The Trivial ULTIMA

OLD Trivia Answers

Here are the answers to my old trivia questions. Enjoy!

1. Where is the only place in the entire Ultima series that the word "Ultima" is used, within the game, but does NOT refer to the name of the series?
  • In Ultima 1, when you enter the Sign Post monument north of Lord British's continent, it reads "Ultima Thule!". Which means, essentially, the farthest point north. It was an ancient mariner's term for Norway, I believe.
2. What Star Trek: The Next Generation character appeared, albeit indirectly, in Ultima Underworld II: Labyrinth of Worlds?
  • Lady Tory is a reference to Counsellor Troi from the TV show. Lady Tory appeared in Ultima VII: The Black Gate, in Serpent's Hold, which was itself one large Star Trek allusion, and contained most of the ST:TNG cast in one form or another.
3. In which Ultima game did the Three Stooges make an appearance?
  • Worlds of Ultima 1: The Savage Empire.
4. Where is the first reference in the Ultima series to the Stygian Abyss?
  • In the documentation for Ultima III. In the Ancient Liturgy of Truth booklet, it refers to the Great Stygian Abyss having been used in the Truth order's rituals for thousands of years.
5. What was the first Ultima to feature a Black Sword?
  • One appeared in Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss.
6. Who is Chuckles in real life, and what is his relationship with Origin?
  • Chuckles' real name is Chuck Bueche. Chuck was one of the four founding members of Origin, along with Richard and Robert Garriott, and their father Owen.
7. In Ultima VI, the Avatar helps a chef in Trinsic make dragon's egg pastry. Where else in the Ultima series can a character pick up some tasty dragon chow?
  • In Ultima IV, you can get Dragon Tartar at the Bloody Pub in Jhelom.
8. In Ultima III, what is the length of Trammel's lunar cycle?
  • The answer to this question can only be found on the original cloth map that came with Ultima III. The bottom of the map contains symbols relating to the moons, and bears the inscription "TRAMMEL ~ XLVIII CYCLE / FELUCCA ~ XVI DAY CYCLE". So the answer is that Trammel's lunar cycle in Ultima III is 48 days.

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