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在神佑之城伊洛纳移民区欧桑区的建筑

Always may your waters flow to quench the land and seeds you've sown.

— 古伊洛纳祝福语

伊洛纳Elona,也被称为“太阳神之地”,是位于泰瑞亚东南方向的一个大陆。曾经是四大人类王国之一(其中3个在泰瑞亚大陆),现在分裂成3个行省 - 艾斯坦、库尔纳和瓦贝,现在已经被帕拉瓦·乔科所攻陷。帕拉瓦的统治下,伊洛纳现在是亡灵和人类混居的国度,与北方的国家隔绝联系。上一次联系还是50年前,那是最后一次有伊洛纳难民逃脱出来。 伊洛纳与泰瑞亚大陆类似,中间由水晶沙漠相连;在众神离去之前,2个大陆由水晶之海隔断。伊洛纳的北部边界被泽坦的复活者爪牙侵扰,战争在两个不死族势力之间展开。此外,水晶沙漠里克拉卡托的出现将伊洛纳与外部的交流完全中断,只有密言教堂可以通过未知的方式来往于两个国度之间

根据阿兰(The Al'Seen)的描述,大约在300年前曾预言,有一名伊洛纳人将会带领他的子民重返水晶沙漠。

历史

可见: 激战2:烈阳征途-前往沙漠之路

Primeval Dynasty (200 BE–452 AE / 0–652 DR)

After reaching Orr, humanity spread into the lands that would become Elona in 205 BE. Within five years, the first of the Primeval Kings was crowned and Fahranur, the First City was established. Legends say that the Six Gods themselves crowned this first king, but the truth was forgotten even within the 600 years of the Primeval Kings' reign.[1] This marked the beginning of the Primeval Dynasty.

The Primeval Dynasty marked the height of Elona. Before the Exodus of the Gods, it stretched across the lands of Istan, Kourna, and the southern coasts of the Crystal Sea.[2] During this time, Elona shared its borders with the Margonites, a sea-faring human civilization that established itself in the Crystal Sea and Elona's coasts.

After Abaddon's defeat and imprisonment in the Realm of Torment, the Primeval Kings spread their reign further north, settling Vabbi and reaching into the Crystal Desert and establishing the Tomb of the Primeval Kings on its northern edge in 29 AE. They had even established Morah as a guard over the Mouth of Torment.[2] In 300 AE, Elona colonized the lands of Kryta, previously established by Prince Mazdak of Orr, and expanded the colony's lands into centaur and tengu territories, though Kryta became independent in 358 AE.

Though considered by many to be the height of Elona's time, the Primeval Dynasty had its share of bloodshed. During the reigns of King Wasi and Queen Nadijeh, Elona was torn by civil war, and many of the Primeval rulers became famous for defending their people. Nadijeh brought an end to these wars upon establishing the Sunspear Guard to become Elona's independent protectors for centuries to come.[1]

The Primeval Dynasty lasted for approximately 650 years, ending with the Scarab Plague that swept through Istan and killed the royal family.

Great Dynasty (456–583 AE / 656–783 DR)

Four years after the Scarab Plague began and Istan was abandoned, a man by the name Admun Kolos took the throne and began the second dynasty of Elona which became known as the Great Dynasty. Istan was isolated for eight years until settlers returned and blocked off the source of the plague: Fahranur. This new dynasty only lasted 31 years, however, and brought forth the bloodiest time in Elona's history.

Shattered Dynasty (456–583 AE / 656–783 DR)

The Shattered Dynasty was consumed by the Pretender Wars, which saw the birth of the dervish profession, before they ended in 640 AE, 37 years after the wars had begun. The Shattered Dynasty Era ended in 840 DR (640 AE) when the last of the "Pretender Kings" fell and the three provinces—Istan, Kourna, and Vabbi—were formed.

