Tenebrae is a major city appearing in Ultima VIII.
Description and History
Tenebrae, the city of eternal twilight, is the only known city remaining in Pagan after the great war, situated on the island of Morgaelin. To the west lies the Fishermen's Reef where people of said occupation live, to the east the Cemetery and the centre of the Necromancers and to the north the Herdsman's Valley with its Torax farms.
The city was built by the Zealans long before the war, and was the only city to survive it, becoming the center of life for many. Since then, the Tempest rules from there. In the early times after the war, Lithos once tried to destroy the city with his army of dead, but the Bonecrusher stopped his assault. Thick walls surround the city and divide it in three parts, silent witness of its war time past.
The central district is dominated by the City Palace, where the ruling Tempest lives. It is also the only building in the district, apart from the guard posts. However, access is not restricted and it would be difficult to do so, since it connects the other two parts of the city.
In the western district live the poor and craftsmen of Tenebrae. The river also flows through it. There, the Shattered Skull Tavern, blacksmith and arena are found among the houses of the common folk of the city. The district looks run-down.
In the eastern district live the wealthy and important people such as the the Tempest's majordomo. In the eastern districts are also found the gem shop, the library, the training hall and the city sorcerer.
In these days, Mordea ruled with an iron fist, turning Tenebrae essentially into a huge prison for all its inhabitants. Her terror regime executed anyone who dared to speak against her and the people lived in fear, becoming defensive. With her death, normality returned.
|“|| Named the City of Eternal Twilight, Tenebrae is the only community excluding the various groups of spellcasters - known still to exist on Morgaelin. It was first built ages ago by our Zealan ancestors, who were forced out during the ancient wars. Despite its heritage, many of the edifices are new, having been reconstructed in recent years.
In the central part of the city is the Great Palace, home and court of the reigning Lady. From there she rules with a firm hand, keeping the peace via her very real threat of sending criminals to a watery grave.
- Aramina: chambermaid
- Bentic: scholar
- Beren: city sorcerer and law enforcer
- Darion: captain of the guard
- Devon: fisherman and an aspiring scholar
- Jenna: barmaid
- Korick: blacksmith
- Mordea: ruling Tempest
- Orlok: tavern owner
- Rhian: clothier
- Salkind: Mordea's seneschal
- Shaana: executioner
- Tarna: guard
- Toran: jeweler
Things to see
- Shattered Skull Tavern
- Rhian - clothing and jewels
- Darion - leather armour
- Korick - metal armour and weapons
|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|