Cressida Aethelflaed Elemnestra, Strong-In-The-Arm Lindenshield, Striking Eagle is the Crown Princess of the Icemark. She is the oldest daughter of Thirrin Freer Strong-in-the-Arm Lindenshield and Oskan Witchfather.
Cressida is very demanding and annoyed easily. She is quick to demanding things from people and putting herself in charge, which is most likely influenced my the fact she is the heir to the throne.
Cressida, Eodred, and Cerdic all approached Sharley together, asking him for the details of when their parents would be home since he had been listening to the wolf rely. The twins, however, keep messing around, forcing Cressida to demand their silence. After getting in an argument about whether their parents should bring them home gifts with Cerdic, Cressida tells Sharley that he could come out of the cold and just be told when their parents had arrived.
After snapping that Cressida would most likely be cold because of the armor she was wearing from training, she wraps her arm around him, understanding that he was upset. After trying to encourage him, Sharley just compares her to Maggiore. Once Cressida starts to mention he did not need a sword to be a warrior, Charlemagne hears a werewolf call and notices his parents. Eager to meet their parents, the four royal children race down to them.