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Neptulon
基本信息
头衔 猎潮者
Lord over all waters[1]
Lord of all water elementals[2]
性别 Male
种族 Water elemental (Demigod)
身份 Elemental Lord of Water
所在地 Various Locations
状态 Alive
势力信息
对玩家 联盟 部落
阵营 Neutral
势力 Abyssal Maw
前势力 Old Gods' forces (Black Empire)


猎潮者耐普图隆Neptulon是一位水元素领主。就像另外三位领主一样,在过去的岁月里他作为上古之神的仆从和泰坦战斗。可是,在大灾变之后,他并没有和死亡之翼结盟。作为结果,娜迦族和上古之神的仆从无面者试图抓捕他 and the Abyssal Maw. Neptulon would later break free of his captor, Ozumat, and subdue the kraken to serve him.

传记

Neptulon with the other three Elemental Lords.

古代历史

In the beginning, the world that would become known as Azeroth was ruled by the elementals. A nascent titan maturing within the world's core had consumed much of the fifth element, Spirit, and without this primordial force to create balance, the elements were thrown into chaos. The four Elemental Lords, who each ruled over innumerable lesser spirits, constantly clashed with one another on the surface of the primordial world. Neptulon the Tidehunter was the wisest of the lords, careful not to fall to Al'Akir's schemes or waste his minions on fruitless attacks againts Therazane. As the the other lords sent their armies to clash against one other across the world, the Tidehunter's forces would divide and conquer the enemy forces in brilliant routs before crushing them beneath colossal tidal waves.[3]

When the entities known as the Old Gods arrived from the Great Dark and established their empire, the Elemental Lords saw the invaders as a threat to their dominion. For the first time in Azeroth's history, the native spirits of the world worked together against a common enemy.[4] Eventually, however, the elementals of the world were all subjugated by the Old Gods.

When the Titans arrived, the armies of the Old Gods were led by the Elemental Lords: Ragnaros the Firelord, Therazane the Stonemother, Al'Akir the Windlord, and Neptulon the Tidehunter. Their chaotic forces raged across the face of the world and clashed with the colossal Titans. Though the elementals were powerful beyond mortal comprehension, their combined forces could not stop the mighty Titans. One by one, the elemental lords fell, and their forces dispersed.

The Pantheon shattered the Old Gods' citadels and chained the four elemental gods far beneath the surface of the world. Without the Old Gods' power to keep their raging spirits bound to the physical world, the elementals were banished to an abyssal plane, where they would contend with one another for all eternity. With the elementals' departure, nature calmed, and the world settled into a peaceful harmony.

Stone of the Tides and the Fall of Gurubashi

According to a book, "The Stone of the Tides", the Gurubashi trolls had access to a powerful artifact, which allowed them to gain control over the water based magic. As later told in the book "The Fall of Gurubashi", Neptulon (referred to there as Neptulos) sent his mighty krakken to destroy the troll nation. It is unknown whether there is connection between the two stories.

It is also unknown how exactly Neptulon came to appear on Azeroth, thousands of years after the battle with the Titans. Perhaps a backstory of this event is similar to that of summoning Ragnaros to aid with war (seeing as the event occurred when Gurubashi were preparing for some kind of invasion). This would mean that Neptulon is still present somewhere under the waters of the Great Sea.

Decades later, Neptulon took a personal interest in seeing the fire elementals of Stonetalon Mountains extinguished so the Tribunal of the Tides sent Tsunaman to do that.

Cataclysm

Cataclysm 本段文字所记述的内容来自魔兽世界:大地的裂变

Neptulon makes his first appearance during the Quest:Defending the Rift quest for both factions where he and his minions battle the naga who are attempting to invade his domain through the Abyssal Breach. He clashes with Lady Naz'jar and appears to gain the upper hand over the sea witch until Ozumat is called and attacks the Tide Hunter. Neptulon retreats into his realm, pursued by the vast naga forces where the fight continues on the Elemental Plane.

