On Mon, 24 Sep 2018 16:46:21 -0600, Warped <warped...@gmail.com
>I thought I knew these games inside and out, but the only significant
>skull-interaction I can think of is finding and smashing Mondain's in
Well, there was Dupre's skull in Ultima 9 too. But we don't talk about
>I put the question to the UDIC: Did he get a memory crossed with one
>from some other game, or did I miss out on something in one of the
Odds are he means the Guardian. Yes, I know he wasn't a skull but his
face was very skull-like (despite it having a fuzzy muppet exterior)
and his talking was a significant part of the game.
If not the Guardian, I'd be hard pressed to name a character. Barring
a one-off NPC (talking skulls aren't that original an idea so it
wouldn't surprise me if one such snuck in at one point or the other,
perhaps as a ward on a doorway or some such) I also do not recall any
significant Skully characters. Some of the gargoyles had skull-like
faces. It is possible, as you suggested, he is thinking of a
character from some other franchise: perhaps Mort the Mimir from
Planescape or - the name that jumped to mind when I read "talking
skull" - Murray from the Monkey Island series.
But my money is on the Guardian.
"AVATAR! Know that Britannia has entered into a new age of
Enlightenement. Know that the time has finally come for the one TRUE
lord of Britannia has come to take the place at the head of his
people. Under my guidance, Britannia will flourish and all the people
shall REJOICE and pay HOMAGE to their new... Guardian. Know that you
too shall KNEEL before me, Avatar. You too will soon acknowledge my
authority. For I shall be your companion, your provider... and your
(I'm sad, I had to go to youtube to fill in the gaps of that speech. I
used to know it by heart).