Warning: The following will help you solve Ultima 5. Please, DO
NOT READ FROM START TO FINISH. You'll ruin the game. And Lord British
may toss you into a river, foul villian...
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 Brittish
Got it? Didn't think so... Here is a more in depth description of
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 -2 (on a //gs) or --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 Brittish'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
Here is some other important info:
Virture/Mantra/Word of Power chart: (probably the most important
chart there is)
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 |
| Save the life |
| of our sovereign |
| Lord Brittish, thereby |
| saving our people |
| and our Land |