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Oswyn Spencer

Think before you speak. Read before you think.

Social Rank: 8
Concept: Awkward Scholar
Fealty: Crownsworn
Family: Spencer
Gender: Male
Age: 24
Religion: Pantheon
Vocation: Scholar
Height: Average
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Skintone: Fair

Description: Oswyn is of average height and quite lean and lanky of build. His brown hair is worn shaggy and tends to be tousled. High cheekbones, dark eyes, and thick brows contribute to a pensive demeanour. On the rare occasion he smiles, it's broad and displays his teeth. It would make him look rather boyish, were he to remember to shave more often. Otherwise, Oswyn presents as rather studious. His clothes are generally tidy and well-cared for. His complexion hints toward a lot of time spent indoors. There's something skittish about him, a haunted look he takes on from time to time. When he looks off into the distance, he always squints.

Personality: Quiet and unassuming, Oswyn is good at blending into the background, and that's just how he likes it. Shy, he has always been more comfortable around books than people.

While he doesn't say much, he is always thinking. A clever man, Oswyn has a dry sense of humour and a gift for sarcasm. He's simply either too polite or too shy to use it.

Background: Oswyn's parents are bowyers and fletchers by trade and run a small, struggling shop in Arx. Oswyn's older sister, Muriel, learned the trade from her father. Oswyn did, too, but Muriel always had more interest in the shop, and so long as one of them kept the family business going, their parents were happy. While Muriel took naturally to archery, Oswyn was laughably bad at it. He simply couldn't see clearly at distance, a trouble that plagues him to this day.

Up close was fine, which was good, because Oswyn's prime love was reading. Any free time he had after chores was spent up at the Great Archive, poking about, following the lives of various people. Always an outsider looking in, Oswyn lives vicariously through the journals. His greatest wish was to help tend to the collection, and so he became a scholar.

Oswyn is dedicated to discovering and preserving knowledge. If it's out there, he'd like to know it. If it's lost, he'd like to find it. He loves nothing so much as following a promising paper trail, and is an avid researcher. Oswyn would dearly love to write a book of his own someday; he simply lacks a proper subject, though he always has a few ideas simmering.

Relationship Summary


Friend:
  • Aurora - Partner in social experimentation. A talented costumer and tailor.
  • Sabella - Cheerful and kind princess.
  • Niklas - Witty playwright.
  • Signe - Wise and thoughtful shaman.
  • Mia - <something complimentary in grammatically shabby Northern shav'arvani>
  • Name Summary
    Agatha He's awfully bashful about taking some notes! But at least he's willing to share them.
    Ariella Oswyn is a very nice boy and an excellent physician.
    Aurora He seems shy, but agreed to take part in a social experiment. No disabled.
    Barric A scholar who was willing to attempt the gauntlet, with training, he might not nearly die from it, but he is determined and I can respect that.
    Bianca Without thought, I threw this sweet and shy man into the midst of a Baroness and a Highlord to socially fend for himself. He handled himself well, both polite and fervent in his desire to assist -- and as always ever diligent to the works of the Scholars of Vellichor. I look forward to working with him more directly in the future.
    Cullen A scholar of Vellichor and a shopkeeper of books and writing supplies. Seems quite wise in the ways of finding important leads in a pile of worthlessness and distractions. A good man to know, I'd think. Gods know I need the help.
    Cyril Owns a bookstore in Arx. He doesn't carry much in stewardship but is a scholar who teaches other stuff.
    Echo The shy and scholarly type, who seems to have the mysterious ability of getting himself into all sorts of fun and (probably) embarassing things!
    Fiora Don't worry, kiddo. I don't target the innocent. Usually.
    Gareth A scholar that Sabella has seemed to take a liking to. Mild mannered and fitting to his position. I'm sure he'll go far. As far as scholars go, that is.
    Ian Really jumpy.
    Jarel Definitely has better manners then I do. I thank him for giving me the advice he did so I wouldn't come out as barbaric as I definitely tend to be.
    Jasher Dedicated to his task, unwilling to let silence stand. A pleasant shopkeeper.
    Jeffeth A scholar! He seems like a good sort, couldn't help me out but he seemed sad about that. And promised he would try to help next week. What a guy!
    Jordan A scholarly man. Might be visually impaired, since he said he couldn't see the people fighting at the pit. I'll ask him some questions later. Scholars are good to know about.
    Kenna He was more than charming in that shop of his, and //very// helpful with what I needed. I'll be back without a doubt!
    Lou I went in search of Oswyn in hopes he'd be able to help me with a task. Not only was he willing and able, but he had some insightful things to say. Can't wait to work with him.
    Luca Sometimes you can just tell when a person is in over their head in the Lyceum Ward. But Oswyn took my liquor when I offered it, and he hasn't fled yet. Perhaps there is hope for him yet. I'm sure I'll see more of him in the future if he's to be an acquaintance of Master Caspian's.
    Lucita A young scholar, dutiful, a little awkward and shy but helpful. He seemed nice.
    Lumen A young scholar. Handsome and humble, though possibly somewhat socially inept.
    Lys A concerned healer (or is it physician??) who came to help Lady Ariella after I stabbed her in the shoulder. He seems nice, and good at his craft.
    Mirari I threw a pastry at him. He didn't yell, didn't seem bothered. That is the kind of man I need in my life, someone who enjoys having things lobbed in his direction without complaint.
    Niklas My scholarly friend and former protege. A good man to have at your back, though probably when at your back is a library or an archive.
    Norwood Shy, or just not a crowds person? On Princess Sabella's side I'm afraid he will have no time to indulge in either.
    Petal He is studious, caring and studies the ways of people many in Arvan would rather ignore and forget about.
    Reese Runs a very nice shop and seems like a man with great potential
    Reigna A sweet young man, and so very nervous. I tried to put him at ease, and it seemed to be better near the end. Still, I think he will be a valuable addition to our ranks.
    River Very mild and pleasant, A shame he is so busy, I'm sure scribes would be very useful in projects.
    Rook Master Oswyn seems to squint a lot, which makes me immediately insist he's a scholar I've seen before in the halls, but we've only just truly met. I'm sure there's a great deal we could talk about.
    Sabella My favorite scholar and the on to whom I entrust all my journals. He's quite clever, if a little shy. Don't worry, I'll fix that!
    Sparte A sharp scholar, likable in the way you like a cat who never shows you affection. Just sort of stares at you with that air of toleration and dignified exasperation that, yes, having you there is preferable to not having you there. Sort of like how b- Hm, what? Oh, right. Scholar Oswyn! Nice guy.
    Talen A scholarly sort, as you'd expect from a Scholar. Though quiet, he does cut straight to the chase, which is good. Learning how to riddle, riddle, riddle with Master Spencer!
    Theo A very pretty boy.
    Thesarin Countess speaks well of him. He and her talked of books, but I hear he's a Scholar who'll step out from the library.
    Venturo A scholar by trade, it seems, though I do wonder why he touched that ring on his right finger. Something to share stories with, perhaps.