Ethereal Ring

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The Ethereal Ring is a magical artifact which features in Ultima VII. With it, the Avatar is able to penetrate the defenses of the Tetrahedron Generator in the dungeon Deceit.


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The Ethereal Ring originally belonged to the Gargish king, Lord Draxinusom, who was forced in the years after his people's immigration to Britannia to sell it to the mad "Sultan" of Spektran, Martingo. Years later, when the Avatar at last awakened the sleeping sorceress Penumbra in Moonglow, the seer told the hero that they would have need of this ring in order to best the perils of the Guardian's generator, that they might restore the ravaged ether.[1]

Landing on Spektran, the hero reclaimed the ring from Martingo, who had locked the item in his specially guarded safe, which stood defended by a Stone Harpy. Returning to Penumbra, the Avatar had the woman enchant the ring for them, that they might enter the blackrock Tetrahedron and extinguish its power.[2]


  • This ring provides immunity to Ethereal damage.


  • In the SNES Port of Ultima VII, Draxinusom purposefully hid the Ethereal Ring in the Dungeon of Unknown Fears on Spektran.[3] In this version of the game, the Ethereal Ring cause the Avatar and their weapon to align with the ethereal plane, thereby allowing them to combat the generator's guardian.[4]


  1. DraxinusomUnderworld Dragon's Ultima VII TranscriptUltima VII: The Black Gate. "Ethereal Ring, give up, selling, Sultan".
  2. MartingoUnderworld Dragon's Ultima VII TranscriptUltima VII: The Black Gate. "Ethereal Ring, protected, treasures, vault".
  3. DraxinusomUltima VII SNES TranscriptUltima VII: The Black Gate. "Ethereal Ring, Terfin, treasures".
  4. PenumbraUltima VII SNES TranscriptUltima VII: The Black Gate. "enchanted ring".