Seven Kingdoms: Seowyn's Crossing
Thrukesh Gerstenmager is the current Zhakastir of Gristamere, a hobgoblin Warlord of cunning, ruthlessness, and great ambition. He took the crown in 1063 when he manipulated his own father, Hrubek Gerstenmager, into a duel to the death. With Hrubek slain, Thrukesh was easily able to consolidate his power base. Although he does not often speak of it, his brother is Valkur Narthask, who he has put in control of the Gristamere and Summerlund border.
Thrukesh is publically a devoted follower of Kavesh, but rumors circulate that he may actually be a devotee of The Three Who Are Hidden, especially Lylaria the Wordbender. He often makes speeches about how goblinkind once ruled all of Aldorath. Although he hasn’t made any formal declarations of war, he is certainly testing the borders of Summerlund and Norhast with raiding parties. Most consider it only a matter of time until he makes a move to grab more land and power.