Alina was born as a Sylvan living in the realm known as the Dark Woods, which can be accessed by a portal from Sherwood Forest. Like her mother, Alina was an outcast among Sylvans. The dragon curse started to manifest as soon as she crossed the portal and left the perpetually sunless Dark Woods behind. Once in Sherwood, she was captured by the future Sheriff of Nottingham, who kept her in check by removing her heart and forcing her to do his bidding.
- Beyond Sherwood Forest (2009)