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Naaru
naaru
阵营 Sha'tar
种族主城 Shattrath City
种族领袖  A'dal
故乡 Great Dark Beyond
语言 Telepathy
其它语言 Able to understand all


纳鲁 naaru['na:ru]是一种次元旅行的种族,[1]圣光有强烈的亲和力[2] 他们或许是在无尽黑暗中圣光最纯粹的表现,并且他们誓要把和平和希望带给所有的凡人文明并且阻击虚空势力[3] 他们也是燃烧军团的死敌。[4]

History

Origin

在宇宙诞生的最初的世纪里 — 在圣光和虚空能量的碰撞下 — 碎裂的圣光聚集起来偶然的形成了善良的生命,他们被称为纳鲁. 当他们凝视着这个宇宙, 他们看到了无限的可能性, 并且发誓要用他们掌握的神圣魔法去培育生命并在宇宙中播撒希望.[5] The "naaru prime" is named Xe'ra, and the last of its line is O'ros.[6]

The draenei

K'ure, the naaru who shepherded the draenei across the universe in the Genedar.

When Sargeras and the Burning Legion came to the world of Argus and began corrupting the eredar race, Velen, an eredar leader, prayed for help. The naaru appeared, offering to take Velen and any other like-minded eredar to safety. Velen and his faction accepted and began to call themselves draenei ("Exiled Ones").[7] The draenei hastily escaped Argus aboard the dimensional ship known as the Genedar provided to them by the naaru.

During the draenei's journey, the enigmatic naaru race blessed them with Light-given knowledge and power. The naaru explained that there were other forces in the cosmos that would stand against the Burning Legion. One day the naaru would forge them into a single unstoppable army of the Light.[7] Deeply affected by the naaru's words, the draenei vowed to honor the Light and uphold the naaru's altruistic ideals.

The humans

Following the Troll Wars, a number of human priests began having faint dreams and visions of angelic forms thrumming with living light. They did not know it, but they had actually managed to commune with the naaru in the Great Dark Beyond, and through this connection, the Holy Light was introduced to the early humans for the first time.[8]

Outland

TBC 本段文字所记述的内容来自魔兽世界:燃烧的远征
A'dal, leader of the Sha'tar naaru of Shattrath City.

When the shattered realm of Outland became a strategic battlefront in the Burning Crusade, the naaru used the mighty fortress of Tempest Keep to reach the shattered land. However, when the naaru set out from their stronghold, Prince Kael'thas Sunstrider and his blood elves quickly raided the dimensional fortress and assumed control over its satellite structures.[4] Though most of the naaru had already left the fortress, the blood elves succeeded in capturing the sole remaining guardian of Tempest Keep, M'uru, and transporting him back to Silvermoon City to serve as power source for the Blood Knights.

A being claiming to be an elder naaru met Illidan Stormrage some time before the siege of the Black Temple and granted him a vision of Illidan battling the forces of the Void while infused with the power of the Light. Illidan was not sure whether he could trust the naaru, nor if it was even actually a naaru at all.[9]

Warlords of Draenor

WoD 本段文字所记述的内容来自魔兽世界:德拉诺之王

The Dark Star worshiped by the Shadowmoon clan is in fact the fallen naaru, K'ara. The Velen of the alternate universe sacrificed his life to purify K'ara and return it to the light.[10]

In Nagrand, Cho'gall drained K'ure of its power and transformed it into the void god Decimatus.[11]

Legion

Legion 本段文字所记述的内容来自魔兽世界:军团再临

Light's Heart, the core of the naaru prime Xe'ra, crashed off the coast of Suramar on the Broken Isles and was brought to Velen aboard the Exodar. O'ros, the last naaru in the line of Xe'ra, had the ability to unlock the core, but the Burning Legion attacked the Exodar and killed O'ros to prevent that from happening. Xe'ra's core was then stored within an Order Hall for safekeeping.[6]

At the Netherlight Temple, priests of every religion across Azeroth work together to transform the void god Saraka the Lighteater back into the naaru Saa'ra.

