Al Sand, despite his English sounding name is a dark skinned youth of 20 years. He claims he is the bastard son of an Indian prince. However, it was not money that allowed his induction into the straightlaced University of Cambridge, but his intelligence. He is now entering his final year of study.
Al overcame most of the racism inherent in an upper crust, prestigious university by using his considerable wit, charm, and intellect. His professors love him and his fellow students find him quite amusing. He even has a following of young college ladies, though he has never dated publicly.
He enjoys watching and betting on sports (polo, racing) but though he is an active fellow, the only sport he competes in is shooting, where he never quite wins first place. Al is, of course, Sarella Sand, bastard daughter of Oberyn Martell. As women cannot earn university degrees, Sarella enrolled as a male student so that she could get the best education. Her father’s death occurred while she was on an exchange to France, but with his death and the approaching war she has returned to London.