Little is known about Alvik's early life. At some point in Alvik's mid life he bought Tobe's indenture for one or two copper nobles.
Alvik physically abused his servants often. Keladry of Mindelan caught him beating Tobeis Boon and bought the boy's indenture from him. Neal of Queenscove placed an enchantment on Alvik so that if he hit any of his servants he would feel the pain that he had inflicted upon them. It is assumed that Alvik stopped beating his servants thereafter.