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    ULTIMA: THE FALSE PROPHET 
    
    
    HINT SHEET
    
    FIRST AND FOREMOST: READ THE MANUAL!!! IF YOU WILL TAKE THE TIME TO READ THROUGH 
    THE MANUAL, FROM COVER TO COVER, YOU WILL FIND THE ANSWERS TO MANY OF YOUR 
    QUESTIONS! THIS IS A VERY INVOLVED GAME, AND WE'VE DONE OUR BEST TO EXPLAIN AS 
    MUCH AS POSSIBLE IN THE MANUAL. NOW, ON TO THE HINTS. SECTION 1 HINTS WILL GIVE 
    YOU SOME GENERAL HINTS. SECTION 2 HINTS WILL TELL YOU EVERYTHING ABOUT A 
    PARTICULAR PUZZLE OR ITEM LOCATION. THEREFORE, WE SUGGEST YOU TRY EVERYTHING YOU 
    CAN THINK OF BEFORE REFERRING TO SECTION 2, AND THAT YOU READ ONLY THAT 
    PARTICULAR HINT THAT YOU NEED, SO AS NOT TO SPOIL THE GAME FOR YOURSELF.
    
    SECTION 1 HINTS:
    
    Q: HOW DO I GET OUT OF LORD BRITISH'S CASTLE?
    A: GO ALL THE WAY SOUTH FROM LORD BRITISH, UNTIL YOU SEE THE PORTCULLIS (IT 
    LOOKS LIKE A DOOR MADE OF STEEL BARS). TO THE LEFT AND RIGHT ARE TWO SMALL ROOMS 
    WITH LOCKED METAL DOORS. GO INTO YOUR INVENTORY AND USE KEY B, WHICH YOU GOT 
    FROM LORD BRITISH, ON ONE OF THE DOORS. INSIDE, YOU WILL FIND A LEVER. LOOK AT 
    IT, THEN MOVE IT. THE PORTCULLIS WILL BE OPEN, AND YOU CAN WALK OUT THROUGH IT!
    
    Q: WHAT DO I DO NEXT?
    A: THE FIRST STEP IN COMPLETING THE GAME IS TO FREE THE SHRINES. FIRST, YOU WILL 
    NEED THE CORRESPONDING RUNE FOR EACH SHRINE. THESE RUNES ARE USUALLY FOUND IN 
    ONE OF THE TOWNS NEAR EACH SHRINE-TALK TO THE LEADER OF THE TOWN AND HE WILL 
    TELL YOU HOW TO OBTAIN THE RUNE.  IN SECTION 2 OF THIS HINT SHEET, WE WILL LIST 
    THE EXACT LOCATION OF EACH RUNE. DON'T PEEK UNLESS YOU'RE REALLY STUCK! YOU MAY 
    FREE THE SHRINES ALL AT ONCE, OR ONE AT A TIME, IN ANY ORDER YOU WISH. *DON'T 
    WORRY ABOUT THE SHRINES OF DILIGENCE, PASSION, OR CONTROL AT THIS TIME!* THEY 
    MUST BE LEFT FOR LATER IN THE GAME. 
    
    Q: HOW DO I MEDITATE? HOW DO I GO UP LEVELS?
    A: TO MEDITATE, STAND NEXT TO THE SHRINE AND TALK TO IT. MEDITATING RAISES YOUR 
    LEVELS. *NOTE*: SEE PAGE 28 & 29 IN THE MANUAL FOR IMPORTANT INFORMATION BEFORE 
    MEDITATING!!
    
    Q: HOW DO I FREE THE SHRINES? I'VE DEFEATED THE GARGOYLES, BUT I CAN'T TOUCH THE 
    MOONSTONE ON THE SHRINE, AND I CAN'T MEDITATE.
    A: YOU MUST STAND NEXT TO THE SHRINE, GO INTO YOUR INVENTORY, AND USE THE 
    CORRESPONDING RUNE ON THE SHRINE. *DON'T USE THE MOONSTONES YOU GET FROM THE 
    SHRINES! YOU'LL NEED THEM LATER!!* USE THE MOONORB LORD BRITISH GAVE YOU FOR 
    TELEPORTING (THE ONE THAT PRODUCES A RED MOONGATE- SEE PAGE 27 IN THE MANUAL FOR 
    LOCATIONS.
    
