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Britannia, as seen from outer space
Britannia is what remained of old Sosaria, after the defeat of Mondain sundered the world apart. Formerly known as the "The Lands of Lord British", and later as Sosaria, the land was renamed Britannia after the defeat of Exodus.


Sosaria in Ultima III
Britannia in Ultima VII

For the history of the land, see History of Britannia.


In the times of old Sosaria, the land that now is Britannia was only one of the four continents of old Sosaria, named The Lands of Lord British. The other three were The Lands of the Dark Unknown, The Lands of the Feudal Lords, and the Lands of Danger and Despair, later known as the Serpent Isle. When the Stranger defeated Mondain the Wizard in Ultima I, the world was thundered apart, and the other three continents were thought lost. With the one known continent totally altered by this event, the Lands of Lord British were rechristened Sosaria.

By the time of Ultima III, Sosaria was under attack by Exodus. When the Stranger and his companions defeated this new threat, a huge cataclysm re-shaped the land once again, into its current formation. Only shortly thereafter, the Kingdom of Britannia was declared.

From the beginning of the Quest of the Avatar to the time of the Black Gate, the lands changed little, although various islands seem to have a habit of appearing and disappearing due to volcanic or seismic disturbances.

Britannia is a world full of interesting places, cities and areas. Note that "Terrain" covers the various terrain forms found in the land.

The Eight Cities of Virtue[edit]










Interesting Areas[edit]



Ultima Saga[edit]

This article or section is about the Ultima Saga series of novels. The information within may not apply to Ultima V or other Ultima games.

Lynn Abbey's Ultima Saga is set in Britannia shortly before the events of Ultima V.

Dramatis Personae[edit]

An island continent where magic is part of the natural world. For more than a hundred years it has been united under the enlightened rule of a singular and remarkable man, Lord British, from whom it has taken its current name.
- from Dramatis Personae (Ultima Saga: The Temper of Wisdom)