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Cynthia (sorceress)

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Cynthia
Cynthia rendering.jpg
Module
Details
Profession
Mage
Gender
Female
Race
Human
Nationality
Flag Nilfgaard.svg
Hair color
Blonde
Special abilities
Magic
Location(s)
Loc Muinne

Cynthia is a secondary character in The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings. She is Philippa Eilhart's "leashed sorceress", a sort of apprentice and evidently, the sorceress' lover.

In The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings[edit | edit source]

Cynthia can be found in Philippa Eilhart's house in Vergen during Iorveth's path in Chapter II. She will discuss the Wild Hunt with Geralt, if Geralt has found the Wild Hunt investigator's notes.

Cynthia is also involved in the quest The Secrets of Loc Muinne. This is a quest added in the Enhanced Edition, and only available on Iorveth's Path. Upon completing the quest, Cynthia can become a sexual partner for Geralt.

Spoiler warning: Significant plot details follow.

During Where is Triss Merigold?, Geralt learns from Shilard Fitz-Oesterlen that unbeknownst to Philippa, Cynthia is actually a Nilfgaardian spy who was sent to infiltrate the Aedirnian rebels as well as the Lodge of Sorceresses. While under cover she managed to capture Triss and compress her into a small jade statuette that she then sent to Shilard.

Significant plot details end here.

Journal entry[edit | edit source]

Philippa Eilhart's preferences in partners were widely known, yet they were audibly commented upon only in a specific circles, and only when the sorceress could not hear. Cynthia was Philippa's lover at the time – not the first one, and probably not the last.
As it turned out, Cynthia was also a spy for the Nilfgaardian Empire. However, those who could have stopped her saw through her games too late.
Added in the Enhanced Edition:
Geralt had not expected to run into Cynthia again, let alone in such an unusual place. But he did. The Nilfgaardian was leading a scientific expedition that was to explore the caverns beneath Loc Muinne. Their objective was to reach the laboratory of the famous mage Dearhenna.
Throughout their quest beneath the city's ruins, Geralt had remained wary of Cynthia - and for good reason. Yet as they worked together to overcome mortal danger, the ice between them melted. When a quarrel broke out over Dearhenna's legacy, the sorcerer Adalbert wanted to kill the witcher. Cynthia, however, took Geralt's side.
Once the expedition reached its destination and the sorceress found Dearhenna's powerful artifact, Geralt and Cynthia parted. Overcoming mortal danger together had melted the ice between them and brought them closer. Cynthia went her way with her finding, and the witcher went his.

Associated Quests[edit | edit source]

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Notes[edit | edit source]

In The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, there is a gwent card that bears her image.

Gallery[edit | edit source]