Hammer of Tulur

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The Hammer of Tulur is a constellation of stars that sailors use to guide their ships, as it points the way north.[1]

It is unknown if this constellation, and other cosmic bodies, returned to their previous orientation following the events of Ultima IX, or if it still points eastward.


From the Royal Observatory at the top of his home, Lord British has spent many long nights in search of clues to the trouble in the cosmos. For celestial bodies have left their stations in the heavens. The Hammer of Tulur, which has for centuries guided ships on a northerly route, now leads them east. Other stars and planets have begun to stir.
- from Journal (Ultima IX)

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.

In Lynn Abbey's Ultima Saga, three guide stars are used to locate true north in the sky. These stars could be the Hammer of Tulur, or at least a portion of it, used in the time immediately before Ultima V.[2]


  • This constellation serves the same purpose that sailors in our world use the North Star and Big Dipper.


  1. Hawkwind. Journal (Ultima IX). Page 53.
  2. Abbey, Lynn. The Forge of Virtue. Questar Fantasy: 1991. Page 270.