Zak, from Ultima Underworld
When the Avatar found Zak on the third level of the Abyss in Ultima Underworld I, he had developed an almost lethal fear of the darkness and obsessively collected light sources to keep the darkness at bay. At first, Zak hadn't much to teach the Avatar. Later, the Avatar learned that Zak had stolen the Taper of Sacrifice from the Knights of the Crux Ansata. After returning to Zak, the hungry man agreed to exchange the Taper for some fish. After hearing from Delanrey that Zak had her candelabra, the Avatar told her of having met Zak and where he could be found.
Most likely Garamon rescued him when he teleported everyone out of the doomed colony.
- In the Ultima Underworld I Clue Book, Tyball admits that it was him who had implanted this fear of darkness into Zak.
- According to a female mage on Level 7 of the Abyss, Zak used to be a talented knight, before something unknown happened to him, causing his madness and he somehow joined the Outcasts and bandits.