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Cressida Kroft

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Cressida Kroft
Cressida Kroft
Titles Field Marshall of the Korvosan Guard
Queen of Korvosa
Alignment Lawful neutral
Race/Species Human
Class Aristocrat 1 / Fighter 9
Gender Female
Homeland Korvosa, Varisia
Organization Korvosan Guard
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Source: Guide to Korvosa, pg(s). 62

Field Marshall Cressida Kroft is the leader of the Guard in the Varisian city of Korvosa.[1]


Cressida is generally described as an attractive, raven-haired woman, dressed in red armor.[2]


Originally a ranking member of the Korvosan Guard and part-time adventurer, Cressida was appointed Field Marshal by King Eodred Arabasti II in 4707 AR, after she foiled a plot to poison a grand feast by cultists of Norgorber, saving hundreds of lives and driving the entire cult away from Korvosa. Too occupied by her new position for adventuring but unwilling to abandon her duties, she started hiring adventurers to solve problems that the Guard cannot handle efficiently, and earned earned a reputation for being fair and supportive of them.[3]

After King Eodred died, his wife and successor Ileosa cut the Guard's founding and indoctrinated many of its female members into the Gray Maidens. As Ileosa's cruelty grew, Cressida became increasingly intolerant of the new queen, until she and the remaining members of the Guard assisted a band of heroes in an open rebellion that eventually culminated in Ileosa's fall and death. Since Ileosa left behind no heirs, Cressida was chosen to be Korvosa's next queen.[3][4]