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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 Meranth
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]

Relationships[]

Wielding the Adjudicator's Blade, Sven cracked Juggernaut minimap icon.png Juggernaut's mask, releasing the spirits of Yurnero's ancestors, as well as a companion dragon spirit. The spirits and Yurnero both consider this an act of kindness, and are thankful for Sven's actions,[5] and owe Sven a debt of gratitude.[6]

Sven holds those in solitude in high regard, such as the Lone Druid minimap icon.png Lone Druid, but he does not necessarily ally himself with them to stay true to his code.[7]

Crystal Maiden minimap icon.png Crystal Maiden appears to have affection for Sven, addressing and complimenting him personally.[8][9]

Artifact[]

In this strange timeline, the story of Sven has reached the point where he is still aligned with the Vigil Knights, but their sudden destruction from within is a future that cannot be avoided, at least to the will of the Rogue Knight. To assure that this possibility comes to fruition, Sven must train among his enemies, rise above their ranks, and ultimately: destroy them from within.[10]

Although he has not enacted his rogue code yet, he manifests a bit of the code in his actions by aligning against any kind of army like any true rogue to society would. He has declared war against the Radiant and the Dire, Venomancer minimap icon.png Venomancer and his expanding garden of Plague Wards (which Lesale calls as his "children"), the Bronze Legion, the reformed Red Mist Horde, and even the Vhoul rebellion.

Friendships and rivalries[]

Allies meeting Sven

Enemies killing Sven

Others

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

External Links[]

1. lore image source

References[]

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