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艾露恩姐妹会
Temple of the Moon.jpg
High Priestess Haidene statue in Darnassus
首脑 18px High Priestess Tyrande
  前成员 See below
种族构成 达纳苏斯暗夜精灵男性达纳苏斯暗夜精灵女性暗夜精灵
主城 Unknown
  旧址 月神殿 [阵亡]
萨格拉斯之墓
势力范围 卡利姆多; 破碎群岛
  旧范围 古卡利姆多
所属阵营 达纳苏斯, 联盟, 教团
  前 Kaldorei Resistance, Kaldorei Empire
状态 Active

艾露恩姐妹会Sisterhood of Elune (又称姐妹会)[1] could be the oldest night elf religious and magical order, predating the quel'dorei by some 2,000 years. As the name implies, they are an order of priestesses dedicated to the worship and servitude of the moon goddess, Elune.[2][3] The Sisterhood is led by the High Priestess of Elune while the priestesses of Elune are the elite of the organization.

They have existed long before the Great Sundering, and formal worship dates back about 15,000 years.[4]

历史

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War of the Ancients

The headquarters of the Sisterhood was originally the 月神殿 in the city of 苏拉玛城,[5] but the Sisters staffed temples and chapterhouses on the whole length and breath of Ancient Kalimdor. The temple was lost when Suramar was overrun by the nathrezim, but the Sisterhood, under the leadership of high priestess Dejahna, escaped and flocked to the banner of Lord Ravencrest in the Kaldorei Resistance. A few weeks after the abandoning of Suramar, Tyrande Whisperwind was made high priestess following the death of her predecessor at the hands of Hakkar the Houndmaster. The Sisterhood continued to fight in the War of the Ancients after Tyrande's capture by Xavius — under the leadership of first Marinda, and then Maiev Shadowsong.

The first members of the Watchers were the volunteers from the Sisterhood.[6]

The Long Vigil and current times

Following the conclusion of the war and the creation of 诺达希尔, the Sisterhood continued in a less formal role (many of the Sisters became Sentinels), particularly during the Long Vigil. After the defeat of Archimonde at 海加尔山 and the night elves freedom from the Long Vigil, Tyrande leads a much more formal and religious Sisterhood of Elune from the 月神殿 in 达纳苏斯.

They came to help the troubled citizens of 奥伯丁.[7]

During the War Against the Nightmare, Shandris Feathermoon commanded the Sentinels and the Sisters of Elune to help the inhabitants of the ruined Darnassus.[8]

After Sargeras destroyed 希利苏斯, Tyrande sent the priestesses there. Together with the druids of the Cenarion Circle,[9] they built moonwells there.[10]

Role in the night elven society

The Sisters are a major and active night elven political faction, and fulfil the role of magistrates, officials, and others for the night elven government. The highest-ranking of the Sisters are privy to the government's most important secrets, such as the original condition of Malfurion Stormrage and the power struggle that erupted between Tyrande Whisperwind and Fandral Staghelm.

The Sisterhood of Elune is the highest echelon of the priesthood that serves the goddess of the moon, Elune. The Sisterhood has remained exclusively female up until recent times. This is largely because of a common belief that the deepest mysteries of Elune can only be comprehended by women. Although the vast majority of Elune's priesthood is still comprised of night elven women, the order has come to accept Kaldorei males into its ranks as well.[2]

The Sisterhood has maintained its role since the days of the ancient Kaldorei Empire, over 10,000 years prior; although this role was significantly less political before the Great Sundering. Owing to their military capabilities, the Sisterhood also played an active role in the War of the Ancients, where they joined with the Kaldorei Resistance to curb the invasion of the Burning Legion. They ultimately played a decisive role in numerous battles with the demons, acting as both, elite shock troops, and adept healers.[11]

Membership

All priests who served Elune were night elf women. However, after the devastation of the Third War, they thought that the organization had drifted too far away from night elf society and decided to open up their group more to the world. As a result, although a majority of Elune's priests are still women, the order now welcomes men into its ranks.[2]

Elune expected dedication from her priests, but she did not demand that they give her every waking moment — the Mother Moon was a kind, loving mistress. One of these dedications was called the Ritual of the High Moon.[12]

The center of her worship was the Temple of the Moon in 达纳苏斯. Tyrande Whisperwind is her high priestess, but many priests, are found throughout the world, ready to heal the war-weary Azeroth with her light.

