"It's like he knows he's better than you, but doesn't look down on you for it because he knows it's not your fault."
Wilem about Sovoy[1]

Sovoy is Kvothe's friend at The University. He is a Modegan noble.


Sovoy is a handsome, blue-eyed man. He has high cheekbones as many people from Modeg do. He has a very neatly trimmed beard. His clothes are quite elaborate with muted colors. He wore a knife on his hip.

According to Kvothe's close observations, Sovoy had to sell his rings to get him through admissions. This, however, was in the beginning, and by the time Kvothe ran into him at The Eolian, he had them back.

In the Chronicle

Sovoy makes his first appearance when Kvothe is eating in The Mess with Simmon, Wilem, and Manet after recently getting through admissions. He had gotten an incredibly high tuition of "sixty-eight strehlaum". It is unknown how much that is in Commonwealth currency, but when Simmon questions him on the matter, he confirms that it is very expensive. Since his tuition was so high, he was barely able to get his own room in the Mews.

He is in Elxa Dal's class with Kvothe. When Kvothe or Sovoy wished to bet for themselves in a duel, they gave the other some of their money so they could bet in their favor.

Sovoy later appears at The Eolian with Denna, who sang the part of Aloine in "The Lay of Sir Savien Traliard". Sovoy knows Denna as Dianne, and appears to be her date. However, after Denna appears at Anker's a long while later, she claims that they haven't seen each other for a while.

Simmon later mentions that Sovoy was truly in love with Denna, and that her departure impacted him greatly.

Sovoy now lives on a spacious farm in the country.


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