|Opposes the Virtue:||Compassion|
|Word of Power:||VILIS|
Despise, a natural cave system in the Serpent's Spine mountains north of Britain, is one of the eight famed dungeons of Britannia. The Stranger explored it first during the Quest of the Avatar and returned to it many times after that.
- Main article: Despise (Ultima IV)
- Main article: Despise (Ultima V)
Also know as the "Maze of Lost Souls", as a sign in Runic reads at the entrance, the caves were sealed after the end of the Quest of the Avatar by the Great Council to lock the horrors within. During Ultima V The Avatar yelled the Word of Power "VILIS", learned from Annon, to open the entrance. The cave is a twisting maze of pit traps and ladders and now connects to the newly formed Underworld near where Captain Johne and the wreck of the Ararat were found.
- Main article: Despise (Ultima VI)
A mine supplying much of the gold for Britannia. It is a series of twisting tunnels connected to large caverns.
- Main article: Despise (Ultima VII)
After that time, Despise fully became a cave system again. In Ultima VII, the Sphere Generator of the Guardian was located in it. Also, the mage Selvyn and his band of rebels had built his fortress on top of Despise, with stairs from the dungeon into it. Brother Wayne, the missing monk, was found there as well.
In Ultima VII, the locations for Despise and Shame are inverted on the world map.
- Main article: Despise (Ultima IX)
In Ultima IX, the former cave system was turned into a dungeon. Before the Great Cataclysm, a mage by the name of Kiran chose the dungeon as his new abode. He refurnished the place, constructing an underground fortress. His magic shield is hidden inside. The treasure hunters Castro, Felix, Thadious, and the late Mourdin were found inside, having gone on the quest to find the Kiran Stones.
The cavern Despise is a featureless maze of twisty passages and dizzying corridors. Its entrance lies among the mist-shrouded mountains of the central Serpent's Spine.
Britain, the capital city, expands in all directions save one: towards the dungeon of Despise. Since time immemorial, this dungeon has drawn creatures fearful of the world above. Herein, their fears gather strength and force and are directed at all who dare to enter. The fearful beasts save special attention for the forces of light, for those who with a weakness for the truth. /they must endure nasty traps, terrible pranks, and direct assaults as they search for the many treasures contained herein.
- Despise is the only dungeon in Ultima V with no dungeon rooms at all.
- It is also the only dungeon named after a verb instead of a noun.
|Cities||Yew ☥ Minoc ☥ Skara Brae ☥ Britain ☥ New Magincia ☥ Moonglow ☥ Jhelom ☥ Trinsic|
|Castles||Castle Britannia ☥ Empath Abbey ☥ Lycaeum ☥ Serpent's Hold ☥ Castle of Fire|
|Towns||Buccaneer's Den ☥ Cove ☥ Paws ☥ Terfin ☥ Vesper|
|Shrines||Compassion ☥ Honesty ☥ Honor ☥ Humility ☥ Justice ☥ Sacrifice ☥ Valor ☥ Spirituality ☥ Shrine of the Codex|
|Dungeons||The Abyss ☥ Covetous ☥ Deceit ☥ Despise ☥ Destard ☥ Doom ☥ Hythloth ☥ Shame ☥ Wrong|
|Cities||Fawn ☥ Furnace ☥ 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|
|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|