Key Locations in Ultima IX

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Listed across the 9 tables on this page are the locations for the various keys you will find in Ultima IX. As a result of limited Q/A and polish, multiple keys will collect in your inventory that will never be used or used in odd places. The technical reason for this is in how locks and keys work in Ultima IX. The behind-the-scenes mechanic is that each locked door or chest removes the locked flag whenever a key of the same scripting ID is in the Avatar's Inventory. The key is then removed from the inventory. Since these IDs are not unique, sometimes a key will work on multiple locks. Most of the time, each key will be used up by a lock somewhere in the area. For multiple instances in the game, however, the lock flag is not set because there was a lack of testing and polish or an attempt to reduce difficulty. For completeness, all keys and their intended locks are listed below. Keys that do not have an appropriate scripting ID, will have all possible locks listed. Additionally, this page will include the changes to lock targets incorporated in the Forgotten World produced 1.20 fan patch for Ultima IX.

All original key/lock locations were found using a combination of editor tools produced by the Forgotten World team and game playthroughs.

Beginning and Compassion Act[edit]

Key Type Key Found on Map Key Location Lock Found on Map Original Lock Location(s)
Gold Key Earth Map On the Avatar's Computer Desk Earth Map Fence Gate leading to Park
Gold Key
Stonegate Map Inside Equipment Chest if you pick Spirituality Britannia Surface Map Chest on a Small Island near Skara Brae
Silver Key Britannia Surface Map Under clothes in Leon's Upstairs Closet Britannia Surface Map Leon's Upstairs Chest
Copper Key Britannia Surface Map Inside Leon's Upstairs Chest Britannia Surface Map Downstairs Chest behind Counter
Silver Key
Britannia Surface Map
On Table in Cathedral of Love Serpentwyne Mixing Room
Britannia Surface Map
Cathedral of Love Storeroom
Copper Key
Britannia Surface Map
Inside Trapdoor in Cathedral of Love Library Room
Britannia Surface Map
Metal Chest in Cathedral of Love Storeroom
2 Gold Keys, 1 Silver Key
Britannia Surface Map
On Display in Britain Provisioner's Shop
No Lock
No Lock
1 Silver Key, 1 Iron Key
Britannia Surface Map
On Display in Britain Provisioner's Shop
Britannia Surface Map
Mad Mage's Backdoor, Vasagralem's Backdoor, Abandoned Shack near Yew
Gold Key
Despise Map
Inside Small Metal Chest next to Room Holding Castro and Felix
Despise Map
Door to Room Holding Castro and Felix
Gold Key
Despise Map
Key in Rat Nest Past Room with Corpse
Despise Map
Exit Door from Rat Nest Room
Gold Key
Despise Map
Key on Dining Room Wall
Despise Map
Locked Chest in Secret Room Behind Dining Room
Gold Key
Despise Map
Key Inside Previously Mentioned Chest, Next to Treasure Map
Britannia Surface Map
Chest in Heartstone Cave or Door to Second Section of Terfin Dungeon
Gold Key
Despise Map
Key in Pool near Guard Post Past Chapel
Despise Map
Nearby Door beyond Spiked Pit
Gold Key
Despise Map
Key on Pew near Iolo's Lute
Despise Map
Chest Behind Stalagmites in Caverns (Key next to Treasure Map will also open this)
Gold Key
Despise Map
On Table in Cell near Crushing Trap
Despise Map
Door that Leads to the Caverns


Humility Act and Buccaneer's Den[edit]

Key Type Key Found on Map Key Location Lock Found on Map Original Lock Location(s)
Key Britannia Surface Map On Guild Member inside Hidden Cave Britannia Surface Map Releases Silver Serpent Prison - Key Stays in Inventory
Copper Key
Transition Map between Buc's Den and New Magnicia Inside Crate with Pot Inside it Transition Map between Buc's Den and New Magnicia Chest nearby the Crate
Gold Key Upper Hythloth Map In Side Passage of Transparent Wall Section Upper Hythloth Map Chest in Center of Transparent Wall Section
Gold Key Upper Hythloth Map Inside Drainpipe in Side Room Past Transparent Wall Section Upper Hythloth Map Locked Wall Box at the End of the Passage


Honesty Act[edit]

