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Sir Porter Kennex

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

Social Rank: 7
Concept: Big-Hearted Captain
Fealty: Crownsworn
Family: Kennex
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Single
Age: 28
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, and hair that has been styled to fall just so, there's no getting around that Porter dedicates a good amount of time to his personal grooming and overall appearance. Actually, there's no getting around this giant of a man, period; at six and a half feet tall and with a stocky, muscular 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 features are otherwise a bit plain. Sometimes a carefully curated appearance is everything.

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.

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.
    Amari He's like a big friendly bear. I kept expecting him to fall out of his chair and begin happily rolling around on the floor, or scratching his back on a tree trunk. Also, he has a spectacular, unforgettable beard.
    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.
    Aswin A Kennex Lord that I believe I've heard is a sailor. He handles himself well in the training ring, as much as I hate to admit that he beat me. He seems to be a cheery enough sort, so he has that going for him.
    Austen An eager student. Despite needing more than a few pointers, he hits hard. An absolute pleasure to teach.
    Bahiya Energetic but in a sustainable way, the calm glowing embers of a brazier that still crackles. He smells utterly delightful and his conversational skills are some of the best I have encountered. He is a musician of some skill I've come to understand, and promises to exchange both song and dance with me.
    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.
    Braith Humored my performance in the middle of the Hall of Heroes. He already has earned great credit for that.
    Brigida Very big and smart enough to know when to share his food.
    Cassandra A newly sworn Godsworn Solace, I am curious to see the direction that his career takes him in. He seems eager enough to please and work with others, especially the Knight of Butterflies.
    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.
    Drake The man enjoys himself, clearly, and knows how to throw a boisterous party!
    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.
    Faye A good-natured man with an interesting worldview and a fondness for ale at the Traders Tavern. He seems to be excellent company, and I'd enjoy the chance to talk with him again sometime.
    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.
    Harlex Loud. Though, I have had worse company, I guess.
    Ian Well, that's never coming out.
    Ilira My introduction to Lord Porter was as follows: vodka-drenched pants, besiegement by children, and potatoes. I like him.
    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.
    Liara Easy-going to a fault, at least insofar as one can determine these things in a meeting - he only just batted a lid at some presumably rather extraordinary revelations. Attentive, though - unless he was doodling, he took plenty of notes. Likeable sort.
    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.
    Marzio A Kennex lord. He seems to be a good natured fellow and that he'd be easy to get a drink with and talk to. He might not not even be a bad friend to have around. Maybe Solace will give me an opportunity to learn more of him.
    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.
    Narcissa Let us pray his ship navigation than his navigation to the market. How anyone ends up in the graveyard rather than the center of the city is beyond my guess. Navigation aside, he presents himself with chivalry and kindness.
    Niklas The liveliest of the Aethus line and probably the biggest person to whom I can prove I am related. I didn't name him the Carouser without reason.
    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.
    Ophne His beard wasn't everything I'd been led to believe it might be. I'm gutted. Absolutely gutted. Apart from that disappointment, he appeared to have a wealth of commonsense and was easy to talk with.
    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.
    Piccola Some people enjoy dressing up and parading around like an ass, but I prefer not to confirm what people believe of me.
    Quenia One of the Kennex boys. I truly wish to have an opportunity to work with him sometime, as I have with his brothers. All of them are good people.
    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.
    Sabella While I think all of the Kennex boys are fun, I am particularly fond of Lord Porter and his ability to always enjoy himself wherever he is! It's always a fun time when he shows up and he always has a hilarious tale or two to share when he does stop by! Even if most of them end with him falling out of a window.
    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.
    Tanith A friend of Austen's. Bearded. Good sense of humor, he needs to visit all the time.
    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.
    Verity You wouldn't expect this man to have such a keen sense for interior decoration, but it's true! I must remember him the next time I'm confronted with an aggressive wall.
    Vittorio I'm not sure if he's serious or goofy, but at least he rises up to the plate.
    Wagner Crossed him in the training center - bloke ain't half bad, but wonder what wild hair is makin' him become a Godsworn. Don't seem the type.
    Wash Is this the new serious Porter? Admiral Porter? Even if not, I'm content to see the Kennex brothers leading the house as they always seemed destined to do.
    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.