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其拉虫人
qiraji
阵营 古神军团
角色职业 战争守卫预言者角斗士
种族主城 安其拉
种族领袖

IconSmall QirajiEmperor.gif 维克尼拉斯大帝

IconSmall QirajiEmperor.gif 维克洛尔大帝
故乡 艾泽拉斯世界
语言 其拉语通用语


其拉虫人qiraji是居住于希利苏斯虫类生物。不同种类的其拉虫人被划分出阶级,并且每个阶级似乎都拥有一位听命于双子皇帝——维克尼拉斯大帝维克洛尔大帝的领袖。三个最著名的阶级是战争守卫沙尔图拉领导的其拉战争守卫拉贾克斯将军率领的其拉角斗士预言者斯克拉姆率领的其拉预言者。其拉虫人能够制造活体黑曜石仆从,如黑曜石毁灭者阿努比萨斯霍鲁萨斯

历史

起源

在巨魔帝国摧毁亚基虫人的王国后,亚基虫人分裂为不同的部族,各自分离。一支向北的虫人到达了后来被称作诺森德的冰原,演化出类蜘蛛的形态,建立了艾卓-尼鲁布王国,即后来被称作蛛魔的种族;一支向南的虫人劫掠并征服了奥丹姆附近的一座泰坦研究站,奴役了那里的托维尔。它们将研究站改造为广阔的虫巢,将自己命名为其拉虫人,将自己的新家园称为安其拉[1]

这座研究站潜藏着更黑暗的秘密:它的第二个作用是囚禁曾统治艾泽拉斯的上古之神之一克苏恩的监狱。由于亚基虫人原本便崇拜并侍奉上古之神,于是其拉虫人选择成为克苏恩的仆从,他们的到来将研究站从监狱变成了克苏恩的王座。其拉虫人用数千年的时间建立了一支足以向整个卡利姆多复仇的大军。[2]

第三支虫人到达了更远的南方,此地后来被称作潘达利亚。它们被称作螳螂妖,与驻节于此的泰坦观察者的仆从魔古展开了战争。掠风者克尔鲁克则说亚基虫人的后裔知晓彼此的存在,在上古之战前统治了卡利姆多的大部分。

在某一时刻,其拉虫人和沙怒部族沙漠巨魔之间处于野蛮的战争之中。由于殉教者塞卡献祭了自己,将附近的无数虫人战士诅咒成为无脑的圣甲虫,其拉虫人摧毁祖尔法拉克的企图最终落空。[3]

流沙之战

详见:流沙之战

只有曾居住在希利苏斯的暗夜精灵是其拉虫人唯一的阻碍。流沙之战持续了数月,暗夜精灵始终处于人数劣势,不断防御和后撤。整个希利苏斯很快被异种虫和它们的其拉主人吞噬。暗夜精灵部队通过安戈洛环形山撤至塔纳利斯沙漠的边境。绝望的暗夜精灵领袖范达尔·鹿盔向难以捉摸的青铜龙军团寻求帮助,青铜龙最初拒绝干涉,直至其拉虫人袭击了诺兹多姆的领地时光之穴。诺兹多姆的子嗣阿纳克洛斯同意青铜龙军团加入对抗疯狂的其拉虫人的战争。所有健全的暗夜精灵都投入了重夺希利苏斯的战斗。然而即使有巨龙的力量支持,甚至阿纳克洛斯还召唤其他巨龙子嗣的支援,虫人和异种虫的数量似乎依然无穷无尽。最终范达尔和巨龙计划竖起巨大的屏障,将所有的其拉虫人和它们的城市包围和隔离起来,直至更好的解决方法出现。在艾露恩的祝福下,一座屏障在他们眼前出现,流沙之下的岩石和树根变成巨大的高墙,甚至那些有翼的士兵也会在试图飞越时遇上无形的障碍。留在墙外的虫人很快就被消灭。巨龙告知范达尔,如果有凡人要越过魔法屏障进入城市,他们只需用流沙节杖敲击铜锣,大门就会开启。他之后将节杖交给了大德鲁伊。[4]

为了将威胁永远消除,傲慢的范达尔折断了节杖,侮辱并激怒了青铜龙军团,从那之后凡人与龙的联盟便产生了裂痕。[4]

再度苏醒

其拉虫人的威胁就这样被阻挡在高墙之外长达千年之久。然而最近,不可名状的上古之神从它在安其拉之下的沉睡中渐渐苏醒。在甲虫之墙的大门背后,无情的其拉虫人再度躁动起来。它们被上古之神克苏恩所操控,集结其一支足以席卷世界的大军,准备为千年之前在暗夜精灵手下的失败复仇。[5]

似乎部分虫人已经找到了越过甲虫之墙的方法。为了阻止更危险的入侵,青铜龙阿纳克洛斯协助艾泽拉斯的冒险者们打开了甲虫之墙。在大门开启之前,联盟和部落都需要为此做许多准备。这些准备工作包含两个主要分支:收集战争补给和重组流沙节杖。在希洛玛[6]用节杖敲响铜锣后,安其拉的古老大门打开了,古战场的恐惧再度降临。[7]

Opening of the Gate

详见:Ahn'Qiraj War
Opening of the Gate

After the Gates of Ahn'Qiraj were shattered, and the Qiraji poured forth. The combined forces of the Horde and the Alliance, with High Overlord Varok Saurfang as their Supreme Commander, had to stop the Qiraji before they could overrun Silithus and eventually Kalimdor. The qiraji General Rajaxx commanded the opposing forces, and an endless flow of silithids and Anubisaths flooded Silithus. This battle stretched across all of Kalimdor, with qiraji resonating crystals summoning the insects.[8] Nonetheless the Might of Kalimdor was victorious. The last of the Qiraji forces were defeated, retreating back to the ancient city-fortress of Ahn'Qiraj. The Qiraji Resonating Crystals littering Kalimdor vanish as quickly as they appeared, leaving behind nothing but sundered earth.[9]

