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Demetrius Zaarin

德米特琉斯·扎林



Biographical information  
生平情报

Died  4 ABY (39), Vorknkx
死于  雅汶之战后4年(39),“沃肯克斯”号

Physical description  
年代及政治情报

Species  Human
Gender  Male
Hair color  Brown
Eye color  Blue
种族         人类
性别         男性
头发         棕色
眼睛         蓝色

Chronological and political information  
年代及政治情报

Era(s):
Rebellion era
时代:
叛乱时期

Affiliation:
Galactic Empire
Zaarin splinter government
所属:
银河帝国
扎林分离政府

"Soon he will have nothing but his pitiful Force to rely on."
―Demetrius Zaarin, on Emperor Palpatine


“很快他就会只剩下他那可怜的原力可以依靠了。”
——德米特琉斯·扎林,关于帕尔帕丁皇帝的说明


Demetrius Zaarin was an Imperial admiral who sought to install himself as Emperor of the galaxy during the Galactic Civil War. Originally a Grand Admiral, Zaarin was the Imperial Navy's head of starfighter research and development. At his facility "Research," he developed such starfighters as the TIE Advanced and the TIE Defender. He also secured new technology for the Empire from third parties, such as the Habeen. In addition to his design skills, he was a talented tactician. At some point in his career, however, he grew dissatisfied with Emperor Palpatine's rule, and began making preparations to take over the Galactic Empire.

德米特琉斯·扎林曾是一位在银河内战期间企图称帝的帝国上将。起初作为一个帝国元帅时,扎林在帝国海军中负责主管星际战斗机的研发工作。在他的研发设施“研究”号中,他开发了诸如先进型钛战机和钛防御机等等多种战机。同时他也曾经为帝国从第三方——比如哈宾——夺取新型科技。除去其设计技巧之外,他还是一位富有能力的技术人员。可是从他事业的某一阶段开始,扎林逐渐萌生出对帕尔帕丁皇帝执政一事的不满,并开始为夺取银河帝国进行准备。

Allying himself with disenchanted Emperor's Hand Arden Lyn, Zaarin eventually decided to move against Palpatine in the wake of crime lord Prince Xizor's death in 3 ABY. His loyal forces captured Palpatine over Imperial Center, but they were thwarted by reinforcements from Lord Darth Vader and Vice Admiral Thrawn. Left with little alternative but to flee, Zaarin began harassing Palpatine's TIE Advanced production facilities in the Omar system, and then attempted to cripple Imperial TIE Defender factories. He was eventually outwitted by Thrawn at To-phalion Base, and he perished in the Unknown Regions when the corvette he was aboard, the Vorknkx, exploded due to a malfunction.

扎林先是同希望破灭的皇帝之手阿登·林恩结为同盟。在雅汶之战结束后的第三年,犯罪集团头目西佐王子死去,此事使得扎林最终决定起兵反对处于弱势的帕尔帕丁。忠诚于他的部队在帝国中心上空逮捕了帕尔帕丁,但他们的阴谋为达斯·维德尊主以及索龙中将的援军所挫败。只剩下逃离一途的扎林开始进攻帕尔帕丁设于奥玛星系的先进型钛战机生产基地,而后又试图破坏帝国钛防御机工厂。索龙在图—法里昂基地最终用计谋击败了扎林。扎林后来死于轻巡洋舰“沃肯克斯”号在未知星域因机能失灵所引发的爆炸之中。

Contents
1 Biography
1.1 Head of research and development
1.2 Projects
1.2.1 TIE Advanced development
1.2.2 The TIE Defender
1.2.3 Beam weaponry
1.2.4 TIE Experimental Project
1.3 Coup
1.4 The Omar bombings
1.5 "New attacks"
1.6 Sparring with the alien Grand Admiral
1.7 Vorknkx
1.8 Death
2 Personality and traits
3 Behind the scenes
4 Appearances
5 Sources
6 Notes and references
7 External links

目录
1 生平
1.1 研发部门的领导人
1.2 计划
1.2.1 先进型钛战机的开发
1.2.2 钛防御机
1.2.3 波束武器
1.2.4 试验型钛战机计划
1.3 兵变
1.4 轰炸奥玛
1.5 “新的进攻”
1.6 与异种人帝国元帅的冲突
1.7 “沃肯克斯”号
1.8 死亡
2 性格特征
3 幕后故事  
4 登场情况
5 来源
6 注解与引用
7 扩展链接

Biography

生平

Head of research and development

研发部门的领导人

"The Emperor is very interested in your progress, Admiral Zaarin."
―Darth Vader


“陛下对你的成果很感兴趣,扎林上将。”
——达斯·维德



Research, Zaarin's center of starfighter development.

“研究”号,扎林的星际战斗机研发中心。

Demetrius Zaarin, a Grand Admiral in the Imperial Navy, was the head of research and development for the Empire's starfighter technology. Despite his rank, he wore only the uniform of a standard admiral while in Imperial service, and was only ever referred to as "Admiral Zaarin." He utilized the Imperial I-class Star Destroyer Glory as his flagship, and in the Parmic system, Zaarin had a research and development space station, dubbed "Research." One of the earlier projects that Zaarin had been involved with was the Vorknkx Project, which involved research into cloaking devices for smaller craft. Only Zaarin, Emperor Palpatine, and the project staff were aware of its existence.

德米特琉斯·扎林,一位帝国海军元帅,曾担任帝国星际战机科技研发工作的领导人职务。撇开其军衔不谈,在帝国服役期间,他总是只穿标准的上将制服,而且仅被称呼为“扎林上将”而已。他将帝国I级歼星舰“荣光”号设为自己的旗舰。同时,扎林在帕米克星系也拥有一个绰号“研究”的太空研发基地。扎林经手的早期计划之一包括“沃肯克斯计划”,该计划负责对小型舰只的隐形设备进行研究。只有扎林、帕尔帕丁皇帝以及该项目的策划人员知悉这一计划的存在。

Despite his lofty position, Zaarin sought a higher post: that of Emperor. He did not agree with Palpatine's modus operandi, and did not think that the Emperor was infallible. Zaarin planned to take the Empire for himself, but Grand Admiral Martio Batch was developing cloakable Phantom TIEs that would soon give Palpatine a technological advantage over Zaarin's own designs. Batch's operations forced Zaarin to accelerate his plans. He found an ally in Arden Lyn, an Emperor's Hand who sought to resurrect her long-dead lover, the Dark Jedi Xendor. Palpatine had promised her that he would try to help her bring back Xendor, but she soon realized that the Emperor had no such intent. Following the Battle of Yavin, Zaarin recruited her to his cause, and she began training students that she could one day turn against Palpatine. She also acted as Zaarin's agent on Imperial Center.

扎林并不满足于自己现在的崇高地位,因为他希望得到一个更高的位置——皇位。他并不苟同于帕尔帕丁的行事方法,也同时认为皇帝不可能坐拥万世江山。扎林计划着为自己夺取帝国,但当时马铁奥·巴奇元帅正开发的匿踪式鬼怪型钛战机将使得帕尔帕丁很快将在军工科技上占有更大优势。巴奇的行动迫使扎林加速自己的的计划。他找到了一个盟友,皇帝之手阿登·林恩。她曾希望复活自己死去多年的情人、黑暗绝地辛铎。帕尔帕丁也曾承诺她将试着帮助复活辛铎,但她很快就意识到皇帝并没有这个想法。在雅汶之战结束后,扎林出于自己的目的招募了她,而她也开始训练学生以便某日可以用来反对帕尔帕丁。她同样也为扎林在帝国中心进行间谍工作。

Projects

计划

TIE Advanced development

先进型钛战机的开发

"The first TIE Advanced are now seeing combat. We also have prototypes of the next generation of TIE fighters."
―Demetrius Zaarin


“现在我们可以看到实战中第一架先进型钛战机的表现。同时我们也拥有下一代钛战机的试作型。”
——德米特琉斯·扎林


Following the Battle of Hoth, Emperor Palpatine and Lord Darth Vader tasked Zaarin with the continued development of the TIE series of starfighters. At Research, the production model of the TIE Advanced, based on Vader's TIE Advanced x1 prototype, was developed. Zaarin and his technicians hoped to install a hyperdrive system on the starfighter, but a unit small enough to fit inside the starfighter's fuselage had not yet been developed by Imperial technicians.

霍斯之战以后,帕尔帕丁皇帝与达斯·维德尊主命令扎林继续对钛战机系列的研发工作。在“研究”号上,根据维德的先进型钛战机试作型X1所设计的量产版本最终得以开发完毕。扎林和他的技术人员希望能在战机内加载超空间引擎系统,但帝国技术人员尚未开发出小到足够装入星际战斗机机身的部件。

Scientists working for the Habeen and the Nharwaak species had made a breakthrough, however. They had designed a suitable unit for use in the TIE Advanced, but their world, Mylok IV, was not a part of the Galactic Empire. Nevertheless, Zaarin sought a demonstration of the unit, and traveled to the system in his frigate, the Shamus. He had one of his officers, Major Crundha, check and double check the security of the convoy before arriving. Crundha cautioned Zaarin, noting that the Nharwaak were uneasy about the Empire's presence, though the admiral was not concerned at all, despite the warning. Before he arrived, TIE Fighter squadrons Alpha, Beta, and Gamma were dispatched to cover for the Habeen freighters carrying the technology to the rendezvous with the Shamus. The Nharwaak, however, were clearly not happy with the Habeen's new association with the Empire, and dispatched fighters to destroy the freighters from Verack and Stimner groups. Scores of Nharwaak BTL Y-wing starfighters from squadrons such as Striker, Yellow, and Scarlet attacked the freighters while Zaarin's TIE pilots fended them off. The Nharwaak corvettes Charger 1 and Charger 2 also entered the fray.

但是,哈宾族和纳瓦克种族的科学家们取得了突破性的进展。他们设计出了适合先进型钛战机装载的部件。但他们所在的世界麦洛克四号并不在银河帝国的范围之内。尽管如此,扎林仍然希望能够看到这一部件的展示,他因此搭乘他的驱逐舰“谢默斯”号赶赴该星系。在抵达目的地之前,他命令他的一个下属克伦达少校反复检查了整个舰队的安全措施。克伦达注意到纳瓦克人对于帝国的出现十分不快,并为此提醒扎林。但这位上将对此毫不担心并无视了这一警告。在他到达之前,钛战机中队α、β、γ被部署以掩护哈宾货运船将该技术运至同“谢默斯”号的会合点。另一方面,纳瓦克人显然对哈宾同帝国的新合作十分不满,并因此派遣战机摧毁来自V大队和S大队的货运船。在扎林的钛战机驾驶员忙于挡开进攻时,众多来自打击者、黄色、深红中队的纳瓦克BTL Y翼战斗机向运输舰发动了进攻。纳瓦克轻巡洋舰“C-1”和“C-2”也加入了战团。

Zaarin eventually arrived on the Shamus, in the middle of the engagement. He launched TIE bombers from Eta Squadron to deal with the corvettes, as well as TIE Interceptors from Zeta Squadron to aid the existing fighters in combating the Y-wings. Zaarin's forces eventually won the battle, and the freighters were free to dock with the Shamus, transferring over their technology into Imperial hands. As soon as he had possession, Zaarin sent the hyperdrive technology to his technicians and scientists, who immediately began analyzing it. The Habeen scientists visited Zaarin on his private observation deck, and informed the Grand Admiral that the Nharwaak were livid, and were threatening to sell the hyperdrive technology to the Alliance to Restore the Republic. Angered, Zaarin decided that it was time to deal with the Nharwaak personally. He subsequently dispatched the Shamus to a nearby Nharwaak base, and succeeded in destroying it.

