The relatively young Baron of Sothdale, Alvar acquired his title almost ten years ago when he participated in the Battle of Southern Shores as a cavalry captain. The son of a knight family, he and his unit of light cavalry managed to secure a supply depot from the invading [[Ograeton Theocracy]], preventing the native Cedorians from starving through the harsh season that followed the battle and resulting stalemate. He and his unit participated in several more strategic victories, and unfortunately several crushing defeats, until the Eighth Treaty of Amans was signed and signaled an end to the invasion of Cedoria.
In recognition for his service and success, Alvar was elevated to the peerage as a baron by the new king [[Tethion (the Greater)]] and given Sothdale. He has since assumed political, legal, and economic control over his barony, serving as a relatively good baron. A gruff man, his particular style and behavior has made him some enemies in the capital, but he has the support of King Tethion and the other nobles who participated in the war. A firm believer in rewarding effort, he has promoted a number of loyal and proven men who served under him to baronets, knights, and mayors in his territory. A good man, but maybe a little haggard around the edges, Alvar is popular among his people as a fixer of problems, but not one for thanks.