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NEWS: Good day to thee All Ultima fans and Dragons. Well I really have to say sorry for taking this long to update the page. Some of you may be aware that for 4 months I have had little or no net acess, but that wont stop me! My greatest achievement so far was the unearthing of the Hunter Dragon Stories! Huge thanks go out to David Lynch and Mimi, David retrieved the Hunter epic and Mimi submitted a new Ultima Story which will go up soon. I woould like for people to continue their efforts to create or retrieve these stories. Oh finally the midis are found, now to get them working....

Ultima is a game with a rich tapestry of history and characters. This makes it ideal for writing fan fiction. This page has links to all the Ultima fan fiction on the Web that I know about, and provides a repository for those who do not have web sites of their own. Most, if not all of the writers of these stories are Ultima Dragons, if you are a fan of Ultima then you should check the club out.

If you're looking for other fan fiction, Fanfic Resources is a listing of available fanfic websites, fanzines, and information about fanfic in general for lots and lots of fandoms.

I will allow myself one small indulgence, and put Andrew Charlton as a term of respect first, the rest will appear in alphabetical order of author. I've got a good bit to put up so expect new stuff soon.

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Ultima Comics *UPDATED Feb 18th 2005
Comics carthering the Ultima 7 series! Great work, beautiful strips. More will be Said, and Its by a French Fan. Please enjoy...
(By Dam)
Ultima: The Mourning City
A story starring the Avatar, and set between Ultima Underworld 2, and Serpent Isle.
Strange things are afoot in the north of Britannia, but despite Lord British's best attempts at scrying the area, he can see nothing. He sends the Avatar to investigate.
--Erratic Dragon aka Erraticus aka Andrew Charlton.
Ultima Limericks *UPDATED Jan 4th 2000*
A limerick is a five line poem with a specific structure (AABBA), they are usually funny. Just follow the link to check some out.
(By Various Ultima Fans)
Virtuousness Day [1]
This story is kind of a mix between Ultima and the awesome movie "Independence Day". The Weyrmount is also here, with a few of my friends from the Weyrmount MOO. I'm not much of a writer, so I hope this story will be okay.
--Infinitron Dragon aka Tovi Almozlino
DAMN YOU, GUARDIAN! DAMN YOU!!!
I've noticed that there wasn't much of the fiction related to the magnificent Ultima 8. I hope to fill this searing gap with my epic story of courage, passion, empty stomachs and extreme silliness. Featuring heaps of familiar characters and places, it's laced with humour, product placement and subtle references to modern pop culture and that masterpiece of the silly fanfics that inspired me in the first place - Captain Huggies! I also must thank my brother Nicoli and my sister Olga for giving me lots of silly but often useful suggestions.
--Great Siberian Dragon aka Daria Angelova
New Year's Night in Britannia
I was inspired to write this poem after I read many parodies on the 'Christmas Eve' theme. Except I guess there can be no Christmas in Britannia, so I changed it to 'New Year's Night' instead. Enjoy!
--Great Siberian Dragon aka Daria Angelova
Captain Huggies [Intro] [Middle] [Epilogue]
From the dwagon who brought you such classics as "What If Wayne Campbell Was the Avatar?" comes a delightful satire of the Avatar and all things Ultima. Superbly drawn, the characters of the Avatar and Shamino (as Captain Huggies) become luminously alive, offering a glimpse into the author's twisted mind and displaying the full maturity of her literary power. OK, maybe not. But the story has got Dragons, Cinnabons, the Wet Noodle of Death, Richie Bears, Slurpees, and Spam, so read it!!!!!
--Skyblade Dragon aka Melissa Barlow
The Formation of Britannia
A historical account of the time between the destruction of Exodus and the Quest of the Avatar, during which Lord British struggles against the grandson of his old rival, The Lost King, which ultimately ends with the unification of the vast realm under the flag of Britannia, but not without a terrible price.
--Duodecimal Dragon aka Anthony Bongiovanni
The Jester Is Out
Just your basic, silly Dwagon-ish tale of how Blitz Dragon managed to ruin Rainbow's perfect day. It's loaded with inside jokes that most of you won't understand; this is what happens when you're bored at work.
--Rainbow Dragon aka Dave Behr
