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Lord Wash Kennex

The drink never did me any good, I know that now, but you know what did? The sea. Only thing more beautiful is my Catalana.

Social Rank: 4
Concept: Former Royal, Favored Mariner
Fealty: Thrax
Family: Kennex
Gender: male
Marital Status: married
Age: 32
Birthday: 3/14
Religion: Pantheon
Vocation: Sailor
Height: average height
Hair Color: tawny
Eye Color: brown
Skintone: deep tan

Titles: Legendary Sailor

Description: Rangy height and strapping sailor's muscle define the length of Washburn's frame. The classic lines of aristocratic beauty mark the planes and angles of his face, but the fineness of his skin has been weathered to a deep, sun-baked tan, while the beginnings of smile lines shadow his mouth and crow's feet at the corners of his eyes. His eyes are dark, a deep, laughing brown beneath heavy eyebrows. His hair is an unruly mane, brown kissed to a tawny lightness by long exposure to the sun.

Personality: Adrenaline is a hell of a drug. Challenge lures him as nothing ever has. With a reckless disinterest in reputation or politics, Wash is the kind of man who tilts at storms. When low, he is very low: long spates of shadowed darkness, where nothing can draw him out a funk except, maybe, for the rush. When high, he is unstoppable, with a manic intensity and a fierce unchanneled delight in every instant of being alive. Aggressively free-spirited to the point of throwing off the yoke of all restriction and inhibition, love is the only anchor to his passion: love of his wife, love of the sea.

Background: Expectation weighs heavily even on the landless scions of lesser lines of the Grayson family, but expectation without direction is a cocktail that deadens the bravest heart. As a boy, Washburn hated all his lessons and escaped them by passive resistance as much as possible. As a young man, the burdens of rank made him surly and depressed and a burden on his house. In his manic phases, he self-medicated with wine and occasional outbursts of near-violent passion and almost-deaths in hunting accidents. In his depressive phases, he slept for whole days at a time or funked out of training until a stalwart man at arms forced him into an icewater bath.

In short, Washburn was a handful: a prince who didn't want to be a prince, who dared scandal at every turn. He drank too much, he engaged in extreme sports - boar hunting! cliff climbing! whatever he could get into. He flirted daringly with throwing it all off and becoming Crownsworn. Yet he never quite took the plunge. His turning point was the lure of the salt.

Washburn met Lady Catalana Kennex at the height of a fever pitch manic phase and threw himself into maniac pursuit of her. Their passionate affair was the talk of the capital. After several months of intense passion, Washburn knew what he wanted for the rest of life, and stowed away on the transport ship as she and her family sailed back to Stormward. The results of this were twofold: he was discovered a day out of port and put to willingly to work by her family's crew as a ship's hand as punishment for his stolen passage, and he discovered a hitherto unknown love of the ocean, which dazzled all his senses.

Washburn was desperate for this life. He proposed to Catalana. Stormward offered Bastion a contract that would have made Catalana a Princess of Grayson, and all the arrangements were made, but Washburn was unsatisfied. Lost to another funk, he defied convention and invited scandal by throwing all of that aside and begging Catalana to marry him not as Prince Washburn, but only as Lord Wash. Many of the Graysons were furious, but King Alaric was temporarily moved by - or possibly distracted and not paying attention to - Wash's desperate plea to become a lord of the waves, and agreed.

After serving with the Marquis Ford Kennex in the Thirteen Hammers operation, Wash was named Admiral of the Stormward Fleet, Marshal of the March, and summoned to Arx to assist House Kennex, House Thrax, and the Compact.

Relationship Summary

  • Galen - Prince, Patron, Pal, Purveyor of alcohol.

  • Spouse:
  • Catalana - Wife

  • Family:
  • Ian - Younger brother by adoption.
  • Porter - Larger brother by adoption.
  • Aethan - Older brother by adoption.
  • Sabella - Brightly encouraging flower.
  • Niklas - Annoyingly persistent bumblebee.
  • Alarissa - Elegant condescension, deserving of deference.

  • Friend:
  • Lucita - Generous Baroness
  • Carita - Welcoming countess.

