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Archscholar Oswyn Spencer

Think before you speak. Read before you think.

Social Rank: 5
Concept: Adventure Librarian
Fealty: Crownsworn
Family: Spencer
Gender: male
Marital Status: single
Age: 30
Birthday: 11/2
Religion: Pantheon
Vocation: Scholar
Height: average height
Hair Color: brown
Eye Color: brown
Skintone: fair

Titles: Archscholar of Vellichor

Description: Oswyn is of average height and quite lean and lanky of build. His brown hair is worn parted to the side, tousled waves threatening to tumble over his dark eyes at times. Thick brows contribute to a pensive demeanour. On the rare occasion he smiles, it's broad, boyish, and displays his teeth. He maintains a mostly trim beard. 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. When he looks off into the distance, he always squints.

Personality: Shy for his entire childhood and the first part of adulthood, Oswyn has since become less awkward. Quiet and unassuming, he's good at at blending into the background. As an instructor he is much more confident.

Humble and genuine, Oswyn has always been very earnest. He tries to treat everyone with the same compassionate attentiveness. A gentle and polite man, Oswyn does have a wry sense of humour and a talent for sarcasm.

While he may be quiet, he gives the impression of someone always thinking.

Background: Hailing from the Lowers of Arx, Oswyn had a humble upbringing. His family runs an archery shop, Lowers Archery. Oswyn has one older sister, who has married and had a son. Both siblings learned the family trade; Muriel took to it much better than Oswyn. While capable of very basic work as a bowyer and fletcher, it was clear his talents lay elsewhere.

A quiet, clever, thoughtful child, Oswyn was always a voracious reader. A miserable shot, his eyesight was fine for objects up close, like books. He was always happiest surrounded by books and surprised no one when he became a scholar himself. Oswyn further devoted himself to Vellichor as a Disciple.

Tending to book collections, learning, and teaching filled his days. The more he learned, the more he discovered he didn't know. How much needed preservation or rediscovery. His searches led him to join the Society of Explorers. Oswyn's typical role on expeditions was either as a cartographer or a healer. He was a common sight documenting and drawing various plants and animals. Plants don't move, which is very helpful to someone with poor distance vision.

Oswyn maintained a shop by the Vellichorian Academy, Books and Scribing Supplies. His primary goal was to provide people of every station with the tools of learning. Affordable prices for commoners did not make much profit, but he was fine with that.

For a few years, he struggled with whether to take Godsworn vows or not. The decision came down to whether he wanted a family of his own. He spent time in careful contemplation in the various shrines of the Thirteen. Speaking with other Godsworn helped him come to the conclusion that he was happy as an uncle. That was enough for him. And because his shop didn't make any real money, he was allowed to keep it after taking his vows... for a time.

In spring 1016, Oswyn took the position of Archscholar. That meant giving up the shop to take on the responsibility of guiding the Scholars. He is very serious about his responsibilities to the collection. He seeks to protect the scholars under his care.

