Μάχη της Cintra, called by Nordling's the Σφαγή της Cintra because of the very cruel actions of Nilfgaard's army, is one of the final battles of first Nilfgaard-Nordling war.
The forces of Nilfgaard reached the city shortly after the Μάχη της Marnadal. Queen Calanthe had gathered all her remaining troops and nobles around her and retreated back to the city. During the retreat Calanthe was heavily wounded and had to be transported into the city. There were so few troops left that there was no need for siege, and Nilfgaard attacked quickly. Calanthe, the nobles and all the troops barricaded themselves inside the castle. Nilfgaardian sorcerers quickly destroyed the gate and the forces entered the castle. Only the enchanted inner keep could be defended, but everyone knew that even so, they could not resist for long.
After four days of resistance, the army of Nilfgaard finally managed to break into castle. Cintran women were killing their children, the women were in turn killed by men and men were committing suicide. Calanthe asked someone to finish her off the towner, but nobody had courage to do it, so she leaped headfirst out of the castle tower and she died instantly upon hitting the ground. Some people said that Ciri was killed by her grandmother, but what happened really is that Cahir Mawr Dyffryn aep Ceallach, the mysterious black Nilfgaard knight, helped her escape. The city of Cintra was raized completely.
After the battle
The next battle was the second battle for Sodden Hill which could never have been won if the slaughter of Cintra had never occurred.
|Πρωτεύουσα • Τίγγ • Άττρε • Έρλενβαλντ • Άνω Σόντεν|
|Κέρμπιν • Κορρέλ • Κόραμ Α' • Κόραμ Β' • Κόρμπεττ • Ντάγκοραντ • Καλάνθη • Ρόεγκνερ • Άϊστ Τούιρσεχ • Εμύρ βαρ Εμρέϊς|
|Μπέκκα του Ναζαίρ • Έσχιβα του Σόντεν • Ριγκομπέρτα της Λύριας • Φιόνα της Τεμερίας • Έλεν του Καίντγουεν • Ανταλία • Καλάνθη • "Σιρίλλα"|
|Άλλα μέλη της βασιλικής οικογένειας|
|Σίρρα της Σίντρα • Παβέττα • Σιρίλλα|