Lyris Titanborn is a Nord and partial giant who is a member of the original Five Companions. She is encountered while fleeing from Coldharbour through The Wailing Prison. She points the way towards The Prophet, while later on, she will play an important role in the main questline.
Lyris was born to Gjalder, a Nord man who was a descendant of giants. Due to Lyris' giant blood, she was a considerably large infant and her mother died in childbirth as a result. Lyris was raised by her father in Skyrim, who believed his wife's death was on his hands, but loved Lyris dearly none-the-less. Lyris later left for Cyrodiil and enlisted in the Imperial Legion, enduring constant harassment from her fellow soldiers during her training due to her height. Lyris rose up through the ranks and eventually became one of Emperor Varen Aquilarios' most trusted advisors, forming the Five Companions with him, alongside Councillor Abnur Tharn, Dragonguard leader Sai Sahan, and Battlemage Mannimarco. The Companions set out to find the Amulet of Kings between 2E 580 and 582, as Varen believed it to be the key to legitimizing his rule as Emperor. When they located the Amulet, the Companions initiated a ritual upon the Dragonfires to proclaim Varen as a Dragonborn. However, they were tricked my Mannimarco during the ritual, who used the Amulet to extinguish the Dragonfires and cause a tear between Mundus and Oblivion in an event known as the Soulburst, allowing his master Molag Bal to invade Tamriel and begin his Planemeld. Bal captured Lyris and Sai Sahan, keeping them prisoners in Coldharbour.
Lyris guides the Vestige out of Coldharbour. She reveals that she is still alive, but her and The Prophet are still prisoners there. She rescues The Prophet from his cell, but in return she takes his place.
The Vestige must help her overcome her fears to escape Coldharbour. Lyris' mother died in childbirth, and she always felt that her father blamed her for her mother's death. She was teased during training for her size.
|Show: Soul Shriven in Coldharbour|
"Whoa, there! Are you all right? The name's Lyris. I hope you've still got some fight left in you. You're going to need it.Keep your weapon ready and stay sharp. This place is full of surprises."
After killing the Dremora Kynval:
"Keep moving! There are more Daedra on the way!"
After killing the second Dremora Kynval:
"Let's get out of here, my friend."
After talking to the Prophet:
"Hold a moment. Come here, we need to talk. The Prophet! He's a prisoner here, too. It was very dangerous for him to speak to you, even for a moment. He must think you can help me."
"We should keep moving."
After leaving the prison:
"The God of Schemes can see every part of Coldharbour. We need to distract him."
When approaching a Coldharbour Sentinel:
"Try to be inconspicious. We just got free of this place. The last thing we need is to get recaptured."
After destroying a Coldharbour Sentinel and trying to reach the Prophet's cell:
"Herma-Mora's wagging tongue! The door's warded. We'll never get in this way."
After speaking to Cadwell:
"Cadwell seems to think this Undercroft is a delightful place. That probably means it's a death trap. We'd better be careful."
When in front of The Undercroft:
"The sooner you get that door open, the sooner we can get out of here."
When approaching the Prophet's Cage:
"The Prophet's cage should be just ahead. Quickly, now! We haven't much time."
|Show: Daughter of Giants|
"You! You're alive! Are you really here, or is this another trick?"
"I'll do my best. Lead on."
"These lost souls are barely aware of their humanity. The guards don't even beat them anymore."
While approaching Lyris's regret:
"This can't be! It ... it looks like my childhood home in Skyrim! My parent's graves. My mother died in childbirth. My father was distant. Cold. I think he blamed me for my mother's death. I ran off to become a mercenary when I was sixteen. I never saw my father again. He was murdered by an old enemy. Father? Papa, is that you?"
After Lyris spoke to her father:
"He's gone. Come on, let's get out of here."
While approaching Lyris's Solitude:
"Careful, keep your head down."
After searching the footlockers:
"Did you find something?"
After Lyris puts her armor on:
"Excellent. I'm ready."
While walking through the Paths of Toil:
"Watch your step. All the mining has made these tunnels unstable."
After Lyris retreives her axe:
"It's good to have you back. Are you thirsty for Daedric blood, old friend?"
"Stand back. No damned pile of pebbles is going to stop me now!"
After the rocks are broken and the Ogrim is approached:
"So many Daedric beasties, so little time. We need to keep moving."
Inside the Prison of Echoes:
"Did you hear that? That sounded like ... no, it couldn't be."
After Lyris spoke to Sai Sahan:
"That was no trick. That was Sai Sahan!"
While approaching Lyris' Terror:
"Something's wrong. All the doubt, the fear, the loneliness ... it's all coming back! I ... I have to push through this! Let's go!"
After defeating the Manifestation of Terror:
"We did it! The voices ... the whispering ... it's gone! This whole time, it was like watching myself from a distance. I felt ... disconnected. But now, this is the best I've felt in years. Like I've been reborn! And I owe it all to you. Thank you. Let's get out of here! We need to rescue Sai, then we've got a world to save!"
Lyris: "Abnur Tharn, you traitorous bastard! I should have expected to find you here!"
Abnur: "Don't be a fool, Titanborn. I'm trying to help you. Your hatred poisons you. Warriors are like steel. When you lose temper, you lose your worth."
Lyris: "Help me? You betrayed us all, then went back to licking Mannimarco's boot before the smoke cleared!"
Abnur: "I did what I had to do. And, as a show of my good intentions, I have a gift for you. But, be warned. Coldharbour will not give it up, easily."
Lyris: "Is that ... ? Shor's bones, it is! Vestige, that's my battle axe!"
Ragjar: "Lyris? Is this true, child?"
Lyris: "You were always so cold. So distant. My mother died giving my life. It was my fault! I should never have been born!"
Ragjar: "Lyris, look at me. The blood of giants flows through my veins. Your mother was a Nord. I gave her my seed without thought for her safety. That's why she died. Not because of you, child. Because of me!"
Lyris: "I thought you blame me. You ... you couldn't even look at me, Papa!"
Ragjar: "Do you not see? When I looked at you, I saw her face. I loved her, child. Just as I love you―more than life itself. We cannot change the past, nor should we cling to it. You must not let these feelings haunt you. Let them go. Let me go."
Lyris: "I love you too, Papa. Rest now. Be at peace."
Lyris: "Sai! What's happened to you? What have they done?"
Sai: "Lyris! Lyris, I can see you! Are you really there?"
Lyris: "Sai, it's me! We're seeing some kind of vision of you. Do you know where you are?"
Sai: "I ... I don't know. They're torturing me. They ... want the Amulet of Kings. Want me to tell them where it's hidden. But I haven't broken. Not yet."
Lyris: "Sai, you need to hold on. We're going to find you. I'll make sure of it. We'll find you! Somehow, we'll get you out of here! Sai? Sai! No! Bring him back, you bastards!"
The Prophet: "Lyris, child. Are you all right?"
Lyris: "Yes, Prophet. I'm fine. The Vestige freed my mind from the Daedra's control."
The Prophet: "Thank the Divines. Your loss would have thrown all into chaos."
Lyris: "They won't take me again. Not alive, at least. Prophet, Mannimarco captured Sai Sahan! He's torturing him to find out where the Amulet of Kings is hidden. We have to rescue him!"
- "I don't like this. But if it's the only way to find Sai Sahan, I'm with you." — (Before entering Coldharbour during Castle of the Worm)
- She is voiced by Jennifer Hale.