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FULL NAME: Sywyn Nym'el [sai-ween neem-el], originally Sywynel Nym [sai-ween-el neem]. No surname known.
MEANING: Sywyn = The-one-who-walks/walker, El = under, Nym = Sun-and-Moons/sky.
NICKNAME: got many of them during his life, but the one which stuck on him the most is Vor'Ard'Ves, literally "the one who can ride the wind"... he got this nickname during the wars in the Westland, from the people of the desert; now almost everyone knows him with this nickname, the Windrider.
ACTUAL AGE: no one knows his real age as he never answered to this question, but just the fact that he took part to the wars in the Westlands makes him older than 400 years for sure.
RESIDENCE: no one, he's mostly an outcast.
AGE APPEARANCE: late 20/early 30
SPECIES: Edhel'nar, (light elf)
GENDER: male
KIDS: some around the world, he only knows for sure about a couple of them (one of which is also dead)
OCCUPATION: freelance worker (read = mercenary)


HAIR COLOR: ash blonde
HAIR STYLE AND LENGTH: straight, mid back length, even cut and well kept; often braided.
HEIGHT: 183 cm
ABNORMALITIES(TAIL): none aside his long pointed ears
DISTINGUISHING MARKS(SCARS,MOLES): He has a lot of scars on all his body; the most visible ones are the one across his face, which runs from his right eyebrow to his left cheek, and the huge claw one, which disfigured his whole back.
SELF CARE(MAKE UP): For one who's always travelling he is strangely clean and tidy, he shaves as often as he can and always keeps his hair in order, but he really can't bother doing more than this.
FIRST IMPRESSION ON PEOPLE: Someone who knows his stuff, not really friendly, a man of few words.
SKIN COLOR: originally fair skinned, but mostly golden complexioned due to sun exposure.
BODY TYPE/BUILD: tall, with a muscular built on a long body-frame
DEFAULT EXPRESSION: unimpressed, bored.
DESCRIBE THEIR VOICE: stern and slightly hoarse. He always speak in a very calm and composed way, no matter who his interlocutor is... unless his interlocutor starts annoying him, in that case his voice tends to became harsher and hoarser.
WEAPON OF CHOICE: Swords, double edged ones.


..WHEN YOU FIRST MEET THEM: He's polite, brilliant even... slightly sarcastic but in an almost charming way... he doesn't care about you, though.
..AS YOU KNOW THEM BETTER(AND THEY LIKE YOU): he will be as polite and brilliant as before. Will talk to you more willingly and maybe for a couple of minutes longer. He still doesn't care about you.
..AS YOU KNOW THEM BETTER(AND THEY DISLIKE YOU): he will keep being polite, but now his biting sarcasm and sense of humour will start being more evident and less charming. He will probably stop talking to you if possible, if not, he will definitely start caring about you. Not in a good way.
POSITIVE CHARACTERISTICS: well mannered, serious, smart, tends to transmit a sense of security.
NEGATIVE CHARACTERISTICS: loner, selfish, paranoid, easily irritable.
FAVORITE COLOR: brown I'd say.
FAVORITE FOOD: warm, cooked ones. Soups are his favourite.
FAVORITE ANIMAL: they're all the same to him.
LEAST FAVORITE FOOD: meat, but he does eat it anyway
HOBBIES: wood carving, reading (when he can)
USUAL MOOD: neutral or, at his worst, bored.
DRINK/SMOKE/DRUGS: he doesn't enjoy alcohol and always avoids it, he smokes tobacco and also makes large use of a psychoactive drug obtained from a plant called "chentula". It works as a sedative, painkiller or sleeping-draught depending on the dosage.
SOFT SPOT/VULNERABILITY: he likes back massages, but since he's paranoid, not at the point to make them become a soft spot.  
OPINION ON SWEARING: He doesn't swear and really can't stand when other people does, especially women. He will never point that out, though.
MUSIC TYPE: tribal.
COMFORTABLE TEMPERATURE: he's accustomed to any kind of temperature, even the most prohibitive.
SLEEPING PATTERN: from 6 am to 10/11 am.
HOW DO THEY PASS TIME: working, or travelling between a work and another XD
BIGGEST SECRET: seriously, why should anyone tell his biggest secret just because a survey asks for it?? :°D
WHAT ANIMAL WOULD THEY BE:  don't know... a bird of prey, an eagle maybe.
FEARS: if he has some he keeps them well hidden.
DRUNK TYPE: violent, very violent. That's why he doesn't like alcohol.
SPECIAL ABILITIES/MAGICS: he has a strong empathy with animals, he can communicate with them and give them every kind of order, even without talking.
DONE ANYTHING TO GET IN TROUBLE WITH THE LAW: a lot of things, also he has a huge number of bounties on his head.. some of them just expired though, since no one seems to bother looking for him anymore, and the ones who did never came back...


