MapleStory Unlimited Cygnus Revamp

The reawakened Cygnus,
the fourth Transcendent

Cygnus is the current empress over Maple World and the head of the Cygnus Knights.


Aria was the Empress of Maple World before Cygnus. However, she was later killed by Lotus, one of Black Mage's Black Mage Commanders. Following her death, the throne was given up to Cygnus, the niece of Aria, as Aria had no children.

Predicting that the Black Mage will be revived soon, Cygnus formed the Cygnus Knights to act as an opposing force against him. After Black Mage has been resurrected, Cygnus arranges for a meeting to take place in Ereve to create the Maple World Alliance. After Mercedes had awoken, Cygnus sent a few knights to protect Elluel in case of any incoming threats from the Black Wings.

Hilla's Fake Skaia

Cygnus's questioned authority, with Hilla disguised as Cygnus on the left.

Cygnus Dream

Cygnus and Future Cygnus

During a meeting in Ereve, Hilla, one of the Black Mage's Commanders, disguises herself as an Empress, hoping to fool everyone into thinking that she is the real Empress of the Maple World. Using a Skaia as proof, a legendary jewel said to glow in the hands of the Empress, she nearly succeeds until Phantom shows up. He destroys the fake Skaia and reveals he had the real one all along. Hilla flees, and the real Skaia returns to its rightful owner, Cygnus.

Sometime in the relatively recent past, Ereve is invaded by Eleanor, who uses a curse that petrifies all its residents, including Cygnus. One unnamed Knight (who is portrayed by the player in the third Grand Athenaeum scenario) is not present due to completing a rescue mission, and arrives in the aftermath of the battle. Eleanor mocks him/her, even gloating about her plans to use Cygnus as a trophy, but she is defeated and Cygnus is revived.

During Black Heaven (Blockbuster), Cygnus is one of two most influential leaders of the Alliance, along with Claudine, but disagreements between the two - and outright arguments - happen frequently, especially where Orchid is concerned. Claudine demands harsh punishment, while Cygnus pleads for forgiveness. Another rift occurs when Cygnus defends the player after Claudine blames him for Francis' escape.

At the end of Black Heaven, Cygnus uses the final Seal Stone to heal the player. This has the unfortunate effect of making the Black Mage's freedom complete.

In the near future, Empress Cygnus became interested in the World Tree, the Transcendent of Life. The World Tree is said to grant immense powers, and Cygnus wishes to use this power against the Black Mage. Neinheart, however, advised against doing so. Eventually, Cygnus and her knights went to search for the World Tree. They succeeded, but fell into a trap laid by the Black Mage. Cygnus and her knights became corrupted and the island of =Ereve is no longer held up by the magic created by Cygnus, and descended to Victoria Island. There, Empress Cygnus and her knights started to attack Henesys, although what happened to the rest of the world is unknown.

However, present day Shinsoo said that it was simply a facade caused by the Dream Stones, created by the Black Mage. Therefore, it is very unlikely that the Cygnus Knights will be corrupted by the Black Mage when visiting the World Tree and crash Ereve on Henesys.

When Damien kills Shinsoo and revived by Cygnus after awakening her powers, he leaves Ereve. When found by the player during a quest, he says that his duty was to make sure that Cygnus's descendent became the fourth Transcendent. Due to her awakening however, she instead is becoming the fourth, and will soon be a danger to herself and everyone. He left so that he could find a way to repress her new powers and keep Cygnus safe.

In FriendStory, Cygnus' counterpart is the sheltered, isolated, and incredibly lonely heiress of Shinsoo. She is drawn to the player quickly, who is very surprised that she is more out of place in Seoul than he/she is. Her philanthropic attitude towards the students, while well meaning, is viewed as naïve at times, both by the player and Neinheart.



NPC CygnusMob Deceptive CygnusNPC Cygnus (5)
Function Empress
Quests involved
Location Ereve / Ereve

Conference Room of the Alliance

NPC Cygnus (3)
Location Conference Room of the Alliance

Ereve Strolling Path

NPC Cygnus (3)
Function Empress
Quests involved
Location Ereve Strolling Path, Ereve Strolling Path, Ereve Strolling Path

The Tranquil Garden

NPC Cygnus (3)
Function Empress
Quests involved The Tranquil Garden
Location The Tranquil Garden

Mihile Tutorial

Mob Deceptive Cygnus
Quests involved Unfamiliar Guests, A Knight of Light
Location General Store Yard

Phantom Tutorial

NPC Cygnus (5)
Function Empress
Location Ereve Grand Pavilion

Grand Athenaeum

NPC Cygnus (6)
Location Cygnus's Rest

Calcified Empress

NPC Cygnus (2)
Location Calcified Empress


NPC Cygnus (FriendStory)
Function Heiress to the Shinsoo Corp
Location Cygnus' Office



  • Cygnus is named after the Cygnus Constellation.
  • Cygnus and her Knights were among the first Bosses to receive voiceovers.

1 - 10 11 - 20 21 - 30 31 - 40 41 - 50 51 - 60 61 - 70 71 - 80
81 - 90 91 - 100 101 - 110 111 - 120 121 - 130 131 - 140 141 - 150 151 - 160
161 - 170 171 - 180 181 - 190 191 - 200 201 - 210 211 - 220 221 - 230 231 - 250
Quest Monsters
1 - 10 11 - 20 21 - 30 31 - 40 41 - 50 51 - 60 61 - 70 71 - 80
81 - 90 91 - 100 101 - 110 111 - 120 121 - 130 131 - 140 141 - 150 151 - 160
161 - 170 171 - 180 181 - 190 191 - 200 201 - 250
Other Monsters

Mu Lung DojoMonster ParkOogassenParty QuestMirror World
Tower of OzTheme Dungeons, Storylines, and Blockbusters

Major Bosses

ZakumHorntailPink BeanBalrogVon LeonCygnusArkariumHillaMagnus
PierreVon BonCrimson QueenVellumHekatonLotusGolluxUrsusDamienLucid

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