  • The crown:
  • Alaric - Generous and long of memory.
  • Name Summary
    Adalyn Easygoing and amiable, he seems the sort who's always up for a fun challenge. Enjoyable to spar and even more fun to converse with. It seems he's likely to have interesting stories of life at sea.
    Aella Out of the Thraxian men I met at the Hart, Wash was the most outgoing, and the loudest. And I can appreciate a bit of brashness.
    Aethan Whenever I see him, I can almost forget all the things I wish I didn't remember.
    Agatha Good color commentator on the fights at the Sip and Spar!
    Agnarr Some kraken lordling moping about love and the sea. He'd probably pay for me to kill pirates, which is well enough for me to not be too rude.
    Aiden My cousin is a sea-faring man and while the first few outings with him were something to be remembered with hoisted pint and laughter, I do recall most importantly, the ask for me to jump into the ocean and go salvage diving. That didn't go so well. He kept me from drowning.
    Ainsley I don't remember much of him from our youth, but from what I can see he has thrown himself into the duties required of him for his new house.
    Ajax A clever man, fairly certain he plays what he really sees off in a joke form. I like him.
    Alaric It's good to see Washburn happy and settled down (by Washburn standards, at any rate) after all these years. He's still living life a bit on the edge, but he wouldn't be Washburn if he wasn't, right?
    Alarissa My cousin. My favourite cousin. The loe must be strong to give up princedom for a simple noble status. Butshe loves him none the less and is glad that if she's committing to cleaving to the Thrax ways, that she has blood family here with her.
    Alban A flamboyant man, admiral, and good with a set of hairpins. Never would have thought them to be dangerous at all but I have been shown the errors of my ways for sure. Generous and amiable as well, a good man.
    Alecstazi A former Grayson Prince, turned Kennex Lord. A strange one, clearly. Who gives up a Princehood for a life on the waves and no chance of being an heir? Enh.
    Alexis Lord Wash Kennex, a former Grayson who has taken very well to life among the pirate hunters. I think we are extremely different people - and he's a bit brash for my tastes. But he seems to be a decent man?
    Amarantha The most impressive move I've seen on the dance floor tonight. He's certainly athletic.
    Amari I have to wonder about his aversion to nature and wildlife, but he's an affable sort and fun to chat with at parties, so I suppose I'll overlook it.
    Apollis Wash was standing vigil as parley for a woman scorned. The story was one for a song. A jaunty tune, if I were to have my way. He shared his wine and seems like a friendly fellow. I wouldn't mind seeing him again.
    Apollo I've never been more charmed by someone who called something I made rubbish.
    Appolonia To hear this story makes me feel as if I knew 'Cady'. Eloquent and charming. I hope I have such speakers in my own memory!
    Arcadia Shares my sense of adventure and has taught me so much without barely even knowing one another.
    Arcelia He seems to be quite the family man. That is good. Kennex needs strong bonds between one another. I look forward to getting to speak with him more in the future.
    Ariella Just keeps going up and up in the world. Being an admiral (a grand admiral?) suits him.
    Armand A ship-enthusiast, and a fine conversation partner. A good, and surprising, meeting all in all.
    Artorius Admiral of the Kennex fleet. Nice guy, and appears wisely selected in his times of indulging in liquor and other substances. Smart guy, otherwise. Perhaps I should learn more about sailing than I already know from him?
    Astraea The admiral seems very unimpressed with the city but I hear him. What he says it true and that he stands so quick to candor impressed me. I liked how well he conducted himself despite the underlying sense of disappointment I sensed. Then again I have been wrong and perhaps it's longing for something. I do enjoy the beauty of the sea and he seems to as well. Perhaps in time I'll see more of the Lord-Admiral, Thrax and Lycene go together like two fish in a bowl. Or so I have been told.
    Aswin A sailor and kin of Lord Ian's. I have heard rumors of his name and sailing prowess before, though I've not witnessed it. He seems confident of himself and his skill. I think he'd be a good person to be able to count as a friend, especially if you ever needed to get somewhere by sea.
    Azova A fellow of... humor.
    Azova Well, he certainly seems to know what he's talking about. And, he's confident enough to take someone aboard who has no sailing skill. I'm sure this will all work out fantastically.
    Barric Cousin Wash, the runaway Grayson Prince. I've always liked him and am a little jealous he got to run away to be with his love but I am happy for him. Always fun to spend time with, though I should have won that!
