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Brelyna Maryon
TESV Brelyna
Race Dunmer
Gender Female
Level PCx1 (6-30)
Class Mystic
Faction College of Winterhold
Rank Apprentice
Services Follower
Joining the Blades
Ref ID 0001C1A4
Base ID 0001C196
"Before you even ask, yes I have an ancestry steeped in magic, and no I don't want to talk about it. Yes, I know Winterhold used to be full of my kind, and no I don't care that they're all gone now."
―Brelyna Maryon

Brelyna Maryon is a Dunmer apprentice at the College of Winterhold, in Winterhold.


She is involved in two of the first quests for the college, Brelyna becomes a candidate for marriage and a possible follower after the Dragonborn assists her with an experiment. She resides in the Hall of Attainment, where she has her quarters.


Brelyna is a somewhat introverted yet diligent student of the mage arts. Though not as skilled as J'zargo, she is more than capable and is touted as having natural talent, even though she is a bit clumsy with her spells. She has a much more friendly attitude towards the Dragonborn when first talked to than many of the other people at the College, though she is not fond of talking about herself, particularly her race.

Coming from a place where expectations were very high for her as a descendant of a line of powerful Telvanni mages, Brelyna enjoys the lack of expectations and peer pressure and focus on studying at the College.


First LessonsEdit

Brelyna participates in the Dragonborn's Ward lessons at the college. Along with J'zargo and Onmund, she underestimates the necessity of practicing caution when casting spells.

Under SaarthalEdit

After the Dragonborn's first lessons at the college, Brelyna accompanies the group to Saarthal, where Arniel Gane conducts research regarding several relics found there. Tolfdir assigns her with the task of detecting magical wards.

Brelyna's PracticeEdit

Brelyna requires assistance with practicing a new spell. The Dragonborn can agree to be the target of her spell. When cast, the first spell turns their vision green. Brelyna then comments that they look "a little green". Wait for 5 hours, sleep, or finish other quests until the effect wears off, then return to Brelyna. Attempts with the second spell turn the Dragonborn into several animals.

Later on, Brelyna manages to restore her subject's usual form. Upon returning to normal and speaking to Brelyna, she can become a follower.


After the Dragonborn completes the quest Brelyna's Practice, Brelyna becomes a marriage prospect and will offer that option during conversation if the Dragonborn is wearing the Amulet of Mara.


Brelyna (without hood)

Brelyna without her hood.

If the Dragonborn helps Brelyna experiment with her spells, she agrees to become a follower. She can be inducted into the Blades after arriving at Sky Haven Temple with Delphine and Esbern.

Combat behaviorEdit

Brelyna is able to deal a significant amount of damage with spells. Brelyna opens every fight with Oakflesh and uses Flames and Firebolt offensively. She also often summons Flame and Frost Atronachs to aid her in battles. Due to her low health pool, she cannot endure many attacks. Unable to be killed by opponents, she can be killed by the Dragonborn.


As with most followers, when sneaking she waits for a cue to engage in combat, even refusing to attack an enemy that has engaged her specifically until the Dragonborn breaks stealth.

As with all mages, her pathing can sometimes cause her to attack targets which have not been revealed yet. Also, her spells make noise when cast, rendering sneaking somewhat difficult with her along. This can be offset by giving her sneaking-enchanted gear and by choosing battles carefully. She can be instructed to wait, if a delicate situation arises.


Although she equips any weapons or armor given to her, she seldom uses them above spells.


Brelyna disapproves of theft and becomes hostile toward the Dragonborn for doing so. She may also hire thugs to teach the Dragonborn a lesson if they steal from her.


  • "I'm a mage, not a pawnbroker, you know." ―When asked to trade things.
  • "Wow! That's impressive!" ―When near large interior zone of natural wonders or ancient architecture.
  • "Look! An entrance to a Dwarven city! I've heard stories..." ―When near a Dwemer ruin.
  • "A cave! I wonder what's down there." ―When near a cave.
  • "I don't like where this is going." ―When nearing a boss zone.
  • "You'll be alright on your own? Then I'll see you back at the College." ―When asked to part ways.


  • As every follower, Brelyna carries a Hunting Bow. However, the Dragonborn cannot see it in her inventory, and thus cannot replace it with another weapon. She only uses the bow when out of magicka.


This section contains bugs related to Brelyna Maryon. Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:

  1. Confirm all bugs with other editors on the talk page before adding them below.
  2. Always try reloading an old save first, before asking for assistance.
  3. Do not discuss possible bug fixes or origins. Leave those and all other first-person-anecdotes on the talk page, not the article.
  4. Always add  360  ,  PS3  , or  PC   to clarify which system the bug appears on.
  • If Brelyna dies as a follower, it is considered the same as killing her, and the quest "Rejoining the College" initiates.
  •  PC   360   PS3  Brelyna Maryon may not be able to be recruited after being sent home. When spoken to, she responds with generic dialogue and gives no speech options. Being expelled may cause her to interact this way. Killing her and resurrecting via console commands doesn't help.
  • She may say she will return to the College of Winterhold, but she does not. It may be that she dies on the trip.
  •  360   PC   During a wedding with Brelyna, she may disappear.
    • Solution: Sleeping and returning to the Temple of Mara may cause her to reappear, walking around the chapel's altar. The marriage ensues normally if dialogue is initiated with her.
  •  PC   360   PS3  Sometimes, when Brelyna casts her spell, the Dragonborn may become invisible.
  •  360   Brelyna may not give the option to marry her.
  •  PS3   If married to Brelyna, she may not give the option to make a homecooked meal for the Dragonborn. There is no way of fixing this.


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