Aid Worker Sya
Aid Worker Sya
As Symon before her transition.
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Seeing so many die in those weeks...it made me realize how important it is to embrace life. To celebrate who we are.
— Aid Worker Sya
Aid Worker Sya is an Order of Whispers agent who helped around the refugee camp on the Stormbluff Isle during Scarlet Briar's attack on Lion's Arch. Inspired to embrace her true self in the face of losing everything, she shed her former name (Symon) and used her mesmer magic to aid in her transition to female. After the Lion's Arch reconstruction efforts finished, she returned to the city.
As Symon, she joined the Order of Whispers and assisted them in gathering intel. In 1326 AE she was teamed up with fellow Whispers agent, Lightbringer Brokka, and the pair disguised themselves as aid workers from Sparkfly Fen at the refugee camp on Stormbluff Isle. Their objective was to listen in on any useful gossip, tend to refugees, and collect sputum samples of victims infected with the miasma which Scarlet Briar had released on Lion's Arch when her alliance had assaulted the port city. Sya's eagerness to be formal in front of the Lightbringer nearly blew their cover, and Brokka reprimanded her for it.
After the wind had changed and the toxic miasma had largely dissipated, the Lionguard, the three orders, the Pact Commander and various adventurers fought their way back into Lion's Arch, crippled and drove away Scarlet's Alliance, killed Scarlet herself and destroyed her flagship, the Breachmaker. Lion's Arch was left in ruins, however, leaving Sya and Brokka to continue aiding the victims in the aftermath and the lengthy rebuilding of the city.
During the relief efforts Sya and Brokka had many conversations, one of which detailed Brokka's plans to marry Tokk and adopt the orphaned charr Leyah and human Jordyn. When Sya expressed disbelief at the asuran couple tending to children who were not asura, Brokka explained that the orphans would benefit from the couple's love and support in order to cope with the tragedies they had witnessed. Brokka's insightful and inspiring words left a lasting impression on her.
Having witnessed the horrors of war first-hand and remembering Brokka's wisdom, Sya decided to embrace life and used mesmer magic to transition to female, in order to embrace her true self. Sya stayed in the rebuilt Lion's Arch and kept in touch with Brokka's family, even befriending other citizens like Lionguard Hela who encouraged her to continue on her new path.
- For previous dialogue: Aid Worker Sya/dialogue
- Beautiful, isn't it? After Scarlet attacked the city, this statue was rubble. Now look at it. More glorious than ever. Just like Lion's Arch.
Have we met before?
- I was one of the aid workers in Bloodtide Coast after Scarlet's attack. I'm Sya. Back then I was known as Symon.
Thanks for your service. What prompted the change?
- Scarlet destroyed so much in the blink of an eye. It reminded me how short life is and how we should spend every moment embracing who we are.
That's brave of you.
- Thank you. Being a mesmer makes it easier. Take care.
- Be well.
- A remarkable tribute to this city.