    
    Q: HOW DO I USE THE CHART ON PAGE 27 ?
    A: 'AVATAR', AT THE CENTER OF THE CHART, MEANS YOU. THE LOCATIONS LISTED ON THE 
    CHART REPRESENT WHERE YOU WILL GO IF YOU PLACE THE MOONORB IN THAT SPACE. FOR 
    EXAMPLE, TO TELEPORT TO BRITAIN, USE THE MOONORB, THEN WHEN THE WHITE BOX 
    APPEARS, USE THE DIRECTIONAL PAD TO MOVE IT UNTIL IT'S 2 SPACES ABOVE YOU. THE 
    CHART TELLS YOU WHERE TO PLACE THE MOONORB TO GO TO EACH OF THE OTHER LOCATIONS 
    LISTED.   ***WHERE YOU ARE STANDING AND WHICH DIRECTION YOU FACE DO NOT MATTER. 
    WHAT MATTERS IS WHERE YOU PLACE THE ORB IN RELATION TO YOURSELF.***   YOU CANNOT 
    PLACE THE MOONORB ON TOP OF AN OBJECT SUCH AS A TREE, BUSH, ROCK, ETC., AND YOU 
    CANNOT USE IT INDOORS.
    
    Q: WHAT ARE THE BEST WEAPONS TO USE?
    A: WE SUGGEST USING WEAPONS THAT ALLOW YOU TO ATTACK FROM A DISTANCE, SUCH AS 
    THE TRIPLE CROSSBOW OR MAGIC BOW. REMEMBER TO KEEP PLENTY OF ARROWS, OR BOLTS 
    FOR THE CROSSBOW, IN EACH CHARACTER'S INVENTORY. THE HALBERD IS ANOTHER WEAPON 
    THAT CAN HIT SEVERAL SPACES AWAY.
    
    Q: WHERE DO I GET A TRIPLE CROSSBOW?
    A: ASK GWENNETH AT IOLO'S BOWS ABOUT 'CROSSBOW'; FIRST YOU MUST SPEAK TO SOMEONE 
    IN MINOC ABOUT CROSSBOWS.
    
    Q: WHAT DO I USE SHERRY FOR? HOW DO I USE HER? WHERE CAN I FIND HER?
    A: SHERRY CAN BE USED TO SCOUT AROUND CORNERS, OR TO GO INTO SPACES TOO SMALL 
    FOR THE REST OF THE PARTY TO ENTER- *HINT HINT*! THE MANUAL EXPLAINS HOW TO USE 
    SHERRY ON PAGE 26. YOU WILL FIND HER IN LORD BRITISH'S CASTLE, IN ONE OF THE 
    HALLWAY PASSAGES. MAKE SURE YOU GIVE HER SOME CHEESE, FROM THE DINING ROOM, OR 
    SHE WON'T JOIN!
    
    Q: I HAD SHERRY, OR I HAD A MOONSTONE, AND NOW IT'S GONE!! WHAT HAPPENED?
    A: RELAX! SHE'S IN ONE OF YOUR CHARACTERS' BAGS! GO INTO YOUR INVENTORY AND PUT 
    THE CURSOR ON THE BAG. PRESS THE 'X' BUTTON, NOT THE 'A' BUTTON!
    
    Q: O.K., I'VE FREED ALL THE SHRINES. NOW WHAT?
    A: WELL, THE GARGOYLES ARE STILL AROUND, RIGHT? REMEMBER THAT BOOK OF PROPHECIES 
    THAT IOLO GRABBED JUST BEFORE YOU ESCAPED THE STONE SLAB? TRY TAKING THAT TO 
    MARIAH AT THE LYCAEUM. PERHAPS SHE CAN TRANSLATE IT FOR YOU!
    
    Q: NOW WHAT?
    A: OBVIOUSLY YOU MUST FIND THE SECOND HALF OF THE TOME. SEE BELOW.
    