    Bethany His name suits him. He seems washed out. Tired. Bothered. I hope life is nicer to him at some point.
    Bhandn An able duelist, the woman he was fighting did not seem a pushover. I /was/ a little disappointed about how their duel ended with sharing a drink instead of bruises, though.
    Brady A fairly interesting guy. With the most important quality one can have: A good conversationalist.
    Bran One who has lost and found himself in the past - comes out unscathed in remarkable fashion. One who has braved the storm.
    Brigida At least he realises when he has made a poor impression and knows when to shut up.
    Cadenza Are all the Kennex boys hansome? And he's an admiral! Perhaps I can eventually get some sailing lessons from him to brush up my skills.
    Caelis The Kennex Admiral, he seems nice, keen to work and make good relations with other sailors.
    Caith He's such a wonderful and intriguing balance qualities -- he bears the heavy weight of responsibility when it comes to war and war planning, there is light and love in his heart for his wife, and obvious joy in his step considering the dance lessons he is taking from Princess Sorrel. It's so interesting to see all those traits come together!
    Calypso An Islesman who's not so secretly a Grayson. I'm just glad he didn't try to marry me off to one of his kids.
    Cambria Those who drink freely in the company of others are apt to be manipulated. Then again, there are plenty of people that abstain who are just as easy. Not that I am suggesting Wash is either of these things.
    Carita Lord Wash, an interesting and charming man of Kennex, with dreams as large as a caravel. Or maybe six caravels? Twenty-six? Whatever, very inspiring and sweet.
    Caspian So he was the donkey riding donkey! That was fucking hilarious. Not as hilarious as Galen's pork king, but still hilarious.
    Caspian My new patron. I admire the Kennex, Wash amongst them, and I hope to work with him to further both of us.
    Caspian many think him simple or easy to understand. loud, brash, drunk often. but there is far more to him then people think. i am glad i can count him a friend.
    Cassimir A sailor of great renown, or at least he has me believing. He's quite forward, though friendly enough.
    Cassiopeia A polite man who seems friendly and nice towards others.
    Catalana The light in my dark. How is it you still love me so after all these years?
    Catriona He makes me feel sure I should read up on ships and shipping for more than their monitary value to the House. A very interesting man.
    Cecilia I continue to find myself extremely fond of Wash's boisterous personality, and I deeply admire the relationship he has with Catalana. I hope one day to find something close to what they have.
    Celine A man with some interesting ideas on entertainment, though I believe I'd have to pass on the one described to me.It'd be ruinous on my silks.
    Christine He's a very helpful man. A great addition to the family.
    Cirroch The antics I hear about this man persuing his wife! Quite a romantic, not that it's a bad thing. It worked for him!
    Clara A kind seeming Lord, a sailor, apparently a commander of ships. He seems polite enough but I wonder about the other side... who is he when he's not trying to keep up with etiquette?
    Coraline Best booze EVER!
    Daemon A begrudging sailor with a past I could never imagine walking. He might be a bit dower but he is a treasure of informative sailing tips. I hope his family appreciates his advice nearly as much as I!
    Daria Not sure what to make of him, our first meeting was very brief
    Darrow A Captain who drinks on land to keep his surroundings tilting as if at sea.
    Delilah He was wonderful company, definitely quick of wit. /And/ he's going to teach me how to sail the boat that we leave in the dockyard. How wonderful!
    Delilah He's certainly a well-dressed man, and an attentive husband, which makes a fine impression in a terribly busy event. I would love to know how he came by that gorgeous sword of his.
    Denica Well, he dragged off Catalana before I could paint her, but he's a good man. I understand his concerns, and hopefully we'll see each other more soon!
    Dianna Blessed beyond measure to have such a family as the Kennex and his wife. I shall endeavor to keep your friendship.
    Dominique One of Calarian's cousins! I can see the family resemblance. He's easy on the eyes and easy to get along with. Hopefully he'll be at the wedding.
    Domonico A sea captain with what seems to be a considerable amount of experience at sea. He also filled me in on the blades of Darkwaters Rise which was informative.
    Drake A friendly sort, an adventurer or so he says, much like myself.
    Dycard From what I gather from the man's wife we've a lot in common, and from what I gather from /him,/ I feel like we'd make good friends.
    Echo Him and his wife make a lovely couple! He's got a lot of wisdom, I'm sure. I just need to pry it out of him.
