Cecelia is a servant at the Hound Pits Pub, who is first encountered when Corvo Attano arrives at the Loyalist hideout. There, she appears to be the establishment's housekeeper, as she cleans the beds and plates and sets out food for the Loyalist members.
She keeps a secret key to an abandoned apartment near to the Hound Pits, which she uses as a safehouse and hideout when City Watch guards invade the pub. She will offer the key to Corvo, claiming that she trusts him to have it. The key can be found under her bunk bed in the servants' quarters on the second floor. Corvo must crouch in order to see the key.Cecelia is portrayed as an insignificant character in terms of her importance to the Conspiracy, and though she always helps out around the pub, she is rarely acknowledged by the other Loyalists. In a conversation with Corvo, she wonders if the only reason she was spared during Farley Havelock, Teague Martin, and Treavor Pendleton's purge is because they simply forgot she existed.
- Before the plague outbreak, she lived in an apartment in the Flooded District.
- She is shown to have a romantic/marital interest in Piero Joplin. In the low chaos ending, the two of them are seen together, suggesting that the feeling might be mutual.
- After Corvo knocks out/kills all the guards, Cecelia will leave a note to him explaining that she made a run for it, and that he gave her the courage to do so.
- She also desires to become the owner and manager of the Hound Pits.
- When she is examined with the Heart, it reveals generic responses heard when examining female survivors.
- On the general notices that are posted right beside the main doors to the Pub during The Loyalists, Cecelia's name is notably missing, further suggesting that she was, indeed, forgotten by Havelock, Martin, and Pendleton.
- Depending on the chaos level in The Loyalists, Cecelia escapes the execution at the Hound Pits Pub for different reasons:
- In low chaos, she states that she was not there because Wallace Higgins told her she would not be getting a bonus.
- In high chaos, she tells Corvo that she was not feeling well and stayed upstairs. It is not clear whether or not she is infected with the plague.
- In The Loyalists, Cecelia can be killed without affecting the mission.
Characters in Dishonored
Doctor Galvani • Mad Survivor • Bunting • Pratchett • Test Subject 312 • Lord Shaw • Ramsey • Miss White • Lord Brisby • Alfa • Blake • Mace Brimsley • Propaganda Officer • Alec • Mattie • General Tobias • Captain Ren • Watch Officer Thorpe • Jane Blair • Ella Triss • Byron Alderdice • Overseer Sturgess • Overseer Jasper • Ms. Benton • Berthold • Elsa