Myrtle, from Ultima VII
Myrtle had once been a citizen of Yew, where she had lived with Murray, an apothecary. Due to the overzealous ministrations of the Britannian Tax Council, however, the couple fled civilization, unable to cope with the fees levied at Murray's business. Finding shelter in the company of the giant bees, the pair took to a life of idyllic isolation, harvesting honey from their apian companions at they slept and eating mice as a source of protein. Calling themselves "Mama" and "Papa," the two hermits put on an exaggerated performance for anyone who found them, speaking in stilted pidgin English and claiming to have lived in the cave since infancy.
Should the Avatar learn of the couple's actual origins from Murray, Myrtle would drop her affectation as Mama, although she would be somewhat put out that the secret had been revealed, having enjoyed the game of deceiving travelers. She spoke fondly of her new life among the bees and of her husband, saying she had no regrets about abandoning society.
- If Spark is present in the party while talking to Myrtle, he will make a show of ogling her, drawing remarks from Iolo (if also present) that the boy ought close his mouth lest a fly get in.