During the events of the Oblivion Crisis he goes missing, and his wife Tivela Lythandas is looking for him. She then requests help from the Hero, and it turns out he is stuck inside a world within his painting. The Hero and Rythe will then have to find a way to get back to Tamriel, which they succeed at.
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.
- He is also mentioned in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, where Elgrim may ask Ingun Black-Briar to deliver a letter to Rythe in Cheydinhal for more Painted Troll Fat.
- On the Elder Scrolls Online website, there is a text adventure involving Rythe Lythandus hidden within the page's code.