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The docks of Buccaneer's Den

Buccaneer's Den is the name of a island and the town on the island in the middle of the ocean, west of New Magincia. A little east, the small Orney's Island guards the harbour entrance.

Lawful Britannians should avoid this place. While having lost most of its wildness in the recent years, Buccaneer's Den is still a foul place full of pirates and other criminals seeking refuge there. Illegal gambling in the House of Games and prostitution in the House of Baths are commonplace in the town. The dark Buccaneer's Cave gives the shadiest personage refuge, even from the daylight.

Economically, beside illegal items, weapon shops and the Fallen Virgin tavern are found in the town, while the Guild sells the most exotic merchandise.


The town of Buccaneer's Den was founded in the time after Ultima III and before Ultima IV. In Ultima IV, it was not on navigation charts, and already was quite a lawless place. It was one of the few places where the Guild of Thieves still had any presence, after being driven out of the mainland. It stayed that way in Ultima V and Ultima VI, with the Guild staying strong on the island. In Ultima VII, Buccaneer's Den became a stronghold of the Fellowship, with many of the illegal activities there, like the House of Games and the Bathes (Brothel) filling their pockets. Their influence remained there, even after their outlawing.

In Ultima IX, Bucaneer's Den was ruled by Samhayne, and it played an important part in the plot.


Sea travel along the coast of the main continent is reasonably safe, although a bold band of pirates has been raiding Britannia of late, terrorizing the populace. Beware, for the pirates take no prisoners!

- from The History of Britannia (Ultima IV)

This island village lies due east of Paws. Said to be a centre for thieves and blackguards to this day, Buccaneer's Den is a thriving towne that offers some exotic shopping, as well as an inn, restaurant, armoury, and shipbuilder.

- from Book of Lore (Ultima V)

Lives there a soul who has not heard of the notorious pirates and thieves of Buccaneer's Den? In spite of its ill repute, many travelers have found this island village east of Paws to be a great source of exotic goods. The ships that frequent its harbor bring unusual artifacts from far and wide.

- from Compendium (Ultima VI)

This island is the notorious home of pirates and thieves. It is a place that is not without risks and dangers - especially if one is too free in displaying one's money. Still, Buccaneer's Den has attracted many travellers in recent years with the lurid thrill of its well-monied House of Games and sensuous indoor Baths. It is also a place where one may purchase many exotic goods.

- from The Book of Fellowship (Ultima VII)

One of the slowest areas of Reconstruction is Buccaneer's Den. It is as if all the evil ferreted out in other towns has fled there and made itself at home. Although it appears a more pleasant place to live than it was a year ago, it remains a hub of smuggling and piracy.

- from A Safe Passage Through Britannia (Ultima Underworld II)

Far from land in the Great Sea, Buccaneer's Den draws them who would be free of the laws of Britannia. A gathering ground for pirates and thieves, Buccaneer's Den has become a busy port that thrives on the trade of pirates. Visitors who are not known to the inhabitants are regarded as victims and fools. Many is the fool blown off-course in the swirling currents of life in the Den. Draw your weapon before entering uncertain roads and ill-lit rooms. The few good people will not take offense, and cutpurses will give you a wide berth. Be wary of proffered goods, for forgeries are freely circulating in the markets. However, a keen eye will discover exotic items of great value. A nimble tongue may wean valuable information in the alehouse.

- from Journal (Ultima IX)


Ultima IV[]

Map of Buccaneer's Den in Ultima IV

Ultima V[]

Map of Buccaneer's Den in Ultima V

Ultima VI[]

Map of Buccaneer's Den in Ultima VI

Ultima VII[]

Map of Buccaneer's Den in Ultima VII

Ultima IX[]

Map of Buccaneer's Den in Ultima IX

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