Key Type Key Found on Map Key Location Lock Found on Map Original Lock Location(s)
Gold Key Main Deceit Map On Table Outside of Your Cell Main Deceit Map Wood Door that Leaves the Area
Iron Key
Britannia Surface Map Near Pirate Mage on Shipwreck Britannia Surface Map Chest nearby that has Arms of the Magi
Iron Key
Britannia Surface Map Key behind Crates in Heartstone Cave Britannia Surface Map Left Chest inside Heartstone Cave
Silver Key
Britannia Surface Map Key on Face's Tongue in Heartstone Cave Britannia Surface Map Right Chest inside Heartstone Cave
Gold Key Britannia Surface Map Key at bottom of Moonglow Cave to Shrine of Honesty Britannia Surface Map Mad Mage Backdoor, Vasagralem Backdoor, Abandoned Shack near Yew


Justice Act and Northern Britannia[edit]

Key Type Key Found on Map Key Location Lock Found on Map Original Lock Location(s)
Gold Key
Britannia Surface Map
On Goblin Shaman's Throne on Path to Yew
Britannia Surface Map
Chest near above Throne
Gold Key
Britannia Surface Map
Key inside Crate outside to Door of Fisherman's House in Mountain Peaks West of Empath Abbey
Britannia Surface Map
Door to Fisherman's House
Copper Key
Britannia Surface Map
On Closet in Fisherman's House
Britannia Surface Map
Chest inside Fisherman's House
Gold Key
Britannia Surface Map
Key in Inventory of Goblin in Cave NW of Yew past Rope Bridge
Britannia Surface Map
Nearby Chest in Cave
Gold Key
Britannia Surface Map
Key underneath Pillows in Pirate Camp on Coast West of Yew
Britannia Surface Map
Mad Mage Backdoor, Vasagralem Backdoor, Abandoned Shack near Yew
Gold Key
Britannia Surface Map
On Ghost Ship off Coast Northwest of Yew
Britannia Surface Map
Chest in Crow's Nest of Ghost Ship
Gold Key
Wrong Map
Key under Warden's Book
Wrong Map
Wooden Door to Cleo's Cell (not locked)
Gold Key
Wrong Map
Key in Secret Passage near Spider and Binding Circle
Wrong Map
Wooden Door to Cleo's Cell (not locked)
Copper Key
Wrong Map
Chest with Your Backpack in Room near Secret Passage Cell
Wrong Map
Lever Lockbox to Floor Grate nearby
Gold Key
Wrong Map
Key inside Chest in Barracks
Wrong Map
Lockbox to Fake Raven's Cell (not locked)
Raven's Key
Wrong Map
Key Received from Raven
Wrong Map
Opens to Hall with Two Buttons on Banner


Sacrifice Act[edit]

Key Type Key Found on Map Key Location Lock Found on Map Original Lock Location(s)
Copper Key
Britannia Surface Map
On Raxos' Drawers
Britannia Surface Map
Raxos' House Trapdoor (not locked)
Nico's Cell Key
Britannia Surface Map
Key Obtained from Raxos
Britannia Surface Map
Nico's Cell Door
Rom Baro's Key
Britannia Surface Map
Obtained from Rom Baro
Britannia Surface Map
Rom Baro's Wagon
Copper Key
Britannia Surface Map
Inside Rom Baro's Wagon
Britannia Surface Map
Mad Mage Backdoor, Vasagralem Backdoor, Abandoned Shack near Yew
Key
Covetous Lift Map
In Lothar's Inventory
Covetous Lift Map
Opens Lift Box to Release Plate between Level 1 and 2
Iron Key
Covetous Level 2 Map
In Alcove on the Other Side of the Column
Covetous Lift Map
Opens Lift Box to Release Plate between Level 2 and 3
Gold Key
Covetous Level 3 Map
Key Obtained from Skully's Grave
Covetous Lift Map
Key to Lift Box to Release Plate Between Level 3 and 4
Gold Key
Covetous Level 4 Map
Key on Table in Exit Chamber with 'Dead' Skeleton
Britannia Surface Map
Mad Mage Backdoor, Vasagralem Backdoor, Abandoned Shack near Yew


Honor Act[edit]

Key Type Key Found on Map Key Location Lock Found on Map Original Lock Location(s)
Bastion Key Britannia Surface Map Obtained from Vidos Britannia Surface Map Door to Bastion
Trinsic Inn Room Key
Britannia Surface Map Obtained from Synnovea Britannia Surface Map Allows Access to Room at Inn (not used up by door)
Gold Key Britannia Surface Map Inside Chest Past one of the Pits that Appears Britannia Surface Map Door to Room where Archmage Groldek's Resides