Era of three provinces (640 AE–1135 AE / 840 DR–1335DR)

The union between the provinces of Istan, Kourna and Vabbi marked the birth of the modern nation of Elona. The confederation was named after the great Elon River that flowed through their shared kingdom.[3]

In 860 AE, the first invasion by Palawa Joko and his Awakened armies began. He quickly conquered Vabbi, earning him the title as "The Scourge of Vabbi," and moved his forces south. At the Grand Cataract of Jahai, the forces of Kourna—along with the remnant forces of Vabbi and the Order of the Sunspears—stood against Joko's armies. The general of the allied forces, Turai Ossa, assaulted Joko directly and defeated him at the Battle of Jahai. However, because Joko could not be killed, Turai imprisoned the undead lord and established the Order of Whispers to ensure the lich remained captive. Due to his victory, Turai was crowned king of all Elona. In the following years, his obsession with prophecies led him to give his son Kunai Ossa the crown and led the Great Pilgrimage into the Crystal Desert.

In 1075 AE, the fallen god Abaddon attempted to break free of his prison and brought forth Nightfall. Utilizing the few still faithful to him, such as Warmarshal Varesh Ossa, he had portals opened throughout Elona and dark rituals performed to weaken the barrier between Tyria and the Mists. Abaddon was defeated and killed by heroes and members of the Order of Sunspears after they fought their way into the heart of the Realm of Torment to find him. Abaddon was then supplanted by Kormir who became the new goddess of knowledge. During this time, Joko was also freed from his prison due to Abaddon's own attempts at freedom.

In the years following Nightfall, the three provinces worked to recover. Istan became a tourist nation due to their aid in helping the Sunspears, and the Vabbian princes used their wealth to speed their nation's recovery. Kourna was plunged into a civil war, as the war had left them leaderless, though the Order of the Sunspears worked to bring peace as they spread throughout Elona once more, even traveling to other parts of the world.

United Kingdom of Elona (1135–1331 AE / 1335–1531 DR)

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The banner of King Palawa Joko I.

In 1135 AE, sixty years after Nightfall, Palawa Joko once more invaded Elona. This time, he dammed the Elon River, sending it westward from its former southern course, and caused famine throughout Vabbi and northern Kourna. Vabbi quickly surrendered to ensure survival, and Kourna and Istan became vassal states shortly after that. Those who could, fled the nation now ruled by the undead, many becoming refugees in Kryta. The Order of the Sunspears were broken or corrupted, reforming into the Mordant Crescent. Joko had the descendants of the Ossa clan hunted down, and few of either still exist in Elona. Those who survived now live as wanderers.[4] The Order of Whispers, which had established a presence in Central Tyria earlier, was divided into two in Elona after disagreements over whether to focus on the threat posed by Joko or bigger threats like Primordus and other rising Elder Dragons. The faction that chose to focus on Joko became known as the Order of Shadows and set up the Chantry of Shadows in the Desolation[5] while the original Order of Whispers ultimately left the first Chantry of Secrets at Jahai Bluffs although it is not known whether they did it by choice or if they were killed.

Another wave of Elonian refugees came into Tyria circa 1275 AE as they escaped the ravages of Palawa Joko, and contact with Elona was lost. Circa 1320 AE, access to the Crystal Desert was barred off by way of the Desert Gate—the primary land route into the Crystal Desert—being sealed by Queen Jennah's order due to Kralkatorrik's rise and flight to the Crystal Desert.[6] Only the Tyrian Order of Whispers had knowledge of how to travel to Elona in modern times. Despite this, some small groups as well as the Durmand Priory had managed excursions into the Crystal Desert, though whether this was before or after the Desert Gate was sealed is unknown.[7][8][9]

After 1328 AE, Kralkatorrik was empowered by the deaths of Zhaitan and Mordremoth. It flew south to Vabbi, extending the Dragonbrand which both destroyed the environment and spread Branded minions with it. Local nobles retreated to their palaces and lush gardens while deliberately choosing to ignore the threat that was literally next door. Awakened and Mordant Crescent fought the Branded but their efforts to contain the Elder Dragon's forces proved to be a losing battle.