最终,在交火之中,扎林坐镇的“谢默斯”号抵达了目的地。他投入了η中队的钛轰炸机对付轻巡洋舰,同时命令ζ中队的钛拦截机支援同Y翼战斗机作战的己方部队。扎林的部队最终赢得了战斗的胜利,货运船也终于得以同“谢默斯”号对接,并将他们的技术转交至帝国手中。得到超空间引擎技术以后,扎林便将该技术交付给他的技术人员与科学家立即展开研究。哈宾的科学家在瞭望甲板上拜访了扎林,并告知这位帝国元帅气愤的纳瓦克人威胁要将自己的超空间引擎技术卖给希望恢复旧共和国的同盟军。扎林一怒之下决定亲自处理纳瓦克。他随后调遣“谢默斯”号前往最近的纳瓦克基地并成功地摧毁了它。

The Nharwaak subsequently attacked one of the Habeen's research facilities, but the Imperial Navy was able to successfully defend it. The Imperial aid helped convince the Habeen to surrender their technology into the possession of their saviors. Zaarin finalized the business terms with the Habeen, and planned a formal signing during a rendezvous over Mylok IV. In addition to gaining the new hyperspace technology, Zaarin had convinced the Habeen to join the Galactic Empire. Despite the apparent success, Crundha was wary, and thought that the situation was dangerous. As per usual, Zaarin dismissed his advice, and went ahead as planned. He took the Shamus to the rendezvous point, and the Habeen EF76 Nebulon-B escort frigate Lendova arrived soon afterward. Imperial diplomats were dispatched aboard the shuttle Nexus, while Habeen diplomats set out in the Fairfax. The shuttles docked, and the signing began, but Nharwaak raiders entered the area, hoping to disrupt the rendezvous. The corvettes Phazer 1 and Phazer 2 moved to attack the frigates, while Nharwaak Y-wings attempted to destroy the shuttles, as well as Zaarin's TIE Interceptors from Alpha Squadron. The attackers were fended off, and the signing was a success. Shortly thereafter, transports from Ferry group were transferred to the Shamus from the Lendova, carrying the finished hyperdrive technology. With business concluded, Zaarin was free to complete his development of the TIE Advanced.

纳瓦克人立即攻击了哈宾人的一处研究设施,但帝国海军成功地防御了基地。帝国的帮助进一步促成了哈宾将自己的技术无条件献给了他们的救助者。扎林最终敲定了同哈宾的合同内容,并计划在麦洛克四号上空进行正式签字。为进一步占有这一全新的超空间技术,扎林说服哈宾加入了银河帝国。尽管已取得了这些前期的成功,克伦达仍然十分谨慎,认为当前形势十分危险。一如先前每一次所发生的那样,扎林再度无视了他的进言继续按计划前往。他搭乘“谢默斯”号抵达了会合点,哈宾的EF76星云B级护卫舰“伦多瓦”号也很快随后到达。帝国外交团登上了“纽带”号穿梭机,同时哈宾外交团则搭乘了“费尔法克斯”号。签字仪式在穿梭机降落之后正式开始,但纳瓦克突击队也进入了这一区域并企图干扰这次会面。在纳瓦克的Y翼战斗机试图摧毁这些穿梭机和来自扎林α中队的钛拦截机时,轻巡洋舰“P-1”和“P-2”也开始移动并进攻两艘驱逐舰。由于攻击被成功抵挡,签字仪式得以宣告成功。不久之后,F大队的运输队便将已完成的超空间引擎技术从“伦多瓦”号运往“谢默斯”号。这一事件的结束使得扎林能不受限制地完成先进型钛战机的开发工作。


Zaarin and Vader watch a demonstration of the Habeen technology.

扎林与维德观看哈宾科技的演示。

The Nharwaak, however, had not been totally stopped. They also possessed the coveted hyperspace technology, and had dispatched one of their corvettes, the Coffey, to rendezvous with the Alliance frigate Xerxes. In order to prevent the Rebellion from gaining the technology for themselves, Zaarin rushed to the rendezvous in the Shamus, and dispatched his bombers to destroy the Xerxes. The Grand Admiral won the battle, and the threat of the Alliance gaining the technology was eliminated. Following the destruction of the Xerxes, installation of hyperdrive units on TIE Advanced prototypes was completed, and Zaarin simultaneously began development on the next generation of TIE craft, the TIE Defender. He summoned Vader to Research for a demonstration, and the Dark Lord was suitably impressed. Zaarin then informed Vader that he was working on the successor to the Advanced, and the Dark Lord speculated that Palpatine would want a prototype post-haste.

但是,纳瓦克人并未得到彻底阻止。他们同样拥有诱人的超空间技术,而他们也派遣了己方的“科菲”号轻巡洋舰与同盟的“泽克西斯”号驱逐舰进行会面。为了避免同盟拥有自己的技术,扎林指挥“谢默斯”号赶赴会面点,并派遣自己的轰炸机摧毁“泽克西斯”号。这位帝国元帅取得了战斗的胜利,同时也终结了如果同盟获得这一科技将造成的威胁。在“泽克西斯”号被摧毁后,装载超空间引擎模块的先进型钛战机试作型也已完成,扎林则充满动力地开始开发钛战机的次世代机型:钛防御机。他通知维德前往“研究”观看演示,而这也合适地给黑暗尊主留下了印象。后来,扎林告知维德他正忙于研发先进型的下一代机型时,这位黑暗尊主预测帕尔帕丁将极其希望能得到一架试作机。

The TIE Defender

钛防御机

"You will serve me?"
"Yes. Of course."
―Demetrius Zaarin and Maarek Stele


“你愿听从我的调遣吗?”
“是的,毫无疑问。”
——德米特琉斯·扎林与马雷克·斯蒂利的对话


With the TIE Advanced project complete, Zaarin dedicated his resources to creating a successor to that starfighter model. His scientists and technicians drastically redesigned the standard TIE, and were able to create prototypes of the new TIE Defender, a more heavily armed and faster craft than its direct predecessor. As Vader had predicted, Palpatine did want prototypes shipped to Imperial Center for inspection. Around the same time, a pilot who had served Zaarin during the Mylok IV campaign, Maarek Stele, was transferred to Research. Stele had been making a name for himself as an ace pilot, and Zaarin personally gave him a tour of the facility. The pilot was genuinely interested in Zaarin's developments, but the Grand Admiral cared initially only for Stele's opinions on Imperial politics, particularly on just who was the backbone of the Empire. Zaarin suggested that it was the high-caliber pilots that were the foundation of the Empire's strength, but Stele claimed it was the commanders and tacticians, although he eventually conceded that Palpatine was the true foundation.

完成先进型钛战机计划后,扎林将自己的资源应用在开发下一代钛战机上。他的科学家和技术人员彻底颠覆了标准钛战机的设计,并创造了全新的钛防御机试作型,钛防御机比上代机型火力更强、速度更快。正如维德所推测的那样,帕尔帕丁确实要求将试作型运往帝国中心进行检阅。与此同时,马雷克·斯蒂利被调至“研究”号。在麦洛克四号战役期间,他曾是在扎林手下服役的一个飞行员。斯蒂利作为一个王牌飞行员曾一度十分出名,而扎林本人也因此亲自带他参观了整个研究设施。这位飞行员对扎林的研发项目十分关注,但起初这位帝国元帅只在意斯蒂利对帝国政局的看法(尤其是有关谁是帝国的中坚力量一事)。扎林提出,正是优秀的战机飞行员们构成了帝国力量的核心。斯蒂利却认为这应当归功于指挥官与战略家,但在最后,他承认帝国的真正基础其实是帕尔帕丁。


The TIE Defender.

钛防御机

Shortly afterward, cargo ferries from Sela group arrived to pick up the TIE Defender prototypes, but the transfer suffered a raid by the Rebel Alliance. The attackers were fought off, however, and the ferries moved on to their rendezvous over Vinzen Neela 5 with the escort carrier Hininbirg. Following the battle, Zaarin invited Stele to enjoy a meal with him. The pair discussed the late Admiral Harkov, who had recently tried to defect to the Rebellion. Zaarin then began questioning Stele as to whether or not he thought Palpatine infallible. The pilot, shaken by the almost treasonous question, thought that the worlds of the Empire should be united peacefully, but then insisted that he had no doubts about Palpatine's right to rule. The Grand Admiral then changed the subject, and the pair discussed the TIE Defenders for a short while, before Crundha interrupted them by insisting upon Zaarin's presence.

此后不久,S大队的运输机前来装载钛防御机试作型,但在运输中途遭受了叛军同盟的伏击。不过,这些袭击者最后被成功击退,而运输机群也得以在护航航母“希宁伯格”号保护下继续开赴位于文森·尼拉五号上空的会和点。战斗结束后扎林邀请斯蒂利与自己共进晚餐。两人讨论了因叛敌未果而被处决的哈科夫上将。扎林开始以诸如“帕尔帕丁是否永远不会倒台”这一类题目询问斯蒂利的看法。而飞行员则被这种迹近叛逆的问题吓到发抖,说自己认为应该以和平的方式治理帝国的各个世界,但后来他又强调自己对帕尔帕丁的统治权并无异议。这位帝国元帅随即改变了话题,接下来他们对钛防御机进行了简短的讨论,直到克伦达以坚决要求扎林到场的理由打断谈话为止。

At Vinzen Neela 5, the prototypes were to be transferred to the Hininbirg, but the meeting was again disrupted by Rebel ambushers, including the corvettes Mar Duun and Vop Hui. Imperial fighters once again staved off the attack, enabling the transfer to be completed. The Hininbirg successfully delivered the prototypes to Palpatine. With that business concluded, Zaarin met with Stele once more, and concluded that the pilot was a loyalist to the throne. He offered Stele an opportunity to one day fly a TIE Defender in an elite squadron before questioning the young man as to whether or not he would serve him with utter loyalty. Stele was careful in his wording, however, claiming that since Zaarin was an admiral in the Imperial Navy, he would serve him absolutely. At the time, the young pilot was confused by Zaarin's proposal, and clearly not prepared to serve the admiral more faithfully than he would the Emperor.

