Alaric lived in an aeon past when a group called the Divine Order held power on earth. He was a cleric of the Divine Order and then served as a vessel for the leader of the order known as His Divine Shadow. When his body became old His Shadow took a new host and Alaric’s brain was removed and placed in a special pod to keep it alive. His brain was housed in a chamber with the other Divine Predecessors until the party removed his brain pod and took it with them. He is a wealth of knowledge in very specific areas, but mostly he is just out of touch with the current era and possibly a touch senile.
The party has given him use of 2 blue service drones to transport him and give him the ability to interact with the world somewhat.