In 1330 AE, Elona witnessed the return of Balthazar, one of the human gods, who was followed by many acolytes from the Church of Balthazar and the Zaishen Order. Balthazar met privately with Joko and struck a mutually beneficial deal with the lich king, after which the pair departed to search for the lost city of Kesho and, eventually, a portal to the Underworld for reasons that remained unclear even to the spies of the Order of Shadows.[10] Balthazar eventually returned with an army of Forged at his side, but Joko was no longer accompanying him, which left Elonians and other denizens of the Crystal Desert unsure what had happened to the lich king. The Forged began the invasion of the Crystal Desert and Elona in their hunt for Kralkatorrik shortly after and struck down anyone standing in their way, prompting both desert dwellers and Joko's subjects to fend for themselves. Several Elonians and denizens of the Crystal Desert were able to flee north to the Free City of Amnoon and found their way to Lion's Arch in increasing numbers, alerting Tyrians to the disaster which was ravaging Elona.

In Joko's absence, Elona was governed by the lich king's closest civil administrators and generals, including Grand Vizier Utumishi, Archon Iberu, and several Awakened marshals and commanders. Provincial decision-making fell to the jurisdiction of local clanmarshals and viziers who supported the kingdom's war effort in their own way by sending an increasing number of supplies and soldiers, Awakened or not, to the front to fight the Forged and Branded while raising taxes and imprisoning defectors and insurgents in growing numbers. Lawbreakers who had not been killed, Awakened or imprisoned were exiled to farms outside the Bone Wall where they would work under harsh conditions to fill the kingdom's storages. At the same time Archon Iberu and other diplomats of Joko's empire approached neutral city-states and villages in the desert such as Amnoon in an attempt to annex these establishments into Elona and extend Joko's influence.

The war in the desert reduced the numbers of Cavaliers and Awakened forces, prompting desert bandits to become bolder and prey on unwary travelers in greater numbers. The notable desert-wide smuggling syndicate called the Hamaseen used the resulting chaos to extend its influence with the businessman Zalambur gaining political power in Amnoon while Amnoon's City Council was trying to decide whether to remain independent or side with Joko's forces or the remaining Sunspears in the conflict. Ley magic released from the two Elder Dragons' deaths hit several denizens of the desert and Elona and turned them crazed, violent and magically unstable, prompting the Order of Shadows to post bounties on their heads to make the region safer to traverse. Corsairs collaborated with Joko's government on Istan, taking bounties on people who had been deemed enemies of state such as Sunspears.[11]

The conflict between the Awakened, Branded and Forged eventually culminated in the Battle of Kodash Bazaar in Vabbi where Balthazar was destroyed and his magic, taken from the Maguuma Bloodstone and the Elder Dragons Jormag and Primordus, was absorbed by Kralkatorrik and Glint's second scion Aurene. Now able to corrupt the dead, spread the Brand via its lieutenants and create Brandstorms far away, Kralkatorrik flew west to roost on the mountains north of Dajkah while slowly extending its influence. Following the Elder Dragon's departure and using the distraction which the Forged invasion had caused among the Mordant Crescent, the surviving Sunspears of the Elonian mainland gradually regrouped and established a hidden sanctuary atop Yahnur Plateau in Vabbi with the blessing and wisdom of the still sentient, Awakened remains of Tahlkora who introduced them to local griffons with which they could strike back at Joko's forces and spread Sunspear teachings among Elonians.

The Elonian government's increasingly harsher methods to raise productivity for the war effort against the Branded and the Forged, as well as the nobility's and Joko Loyalists' blatant disregard over the well-being of commoners and rural folk, eventually incited the Istani people into a revolt led by Spearmarshal Zaeim and his autonomous branch of Istani Sunspears who conducted their operations from a hidden base beneath the Astralarium.[12] The revolt culminated in the liberation of Champion's Dawn and raids on Palawadan, Jewel of Istan and the Mordant Crescent Great Hall for supplies that would aid the Sunspears' campaign.

The Forged were gradually routed following Balthazar's demise, and Awakened regrouped and increased their presence in Istan with rumors that Joko had returned after his long absence although the lich king had not made public appearances to confirm these rumors. However, Joko declared war on Central Tyria at the end of 1330 AE in response to the Pact Commander's interference in Elona and sent Awakened invasion forces led by the Mordant Crescent through portals to probe the defenses of the five notable nations' heartlands.[13] Joko assaulted Rata Primus on Sandswept Isles in southern Dajkah and successfully acquired samples of the Scarab Plague from the Inquest there by 1331 AE. The improved Scarab Plague was unleashed on Amnoon, costing a few lives until the outbreak was ended before it could spread.