在文森·尼拉五号上,试作型原计划应被转移至“希宁伯格”号上,但这一会面又一次的被包括有“马·杜恩”号和“弗普·怀”号轻巡洋舰的叛军伏兵所中断。帝国战斗机再次拖住了攻势,使得中转工作得以成功完成。“希宁伯格”号成功地将试作机型运至帕尔帕丁面前。在这一事务结束之后,扎林再次召见了斯蒂利,他断定这个飞行员是忠于王座的保皇派。他向斯蒂利提出一个以后可以在一个菁英中队中驾驶钛防御机的条件,但在这之前,他询问对方是否愿意无条件彻底服从于他。但斯蒂利很小心地注意了自己的措辞,称既然扎林是帝国海军的一名将领,自己当然会绝对服从他的命令。当时,这位年轻的飞行员被扎林的提议所迷惑,但很明显的是,他也没有打算要像比对皇帝那样更加忠诚地听命于这位上将。

Beam weaponry

波束武器

"Is the beam weapon completed?"
"Yes, Admiral Zaarin. We are ready to deploy the weapon."
"Excellent. Begin arming my fighter squadrons at once."
―Admiral Zaarin and an underling


“波束武器已经完成了吗?”
“是的,扎林上将。我们已经做好了武器的部署准备。”
“很好。立即配备给我的战斗机中队”
——德米特琉斯·扎林与一个下属军官的对话


With the TIE Defender designed, and prototypes completed, Zaarin moved onto yet another project. This time, he was refining beam weapon technology for use within starfighters, which would allow smaller craft to utilize devices such as tractor beams. However, in order to continue development, he required fresh supplies from the freighters Anterab and Degathem. The freighter Docking Plt was moved into position over Research to receive the supplies, but during the transfer the station fell under attack once more. Alliance starfighters harried both of the incoming freighters with new magnetic pulse warheads, which had the ability to knock out the weapons system of any craft that it hit. The freighters' escort, shuttle Omicron 5, was unable to properly fend off the Alliance craft, but Zaarin's pilots, particularly Maarek Stele, were able to do so. Stele even disabled one of the attacking craft for capture, so Zaarin's scientists could study the mag pulse weapon. The supplies were then delivered with a minimum of fuss, so that the Grand Admiral could continue his work.

在钛防御机设计以及前期的试作型均已完成后,扎林转向了另外一个计划。这一次,他打算改良波束武器技术,以便该技术能够为星际战机所配备。这一计划将使小型载具有能力利用诸如牵引波束一类的设备。因此,为能够继续其开发工作,他指示货运船“安特拉布”号和“德加瑟姆”号负责新的补给。货运平台也被移至“研究”号上方以便接收补给,但在物资的中转过程中整个基地又一次遭到了攻击。同盟的星际战斗机不断用新配备的磁脉冲弹头——该弹头拥有可毁坏任何受打击舰只上武器系统的能力——攻击这些货运船。在货运船的护航舰,穿梭机“ο5”号无法击退同盟战机的情况下,扎林的飞行员们——尤其是马雷克·斯蒂利——成功地做到了这一点。斯蒂利甚至中止了其中一架攻击机的机能,以便战后进行回收,扎林的科学家因此能对这种磁脉冲武器进行研究。随后货运船在最低限度的混乱下完成了补给的输送工作,这位帝国元帅也因此得以继续其工作。


Zaarin oversees the installation of beam weaponry into a TIE Advanced.

扎林监督对一架先进型钛战机加装波束武器的过程。

Shortly thereafter, Zaarin received a communiqué from Imperial High Command, claiming that the mag pulse technology originated with Galactic Electronics, a company based in the Corporate Sector. The Grand Admiral was ordered to lead an attack on Galactic Electronics, recover the mag pulse technology, seize all personnel, and destroy their base. To accomplish this, Zaarin transferred his staff to the Star Destroyer Glory. Zaarin dispatched Alpha-class Xg-1 Star Wings, as well as Gamma-class ATR-6 assault transports from Omega group to capture the Galactic Electronics platform Pondut. The company scrambled Z-95 Headhunters to defend their facility while their employees and executives fled on the transports Lucky Day, Kalree, and GEC U47. By the time that Zaarin had arrived in the Glory, the station had been disabled and captured, as had the fleeing craft. Alliance starfighters from Blue Squadron arrived in-system shortly afterward, escorting the cargo ferry Bujiboi, but they were far too late to collect more of the mag pulse warheads from Galactic Electronics. The Bujiboi was destroyed, and the starfighters captured, since they carried mag pulse weaponry.

此后不久,扎林便收到了来自帝国最高统帅部的电文,电文声称磁脉冲技术来源于位于企业星区的“银河电气”公司。这位帝国元帅受命对“银河电气”展开进攻,回收磁脉冲技术,并逮捕所有工作人员,最后摧毁该公司的基地。为了完成任务,扎林将自己的幕僚调至“荣光”号歼星舰。扎林派遣ω大队的α级Xg-1星翼、以及γ级ATR-6攻击型运兵船占领银河电气的“庞达特”号起降平台。公司紧急发动了几架Z-95“猎头者”战机保卫整个设施,以便其员工与高层们能够及时逃入“幸运日”号、“卡瑞”号以及“银河电气公司U47”号运输机。当扎林坐镇“荣光”号抵达时,部分船只成功逃走,但是整个基地已经遭到占领。当同盟的蓝色中队的星际战机在稍后不久护送货柜船“布亚波伊”号抵达该星系时,他们已无法再从银河电气得到任何磁脉冲弹头。最后“布亚波伊”号被摧毁,而其他战机由于携带有磁脉冲武器而被收缴。

With the threat of the mag pulse warhead eliminated, Zaarin's technicians were free to complete work on the beam weapon. When it was finished, the Grand Admiral oversaw installation of the device into his TIE Advanced squadrons, and ordered that the modified craft be prepared for combat as soon as possible.

磁脉冲弹头的威胁一结束,扎林的技术人员继续先前对波束武器的开发。研发完成后,这位帝国元帅亲自监督了他的先进型钛战机中队配备这些武器的过程,同时他也命令将这些强化后的战机在最短时间内整备到作战状态。

TIE Experimental Project

试验型钛战机计划

"A shame, but the project will continue."
―Demetrius Zaarin


“真可惜,但这个计划还会继续进行。”
——德米特琉斯·扎林


With the TIE Defender development complete, Zaarin moved onto alternate forms of arms progression. He commissioned Director Lenzer to create the TIE Experimental Project, resulting in a new series of modified TIE craft, piloted remotely from a Beta-class ETR-3 escort transport. If successful, the project would allow the Empire to field an almost inexhaustible supply of fighters against the Alliance with a minimized loss of life. From research station Obsidian, Lenzer had the fighters ravage shipping and Alliance operations in the Vilonis sector, while Shadow Squadron, made up of Zaarin's TIE Defenders, was deployed to protect development stations such as Bretie Facility. Alliance Admiral Yamarus' Liberty Task Force soon got the better of Lenzer, and with Bretie destroyed, they moved onto Obsidian. They demolished that research station as well, and Lenzer was killed. Zaarin afterward salvaged remnants of its computer from the resulting debris and upon surveying the wreckage, he was confident that the project could continue in another form.

钛防御机的研发工作完成之后,扎林将其精力转移至研发兵器的替代形式。他委任伦泽主管建立一个基于全新的改良系列——试验型钛战机的计划,这个系列的机型将由β级ETR-3运兵船遥控驾驶。成功的话,这一计划将允许帝国以最小的伤亡将一套可以无限补充的战斗机部队投入对抗同盟军的战场。伦泽从研究基地“奥布西迪安”指挥这些战斗机破坏维隆尼斯星区的运输和同盟行动,同时,由扎林的钛防御机所组成的暗影中队被部署保卫像布莱蒂尔设施这样的研发基地。同盟军上将亚马拉斯的解放先遣队很快胜过了伦泽,并因为成功地摧毁了布莱蒂尔而占据了奥布西迪安。他们也摧毁了当地的研究基地,伦泽因此死去。扎林后来从战斗产生的残骸与碎片中回收了战机的计算机残余,他相信,这一计划将以另外一种形式继续进行下去。

Coup

兵变

"These traitors must pay the ultimate price!"
―Darth Vader


“这群叛党将付出最高的代价!”
——达斯·维德


While Vader dealt with Prince Xizor of the Black Sun crime syndicate, a rival for the Emperor's favor, by late 3 ABY Zaarin had finalized his plans for a coup against Palpatine. Immediately after Vader killed Xizor in a battle over Imperial Center, the Dark Lord cornered the remainder of the late Admiral Harkov's forces in the Ottega system. However, Vader's forces were struggling there, and so the Dark Lord requested the aid of Zaarin's forces.

在维德处理他受到皇帝宠信的竞争对手、黑阳犯罪联合组织的西佐王子期间,扎林在雅汶之战结束后第三年年底最终敲定了反对帕尔帕丁的兵变计划。紧随维德在帝国中心上空消灭了西佐之后,这位黑暗尊主又在奥特加星系将已故哈科夫上将的残部逼上了绝路。但是,维德的部队陷入了苦战,因此这位黑暗尊主要求扎林的部队援助己方。

The Grand Admiral, however, had other ideas. With Vader so far away from Imperial Center, Zaarin decided to make his move against Palpatine, in an attempt to install himself as ruler of the galaxy. He agreed to send aid to Vader, but had in fact given his men orders to attack the Garrett upon arrival. Nine of his corvettes from Arditi, Falcon, and BaKaar groups, as well as transports from Upsilon group sped to the Ottega system, while Zaarin moved the Glory to the Coruscant system, in preparation for his planned coup d'état. While there, Crundha reported to Zaarin that an officer by the name of Trace had attempted to steal technical readouts to the TIE Defender. When Zaarin asked that Trace be brought before him, he was informed that the man had in fact escaped the Glory already.[4]

但是,这位帝国元帅有他自己的打算。在维德远离帝国中心的情况下,扎林试图自立为银河的统治者,决定发起反对帕尔帕丁的行动。他同意发兵支援维德,但是实际上却命令自己的部队一经抵达即对“坚强之矛”号展开进攻。扎林的九艘分别来自A大队、F大队、B大队的轻巡洋舰以及υ大队的运兵船火速开赴奥特加星系,同时,为准备发动他策划已久的政变,扎林命令“荣光”号开向科洛桑星系。在科洛桑星系,克伦达向扎林报告一个名叫特雷斯的军官企图窃取技术读数驾钛防御机逃走。但是在扎林要求将特雷斯带到自己面前时,他被告知此人实际上已经逃离了“荣光”号。


Zaarin and his ally, Arden Lyn.

扎林与其盟友阿登·林恩

Vader's forces, however, overcame Zaarin's corvettes and transports, but the Garrett had been severely damaged in the fray. The Dark Lord had realized Zaarin's intent, though, and decided to put the Garret's TIE Defenders to use. Vader, along with five other pilots including Maarek Stele, who had been recently transferred to the Garrett, raced from the Parmel system toward Imperial Center. To stop them, Zaarin dispatched the Immobilizer 418 cruiser Harpago, as well as gunboats from Z-Mu and Z-Tau Squadrons. Vader and his pilots fought off the fighters and the Interdictor, and the Dark Lord continued his race to the capital.

