Next-to-last on my Ultima Online character creation trip is Dragon’s Shadow. Ever wonder what happens to excellent UO free-player shards when they die? They die and everyone moves on. That’s the answer. But what kind of answer is that? This shard deserved to last forever, trumping both Krilldonia. Erasing Sanctuary before its owners erased it (it’s back again, Sanctuary, so if you long to be ruled by Big Sista, mosey on over now).
So what makes it that good? Well first, the development team. The freaking character classes, starting with necromancer, were amazing! They even had freaking dragons, and freaking demons. I made all three classes, but my number one was the necromancer, Ilyana’s first virgin outing. Isabel had yet to exist. She was still training back in her dimension of shadow, so Ilyana killed in her stead. And kill she did.
I knew enough to raise Hiding and Stealth…
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