Cerise was a descendant of the Lantis family.
She got a wizardwood pendant and a silver ring without a stone for her inheritance when her beloved grandmother Aubretia, with whom she had lived, died. Cerise had taken care of her, but her older cousins Tetlia and Coreth took the more outwardly valuable necklaces of jasper and garnets. Her grandmother had been a daughter of the Old Trader family of Lantis.
Cerise left for Bingtown to regain the Lantis family inheritance with the help of the pendant.