Lynly isn't her real name: only an alias. Her real name is Svidi. Svidi once was the lover of Sibbi Black-Briar. She had a brother who was murdered by Sibbi and Svidi reported him. Now she is in hiding in fear under the alias Lynly Star-Sung.
Lynly will play songs for 5 or, if the Dragonborn has a high enough Speech skill, they may compliment her, and she will play a special tune for free. She only plays the lute and cannot take the normal requests.
- Sibbi describes Lynly as having long black hair, but she has short blonde when met, hinting that she tried her best to completely change her identity.