沉淪魔The Fallen Ones
fallen ones are a unique breed of true demonic origin, one of the
few that I've been able to conclusively verify through sources other
than the ancient Vizjerei tomes in my possession. (How I came by
said tomes will, of necessity, remain my secret.)
沉淪魔一族擁有罕見的惡魔血統，也是少數我能透過來源證明身份的怪物之一。 有些證據甚至不是來自於我所擁有的古維斯傑瑞書(Vizjerei tomes)。（當然，這些書的來源仍然是我的秘密。）
As my readers are well aware, early Vizjerei writings are often little more than self-serving propaganda aimed at whitewashing heinous deeds committed by the mage clan. For instance, we now know that the goatmen were unwitting human victims of an ancient Vizjerei power struggle (see entry 009 for more detailed information on the khazra's tragic history), whereas the ancient Vizjerei texts would have us believe that they were actually demons - lieutenants of Baal, no less!
Through diligent cross-referencing with other manuscripts in my vast library, however, I have ascertained that the Vizjerei depiction of the creatures known as the fallen ones is factually correct.
To quote volume 5 of the Demonicus de Zoltun Kulle:
Demonicus de Zoltun Kulle 第五章引用：
Fallen Ones (Nanus Improbus)
As hard as it is to believe, the fallen ones were once exalted demons of the Burning Hells. They served as Azmodan's hands, performing acts that he would not, could not involve himself in. They were the instrument of Azmodan's first failed attempt to usurp power from Diablo and his brothers, and after that failure, the fallen were subjected to the full wrath of Diablo. They were twisted into small, ridiculous imps, in contrast to their previously powerful forms. Moreover, if they expected Azmodan to reverse their condition, they were sadly mistaken. The infuriated Azmodan held them responsible for the Prime Evils' continued reign, and so he left the fallen in their new bodies, where their degradation would serve to amuse him for all eternity. Their failure provided him with the information he required to succeed in dethroning Diablo and his brothers - the event now known as the "Dark Exile" - but that fact did nothing to soften his heart toward the fallen.
When unleashed upon our realm by their master, Azmodan, these impish terrors display a tendency to swarm like flesh-hungry locusts, and they have been known to tear apart a sleeping village in minutes. Small of stature and simian in appearance, these creatures possess surprising strength and unnatural agility. Other than feasting on human flesh, the only act that gives these unspeakable horrors pleasure is breeding; hence the tendency to encounter them in large packs.
However, due to their small size, cowardice appears to be one of the chief features of this species. They quickly retreat when one of their brethren falls in battle.
Fallen ones display no obvious tendency towards greater organization beyond their predisposition to swarm. This is fortunate for humanity, for they are so numerous that if they were to band together in large numbers, they might easily overwhelm a small city.
Through further research, I have identified five distinct types of fallen:
1.Imps - These are the commonest of the fallen family of demons. They are the stereotypical fallen ones in look and behavior: small, red, swarming, bloodthirsty, and cowardly.
2.Shaman - Fallen shaman priests lead camps of fallen. I have also heard it rumored that they possess the ability to raise imps from the dead!
2. 沉淪薩滿- 沉淪薩滿祭司是沉淪魔營地中的頭領，謠傳他們能從死屍中召喚出小沈淪魔！
3.Lunatic - These enraged, oversized fallen creatures are bloated seemingly to the point of bursting, an impression buttressed by the fact that these insane demons rush their intended victims and then stab themselves until they explode. A more fitting name could not be found for these maniacal beings.
3. 沉淪瘋魔- 這些狂暴的，體型龐大的生物看起來已經膨脹到了爆裂的邊緣。 沒錯，他們會衝向他們的目標，用刀刺進自己的身體然後爆炸。對於這些瘋狂的傢伙我找不到更適合這種怪物的名字了。
4.Overseer - The fallen overseer drives his smaller impish charges into a frenzy with his ape-like leaping and growling. An overseer among a group of fallen is a dangerous thing, as the cowardice that usually characterizes them is overwhelmed by fear of their much larger brethren.
4. 沉淪督軍- 沉淪督軍會像猿猴一樣的跳躍動作和嚎叫，可以使它進入一種狂熱狀態。在一群沉淪魔裡中存在一個沉淪督軍絕對是件非常危險的事情，因為平常怯弱的沉淪魔們會因為懼怕它們的督軍而變得勇於面對它們的敵人。
5.Hounds - These slobbering abominations are commonly found among groups of the fallen and are utilized as guard animals, beasts of burden, or even food by their demonic masters. These beasts are loyal to a fault, regardless of the abuse heaped upon them.
5. 沉淪獵犬- 這些骯髒可惡的傢伙是沉淪魔一族裡很常見的一種，他們常被用來做守衛、負重怪獸、甚至成為惡魔主人的食物。但是這些畜生即使受盡虐待，還是非常忠誠。
I suspect the existence of at least two other types of fallen, but I will need to conduct further research before I reveal my theories as to the ultimate familial structure of these fiends.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Abd al-Hazir is a renowned gentleman, historian, and scholar. He has recently taken up the unprecedented task of investigating, researching, and compiling information about the unique locales and denizens of our world.