Philip de León is Cervantes de León's father and Isabella "Ivy" Valentine's grandfather. Once a privateer working for the Spanish Monarchy, Philip was known because he never killed the crew of the boats he attacked. He always left them with provision and ways to return safely to land. That generosity cost him dearly, being ambushed by an English warship disguised as a merchant vessel. His death marked Cervantes de Leon, and made him decide in turning into a pirate.