The Sparrows are Evangeline Sigeweald’s spies, with agents now throughout Tamriel. Initially, they were the mages who were first to arrive at Frostcrag Spire, when Evangeline’s resistance movement was still in its infancy. They were the ones who quite literally built the movement from the ground up, constructing the village, amassing supplies, gathering intelligence, and developing covert relationships with the world outside of Frostcrag. Evangeline called these busybodies her Sparrows and the name stuck as they developed a more elaborate spy network. I’ve been working on a bunch of short stories about these spies and decided to have the amazingly talented needlesslycryptic paint two of my spy characters, Mannbjorn Raven-Stone and Zephyra, both stationed in Skyrim.
Mannbjorn Raven-Stone, a bard and bartender, is a relatively new recruit, originally from Rorikstead. Zephyra is one of the original Sparrows. She was a professor at Arcane University who quit in protest when Evangeline was replaced by the more Thalmor-friendly mage, Relamus. I have a few other spy characters in mind, several of whom are in-game NPCs (you’ll never guess who).