Ultima 7 The Black Gate is an awesome game, especially for its time. Those looking for this page probably already know this, so let me just skip ahead. This guide exists for those who want a different experience while playing Ultima 7. For me personally, Ultima was all about the plot and storylines. Sure they are RPG’s which means character minding, combat, taking notes and mapmaking on paper.

The one main thing I intensely disliked about the Ultima games, was the combat aspect. I don’t want my characters to just die on me when I’m figuring out the plot. Does that make me a bad gamer? Maybe, maybe not, but that’s why cheats exists. And as it happens, Ultima 7 has a very refined cheat system that permits simple tweaks to the game that won’t immediately spoil everything for you.

Stop worrying about your health

The bootable hard drive image for use with MiSTer boards contains a file called cheat.bat in the C:\ULTIMA7 directory. Start the game using this file, and the cheat system will be activated. While in-game, you can press F2 to engage the cheat menu and F3 brings up a clickable map which teleports you to any spot you like.

To ensure your character doesn’t die in combat, you can simply hit F2 and turn on the Power Avatar option. This makes your character invincible in combat and you won’t die of other causes either. Fits my purposes just fine.

I want magic to work right now!

An important plot device in Ultima 7 is the fact that magic is actually broken. If you don’t like that fact, and you want to cast all spells for free all the time, enable the Hack Mover setting as well. This not only allows you to cast all spells in your spellbook at no cost in reagents, it also grants you the ability to move any in-game object. And by ‘any’, I mean literally any. Including walls, locked doors, floor tiles, bits of ocean.. so be very careful what you click and drag around!

Find a person

While the teleportation map under F3 is useful, so is the teleport option in the cheat menu. For instance, it permits you to instantly drop yourself on the head of any NPC (Non-Player Character) in the game. The only problem there is that the NPC’s are numbered and the teleportation feature only accepts NPC numbers for teleportation. So for your enjoyment I spent an afternoon creating the list below. It saves a whole lot of searching and travel, especially useful when you’re replaying the game. Teleporting to NPC’s above 256 is done at your own risk. They exist of course, but some are there as developers' tricks to make certain plot devices work. Sure you can get to key figures this way, but you’re not supposed to and the game probably won’t react in a very useful way to you short-circuiting things this way.

The descriptions in the list below are intended to be spoiler-free in so far as a full list of names can be.

