Bali is a ten year old boy who is a little different than the rest of his tribe. Mainly he is small. Very small. And clumsy. And cannot even throw a spear! But he’ll just keep trying until he can! Or until he breaks something. Again. 
Mali Mani Not too long before our present story, Mali Mani was a powerful hero with a strong connection to the Liminal Wood. After slaying the menacing Halfway Beast and disappearing into the Wood, Mali Mani has become a godlike figure to Bali’s people, who invoke his memory through the retellings of his many adventures. 
The Rook Men
Sideways Wolf