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Basic Information

Pelipa HeksTimkin HeksVika HeksOllie HeksSilla HeksStina Destry Heks

Sterling Gables

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FoxfireFoxfire Entrance Exam

Ability DetectingAgricultureAlchemyElementalismElvin HistoryLinguisticsMetaphysicsMultispeciesial StudiesPhysical EducationSpecial Ability Focus SessionThe Universe
Level Mascots
Basic Levels
GremlinsHalcyonsMastodonsDragonsSaber-Toothed TigersYetis
Elite Levels
Opening CeremoniesMidtermsThe Ultimate Splotching ChampionshipFinalsThe Ethics Lecture
Lady AlexineLady AnwenSir AstinSir BubuSir CatonSir ConleyLady DaraLady DelmiraSir DonwellSir FaxonLady GalvinSir JarvinLady NissaSir TierganBarth the ReaperSir BeckettCouncillor BronteMaster CadenceLady EveraSir HardingLady IskraSir LeanderSir RosingsLady VedaLady BelvaLady ZillahLady Sanja
Known Principals
Foxfire Principal
Dame (now Councillor) AlinaMagnate Leto Kerlof
Current Prodigies
Sophie FosterBiana VackerFitz VackerKeefe SencenDex DizzneeJensi BabblosMarella RedekStina HeksMarucaTam SongLinh SongValinLex DizzneeBex DizzneeRex DizzneeTrellaDempseyShayda AdelDedraHuxleyAudric

Stina Destry Heks is a female elf, and the daughter of Timkin and Vika Heks. In the earlier books, she and Sophie had a strong rivalry and Stina was constantly taunting her and trying to bully her. In Neverseen, she is willing to change her view on Sophie if Sophie can heal the gnomes. In Lodestar, it is revealed she is an Empath, like her mother. In Flashback, she assists her mother Vika in delivering the alicorn twins. In Legacy, she becomes a member of Team Valiant, and helps Sophie in many ways, proving that she is not as mean as she once was.


Stina is often described having a "bean-pole" body, meaning she is tall and skinny. Her arms are bony. Stina's brown hair is curly and similar to a bird’s nest. Her eyes are navy blue- almost violet- in a certain light. When Stina smirks it's like a "cat trapping a helpless bird."



Match Status: Unregistered.

He was in Exillium for faking a talent so he could get in the elite levels but has earned his way back. He works with unicorns, trying to earn a way into the Nobility, and he works with the Black Swan as Coiffe.

She works with unicorns and assisted with the baby alicorns. In Legacy when Stina was made a regent her mother said, "You will make us all proud."

Stina isn't very kind to Sophie, believing Sophie is of lower social status. In Book 1: Keeper of the Lost Cities, she makes bets about how long Sophie will last at Foxfire (among other things) and mocked her often. She tells Biana that her and Fitz being friends with Sophie is ruining the Vacker name. In Book 1: Keeper of the Lost Cities, Stina is the first to tell Sophie that Biana first befriended her because Alden forced her to. In Neverseen, Stina becomes somewhat less hostile and tells Sophie that if anyone could fix things, it would be her. Stina also confesses that part of the reason why she treated Sophie the way she did was because Sophie disliked her the first day she saw her in Slurps and Burps without knowing much about her and laughed at her. She becomes closer to Sophie in Legacy, and the two share a healthy friendship.

Dex and Stina have a long-running battle of mean pranks on each other that started Pre-Keeper. Dex made Stina bald and in return, Stina put a muskog in Dex's locker. Dex also gave Stina a beard, which was added as an extra pranking feature for her in the hairoids. Stina constantly holds the fact that Dex's parents are a bad match over his head. In Legacy, they began their partnership on Team Valiant together and started to like each other more.

Marella used to hate Stina in Book 1: Keeper of the Lost Cities and Book 2: Exile books of the Keeper of the Lost Cities series but eventually became friends with her during Everblaze when Sophie didn't really pay attention to her. However, in Lodestar, Marella is envious of her when Stina manifests as an Empath, an ability that Marella wanted to manifest in to help her mother, and pulls away from Stina as a result.

Maruca and Stina became friends after Biana started hanging out with Sophie as Maruca felt abandoned by Biana. She was also the one that told Stina the real reason Biana became friends with Sophie, which caused Sophie to temporarily break her friendship with Biana as she was very upset that Biana had lied to her about them being friends.

Biana and Stina used to dislike each other in earlier books. Stina was the one who told Sophie that Biana was only friends with her because Alden forced her to. Later in Legacy, Stina and Biana work together to help Sophie find out who her biological parents are. It is also observed by Sophie in Legacy that Biana looked "less uncomfortable" about the fact that Stina was right. These two have formed a healthy friendship through Legacy since they are both on Team Valiant.

