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【BestiaryIII】链魔绪论
« 于: 2013-05-19, 周日 23:53:33 »
链魔绪论

  链魔是一种性格极其残酷,外表也同等可怖的秽恶魔物,它们通过自己的超自然力量给凡人施加以难以言明的恐惧和痛苦并以此为食。链魔的外表和身体结构千奇百怪,而在内心中它们则分享着类似的禁欲主义和超越道德的价值观——同时,它们也基本上不会关心自己猎杀的是何生物或者他们之间有何区别。在链魔的扭曲概念中,其个体的升华要依靠恐怖的自我肉体的扭曲和对凡人制造痛苦所榨取的能量共同作用方可完成完成。

  主物质界的居民习惯称链魔为“影界魔鬼”。作为回应,链魔只是简单的反驳道:它们是比九狱的可悲居民更加高级的存在。和魔鬼不同,链魔提升自身存在的方式是通过一定条件的自我折磨和有计划的进行血肉转化,它们坚信灵魂与肉体的双重改造才能维持自身的存在,维持这一过程则可以让个体最终达到完美。随着时间的流逝,一个链魔会不断的在自己的身体中添加进新的部件和移除旧的部件,最终彻底改变自己的肉体存在方式;而在精神上,它们认为只有体验过情感和感知的最强烈冲击(最完美的就是体验痛苦和恐惧)才能强化自己的存在意识。链魔对自己的种族思想贯彻的是如此之深刻,几乎每个个体都称的上是这一信条的狂热者——这中投入可以表现在它们对任何事物都保持着一种超自然的冷酷的思维方式上。

  链魔起源于第一批真正达到了自私和卑鄙的极端境界的凡人灵魂。它们的本质力量是如此之强大而又如此之丑恶,以至于链原初的众神都惊愕不已。作为预防手段,神祗们给这些灵魂披枷带锁后送到了今天的九层地狱的一个偏远角落中关押。出乎他们意料的是,邪恶的灵魂接受了自己身负的锁链,并在对填充自己对痛苦饥渴的索求中逃出地狱,进入了阴影位面的旷野。时至今日,形成链魔的堕落灵魂来源于那些喜好从肉体和精神上施加折磨的凡人、受虐爱好者、献祭给邪神的活祭或者是生前就和这些妖魔做交易的凡人和邪教徒——它们可以通过一种秘密的仪式献祭自己,直接越过死后的最终审判而到达阴影位面。在那个世界,这些灵魂还要经过一系列漫长的折磨才能够获得一个新生链魔的脆弱形体。每个刚刚诞生的链魔都必须马上自愿切除自己的一部分血肉——以证明其对种族信念的支持——然后立刻从另一个生物身上移接一部分血肉。通过不断的进行移接,一个链魔会变得越发强大而怪异,一个年轻的链魔可能还多多少少看得出它作为凡人的模样,而一个古老的链魔则接近于一团各种器官拼接的大杂烩,几乎不可能找出它曾经存在过的形象。作为对它们古老传统的骄傲,一些链魔依然披挂着沉重的锁链(出自于九狱或者由它们自己锻造的刑具)以此表示对脆弱凡人和愚蠢神祗的嘲讽。

  因为链魔总是在追求足够强大的生物部件以移接进自己的身体里,那些拥有力量的凡间生物可能会时时刻刻处在意图进化的贪婪链魔的猎杀名单之中。正是因为如此,链魔对战斗的掌控总是极其严格精密和实用主义的,它们在攻击之前会做好尽可能详细的规划。链魔是重视数量优势的种族,它们经常成群结队的突袭物质位面以劫走严格合适的凡人目标,等拖到阴影位面后再大卸八块,做成新世代的链魔或者将合适的部分用作移接和食物。

  在怪物手册I中出现的链魔是链魔族的一种独一生物(被其他的链魔称为“传音者”);这些链魔拥有链魔亚种的所有能力(见怪物亚种能力)。在怪物手册III中的链魔是凡间生物所知较少的种类——它们一般隐藏在阴影位面中。

