Alyssa Birch was born to a strict family in the city-state of Zaun. Her parents were well aware of the insanity of a city that is Zaun, so they locked her in thier home, never letting her know the truth about the disaster city she lived in. It was no surprise that, for her whole life, she planned her escape. After abandoning her parents, Alyssa Birch studied magic, to protect herself in her hostile hometown. She favored to study the art of fire, and soon obsessed over it. She quickly changed her name to Burnellia. Back on the streets, she befriended a girl named Janna, who told her of living the same fruitless life as Burnellia. She convinced her to join the League Of Legends, and soon, Burnellia went on her way.