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 with his painting, which is a replica of the 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.
- The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (First appearance)