In light of yesterday's news regarding the Ultima Underworld removal from GOG, here's a couple of nifty Easter eggs you can find in the games. If they inspire you to play the games, you can still grab them this weekend! The pair are $1.49 now and will be removed from the service on Monday.
Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss features a set of runes on a wall, and upon closer inspection, they read out, "Thou canst not defeat the Drakhri!" The Stygian Abyss was developed at the same time as WC2, so this is a cross between the Drakhai's famous saying as well as the KF-507 Drakhri medium fighter. The two games were also bundled together and released on CD.
Blackie: ...(Player Name)? I... see... in your mind that you can be trusted. That you are not from this world. That you are an... Avatar.Towards the end of the game, while exploring the Ethereal Void, you encounter 'Wisp'. Trading information gives you the history of the Trilkhai and concludes Blackie's quest: "Trilkhai were once a powerful group of anhropomorphic 'felines.' Since their catstrophic 'loss' to a group of humanoids, they have since devolved 'past' the point of 'tool-using'." Syndicate out hanging: it was released in a package with Wing Commander and The Secret Missions in EA Replay for the PSP!
Avatar: Yes, that is correct.
Blackie: We have need of a... helper. But I see thou dost know nothing of our situation. The humans named us "Trilkhai." They do not know that we able to communicate in this way.
Avatar: Why don't you tell them?
Blackie: They might become afraid of us, and destroy us. It is safer that they think of us as animals.
Avatar: Then why entrust thy secret to me?
Blackie: I see that thou hast virtues that will prevent thee from betraying us. We must risk this, as many of us have need of a human agent in the keep.
Avatar: I will help thee where I can.
Blackie: Human, I am the oldest, and I have heard many stories of our race's past, wild tales of Trilkhai who flew among the stars, and hurled fire at the humans. I would learn if thou hast met any being who has knowledge of this.
Avatar: I have heard of none, but I shall look.
Blackie: If thou couldst learn the truth, it would be of great service to our race!