    Q: HOW DO I FIND THE OTHER HALF OF THE TOME?
    A: FIRST, YOU'LL NEED TO FIND THE GYPSIES. THERE ARE 2 SETS OF GYPSIES. FOR THE 
    ONES YOU WANT, LOOK IN TRINSIC. YOU MAY HAVE TO STAY AROUND TOWN AWHILE BEFORE 
    THEY SHOW UP. THEN, WHEN YOU GET THEIR INFORMATION, LOOK FOR HOMER AT THE 
    TAVERN.
    
    Q: WHERE IS BUCCANEER'S DEN?
    A: YOU'LL NEED A BOAT OR A SKIFF, WHICH CAN BE PURCHASED IN MINOC. SAIL NORTH 
    FROM SERPENT'S HOLD TO GET TO BUCCANEER'S DEN ISLAND, AT 33S 34E.
    Q: WHERE ARE THE REST OF THE PIECES OF THE MAP?
    A: FIRST, FIND THE ONES HOMER TOLD YOU ABOUT. THEN, TALK TO SANDY THE COOK IN 
    TRINSIC.
    
    Q: WHERE IS MARIAH'S STUDY?
    A: IT'S THE ROOM IN THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE LYCAEUM BUILDING. THE SILVER 
    TABLET IS ON THE DESK- IT SAYS 'PIECE OF SILVER' WHEN YOU PICK IT UP.
    
    Q: HOW DO I GET TO THE GARGOYLES' KINGDOM? WHAT DO I DO FIRST THERE?
    A: GO THROUGH THE DUNGEON HYTHLOTH- THE ENTRANCE IS ON THE ISLE OF THE AVATAR: 
    USE YOUR MOONORB TO GO TO THE SHRINE OF HUMILITY, THEN LOOK IN THE NORTHEAST 
    CORNER OF THE SHRINE AREA. LOOK FOR CAPTAIN JOHN IN THE DUNGEON- HE HAS A SCROLL 
    THAT WILL TEACH YOU THE GARGOYLES' LANGUAGE. USE IT IMMEDIATELY! MAKE SURE YOU 
    TALK TO THE YOUNG GARGOYLE BEH LEM FIRST- HE SHOWS UP RIGHT AT THE EXIT FROM 
    HYTHLOTH, BUT ONLY AT NOON. LISTEN TO WHAT HE  SAYS, THEN ADD HIM TO THE PARTY. 
    YOU MUST HAVE HIM IN YOUR PARTY, AND DO WHAT HE SAYS, TO AVOID BEING ATTACKED BY 
    THE WHOLE GARGOYLE RACE!
    
    Q: WHERE IS STONEGATE?
    A: HEAD SOUTH FROM MINOC IN A SKIFF OR A BALLOON. STONEGATE IS AT 10N, 37E. 
    **DON'T ATTACK THE CYCLOPS!!** TALK TO HIM!
    
    Q: HOW DO I GET A FISH FOR THE CYCLOPS IN STONEGATE?
    A: TAKE THE FISHING ROD FROM STONEGATE, GO OUTSIDE, AND USE IT IN THE NEARBY 
    RIVER.
    
    Q: WHY CAN'T I OPEN THE DOORS ON THE FIRST LEVEL DOWN IN STONEGATE?
    A: GO BACK UPSTAIRS, WALK SOUTH FROM THE OUTSIDE DOOR UNTIL YOU HIT THE WALL, 
    AND LOOK FOR A SECRET DOOR.
    
    Q: WHERE IN STONEGATE IS THE VORTEX CUBE?
    A: GO TO LEVEL 2, THEN GO TO THE SOUTHWEST ROOM. GO DOWN 2 LEVELS, THEN LOOK FOR 
    A SECRET DOOR IN THE NORTH WALL OF THE NORTHWEST ROOM.
    
    Q: HOW DO I GET TO THE TEMPLE OF SINGULARITY?
    A: YOU'LL NEED THE BALLOON. TALK TO LADY ISABELLA IN MINOC. ONCE YOU'VE GOT THE 
    BALLOON, GO TO THE SLAB USING YOUR MOONORB, THEN SAIL NORTH OVER THE MOUNTAINS 
    USING THE BALLOON. 
    