In response to Joko's actions, the Commander rallied Elonian and Tyrian allies and led them to establish a foothold in the heartlands of Kourna where Joko was preparing to unleash the third, deadliest generation of scarabs. The allied army launched an assault on Gandara, the Moon Fortress, and the Commander and the norn Braham broke into the fortress to face Joko while the Primeval ghost army led by Queens Dahlah and Nahlah kept the third generation of Scarab Plague from spreading. With the help of their dragon ally Aurene, the allied forces were able to kill Joko and finally end the lich king's reign.

Interregnum (1331 AE– / 1531 DR– )

Palawa Joko's demise left Elona's political landscape shaky with various living and undead factions either trying to keep order or strengthening their position in opposition to other factions. To end the crisis and help direct Elona towards stability, Spearmarshal Zaeim sent invitations to various factions to attend a summit at the Fortress of Jahai where they would discuss the terms of a treaty for a post-Joko interregnum government. The factions that entered the negotiations included the Free Awakened, Joko Loyalists, Order of Shadows, the Mordant Crescent, and the Sunspears.[14] However, the rival factions could not initially find common ground due to old hatreds and suspicions, including the presence of Aurene who had killed Joko. The growing suspicions led to an attempted coup by Archon Iberu, who intended to assassinate the delegates, until he was killed by Awakened Koss Dejarin who subsequently coerced the delegates to agree to Zaeim's treaty. The summit came to a halt due to the assault by the Death-Branded Shatterer, however, abd facing a common enemy in the Branded made the delegates cooperate so that they escaped the fortress and sought shelter in the Sun's Refuge which the Sunspears had put to use.

Various Elonian factions began having dialog to understand their former opponents' viewpoints, and the factions in Sun's Refuge slowly came to terms although some distrust remained between those who still showed signs of loyalty to Joko and those who were happy to be freed from the lich king's influence.[15] Meanwhile, opportunists such as an Awakened mesmer, who posed as Joko, appeared to the hopeful and confused Awakened in an effort to sway the Awakened to follow them, justifying these actions with the belief that Elonians were sheep who needed a wolf, Palawa Joko, to both lead them and keep order in the lich king's crumbling empire which was suffering from increased raids by Kralkatorrik's Branded.

地理志

在炽天使总部找到的年代久远的伊洛纳地图.

伊洛纳自从上一次出现在泰瑞亚的视野后,已经改变了很多。在激战时代,伊洛纳类似非洲和地中海。大陆被分为五个地区:扎拉纳,艾斯坦,库尔纳,瓦贝,和荒芜之地。这里虽气候相同,但每个地区都有截然不同的景色。虽然水晶沙漠坐落在泰瑞亚和伊洛纳的交界处上,但在过去的时间里,这里都被伊洛娜人统治着。


扎拉纳

扎拉纳(Dzalana)位于伊洛纳内陆的东北边界。这里是鸟妖和哈克蛙的故乡,人类从未定居于此。由于人迹罕至,很少有人知道这片荒地的真实情况。

艾斯坦

艾斯坦(Istan)是伊洛纳大陆西南部的一座岛屿,也是人类最初来到这片大陆时首次抵达的地点之一。这里坐落着旧城•法兰努尔的废墟,法兰努尔是统治伊洛纳王国的先王们的首都。在乔科征服这里之前,这里因其强大的海上力量而闻名于世。艾斯坦的大部分地区,尤其是西半部地区多林地和湿地,东半部则是海滩和 平原。 现在的艾斯坦附属于帕拉瓦•乔科统治下的不死族国度。


