Dame Alina (now Councillor Alina) was the former principal of Foxfire, who read announcements during orientation. She has porcelain skin, fragile features, and dark brown hair with caramel-colored highlights. She was chosen to replace Kenric after his death. She is a Beguiler. She went to Alden and Della Vacker's wedding and tried to convince Alden to marry her instead, but she ended up getting rejected. In Neverseen, Sophie thinks she might have hurt Prentice because he was unconscious.
From Principal to Councillor Edit
Dame Alina started out as principal of Foxfire. But when Sophie Foster attempts to heal Fintan's mind in Eternalia by orders from the Council, that all changes. Fintan uses Sophie Foster and others' body heat to spark Everblaze, the white-hot, unstoppable fire. Both Fintan and Councillor Kenric, who was present for the event, were consumed in the fire, along with the melting, jewelled Eternalia, leaving a grieving council and nation. Oralie, Kenric's love interest, was left sobbing for the one she, as a Councillor, was forbidden to love because of the rules. They could only share a deep, secret love. Later, at Sophie's tribunal/punishment for reading the King Dimitar's mind, Dame Alina was made Councillor and Master Leto is made principal and is changed to Magnate Leto. Councillor Alina fits quite well into her new job, acting as if she had been a councillor for several decades instead of only a few minutes. She is quick to show her opinion and be in charge and let everyone know it. In the beginning, she was Sophie's supporter, but near the end, she takes part in restricting Sophie's ability, causing an uprise in Sophie's world, but in the end, she plays a significant role in Sophie Foster's life and in The Keeper of the Lost Cities.
"Foxfire is about more than just a top-notch education. It's about helping our youth find their place in this world. Discovering where they belong. And it is our goal that by the time they complete their studies, they're not only ready to handle whatever life throw at them--but to truly know who they are." -Dame Alina (278 Exile)