Tear of Seas

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Tear of Seas
The Tear of Seas is one of the five fragments of the great Blackrock Obelisk of Pagan. It is Hydros's object of power. It appears in Ultima VIII


When the Obelisk was shattered by the Guardian, the Tear of Seas fell into the sea, where Hydros found it, and stored it safely in one of the drowned cities of Pagan. It stayed there, until one day, Devon found it in one of his fishing nets, and kept it. He gave it to the Avatar when he asked for it. He used it then to overpower Hydros. It merged with the other fragments to recreate the Obelisk.


The first fragment, called the Heart of Earth, fell to Lithos, who keeps it in the fabled Pit of Death. Hydros set hers, the Tear of the Seas, on the floor of the ocean in a deep undersea city. The third fragment, the Breath of Air, is said to be on the island of Stratos' followers. A fourth fragment fell to the lands that became the cemetery, though many years later it was given to the first five Sorcerers and used to bind the Titan of Fire to their will.

There is considerable speculation about a fifth fragment. Apparently the tip of the great obelisk was seen hurling through the air almost entirely intact. However, no one ever saw the item land, so its location remains a mystery.Were all of the fragments to be gathered together and taken to an area near the location of the ancient Temple, it might be possible to recreate the effects of the obelisk. Of course, it to would still be necessary to fabricate a magical field of some sort to channel the energy from whatever source first gave the obelisk power.
- from The Destruction of the Temple (Ultima VIII)


  • Originally, the Tear would have been found from an underwater city of Hydros but the city was removed from the final release. See Plot Cuts in Ultima VIII.

Forming the Blackrock Obelisk
The Pieces Obelisk Tip Heart of Earth Breath of Air Tongue of Flames Tear of Seas