|Book(s)||Game of Thrones (appears)|
Alester is the elder son of Lord Raynald Sarwyck from Riverspring in the westerlands. For an unknown reason, Alester left Riverspring and went to Essos after Robert's Rebellion. He became a follower of R'hllor and a red priest. He returns to Riverspring from exile when he hears of his father dying. There he finds a devastated land where people tell of a peasant revolt. His sister, Elyana, tries to manage the lands of House Sarwyck. Alester's brother, Gawen, is missing and is accused of poisoning Raynald. Alester's bastard half-brother, Valarr Hill, desires to inherit Riverspring.