“You don’t know how it is. To see someone you love die. Because of you, for you.” – Princess Cirilla, Ciri to Geralt of Rivia.
Princess Cirilla, Ciri, has gone through many struggles in the Witcher Season 2. To understand where her destiny leads her after the Witcher Season 2, we have to go through Andrzej Sapkowski Books.
According to The Witcher Books, Cirilla, the sole Princess of Cintra, was born in 1250, and she is the daughter of Pavetta and Duny. Her story starts with the Queen of Cintra, Ciri’s grandmother, who dies during the attack on Nilfgaard. Ciri’s grandmother tells her that her destiny is to find Geralt of Rivia before dying.
In the Witcher Season 2, Ciri fulfilled her destiny by meeting with Geralt of Rivia. He takes Ciri to the Kaer Morhen, trained to become a witcher. Geralt trains Ciri to make her independent, alongside many challenges that follow Ciri. Here’s what happens after the end of the Witcher Season 2.
Ciri, Witcher 3
The popularity of this show is the result of a well-balanced approach by Laren S. Hissrich. This showrunner combines the riches of Andrzej Sapkowski’s books and the beautifications of The Witcher video games. In both the books and the games, Princess Cirilla has a similar storyline. In the witcher, Ciri has various magical powers because of the Elder Blood running in her veins. The powers help Ciri to access various realms and go to many extents.
At the end of The Witcher Season 2, Ciri, the sole princess of Cintra, gets possessed by a demon named Veloth Meir, also known as Deathless Mother. The demon strengthens through the pain of others and manipulates Yennefer for some time in season 2.
The demon was fortunately removed from Ciri’s body, but another obstacle enters Ciri’s life. The Wild Hunt arrives, also known as Wraiths of Mörhogg, who are a group of spectators, and they are common folks who gallop in the sky on their undead horses, giving a sign of war. The entrance of The Wild Hunt complicated Ciri’s fate, which was proven in the Witcher 3: Wild Hunt game.
In the witcher, Ciri has Geralt training and supporting her in the Kaer Morhen, where other witchers help her. In the books, it is written that Ciri flourishes in a way outshining typical Witcher traits because of Geralt’s training.
In the second novel, The Time of Contempt, Ciri, the witcher, lives through various trials and tribulations because of the education she was thinking of learning at Aretuza.
The actual level of the powers is explored in detail when she comes across a Unicorn. Ciri names the unicorn ‘Little Horse,’ which helps her unfold the various abilities. As a result of abilities combined with the unicorn in Ciri’s life, Ciri sees some visions of herself hungry for the revenge she’s going to take on the continent.
A piece of factual information, ‘Baptism of Fire,’ leads Ciri to settle her life from the chaos surrounding her, the Rats. Ciri becomes her vision, Falka, and becomes obsessed with killing other people.
The Rats, a young gang of criminals who are popularly known for stealing the wealth from the rich and fulfilling their stomachs. The peace between Ciri and Rats ends when they kill a notorious bounty hunter named Leo Bonhart.
After fighting almost all of her adversities, she was teleported to a world of elves named Aen Elle, which was mentioned in the final part of the book The Lady of the Lake.
One question that arises in the readers’ minds is whether Ciri is a witcher or not? The novel portrays Ciri, the witcher, yet not as a witcher in many parts, which is because of her unique case. Ciri considers herself a Witcher, as she was trained by one, Geralt.
As the new seasons of the witcher are coming, they focus on the details mentioned in the books and follow them truly. However, another twist happens in Ciri’s life in the games, which might be chosen for the upcoming seasons, giving a new dimension to Ciri.