Pathfinder RPG: Skulls & Shackles
Isabella "Inkskin" Locke
Isabella “Inkskin” Locke wears little in the way of clothing,
the better to show off her many tattoos, including a large
stylized sea snake tattoo on her left hip and abdomen.
More crudely rendered tattoos crowd the rest of her f lesh,
principally sharks and other creatures with gaping maws
filled with jagged teeth. Most interesting, however, is
the large tattoo of a map inscribed between her shoulder
blades. Isabella wears a large set of wooden false teeth that
have been sharpened into points like the maw of a shark.
Years spent living among the ichthyic sahuagin have
purged any lingering remnants of human compassion or
mercy from Isabella, who is as cruel and remorseless as the
namesake of her ship, the Thresher.
Isabella’s life has been one of cruel hardship and misery
that she only too gladly bestows upon those who fall
within her clutches. Isabella was born in Varisia, and her
talents as a sorcerer had already emerged and her mystical
tattooing begun when she was taken at the age of 12 in a
raid by the Tian pirate Soshimira and made his personal
slave. Isabella was subjected to the pirate’s every cruel
whim, including the defacement of her f lesh with crude
tattoos and having all of her teeth knocked out with a
cobbler’s hammer. When Soshimira came into possession
of a copy of Cyrus Wolfe’s map to Mancatcher Cove, he
took great delight in painfully tattooing the map across
Isabella’s back to ensure he never lost it.
Soshimira met his match in cruelty as the sahuagin of
Mancatcher Cove scuttled his ship, Dragon’s Dishonor, and
slaughtered his crew. Isabella’s life was spared thanks to her timely use of a charm monster spell upon the sahuagin
chief Krelloort, who took her as concubine and advisor.
Eventually, Isabella manipulated Krelloort into helping
her capture and outfit a pirate ship of her own, which she
christened the Thresher.