Ultima 1- The First Age of Darkness
Technical File- Revision 2 5/2/95
Written by: Plaid Dragon (joepran@telerama.lm.com)

The newest version of this file is always availible from my homepage:
http://www.lm.com/~joepran/ultima.html

Note from the author- This is one of three hint files for Ultima 1. This file 
is called the tech file and should be U1TECH.TXT. The other two are the 
walkthrough and the hint files, U1WALK.TXT and U1HINT.TXT. If you are stuck, 
I highly recommend the hint file first as it deals with general Q&A. If you 
are still stuck (besides sending whatever is your question to Plaid Dragon for 
possible addition to the respective files), you should consult the 
walkthrough. This file is where you would look for general info, such as shop 
lists and prices and other such information. Oh yea, and I stuck the credits 
and revision history here too. Nyah.

Another note- This document will be in a state of flux until every detail is
hammered down (Rabbit Ears). I will alphabetize the towns and caves later. The 
missing section is incomplete as I'm not sure I've gotten everything. I'll add 
it in a day or so.

Table of Contents
1 Creating a character
1.1 The Races
1.3 The Sexes
1.3 The Professions
2 Getting along in the world
2.1 Commands
2.2 Status Screen
2.3 Status Bar
2.4 Coinage
3 The Lands of Lord British
3.1 Castles
3.2 Towns
3.3 Caves
3.4 Other Sights to See
4 The Lands of the Feudal Lords
4.1 Castles
4.2 Towns
4.3 Caves
4.4 Other Sights to See
5 The Lands of the Dark Unknown
5.1 Castles
5.2 Towns
5.3 Caves
5.4 Other Sights to See
6 The Lands of Danger and Despair
6.1 Castles
6.2 Towns
6.3 Caves
6.4 Other Sights to See
7 Quest Reference
8 Item Reference
8.1 Weapons
8.2 Armor
8.3 Spells
8.4 Transportation
8.5 Other
9 Credits

Section 1: Creating a Character
1.1 The Races

In Ultima 1, You have the choice of 4 races. These are human, dwarf, elf, and bobbit. While I have
no idea what the differences are, I'm going to hazard a guess. Mail me if you know more.

Human- Average in everything
Dwarf- High Strength, good for fighters
Elf- High Intelligene, good for wizards
Bobbit- ??? Good at cutting off extremities?

1.2 The Sexes

In Ultima 1, you can be either male or female. What the difference is, I don't know. Another mail 
me if you know.

Male- Possible higher strength?
Female- Possible higher intelligence?

1.3 The Professions

In Ultima 1, you can be one of 4 professions. They are fighter, cleric, wizard, and thief. I don't
think they coorespond to the 4 races tho. Once again, I'm going to hazard a guess.

Fighter- Requires high strength, best at fighting
Cleric- Requires high wisdom, good spell casting
Wizard- Requires high intelligence, good spell casting
Thief- Requires high agility, golod stealing

Section 2: Getting along in the world
2.1 The Commands

The following is a list of all of the commands and what they do:

A Attack- Attacks an enemy using readied weapon. Same as numeric keypad
B Board- Board a craft such as a ship
C Cast- Cast the currently readied spell
D Drop- ???
E Enter- Enters a town, cave, or castle
F Fire- Fire a weapon (like the airship's laser)
G Get- Gets an item (such as Mondain's Gem)
H Hyperjump- Warp in space to sector that you are heading to (if in forward view)
I Inform and Search- Tell wher you are or what you are on
K Climb- Climb up or down a ladder in a dungeon
N Noise- Turn walking noise either off or on
O Open- Open a coffin in a dungeon
Q Quit- Saves game (does NOT actually quit)
R Ready- Ready a weapon, armor, or spell
S Steal- Steal from a castle's stores
T Transact- Talk to king or shopkeeper
U Unlock- Unlock a door in a castle (if you have the key)
V View- Change view in the space ship
X Exit- Exit a craft
Z Status- Get status information

2.2 Status Screen

The status screen can be reached by pressing Z. In each case except hip points, the maximum is 99

Hit Points- How many hit points you have left
Strength- How strong you are (determines fighting damage?)
Agility- How agile you are (determines hit success?)
Stamina- How much stamina you have (determines taken damage?)
Charisma- How much charisma you have (determines ???)
Wisdom- How much wisdom you have (determines spell power and success?)
Intelligence- How smart you are (determines spell power and success?)

