Tiora Cygnet is the eldest princess of the Lakelands and the heir to the throne.
Later, she speaks to Cenra and Iris about their alliance with the Kingdom of Norta and Maven. They make a plan to avenge the king. They agree that Norta and the Rift will tear each other apart, allowing the Lakelands to conquer both kingdoms. They will rescue Prince Bracken's children from Montfort, which will bring Piedmont to their side.
Tiora is a very serious person who is able to keep her emotions hidden easily. Iris used to say "she was born grim and silent, loath to cry, unable to laugh. Her serious nature serves her well though as the heir to the throne of the Lakelands. Tiora also has a strong sense of pride, like most Silver Elites. She is observant, quiet, and calculating.
Tiora has caramel brown skin, straight black hair, mahogany eyes, and a serious look. She has high cheekbones and sharply arched eyebrows. Her mahogany eyes are inherited from her mother. She is between 5'8" and 6'0.
Tiora is a nymph, meaning she can control water with her mind. She is a powerful nymph, and has strong control over water. For example, she uses her ability to cast her tears away and leave nothing of them behind when she is burying her father.
Tiora is Cenra's heir and because of that, she spent more time with her than with Iris. Tiora seems to be well-suited to being queen and has a close relationship with her mother.
- According to Victoria Aveyard, many Lakelanders, especially the royal family, are descendants of the First Nations and French-Canadians.