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The once noble lands of Britannia are no more... for in their place lies a ruined land... twisted by greed and hatred... lacking the Virtues that once held the lands together...

The foul Guardian, seeking revenge upon Lord British and the Avatar, has entered our fair realm and twisted it into a mockery of what was... Eight black pillars dot the countryside, risen from the shattered remains of the Shrines of Virtue, covering the land in darkness. The Great Castles of the Principles lie in ruins, and Lord British rules from a shattered throne within Castle British... some say a puppet to the Guardian's whims...

In centuries past, a Hero has risen to challenge the evils in the lands, an Avatar called forth to save us and heal the wrongs... but there has been no sign of our savior for far too long. As the Virtues have turned into tyrannical laws, the noble Companions of the Avatar have become outlaws to the Guardian's rule, and in hiding, await the Avatar's return...

In ancient days past, scholars watched the night sky for signs of what was to come. Strangely, portents have appeared in the heavens, speaking of a Hero's return, the redemption of the lands, and a destroyer's fall... Only time shall tell...

KNOWLEDGE OF THE LANDS

A Who's Who of Ultima VII: The Black Gate,
A comprehensive guide of the people from Ultima VII: The Black Gate

A Who's Who of Serpent Isle,
A detailed guide to the people of Ultima VII: The Serpent Isle

The Eight Virtues of Lord British,
The spiritual beliefs from Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar

The Laws of Lord Blackthorn,
The tyrannical rules from Ultima V: Warriors of Destiny

The Culture of the Gargoyles,
The Gargoyle history from Ultima VI: The False Prophet

Principles of Balance, Chaos and Order,
The Ophidian culture from Ultima VII: The Serpent Isle

The Virtues of the Guardian,
The beliefs from Ultima Underworld II: Labyrinth of Worlds

The History of Britannia,
The tales of the Ages of Darkness, Enlightenment, and Armageddon

FICTION, SHORT STORIES, AND POETRY

Ultima VII: The Return,
My original story set after Ultima VII: The Serpent Isle

The Tale of Captain Johne,
The origin of the Shadowlords from Ultima V: Warriors of Destiny

The Curse of the Avatar,
My short story set after Ultima VII: Pagan

Shroud of the Avatar Poetry,
Poetry that I've written for Shroud of the Avatar

Everybody's Free (To Save Their Game),
My original song parody of Ultima IX: Ascension and the Ultima series

A Midsummer Ultima Dream,
My short piece set before Ultima IX: Ascension

Beneath a Serpent Sky,
My poem based on the events in Ultima VII: The Serpent Isle

Two Britannian Moons,
A poem reflecting on Ultima VII: The Black Gate

Kneel me down,
A beautiful poem written by BloodyCats Dragon

HINTS, FILES, AND RESOURCES

The Codex of Ultima Wisdom,
A detailed Wiki collection of links to various Ultima resources on the Internet

Ultima: The Dark Core,
Download A New Breed of Dragon's online Ultima adventure set after Ultima VII: Pagan

Ultima: The Dark Core Walkthrough,
My walkthrough for A New Breed of Dragon's online Ultima adventure set after Ultima VII: Pagan

Black Gate & Forge of Virtue Item List,
My detailed item list for use with Ultima VII: The Black Gate

Serpent Isle & Silver Seed Item List,
My detailed item list for use with Ultima VII: The Serpent Isle

Exult,
A fantastic emulator for Ultima VII: The Black Gate and Ultima VII: The Serpent Isle

Ultima VII Shapes Viewer,
A useful program to view images from Ultima VII: The Black Gate and Ultima VII: The Serpent Isle

Ultima IX: Ascension Dialogue Patch,
Fan created dialogue and economy patches for U:IX by Grandor Dragon & Novum Dragon

Ultima IX: Ascension "Unofficial" Patch 1.19F,
Unoffical Fan Patch for Ultima IX: Ascension, corrects many game bugs and crashes

Ultima IV Part 2,
A VERY tongue in cheek sequel to Ultima IV

ULTIMA MUSINGS

What the Ultima Dragons Mean to Me,
An essay written for the Ultima Dragons 25th Anniversary Bash

The Banishment of Lord Blackthorn,
My rendition of the events in Ultima V: Warriors of Destiny

Mondain the Wizard,
My rendition of the events in Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness

The Codex of Ultimate Wisdom,
My rendition of the events in Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar

Why UO is not supposed to be Diablo,
My comparison between Ultima Online: Shattered Legacy and Blizzard's Diablo

Let's get Practical, Indeed,
My opinion to Designer Dragon's response to my previous posting

Comments on UO Dev Team Comments,
My posting in response to Designer Dragon's Ultima Online: Shattered Legacy Development Comments

JOURNEY FURTHER...

In memory of the Ring of Dragons...

Site Awards / Favorite Ultima Links / About Houston Dragon

CONTACT INFORMATION

Houston Dragon
Ultima Dragons Internet Chapter
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SITE CREDITS
This site is dedicated to the Ultima series of CRPGs. I hope you enjoy this page, as much as I did creating it for you. - John Hosie.

This page not connected to EA or Origin Systems. Ultima is a registered trademark of Origin. No copyright infringment is intended.

The following are used with permission: Crown and songbook copyrighted by Telavar / Silver serpent image copyrighted by Darimar / HTML and stories copyrighted 1999, John Hosie

Ankh Bar Graphic and Moongate .GIF Animation are Copyright (C) 1997 Rich De Francesco, Jr. and are used with permission.