Ciri’s (Freya Allan) true destiny and overall character remained somewhat of a mystery in The Witcher. The first season only gave small details of her powers and her connection to a prophecy. The Witcher Season 2 fully reveals where Ciri’s bloodline began and why her grandmother hid it from her. The truth behind Ciri’s ancestors will significantly impact the main characters and the storyline moving foward.
[Spoiler alert: This article contains spoilers for The Witcher Season 2.]
‘The Witcher’ Season 2 start to unfurl Ciri’s truth in episode 4
Up until episode 4 of The Witcher Season 2, Ciri has mainly focused on her training a Kaer Morhen. But in the episode, Vesemir (Kim Bodnia) stumbles upon something unusual that begins the mystery of uncovering who or what Ciri is. After visiting where Eskel’s (Basil Eidenbenz) body was laid to rest, Vesemir notices a purple flower blooming in the snow where blood was spilled.
Back at Kaer Morhen, he asks Triss (Anna Shaffer) about the flower. She explains its Feainnewedd, a flower that grows only where Elder blood has spilled. Vesemir explains the flower has grown throughout Kaer Morhen, where Ciri’s blood has spilled from her training. But Triss does not believe him. She explains Elder blood was wiped from the Continent generations ago.
According to Vesemir, there is a legend about witchers and Elders. Elder blood was used to create the first mutagen to make witchers. When Kaer Morhen fell, the remaining mutagens were destroyed. Vesemir is implying Ciri has Elder blood.
Triss ventures deep into Ciri’s mind to uncover her hidden bloodline
Vesemir and Triss use Ciri’s blood to recreate the witcher mutagen. It proved she has an Elder bloodline. While Ciri wants to become a witcher to no longer be weak, Triss convinces her to find the root of her powers another way. Deep into Ciri’s subconscious, fans learn the reason why her parents died. Duny (Bart Edwards) tells Pavetta (Gaia Mondadori) people would kill Ciri if they knew the truth.
Pavetta explains the prophecy could be wrong. The prophecy could be the one about the end of days and the clash of axe and sword. To save their family, Pavetta and Duny try to escape by boat but die.
In a new scene, Ciri and Triss see a wounded elven woman surrounded by Feainnewedd holding a baby. She tells the story of the elven warrior created to kill the human invader. Instead, they fell in love. The story will sound familiar to fans who remember Nivellen’s (Kristofer Hivju) story from episode 2.
The young elven woman goes into a dangerous trance when Triss tries to heal her. As she has Triss by her throat, she turns to Ciri with white eyes and calls her a “child of Elder blood.” The woman recites the same prophecy.
Istredd uncovers the full truth about Cintra’s bloodline in ‘The Witcher’ Season 2
After Istredd helps Geralt (Henry Cavill) investigate the monoliths and the crack in the earth, he becomes curious. Back at the library, he is confused why Cintra’s female bloodline ends with Queen Fiona of Cintra. In The Witcher Episode 5, Istredd seeks the help of Codringher (Simon Callow) and Fenn (Liz Carr). They automatically know Istredd is inquiring about Cirilla of Cintra.
After hours of research, they find nothing until Istredd mentions a gene that appears in Cintra’s genealogy. Looking at a scroll, it explains the elves built a warrior to stop the humans. Codringher says the name “Lara Dorren.”
Ciri’s bloodline and destiny now have a deeper meaning. Lara Dorren was an elven sorceress who gave birth to a child with a human warrior after the Conjunction of the Spheres. She cursed the human race until the tenth generation.
After the “columns of time and space tremble”, Lara’s vengeance will be reborn. Ciri is a descendant of Lara Dorren and the weapon capable of destroying humanity and giving back power to the elves. Queen Calanthe (Jodhi May), knew of her family’s bloodline and prophecy and kept it a secret.
The Witcher Season 2 is available to stream on Netflix.