|Died||In 300 AL, at Dragonstone|
|Book(s)||A Storm of Swords|
Character and Appearance
A Clash of Kings
After following Tyrell in supporting Renly Baratheon, he rallies his house and is the first of those who swore to Renly to go over to Stannis Baratheon's cause. He was the first of the new lords to discard the Faith of the Seven and take up the worship of R'hllor. After joining with Stannis, he briefly becomes Stannis's Hand of the King.
A Storm of Swords
After the defeat at the Battle of the Blackwater, it was left to Queen Selyse and Lord Alester to rule in Stannis's name while he brooded. Alester was given the king's seal by Selyse, to speak in Stannis's name. He is imprisoned in Dragonstone after he attempted to make peace with House Lannister after the defeat of the Battle of the Blackwater. When Stannis decides to cast off to the Wall following the advice of his new Hand, Lord Davos Seaworth, Melisandre burns him alive in order to obtain favorable winds for this expedition to the North.