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Dawn

The Hidden City of Dawn, Ultima III

Dawn is a magical town in Ultima III, located in the Dark Forest. It only appears appeared when both Moons are new.

Prior to Ultima III, Dupre made a sojourn to the city. He had been sent by Lord British, then king of Sosaria, who was in the process of commissioning a series of exploratory travels to provide detailed maps of his realm.[1]

In Ultima III, Dawn had the best weapons, armor and equipment available in Sosaria, although the prices for such goods were quite steep. The town consisted of an armoury, a weapon shop, stables, a healer, a grocery, an oracle, a tavern known as Ballyhoo, and a guild shop.

The inhabitants of Dawn gave the Stranger several clues as to how to obtain the Exotic Weapons and Exotic Armour. The townsfolk of Dawn insisted that the Stranger had to "dig" carefully on isles in order to find them. Some of them also mentioned that Ambrosia awaited, but gave no further information as to how to reach it.

In Ultima IX, a destroyed village named "Dawn" can be found. It is located in the mountains in the southeast part of Britannia, east of the frozen back-entrance to Destard. It had been destroyed by Talornia, who had enslaved the survivors.

Lore Edit

Through the deep mists of time, I searched for this -- the most beautiful and sacred of cities in all the realm. Though the secrets of its location I am pledged not to reveal, I can guide thee in these ways: Carefully search the cities of Britain and Moon, and through the fair castle of Lord British. Thy reward will be the knowledge required to learn the secret to her mysterious reappearances

Within the mighty walls of this great city are shops of all types where artisans, craftsmen, and traders sell their goods. 'Tis said, though I cannot attest to it myself, that magical weapons and armour are for sale here, and that the oracle here speaks true. Hidden well in a wooded corner are three wizards who can aid thee, for they know much of things exotic, and how best to find them. -Lord Dupre

- from Secrets of Sosaria (Ultima III)

References Edit

  1. Garriott, Robert. Ultima III Clue Book: Secrets of Sosaria. Origin Systems, Inc: 1983. Page 43.

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