另一方面,维德的部队最终击败了扎林的轻巡洋舰和运兵船。但在交火中,“坚强之矛”号被严重损伤。黑暗尊主终于意识到了扎林的真实目的,他决定使用配备给“坚强之矛”号的钛防御机。维德、以及包括最近才被调至“坚强之矛”号上的马雷克·斯蒂利在内的另外五名飞行员经由帕梅尔星系火速返回帝国中心。为了阻止对方,扎林派遣了“不动者”418巡洋舰“哈帕格”号、以及扎林μ中队和扎林τ中队的炮艇。维德和他的飞行员击退了敌机和阻绝者级战舰,并继续向首都进发。

Nevertheless, Zaarin continued in his coup attempt. Over Imperial Center, his forces boarded Palpatine's flagship, the Star Destroyer Majestic, and Arden Lyn used her powers to subdue and capture the Emperor. As he was being brought back to the Glory aboard a Delta-class JV-7 escort shuttle from Haven group, the TIE Defenders piloted by Vader and his wingmen entered the system, just off the aft of the beleaguered Majestic. Zaarin intended to have Palpatine executed, but his plan fell apart before him as Stele disabled the shuttle carrying the Emperor, which was then boarded by the corvette Mescue. Making matters worse for Zaarin was the arrival of Vice Admiral Thrawn in the Star Destroyer Vanguard. Although Zaarin scrambled TIE Advanced fighters, the battle was lost, his coup a failure. Now a traitor to the Empire, he was left with little choice but to flee the Coruscant system in the Glory, although he was pursued doggedly by Thrawn. Lyn too was forced to evade the Imperials, as she was tracked relentlessly by High Inquisitor Antinnis Tremayne.

尽管如此,扎林还是没有放弃自己的兵变尝试。在帝国中心上空,他的部队登上了帕尔帕丁的旗舰——歼星舰“威严”号,而阿登·林恩利用自己的力量制服并抓住了皇帝。在皇帝被带上H大队的δ级JV-7护卫穿梭机押回“荣光”号时,由维德驾驶的钛防御机及其僚机进入了科洛桑,刚好越过受到围攻的“威严”号尾部。扎林决意处决帕尔帕丁,但他的计划在自己眼前化为了泡影:载有皇帝的穿梭机先是被斯蒂利中止机能,而后又被轻巡洋舰“麦斯科尔”号所俘获。在索龙中将指挥歼星舰“先锋”号赶到后,扎林的问题变得更加棘手了。尽管扎林出动了大量的先进型钛战机,这场战斗依然以失败告终,而他的兵变也随之成为了空谈。现在他成为了帝国的叛徒,剩下的唯一选择就是命令“荣光”号逃离科洛桑星系,尽管索龙正对他进行顽强的追击。林恩也被迫躲开帝国武装,同样的,她也正被高级仲裁官安汀尼斯·特雷梅恩坚持不懈地追踪着。

The Omar bombings

轰炸奥玛

"Omar 1 is under attack, Alpha 1. It is your primary concern."
―Imperial briefing officer to Maarek Stele


“奥玛一号正遭受攻击,α一号。这是你的首要任务。”
——帝国军简报官对马雷克·斯蒂利发布指示


Although his attempt to capture Palpatine and install himself as ruler of the galaxy had failed, Zaarin was not defeated. Since he had been head of research and development for the Imperial Navy's starfighter technology, he had an intricate knowledge of the Empire's inner workings, making him a significant threat to Palpatine's New Order. With a considerable fleet at his disposal, Zaarin formed his own faction, and began harassing the Empire to much the same extent that the Alliance had been doing for years, although the admiral had no ties to that particular group. Zaarin sought to gain a technological advantage over the Empire, and although his fleet was on the run from loyalists such as Thrawn, he was not entirely hamstrung. He planned to begin raiding Imperial facilities, stealing valuable technology, and then destroying the facilities, rendering them useless to Palpatine. During this time, Zaarin began wearing the uniform of a Grand Admiral, even though, having abandoned the Empire, he no longer held that rank.

尽管他抓捕帕尔帕丁并自立为银河统治者的尝试以失败告终,扎林并未被真正击败。在领导帝国海军战斗机科技研发工作期间,他对帝国的内部工作有了一个详尽的认知,这使得他成为了帕尔帕丁“新秩序”下的一个重大威胁。由于麾下拥有数目可观的舰队可以调遣,扎林建立了他自己的政治派系。这位上将开始像同盟多年来所作的那样对帝国进行侵扰,虽然他与这一特定的团体间并不存在任何的联系。扎林希望能得到超过帝国的科技优势,而且,尽管他的舰队正在躲避如索龙这样的保皇派的追击,他的能力并没有真正被削弱。他计划对帝国设施展开突然袭击,盗取其科技,然后毁掉这些设施,使它们成为对帕尔帕丁无用的一堆废墟。尽管先前的叛离行为导致帝国褫夺了他的元帅军衔,扎林在这一时期开始穿着帝国元帅制服。

Zaarin's first target was the Sienar Fleet Systems TIE Advanced factories at Omar. Three Deep Space Manufacturing Facilities, Omar 1, Omar 2, and Omar 3, were to be destroyed by one of Zaarin's frigates, the Raptor. The Emperor's forces were unable to reach the Omar system in time to stop Zaarin's attacks, but Palpatine ordered that the plants be evacuated. TIE Defenders of Alpha Squadron, launched from Thrawn's new flagship, Victory I-class Star Destroyer Sceltor, were dispatched to cover the evacuation while Zaarin's TIE Bombers from the Raptor laid waste to the stations. To further the attack, Zaarin sent in Delta-class DX-9 stormtrooper transports, but they were fended off by Alpha Squadron. While the stations were effectively rendered useless, Palpatine's forces were eventually able to evacuate all personnel.

扎林的第一个作战目标是西纳舰队系统设于奥玛的先进型钛战机工厂。扎林的驱逐舰之一,“猛禽”号,独力摧毁了名为“奥玛1号”、“奥玛2号”以及“奥玛3号”的三个深空建造设施。虽然皇帝的部队由于无法及时赶到奥玛星系而没能阻止扎林的进攻,但帕尔帕丁及时命令了对工厂的疏散。α中队的钛防御机从索龙的新旗舰、胜利I级歼星舰“斥责者”号出发,受命前往正遭受扎林“猛禽”号派出的钛轰炸机轰炸的基地掩护撤退。为继续其攻击,扎林派出了δ级DX-9暴风兵运输船,但这支部队也被α中队所击退。在这些基地被有效地摧毁的过程中,帕尔帕丁的部队最终得以疏散了所有工作人员。

While the goal with the three Omar stations had been to destroy the installations, Zaarin took a different approach with ZA-13, a hyperdrive manufacturing plant that he had once supervised. The plant was one of the few of its kind left in the Empire, and the hyperdrive units made there were for use with TIE Advanced models, although Zaarin would be able to modify them for use in his TIE Defenders. However, Zaarin's forces were once more harried by Thrawn. The Assassin-class corvettes Z-Oz 1 and Z-Oz 2, the YT-1300 light freighter Z-Coral, and the Modular Conveyors Z-Cod 1 and Z-Cod 2 were dispatched to ZA-13 to board and loot the factory. Their escorts from Z-Delta and Z-Beta Squadrons, however, had to contend with Thrawn's TIE Defenders, which were able to stop the looting and destroy the recovery craft, thwarting Zaarin's initial plan of theft.

扎林的目标实际上是要摧毁附属于三个奥玛基地的设施,因此他借助于他曾经监督过的超空间引擎制造工厂ZA-13而另辟蹊径。它是少数几个被帝国废弃的超空间引擎工厂之一,而且该厂生产的超空间引擎模组正是为先进型钛战机设计的型号。扎林将这一型号改造为适用于钛防御机的版本。但是扎林的部队再次为索龙所侵扰。扎林的刺客级轻巡洋舰“O-1”“O-2”、YT-1300轻运输船以及独立运输舱“C-1”“C-2”被派遣去掠夺ZA-13工厂。但是,他们来自扎林δ中队与β中队的护航队与索龙的钛防御机发生了冲突。索龙的部队成功中止了这次掠夺,并且摧毁了扎林的运输队,从而阻止了扎林精心策划的盗窃。

ZA-13 had been captured by Zaarin's forces, but the Imperials would not relent. An assault force was dispatched to the station with the intent of recapturing it for the Empire. Zaarin responded by sending three CR90 corvettes, Z-Caplure 1, Z-Caplure 2, and Z-Caplure 3, to ZA-13, as well as gunboats from Z-Tau Squadron. They were fought off by the Imperial fighters, and so Zaarin sent in the cruiser Z-Jumimi, fighters from Z-Gamma and Z-Zeta Squadrons, and transports from Z-Omega group to destroy ZA-13, rather than have it fall back under Imperial control. His forces failed, and ZA-13 was recaptured.

ZA-13最后落入扎林部队的控制,但帝国从不放弃。一支决心为帝国夺回工厂的攻击部队被投入这一基地。作为回应,扎林派出三艘CR90轻巡洋舰“C-1”“C-2”“C-3”与τ中队的炮艇一同前往ZA-13。这些舰只最终被帝国战机所击退,因此扎林又投入了巡洋舰“尤米米”号、γ中队和ζ中队的战机以及ω大队的运输船前去摧毁ZA-13工厂,以免重新落入帝国控制。但是他的部队失败了,而ZA-13也被帝国夺回。


Zaarin and his staff meet in the aftermath of the Omar campaign.

奥玛战役后扎林与其幕僚的会面。

The Imperials refurbished the plant, and converted it into a TIE Advanced factory. During the resupply of ZA-13, the facility was attacked by a Rebel force utilizing mag pulse warheads. Leaving two EF76 Nebulon-B escort frigates to defend ZA-13, Thrawn defeated the Rebel attackers, and pursued them back to their base, RS-32. While Thrawn was attempting to take RS-32 for himself, Zaarin's forces returned to ZA-13, destroying both the plant and one of the frigates in the process. At the same time, Zaarin had his forces destroy most of the other TIE Advanced factories that remained across the Empire.

帝国军整修了工厂,并将之改造为先进型钛战机制造工厂。在ZA-13再补给期间,叛军同盟使用磁脉冲弹头攻击了这座工厂。索龙留下两艘EF76星云B级护卫舰保卫ZA-13,亲自率兵击败了进攻的叛军,并一路追击至叛军基地RS-32号。在索龙企图占领RS-32期间,扎林的部队返回了ZA-13,在此过程中摧毁了工厂和一艘护卫舰。与此同时,扎林的部队摧毁了帝国境内余下的其他几座先进型钛战机工厂。

Although Thrawn had managed to capture RS-32, he was left vulnerable. To put an end to the Chiss, since promoted to the rank of admiral, Zaarin dispatched the Interdictor Grappler, as well as the cruiser Serpent, and the frigate Shadow. Thrawn had, however, fitted his starfighters with the mag pulse technology, and with pilots such as Maarek Stele aiding him, he escaped the trap at RS-32 by destroying the Grappler. Shortly afterward, the last Sienar TIE Advanced plant in the Omar system was bombed and destroyed. Zaarin was pleased, but insisted that his harassment of the New Order continue. He then ordered Commander Raveen to take his fleet to the Outer Rim Territories, and from there Zaarin planned to launch new assaults against Palpatine's regime.