Relationship Summary

  • Mia - Voracious reader and generous patron. Mia has never been anything but supportive of Oswyn.
  • Name Summary
    Adora I dislike him.
    Aella Oh a precious sweet little scholar. If it weren't for those meddling do-gooders perhaps I could have gotten him to turn purple. Or maybe even a color past purple?!? Now we'll never know and we'll have to all be satisfied for boring red. Great. Good job everyone.
    Aethan A healer who can also ride a horse. Very useful.
    Agatha He's awfully bashful about taking some notes! But at least he's willing to share them.
    Ajax An excellent snowball maker. I should interact with the man some more.
    Akio Archscholar Oswyn is a delight. His erudite nature shines through in his passion.
    Alarissa He is a scholar and foremost someone to be admired. His shop is filled with books priced and meant to be enjoyed by those who cannot afford to spend a lifes savings. He has the manners befitting a noble and I find... I find that he is precisely who I like to deal with.
    Aleksei He's got a really cool rock! Polite guy.
    Alessandro An estimable scholar, who most obligingly made me a copy of Principia's Anatomy for Margret. Anyone who can give me a gift to make my wife happy is excellent in my book.
    Ariella Oswyn is a very nice boy and an excellent physician.
    Armani Such a good hand, such a good eye, so helpful
    Arthen He seems a good enough man. Smart, but that ain't no surprise for a Scholar, now is it? I kind of laugh inside when he squints like he does. Not bein' mean. Just tickles me a little, that's all. I like the man's interest in maps. We talked a good deal about 'em. We both know the value of a good map.
    Auda A Scholar, adorably awkward and dedicated to his path. A pleasure to meet.
    Audgrim The detail of his art is astonishing, and his mind is as sharp as his art.
    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.
    Bianca An extraordinary man with a gentle heart. And a wonderful Scholar at that.
    Brigida Everything you'd expect from a scholar and nothing you'd expect from an explorer. Nervous, quiet and bookish. Nice enough beard, though.
    Calandra Thank the gods we had a medic in our midst! I owe Scholar Oswyn a favor for tending to our party guests.
    Carmen The man is as jumpy as a cat in a thunderstorm. Good for him, making something of himself though. Too many Lowers kids never make it further than the Upper Borroughs. He's seen the edge of the world.
    Coraline Very competent and good in a tight spot.
    Corrigan Genius. What else is there to say?
    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.
    Delilah The diamond-plane facets of this man's mind may not be illuminated for all to see, but a short time in his company revealed a keen grasp of many subjects. Introverted, assuredly, but with the powerful gift of intelligence on his side. I doubt much gets past him.
    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!
    Erik Archscholar Oswyn is doing well at hearing a kindle of excited kittens where each clue is a ball of yarn waiting to be unraveled. Toss out too many balls at scholars at the same time, and you end up with a huge confusing knot.
    Evander Seems a smart, friendly one. Archscholar for a reason I imagine, look forward to working with him.
    Evaristo I love his store. I bought TWO books from it, the most amazing romance novels...
    Evonleigh So very quiet but clearly a bright mind behind those shy eyes.
    Faruq Apparently a gentle boy, who is very supportive of his staff. Sounds like a good person to me.
    Faye A scholar and an apparently well-informed man. I'm certain we have some interests in common. I hope we'll get the chance to speak again.
    Fiora Don't worry, kiddo. I don't target the innocent. Usually.
    Gabriella I will have to spend more time getting to know Brother Oswyn. He is a scholar and also a member of the Physicians guild, but I have a feeling there is much more to him than that. We'll have to have that rum together some day.
    Gael What better testing grounds than the blood-imbrued battlefield, good physician?
    Galen The Scholar seems to have a proper respect for information and gives and receives it without condition.
    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.
    Giada I've often seen Oswyn around, here and there, quietly sitting with someone and squinting to see what was over there. I'm glad to have finally spoken with him. He is an intelligent, funny, and solid man; I'm glad to know him.
    Gilroy Bright young man!
    Grady Scholar, artist, doctor, fellow drinker of tea, and those are just the things he does that I've been told about. Some people are good at altogether too many things.
    Gretchen He's so adorable.
    Haakon A Churchman with a sense of humor. It's a fucking miracle.
    Hamish A bookish learny type, but, uh, that last name.
    Helena The almost--but-not-quite-"conditionally" Senior Scholar is quite polite, proper and pleasant. He almost smiled a couple of times and definitely blushed, poor handsome boy. I'm glad to know he made it out of the Everwinter with all of his toes.
    Ian Really jumpy.
    Isidora Always good to meet another healer. Especially on a tough case.
    Jacali He's a studious one, him. Seems he's got a head on his shoulders... might well have to pick at it later, I might.
    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.
    Josephine A scholar, a man of talent, and of spotting canoodlers in the stack it would seem. So observant. Poor boy.
    Juliana Master Spencer, damn good Phyician and most probably a much more acceptable bedside manner, I am sure he will go far.
    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.
