"Hey there traveller, name’s Svern. I’m the junk rat—" he’s interrupted by a whisper of ‘mouse' from Gia, sighing before continuing. "Rat around here, and most of my time is spent keeping this marvel of magic and metal moving. I do occasionally tinker up some fun stuff, though."
"Hey, this isn't some kind of strange little shop where the shopkeep hands out curses like candy," Svern replies with a pout. "You know, those little hole-in-the-wall places that weren't there the day before and aren't there the next day? Now those, they're a bunch of shady, unscrupulous characters. I, on the other hand, always fully disclose any potential problems with stuff I sell."
Svern is the Mecian responsible for putting together Gianna's Caravan of Wonders and spends most of the time keeping the thing moving. Although he occasionally tinkers on things, he will also have some goods for sale.
A tall, lithe man is leant back in an overstuffed chair that clings to his entire body. Soft-looking grey fur covers the majority of his chest and arms but for a handsome face, and large mouse ears sprout from the top of scruffy hair of a similar grey. His clothing itself appears to be more like a loose assortment of messy, greasy rags, from out which pokes a long thick rat’s tail that wraps around his waist. Shelves of miscellany keep him very much trapped in his spot, amidst a great deal of shiny bronze.
Encountering Gianna and her Caravan for the first time will result in Gianna introducing Svern and Tammarind, with Gianna giving each of them a quip.
On repeat encounters with the Caravan, Svern along with Tamarind will grin and wave at the Champion.
The following options are available should the Champion decide to approach Svern when encountering the Caravan:
- About You - What’s your deal?
- Shop - Peruse Svern's goods!
Asking Svern about himself will reveal that he grew up next to a noble who had a good book collection and that he was an apprentice to a smith and then later an apprentice to a mage, and he would later go on to combine to two sources of knowledge. He met Gianna a few years ago when she was trying to make her whole Caravan of Wonders work although he left stating that it was too much trouble. Gianna had 'dealt' with a few bandits and he felt compelled to help her out, he also gets along with Tamarind and can't complain since he's making good money.
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During the events of For Want Of A Nail, a new option for Svern will be available:
- Metal Relic - Ask Svern if he still has the weapon hilt on him.
When asking him about the Metal Relic, it will take him a few seconds to find it although he will ask who'd they know he had the thing in the first place. The Champion will state that they've been tracking the item down for some time and that they came across hearsay that Svern had something that fit the bill. He will go on to mention that he'd been trying to foist it off onto people but no dice, not even in a big city like Tychris. When asked about the price of the item, he will give the Champion a list of choices in exchange for the item:
- Pay - Pay the junkrat his asking price of 2000 EC. (costs 2000 EC)
- Sex - You wouldn't have imagined that a fuck from you would be worth two thousand hawks, but if that's the price Svern's asking for, then you're more than willing to pay.
- Blowjob - Blow Svern all nice and easy. Sucking cock — well, there're worse things, aren't there?
- Catch [Vaginal/Ass] - Let the junkrat fuck your [vag/ass] good. Not very creative, but certainly reliable.
- Cait - Solve your problem by rubbing a pink kitten on this mouse. (requires Cait)
- Yeah - Sure, a cat and mouse threesome sounds fun.
- Nah - You're fine with Cait letting her do her thing.
- Pale Ale - Present Svern with the pupper pale ale. (requires 1x Pupper Pale Ale)
Should the Champion decide to Pay for it, Svern will add that while he was in Tychris, he discreetly asked around some places in regards to the hilt. Apparently it has a colorful history, and that he gave the broken hilt a run over his own instruments and that if there ever was any magic in the thing is long gone however he states that hearsay is that the thing used to be cursed. He will go on to explain the history behind the item, that on some Belharan ladies twentieth birthday, she was given a special present by her dusk elven servant to give to her husband. Upon entering her husband's bed chamber, she was shaken by a great evil and proceeded to slay her husband and all her children, and once she was done she ran mad and was never seen again. Although he will say that there are some inconsistencies in the various iterations of the legend.
The following sex options are only available once during For Want Of A Nail:
Svern was last seen in the possession of a strange metal relic desired by the Kitsunes.