About Sasha Killigrew
Female half-elf cleric of Besmara 1
Her parents, both quite talented in the art of alchemy and the creation of magical knick-knacks, tried to raise the young girl as their own. And even though her father loved her very much, his wife had trouble forgiving her husband's indiscretion. Amongst the burgeoning Korvosan nobility, two human parents raising a half-elf was also the source of much gossip and ridicule, and so Sasha was pushed aside relatively soon in her life by her mother, in favor of Sasha's brother and two sisters. She was left more and more in the care of the family's pseudodragon, her mother too busy with more important things to look after the girl.
This didn't bother Sasha all that much, since she was too busy exploring the sights and sounds of Korvosa. She especially enjoyed going down to the docks, to watch the ships arrive from all the exotic locales. Her father had always hoped for his half-elven offspring to be able to attend the Korvosan Acadamae, which Sasha had zero interest in.
Eventually Sasha fell in with some people of ill-repute, a criminal gang of cat burglars called the Catsdew Lofties. She botched her initiation however, running into the Korvosan Guard. After a chase where she led them to the docks, the only way she saw fit to lose them, was to swim out to one of the ships that was just about to leave. Trying to stow away on the vessel, she was quickly found by the captain, who allowed her to remain on the ship until they eventually returned to Korvosa. In the meantime, she would have to work on the ship, just like everyone else.
But Sasha didn't want to return home. She'd finally gotten what she wanted; to be on the wide seas, sailing off into the unknown. Learning all that she could aboard the vessel, she soon found herself drawn to Besmara, the Pirate Queen. With the meager earnings that she was granted, she purchased an old, thin leather journal from a fellow sailor. The journal, embossed with a skull and crossbones, it holds a holy text known as Besmara's Code. She proceeded to carve her own holy symbol out of a piece of weathered old driftwood, and although it isn't much to look at, it seems to work for her. Eventually Sasha jumped ship in the Shackles, before she ever got to see Korvosa again.