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    Zander Kelley

    Player: Jay
    Contact: shadowrunner317@gmail.com or pm

    Character Name: Zander Kelley
    Character Age: 28
    Gender: Male
    Birthday: July, 22 188
    Current Location: Kirkland
    House: Kelley
    Crest Appearance: N/A

    House Description/History: The Kelley family can trace back its roots to common immigrants who flocked to the developing new world of Tuneric in the early days of its settlement, hungry for work. Branches of the family have been in the service of the Tunerican nobility since the early Day kings, specifically in the areas of the Wooded Reach where they first settled.

    Credit to Mora for house history.

    Played By/Face Claim: Chris Evans



    Appearance: Zander Kelley has a large, muscular build. Standing at 6'3" and weighing 220 lbs, he has the perfect physique for a knight. His body was formed and is kept in shape through all of the training that he does. He has golden blonde hair, bright blue eyes, and a handsome face, though it is not something that he admits. More often than not, Zander is seen in his armor, very rarely is he seen without it and his weapons. However, when he is not wearing his armor, Zander usually wears ordinary tunics and doublets of varying color that are not overly showy.

    Personality: Zander is a kind hearted and caring soul. He values the lives of others as well as his own and will not needlessly draw his blade, believing that there is a peaceful solution to almost any situation. If a peaceful solution cannot be reached, Zander will only draw his weapons in order to defend himself. Since he was unable to replace his weapons with ease growing up, he places a great deal of importance on the upkeep of his gear, and as such will not draw out a fight any longer than he has to when entering combat. This desire to not damage any of his armor or weapons also contributes to his peaceful nature.

    He chooses not to partake of wine or mead because he has seen it turn the most honorable of men into people they are not. When it comes to interacting with others, Zander enjoys talking to people, often striking up a conversation with anyone regardless of social status. He has an open mind and does not judge others, but instead tries to see things from other perspectives. He is respectful towards his superiors, however when it comes to people addressing him he dislikes formalities. Zander will never refuse to help someone in need as long as he is able.

    Personal History: Zander Kelley comes from humble beginnings, born the son of Bruce and Helena Kelley, he grew up in a small village outside of Lovelyn. His father was a woodworker and his mother was a seamstress. From a class standpoint he was never destined for great things, yet he still he dreamed of making something of himself, specifically a knight. The bedtime tales that his mother told him every night before bed made him desire to become a knight even more, causing him to pretend that he was an honorable tourney winning knight when he did not have chores.

    If his mother's stories made him aspire to be a knight, then the birthday present that his uncle gave him only encouraged him more. On his tenth birthday, Zander's uncle gave him a sword, the edges were dulled of course to eliminate the risk of harming himself or others. Over the next few days after receiving the gift, Zander begins to imagine the house furniture as evil monsters, which he easily slays. His father sits him down when he returns home from his work, telling him that one day he could become a hero of Tuneric, but that he first needed to have dreams and honor and destroying the family furniture was not honorable. Listening to his father's words, Zander begins training outside with his sword, causing much less collateral damage.

    For his next few birthdays, his uncle gifts him more second hand weapons that include an axe, a mace, and a spear. Zander makes an attempt to train with the new weapons, using basic skills viewed at local tourneys. At the age of fourteen, he begins apprenticing as a blacksmith under his uncle so that he can learn a skill set to make a living. Over the next few years, Zander learns how to forge and repair different weapons and armor. Perhaps the most important thing he learns is how to make decent weapons with scrap and poor quality materials.

    When he turned eighteen, Zander makes himself a set of armor from scraps and metal that he purchased with his share of earnings working at his uncle's forge. He tells his family that wants to travel across Tuneric to learn from other smiths so that he can hone his craft further. With their blessing he sets off on his travels, but before he leaves his father gives him a surprise gift. He had a high quality longsword crafted for Zander and tells him that it will resemble his hopes and dreams as it protects him on his journey. However, Zander never trains under any other blacksmiths, instead hiring himself out as a sell sword. He traveled all over Tuneric, only offering his services to those in need in the hopes that his deeds would be recognized and that he would become a knight.

    During his travels, Zander keeps in touch with his family through letters, only mentioning that he is learning a great deal and never mentioning exact details of what he is learning. Unfortunately, Zander was never knighted, despite all of the help that he provided Tuneric. However, some of the residents of the poorer Tuneric villages mistook him for a knight, calling him sir because he wore armor and rode around on a horse. He did not correct them, but instead decided that he would pose as a knight. The last few years he has been travelling, helping citizens of Tuneric and becoming more experienced in combat when combat is called for. He now finds himself in the employ of Thurstan Metcalfe, who does not know that he isn't a true knight.

    Family Genealogy:

    Kelley
    -Bruce Kelley b. 160 -- Helena Allington Kelley b. 163
          -Zander Kelley b. 188
    -Thomas Kelley b. 174 -- Liza Haywood Kelley b. 176
          -Evan Kelley b. 194
          -Adam Kelley b. 196 -- Rebecca Thompson b. 197
          -Faith Kelley b. 197
          -Rose Kelley b. 198
          -Jason Kelley (twin) b. 200
          -Conor Kelley (twin) b. 200



    Writing Sample: He wasn't sure why he had agreed to journey to Hebron with Lord Metcalfe. He wasn't entirely sure what the point of it was. It wasn't as if he could offer the Lord any sort of protection during the meeting that he was now taking part in. He was not granted access to the meeting location as he was not a lord of any kind and he did not expect to be let in so he did not try. Perhaps Thurstan had wanted Zander around just in case something happened during the trip, that would make more sense. For now though, he had just been told to "enjoy" the Bacchanal festivities.

    That was a task that was certainly easier said than done as he walked through the busy festival grounds. He wasn't a drinking man and he was not exactly dressed for the occasion, wearing a shiny suit of armor along with a sword and shield strapped to his back, while everyone else was wearing...well much less. Zander also took notice that everyone else in attendance was wearing a mask, which were no doubt used to conceal identities among those that were present. He would have been worried if people actually knew who he was, but he was a stranger to these types of events, not to mention nobody actually knew who he was anyway. Zander didn't do much of anything for the time being, just took in the sights of the carnival, most notably the lovely ladies in their low cut dresses. He couldn't keep his blue eyes from stealing glances, but this was a celebration for Dorintz, technically by looking he was worshipping the god.

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    Last edited by Zander Kelley; 05-10-2013 at 03:25 AM.

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