛继续着他猎杀恶魔的行动。一天,他感知到在黑暗虚空远方的一个角落传来了一个沉睡中的世界之魂的安宁梦境。在他追寻到梦境的来源时,他发现了一个被后世称之为艾泽拉斯的世界。在这个世界的核心孕育着一个新生的泰坦,它的力量比万神殿曾经遇到过的都要强大,但这个世界已经被上古之神所侵染。新生的泰坦之魂尚未被腐化,但阿格拉玛知道被虚空吞噬只是时间问题,于是他立即回到万神殿并报告了他的发现,表示萨格拉斯的说法是对的,万神殿必须在失去艾泽拉斯之前行动。艾欧娜尔同意了阿格拉玛的意见,并让万神殿的其他成员意识到必须要从上古之神手中拯救成长中的世界之魂。[9]

为此,万神殿前往艾泽拉斯去净化占据这个世界的邪恶的黑暗帝国。然而,泰坦体型过大,他们担心会对世界之魂造成不可逆转的伤害甚至是杀死它。阿格拉玛提议,他们不直接出手干预,而是由万神殿创造一些仆从代替他们进行战斗。在筑造者卡兹格罗斯的指引下,泰坦用岩石和金属塑造了强大的泰坦造物仆从,对抗上古之神的恩拉基亚基虫族大军。[9]

尽管从上古之神身上诞生的存在和他们的元素仆从的力量比凡人还要强大,但他们的联军并不能阻挡泰坦的大军。元素领主一个接一个地倒下了,他们的军队也随之消散。[10]然而上古之神在星球发展周期的早期就已经“感染”了它,使之与自己不可逆转地联结在一起。由于他们不能摧毁上古之神,泰坦决定将这些邪恶的生物封印在大地深处。[11]失去了上古之神的力量,元素生物无法在物质世界维持他们的形态,因此他们被放逐到了一个元素位面,在那里元素生物将永远争斗不息。元素生物被放逐后,自然逐渐平静下来,世界开始了一个平和的时代。泰坦在威胁平息后便继续他们的工作。

泰坦对一些种族进行了强化以帮助他们塑造世界。他们用充满魔法和生命的岩石创造了矮人般的土灵开凿地下深处的山洞,魔古一族以守卫锦绣谷及其周围地区。[12]巨大而温和的海巨人开挖海洋,将陆地从海床上搬走。泰坦花费了许多时间去塑造大地,最终一块完美的大陆出现在星球上。在这块大陆的中心,泰坦创造了一个闪烁着能量光芒的湖泊。这个被命名为永恒之井的湖泊是世界的生命之泉。它的能量滋养着世界的骨架,强化着扎根在这片大地上的生命。随着时间推移,各种各样的动植物在这片原初的大陆上繁衍生息。当他们工作的最后一天的黄昏降临时,泰坦将这片大陆命名为卡利姆多:“永烁星光之地”。[10]

对这个小世界的工作感到满意的泰坦们准备离开艾泽拉斯。在他们离开前,泰坦命令世界上最强大的种族龙族守护卡利姆多,保护它的安宁不被威胁。在那个时期有很多的龙族,但有五支龙族是最强大的。泰坦选择这五支龙族来守护世界。万神殿最伟大的成员为这些龙族的首领灌注了一部分他们自己的力量。这些高贵的龙被人称为守护巨龙。在被强化后,五位守护巨龙被授命在泰坦离开后守护世界。泰坦们在确定守护巨龙准备好后便离开了艾泽拉斯。[13] 万神殿离开后,许多泰坦造物继续着他们塑造世界的任务。

燃烧的远征与万神殿的陨落

Meanwhile, in the distant reaches of the Great Dark, Sargeras, having now broken his ties to the other titans, meditated on the fate of the universe. As doubt and despair twisted his thoughts, he reached the conclusion that to spare the universe from the clutches of the void lords, it had to be destroyed. To accomplish this, he would need an army — thus, the traitorous titan returned to the demonic prison world of Mardum, where he had imprisoned his defeated demonic foes, and shattered it to unleash the demons upon the universe once more. In the process of doing so, the former champion was twisted into a fel-corrupted, hateful being. Sargeras united the chaotic creatures under the banner of the Burning Legion, and so began the Burning Crusade to purge all of creation. After a devastating confrontation between Sargeras and his former student Aggramar, the Pantheon began preparing for war. The Pantheon and the Legion met near a world known as Nihilam. Aman'Thul pleaded with Sargeras to end this madness, telling him of the fledgling world-soul Azeroth, a being that would one day be able to stand against the void lords. Sargeras was unmoved. Aggramar, thinking that his former friend could still be reasoned with, approached Sargeras unarmed, but in response the fel-corrupted titan killed Aggramar with a single blow. Outraged, the Pantheon attacked, but even the combined might of the titans could not stand against the dark titan's fel might. Before long, the titans were all dead. Sargeras declared the Legion victorious and set off to find Azeroth, not knowing that Norgannon had weaved a protective shroud around the titans' spirits during his final moments. The now disembodied souls of the Pantheon then hurled out through the cosmos.[14]

Eventually, the spirits reached Azeroth, slamming into the keepers that the Pantheon had assigned to watch over Azeroth. For a brief moment, each of the keepers were overwhelmed by an influx of fragmented memories. Puzzled by this, they called out to the Pantheon for answers, but never received a reply.[15] Ra was the only one who realized that the influx of titan power felt by the keepers was the very last remnant of the Pantheon. He extracted what remained of the soul of Aman'Thul, storing it in a vault near the Vale of Eternal Blossoms. Overcome with despair, Ra then retreated into the catacombs beneath the land to meditate on what he had learned.[16] Centuries later, Ra showed Aman'Thul's spirit to the mogu warlord Lei Shen to explain his silence and how the world was beyond saving, but instead of reacting in the same way that Ra did, Lei Shen claimed the power of both the keeper and the remaining fragments of Aman'Thul. Lei Shen would then use this power to establish the first mogu empire.[17]

