A young Ionian jeweler in her beginnings, Alina fell prey to horrible accident. While working in her shop, she happened upon an enchanted crystal, breaking it and ending with it exploding in arcane power,embedding her flesh with crystal shards. Her body lost it's mobility, and for a long time it seemed to be the end for this unlikely champion. After countless attempts to contact Taric, the expert in crystal magic, and countless more unsuccessful healing attempts from some of the greatest healers in the realm, all seemed lost for the young Ionian. The final blow to her hopes of recovery came from the Gem Knight himself, claiming he could nothing to aide her in fear it would do more damage then good.
This however sparked a new flame in the heart of Alina, now bound and determined to show not only the world but Taric that she would recover, with or with out their help. Through sheer force of will and determination, Alina gained control of the crystals now joined to her body and lifeforce, and in some crude way healing herself and gaining the ability manipulate them. Finding her abilities were much more then she expected, She sought out the league to put her new found power to a greater goal.