| Ness Creature|
Ness Creature, from Ultima I manual
|Also known as:||Sea Monster|
|First appearance:||Ultima I|
|Last appearance:||Ultima II, "Sea Monster"|
The ness creatures (or "sea monsters") were the bane of all seamen. Found in lakes and oceans, it was a serious threat to shipping whenever it is encountered. The existence of these creatures was eventually verified when one sank the frigate Pembroke in full view of an armada. These creatures disappeared after the destruction of Minax.
They were found, as said, in the ocean.
The seas surrounding Sosaria are home to a number of beasts, among which numbers the dread Ness Creature. For many years these reptilian behemoths were thought to be naught but the workings of the overwrought imaginations of mariners. The sinking of the frigate Pembroke in plain view of a small armada hath disproven this belief.
If it weren't so big, it might be a swan - until it comes after your frigate.