    Mabelle A charming Archscholar with fondness for cookies and knowledge. Two of my favorite things. He is not offended by my humor either.
    Marzio A fellow explorer and it seems a scholar. He is brave to wander into danger in search of knowledge. That's to be commended.
    Medeia I've had the pleasure of seeing Brother Oswyn in action at the hospital, and now the opportunity to benefit from his scholarly talents. He is a man of dedication, in all his pursuits.
    Melody A cute and rather shy scholar -- I really don't know how to break a shell like that but I really can't help but want to.
    Meriah Capable. Glad you were around. Cool head under pressure.
    Miranda Oswyn's retainer, Milton, made a fabulous groom! He was very enthusiastic when it came to the kiss!
    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.
    Mirk A scholar and a gentleman. Quite helpful, and speaks to me in my own language, to boot.
    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.
    Nina He says he's not much for parties, but we did meet at one... sort of. But it was a quiet party. I bet scholars like the quiet laid back parties the best.
    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.
    Nuala He reminds me a fair bit of an owl: watching, not always comfortable in plain sight, and probably a lot more adventurous or crafty than he lets on.
    Olivia An excellent helper and healer, all while injured himself! And yay... he will sign my book he wrote.
    Oriana A Scholar very knowledgeable about artifice and artificers. We had a most interesting conversation about brass. And other things.
    Orland This one was debating going down the path of Godsworn. I didn't know a whole lot about Gild, but he made it easy to talk about, as well as giving me suggestions to improve my Luck!
    Ouida If the mark of a true scholar is first and foremost grit and willingness to stick out an experience to the end, no matter what surprising turns it might take, why then, I greatly look forward to claiming a tome written from Scholar Oswyn one day! A very charming man.
    Petal He is studious, caring and studies the ways of people many in Arvan would rather ignore and forget about.
    Quenia A Scholar with a good head on his shoulders. He helped with the mapping of Granato, as well as keeping everyone well patched up, when we went to explore there. I'm glad to see him back from his travels.
    Raimon A fellow Introvert. Yay! A fellow Scholar. Double-yay! A fellow Spiritual Seeker! Triple-yay! . . . I'm sensing a pattern . . .
    Ras I remember him, always reading books. Friendly fella. Even if he thought Hamish's stupid joke was funny. Well fine, Hamish has okay jokes. Still... good seein Oswyn Spencer again.
    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.
    Rinel Competent, practical, annd level-headed. Excellent qualities to have in both a scholar and physician.
    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.
    Roran If you're looking for a representative of Vellichor, then you need not look further than Oswyn. A voracious appetite for knowledge which he consumes but also shares. Absolute excellent conversationalist you'd want at any dinner party.
    Rosalie A delightful man! I feel truly bad for casting him a villain before properly getting to know him. But that has been erased! I will have to make a friend of him instead!
    Rukhnis A scholar with a somewhat peculiar manner, given to squinting and perhaps also to the study of dark knowledge.
    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!
    Savio If he tells you he's not interesting, don't believe it for a minute. There are oceans of knowledge in that mind, and for those of us who are only puddles, it is a delight.
    Scipio Ah, the Archscholar. A relatively quiet and unassuming man, he epitomizes the idea of those who work in silent toil.%r%rHe does wonderful work, and is behind many initiatives. It seems that he could stand to assume a louder persona, however. There are things he was not told that he may have been, if so.%r%rAll said, I think we're fortunate to have him as Archscholar. It was a wise appointment.
    Sorrel Scholar Oswyn is very studious and really an excellent resource when you can't find a book or source material on your own. Sometimes he needs a little coaxing to help with research, but that's just because he seems more comfortable with books than people.
    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.
    Svana A Scholar who knows MUCH about the Everwinter, Bonespire, and all manner of things. Polite, sweet, and someone whose knowledge I need. I could listen to his stories for ages.
    Tabitha A Scholar who owns the most wonderful little shop that's stocked with scribing supplies and books. You'd expect a man in his line of work to be clever and perhaps even a little shy, and indeed he is. But he's kind too, with an empathy for my own shyness. I think he's a lovely person.
    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!
    Terese A curious man, I think he underplays his usefulness. Maybe soon I can get to know him better
    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.
    Tynan Scholar Oswyn is a skittish man with tempered words and a nervous demeanor at times. Still, there is a keen intellect in there and a curious outlook on the world which I admire.
    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.
    Victus Bookie, explorer, mapper... Man does a lot, eh?
    Vitalis Precisely what you'd want a devotee of Vellichor to be: thoughtful, keen-witted, and reassuring. That cinnamon tea was good too, though a splash of spirits wouldn't have gone amiss.
    Wash A humble man, the Archscholar. He readily empathizes with others.