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How Does Ciri Have Elder Blood in The Witcher?

December 20, 2021

The Witcher Season 2 has begun and fans are in for an action-packed experience. But first, let’s find out a bit more about Ciri and her elder blood.


It’s the moment that Witcher enthusiasts have been waiting for as Netflix finally comes in with the second season of The Witcher. Packed with lore, a compelling narrative and complex characters, Season 2 offers fans even more of what they loved from the first season.

One of the main focuses this time is Ciri and her amazing abilities as she is hunted through every corner of the continent making nowhere safe for the princess as Geralt tries to protect her from harm.

Viewers will find out even more about Ciri’s powers and lineage as The Witcher Season 2 unfolds.

The Witcher Season 2 | Official Trailer | Netflix

The Witcher Season 2 | Official Trailer | Netflix

How Does Ciri Have Elder Blood?

What makes Ciri so special and powerful is that she processes Elder Blood and this comes from her descendant, Lara Dorren, an elven sorceress. Ciri’s Elder Blood is also known as Hen Ichaer or Lara gene, an incredibly rare heritage passed down from Dorren.

Although even though the blood is called ‘Elder Blood’, it isn’t merely just the blood from elves, it’s from a very special and specific lineage of elves that gives its descendants unparalleled magical powers which only appear in female descendants.

To cut a long story short, Ciri’s grandmother, Queen Calanthe who dies during the Slaughter of Cintra, is descended from Elves which explains her anger when Ciri and Pavetta displayed their abilities due to the fear that they could reveal the controversial and dangerous truth about her families history.

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Rachael (She/Her), who is Deputy Editor & Head of Stakeholder Relations, has been gaming for many years. Some of her favourite video games include The Witcher 3 and The Last of Us but also loves a good indie title. Gaming Culture is where her heart lies and spends many hours sieving through gaming fan art and cosplay displays. Other than gaming, Rachael is a book nerd and music lover.

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