  • KEEFE (Possible love interest)

Keefe and Stina used to dislike each other in earlier books, mostly because he thought she was mean to Sophie. But some people ship them together because they are both empaths.

Character Bio by Shannon Messenger[]

Stina can be hard to like, and she prefers it that way. She’s not looking to be Miss Popular because most people aren’t worth her time—and someone should definitely think twice before they mess with her. Especially Dex. Sure, her family’s had a few scandals over the years—but that doesn’t change how important they are. After all, they’re single-handedly making sure unicorns remain a thriving species—and Stina’s a huge part of that. Maybe it’s not as fancy as the Vackers, but who cares about the Vackers, anyway? That family has gone majorly downhill since they started wasting so much time on Sophie Foster—and don’t even get Stina started on Sophie. As far as Stina’s concerned, Sophie Foster is the most overrated thing to hit Foxfire since the boring Great Gulon Incident.


  • Shannon Messenger accidentally gave Stina two last names: Heks and Logner. Initially naming her "Stina Logner" on page 149 of Keeper of the Lost Cities, she later forgot whether she had given Stina a last name and used the surname "Heks" for the following books in the series. This error was later corrected.
  • In her registry file in Unlocked, it is shown that she has legal permission to use a spyball.


“If you can't do it, I don't know who can.”

—Stina Heks to Sophie, in Neverseen, page(s) 557, paperback

“Since when is 'not dying' a qualification for leadership?”

—Stina Heks, in Legacy, page(s) 152, paperback

Major Characters

Sophie Elizabeth FosterFitzroy Avery VackerBiana VackerDexter Alvin DizzneeMarella RedekKeefe SencenTam SongLinh SongWylie Endal

Known Black Swan Members
Mr. ForkleBlurCoiffeDella VackerGraniteJuline DizzneeLivvyLurMagnate Leto KerlofMityaPrentice EndalSiorSir TierganSir AstinSquallTimkin HeksTinkerWraithJolie Lucine Ruewen

Known Neverseen Members
Alvar Soren Vacker/The Boy Who DisappearedBrantFintan PyrenGethenJolie Lucine RuewenLady GiselaRuy IgnisTrixUmberVespera

Important Bodyguards

Alden VackerElwinLady Cadence TalleLord CassiusEdaline RuewenGrady Ruewen

Secondary Characters

Elves (Category)
Councillors (current and former)
Councillor AlinaCouncillor BronteCouncillor ClaretteCouncillor DarekCouncillor EmeryCouncillor LioraCouncillor NolandCouncillor OralieCouncillor RamiraCouncillor TerikCouncillor VeliaCouncillor ZarinaCouncillor Kenric Elgar FathdonFintan PyrenFallon Vacker

Stina HeksJensi BabblosMarucaDempseyValinLexRexBexDamel KafutaShayda AdelTrellaAudricHuxley

Sir AstinLady GalvinLady IskraLady BelvaSir ConleyLady AlexineSir DonwellSir RosingsSir HardingLady VedaLady AnwenSir BeckettSir CatonLady DaraLady EveraSir FaxonLady NissaLady ZillahLady SanjaCoach RohanaCoach BoraCoach Wilda

Benesh VackerKesler DizzneeBrisaCaprise RedekCeriCyrah EndalHarlin VackerJujiJurekMarella's DadLuzia VackerMai SongNorene VackerOllie HeksOrem VackerQuan SongQuinlin SondenSilla HeksLady Pemberley

Humans (Category)
Foster (Freeman) Family
Amy Rose FosterEmma Iris FosterWilliam David FosterConnor, Kate, and Natalie Freeman
Mr. SweeneyBethany LopezEleanor WrightEthan Benedict Wright IIGarwin Chang

Goblins (Category)
Queen HyldaBrielleBunheadCadocCouncillors' BodyguardsLefty and RightyLoviseWoltzer

Ogres (Category)
King DimitarQueen GundulaCadfael

Gnomes (Category)
CallaBarth the ReaperBrierLurMityaSiorGoraGerdaYuriAmisi

Dwarves (Category)
King EnkiErmeteIrjaKrikorKunYegor

Trolls (Category)
Empress Pernille

Animal Characters

BullhornIggyMartySprocketWatsonThe VerminionVerdiSilvenyGreyfellLunaWynnGildieLinh's Murcat

Stuffed Animals
Bun-BunElla the ElephantHarry the JackalopeLady SassyfurMr. SnugglesMrs. StinkbottomStinky the Stegosaurus