    Edain A good man, and a good lord. One who clearly cares about his people. I know he's had a hard road, but he is carrying it with honor.
    Eddard Knowing a song that I don't know?! That is impressive.
    Elgana Intriguing man. He was kind enough to entertain my desires to see the docks and listen to me rattle on about my dreams of going to far off places.
    Elizabetha Teller of wonderfully adventurous stories! Were it not for the glass of ice water he nurses, he'd be the fairytail picture of a seaswept captain!
    Ember I'm fairly certain that across the pool, I saw a small child attempting to drown Lord Wash. Though it was an exciting evening all around, so I might have been mistaken.
    Emilia He is entertaining to watch, and a skilled fighter. Confident too.
    Emily A lot of fun and handy in a pinch. The lord is a credit to his house.
    Esme Okay, so my first impression I was a little drunk. However, he seems to be the kind of man that tells you what it is when it is. That is a good skill and a terrifying one all at the same time.
    Esoka Good balance. Not-so-good form, but he seems committed to improving his swordwork. If he learns good habits and discards bad ones, Esoka suspects Wash can make something of his swordarm yet.
    Estil A seemingly steady balance between cheeky humor and mature wisdom, and a good conversationalist to boot. Overall impression: my, what an awfully nice man.
    Evander He's been nothing but a benefit to the Kennex family. I can't say we're as close as the brother I always wanted growing up, but he's a good man, and he makes my sister very happy. For that, he has my gratitude and loyalty.
    Evaristo The Kennexes. Kennexi? Kennexae? Anyway, Wash Kennex - loves the sea as much as I do. Can't go wrong with that.
    Evelynn Undoubtedly entertaining company.
    Evonleigh He is as warm and sunny as the tales his brothers-in-arms say, and a spirited conversationalist that makes a lazy summer evening go by quickly.
    Fatima He seems very much like a Grayson but oddly very Kennexy too. Which is good because Gods know I love Ford and Titania. Pretty much any pirate killer is gonna be on my top one hundred favorite people. Someday I have to get this kid and his wife drunk and really see what he's like behind that decorum. He /has/ to be related to Calarian.
    Faye A Kennex lord, I believe, sulking and hungover. If luck creates the occasion for us to cross paths again, I hope it will be after he has drunk less.
    Felicia The Admiral seems like a good and honorable man. Strong fighter, definitely one to keep an eye on.
    Flavien One who takes care for even the lowliest of creatures is one with a kind soul. Need more of them.
    Gabriella A spinner of literally tall tales. I believe that might be the first time I've heard the story of a two foot tall, slapping baby.
    Gareth A member of a family who will simultaneously desire me to leave while trying to guilt me for leaving. Only the Kennex's. This one may be one of the more gregarious members, however.
    Gaspard Lord Wash is clearly someone who thinks out of the box. He also seems to know a great deal about sailing, perhaps I could learn a thing or two from him.
    Gaston A Grayson. Or a Kennex? Damned if I know. Amiable anyhow, if... Well, I hate to gossip, but it seems he's a bit fond of his cups. Titus liked him though, and he tends to be a good judge of character.
    Gehenna I am not sure whether I appreciate his humour or not.
    Gianna A gallant sailor who appreciates music.
    Giulio An amicable fellow -- he enjoys my alcohol and apparently knows the family. Even though he cost me a thousand silver, well, the seeing of pink hairpins in action was well worth the price of admission.
    Grady Some people say little because they have nothing to say. Others do so because they do, but wish that they didn't. The trouble is that with all the not saying things, it's all but impossible to tell one from the other.
    Graziella Strange fellow, bad with names and jokes, wonder if I'll ever run into him again when I start spending time in the Thrax Ward.
    Haakon Half drunk and half crazy. He's pickled his brains, but they still work just fine. Knows ships damned well, even if he seems more explorer than reaver at heart.
    Harald A restless sort, who craves occupation. Capable enough, more wary than many, with shit taste in wines.
    Harlex The man knows his hairpins. Or, at least, how to use them.
    Henrick Daaaaaamn, the Setarco fleet battle was... fucking insane. That man must have diamondplate balls.
    Ian FIRST impression? Hardly. He's almost a brother to me. I'm so glad he's here.
    Ida A lord who seems kind as well as friendly, atop of not being dreadfully boastful. Someone, I suspect, who leads well both among his peers as well as whatever company he may be in.
    Ignacio I have run into him several times already and each time I have been impressed. Lord Kennex is a good man.