喧主链魔Kyton Demagogues

  链魔族的统治者们是一群被称为喧主链魔的强大生物——它们的势力还很难被凡人准确认知。喧主链魔的权力形式非常类似于九狱的魔鬼大公,下级的链魔害怕它们强力的上级。虽然辽阔的阴影位面还有很多地区并非处于某个喧主的控制下,不过只要一个链魔知道自己已经进入了某个喧主的土地,它还是需要通过适当的方式向这些苦痛领主们表达敬意。

  每个喧主链魔都已经达到了一个链魔能够魔改自己肉体的巅峰位置——所以它们之间的形象总是大相径庭。有些喧主可谓美艳绝伦,而另一些则猎奇到并非理智的存在可以直视。不过,总体而言喧主链魔的力量程度都超过了普通链魔可以想象的范围——在阴影位面,喧主们用自己残余的无数尸体建起巨大的城市,将血管和脉络编织成搏动着生命气息的管网。每个喧主都在尝试以自己的活体据点为中心,攫取更多影界的荒凉少生物领土——这也是它们赖以为生的本能。虽然对离开自己安全的家园位面缺乏兴趣,但它们的锁链可以伸的很长。珍惜自己性命的链魔会乖乖服从一个喧主的命令,以免招来这些强大领主深思熟虑之后倾泻的怒火。以下列出了一些阴影位面中的已知喧主链魔,它们高居在自己巨大而灯火通明的活体塔楼上,日夜不停的看守着自己脉动的王国。

巴娜弗克拉艾尔,终扼女爵
法拉斯,皮之寻者
印卡列克斯,苍白之死
莫洛巴恩,寄生子种
雷托迦瑟,积颅者
苏格罗兹,尖啸之音
维沃若,破碎之梦

附:链魔亚种特性:

链魔亚种 Kyton
链魔是居住在阴影位面的守序邪恶异界生物,他们以恐惧和痛苦为饵食。除非特别指出,链魔拥有以下特性:
-黑暗视觉60尺
-再生(Ex):链魔获得再生/善良武器和法术、银。再生的数值由具体生物决定。
-免疫寒冷
-不安凝视(Su):所有链魔都拥有令人胆寒的凝视攻击能力。不安凝视的范围为30尺,意志通过则无效——具体效果因链魔种类而异。所有链魔都免疫其他链魔的不安凝视。不安凝视是影响心灵效果,豁免DC基于魅力。


劇透 -   :
Kyton

Despicably cruel and equally horrible to gaze upon, kytons are evil fiends who feed on the fear and suffering of mortals through painful supernatural means. Their monstrous appearances vary, but their stoic and amoral dispositions are universal, for no kyton cares anything for the plights typical of the creatures they prey upon. They are beings wholly dedicated to metamorphosis achieved through horrific trials of self-mutilation and the mystical power provided them by their sapping of mortal anguish.

Despite being often categorized by mortals as shadow-dwelling devils, kytons calmly refute such claims, seeing themselves as above the principles of Hell's denizens. Instead, kytons seek ecstasy through pain in the form of deliberate and violent self-transformation, adhering to the belief that by altering the physical and spiritual matter that makes up their form, they can reach a state of perfect being. Removing aspects of themselves and replacing them with more desirable or powerful pieces one at a time, kytons believe that experiences of heightened emotion and sensation (typically in the forms of terror and pain) lead to greater states of awareness and existence. The dedication with which they practice this belief places them on the level of zealots, their fanatical commitment made all the more disturbing by their eerie composedness and unnaturally cool dispositions.

