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Biographical information
Ethnicity Purelaker
Nationality Purelaker
Gender Male
Status Alive
Occupation Fisherman
Appears in The Way of Kings

Ishikk is a Purelaker, first and foremost. He is also (naturally) a fisherman. He is quite fond of a woman named Maib but isn't ready to settle down, so he often gives her fish as gifts so that she can't 'catch him'.[1]


Ishikk wore lake sandals on his submerged feet, a pair of knee-length breeches, and was shirtless. (Purelakers never cover their shoulders when the sun is shining.)[1]


Most nights he does just fine sleeping on his raft.[1]

He'd never been good with other languages.[1]


Ishikk was hired by three foreigners whom he dubbed 'Grump', 'Blunt' and 'Thinker'. The foreigners asked him to locate a certain man, who answers to the name Hoid, with white hair, a clever tongue, and an arrowlike face.[1]

For five months, Ishikk traveled around the Purelake visiting the towns Fu Ralis, Fu Namir, Fu Albast, and Fu Moorin, but found no trace of the man they described.[1]

He thought the foreigners stupid, and was certain they used fake names. However, when they switched to another language, continuing their argument, Ishikk couldn't understand them.[1]