by Bonnie Johnson
|Abilities||Nahel bond, Edgedancer magic, Splinter of Cultivation|
|Featured In||The Stormlight Archive|
”I find myself in awe of your ingenuity, and your stupidity, both at once.— Wyndle to Lift
Appearance & Personality
”I’ll not have you hitting people with me.— Wyndle to Lift on shardblades
Wyndle is a cultivationspren who takes the form of a vine that doesn't move but grows towards his objective. The vines hardened after a few moments of sitting, as if briefly becoming solid crystal, then they crumbled to dust. He can form a sort of face by curling vines around one another. He is invisible and inaudible to all but Lift, though the hordlings of the Dysian Aimian Arclo seem to be able to sense him. He could make himself visible to others, though has a harder time doing so than other spren.
Wyndle is a gardener who enjoys a quiet life. He is very proud of his accomplishments on growing chairs. He seems to be quite proper and intelligent. He is a cautious and nervous spren who often worries about Lift's strange behavior.
Wyndle does not like being used to hurt people.
Wyndle was a gardener. He collected souls of chairs and grew them into grand crystals. He had some Winstels, a nice Shober, quite the collection of spoonbacks, even a throne or two.
He was asked by the Ring to bond with Lift, a decision Wyndle doesn't seem to like or understand.
The Azish Palace robbery
The night when the Azish kingdom was choosing a new Prime, Lift decided to help some thieves rob the palace and Wyndle helped her. She uses him to climb, spy and use regrowth to open doors. She seems to be pulling things out, when Nale comes for her. In the process of taking her, they kill the thieve partner she had just met Gawx. Lift is able to get to him and heal him before he is gone. The Azish believe Gawx had performed a miracle and make him Prime, he "pardons" Lift and Nale has to let her go.
Following Darkness to Yeddaw
Wyndle seemed to be happy at the Palace while they were guests of honor of the new Prime Gawx. Regardless, he followed Lift to Yeddaw, where without understanding her plans, figures out they were following Nale, who she called Darkness. Upon their arrival, Lift uses Wyndle to climb into places and spy on people. She created a diversion and later followed the guard Capitan who surely would have made a report on her. As expected Nale arrived and Wyndle finds out from Lift that his plan is to kill Radiants.
They trail him through the city until, as they are passing through a market, a thief steals a basket of fruit and runs off in Nale's direction. He captures the thief and, when she swings a knife at him, he kills her with his Shardblade. Lift tries to save her, but Wyndle explains that a Shardblade kills faster than Lift's powers can bring her back. Lift continues to follow Nale, using Wyndle to climb and spy until they find his quarters, where Lift eats Nale's pancakes.
Wyndle helps Lift get into the Grand Indicium, where she wanted him to read everything to find "weird" events. He explained there wasn't enough time, so she went to steal some fancy clothes. He took the form of a word she copied and showed to the scribes of the place, who then wrote to Gawx and received his request to treat Lift with respect and do as she asked.Though she was unable to find anything useful, she does find one of Nale's allies and follows them. Wyndle himself offers to spy on them and finds out they are about to go and perform the execution.
When Lift confronts Nale, she speaks the words of her next ideal and transforms Wyndle into a weapon, which was just a silvery rod, that was enough to block a strike and she uses that time to convince him that the Desolation has returned.
Roshar's coalition and the battle of Thaylen
Wyndle and Lift went to Urithiru to join with Dalinar. Though the Azish left before the battle, they stayed to help. Their task from Dalinar was to take a big ruby from a Fused with similar powers to an Edgedancer. Wyndle was tasked with following the Fused who moved faster than Lift. He performed this successfully, but Lift was hit by the rock monster. Wyndle suggested that she summon him as a Shardblade to protect her. Lift summoned him as a rod but was saved by Szeth. Though Lift didn’t use Wyndle to obtain the ruby, they completed the task and gave the rock to Dalinar, which was key to their victory. 
In the cognitive realm, Wyndle is a proficient gardener of chairs. 
Wyndle is a cultivationspren that makes his radiant part of the Order of Edgedancers. This means, he grants the Surges of Abrasion and Progression. Or how Lift would say “I can slide around, awesome, and I can make stuff grow.” 
”I wanted to pick a distinguished Iriali matron. A grandmother, an accomplished gardener. But no, the Ring said we should choose you.— Wyndle to Lift on bonding her 
It is clear that Wyndle did not choose to bond with Lift but was asked to.  At the beginning he is frustrated with her for not letting him educate her.
Since the beginning, their bond has unexpected results. Even though he doesn’t have enough presence in the Physical Realm, she was able to touch him, which was not supposed to happen even with the bond. 
He tried to help her evolve, to get her to say the words, as he considers that his duty. She gives him a hard time as she doesn’t listen. 
As their relationship evolves, Wyndle starts to understand the meaning behind her words. He understands her reference on stealing Nale´s lunch which really meant saving the person he wanted to execute. And their relationship improves greatly. 
She eventually acknowledges that he is not a Voidbringer. 
There's some spren that choose on their own, while there's other spren where it's done by committee. Wyndle, Lift's spren was placed with Lift by a committee. It's a culture difference. Some are free-spirited, others more organized.  Lifespren will pop up more commonly around Wyndle then they will around Sylphrena . 
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