Alda was one of the second-year students whom bullied Horace in Battleschool in The Ruins of Gorlan.
Alda and his cronies first appeared in Horace's dormitory where they forced him to do thirty push-ups and remake all of the beds after they messed them up though from the sounds of things this wasn't their first encounter with Horace.
In their next encounter they forced Horace to stand out in the middle of the Tarbus river holding a rock over his head whilst counting to five hundred.
Their next attempt to bully Horace was foiled by Sir Rodney stepping in to tell him about the boar hunt they will be going on. At this point Horace is confused as to why Alda and his friends ran away when Sir Rodney arrived.
Later in the year came their final encounter. They beat Horace up after the boar hunt. This was due to the ridiculous fact that they thought he was being a coward and humiliating the battlescool. The last words Horace heard was "Now let's give the sneaker the same lesson". They had started to beat Will with their canes, when Horace, then Halt intervene. Halt allowed and encouraged Horace to beat up Alda and his friends in return for all the misery that they had caused.
Their fate is unknown after that point.
Alda was a handsome young man which hid his darker side and made him look unassuming.
He is said to be the most skilled swordsman out of all the bullies as he lasted the longest in a duel against Horace. Unfortunately for him, this was still not enough to defeat Horace's natural swordsmanship abilities.
- Swordsmanship: He had some moderate skill with a sword being able to hold of Horace for a short time, though he was still far outmatched by the younger swordsman.
- Quarterstaff Fighting: He was shown to be quite skilled with a quarterstaff, knowing some of the basic moves.