Lady Jehanne

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Lady Jehanne
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Lady Jehanne, from Ultima VII
Species: Human
Appearances
Ultima VII
Location: Serpent's Hold

Lady Jehanne is the provisioner of Serpent's Hold during Ultima VII.

Description[edit]

Jehanne had little to say about the other inhabitants of the castle, and seemed to speak mostly of the particulars of her work. In addition to offering a number of essentials and drygoods for sale, the lady had also come into possession of a ship known as the Dragon's Breath, which had formerly been the Constellation before it had been destroyed in the midst of a pirate attack and rebuilt. She offered to sell the vessel for a sum of six-hundred crowns.[1]

Jehanne was lady to Sir Pendaran, a knight whom she had met three years prior. Recently, her beloved had joined with the Fellowship, and she spoke nervously as to the changes she felt the society had brought upon him, rendering him less individualistic and isolating him from his former friends, such as Menion, the castle's trainer.[2]

Should the Avatar be investigating the vandalism of one of the keep's statues of the sovereign, they could eventually learn from Sir Jordan that he had heard Jehanne screaming on the night of the incident. If confronted with this information that lady would break down and confess that Pendaran had come to her that evening after committing the deed, his sword covered in the blood of another knight. Emotionally tormented by her lover's guilt, the distressed woman wondered aloud what could have so transformed him that he would thus lash out. The hero could thereafter bring their inquiry to a close, informing Pendaran of his discovery and bringing news of the crime to Lord John-Paul.[3][4]

Trivia[edit]

  • Lady Jehanne's real world counterpart is Ultima VII designer Brian Martin's wife, Pam. Martin, himself, also appears as Sir Pendaran.[5] The two respectively participate as Jehanne d'Avignon and Pendaran Glamorgan in the Society for Creative Anachronism's barony of Bryn Gwlad,[6] where Richard Garriott has been known to assume the persona of Shamino Sallé Dacil.
  • In the SNES Port of Ultima VII, Jehanne will confess to Pendaran's involvement in the defacing without being prompted by Jordan's account, allowing the player to avoid most of the other dialogue relating to the plot.[7]

Goods[edit]

Prices in Ultima VII were as follows:[8]

Goods Cost
Backpack 13gp
Cannonball 10gp
Jug 3gp
Lockpick 10gp
Oil Flasks (dozen) 60gp
Powder Keg 30gp
Torch 4gp
Ships
Ship (The Dragon's Breath) 600gp

References[edit]

  1. Lady JehanneUnderworld Dragon's Ultima VII TranscriptUltima VII. "job, ship".
  2. Lady JehanneUnderworld Dragon's Ultima VII TranscriptUltima VII. "Fellowship, fight, Sir Pendaran, used to".
  3. Sir JordanUnderworld Dragon's Ultima VII TranscriptUltima VII. "statue, woman".
  4. Lady JehanneUnderworld Dragon's Ultima VII TranscriptUltima VII. "another, commons".
  5.  Ultima VII: The Black Gate - Characters List. August 5, 1991. Page 8.
  6.  "Pendaran Glamorgan". Ansteorran Bardic Guild. Retrieved 2012-08-24.
  7. Lady JehanneUltima VII SNES TranscriptUltima VII. "crime, the Fellowship, Pendaran did it?, statue".
  8. Morris, Andrew P. Ultima VII Clue Book (Ultima VII). Origin Systems, Inc.: 1992. Pages 38-43.