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Ceska is the self-appointed emperor/dictator of the Drenai People in the King Beyond the Gate.

He worked his way into a part of the Drenai Republic's ruling council and then upon discovery of the melding machines, used them to create his armies of joinings and siezed power. 

He appears to resemble the Roman emperor Nero in that he is borderline insane, a little bit effeminate in his mannerisms and extremely paranoid. Often he executes people with little provocation and for entertainment has allowed his joinings to fight people in the arena - this is how Ananais loses his face.

The people of Skoda rebel in the King Beyond the Gate and Tenaka Khan returns to the Nadir Steppes to attempt to raise an army to overthrow Ceska. 

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