Members

Name Role Status Location
联盟  Alinya Priestess 健在 奥伯丁废墟, 黑海岸
联盟  A'moora Priestess 未知 月神殿, 达纳苏斯
联盟  Alathea Priestess, priest trainer 未知 月神殿, 达纳苏斯
联盟  Astarii Starseeker Priestess, priest trainer 已故 月神殿, 达纳苏斯
联盟  Amara Moon Priestess 未知 多兰纳尔, 泰达希尔
联盟  Aquinne Sister, novice priestess 未知 Temple Gardens, 达纳苏斯
联盟  Belysra Starbreeze Priestess of the Moon 未知 Howling Oak, 达纳苏斯
中立  Dejahna High Priestess of Elune (penultimate) 已故
联盟  Dentaria Silverglade Priestess of the Moon 健在 泰达希尔 and 黑海岸
中立  High Priestess Siralen High Priestess of Vashj'ir 未知
中立  Haidene High Priestess of Elune (first) 已故
中立  Hel'jara 已故
中立  Jia 已故
联盟  Kyleen Il'dinare Priestess 健在 奥德修斯营地, 秘蓝岛
中立  Kalo'thera High Priestess of Elune 未知 Unknown
联盟  Lasara Moon Priestess 健在 Temple Gardens, 达纳苏斯
联盟  Laurna Morninglight Priest trainer 未知 多兰纳尔, 泰达希尔
联盟  Maestra Moon Priestess 健在 梅伊瑟娜岗哨, 灰谷
中立  Maiev Shadowsong Former member, High Priestess of Elune (interim) 健在 Unknown
中立  Marinda High Priestess of Elune (interim) 已故
联盟  Merende 未知 Unknown
联盟  Nici Moon Priestess 健在 达拉然, Northrend
联盟  Serendia Oakwhisper Priestess of the Moon 健在 洛达内尔, 黑海岸
联盟  Shalasyr Former Priestess 已故
联盟  Shandris Feathermoon Former member 健在 羽月要塞, 菲拉斯
联盟  Shiromar Priestess 健在 Unknown
联盟  Tharill Moon Priestess 健在 黑海岸
联盟  Tyrande Whisperwind High Priestess of Elune (current) 健在 月神殿, 达纳苏斯

Unnamed

Notable leaders

History Ancient times Burning Legion Invasion Recent history
Ruler Haidene Unknown Kalo'thera Unknown Dejahna Tyrande Whisperwind Marinda Maiev Shadowsong Tyrande Whisperwind

Notes and trivia

  • gp:The Warcraft Encyclopedia says that since the night elves emerged from their societal isolation, the priests of Elune have also extended membership to a few priests, male and female, of other races.[2] No priests of the moon from other races have been seen.
  • The Sisterhood have a special language to commune with the lunar deity.[13]

Speculation

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

See also

引用和注释

  1. 小说怒风, 第二章 2
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 gp:The Warcraft Encyclopedia/Sisterhood of Elune
  3. The Warcraft Encyclopedia/Elune
  4. 魔兽世界:编年史第一卷
  5. 魔兽世界:编年史第一卷》("The city of Suramar became the center of night elf worship and home to the Sisterhood of Elune.")
  6. 小说狼族之心
  7. Gwennyth Bly'Leggonde#Quotes
  8. Stormrage, chapter 23
  9. 风暴前夕, chapter 13
  10. 挽歌, pg. 8
  11. 上古之战:恶魔之魂, chapter ??
  12. Knaak, Richard A.. 《上古之战:永恒之井》, 110. ISBN 978-0-7434-8902-7. 
  13. 上古之战:天崩地裂, pg. 215
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