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“Sometimes rebellion is the only course of wisdom.”
—Oralie, in Neverseen
Councillor Oralie is one of the twelve Councillors in the Lost Cities. She is an Empath and uses her ability to ensure Sophie is telling the truth when she is on Tribunal for the first time, since nobody can read Sophie's mind.
She was also one of the three Councillors to meet Sophie Foster. She then, during that time, proceeded to vote in favor of Sophie being allowed to stay in the Elvin world and attend Foxfire. Kenric (another Councillor) was in love with Oralie before his death in the third book of the series, Everblaze, and it is shown that these feelings were returned. She gives Kenric's cache to Sophie and becomes her contact with the Council while Sophie is living with the Black Swan. Oralie was demoted to pointless tasks for the council because she gave Sophie Kenric's cache without council permission, but as of Legacy, she seems to be off probation. She gave Exillium the funding it needed, and she also implemented other changes, such as Exillium Coaches and Waywards using their names and masks and hoods becoming optional. Both Sophie and Fitz have access to her Imparter. Oralie is one of Sophie's strongest supporters on the Council, more so than any of the others. She knows quite a bit about the Black Swan, and out of all the Councillors, currently has the most personal connection with Sophie. This is shown particularly in Neverseen, Lodestar, and Legacy, during the various times that Sophie shares secrets with her and she helps Sophie out. In Lodestar, she arranges a meeting for Mr. Forkle and Sophie with Gethen. She also tries to save Mr. Forkle's life after he is seriously injured by Gethen and stays with him when he died. She seems to feel guilty for his death and says that it was her fault, which the other Mr. Forkle denied–although he implied that Oralie blames herself for Kenric's death. In Legacy, Oralie is one of Sophie's Councillor contacts for Team Valiant, along with Councillor Bronte.
Additionally, Oralie helps Sophie fix her enhancing with a countdown exercise, and she is revealed to be Sophie's biological mother. During the last chapter, she offers to open her cache to discover information on stellarlune to pull Keefe out of his coma, which Sophie reluctantly accepts.
Oralie has rosy cheeks, long golden ringlets, and azure eyes. She is described as delicate in features but a tough person. She is described as very pretty throughout the series.
Oralie and Kenric were two Councillors who seemed to be in love, despite the rules prohibiting councillors from being romantically involved. The loss of Councillor Kenric was devastating to Oralie. Sophie often suspected that they were in love, but couldn't be publicly involved or they would have had to step down as Councillors. Fallon Vacker implied that he once told Oralie to step down from the Council and choose her love over her job, but she didn't listen until it was too late and regretted her decision.
Sophie Foster is Oralie's biological daughter, as revealed in Legacy. Oralie has been Sophie's number one supporter on the council and has helped Sophie out several times. However, Sophie is offended that Oralie never told her and also angry at Oralie for donating DNA. Despite being angry at Oralie, Sophie is willing to keep this a secret. At the end of Legacy, Oralie is just about to open her cache and show Sophie the Forgotten Secret inside.
Oralie and Bronte are friends. They both support Sophie and they are both Councillors. In Legacy, Bronte tells Sophie not to look for her biological parents and this may be because he knows Oralie's secret and is trying to help her. Oralie also throws glitter on Bronte and he doesn't seem to be angry at her for doing so.