Sayge is a gnoll, one of the few that are not hostile. He is either from the Shadowhide, Palemane, or Mudsnout clans of gnoll, based on his coloration. Aside from being neutral, he has also learned to speak full Common. Most gnolls can only speak Low Common.
Sayge will buff you and tell you your fortune for free; all you have to do is answer his questions. He asks two questions with multiple answers, after which he buffs you. The buffs are linked to which answers you choose; so if you desire, you can specify the buff reliably (see Sayge's Fortunes). The buffs last for 2 hours, and the cooldown between receiving buffs is even longer.
After you answer Sayge's questions and he has just buffed you, he asks you if you want a written fortune. You can turn Sayge down, but assuming you accept, you get a soulbound fortune cookie-like fortune item in your inventory (must have a free slot). (See Sayge's Fortunes) Right click to open it (the result is an opened soulbound fortune item), then mouse over it to read it. Most of these can be discarded, but three of his fortunes are quest items which start the following quests:
- The longer you wait, the less future you have for me to foretell.
Come speak with me, and what once was cloudy shall become crystal clear.
I have long known you'd seek me out, adventurer.
Every sentient being in this world is driven by the choices they make. Choices begat further choices, and these in turn make someone who they are. This is where your fortune is drawn from - who you are, and the choices you make.
Are you ready to discover where your fortune lies, adventurer?
Sayge is an homage to the classic Ultima series of role playing games. In Ultima IV, V, VI and IX, the game began with a meeting with The Gypsy fortune teller, and your answers to her moral dilemmas determined the stats your character would begin with.
- Patch 4.3.0 (29-Nov-2011): Moved to Darkmoon Island; new quests added.
- Patch 1.7.0 (13-Sep-2005):
- Sayge's Dark Fortune of Resistance now adds +25 to all schools instead of +10%.
- Sayge's buffs at the Darkmoon Faire are now exclusive to one another.
- Patch 1.6.0 (12-Jul-2005): Added.