Prisons.
This piece of writing describes the time after the Avatar has liberated Castle British from its blackrock prison in Ultima Underworld II, Labyrinth of Worlds. The timeline coincides with the games. I have six months before we're shipped off to Serpent Isle, remember? And something happened in that time span, right? Or, at least something happened right after the blackrock prison crumbled to the ground. This something?
--BloodyCats Dragon
The Moonrift.
A new Moongate has been discovered over the island of Buccaneers Den. It leads to a neighbour realm of mystery and magic known as Razainshazzara... The Throne of Ether. This place is the focal point of all the Ether that fuels what we call magic, and evil forces seek to conquest it. The Ancients have sealed all known paths into the realm millinium ago, and the realm was safe until a Daemon, servant of the Seararchs, discovered the Moonrift (a Moongate that occurs naturally and appears normally as a jagged rift hanging in the air) from Britannia to Razainshazzara.
--Chandar Dragon aka D. Chad Brotherton.
Ultima VII Part III
The tale of what happened in Britannia while the Avatar was trapped in Pagan. Tells of the Companions' return, and the Guardian's conquest. Or, at least it will when it's finished.
--Goldenflame Dragon, aka Adam Burr
The Guardian: Ascension
The story of the Guardian... and his master.
--Goldenflame Dragon, aka Adam Burr
Sword Of Chaos [Part2 Scimitar Of Nightmares] [Part3 Spirit Blade] [Epilouge] *NEW Jan 30th 2001*
Finally Finished by the great dragon herself these are the revised stories and the finally finished edition of the story. I must congradulate her on this titanic undertaking, Well Done. This has to be one of the greatest things I have ever had the privilage of putting up. Check below for review.
--by Shadow of Light Dragon, aka Laura Campbell
The Dark Realm (Orginal)
(This is the original, see above for new material)The shattered remnants of the Black Gate spilled across the floor and vanished into nothingness accompannied by a satisfying scream of rage from the Guardian. We'd won. Britannia was safe once more.
Guess again.
My work as the Avatar is never done. I should have been spending my free time trying to find a way home, but the Guardian had other plans.
And I was at the center of them.
--ShadowOfLight Dragon, AKA Laura Campbell.
Birth of a Dragon
This is just a little something to get me warmed up...sort of to commemorate my becoming an Ultima Dragon (it's the highlight of the year for me to become part of a group of Ultima freaks :) ). It's quite short, but please tell me what you think. There'll be more to follow...
--by ShadowOfLight Dragon aka Laura Campbell .
The Black Ankh
Having just liberated Castle Britannia and all within from the Guardian's Blackrock prison-dome, again I felt that a little rest wouldn't be too much to ask for. Solving a Labyrinth of Worlds wasn't something I did every day, after all. The Guardian just laughed silently. He wasn't done with me yet... (The Black Ankh immediately follows Ultima Underworld II and is the sequel to The Dark Realm.)
--by Shadow of Light Dragon, aka Laura Campbell
A Boring Story
The Avatar has left for the Serpent Isle with his/her three companions on a quest to pursue the evil Batlin and rescue Iolo's missing wife Gwenno. Unfortunately, the Avatar is unaware of the cataclysmic events that is about to befall the multiverse...
SwiftHeart Rabbit has apparently gone mad and he plans to destroy the Ultima Dragons. Now his master, SwiftHeart Dragon, along with his two good friends, Rainbow and Underworld, embark on a quest to stop him.
--SwiftHeart Dragon aka Aubrey Chen.
Pulp Avatar Fiction
You've seen Pulp Fiction, you've played Ultima. Now the best of both worlds have been combined into one in the major epic Pulp Avatar Fiction.
--Blackthorn Dragon aka David Clarke.
Reservoir Companions
They were four hired companions assembled to attempt a virtuous undertaking. Then when their plans go awry in a bloody ambush, these hapless companions realize that one of them is a goblin spy. But which one?
--Blackthorn Dragon aka David Clarke.
The World of Pain
A single morning in the life of the Avatar -- a kind of morning that you usually do not read about in the chronicles. You get to glimpse into the dark, tormented side of Avatar's soul -- his deeds come back to haunt him...

It happened during Avatar's quest to prevent the Guardian from entering Britannia, but it could have happened any time. Take heed!
--Daermonestroer Dragon aka Victor A. Danilchenko

