"The Worldstone has been changed. Our children are born weak and suffer short lives. The demon Nereza promised to restore their power but instead turned them into misshapen creatures and sent them to war against us. We may die, but not before she is sent back to the Burning Hells."
A nephalem, Alaric was active during the early days of Sanctuary, after Inarius had altered the Worldstone to diminish the nephalem's abilities. As a result, the nephalem's children were born weak with short lifespans. Alaric and his kin turned to the demon Neraza, who promised to restore their power. Instead, she turned them into her servants and sent them to war against Alaric and his followers. The battle took place near the Drowned Temple. Even in death, reduced to ghosts, Alaric and his kin continued to wage war.
"Are you nephalem?"
"No. There have been no nephalem for a millenium."
"Huh. Another myth."
- -Alaric and Leah
Thousands of years after the Sin War, Alaric maintained his guardianship over the Drowned Temple. It was here that he was eventually visited by Leah and a group of heroes, who sought to enter the temple to retrieve a shard of the sword El'druin. Amused at the girl's ignorance of his kind, Alaric told them that only a nephalem could enter the temple, but told the group to fetch keys to enter the temple from its outlying tombs. The group succeeded, and Alaric directed them to enter the tomb and defeat his fellow guardians.
The heroes succeeded, and Alaric commented that the heroes' strength rivaled that of their greatest champions, realizing that they were indeed nephalem, even if they didn't know it themselves. Regardless, he granted the group access to the temple's most sacred ground, where they were able to retrieve the shard they sought.
|Diablo III NPCs|
| Act I — Alaric • Arghus the Collector • Brother Malachi the Healer • Bron the Barkeep • Captain Rumford • Deckard Cain • Karnya • Leah • Marko • Mayor Holus • Nek the Brawler • Queen Asylla • Radek the Fence • Rodger the Alchemist • Sasha • Tashun the Miner • The Ferryman • Tyrael • Verrall • Virgil • Wandering Tinker • Warriv
Act II — Adria • Aleran • Asheara • Caliem • Captain Davyd • Ghaine the Healer • Hakan II • Iron Wolf Jarulf • Javad the Merchant • Kadim • Larra • Leah • Lieutenant Vachem • Lugo the Miner • Mia • Mehtan the Necromancer • Sadeir the Innkeeper • Silmak the Fence • Squirt the Peddler • Tilnean the Collector • Tyrael • Zoltun Kulle