The Anwyn are tree elf-like creatures, a family of whom Antimony stayed with during her summer after year 9. Little is known about them, but the family Annie stayed with is a large one. It is headed by Khepi, the matriarch.
Through the main story of the comic the Anwyn rarely appear. However, they play a rather large part in the side comic Annie In The Forest, which is set during the same summer mentioned previously.
Some of the Anwyn carry various symbols on their clothes. It is unknown what this symbol means as very few seem to carry it. Though seeing as Khepi's symbol appears on the illustration of her family (see below) it might show which house they belong to. Other than Khepi, Irial and another girl at the party can also be seen with one as well as a person on Annie In the Forest: Part 1 Page 5. There are also some seen at the first few pages.
Khepi is the head of the family Annie stayed with. She has many sons and daughters and is at the time of her appearance in Annie In The Forest pregnant. Other than one explanation by Annie, she has yet to appear in the main-story, although she has a major part in the side-story. Tom has also made a drawing of Khepi that he posted on his Tumblr, which is in fact, her first appearance where she's drawn in full-color.
Khepi is a very loving, but strict character, having no problem in taking her under her roof for the summer, but expecting the daily chores to be done before anyone gets fed.
Kamlen is one of Khepi's sons around Antimony and Katerinas age. During Annies stay with the family he was the first of Khepi's children to try and be friendly to her, for example by making her a wristband to hide Coyote's bind on her arm and inviting her to a hangout down by diver's pool.
Not only did he and Annie develop a close friendship, she also developed some level of feelings for him. It is revealed that he has a girlfriend named Irial. Technically, Annie's crush on Kamlen was first shown in Zimmy's dreamscape of Chapter 38: Divine, which is somewhat intimate.
Sareed is one of Kamlen's two sisters. She has the ability to manipulate plant shapes. She aspires to use this ability to make houses when she's older.
At first she does not like Annie much, only interacting when she's mocking Annie's makeup with her friends. When Annie and the young Anwyn hangs out at the Jumper's Pool she gives Annie some achewater. This intoxicates her, similar to hard liquor and makes her black out, which was not Sareed's intention.
Because of what she had done to Annie it was her responsibility to take care of Annie the following morning. After this the two develop a better bond and walk together out to the town. Kamlen mentions that Khepi is still mad at her for doing this. She also has a visible bruise on her cheek.
Irial is Kamlen's girlfriend, or "love" as they say. She is a very understanding young woman, and is alright with Annie having a crush on her boyfriend. She also has some girl talk with Annie, giving her some tips on how to get a boyfriend.
Later, when Annie is passing out she's one of the first people to chastise Sareed.
In early Court history, Jeanne had a so-far-unnamed lover among the Anwyn. Although their relationship appeared to be healthy before the court separated from the forest, this event proved to be traumatic for Jeanne. Eventually their relationship would be a cog in the court's schemes, and he died by being shot with Diego's Arrow. After his death, Jeanne appeared to die of heartbreak on the shores of the Annan Waters. Though she seems to haunt the chasm there seemed to be no evidence of his spirit in the vicinity. Very recent events prove otherwise.
- Although the species is not named "Anwyn" they are frequently referred to as such, and this article is named so because there's no other name for them yet, other than "elves".
- The word "Anwyn" may come from the world "Annwn", a magical world in welsh mythology where people do not age.
List of Appearances
- (Only a simulation, and it might not be an Anwyn at all.)
- Annie in the Forest Part 1: Page 2
- Annie in the Forest Part 2: Page 1