Savant was ‘lost’ by her Splurgoth master in a gambling den in Tolkeen, before the war. It was part of a typically Byzantine plot by the fiend to place an agent inside the city who was loyal to him. Her new owner, however, suspected the treachery, and had a scheme of his own. As soon as the Splurgoth had left, Savant was installed with a M.O.M. unit, meant to force her loyalties to shift from the alien fiend to the human one.
It didn’t work quite that way.
Instead, the M.O.M. offered Savant insights, not only into her situation, but also to herself. It also taught her harsh lessons on how to survive. It also warned her: “The Grackles Know Your Name”. She’s not sure what that entails, but she knows that birds are to be avoided at all costs.
Ornithophobia aside, she became more cunning, more savage, adapting the lessons it gave her in unarmed combat to her new personality.. Initially, her owner was pleased--he used her in an underground fighting ring to make a considerable amount of credits. But all the time, she was watching, waiting….
When the CS began the final siege, her owner finally was distracted enough to strike; he never saw the first blow coming, nor the second. She then made her way out of the city, on foot, crawling in the mud to avoid the besiegers and defenders alike. This was not her war, and she had no intention of dying on behalf of anyone there.
Eventually, she made her way out, and started wandering the Midwest for the last several months. She eventually landed at Castle Refuge; she decided to enlist--though she nearly panicked the first time she met Elle of Owls. Since then, the SET Master Chief has given her a wide berth.
Savant stands out from most Altaran Warrior Women. Sure, the baseline is the same as the rest of her ‘sisters’, but brightly dyed mohawks and facial piercings aren’t common for AWWs. Furthermore, she is a rarity in that she wears no visor or other mask, boldly and shamelessly making her race immediately apparent (and triggering others to react accordingly). She often paints crude eyes in the blank spaces; these in no way look real, varying instead from the grotesque to the comical (the former being far more likely if she was still Getting It Together when she woke up in the morning). As a final touch, her clothing tends to clash garishly; it's uncertain to most observers if this is a result of her not knowing what color her clothing is, or a deliberate fashion statement.
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