The Creation
This is somethign I wrote quite a while ago. In December of '96 I believe. It's a spoof off of: "How God created Earth and the Heavens with Linux."
Run through it, most people don't believe it's blasphemous. =)
--Draconi
The Mage's Quest
This is based on the game Ultima VII Part Two: Serpent Isle by Origin Systems Inc. It starts out sometime between the fall of Exodus and the Quest of the Avatar, and tells all about how the mage Erstam led a group of outcasts to a new world.
--Andros Dragon aka Chris Edwards
The Funny Poem
Gotta read it to believe, sorry
--Andros Dragon aka James Edwards
A Moody Piece
I wrote this a long time ago, immensely frustrated by not being able to keep Mortegro alive after he joined.
--Dalmar Dragon aka Z.P. Florian
Mac A Tattoo
A Captain-Huggies-inspired piece of inspired lunacy...
--Atticus Dragon aka Addison Godel.
Part of This Complete Breakfast
The sort-of-sequel to Mac A Tattoo; a serial story, presumably ongoing for a longish period of time, it satires Dragonly events in the middle of its marvellously odd plot. Think of it as the UDIC's Doonesbury.
--Atticus Dragon aka Addison Godel.
Not An Icicle
Not An Icicle was written because I was bored a long time after finishing POTCB. The ending is even more unsatisfactory than POTCB's, but it's here for completeness's sake. Early 1997.
--Atticus Dragon aka Addison Godel.
Justice
I was toying with the idea of writing more based on the other virtues to make 8 stories in all, a sort of 'Tales of Britannia', but I got busy. Real busy.
Most of the charactes in this story are an invention of my own. It was written sometime in February [1996] because I was experimenting with alternative characterisation in an established world. (Making up my own people, but using someone elses map, so to speak)
--Ianzu Dragon aka Hawkeye.
The Tale of Captain Johne
It is the Age of Enlightenment for Britannia. The dungeons have been sealed, the Codex of Ultimate Wisdom has been raised from the Abyss, and evil has been spurned from the land. But on the eve of a summer solstice, disaster strikes the frigate of Captain Johne, and he and his companions find themselves entrapped in the Underworld. It is an event far more cataclysmic than the Captain can imagine, for his imprisonment marks the beginning of his tragic destiny, and the dawn of a new age of darkness. . .
--A New Breed of Dragon aka Michael D.Hillborn
Ultima Stinx
An extremely ridiculous parody of Ultima 6. (It really helps if you view the intro while reading the first part) You'll either love it or hate it.
--Democh Dragon aka Donald Holten
The Chronicles of Lord British (Also, Suomeksi)
Chronicles of Lord British tells the story behind the mysterious Lord British. Is he Good or is he Evil, or something in between? As the story unfolds you will realize that things are much more complicated and hideous than meets the eye; Who is Guardian whom torments Britannia? Who are the mysterious Great Old Ones? Is there a God? Is Armageddon near? What is the meaning of life? This and more will be uncovered! In Finland the Chronicles span already over 30 chapters, over 300 kb's of text! And the effect to the people has been incredible: many religious Britishist Extremist Sects have been formed and Chronicles of Lord British merchandise sells like peanuts. So prepare for the Ultimate High Adventure and Road Movie: The Chronicles of Lord British!
--S. Autio ja T. Honkala
Ultima VII: The Return
This is a story a wrote over a course of two days. I had just finished playing Serpent Isle for the sixth time, and had always wondered what happened to the Companions. I hope you and all your guests enjoy this story as much as I enjoyed writing it.
--Houston Dragon aka John Hosie
Curse of the Avatar
A view of Pagan, following the events chronicled in Ultima VIII, told by Devon, Tempest of Tenebrae.
--Houston Dragon aka John Hosie
Climax of Pagan
Just to make you drool more over the possiblities that Ascension may hold........
--Orm-Embar aka Patrick Howell
The Tale of Hunter Dragon
This is a multi chapter story in progress using midi-format live update music that can be found on the dragon main pages. Each chapter is set to a different piece of music based on the mood of the story. The story takes place during the time period of Ultima 7, and revolves around the Guardian's threat to Britannia and the efforts of a small group of Dragons to aid in stopping him as well as saving the life of one Dragon's adopted human daughter. (Finally after many months, even years, of looking for these stories it was recovered. Thank You to everyone.)
--Hunter Dragon aka Derek R. Huff.
The Tale of Mecandes
The story of a swashbuckling bard's tragic past in a journey which takes him from Skara Brae to Jhelom and beyond. This story addresses his discovery of the new "magical" properties of the bard's music, and thus leads us into Ultima Online: Shattered Legacy.
--Mecandes Dragon aka Rob Huston.
The Hitchhikers Guide to the Void
This is obviously a parody of that most remarkable book. The story begins a year after Ultima IX when the Avatar shortly encounters a foe capable of destroying the entire Void. There are currently two episodes in perhaps a 5 episode "trilogy". Hope you enjoy them...
--Detherk Dragon aka Wyatt R Johnson.
The Tale of the Magebane
You've used the Magebane to save Britannia and Serpent Isle, but do you know how this mystic blade came to be? Before the times of the Guardian, the Magebane was created for a terrible purpose by a man driven by vengeance. But even creating the blade cost him more than he would have dreamed, and only brought the same fate upon him and his kin...
--Soleil Dragon aka Kaliph
The Dagger of the Mind
A grim tale which features parts from Ultima 7: The Black Gate but mainly set in Britannia during the end of Ultima 7 Part Two: Serpent Isle, this story tells of an assault of the Guardian on Castle British, featuring Sentri, Gorn and Tseramed, and a powerful artifact of terrible power.
E-mail me with your comments.
--The Amazing Dragon aka Stuart Kerrigan.
The Aftermath of Ultima VIII Pagan: The Lost Vale
Ever wonder what happened to the Pagans after Ultima VIII? This story tries to answer those questions as a group of Pagans mount an expedition which takes them into the Lost Vale, home to unique dangers and characters not found anywhere else in Pagan.

