Tommersville

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Tommersville; Pluto, 2112 A.D.

Tommersville is a settlement on Pluto in the year 2112 A.D. It appears to exist within the alternate time line created by Minax's interventions during Ultima II.

Description[edit]

The village of Tommersville appeared to have been founded by or built in tribute to Margot and Al Tommervik, a Terran couple from the late 20th century who created the Apple II focused magazine Softalk. It was known that Earth's civilizations knew about Pluto's habitability at the time of the Stranger's quest against Minax,[1] making it likely that the town's numerous references to the publication were not coincidental.

As a settlement, Tommersville sported venues for food and magical provisions, as well as an oracle named for the fabled magazine. The flora of the village formed an intricate arabesque around its buildings, spelling out the word "apple" in the northwest corner of the town. The initials of the Tommervik's first names could be found in the center square.

After the Time Doors closed and the ahistorical timeline became inaccessible, any other information about it is unknown.

Inhabitants[edit]

  • Al Tommervik: one of the publishers of Softalk, eager to know if his magazine was being read[2]
  • Big Bob: an extortionist demanding three-hundred gold pieces for Bill Bruiser[3]
  • Bill Bruiser: an extortionist demanding six-hundred gold pieces for Big Bob[4]
  • Margot Tommervik: one of the publishers of Softalk who could be found punning on the title of her periodical by asking passers by to "talk softly" to her[5]

Shops and Services[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • The name of the grocery, "Kurts," is likely a reference to Kurt Wahlner, another founding member of Softalk magazine.
  • This town was omitted in the Commodore 64 port.

References[edit]

  1. Rollo, Mary Taylor. "Ultima II Galactic Map of Known Space". Ultima II Manual (Ultima II). Sierra On-Line, Inc.: 1983. Page 13.
  2. Al TommervikUnderworld Dragon's Ultima II TranscriptUltima II.
  3. Big BobUnderworld Dragon's Ultima II TranscriptUltima II.
  4. Bill BruiserUnderworld Dragon's Ultima II TranscriptUltima II.
  5. Margot TommervikUnderworld Dragon's Ultima II TranscriptUltima II.

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