Dino's Guide to Ultima V - Warriors of Destiny

Shrine Quests

Contents

Introduction

The Shrines in Ultima V send you to the Codex (E9,E9) to learn about misuse of their corresponding virtue. After the Codex teaches you what you need to learn, you can return to the Shrine to claim an attributes bonus. However, you will only be able to do another quest once you finish your current quest and go back to the Shrine after visiting the Codex.

The eighth and last time you go to the Codex, it will give you some extra information, including where you must go to finish Ultima V and the Word of Power for Dungeon Doom.

Honesty

Shrine

Enter the Shrine of Honesty

Thou dost approach the tranquil Shrine...

...and thou dost kneel before the Altar.

Upon what virtue dost thou meditate?

HONESTY

Mantra: AHM
Mantra: AHM
Mantra: AHM

The Altar speaks and a Quest is ordained!

"'Tis now thy sacred Quest to go unto the Codex and learn the failing of Dishonesty!"

"Return again when thy Quest is done!"

Codex

Enter the Shrine of the Codex!

The Codex of Ultimate Wisdom lies before thee...
The book is open to the page thou dost seek!

Upon the hallowed page thou dost read:

"A dishonest life brings unto thee a temporary gain, but forsakes the permanent."

Bonus

Enter the Shrine of Honesty

Thou dost approach the tranquil Shrine...

...and thou dost kneel before the Altar.

Upon what virtue dost thou meditate?

HONESTY

Mantra: AHM
Mantra: AHM
Mantra: AHM

A thunderous voice booms:

"WELL DONE!"

Intelligence +1

Compassion

Shrine

Enter the Shrine of Compassion

Thou dost approach the tranquil Shrine...

...and thou dost kneel before the Altar.

Upon what virtue dost thou meditate?

COMPASSION

Mantra: MU
Mantra: MU
Mantra: MU

The Altar speaks and a Quest is ordained!

"'Tis now thy sacred Quest to go unto the Codex and learn of the heart of the cruel soul!"

"Return again when thy Quest is done!"

Codex

Enter the Shrine of the Codex!

The Codex of Ultimate Wisdom lies before thee...
The book is open to the page thou dost seek!

Upon the hallowed page thou dost read:

"Only a detested life owes its pleasures to another's pain."

Bonus

Enter the Shrine of Compassion

Thou dost approach the tranquil Shrine...

...and thou dost kneel before the Altar.

Upon what virtue dost thou meditate?

COMPASSION

Mantra: MU
Mantra: MU
Mantra: MU

A thunderous voice booms:

"WELL DONE!"

Dexterity +1

Valour

Shrine

Enter the Shrine of Valour

Thou dost approach the tranquil Shrine...

...and thou dost kneel before the Altar.

Upon what virtue dost thou meditate?

VALOUR

Mantra: RA
Mantra: RA
Mantra: RA

The Altar speaks and a Quest is ordained!

"'Tis now thy sacred Quest to go unto the Codex and learn of the failing of a life without Valour!"

"Return again when thy Quest is done!"

Codex

Enter the Shrine of the Codex!

The Codex of Ultimate Wisdom lies before thee...
The book is open to the page thou dost seek!

Upon the hallowed page thou dost read:

"Those who fear to try, know not their limits and thus know not themselves."

Bonus

Enter the Shrine of Valour

Thou dost approach the tranquil Shrine...

...and thou dost kneel before the Altar.

Upon what virtue dost thou meditate?

VALOUR

Mantra: RA
Mantra: RA
Mantra: RA

A thunderous voice booms:

"WELL DONE!"

Strength +1

Justice

Shrine

Enter the Shrine of Justice

Thou dost approach the tranquil Shrine...

...and thou dost kneel before the Altar.

Upon what virtue dost thou meditate?

JUSTICE

Mantra: BEH
Mantra: BEH
Mantra: BEH

The Altar speaks and a Quest is ordained!

"'Tis now thy sacred Quest to go unto the Codex and learn the weakness of the Unjust!"

"Return again when thy Quest is done!"

Codex

Enter the Shrine of the Codex!

The Codex of Ultimate Wisdom lies before thee...
The book is open to the page thou dost seek!

Upon the hallowed page thou dost read:

"Those who inflict injustice upon others, cannot expect fair treatment unto themselves."

Bonus

Enter the Shrine of Justice

Thou dost approach the tranquil Shrine...

...and thou dost kneel before the Altar.

Upon what virtue dost thou meditate?

JUSTICE

Mantra: BEH
Mantra: BEH
Mantra: BEH

A thunderous voice booms:

"WELL DONE!"

Dexterity +1
Intelligence +1

Sacrifice

Shrine

Enter the Shrine of Honor

Thou dost approach the tranquil Shrine...

