Sven/Lore

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Sven minimap icon.png Sven, the Rogue Knight
Sven is the bastard son of a Vigil Knight, born of a Pallid Meranth, raised in the Shadeshore Ruins. With his father executed for violating the Vigil Codex, and his mother shunned by her wild race, Sven believes that honor is to be found in no social order, but only in himself. After tending his mother through a lingering death, he offered himself as a novice to the Vigil Knights, never revealing his identity. For thirteen years he studied in his father's school, mastering the rigid code that declared his existence an abomination. Then, on the day that should have been his In-Swearing, he seized the Outcast Blade, shattered the Sacred Helm, and burned the Codex in the Vigil's Holy Flame. He strode from Vigil Keep, forever solitary, following his private code to the last strict rune. Still a knight, yes...but a Rogue Knight. He answers only to himself.
Sven
Associated with
Heroes:Crystal Maiden minimap icon.png Crystal Maiden
Juggernaut minimap icon.png Juggernaut
Races:Meranths
Human
Factions:Vigil Knights
Places:Vigil Keep
Shadeshore Ruins
Characters:Sven's Father
Sven's Mother
Artifacts:Outcast Blade
Vigil Codex
Holy Flame
Sacred Helm
Adjudicator's Blade

Sven is a Rogue Knight, half-meranth by birth. After his father was executed for violating the Vigil Codex, Sven's mother passed away, leaving him an orphan. Tightly bound to his own personal code of honor, Sven is a solitary warrior who wields the legendary Outcast Blade to devastating effect. He travels alone, searching for honor and glory, while acquiring substantial gold as a freelance swordsman.[1]

  • Sven once impaled an attacking ogre on the Feral Road with his armor.[2]
  • Sven's strangely shaped helm may be crafted to suit to his meranth physiology.
  • Sven once found a weapon in the sunken wreck of a Vigil Knights galley.[3]
  • According to Rylai, Sven is "blue" under his armor.[4]
  • Rylai appears to have affection for Sven, addressing and complimenting him personally.[5][6]
  • He appears to have an admiration for Lone Druid minimap icon.png Lone Druid.[7]

Relationships[edit]

Wielding the Adjudicator's Blade, Sven cracked Yurnero's mask, releasing the spirits of Yurnero's ancestors, as well as a companion dragon. The spirits and Yurnero both consider this an act of kindness, and are thankful for Sven's actions,[8] and owe Sven a debt of gratitude.[9]

Friendships and rivalries[edit]

Allies meeting Sven

  • Play Abaddon minimap icon.png r Honors to you and to the rogue's code you follow.
  • Play Crystal Maiden minimap icon.png r That's a lovely shade of blue, Sven.
  • Play Crystal Maiden minimap icon.png r Sven, are you still so blue under that armor?
  • Play Kunkka minimap icon.png r With a helm like that, Sven, I dub thee my helmsman.
  • Play Play Monkey King minimap icon.png r How do you see anything with that helmet on, Sven?
  • Play Play Monkey King minimap icon.png r Come on, Sven. Time to drop the hammer on someone!

Enemies killing Sven

  • Play Arc Warden minimap icon.png Your vigil ends.
  • Play Play Dragon Knight minimap icon.png Sven, you have much to learn about fighting dragons.
  • Play Play Dragon Knight minimap icon.png Good night, Sven. I mean bad knight.
  • Play Play Dragon Knight minimap icon.png I'm the better Knight, Sven.
  • Play Enigma minimap icon.png Your armor crumples.
  • Play Play Juggernaut minimap icon.png It's not the size of the sword, Sven, it's how you use it.
  • Play Play Juggernaut minimap icon.png Size means nothing when your blade carries no weight.
  • Play Lina minimap icon.png Cooked you in your armor.
  • Play Play Monkey King minimap icon.png r I'm not saying there's always a connection between excessive brawn and mental deficiency.
  • Play Play Monkey King minimap icon.png r Hahahaha, Sven. You thought you could keep up with me? There are trees everywhere!
  • Play Omniknight minimap icon.png You would have been a powerful follower Sven.
  • Play Omniknight minimap icon.png Sven, your dedication honors us.

Others

  • Play Oracle minimap icon.png r To the rogue who wields the hammer of the gods, all mortal forms resemble crooked nails.
  • Play Play Legion Commander minimap icon.png Time to match steel for steel!

References[edit]

  1. Pantaloons of the Freelancer description.
  2. Fluted Guard of the Swordmaster description.
  3. Vigil Triumph description.
  4. Crystal Maiden response: Play Sven, are you still so blue under that armor?
  5. Crystal Maiden response: Play That's a lovely shade of blue, Sven.
  6. Crystal Maiden response: Play Has anyone seen Sven around?
  7. Sven response: Play It is an honor to fight beside you.
  8. Call of the Bladeform Legacy: Play Sven, thank you for using the Adjudicator's Blade to awaken us…
  9. Call of the Bladeform Legacy: Play We are in your debt Sven, we won't forget this.