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Savanti created on 12th of April 2022, and is dead and gone (42 years old, 417 hours, 11 months lifetime)

Title: the Steward of Greginsham, Guardian of Valour
Gender: Male
Level: 50
Class: elf ranger

Background history:

  1. A restless youth dreams big - posted at 2022-04-20 17:58:48
A restless youth dreams big
Savanti has grown up hearing stories about the wonders and loss of Greginsham. Enamored with the thought of aiding in the rebuilding of the city, he devoted much time to his trade of woodcraft. He soon discovered that he had a natural gift with archery, any bow that he had in his hands became a fearsome weapon that hit hard and rarely missed. As his skills grew he took to trying to hit harder targets such as apples resting in the the nooks of trees or targets the size of coins some distance away. He traveled the trails surrounding the area quite often, often passing without a trace and befriending a variety of animals as the seasons passed. As he neared his maturity, he began to grow restless, wishing both to seek out resources to help rebuild the fallen city. Recalling tales of prince Soluminus and his band of Knights stationed in a fortified castle some distance away, Savanti decided to gather a few belongings and set forth to find the City of White! The journey would be long and the path he has chosen will be fraught with peril. The shadows seem to be creeping over the land once more, and tales of strange portals spitting out fearsome enemies that could lay waste to the reconstruction efforts of his home grew in number. While confident in his woodcraft, conflict would likely be inevitable. As he considered his path forward, Savanti concluded that seeking out martial training and guidance would further his chances of both survival and grant him more tools to aid him in his goal of helping to rebuild his destroyed home.


Standing before you with a placid look upon his face is a thin and wiry looking elf. He is slender like most of his kind, narrow waisted and long legged. He is fit, his arms having little visible muscle tone yet he carries his belongings with ease. His face is lean and youthful looking, narrow cheekbones still slightly rounded with his apparent youth. His rich brown eyes are slightly slanted, with faint hints of gold flecked through them. He looks about the area with an obviously practiced ease that belies his otherwise youthful looks. His medium length brown hair is neatly tied back with a thin leather tie. A small silver crescent moon sits upon his right cheek, with five faintly glowing marks surrounding it like stars in the night sky. His hands appear moderately callused, notably on his fingertips. The faint scent of leather and oil surrounds him. On his right arm there appears to be five tiny marks.

PK stats:

Kills: 8, Deaths: 61 (Ratio: 0.1, Efficiency: 11%)
Pinnacle Kills: 6, Pinnacle Deaths: 53 (Ratio: 0.1, Efficiency: 10%)

Kills by class:
vampire: 2, warrior: 1, ranger: 1, bard: 2, shadow: 2,
Killed by class:
shaman: 7, invoker: 6, dark-knight: 2, ranger: 5, berserker: 1, warrior: 14, monk: 5, druid: 2, vampire: 1, shadow: 1,

Nemesis: Kryton

Logs mentioning Savanti:Mystiques mentioning Savanti:


  1. I didn't interact with you much, but what I saw was friggin' awesome and it seemed you always gave your all. I really enjoyed the emotes during fights as well, thought that was pretty dang cool. Sorry our first interaction was your last interaction. I'm not even sure if I got the kill since my shadow was the one to get the last hit. Keep doing what you do Savanti, you're amazing.
      [reply to Syras]
    1. Kalist19 [reply]
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      Wow Savanti what an awesome character. I’m one of your biggest fans and I was rooting for you in every log I read.

      Nice job sticking with the char and playing it all the way to completion, that almost never happens.

      Seriously, great char. If I could cheer you more than once I totally would.
      1. Ozaru
        4 , 0 , 0 .
        I honestly wish I had the patience to play as you do. Your play style is admirable, your attitude is second to none and I don't have a HOE vote, but you deserve it more than quite a few characters that are in there. You showed me a lot of things about rangers that I thought would be a waste of time. You really learned the class inside and out if you had made a beast ranger would have totally kicked more ass. I honestly hope to see you make another character and continue to show us all how to be the best version of what makes this game great.
      [reply to Kalist19]
    2. BlackWidow [reply]
      0 , 0 , 0 .
      I find myself at a loss of words. I kept posting as Militha on the log boards because she was my character and I wanted you to know I was still watching you progress and grow as a player and a character. I guess I don't need to do that any more.

      Though in all seriousness... Our interactions over different characters were mixed but it was obvious to me that Militha had made an impression when I heard her name mentioned later. I enjoyed interacting with you as Militha beyond the fact that you were an obvious target.

