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. After Kenric died, she was chosen as a replacement. During Alden and Della Vacker's wedding, she interrupted and tried to convince Alden to marry her, but ended up getting rejected. It is said she had never fully gotten over Alden after they had dated a while back. In Neverseen, Sophie thinks she might have used her talent as a Beguiler to hurt Prentice because he was unconscious and wouldn't wake up. This was not confirmed, however.
From Principal to Councillor Edit
Dame Alina was the principal of Foxfire from Book 1: Keeper of the Lost Cities to midway through Book 3: Everblaze. After Councillor Kenric's death, she replaced him, leading to Master Leto becoming principal and being called Magnate Leto. Councillor Alina is quick to show her opinion and be in charge and let everyone know it. She supported Sophie while she was the principal of Foxfire, but turned against Sophie with the Ability Restrictor. Currently, her feelings towards Sophie are similar to that of the majority of the Councillors, strongly disliking, but not entirely hating Sophie Foster and her friends.
Councillor Alina's jewel on her circlet is peridot.
"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 throws at them—but to truly know who they are." -Dame Alina (278 Exile)
Alina has a crush on Alden, but Alden doesn't return her feelings. In fact, he is "slightly" terrified of her. She attempted to stop the wedding between him and Della but did not succeed, as Alden rejected her multiple times, and even multiple times before the wedding.