Signed on 2 April 1268, the Peace of Cintra was the peace treaty which ended the Second Nilfgaard War between the Northern Kingdoms and the Nilfgaardian Empire. The talks were held in Cintra between the kings and princes of the North, and the representatives of Emperor Emhyr var Emreis. Although the negotiations were ostensibly conducted by the monarchs, the treaty was actually the work of the Lodge of Sorceresses using their powers of persuasion with the various rulers.
Negotiators[edit | edit source]
- Cyrus Hemmelfart of Novigrad
- Demavend of Aedirn
- Sigismund Dijkstra
- Foltest of Temeria
- Henselt of Kaedwen
- Meve of Lyria and Rivia
- Shilard Fitz-Oesterlen
- Venzlav of Brugge
- Ethain of Cidaris
- Kistrin of Verden
- Nitert of Redania
Provisions of the treaty[edit | edit source]
- Dol Blathanna was to become an allod (a free and autonomous land), to swear fealty to Aedirn but without tribute obligations
- Repatriation of the people of Dol Blathanna, with the restoration of property rights and an equitable split of resources between humans and elves.
- Scoia'tael commanders were branded war criminals, and expected to be given fair hearings by the North leading to benign and rapid judgments or amnesty.
- Kaedwen was to be forced to pay restitution to Demawend for Upper Aedirn.
- Brugge and Lyria were to be given back by Nilfgaard; and settlers repatriated.
- Riverdell, Sodden and Angren were recognised as provinces of Temeria.
- The issue of the Cintrian throne was resolved - Emhyr married Ciri, or rather her double.
- Redanian and Temerian armies were to withdraw from Hagge.
Result[edit | edit source]
- The treaty weakened Nilfgaard's position as a superpower, losing the majority of the army command and troops, as well as the previously acquired territories.
- The largest proportional territorial gains were those of Temeria.
- The largest proportional territorial losses were those of Aedirn (if one counts the autonomy of Dol Blathanna as a territorial loss).
- Temeria (the southern areas around Maribor, Sodden and Brugge), Verden, Lyria and Aedirn had to rebuild after the devastation caused by the war. Whole towns were destroyed, villages, castles, manufactures, mines and industry all needed to be rebuilt.
- Redania and Kaedwen which took part in the war, although none of the fighting took place on their soil, received nothing.
- Of all the elves that fought for Nilfgaard only thirty-two (fifty-five in The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings) officers from the "Vrihedd" brigade, including its commander Colonel Isengrim Faoiltiarna and Iorveth, were surrendered to the Northern Kingdoms and executed (only fifty-three of them were executed - the upper mentioned managed to escape fate).
- The Jarls of Skellige had to accept that there was no real reason to fight Nilfgaard anymore.
- Kovir reconciled itself with the loss of profits from their ventures providing Redanians with supplies for the war against Nilfgaard.