Note: This is a HTML version of the Ultima: The False Prophet
hints, authored by Origin Systems.
Preface First and foremost: read the manual!!! If you will take the
time to read through the manual, from cover to cover, you will
find the answers to many of your questions! This is a very involved
game, and we've done our best to explain as much as possible in
the manual. Now, on to the hints. Section 1 hints will give you
some general hints. Section 2 hints will tell you everything about
a particular puzzle or item location. Therefore, we suggest you
try everything you can think of before referring to section 2,
and that you read only that particular hint that you need, so
as not to spoil the game for yourself.
Section 1 hints
Q: How do I get out of Lord British's castle? A: Go all the way south from Lord British, until you see the
portcullis (it looks like a door made of steel bars). To the left
and right are two small rooms with locked metal doors. Go into
your inventory and use key B, which you got from Lord British,
on one of the doors. Inside, you will find a lever. Look at it,
then move it. The portcullis will be open, and you can walk out
Q: What do I do next? A: The first step in completing the game is to free the shrines.
First, you will need the corresponding rune for each shrine. These
runes are usually found in one of the towns near each shrine-talk
to the leader of the town and he will tell you how to obtain the
rune. In section 2 of this hint sheet, we will list the exact
location of each rune. Don't peek unless you're really stuck!
You may free the shrines all at once, or one at a time, in any
order you wish. *Don't worry about the shrines of diligence, passion,
or control at this time!* They must be left for later in the game.
Q: How do I meditate? How do I go up levels? A: To meditate, stand next to the shrine and talk to it. Meditating
raises your levels. *note*: see page 28 & 29 in the manual
for important information before meditating!!
Q: How do I free the shrines? I've defeated the gargoyles,
but I can't touch the moonstone on the shrine, and I can't meditate.
A: You must stand next to the shrine, go into your inventory,
and use the corresponding rune on the shrine. *don't use the moonstones
you get from the shrines! You'll need them later!!* Use the moonorb
Lord British gave you for teleporting (the one that produces a
red moongate- see page 27 in the manual for locations.
Q: How do I use the chart on page 27 ? A: 'Avatar', at the center of the chart, means you. The locations
listed on the chart represent where you will go if you place the
moonorb in that space. For example, to teleport to Britain, use
the moonorb, then when the white box appears, use the directional
pad to move it until it's 2 spaces above you. The chart tells
you where to place the moonorb to go to each of the other locations
listed. ***Where you are standing and which direction you face
do not matter. What matters is where you place the orb in relation
to yourself.*** You cannot place the moonorb on top of an object
such as a tree, bush, rock, etc., And you cannot use it indoors.
Q: What are the best weapons to use? A: We suggest using weapons that allow you to attack from
a distance, such as the triple crossbow or magic bow. Remember
to keep plenty of arrows, or bolts for the crossbow, in each character's
inventory. The halberd is another weapon that can hit several
Q: Where do I get a triple crossbow? A: Ask Gwenneth at Iolo's bows about 'crossbow'; first you
must speak to someone in Minoc about crossbows.
Q: What do I use Sherry for? How do I use her? Where can I
find her? A: Sherry can be used to scout around corners, or to go into
spaces too small for the rest of the party to enter- *hint hint*!
The manual explains how to use Sherry on page 26. You will find
her in Lord British's castle, in one of the hallway passages.
Make sure you give her some cheese, from the dining room, or she
Q: I had sherry, or I had a moonstone, and now it's gone!!
What happened? A: Relax! She's in one of your characters' bags! Go into your
inventory and put the cursor on the bag. Press the 'X'
button, not the 'B' button!
Q: O.K., I've freed all the shrines. Now what? A: Well, the gargoyles are still around, right? Remember that
book of prophecies that Iolo grabbed just before you escaped the
stone slab? Try taking that to Mariah at the Lycaeum. Perhaps
she can translate it for you!
Q: Now what? A: Obviously you must find the second half of the tome. See
Q: How do I find the other half of the tome? A: First, you'll need to find the gypsies. There are 2 sets
of gypsies. For the ones you want, look in Trinsic. You may have
to stay around town awhile before they show up. Then, when you
get their information, look for Homer at the tavern.
