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General dialogues[edit]

Tavern keepers randomly give advices after the Stranger purchased some drinks. They may give useful hints (see sections below).

Land Location Line
(Any) Any of the 32 cities Iolo the bard sings: "Ho eyoh he hum!"
(Any) Any of the 8 castles Dost thou offer pence or service? Pence? How much? In return I give unto thee [some] health points.
(Any) Any of the 32 dungeons Klimb up to level 0. Thou dost gain [some] health points.
(Any) Taverns The tavern keeper sayeth: Here, have a cold one!
Thou had best know to watch the wench/the lecher.
Thou had best know that many lakes and ponds have strong magical powers!
Thou had best know this is a great game!
Thou hast been seduced! After a long night, thou art back.

Pilgrimage quests[edit]

The text is listed starting from Lord British's lands and going west. In fact, the Stranger starts the game in Lord British's Lands, and the object of the first quest is in the first land met traveling west.

Part 1
Land Location Line
Lord
British's
Castle of Lord British Go forth and find the Grave of the Lost Soul. Do not return until thy quest is done!
Thou art on a quest for me already!
Ah, Stranger! Thou hast completed thy quest. For this I will give thee [some] points of strength.
Of Danger
and Despair
Grave of the Lost Soul The grave is marked: "Vae Victis"[1]
Thou dost gain [some] Stamina.
Of Danger
and Despair
White Dragon's Castle Go forth and find the Tower of Knowledge. Do not return until thy quest is done!
Thou art on a quest for me already!
Ah, Stranger! Thou hast completed thy quest. For this I will give thee [some] points of strength.
Lord
British's
Tower of Knowledge You hear someone say: "Turis-scientia-magnopere"[2]
Thou dost gain [some] Intelligence.
Related landmarks
Lord
British's
Pillars of Protection You feel a strong magic surrounding you!
Thou dost gain [some] Agility.
Of Danger
and Despair
Eastern sign post The sign reads: "Go east to go east!"
  1. Latin for "Woe to the vanquished".
  2. Literally, "Knowledge of incense very much". More likely, it is an abbreviation of "Turris scientiae magnae operae",
    Latin for "The great works of the tower of knowledge".


Part 2
Land Location Line
Dark
Unknown
Castle of Olympus Go forth and find the Pillar of Ozymandias. Do not return until thy quest is done!
Thou art on a quest for me already!
Ah, Stranger! Thou hast completed thy quest. For this I will give thee [some] points of strength.
Feudal
Lords
Pillar of Ozymandias On a pedestal, these words appear: "My name is Ozymandias, king of kings: look at my works, ye mighty, and despair!"[1] Nothing beside remains. You feel a strange force!
Thou dost gain [some] Wisdom.
Feudal
Lords
Castle Barataria Go forth and find the Southern sign post. Do not return until thy quest is done!
Thou art on a quest for me already!
Ah, Stranger! Thou hast completed thy quest. For this I will give thee [some] points of strength.
Dark
Unknown
Southern sign post The sign reads: "Omnia mutantur!"[2]
Thou dost gain [some] Charisma.
Related landmarks
Dark
Unknown
The sign post The sign reads: "Ultima thule!"[3]The sky grows dark, and a strong magic engulfs you!
Thou dost gain [some] Stamina.
Feudal
Lords
Pillars of the Argonauts A sign reads: "Fortes fortuna adiuvat!"[4]
You find a [weapon].
  1. Lines from a poem by the English poet Shelley
  2. Latin for "Everything changes".
  3. Latin expression referring to a land beyond the known world.
  4. Latin for "Good luck helps the brave ones".

Monster slayer quests[edit]

The text is listed starting from Lord British's lands and going east. This way, the four quests are also listed by increasing difficulty.

Land Location Line
Lord
British's
Castle of the Lost King Go now and kill a gelatinous cube. Do not return until your quest is done!
Thou art on a quest for me already!
Ah, Stranger! Thou hast completed thy quest.
For this I shall tell thee that it requires all four gems to launch a time machine!
The king gives thee a red gem.
Feudal
Lords
Castle Rondorin Go now and kill a carrion creeper. Do not return until your quest is done!
Thou art on a quest for me already!
Ah, Stranger! Thou hast completed thy quest.
For this I shall tell thee that the time machine must be used in order to win.
The king gives thee a green gem!
Dark
Unknown
Black Dragon's castle Go now and kill a lich. Do not return until your quest is done!
Thou art on a quest for me already!
Ah, Stranger! Thou hast completed thy quest.
For this I shall tell thee the princess will help a space ace through time!
The king gives thee a blue gem!
Of Danger
and Despair
Castle of Shamino Go now and kill a balron[1]. Do not return until your quest is done!
Thou art on a quest for me already!
Ah, Stranger! Thou hast completed thy quest.
For this I shall tell thee to take nine items from my storerooms, but onmy nine!
The king gives thee a white gem!
  1. The names "Balrog" and "Hobbit" could not be used because of the copyrights on John Tolkien's works.

Science-fiction quest[edit]

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Tavern keepers randomly give advices after the Stranger purchased some drinks.

Land Location Line
(Any) Any of the 8 Castles Gwino the jester sings: "I have got the key!"
(Any) Any of the 28 city taverns Thou had best know about space travel! Thou must destroy at least twenty enemy vessels to become an ace!
Thou had best know that the princess will give great reward to the one who rescues her, and an extra gift to an 8th level Ace!

Time travel quest[edit]

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Tavern keepers randomly give advices after the Stranger has purchased some drinks.

Land Location Line
(any) Any of the 28 city taverns Thou had best know thou must go back in time.
Thou had best know that over 1000 years ago, Mondain the Wizard tried to create an evil gem. With this gem, he would have been immortal and could not be defeated. The quest of Ultima is to traverse the lands in search of a time machine. Upon finding such a device, thou should go back in time to the days when Mondain tried to create the evil gem and destroy him![1]
Thou had best know thou should destroy the evil gem!
  1. Mondain was actually slain 1000 years ago, when the Stranger actually traveled back in time. Thus, correction to verbs became necessary.