Adventurers fought the Qiraji and finally reached the Chamber of C'Thun. After C'Thun was defeated his remnants were brought to 凯雷斯特拉兹.[10]

The Burning Crusade

TBC 本段文字所记述的内容来自魔兽世界:燃烧的远征

Harbinger Skyriss is one of the qiraji entities that the naaru kept locked up within the 禁魔监狱. As a servant of the Old God, he seeks to usher in his master's vision of conquering all of the worlds in the universe.[11] He corrupted Warden Mellichar into releasing all the prisoners within the Arcatraz.

Skyriss indicates that the qiraji may still have a role to play in the universe. Skyriss speaks of the might of the qiraji in the universe, saying "We span the universe, as countless as the stars!" and also "No force on this world or beyond harbors the strength to bend our knee... not even the mighty legion!"[12] Because there is no reinforcement for this theory, he most likely blusters.

Cataclysm

Cataclysm 本段文字所记述的内容来自魔兽世界:大地的裂变

During the Elemental Invasion, it is revealed that some Qiraji led by Prince Sarsarun still reside in Ahn'Qiraj and some work for 古加尔 due to their joint faith in the Old Gods. Alliance adventurers led by Varian Wrynn or 部落 led by 凯恩·血蹄 defeated these Qiraji before they could invade Stormwind and 雷霆崖.

Since the arrival of Deathwing, the qiraji have not been seen. Though contained, they remain a threat.[13]

Culture

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Qiraji illustrated by Samwise

The qiraji share their progenitor's hatred of non-insectoid life, and are utterly inimical to the other races. They hold a particular dislike for the Titans, who like other servants of the Old Gods they consider usurpers, and their servants.

The qiraji and their servants wield items made with the rarest and finest materials: bones from gargantuan ancient creatures, gems from the depths of the earth, metals pure and strong.[14] The most powerful qiraji wield items of such might they'd give pause even to a dragon.[15] The rings worn by the qiraji lieutenants are rumored to grant them formidable abilities. The corrupted gems that adorn them could, in theory, be swapped out with more pure materials to create uncorrupted versions of the rings.[16]

It seems that female qiraji must constantly keep their face covered.

Each of the silithid hives in Silithus has a crystalline prism in it. They are apparently a means for the qiraji to communicate various messages and orders to the silithid.[17]

Types

Notable members

Name Role Type Condition
IconSmall QirajiEmperor.gif Vek'nilash The brothers Vek'nilash and Vek'lor are known as the Twin Emperors. They rule over the Qiraji from the sanctuary of their temple. Qiraji emperor Killable
IconSmall QirajiEmperor.gif Vek'lor The brothers Vek'nilash and Vek'lor are known as the Twin Emperors. They rule over the Qiraji from the sanctuary of their temple. Qiraji emperor Killable
IconSmall QirajiProphet.gif The Prophet Skeram Important religious leader in Ahn'Qiraj, the author of The Prophecy of C'Thun and a boss in the Temple of Ahn'Qiraj Qiraji prophet Killable
IconSmall QirajiProphet.gif Harbinger Skyriss Kept locked up by the naaru within the 禁魔监狱 until he corrupted Warden Mellichar into releasing all the prisoners Qiraji prophet Killable
IconSmall Qiraji Female.gif Battleguard Sartura Boss in the Temple of Ahn'Qiraj Qiraji battleguard Killable
IconSmall Qiraji Male.gif General Rajaxx Commander of the Qiraji armies since the 流沙之战 and boss in the 安其拉废墟 Qiraji gladiator Killable
IconSmall Qiraji Male.gif Lieutenant General Nokhor Spawns only during the Gates of Ahn'Qiraj event Qiraji gladiator Killable
IconSmall Qiraji Male.gif Qiraji Brigadier General Pax-lish Spawns only during the Gates of Ahn'Qiraj event Qiraji gladiator Killable
IconSmall Qiraji Male.gif Qiraji Major He'al-ie Spawns only during the Gates of Ahn'Qiraj event Qiraji gladiator Killable
IconSmall Qiraji Male.gif Qiraji Captain Ka'ark Spawns only during the Gates of Ahn'Qiraj event Qiraji gladiator Killable
IconSmall Qiraji Male.gif Qiraji Lieutenant Jo-rel Spawns only during the Gates of Ahn'Qiraj event Qiraji gladiator Killable
IconSmall Qiraji Male.gif Qiraji Officer Zod Spawns only during the Gates of Ahn'Qiraj event Qiraji gladiator Killable
IconSmall Qiraji Male.gif Captain Drenn Can be found in the 安其拉废墟 Qiraji gladiator Killable
IconSmall Qiraji Male.gif Captain Tuubid Can be found in the 安其拉废墟 Qiraji gladiator Killable
IconSmall Qiraji Male.gif Major Pakkon Can be found in the 安其拉废墟 Qiraji gladiator Killable

As a companion pet

备注

  • According to The Prophecy of C'Thun - written by the Prophet Skeram - the qiraji have an other origin story: From the magical ether of the Well of Eternity the silithid were born. C'Thun created avatars from the silithid in its own image. These avatars were eventually known as qiraji.

See also

Patch changes

  • MoP 补丁 5.1.0 (2012-11-27): The majority of these creatures are now classified as Humanoids instead of being uncategorized.

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