Music Hall

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The Music Hall
The Music Hall (sometimes also called the Conservatory) is one Britain's numerous cultural institutions, and serves as both a center of learning and a venue for performances. It operated for several centuries - from before the time of Ultima VI until some point after Ultima VII.


Age of Enlightenment[edit]

Founded some time after the end of Lord Blackthorn's unfortunate reign, the Music Hall was created concurrently with other similar public works projects, namely the Royal Museum with which it originally shared a building.[1] During its heyday under the direction of famed court musician Lord Kenneth and his wife the Lady Nan, the Music Hall trained a number of famous bards, including Johann, Patrick, Lazeena and Sionnach.[2] It also was the site of the child Ariana's early years of tutelage, during which she was entrusted with the Rune of Compassion and first met the Avatar, leading to her lifelong devotion to the city's signature virtue.[3]

Age of Armageddon[edit]

Over the next two centuries, the Music Hall eventually gained a separate building from the museum, although its prominence appeared to have declined by the time of the Avatar's adventures regarding the black gate. Overseen by the talented Judith in this age, the conservatory saw few students outside of its supervisor's band, "The Avatars" - although it continued to maintain an impressive collection of instruments and music.[4]

Eventually, the Music Hall disappeared from the cityscape - likely falling victim to either the ravages of the Imbalance or the shifts of the Great Cataclysm. By the time of Ultima IX, the once famous school of the arts was one of many once prominent sites that were absent from the declining kingdom.

Ultima V: Lazarus[edit]

This is an Ultima V: Lazarus-related article or section. The information within may not apply to Ultima V or other Ultima games.

The Bard's Academy

In Ultima V: Lazarus, an institution known as the Bard's Academy existed in Britain, which was run by the musician Salan, who was entrusted with the tutelage of the students Teril and Ludrag.


  1. KytynUnderworld Dragon's Ultima VI TranscriptUltima VI. "better, funded, life".
  2. PatrickUnderworld Dragon's Ultima VI TranscriptUltima VI. "conservatory".
  3. KennethUnderworld Dragon's Ultima VI TranscriptUltima VI. "Ariana, child, job, learn, rune, teacher".
  4. JudithUnderworld Dragon's Ultima VII TranscriptUltima VII. "job, music, Music Hall, the Avatars".