|Release date||17 October 2005 (Update)|
|Quest NPC?|| Wanted! |
The Slug Menace
Quiet Before the Swarm
|Location||Unknown Temple Knight base|
|Notable features||Temple Knight agent|
Savant (real name Elyssa van Lendes) is a Senior Mystical Researcher (S.M.R for short) and chief librarian for the Temple Knights of Falador. She plays a fairly major role in two quests, namely Wanted!, where she aids the player by helping slow the teleports of the evil murder mage Solus Dellagar, and Slug Menace, in which she briefs the player and saves him or her from being taken over by the Sea Slug queen Mother Mallum. She makes a very brief appearance during Quiet Before the Swarm as well.
Savant's location is hidden, and she cannot be found in RuneScape, though the player communicates with her through the Temple Knight Commorb, which is given to the player by Sir Tiffy Cashien, the lead recruiter of the Temple Knights. When players ask her about herself, she would talk a bit about the Temple Knights' magical research team and herself.
She has a grudge against the Wizard's Tower, where she was denied entry because they thought she was "just a girl" and that she would be "too scared" to research effectively.
- Savant is French for "learned" and "scholarly". However, if this were used to describe her, it would have to have an "e" on the end because it would be feminine.
- This NPC might be based on Marilyn vos Savant, who holds the Guinness World Record in highest IQ.