    Ilira Each crossing of our paths, Washburn reminds me what it is to know friendship amidst the darkest storms. I never opened to him, entirely. Perhaps now, with our ships docked in permanent harbour, I'll know how.
    Isabeau He seems to fit right in with the Kennexs I have met, is bad at splits and likes whiskey. All-in-all, amusing company.
    Isolde It's not easy thinking of something beginning with an 'X'. I must say that I'm impressed.
    Jacque Lord Washburn Kennex is polite, well-mannered and is a lover of the sea. We've had a pleasant conversation at the Queensrest Inn. Of note is his devotion to his wife, something that warms the heart in seeing. Truly, a blessing of Limerance.
    Jaenelle If ever I need anything regarding large docks, small docks, attached docks, floating docks, inland docks, middle of the sea docks, Lord Wash is a man with knowledge. He is charming and good natured, and fine company.
    Jan My brother-in-law. Always wanted a brother. Seems like a good man. I approve.
    Jasher At the sea, there are few who I will implicitly trust with their hand upon the ship's wheel. Lord Wash is one of those few.
    Jeffeth A kind Lord who tried to teach me about donkey knights. I don't think I liked it.
    Jev He was nice enough to go easy on me in my first spar.
    Jordan A Kennex Lord, apparently a little depressed. I hope my words of outreach manage to speak out to him in some way, though I am no good at making people feel better about things. Just trying to do good where I see it needs to be done.
    Joscelin Lord friend to Oliver Coldrain. Which means he's probably a rascal. It's a good thing I'm good with rascals.
    Kaia Funny and charming! Loves his alcohol; but, which Kennex doesn't?!
    Kaldur Ready to do whatever it takes to see his family whole; an admirable trait, if difficult to navigate. So to speak. He's quite a famous sailor, see. Nevermind.
    Kedehern Lord Ian's cousin, it seems, and kind enough to forgive my social faux pas regarding his family circumstances, which I appreciate.
    Keely My cousin Wash is everything the stories say, and a soothing presence on top of it. It is a delight to spend time with him, now that I am old enough to remember it later.
    Kenna I cannot even fathom how much he must love his wife, their expressions almost radiated happiness as they spoke!
    Killian I'm really still not sure who this fellow is, but he's brash and loud, and seems to be tied to Thrax. So, fairly fitting. I'm not sure he appreciated my response about the matters at the harbor, but then, I've a long history of pissing Thrax off so changing seems a waste of time at this stage. He's got ideas that seem good enough, but I'm not sure anyone is listening when he talks because of all the other that's coming out in the process..
    Korka A musician/sailor with a sense of humor and a lot of kids.
    Lena ", I said a POOR lord, not a warlord."
    Liara A cousin, though I've never known him very well, what with age differences. There's a sharp wit there somewhere.
    Lisebet A man in love, it's sweet to see.
    Lore An interesting Kennex, to be sure. And he's reportedly one of the best sailors in the known world.
    Lou I have met Lord Wash Kennex a handful of times, and he seems like good people - and someone willing to work hard toward a cause. We need more people like that. Also, he invited to teach me how to sail... I might never hear the end of it from Mason, but - if it means I could quest to the Eventide Vast again...
    Luca A fine seaman, a good drinking partner, and there's a caring nature tucked in there also, you can tell. I never walk into a room and think it's a worse place to be for his company. I'm always glad to find out he's doing well, existential dread notwithstanding.
    Luis Another great Kennex by marriage, with a fun love of the adventuring days!
    Lustry I am curious just what all he swabs still and hope to cross paths again soon to get to the bottom of it. Or at least convince him to regale me with many a story over some liquor.
    Lydia The consummate sailor, infused with all the sunshine of the open seas, and a breath of fresh air like a seabreeze.
    Mabelle Need.To.Comb.That.Hair!
    Macda Oh why oh why did Wash have to run off and join the Kennex?? He was the most PERFECT buffer between me and scandal. SIGH. Now I actually have to mind myself. How dare he!
    Magpie Magpie always has such interesting meetings with nobility and this man is no exception. On the one hand, Magpie *was* trying to invite himself to a private affair without any reason to expect that to fly. Kennex was *also* polite enough to actually hear Magpie out. On the other hand, Wash implied that material gain and survival instinct aren't worthy traits for a man to have when certain doom faces the Compact. Agree to disagree!
    Mailys Never trust a man in white striped pants mid-winter. Follow him.
    Malesh Met him following a sparring match between he and another in his house. I don't know much about the way such things are done, but he beat the other man handily it seemed.