    Q: HOW DO I GET INTO SUTEK'S CASTLE? 
    A: FIRST, YOU'LL NEED TO BLOW UP THE DOOR WITH A POWDER KEG. THEN, LOOK 
    EVERYWHERE FOR SECRET DOORS.
    
    Q: I'M ON LEVEL 2 OF SUTEK'S CASTLE, BUT CAN'T GO ANY FURTHER. WHY?
    A: IN THE ROOM AT THE NW CORNER, YOU'LL NEED TO THROW THE WALL SWITCH ON THE 
    RIGHT- NOT THE FLOOR LEVER. WHEN YOU GET TO THE HORSE, TURN RIGHT. ON THE NEXT 
    LEVEL DOWN, HEAD SOUTH THEN TAKE THE SECOND PASSAGE HEADING EAST. TAKE THE 
    LADDER DOWN. THE PLANS ARE ON LEVEL 4- SEARCH THE BALLOONIST LYING ON THE GROUND 
    AT 65S 52E.
    
    Q: WHY CAN'T I GET ANYWHERE IN DUNGEON WRONG?
    A: FIRST, GO ONE ROOM TO THE RIGHT AND TAKE THE LADDER. NOW, GO STRAIGHT NORTH 
    AND THROW THE LEVER AT 11:00, THE ONE BELOW THE TOP LEFT LEVER. NOW, GO TWO 
    ROOMS TO THE LEFT AND THROW THE LEFT LEVER. GO TO THE ROOM ALL THE WAY ON THE 
    RIGHT, IN THE MIDDLE ROW OF THE 3 ROWS OF ROOMS. THROW THE LEVER. GO TO THE ROOM 
    ALL THE WAY ON THE LEFT, IN THE MIDDLE ROW. TAKE THE LADDER TO LEVEL 3, AND LOOK 
    IN ALL THE ROOMS ON LEVEL 3 FOR A SECRET DOOR. 
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    ULTIMA THE FALSE PROPHET
    
    HINT SHEET
    
    SECTION 2 HINTS:
    
    *****WARNING!!!!***** READ THIS SECTION AT YOUR OWN RISK!!
    THIS SECTION CONTAINS EXACT LOCATIONS OF ITEMS AND COMPLETE SOLUTIONS OF 
    PUZZLES!! We suggest that you only refer to this section after trying everything 
    you can think of- when you are truly stumped!
    
    LOCATIONS OF THE RUNES:
    
    1-COMPASSION: IN THE TOWN OF BRITAIN, TALK TO THE LITTLE GIRL ARIANA IN THE 
    CONSERVATORY. YOU WILL THEN NEED TO GET PERMISSION FROM HER PARENTS AT THE BLUE 
    BOAR TAVERN, WHICH IS JUST TO THE RIGHT OF THE CONSERVATORY, ACROSS THE ROAD.
    2- HONESTY: THE RUNE IS IN BEYVIN'S TOMB. MANREL, HIS BROTHER, HAS THE KEY. LOOK 
    FOR MANREL AT THE BLUE BOTTLE TAVERN IN MOONGLOW. TO FIND THE ENTRANCE TO THE 
    CRYPTS, LOOK AT THE WALL TO THE RIGHT OF THE PAIL OF MILK IN THE SMALL ROOM AT 
    THE UPPER RIGHT OF THE BLUE BOTTLE TAVERN.
    3- HONOR: ON THE PEDESTAL IN THE CENTER OF TRINSIC.
    4- HUMILITY: TALK TO THE MAYOR IN NEW MAGINCIA. WILLIAM IS IN THE FIELDS TO THE 
    NORTH. CONOR STARFALCON IS ON THE DOCK AT THE SOUTH END OF THE ISLAND.
    5- JUSTICE: TALK TO THE PRISONER IN THE JAIL IN YEW: ONCE YOU HAVE THE KEY, GO 
    THROUGH THE DOOR ON THE EAST WALL. USE THE UNLOCK SPELL ON THE SOUTH DOOR. THE 
    PLACE THE PRISONER MENTIONS IS IN YEW.
    6-SACRIFICE: TALK TO SELGANOR IN MINOC. BEN IN THE FOREST OUTSIDE OF YEW HAS A 
    LOG. TAKE IT TO THE SAWMILL OUTSIDE OF MINOC AND HAVE THEM MAKE IT INTO A BOARD. 
    JULIA IN MINOC WILL MAKE IT INTO A SET OF PANPIPES. GWENNO CAN TEACH YOU 
    "STONES".
    7- SPIRITUALITY: TALK TO MARNEY, THE LITTLE GIRL IN SKARA BRAE. 
    8- VALOR: TALK TO ANDY (LYSSANDRA) IN THE TAVERN IN JHELOM.
    
