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Lord Porter Kennex

The gods always protect lovers, and drunkards. So much the better for me, because I'm both.

Social Rank: 4
Concept: Big-Hearted Captain
Fealty: Thrax
Family: Kennex
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Single
Age: 27
Birthday: 9/10
Religion: Panetheon
Vocation: Soldier
Height: 6'6"
Hair Color: Dark
Eye Color: Brown
Skintone: Tanned

Titles: Admiral of the Stormward Fleet

Description: With an immaculately trimmed beard, hair that has been styled for fall just so, and a little too much fancy braid decorating his clothing, there's no getting around the fact that this giant of a man is a bit of a dandy. Actually, there's no getting around this giant of a man, period; at six and a half feet tall and with a stocky frame to boot, it's not just his warm and lively personality that fills a room. That animated personality lends so much life to his dark eyes that it's easy to forget that his flushed features are plain, with a nose that's a little to big, and a forehead that's a little too low.

Personality: Porter is a big man with a big, loyal heart, a man who likes everything big. He likes to laugh big, drink big, and fight big -- as far as he's concerned, too much of a good thing is still not enough. He loves adventure, especially the kind of adventure that makes for a good story to be outrageously embellished. His biggest weakness (not what he'll admit this is a weakness) is married women; he's catnip to them and, for his part, he finds them impossible to resist. This 'weakness' has turned him into a bit of a dandy -- he's got to look sharp for the ladies, after all.

He tries to make out like things are all fun and games all the time, but in Porter's quiet moments, a melancholy sometimes comes over him. His unshakable loyalty towards his friends, friends who don't always come through for him like he does for them, has at times forced him to face the fact that life isn't like one of his adventure stories, and in those moments, he feels like the world itself has betrayed his trust.

Background: The middle child born between intense and serious older and younger brothers, Porter has always embraced with gusto his "duty" to force a dour world to let loose and have a good time. He never really applied himself to his schoolwork as a child, and was more than happy to be sent to sea under his brother Aethan's tutilage when he was fourteen. That winter, the (slightly embellished) (okay, very embellished) stories that he told his younger brother Ian convinced the boy that he wanted to go to sea as well.

Porter reveled in being one of the Brothers Kennex (the title being his invention), especially once they started making a name for themselves. He instigated some of their wildest adventures -- most of them centered around his congenital weakness for married women. His ability to come up with filthy lyrics to any song put to him meant that he almost never had to pay for his own drinks. He was living the perfect life -- until it all came crashing down.

He'd originally been the one tapped to have command of the prize ship that needed sailing back to port, but Aethan changed his mind at the last minute and gave the assignment to Ian, who needed command experience. A storm hit that night, and after splicing a line and saving the prize ship from sinking (and her skeleton crew from drowning), Ian fell from the rigging, and Porter's life changed forever. Ian might have survived, but the Kennex Brothers were no more.

It was impossibly painful to visit his broken little brother, who had been left paralyzed by the accident, but Porter did it, and not just because of the nagging thought that it had almost been him. Porter's big, loyal heart wouldn't let him abandon his little brother no matter the cost to himself -- especially once he realized that he was Ian's only regular visitor. Not even Aethan bothered to crawl out of the bottom of a bottle long enough to be there for his own flesh and blood. Porter grew increasingly bitter at his family, and especially at Aethan, for what he saw as the basest betrayal of everything the three of them had once stood for, and when it was time for him to go out to sea again, a captain in his own right, he left Aethan behind without a second thought.

Now the captain of his pride, joy, and one true love, the Damsel's Heart, Porter has done his best to pick up where he left off, but it just isn't the same. He's decided that he needs to find a new port, new faces, a change of scenery, and if there's anywhere where he can replace all of those old unhappy memories with happy ones, that place, or so he figures, is Arx.