The original kytons were born of the first truly selfish and depraved thoughts conceived by mortals. These creatures surprised and horrified the early gods with their power and hideous nature, and so the gods chained them in a remote part of Hell. The kytons embraced their chains and, seeking to fulfill their unnatural hunger for pain, escaped to the Plane of Shadow, which lay much closer to their mortal prey. Now, kytons are born of mortal souls that were spiritually and physically tortured in life, victims of their own masochism, sacrifices to gods of suffering, or those promised to the fiends either by their own will or by sadistic cultists. Obscure rituals force the sacrificed souls to bypass the normal judgments of the afterlife and instead become mired in the Plane of Shadow. Over an excruciating and lengthy span of time, these souls are warped and twisted until they emerge as frail new kytons. A kyton's first willing act must be to cut away part of its own flesh, proving it is worthy of its kyton nature—the first step in an immortal lifetime of replacing its own substance with the stronger parts of other creatures. By drawing strength from its new grafts, a kyton grows and becomes both stronger and more terrible to behold. Thus, weaker kytons resemble the mortal creatures they once were, whereas older ones are horrifying patchworks of transplanted material that rarely look like their original forms. Many kytons still proudly wear the chains that bound them (either to Hell or to the torture devices that created them), trophies of their power to defy the gods or mortal fate.

Kytons' need to replace parts of themselves with those of stronger mortals puts them in perpetual danger of attacking creatures that are too powerful for them to kill. For this reason, kytons are pragmatic and ruthless in their battles, scrutinizing all potential outcomes of a situation before taking action. Seeing strength in numbers, kytons often attack or trap a mortal victim as a team, hauling the unfortunate soul to the Plane of Shadow, converting their prey into a new kyton or dividing its body and soul among them for grafting and nourishment.

The kytons of the Pathfinder RPG Bestiary are a specific type of kyton (other kytons call them “evangelists”); they have all the traits listed in the kyton subtype (see page 306). The kytons listed here are but a few of the other known types—many more exist on the Plane of Shadow.

Kyton Demagogues
 
The powerful kyton rulers called demagogues possess strength hardly fathomable by mortals. They exist within a power structure similar to that of archdevils. Lesser kytons view these overseers as horrid sovereigns among their kind, and though there are many outlying areas on the Plane of Shadow not controlled by demagogues, kytons who find themselves wandering through a demagogue's territory know to show respect for these lords of suffering.
 
Demagogues are so advanced in their metamorphosis of self-mutilation and augmentation that no two look alike. Some are strangely beautiful, some are horrors beyond sane description. A demagogue's powers are vaster than even many of their kyton brethren dare consider—they construct enormous cities out of the countless bodies of their victims, weaving entire networks of veins and spiritual energy to create breathing, pulsating metropolises. Demagogues seek to control as much of the realm around their organic superstructures as they can, a feat that proves forever challenging in the dark, shifting corners of the Plane of Shadow. Though one rarely finds reason to leave the confines of its home plane, a demagogue's influence is far-reaching, and kytons who value their lives do as they are commanded, lest they incite the awful and calculating rage of a mighty overlord. The following are some of the most powerful kyton demagogues that reside in the Plane of Shadow, watching over their pulsating kingdoms in massive, gory towers.
 •Barravoclair, Lady of the Final Gasp
•Fharaas, the Seer in Skin
 •Inkariax, the White Death
 •Morrobahn, the Parasite Seed
 •Raetorgash, the Skull-Hoarder
 •Sugroz, the Voice in Screams
 •Vevelor of the Broken Dream
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Re: 【BestiaryIII】链魔绪论
« 回帖 #1 于: 2013-05-20, 周一 10:05:34 »
也就是说这些家伙是魔鬼的逃犯?

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Re: 【BestiaryIII】链魔绪论
« 回帖 #2 于: 2013-05-20, 周一 10:33:09 »
 :em009美艳绝伦的链魔?
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Re: 【BestiaryIII】链魔绪论
« 回帖 #3 于: 2013-05-20, 周一 13:10:28 »
也就是说这些家伙是魔鬼的逃犯?

更准确的说是九狱的暂住居民..后来跑到影界自己建楼了。
BestiaryI的那个应该是初始设定,所以BIII设定重置。

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Re: 【BestiaryIII】链魔绪论
« 回帖 #4 于: 2013-05-20, 周一 13:32:43 »
美艳绝伦的链魔?
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Re: 【BestiaryIII】链魔绪论
« 回帖 #5 于: 2013-05-21, 周二 09:24:09 »
inner sea里面还有个更猎奇的。