Alec is a farmer in the Arling of Amaranthine. He is arrested by Amaranthine soldiers while trying to rob the convoy for food for his starving family.
Alec's case is presented in A Day In Court. According to the law, the theft from the crown is punishable by hanging while, if he stole from someone else, he would escape with flogging instead. The Warden-Commander can have Alec being hanged, flogged, have him join the army or have Varel decide. If Varel decides, he will have Alec hanged.If Alec is hanged, this decision may later have an effect on The Peasant Revolution (see the page for more information), if Alec is flogged there are no future consequences. Furthermore, if Alec is conscripted into the army, according to the epilogue, he becomes one of the great heroes of the next age and eventually founds an order of knights while people would call him Ser Alec the Valiant.