(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…
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:
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…
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!