NPC Number Name Description
0 Avatar The player actually
1 Iolo Iolo the bard and bowman from Yew.
2 Spark Orphaned son of Christopher, the murdered Trinsic blacksmith.
3 Shamino Companion of old.
4 Dupre
5 Jaana Healer in cove, former companion.
6 Trellek Emp from the forest of Yew.
7 Sentri Combat trainer in Britain.
8 Julia Tinkerer in Minoc.
9 Katrina Former companion found on New Magincia.
10 Tseramed Archer in the woods near Yew.
11 Petre Stables caretaker in Trinsic.
12 Finnigan Mayor of Trinsic.
13 Gilberto Wounded guardsman at the eastern gate of Trinsic.
14 Johnson Guardsman in Trinsic.
15 Eiko On quest to kill the cyclops Iskander Ironheart.
16 Klog Fellowship branch leader in Trinsic.
17 Chantu Healer in Trinsic.
18 Dell Provisioner in Trinsic.
19 Apollonia Tavern keeper in Trinsic.
20 Markus Combat trainer in Trinsic.
21 Gargan Shipwright in Trinsic.
22 Caroline Recruiter for the Fellowship in Trinsic.
23 Lord British Sovereign of the realm of Britannia.
24 Nystul Court mage at the castle of Lord British.
25 Chuckles Court jester at the castle of Lord British.
26 Batlin Head of the Fellowship, branch leader in Britain.
27 Raymundo Director of the Royal Theatre in Britain.
28 Jesse Actor at the Royal Theatre in Britain.
29 Stuart Actor at the Royal Theatre in Britain, goes by the stage name Laurence.
30 Amber Actress in Britain, companion of Shamino.
31 Kristy Toddler in the nursery at the castle of Lord British, orphan from Paws.
32 Max Toddler in the nursery at the castle of Lord British.
33 Nicholas Toddler in the nursery at the castle of Lord British, orphan from Paws.
34 Nanna Caretaker of the Royal Nursery.
35 Csil Formerly known as Abrams on New Magincia until he advanced, now Britain’s town healer.
36 Zella Trainer in hand-to-hand combat located in Britain.
37 Lucy Proprietor of the Blue Boar tavern in Britain.
38 Greg Provisioner in Britain.
39 Neno Student of music at the Royal Music Hall.
40 Judith Teacher of music at the Royal Music Hall.
41 Candice Curator at the Royal Museum in Britain.
42 Cynthia Teller at the Royal Mint in Britain.
43 Patterson Mayor of Britain.
44 Carrocio Puppet performer in Britain.
45 Figg Caretaker of the Royal Orchards in Britain.
46 James Innkeeper of the Wayfarer’s Inn in Britain.
47 Jeanette Tavern wench at the Blue Boar in Britain.
48 Amanda Half-sister to Eiko, on quest to kill the cyclops Iskander Ironheart.
49 Denby Trainer in Britain.
50 Fred Seller of meats at the Farmer’s Market in Britain.
51 Kelly Wife of Fred, runs the Farmer’s Market with him.
52 Wilhelm Prefers to be called Willy, baker in Britain.
53 Gaye Runs the clothier’s in Britain.
54 Coop Shopkeeper at Iolo’s Bows in Britain, Iolo’s apprentice.
55 Grayson Shopkeeper, sells armour and weapons in Britain.
56 Diane Keeper of the stables in Britain.
57 Clint Shipwright in Britain.
58 Gordon Sells fish and chips from a wagon in Britain.
59 Sean Jeweller in Britain.
60 Brownie Farmer in Britain.
61 Mack Farmer in Britain.
62 Snaz Beggar on the streets of Britain.
63 Millie Recruits for the Fellowship in Britain.
64 Geoffrey Captain of the guard at Lord British' castle.
65 Wislem Gargoyle advisor to Lord British.
66 Sherry Mouse who takes care of the children at the Royal Nursery.
67 Boots Personal cook to Lord British.
68 Bennie Head Servant at Lord British' castle.
69 Weston Prisoner in Lord British' castle.
70 Miranda Secretary to the Great Council.
71 Inwisloklem Member of the Great Council.
72 Nell Chambermaid at Lord British' castle.
73 Charles Servant in Lord British' castle.
74 Rudyom Mage who experiments with blackrock in Cove.
75 Natassia Caretaker of the shrine of Compassion in Cove.
76 Rayburt Trainer in Cove.
77 Lord Heather Mayor of Cove.
78 Pamela Innkeeper at the Out ‘n’ Inn in Cove.
79 Zinaida Owner and manager of The Emerald in Cove.
80 De Maria Bard in Cove.
81 Elynor Fellowship branch leader in Minoc.
82 Gregor Leads the Britannian Mining Company branch in Minoc.
83 Margareta Gypsy fortune teller in Minoc.
84 Sasha Orphaned sone of Frederico and Tania, murder victims in Minoc.
85 Gladstone Glassblower at the Artist’s Guild in Minoc.
86 Xanthia Makes and sells candelabras at the Artist’s Guild in Minoc.
87 Zorn Blacksmith of Minoc.
88 Seara Member of the Artist’s Guild in Minoc.
89 Karl Lost his brother when a ship built by Owen of Minoc went down.
90 Owen Shipwright in Minoc.
91 Burnside Mayor of Minoc.
92 Rutherford Barkeeper at The Checquered Cork in Minoc.
93 William Runs the sawmill in Minoc.
94 Karenna Combat trainer in Minoc.
95 Jakher Combat trainer in Minoc.
96 Jergi King of the gypsies in Minoc.