遗产

起源大厅,泰坦遗留下来的设施之一

泰坦留下了许多泰坦造物,包括守护者来保护艾泽拉斯。在离开之前,他们给予后者创世之柱,在这之后,他们通过守护者从远方赐予守护巨龙们力量。

泰坦如今是艾泽拉斯上一个重要的话题,至少对于矮人而言——特别是探险者协会。他们在艾泽拉斯上的历史太过久远,尽管萨格拉斯因为最近与燃烧军团的战斗而被谈及得更多。

艾泽拉斯的居民只从矮人从地下挖出的碎片和一些暗夜精灵的模糊的传说故事中了解过泰坦。Simple humans believe that the world was shaped by the titans themselves.[18] Few human scholars actually believed the mighty demigods even existed.[请求来源] Legend holds that the great ones shaped the land when the world was young, then left the world to its own devices. The ruins and buried cities that remain on Azeroth — Uldum beneath the Tanaris Desert, Ulduar beneath the Storm Peaks of Northrend, ancient libraries in Vale of Eternal Blossoms, and Uldaman beneath the dwarven home of Khaz Modan — are known to a few to actually be "titanic" ruins. Most mortals believed that they were only ancient ruins.[请求来源]

During the World of Warcraft Q&A panel at BlizzCon 2013, it was officially confirmed that Draenor was visited by the titans, however their involvement was far less extensive than it was on Azeroth.[19] The Highmaul ogres believe they were born when "the Forgers" squeezed the light from the enormous ball of fire that would become Draenor. They made the ogres from the same smoking clay and gave them dominion over stone and earth.[20]

Through the storyline of Ulduar it was discovered that Azeroth had a failsafe, a signal triggered by the death of the Prime Designate, is used to alert Algalon the Observer as the first warning sign of systemic planetary failure. Algalon then translocates to Ulduar, and runs planetary diagnostics of its vital systems to analyze the world for corruption, such as in its life-support systems and defense mechanisms. If sufficient corruption is found, Algalon will send a signal to the titanic facility in Uldum and request planetary re-origination.[21][22]

The re-origination device the keepers built into the world, triggering a huge pulse, breaking down the planet — and all life on it — into base elements of rock, metal and gases. The machine then uses these elements to reconstitute the world into its original planetary blueprint, starting over from scratch.[23][22]

As the titans are considered to be benevolent, shaping worlds and encouraging life to flourish, it may seem odd that they are willing to effectively destroy a world full of sapient beings in order to start over. However, they appear to do this in thinking along the lines of 'the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few': they consider the re-origination of a corrupted world to be in the best interests of the universe at large.[22]

军团再临

Legion 本段文字所记述的内容来自魔兽世界:军团再临

尽管万神殿的泰坦们物理层面被团灭了,但他们精神的碎片却逃了出来。萨格拉斯认为这些精神体是强大的力量,他抓住了他们并试图操纵和腐化这些碎片。[24]虽然就现在掌握的理论来说,我们仍不知道萨格拉斯是怎么找到这些意识碎片的。 除了直到最近才被发现的,躲藏起来的艾欧娜尔,这些泰坦的灵魂在阿古斯安托鲁斯,燃烧王座中,被破坏魔女巫议会所折磨。阿格拉玛是第一个被萨格拉斯折磨到屈服的泰坦,他的灵魂被注入到了一个化身中。[25]

其他名称与头衔

The Pantheon have been called by different names by various groups and races, including:

注记

推测

Questionmark-medium.png 以下为理论推测和演绎,不能被当做官方说明。
  • The last remnants of Aman'Thul lingered within Ra in the form of a soul fragment. As such, it is likely that soul fragments of the other members of the Pantheon remained within the other keepers.
    • Aman'Thul's soul fragment was then passed on to Lei Shen when he devoured Ra's heart. Since Wrathion then ate Lei Shen's heart in turn, it is more than likely that the fragment passed on to him. This is supported by the fact that in doing so, Wrathion received the same vision as Ra did thousands of years ago when he was infused with Aman'Thul's last remnants, a vision of infinite perfectly ordered worlds and stars.
  • Although it remains unexplained so far how Sargeras obtained the Pantheon's souls, there are a few possibilities. When asked about it, Jeremy Feasel pointed out that the Burning Legion attacked Ulduar during the course of World of Warcraft: Legion, and that while we were "enjoying Legion Assaults we certainly weren't in Pandaria or Uldum".[43]
    • It is thus possible that when the Legion attacked Ulduar and kidnapped the titan keeper Hodir, they could have removed Golganneth's soul from him.
    • The Legion attacked Pandaria twice, in both Kun-Lai Summit and the Jade Forest. Uldum is also where Ra installed the Forge of Origination. It could be that the Legion was trying to track Aman'Thul's essence down. Wrathion's absence from the events of Legion may be explained by the Legion finally finding it and capturing him.
    • Aggramar, Khaz'goroth and Norgannon's souls may have been released when their respective keepers died. They then might have been collected by the Legion.
    • It is also possible that the titans, feeling that they could not possess the Keepers, left them and went into hiding in their respective sanctuaries as Eonar mentions in Elunaria. A fragment of their souls would be left behind, which is what Ra found and extirped from his body.

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