--The Amazing Dragon aka Stuart Kerrigan
The True Tale of Batlin
At last the true tale of the villain Batlin is told, starting from his shady past, and going on past his days exploring Britannia, and when he first met the Guardian, and finishes with the formation of the Fellowship.
--Alagner the Seer originally, but adapted by the Amazing Dragon aka Stuart Kerrigan
The Meeting of Two Worlds *NEW Jan 4th 2000*
Have you ever thought of the possibilities of King Arthur Pendragon, Merlin, and other Arthurian characters being transported to Britannia? Think about it- Lord British and King Arthur, The Avatar and Sir Lancelot, Nystul and Merlin! Interested? Then read the prologue of this projected story where the Avatar is faced with a new challenge- getting someone other than himself home...
--Chlorthos Dragon aka Steve McCrary
The Fearsome Passage *NEW Feb 1th 2001*
'Twas a fearsome passage, Avatar!' moaned Iolo.
It certainly was, and this fic details the horrors and tribulations suffered by the Avatar and his sla...Companions during the journey to the Serpent Isle.
It suggests reasons as to why the Avatar found loads of cool stuff in UW2 yet turned up in the Serpent Isle with very little in the way of decent weapons and armour. And why does he only take 3 companions with him? And what evil schemes are being hatched in Britannia in his absence? And just read it. Please. Someone.
WARNING: This story includes scenes of incredibly intense illiteration and bad puns.
--Tailrace Dragon aka Ewan Munro
Two Wanderers
I noticed that alot of the stories on here are either dramatic or comical. Mine is both or will be when I'm finished. Anyways it's about two people (They are modern teenagers!) who end up in Britannia. It's about their first coming there, then they realize they're stuck there. And it tells of their new life and adventures in Britannia. It involves all the characters and your average Britannian. Enjoy!!
--StormCloud Dragon, aka Nicole
You Know You're a Member of the UDIC When...
It's like one those things. Have you ever heard of them? You know you're a *whatever* when...and it gives a lot of inside joke type things that the group usually does. Just read it. You'll probably find it funny. I'm also looking for suggestions. Just tell me other things that you do as a dragon, e-mail me!
--StormCloud Dragon, aka Nicole
The Avatar in the Hat
I wrote this after a bad day. I have to give some credit to my brother, who gave me the idea, and my sick sense of humor. Enjoy!
--Paladia Dragon
Ultima on Strike
What if the Companions have had it with the stupid things we make them do in our stories? And what if they go on strike against the dumb story writers of the UDIC? And what if all this was a story? Quit trying to answer the questions and just read it!
--Paladia Dragon
Shamino: Warrior Princess
In the time of ancient gods, warlords, and kings, a land in turmoil cried out for a hero. He was Shamino, a not-so-mighty princess forged in the heat of battle. The power, the passion, the danger, his courage will change the world! Well, maybe not. Based on the ever-popular Captain Huggies comes Shamino: Warrior Princess!
--Paladia Dragon
And Never To Be Reclaimed *NEW Jan 4th 2000*
Its set twenty five years after Serpent Isle on Britannia, which has been conquered by the Guardian. I actually wrote it mainly out of protest because I feel Ultima 9's plot sucks. :-) If enough people like this story, I'll probably write "my" Ultima9, with a different plot. Anyways, I hope you enjoy this and I'm curious to what people think of it. (admittedly, though, I do believe it drags on in a few places).
--Miscellaneous Ultima Fan aka William Peters
A Night in the Life
Caught up in the questions in his head, the Avatar takes a rest and decides to dream. The visions flashing through his head take form, and he sees what is happening elsewhere...that there is more to the land than just a 'hero's' quest...on the threshold of greatness are so many others, and on the simple loneliness are yet more.
--CosmicPhoenix Dragon aka Phoenix
All I Ever Wanted
Ultima, the tale of the False Prophet, was much more important than some would believe. In fact, there is a reason why Brittania seems to change so incredibly between Ultima trilogies. Not only does this explain that, but it also delves into the true people of Brittania...and includes commentary on sudden acquiral of harpsichord skills.
--CosmicPhoenix Dragon aka Phoenix
The Shadow Within *UPDATED Jan 4th 1999*
When an ancient evil threatens to destroy her world, Aryn must seek help -from a place known as Britannia...
