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Name Cirilla Fiona Elen Riannon
Abilities Swordsmanship, Magic
Hair Ash-Gray
Eye Color Emerald Green
Skin Light Pale
Gender Female
Affiliation/s House of Raven

Ciri is a Playable Character in The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt. Also known as the Child of Destiny, Ciri is described generally as a weapon that has the potential to destroy the very world that she inhabits. Along with this there are ties to her being an apprentice to Geralt when she was younger. Her Witcher training, coupled with the magical abilities, mark her as one of the most powerful individuals in the world. She will eventually become a playable character as the player progresses through the game.

Ciri is also known across The Continent with many names such as Lion Cub of Cintra, Falka, Zireael, Swallow, Ashen One, Ugly One, Lady of Space and Time, and Ciri of Vengerberg. She has also claimed her title as the Princess of Brugge, Duchess of Sodden, and Yarra — Ciri is also the Heiress to the throne of Cintra and the Heiress to Inis Ard Skellig and Inis An Skellig.


Cirilla Fiona Elen Riannon — what can I possibly say about her? That we call her Ciri for short, that she was born in 1251, that she has ashen hair and a scar on her cheek?

All true, and that's the Cirilla I know best, the one I first laid eyes upon those many years ago, the one who seemed thoroughly, well, not ordinary, but certainly not as extraordinary as she in fact is.

For Cirilla is also a highly-skilled witcher, heiress to several thrones, the last bearer of the Elder Blood, a powerful Source endowed with exceptional magic talent and the Lady of Time and Space. Her hair color and date of birth seem... rather incidental now, don't they?

I could also tell you she is Geralt's adopted daughter — but that would be a gross simplification. Ciri is much more. She is his Destiny, his Unexpected Child, someone bound to the witcher by Fate's most inextricably tangled fetters.

Following age-old witcher tradition, Geralt took Ciri to Kaer Morhen when she came into his care. There he and Vesemir taught her in the ways of the professional monster slayer. It was then that her magic talents were first revealed, and they discovered she was a Source. Ciri's gift proved a curse as well. Because of it, she would one day have to hide from the entire world — even Geralt. Ciri's biography contained one more great secret.

Her natural father was none other than the emperor of Nilfgaard, Emhyr var Emreis. His words confirmed the fears swirling in Geralt's mind. Ciri had returned and was in mortal danger, for the unrelenting Wild Hunt was on her trail.

Yennefer made it clear why the Wild Hunt wanted Ciri: Eredin wanted the power latent in her Elder Blood. She also let Geralt know that Ciri had been seen in war-ravaged Velen as well as in Novigrad, the largest city in the world. Reports that Ciri had spent time at Crow's Perch proved true. She was there as the guest of the local warlord, Phillip Strenger, also known as the Bloody Baron. Despite his violent moniker, this man treated Ciri with kindness and respect.


The Witcher 3 Ciri Biography

Childhood and Early Life of Ciri

Cirilla Fiona Elen Riannon or better known as Ciri, was born in the year 1252/1253 in Skellige of Belleteyn, named as the Princess of Cintra, and the daughter of Pavetta and and Emhyr var Emrei. Many did not know how her relationship was between her parents, but some say that Pavetta loved her dearly, which others even gossiped that it was impossible for Pavetta to be apart from Ciri. In spite of the said rumors, Pavetta did not hesitate in secretly sending Ciri ashore just as the small family was set to sail out from Skellige to Cintra, unlike Calanthe who just wanted them all to say together.

And at the age of 5, Pavetta and Duny passed away at sea around the Sedna Abyss. Calanthe who was furious at her nephew-in-law, Crach an Craite, for allowing them to sail out, forced and made Crach swear a blood oath to protect Ciri who is now an orphan before deciding that it would be best to ban Ciri from ever visiting the isles again. However, the ban only lasted for about 6 months before Calanthe let Ciri visit Skellige once more every summer and winter.


The Princess of Cintra

Following the death of her mother, Ciri, who is now an orphan, was known to be the last remaining heir to Cintra, and she was given extra care by Calanthe who raised her granddaughter. As Ciri grew up, Calanthe did her best to protect Ciri by preventing her from learning about the truth of being a Child of Surprise and that she was destined to become a witcher since she was born. In spite of Clanthe's efforts, Ciri's nanny told her all about a white-haired witcher, and that one day, he will come for her and she will be taken away to be trained as a witcher. Ultimately, Calanthe found out about this and this made her frantic — but eventually, made peace with it and accepted the fact that it is Ciri's destiny.

6 years passed, upon the day when Duny's curse was lifted, Geralt returned to Cintra. Calanthe who learned about Geralt's arrival, ordered to hide Ciri from Geralt among the group of boys, hoping that he wouldn't find her since she did not want to lose her last descendant. Upon Geralt's arrival to the castle, he somehow was fooled and believed that Pavetta had a son and wondered which one was he among the group. This lead to Geralt simply leaving the castle and refused to take any child.