2.3 Status Bar

The status bar is in the lower right corner of the screen. In all cases, the maximum is 9999.

Hits- Same as hit points in status screen
Food- How much food you have left (0=dead)
Exp.- How much experience you have (Levels every 1000 pts)
Coin- Total amount of money that you have

2.4 Coinage

This is a convient list as to how much each coin is worth. Totally unnecessary as the total
number of coins are on the screen at all times.

Gold Coin- 100
Silver Pieces- 10
Copper Pence- 1

Section 3: The Lands of Lord British
3.1 Castles

Castle of Lord British
Quest: Find Grave of the Lost Soul

Castle of the Lost King
Quest: Kill a Gelatinous Cube

3.2 Towns

City of Britian
Weapons: "The Weapon Shop of Lord Eldric D'Charbonneux"
	Mace - 8
	Rope & Spikes - 20
	Great Sword - 38
	Amulet - 65
	Staff - 98
Armor: "The Armor Shop of Lord Eldric D'Charbonneux"
	Leather Armor - 46
	Chain Mail - 92
	Plate Mail - 138
	Vacuum Suit - 184
	Reflect Suit - 230
Transportation: "Scooter's Super Duper Transport, Inc."
	Horse - 37
	Cart - 148
	Raft - 333
	Frigate - 592
	Aircar - 925
	Shuttle - 1332
Magic: "Mad Chad's Magic Shoppe"
	Open - 5
	Magic Missile - 15
	Ladder Down - 25
Food: "Li'l Karelia's Finnish Grocery"
	Food - 5 for 10
Pub: "Pub de Varg"
	Drink - 1

City of Paws
Weapons: "Cold Steel Creations"
	Dagger - 5
	Axe - 13
	Sword - 28
	Bow & Arrows - 50
	Wand - 80
Armor: "Hammer -n- Anvil"
	Leather Armor - 46
	Chain Mail - 92
	Plate Mail - 138
	Vacuum Suit - 184
	Reflect Suit - 230
Transportation: "Quality Transport Ltd."
	Horse - 37
	Cart - 148
Magic: "Psychic Sam's Magic Emporium"
	Unlock - 10
	Ladder Up- 30
Food: "Brown Bag"
	Food - 5 for 10
Pub: "Teaser's House"
	Drink - 1
		
City of Moon
Weapons: "The Tempered Steel"
	Dagger- 5
	Axe - 13
	Sword - 28
	Bow & Arrows - 50
	Wand - 80
Armor: "Max's Armoury"
	Leather Armor - 46
	Chain Mail - 92
	Plate Mail - 138
	Vacuum Suit - 184
	Reflect Suit - 230
Magic: "Mystic Mylinda's"
	Unlock - 10
	Ladder Up- 30
Food: "Adventurer's Suppily Post"
	Food - 5 for 10
Pub: "Ye Olde Local Pub"
	Drink - 1

City of Faun
Weapons: "The Razor's Edge"
	Mace - 8 
	Rope & Spikes - 20
	Great Sword - 38
	Amulet - 65
	Staff - 98
Armor: "The Iron Fist"
	Leather Armor - 46
	Chain Mail - 92
	Plate Mail - 138
	Vacuum Suit - 184
	Reflect Suit - 230
Magic: "Words of Power"
	Open - 5
	Magic Missile - 15
	Ladder Down - 25
Pub: "Dr. Cat's Lair"
	Drink - 1

City of Tune
Weapons: "Weapontry Supply"
	Mace - 8 
	Rope & Spikes - 20
	Great Sword - 38
	Amulet - 65
	Staff - 98
Food: "Fastest Freshest Food Market"
	Food: 5 for 10
Pub: "Kurstable's Corner"
	Drink - 1

City of Montor
Weapons: "The Bloody Blade"
	Mace - 8 
	Rope & Spikes - 20
	Great Sword - 38
	Amulet - 65
	Staff - 98
Food: "Fresh Food Marketplace"
	5 for 10
	
City of Grey
Weapons: "Cold Steel Creations"
	Dagger - 5
	Axe - 13
	Sword - 28
	Bow & Arrows - 50
	Wand - 80
Armor: "Custom Armor Works"
	Leather Armor - 46
	Chain Mail - 92
	Plate Mail - 138
	Vacuum Suit - 184
	Reflect Suit - 230
Transportation: "Sly Sam's Transportation Specialists"
	Horse - 37
	Cart - 148
	Raft - 333
	Frigate - 592
	Aircar - 925
	Shuttle - 1332
Magic "The Unleashed Spell"
	Unlock - 10
	Ladder Up - 30
Food: "Exploration Provisioners"
	5 for 10
Pub: "Dav's House-o-Suds"
	Drink - 1
	