Relationship Summary

  • Aethan - Older brother
  • Ian - Younger brother

  • Friend:
  • Wash - One of my oldest friends and I don't hold his inability to grow a real beard against him.
  • Jan - General of the Corsairs, General of Liquor
  • Name Summary
    Adalyn Lord Porter is a good-natured man with an enjoyable sense of humor. I shall have to remember to consult him next time I'm in need of a good excuse as he seems to be good at inventing them.
    Aethan Glitter? Really?
    Aleksei Well. Fitz likes him.
    Alessia Destroyer of paintings. Ian's older brother, very unlike him. Not that it's a bad thing.
    Amund A lord with a fighter's determination. I look forward to seeing his performance in the battlefields to come, as that's when it matters. I know I won't be disappointed.
    Anisha Lord Porter Kennex is, if one is to take him at his word (and why wouldn't we?) a man not as of this moment deceased, boats dashed on rocks or not. Singular in his focus, he is if nothing else entertaining to watch.
    Arcadia Loud and into mischief as much as me. I haven't laughed so hard in months.
    Arik A renowned Admiral and originator of some odd terms. Sometimes I wonder if the Kennex might have found something stronger to drink than rum.
    Austen An eager student. Despite needing more than a few pointers, he hits hard. An absolute pleasure to teach.
    Beatrice I knew by reputation of the Admiral's big personality. I did not realize it referenced his form, as well.
    Bethany A young Lordling who engages in charity and doesnt shy from actually playing with the children. It is endearing.
    Bhandn Outgoing, a bit gracious about not emerging the victor in a spar, but it made me wonder if there will be a time when the laughter will give way to melancholy should he continue to challenge more dangerous opponents. What will he do then? is what I found myself asking.
    Brigida Very big and smart enough to know when to share his food.
    Catalana The Kennex brothers were the brothers I had always dreamed of, especially Porter. Strong, brave and mischievous. He looked after Wash when I couldn't see him. It's only fair that I am the sister he never had. Sometimes I help him destroy his brothers, other times, it's to humilate him in front of swooning ladies.
    Charlotte The man confuses me! He is a giant barbarian looking man dressed in leathers yet is feeding the dog. Why?! I thought men were simple creatures.
    Clara Although we didn't get ta talk much Lord Porter seems ta be a fine man. It was nice of him to reach out to me about Rysen. Hopefully, we did more good today in finding Rysen, Brianna, and Ian.
    Danielle Gracious, what a very /tall/ man. Shame I'm missing him, he looks like he would be a cordial person.
    Darren So, I have finally met Lord Porter. He was taller than I was expecting, and most undoubtedly a Kennex. I should definitely invite him drinking some day.
    Domonico A penchant for getting knocked down in the ring. However... more importantly... he gets back up again.
    Donella Loud. Not that it is a bad thing to be loud. He is able to make his presence known no matter the size of the crowd. While others have this ability, he does it in a way that cause smiles instead of anger and disappointment. He is a man of Kennex as I have observed them to be, but with some lust for life that won't be quenched. To be admired, sure. To be underestimated, never.
    Dycard A big man, with a big voice. Quick to smile and quick to laugh. At a glance, one to share a drink, followed by another drink, followed by several more and a return to consciousness in a ditch with.
    Esme He is a mountain of a man and rather swoonworthy. At least, I pretended to swoon. He was very good natured and that is something that speaks to his character. Obviously, we are meant to be best friends.
    Evander I remember being envious of the three brothers Kennex when I was ill and holed up in Stormward all those years. Hearing his booming voice again brings back so many of those memories, but now they're framed by pleasant evenings with the families here in Arx, and I look forward to hearing his booming voice.
    Gabriella He and Lord Wash make quite the pair, with their gift for weaving stories out of little more than bar banter. I can see why this man is a member of the bard's College.
    Geralt So tall I'd have thought him a Northerner. Seems easy with the laughs, too, which is always a good thing, I think. Probably fun to share a drink with.
    Gwenna The brothers Kennex are a varied trio, and Lord Porter is yet another facet of them, it seems. There is a carefree and extroverted nature to him, which is certainly different than Gwenna is used to. It's not a bad thing, by any means! It surely marks him as rather good company, especially when she's toting a flask of whiskey.
    Ian Well, that's never coming out.
    Ilmia Funny and tall. I'm not used to being towered over. He makes me feel dainty in comparison, and it looks like he's got some Bard's college insignia going. Wonder if he sings.
    Iseulet If he learns how to adopt the fetal position more quickly and cover his vitals he might survive long enough to make a competent father one day.
    Jaenelle Lord Kennex is capable under pressure, a sociable host, and highly entertaining during each situation I have found myself in with him. Is he my favorite Kennex?
    Jules You met Lord Porter at a drinking contest, he may not hold his alcohol well but he sort of reminds you of yourself. Naturally you're delighted by the man and probably need to give him some gifts for being a fabulous man!
    Jyri A cheerful Knight of Solace, clearly of the maritime bent - said he'd take me on a ship if I needed. Sometimes I might. I hope not. Too bad about that, but maybe he likes to ride too? Long hours in the saddle, on long winding roads, throught he forest?
    Korka I've heard things about his beard. He's free with his silver and his sense of humor. Not a bad guy to know.
    Kritr Titles, money and status don't seem to mean much to Porter Kennex. He's in it for the experience. I can respect that.
    Kutazer Same height as me. That speaks volumes about him. And he's prepared to attempt to climb tree's. And supports height-boosting-boxes. This bodes well and I look forward to getting to know him better.
