Oblivion:Myvryna Arano

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This article is about the Thieves Guild NPC living in the Imperial City. For the NPC in the Cheydinhal, see Mivryna Arano.

Myvryna Arano
(RefID: 0003529B)
Home City Imperial City, Waterfront District
House Myvryna Arano's House
Race Dark Elf Gender Female
Level PC+0 Class Agent
RefID 0003529B BaseID 0003529A
Other Information
Health 35 + (4+0.6)x(PC-1), PC=5-101
Magicka 100 + 1.5x(PC-1) (max=250)
Responsibility 10 Aggression 10
Essential Until The Elven Maiden is completed
Faction(s) Arano Family; Imperial City Waterfront Resident; IC Citizens; Thieves Guild Bandit(Bandit Bandit)
Myvryna Arano

Myvryna Arano is a Dark Elf agent who lives in the Waterfront District of the Imperial City. After you have been to jail she will travel throughout Cyrodiil to find you and deliver your invitation to join the Thieves Guild. Later during the quest The Elven Maiden you find out that she is actually a mole hired by Hieronymus Lex to infiltrate the ranks of the Thieves Guild. Once her cover has been blown Lex arrests her, despite her loyalty. After The Elven Maiden you can visit her in the Imperial Prison. Oddly, she does not switch to prisoner clothes, and even more oddly, they let her keep her dagger.

A bit of a late sleeper, she wakes at 11am and paces her house in boredom for the better part of the day, locking her doors at 7pm when she heads to The Bloated Float for dinner and a drink. At 10pm, she begins a very long night in the Imperial City. She walks through the Temple District and the Talos Plaza District all the way to the pond behind Umbacano Manor. She gets there at around midnight and wanders around the area until 5am, when she starts the long walk home. She ends up getting home at around 7am and thus sleeps a meager four hours. The only exceptions are on weekends. On both days she will skip her nightly roaming and instead stay indoors. In addition, on Loredas she heads to the Market District at noon and spends the afternoon wandering around, before heading back home at 6pm.

She wears a set of lower-class clothing: a coarse linen shirt, coarse linens, and a pair of stitched leather shoes. She is armed with a silver dagger, a key to her house, and a small amount of gold. She may also have the mysterious note in her inventory. She knows the standard leveled Agent spells.


Due to a bug, regardless of whether you've been in jail, when approaching Myvryna she will say:

"I've been looking for you."

If you speak to her she will dismiss you:

"I don't have time to talk."

Asking her about the Imperial City will have her reply:

"People in the city, they get stuff and forget to pay. So I help 'em remember. You talk to 'em, lean on 'em a bit, and they remember right away."

When leaving conversation she will say:

"I have things to do."

Uzul gro-Grulam, Myvryna's house mate, expresses ambitions of marrying her, introducing himself as:

"Uzul gro-Grulam. I'm courting Myvryna Arano, so stay away from her. I got matrimony on my mind."

Related Quests[edit]

Quest-Related Events[edit]

Finding the Thieves Guild[edit]

If you are sent to jail, after you get out of jail, you will be approached by Myvryna, who will give you a note after saying:

"Take this. It's from a friend."

Speaking to her again after she gives you the note will have her claim that she is too busy to speak with you:

"I don't have time to talk."

Despite this, she will allow you to question her about the mysterious note she gave you. Asking her about the note will have her deny any knowledge of its contents:

"Hey, I don't read them. I just deliver them."

Should you approach her hereafter, she will say:

"Aren't you an ugly one."

The Elven Maiden[edit]

Once you have fenced sufficient items to start the quest, her nightly trips will expand to the weekends too. However, at 11pm each day she will abruptly turn round and head to the Garden of Dareloth. Once she arrives, around midnight, she will hide in the bushes just outside in the hope of overhearing your conversation with Armand Christophe. If you don't speak to Armand, at 1am she will head home and stay there for the rest of the night before resuming her usual schedule.

Speaking to Myvryna Arano during the related quest will have her greet you with a considerably hostile demeanor:

"What do you want?"

Asking her about the bust that you need to steal will have her suspiciously claim to be unaware of what you are talking about:

"Bust? What bust? I didn't overhear any conversation about a bust."

She will then end the conversation with:

"I'm leaving now."

Once you return with the bust and seek out Methredhel, she will explain the theft was organised to root out an informant in the guild. If you ask he who it is, she reveals:

"Myvryna Arano. Now Armand needs your help to neutralize her. You are going to pin the theft of the bust on Myvryna. She lives in the Waterfront."

From when you steal the bust, she will head home and sleep all day. Once you plant the bust in the cabinet in Myvryna's shack she will simply pace around the house. After you convince Hieronymus Lex to investigate, he will set off to search her house. When arrives and finds the bust, Myvryna says:

"Hey! What are you doing?"

Lex will then confront her in the following conversation:

Lex:"This citizen is accusing you of stealing the bust of Llathasa from Cheydinhal. I even found the bust in your cabinet. What do you have to say?"
Myvryna:"Fool! You've just exposed me to the Thieves Guild. That "citizen" is actually the guild member that was hired to do the theft!"
Lex:"Regrettably I've no further use for you. If what I heard is true, you're the thief. If what you say is true, the Gray Fox knows you are my informant. Either way, it's over. You didn't really think I'd trust the likes of you for very long?"
Myvryna:"But I've been loyal to you! I've reported everything that Armand has done. You can't just toss me aside like a soiled cloth!"
Lex:"Yes I can. You are under arrest for the theft of the bust of Llathasa Indarys, Countess of Cheydinhal. Come with me."
Myvryna:"I hope you both get mindrot!"

Speaking to her now will net you angry responses:

"Just go away!"

If you follow Myvryna and Hieronymus Lex after he arrests her, they walk to the Bastion and she goes to the right-side cell block. If you later break into that cell block, she will be locked in the first cell. If you speak to her now, she will say:

"I'm Myvryna Arano. I... persuade people."


  • There are two other Dark Elf NPCs with the surname "Arano" (Mivryna Arano and Tanasa Arano), although there is no evidence that any are related.
  • During the Untaxing the Poor quest, the Waterfront Tax Records note her as being "exempted" from the taxes, foreshadowing the future revelation that she is a mole.
  • Her house key is strangely known as "Barash House Key". There are no known NPCs with this name, and it seems to be a leftover of an earlier name for her housemate, Uzul.


  • Myvryna will incorrectly use her "I've been looking for you." line even if you have not been to jail.