Though he was a Kerav and nephew of clan head Merkos Kerav, Elkar's mother was the youngest of Merkos' twelve sisters, which placed him in a fairly minor position. His younger brother was Savro Kerav.
Elkar worked as a trade broker for the Kerav Family in their section of Daroskelar Starport. In reference stardate 2/1412 (circa 2273), Savro Kerav attempted to persuade the representatives of TransSolar's Eridani Star to trade with Elkar instead. (FASA RPG module: Orion Ruse)