Name: Kevin Leonard
Character Name: Vincent
Shard: Great Lakes
Like most of Ultima Online’s players, Kevin Leonard had dreams of owning a home and settling down to build his fortune in the virtual lands of Britannia. But like many other aspects of the game, “want” and “have” were two very different things.
Once more, the itch to be a Britannian homeowner surfaced, and Leonard devised a plan to make the gold he so desperately needed. Not one to follow a crafting vocation, he decided to venture into dangerous dungeons to defeat monsters and reap their financial rewards.
Now in his second year of playing the game, Leonard had a better handle on how the world and economy worked. Some quick math directed him to Shame Dungeon, southeast of Yew, where the first level of the dungeon (and the least dangerous) was full of ill-tempered, rocky creatures known as earth elementals that dropped several hundred gold with each defeat.
As Leonard poached the elementals in the darkness of the dungeon, hours turned into days, and days turned into weeks. But soon, the gold began accumulating, his bank balance rising ever closer to his goal of 30,000 gold pieces.
But in the depths of Shame Dungeon, earth elementals weren’t the most dangerous creatures around. What Leonard truly needed to be wary of were his fellow humans.
Read more of Kevin Leonard’s story in Braving Britannia: Tales of Life, Love, and Adventure in Ultima Online.