為什麼在純種姓制度中,"純血"一詞被用作最低等級?-角色


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在《 Volo怪物指南》中,關於元ti的一章告訴我們,他們傾向於生活在種姓制度中,其中憎惡是最高等級,Malisons†是中等等級,純血統是最低級的。從第。92:

The vast majority of yuan-ti fall into three categories–abominations, malisons, and purebloods–while the mutated broodguards and exceedingly rare anathemas have their place in the hierarchy as well.

在p上進一步擴展。95,但他們的解釋中缺少一些內容:為什麼用"純血統"這個詞來描述最低等級?

直覺上,"純血統"一詞使我想到了最高級別,因為基於卑鄙等級制度的社會經常認為其最高成員是"純淨的",而其下層社會則是"不純淨的"(我可能想到了吸血鬼,但我不記得是從哪部小說來的。

但是,當涉及到元帝時,"純血統"一詞被用作最低等級。那麼,這是否意味著他們的較高級別是"不純正的"?如果他們是"不純正的",為什麼他們會被認為更好呢?我的意思是,我知道,較高職級的人更像蛇,這就是為什麼它們被元朝認為是"更好"的原因,但對我而言,該術語並不匹配。

怪物手冊 Volo怪物指南中的信息將純血統描述為最"類似於人的",但它們仍然是元體,而不是實際上是人,因此似乎排除了他們是"純血人"之類的事實;如果有的話,這意味著它們的血液較弱,因為它們只是蛇的一小部分,大部分是人類(但不是全部人類)。那麼,那些完全沒有經歷過任何轉變的人應該被稱為"純血統"嗎?無論如何,這些雜亂無章不是我的問題,它們只是為了表達我的思想和困惑。

官方資料中是否有任何出版物,大概是D&D早期版本中的知識(除非我忽略了5e中的某些內容),這解釋了為什麼"純血統"這個詞適合其最低等級,或者我正在尋找某種東西來解釋這個名字的普遍傳說原因,而不是關於為什麼為那個怪物選擇這個名字的現實原因。絕大部分請回答。


†玩電子遊戲 Neverwinter Nights 2:Zehir風暴(基於D&D 3.5e)時,一條加載屏幕消息告訴我該信息的簡短版本:

LORE: There are three major castes within yuan-ti society: the purebloods, halfbloods, and abominations. The more snakelike the individual, the higher their status.

因此,我假設5e中的Malisons在3.5e中被稱為Halfboods,或者它們在某種程度上是等效的。

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Because they are the more "pure", i.e. most human

According to the AD&D 1st edition Monster Manual 2 (1983), yuan-ti are humans who were corrupted into snakelike creatures by some ritual or other:

Inhabitants of tropical jungles, the yuan ti are a degenerate and corrupt race of creatures who were once human. All are devout demon worshippers who have a high regard for all kinds of reptiles. Through dark and unknown practices, their blood has become fouled and they produce monstrosities. There are 3 types of yuan ti: Purebloods, halfbreeds, and abominations.

While the etymology is not strictly defined in this entry, it is clear that the "purebloods" are most human, while the snake-like traits are referred to as a form of corruption, or fouling of their blood. The most obvious answer is that the purebloods are so named because they are the most humanlike and therefore least "corrupt".

However, it is the "corruption" that raises one's status within yuan-ti society, since they value the snake-like traits more than the humanlike traits. In other words, being pure-blooded is a bad thing to the yuan-ti.