    LOCATIONS OF THE MAP PIECES:
    
    1. SEARCH THE SHIPWRECKS ON THE ISLANDS WEST OF SERPENT'S HOLD, AT 71S, 15E.
    2. IN THE DUNGEON SHAME, NEAR BRITAIN, AT 6S, 8W, GO TO THE 4TH LEVEL AND FIND 
    THE PIRATE YBARRA. BRING PLENTY OF FOOD WITH YOU.
    3. TALK TO HEFTIMUS, THE ONE-ARMED BEGGAR IN JHELOM. THE MAP PIECE IS ON THE 3RD 
    LEVEL OF THE DUNGEON HE TELLS YOU ABOUT. LOOK FOR THE DUNGEON NEAR 34N, 24E.
    4. TALK TO ARTUROS, ONE OF THE GYPSIES OUTSIDE OF TRINSIC. YOU DON'T HAVE TO PAY 
    MORE THAN 50 GOLD PIECES- HAGGLE WITH HIM. THE GYPSIES MOVE AROUND, BUT LOOK 
    NEAR 41S, 12E- IF THEY'RE NOT THERE RIGHT AWAY, YOU MAY HAVE TO HANG AROUND 
    TRINSIC AWHILE . . . USE IT AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO TALK TO SANDY AND DO WHATEVER 
    ELSE YOU NEED TO DO IN TOWN.
    5. MORCHELLA IN SERPENT'S HOLD HAS A PIECE. THE ITEM SHE WANTS CAN BE FOUND IN 
    THE DUNGEON DESTARD, OR BY TELLING CORONA YOU WANT TO JOIN THE ORDER OF THE 
    SILVER SERPENT.
    6. LOOK IN THE BASEMENT OF THE PIRATE'S HOUSE ON DAGGER ISLE AT 18N, 79E.
    7. MENTION 'PIRATES' AND 'SANDY' TO THE MAYOR OF TRINSIC, AFTER YOU'VE DONE WHAT 
    SANDY (THE COOK IN TRINSIC) ASKS YOU TO DO. 
    8. LOOK ON THE 4TH LEVEL OF THE ANT MOUNDS SOUTH OF THE SHRINE OF SACRIFICE. THE 
    MAP IS AT 25N, 86E.
    
    NEXT, GO BACK TO HOMER FOR INSTRUCTIONS. BE SURE TO GIVE HIM THE ITEM HE ASKS 
    FOR!! IT'S OF NO USE TO YOU, AND WILL HAVE AN ADVERSE EFFECT ON YOUR SPELL 
    CASTING WHILE YOU HAVE IT IN YOUR INVENTORY- PLUS YOU'LL LOSE LOTS OF KARMA IF 
    YOU DON'T GIVE IT TO HIM.
    
    
    LOCATIONS OF THE BALLOON PARTS:
    
    BALLOON PLANS:  ON THE 4TH LEVEL OF SUTEK'S CASTLE,  GO TO 65S 52E- SEARCH THE 
    MAN LYING ON THE GROUND.
    
    SILK: BRING 40 PIECES OF SPIDER SILK TO THE THREAD MAKER IN PAWS.
    
    CLOTH: BRING THE THREAD TO CHARLOTTE IN NEW MAGINCIA.
    
    BALLOON BAG: BRING THE CLOTH TO THE CLOTHES MAKER IN PAWS AND SHE'LL SEW IT INTO 
    A BAG.
    
    ROPE: BUY FROM THE ROPE MAKER IN PAWS.
    
    BASKET: MICHELLE IN MINOC WILL WEAVE IT.
    
    CALDRON: IN THE FIRST LEVEL OF THE SEWERS UNDER LORD BRITISH'S CASTLE. 
      