尽管索龙成功占领了RS-32,但他已经陷入了孤立无援的境地。为了杀掉这位已升至上将军衔的奇斯人,扎林派出了阻绝者舰“紧攥之手”号、巡洋舰“巨蛇”号以及驱逐舰“暗影”号。而索龙则为自己的星际战机装备了磁脉冲科技,同时也得到了来自马雷克·斯蒂利等飞行员的援助,他因此得以摧毁“紧攥之手”号从RS-32的圈套中全身而退。不久之后,奥玛星系的最后一座西纳先进型钛战机工厂在轰炸中被摧毁。扎林对此感到满意,但仍坚持继续对新秩序的侵扰活动。他后来便命令瑞维恩指挥官率领其舰队开赴外环星区,在那里,扎林计划对帕尔帕丁政权发动新的攻击。

"New attacks"

“新的攻击”

"Commander Raveen, order our forces to the Outer Rim. From there, we will launch new attacks against the Emperor."
―Demetrius Zaarin

“瑞维恩指挥官,传令我们的部队向外环进发。在那里,我们将对皇帝发动新的攻击。”
——德米特琉斯·扎林

With the Empire's ability to produce TIE Advanced craft effectively eradicated, Zaarin set his sights on the TIE Defender. He hoped that by crippling Palpatine's starfighter supplies, he would distract the Navy's focus away from the Alliance and onto him, which would allow the Rebels to inflict considerable damage. Zaarin then planned to take full advantage of the ensuing chaos. He moved against Research, the facility at which he had developed the Defender. His men began to loot the platform, but were stopped by the arrival of Imperial forces. Zaarin sent the escort carrier Jitte—which was bearing TIE Fighters with built-in shield generators to reinforce the station—but the battle was lost, and his forces were left with little alternative but to retreat.

有效地摧毁了帝国生产先进型钛战机的能力后,扎林将其目光转向了钛防御机。他希望借由摧毁帕尔帕丁的星际战机供给能将海军的注意力从同盟转到自己身上,这将使得叛军能给帝国施加可观的损害。于是扎林计划充分利用即将发生的混乱。他转而进攻“研究”号——他原先开发钛防御机所在的设施。他的部队开始对研究平台进行掠夺,但随后就被赶到的帝国部队所阻止。扎林派遣了搭载有内置护盾发生器型钛战机的护航航母“十手”号援助这一研究基地,但是战斗失败了,他的部队剩下的唯一选择就是撤退。

Zaarin would not abandon Research easily, though. The Star Destroyer Adarga had been moved in to defend the platform while it was repaired, but apart from the destroyer and a few TIE Defenders from Delta Squadron, it was lightly defended. Zaarin sent in assault transports from Z-Omega, Z-Sigma, and Z-Lambda groups to destroy the Adarga and the platform, but they were defeated by the pilots of Delta Squadron. Although the attack had failed, Zaarin's forces had been able to cripple the Adarga, forcing the evacuation of Research.

但是,扎林是并不愿意轻易地放弃“研究”号。帝国方面命令歼星舰“阿加达之盾”号在平台修复期间负责保卫工作。但是除去歼星舰之外只有少量来自δ中队的钛防御机,因此防御十分薄弱。因此扎林投入了来自ω大队、σ大队以及λ大队的运兵船去摧毁“阿加达之盾”号,但均被δ中队的飞行员所击败。尽管进攻失败了,但是扎林的部队也成功摧毁了“阿加达之盾”号,使得“研究”号不得不进行疏散。


The Glory prepares to move against Research.

“荣光”号准备对“研究”发起进攻

Zaarin was not satisfied with the result, however, and resolved to have the platform, as well as its personnel and any TIE Defender prototypes stored away within, destroyed. Sending in Alpha-class Xg-1 Star Wings from Z-Mu Squadron initially, Zaarin himself arrived in-system on the Glory. The Imperials were trying to evacuate the platform's staff, including the chief engineer on the TIE Defender project, aboard the shuttle G'nabgib, while transferring prototypes to the BFF-1 bulk freighter Mharsup. For defense, the Imperials only had several escort shuttles and one TIE Defender, piloted by Maarek Stele. Despite having the odds on their side, the fighters Zaarin launched from the Glory were destroyed by Stele and his comrades, allowing the G'nabgib and the Mharsup to escape to hyperspace, along with several of the TIE Defender prototypes.

但扎林对这一结果并不满意,他决意摧毁平台、其中的工作人员以及平台内的钛防御机试作型。扎林先是派遣了μ中队的α级Xg-1星翼,而后又亲自坐镇“荣光”号前来。在帝国转移试作型至BFF-1散料转运船“囊袋”号期间,他们也同时试图将平台上的工作人员,包括钛防御机计划的总工程师在内,疏散至穿梭机“吉纳吉布”号上。帝国军的防御力量仅由数架护卫穿梭机以及一架马雷克·斯蒂利驾驶的钛防御机组成。尽管胜算很小,斯蒂利和他的战友们成功地摧毁了扎林从“荣光”号派出的战机,而“吉纳吉布”号和“囊袋”号也因此得以携带数架钛防御机试作型成功进入超空间逃离。

While in transit, the prototypes were transferred to corvettes from Hashim group. The corvettes were in turn attacked by Rneekii pirates. Although Stele drove off the attackers, the corvettes and by extension the prototypes, had been rendered vulnerable by the attack. The Alliance, as well as Nami pirates under the command of Ali Tarrak, attempted to take advantage of this vulnerability by capturing the prototypes while the Imperials were waiting for reinforcements. Zaarin decided to send his own TIE Defenders into the fray as well. While the Nami stole one of the prototypes, the Rebels and Zaarin left empty-handed. The remaining TIE Defender prototypes later found their way into Thrawn's possession.

在运输途中,这些试作型被中转到H大队的轻巡洋舰上。这些轻巡洋舰接下来遭到了瑞奇海盗的袭击。尽管斯蒂利击退了进攻者,但轻巡洋舰以及试作型均已陷入孤立无援的境地。同盟以及纳米海盗在阿里·塔拉克指挥下,试图利用帝国军孤立无援等待援军的机会夺取这些试作型。扎林也决定派遣自己的钛防御机加入战局。纳米人成功盗取了其中一架试作型,而叛军和扎林则落得两手空空。余下的试作型则在后来被索龙收入囊中。

During the earlier ambush by the Rneekii, the chief Imperial TIE Defender scientist had been captured by the pirates. Thrawn's forces subsequently set up a trap over Kiilimaar, and rescued the scientist from the Rneekii. However, during the engagement, the Imperial Interdictor Red Claw was severely damaged by Ali Tarrak's intervening forces. As the Red Claw waited for replacement parts from corvette Chemeti 2, Zaarin and his forces set up a ruse of their own. They disguised one of their own craft as the Chemeti 1, which was to retrieve the scientist from the waylaid Red Claw. The false Chemeti 1 rendezvoused with the Red Claw successfully, as Zaarin's TIE Defenders entered the system and began harassing the Imperial forces. Due to the distraction from Zaarin's fighters, the crew of the false Chemeti 1 spirited away the scientist without the Red Claw's captain detecting them.

在瑞奇人早期发动的伏击中,帝国钛防御机首席科学家不幸被俘。索龙的部队随后在基利玛上空设下一个圈套,从瑞奇人的手上营救了这些科学家。但是,在交战过程中,帝国“阻绝者”舰“红爪”号被阿里·塔里克的干扰部队严重损坏。借着“红爪”号等待来自轻巡洋舰“C-2”的维修备件的机会,扎林和他的部队使用了一个诡计。他们将自己的舰只伪装成“C-1”号,帝国军用以从被拦截的“红爪”号上接走科学家的轻巡洋舰。这艘伪装的“C-1”号同“红爪”号成功会合,同时已进入星系的扎林钛防御机也开始对帝国军展开侵扰。由于扎林的战斗机的骚扰,假“C-1”的船员在“红爪”号舰长发觉前便拐走了这位科学家。

Sparring with the alien Grand Admiral

与异种人帝国元帅的冲突

"I have studied Zaarin's ways and have discovered a weakness in his reliance on technology. When our newest starfighter is completed, our forces will strip Zaarin of his technological advantage!"
―Grand Admiral Thrawn


“我研究了扎林的战术,发现他的弱点存在于他对技术的依赖。当我们最新的星际战机完成之后,我们的部队将夺走扎林的科技优势。”
——帝国元帅索龙


Zaarin's next move was to relocate his forces to the Unknown Regions. From there, he would be able to launch repeated attacks against the Empire. However, in order to make the move, his forces needed supplies. Civilian freighters from Furlo group were to make a delivery to Zaarin's fleet, but they came under attack from forces commanded by Captain Kuuztin, one of now-Grand Admiral Thrawn's men. Thrawn's ascension to the position meant that he replaced Zaarin in Palpatine's circle of twelve Grand Admirals. The Rahmat, an aging Dreadnaught-class heavy cruiser that was escorting the freighters, was destroyed by Kuuztin's pilots, one of whom was Maarek Stele. Stele in particular was flying a Missile Boat, which had been designed by Thrawn specifically to combat Zaarin's TIE Defenders. Stele and his comrades made short work of the Rahmat's T-wing interceptor complement, forcing Zaarin to send in the frigate Strident. This only prompted escalation from the Imperials, as Kuuztin himself arrived aboard his flagship, the Star Destroyer Courageous. The convoy was subsequently captured, leaving Zaarin empty-handed once more.

扎林的下一步行动是重新找到他散落在未知星域的部队。在那里,他可以反复对帝国发动进攻。但是,为了能实现这一行动,他的部队需要补给。F大队的民用运输船原计划为扎林的舰队运输给养,但他们遭到了来自库兹汀舰长指挥的部队的攻击。库兹汀舰长是已晋升为元帅的索龙手下的军官之一。索龙的晋升意味着他已经取代了扎林在帕尔帕丁十二元帅集团中的位置。库兹汀的飞行员——其中包括了马雷克·斯蒂利——摧毁了负责护送这些运输船的“怜悯”号,一艘老龄的无畏级重巡洋舰。斯蒂利驾驶了一架由索龙为对抗扎林的钛防御机所特别设计的飞弹艇。斯蒂利与他的战友除掉了“怜悯”号的T翼拦截机,迫使扎林投入驱逐舰“刺耳”号。库兹汀亲自坐镇旗舰“勇敢”号歼星舰抵达,进一步提升了帝国军的士气。运输队随即被帝国夺取,扎林再度空手而归。

In order to put a stop to Kuuztin's exploits, Zaarin set up an ambush over Gwar, with his refitting platform Supply Base as bait. As Zaarin had predicted, Kuuztin brought in the Courageous and Stele's Missile Boat to destroy the platform, which they did. In addition to that, the Imperials demolished one of Zaarin's Interdictors, the Bomb, as well as three frigates, Kuma 1, Kuma 2, and Kuma 3. When the base had fallen, however, Zaarin dispatched two of his own Imperial-class Star Destroyers, the Imperator and the Thunderer, to destroy Kuuztin and the Courageous. They succeeded, but Stele escaped in his Missile Boat.

