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Of course. Is it about your... the skeletons?... Yes, I thought it might be. What else is there to ask, you've only just met me! I studied skeleton psychology for three years when I was just ten years old, you know...

Savant is the crazed Leader of the Skin Bandits with a bounty of 80,000 cats by the United Cities, despite the listing of a 50,000 bounty on his wanted poster. Savant can usually be found on his throne in Skinhouse HQ. You can join his faction as a Skeleton.

He has a Maniacal Personality.

They wear [Specialist] armour (25% chance of [Masterwork]) and have weapons manufactured by Cross.

Savant also holds a special blueprint named the "Skeleton-Human Transformation Bible" which allows the player to craft Human Skin Suits and the Peeler Machine.

WANTED: Savant the Skin Eater
Responsible for the disappearance of hundreds of humans in the Forbidden Zone, south of the Great Desert. Victims have been found savagely mutilated, most notably, the bodies completely skinned and hacked of all outer flesh.

Details of the mutilator are still largely unknown. Target is considered highly dangerous.

REWARD: c.50,000
Poster can be found in: United Cities


Attributes Level
Strength 35
Toughness 75
Dexterity 75
Perception 1

Combat Skills Level
Melee Attack, Melee Defence 75
Dodge, Martial Arts 7.5

Weapon Skills Level
Blunt, Hackers, Heavy, Katanas, Polearms, Sabres 75

Ranged Skills Level
Turrets 75
Crossbows 1
Precision Shooting 75

Thievery Skills Level
Stealth, Lockpicking, Thievery 1
Assassination 37.5

Athletic Skills Level
Athletics, Swimming 75

Science Skills Level
Field Medic 75
Engineer, Robotics, Science 1

Trade Skills Level
Weapon Smith, Armour Smith, Labouring, Farming, Cooking 1

Stats randomize by 3
The Statistics here are taken from FCS. Skills will be multiplied by the racial multiplier. Players should also be aware that non-player characters also level up while fighting.

World States

If Savant is killed or imprisoned, it will cause the Skinhouse HQ to be completely destroyed. One of the Skinhouses is also destroyed while the other is taken over by the Southern Hive if the Queen of the South is still alive.

The skin bandit patrols also stop and are replaced by a Southern Hive patrol of 1 Prince and 8 Droneguards if the Queen of the South is alive and free.

This will also cause the skin bandit raids on a player's outpost to stop.


After he is killed or imprisoned, random Drifters in bars will have a new conversation:

Drifter 1: "Apparently the Skin Eater was just some poor guy held hostage by a bunch of skeleton cultists..."
Drifter 2: "Did you hear about their suits?"
Drifter 2: "Made of human skin!"
Drifter 2: "I'm talking straight up CHUNKS of people stitched together..."
Drifter 1: "And that, my friends, is why I never travel south..."
Drifter 1: "No thank YOU very much."


  • If you approach him while he is sleeping you can just pick him up and take his gear.