    Marian I am greatful for Lord Wash's presence today. It was good to see that House Kennex is giving back. And his presence reminds me that I need to stop by and visit his wife for that stretching session.
    Martino My first impression of him is, well, you have to be a strong man to survive the Lady Catalana. Having met him, I would certainly see him as that. Interesting, very interesting. Need to spend more time with them.
    Mattheu If a fight is not what one is seeking, then it makes complete sense to wander through the fight only calling out for more booze
    Medeia A man who offers to teach me to sail and can lead a bar crawl as well as I can is a man worth knowing.
    Mercedes You will always be Sir Ham to me. All hail Sir Ham!
    Merek Merek saw him carry a whole bunch of alcohol and he seems to be fervent about making sure that the supply is steady in the Isles. That seems to be a great social interest point to him!
    Mikani I will take that he is married into Kennex as to why he doesn't know all the sorted history between the Mourning Isles and the Northlands. Though it isn't a history I am anxious to share. On the other hand his personal history is an interesting lesson in how even courtly politics can move with the greatest power created by the gods, love.
    Miranda He gave me a glass rose with copper thorns as a gift for my up-coming nuptials. What a sweet thing to do! And it's so lovely. A precious gift indeed. His kindness and thoughtfulness is a credit to his house. Not to mention, his bravery - not with the rose, with pirates!
    Mirari He's clearly in love with his wife. It seems sometimes love matches do work out.
    Mirk A mariner from House Kennex. One look at him tells you that he'd rather be out sailing or drinking or both, but he has a keen mind and he knows how to firmly direct a conversation towards calmer waters.
    Monique A bit of a mess, truth told. Outrunning the demons living inside of him doesn't seem to be working out so well, but, future drinking buddy?
    Monique He's got some very interesting theories. A bit fatalistic, but not entirely wrong, either.
    Narcissa The man is hardly generous or kind to himself; if reduced to ash he most certainly could be shipped home in a medium-sized box, not compact.
    Natasha I'm generally a skeptic when it comes to the more flowery aspects of romance; I find such overtures usually devoid of sincerity. But seeing Lord Washburn Kennex with his lady wife reminds me that when Love is wholehearted, true and present, it can be a beautiful, inspiring thing to witness.
    Neilda Well. He's friendly. And pretty. I could flirt with him, but I'd rather sail with him, if I'm being honest.
    Niklas Cat's husband and among the finest sailors in the realm. Also the most banter-ready Kennex yet. Perfect!
    Niklas He may not be a cousin by blood, but he is a Kennex through and through. Just let someone question his heroism around me.
    Nina An outspoken captain. He knows a lot about naval warfare!
    Noah Braggadocious. That's not a frecking word. He says it is. I have doubts. That's like a word I use after drinking.
    Norwood He seems to be a good-natured man with an easy manner to be around and a willing attitude. Good on him for accepting that spar!
    Ophne A focused man. It was nice of him to educate me in the construction of jetties and docks, even if the technicalities were beyond my scope of knowledge.
    Orazio An interesting man. Taciturn, even morose, when his heart isn't engaged, but as soon as he becomes interested in something, he reveals wit, manners, and even charm. Rough charm. Orazio isn't sure if he approves, yet, but is at least interested in knowing more.
    Orelia Fantastic audience member! I hope he shows at a duel I fight in.
    Oskar Lord Washburn is a funny man. He can be quite profound without knowing it. Mangata help us all once he figures it out.
    Pasquale Quite possibly the finest sailor in the compact.
    Petal I am not quite sure what to make of him yet. He seems to be quite close to Ian and seems a kind of dry sense of humor. I think he is doing important things during the current struggles.
    Piccola The joyful Lord Kennex understands the spirit of sparring in public as I do: if you are entertained, the crowd will be too.
    Porter How long did Wash hang that painting for the other night? I went to look at it a few days later and in addition to it being hideous, it seems a bit askew. Bless that man, I'm glad that I didn't find him in the pool.
    Quenia I met Lord Kennex at Coldrain Crafts, while shopping for some hairpins. He was in an argument with another woman, and it sounded quite heated. I hope they work things out. Afterwards, he and I spoke about our respective families.
    Raimon Very generous to offer to teach me to sail.
    Raimon Met at poolside, in the company of Aethan. Rangy and languid, seemingly weary, no doubt recovering from a harrowing time. Yet despite these, he steps forward to shoulder additional responsibility when called upon, for the good of his House.
