Vivia has dark features like her brother, brown hair and eyes, and stocky.
Vivia shows strength in adversity and drive, with compassion and love for Nubrevna. She defends the defenseless but can also be self-sacrificing. Vivia and Merik have an antagonistic relationship due to their differing stances as leaders in Nubrevna. Vivia also feels that she has had to work hard for what she wants and belives Merik has been handed everything without having to work for it. Despite this, Vivia cares for her younger brother.
Sometime after the death of her mother, Queen Jana, Vivia was bypassed for the Nubrevnan throne by her father, Serafin, despite it being Vivia's birthright. When Jana was still queen, she revealed to Vivia the existence of an underground city and river full of magic. Jana explained that it was the source of their power and the reason why the Nihar family rules and others do not.
Vivia appears only briefly in Truthwitch as the Captain of the Foxes, a group of Nubrevanan pirates.
Vivia is seen to actually be a good person who cares for her country. The "bad" decisions that she and Merik argued about in the first book were actually attempts by her to sidestep the Council and help the poor Nubrevnans. The Council was purposely blocking her and her claim to the throne, led by Serrit Lindsay, in an effort to enrich themselves, since the current king, Serafin, was slowly going senile. She is seen as a strong and competent ruler. Her one ally in the Council is seen to be Lord Sotar, Stacia's (Stix's) father, thus setting up a positive ground for Vivia's and Stix's relationship (see below)
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
Vivia is a powerful Tidewitch. She can control water in liquid form but requires water nearby to draw power from.