"Poor Tivela. I hear she is turning Cheydinhal inside out looking for her husband, Rythe. I hope nothing bad has happened to him."
―Citizens in Cheydinhal[src]

Tivela Lythandas is a Dunmer commoner residing with husband in their home in the city of Cheydinhal. She is married to the famous painter Rythe Lythandas, and is worried by his disappearance. She initiates the quest "A Brush With Death."


A Brush With DeathEdit

Listening to rumors around Cheydinhal will lead to hearing of the disappearance of Rythe Lythandas, a famous painter, and that his wife Tivela is grieving and looking for help with finding her husband.


Show: A Brush With Death
In Rythe Lythandas's House:

"Can you help me, please?"
"I'm Tivela Lythandas. I apologize that I can't give you the respect a guest in my home would normally receive, but I am at my wit's end. I am sorry to be so forward, but I desperately need your help. It seems that my husband, Rythe, has gone missing, and I just don't know what to do."

Rythe Lythandas "Yes, my husband is the Rythe Lythandas. Have you heard of him?"
No, please tell me about him. "You haven't? That's strange. Rythe is known far and wide as one of the best painters in all Cyrodiil. His speciality is setting the Great Forest to canvas. The paintings look so amazingly real that some say they can see the trees sway in the breeze. That's a silly notion of course, but it just goes to show the attention to detail Rythe uses when he paints."
There's no time for idle chatter. "Oh. Yes, of course you're right. I shouldn't be telling stories when he could be in danger."
You said Rythe is missing? "Yes. Rythe likes to work in his studio with the door locked, so no one can disturb him. He usually comes out to eat dinner and sleep, but two days ago, he didn't come out at all. At first, I wasn't worried. He does that occasionally. But when he didn't come out for a full day, I unlocked the studio with the key he said to use only in emergencies. It turned out he wasn't inside! I'm sure he never left that room. So I have no idea where he's gone. Please. Help me find Rythe. I love him dearly, and I am so worried."
Don't worry, I'll find Rythe. "Oh!!! Thank you so very much! Here's the key to Rythe's studio. You may come and go as you please. If you need me, I'll be around the house. Do hurry, I miss my love so much."
Sorry, I cannot help. "Of course. I understand. Well then, I must be on my way. Perhaps someone else will come along who can assist me."

"Do be careful."

If approached again:

"What can I help you with?"

After Rythe returns:

"Please, share the hospitality of our home."
"Safe travels, muthsera."


Rythe's returnEdit

Rythe: "Tivela!"
Tivela: "Rythe! Oh my love! You are home safe... I was so afraid..."
Rythe: "If it wasn't for my friend here, you'd be right."
Tivela: "Come, you must need food and rest."
Rythe: "I will rest, but I must take care of our guest first."


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