Alina, from Ultima VII
Alina's husband Weston was imprisoned sometime before the Avatars arrival in Britannia, having been found guilty of stealing apples from the royal orchards in Britain. With no support for herself or her infant child, Alina sought refuge with the Fellowship, although she remained wary of the organization, having learned that Figg, her husband's accuser, was a member.
Should the Avatar encounter Alina, the hero would find the young mother under intense pressure from the shelter's operators Feridwyn and Brita to join the Fellowship, lest they refuse her further services. Torn between the welfare of her child and the prospect of joining the group that accused her husband, Alina had fallen into despair, unable to bring herself to believe promises that the Fellowship would strive to secure Weston's release should she join them. Brita, herself, admitted that she treated Alina as though she was incompetent, emphasizing that the woman needed deliberate instruction in making her life choices and dismissing Weston as a criminal.
If the hero was able to secure a pardon for Weston from Lord British, Alina's situation would brighten. Once informed of the trivial circumstances which held the apple thief in prison, the monarch would go so far as to offer Weston part-time employment that he might support his family, and Alina soon received news that her husband should return, with sufficient funds to keep her and Cassie fed.
- Policies which exclude the impoverished from receiving aid unless they fall in line with a charity or organization's beliefs are not unheard of in the real world, and many accounts exist regarding people who have been turned away from aid or even from volunteering due to ideological conflicts.
- Alina. Underworld Dragon's Ultima VII Transcript. Ultima VII. "eat, Fellowship, job, join them, Weston".
- Alina. Underworld Dragon's Ultima VII Transcript. Ultima VII. "accused".
- Brita. Underworld Dragon's Ultima VII Transcript. Ultima VII. "Alina".
- Alina. Underworld Dragon's Ultima VII Transcript. Ultima VII. "Weston".
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