Kurt Albot is the eldest child of Milo and Hester Albot. He has two younger sisters, Mara and Susanna. He grew up with his orphaned cousins Rowan and Rathina, who were taken in by his parents at a young age.
As a child he was close to Rowan, who looked up to him, but over time they drifted apart due to their large age difference. Rowan was further alienated by Kurt's radical political views, particularly regarding the Exekians.
While his sisters left home to pursue their careers, Kurt is currently still living with his parents. An attempt at apprenticeship to a carpenter ended disastrously due to Kurt's drinking. His parents banned alcohol in their house, but he still hangs around troublemakers and ne'er-do-wells.
Kurt is described by Rowan as intelligent but lacking in self-control.