A young girl from Murky Waters, she is the daughter of the village chief, Tobias Hoffman. Soon she will marry Julian, a rich merchant from Kovir, much to the disgust of her jealous sister Celina and the poet Adam, who's secretly in love with her. She is the main character in The Heat of the Day.
She can initially be found in her house in the village of Murky Waters. Later, once she becomes a noonwraith, she usually hangs out near the ruin mill in the Fields.
She seems strangely resigned to marrying Julian and appears fond of him, at least in a way, but she also shows no intention whatsoever of ending her affair with Adam which she carries on every day at noon, in the raspberry patch in the fields. She does seem jealous of Celina's attempts to gain Julian's attention, even though this last endeavour is proving fruitless.
She has also developed quite an attachment to Alvin. She would dearly love to adopt him and raise him with Julian, but Julian is not so taken with the prospect of raising a child who is, from all reports, a source.
The jealous rivalry with her sister reaches a peak one day and Celina accidentally kills her. One day, near Raspberry patch, Celina pushes Alina down and causing Alina to hit her head on a rock, killing her instantly. Because she is murdered in this manner, Alina arises as a noonwraith, doomed to forever roam the fields.
- A young girl from Murky Waters. Soon she will marry Julian, against the will of her jealous sister Celina and the poet Adam, who loves her.