为了阻止库兹汀继续取得战果,扎林在格瓦上空设下伏兵,并以他的整修平台后勤基地作为诱饵。正如扎林预计那样,库兹汀带来了“勇敢”号和斯蒂利的飞弹艇以摧毁该平台,他们也确实做到了这一点。同时他们还进一步摧毁了扎林的“炸弹”号“阻绝者”舰以及其他三艘驱逐舰“K-1”“K-2”“K-3”。当整个基地落入敌手时,扎林派遣了他自己的两艘帝国级歼星舰“元首”号和“怒喝者”号以消灭库兹汀和“勇敢”号。他们取得了成功,但是斯蒂利驾驶他的飞弹艇逃脱了。

Shortly afterward, reports came through of a convoy carrying Missile Boats that would be traveling near the world of Serenity. Zaarin had dispatched spies to investigate Thrawn's operations, and they determined that the convoy was in fact bait in a trap. Additionally, the Missile Boats being shipped were only decoys. This prompted Zaarin to dispatch a minimal force of five Assassin-class corvettes from Kormoran group to not capture, but destroy the convoy craft. The situation did indeed prove to be one of Thrawn's traps. Stele, piloting a Missile Boat, fought Zaarin's TIE Advanced fighters from Z-Alpha Squadron, who had been sent in to escort the corvettes. When the fighters had been defeated by Stele and the Beta-class ETR-3 escort transports Bob 1 and Bob 2, Thrawn arrived in his flagship, the Star Destroyer Grey Wolf, which was escorted by three Strike-class medium cruisers, Formidable, Indomitable, and Triumph. Zaarin's corvettes were demolished by Thrawn, but while the loss had been damaging to Zaarin, he had committed only a minor force to the operation, so the loss was not as crippling as the alien Grand Admiral had hoped.

不久之后,有关一支载有飞弹艇的运输队将通过宁静世界附近的报告传来。扎林派遣间谍前去调查索龙的行动。他们确认称这支运输队实际是个诱饵,而且被运输的这些飞弹艇实际上仅仅是仿制品而已。这一消息使得扎林派遣了只有来自K大队的五艘刺客级轻巡洋舰的最小型部队去摧毁、而非夺取这支运输队。情形证明这确实是索龙的一个圈套。被指派护送这些轻巡洋舰的斯蒂利,驾驶着一艘飞弹艇对抗来自扎林α中队的先进型钛战机。当斯蒂利与β级ETR-3护航运兵船“B-1”“B-2”击败这些战机之后,索龙坐镇由“可畏”号、“不屈”号以及“凯旋”号打击级中型巡洋舰护航的旗舰“灰狼”号歼星舰赶到。索龙破坏了扎林的轻巡洋舰,但尽管这些损失对扎林造成了打击,他仅仅派出了很小规模的部队进行行动,因此这些损失并不如异种人元帅所期望的那么严重。

Later, another convoy of Missile Boats was apparently traveling through the Semag system, this time carrying real units. Zaarin's spies indicated that once again the convoy was a trap, but they were able to locate one of Thrawn's staging areas, inspiring Zaarin to go ahead with an attack on the convoy anyway. Holding station at the staging area was Task Force Whirlwind, made up of an Interdictor and three Strike Cruisers. Zaarin sent his own Interdictor, the Maelstrom, as well as several squadrons of TIE Advanced and Defender craft to eradicate Thrawn's task force, while he assaulted the second Missile Boat convoy. The Maelstrom fell prey to bombing by Maarek Stele, who was once again piloting one of the Missile Boats, but Zaarin's forces were successful in damaging the Whirlwind and preventing it from going to the convoy's aid.

后来,另一支飞弹艇运输队似乎正经过塞马格星系,但这次运输的是货真价实的军备。扎林的间谍再次指出这个运输队是一个圈套,但他们同时也发现了索龙部队的集结地之一,这促使扎林继续其对运输队的进攻。在集结地候命的“旋风”特遣队由一艘阻绝者舰及三艘打击巡洋舰组成。扎林在进攻第二支飞弹艇运输队的同时,派出了自己的阻绝者舰“大漩涡”号以及另外数支先进型钛战机、钛防御机中队消灭索龙的特遣部队。再次驾驶飞弹艇的马雷克·斯蒂利所实施的轰炸摧毁了“大漩涡”号,但同时扎林的部队也成功重创了“旋风”特遣队并阻止其救援运输队的计划。


The Glory and the Thinin.

“荣光”号和“辛宁”号

Stele made it to the convoy in time to help shuttle group Omicron destroy Zaarin's initial wave of fighters, which were trying to disable freighters from Nichevo group. Zaarin himself arrived shortly thereafter on the Glory, which was escorted by the cruiser Yaai, and the frigate Thinin. He launched transports to capture the freighters carrying the Missile Boats, but again his efforts were stopped by Stele. Thrawn arrived in the Grey Wolf shortly thereafter, accompanied by the Star Destroyer Resolution. Two of the Strike Cruisers from Task Force Whirlwind, Indomitable and Triumph, entered the fray, forcing Zaarin to retreat. The losses he had sustained were substantial, but he was still able to disguise just how crippling the operation had been to him in the eyes of the Imperials.

斯蒂利及时赶回了运输队,并帮助穿梭机ο大队打退了企图中止N大队运输船的扎林战机的第一波攻势。不久扎林便亲自坐镇由“亚埃”号巡洋舰及“辛宁”号驱逐舰护卫的“荣光”号赶到。他发动运兵船夺取载有飞弹艇的运输船,但是他的努力再次因斯蒂利而落空。索龙也在此后不久坐镇“灰狼”号偕同歼星舰“坚毅”号抵达。来自“旋风”特遣队的“不屈”号“凯旋”号攻击巡洋舰加入了战团,这一变化迫使扎林撤军。尽管这一次他承受的损失相当可观,但他仍然能够在帝国军前掩盖这次行动对他的实际损害。

Zaarin's spies once more gathered valuable intelligence: a breakthrough had been made with the Empire's Vorknkx Project. Hoping to gain control of the cloaking technology, Zaarin dispatched the frigate Z-Borus to the Vorknkx Project Base. Thrawn reacted by sending in Stele, who was yet again piloting a Missile Boat. Zaarin's forces failed to capture the base, and the Imperials were able to install a mine field around the CR90 corvette Vorknkx, which was the testbed for the cloaking experiments. Zaarin did not give up, however, and sent several waves of TIE Defenders, as well as assault transports from Z-Sigma group and three Carrack-class light cruisers from Z-Pata group, to destroy the base's defenses and seize the Vorknkx. Thrawn had realized Zaarin's intent, and had ordered the base's evacuation. The base's defenses were, unfortunately for Zaarin, successful in holding off the attack force long enough for the corvette to escape.

扎林的间谍又一次得到了重要情报:帝国在沃肯克斯计划上实现了重大突破。扎林企图占有隐形技术,并派遣驱逐舰“博勒斯”号前往沃肯克斯计划基地。作为回应,索龙再次派出了驾驶飞弹艇的斯蒂利。扎林的部队没能占领基地,而帝国军则得以在进行隐形设备试验的CR90轻巡洋舰“沃肯克斯”周围设下雷区。但扎林并未就此放弃,他数次出动钛防御机、σ大队攻击型运兵船以及三艘P大队大帆船级轻巡洋舰,试图摧毁基地防御部队并夺取“沃肯克斯”号。索龙了解了扎林的目的,并命令整个基地进行疏散。对于扎林而言很不幸的是,基地的防御部队成功地阻挡了进攻部队直到轻巡洋舰逃脱。

Vorknkx

“沃肯克斯”号

"Yes, Emperor Palpatine. I have studied Zaarin's ways closely. He will not resist the bait that I have laid out for him. Soon, he too will meet his end."
―Grand Admiral Thrawn


“是的,帕尔帕丁陛下。我已经仔细研究过扎林的战术。他将无法抵抗我为他设下的诱饵的诱惑。很快,他也将面对他自己的终结。”
——帝国元帅索龙


Although he had initially failed to capture the Vorknkx, Zaarin was not to be suppressed, choosing to continue his attempts to topple Palpatine by other means. His scouts in the Coruscant system indicated that Palpatine was traveling aboard the C-3 passenger liner Excalibur to visit his Super Star Destroyer. For a considerable amount of the trip, his liner would be vulnerable in the Coruscant system, with Imperial Center too far away to send help. Though he took the opportunity to strike at the Emperor, Zaarin did not commit considerable resources to the attack. Assault Gunboats, TIE Advanced fighters, and the corvette Z-Ram were sent to destroy the Excalibur, but they were instead destroyed by the Imperials, allowing Palpatine to escape to safety.

尽管起初扎林没能夺取“沃肯克斯”号,他并未因此气馁,而是选择继续尝试通过其他方式推翻帕尔帕丁。他在科洛桑星系的侦察部队指出帕尔帕丁正搭乘C-3客船“王者之剑”号前往参观他的超级歼星舰。考虑到旅程漫长,帝国中心派遣援兵过于遥远,帕尔帕丁的客船将在科洛桑星系处于一种孤立无援的状态。尽管他抓住了这一打击皇帝的机会,但却没能发动足够多的资源来进行这一进攻。攻击型炮艇、先进型钛战机以及轻巡洋舰“有力者”号被派去摧毁“王者之剑”号,但结果是这支部队反被帝国军摧毁,而帕尔帕丁也得以安全逃脱。

In the meantime, Zaarin had been able to gain possession of both a Missile Boat and knowledge of just what the Emperor was planning in the Endor system. There, a second Death Star was being built to serve as both a highly destructive weapon, and bait for a trap built for the Alliance's ultimate destruction. While Palpatine intended to let the Rebels know that the battlestation existed and was under construction, he planned to let them believe that it was not fully operational, and that it was lightly defended. What Zaarin knew, however, was that it was in fact fully operational, and would be defended by a sizable fleet. He shared his knowledge with his senior staff, but this proved to be unwise for Zaarin. One of his top commanders, Captain Namuura Din of the Victory-class Star Destroyer Zeplin, decided to take the Missile Boat, the knowledge of Palpatine's Endor trap, as well as his own ship, and defect to the Alliance. Zaarin was unable to stop him, but Din's plans were subsequently thwarted by Darth Vader.

