Beh Lem

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Beh Lem
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Beh Lem, from Ultima VI
Species: Gargoyle
Appearances
Ultima VI
Location: Hythloth
U6 Transcript: Beh Lem
The Ultima 6 Project
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Beh Lem, from The Ultima 6 Project
Location: Hythloth
Ultima: Runes of Virtue
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Beh Lem, from Ultima: Runes of Virtue
Location: Cavern of Pride
The Ultima 6 Project
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Beh Lem, from The Ultima 6 Project
Location: Realm of the Gargoyles

Beh Lem (which means "Just one") is a young gargoyle who joins the Avatar as a companion in Ultima VI in the Realm of the Gargoyles.

Description[edit]

He had been secretly studying the Britannian language from Captain Johne, who was living in dungeon Hythloth. Beh Lem was young and wingless but said that he would grow wings as he matured. He believed that gargoyles and humans should make peace. Without Beh Lem, the gargoyles saw the Avatar as a threat, but his presence pacified them. Together with the Avatar, he managed to return the Codex to the void, and his dream of peace was fulfilled.[1]

Beh Lem is not officially seen again after these adventures.

The Ultima 6 Project[edit]


This is an Ultima 6 Project-related NPC article or section. The information within may not apply to Ultima VI or other Ultima games.


In the Ultima 6 Project, Beh Lem's role got expanded. Prior to meeting the Avatar, Beh Lem tried to find out, what exactly happened to the Silver Tablet and entered Britannia in the disguise of a hooded stranger to find out more. He visited mayor Whitsaber in Trinsic to find the pirates who stole the tablet, who sent him further to Serpent's Hold in order to prevent his past to come to light. Beh Lem there caused a scene, forcing him to retreat quickly. On Buccaneer's Den, Beh Lem got a hint from Budo, that maybe the tablet did get delivered, so he asked Mariah at the Lycaeum, but got no answer from her.

Eventually, Beh Lem gave up and returned to the Realm of the Gargoyles, where he met the Avatar at the entrance of Hythloth. Beh Lem proved very helpful in pointing out many things in this foreign land and gave directions to numerous places.

Unlike in the normal game, his growing wings are evident here.

Runes of Virtue[edit]

Beh Lem appears in Runes of Virtue to help the hero once again, offering the hero a ride on his boat from the Isle of the Avatar back to the Isle of Deeds. The Gargoyle also appears in the Cavern of Pride to provide healing and magical restoration. Beh Lem is described as being "as comfortable amidst lava and volcanoes as you would be in a warm bath".[2]

Trivia[edit]

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  • Beh Lem doesn't speak English very well, so it is impossible to speak with him, until his language is learned.
  • Strangely enough, no one in Britannia react even in the slightest when Beh Lem is in the party.
  • His "father" (if you can use this term for Gargoyles) is Valkadesh.
  • Whereas all the other characters in the party can ride a horse in Ultima VI, Beh Lem will refuse to do so, responding emphatically that "Horses are for food!"
  • Beh Lem's pet lizard is named Bet-Zen, which translates to "small creature" or "insect".[3]

See Also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Beh LemUltima VI TranscriptUltima VI. "name, job, john, wort, fath, prin, guid".
  2.  "Your Friends and Foes". Ultima: Runes of Virtue Manual (Ultima: Runes of Virtue). Origin Systems: 1991. Page 16.
  3.  "Your Friends and Foes". Ultima: Runes of Virtue Manual (Ultima: Runes of Virtue). Origin Systems: 1991. Page 16.