HomeLan Fed has published an interview with EA's Jessica Lewis, asking the executive producer several questions about the soon-to-be-released Ultima Online: Samurai Empire expansion. A snippet, as usual:
Q: What new monsters will be encountered in the expansion?
A: There are 20 new monsters, most based on Japanese mythology. For instance: The Hiryu: A winged Dragon that's extremely tough, but can be tamed and ridden; The Fan Dancer: Beautiful but deadly, her fans are as sharp as Samurai swords. She is said to guard her master's treasures and secrets; The Lady of the Snow: An undead spirit, she haunts the frozen tundras of Tokuno. She can turn you into ice with but a touch.