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Vokes, from Ultima VII
Species: Human
Ultima VII
Location: Jhelom

Vokes is a fighter and mercenary native to Jhelom, training as a student in the Library of Scars under Master De Snel.

When the Avatar met Vokes in Ultima VII, the warrior was embroiled in a conflict with Sprellic, the owner of the Bunk and Stool. Due to a misunderstanding, Vokes thought Sprellic was had purposefully taken the "honor flag" from the Library of Scars, thereby proclaiming his superiority to all who trained there. In the interest of saving face, Vokes challenged Sprellic to a duel to the death, as did his fellow student, Syria, and a young prospective student named Timmons.

The Avatar eventually resolved the issue by having Kliftin, Jhelom's weapon's armorer and tailor, manufacture a replica honor flag, which was then returned to the Library. With what he thought was the honor flag returned, Vokes rescinded his challenge, satisfied that Sprellic's challenge to the academy was withdrawn, although disappointed with the lack of action.

Later, as recounted by Syria in Ultima Underworld II, Vokes found cause to beat Sprellic in his own inn, implying that tensions still ran high between the innkeeper and the students of the Library.

Trivia Edit

  • In Ultima VII the Avatar has several options by which the affair with Sprellic and the Library of Scars can be resolved. It is possible for the hero to kill Syria, Timmons and Vokes in combat as Sprellic's champion, or to simply murder Sprellic before the duel. The creation of the false honor flag, however, is considered the canonical solution, as Ultima Underworld II features Syria and mentions Sprellic as being very much alive.

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