Should all other ways of dealing with the caster's foe fail, if the party is surrounded by enemies ready to strike them down, then - and only then - should Mass Death be used. Once cast, it leeches on the life force of the caster and their companions, to create a literal wave of death. The end result is as amazing as it is horrible. All the foes in sight are instantly slaughtered.
The huge dangers involved in this spell should be a warning, since it could easily cause the caster's death if already weakened!
|“|| Sends lethal bolts of energy toward all nearby beings.|
|“|| This spell causes everyone in sight (except of the mage and his party) to instantly drop dead.|
|“|| This very powerful spell instantly slays all enemies in view of the caster. However, the extreme amount of ether energy required to cast Mass Death leaves the caster near death as well.|
- Balthan, in Lynn Abbey's Ultima Saga, illuminates scrolls for the wizard Felespar. The ones he was working on when Blackthorn kidnapped the councilman were Eighth Circle magic, including spells that can "slay a man wherever he stood".
- In game mechanics, the spell reduces the hit points of the party members to a minimum, the screen turns red for 1-2 seconds, then all foes die. During these seconds, the party is therefore left almost defenseless.
- Abbey, Lynn. The Forge of Virtue. Questar Fantasy: 1991. Page 251.
|Ultima VII Spells|
|Linear||Awaken ☥ Douse ☥ Fireworks ☥ Glimmer ☥ Help ☥ Ignite ☥ Thunder ☥ Weather|
|1st Circle||Awaken All ☥ Create Food ☥ Cure ☥ Detect Trap ☥ Great Douse ☥ Great Ignite ☥ Light ☥ Locate|
|2nd Circle||Destroy Trap ☥ Enchant ☥ Fire Blast ☥ Great Light ☥ Mass Cure ☥ Protection ☥ Telekinesis ☥ Wizard Eye|
|3rd Circle||Curse ☥ Heal ☥ Paralyze ☥ Peer ☥ Poison ☥ Protect All ☥ Sleep ☥ Swarm|
|4th Circle||Conjure ☥ Lightning ☥ Mark ☥ Mass Curse ☥ Recall ☥ Reveal ☥ Seance ☥ Unlock Magic|
|5th Circle||Charm ☥ Dance ☥ Dispel Field ☥ Explosion ☥ Fire Field ☥ Great Heal ☥ Invisibility ☥ Mass Sleep|
|6th Circle||Cause Fear ☥ Clone ☥ Fire Ring ☥ Flame Strike ☥ Magic Storm ☥ Poison Field ☥ Sleep Field ☥ Tremor|
|7th Circle||Create Gold ☥ Death Bolt ☥ Delayed Blast ☥ Energy Field ☥ Energy Mist ☥ Mass Charm ☥ Mass Might ☥ Restoration|
|8th Circle||Armageddon ☥ Death Vortex ☥ Invisibility All ☥ Mass Death ☥ Resurrect ☥ Summon ☥ Swordstrike ☥ Time Stop|
|Spells of the Ultima Saga|
|Linear||dust-be-gone ☥ handfire ☥ hearthfire ☥ mother's-voice ☥ rust-proof ☥ soothing hands ☥ stir-the-pot|
|1st Circle||An Nox ☥ An Zu ☥ In Lor ☥ Mani|
|2nd Circle||Rel Hur|
|3rd Circle||Kal Wis Por Mani ☥ Vas Flam ☥ Vas Lor|
|4th Circle||Des Por ☥ In Sanct|
|5th Circle||Rel Tym ☥ Vas Tym Sanct Grav|
|6th Circle||An Xen Ex ☥ Des Por Vas ☥ In Vas Sanct|
|7th Circle||Sanct Lor ☥ Xen Corp|
|8th Circle||An Tym ☥ In Mani Corp ☥ Vas Corp ☥ Vas Rel Por|
|Spellweaving||Arcane Stairway ☥ Time Wall|
|Dark Magic||Enthrall ☥ Scry ☥ Nightmare ☥ Summon Gazer ☥ Create Miasma ☥ Call Shadowlord|