DANGER: will keep his cool and be ready to face anything coming.
SOMEONE THEY HATE WHO HAS A CRUSH ON THEM: will most probably threaten them in order to have them leave him alone. If he should fail, he could end up killing them... just to be sure...
PROPOSAL TO MARRY: he would be quite embarrassed and decline in the most polite way he can.
DEATH OF LOVED ONE: Loved one? Where? :°D Anyway, should his hypothetical loved one die, he would just keep her in his thoughts forever. If she died of violent death though, he would most probably look for revenge first.
INJURY: he would resist and keep fighting/travelling/doing whatever he was doing, until he finally has the possibility to medicate himself. He can be quite strong willed when it comes to survival :°D
SOMETHING IRRESISTABLY CUTE: he probably wouldn't even notice it...
LOSS OF HOURS OF WORK: he would spend some time trying to calm down and not crush something out of rage, then he would start again from the beginning.


DO THEY TAKE INITIATIVE: only if he likes the woman very much, and even in that case he tends to be very chary.
HOW DO THEY ACT(SHY,ETC): mostly nonchalant. He's not interested in impressing anyone, let alone women. He never tries to pick up girls, he rarely flirts... he can play the game if he has to, though.
GENTLEMAN/LADYLIKE VS KLUTZY: old school gentleman, definitely
GO SLOW VS JUMP INTO: avoid, if he can. He doesn't like to be involved in relationships since he knows they won't last more than one night.
TRUE LOVE VS TESTING DIFF PEOPLE: neither of them. He's not looking for a partner and he pays for his sex when he needs it.
PROTECTIVE: he would, probably.
WHAT KIND OF PRESENTS DO THEY BUY: he doesn't like giving people items that may remember of him.
TYPE OF KISSER: tends to adapt to his partner, but he rarely kiss.
DO THEY WANT KIDS: no, he couldn't take care of them and isn't planning to settle down anytime soon.
ARE THEY ROMANTIC: maybe he could be if he wanted... but he never tried.
HOW ARE THEY IN BED: in thousand of years he learnt a LOT of things.... if you get what I mean...
TOYS?: no thanks.
S+M: on his dead body
GET JEALOUS EASY: nope... maybe, deep inside... but mostly not...
FAVORITE POSITION: If he's the one paying, behind. If he's the one who's being paid, the lady chooses.
OPINION ON SEX: underestimated by women, overestimated by men...
And yet another survey, this time filled with our Mr. Bitch's infos, since he was the other one I was compiling this survey for before giving up XD... now that all the questions are answered here it is :D

Rhistel's survey can be found here >>> [link]

Original art for the preview can be found here

Sywyn Nym'El from "Animae" (c) to Serena Verde
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BriannaMermaid Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i stumbled across your art the other day (i cant for the life of me remember what the heck i was trying to find...), and i wanted to tell you that i almost cant stop looking at it O,o
youre an incredible artist, and your characters are so intriguing. i absolutely love it.
also, will you be doing this survey thing for any of the other characters? (:
Yuuju Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
great character survey! <3
Atarra Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
I love Sywyn! His pictures always catch my attention, and reading this I find that I really like his personality too. ^_^ I'm not sure why that is, he's so disconnected, but there's just something genuine and intriguing about him. And he has qualities both good and bad that come together to create a very believable and fascinating character I'd been happy to read more about. :)
Insertgorgeousname Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
I really enjoyed reading your surveys! I think it's a great way to get to know a character better. For the readers, but also for the author. Don't you think so?

Is it okay, if I use it as a base for a survey for my own character? I think it could help me a lot.
hawthorne-cat Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Professional General Artist
I just enjoy reading these... mooncatt was spying over my shoulder (I think she was standing on a stool) and than suddenly she gasped and ran off... I can hear hammering and humming coming from somewhere...

btw if you didnt notice... I did one for her... [link]
Schazzy Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
snowzapped Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011
I kept snickering in random parts. Damn you, Sywyn. I just love you more and more. :shakefist:

And I snickered even more when I read the romance part! Holy freaking crap. He's like Cid in so many ways. The don't care and avoid relationships at all cost, out of sight/out of mind type. :lmao:
Yivae Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist
Interessante lettura *v*!!!
Sono contenta di non aver sbagliato a chiamarlo sempre sai-uin x°°D! ( detto molto all'italiana ghghgh ) avevo paura si pronunciasse sai-uain >v<!
LadyDeddelit Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011
interessante interessante.. *prende appunti per il progetto stranamore, non si sa mai possa tornare utile qualcosa *

XD carino questo questionario , per caso hai l'originale cosė provo a farlo anche io ? XD gghhghghg
NordicLynx Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What? I had no idea that his name was pronounced Sai-ween or that he likes to carve wod ;)
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