Aleron started to gamble hoping to get the gold needed to get him and his wife out of Bravil. He soon started taking bets at the Arena in the Imperial City. He ended up borrowing money to pay back his debts and place more bets to make up for is losses, but only ended up with more debt.
His wife knows he is still alive, but Kurdan refuses to speak with her or tell her where her husband is. She will ask the Hero to speak with Kurdan and look for a way to clear Aleron's debt and return him home safely.
Kurdan will agree to clear Aleron's debt if the Hero can go to Fort Grief and retrieve his family's axe. At the fort, the Hero will find Aleron trapped there. He will explain that Kurdan made up the story about his axe to trick people into going to the fort.
The fort is used by Kurdan to host a hunt to the death. In order to escape, the Imperial, Nord, and Orc hunters must be killed for the keys they carry that should open the gate blocking any type of escape.
However, Kurdan will not allow anybody to escape to talk about his hunt. He will kill Aleron and attack the Hero. Aleron's wife will be upset that he is gone, but inside she knew something like this would happen.