When Vlad arrived in Smallcliff during his wanderings, he befriended Savn.
In the end, it was actually Savn who killed Loraan, saving Vlad's life. During this process, however, Savn received a blow to the head, which, along with the mental anguish involved with killing his lord with a Morganti weapon, drove him over the edge of sanity into a semi-catatonic state (see Athyra).
When Vlad left Smallcliff, he took Savn with him, in search of a physicker who could help the lad's condition. Eventually he found one, an old woman named Hwdf'rjaanci, who managed, with the help of Vlad and Kiera, to bring him somewhat out of his catatonic state (see Orca).
By the time of Issola Vlad apparently had taken Savn back to his family in Smallcliff.
- See also Speculation:Savn.