The Spider Cave was once located south of Empath Abbey. Filled with the eponymous giant spiders, it was an excellent source for spider silk, and also contained significant treasure from former visitors of the cave that did not survive the arachnid onslaught.
Between Ultima VI and Ultima VII, these spiders seem to have been banished from the cavern by giant bees, turning it into the Bee Cave. A large nest of giant spiders could still be found in the wilderness across the waters emanating from Lost Lake.
The Ultima 6 Project
In The Ultima 6 Project, the cave not only holds many spiders, but also the enormous Spider Queen. Killing her not only provides lots of Spider Silk, but also the gratitude of Nan in Britain, who is afraid of spiders.
|“|| By now you probably think I'm going to tell you some romantic story about how I found myself trapped in a spider web, but managed to draw my dagger, cut myself free, and escape. Well it's just not so. It was Johann who did that, and he told me all about it. Apparently the webs aren't too hard to hack through if you've got a good weapon, and as long as there aren't any spiders gnawing on your leg while you try it. Johann said it looked like some of the bodies down there still had equipment on them, but he didn't want to stick around and check because the spiders might come back. Myself, I feel that you should always search bodies, whether you killed them yourself or not. You never know when a bottle of wine might be languishing somewhere, just begging for someone who could appreciate it to come along.|
|Cities||Fawn ☥ Monitor ☥ Moonshade|
|Settlements||Inn of the Sleeping Bull ☥ Isles of the Mad Mage ☥ Monk Isle|
|Dungeons||Skullcrusher ☥ Spinebreaker ☥ Furnace ☥ Knight's Test ☥ Mountains of Freedom|
|Ruins||Shamino's Castle ☥ Castle of the White Dragon ☥ Shrine of Balance ☥ Temple of Discipline ☥ Temple of Emotion ☥ Temple of Enthusiasm ☥ Temple of Ethicality ☥ Temple of Logic ☥ Temple of Tolerance|
|Islands|| Claw ☥ Isle of Crypts ☥ Gwani Death Temple ☥ Ice Dragon's Lair ☥|
Isles of the Mad Mage ☥ Monk Isle ☥ Penguin Island ☥ Sunrise Isle
|Interesting Areas||Gorlab Swamp ☥ Great Northern Forest ☥ Ice Plains ☥ Knight's Forest ☥ Serpent Isle Guard Towers ☥ Western Forest|
|Settlements||Argentrock Isle ☥ Daemon's Crag ☥ Tenebrae|
|Other||Carthax Lake ☥ Catacombs ☥ Cemetery ☥ Fishermen's Reef ☥ Hall of the Mountain King ☥ Herdsman's Valley ☥ Plateau ☥ Shrine of the Ancient Ones ☥ Stone Cove ☥ Treasure Cove ☥ Vengeance Bay|