与此同时,扎林得到了一艘飞弹艇,同时还获悉了有关皇帝在恩多星系的计划。在那里,的第二死星正在进行建设。这座战斗基地将成为一件毁灭性的超级武器,同时也将诱使叛军步入其最终毁灭的圈套。帕尔帕丁意图让叛军获悉这个战斗基地的存在,以及这个基地还在建设之中。他也希望让对方相信这座基地缺乏足够的防御并且尚未具有攻击功能。但是,扎林却知道这座战斗基地实际上完全能够进行作战,并且还同时拥有规模相当巨大的舰队作为防御。扎林将这一情报告知了他的高级幕僚们,但是后来发生的事情证明此举不甚明智。他的总司令之一、“泽普林”号胜利级歼星舰舰长、纳姆拉·丁决定带着飞弹艇、有关帕尔帕丁在恩多所设圈套的情报以及自己的舰只向同盟投诚。尽管扎林没能拦住丁,丁的企图随后就为达斯·维德所阻止。

Since the Missile Boat had been such a thorn in his side, Zaarin had the production facilities that manufactured the craft attacked, and essentially shut down. This forced Thrawn to recall his Missile Boats and rely on inferior craft, such as the TIE Advanced. Zaarin scored another success when he managed to locate Thrawn's new hiding place for the Vorknkx Project: To-phalion Base, a former asteroid mining facility in the Iast system. Acting quickly, Zaarin dispatched a force of TIE Defenders from Z-Delta Squadron, and Muurian transports from Z-100, Z-200, Z-300, and Z-400 groups to clear the station's defenses. In the ensuing battle, seventy-five percent of Zaarin's transports were destroyed, but one of his spies who had been following the Vorknkx Project managed to sabotage To-phalion Base's targeting array. The spy also tried to escape the platform with some secret data, but he was shot down in the battle.

当拥有了飞弹艇这样一件利器之后,扎林攻击并最终关闭了制造这一载具的生产工厂。索龙被迫召回了所有飞弹艇,并开始依靠一些如先进型钛战机这样较为低端的舰只。在找出索龙为沃肯克斯计划新设的藏匿地一事上,扎林再一次取得成功:计划在一个位于伊阿斯特星系的旧小行星矿场——图—法里昂基地进行。扎林迅速地做出了反应,派遣一支由δ中队钛防御机,100、200、300及400大队的穆瑞安运兵船所组成的部队负责清除基地的防御。在接下来的战斗中,扎林的运兵船损失了3/4的战斗力,但他的一个负责沃肯克斯计划的间谍成功潜入图—法里昂基地并破坏了其瞄准雷达。这个间谍后来试图带着部分机密数据逃离基地,但他在战斗中死于中弹。


The Glory over To-phalion Base.

“荣光”号与图—法里昂基地

Zaarin took control of the operation himself. Bringing the Glory into the Iast system, he began attacking To-phalion Base's last line of defense: the frigate Maru Ki, which was being personally commanded by Thrawn. Meanwhile, he brought the Glory into close proximity of the base, hoping to steal the Vorknkx from underneath Thrawn's nose. Thrawn himself abandoned the Maru Ki during the battle, and Zaarin was momentarily distracted by his hatred for the Grand Admiral. He ordered his fighters to abandon their current objective of mopping up To-phalion Base's fighters, and sent them after Thrawn's shuttle, the Lambda 1. They were unable to kill Thrawn, however, and were reassigned to their former objective. Moving the Glory into position over the base, Zaarin's operatives seized the Vorknkx and piloted it into his Star Destroyer's hangar. Zaarin gloated to Thrawn over an open channel, while the Grey Wolf entered the system. Zaarin chose that moment to flee To-phalion Base, with his prize secure in the Glory's hangar. Little did he know that he had just played directly into Thrawn's hands: the Vorknkx had a tracking device planted on it, which the Grand Admiral intended to use to pinpoint just where Zaarin's forces were hiding.

扎林接手了整个行动的控制权。在调遣荣光号进入伊阿斯特星系后,他开始进攻图—法里昂基地的最后一道防线:由索龙亲自指挥的驱逐舰“马鲁·奇”号。与此同时,他将荣光号带入了基地的附近,并企图从索龙面前窃取“沃肯克斯”号。索龙在战斗中放弃了“马鲁·奇”号,扎林出于对这位元帅的憎恨,立刻转移了注意力。他命令自己的战机放弃当前清除图—法里昂基地战机的任务,专而进攻索龙的穿梭机L-1号。但他们没能杀掉索龙,于是被命令再次执行先前的任务。在荣光号移至基地上空之后,扎林的特工占领了“沃肯克斯”号并引导其驶入了扎林歼星舰的机库之中。在扎林通过开放信道嘲笑索龙的同时时,“灰狼”号进入了星系。扎林趁此机会带着“荣光”号机库中的战利品,逃离了图—法里昂基地。他完全没有料到他一直被索龙玩弄于股掌之间:“沃肯克斯”号被安装了追踪装置,帝国元帅意图借此精确地定位扎林部队的藏身之地。

Death

死亡

"Once again we have evaded Thrawn's grasp. I knew I would be able to beat that… AHHH!"
―Zaarin's final words


“我们又一次避开了索龙的。我就知道我将来一定能击败那个……啊!”
——扎林死前的话


The evidence of Zaarin's folly, however, was soon apparent. While hiding in the Unknown Regions with the remainder of his fleet, Zaarin was met with the sight of Thrawn's task force, which had followed him by using the Vorknkx's tracking device. Making matters worse for the admiral was the fact that most of his TIE Defenders had been lost in the battles around To-phalion Base. The Immobilizer 418 cruiser Corvus prevented Zaarin from escaping, and the Grey Wolf guarded the Corvus in turn while the cruisers Daring and Ebolo moved in on the Glory. Zaarin would not be defeated without a fight, however. The corvette Divine Wind, as well as transports from Z-Omega group, were sent against the Corvis. The Muurian transport Z-500 2 attacked the Daring, while the transport Z-Lambda 1 moved against the Ebolo. Their efforts were in vain, though. Zaarin's forces were defeated, and soon enough, Thrawn's men began attacking the Glory.

扎林愚蠢的证明很快暴露了出来。在带领其舰队余部藏匿在未知星域期间,扎林被索龙的特遣队所发现。更糟糕的是,扎林在图—法里昂基地附近的战斗中实际上损失了大部分钛防御机。“不动者”418巡洋舰“乌鸦”号阻止了扎林的逃亡,而“灰狼”号在巡洋舰“大胆”号及“伊波罗”号向“荣光”号移动时护卫了“乌鸦”号。但扎林不愿意不战而降。轻巡洋舰“神风”号以及ω大队的运兵船向“乌鸦”号移动。穆瑞安运兵船“500-2”对“大胆”号进行攻击,同时运兵船“λ-1”也对“伊波罗”号发动了进攻。但他们的努力最终化为了虚有,扎林的部队被击溃了,而索龙的部下也很快对“荣光”号发起了进攻。

Zaarin transferred to the Vorknkx, and demanded that its cloaking device be activated immediately. One of his subordinates warned him that the device was unstable, and could be potentially dangerous when used in conjunction with the ship's hyperdrive. Zaarin nevertheless insisted that his men activate the device. What he did not realize was that Thrawn had allowed him to take the Vorknkx for yet another reason. The Grand Admiral had altered the project's research notes, omitting portions mentioning that the ship would indeed suffer a fatal malfunction if the cloaking device was used with the hyperdrive.

扎林转移到了“沃肯克斯”号上,并要求立刻启动隐形设备。他的一名下属警告他隐形设备并不稳定,在与超空间引擎联合工作的情况下可能存在潜在的危险。尽管如此,扎林依然坚持命令他的手下启动了这一装置。但他并没能意识到这正是索龙允许他夺取“沃肯克斯”号的另一个原因。这位帝国元帅篡改了计划的研究记录,删去了有关超空间引擎与隐形设备联合工作将导致船只发生致命故障的部分。


The Vorknkx explodes, killing Zaarin.

“沃肯克斯”号爆炸,导致扎林死亡。

Content in believing that he had once again outwitted Thrawn, Zaarin celebrated as the Vorknkx began to make the jump to hyperspace. His elation proved to be short lived, as the ship exploded upon hyperdrive activation. Admiral Demetrius Zaarin died in the explosion, ending his brief but destructive insurrection against Emperor Palpatine's New Order.[3] Zaarin would prove to be the first of Palpatine's Grand Admirals to perish—though all except Octavian Grant died in the five years following the Battle of Endor—and, in 36 ABY, he was written about by New Republic historian Voren Na'al.[7] The scandal over Zaarin's attempted coup and his subsequent insurrection meant that the TIE Defender, a model he had developed, would never see mass use in any fleet.[10]

扎林因确信自己又一次智胜了索龙而感到满意,他在“沃肯克斯”号进行超空间跳跃时开始庆祝。他的狂喜最终没能持续太久,这艘轻巡洋舰由于超空间引擎启动而发生了爆炸。德米特琉斯·扎林上将死于爆炸之中,结束了他短暂却又具有破坏性的对帕尔帕丁新秩序的反抗。扎林被证明是帕尔帕丁麾下的帝国元帅中最先战死的——尽管恩多之战后除屋大维·格兰特以外的另外几位元帅也纷纷死去——而在雅汶战后第36年,新共和历史学家沃伦·内尔写到了有关他的情况。他的兵变、以及后来的反叛等等一系列丑闻,导致钛防御机——他所开发的这一型号——将永远无法大规模应用在任何舰队之中。

Personality and traits

性格特征

An opportunistic and enterprising man, Demetrius Zaarin would be reviled for his actions made late in life by those who remained loyal to the Emperor. He pushed the boundaries of what was conceivable in starfighter design, and was able to almost reinvent the TIE series several times over. He was, according to some, overly obsessed with technology, and he believed that a technological advantage was the key to winning a war. Zaarin was also considered to be a brilliant tactician and scientist. The admiral would almost always follow up any attack made against him, one of his ships, or one of his convoys with a punitive strike. While he was often rewarded with success during his service in the Imperial Navy, he was easily led into traps. While fighting the Empire, he heavily relied on spies to help guide his efforts.

作为一个富于进取心的机会主义者,德米特琉斯·扎林将因其后半生所进行的活动被忠于皇帝的人所谩骂。他拓宽了有关星际战机设计的想象范围,并在之后的时间里多次彻底地颠覆了钛战机系列的设计。一些迹象表明,他对技术过度狂热,并确信技术上的优势是赢得战争胜利的唯一关键。扎林同样被认为是一个天才的战略家和科学家。不管是他的舰只还是他的运输队遭到袭击,这位将军几乎总能追查到针对他的任何进攻并发动严厉的反击。尽管他时常因其在海军服役中的成功受到嘉奖,他却常常轻易地被引入埋伏之中。在对帝国进行作战的期间,他十分依赖通过间谍的帮助来指引自己取得战果。


Zaarin in his admiral's uniform, following the death of Director Lenzer.

