Alfred Grant is the brother to Franconia Tesdinic, and uncle to Conrad and Anthea Tesdinic. He tried to trick Conrad into killing Amos Tesdinic at Stallery by giving Conrad a magical device Conrad was to use to summon a Walker. Alfred used the laws of karma in his schemes, and so the Lords of Karma were his undoing. He disappeared at the end of Conrad's run at Stallery.
He frequently uses his magic to persuade others to do things for him: he pushed his sister in small ways until she was essentially under his thumb, and did the same to Conrad.