      Before I get too wrapped up, let me say: your character was most excellent. Not great on the PK side, but PKing is something which takes time to learn and you were doing well enough despite that. Not everything is about hack-and-slash, after all...
        [reply to BlackWidow]
      1. You were the truest son of Greginsham.
          [reply to Eliante]
        1. Avenar [reply]
          1 , 0 , 0 .
          This was such an exceptional character. Really loved following all the logs and watching you get better at fighting with every interaction. I saw you take on any battle that came your way and you really exemplified the virtues of a Knight. Really great mix of RP and PK throughout his time here. Fantastic job!
            [reply to Avenar]
          1. Scrynor [reply]
            3 , 0 , 0 .
            Huge props. I actually made a ranger aiming for Knights at the exact same time as you. We grouped once or twice before you got in. Then I cowarded out as I do. It was cool watching you do it and seeing how you got better and better than me for the experience. Also love seeing a character blend PK and RP. Great work! Hope you had a blast.
              [reply to Scrynor]
            1. I had no clue that our little hunt in the mansion was an introduction that would lead to much, much more. From the beginning to the end, it was always a pleasure!
                [reply to Vok]
              1. Well done, Savanti! I know our record was lopsided. Make no mistake though, you had my butthole clinched several times. There was several no death fights, and a lot of wash, rinse repeat to finally secure the kill. Rangers with sanc, protection and ice arrows/weapons is way more difficult to deal with than you may realize.

                Good luck on your next!
                  [reply to Kryton]
                1. Mogu [reply]
                  3 , 0 , 0 .
                  Fantastic character. Emoting during your fights was a great touch. One of my favorite Savanti moments was your recent log
                  vs Tellurin where you were inducting Krey and got attacked. You took care of the threat and immediately resumed the induction almost as if nothing happened. Total badass.
                    [reply to Mogu]
                  1. Ceridwel [reply]
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                    Was a real pleasure having you in Knights. I, and all the imms I talked to about it, loved your creativity and initiative to try to "rebuild Greginsham" via lair infrastructure. As such Savanti will live on as the Steward at the East Gate of Greginsham, replacing the vanguard that you requested I put in some months back. Who better to watch over the rebuilding Greginsham forever than Savanti himself? And if I ever get my way (cough Dav cough) and we actually build out Greginsham as an official area Savanti will proudly by a mob there too.

                    You epitomized what I look for in a Knight. 1) Solid RP is paramount. 2) I never once saw you get down on yourself for your 44 pkdeaths. 3) You brushed off each death and kept on going. 4) You improved in PK over time. Knights are about PK progress, not perfection. The higher standard of PK excellence is what I reserve for Executor and even then PK beast execs like Rhoa and Balan are rare.

                    My hats off to you, sir.
                      [reply to Ceridwel]
                    1. A true inspiration fer us. Ye never faltered in faith nor spirit, no matter how many beatings ye gave or took. We shared only a little time; but in spirit I felt I’d known ye fer many lifetimes. My only regret is that we didn’t get more of it. You truly embodied Knighthood in all of its graces and follies.

                      I will be sure to pay ye homage in Greginsham often. Rest well , my friend. Yer watch begins, and yer legacy lives on.

                      Rest well, Sir Savanti.
                        [reply to Aerysen]
                      1. Grayden [reply]
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                        You went all the way to con death without breaking character, that is vote for HOE from me. Assuming anyone can vote and you don't already have it.
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                          [reply to Grayden]
                        1. Dalero [reply]
                          8 , 0 , 0 .
                          So. This was me. Savanti...hands down has been my greatest character ever. As most in discord know, these past 12 months have been absolutely hell on me and my family, and I was lost to depression for a good chunk of it after the house fire. I've been checked up on by a few familiar faces in chat when I've had rough nights, the support I got helped me get through and keep driving on. I truly truly love my rangers, I have fond memories of the first age. and Savanti forcibly brought me back there at times. I danced a little jig the first time I did UNSPEAKABLE damage with my bow...and even though I died..I giggled for hours after landing a called shot in PVP. PKing was an incredible struggle, and some of my greatest victories felt like pure luck. Notably my win against Kryton. I fought and fought and fought many enemies over my time, and regularly failed to secure a win, either through poor tracking, no confidence in my skills, low health, supplies, no errors were many, often repeated and sometimes hilarious. I took great joy in attempting to improve things in game, doing things like testing a very weak skill, to wanting to find some way to leave a positive influcence on the game outside of my atrocious record of being a punching bag. I had many nights where I felt discouraged, but still managed to pick myself up, gear up, and keep on trying. I always expected better of myself, learning things right up to the end. (P.S. magic seashells can be carved, I tried to carve a bow and carved 'magic'...and I never got above 100 relics for the rest of my life, go figure!)

                          I'm particuarly proud of my mastered skills for some reason, which I posted in my final death log. I had over 40, which is amazing to me.