伦泽主管死后,扎林着上将制服照。

Zaarin was particularly derisive of timid men, such as Major Crundha. He did not accept excuses, and would often toy with the emotions of his subordinates by altering his demeanor rapidly. He became particularly hateful of Grand Admiral Thrawn during his insurrection, and that hatred almost cost him his prize at the Battle of To-phalion Base. To Thrawn, at least, Zaarin was a predictable man, as he fell into several of the Chiss Grand Admiral's traps unwittingly. In addition, Zaarin was contemptuous of the Force, and thought of it as "pitiful."


扎林十分轻视缺乏勇气的人,比如克伦达少校。他不接受任何形式的借口,并通过频繁改变自己的态度从其下属的情绪变化中取乐。在叛乱期间,他变得十分憎恨索龙元帅,这种憎恨几乎影响了图—法里昂基地一战的结果。至少,对于索龙而言,扎林是一个可预测的人,因为他曾无数次毫无意识地落入这位奇斯人元帅设下的陷阱。此外,扎林十分轻视原力,认为它是“可怜的”。

Behind the scenes

幕后故事

The character of Admiral Zaarin first appeared in the 1994 computer game Star Wars: TIE Fighter, written by David Wessman. In an interview in The Lucasfilm Fan Club Magazine 22, Lawrence Holland, project leader and designer of TIE Fighter, explained that Zaarin's attempt to take control of the galaxy was conceived to highlight the political turmoil and in-fighting within the Empire. His reliance on technology was intended to contrast with Palpatine's use of "mystical powers."

扎林上将的故事最初出现在1994年由大卫·威斯曼撰写的电脑游戏“星球大战:钛战机”之中。在卢卡斯影业迷俱乐部会刊第22期的专访中,劳伦斯·霍兰、“钛战机”的企划主管和设计人,解释了做出扎林尝试夺取银河统治权的构想是为了强调帝国内部政治上的混乱和内斗。他对技术的依赖是故意同帕尔帕丁所使用的“神秘力量”做出对照的。

The role of Zaarin in TIE Fighter was performed by Denny Delk, who would reprise the character for both the Defender of the Empire expansion pack and the Collectors CD-ROM edition of the game. Zaarin also has a minor appearance in a cutscene of Star Wars: X-wing Alliance, but has no role in the plot, nor are his projects or plans taken into consideration.

“钛战机”中的扎林一角是由丹尼·德尔克扮演的,他在扩展包“帝国保卫者”和光盘典藏版中继续出演该角色。扎林同样在“星球大战:X翼战机同盟”的删节中有过一次小小的出场,但在故事情节中并没有角色,同样他的计划和方案也都未被考虑。

In 2000's The Essential Chronology, Zaarin is identified as a Grand Admiral. While Zaarin does wear the Grand Admiral uniform following his secession from the Empire, he never wears it while in the Navy, and he is only ever referred to as "Admiral Zaarin" in both TIE Fighter and X-wing Alliance. Zaarin was later covered in the article Who's Who: Imperial Grand Admirals, which gave him the first name of "Demetrius." For that article, he was illustrated by Joe Corroney. In 2005, Zaarin received another depiction, this time from Mark Chiarello for The New Essential Chronology.

在2000年出版的《星战基本年表》中,扎林被确认为一名帝国元帅。虽然扎林在退出帝国后确实穿着帝国元帅制服,但他在海军服役期间并未穿过,并且他在“钛战机”和“X翼战机同盟”也仅仅是被称呼为“扎林上将”而已。扎林后来在《谁是谁:帝国元帅》一文中有所涉及,并因此文得名“德米特琉斯”。他的画像是由乔伊·考罗尼为该文创作的。在2005年,扎林获得了另外一段描写,这次是由马克·基亚雷洛为《新基本年表》所作。

The 1998 roleplaying campaign book The Far Orbit Project mentions a prominent Imperial Grand Admiral involved in starfighter development, but not by name. While Zaarin is the only Grand Admiral to have been the head of starfighter development, the Who's Who article claims that Grand Admiral Batch was also involved in that department.

在1998年出版的角色扮演游戏书《远轨计划》中曾提到一位杰出的参与了星际战斗机开发工作的帝国元帅,但并未具名。虽然扎林是唯一一个曾经担任星际战斗机开发工作主管的帝国元帅,但《谁是谁》一文声称巴奇元帅同样参与过该机构的工作。

Appearances

登场情况

Star Wars: X-wing Alliance
Star Wars: TIE Fighter (First appearance)
Star Wars: TIE Fighter: Defender of the Empire
Star Wars: TIE Fighter Collector's CD-ROM

“星球大战:X翼战机同盟”
“星球大战:钛战机”(首度登场)
“星球大战:钛战机:帝国保卫者”
“星球大战:钛战机” 光盘典藏版

Sources

来源

"The Dark Side Illuminated" - Star Wars Insider 22
"The Dark Side Illuminated" – The Adventurer 8 (Reprint)
TIE Fighter: The Official Strategy Guide
TIE Fighter Collector's CD-ROM: The Official Strategy Guide
The Essential Guide to Vehicles and Vessels
Star Wars Gamemaster Screen, Revised
The Essential Chronology
"The Emperor's Pawns" - Star Wars Gamer 5
The New Essential Guide to Characters
"Who's Who: Imperial Grand Admirals" - Star Wars Insider 66 (First identified as Demetrius)
The New Essential Chronology
"Strangers Among Us: The Aliens Who Built the Galactic Empire" - Star Wars Insider 96
Starships of the Galaxy, 2007
The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia
TIE Defender in the Databank

《黑暗面一窥》—《星战知情人》第22期
《黑暗面一窥》—《冒险家》第8期(再版)
《钛战机:官方战略指南》
“星球大战:钛战机” 光盘典藏版:《官方战略指南》
《载具基本指南》
《星战游戏管理公告》(修订版)
《星战基本年表》
《皇帝的走卒们》—《星战游戏人》第5期
《人物新基本指南》
《谁是谁:帝国元帅》—《星战知情人》第66期(初次定名为德米特琉斯)
《新基本年表》
《我们中间的陌生人:那些建立帝国的异种人们》—《星战知情人》第96期
《银河中的星舰》,2007年出版
《完全星战百科》
官网数据库中的“钛防御机”条目


Notes and references

注解与引用

↑ 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 1.23 1.24 1.25 1.26 1.27 1.28 1.29 Star Wars: TIE Fighter
↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9  "Who's Who: Imperial Grand Admirals" - Star Wars Insider 66
↑ 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 3.16 3.17 3.18 Star Wars: TIE Fighter Collector's CD-ROM
↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 4.9 TIE Fighter: The Official Strategy Guide
↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2  "The Emperor's Pawns" - Star Wars Gamer 5
↑ Star Wars: X-wing Alliance
↑ 7.0 7.1 The New Essential Chronology
↑ In The Essential Chronology, it is stated that Palpatine is taken from his private shuttlecraft by Lyn, but this conflicts with TIE Fighter. This mistake is repeated in The New Essential Chronology.
↑ 9.00 9.01 9.02 9.03 9.04 9.05 9.06 9.07 9.08 9.09 9.10 9.11 9.12 9.13 Star Wars: TIE Fighter: Defender of the Empire
↑  TIE Defender in the Databank
↑ The New Essential Guide to Characters
↑  "The Dark Side Illuminated" - Star Wars Insider 22

↑ 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 1.23 1.24 1.25 1.26 1.27 1.28 1.29 “星球大战:钛战机”
↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9  《谁是谁:帝国元帅》—《星战知情人》第66期
↑ 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 3.16 3.17 3.18 “星球大战:钛战机”光盘典藏版
↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 4.9 《钛战机:官方战略指南》
↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 《皇帝的走卒们》—《星战游戏人》第5期
↑ “星球大战:X翼战机同盟”
↑ 7.0 7.1 《新基本年表》
↑ 《星战基本年表》声称帕尔帕丁是被林恩从他的私人穿梭机中带走的,但这与钛战机中的剧情矛盾。这个错误在《新基本年表》中仍被重复。
↑ 9.00 9.01 9.02 9.03 9.04 9.05 9.06 9.07 9.08 9.09 9.10 9.11 9.12 9.13 “星球大战:钛战机:帝国保卫者”
↑ 官网数据库中的“钛防御机”条目
↑ 《人物新基本指南》
↑ 《黑暗面一窥》—《星战知情人》第22期

External links

扩展链接

Zaarin, Demetrius in the Completely Unofficial Star Wars Encyclopedia

在《完全非官方星战百科》中的德米特琉斯·扎林

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 楼主| 发表于 2010-4-15 21:35 | 显示全部楼层
译注:
1----- 关于其中许多同名异编号舰船的名称,权衡再三 译成了编号式的形式 原因是比如纳瓦克人的charger 1 charger 2在wookiepedia上的描述是从属“charger group”的。 因此暂假定charger 以及后面出现单词接数字名称的舰只命名均遵从了类似nato phonetic alphabet的规则。其他的大队我也都是按这个想法译成单词首字母的大队。

2-----Z-XX格式的大队编号 在wookiepedia上的说明是'The transports were called Z-Cod to remind the player they belong to Zaarin.’ 因此翻译时我略去了Z-的部分 改为在部分位置添加“扎林的”作为代替

这篇是分很多段翻译的,上下难免错漏疏失,还望大家不吝指正。

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发表于 2010-4-15 21:53 | 显示全部楼层
除索龙以外,扎林是最出名的帝国元帅。而且在帝国十二元帅中,他是目前唯一一个在官方衍生宇宙文艺作品中真正亮相并担任主角的元帅(扎林是《星球大战:钛战机》的反派男一号,玩家的主要对手)。

另外,他的盟友阿登·林(Arden Lyn)也是著名游戏人物,在PlayStation格斗类游戏《星球大战:铁手功》(Star Wars:Teräs Käsi)里,阿登·林是玩家的终极敌人。
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Xendor,这个人在什么作品中出现过,觉得很熟……
PS:另外,“已经升至将衔”应该是“上将衔”吧??前面提到索龙是中将了……
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发表于 2010-4-16 18:39 | 显示全部楼层
很好啊,坐等索龙,这篇文章先顶,再慢慢看
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 楼主| 发表于 2010-4-16 18:44 | 显示全部楼层
Xendor,这个人在什么作品中出现过,觉得很熟……
PS:另外,“已经升至将衔”应该是“上将衔”吧??前面提到索龙是中将了……
军情六处007 发表于 2010-4-16 14:41


谢谢指出 已改正
Xendor貌似年表上出现过。。。但是记得好像要比帝国时期早很多才对。。。

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 楼主| 发表于 2010-4-16 18:48 | 显示全部楼层
很好啊,坐等索龙,这篇文章先顶,再慢慢看
lukex 发表于 2010-4-16 18:39


索龙的可能得到下周末才能出得来。。。因为索龙的貌似比扎林的更长。。。

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发表于 2010-4-16 19:18 | 显示全部楼层
哇,这个人厉害,先前只知道他是钛战机发展计划的领导者。。并且叛变失败,没想到这么有能耐。。
说道机会主义者。。考茨基。。
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