The Twilight Ascension
Cerka is the leader of the Krull halflings. He is a powerful preserver with a talent for shrewd negotiation. He rules his tribe mates with righteous compassion, but has no mercy for halflings who betray their people or for other races that threaten halflings. He sent his son and several others, including Nanook east through the Ringing Mountains to Tyr, to try and find a trade route to bring iron goods for their tribe to trade with the neighboring halfling tribes, to increase their prestige and power.