库尔纳

库尔纳(Kourna)坐落在伊洛纳内陆的最南端,也是三个省之中最穷兵黩武的省份。其主要地貌是热带草原,几个世纪以来,这里是伊洛纳半人马的家园,然 而他们现在的命运却不得而知。这里建有许多军事要塞,人们以畜牧为生。虽然这里也可农耕,但前提是必须要在伊伦河上筑坝。曾经的伊伦河做为大陆的主水源地汇入无尽之海。而现在由于河道向北改道,使这片地区变得荒芜,想要获得水资源只能看帕拉瓦是否同意。

荒芜之地

荒芜之地(The Desolation)曾是水晶海的海岸线,当阿巴顿被击败后,海底升起,将那里变成水晶沙漠,而最南部的地区则成为了荒芜之地。这里的苦痛隘口也是阿巴顿被推翻的地点。苦痛隘口开始向外扩散含有硫磺的沙子,逐渐把这里变成荒凉的土地。在硫磺传播得更远之前,先王们将国土扩展到沙漠地区并建立了陵墓用来埋葬皇室成员,荒芜之地里最大的陵墓是皇家陵园。

之后,荒芜之地变成了帕拉瓦•乔科和他的不死族军队的大本营,含有硫磺的沙子成为了保护他的白骨宫殿的天然屏障。在白骨宫殿里,乔科两次征服伊洛纳,在第二次征服期间,他阻断了伊伦河,迫使河道流向荒芜之地和水晶沙漠地区,使部分地区变成了青翠的绿地。

瓦贝

坐落在荒芜之地和扎拉纳之间的瓦贝(Vabbi)是伊洛纳诸省中最北的一个省份。在帕拉瓦•乔科复活之前也是三个省中最富有的,在他们零星分布的前哨战外是遍布鸟妖和哈克蛙突击者的危险荒原。瓦贝曾被一群被称作王子的宗族领袖统治,这些人用财富换取权力。瓦贝人从来不关注军事,只关心各种艺术形式和随之而来的文化进步。伊洛纳河在被阻断之前发源于瓦贝的北部地区,这里也因此成为了帕拉瓦•乔科征服的首个地点。


历史

有关伊洛纳已知最早的记录出现在BE205年,人类从南部的海岸和北部的山谷登上这片大陆。五年之内,人类就建立起坐落在法兰努尔上的普莱米瓦王朝。先王们的领地从艾斯坦扩展到瓦贝,王朝建立后又将势力延伸至水晶沙漠里。300 AE年,他们又在科瑞塔上建立殖民地。科瑞塔曾是欧尔人和半人马的领地,50年后,科瑞塔独立。普莱米瓦王朝存在了约650年,随后,圣甲虫之灾在艾斯坦爆发,皇室成员相继身亡。

圣甲虫之灾爆发的四年后,艾斯坦被人遗弃,阿德孟·柯洛斯取得王位,创立了伊洛纳的第二个王朝:盛大王朝。艾斯坦被隔离的八年后,第一批定居者来到这里并封锁了瘟疫爆发的源泉:法兰努尔。新王朝只存在了短短31年,却开启了伊洛纳历史上最血腥的时代。篡位者之战破碎王朝时期的战火不断,又产生了新的职业神唤使。AE 640年,即战争爆发的37年后,破碎王朝结束。战争的结果催生出了艾斯坦,库尔纳,和瓦贝三省间的结盟联合。

在AE860年,帕拉瓦•乔科和不死军队的第一次入侵开 始。他很快占据了瓦贝,并获得了“瓦贝天灾”的恶名。乔科的军队继续南下。在榎亥的大瀑布处,库尔纳的军队——以及余下的瓦贝军队和烈阳之矛——与帕拉瓦 的军队爆发了战争。联盟军的统帅托雷•奥沙在榎亥之战中击败帕拉瓦•乔科。然而,因为帕拉瓦•乔科无法被杀死,托雷将不死领主封印,并建立了密言教堂确保 乔科无法逃脱。战役的胜利使托雷成为了伊洛纳的新王。随后的几年,痴迷于逐火预言的托雷将王位传给他的儿子,自己则带领众人进入水晶沙漠,开始了朝圣之行。

