Alfonse is a short, slight man of 45, with Greying hair and a nervous smile. He is a pleasant man, very excited about attending court and thrilled to see his daughter adulated by all the nobility. He has a mild and obsequious manner around nobles, and seems to regard the the Heroes as personal champions. He has a habit of becoming very emotional when things are going especially well, or especially poorly. He dotes on Madelene constantly: Fussing over her, reminding her to be on her best behavior, and stressing the importance of this visit to her career. His long experience as a teacher comes out when he is around young people. In such a situation, he appears more at ease and takes on the tone of a wise and gentle mentor.