On separating sprens by basis instead of just by type Edit
We don't know enough about them to start categorizing them in such a fine-grained way. I would sincerely advocate on changing this page to just a single big table with the following parts: Roshar appearance, Roshar name, Shadesmar name, Roshar description, Shadesmar description, Notes. For example:
Roshar appearance: -
Roshar name: Liespren
Shadesmar name: Cryptics
Roshar description: A very intrincate but simmetric array of lines with sharp angles.
Shadesmar description: Humanlike, headless. They have an intricate glyph-like drawing as a head, with no neck. They also wear impossibly straight clothes.
Notes: Shallan can see them in their Shadesmar forms when subconsciously drawing pictures. Even when Jasnah call them "liespren", they ask Shallan for a truth to help her.
Roshar appearance: When a Surge bind was done. Maybe when people are emotionally bonding.
Roshar name: Bindspren.
Shadesmar name: -
Roshar description: It can change form.
Shadesmar description: -
Notes: Syl may not be the name of the character, but the Shadesmar name of the species.
Sylphrena is an Honourspren; this has been confirmed multiple times in-book and by the author. Bindspren appear around a Full Lashing, or maybe changes in air pressure. Liespren apparently only refer to themselves as Cryptics because they dislike their name. Although some of your facts are wrong, the system looks good. I'd just take away the Shadesmar-specific name as not all spren seem to have them. Aonar Faileas (talk) 05:47, January 17, 2014 (UTC)
Shallan thoughts about Flamespren: "They weren’t substantial—if she moved her arm through one, its figure would smear like scattered sand, then reform. She never felt a thing when touching one" - Which means that some other spren are substantial to the touch?
Also the color of Emotion-based Spren might be influenced by the intensity of the emotion expressed. For example Fearspren is described once as violet and another as purple. --Mbg2 (talk) 19:06, May 23, 2013 (UTC)
Articles for individual Sprens. Edit
We don't know enough about most spren named in the book, to make anything anything past an ugly stub. Furthermore it's likely that some of the names refer to the same spren, some are unknown and/or likely to be changed. So IMO we should only create articles for spren which we have enough info about(maybe Truthspren?)--Mbg2 (talk) 11:37, May 24, 2013 (UTC)