Ultima VII: Magic carpet ride

(This is part of my journey playing through Ultima VII. You can follow the entire series on the Nostalgia Lane page.)

I keep thinking that I’m going to finally leave Britain, but stuff keeps involving me.  However, I make this vow: By the end of this post, I will have this city firmly in my rearview mirror!  No distractions will keep me from my…

av1Nice try, Iolo!  I’m not falling for it!

av2What the heck, I’m tired of holding out from what is apparently the Cool Kids club of this game.  Might as well join the Fellowship, reap the rewards… and bring it crashing down from the inside.

Batlin gives me a multiple choice test with weird hypotheticals, such as why did I kill a small dog with a rock and would I rather let my wife or fiancee drown in a storm.  Good stuff.  I guess I pass, for Batlin gives me a package to bring to a guy in Minoc.

Hm, what else to do?  I swipe the stones of virtue from the museum (I assume they’re mine, anyway), head over to Sentri and grab his armor, and talk to that poor sod from Paws who got himself arrested for stealing apples to feed his family.  I couldn’t find Lord British after that to plead his case, so I’ll save that until some time later.  Sorry dude, glory awaits!

We head out of town and start following the mountains around, just enjoying the freedom from the bustle of urban life.  Ah, pixelated nature.  You smell like deer droppings.

Curving around a mountain range, our party follows a river into a cave and makes a startling discovery:

av3A genuine magic carpet!  With seats, no less!  My joy knows no bounds at this moment.

av4flying through the air so fancy free, my magic carpet, my magic carpet and meeee…

How awesome is this?  So awesome.  The carpet flies above everything — mountains, houses, water… everything.  The only downside is that it’s not really easy to control with the wonky framerate.

I should stop this post there, because there’s no way I’m going to top finding a magic carpet…

av5…unless, of course, I find a downed Kiltrathi fighter from Wing Commander.

Really.

Oh, Origin, you crack me up.  What a coincidence that I just finished playing Wing Commander AND I had a magic carpet in King’s Quest.  There’s a retro conspiracy afoot!

One thought on “Ultima VII: Magic carpet ride

  1. Ocho March 3, 2014 / 4:39 pm

    I can’t believe you found the magic carpet so early. Hold onto it, because it’s the best transportation there is. Only downside is trying to get your party to SIT THE HECK DOWN! They are fools.

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