在AE1075年,阿伯顿破除了囚禁自己的封印并开启了夜蚀。在几个仍然忠实于他的信徒 ——如战争统帅瓦雷斯·奥沙的帮助下,他在伊洛纳各处开启了通道,进行黑暗仪式来减弱泰瑞亚和迷雾之地之间的阻碍。烈阳之矛骑士团进入苦痛领域找到阿伯顿并将其击败。之后,阿伯顿的神位被新的真理之神克米尔取代。此时的帕拉瓦•乔科也因之前阿伯顿的逃脱而重获自由。

夜蚀后的几年,三省努力恢复往日的荣耀。艾斯坦因为帮助过烈阳之矛而成为众人向往的国家;瓦贝的王子们用财富加快国家的复兴;库尔纳陷入内战,战争使国家失去领袖。烈阳之矛骑士团在向其他大陆扩张时也帮助伊洛纳的人民重建和平。

夜蚀后的六年,在AE1135年,帕拉瓦•乔科再次入侵伊洛纳。这一次,他阻塞了伊洛纳河,将原来向南的河道改向西,致使瓦贝全境和库尔纳北部陷入饥荒。 为确保生存,瓦贝很快投降,而库尔纳和艾斯坦成为了乔科的附属国。那些从不死巫妖统治的国度中逃走的人现在成了科瑞塔的难民。烈阳之矛骑士团瓦解,堕落的烈阳之矛成员成立了腐月骑士团。帕拉瓦•乔科猎杀欧萨一族的后裔,只有少数后裔在伊洛纳上得以幸存并成为了流浪者。

大约五十年前,又 一批伊洛纳的难民来到泰瑞亚以躲避帕拉瓦•乔科的暴行。从那时起,外部世界与伊洛纳的联系便被中断。时至今日,通往水晶沙漠的陆路要道被沙漠之门阻隔,并被珍娜女王以沙漠中的“黑暗事件”为由封禁,通往伊洛纳的道路因此中断。现在,只有密言教团可以穿越封锁到达伊洛纳。

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Hallowed Ground
    Queen Nadijeh: Some say the gods crowned the first Primeval king, set above the others who first set foot upon this land. However, the truth of this has long been forgotten, erased by the sands of time. [...]
    Queen Nadijeh: Elona was a wild and lawless place. Tribes waged never-ending war. There was no one to protect the innocent or seek justice for the wronged.
    Queen Nadijeh: To that end, I founded the Order of Sunspears, rallying many great warriors to my cause. Together, we brought the warring tribes of Elona under my banner. We established peace. [...]
    King Wasi: I came into power in a time of war. Our armies were scattered, but I stood firm. Rallied the people. They came to know me as a defender of the desert.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Unified Timeline, page 29, Guild Wars Nightfall manual
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  4. The Movement of the World: Elona
  5. Order of Whispers Mission Dispatches
  6. Desert Gate Guard
  7. 引用错误:无效<ref>标签;未给name属性为Stinn的引用提供文字
  8. 引用错误:无效<ref>标签;未给name属性为Iowerth的引用提供文字
  9. 引用错误:无效<ref>标签;未给name属性为Aife的引用提供文字
  10. 引用错误:无效<ref>标签;未给name属性为JokoIntelligence的引用提供文字
  11. Convincing the Corsair
    Sayida the Sly: You're worth more than the last fifty souls I handed over to Joko combined.
    <Character name>: I left Joko in the Domain of the Lost. Whoever's paying bounties, it isn't him.
    Sayida the Sly: Eh, the bounty money's good. Who cares?
  12. First Spear Hakima
  13. The First City
    Awakened Asura: The crimes of the Tyrian commander are an act of war against the Elonian people.
    Awakened Asura: Therefore, the kingdom of Elona will respond in kind.
    Awakened Asura: His majesty, Palawa Joko, regrets you will not survive to see your homeland burn and your people enslaved...
  14. A Shattered Nation
    Taimi: Zaeim is hosting a summit for all the different Elonian factions, to figure out what to do now that Joko's gone.
    Taimi: And he's trying to get them to stop hating and fighting each other long enough to form an alliance. [...]
    Spearmarshal Zaeim: Now, delegates: we were discussing the need for a governing council, post-Palawa Joko.
  15. Sun's Refuge ambient dialogue
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