Duke Alaric rules the region called Maladon, in the cold northeast near Osheim. He has a son named Sidri. His heritage comes from the Vikings who sailed to the mainland and intermixed with the farmers that lived there. They are proud of their Norse heritage. Jorg takes a liking to him almost immediately upon meeting him. When Jorg meets him, his rule is undermined by the destruction that is wreaked by the volcanoes in the area that have become more active, as well as the increased seismic activity. The cause of this is Ferrakind the fire-sworn mage.