Black Dragon's Castle

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Black Dragon's Castle
The Black Dragon's Castle is one of eight keeps that housed the rulers of the feuding states of old Sosaria during the events of Ultima I. It was located within the Lands of the Dark Unknown.


Overview of the Castle of the Black Dragon

Little is known about the ruler of the Black Dragon's Castle, or their presumed co-ruler in the Castle of Olympus, save that they were masters of the Lands of the Dark Unknown during the first Age of Darkness.

During the Stranger's quest to defeat Mondain, the hero had need to consult with whomever ruled over this castle, requiring a red gem in their possession in order to activate the time-traveling device necessary to reach the wizard's stronghold. The lord of the keep granted this to the Stranger, but only after they had proven their mettle by slaying a lich.[1] Also at this time, the imprisoned Princess Beth could be found within this keep. The hero had the option of securing her rescue - although such action proved detrimental to relations with the guards and court.

It is not known what eventually befell the Black Dragon's Castle or its master, as the Lands of the Dark Unknown vanished shortly after the death of Mondain.[2]


  • Ruler of the Black Dragon's Castle
  • Princess Beth: imprisoned princess


Each castle is held by a noble, the King of his particular region. Kings maintain absolutely power in their realm and are excellent sources of information. Visit these local rulers; they have much to offer the serious adventurer.

Things to See[edit]

  • West half of water: Bonus 10% of pence dropped (round down) to Random Stat
  • East half of water: Bonus 300% of pence dropped to Food



  1. King. Quill Dragon's Ultima I TranscriptUltima I.
  2. Morris, Andrew. "Lessons of the Past". Beyond the Serpent Pillars (Ultima VII Part Two: Serpent Isle). Origin Systems, Inc.: 1993. Pages 3-4.

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