    Lou Lord Porter seems like a decent sort of person. Certainly knowledgable, but I'd expect no less from any of the Kennex family.
    Lucita Fun, flirting, fascinating. He has a nice laugh and is considerate enough to shorten his steps so a shorter person is not running along to keep up with him on a walk.
    Mabelle Lord Kennex, cheerful as loud as he has always been.
    Martino I mean this seems simple, but the man is a big heart. I don't think he would swat a fly! Managed a few drinks, I thought he would have gone longer. Good lad. Great fun.
    Meara My gigantic cousin. I think the Admiral hat has gone to his head. Figuratively AND literally.
    Mikani If he's going to carry every woman to get a drink, his legs are gonna burn in the morning.
    Miranda Mountain of a man. I mean, ok, when you're sitting on the ground, this guy looks like a giant. But he's an Admiral. That means he is in charge of a fleet. Fleets? A fleet of ships, at least. And that means, ocean! Sailing! I must be nice to him so he'll take me on his ship sometime. Plus, you know, friend of Thea, so that puts him on my 'neat' list.
    Mirari What a magnificent beard. Oh, I'm sorry, you wanted my opinion of the -man-. Ah, he seems charming enough. And funny.
    Mirk It seems to be a Kennex family trait: More at home at the sea than on a horse. Not that I blame him.
    Nanette Quite pushy, has a certain ease about him. Managed to get a laugh out of me, which I'm still not sure how to feel about. Looking forward to hearing about all the things he's allegedly good at - causing trouble, mainly.
    Naomi A Kennex and a good man, through and through. Lord Porter manages to retain his sense of humor even in the midst of difficult times and he knows the value of a strong drink.
    Nina Born twenty pounds and two feet tall o/~ Why even if the stories are not true the man is the making of a tall tale, in the flesh. I must write about it!
    Norwood He has a sense of humor, even if he needs a little more training in how to fight.
    Ophne A big man, and a jovial one at that. Surprisingly quick to fall during a spar given his size, but still he rises in good humor. One to watch -- not so much for his fighting skills perhaps, but for his outlook.
    Orelia Gentle giant.
    Orick Any person who makes new friends with free ale is my kind of person... Generosity is a subtle wisdom and a nuanced language unlike any other, those who understand it often speak through action with an effortless charm. Beard oil, a hint of brine and 2 parts essence of sea grass. A fresh scent that lingers on the air with a presence like the sea itself.
    Ras Gotta say I can respect this guy. He might seem confused a lot, but he ain't confused about important shit, like what goes in bowls and what goes in jars. Also, real straightforward when he gets snubbed by sassy ladies.
    Rawen He is so much fun to watch spar. I am looking forward to seeing just how well he can wield that large axe of his.
    Reigna The third of the Kennex brothers, and yet to say such and measure him against his siblings is a disservice. A man on his own, he is the Admiral of the Kennex fleet, clearly seeks to better himself in matters of swordplay and is not afraid of defeat, seeing it as a chance for growth. Plus, this one *laughs*! It is amazing! Okay, so maybe that last bit was a comparison.
    Revell Apparently the one to blame for /everything/. I need one of those in my life, a life I still have in no small part thanks to him, I might add. Has a tendency to mutter things everyone's thinking.
    Rosalind He's a giant who likes sailing! But apparently not sparkles, which is weird! I swear when I first met him, he was glittery! I need to further observe..
    Rukhnis He does indeed seem very down-to-earth for a noble, unpretentious and kind. Besides which, he clearly has a discerning eye for people -- both their mannerisms and their character.
    Samira He's loud and funny and HUGE. I can appreciate someone who doesn't take themselves too seriously, someone who knows how to have fun - especially when life's been pretty serious lately. Rorik's cousin, too, and I can only imagine the trouble they get into together.
    Santiago Lord Porter Kennex is a lively gentleman with a fine beard. In Tor, many men do not carry facial hair, but when we do it is almost always oiled and styled. Lord Porter is an example of this when I met him, and his attention to his own appearance, as well as his zest for life is a great display of Kennex qualities.
    Sanya He's far different to the Kennex' I've met prior but no less enjoyable to be around.
    Saro It's not every man who's adventurous enough to be kindred spirits with a jumping spider! I hope he comes by to visit Dot again sometime.
    Sorrel He's got an amazing beard, for one thing. But he's also charming and friendly and has a good sense of humor. A right good guy to know.
    Svana Seemingly a gentle giant, though I would hate to ever piss him off. He's a lot more sensible than some other men.
    Tarik A very large man. He is related to Lord Wash by marriage. He talks really loud for a reason. I met him at the Traders Tavern, when I bought a round of drinks.
    Tescelina He has a laugh like a Fomorian. It was quite surprising. Though he is friendly and he has excellent tastes in hats. He is like the sea in that way, big and vast and capable of surprising things.
    Thea He holds his liquor alright. But I mean...well. He's better at sailing.
    Torian This is a man that clearly cares about his family. Can't say the same for evrey noble. It's a good trait.
    Tyrus Porter is... Well, Porter. It's good to see he's yet among the living, a rare constant in a world of change.
    Valerian A bearded, boisterous cousin of mine. He's got a vice-like grip, but he means well! So far, I haven't broken a collarbone.
    Wulfrum Admiral Porter Kennex has a frank and companionable manner that bodes well for future projects.
    Yelana Very loud. Very tall. Very...very.
    Zoey The fun big brother I got when I married into this family. No matter how dark it gets, he brings the levity we so desperately need.