The Seat of Destiny
"Lucky Hand" Looshie
A Halfling Fighter/Rogue who makes her way in the world as a professional gambler
“Lucky Hand” Looshie, now there is a story if I’ve ever heard one, and a storyteller. Looshie is the daughter of the legendary gambler “One Coin” Obadie, you know the one the gambler who walked into a gaming house in Korvosa with one Gold sovereign, and after 12 hours of “honest” gambling ended up owning the gaming house. Looshie learned her gambling technique from her father, and after besting him in a card game, not an easy task with such “honest” gambler, won her first prized possession, her father’s old Darkwood sling-staff from her father’s traveling days. This victory spurred Looshie at age 20 to take off and to see how much money she could win and how far she could travel in her lifetime.
Looshie has been in every major city in Golarion, whether she is welcome to come back to some of them is another question altogether. Looshie has 5 prized items she will not part with for any reason, not that she has too, as she usually has enough coin to go around. These items are first as mentioned earlier, her father’s sling-staff that she won in a game of cards against him. Second, she has a very unique suit of armor that she won off of a ronin samurai while traveling the Ti’en continent. Third, she has a handy haversack, that the head of the acadamie magic in Korvosa had to craft for her after losing bad in a game of cards. Fourth, she wears a ring of protection that supposedly used to belong to Sheriff Hemlock in Sand Point at a game of dice at the Rusty Dragon. And lastly her second most prized possession, She has a very ornate ivory handled, mithral bladed war razor that as she would tell the story was won off of Queen Elisia herself. As Looshie tells the tale, the queen disguised herself as a commoner so she could enter a card tournament at a gaming house in Korvosa and used the blade as collateral; well Looshie won the tournament and would not return the blade for any amount of money offered. Looshie usually keeps this blade tucked up her left sleeve on a strap in case things turn nasty.
Looshie is a little different than most Halflings of the world as while she is very agile she is not as good looking as most Halflings of the continent, and usually relies more on her Keen intellect mixed with her sharp wit to survive, not her charm as most of her people do including her father. And if the need ever arises Looshie can make a real honest lving working with locksmiths, Looshie liked to study locks at the beginning of her gambling/traveling career to better learn how to defeat them. And while she prefers straight gambling to earn her keep she is not above the common heist every once in awhile. And of course, for the right price she can be coaxed to doing some dungeon crawling once in awhile.
Most adventurer’s find Looshie not hard to work with, in fact she is very skilled at what she does, however most people she works with usually end up in her debt in one fashion or another, whether by owing her coin or their lives by her talents. Looshie can be found pretty easily when called upon just check local gaming houses and taverns to find her, that is if you hear stories of a Halfling cleaning house with most people’s money. Oh and be extra cautious to a game she starts herself with her own deck of cards. While the cards are very ornate and beautiful of themselves with unique artwork on the back of every card, those that know Looshie best know that the unique artwork is a “code” that only she can read to know what everyone has in their hands.