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Archer, from Ultima I manual
First appearance: Ultima I
Last appearance: Ultima IX

Roadside robbers with a bow and arrows -- hidden archers. They wait silently in trees for their victims to appear, and once they have a clear line of sight, a well-placed arrow ends the victim's life. Should an archer be spotted, he is easily overcome in melee, because he has no way to defend himself.

Archers usually wait for victims in the forests.


So lacking in courage are the minions of the vile Mondain that his Archers only ply their trade from hiding places high in the treetops of the forests of Sosaria. Their aim, nonetheless, is accurate and many a traveler has died without ever knowing whence came the deadly rain of barbed shafts.

- from The First Age of Darkness (Ultima I)

The brigand of the forest attacks in numbers from advantageous position. Masters of wide area of terrain, archers are quite proficient in ambush from elevated places with ranged weapons. Need divides the spoils of victory, ensuring the survival of the group.

- from Journal (Ultima IX)