(-) Ultima V Solve (-)
(-) Written by, The Blue Dragon (-)
(-) Solved 2:38 pm (cst) 3/1/88 (-)
)=( Many thanks to Aaron, Erik, Mike, and Dan for the help and/or info )=(
)=( in solving it. Well, this is for all of you amateurs (hehe) who )=(
)=( haven't solved it yet.... )=(
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(-) University of Piracy (20meg AE/CF) /994-2758 (-)
Ultima V has to be the most challenging game I have ever played, or
will probably play for quite some time. My compliments go out to
Richard Garret for this excellent game. There are a few dead giveaways
in the game though. For example, I took notes of )EVERYTHING( everyone
said (word for word). I could tell when someone was withholding
information because I would only get about 2-4 lines out of them. Now,
If a person told me 1/2 to a page of text, I knew I was done with him.
Ideas for the next one, right?
Well, in order to solve U5, you must do the following:
Obtain all 3 shards from the underworld
Use the shards to destroy the Shadowlords
Retrieve the Scepter, Crown, Amulet, and Sandlewood Box
Become 8th level
Completed all of the shrines quests
Be 'Ordained' by Brittish when you sleep
Then enter the 'hole' to the center of the world, wind your way
around (up and down levels, of course) and free Lord British
Got it? Didn't think so... Here is a more in depth description of the
1) OBTAIN ALL 3 SHARDS:
These are found in 'obvious' places in the underworld. I remembered to
write down only two of the coordinates, sorry I can't tell you the
Third. (C0,50) and (B0,B8) are the only two I know. To obtain your
coordinate hit (ctrl)-2 (on a //gs) or (ctrl)-(shift)-2 (on a //e).
This will spit out a long number. The last 4 digits are your current
coordinates. Note: 0,0 is to your upper-left (as if you were in the
4th quadrant of a plane).
2) USE THE SHARDS:
Go into each of the castles (Empath Abbey, Serpents Hold, and Lyceum)
and find the flames of Truth/Courage/Love. You then must position
yourself directly below it. Next summon the Shadowlord who is opposite
that flame (Truth summons Falsehood, Love summons Hatred, and Courage
summons Cowardice). To do this shout out their names (Falsehood:
Faulinei, Hatred: Astaroth, Cowardice: Nosfentor). THe shadowlord
should appear directly above the flame, pass a turn so that it walks
onto the flame, then use the correct shard. It will give you this
little song and dance then say ...doom has been wrought! And the
shadowlord is gone forever!
3) RETRIEVE LORD BRITISH'S ARTICLES:
The scepter is in Stonegate (94,4A) or is the reverse? well it is
either (94,4A or 4A,94 I'm looking off of my maps and forgot which way
is which). Well, you go in there and grab it. NOTE: you MUST have the
flying carpet by now to get over the traps or you will instantly die
upon touching the traps (nice, huh?). The Crown is on the top level of
Blackthorns castle (behind the magically locked door). THe Amulet is
in the underworld (lower left part of the world approximately 70,D0
give or take a dozen) and finally the sandlewood box is on the top
level of Lord Brittish's castle (again behind magically locked doors).
To get it you must play the following tune on the harpsichord
(678-987-8767653) and that will cause a section of the wall to
disappear so you can grab the box.
4) LEVEL 8
Well, this is quite obvious. You need at least 6,400 experience to do
this...Takes quite some time.
You must go to each shrine, it will give you a quest to go to the
codex (E9,E9) where it will tell you some pretty important info. The
last time you go there (the eigth time) you will get some other info.
This is the translation:
Beyond shades egress in the centre of the underworld there is a place
of darkness. Beyond this darkness lies the gate to the core of the
world. When thou art ready thou must call forth Veramocor to unlock
the gate and venture past ethereal words and stealers of souls. That
which the world hath, dost awaits thy coming!
6) ONCE YOU HAVE
completed steps 1-5 (not necessarily in that order) Lord Brittish will
come to you while you sleep and say something like: Thou art now armed
and thy must now complete thy destiny! You are then off to #7!
7) ENTER THE HOLE
(80,80 in the underworld) and get down to 8th level. Somewhere on the
8th level is a room which looks like a room in a town. You must go
stand before the mirror. It will suck you in and your done!
HERE IS SOME OTHER IMPORTANT INFO:
Virture/Mantra/Word of Power chart:(probably the most important chart
Virtue Mantra Word of Power Dungeons
Honesty Ahm Fallax Deceit
Compassion Mu Vilis Despise
Valor Ra Inopia Destard
Justice Beh Malum Wrong
Sacrifice Cah Avidus (unknown)
Honor Summ Infama Shame
Spirituality Om Ignavus (unknown)
Humility Lumm Veramocor (unknown)
Mystical weapons/armor are at (e9,e9) in the underworld
The runes can be found in any ordinary encylopedia (to help you
translate the encrypted text).
| Be it known that on |
| the Third Day of |
| the Ninth Month |
| of the Year |
| One Hundred |
| Thirty-Nine |
| Drago the Avatar |
| Saved the life |
| of our sovereign |
| Lord British, thereby |
| saving our people |
| and our Land |
I can't wait for U6! That ought to be REALLY challenging!