Heroes' Hole earned its name due to its history as a testing ground for the knights of Serpent's Hold, who would frequently journey to these caves to prove their prowess in battle. Within its depths lay numerous perils, including a vicious hydra and, for a time, a rogue necromancer who had sought shelter within its lowest caverns. Those who dared plumb its lowest levels would even find that the caverns interlinked with those of the distant Dungeon Despise.
Ultima VII (SNES Port)
While the Heroes' Hole did not make an appearance in Ultima VII for the PC, it did appear in the SNES version of the game. There, it contained a valuable piece of equipment known as the Scale Boots, a piece of footwear constructed such that those who wore them could even withstand walking over active patches of lava.
|“|| Now here's someplace I've never been, and never will be if I can help it! Some of the would-be heroes from Serpent's Hold sometimes journey here to test themselves. They just want something to brag about back at the hold, no doubt. One of the ones who actually made it back provided me with this map. From what I hear, the place is aptly named -- though not deep, it features enough of a variety of monsters to satisfy just about any hero. Alligators, reapers, acid slugs... I've heard tales of an enormous hydra down there, and a vile necromancer as well -- with his servants, living and unliving both. a fine test for a valiant warrior, but no place for a carefree bard like myself, I hear there's an underground connection to the dungeon Despise, but that place is no vacation spot either...|
|Cities||Fawn ☥ Monitor ☥ Moonshade|
|Settlements||Inn of the Sleeping Bull ☥ Isles of the Mad Mage ☥ Monk Isle|
|Dungeons||Skullcrusher ☥ Spinebreaker ☥ Furnace ☥ Knight's Test ☥ Mountains of Freedom|
|Ruins||Shamino's Castle ☥ Castle of the White Dragon ☥ Shrine of Balance ☥ Temple of Discipline ☥ Temple of Emotion ☥ Temple of Enthusiasm ☥ Temple of Ethicality ☥ Temple of Logic ☥ Temple of Tolerance|
|Islands|| Claw ☥ Isle of Crypts ☥ Gwani Death Temple ☥ Ice Dragon's Lair ☥|
Isles of the Mad Mage ☥ Monk Isle ☥ Penguin Island ☥ Sunrise Isle
|Interesting Areas||Gorlab Swamp ☥ Great Northern Forest ☥ Ice Plains ☥ Knight's Forest ☥ Serpent Isle Guard Towers ☥ Western Forest|
|Settlements||Argentrock Isle ☥ Daemon's Crag ☥ Tenebrae|
|Other||Carthax Lake ☥ Catacombs ☥ Cemetery ☥ Fishermen's Reef ☥ Hall of the Mountain King ☥ Herdsman's Valley ☥ Plateau ☥ Shrine of the Ancient Ones ☥ Stone Cove ☥ Treasure Cove ☥ Vengeance Bay|