Q: Where is Buccaneer's Den? A: You'll need a boat or a skiff, which can be purchased in
Minoc. Sail north from Serpent's Hold to get to Buccaneer's Den
Island, at 33S 34E.
Q: Where are the rest of the pieces of the map? A: First, find the ones Homer told you about. Then, talk to
Sandy the cook in Trinsic.
Q: Where is Mariah's Study? A: It's the room in the northeast corner of the Lycaeum building.
The silver tablet is on the desk- it says 'piece of silver' when
you pick it up.
Q: How do I get to the Gargoyles' Kingdom? What do I do first
there? A: Go through the Dungeon Hythloth- the entrance is on the
Isle Of The Avatar: Use your moonorb to go to the shrine of humility,
then look in the northeast corner of the shrine area. Look for
Captain John in the dungeon- he has a scroll that will teach you
the gargoyles' language. Use it immediately! Make sure you talk
to the young gargoyle Beh Lem first- he shows up right at the
exit from Hythloth, but only at noon. Listen to what he says,
then add him to the party. You must have him in your party, and
do what he says, to avoid being attacked by the whole gargoyle
Q: Where is Stonegate? A: Head south from Minoc in a skiff or a balloon. Stonegate
is at 10N, 37E. **Don't attack the Cyclops!!** Talk to him!
Q: How do I get a fish for the Cyclops in Stonegate? A: Take the fishing rod from Stonegate, go outside, and use
it in the nearby river.
Q: Why can't I open the doors on the first level down in Stonegate?
A: Go back upstairs, walk south from the outside door until
you hit the wall, and look for a secret door.
Q: Where in Stonegate is the vortex cube? A: Go to level 2, then go to the southwest room. Go down 2
levels, then look for a secret door in the north wall of the northwest
Q: How do I get to the Temple Of Singularity? A: You'll need the balloon. Talk to Lady Isabella in Minoc.
Once you've got the balloon, go to the slab using your moonorb,
then sail north over the mountains using the balloon.
Q: How do I get into Sutek's Castle? A: First, you'll need to blow up the door with a powder keg.
Then, look everywhere for secret doors.
Q: I'm on level 2 of Sutek's Castle, but can't go any further.
Why? A: In the room at the NW corner, you'll need to throw the
wall switch on the right- not the floor lever. When you get to
the horse, turn right. On the next level down, head south then
take the second passage heading east. Take the ladder down. The
plans are on level 4- search the balloonist lying on the ground
at 65S 52E.
Q: Why can't I get anywhere in dungeon wrong? A: First, go one room to the right and take the ladder. Now,
go straight north and throw the lever at 11:00, the one below
the top left lever. Now, go two rooms to the left and throw the
left lever. Go to the room all the way on the right, in the middle
row of the 3 rows of rooms. Throw the lever. Go to the room all
the way on the left, in the middle row. Take the ladder to level
3, and look in all the rooms on level 3 for a secret door.
Section 2 hints
This section contains exact locations of items and complete solutions
of puzzles!! We suggest that you only refer to this section after
trying everything you can think of- when you are truly stumped!
Locations of the runes:
Compassion: In the town of Britain, talk to the little girl
Ariana in the Conservatory. You will then need to get permission
from her parents at the Blue Boar Tavern, which is just to the
right of the Conservatory, across the road.
Honesty: The rune is in Beyvin's Tomb. Manrel, his brother,
has the key. Look for Manrel at the Blue Bottle Tavern in moonglow.
To find the entrance to the crypts, look at the wall to the right
of the pail of milk in the small room at the upper right of the
Blue Bottle Tavern.
Honor: on the pedestal in the center of trinsic.
Humility: Talk to the mayor in New Magincia. William is in
the fields to the north. Conor Starfalcon is on the dock at the
south end of the island.
Justice: Talk to the prisoner in the jail in Yew: Once you
have the key, go through the door on the east wall. Use the unlock
spell on the south door. The place the prisoner mentions is in
Sacrifice: Talk to Selganor in Minoc. Ben in the forest outside
of Yew has a log. Take it to the sawmill outside of Minoc and
have them make it into a board. Julia in Minoc will make it into
a set of panpipes. Gwenno can teach you "stones".
