Nico

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Nico
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Nico, from Ultima IX
Species: Human
Appearances
Ultima IX
Location: Britain
Transcript: Nico
Nico is a mage and reagent-seller in Ultima IX.

When the Avatar spoke with the mage Altomar in Britain, he revealed that Nico had went to Minoc in order to help his brother, Malcolm, but had never returned. [1]

The Avatar found him in the prison there. Nico was planned to be the next human sacrifice in Raxos's mad plan to restore the Shrine of Sacrifice, and Nico had understandably something against this. Nico told the Avatar that his brother had already been sacrificed at the shrine. Thankfully, after restoring the shrine, Raxos lost all power and gave up the key to Nico's cell. Nico didn't believe Raxos could change, but gave the Avatar his thanks by giving him the Orb of the Moons, explaining how it works with the Summon Moongate ritual.[2]

When meeting him later in Britain in his shop, he sold the Avatar reagents; with a discount, should the Avatar be a member of the guild of Buccaneer's Den.

Trivia[edit]

  • Altomar in Britain mentions that Nico is "short for something." In addition, the game files and clue book reveal that the character's full name is meant to be Nicodemus. It is unclear, however, if the writers were just reusing a name as they did with many other characters, or if they originally intended him to be the same Nicodemus from Ultima VI and Ultima VII.

Britain Magic Shop[edit]

Prices in Ultima IX were as follows: [3]

Original Version Ultima IX Economy Patch
Potions Cost Reagents Cost Potions Cost Reagents Cost Spell Scrolls Cost
Mana Breath 250 gp Blood Moss 140 gp Mana Breath 250 gp Blood Moss 100 gp Fog
1065 gp
Mana Recovery 200 gp Spider Silk 100 gp Mana Recovery 80 gp Spider Silk 90 gp Ethereal Sight
500 gp
Cure Poison 150 gp Garlic 100 gp Cure Poison 50 gp Garlic 7 gp Cure
850 gp
Heal 150 gp Ginseng 100 gp Heal 65 gp Ginseng 15 gp Light Heal
290 gp
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Black Pearl 200 gp Invisibility 300 gp Black Pearl 200 gp Lightning
380 gp
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Sulphurous Ash
100 gp
Infernal Armor 260 gp Sulfurous Ash 50 gp Light
250 gp
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Empty Flask 2 gp Nightshade 220 gp Crystal Barrier
420 gp
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Telekinesis 1000 gp
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Teleport 1800 gp

References[edit]

  1. AltomarQuill Dragon's Ultima IX TranscriptUltima IX.
  2. NicoQuill Dragon's Ultima IX TranscriptUltima IX.
  3. McCubbin, Chris et al. "Merchant Prices". Ultima IX Strategy Guide (Ultima IX). Prima Publishing: 1999. Pages 22-39.