Description Edit


The Shrine of Compassion

A little to the west of Cove, and south of the Lock Lake, lies the Shrine of Compassion, dedicated to the virtue of the same name. The shrine is easy to reach by foot. The shrine lies in the middle of the romantic "Lovers' Walk", a beautiful garden with colorful flowers and bushes in the form of animals. Because of all this, the Shrine of Compassion is one of the most famous and well-kept in Britannia.

Meditating at the shrine, the traveler has to chant the mantra "MU", to find the ways of Compassion.

History Edit

Erected before the Quest of the Avatar, the shrine was hard to reach in Ultima IV. Meditating at the shrine gave insight into Compassion, and elevated the Stranger to partial Avatarhood.

By the time of Ultima V, that it was still hard to reach, while at the same time, the Avatar had to prevent the lackeys of Lord Blackthorn from destroying the shrine. The shrine sent the Avatar on a quest to the Codex of Ultimate Wisdom, to understand the true meaning of Compassion. Later, the shrine accepted donations for Karma.

By Ultima VI, the shrine was easier to reach, but the Gargoyles had captured the shrine. Knights sent by Geoffrey to free the shrine, failed. The Avatar however, succeeded, and freed the shrine, who in return explained again the meaning of Compassion to the Avatar, and was responsible for raising the stats of the party.

In the time of Ultima VII, the shrine was the only one still well kept. Nastassia was the shrine's custodian. With a male Avatar, she started a beautiful love story. With female Avatar, she became like a sister.

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