    Raja Interesting fellow. He never gave me his name, but he did invite me to join him on the high seas. I have to admit this interests me and I just might take him up on the offer. Someone else called him admiral.
    Ras Seems brotherly with Ian and Porter. Saw him at a longship race and at the Kennex Kay. Not too snobby, probably spends a lot of time with sailors. That was some weird shit about dove wings and shark bellies though.
    Raymesin I really don't know what to make of this one. Other than his wife puts up with him, so he can't be as embarrassing as he seems.
    Reese I remember him from when I was little and he is my second cousin. A second cousin who fight on a ship, this is a good thing! He seems very interested in warfare and fighting and the like, but he is grounded about his interest. He has an eagerness to learn.
    Renata He's talented in sketching, especially when it comes to drawing ships. What is more prominent is his love for the sea in all things. I do wish him luck with the new rigging he's sorting out.
    Revell Unsure what to think of this one. He's better than most from the peerage that I've had the pleasure to meet, and he hasn't had me flogged for calling him Lord Washbucket, which is a big plus in his favour.
    Rinel I am not entirely sure the Lord Admiral is clear on the duties of our order...
    Ripley He's a generous man, I mean, he left a large bag of silver for the faith and then turned around and pressed some silver into my own palm. Not that I needed it and I think that it was an awkward thing afterward, but no doubt, this man is a very generous. Whomever he is.
    Romulius He is a very smart man with a deep passion for the sea and the vessels that sail upon it. His concern for fellow sailors and the people is to be set as an example of the right way for a noble to be. I wish I could be half as talented, or speak half as easily.
    Romulius Glad to see him again. An honest and thoughtful Lord of the Isles, in every sense of the title.
    Rosalind A thoughtful man. A bit distracted in his thoughts, though I may have got him at a ad time! He was still enjoyable to speak with and he was super patient!
    Rowenova Not only an entertaining drinking buddy but also a natural-born leader of crazy meetings as well as legendary sailor who certainly honors the Kennex name.
    Ryhalt An adventurous man who fills up the room with his energy. Someone to trade stories with sometime.
    Rysen A lord of House Kennex who is open to new experiences, and an excellent musician.
    Sabella A curiosity, married into the seafarers yet still learning their ways and that of how to handle a ship.
    Sabella Growing up, cousin Wash's moods were always rising and falling like the tide, so it seems fitting that he has ended up with a family that's tied to the sea. I don't know if I can really help him, but I will never stop trying!
    Sabella My cousin who I inadvertently followed in the footsteps of when it came to love. He's a lot more than people realize and I am happy he seems open to becoming closer
    Sabella I know a lot of people have differing impressions of my cousin Wash, but should they ever see him with his family they'd know that he is a man of true character and heart whose great love is a king's tide that catches everything nearby up in his wake! Those are all sailor terms, right? Please use the correct ones if you ever tell him I said this!
    Sameera He seems disheveled and argumentive but doesn't seem terrible. He was hung over so further thoughts needed.
    Sanya I am now curious to try watermelon filled with vodka.
    Savio Entertaining and engaging. He seems like a man who is himself, without affectation or apology -- you love to see it.
    Scylla Out of all the many war table discussions I attended over the past few months, Lord Wash's contributions were the only that made any sense to me. Now, as I serve under him aboard the Candlelight Promise, I see that this legendary sailor possesses not only a sharp mind, but the determination and confidence to back each order he delivers. His officers are faithful under his command, as am I.
    Sebastian Who knew that the lord could dance with such skill? Truly impressive upon the dance floor at Marquis Hadrian's fete.
    Sebastian Quick of wit and tongue, it seems, his casual yet well-thought assessment of military tactics on-sea is impressive. Kennex is undoubtedly all the stronger for his presence.
    Shard He's a sailor, I remember him from the Hart a few weeks ago, drinking with Aiden. Man needs to stop using certain names. Tikva has a point, it'd be nice if he told his whole Great House to stop using it while he's at it.
    Sigurd Always the comedian, it is good to see Lord Wash again and I look forwards to drinking and his commentary at the next Sip and Spar.