97 Mikos Foreman of the Minoc mine.
98 Saralek Wife of Trellek the emp.
99 Fodus Gargoyle digger in the Minoc mine.
100 Tavenor Emp in the forest of Yew.
101 Salamon Emp elder in the forest of Yew.
102 Nicodemus Mage in Yew.
103 Thad On a quest near Yew to eradicate the Fellowship.
104 Bradman Archery trainer in the forest of Yew.
105 Sir Jeff High Court official at the Prison in Empath Abbey.
106 Tiery Groundskeeper at the graveyard of Empath Abbey.
107 Iskander Ironheart Cyclops on the run from Eiko and Amanda.
108 Reyna Healer in Yew.
109 Brother Wayne Lost monk from Empath Abbey.
110 Garok Al-Mat Mage
111 Gharl Troll prisoner in the jail near Empath Abbey.
112 D’Rel Pirate prisoner in the jail near Empath Abbey.
113 Smith Annoying talking horse in Iolo’s shed.
114 Aimi Monk at Empath Abbey.
115 Penni Trainer in close quarter combat in Yew.
116 Ben Logger in Yew.
117 Goth Warden of the jail in Yew.
118 Carlyn Tailor in Moonglow.
119 De Snel Operator of the Library of Scars, the fighting school in Jhelom.
120 Joseph Mayor of Jhelom.
121 Kliftin Master of the armory in Jhelom.
122 Ophelia Barmaid at the Bunk and Stool in Jhelom.
123 Daphne Barmaid at the Bunk and Stool in Jhelom.
124 Sprellic Proprietor of the Bunk and Stool in Jhelom.
125 Vokes Student at the Library of Scars in Jhelom.
126 Syria Student at the Library of Scars in Jhelom.
127 Timmons Student at the Library of Scars in Jhelom.
128 Iriale Silvermist Guards cave at the Fellowship Meditation Retreat.
129 Russell Shipwright in New Magincia.
130 Boris Runs the Modest Damsel in New Magincia.
131 Magenta Mayor of New Magincia.
132 Henry Heartbroken on New Magincia.
133 Constance Water bearer on New Magincia.
134 Robin Cheater at games of chance on New Magincia.
135 Battles Bodyguard to Robin.
136 Leavell Bodyguard to Robin.
137 Sam Sells flowers to the people of New Magincia.
138 Gorn Exploring the cave at the Fellowship Meditation Retreat.
139 Invalid NPC number
140 Markham Runs the Keg O' Spirits on Skara Brae.
141 Lord Horance Liche on Skara Brae.
142 Trent Blacksmith on Skara Brae.
143 Mistress Mordra Healer on Skara Brae.
144 Rowena Lady of the Tower on Skara Brae.
145 Paulette Tavern wench on Skara Brae.
146 Quenton Fisherman on Skara Brae.
147 Forsythe Mayor of Skara Brae.
148 Invalid NPC number
149 Shandu, Shanda and Shando Three-headed hydra, guardians of the Cadellite.
150 Penumbra Mage
151 Kissme Fairy
152 Zelda Admninistrator at the Lycaeum.
153 Mariah Mage Moonglow.
154 Grod Troll who tortures prisoners.
155 Cubolt Runs the farm near Moonglow.
156 Balayna Clerk for the Fellowship in Moonglow.
157 Tolemac Farmer in Moonglow.
158 Morz Farmers' hand in Moonglow.
159 Jillian Scholar at the Lycaeum in Moonglow.
160 Effrem Father of Mikhail, wife of Jillian the scholar.
161 Chad Weapons trainer in Moonglow.
162 Elad Healer in Moonglow.
163 Phearcy Bartender in Moonglow.
164 Addom Traveller who sells artifacts in Moonglow.
165 Frank Devout follower of honesty.
166 Thurston Operates the mill in Paws.
167 Feridwyn Runs the shelter in Paws.
168 Brita Wife of Feridwyn, runs the shelter in Paws.
169 Alina Lives in the shelter in Paws.
170 Merrick Former farmer, lives in the shelter in Paws.
171 Garrit Son of Feridwyn and Brita.
172 Morfin Merchant in Paws.
173 Beverlea Runs House of Items in Paws.
174 Komor Beggar in Paws.
175 Fenn Beggar in Paws.
176 Andrew Runs the dairy in Paws.
177 Camille Runs a small farm in Paws.
178 Tobias Son of Camille in Paws.
179 Polly Runs the Salty Dog in Paws.
180 Draxinusom Former leader of the Gargoyles.
181 Inforlem Combat trainer on Terfin.
182 Inmanilem Healer on Terfin.
183 Teregus Caretaker of the alters of Control, Passion and Diligence on Terfin.
184 Runeb Fellowship clerk on Terfin.
185 Quan Branch leader of the Fellowship on Terfin.
186 Quaeven Master of the Recreation Facility and Learning Center on Terfin.
187 Silamo Gardener on Terfin.
188 Sarpling Shopkeeper on Terfin.
189 Forbrak Bartender at the Hall of Refreshment on Terfin.
190 Betra Provisioner on Terfin.
191 Martingo Sultan of Spektran.
192 Menion Combat trainer in Serpent’s Hold.
193 Pendaran Knight in Serpent’s Hold.
194 Jehanne Provisioner of the Serpent’s Hold.
195 John-Paul Overseer of the Serpent’s Hold.
196 Richter Armourer of the Serpent’s Hold.
197 Horffe Captain of the Guard in Serpent’s Hold.
198 Jordan Seller of bows and crossbows at Iolo’s South in Serpent’s Hold.
199 Denton Tavernkeeper in Serpent’s Hold.
200 Tory Counsellor in Serpent’s Hold, mother of Riky.
201 Leigh Healer of Serpent’s Hold.
202 Ian Director of the Fellowship Meditation Retreat.
