Alberich was born in the Holy Roman Empire and fought for Emperor Maximilian I. When he learned that his wife and son had died from anaemia, he became a drunkard and the town fool. This moved the responsible Nosferatu, who had drained the pair. He gave Alberich the Embrace, but his new childe turned against him when he learned what he had done. After slaying his sire, Alberich wandered off and eventually reached the New World. Here, he pledged himself to Necross and the task of protecting the Great Library.
Alberich has been Keeper of the Library of Vancouver since at least 1953. He enjoys the full trust of Necross, who regards him as a friend.