Throne of the Tides

Neptulon appears in the Throne of the Tides, where he must be defended from waves of faceless enemies. Ozumat returns and, upon defeat, steals Neptulon away and quickly flees. Although heroes never continue this storyline, Neptulon eventually returns to the Abyssal Maw.[5][6]

Legion

Legion 本段文字所记述的内容来自魔兽世界:军团再临

During the Burning Legion's third invasion of Azeroth, the Earthen Ring, deciding to summon the Elemental Lords in order to combat the Legion, starts with Neptulon. The ritual to summon him calls on Ozumat, who nearly attacks the assembled shaman before Neptulon appears, reveals he mastered the kraken, and forces Ozumat back beneath the depths. While Neptulon listens to the Earthen Ring's plea, he insists that the Elemental Lords do not work together. When the Earthen Ring says they will stand with him, Neptulon recalls one time long ago where he and the other Lords did work together (likely referring to their war against the Old Gods). Musing that perhaps there is still hope, the Tidehunter sends his servant, Lord Hydraxis, to join the Earthen Ring at the Heart of Azeroth.[7]

Worship

Neptulon is known to be worshiped by the Rockpool tribe of murlocs, who call him "father" and believe that he is the only one who truly rules the seas. He was also formerly worshiped by the Bloodwash naga before they turned their back on him and chose to worship only Queen Azshara.[8] However, at least one naga, Skar'this the Heretic, is known to still follow the Tidehunter, for which he was imprisoned. It seems that he is also worshipped by the kvaldir, as Hagrim Hopebreaker says Neptulon will rise and wash your kind from Azeroth! to the naga in Vashj'ir.[9]

Locations

出现地点
位置 等级 生命值
Quest:Defending the Rift (Alliance) 80 9,285,300
Quest:Defending the Rift (Horde) 81 11,156,100
Throne of the Tides 81 - 86 185,935 - 407,413

In the RPG

The RPG Icon 16x36.png 本段文字所记述的内容来自魔兽争霸角色扮演游戏,这些设定可能是非官方设定.

Introduction

Rising out of the water above you is a massive humanoid figure shaped from the very liquid itself. The form shifts and changes, but the underlying shape remains the same — a colossal figure that vaguely resembles a humanoid, with swirling blue-green colors whirling within. Only the eyes, a pair of glowing yellow spots in the amorphous head, remain islands of stability.[10]

Neptulon the Tidehunter reigns supreme in his domain, the deep ocean. Users of boats and other such water-crossing utilities risk his wrath; entering his domain without express permission is paramount to doom. He revels in taking those whom feel invulnerable, especially Therazane's rocky beaches and the flames of Ragnaros, when given the chance. He rules over all water, whether it be the sea, the ocean, river or lake. All water elementals worship him, as do all creatures that use water or the cold for their abilities. It is said that when an intelligent creature drowns, his or her soul will pass through his realm on the way to its end. It is supposed that he keeps those souls which amuse and interest him, but Neptulon only laughs at such suppositions.[10]

Skills and abilities

Neptulon in Shadows & Light
Neptulon prefers to toy with his prey, dragging it under the water only to let it briefly escape. Sometimes he will maroon a hapless victim on some lonely island and torture it with tidal waves and swirling whirlpools. He always attempts to identify those who cannot survive long underwater, dragging them away to deal with other opponents later. He loves to douse flame whenever he can and harbors a particular hatred of fire elementals.[10]

Neptulon is most dangerous in the water, and even more so when his foe also touches water. If he or his opponent are land-bound, then he is weakened in his attacks. This spells destruction for most ships that cross his path. He can easily overturn even large craft of up to 600 feet in length, and stop massive vessels of up to 1,100 feet. Even those ocean-going behemoths that stretch to 2,400 feet can be slowed to half speed.[10]

