Known as the Sorcerer King, Alric was known to have great magical power at a very young age. His power grew and he became the most potent magic user in Araliss. He used his power to subjugate his people and largely ignored the needs of his kingdom. Many say he bargained with a demonic entity to gain his power. The greater noble houses allied to take down the Sorcerer King and he was slain by Balrune.