|Location||The Bannered Mare|
|Faction(s)||CrimeFactionWhiterun; GuardFactionWhiterun; Sons of Skyrim Government; TownWhiterunFaction|
Sinmir is a Nord and a permanent resident of the Bannered Mare in Whiterun. He quite obviously dislikes the Whiterun and Imperial guard, and if Whiterun is taken for the Stormcloaks, he will be the new commander of the guard.
At the beginning of the game, he spends his entire day in the Bannered Mare and will sit on any of the seats around the fireplace in the center of the room, complaining about the local guards and Commander Caius, saying, "The security in Whiterun is terrible. Shameful is what it is", "The guards in this city are all lazy and undisciplined. Things need to change...", and "Commander walks around Dragonsreach like a preening rooster. I could do his job blindfolded...."
If you conquer Whiterun for the Stormcloaks as part of the civil war, Sinmir will be named new commander of the guard, although he will not leave the Bannered Mare due to a bug. He will now instead greet you with, "I'm commander of the guard, now." and claim that "The Stormcloaks can keep this city safe better than those Legion lapdogs." Lastly, as new commander, he will have the questionable honor of tasting the poisoned mead during the Thieves Guild quest Dampened Spirits.