Drench

Neptulon's touch can extinguish most flames of non-magical origin, save those of large wildfires. He has the ability to dispel even magical fires, but those are many times more difficult to drench.[10]

Frost storm

Neptulon has the ability to form into a massive swirling storm of freezing water, drawn from the very deepest part of the oceans and chilled by his elemental power. The storm is a 300 foot churning sphere of water that moves as he wills, at his swim speed, even extending out of the water into the air or onto the nearby ground (although at least half the sphere must always be in the water). Within the storm, he threatens all adjacent squares out to a distance of 25 feet from the affected zone and can make an infinite number of attacks of opportunity per round. This ability lasts for up to ten minutes, although he can end it at will. In addition to his normal attacks from that range, Neptulon may also perform any of the following abilities at will:[10]

Block of Ice
Neptulon has the ability to immobilize 30 foot spherical area of solid water, and anything in it, which then deals frost damage to any victims within. Targets can attempt to escape the area, but only if they have the mental ability to do so. The block of ice rises toward the surface of the water very quickly. Once the occupants of the ice fortress have left the area of the frost storm, the ice will melt, eventually freeing them.[10]
Chilling Touch
Within a frost storm, Neptulon can move much more quickly than normal. Furthermore, all creatures within the storm that have no immunity to the biting cold will very likely be slowed. Certain fire spells can cancel the slowness, but they must be maintained until the victim leaves the storm.[11]
Crushing Pressure
Within the storm area, Neptulon can increase the water pressure to such levels that all within will be injured, whether friend or foe. Whatever they do, they will still take damage, save for Neptulon. Creatures trapped within a block of ice, ironically, are immune.[11]
Ice Crystals
Neptulon can use razor-sharp crystals of ice that can strike individuals at the impressive range of 500 feet from the edge of the storm, even outside the sphere. Ice crystals affect a 30 foot radius when striking.[11]
Slam Attack
Any creature within the storm, or within 100 feet of it, can be subject to a water-based slam attack from Neptulon himself.[11]

Vortex

When underwater, Neptulon can transform himself into a vortex once every 10 minutes; he can maintain this form for a very long time. He is 5 feet wide at the base, 50 feet wide at the top, and up to 80 feet tall. He controls his exact height however, which at minimum must be 10 feet tall.[11]

Even the largest of creatures may be caught in the vortex, and they can even take damage. Those who come into contact with the vortex will have difficulty in stopping themselves from being picked up bodily and held suspended in the powerful currents, and even more difficulty in surviving. A creature that can swim is usually allowed to go free from the vortex, but they too, will have difficulty in living through this ordeal.[11]

Neptulon enjoys leaving any creatures within the vortex where he wants, depositing them wherever the vortex happens to be. Typically he does this in fairly harmful surroundings, such as natural vents, in deep water, or near other dangerous creatures.[11]

If the vortex's base touches the ocean floor, it creates a swirling cloud of debris. This cloud is centered on Neptulon and has a diameter equal to half the vortex's height. The cloud obscures all vision beyond five feet. Creatures five feet away have some concealment, while those farther away are completely concealed from those within or on the other side of the cloud. Those spellcasters caught in the cloud will have to concentrate hard to cast a spell.[11]

Notes and trivia

Speculation

Questionmark-medium.png 以下为理论推测和演绎,不能被当做官方说明。

Neptulon could be the mysterious force directly responsible for transformation of the naga, the insidious influence behind Queen Azshara, the recent invasions of murlocs, and other underwater events, including the beached sea creatures at Darkshore and the presence of the Twilight Hammer at Blackfathom Deeps. It is known that the Old Gods were involved in the naga transformation, and Neptulon may have been a conduit for the change. However, even if this theory has any bit of truth, the naga sooner or later turned on Neptulon, and now an army of naga and Faceless Ones, presumably acting on behalf of the Old Gods, wage war against Neptulon over the domain of water.

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