City of Yew
Weapons: "The Duelo Shop"
	Dagger - 5
	Axe - 13
	Sword - 28
	Bow & Arrows - 50
	Wand - 80
Armor: "Defense Specialities Unlimited"
	Leather Armor - 46
	Chain Mail - 92
	Plate Mail - 138
	Vacuum Suit - 184
	Reflect Suit - 230
Transoprtation: "O.K. New and Used Transport"
	Horse - 37
	Cart - 148
	Raft - 333
	Frigate - 592
	Aircar - 925
	Shuttle - 1332
Food: "Rations Unlimited"
	5 for 10
Pub: "Mary's Midway"
	Drink - 1
		
3.3 Caves

All caves have 10 levels. 

Dungeon of Montor
The Mines of Mt. Drash
Mondain's Gate to Hell
The Dungeon of Perinia
The Unholy Hole

3.4 Other Sights to See

Tower of Knowledge - Intelligence
Pillars of Protection - Agility

Section 4: Lands of the Feudal Lords
4.1 Castles

Castle Rondorin
Quest: Kill a Carrion Creeper- Green Gem

Castle Brataria
Quest: Find the Southern Sign Post

4.2 Towns

City of Arnold - This city is a mirror image of Britain. See above for info.
City of Owen - This city is a mirror image of Paws
City of Linda - This city is a mirror of Moon
City of the Snake - This city is a morror of Grey
City of Gerry - This city mirrors Yew
City of Helen - This city mirrors Faun
City of Wolf - This city mirrors Tune
City of John - This city mirrors Montor
 
4.3 Caves

Where Hercules Died
The Labrinth
Scorpion Hole
Gorgon Hole
The Horror of the Harpies II
The Savage Place
Advari's Hole

4.4 Other Sights to See

The Pillars of the Argonauts- Weapons
The Pillar of Ozymandias- Wisdom

Section 5: Lands of the Dark Unknown
5.1 Castles

Castle of the Black Dragon
Quest: Kill a Lich

Castle of Olympus
Quest: Find Pillar of Ozymandias

5.2 Towns

City of Nassau - This city mirrors Britain
City of Ponder - This city mirrors Yew
City of Stout - This city mirrors Faun
City of Imagiation - This city mirrors Montor
City of Wealth - This city mirrors Tune
City of Clear Lagoon - This city mirrors Moon
City of Poor - This city mirrors Grey

5.3 Caves

The Guild of Death
The Viper's Pit II
The Slow Death
The End...
The Troll's Hole
The Viper's Pit
The Tramp of Doom

5.4 Other Sights to See

The Sign Post
The Southern Sign Post- Charisma

Section 6: The Lands of Danger and Despair
6.1 Castles

Castle of Shamino
Quest: Kill a Balron

Castle of the White Dragon
Quest: Find Tower of Knowledge

6.2 Towns

City of Gorlab - This city mirrors Britain
City of the Brother - This city mirrors Yew
City of Dextron - This city mirrors Moon
City of Bulldozer - This city mirrors Montor
 
6.3 Caves

The Spine Breaker
The Morbid Adventure
Dead Man's Walk
Hole to Hades
Dungeon of Doom
The Skull Smasher

6.4 Other Sights to See

Eastern Sign Post - nothing
Grave of the Lost Soul - I forgot :(

Section 7: Quest Reference

In no particular order:

Lord British - Grave of lost soul
Lost King - Kill Gelatinous Cube
Rondorin - Kill Carrion Creeper
Brataria - Southern Sign Post
Black Dragon - Kill Lich
Olympus - Pillar of Ozymandias
Shamino - Kill Balron
White Dragon - Tower of Knowledge

Section 8: Item Reference

**Sorry, this section under construction**

Section 9: Credits

Due credit must go to the floowing people (in no particular order):

Dragon Name     Email Address                   Reason
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Fallible Dragon ?                               Putting this somewhere
Rolf Dragon     jmbeck@telerama.lm.com          Saying that he skimmed it

Section 10: Revision History

Revisions:
4/30/95         Document Began
5/02/95         Spell Check OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

**No jesters were harmed during the writing of this document**


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