Mines of Morinia
A marvel of engineering, the Mines of Morina were in the midst of being excavated by human explorers at the time of Exodus' attack. Home to seemingly endless corridors and great caches of gold, the mines offered handsome rewards to adventurers intrepid enough to seize - and those daring enough to descend directly to its bottommost level could reap a quick windfall should they be prepared to fight the monsters lurking in such depths. In addition to material wealth, the mines also were home to brands which would bestow the Mark of Fire and of Kings on the flesh of those willing to accept the pain of receiving them.
|“|| Surely these mines are the most extraordinary feat of excavation known to sentient beings. Bizarre formations arise as near the surface as the second level, where seemingly endless corridors exist. I noted with great care the formation on thy map.|
Many of the lower levels contain similar illusions. Rumour is that a careful search of these ruins, abandoned at the invasion of Evil soon after Exodus began his reign of terror, will lead to great reward.
- This dungeon likely takes its name from the Mines of Moria, a location featured in J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings. Tolkien, in turn, is said to have based his own mines on the Biblical mount of Moriah, which was the supposed site of the Binding of Isaac.
- In the Nintendo port of Ultima III, the Mines of Morina are known as the "Cave of Madness."
- Maps were originally created by TrigonMan3, hosted with permission.
- Yamashita, Yukio et al. "Cave of Madness". Ultima Exodus: Hintbook (Ultima III). Fujisankei Communications International: 1988. Page 58.
|Lands of Lord British (just Sosaria in Ultima III)|
|Cities|| Britain ☥ Dawn ☥ Death Gulch ☥ Devil Guard ☥ Grey ☥ Montor |
Moon ☥ Fawn ☥ Paws ☥ Tune ☥ Yew
|Castles||Castle of Lord British ☥ Castle of the Lost King|
|Landmarks||The Pillars of Protection ☥ The Tower of Knowledge|
|Dungeons (Ultima I)||Death's Awakening ☥ The Dungeon of Doubt ☥ The Dungeon of Montor ☥ The Dungeon of Perinia ☥ The Lost Caverns ☥ The Mines of Mt. Drash ☥ The Mines of Mt. Drash II ☥ Mondain's Gate to Hell ☥ The Unholy Hole|
|Dungeons (Ultima III)||Dardin's Pit ☥ Dungeon of Doom ☥ Dungeon of Fire ☥ Dungeon of the Snake ☥ Dungeon of Time ☥ Mines of Morinia ☥ Perinian Depths|
|Islands and Other Sites||Ambrosia ☥ Isle of Fire ☥ Mt. Drash|
|Lands of Danger and Despair|
|Cities||The Brother ☥ Bulldozer ☥ Dextron ☥ Gorlab ☥ Lost Friends ☥ Magic ☥ Turtle ☥ Wheeler|
|Castles||Castle of the White Dragon ☥ Shamino's Castle|
|Landmarks||Grave of the Lost Soul ☥ The Eastern Sign Post|
|Dungeons||The Dead Cat's Life ☥ The Dead Cat's Life II ☥ Dead Man's Walk ☥ The Dungeon of Doom ☥ Free Death Hole ☥ The Hole to Hades ☥ The Morbid Adventure ☥ The Skull Smasher ☥ The Spine Breaker|
|Lands of the Feudal Lords|
|Cities||Arnold ☥ Gerry ☥ Helen ☥ John ☥ Linda ☥ Owen ☥ The Snake ☥ Wolf|
|Castles||Castle Rondorin ☥ Castle Barataria|
|Landmarks||The Pillars of the Argonauts ☥ The Pillar of Ozymandias|
|Dungeons||Advari's Hole ☥ The Dead Warrior's Fight ☥ The Gorgon's Hole ☥ The Horror of the Harpies ☥ The Horror of the Harpies II ☥ The Labyrinth ☥ The Savage Place ☥ Scorpion Hole ☥ Where Hercules Died|
|Lands of the Dark Unknown|
|Cities||Clear Lagoon ☥ Gauntlet☥ Imagination ☥ Nassau ☥ Ponder ☥ Poor ☥ Stout ☥ Wealth|
|Castles||Black Dragon's Castle ☥ Castle of Olympus|
|Landmarks||The Sign Post ☥ The Southern Sign Post|
|Dungeons||The End ☥ The Guild of Death ☥ The Long Death ☥ The Metal Twister ☥ The Slow Death ☥ The Tramp of Doom ☥ The Troll's Hole ☥ The Viper's Pit ☥ The Viper's Pit II|