    USE THE PLANS AND YOU'LL HAVE THE BALLOON.
    
    
    
    
    ULTIMA: THE FALSE PROPHET- ITEM LOCATIONS
    
    
    RING 2: BUCCANEER'S CAVE, LEVEL 2, SOUTHWEST AREA
    
    RING 4 (INVISIBILITY): STEAL FROM PENUMBRA'S LOCKED ROOM; CYCLOPS OR SPIDER 
    CAVE; STEAL FROM XIAO NORTH OF LYCAEUM; IN THE  MOUSEHOLE WITH THE RUNE OF 
    VALOR; STEAL FROM NICODEMUS(SECRET DOOR NEXT TO FIREPLACE); NORTH ROOM, LEVEL 4 
    OF CRYPTS; WEST ROOM, LEVEL 4 OF CRYPTS; STEAL FROM HOUSE IN NEW     
    MAGINCIA(42S 56 E); STEAL FROM LOCKED ROOM IN TRINSIC( 47S,12E): BLOW DOOR WITH 
    POWDER KEG
    
    ENERGY WAND: LORD BRITISH'S CASTLE; STEAL FROM XIAO; IN BUCCANEER'S CAVE, LEVEL 
    3 SW; STEAL FROM NICODEMUS(SECRET DOOR); IN THE DRAGON'S DEN, LEVEL 4 OF DUNGEON 
    DESTARD,13 N 16W; STEAL FROM HOUSE IN NEW MAGINCIA(42S 56E)
    
    FIRE WAND: EAST ROOM, LEVEL 4 OF CRYPTS
    
    INNS: MINOC, $5; BRITAIN, $48; PAWS, $30; 
    
    MAGIC ARMOR: BUY IN TRINSIC; DRAGON'S DEN IN DUNGEON DESTARD
    
    
    
    MAGIC SHIELD: STEAL FROM UNDER PLANT ON NEW MAGINCIA AT 44S 55E; HAVE CORONA 
    MAKE ONE FOR YOU
    
    TRIPLE CROSSBOW: ASK GWENNETH AT IOLO'S BOWS ABOUT 'CROSSBOW'; FIRST YOU MUST 
    SPEAK TO SOMEONE IN MINOC ABOUT CROSSBOWS
    
    SEXTANT: BUY AT THE OBSERVATORY NORTHEAST OF THE LYCAEUM, ACROSS THE BRIDGE, AT 
    7S, 80E, FROM EPHEMERIDES; IN PIRATE'S CAVE, 1ST LEVEL; STEAL FROM LOCKED ROOM 
    IN TRINSIC
    
    MAGIC BOW: SHAME, NORTH END OF LEVEL 3, 42N 11E; BUY IN BRITAIN
    
    GLASS SWORD: DRAGON'S DEN IN DESTARD; PIRATE'S BASEMENT ON DAGGER ISLE
    
    DIRECTIONS TO PIRATE'S CAVE: GO TO ISLAND AT 59S 49E, ALMOST DUE SOUTH OF NEW 
    MAGINCIA. FIND THE 3 STONES AND STAND IN THE CENTER. THEN WALK 3 PACES DUE 
    SOUTH, 9 PACES WEST, THEN 12 PACES SOUTH. YOU SHOULD BE NEXT TO AN OLD DEAD 
    TREE, AT 59S 50E. DIG IN THE PATCH OF DIRT JUST SOUTH OF YOU.
    
    POTIONS:	RED:  	    	CURE POISON 	    
         		GREEN:	POISON
    		WHITE: 	X-RAY VISION	     
    		YELLOW:	RESTORES HIT POINTS
    		BLACK:	INVISIBILITY	
    		VIOLET:	TEMP. RAISES ARMOR POINTS
    		ORANGE:	SLEEP		
    		BLUE:		WAKES YOU UP
    
    
    END GAME:  USE HUMAN LENS ON LEFT, GARGISH LENS ON RIGHT. USE THE MOVE COMMAND 
    TO PLACE THE 8 MOONSTONES IN THE VORTEX CUBE, THEN PLACE THE VORTEX CUBE ON TOP 
    OF THE CODEX. 
    
    
    
    

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