This is my first attempt at writing an Ultima fanfic, so I hope it's not too bad:) I'm going to explain(eventually) things such as the secrets of the universe, the creation of Britannia, the origins of blackrock, the fate of other worlds, and...I'll stop stalling and let you people read for yourselves:)
--FlameBlight Dragon aka Jasmyne Poste
The Avatar's Redemption
I made this one and it is about the proper story about what happened in the Black Gate.Its not suposed to be funny I did make a bad attempt at it near the start :). Since its my first I'll understand if people think its crap. ;) try not to!
--Frostreaver Dragon aka Keith O' Brien
Ultima: Core of Darkness
I wrote Core of Darkness in 1993 pretty much as a way to poke at the egos of a bunch of Prodigy Dragons -- all good-natured, of course, and all the dragons I poked at were ones I liked a lot and thought would appreciate being immortalized. It was originally going to be a lot longer than it is now, and a lot more consistent, but... I got kinda rushed towards the end. Anyway, it seems pretty kewl now, and I've had a lot of fan mail about it, so... I guess it's about time to actually get serious work done on the sequel I've promised all these years.
--Monomolecular Dragon aka Barry Ramirez.
This story is the basis for a MOO (Mud Object Oriented), called the Weyrmount MOO at weyrmount.sensemedia.net port 9020.
Avatar in Charge
Somewhere, along another time line, the Avatar tires of the hero biz and chooses a much different occupation: FAMILY LIFE. He marries Nastassia, the keeper of the Shrine of Compassion and jerky chef extraordinare. They eventually habe three children: Billy, Judy, and Josh. A typical family vacation to BuccaneerLand leads to a strange and extrordinary quest of finding their luggage...what will happen? I don't even know, cause I haven't written it yet...
--Shodan Dragon aka George Shannon.
Ankalwis
Deep within the bowels of the earth, within the immense Underworld, the cold silence is about to be broken as a tribe of underworld Dragons, the Sept, discovers the possibility of the existence of another world: the world above, held within the grip of the puppet Blackthorn, his stings pulled taught by the evil Shadowlords. A young Dragon is thrust into it, into a jouney of discovery, not only of a strange new land, but of his own mind...
--Shodan Dragon aka George Shannon.
The Dark Crucible [1] [2] (Zipped text)
This is basically a multi-layered fic with a ton of crossovers, and I must admit, it isn't Ultima-based. However, the Avatar *will* play a major role in the story, and is one of the main protagonists. This said, I think this qualifies this fic as an Ultima Fanfic.
--Demon Sword
DragonScales
This is a story set right before the beginning of Ultima 7, Part 2: Serpent Isle, about two dragons and a quest to save the honor and integrity of the dragons, and the weyrmount, while saving Britannia from a growing evil that only the dragons know of, and that only the dragons can defeat. The Avatar & friends have a brief part before departing to the Serpent Isle.
--Bones Dragon aka Ed T. Toton III.
Ultima, The Next Generation
A wild and wacky cross between Ultima, Star Trek the Next Generation, and Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Warning - EXTREMELY silly!!!
--Bones Dragon aka Ed T. Toton III.
The Ultimatum Chronicles
It's basically my rendition - one more "correct" - of what happened during the Ultima 1 era, put together by bits and pieces from around the Ultima series. Each and every fact in there has a basis, except the Dragons scene.
--Canuck Dragon aka David A. W. Uzumeri.
A Folded Universe

--Aaron Wellington
Loose Strings
A number of weeks ago a thread on r.g.c.u-d was discussing whatever happened to Iolo, Gwenno, Shamino etc. on Serpent Isle. I contributed with a farsical playlet suggesting one possible outcome; to this Lumina Dragon added and refined my work.
--"ME!" aka The Avatar and Lumina Dragon aka Kenneth Edward Whitten
The Path Not Taken...
Have you ever wondered what would have happened had the Avatar walked through the Black gate at the end of Ultima VII? Well, this story describes what might have occured had this actually happened. Lumina Dragon hereby presents, "The Path Not Taken...", story of what might have been.
-- Lumina Dragon, aka Kenneth Whitten

I will add links to other stories as I find them, if you have some then mail me at Web Master, please include a short blurb like the others on this page.


Thanks to Underworld Dragon, it was his idea, and he "hoped" someone else would do it.




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