Ainra is a very minor side-character in "The Forges of Dawn". She has no speaking lines whatsoever in the book.
Ainra is a pale lioness, though not the palest -- her pelt has more than a small bit of tan to it and the lightest thing on her is her dorsal stripe. Her features are soft, but regal, with orange eyes, a brown tail tuft and slightly droopy ears.
Ainra is a doting and generally content lyonesse, however she can be pushy.
Before The Forges of DawnEdit
Ainra comes from a different pride, leaving for reasons she doesn't expound on. Hotio allows her to join his pride, and later mates to her since she really wanted to be a mother, preferably with one of the pride males. Aja is the product of that, even if his parents don't love each other or interact all that much.
In The Forges of DawnEdit
She is mentioned at the hunt in the books beginning, and is taken captive along with the rest of the pride when Jesiza and the Hounds show up. Likely turned into a hound like the rest of the pride, it is known that she survived the showdown at the Black Mountains.