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Colour: Green
Symbol: Scales
Principles: Truth+Love
Explanation: Justice is Truth, tempered by Love
Towns: Yew
Mantra: Beh
Word of Power: Malum
Player class: Druid
Dungeon: Wrong

Justice is one of the Eight Virtues.

Justice, founded on the principles of Truth and Love, is the devotion to truth, tempered by love. It is the wisdom that perceives what is right and what is wrong in human action. Yew, a gathering place for druids in their pursuit of justice, is the site of the High Court of Britannia and nurtures the great legal and judicial minds who practice there.

The Shrine of Justice is situated north of Yew, at the coast of the sea.

Justice through the Ages[edit]

Ultima IV[edit]

Meditating at the Shrine of Justice will give these insights:

  • "To take the gold of others is injustice not soon forgotten. Take only thy due!"
  • "Attack not a peaceful citizen for that action deserves strict punishment!"
  • "Kill not a non-evil beast for they deserve not death, even if in hunger they attack thee!"

Ultima V[edit]

"'Tis now thy sacred Quest to go unto the Codex and learn the weakness of the Unjust!"

"Those who inflict injustice upon others, cannot expect fair treatment unto themselves."

Ultima VI[edit]

"Justice without force is impotent. Force without justice is tyranny."

Blackthorn's law[edit]


During Blackthorn's tyranny, Justice was turned into a law: "Thou shalt confess to thy crime and suffer its just punishment, or thou shalt be put to death."


Justice is the devotion to truth, tempered by love.
Justice is the wisdom that perceives what is right and wrong in human action.
Wherein Truth and Courage are reconciled lie the secrets of Justice. It bears no moderation, for it does not shine in the fog of war. The fiery will that spurs one towards Justice can lose sight of the Truth. To judge with a level eye demands Truth and Courage of conviction to pursue the Truth. In reward, Justice shall give temperament to your spirit.
- from Journal (Ultima IX)


  • The overview of Justice in Ultima IX's manual, Journal, erroneously describes the Virtue to be Truth combined with Courage—the Principles forming Honor—rather than Truth tempered by Love.

See Also[edit]

The Eight Virtues
Principles TruthLoveCourage
Virtues HonestyCompassionValorJusticeSacrificeHonorSpiritualityHumility