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This article is about the enemy in Ultima I. For other uses, see Ranger (disambiguation).

Evil Ranger
Evil Ranger, from Ultima I manual
Only appearance: Ultima I

Once known as superior woodsmen and trackers throughout Sosaria, the rangers of the realm have turned to evil since the coming of the foul wizard, Mondain. Loners even before the lands fell into darkness, these rangers are thankfully encountered alone most of the time.

They can be found stalking through the woodlands on the surface as well as in the depths of the dungeons.


Alas! Even the noble Ranger, preserver of the woodlands and keeper of the forests, hath fallen under the sway of dark Mondain! These matchless trailblazers long watched over the preserves of the Sosarian nobility, but as Mondain’s treachery took hold, many of them forsook their old ways and became predators themselves. He who is pursued by a Ranger must turn and make a stand, for once on a trail a Ranger will never give it up.

- from The First Age of Darkness (Ultima I)


The "evil companions" of Ultima IV

  • The ranger illustration seen in the Ultima I manual was recycled for the "rogue" in the Ultima IX manual.
  • A solitatry evil ranger was encountered in Ultima IV -- one of eight "evil twin" copies of each party member, encountered only in the Stygian Abyss.