|“||"Demacia! Now and forever."|
|— 6 Cithria the Bold|
Cithria is a member of the Dauntless Vanguard, and is well respected among comrades such as . She is deft with a sword, and while she was raised to fear magic, is likely questioning these views after the escape of .
Cithria of Cloudfield
|“||"Each night before bed, my mother would tell me stories of Demacia's greatest heroes as she sharpened her sword. My dreams were full of adventures, and today I'll begin a story all my own."|
|— 1 Cithria of Cloudfield|
Cithria was born in the village of Cloudfield. A dedicated and honest girl, she often played tellstones with her father, eventually surpassing his skill. During her younger years she took part in the Yellow Spring Festival of Cloudfield as a flower bearer.
Cithria heard stories of the Demacia's greatest heroes, and felt a personal calling to protect the country. Once she was old enough, she set off to start her own adventure, traveling to Demacia City to enlist and hopefully join the Dauntless Vanguard.
During Cithria's early years as a soldier, she was stationed at the East Wall under the Ninth Battalion of Captain Eldran. She would experience things most of her squadmates could not stomach, things that would harden her resolve to protect Demacia and her people as best as she could. She would later sign in for the Dauntless Vanguard training, hoping to join the prestigious military order.
The Weight of Expectations
During her training days under Proctor-Corporal Pell, Cithria played a game of King's Gambit, a Dauntless Vanguard version of Tellstones. There she met Sergeant Merrek, second-in-command to . Eventually she lost the game against him, but learned a great deal about tactics, strategy, and what it means to be a Vanguard.
During an assignment on the East Wall, Cithria was tasked with escorting a mage from the Arbormark Kingdom to the Capital, as tensions were at their highest in Demacia, with more mages than ever being prosecuted as a result of rebellion and his subsequent escape. During this time she realized that a difficult time has come to Demacia, and it was seen that some of the people themselves find the practices of the Mageseekers objectionable.
Cithria, Vanguard Squire
|“||"Everyone I met, every journey I took taught me something new. But the more I learned and the stronger I became, the more I realized I had much further to go..."|
|— 4 Vanguard Squire|
Due to the death of Helmar of the First Shield, Cithria was recruited straight into the First Shield of the Dauntless Vanguard from the Testing Grounds. Her test scores were as high as those of himself.
The First, Fourth, and Eighth Shield of the Vanguard are sent to the Nockmirch under the command of Garen. Their mission is to find out what happened to the Demacian ambassador in Alderburg, but when they arrive, they find out the Lord Castellan of the Nockmirch has allied with Noxus. The soldiers have to make a final stand on the bridge between Nockmirch and Rijenland, to buy the time she needs to get back to Demacia. Quinn, however, is wounded, and so the Dauntless Vanguards have to break through the enemy lines. During their last battle, when the soldiers are surrounded, raptor-knights arrive to scatter the Noxians. Cithria and most of the First Shield survive the mission, less than a dozen soldiers in total.
Cithria the Bold
|“||"Legends, tales--they were never just fiction to me. They were adventure calling my name. I left Cloudfield to discover my own adventure, only to find I would have many. And they're just beginning."|
|— 6 Cithria the Bold|
In the future, Cithria may prove herself in the Dauntless Vanguard until she earns the title Cithria the Bold.
- Cithria as a character has been presented across a wide array of Riot Games media - she was first presented in Turmoil, then as the main character of The Weight of Expectations in the Realms of Runeterra book, and was shown in her three different Legends of Runeterra cards in the Foundations set, then continued to recieve card(s) featuring her. She's also present in Garen: First Shield, the Tellstones: King's Gambit trailer, and is shown among other Legends of Runeterra cards in Breathe.
- Tellstones: King's Gambit includes a letter from Cithria's father that indicates that the game was a gift to her.
- Cithria's voice actor is Jeannie Tirado.