Valor Act and Dawn/Destard[edit]

Key Type Key Found on Map Key Location Lock Found on Map Original Lock Location(s)
Gold Key
Britannia Surface Map
Key that Appears Next to Jordan's Body
Britannia Surface Map
Raxos' House or Silver Serpent
Destard Prisoner Key
Destard Map
On Ledge in Prisoner's Room
Destard Map
Unlocks Prisoner via Dialogue (stays in inventory)
Gold Key
Destard Map
Key in Cell with Giant Rats and Bones
Destard Map
Key to Wyrmguard Barracks (not locked)
Gold Key
Destard Map
Key in Pentagram Bowl Surrounded by Dragon Statues
Britannia Surface Map
Pirate Camp Northwest of Yew or Terfin Dungeon
Gold Key
Destard Map
Inside Secret Room (spiders and webs) along Hall Around the Demon Room
Destard Map
Door under Pentagram on Wall in Talornia Temple that Leads to Binding Circle Room
Gold Key
Destard Map
In Chest on Ledge High Up in Talornia Temple
Destard Map
Mad Mage Backdoor, Vasagralem Backdoor, Abandoned Shack near Yew
Gold Key
Destard Map
In Crate in Room along Passage to Gem Cavern
Destard Map
Chest inside the Same Room
Gold Key
Destard Map
Saphera's Hidden Key in Her Room
Destard Map
Unlocks Saphera's Storeroom
Gold Key
Destard Map
Inside Open Crate under Stairs in Liche Room
Destard Map
Door to Dead Cult Leader's Coffin


Spirituality Act and Isle of the Avatar[edit]

Key Type
Key Found on Map
Key Location
Lock Found on Map
Original Lock Location(s)
Key
Abyss Level 1 Map
Inside Dragon's Inventory
Abyss Level 1 Map
Chest nearby - Has Blackrock Armour
Gold Key
Abyss Level 2 Map
Invisible Key along Passage to Binding Circle Room (use Ethereal Sight)
Abyss Level 2 Map
Door to Binding Circle Room (not locked)


Terfin[edit]

Key Type Key Found on Map Key Location Lock Found on Map Original Lock Location(s)
Copper Key
Lower Guardian Dungeon Map
On Table in Training Room
Lower Guardian Dungeon Map
Chest in Training Room - contains arrows
Gold Key
Lower Guardian Dungeon Map
On Counter in Bar, Winged Gargoyle is inside
Lower Guardian Dungeon Map
Unlocks Door to South Passage Revealed by Button on Floor in Training Room
Gold Key
Lower Guardian Dungeon Map
Underwater in Room with Drain Valve Past through the Flooding Tunnels
Lower Guardian Dungeon Map
No matching locks
Copper Key
Lower Guardian Dungeon Map
On Table with Gold in Brazier Room
Lower Guardian Dungeon Map
Chest inside Chests/Mimics Room Past Brazier Room
Gold Key
Lower Guardian Dungeon Map
Inside Chest Unlocked by Above
Lower Guardian Dungeon Map
Door Revealed by Brick on Wall with Four Pushable Bricks
Gold Key
Lower Guardian Dungeon Map
Replaces Lightning Sword in Magic Barrier Room
Lower Guardian Dungeon Map
Door that Exits Cell/Torture Room
Gold Key
Upper Guardian Dungeon Map
Key in Crates Room in First Part of This Dungeon Map
Upper Guardian Dungeon Map
Door to Bedroom Across from Crates Room
Gold Key
Upper Guardian Dungeon Map
On Table in Barracks Bunkroom
Upper Guardian Dungeon Map
Door to Statue Room Revealed in this Section
Gold Key
Upper Guardian Dungeon Map
On Ledge inside Gated Statue Room
Upper Guardian Dungeon Map
Door to Diamond Tile Room You Teleported into to get to this Map - Already Unlocked via Other Means from Within
Copper Key
Upper Guardian Dungeon Map
In Spiderweb Pit Past Treasure Room
Upper Guardian Dungeon Map
Chest nearby Pit that is Next to a Cave-In
Treasure Room Key
Upper Guardian Dungeon Map
Inside Chest in Cell near Alchemy Lab Room
Upper Guardian Dungeon Map
Does not unlock Treasure Room, can only be given to Ciara during Conversation



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