He is extremely loyal to Pal Gropa.
From the Books: As we entered the manor grounds, a man of sharp precision greeted me. The slight breeze off the lake barely ruffled his perfectly kept, dark brown hair. He wore an immaculate short black tunic and gray pants. He bowed to me with what was undoubtedly the exact angle befitting my station. - ALMD, p. 98
Pronunciation: SAWN-yin oo-gree-NO-vich