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Phyllis Jones
Phyllis Jones
Rabbit-shaped rock in Yew
Rabbit-shaped rock in Yew

There's an area in Serpent's Spine where you can find a beautifully made memorial to Phyllis Jones (screenshot above). An explanation for this was given when Gallara Dragon originally posted about this on the UDIC Facebook Group:

Sergorn Drakael wrote: "It was made by U9 Lead Artist (and now SotA Artsit) Scott Jones for his mother Phyllis Jones who had just passed away. As I recall she was the reason he became an artist, so he wanted to pay tribute to her this way in the game."

Scott Jones himself confirmed this in the same thread:

Hello folks... Yes indeed, I created that art and that in-game area shortly after my mom passed away during the later years of U-9's production cycle... My mom practically raised me on fairytales and fantasy of all kinds, and was the source of my interest in art, an inspiration toward my creative side in general, and certainly the source of my particular sense of humor... I'm so glad you fine folks appreciate the little shrine I made for her... Seeing this thread, and reading your wonderful comments, brought a pleasing tear to my eye... Thanks!

In the same thread, Sergorn also wrote about a similar reference found in Britain:

Sergorn Drakael wrote: "There's also a different memorial near the Britain Cimetary devoted to Lord Brinne, fellow Ultima fan and a prominent member of Ultima IX Horizons who passed away a few month before the game came out. :("

In Yew, beside the circle of stones, there's a large rock shaped like a rabbit.

A list of Ultima 9 Easter Eggs can be found:

Mischief

As with most Ultimas, you can kill Lord British. This is done by preparing poisoned bread back in Earth, carrying it with you to Britannia, and putting it on Lord British's plate instead of his regular bread.

Check out Whacked-out Ultima 9 at IT-HE Software for some fun in the typical style of DOUG the Eagle Dragon.

Wolf Dreamer's website (WebDB2 link) was dedicated to doing all sorts of strange stuff in Ultima 9. Most of the original content is being hosted here at Dino's Ultima Page.

Hidden Things

There is an unused area near Moonglow containing bizarre things such as a miniature pirate, an aquarium with dancing pirates, and a pirate behaving like a chicken. Videos showing this area can be found:

Trivia

The video showing the destruction of Britannia (an altered version of the original Armageddon video) is used at least four times:

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