When the Darkling invaded West Ravka, he burned the Keramzin orphanage to the ground. Alina used her connection to the Darkling to track him down, where he revealed to her that he killed Ana Kuya in the process, leaving Alina distraught and grieving.
Personality and traits
According to Alina, Ana Kuya had a hard, no-nonsense personality, and hammered good manners into the orphans at Keramzin. She was very strict and did not like disobedience.
Ana Kuya is described as birdlike, with bony elbows.
- Throughout the series, Alina recalls things Ana Kuya said to her and Mal. After Mal and Alina leave the orphanage, they tend to reminisce about the orphanage, and Ana Kuya is a big part of their memories there.