Description EditPaws is a small coastal village south of Britain and west of the Fens of the Dead.
There is nothing out of the ordinary in the town. Paws is a farming town, as it has always been. The town now is very poor, with the seven-year drought having ruined most of the farmers. The Homeless Shelter is a bitter reminder of this. The only other thing that stands out is the Flour Mill at the river that runs through the town.
Not much is found economically in the town. Farmers that sell various products, a slaughterhouse, a mill and the Salty Dog tavern. Every other business had broken down when Paws went down.
Paws is a town that already existed in the time of Ultima I in the Lands of Lord British. Though it wasn't seen in Ultima II or Ultima III, it survived the cataclysm that formed Britannia, and became a farming center in Ultima IV. A wall was later erected around the town, and Paws was still a farming center by the time of Ultima V.
The walls were eventually razed, and the town expanded a bit. Besides farming, Paws also became famous for their weavers, their fame great at the time of Ultima VI.
Roughly 180 years later, a seven-year drought ruined most of the farmers of Paws. Poverty spread in the town, leaving it a broken shell. The poverty was still present in Ultima VII, with Paws only slowly recovering, while fearing to be swallowed by Britain.
By the time of Ultima IX, Paws was slowly being engulfed by the swamps and became a place of misery once more. The mayor or Britain, Aidon also carted all the sick and poor to Paws - arguing that this would help them to recover, and in turn to help the citizens of Paws. He eventually changed his policy after seeing his own daughter being carted to Paws and the situation slowly began to improve.
A village nestled on a cove near the southern edge of the Fens of the Dead, midway between Britain and Trinsic, Paws provides food and shelter for the traveler, as well as a change of horses.
This quaint coastal village lies halfway between the towns of Britain and Trinsic, where the weary traveler can obtain food, shelter and a change of horse. The mysterious islands known as the Fens of the Dead can barely be seen offshore near Paws. In these Fens, mages ofttimes seek the rare mandrake root and nightshade so necessary to their potent concoctions.
Paws is a small coastal village that, because of the continuous expansion of the capital city, has essentially merged with Britain. While there was a time when this village held a quaint rustic charm, in more recent years the village of Paws has languished in poverty. A terrible, seven-year drought has forced the closure of many of the local farms. The industry of Paws consists primarily of milling flour, dairy farming and meat curing. Paws is where The Fellowship runs its shelter for the poor.
In the small farming community of Paws, the fall of The Fellowship had one regrettable consequence: the closing of Feridwyn's shelter for the poor. Though embittered by the loss, Feridwyn and his wife are hard at work raising the money necessary to reopen the establishment, this time without the policy of exclusion to non-Fellowship members.
Never was there a sadder tale than that of the village of Paws. Once a steady farming community, Paws was washed away in the Great Cataclysm. All that remains are a few unsteady huts clutching at the fringe of the muck. To this fetid place, the mayor of Britain has sent the sick, the tired, and the poor wherein he claims they might live in peace and dignity. It is a cruel joke. While the citizens of Britain enjoy their freedom from sickness and poverty, the people of Paws call for their king whose attentions have been occupied by other matters. Promises of food and tools from Britain have yet to be fulfilled.
Ultima IV Edit
- Barren: hooded ranger
- Damsel: small druid
- Francesca: stablehand
- Greg: proprietor of the Folley Tavern
- Jingles: young mage
- Lady Tessa: wise lady
- Max: proprietor of The Market
- Pierre: proprietor of Light Armour
- Rob: proprietor of the Folley Tavern
- Sal: large barmaid
- Shiela: proprietor of The Magics
- Sir Hobie: tall muscular knight
- Sir Simon: wise lord
- Smith the Horse: white stallion
- Stablemaster: proprietor of the stables
- Sven: tall and burly lumberjack
- Zair the Wise: man of many years
Ultima V Edit
- Bandaii: mage
- Danfits: proprietor of The Guild
- Dr. Cat: tavernkeeper at The Cat's Lair
- Ferru: stablemaster at Wishing Well Horses
- Glinkie: adventurer
- Lorien: innkeeper at The Smugglers' Inn
Ultima VI Edit
- Arbeth: weaver
- Dr. Cat: tavernkeeper
- Dorin: shepherd
- Grison: miller
- Hendle: slaughterer
- Marissa: clothier
- Merideth: child
- Mortude: ropemaker
- Patrick: bard
- Thindle: weaver
- Timothy: innkeeper
- Ubermon: cheese maker
Ultima VII Edit
- Alina: concerned mother
- Andrew: milk seller
- Beverlea: shop owner
- Britta: wife of Feridwyn
- Camille: farmer
- Fenn: beggar
- Feridwyn: homeless shelter leader
- Garritt: child
- Komor: beggar
- Merrick: former beggar
- Morfin: slaughterer
- Polly: tavern owner
- Thurston: mill owner
- Tobias: farmer child
- Bella: windmill operator
- Hayley: healer
- Jared: orphan child
- Maribeth: daughter of mayor of Britain
- Peg-leg Joe: beggar
- Ugh: Troll at the entrance bridge
- Folley Tavern: tavern
- Light Armour: armoury
- The Magics: apothecary
- The Market: grocery
- Stables: stables
Things to see Edit
- In Ultima I, the cities of Paws (in the Lands of Lord British), Owen (in the Lands of the Feudal Lords), Gauntlet (in the Lands of the Dark Unknown) and Wheeler (in the Lands of Danger and Despair) were exactly the same. They had the same layout, stores, and people in it. Their only difference was their name and location in the map. They were basically the same city copied over in the different continents.
|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|