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Garth
Garth
Garth, from Ultima VII Part Two
Species: Human
Appearances
Ultima VII Part Two
Location: Fawn

Garth was one of the Great Captains of Fawn, a city on the Serpent Isle in Ultima VII Part Two.

A fisherman by trade, Garth came from a wealthy family with powerful connections. At a young age, he was appointed as one of the three Great Captains of the city (those tasked with assisting Fawn's ruler, Lady Yelinda). Garth was not particularly well suited for the job, preferring to spend time chasing young women, but he still accepted the responsibilities that came with the office. He primarily represented the interest of the merchant captains.

Since he was one of the younger people of the city, Garth was sympathetic to "the Cause," an underground movement led by a young woman, Alyssand, working with a group of sailors and Fellowship members recently arrived from Britannia. Garth found them cordial enough, though he did not object when Kylista, the Priestess of Beauty, convinced Lady Yelinda to exile them from the city. Garth did agree with Alyssand that the Oracle of Beauty had become more of a political tool. He suspected Voldin, the senior man among the Great Captains, to be responsible. However, Garth was a coward at heart, unwilling to risk his own neck by getting too involved. Sensing this, Alyssand did not trust him.

When the Teleport Storms began ravaging Serpent Isle, Fawn was especially hard hit, losing its entire fishing fleet in addition to the Lighthouse. Garth was charged by Lady Yelinda with finding a way to sustain the people until the storms passed. During that time, the Avatar arrived in Fawn with three companions. One of them, Dupre, is soon charged with heresy and put on trial. Garth is completely unwilling to risk himself, going so far as to commit perjury to protect himself. However, during the course of the trial, it is discovered that Voldin and Kylista had indeed been manipulating the city for some time by secretly controlling the Oracle. Voldin is slain and Kylista jailed, leaving Garth and Joth the remaining Great Captains.

Like most of the citizens of Fawn, Garth is killed when the Insanity Bane (possessing the body of Iolo) destroys the city.

NotesEdit

  • If the Avatar is female, Garth declares her to be more beautiful than both Kylista and Yelinda.
  • If called as a witness at the trial, Garth viciously slanders the defendant--but is revealed to have completely confused Dupre with one of the Avatar's other companions!

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