A Game of Thrones • A Song of Ice and Fire NWN2 Persistent World • Low Magic Role Play

Syrio Forel

World of Westeros - People
Monday, 31 May 2010 21:46

15th Level (Knave 1 / Man-at-arms 6 / Water Dancer 8) - Deceased

A “dancing master” hired by Lord Eddard Stark, Syrio tutors Arya Stark in the ways of the water dancers — a school of Braavosi fencing. Syrio was once the first sword to the Sealord of Braavos. When he lost his office (as all first swords do, eventually), he travelled widely, eventually ending up in King’s Landing where he became a fencing instructor. His methods are unorthodox to the sensibilities of the folk of Westeros, but his teaching is sound and practical, giving Arya a good foundation upon which to build.

Syrio is clever and observant, and teaches Arya the importance of independent thinking and its uses in combat and life. Slight and bald-headed, Syrio has a great hooknose, a sharp voice, and a sardonic, yet charming manner. He speaks with a thick Braavosi
accent. In combat, Syrio moves with blinding speed and grace. He is apparently killed by Ser Meryn Trant when the Lannisters order an attack on the Stark household at the Red Keep, though Syrio’s valiant stand against a squad of armed and armoured guardsmen buys Arya time to escape.

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