| || This is Cintra. Is that right?
Yes. South of Transriver and Sodden. This way, here, flows the River Yaruga, flowing into the sea right at Cintra.
|- pg. 269 Blood of Elves (UK edition)|
Cintra was a very powerful kingdom in the times of Queen Calanthe, but was conquered by Nilfgaard during the First Nilfgaard War. After the Second Nilfgaard War, the kingdom is nominally an independent state, but is actually ruled by Emperor Emhyr var Emreis of Nilfgaard because of his marriage to Empress Cirilla, also known as False Ciri.
Cintra's neighbors are Sodden, Brugge, and the Nilfgaard province of Nazair. When Emhyr var Emreis proclaimed False Ciri queen, he also named her princess of Brugge, duchess of Sodden, heir of Skellige, and sovereign of Attre and Abb Yarra.
Coats of arms Edit
The coat of arms of Cintra is described as three golden lions passant on an azure field. From the reign of Coram II onward, the lions were crowned. The speculative provincial coat of arms is never actually described in the books. All but the last coat of arms were designed by our resident heraldry and Witcher expert Mboro. The drawing is the concept art from the Czech site.
The current flag is the Cintran official national flag, used by the army and naval fleet. The second flag is the civil ensign, flown by civil and merchant ships.
Territories, vassal states, and provinces Edit
Notable locations Edit
- ↑ all the books and games
- ↑ Blood of Elves
- ↑ used in some parts of the games
- ↑ While Cintra is a monarchy and women can inherit the throne, any man the queen marries would be considered the main ruler of the country and not the queen. This also means that if there isn't currently a king, if a princess marries her husband would automatically become king of Cintra without having to wait for the previous generation to die.
- ↑ before Nilfgaard invaded and after Emhyr's marriage to False Ciri