Backstory of Ultima II:
Our next tale begins decades after the hero of the first tale vanquished
the wizard Mondain...
...when there blossomed a time of languid peace so idyllic the preceding
Age of Darkness seemed but a dream.
The people forgot the terror and hardship of the past, and the kingdom
continued to flourish anew.
During those decades of peace, a means of traveling through time was
discovered and made great contributions to the kingdom's cultural and
On occasion, there were rumors of the dark magician Mondain's resurrection
- of an apprentice he had who held fearsome power...but each time some
brave soul would venture to the ruins of Mondain's keep and report that
there was nothing to be found but rubble.
But the demonic apprentice rose to power before the people knew it, and
once again monsters swept over the land.
By the time the people opened their eyes, it was already too late; the land
resounded with the cries of wild beasts - their nightmare was reborn
In the depths of their despair, a figure appeared before the people...the
image of a witch bedecked with jewels.
SHE was the heir to Mondain's dark power, and her sinister might surpassed
even that of her master. Her name was Minax.
The witch's dark power rent time and space itself apart.
The people were beset by terror the likes of which they'd never known, and
the spectre of evil crept over the hearts of even the pure and righteous.
Even without the witch's provocation, the people fell to fighting amongst
themselves - eventually taking arms against each other.
Humanity marched ceaselessly down the path to its own destruction, until
finally, in the year 2111, a great catastrophe laid waste to the Earth
itself - now reborn as a planet held in the thrall of evil.
The witch's victory was absolute, and the people's only hope rested in time
To traverse space, go back in time, put an end to Minax, the source of all
this evil - and thereby erase this timeline leading to our extinction!
And so, to undertake this perilous journey through time and space and bring
down Minax, a hero was once again called forth.
Standing before the Time Door, the gateway between the ages, the hero was
overwhelmed by the waves of gratitude that flowed forth from Lord British
and the survivors.
Lord British addressed the hero:
"Never forget that the hopes of all within this time - as well as those
of countless others! - go with thee!"
edited 11th Oct '12 8:39:50 AM by RazgrizX