Vissegerd was a Cintrian marshal and devoted servant of Queen Calanthe. He was present at the banquet in honor of Pavetta's coming of age, when the Urcheon of Erlenwald appeared. Later, after the fall of the kingdom, he led a group of emigrants and refugees based in Brugge who were called the Cintrians in armed resistance. They were waiting for news of Calanthe's granddaughter, the lion cub of Cintra, Ciri. He fought for the North at the Battle of Brenna.
"And when Emhyr var Emreis turns his eyes from Sodden and Transriver, the Cintrians will demand their country back — all thos emigrants and refugees who are gathering themselves in Brugge under Vissegerd's leadership. Nearly eight thousand of them are armed."