Ishraq is companion to Isolde, having been raised alongside her since childhood. Ishraq is a Moor and therefore a Muslim, brought back by Isolde’s father from his travels. With skin the colour of caramel, dark hair and brown eyes, Ishraq couldn't be more different to Isolde.
Wearing moorish dress, a long tunic over loose pantaloons with a long veil over her head held lightly across her face so that only her dark eyes are visible. The Arabic name Ishraq means sunrise – so another name that is suggestive of metaphorically bringing light to the dark.