I'm not asking this to be whiny or anything, it's actually something I'm curious about. I've been looking into Ultima IX mods recently and it's occurred to me that, while a mess of work was put in redoing the dialogue and trying to make the economy and monsters all play better, I haven't seen any sign of anyone attempting to provide an option for the Avatar character that isn't Blonde Doofus Dude. My upcoming playthrough of Ultima IX is gonna be a playthrough of the game-as-it-was-at-launch regardless (minus all of the crashing problems that GOG seems to have managed to smooth over), but I'm wondering if there's ever been any talk of accomplishing this particular mod: the restoration of a female-gender Avatar option to the game, even if it's just a single blonde counterpart option like the one in Ultima VII: The Black Gate. I certainly wouldn't say no to one! As you can probably tell just by looking at my (forum) avatar, that's the Avatar I'd play as given the option.