Spirituality: Talk to Marney, the little girl in Skara Brae.
Valor: Talk to Andy (Lyssandra) in the tavern in Jhelom.
Locations of the map pieces:
Search the shipwrecks on the islands west of serpent's hold,
at 71S, 15E.
In the dungeon shame, near Britain, at 6S, 8W, go to the 4th
level and find the pirate Ybarra. Bring plenty of food with you.
Talk to Heftimus, the one-armed beggar in Jhelom. The map
piece is on the 3rd level of the dungeon he tells you about. Look
for the dungeon near 34N, 24E.
Talk to Arturos, one of the gypsies outside of Trinsic. You
don't have to pay more than 50 gold pieces- haggle with him. The
gypsies move around, but look near 41S, 12E- if they're not there
right away, you may have to hang around Trinsic awhile . . . Use
it as an opportunity to talk to Sandy and do whatever else you
need to do in town.
Morchella in Serpent's Hold has a piece. The item she wants
can be found in the Dungeon Destard, or by telling Corona you
want to join the order of the Silver Serpent.
Look in the basement of the Pirate's House on Dagger Isle
at 18N, 79E.
Mention 'pirates' and 'Sandy' to the mayor of Trinsic, after
you've done what Sandy (the cook in Trinsic) asks you to do.
Look on the 4th level of the ant mounds south of the Shrine
Of Sacrifice. The map is at 25N, 86E.
Next, go back to Homer for instructions. Be sure to give him
the item he asks for!! It's of no use to you, and will have an
adverse effect on your spell casting while you have it in your
inventory- plus you'll lose lots of karma if you don't give it
Locations of the balloon parts:
Balloon plans: On the 4th level of Sutek's Castle, go to 65S
52E- search the man lying on the ground.
Silk: Bring 40 pieces of spider silk to the thread maker in
Cloth: bring the thread to Charlotte in New Magincia.
Balloon bag: Bring the cloth to the clothes maker in Paws
and she'll sew it into a bag.
Rope: Buy from the rope maker in Paws.
Basket: Michelle in Minoc will weave it.
Caldron: In the first level of the sewers under Lord British's
Use the plans and you'll have the balloon.
Ultima: the false prophet- item locations
Ring 2: Buccaneer's Cave, level 2, southwest area.
Ring 4 (Invisibility): Steal from Penumbra's locked room; Cyclops
or Spider Cave; steal from Xiao north of Lycaeum; in the mouse
hole with the rune of valor; steal from Nicodemus (secret door
next to fireplace); north room, level 4 of crypts; west room,
level 4 of crypts; steal from house in New Magincia(42S 56E);
steal from locked room in Trinsic( 47S,12E): blow door with powder
Energy wand: Lord British's castle; steal from Xiao; in Buccaneer's
Cave, level 3 SW; steal from Nicodemus (secret door); in the Dragon's
Den, level 4 of Dungeon Destard,13N 16W; steal from house in New
Magincia (42S 56E).
Fire wand: East room, level 4 of crypts.
Inns: Minoc, $5; Britain, $48; Paws, $30.
Magic armor: Buy in Trinsic; Dragon's Den in Dungeon Destard.
Magic shield: Steal from under plant on New Magincia at 44S 55E;
have corona make one for you.
Triple crossbow: Ask Gwenneth at Iolo's bows about 'crossbow';
first you must speak to someone in Minoc about crossbows.
Sextant: Buy at the observatory northeast of the Lycaeum, across
the bridge, at 7S, 80E, from Ephemerides; in Pirate's Cave, 1st
level; steal from locked room in Trinsic.
Magic bow: Shame, north end of level 3, 42N 11E; buy in Britain.
Glass sword: Dragon's Den in Destard; pirate's basement on Dagger
Directions to Pirate's Cave: Go to island at 59S 49E, almost due
south of New Magincia. Find the 3 stones and stand in the center.
Then walk 3 paces due south, 9 paces west, then 12 paces south.
You should be next to an old dead tree, at 59S 50E. Dig in the
patch of dirt just south of you.