Hook, from Ultima VII
Hook long made his living as a pirate on Britannia's seas, earning for himself a reputation of exceptional ruthlessness as he did so. Former sailors such as D'Rel and Rutherford could attest first hand to his cruelty, although he seldom left his opponents alive to tell such tales.
Some time prior to Ultima VII, Hook had undertaken a change in careers, having joined with the Fellowship and become their grand executioner. Trained under the equally violent De Snel, the former pirate did the grim work of disposing of his organization's enemies as identified by Abraham. He and his assistant, Forskis, would ritually slaughter these unfortunate targets, severing their head and limbs and often leaving them in publicly accessible areas—no doubt, to strike fear into others who might seek to oppose the group.
Well known to the High Court, Hook made his home in remote Buccaneer's Den, in a series of tunnels behind the House of Games. Most of the islanders lived in fear of him and would not speak of his presence, knowing his reputation. Eventually, however, the Avatar was able to use the powers of the blackrock cube to ferret out his location, and within his chambers the hero was able to find the key to the Fellowship stronghold on the Isle of the Avatar. Here, the champion of the virtue confronted the killer, along with his co-conspirators, and slew him in the chamber of the Black Gate.
- Hook's file at the High Court lists at least 14 proven murders prior to the events of Ultima VII.
- Finister of Britain
- Duncan of Buccaneer's Den
- Christopher of Trinsic
- Inamo of Trinsic
- Frederico of Minoc
- Tania of Minoc
- Alagner of New Magincia
- Lord British (intended)
- The Avatar (intended)
|“|| Hook is known to be an extremely dangerous killer, a pirate who left his own band of scalliwags to become a freelance assassin for whomever might meet his price. It is believed that he is linked to at least fourteen murders in Britannia. All of the victims had been mutilated with a sharp object believed to be the handiwork of a hook-hand. It is not known where Hook resides, but many believe he has a secret hideout on Buccaneer's Den. His most recent sighting confirmed that he is traveling with a warrior gargoyle named Forskis.|
- Hook's character portrait is based upon Ultima VII and Ultima VII Part Two programmer, Philip Brogden.
- Looking in Hook's living area will reveal a dead alligator with a clock inside of its body, a reference to J. M. Barrie's popular children's novel Peter Pan.
- Early design documents for Ultima VII Part Two make mention of a posthumous encounter with the hostile, albeit communicative spirit of Hook, among several other deceased adversaries of the Avatar (including Batlin, Elizabeth, Abraham, Mondain, and notably, Lord Blackthorn) in Mortegro's abandoned manor during Shamino the Anarch's perverse rule over Moonshade. With the eventual truncation of the game's plot, however, no such event occurs in the final release.
- D'Rel. Underworld Dragon's Ultima VII Transcript. Ultima VII. "Hook".
- Rutherford. Underworld Dragon's Ultima VII Transcript. Ultima VII. "Hook".
- Danag. Underworld Dragon's Ultima VII Transcript. Ultima VII. "Abraham, executioner, Hook".
- Danag. Underworld Dragon's Ultima VII Transcript. Ultima VII. "key, Sintag".
- Mandy. Underworld Dragon's Ultima VII Transcript. Ultima VII. "Hook".
- Records of the High Court of Yew (Ultima VII - in-game).
- Ultima VII: The Black Gate - Characters List. August 5, 1991. Page 9.
- Armintrout, Bill. Ultima VII, Part Two: THE SERPENT ISLE - Moonshade Townplot (MOONSHAD.DOC) (Ultima VII Part Two). September 8, 1992. Page 13.