A Savant by Any Other Name…


The defining “boss-type” of the derro in D&D, the crazed magic users of their chaotic settlements and the leaders of the “Uniting War”… savants are undeniably an essential part of the derro.

No discussion of derro is complete without savants.

Part sage, part warrior chieftain, the derro savants are paragons of their race and in earlier conceptions proxy for the religious leaders (priests, shamans) of other cultures.

I’m going to be talking about and exploring a lot about savants here, not only in terms of their background and origin but also their classification and variations across the different editions and game systems.




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