...and thou dost kneel before the Altar.

Upon what virtue dost thou meditate?

SACRIFICE

Mantra: CAH
Mantra: CAH
Mantra: CAH

The Altar speaks and a Quest is ordained!

"'Tis now thy sacred Quest to go unto the Codex and learn the failing of unwilling Sacrifice!"

"Return again when thy Quest is done!"

Codex

Enter the Shrine of the Codex!

The Codex of Ultimate Wisdom lies before thee...
The book is open to the page thou dost seek!

Upon the hallowed page thou dost read:

"None live alone, save they who will not share their fortune with those around them."

Bonus

Enter the Shrine of Sacrifice

Thou dost approach the tranquil Shrine...

...and thou dost kneel before the Altar.

Upon what virtue dost thou meditate?

SACRIFICE

Mantra: CAH
Mantra: CAH
Mantra: CAH

A thunderous voice booms:

"WELL DONE!"

Strength +1
Dexterity +1

Honor

Shrine

Enter the Shrine of Honor

Thou dost approach the tranquil Shrine...

...and thou dost kneel before the Altar.

Upon what virtue dost thou meditate?

HONOR

Mantra: SUMM
Mantra: SUMM
Mantra: SUMM

The Altar speaks and a Quest is ordained!

"'Tis now thy sacred Quest to go unto the Codex and learn the darkness of Dishonor!"

"Return again when thy Quest is done!"

Codex

Enter the Shrine of the Codex!

The Codex of Ultimate Wisdom lies before thee...
The book is open to the page thou dost seek!

Upon the hallowed page thou dost read:

"It is the guilt, not the guillotine, that constitutes the shame."

Bonus

Enter the Shrine of Honor

Thou dost approach the tranquil Shrine...

...and thou dost kneel before the Altar.

Upon what virtue dost thou meditate?

HONOR

Mantra: SUMM
Mantra: SUMM
Mantra: SUMM

A thunderous voice booms:

"WELL DONE!"

Strength +1
Intelligence +1

Spirituality

Shrine

Thou dost approach the tranquil Shrine...

...and thou dost kneel before the Altar.

Upon what virtue dost thou meditate?

SPIRITUALITY

Mantra: OM
Mantra: OM
Mantra: OM

The Altar speaks and a Quest is ordained!

"'Tis now thy sacred Quest to go unto the Codex and learn the neglect of one's Spirit!"

"Return again when thy Quest is done!"

Codex

Enter the Shrine of the Codex!

The Codex of Ultimate Wisdom lies before thee...
The book is open to the page thou dost seek!

Upon the hallowed page thou dost read:

"To forsake one's inner being is to abandon thy hopes for thyself and thy world."

Bonus

Thou dost approach the tranquil Shrine...

...and thou dost kneel before the Altar.

Upon what virtue dost thou meditate?

SPIRITUALITY

Mantra: OM
Mantra: OM
Mantra: OM

A thunderous voice booms:

"WELL DONE!"

Strength +1
Dexterity +1
Intelligence +1

Humility

Shrine

Enter the Shrine of Humility

Thou dost approach the tranquil Shrine...

...and thou dost kneel before the Altar.

Upon what virtue dost thou meditate?

HUMILITY

Mantra: LUM
Mantra: LUM
Mantra: LUM

The Altar speaks and a Quest is ordained!

"'Tis now thy sacred Quest to go unto the Codex and learn the weakness of a life consumed by Pride!"

"Return again when thy Quest is done!"

Codex

Enter the Shrine of the Codex!

The Codex of Ultimate Wisdom lies before thee...
The book is open to the page thou dost seek!

Upon the hallowed page thou dost read:

"Pride is a vice, which Pride itself inclines one to find in others, and overlook in oneself."

Bonus

Enter the Shrine of Humility

Thou dost approach the tranquil Shrine...

...and thou dost kneel before the Altar.

Upon what virtue dost thou meditate?

HUMILITY

Mantra: LUM
Mantra: LUM
Mantra: LUM

A thunderous voice booms:

"WELL DONE!"

Revelation

When you visit the Codex of Ultimate for the eight and last time, it will give you extra information which you need to complete your quest.

A STRANGE WIND CAUSES THE PAGE TO TURN!

Thou dost read:

The translation of the runic script you get is the following:

Beyond Shame's Egress in the centre of the Underworld there is a place of darkness.

Beyond this darkness lies the gate to the core of the world.

When thou art ready thou must call forth VERAMOCOR to unlock the gate and venture past Ethereal Wards and Stealers of Souls.

That which the world hath lost awaits thy coming.

The Ultima 5 Solutions and Hints file on the Ultima Web Archive (and on other websites as well) has made terrible mistakes in translating the runes of the Codex:

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