[[Image:Ultima7-bg-exult.png|thumb|left|200px|''Ultima VII'' ejecutándose en el motor [[Exult]].]] En ''Ultima VII: El Portal Negro'' ([[1992)]], han pasado dos siglos desde que se resolvió la amenaza gárgola y que el [[Avatar (Ultima)|Avatar]] fue llevado repentinamente a Britannia por un [[portal lunar]] rojo.
Al comenzar el juego,
As the game starts, [[Guardian (Ultima)|The Guardian]], an evil creature, taunts the Avatar, telling him that Britannia "has entered into a new age of enlightenment", and that he will eventually rule Britannia. The Avatar arrives in Britannia via a red moongate, and as he arrives to Trinsic, he's asked to solve a ritualistic murder that occurred the night before. He also learns that "[[The Fellowship (Ultima)|The Fellowship]]", a new religious philosophy led by a man called [[Batlin (Ultima)|Batlin]], has been formed.
The Fellowship is most likely inspired by [[Scientology]] and similar personal improvement groups and faiths; the game can be said to satirize such movements.