Cibrian is a River exile who Finnikin, Sir Topher and Evanjalin in Charyn. He belonged to Trevanion's village of Tressor and lived there when Trevanion returned to drive the barbarian raiders away. During the curse he settled in Charyn near one of the rivers flowing through the country with his wife Emmian and two children, Jenna and an unnamed boy. He and his family lead the camp of exiles near the Charyn river. Cibrian believes that the heir to Lumatere is alive and in hiding. Cibrian has a sister wed to a shoemaker of the Rock.