    Sirius A shrewd, but kind and tender Lord whose sacrifice speaks nautical miles of his devotion not just to his wife, but I'm certain many other aspects of his life, too. I hope with earnest to see the sea in his company one day, and learn my very first shanty. He's got to know a few hundred by now.
    Sivard Lord Admiral Wash Kennex, a fine enough upon meeting. It's heartwarming how highly he speaks and thinks of his wife, I hope one day, if I even feel the need to marry another.. that it is to someone that makes me feel as the Admiral does his Catalana.
    Skapti Grayson who sails with Thrax? Didn't see that one coming, really. Wonder what he's like with a bit of rum in him. Seemed to zero in exactly on Ford's tendencies though, and Harald's too.
    Sorrel One of Ian's people; not his brother but might as well be, given how close they are. And he's so smitten with his wife, it's cute!
    Sparte An able mind, well acquainted with the dangers at sea. I only hope enough people listen to him.
    Sunaia I have never had so much fun learning to sail with a sober sailor! But he taught me the vocabulary while drunk.
    Swift Every bit as brash and bold as a Kennex should be. He must be great fun at parties... or really anywhere.
    Sydney Someone who doesn't balk away from saying what needs to be said, and doing so in a way that is rather more mature than I could hope to manage. Impressive.
    Talwyn A Sailor and more skilled on the dancefloor than I would have given him credit for. He seems like he'd be a fun one to hang out with over a drink. Perhaps I will find out one day.
    Tanith The man loves his boats. And his wife. But I think mostly his boats, and that's alright; I'm the last person to judge, my first love was the Murder.
    Tarik Not as loud as Jan, but more approachable than Ian. I enjoyed talking to him. He was really drunk when I met him. I mean really drunk.
    Tarrant Surely no man could survive in such a state forever, let alone a nobleman or an admiral. He must be in his right mind, at some point. ...Musn't he?
    Tescelina Very much a sailor from what I have seen. An adventurous soul can be noble, however.
    Tessa Sir/Lord Drunksalot. He said he was a K...something. He said he was a Greyson. Really he's mostly drunk.
    Thea Really enjoys sailing. Hes pretty young for the most part, I suppose. I do think I can learn the way around a boat from him--if I hadn't from my brother.
    Theron I'll give him that he's quite persistent. I can respect that. Here's hoping he smooths out whatever issues it is his House has between them and my cousin Dianna. Seems like a good, generous fellow!
    Thesarin Heard tell off the man, Prince of Grayson became Lord Kennex. Haven't seen him at a fight, but he's a sharp enough man to make good comment on a match.
    Torian This man loves ships. Boats. Whatever. Like I'm a little concerned his wife will find out about the ships and that will be that.
    Turo Nice enough fellow. Glad to see he takes the duty of war seriously. And glad he found true love.
    Valerian I'm not sure what he spends his time employed doing, but it seems to be the same thing he does while he's 'on break.'
    Valerius Knows his rums, and has interesting stories about trying to eat octopus. A solid plan for travel. We shall see which sailor finds their way.
    Vanora He's likeable. If Ford doted on me the way Wash does his Catalana I think I'd have to flee. As it is, I find his company pleasant when I have the chance to enjoy it.
    Vega Quick to volunteer to aid the House in a time when we need every hand on deck that we can muster. Precisely the sort of people we need right now.
    Victus Lord Wash an' Ian make an exciting pair of brothers. Even if they weren't raised in the Isles, they know a hefty amount of shit about sailing. I respect it.
    Videl Lord Wash seems excitable, intelligent and hard-working. Perhaps a bit prone to rambling, but not in a bad way, it just proves his excitement.
    Vittorio I am not sure what I expected from a lord of Thrax, but he seems relaxed in the company of different provinces and unconcerned with too much propriety. A good reflection upon Thrax in Arx.
    Volcica So kind and gracious! taking care of his drunk sister-in-law with tea!
    Wagner Who the fuck walks around brandishing a snow cone and walks into a place servin' food, and eats it like a squirrel with a nut? Still, he may be a nut, but he was nice enough.
    Willow I like his floppy hat, but I keep coming back for the mystery.
    Wulfrum A confident Kennex Lord with a penchant for shiptalk.
    Ysabel Oh gosh, he's so romantic. Some day I hope that I'll have a husband just like he is.
    Zebulon I knew of him by name, but he seems a good man from meeting him at my match. Well spoken and he definitely has the feel of a kindred spirit of the waters.
    Zoey Quite possibly Ian's closest friend. Absolutely adores his wife. I think he's still trying to figure Ian and I out, however. Or maybe he's just trying to figure me out. Who knows?
    Zoey For many reasons, I'm glad that you and I both managed to join this family.