Cintra

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Kingdom of Cintra
Flag Cintra1.svg COA Cintra1.svg
Flag Coat of Arms
Official language
Common Speech
Capital
Cintra
Demonym
Cintrian / Cintran
Form of government
Monarchy
Status
personal union with Nilfgaardian Empire de iure
Head of State

Currency
Cintrian Golden Ducat
Geographical position
Places Cintra.png
Detail of the The Witcher map

Cintra is one of the Northern Kingdoms, located south of Sodden, Riverdell and the great river Yaruga.

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(s). 269, Blood of Elves (UK edition)


Cintra was a powerful state during the reign of queen Calanthe, but was conquered by Nilfgaard during the First Nilfgaardian War. After the Second Nilfgaardian War, the kingdom became a nominal independent state, actually ruled by Nilfgaard's Imperator Emhyr var Emreis through his marriage to Empress Cirilla.

Cintra's neighbours are Sodden, Brugge and the Nilfgaard province of Nazair. When Emhyr var Emreis proclaimed Cirilla queen, he also named her princess of Brugge, duchess of Sodden, heir of Skellige and sovereign of Attre and Abb Yarra.

National emblems[edit | edit source]

Heraldry[edit | edit source]

For time immemorial, in the kingdom of Cintra's coat of arms three golden lions on azure have been. They say that under this very emblem the ancestors of Cintrans entered the Yaruga Mouth ages ago and that this very emblem was adopted as the coat of arms by their Chieftain. The House of Ravens–Cerbins used these arms in days of yore and such they are now-adays: Azure, three lions passant Or, onely that since the reign of King Coram II the lions are crowned.
Jan of Attre, Coats of Arms of the Respectable Royal and Knightly Houses, their blazon and history[1]

first Cintra coat of arms coat of arms since Coram II speculative coat of arms during the occupation

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. The last coat of arms was inspired by work of our resident heraldry and Witcher expert Mboro.

Flag[edit | edit source]

Current Cintrian flag Cintrian merchant ensign

First flag is Cintrian official national flag, used by army and fleet. Second one is civil ensign, flown by civil and merchant ships.

Known Cintrans[edit | edit source]

Kings:

Queens and other members of the royal family:

Nobility and friends of the royal family:

Other:

Regions[edit | edit source]

Cities and keeps[edit | edit source]

  1. From Coram II's note, translation by SMiki5five.