For years, a war had been raged between the people of Krios Prime and Valt Minor, over an ancient dispute over an empathic metamorph. In 2368, the two governments finally decided on a way to end the conflict; a Kriosian empathic metamorph would marry Alrik. The two were set to meet and conduct the Ceremony of Reconciliation in a recreation of the Temple of Akadar aboard the neutral Federation starship USS Enterprise-D.
However, due to interference by some Ferengi, the empathic metamorph bonded with Captain Jean-Luc Picard before Alrik's transport arrived. Kamala said she would live with it, for her people. Alrik remained unaware of this, but was far more interested with the treaty than his new wife anyway. (TNG: "The Perfect Mate")
Alrik was played by Mickey Cottrell.
According to the script, his name was pronounced as "AWL-rik". The same script described the following of his initial appearance: "he turns and already we don't like him on first sight… he is drab, a dull, dull man… he's colorless and stern… and far shorter than Kamala… he is about Picard's age."