I've always gotten on well with Sparrow. Shame she had to go back to Sesilen. That said, she always really belonged there. She deserves to lead, and this was always the place she could do that.
Sparrow Spinner is the head of the Spinner Family
, an accomplished Artificer
and the younger sister of Jay Spinner
, the reincarnation of the god Edreni
and hero of the Syndalan-Orlendian war
Sparrow was born in Sesilen
to the Spinner Family in 1495 and had an easy upbringing, raised in prosperity. When Jay moved into Staema Alera
in 1512, she moved in with him and kept communications between Jay and the various militaries of Orlend throughout the Syndalan-Orlendian war
. After the death of Ezeh Spinner
, she was made the head of the family, and proved to be very effective at a leading role. In 1587, she made the decision to return the family to metalworking and artifice, something they had strayed from in the past 80 years or so towards a more generic agricultural income, and asked for the assistance of her estranged brother, Jay Spinner to teach enchantment concepts to members of the family, which he grudgingly accepted.
Sparrow has received lessons in metallurgy, engineering, and magic. She is familiar with the works of Eriaen Montergo
and knows the Nature of Magic
word-for-word. She has also pursued education in Shadra
, both known for their approaches to magical understanding being unconvential to Erdantian and Eserisian scholars.
During her time in Staema Alera
, Sparrow took up several artificery jobs around eastern Erdantia
, and Gaen
While Sparrow was always an esteemed member of the Spinner Family, she became especially respected through her skill at handling affairs between governments in Orlend (specifically the Kingdom of Erdantia
) and the Company of Staema Alera, where she would use her position in the Spinner Family to coordinate attacks made by Jay on Syndal
with their militaries.
Like her brother, Sparrow feels a strong desire to protect and care for her family. However, while Jay finds family in the people he has fought alongside and lives with, Sparrow opts to protect her biological family.
Unlike her brother, Sparrow is much better at seeing the bigger picture, and is often more pragmatic and less emotional.
Despite having left Staema Alera, Sparrow retains contact with its residents. She gets on best with S, sharing his no-nonsense, logical attitude to life. Although she does not know them particularly well, she enjoys the company of Staema Alera's newest resident, Zahariel Margolis, the two of them having a passion for enchantment (although the two of them find very different uses for the craft).
Sparrow is one of the few in her family to retain contact with her brother, Jay Spinner. She keeps on good terms with him, but the two often come to arguments over Jay's withdrawal from family affairs, as Jay feels no obligation to remain involved in the family's problems.
Sparrow is Supradian, and attends religious events fairly regularly. Her family have long been associated with Supradia, having been gifted large tracts of land by the High Priest of Supradia.
Jay and Sparrow have had a rocky relationship since Jay refused to inherit leadership of the family after their father's death, and Sparrow took control of the family instead. Jay has always put the family he chose above the family he was born into. Blood is thicker than water, as he puts it.
Commonalities & Shared Interests
Jay and Sparrow have a fierce rivalry, mainly centered around Jay's refusal to take part in family activities.
Sparrow is in possession of the wealth of the Spinner Family, the family having been gifted large areas of land by the Temple of Ersola
under the Temple of Ersola Housing Reclamation Act