203 Cador Overseer of the Britannian Mining Company branch in Vesper.
204 Mara Miner in Vesper.
205 Zaksam Combat trainer in Vesper.
206 Eldroth Provisioner in Vesper.
207 Yongi Bartender at the Gilded Lizard in Vesper.
208 Blorn Doesn’t want to talk, Britannian Purity league, Vesper.
209 Auston Mayor of Vesper.
210 Liana Mayro’s clerk in Vesper.
211 Lap-Lem Miner in Vesper.
212 Yvella Wife of Cador, mother of Catherine in Vesper.
213 Catherine Daughter of Cador and Yvella in Vesper.
214 For-Lem Writes down gargoyle legends in Vesper.
215 Ansikart Tavernkeeper in Vesper.
216 Wis-Sur Mage in Vesper.
217 Unknown wingless gargoyle Tavern guest in Vesper.
218 Unknwon wingless gargoyle Tavern guest in Vesper.
219 Aurvidlem Provisioner in Vesper.
220 Sullivan Thieving Avatar-imitator.
221 Wench Makes people happy at the Baths in Buccaneer’s Den.
222 Glenno Manager of the Baths at Buccaneer’s Den.
223 Martine Makes people happy at the Baths in Buccaneer’s Den.
224 Roberto Makes people happy at the Baths in Buccaneer’s Den.
225 Sintag Guard at the House of Games in Buccaneer’s Den.
226 Blacktooth Pirate in Buccaneer’s Den.
227 Mole Retired pirate in Buccaneer’s Den.
228 Lucky Pirate and trainer in Buccaneer’s Den.
229 Budo Provisioner in Buccaneer’s Den.
230 Gordy Runs the House of Games in Buccaneer’s Den.
231 Mandy Innkeeper of the Fallen Virgin in Buccaneer’s Den.
232 Smithy Runs the games at the House of Games in Buccaneer’s Den.
233 Paul Performer in the Passion Play just outside Trinsic.
234 Meryl Performer in the Passion Play just outside Trinsic.
235 Dustin Performer in the Passion Play just outisde Trinsic.
236 Ellen Bookkeeper at the Fellowship branch in Trinsic, wife of Klog.
237 Kessler Runs the apothecary in Britain.
238 Perrin Monk in Empath Abbey.
239 Owings Miner in Vesper together with Malloy.
240 Anton Former apprentice to Alagner, imprisoned in Buccaneers' Den.
241 Papa Hermit living together with Mama in Bee Cave near Yew.
242 Taylor Monk in Empath Abbey.
243 Malloy Miner in Vesper together with Owings.
244 Cairbre Sell-sword in Destard.
245 Kreg Criminal hiding in Empath Abbey as a monk.
246 Alagner Scientist of sorts in New Magincia.
247 Caine Former alchemist in Skara Brae.
248 Brion Head of the Observatory in Moonglow.
249 Nelson Head of the Lycaeum in Moonglow.
250 Rankin Fellowship branch leader in Moonglow.
251 Danag Interim Fellowship branch leader in Buccaneer’s Den.
252 Kallibrus Warrior for hire, helping Cosmo find a unicorn.
253 Cosmo Searching for a unicorn.
254 Lasher Foolproof virgin detector.
255 Mama Hermit living together with Papa in Bee Cave neer Yew.
256 Wisp Xorinian wisp.
257 Unknown guard Guard at the north gate of Trinsic.
258 Unknown guard Guard at the south gate of Trinsic.
259 Uknown fighter Fighter in dungeon on the Isle of the Avatar.
260 Dragon Unknown dragon.
261 Stone Harpy Magical guard on the island of Spektran.
262 Guard Guardsman at Lord British' castle in Britain.
263 Guard Guardsman at Lord British' castle in Britain.
264 Guard Guardsman at Lord British' castle in Britain.
265 Guard Guardsman at Lord British' castle in Britain.
266 Guard Guardsman at Lord British' castle in Britain.
267 Dog Sir Pendaran’s dog at Serpent’s Hold.
268 Unknown mage Mage in a secret room on the Isle of the Avatar.
269 Guard Guardsman at Lord British' castle in Brtian.
270 Alagner clone Sage on the Isle of the Avatar. Developers' trick in dealing with the Alagner story arc.
271 Dog Dog in Cove.
272 Duplicate Alagner Developers' trick in dealing with the Alagner story arc.
273 Hook Fellowship inner circle in Alagner’s duplicate house. Game will break if you fight them.
274 Forskis Fellowship inner circle in Alagner’s duplicate house. Game will break if you fight them.
275 Elizabeth Fellowship inner circle in Alagner’s duplicate house. Game will break if you fight them.
276 Abraham Fellowship inner circle in Alagner’s duplicate house. Game will break if you fight them.
277 Skeleton Guard at the tower of Skara Brae.
278 Fighter Unknown fighter on the Isle of the Avatar.
279 Invalid NPC number
280 Pirate Unknown pirate on the Isle of the Avatar.
281 Invalid NPC number
282 Invalid NPC number
283 Invalid NPC number
284 Invalid NPC number
285 Skeleton Guard at the tower of Skara Brae.
286 Invalid NPC number
287 Invalid NPC number
288 Paladin Unknown fighter in Despise.
289 Mage Unknown mage in Despise.
291 Hook At game ending
295 Forge of Virtue characters Placeholder for all NPC’s you meet in Forge of Virtue. You cannot teleport directly to them.
298 Forskis At game ending
299 Abraham At game ending
300 Elizabeth At game ending
301 Batlin At game ending