Most adventurers strive to be honest, but thieves came up with these articles which can freeze everyone in their tracks, should the careless or unlucky thief be caught stealing. They also proved useful against foes on the battlefield. There were two known items that had this effect:
- In Ultima II, Strange Coins are used to Negate Time.
- In Ultima III, a mysterious Powder takes over these duties.
After the end of the Age of Darkness, these items were forbidden in Britannia in an attempt to combat thievery. Interestingly, a spell with the same function, An Tym, resurfaced in Ultima V. Known far and wide for their Honesty, mages were less likely put the spell to ill use.