                          I did my best to maintain a positive outlook, and had many great encounters with notable characters....Savanti was terrified of Skeggi cause he didn't want to be elf shit, Kryton was a terror that I was just happy to have a draw against....for being a ranger, It gutted me when I heard that he corrupted summersong, preventing me from trying to acquire it for my final life. I ran out of movement so damn often it wasn't funny! I absolutely hated shamans cause I was just constantly ground down or had a string of bad luck. Militha made one hell of an impact on my Knights and Savanti especially. He was torn every direction when it came to their interactions. One of my proudest moments was convincing Militha to take the oath, only to have it fail to a bug....and then have that victory turn to ash by superior RP from her Patron...I mourned that loss for some time. Watching Warlords return to older ways with Quinace, the help they gave me trying to improve...the same with Jinjarak. I took joy in teaching what I could to fellow rangers and...well, I just did my best really. I don't know what else to say except to thank everyone for their thoughts. It's an honor to be so well regarded.
                          1. Xenyar
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                            Solid character here, all the way around. Reading your post makes me feel good. Seeing you so in touch and in tune with your character and the game... Honestly, gives me the fuzzy feelings inside.
                          2. Dogran
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                            So I met Dale in 2002 in my first college classes, and I don't remember what brought up Abandoned Realms, but Dale is the one who invited me along. I remember how much of a noob I was, and Dale giving me instructions one day from class, on how to find purple potions. I was such a noob, I remember Dale giving me his copy of Zmud at the time which was an unlicensed copy. Along with all of his triggers. Apparently prior to that, he had played a female werebeast ranger that had man issues. I remember transforming for the first time and my male character screaming out "where is my man!" and I was like wtf is happening? I think it took me two days before I talked to Dale again and he told me how to fix it. Insert 21 years of time, and here we are far in the future. Abandoned Realms has stuck with me ever since, through good times and bad. I have taken breaks, but always come back. Dale took a much longer break than I did, and when I found out he was back, I was so exciting. I spent very little time with Savanti as an ally, most of my time was spent as an enemy. I think I killed you across three-four separate 50's and I always felt a little bad. I remember on two different legions, killing you only to have you come back and try again as soon as you were healed and ready to go. Anyways, what I wanted to say was thanks. Thanks for showing me Abandoned Realms, and thanks for giving everyone else an example of real tenacity! Way to go dude! Anways, certainly have my vote for HOE. When I think about an exalted character my first and most important checkmark is will I remember this character a year from now. I can honestly say I will not forget Savanti and the impact he had!
                          3. Rothak
                            0 , 0 , 1 .
                            Amen. I didn’t know (obviously) Dalero was Savanti. But from what I saw he definitely deserves HoE. Beautiful RP with balls. Way to go Dalero!
                          [reply to Dalero]
                        2. Rest in peace old friend.
                            [reply to Vargan]
                          1. Grayden [reply]
                            0 , 0 , 0 .
                            @Dalero I look forward to your next, if nothing else maybe the gods will unlock the custom races for you. Honestly they are mostly fluff but getting to con death is an achievement.
                              [reply to Grayden]
                            1. Xenyar [reply]
                              4 , 0 , 1 .
                              Welcome to the Halls of Exalted. Congratz!
                              1. Dogran
                                0 , 1 , 0 .
                                I agree, welcome to the HoE, few people deserve to be there, this character definitely does!
                              [reply to Xenyar]
                            2. Dalero [reply]
                              2 , 0 , 0 .
                              Thanks everyone! I really appreciate all the feedback on Savanti!
                              1. You deserve it, next exalted will be 'Vok' it seems and smells like it. Both you were Archons I remember still with Vok.
                                I think you deserve to be *double* exalted for getting the bronze chalice at such early age.. unless they decide to paint some more trophy chalices now..
                              2. Vok
                                1 , 0 , 0 .
                                Vok wouldn't want to risk devaluing HoE. There's still so much to learn. In the beginning, Vok was lucky enough to have Savanti, he got me up to speed real quick. Speaking of, congratulations, old friend. I really enjoyed having another ranger to share the experience with. You were innovative enough to learn a few tricks within the cabal that were relevant to us. While we shared a few similar beat downs, in more recent times you evolved into taking on a much more distinguished role. All of us Knights (in our absence) seemed to have passed the torch onto you and you ran with it, never stopping until your time ran out. You didn't just fade out slowly by condeath, rather the (holy) fire Savanti brought to Valour's battlefront had never burned brighter than in the end. Talk about character development. Well done!!
                              [reply to Dalero]
                            3. Ashlyn [reply]
                              0 , 0 , 0 .
                              Congratulations. I interacted with you over several characters. You kept a positive attitude in spite of taking it on the chin repeatedly and your story was engaging.
                                [reply to Ashlyn]

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