Biology

The only naaru within the Exodar, O'ros.

Naaru appear to be composed of shards of light that may freely move around a central "heart."

Naaru are believed to be immortal. If their physical form is damaged, it may bleed their energy causing them to enter a "diminished" or "darkened" state in which they are weakened and produce void energies.[12] Their energy may take up to one thousand years to regenerate.[13] It should be noted that some darkened naaru still appear to harbor altruistic intentions, however, their weakened state may be exploited for nefarious purposes, such as creating void minions[14] and raising the undead.[15] It is unknown if this cycle occurs naturally without an external catalyst. Examples of darkened naaru are D'ore, M'uru, K'ure, and K'ara. Twice, darkened naaru have also been shown to transform into void gods; though in both occasions this was only when their light was forcibly drained by an outside party, so it may not be natural.

A naaru's darkened state is apparently different than death. Naaru may leave a "spark" when they die, as in the case of M'uru.[16]

It is unknown whether or not the naaru have separate genders. K'ure, A'dal, and M'uru have all been described using the pronoun "he,"[17][18] and K'ara is referred to as female. However, the pronoun "it" has also been used. It is possible that the naaru are genderless, given that "gender" only exists in races that engage in sexual reproduction, and it is thought that the naaru were "born" at the dawn of creation.

Technology

参见:Dimensional Ship The dimensional fortress Tempest Keep, as well as the draenei dimensional ship/city the Exodar, are examples of naaru technology.

It appears that the naaru have advanced knowledge of magic and access to otherworldly materials and reagents that have not been seen in Azeroth. Tempest Keep looks much sleeker than most buildings seen on Azeroth; however the texture slightly resembles that of "Wizard" architecture. The only factual knowledge we have is that Tempest Keep has "automated" defenses, the ability to fly and the ability to teleport itself and anything in it.

Notable naaru

Main universe
Name Role Status Location
中立  A'dal Leader of the Sha'tar, master of Shattrath City Alive Terrace of Light, Shattrath City
中立  D'ore "Died" when the Genedar crash landed on Draenor Alive Crypt of Remembrance, Auchenai Crypts
中立  G'eras Sha'tar quartermaster Alive Terrace of Light, Shattrath City
中立  K'iru Assisting the Shattered Sun Offensive Alive Sun's Reach Harbor, Isle of Quel'Danas
中立  K'ure First naaru to contact the draenei Alive Oshu'gun, Nagrand
中立  K'uri Accompanied A'dal when trying to save Crusader Bridenbrad Alive Silent Vigil, Icecrown
中立  M'ori Accompanied A'dal when trying to save Crusader Bridenbrad Alive Silent Vigil, Icecrown
中立  M'uru Captured and drained by the blood elves until it turned into Entropius Deceased-Killable Shrine of the Eclipse, Sunwell Plateau
中立  O'ros Journeyed to Azeroth aboard the Exodar Alive Seat of the Naaru, Exodar
中立  V'eru Unknown Alive Terrace of Light, Shattrath city
中立  Xi'ri Leader of the Sha'tari assault on the Black Temple Alive Ruins of Karabor, Shadowmoon Valley
Alternate universe
Name Role Status Location
中立  K'ara Ejected from the Genedar during the crash and became the Dark Star Alive Various Locations
中立  K'ure Corrupted into the void god Decimatus by Cho'gall Killable Sanctum of the Naaru, Nagrand

As a companion pet

详见:Holy Chime


Holy Chime is a reward from Raiding with Leashes III: Drinkin' From the Sunwell.

