Within the pages of this ancient and dusty tomb are the blueprints of the mad creations of a powerful Lich.
This frightening creature has some rather cruel methods to torture its prey
Common for sailors to get lashings for punishment. Sailors would then get tattoos of god symbols on thier back so the thrasher was less likely to whip the symbol of the god.
Others say symbols bring bad luck. They draw the attention of the god and it could be wrathful.