Castle of the Lost King

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The Castle of the Lost King
The Castle of the Lost King is one of eight keeps which housed the rulers of the feuding states of old Sosaria during the events of Ultima I. It is located within the Lands of Lord British during that era.


Overview of the castle of The Lost King in Ultima I

Little is known about the ruler of the Castle of the Lost King or what their relationship was to the well-known future king of Britannia. As some accounts record that British gained half of the established Kingdom of Akalabeth in tribute to his successful rebuffing of Mondain's forces, it may be that this "Lost King" was the original sole ruler of that now forgotten kingdom, although little evidence has arisen to support this. Positioned within the northern lands lands of a continent then named for British's rulership, the exact territory claimed under this keep is unknown, although it shared geographical proximity to the towns of Paws, Grey and Yew.

The Lost King gives his quest

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 gelatinous cube.[1]

Also at this time, the imprisoned Princess Cassandra was held within this castle's gaol, and the hero had the option of securing her rescue - although such action proved much to the displeasure of the guards and court.

It is not known what eventually befell the Castle of the Lost King or its master, as the structure was not seen in the ages to come, and in all future ages, the lands which would become Britannia were shown to have belonged to Lord British alone. It may be that the death of Mondain, which is often connected to the disappearance of three major Sosarian continents,[2] reality was impacted such that this place vanished or perhaps never existed to begin with. Whatever the case, records of this palace and its king were absent in the ages to come.



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


  • The Castle of the Lost King, The Castle Rondorin, The Black Dragon's Castle are similar to Shamino's Castle.


  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.

Lands of Lord British (just Sosaria in Ultima III)
Cities BritainDawnDeath GulchDevil GuardGreyMontor
Castles Castle of Lord BritishCastle of the Lost King
Landmarks The Pillars of Protection The Tower of Knowledge
Dungeons (Ultima I) Death's Awakening ☥ The Dungeon of Doubt ☥ The Dungeon of Montor ☥ The Dungeon of Perinia ☥ The Lost Caverns ☥ The Mines of Mt. Drash ☥ The Mines of Mt. Drash II ☥ Mondain's Gate to Hell ☥ The Unholy Hole
Dungeons (Ultima III) Dardin's Pit Dungeon of Doom Dungeon of Fire Dungeon of the Snake Dungeon of Time Mines of Morinia Perinian Depths
Islands and Other Sites AmbrosiaIsle of FireMt. Drash
Lands of Danger and Despair
Cities The Brother ☥ Bulldozer ☥ Dextron ☥ Gorlab ☥ Lost Friends ☥ Magic ☥ Turtle ☥ Wheeler
Castles Castle of the White DragonShamino's Castle
Landmarks Grave of the Lost Soul The Eastern Sign Post
Dungeons The Dead Cat's Life ☥ The Dead Cat's Life II ☥ Dead Man's Walk ☥ The Dungeon of Doom ☥ Free Death Hole ☥ The Hole to Hades ☥ The Morbid Adventure ☥ The Skull SmasherThe Spine Breaker
Lands of the Feudal Lords
Cities Arnold ☥ Gerry ☥ Helen ☥ John ☥ Linda ☥ Owen ☥ The Snake ☥ Wolf
Castles Castle Rondorin Castle Barataria
Landmarks The Pillars of the Argonauts The Pillar of Ozymandias
Dungeons Advari's Hole ☥ The Dead Warrior's Fight ☥ The Gorgon's Hole ☥ The Horror of the Harpies ☥ The Horror of the Harpies II ☥ The Labyrinth ☥ The Savage Place ☥ Scorpion Hole ☥ Where Hercules Died
Lands of the Dark Unknown
Cities Clear Lagoon ☥ Gauntlet☥ Imagination ☥ Nassau ☥ Ponder ☥ Poor ☥ Stout ☥ Wealth
Castles Black Dragon's CastleCastle of Olympus
Landmarks The Sign Post The Southern Sign Post
Dungeons The End ☥ The Guild of Death ☥ The Long Death ☥ The Metal Twister ☥ The Slow Death ☥ The Tramp of Doom ☥ The Troll's Hole ☥ The Viper's Pit ☥ The Viper's Pit II