Ser Gennady (named by House Jusenius “Ser Jenny Jenny”) Shanin is an older knight from Dorne. He journeys to King’s Landing for the tournament.
The unmarried Ser Gennady is also a social climber, and he looks to advance his lot in the tourney and make valuable contacts with the noble families of the Seven Kingdoms. He is not overly attached to life in Dorne, which he complains is too hot and too dry, and he would willingly settle elsewhere if the right opportunity presented itself.
Shanin possesses the hard physique of a much younger man, and his age shows only in the silver that streaks his temples and his beard. He has a prominent, hooked nose and a hawkish face.