Main Story Endings for Ciri in The Witcher 3

Something Ends, Something Begins

Ciri Becomes a Witcher

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Conditions and Pre-requisites:

  • Choose the dialogue "Go For It, Yeah I'll go with you." to Ciri during Battle Preparations.
  • Choose the dialogue "Think I know what might lift your spirits." when comforting Ciri during Blood on the Battlefield, and DO NOT visit the Emperor.
  • Choose the dialogue "You'll do fine on your own." to encourage Ciri to speak to the Lodge of Sorceresses by herself during Final Preparations.
  • Choose the dialogue "Go for it." when Ciri loses her temper during Child of the Elder Blood.
  • Choose the dialogue "Yeah, I'll go with you." when Ciri asks to visit Skjall's grave during Child of the Elder Blood.

For this ending, it is important that you've made more positive choices in your playthrough in relation to Ciri, and that you did not go see the Emperor during the Blood on the Battlefield.

In this ending, Ciri survives her encounter with the White Frost. Geralt then visits Emhyr Var Emreis and tells him that Ciri sacrificed herself during the last battle in order to save the world and prevent the White Frost from consuming the land. He then travels to the former garrison outpost in White Orchard where he receives special silver sword crafted by a hired blacksmith. Then Geralt makes his way back to the White Orchard Inn, where he meets Ciri again and gives her the sword, indicating that Ciri is now a full-fledged Witcher, and is now ready to begin her life of adventure. 


Something Ends, Something Begins

Ciri becomes Empress of Nilfgaard

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Conditions and Pre-requisites:

For this ending, you need to have made more positive choices in your playthrough in relation to Ciri. It is important that during Blood on the Battlefield, you go and see the Emperor, he will then attempt to pay you for bringing Ciri to him. You have to choose to refuse the payment in order for Ciri to be proud of you and result in a positive ending.

In this ending, Ciri survives her encounter with the White Frost. Once you've met up with Ciri again, the two of you will begin a series of brief but important father-daughter activities, as well as some light conversations. Once the two of you have returned to the inn, a group of Nilfgaardian soldiers are waiting to escort Ciri back to the palace. Ciri then tells you that she previously spoke to her father and that she realized that she could only change the world for the better by taking the throne of Nilfguard. The two of you part ways after saying farewell in tears, knowing that you will cross paths again.


Something Ends, Something Begins

Ciri Dies

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Conditions and Pre-requisites:

  • Choose the dialogue "Calm Down, No Time." to Ciri during Battle Preparations.
  • Choose the dialogue "Relax. You don't have to be good at everything." when comforting Ciri during Blood on the Battlefield, and go see the Emperor, and also accept the money.
  • Choose the dialogue "Going with you." to accompany Ciri to the meeting with the Lodge of Sorceresses during Final Preparations.
  • Choose the dialogue "Calm down." when Ciri starts to lose her temper during Child of the Elder Blood.
  • Choose the dialogue "No time." when Ciri asks to visit Skjall's grave a the end of Child of the Elder Blood.

For this ending, you would need to make negative choices throughout your playthrough in relation to Ciri. It is important that during Blood on the Battlefield, you go and see the Emperor, he will then attempt to pay you for bringing Ciri to him. You have to choose to accept the payment this time by selecting the dialogue "Definitely need it more than you." Ciri will then begin to doubt herself before she sets out to battle the White Frost.

In this ending, Ciri dies. A week after the events, Geralt returns to Crookback Bog to hunt down the Crone Weavess who had stolen Ciri's witcher medallion. Geralt defeats Weavess along with her allies, though Geralt eventually breaks down in grief upon retrieving the medallion. It'll then show Geralt sitting alone, remembering her. As the camera zooms out, dozens of monsters can be seen slowly swarming the area, leaving Geralt's fate unknown after the scene ends.



The Witcher 3 All NPCs and Other Characters
Anna Strenger  ♦  Birna  ♦  Bran  ♦  Caleb Menge  ♦  Chapelle  ♦  Cirilla  ♦  Crach An Craite  ♦  Diagram Griffin Steel Sword - Enhanced  ♦  Djenge Frett  ♦  Donar an Hindar  ♦  Dudu Biberveldt  ♦  Elihal  ♦  Eredin  ♦  Ermion  ♦  Eskel  ♦  Felicia Cori  ♦  Francis Bedlam, King of Beggars  ♦  Gaunter O'Dimm  ♦  Graden  ♦  Graham  ♦  Gran  ♦  Halbjorn  ♦  Hendrik  ♦  Hjalmar an Craite  ♦  Imlerith  ♦  Keira Metz  ♦  King Radovid V, The Stern  ♦  Lambert  ♦  Letho  ♦  Louisa la Valette  ♦  Morvran Voorhis  ♦  Olgierd von Everec  ♦  Otrygg an Hindar  ♦  Philippa Eilhart  ♦  Priscilla  ♦  Ronvid of the Small Marsh  ♦  Shani  ♦  Skjall  ♦  Tamara Strenger  ♦  Tavar Eggebracht  ♦  The Bloody Baron  ♦  The Ghost in the Tree  ♦  The Mysterious Elf  ♦  The Pellar  ♦  Uma  ♦  Vernon Roche  ♦  Vimme Vivaldi  ♦  Weavess  ♦  Whispess  ♦  Whoreson Junior  ♦  Zoltan Chivay

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