Notes

A draenei shrine in Shadowmoon Valley, showcasing a naaru and the flight from Argus.
  • Characters used to be able to gain the title 'Champion of the Naaru' by completing certain requirements.
  • With the revelation that Khadgar and the Alliance Expedition have been fighting the Burning Legion alongside the naaru, it is highly probable that the Alliance and the Horde are the precursors of the "Army of the Light" — of which the naaru promised the draenei would be a part.
  • The naaru act in a similar manner to the angels of real life religions such as Islam, Christianity and Judaism. See Myth for more information.
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Xi'ri knows how to use its fists, even if it doesn't have any.
  • "Naru" means "River God" in Babylonian, "nūru" (also rendered nuuru) "light".
  • In the novel Beyond the Dark Portal, when General Turalyon and his command were interrogating a captured death knight, a naaru appeared to Turalyon and encouraged him to proceed with his decision to stop the Horde.
  • The naaru do not have any "proper" attack animation. When they fight, they just spin around in order to face their opponents. While their preferred attacks, such as those used by A'dal, M'uru, and X'iri are spells, it seems they can physically hit their opponents too.
  • Naaru do not have any proper death-animation either. When they die, they will simply freeze in the air, and the crystals spinning around them will halt. After a few seconds the entire being will disappear in thin air.[19][20]
  • Specific music plays around naaru, different for their light or void state.
  • When asked on Twitter about where the naaru originate from, Christie Golden jokingly replied that they are from Blizzard's fertile imagination.[21]

Gallery

Speculation

Questionmark-medium.png 以下为理论推测和演绎,不能被当做官方说明。
  • Speculation exists saying that they are somehow related to the (non-titan) gods of Azeroth, such as Elune. The Warcraft Encyclopedia confirms that while Elune is a true goddess, neither the titans nor the naaru are gods. This does not preclude a connection with Elune, just that she is not one of them.

Dark or Light?

Some players have expressed suspicion of the perceived perfection and altruism of the naaru. Some believe that the naaru have ulterior motives, or there is an undiscovered faction of "dark" naaru. As D'ore himself says,

"It is a facet of the naaru condition - without the void, the Light cannot exist."

This could be taken to mean that if these naaru are pure light and good, then there must be a polar opposite - that is, naaru or another race who are as much darkness and evil as the ones we have encountered so far are good and pure. It should be noted that although D'ore is currently a darkened naaru, he appears to maintain good intentions.

But there is also the possibility that his quote is simply referencing the dualistic nature of the Void/Light dichotomy, that both these forces are defined by their opposition to each other.

M'uru, now a darkened naaru, is now a boss in Sunwell Plateau.[22] It is not clear if he is now "evil" or simply a darkened naaru whose weakened state has been exploited by Kil'jaeden or Kael'thas. After the raid gets him to 0%, he transforms into a void god named Entropius.

The confusion was later addressed by Blizzard.

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Ask CDev
Q: What is the nature of the Void state of the Na'aru? For a being of the Light, turning into such a dark being seems like a heavy weakness. Sucking in souls and causing destruction simply because of a loss in strength greatly diminishes their saintly image. Though, this might be a reason they don't act in combat very much, as turning on your army due to fatigue wouldn't be good for morale.
A: Because three cases of this "cycle" have been demonstrated in Nagrand, Auchindoun, and Sunwell Plateau (K'ure, D'ore, and M'uru, respectively), players may have received the wrong impression with regard to the magnitude and rarity of these events: it is EXCEEDINGLY rare for a naaru to fall into a void state, and even rarer for a fallen naaru to be brought back into the Light. A naaru's fall into the void represents a catastrophic loss for the naaru and for the forces of the Light, and it is the saddest, most heart-wrenching event for the naaru to witness. Conversely, a naaru being reborn into the Light brings renewed hope and sense of purpose to every naaru; if energy beings could weep tears of joy, this would do it.

In relation to Ashbringer

详见:Ashbringer#The_crystal


Speculation exists that Ashbringer was crafted from part of a naaru, or is at least somehow related to the naaru.

Videos

<vplayer/> {{#vlink:AlLQbwFgtgs|The Story of The Naaru}}

References

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