Dino's Guide to
Ultima VIII - Pagan
Walkthrough: Introduction
Introduction
"You have been a thorn in my side for far too long, Avatar..."
"You have been a thorn in my side for far too long, Avatar..."
A pentagram in the sky lights up.
A pentagram in the sky lights up.
The Guardian's hand emerges from the pentagram, holding the Avatar. "Your two worlds will be crushed... Britannia first, then Earth!"
The Guardian's hand emerges from the pentagram, holding the Avatar. "Your two worlds will be crushed... Britannia first, then Earth!"
"I shall parade you before their conquered peoples, as the fallen idol of a pathetic ideal!"
"I shall parade you before their conquered peoples, as the fallen idol of a pathetic ideal!"
The Guardian's hand turns sideways, dropping the Avatar.
The Guardian's hand turns sideways, dropping the Avatar.
"I banish you to the world of Pagan!" The Avatar falls from the sky, yelling along the way.
"I banish you to the world of Pagan!" The Avatar falls from the sky, yelling along the way.
The Avatar splashes into the water below.
The Avatar splashes into the water below.
"No one here knows of the AVATAR!"
"No one here knows of the AVATAR!"
PAGAN: Ultima VIII title screen
PAGAN: Ultima VIII title screen

After the end of Ultima VII Part 2: Serpent Isle, the Guardian's hand reached through the void and grabbed the Avatar. His hand emerges from a pentagram in the sky, on another world. The Guardian taunts the Avatar, then drops him into the ocean below. While the Avatar is busy trying to survive in a world where nobody knows who he is, the Guardian is free to take over Britannia and Earth.

As luck would have it, the Avatar is subsequently rescued from certain death by a fisherman near the docks of Tenebrae.