Judge Dryden
Judge Dryden, from Ultima V: Lazarus
Species: Human
Ultima V: Lazarus
Location: Yew
Description: Head Inquisitor

Dryden on the NES

Judge Dryden is a corrupt judge and head inquisitor in Yew, who is in league with the Oppression, in Ultima V. If the Avatar isn't careful, he will arrest the hero in no time, since Dryden also gathers confessions, and can see the Avatar fast as guilty.

The Avatar, after getting a hint from weapon maker Tactus, met Judge Dryden to learn more about the Oppression. Mentioning Tactus after talking about the Oppression was the key to it. Dryden, pleased with this, sent the Avatar to Flain in Skara Brae, to join the Oppression.

Ultima V: Lazarus Edit

This is an Ultima V: Lazarus-related article or section. The information within may not apply to Ultima V or other Ultima games.

In Ultima V: Lazarus, Dryden had been a clerk and friend of Blackthorn's father during the time he was the high judge. Dryden remained friends and supported Blackthorn after his father's death, and eventually helped him create the Oppression. Dryden was the one that wrote the Ethics of Blackthorn from the guidelines Blackthorn defined.

At Blackthorn's request, Dryden offered the Avatar a deal: if the hero helped the Oppression, they would allow him and his companions to travel freely through Britannia. If the Avatar agreed, Dryden sent the hero to Lady Guinere, who would give the Avatar different quests to help the Oppression. The Avatar could then also pay Dryden the required fines to free Greymarch and Jerone.

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